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Technical Writer

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Writes a variety of technical articles, reports, brochures, and/or manuals for documentation for a wide range of uses. May be responsible for coordinating the display of graphics and the production of the document. Conducts 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. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.

Emphasis on strong written and verbal communication skills, previous experience in the production of user-guides, help authoring tools, and technical document templates is essential coupled with an excellent understanding of Microsoft Office products, especially Word. Experience in producing technical materials for web-based technologies, excellent attention to detail, and flexibility.

Specialized Experience: Experience using AuthorIT (v5 and above)- Beginner User with demonstrated familiarity with basic functions and objects available in AuthorIT; ability to effectively use style sheets within word processors and use via outputting to the web; OR Experience using Content Management Software (SharePoint) with demonstrated knowledge of features that promote the efficient use of the tool and expertise with the use of style sheets within word processors and output to the web.

Experience with Microsoft Word (2003 or above) - Intermediate; demonstrated experience creating and using style sheets, templates; use of tables of content, headers, footers, footnotes, and indexing.

Experience with Graphics and Multimedia Creation/conversion - Intermediate; demonstrated experience using graphics and other programs to create images, charts and other representations of data and or help documentation, with hyperlinks, to convey the message of the content.

Communications -Demonstrated experience communicating complex concepts to novice and/intermediate audience.

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