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Technical Writer

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Aquent is the world's largest and most successful boutique staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing field. We place our Talent in contract engagements ranging from 2 days to 2 years! We offer the industry's best benefits that we subsidize dramatically! Medical, dental and vision benefits are available to you after just 30 days and after 90 days you are free to participate in our 401k plan! We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!

POSITION- Technical Writer
LOCATION- City West Blvd, Houston, TX
HOURLY PAY RATE- $35-41hr
DURATION- 6 months+
CONTRACT

The Information Developer is a writing team member with responsibility for authoring and updating content for enterprise software products for platform and application software.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Contribute to the development of high-quality technical documentation by working with writers and engineers to scope, design, edit, and publish technical content as directed by lead information developers and more senior writers
• Under direction of IDD Managers and lead information developers, take ownership of the documentation for a product area, follow through and complete the product cycle, and report accurate and timely status for all assignments
• Work with reviewers to ensure technical accuracy and appropriateness of content according to prescribed project deliverables and schedules
• Gain awareness of customer issues and documentation usage from a customer perspective through field reports and IDD customer feedback calls
• Collaborate with senior writers and editors in all locations to ensure adherence to the prescribed style guide for the seamless flow of information to our customers
• Monitor the problem tracking database to identify documentation problems or changes and trends in product usability issues
• Work with lead information developers and editors to understand concepts for optimizing documentation for localization
• Initiate and recommend creative ways to improve technical information deliverables and processes
• Maintain a good working relationship with individuals internal and external

SKILLS:
• At least 2 years of technical documentation experience, preferably in a software development environment
• Minimum of 2 years experience as a technical writer documenting software products
• Full accredited college degree in science, math, business, computer science, English, or journalism
• Master’s degree preferred (will also accept equivalent years of experience)
• Experience with FrameMaker, RoboHelp, Dreamweaver, HTML, and XML authoring is a plus

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