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Associate Technical Writer

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Our Life Sciences client is seeking a detail-oriented Associate Technical Writer to reformat product manuals based on existing templates, and to handle reviews and approvals under the supervision of the Technical Communications team. Candidates must have exceptional attention to detail and work with a very high degree of accuracy.

Duties
Reformat product manuals in Word, in multiple languages, following written procedures
Use styles, macros, and templates to reformat existing content
Identify and remap key content segments (titles, headings, etc) to current template model
Reformat some content from lists to tables, in multiple languages
Follow all processes, style guides, templates, and brand guidelines
Track progress in spreadsheet, following project procedures
Handle multiple groups of manuals concurrently
Handle product manual reviews and approvals
Deliver under tight deadlines
May involve working within a document control system
May involve working in XML using XMetaL authoring tool

Skills:
Proficient-to-expert skill level with Microsoft Word; experience with styles and macros highly desirable
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
Keen attention to detail and high regard for quality
Ability to quickly learn new processes and software tools
Experience with Adobe Acrobat review and comment tools
Work with minimal supervision and manage time effectively
Excellent communication skills
Ability to gain proficiency with XMetal
Technical writing experience in a scientific environment preferred


Education:
Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline.

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