Technical Writers - May 5,02
(Montreal, Que.) - reference 2-05-01
Our client has an immediate requirement for eight (8)
technical writers. Candidates should meet the
- Knowledge of SGML, and
- Knowledge of ATA Specification.
Experience levels will range from
junior/intermediate to very senior.
All positions are
Technical Writer - May 15, 02 (Montreal,
Que.) - reference 2-05-02
The client is looking for a Senior
Technical Writer to fill this permanent position.
- Design and develop task-oriented
and/or reference information that may be delivered as
printed or online documentation, and which may comprise
userís guides, release notes, tutorials, courseware, web
content, or developerís guides.
- A senior technical writer is
responsible for managing his/her own individual projects,
and may take on the role of lead writer on a project, in
which he/she is responsible for coordinating the work of one
or more other writers.
- Does the research required to
obtain information for end user documentation. Involves
interviewing product specialists, engineers and testers,
attending product demos and training sessions, getting
information from R&D web pages.
- Creates an outline for assigned
documentation and writes, updates, and verifies assigned
user guide chapters, release notes, online help, tutorials,
courseware, or developerís guides.
- Creates screen shots and
illustrations as needed. Manages media.
- Submits work for technical,
peer, and editorial reviews, and enters revisions.
- Participates in team meetings
and contributes to the establishment of improved
- May act as lead writer on a
project, which includes participating in the planning and
organization of the project; attending project meetings;
coordinating, following up, and reviewing the work done on a
project; coordinating technical review cycles, and arranging
project team meetings.
- Researches and analyze usersí
information requirements, and design information products to
meet those needs.
- Coaches junior and intermediate
writers on projects.
- Acquires an overall knowledge of
the product(s) he/she is responsible for documenting, and an
understanding of how they relate to the entire product
- B.Sc., BA, or equivalent.
- 5 or more years of experience in
technical writing in a software or hardware environment.
- Excellent writing skills;
demonstrated ability in the use of the English language.
- Capacity to work both
independently and in a team.
- Skill in researching,
organizing, and presenting technical information.
- Ability to adapt to a rapidly
changing environment, to meet deadlines, and to work under
- Excellent organization and
- Some project lead
- Knowledge of Windows operating
- Familiarity with any of the
following industries: broadcast, video production and
post-production, 3D graphics and animation.
- Knowledge of FrameMaker.
- Experience developing online
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