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Technical Writer- consumer electronics

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Aquent’s Framingham client is seeking a Technical Writer to support their User Experience Documentation team.

This is a long term contract engagement on site in Framingham. You will work M-F during normal business hours. There is no opportunity to work remotely.


  • Creates, develops, plans, writes, and edits operational, instructional, maintenance, or test procedures for paper, multimedia, or web-based publication.
  • Conduct interviews with various users and technical staff to gather data for documentation.
  • Researches and translates technical information into manuals and/or web-based documents for nontechnical and technical users.
  • May document engineering processes and specifications.
  • Recommends formats responsive to technical and customer requirements.
  • Produces products that conform to the company documentation and quality assurance standards.
    >li>Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

    Skills: 5 years minimum in creating end-user documentation: owner's guides, setup guides, instructions, etc.
    Expert in Adobe Creative Suite 5, specifically InDesign.
    Expert in Adobe FrameMaker.
    Expertise in RoboHelp and/or MadCap Flare is desirable
    Experience with print production processes and workflows
    Experience with digital communication methods (web, on-screen display, mobile devices)
    Expert at written English language with knowledge of translation/localization methods
    Ability to make minor modifications to graphic design files and illustrations desired
    Ability to integrate into cross-functional technical teams
    Experience creating end-user documentation for consumer electronics or similar products
    Microsoft Office

    Education Requirements: BA/MA preferred, in English, Technical Communications, related field or equivalent experience.

    Other Requirements:
    Advanced proficiency in InDesign 5 required.

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