Technical Writer (12-month contractor)

  • Job category
    Information Technology
  • Job level
  • Contract type
  • Location
  • Salary
    S$4000 - S$6000

Job Description

The Tech writer applies his/her skills after development is complete. He/she should be able to:

  • Write the user manual for Domain APIs, with advice from the developer.
  • Document APIs, with familiarity with Swagger or a similar API tool.
  • Document the platform or application for internal/external technical users. Individuals outside the platform org should be able to gain a full understanding of the platform or application from this documentation alone in a self-service manner.
  • Write promotional material ( news letter/ Powerpoint or Keynote presentation) that describes the technical features of the platform or application.

The basic skills of a technical writer include the following:

  • Possess a strong facility with the English language.
  • Understand sentence structure: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.
  • Have the knowledge to differentiate between an infinitive and a participle.
  • Be able to name the three cases of English nouns (nominative, possessive, objective), know when each case is used, and give examples of each case.
  • Understand the three degrees of adjectives (positive, comparative, and superlative) and describe how comparative and superlative differ.
  • Understand how perfect tenses of verbs are different from regular tenses.
  • Understand punctuation, for example, know when to use a semicolon.
  • Understand how to apply numbered lists vs. bullet lists and how to use parallel grammatical structure for list items.

A technical writer can work more productively if he/she has related though peripheral knowledge in the following areas:

Good facility with:

  • Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Numbers, Pages, and Keynote
    • A graphics program such as Photoshop or Apple Preview
    • Confluence or similar document management system.

Familiarity with:

  • Markup languages such as HTML and XML
  • Data interchange formats such as .csv
  • Principles of writing UX strings
  • Product development lifecycle including the rudiments of QA testing
  • JIRA or similar ticketing system.
  • Basic understanding of user interface design, especially affordances.

Closing on 20 Mar 2021

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