Job: Tech Writer / Localization Coordinator--Greenville, SC

Subject: Job: Tech Writer / Localization Coordinator--Greenville, SC
From: jeansonj -at- DSTM -dot- COM
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 1996 14:31:46 EST

Job Announcement

Technical Writer / Localization Coordinator

Datastream systems, inc., a rapidly growing software company, plans to
hire a technical writer for its localization group later this year. We
are seeking a professional technical writer to coordinate the
translations of our software user manuals and on-line documents from
English to foreign languages. Currently, we are working on Spanish,
German, and French editions of our products. We'll be working on other
European languages and Far Eastern languages in the near future.
Command of the foreign languages is not necessary, but it would be
helpful. The datastream localization group is housed in the
development department and currently consists of 1 technical writer.

Position Requirements

ú degree or advanced degree in technical writing or translations
ú experience in or interest in translation of software documentation
ú knowledge of software documentation principles
ú knowledge of or interest in programming and the defect control
ú experience with Windows 95, Microsoft Access, and Paradox 5.0/7.0
ú proficiency in Microsoft Word for Windows 7.0
ú experience with on-line help software, such as Robohelp
ú experience with translation coordination
ú Good organization skills and the ability to work on several projects

The Company

Datastream systems, inc., A greenville, south carolina-based
corporation founded in 1986, is the established leading developer of
maintenance and facility management software and currently holds more
than 40 percent unit sales market share among the top ten cmms
(computerized maintenance management system) competitors. Datastream
has experienced 17 consecutively profitable quarters and 14 successive
quarters of continuously increasing quarterly revenues.

With customers in 50 countries, datastream has direct sales or
distribution offices in the unites states, united kingdom, amsterdam,
mexico, malaysia, australia, and south africa. Datastream software has
been installed in over 12,000 locations worldwide and is complemented
by a full range of training and consulting services to assist in
maintenance operations.

Plant engineering magazine voted mp2 for windows, datastream's
flagship product, as its 1994 software product of the year. Mp2 for
windows is available in spanish and will soon be available in german.
Maintenance engineers use datastream software to schedule preventive
maintenance, record equipment maintenance histories, organize and
control spare parts inventories, schedule equipment and parts
inventory purchases, and deploy maintenance personnel. Datastream
products can save money for facilities by reducing downtime associated
with equipment failure, optimizing spare parts inventories, improving
purchasing efficiencies, and reducing overall maintenance costs.

Datastream's diverse customer base illustrates its broad
applicability: american airlines, at&t global information solutions,
dupont, emerson electric, frito-lay, georgia pacific, johnson &
johnson medical, inc., Kraft foods, levi strauss & co., Mcdonnell
douglas, memorial sloan kettering cancer center, nucor steel, pepsico,
trammell crow, and the united states geological survey.

Datastream offers its employees relocation expenses; casual work
environment; state-of-the-art equipment and tools; private offices; a
medical, dental, vision, prescription, and life benefits package; and
a 401k program.

The Application

Send your letter of application with salary requirements, resume, and
2 writing and editing samples to:

Jing Xu, Ph.D.
Localization Manager
Datastream systems, inc.
50 datastream plaza
Greenville, sc 29605

Email: xuj -at- dstm -dot- com
Fax: 864-422-5000
Datastream web page:

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