Technical Writer

Dallas, TX
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posted by:
Laura Toller

Job Description:

Aquent is currently assisting our Fortune 500 client in their search for a Technical Writer to join their team on a 1 year assignment with a high likelihood of extension. The Technical Writer will edit, write, standardize, research and authenticate policies and procedures, training manuals, handbooks, and supporting documentation. Rewrite and edit technical staff documentation in a clear and concise style. Make editorial and aesthetic improvements to documents and recommend new designs, layouts, and procedures. Map business processes. 

Essential Functions: 
• Speak and write clearly so that others can understand you, including technical and non-technical personnel across multiple departments; describe complex processes clearly and concisely 
• Organize material in accordance with standardized format and style guidelines 
• Recommend revisions or changes in scope; format content as needed 
• Demonstrate superior attention to detail in ensuring that final documents are usable and of high quality 
• Interact closely with subject matter experts 
• Research regulations and analyze necessary changes to existing policies and procedures and/or the need for development of new polity or procedure as needed 
• Proactively identify and make recommendations for improvement in the documentation and review process 
• Handle diverse administrate functions with complex, competing priorities 
• Maintain thorough records of work and revisions; contribute to department logs and databases with care and diligence 

• 1-2 years of experience of technical writing and/or hands-on regulatory or public policy development, including writing and editing of policies or procedures (experience from Bachelors degree or internship does count)
• Excellent written and oral communication abilities; ability to draft and revise documents, including policies, standards, analyses, and reports 
• Experience reviewing and comparing data/policies/processes to identify inconsistencies 
• Experience analyzing and summarizing complex information; experience thinking abstractly and separating complex ideas into simple elements 
• Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines 
• Team player with strong inter-personal and communications skills; strong team building skills & experience 
• Highly motivated and self-directed 
• Proficient with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat 
• Bachelor's degree in English, Communications or Journalism 

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Training experience 
• Certification in technical writing, professional procedure writing, or related area