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Technical Writer/Editor

Indianapolis, IN
Contract
Salary: $16.00 /hour


Pro Talent Group is searching for a detail-orientated Technical Writer/Editor to work a 3-6 month contract with a client of ours near Downtown Indianapolis. This is an immediate need!

  • Position: Technical Writer/Editor
  • Location: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Pay: $16/hr.
  • Shift: 1st shift, M-F

Job Summary: Technical Writer/Editor

The Technical Writer/Editor will assist a large operations and distribution center with the editing and re-writing of company SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures). This person will not have to conduct formal observation or data collection; will need to take close feedback and notes from operations and management to include in new SOP.

Job Duties: Technical Writer/Editor

  • Determine the needs of end users of technical documentation
  • Study product samples and talk with product designers and operations
  • Work with technical staff to make products easier to use and thus need fewer instructions
  • Organize and write supporting documents for products
  • Use photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts that increase users’ understanding
  • Select appropriate medium for message or audience, such as manuals or online videos
  • Standardize content across platforms and media
  • Gather usability feedback from customers, designers, and manufacturers
  • Revise documents as new issues arise

Job Requirements: Technical Writer/Editor

  • Communication skills.Technical Writer/Editor must be able to take complex, technical information and translate it for colleagues and consumers who have nontechnical backgrounds.
  • Detail oriented.Technical Writer/Editor will create detailed instructions for others to follow. As a result, must be detailed and precise at every step so that the instructions can be useful.
  • Imagination.Technical Writer/Editor must be able to think about a procedure or product in the way that a person without technical experience would think about it.
  • Teamwork.Technical Writer/Editor must be able to work well with others. They are almost always part of a team: with other writers; with designers, editors, and illustrators; and with the technical people whose information they are explaining.
  • Technical skills.Technical Writer/Editor must be able to understand and then explain highly technical information.
  • Writing skills.Technical Writer/Editor must have excellent writing skills to be able to explain technical information clearly.

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