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Lead Technical Author - West Sussex - £48,000

Job Title: Lead Technical Author - West Sussex - £48,000
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Crawley, West Sussex
Industry:
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: ASH17211JH1_1539689290
Contact Name: Jessica Hawkins
Contact Email: jhawkins@ashdowngroup.com
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

Lead Technical Author (Frame Maker, DITA) - Crawley, West Sussex. A highly respected, international technology company is looking for an experienced Technical Author to join its growing technology team.

In this role you will join an existing team of Technical writers, who are responsible for ensuring that the company's written material is clear, easy to read and technically accurate. This could involve revising and updating existing documents, as well as creating brand new content for customer help guides, across both print and web. Further to this you will be responsible for the day to day scheduling and estimating of workload across the company's team of technical authors.

Working with enterprise scale products, you help to create in depth manuals and deal with highly complex information on a daily basis- this would ideally suit someone with a methodical nature.

To be considered for this position you must possess the following:

-Excellent written skills
-Proofreading experience
-Technical authoring
-Organisation skills
-Strong attention to detail
-Process driven work
-Working to deadlines

Having a strong knowledge of FrameMaker, DITA or eclipse is highly desirable; in addition, any experience of the XML editor Oxygen would also be advantageous but is not an essential.

Whilst this is an IT related role, candidates from a scientific/mathematical/academic background who have demonstrable experience writing highly technical documents would also be welcomed.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Technical Author to join a multinational business that invests heavily in its staff and offers genuine career progression. If you would like to be considered for this role please send a WORD version of your CV quoting: ASH17211JH in the subject line of your email.

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