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Technical Editor

Prowess Consulting is seeking a skilled Technical Editor to join our team on a full-time basis. The qualified candidate will possess the skills in the area of technical editing for a development audience and possess the ability to read C# and C++ code.

Responsibilities:

  • Copy edit and proofread technical content for an audience of technical personnel, including architects, developers, and database administrators
  • Work closely with primary writers to prepare technical documents for publication
  • Ensure that content is accurate and consistent and complies with legal and style guidelines
  • Use Microsoft Word and other content management systems to prepare documents for publication
  • Work with content managers, primary writers, and other editors on global content issues that affect the entire document set

Required Skills:

  • Five-plus years’ technical editing experience
  • Previous experience with editing technical content for developers and implementers
  • A basic understanding of documents that include code examples, such as C#, C++, JSON, XML, and/or HTML
  • Experience with Microsoft protocol and interoperability documentation
  • Demonstrated expertise with Microsoft style guides and the ability to swiftly create project-specific style sheets Three-plus years’ experience with Microsoft Word, SharePoint, Visual Studio Team System, and internal content management and production systems
  • Excellent research skills and ability to find answers independently
  • Ability to raise issues, while also bringing possible solutions for issue resolution
  • Ability to work with ambiguous and conflicting requirements, including the ability to adapt to changing writing and editorial standards
  • Excellent written/verbal communication, copy editing, and content collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively, completing multiple tasks by deadline in a high-throughput environment
  • Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, or technical communication, or equivalent work experience

About Prowess Consulting

Prowess Consulting delivers content program management, technical content development and editing, training content development, IT and content systems management, and digital marketing services to Fortune 100 customers in North America. Prowess has a unique combination of technical, creative, and management competencies that drive superior quality processes, business analysis, and consistent realization of vision. With a strong background operating complex, technical projects with both corporate operations and go-to-market objectives, Prowess delivers value through sensitivity to the needs of the audience and the needs of the business.

 

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