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Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 01:05:11 -0700 (MST)


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JOB: Technical Writer, Software, Columbia, Maryland
WritersUA User Assistance Update - January 2011

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JOB: Technical Writer, Software, Columbia, Maryland

Description:
Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., a software development company
located in Columbia, Maryland is seeking a Technical Writer
to join their Technical Publications Team. Under minimal
supervision, the individual will join three other writers
to produce complex, highly graphical manuals and online
help for multi-platform CAD software.

Key Responsibilities:
In a fast-paced environment, candidate must independently perform
research for tasks to be documented, and write and implement edits to
conform to style guidelines for online help and PDF output.
Position Requirements:
* Ability to extract technical information from software design
documents, interview subject matter experts, and test software
directly, in order to create concise user documentation
* Research, outline, and write technically accurate documentation
that conforms to departmental writing style
* Provide editing services to internal clients and support
international distributors
* Develop and implement departmental procedures, styles,
standards, and best practices
* Prepare help files and PDFs for publication
* Test documentation against software to verify accuracy
* Perform desktop publishing, screen captures, and prepare files
for Spanish translation

Skills:
Requires excellent writing, research, and time management skills
Required
* Bachelor's degree
* Four+ years technical writing, design, and production
experience in a documentation environment (preferably
writing computer software user manuals)
Proficient in
* Adobe FrameMaker
* SnagIt, SnapzPro, or other image editing software
* Either Windows or Macintosh operating system

Strongly Preferred
* Adobe Technical Communication Suite
* RoboHelp or similar online help application
* Experience with vector-based drawing packages

We offer a relaxed atmosphere with competitive salaries and excellent
benefits including; A 401K plan with match; tuition reimbursement;
health, dental and disability insurance; flexible spending account,
generous vacation and holidays; and an employee discount program.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

https://www.Appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=518084

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WritersUA User Assistance Update - January 2011

RoboHelp 9: Exclusive First Look Review
Kevin Siegel takes an in-depth look at the latest release of
Adobe RoboHelp.
http://www.writersua.com/articles/robohelp9/index.html

Tools Survey Results Posted
Check out the results of our 2011 User Assistance Tools
survey. Over 700 contributors!
http://www.writersua.com/surveys/tools11/index.html

Comments on STC Salary Survey
Joe Welinske analyzes some of the details of a Salary report
just published by the STC.
http://www.writersua.com/articles/stc_salary_survey/index.html

The Conference for Software User Assistance Early Registration
Discounts End Saturday, January 15
All of the details for the 2011 WritersUA Conference for Software
User Assistance are now available, including information about
topics, speakers, activities, exhibitors, and hotel and travel.
Four days, 70+ topics, 50+ experts. Hands-on computer labs.
Free Wifi access. Online networking community.
http://www.writersua.com/conference/index.html

Free Career Tune-Up Seminar in Long Beach
The Conference for Software User Assistance is offering a free
series of sessions designed to help you be at the top of your
career-building game. All are welcome. Advance registration is
required. Sign up today. Seating is limited.
http://www.writersua.com/conference/career.htm

NEWS

Salary and Skills Surveys Now in Progress
The UA Salary Survey and UA Skills and Technologies Survey are
in progress. Please contribute your experiences.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/salary_survey
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/skills_survey

WritersUA Visiting STC Chapters
Joe Welinske of WritersUA is making presentations at STC chapters
in January: Chicago, 18th; Twin Cities, 19th; Rocky Mountain, 20th;
North Bay, 25th; Sacramento, 26th; Silicon Valley, 27th; Orange
County/LA, 29th.
http://www.writersua.com/

Thoughts about User Assistance
Joe Welinske of WritersUA offers a regular stream of ideas and
opinions related to UA.
http://www.writersua.com/articles/welinske/index.html

Resource Directory Updates
Updates include Justinmind Prototyper, DeYoung Consulting
Services, and Writec.
http://www.writersua.com/

About WritersUA
WritersUA specializes in providing quality training and
publications for the community of user assistance professionals.
The world of user assistance comprises a variety of techniques
and technologies to make working with software a better experience.
This includes online Help, wizards, web sites, printed
documentation, and improvements to the application user interface.
Our customers represent a diverse group of technical writers,
software developers, contractors, and consultants.

Contact: Joe Welinske joewe - at - writersua com
Web site: www.writersua.com * Phone: 206-405-0923
Linkedin: Software User Assistance Group
Twitter: writersua


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