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Technical Writer
Irving, Texas
Contract Position
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Applied on January 26, 2021
Job Id #45072 Posted January 12, 2021

Responsibilities include:

  • Edit text for spelling, adherence to grammar rules and to style guidelines, and general clarity. Check organization and verify consistency in tone and presentation.
  • Must be able to recognize nonstandard or confusing grammar, punctuation, and usage; and inconsistent abbreviations, and terminology. Identify inconsistencies in common outputs across product lines.
  • Check images for accuracy, correct positioning, and layout.
  • Use accepted proofreading techniques to rigorously compare documents with an edited markup for accuracy and conformance of content and format, and will use standard editorial and proofreading marks to indicate deviations.
  • Verify that all required changes have been made.
  • Collaborate with a team of writers (SMEs), editors, graphic designers, and information architects.


  • Degree in English language, Journalism, or Technical writing, or equivalent writing experience and strong grammar skills.


  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Attention to detail and ability to recognize patterns
  • Highly organized person with interpersonal skills and the ability to manage their time
  • Must have experience with XML (preferably DITA XML)
  • Experience with a Content Management System (preferably a component content management system) a plus
  • Experience in medical device industry a plus

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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