*Presales Proposal Support

Rancho Cordova, CA | Contract

Post Date: 10/23/2017 Job ID: 47479 Industry: Technical Writer

  • Minimum of five or more years of technical writing or equivalent combination of education and experience in technical writing preferred
  • Certifications, Licenses, etc.: Technical Writing Certificate a plus.
  • Advanced MS Word and Office Skills
    • Ability to use and adhere to existing styles/templates.
    • Basic knowledge of print production.
    • Familiarity with MS PowerPoint and MS Excel.
  • Adobe Photoshop and Visio Skills
    • Ability to use Photoshop to make graphics modifications.
    • Ability to work with layered PSD files to facilitate graphics re-use.
    • Experience using Visio to create diagrams, flowcharts, and conceptual illustrations.
  • Required Skills
    • Demonstrable mastery of the English written language including spelling, composition, and grammar.
    • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to quickly grasp technical concepts and translate to persuasive sales documentation.
    • Demonstrable ability to convert technical knowledge into easily understood terms.
    • Provides writing and editorial expertise, and collaborates with the team at each stage of the process; performs in-depth editing of draft responses for clarity, technical accuracy, continuity, readability, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling.
    • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, which may require overtime hours
    • Ability to work independently as well as constructively in a team setting
    • Ability to work with and adapt to extensive electronic file systems and have strong organizational skills.
    • Ability to adhere to existing stylistic conventions and required company standards
    • Ability to be flexible and adaptable, even when standards or processes deviate from individual expectations
    • Demonstrated ability to multitask with numerous high priority demands in an intense, deadline-driven environment is a must.
    • Must be a team player with the ability to work independently when required.
  • Education: A B.A. or B.S. degree in Technical/Creative Writing, English, Computer Science, Communication or related field.

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