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Technical Writer

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Aquent’s technology client in Portland is seeking a Technical Writer for a
1-year on-site contract

Write content & develop end-user documentation to support printers and multifunction printers.

Create content within allotted timeframe collaborating with Customer Support, Engineering, and other geographically dispersed colleagues.

Simultaneously work on multiple projects with multiple priorities and deadlines.

Track projects independently and raise issues as appropriate to ensure on-time delivery of assignments.

Scope workload, help develop schedules, track and report status to ensure on-time delivery of final files.

Ensure that milestones and deliverables sync up with other development team dependencies and deadlines for items such as user guides, control panel strings, instructional movies, etc.

Leverage previous content; refer to specifications and use prototypes to develop new content.

Leverage existing shared content whenever possible to minimize translation costs.

Collaborate with editor, other writers, and illustrators to share content and art requirements.

Test output on all supported browsers and in all languages to ensure help compatibility across platforms and browsers.

Required skills:
• Experience in Project management skills
• Skilled in Dreamweaver, Flare or Robohelp, FrameMaker and Author-it
• Working knowledge of InDesign and Illustrator
• Ability to work with help systems/developing help systems
• 2+ years experience in the field
• Ability to work well in a collaborative environment
• Demonstrates ability to be detail oriented
• Ability to demonstrate excellent technical writing skills
• Ability to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills

Minimum: BS/MS in Computer Science/Engineering, Information Systems, Communications, English, Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience and practical knowledge.

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