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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
Monica Hacopian
Instructors needed for Technical and Professional Writing program at San Francisco State University

The Technical and Professional Writing program at San Francisco State University seeks lecturers for each of the three courses:

- TPW 400: Fundamentals of Technical & Professional Writing
- TPW 470: Writing Professional Promotions
- TPW 555: Visual Rhetoric & Document Design

Openings are for spring semester 2014 only, but repeat employment is a possibility. For links to full job postings, as well as more information about the benefits of working for SF State's TPW program, see:

For questions, contact Neil Lindeman at
Thursday, 14 November 2013 19:52
Monica Hacopian
Technical writer (full-time) at NETGEAR


Document software and hardware for network storage products aimed at the home and business markets. This is an on-site position at NETGEAR’s North San Jose campus.

- Create task-oriented documentation for new products in fast-paced business environment
- Update existing hardware and software documentation
- Track documentation deliverables as part of an overall product development schedule
- Liaise with external writing contractors to ensure their writing meets the overall schedule
- Coordinate illustrations and editing
- Work hand-in-glove with project engineers and product managers to clarify and resolve issues
- Handle special projects
- Work cross-functionally with local and remote teams, including software and hardware engineers, QA, tech support, localization, and marketing
- Distill and communicate technical information to audiences with a wide range of technical knowledge
- Follow departmental and company policies to create and release documentation
- Readily adapt to changing priorities
- Attend on-site weekly cross-functional team status meetings
- Manage multiple projects

Important Note: Principals only. Resumes received by NETGEAR, Inc. from search firms are considered unsolicited and will be kept as NETGEAR's intellectual property, or deleted as appropriate unless a contractual obligation exists between NETGEAR and a search firm.
Background Preferred


- Excellent technical writer who enjoys learning and writing about technology in clear, concise English
- Detail oriented
- Mastery of American English grammar
- Ability to comply with style guidelines
- Work independently and in a team environment


- Knowledge of networking technologies
- Knowledge of storage technologies
- Familiarity with task-based technical writing principles
- Proficiency with technical authoring tools, preferably FrameMaker 10, Acrolinx plug-in, and InDesign
- Experience with single-source technical writing, especially DITA
- Experience with Adobe Illustrator and Acrobat Professional
- Familiarity with print and online document delivery


Full-time, 40 hours per week, on-site position (no remote work or telecommuting).


NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) designs innovative, branded technology solutions that address the specific networking, storage, and security needs of small- to medium-sized businesses and home users. The company offers an end-to-end networking product portfolio to enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, multimedia content, and applications among multiple computers and other Internet-enabled devices. Products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in over 27,000 retail locations around the globe, and via more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif.,
with additional offices in 25 countries.


NETGEAR Human Resources

350 East Plumeria Drive

San Jose, CA 95134


Phone: (408) 907-8000
Sunday, 18 August 2013 16:50
Monica Hacopian
Junior Technical Writer at Convio

Convio, which creates cloud software for non-profit organizations such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Livestrong, is looking to fill a junior technical writer position.


We are looking for a junior technical writer with 1-3 years of experience. The job posting on our site says that we are looking for someone for the Austin office, but, due to a recent organizational change, the position could also be filled in our Emeryville office. Our company, Convio, was just acquired by Blackbaud and, as of today, we have a new tech pubs manager. He doesn’t care where the writer is geographically located, as long as we get a good candidate.


To apply, please email your resume to Britt Murray (contact info below) and also apply on the web site (link below), so Britt can make sure your application gets routed directly to the tech pubs manager.

Job Posting:


Britt Murray
(415) 265-2370
Thursday, 02 August 2012 21:16