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Contract technical author – English-speaking in Germany



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March 1, 2022
Stuttgart, Germany
Contract technical author


Our client, is a leading provider of information design (copywriting and technical writing) and translation services, focusing on the areas of IT, medical technology, automotive, and engineering consulting in Germany.

They are currently seeking a contract technical author for their team in Stuttgart, who is a fluent English speaker.

You’ll join a team of talented writers who work together with developers, quality engineers, and product owners to create and manage content for various software solutions.

Key responsibilities

  • You’ll create high-quality user assistance, including user interface texts, configuration and installation guides, and getting started videos.
  • By working directly with our partners, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of products and services.
  • A wide variety of projects means that you have the opportunity to experience a range of technologies, from machine learning to enterprise resource planning and industry solutions.
  • Managing terminology and style is important to make sure that your content “speaks with one voice”.
  • You’ll identify gaps in documentation and work together with our partners to resolve them.
  • You’ll help to foster a company-wide, knowledge sharing culture.

Your Experience

  • You have a university-level qualification in technical communication or another language-related field, or you have a similar professional qualification.
  • You’re fluent in English (understanding of German is preferable but not essential).
  • You have experience maintaining and creating sets of documentation and other user-assistance deliverables for a global audience.
  • You’re willing to explore new technologies, you grasp technical concepts quickly, and you can communicate them clearly.
  • You have strong organizational skills and can work independently to establish your own goals and priorities, as well as those of your team.
  • You’re continuously looking to improve and optimize your working processes.

Bonus points if:

  • You have experience of the software development lifecycle and agile processes.
  • You’re familiar with the DITA standard.
  • You have a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • You can read and understand code samples in popular languages such as Python and JavaScript.

In addition, we require:

Strong project management and organisational skills, able to manage multiple online projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

What we offer

  • A dynamic client company in full growth mode
  • Friendly and respectful work environment
  • Flat hierarchy and open-door policy
  • Supportive and optimistic team that enjoys sharing and earning from each other
  • Ongoing support
  • Flexible working hours – you can tailor your work life to suit you
  • Multicultural team
  • Office 365 for your personal use
  • Great coffee

Rate depends on experience.

To apply, please send an email to with your CV and a covering letter, mentioning job reference FHSAS05209.

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