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

Subject: Job: Tech Writer/Localization Coordinator--Greenville, SC
From: Jing Xu <xuj -at- DSTM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 10:45:50 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. 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 will 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 in technical writing or translations
ú Experience in or interest in localization of software and software
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 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 German, and will soon be available
in French. 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

Datastream's diverse customer base illustrates its broad
applicability: American Airlines, AT&T, Dupont, Emerson Electric,
Georgia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Inc., Kraft Foods, Levi
Strauss & Co., McDonnell Douglas, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
Center, Nucor Steel, Trammell Crow, and the United States Geological

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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