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12 Jul 2013

Contract \ Contract-to-Hire Technical Writer /Document Editor (Washington D.C.)

Randstad Technologies – Posted by TechWhirl Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

job id:317438
category:Technical Writing
industry:Computer Software
location:Washington, District Of Columbia
type:Contract to Perm
required experience:3 years



The candidate will perform in the role of Technical Writer/Document Editor to write, edit and format existing and newly developed web based documentation for all Our applications (Help and User’s guide). They will be required to pay close attention to every detail in a document, and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of what to look for and of the style to be followed, and the ability to make quick, logical, and defensible decisions about style. Technical writers are expected to be creative. While they do not invent the content of their messages, they must be creative in the method of getting the material across, mixing words and images to the best possible affect. This documentation will be published on the Our Intranet for use by inspectors and support staff throughout the country.
They should possess the following skills and abilities:Required Skills:
Microsoft Word , Microsoft Excel , Microsoft Outlook , Microsoft PowerPoint, FrontPage 2000/2002, Frame Maker, Acrobat Reader 4.0, Acrobat Writer 5.0, Windows, ClearQuest , Photoshop 6.0
Critical Skills: Adobe Pagemaker, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe
Acrobat Reader. Robohelp (framemaker is acceptable).
Desirable Skills:
Visio, Project, Clarify Front Office

• Ability to design and develop customer web based documentation using the software packages specified above that meets the requirements of functional and system design specifications
• Must possess excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
• Ability to ensure consistency of style within a document
• Ability to edit documents paying close attention to matters of consistency in capitalization, spelling, and hyphenation; agreement of verbs and subjects, and other matters of syntax; punctuation; and many other similar details of style
• Must have strong understanding of mark-up language and production processes
• Ability to use typographic, graphic design techniques and illustration to create well designed, dynamic and easy to use web based documentation
• Ability to learn specified technology and applications quickly
• Knowledge of current desktop publishing and word processing programs is required
• Knowledge of art production software and Help authoring tools
• Skill in writing original material and in synthesizing, organizing, rewriting, refining, formatting, and editing rough-draft material while maintaining the integrity of the ideas.

• Knowledge of various types of documents and ability to determine which types of documents best meet the needs in particular circumstances
• Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, work on several project simultaneously and meet assigned deadlines
• Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
.Bachelor’s Degree in associated discipline preferred and a minimum of 5 years of applicable experience.

***Experience with 508 is a PLUS!***


Randstad Technologies is an EOE-M/F/V/D and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a $20.0 billion global provider of HR services and the second largest staffing organization in the world.

Job Categories: Technical Editing and Technical Writer. Job Types: Contract \ Contract-to-Hire.

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