Technical Writer

San Diego, CA | Freelance | Job ID #57000 |
Posted Last Month

Our San Diego-based Bio/Pharma client is seeking a scientific TECHNICAL WRITER to oversee and contribute to the creative process through technical writing of documents for various audiences, mostly scientific. Responsible for verifying & validating documentation concerning this client and their products. Collaboration with other teams is as important as writing and disseminating information.
This is a year-long contract position through Onward Search.


  • Responsible for editing b2c and internal documentation for consistency, clarity and confirm it follows the client's standards and style guides.
  • Write, Edit and plan technical documentation for physicians, researchers, clinicians, and bioinformaticians.
  • Able to interview specialists, research material, attend trainings and demonstrations, observe users and use the product.
  • Experience with CMS's, using best practices, following departmental guidelines for terminology, content management, and reuse.
  • Responsible for getting final documents to "Document Control" and keep meticulous records of all drafts, materials used.
  • Expert in current standards for tech writing, online help, content for digital/online, a solid understanding of content technology and user experience.
  • Fast learner
  • Adaptable and solution-oriented in the face of technological or organizational change.


  • 5+ years of experience as a Technical Writer, preferably in software, hardware, biotech.
  • Able to work with many types of people/groups. Looking for someone comfortable setting themselves up as a strong partner who can quickly gain trust by gathering input & can effectively work with stakeholders to gain missing or ambiguous information.
  • Strong time management, organizational and project management skills.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment. of tight deadlines and constant change. Being resourceful and personable goes a long way.
  • Solid understanding of technical writing, content management, and reuse.
  • Expert in MadCap Flare (or similar), Adobe Acrobat, SnagIt (or similar), Microsoft Office, and web authoring tools and languages. Knowledge of localization management, Adobe Experience Manager, Confluence, and scripting languages is a plus.
  • Proficient in English, attentive to industry-leading standards, and equipped with excellent grammatical and editorial skills.

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Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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About Onward Search

Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.