Freelance Technical Writer (Programming + Software)

Compose.ly | WorldWide | 6 months ago

UnknownUnknownIntermediate (2-5 years)Intermediate (2-5 years)Long-termLong-termOver 30 hrs/wkOver 30 hrs/wk

At Compose.ly, we recognize the power of storytelling, and we believe that every business has a great story to tell. The problem is that many businesses struggle to share theirs in an authentic way that drives results. That’s where Compose.ly comes in.

Who We Are Looking For

Programming experience is essential for this role.

We are looking for technical writers to produce blog posts in the software industry, with a focus on web application development and project management software. If you are familiar with multiple programming languages and know what PHP, JavaScript, the waterfall model, object-oriented programming, and APIs are, then this might be a good role for you.

This is a location-independent (remote) job.

Responsibilities

As a technical writer, you will be responsible for crafting professional content. You will:

Produce technical content such as blog posts, white papers, user guides, and quick start guides
Take on assignments on an ongoing basis
Ensure that content conforms to SEO best practices
Deliver content that is engaging, accurate, and follows project guidelines
Work with editors to ensure content is technically accurate and meets guidelines
Make requested revisions as necessary
Write clear content that communicates technical concepts to non-technical readers
Efficiently organize and track project assignments to meet client timelines
Skills and Qualifications

We’re currently only accepting applicants from the US and Canada
Only writers who are proficient in English will be considered
Knowledge of programming languages such as: JavaScript, Python, Java, Go, Elixir, Ruby, Kotlin, TypeScript, Scala, Clojure
1-4+ years of experience in the software industry
Experience writing technical blog posts
Experience with SEO in content creation
Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work independently with minimal supervision
Able to work under pressure to occasionally meet tight deadlines
Detail-oriented with the ability to quickly research new technologies and concepts
Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and able to adapt quickly to changing requirements
What would make you stand out

Web development experience, particularly JavaScript, PHP, Ajax, Node.js, React, or REST APIs
Project management, agile approaches to software development (e.g., Scrum), and continuous delivery (CD)
Version control software like Git and Subversion
How to Get Started

If you think you meet the above requirements and are willing to take on these responsibilities, please complete the following grammar test:

https://forms.gle/3iBY3V3BpoAUyeu76

If you pass this test, you will be invited to round two of the process.

Good luck!

Due to the high volume of applications, we will only be able to contact candidates who are a good fit for the role.