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Full-time Technical Editor

at Siemens PLM Software in Pune

Siemens PLM Software, Pune is looking for a top-notch experienced
Technical Editor to join its documentation and courseware team based
at Hinjewadi, Pune.

Details about the position are given below.

Please send your resumes to

General Summary of the Position:

  • Uses independent judgment to ensure information products are clear,
    effective, concise, and user-focused. Is a focal point in the group
    for content questions and problems. Ensures that technical
    documentation and courseware conform to industry best practices.
  • Establishes and maintains style guidelines for technical publications
    delivered with all products. Works independently and as a member of
    cross-functional teams. Mentors authors to improve their skills.
  • Develops solutions to localization issues related to information
    development; ensures adherence to solutions. Works with minimal
    direction from manager. Expected to resolve most issues independently.
  • Engages in strategic level planning for the organization.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensures that technical documentation and courseware conform to
    industry best practices and standards. Specifically, ensures adherence
    to guidelines for Information Model structure.
  • Applies expertise in technical communication and editing. Edits a
    high quantity of information in a timely manner with high level of
    quality. Edits multiple deliverable types and frequently edits
    information products for multiple PLM product areas.
  • Provides constructive feedback and builds effective and productive
    relationships with peers and stakeholders. Communicates routinely with
    authors on content issues.
  • Develops internal training for authors that is grounded in industry
    best practices; trains authors as appropriate. Provides feedback to
    managers on the strengths and weaknesses of authors.
  • Sets priorities and schedule.
  • Collaborates with Information Architects to create templates,
    prototypes, and job aids. Proposes and helps plan and implement
    creative, effective solutions.
  • Documents, conveys, and monitors practices to reduce localization
    costs across deliverables. Helps authors identify ways to address
    local language issues in the documentation and training.
  • Identifies and defines content issues and provides clear, timely
    feedback and recommendations to authors regarding content problems,
    including organization, logic, clarity, focus.
  • Understands and successfully uses complex xml development tools and
    environment. May identify xml tagging issues.
  • Ensures that the customer deliverables are easy to understand and
    maintains a user focus.
  • Edits documentation for adherence to style, minimalism, and
    Information Model guidelines, and for compliance with local language
  • Provides clear, timely feedback to each author about content
    problems: organization, logic, clarity, focus.
  • Establishes style guidelines. Is the focal point for style questions
    and decisions.
  • Acts as the liaison with legal on copyright/trademark issues.
  • Mentors authors. Works with authors to improve their skills.

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Superior English written language skills and knowledge of technical
    editing conventions for software product documentation.
  • Highly skilled in identifying content problems and communicating
    fixes; providing feedback, guidance, and advice. Experience editing
    technical content, preferably for the software industry.
  • Ability to understand technical/engineering concepts and to learn
    product functionality and application.
  • Knowledgeable about products being documented. Develops in-depth
    knowledge of customers.
  • Skills and experience working with electronic markup tools.
  • Highly skilled at managing multiple, non-related projects and
    changing deadlines. Well-developed skills in project management.
  • Background/experience dealing with end users and customers.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills. Able to address problems
    in a direct yet diplomatic manner. Ability to work effectively with
    authors of varying skill levels.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to constant change. Ability to
    work in stressful environment under changing deadlines.
  • Strong personal and professional initiative; willing to take on new
    challenges; takes initiative to learn new skills; keeps current in
    industry trends.

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