Technical Writer Job – Good or Bad! Who is suitable for it?

I started getting lots of job offer from big companies for Technical Writer position. Even for senior position, I am getting job offer. I do not know why it all started happening from previous month. Is this Technical writer work getting more attention these days? I replied to one email for the explanation of the job role but HR may have thought I am not suitable for this job so I am asking for details or HR does not want to waste time on me. Companies promise to spend a lot on training etc but when you try to get help no one will give you help. I have other questions like whom I will report to? What will be my communication channel etc.

Anyway, I wish to listen from you - Who is suitable for this job? In addition, is this a job you wish to do? Is it better than programming!

If you are yourself not aware of Technical Writer job or how its job offer look like then below are few samples of the job requirements I have received for Technical writer. Any of these emails have not mentioned about confidentiality, so I think nothing is wrong in mentioning here!

Dear Satya,

Hello,

This is with reference to your resume posted on jobsite; we have openings at JDA Software India Pvt Ltd (www.jda[dot]com) which matches your candidature. If you are currently available and interested in new job opportunity, please send me an updated copy of your resume. I am enclosing the job details for further reference.

Location – Bangalore
Experience Level – 3-8 years
Job Title - Technical Writer / Lead Technical Writer

Responsibilities
Analyzes, develops, and delivers content for online help systems, user guides, and technical manuals
Collaborates with other technical writers in peer and copy editing to ensure quality
Collaborates with subject matter experts to determine necessary content updates
Collaborates with subject matter experts to ensure content is applicable and operational in all JDA markets, taking into account local language and technical standards
Creates and maintains project plans and status reports for management and cross-functional team reporting purposes
Determines documentation enhancements that will assist customers and reduce support calls
Gathers requirements from customer representatives and delivers documentation that meets defined requirements and warrants product functionality
Maintains open line of communication with customer representatives and adapts content to best meet customer needs
Monitors customer support cases for appropriate products
Obtains collaborative approval of all new or revised content by subject matter experts and key contributors on cross-functional teams
Proficiently uses all documentation tools to create, maintain, and enhance documentation
Provides expertise for product documentation projects and assists in documentation design and delivery strategies for new product offerings
Provides expertise to cross-functional team members and subject matter experts, and for design and delivery strategies of product documentation
Shares expertise with other JDA associates in presenting information based on standard corporate formats

Regards,
Chaithanya
JDA Software India Pvt Ltd.
040-40081000 X 1280
www.jda[dot]com


Dear Satya,

Hi!

Greetings.

This is Shilpa from Maars Resources.

We have opening with our client TriumphIndia Software
Work Location:Bangalore
Exp:2+ years
URL:www.triumphindia[dot]com

Interested candidates please send across resume to shilpa.gopinath[at]maarsresources[dot]com

Also mention the details mentioned below:
Current CTC:
Expected CTC:
Notice Period:

Warm Regards,
Shilpa
Talent Acquisition - Associate
Maars Resources
Bangalore


Dear Satya,

Greetings from Hewlett-Packard!

About Us:
We at Hewlett-Packard offer you the best work environment where you can learn, grow and contribute to the success story. Yes, we are back with opportunities for you to make your dreams a reality, make anything possible.

Profile Description:

Sr. Technical Writer /Lead /Project Managers

Must have excellent communication skills - both written and verbal.
Knowledge of Arbortext Epic, RoboHELP, Structured FrameMaker, Graphic tools
Develop high-quality complex technical documentation.
Good command over technical writing practices and methodologies
Organizes, develops, and revises moderately structured technical information.
Implement single-sourcing strategy including content mapping will be an added advantage.
Extensive exposure to software product documentation & user experience on a variety of software products on different platforms.
Desire and ability to learn new tools and products.
Should have managed a small group of writers as a lead for at least 2 years
Troubleshooting skills
Experience in Operating Systems or Networking documentation will be an added advantage

Work location: Bangalore
Interview Location: Bangalore

Interested candidates send your resumes to mashood.hussain[at]hp[dot]com with the below mentioned details:

Total Yrs of Experience:
Relevant Yrs of Experience:
Current CTC:
Expected CTC:
Current Work Location:
Notice Period:

Please feel free to refer your friends/colleagues/Ex-Colleagues.

This mail is being sent to you in response to your application / request made on the monster Website

Regards,
Mashood Hussain
HP India - Staffing
mashood.hussain[at]hp[dot]com


Dear Satya,

We have openings for Technical Writer with Asterminds

Job Location : Hyderabad
Exp Required : 5-10yrs
Position:Technical Writer
NP: Who can join within 10 to 15days

Job Description:

Technical Skills Required
Microsoft Sharepoint
MS-Office applications
Adobe Tools
HTML
XML
Job Description:
1.Professional experience of 5-10 years in technical writing for technical products, preferably in the target domain.
2.Knowledge of and experience in manage and administering SharePoint project site, reporting tools and creating & Editing outbound communication material such as newsletter, project status, and product marketing material an added advantage
3.Ability to understand processes and adhere to them.

Regards,
Priya
7799177999,7799277999,7799377999
priya[at]asterminds[dot]com/www.asterminds[dot]com


We are having urgent opening for Technical writers in our Noida Office. Following is the Company profile & JD of the position. If you are interested in grabbing this opportunity , revert back with your updated CV .

Company Name : Cadence Design Systems
Company URL : www.cadence[dot]com
Work Location : Noida

Job Description :

Position Description :
Responsible for planning, organizing, writing and editing operational, maintenance or test procedure manuals. Researches engineering schematics, technical design specifications, interface design, design diagrams and test specifications with design engineers. Helps coordinate the layout and manual organization. Acquires and organizes basic source material, including applicable specifications, engineering write-ups, and drawing packages. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

Position Requirements :

- Should be capable of planning and executing documentation projects independently information; Ability to comprehend technical concepts with experience in creating end-user and system-level documentation and Help Systems for complex systems (Electronic/ EDA experience preferred but not mandatory).
- Experience in writing User manuals, reference manuals a must, should have thorough knowledge of technical writing concepts. Should have proven document organizing and structuring capabilities.
- Excellent command over English, with good editing and proof reading skills.
- Ability to plan, handle, and implement multiple projects simultaneously. Knowledge of EDA tools/industry will be an added advantage.
- Experience in working in cross-functional, cross-geography product/content development setup.
- Proficiency in FrameMaker, Webworks, and MS-Office tools

Thanks & Regards,

HR Team
Cadence Design Systems
mail to : pbaweja[at]cadence[dot]com

After writing it, I thought to change the email address a little for spam software not to get it easily. Though these email addresses may be well over the internet, but it is my blog policies to guard our visitors and all concerned.

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    If you are a tech architect at heart, tech writer job is not fun after initial money & excitement – @KiranKS

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