Technical Author


Technical Author

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Business Solutions

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  • Salary::

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Zack Abbatecola

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  • Job Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Technical Author - 6 Month Contract - Leeds - Energy Sector - £350 - £450

6 Month contract position for an experienced Technical Author on a 6 Month contractor and rolling. Pay Rate £350 - £450

Required skills - MUST HAVE

Experience in software documentation
Experience with at least one XML editing tool (XMetal, Arbortext or Oxygen)
Experience with using the DITA framework
Experience with a content management system (CMS)
Experience with Microsoft Office tools

Required skills - additional

Experience with SDL Knowledge Center / Content Manager
HTML / CSS knowledge
Knowledge of basic project management and agile software development methodologies
Graphics capture basic editing
Experience with video editing tool (e.g. Camtasia)
Software development experience

Work as a member of the TechCom team and in close collaboration with the product teams to create high quality documentation supporting software applications
Apply technical communication skills to present information in a clear and concise style
Review and edit documentation to meet industry and company standards and guidelines
Use the content management system to create and review documentation
Create and manage publications for project deliverables as required

Required background and profile
Master's or Bachelor's in Technical Communications, Computer Science, Engineering, English, Journalism, Education, or Training
Proficient communication and presentation skills in English
Proficient writing and editing skills
Experience with technical communications standards (Microsoft Writing Styleguide, Chicago Manual of Style, DQTI, Simplified Technical English)

A leading Oil and Gas orgnanisation is looking for an experienced Technical Author for a 6 Month contract and rolling.

Technical Communications Specialists are responsible for delivering high quality information products that meet business needs for intergrated software, which include include, but are not limited to, Online Help, Installation Guides and Release Notes