Technical Communications Writer

San Jose, CA | Freelance | Job ID #44666 |
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Do you love creating and writing various types of user documentations like how-to guides, references, manuals, cheat sheets, and instructions? Well, Onward Search is in immediate need for a Technical Communications Writer to do just that.


  • Develop a thorough understanding of the audience and the documentation required by working with the user experience team, colleagues, and technical managers
  • Research and share knowledge about products, services, technology, or concepts to be documented
  • Determine the clearest and most logical way to present information and instructions and write and edit technical information accordingly
  • Prepare or commission graphics and illustrations to elaborate on or complement technical writing.
  • Meet with subject matter experts in order to ensure that specialized topics are appropriately addressed and discussed
  • Revise, edit, and update instructions, technical information, and frequently asked questions as necessary
  • Gather the latest information on IT subjects as required to complete user documentation.
  • Adjust copy as necessary by proofreading for grammar and spelling


  • B.S. degree or equivalent experience journalism, English, communications or Information Technology
  • 2-3 years’ experience in corporate / internal communications preferable.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Follows effective planned methodologies to deliver excellence
  • An adaptable writing style that can be tailored by audience and medium
  • Must be able to work under pressure and under tight deadlines
  • Must be organized and an effective communicator
  • A service centric mindset
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A working knowledge of Excel, Photoshop, PowerPoint and content management systems


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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