Localization Academy

Freelance technical writer

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We have the opportunity with one of our clients to participate in writing technical manuals and general content writing and therefore we are looking for experienced Technical Writers!

We are looking for partners available between part time to full time capacity, i.e. 20 – 40 hours a week, with the ability to work in the CET time zone.

The client is in the manufacturing industry with a specialization in developing solutions for an intelligent building control system.

We are looking for a resource (not necessarily native) with good English skills that will support us in the long-term.


Responsibilities & Key Tasks

· Creating software and hardware technical documentation

· Closely collaborating with agile development teams

· Being part of an international technical documentation team, collaborate on guidelines and new technologies for digitizing our information (e.g. augmented reality applications)

· Investigate relevant information from electronic devices development and offer management teams

· Transfer technical input into readable, easy understandable topics with the right text and illustration mix for your target audience.

· Manage DITA content in authoring system (PTC Arbortext) for efficient reuse and standardization (training would be provided)

· Manage translation and localization process

· Publish created documents on the web and prepare for the printing office


Knowledge and Attitudes


· Ability to structure information and translate complicated concepts into easy-to-follow instructions, education as technical writer is an advantage, e.g. Tekom certificate is nice to have

· Fluency in English, strong writing skills in English Czech or Slovak language is an advantage.

· Bachelor’s or master’s degree in electrical engineering or comparable education

· Experienced with using technical writing tools (ideally Arbortext or comparable XML editor, Adobe technical communication tools).

· Typography principles knowledge is nice to have

· Experience in working in an agile environment is an advantage

· Strong communication and coordination skills

· Motivated to introduce new methods for providing technical documentation

· Desktop Publishing Systems (at least one type)

· Content Management System (nice to have)

· Note: Documents would concern the following technologies (among others)

o (Building) automation

o Sensors and controllers

o Low voltage systems

o Field buses (KNX, LON, Modbus, CAN ….)

Product knowledge will be provided by the client to optimize the requirements for technical writing/ general content writing.


How to apply?


To get started, please complete the following survey: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=qyDS6kMXV0yDruBV80AfGc2sI39LaANPlMsTOOGaBvVUQUg5S1k3TUtIQzRSSTkzMUdTVkNYRDFERCQlQCN0PWcu

If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to istvan.antal@rws.com

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