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27 February, 2012

Technical Writer, CaseWare

Filed under: careers — monado @ 15:49
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There’s an opening at CaseWare for a technical writer.

 

Position Title: Technical Writer (ID: TS0002211)
Location: Toronto, Ontario

As a member of the Documentation team, you will perform a variety of tasks in different areas. These include:

  • developing, writing, and updating online help, user guides, and marketing content for auditing and working paper software.
  • leveraging existing documentation to address different audiences, from novice to expert.
  • creating readme files, enhancement lists and white papers.
  • editing content created by subject matter experts and other authors.
  • preparing files for translation and working with the translation coordinator to ensure language is internationalized and on-going changes are tracked for translation.
  • adhering to format, content, and style guidelines, giving consideration to usability and ensuring accuracy, consistency, and quality.

17 February, 2012

Technical Writer/Coordinator at AFI Hydro

Filed under: careers — monado @ 17:05
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There’s an opening for a technical writer/coordinator at AFI Hydro. The employer AFI Hydro Inc. make control gates and other equipment for hydroelectric power generation. The location is Kitchener, Brantford, or Paris, Ontario, or all three. What they really want is an engineer who can write.

Position Overview

Analyze material, such as specifications, notes and drawings and write manuals, user guides and other documents to explain clearly and concisely the installation, operation and maintenance of various equipment manufactured.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

·         Create user, installation, operations and maintenance manuals.

·         Manage the information database required for manuals creation.

·         Modify, adapt and create drawings and models to suit the manuals needs.

·         Correspondence with clients.

·         Work with Project Management Coordinator to print, store and log client returned comments for multiple projects.

·         Store information on various media and forward to customer.

·         Assist with drafting and office administration as required.

 

Requirements

·         University or College in the area of Engineering (Mechanical or Civil).

·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience in technical writing preferred.

·         Familiarity with OSHA and Ministry of Labor requirements.

·         Experience in custom water control gate design or large structural design and hoists is preferred.

·         Ability to create models and drawings through the use of AutoCAD and Solidworks to suit the manual creation requirements.

·         Experience with publishing software.

14 January, 2012

Boxes and Arrows Job Board

Filed under: careers — monado @ 16:08
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Here’s a new job-hunting resource: the Job Board at Boxes and Arrows. The emphasis is on usability and user interfaces.

21 November, 2011

Book reviews: Big Al’s Books and Pals

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Not only does the blog name rhyme, but the reviews are clear, careful and thorough. If you are interested in e-books, take a look at  Big Al’s Books and Pals for recommendations.

10 November, 2011

Indefinite pronouns

Filed under: language — monado @ 18:06
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Dinosaur comics takes on the problem of gender-neutral singular pronouns in English. See if you like their solution.

6 September, 2011

Consistency is key

Filed under: accuracy,editing — monado @ 12:50
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As an editor, you don’t always need to be an expert to know that something is wrong.

The owl family

If a piece contains internal contradictions, query it.

Strigi- or Stringi- ?

Often you can just check public references to find the correct form.

The "Strigis" have it

“”Strix” was the Latin word for owl. Ironically, it comes from the Greek word “strinx,” or screecher.

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