Are you a freelance Technical Author/Writer/Documentarian?

We’re looking to extend our network of freelance Technical Author/Writer/Documentarians with whom we can work. Sometimes, we use what we call Associates on projects. Sometimes we also have clients that want to hire a contractor for a fixed period of time. We’re seeing an increase in enquiries about: Writing content for APIs/developer portals Checking the… Read more »

New Technical Author job vacancies

We’ve had four new vacancies come in this week: #4518 Technical Author, WFH/Berlin, €55K #4517 Technical Author, WFH/Sheffield, £35K #4516 Technical Author, WFH/London SW19, £47K-£55K #4515 Contract Technical Author, WFH, 1-2 months See our vacancies page for more information.

News roundup

Here’s a summary of recent activities: We have a client looking to engage a technical editor for a three month contract. We have a client looking for an undergraduate (or recent graduate) to spend 6 to 8 weeks as a paid technical writer intern this summer. We’ve a client looking for information on applying Net Promoter Score to… Read more »

Deciding between a contract and a permanent Technical Author

One question that seems to being asked a lot by our clients at the moment, is whether they should hire a permanent or a contract Technical Author. At first sight, it may appear that a contractor will cost more than taking someone on as an employee, but that’s not always the case. With a contractor,… Read more »

How many Technical Authors are in the UK? Here’s the answer

It’s quite difficult to know how many Technical Authors there are in the United Kingdom. The profession doesn’t have its own Standard Occupational Classification code, so there are no official statistics. We can estimate the number of Technical Authors in the IT sector. One way to do this is by looking at the total number people… Read more »