Technical Writing

Technical Writer

Contract

Writing Assistance

Technical Writer Kent, WA

Job Ref: JOB-46862

Contract Technical Writer Our client in Kent, WA is looking for a contract Technical Writer to produce and maintain technical/training content and online help supporting end-users for their abrasive waterjet equipment, products, and accessories. Project information is below: Research and understand products by studying available literature and interviewing engineers or subject matter experts. Write, format, and produce publication-ready technical content, that pertains to CAD software, equipment operation, and equipment maintenance using MadCap Flare (primary writing tool), Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint, MS Word, or other authoring software, and following available templates and style guides Produce content in various outputs, including PDF, HTML, Web or other as needed using MadCap Flare Create templates and style sheets for various single source content outputs, including PDF, HTML, Web or other as needed Observe software, production, assembly, and/or training activities to determine operating procedure and detail Create/modify artwork and images to correctly illustrate equipment, hardware, products and operational procedures from photographs and available CAD drawings using Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, MadCap, and SolidWorks 3DVIA Composer – nice to have experience (not mandatory) Assist in creation and maintenance of online content organization and management structure Document, manage projects, and process all tasks in Insight Qualifications: Must have expertise and a minimum of two years experience authoring and publishing content using MadCap Flare Minimum of 5-6 years of experience as a technical writer Ability to work directly with the product software, equipment, hardware, and components to advance technical understanding quickly and effectively Strong software and mechanical background/aptitude required Excellent writing skills with ability to quickly grasp audience needs and translate overly technical information into accurate and easily understood descriptions and procedures Ability to produce technical content in multiple formats including, but not limited to PDF, MS Word, PowerPoint, HTML, Web Ability to develop and apply styles using CSS in Flare Ability to develop publication-ready content for documents and online output Intermediate to advanced working knowledge and experience using HTML, MadCap Flare, Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat), MS Word, and MS PowerPoint Ability to create and organize file structures for online deployment Ability to use SVN for revision control and PDM for source control Familiarity with writing with controlled language techniques (such as Simplified Technical English) a plus Write effective copy and instructional text. Writing audio scripts and video scripts is a plus Ability to work with various media such as video and audio files a plus Experience working with Techsmith Camtasia and JavaScript a plus

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