senior technical writer - dita, Toronto

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contact
randstad canada
job type
temporary
salary
$ 45.00 - $ 50.00 per hour
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job details

posted
location
toronto, ontario
sector
engineering
job type
temporary
salary
$ 45.00 - $ 50.00 per hour
reference number
2208299PROEN
contact
randstad canada
apply now

job description

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Work closely with engineers to create and publish technical standards, procedures, and other documentation to support the design, construction, and maintenance of natural gas distribution systems.

• Understand and translate complex technical concepts into clear, concise, and accurate technical documentation targeting a wide range of audiences.

• Ensure that engineering documentation and communications follow established writing rules, company standards, and legal requirements.

• Contribute to the maintenance and upkeep of the writing style guide, document templates, and other internal processes and standards.

• Perform copy/edit and provide suggestions for improving structure, presentation, and delivery of content to end-users to resolve information gaps and inconsistencies.

• Create and update technical illustrations, graphics, and job aids as needed.

• Provide guidance on technical writing principles to other members of the CM team and across Engineering as needed.

• Provide suggestions for continuous improvement of existing department standards and processes.
• Manage multiple streams of work and parallel deadlines.

• Demonstrate strong work ethic in all areas

MUST HAVE qualifications:

• 7+ years of technical communications experience in an engineering, IT, or technical environment.

• Solid understanding of single-sourcing principles and structured and topic-based authoring.

• Experience creating deliverables in PDF, HTML, and other output formats.

• DITA authoring experience and experience with oXygen XML Editor is strongly desired.

• Familiarity with version control systems or component content management systems (Ixiasoft DITA CMS preferred).

• Experience with Adobe Technical Communication Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

• Familiarity with SharePoint, XML, HTML, CSS is strongly desired.

• Ability to work collaboratively in a sharing, supporting team environment.

• University degree in any area of study and Technical Communications certificate


NICE TO HAVE qualifications:

• Expert editorial, grammar, and structured authoring knowledge.

• Experience producing content across multiple channels.

Please send your resume in confidence to paul.dusome@randstad.ca

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