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January 11, 2010

Wind River
Sr. Technical Writer (Full-time)

Preferred method of application - please visit:

You will be an integral member of the technical publications team at Wind River. You will work closely with engineers and product marketing managers to build schedules, write topic-based product documentation, and improve the overall customer experience with our products. We are looking for a writer who cares about creating polished, consistent, informative, and accessible documentation for a highly technical audience.

Use your strong verbal and written communication skills, expertise with authoring tools, and effective interpersonal skills to create technical manuals and tutorials for customer developers writing real-time and network applications.


  • A good grasp of complex OS and embedded programming concepts.
  • Familiarity with operating system APIs, network protocols, and wireless security protocols (802.1X, 802.11h, WAP, WPS).
  • 5+ years experience in tech writing or related field, including physics, mathematics, or any of the sciences that include C programming exposure.
  • Strong FrameMaker and Acrobat skills are a must.
  • Familiarity with IBM Rational ClearCase (or similar source code control tools).
  • Proven ability to work across multiple geographical locations.
  • BA/BS degree or higher in computer science, English, or related field.

Wind River
Margret Jennings, Recruiter

January 11, 2010

Wind River
Staff Technical Writer (Full-time)

Preferred method of application, please visit:

This is a fast-paced position documenting Wind River Workbench, an Eclipse-based development suite. You will update existing manuals and online help topics, write new documentation where needed, restructure documents into task- based topics, and collaborate with writers and engineers in various geographic locations. In addition, you may be required to develop examples and tutorials, write text for wizards and other UI elements, convert FrameMaker-based manuals to XML, and collaborate on screen capture videos.

You will be responsible for describing cross-development for applications and debugging, so exposure to Linux and/or VxWorks embedded software development is a plus. Familiarity with IDEs and other graphical development tools is strongly preferred.


  • 7+ years experience in technical writing or related field, including physics, mathematics, or any of the sciences that included programming exposure
  • Familiarity with embedded systems/device software development
  • Expertise in authoring with FrameMaker
  • Familiarity with task-oriented structured writing concepts
  • Experience developing real-world examples and tutorials


  • Familiarity with Linux and/or VxWorks software development
  • Familiarity with authoring in XML
  • Familiarity with the Agile software development process
  • Familiarity with creating screen capture videos, - BA/BS degree or higher in computer science, English, or related field

Wind River
Margret Jennings, Recruiter

January 11, 2010

General Dynamics
Technical Writer (Full-time)

General Dynamics Land Systems Canada (GDLS-C) is a business unit of General Dynamic Land Systems of Sterling Heights, Michigan, with facilities in: London, Ontario; and Edmonton, Alberta.  Since 1977, approximately 1900 highly skilled technical personnel design, manufacture and deliver a unique family of light armoured vehicles (LAV).


  • Determine, develop and obtain source data necessary to produce illustrated parts or operator/maintenance manuals
  • Develop/write procedures as part of overall development of illustrated parts or operator/maintenance manuals   
  • Read and interpret engineering blueprints and subcontractor data 
  • Generate accurate illustration requests to support technical manual development. 
  • Review change requests to determine level of impact to technical manuals
  • Liaise with Logistics Engineering groups and other staff for inputs and results of evaluations 
  • Assist in updating statlogs

To apply, please click or paste the following link into your browser:

General Dynamics
Timothy Bensman, Employment Specialist

January 7, 2010

Linguistic Algorithms
Senior Technical Writer (Contract, 3-6 Months)

A Public Sector department is seeking a senior tech writer for January for a 3 to 6 month contract. The candidate should have at least 8 years experience, good with SME interviews, and experience in asset maintenance procedure manuals.

An Marine Engineering and Maintenance Manual must be created for a class of vessels.

Bilingualism not required.

Please send your contact info and a brief qualification list and those asked to come for an interview will be contacted.

Linguistic Algorithms

Raymond Chénier

January 4, 2010

Junior, Intermediate or Senior Technical Writer - Optical (Contract, 9 Months)

Junior, Intermediate or Senior Technical Writer - Nepean, Ottawa


Samalander has a requirement for a technical writer on a sub-contract basis to a major optical equipment multinational in the Ottawa area.

Term of the contract will be between 2 weeks and 9 months depending on certain business criteria of the multinational with a possible first deliverable February 9, 2010.

Expected hourly rate is $35/hour.

Expected work-load is up to 65 hours/week or $15K/quarter depending on deliverables.

Expected start date:  January 4 to January 11, 2010.

Interview dates:  December 29, 2009 to January 6, 2010. 


  • The technical writer is responsible for assisting with the planning, organizing, writing, reorganization and editing GR-454 compliant documentation for telecom/datacom optical transmission equipment.
  • Authors information in a FrameMaker-DITA structured information environment.
  • Adheres to file coordination procedures.
  • Adheres to time tracking and reporting requirements.
  • High-speed (3 to 10 megabit/second) internet access from the Home Office.
  • Works within a team developing documentation within an evolving multi-stream, topic-oriented, CONREF, and chapter oriented delivery environment.
  • Works under the direction of a senior technical writer and technical documentation manager. 
  • Concise reporting of time wasting repetitive procedures (current and forward looking) back to the team and implementation time-saving automation solutions developed by other team members.


  • Previous GR-454 (telecom) experience.
  • Strong FrameMaker/DITA XML experience or strong Structured FrameMaker experience.
  • Some familiarity with direct XML or XHTML editing/debugging.
  • Strong optical communications module experience.
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines, and works both independently and as part of a team.
  • Willing to work in a Home Office or on-site as required.
  • References required after initial interview. 
  • Preferred Home Office platform: Mac OS X 10.6 with Windows XP virtual machine up and running and FrameMaker 9.x installed.
  • Required Home Office minimum platform Windows XP with FrameMaker 9.x installed.

Principals only please. No third party resumes.

Please apply by email with PDF resume attached to: .

Peter Fournier, President

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