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Technical Author

  • Location

    Worcestershire, England

  • Sector:

    IT, Contractor

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £300 per day

  • Contact:

    Gareth Johnstone

  • Contact email:

    gareth@hewett-recruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    GJ28800_1534234526

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    2 months

  • Expiry date:

    2018-08-16

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

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Technical Author required for a growing SME delivering software solutions to one of the biggest markets in the world. This company's software is utilised by some of the largest global brands in their sector.

They are seeking a Technical Author on a contract basis to support them with the production and release of their latest suite of web based products. Requirements for the Technical Author include:

-Developing high quality user documentation for products.
-Plan and organise the production of user facing documentation.
-Extend and improve user documentation standards.
-Liaising with distributed development teams and other technical authors globally.

Experience

-Excellent English skills, both written and verbal.
-Experience of producing technical user manuals, online help and tutorials in a software environment.
-Previous experience producing technical documentation within Software or Engineering environments.
-Experience using authoring tools such as Madcap Flare, Robohelp, Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office products.
-XML and or HTML awareness.
-Good level of IT literacy I.e. Microsoft Windows operating systems.
-Ability to organise work under pressure from deadlines.

Desirable

-Experience of developing Webhelp.
-Previous experience working with 3rd party localisation/ translation service providers.
-Competence in scheduling and setting priorities.
-Experience of configuration management, change management and defect tracking tools within software development processes would be an advantage.