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Freelance Opportunity for Technical Writers

Sales and Marketing – Austin, Texas
Department Sales and Marketing
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Compose.ly Overview

Compose.ly is one of Taroko’s newest products, born from a team of entrepreneurs and content marketing experts with a proven track record of building successful SaaS platforms. 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  

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 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. Programming experience is essential for this role.

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

  • Ensure that content is engaging, accurate, and follows project guidelines

  • Work with editors to ensure content is technically accurate and meets guidelines

  • Make requested revisions to blog posts if necessary

  • Write clear and concise content that communicates technical concepts to non-technical readers

  • Efficiently organize and track project assignments to meet client timelines

Skills and Qualifications

  • Applicants must be based in the U.S

  • Only individuals with native English speaking and writing proficiency should apply

  • A degree in English, communications, journalism, or a related discipline is preferred, but not required

  • 1-4+ years of experience in the software industry

  • Previous experience writing technical blog posts.

  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to write concise and accurate content

  • Previous experience with SEO in content creation and knowledge of current SEO best practices

  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Able to 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

  • Must be comfortable taking ownership of projects and tasks as needed

Preferred Qualifications

We are looking for candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Web development, 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.

 

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

 

Good luck!

Due to role specifications and high volume of applications only candidates who are native English speakers from the U.S. or Canada will be considered.

 

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  • Location
    Austin, Texas
  • Department
    Sales and Marketing
  • Employment Type
    Contractor
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
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