JOB: Technical Writer contract position in Portland, Oregon

Subject: JOB: Technical Writer contract position in Portland, Oregon
From: "Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 3 May 1999 13:29:52 -0600

>From: Tony Seminary <TSeminary -at- OREGON -dot- SolutionsIQ -dot- com>
>To: "'ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com'" <ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com>
>Subject: RE: Technical Writer contract position in Portland, Oregon
>Date: Mon, 3 May 1999 08:47:16 -0700
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>Hello Eric
>I have another technical writer position that came in, actually it's the
>same one I sent you last month. The reason for the new opening is because
>the current person was given his papers to be sent to Kosovo (he's in the
>National Guard). He leaves tomorrow morning and will be gone indefinitely.
>The contract would be for about 5 months, pay will depend on experience, and
>the position is located in NE Portland---up by the airport. Here is the
>detailed description below.
> Thank you,
> Tony Seminary
> SolutionsIQ, <>
>Technical Writer EPICv2 Project
>Type: Contractor
>Position length: 5 Months
>Reports to: Business Analyst
>Position Scope:
>This mid level to senior technical writer will have experience in managing
>extensive writing projects and have a background in creating, designing,
>writing, and revising system documentation. This person will also possess
>excellent writing skills in English with the ability to create and organize
>content by reading project docs and meeting with engineers & managers.
>Possess the ability to learn technical information quickly and to work
>efficiently and effectively, with minimal supervision. Skill using Microsoft
>Project, Microsoft Word, Adobe FrameMaker, and Adobe Acrobat. Experience in
>creating diagrams, capturing and importing screen shots, etc. in creating
>desktop published docs. Knowledge of window terminology/networking and
>conventions is essential along with familiarity with database and platform
>environments such as Oracle, Foxpro, Sybase among others. The required
>technical pieces will consist of processes, methodologies, technical
>solutions, skill resource plans etc. Other job tasks include ensuring
>certain processes are followed and time frames adhered to under a common
>project management format, and that the submissions are done timely and
>* MS Project experience is absolutely necessary for this assignment
>* 3-5 years Technical writing experience utilizing Microsoft Office
>Suite and Adobe FrameMaker
>* General project tracking and analysis, development of timelines and
>reporting status.
>* Ability to interact with good interpersonal skills with all levels
>of employees from customer service to upper management.
>* Excellent verbal and written communications.
>* Knowledge of Information Systems/Y2K Terminology.
>* PC Windows experience required.
>* End-user software documentation writing experience required.
>* O/S knowledge in Unix, Sun, Windows 95, Windows NT, Novell among
>* The ability to quickly adapt to changing requirements and demands
>* Resourceful self-starter, strong organizational skills, productive
>with minimal supervision
>* Experience writing in-house system and procedure documentation
>* Ability to document technical and business-oriented meetings
>* Able to quickly isolate and resolve documentation issues
>* Familiarity with project management concepts (i.e. timelines,
>deliverables, milestones etc...)
>* Maintain repository of all related project documentation
>* Produce or coordinate production of project documentation to ensure
>consistency of content and style. (includes business and systems
>requirements documentation as well as presentation materials)
>* Facilitate internal and external project communications, and
>document Standard
>* The production of technical bulletins and projects briefs on weekly,
>monthly & quarterly schedule
>* Develop the process and standards for keeping the project repository
>continuously up-to-date.
>* Liaison to internal IT members/groups for all documentation
>* Evaluating existing documentation and deliver "status" report on
>current environments.
>* Assist in establishing and maintaining expectation levels with
>internal staff and management.
>* Recommend/design document standards for materials produced during
>the project
>* Other duties as assigned
>TSeminary -at- OREGON -dot- SolutionsIQ -dot- com

Eric J. Ray RayComm, Inc. ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com

*Award-winning author of several popular computer books
*Syndicated columnist: Rays on Computing
*Technology Department Editor, _Technical Communication_

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