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Technical Writers create content related to technical aspects, such as user instructions or documentation. Activities typically seen on Technical Writer resumes are gaining a good understanding of products, producing technical documentation, creating tutorials for end users, analyzing existing content, researching technical subjects, and maintaining information architecture. Based on our collection of resume samples in the field, main requirements include strong writing skills, technical knowledge, deadline orientation, attention to details, computer competences, and creativity. Employers select candidates holding a degree in computer science or engineering.

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Technical Writer

Prepare compliance and regulatory documentation, develop content and training for Watson organization, and create customer-facing security white papers.

  • Improved quality of Watson documentation by collaborating with technical writers from various development groups, identifying resolutions to customer issues and incorporating into product documentation, enhancing product understanding.
  • Prepared Watson team for audits, ISO 27001-2013 Certification, and FedRAMP compliance by collaborating with subject matter experts (SME) to complete ITIL-aligned process and procedure documents.
  • Supported 200+ Watson team members, troubleshooting issues and answering questions on wikis, file sharing applications, and messaging applications.
  • Constructed content for new hire orientations, increasing productivity of 100+ new team members.
  • Developed training for 1000+ Watson team members, meeting HIPAA compliance requirements.
  • Coordinated lunch and learns on technical topics, sharing knowledge across teams.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Computer Information Systems
2

Technical Writer

Authored, designed, and maintained online documentation according to established standards for 1,000 + documents resulting in fewer quality errors for front line processors.

  • Built positive consulting relationships with peers, co-workers, and processors achieving a high level of confidence and trust.
  • Advised peers on document submission standards in order to publish accurate information for processors to limit incorrect processing.
  • Achieved and maintained a high level of quality while exceeding the established service level agreement for each request type.
  • Developed a strong eye for detail when proofreading documents written by co-workers enhancing the accuracy of the publishing process.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
HS
Business
3

Senior Technical Writer (subcontractor)

Wrote and edited engineering design development documentation and end user documentation for ultrasound technologies that provide diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities (using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop).

  • Interpreted and communicated FDA guidelines to engineers to ensuring that premarket development documentation and well as end user documentation complies with FDA regulations and other industry regulations.
  • Redesigned the engineering network directory structure to eliminate redundancy and obsolescence to achieve a more organized and systematic hierarchical scheme.
  • Edited documentation for grammar, consistency, readability, technical accuracy and adherence to company and industry style conventions.
  • Created engineering test plan templates and writing instructions for use (IFU) documents (using Microsoft Word).
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
BS
English
MS
Technical Writing
4

Technical Writer

Authored and published technical documentation for the Payload Ground Checkout equipment and processes that were used in NASA Space Shuttle Orbiters.

  • Prepared procedural manuals and instructions for NASA ground personnel in interfacing space bound payloads with the orbiters.
  • Created MS Word macros to provide automatic formatting to NASA specifications that resulted in time savings of 50%.
  • Prepared engineering white papers and reports for NASA management personnel using MS Word and Interleaf/Quicksilver authoring tools.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Biology
MS
Management
MS
Computer Science
5

Senior Technical Writer

  • Supervised 8 technical writers on fault isolation/reporting data modules for USAF Global Hawk aircraft.
  • Wrote technical documentation for the Air Data System and Environmental Control System.
  • Created technical manuals using Arbortext XML Editor and technical writing style guide to conform to military standards and specifications.
  • Performed data module peer review to ensure accuracy of technical manuals.
  • Developed complex aircraft maintenance technical manuals by conducting research, document analysis and and reviewing quality assurance reports.
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Occupational Education
6

Technical Writer

Produced single-sourced HTML-based help systems for several Xerox multifunction printers, including WorkCenter, ColorQube and Phaser product lines. Each help system consisted of dozens or hundreds of product feature topics.

  • Coordinated localization of help system into 10 languages.
  • Managed conditional branching to generate help systems unique for each model, using MadCap Flare.
  • Worked in an Agile methodology environment, producing completed content in weekly and monthly sprints.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AAS
Computer Science
7

Senior Technical Writer

  • Developed a standardized template for IT infrastructure and user application runbooks that improved operational readiness.
  • Created more than 35 runbooks for production applications that improved support operations.
  • Developed user and technical support training for the Application Retirement Program.
  • Mentored project managers on the value and content of runbooks.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business
Intermediate Level Personnel Management
8

Instructional Designer/technical Writer

  • Served as an e-Learning technical writer and instructional designer on projects focused on sales messaging and enablement, cloud-based technologies, and new employee onboarding for a business intelligence company.
  • Designed engaging self-paced multimedia modules, using action mapping and gamification techniques.
  • Initiated and designed our LMS badging system.
  • Leveraged commonalities between instructional design best practices and subject matter experts to achieve the best possible outcome for all stakeholders.
  • Applied rational analysis and promoted an evidence-based approach to take creative branching ideas and mold them into workable solutions that appealed to project stakeholders.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Humanities And Social Sciences
MA
International Development Education
9

Design Engineer/ Technical Writer

  • Provided global technical support for engineering and design software users.
  • Created training curriculum for engineering and design software users.
  • Authored structural engineering and design standards, procedures, guidelines and template documents.
  • Maintained and supported over 20 servers that licensed and governed the functionality of the software applications.
  • Increased global use of new engineering packages by providing easy-to-understand written guidelines and procedures.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Structural Analysis Engineering
MS
Technical Communication
10

Lead Technical Writer/ Desktop Publisher

  • Created new content and revised existing content for new and existing instrumentation and firmware/software used in GE refinery equipment.
  • Wrote and re-wrote step-by-step instructions and organized material for multiple projects simultaneously including installation, operation, and maintenance of scientific instrumentation.
  • Interviewed subject matter experts, managed timelines, and reported documentation status while creating meeting agendas and brief meeting notes with Action Items.
  • Implemented departmental single-source techniques for using a single source for producing various publications.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
Business / Finance

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