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Associate Technical Writer

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Our biotechnology client is seeking a detail-oriented Associate Technical Writer to assist with converting existing manuals to DITA (XML) format 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:

Prepare files for conversion following written procedures
Send files for conversion and track files sent and received
Set up product manuals in content management tool using converted content and templates following written procedures
Perform post-conversion quality checks following written procedures
Handle product manual reviews and approvals
Handle multiple projects simultaneously
Deliver under tight deadlines
Follow all processes, style guides, templates, and brand guidelines
May involve working with content in Word, FrameMaker, InDesign, and/or XMetaL authoring tools
May involve working within a document control system

Skills:
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to gain proficiency with additional authoring tools, including XMetal, FrameMaker, and InDesign
Ability to create PDFs using Adobe Acrobat
Ability to quickly learn new processes and software tools
Keen attention to detail and high regard for quality
Work with minimal supervision and manage time effectively
Excellent communication skills

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline preferred.
Experience in life sciences and/or biotechnology preferred.

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