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Contract Technical Writer, networking exp + FM10 + oXygen req’d, all offsite, long-term, to $62/hr 1099 (CNS-610)

Summary: Name-brand networking technology company needs an offsite, DITA-savvy Contract Technical Writer to document software and hardware for their enterprise networking and storage products.

Job title: Contract Technical Writer, networking exp + FM10 + oXygen req’d, all offsite, long-term, to $62/hr 1099 (CNS-610)
Job code: CNS-610
Compensation: $62/hr 1099 or corp-to-corp; W2 (with benefits) also available
Location: Entirely offsite, remote, telecommute, from home office
Audience: IT teams implementing persistent cloud-based storage solutions
Tasks: Work entirely offsite using your own equipment and your own licenses to FrameMaker 10 (for unstructured content), oXygen (for DITA XML content), and/or InDesign (for printed, in-box doc). Gather, update, augment, clarify, distill, and publish technical and logistical information (see "Deliverables") from software and hardware engineers, product managers, QA, Tech Support, and Marketing.
Deliverables: (1) operator procedures, (2) administrator-level how-to documentation for networking and storage hardware and software products
Tools: Adobe FrameMaker (unstructured), oXygen XML Editor, InDesign
Soft Skills: Reliable. Detail-oriented. Initiative.
Team: Collaborate with (and take guidance from) 4-person team of technical writers working onsite at HQ
Starts: ASAP
Duration: Part-time, project-based, on-demand (ongoing). May occasionally require full-time (40 hours/week) effort. Client has kept other remote tech writers busy for multiple years – longer than most staff/salaried jobs – so if you do the work well and reliably, this could be a long-term engagement.
Relo/Visa help: No
Representation: Principals only, please


  • Familiarity with enterprise networking technologies
  • Working knowledge of storage technologies
  • Mastery of American English grammar
  • Ability and willingness to comply with style guidelines
  • Experience with single-source and task-based technical writing
  • Experience authoring and maintaining DITA XML content
  • Independent access to FrameMaker (v10 or later) and oXygen XML Editor authoring tools
  • Track record of autonomous productivity
  • Eligibility to work in the US (ie, possess an SSN or TIN) and be paid in US currency


  • Experience authoring installation, configuration, and troubleshooting content in the networking or storage industry
  • Working knowledge of InDesign
  • Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator and Acrobat Professional
  • Familiarity with print and online document delivery

To apply:

Please email your Word-formatted resume (and a cover letter highlighting any relevant but less-than-obvious experience) to Andrew Davis,, citing "CNS-610" in your Subject line.

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