Looking to recruit a technical writer?
Building on its long-term experience producing
technical documentation and managing documentation projects, Abelard Consulting
offers specialist recruitment services to organisations seeking a technical
writer (permanent or contract).
know technical writing inside out, so we understand your requirements ...
Our recruitment consultants are both experienced recruiters and practising
technical writers. This day-to-day familiarity with technical documentation
based on our work in this field gives us an advantage over
generalist recruitment agencies in that we fully understand the skill-sets
employers are expecting: for they are the skill-sets we too need in the
various consultancies undertaken by our documentation division. Hence
we more quickly, and fully, understand a client's requirements.
... and better see the strengths
and weaknesses of applicants
Moreover, our intimate knowledge of the practice of technical documentation
gives us the edge in assessing and filtering applicants. This is because
the technical skills of an applicant can be assessed more objectively
by a specialist technical writer than a general recruitment consultant.
This leads to better matched referrals and less time wasted by our clients
in reviewing CVs from applicants who are not quite right for the job.
Over the years, Abelard Consulting has accumulated a vast database of
technical writers. This database gives us quick access to a wide range
of potential candidates, sometimes enabling us to fill a client's requirements
in less than 24 hours. We can provide graduate-entry writers, juniors,
seniors, team leaders and documentation managers.
50% reduction in placement fees
for trained graduate-entry technical writers. By way
of our university courses in technical writing,
Abelard Consulting has built up a substantial database of talented graduates,
from many fields, who now have training in technical writing along with
a passion to enter the field. To help these folk begin a career of their
choice, we are offering organisations looking to employ a technical writer
50% off our regular placement fee if they choose a recent graduate. Call 1800 601 116 (a free call) for
Our recruitment methodology is based on the notion that effective recruitment
requires applicants to be able to demonstrate their skills, not
just talk about them. In other words, applicants who make it on to our
short lists will have been able to demonstrate (a) an understanding of
the mechanics of language, (b) skills in writing straightforward, clutter-free
procedures, (c) knowledge of appropriate software tools and practices
and (d) the ability to analyse technical specifications.
To help in the selection process, we have developed a series of pen-and-paper
tests the core elements of which can be added to, or customised, to meet
the particular needs of a client. These tests can be supplemented by computer-based
tests designed to enable applicants to demonstrate an adequate familiarity
with a particular software tool (such as FrameMaker, Word, RoboHelp, Dreamweaver
and so on).
more information, call 1800 601 116 (a free call)
contractors and permanents
by technical writers
Send a job description now...
would like to send us details of the technical writing position you want
filled, please complete our job description form.
We will immediately conduct a candidate search and
present you with CVs of writers whose skills and experience well match
your job description. The candidate search is a free
service. Fees only apply if you accept a proposed candidate for the position.
Call 1800 601 116 if you need more information.
If you have a query about our services, complete our query form. We will endeavour to respond within two working days.
For urgent enquiries, call us on our Freecall number: 1800 601 116. Calls to this number are free.