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Technical Author

Apply2019-10-10 09:42:132020-02-20GCS Recruitment

Technical Author

Date posted: October 10, 2019
Somerset, South West
Job description


My client is globally recognised for there unique industrial electronic products. They are currently looking for a Technical Author to join them on a long term contract basis, based just outside of Bristol.


The successful Technical Author would need to have experience in the following;

  • 3+ years experience in technical writing within an engineering environment.
  • Adobe FrameMaker experience is essential
  • Experience using illustration tools, ideally XML authoring application
  • Ability to interpret mechanical drawings and electrical diagrams


You would be earning a competitive a competitive hourly rate, whilst carrying out the following project deliverables;

  • Plan, research, write, and edit documents from conception to delivery to fulfil customer requirements.
  • Convey technical ideas, concepts and procedures in clear, concise and accurate English to ensure understanding by the reader.
  • Create or commission photographs or illustrations to complement the text in documents.
  • Manipulate text and images to create well‐structured documentation that is easily absorbed by the target user.
  • Use consistent and correct terminology to avoid confusion and misunderstanding.
  • Gather information by studying existing technical content, interviewing subject matter experts and where necessary interacting with the product directly, to ensure accurate and complete documentation.
  • Monitor related information sources and attend appropriate project meetings to determine and communicate requirements, priorities and dependencies, to ensure timely delivery of documentation.
  • Follow requirements to ensure that documentation meets all requirements for compliance with industry and international standards and directives.
  • With the product Technical Authority, scrutinise, proof read and edit as necessary all documentation produced, to ensure complete accuracy of content and presentation prior to distribution.
  • Maintain the accuracy of all technical publication databases/records by amending them as required, to ensure compliance with all required standards


To discuss this further, please hit apply, send your CV to or call me on 01189 563 940

GCS Computer Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: TAF39474_1570696932

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