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Subject: LA jobs
From: James Desmond <tecstdjd -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 1996 11:36:49 -0800

Technical Standards, a documentation facility and employment service
exclusively for writers and documentation specialists has the following
positions available:

Technical Writer
On site in Newport Beach area
Job reference: SD#347
Contract through May 1996

Responsibilities include writing an online and hardcopy technical
user?s manual and reference manual for a C++ software product. The
audience will be programmers who are developing object-oriented
distributed systems.

Must have experience in UNIX Workstations, Mac and Windows, as well as
an understanding of C++ programming language. Knowledge of distributed
systems, client/server model a plus. Good interpersonal communication
skill a

nd able to work independently is required.

MS Word, FrameMaker and RoboHelp.

Technical Writer

Job Reference: MP#916

In Ventura County:
Must be on site for 2-3 hours at the beginning of a project (not
optional). Project is completed off site (2-4 days). Contract will be

on again, off again for all of 1996.


Software protocol user manuals geared for engineering audience.

Job will require writer to be on site for 2-3 hours at the beginning of

each project to work with the engineers. Project will then be taken
off site. Written material is transferred to the Internet and
downloaded to FT
P and sent to the company. Projects will not be a steady stream.


Must have a software engineering background and experience writing user

Must have Internet knowledge and capabilities.
This contract requires the writer to be available as needed during
Must know WinWord 7.0. Previous experience using templates, a PLUS.

Job reference: LA#840
Site in Costa Mesa
Can be taken off site, if you have the equipment.
Contract: 2 weeks

Company needs Windows help files converted to Mac help files. Must
know Apple Guide (Macintosh help authoring tool).

Pay to be negotiated


Job Reference: LA#1033
On site in Mission Viejo.
Contract: Beginning ASAP. Ending in 6 months. (40 hours a week)
Pay to be commensurate with experience.

Technical Writer

Responsibilities include correcting, updating and name replacements in
existing manuals and help text for a 3GL/4GL product.

Must have knowledge of help text.
Familiarity with client-builder tools such as Visual Basic or Power
Builder are a MUST.
Must know MS Word and Windows Help. Windows NT, RoboHelp and/or
Doc-to-Help are a PLUS.

For this position, you need not be an expert technical writer. You
must, however, have experience with help texts and client builder


On Site in Mission Viejo.
Job reference: LA#102

Job Description:
Perform writing assignments for a repository product under general
supervision. These assignments include preparing product documentation

from research through delivery to client (printed and online

BS in technical communications, computer sciences, or a related field,
or a minimum of 3 years of directly related experience.

Must be multi-task oriented with strong oral and written and
communication skills. Must be able to gather and organize information
from highly technical sources. Must have previous experience in help
text and know Word

6.0 (and templates). A working knowledge of the full suite of
Microsoft Office products and graphics an advantage. Doc-to-Help a

Must understand object-oriented and repository/database technology and
concepts. Must be familiar with UNIX (Sun Solaris, HP) and
Windows/Windows NT platforms. Knowledge of C or C++ is a definite

This assignment is for a bleeding-edge product currently under
development. The assignment is scheduled to run 6 months, forty hours
per week. There is a good chance of a 6 month renewal.

Pay to be negotiated.


On site in Mission Viejo.

Job reference: LA#1022
Contract - projected ending date is June 1, 1996

Technical Writer

To write a high level end-user manual (200+) pages for a database
product. This will be a WEB DOCUMENT IN SGML. Will involve
manipulation of sophisticated graphics and screen captures.

This is a brand new project. Writer must be willing ?to go with the

MUST know SGML; UNIX and Windows platforms, plus CorelDraw 5.0.
Experience creating home pages on the internet is a plus.


Job reference: LA#1126
On site in Santa Ana.
(Off site is a possibility, but not preferred)
Contract: 6 months

Responsibilities include taking policies/procedures for a mortgage
company and formatting in Doc-to-Help, converting document to RoboHelp
and establishing hypertext jumps and online help. (Currently all
documents are in

Word and need to be online.)

Must be familiar with Doc-to-Help and experienced with RoboHelp.


Technical Writer
Job Reference: LA#223
Temp to hire.

To provide accurate and understandable written text that defines or
explains the product content, operation and use.

Organizes and writes user documentation by consulting with engineering
personnel and referring to technical specifications and standards
documentation. Creates online help and online manuals. Responsible
for determining

documentation requirements and schedules, collecting information,
writing and formatting text, designing illustrations, and capturing
screen shots. Coordinates releases with ISOCOR Ireland. Maintains
consistent style a

cross different types of documentation. Reviews marketing brochures
and other collateral.

3+ years experience writing software user manuals; must be able to work
well with others; excellent written and verbal communications skills in
English with ability to construct logical, grammatical sentences that
are eas

y to understand; ability to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant
technical information and make decisions on what to include in user
documentation based on the technical level of the user; ability to work

ntly and follow projects through to completion; detail oriented;
proficiency with Microsoft Word and drawing programs such as CorelDraw
or Illustrator. Knowledge of networking and Internet a strong plus.


On site in Newport Beach
Contract - a minimum of 1 month
Job Reference: LA#941

Technical Writer

Responsible for writing a Software Development Kit (SDK) Manual for
Windows and Macintosh. The manual will be for an audience of

Must have SDK, Internet, HTML, Windows and Macintosh platform
knowledge. It is a required that you have previous experience creating
on-line manuals. Clear writing and a professional attitude is a must.
You will need t

o know MS Word as well.


1. You may email or fax your resume. (Submittal by email shortens
processing time.) Regardless of a fax or email submittal, please send
an original copy via ?snail mail? to one of the addresses below.
2. Please refer to the job reference number when contacting us.
3. Please submit references (name, title, company and phone number
of your past job supervisors).

All resumes are confidential. We do not alter your resume in any way.
Resumes are NOT sent to a client until we have talked with you. All
fees are paid by the client.

Patti Booher
Office Manager
Technical Standards
Administrative Office
1720 Seely Court
San Diego, CA 92069
Tel: (619) 471-1879
Fax: (619) 471-1879
tecstdjd -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com

Los Angeles Office
553 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste B-163
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
LA Area Tel: 800-889-7116
LA Area Fax: 800-889-7254
tecstdjd -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com

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