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Technical Editor openings at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

We are currently seeking multiple Technical Editors to provide broad-based technical services in a wide variety of scientific areas to edit, write and/or rewrite technical articles, publications, presentations, and other materials to communicate clearly and effectively research findings, technical developments, and other news and information to a wide range of internal and external audiences. Selected candidates will also be responsible for completing a variety of large and/or complex editing and writing projects, and will be expected to solve problems of varied scope and complexity associated with specific editorial projects. Will coordinate complex production jobs and develop and implement project plans and schedules for moderately complex projects. Will make decisions regarding guidelines, practices, and procedures on project parameters. The selected candidates will interact with authors, SMEs, artists, compositors, and other editors.

They are looking for candidates with experience in these areas:

- BA/BS in English, communications, journalism, engineering or scientific area, or equivalent experience.
- Multiple technical communication areas.
- Editing/writing techniques for a variety of media including comprehensive knowledge of technical language, usage, and style conventions.
- Experience leading production and technical writing assignments.

Candidates who have a passion for scientific writing and editing are encouraged to apply at: and search by job #12338.

Kelly Crawford
Recruiting & Diversity Program
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue, L-632
Livermore, CA 94551
Phone: 925-424-9777
Monday, 22 September 2014 19:55
Leah Scampoli
Jr. Technical Writer (full time) at Polaris Wireless (Mountain View)

Entry-level technical writer to assist in:

· Development of online help for an Enterprise software application
· Monitoring of documentation bugs database
· Composition of slides for use in customer training

Knowledge of tools including MadCap Flare, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Bugzilla desirable but not required.

Visit our website:

This is a great opportunity for someone motivated to learn state-of-the-art tools and work with leading-edge technology.

To apply, contact Linda Lininger at the email address below:

Linda Lininger
Senior Technical Writer
Polaris Wireless
Wireless location-based software
Monday, 22 September 2014 19:53
Leah Scampoli
TPW Instructor opening at SFSU

The Technical & Professional Writing program at San Francisco State University invites interested professionals to share their expertise with our students. We are recruiting a Lecturer to teach an upper-division course, TPW 555: Visual Rhetoric and Document Design, during fall semester 2014.

The course introduces students to document design principles and processes, with a focus on strategies for integrating text and graphics. Workshop instruction teaches publication design software, with an emphasis on Adobe InDesign. Students are assigned exercises and projects to do during lab, in addition to receiving classroom instruction.

TPW will provide the new instructor with a tested course plan and associated teaching materials, including use of an online course management system. The course is progressively designed to combine research-based theory with current practice.

Instructor will be hired to teach the course for fall semester 2014 only, although repeat employment is a possibility.

- Expertise using Adobe InDesign
- Master’s degree
- Relevant work experience
- Teaching, training, or tutoring experience
- Education or training in design theory and practices

- Mondays, Aug 25 - Dec 15 (except 9/1 and 11/24)
- 6 – 7 pm: ​Office hour in the computer lab
- 7 – 9:45 pm:​ Classroom teaching

To apply, please email resume or CV to

Neil Lindeman
Director, Technical & Professional Writing Program, SF State
phone: 650/866.5364

Benefits of working for TPW:
Thursday, 17 July 2014 19:36
Leah Scampoli
Taulia is looking for a Senior Level Technical Writer/Info Developer (staff)

Contract and consulting Technical Writer, available in S.F. Bay Area

Taulia is one of the bay area's fastest growing start-ups. See:

For information about this job, see:

Taulia provides cloud-based invoice, payment and dynamic discounting management solutions that revolutionize the way businesses interact and partner with each other.
Sunday, 22 June 2014 18:31
Leah Scampoli
Technical Writer opening at Topcon America Corporation


Create, edit, write and publish operator’s manuals, installation/calibration manuals, quick start guides, service manuals, and online help for various Topcon Positioning Systems business divisions (including GNSS, Survey, Machine Control and Telematics). Collaborate with engineers and other subject matter experts on document content. Position may also include modifying photos, illustrations, designing product and serial number labels, and uploading files to a document control system.


· BA in English/Technical Writing preferred or 5 years technical writing experience or 3 - 5 years technical writing experience with some college.
· Experience using Adobe FrameMaker and Adobe Creative Suite highly desirable.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Must be proactive in gathering information from subject matter experts.
· Native-level fluency with English. Demonstrated writing ability.
· Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
· Familiarity with the following a PLUS………
o Experience with GNSS, Survey, GPS or Telematics (Construction and agriculture industries)
o Hardware and software engineering release
o Engineering drawings
o Photography


Tech Pubs use the following software to generate
manuals/guides/installs, handle ECOs, and edit engineering drawings:

· Adobe FrameMaker
· Adobe InDesign
· Adobe Photoshop
· Adobe Illustrator
· ArenaBOMControl


Marc A. Perkins
Director, Talent Acquisition
Topcon America Corporation
7400 National Drive, Livermore, CA 94550
Office: +1 925-245-7357
Saturday, 17 May 2014 23:00