Cherryleaf’s recruitment service – Technical Authors, and a little bit more

Hiring a Technical Author can be hard. You may need a specialist recruiter

Cherryleaf’s recruitment team can help you find you great Technical Authors, API documentation writers, and courseware developers. You can use us to fill contract and permanent roles. You’ll be working with an organisation that’s at the heart of Europe’s technical communication community –  as our staff are technical communicators themselves.

You’ll get access to a great selection of candidates with less effort, risk and stress.


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We see an ongoing role for Cherryleaf as consultants who can help to get better documents out of the vast material we have added to the system. Very importantly, Cherryleaf were able to rapidly respond to our issues with the system and help us understand.

Dave Hughes, HCC Embedded CEO

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Hiring a contract technical communicator

How it works

Using Cherryleaf, you can have a contract technical communicator for a period that suits your requirement – two weeks, a few months, or a year. Contractors typically work onsite, at your location. They can work remotely, if you prefer.

The contract will state the duration of the contract, the work to be carried out, and the rate. At the end of each month, you’ll be asked to sign the contractor’s timesheet, to confirm the hours they worked. A few days later, we’ll send you an invoice for that time.

It’s a straightforward and flexible way to have the skilled people you need for your projects.

Recruiting a permanent technical communicator

How it works

We can help you find the right employee. We’ll talk to you about the type of person you’re looking for, your job description and salary. We can help you develop these, if you want.

You’ll send us details of your vacancy. We’ll send you our recruitment Terms and Conditions for you to sign. This means everything is agreed up front. Then, we’ll start searching our network, and speak to potential candidates. We’ll assess their CVs to see if they suit your needs. You’ll receive CVs of the people whom we think you should consider.

If you want to speak to any of the candidates we’ve submitted, we’ll arrange the date and time. We’ll also liaise with you and them, if you wanted to make a job offer.

A clear and simple fee structure

There’s no charge if you don’t hire any or our candidates. There is a fee if you recruit one of our candidates. This is a percentage of the base salary.


Cherryleaf’s recruitment team focuses on technical communication roles: Technical Authors, Technical Writers, Online Help Developers, Web content Developers, Training Courseware Developers, Content Curators, Content Strategists, Editors, Publications Managers and Copywriters.


Fewer than 2 in every 1,000 IT vacancies are for a Technical Author

General recruitment agencies are great at filling 99.8% of IT vacancies. They can struggle when it comes to the 0.2% of vacancies that are for a Technical Author.

We’re talking to technical communicators all the time. That’s because we offer a range of technical writing services. For you, this means you’re connected to a much bigger pool of talented people.

The map below shows the main locations of Technical Authors in the UK:


How to recruit a Technical Author

Free guide to recruiting a Technical Author

Selecting the right Technical Author to recruit for your organisation – free ebook

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How to recruit the right Technical Author – Free video

Complete this form, and we’ll email you details on where you can watch our free webinar recording on recruiting the right Technical Author:

Free writing test for assessing Technical Authors

Contact us if you’d like a copy of Cherryleaf’s free writing test for assessing Technical Authors. Sorry, not available to candidates.

What salary should you offer for a Technical Author vacancy?

Contact us if you’d like advice on the current salary rates for Technical Authors working in the IT sector.


Have a Technical Author vacancy you need to fill?  Contact Cherryleaf

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