Job Listing Description

Writer Editor

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Writer Editor in Mesa, AZ.


  • Documents used in aircraft testing, certification, and delivery.
  • Documents used to support inquiries from the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Documents used to support inquiries from the Federal Communications Commission.
  • Online help for internal software applications.
  • Software user and administrator guides.
  • Requirements documents.
  • Test use cases and test results.

The Candidate must be able to:

  • Analyze the business partners' technical communication needs.
  • Communicate and present information professionally and effectively.
  • Share knowledge and contribute to the development of technical communication products and services.
  • Be proficient in a variety of technical communication tools (e.g., Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Acrobat Professional, RoboHelp, WebWorks) and techniques (e.g., SME interviews; outlining; editing to a style standard; expert-level knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and spelling; writing in the abstract; writing drafts and revisions), demonstrating flexibility and adaptability.
  • Be equally comfortable working in solitude as well as in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.

The ideal candidate:

  • Writes, edits, and proofreads technical content.
  • Gathers input and reconciles conflicting comments.
  • Verifies consistency and clarity of communication.
  • Adheres to guidelines for proprietary, export controlled, and classified content; (e.g., proper levels of security markings, handling of content).


• Five or more years’ experience creating technical content, including processes, procedures, online help, software user manuals, certification documentation, and test documentation.
• Ability to write content in clear, concise English with attention to detail, including grammar, punctuation, spelling, consistency, and single voice of authorship.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Adobe technical communication products.
• Ability to distinguish between subjective and objective writing, and to produce technical documentation accordingly.
• Ability to meet project block points and deadlines.
• Experience writing to standards and style guides.
• Technical writing degree or certificate from an accredited university or training provider.
• Experience creating technical content for aerospace, telecommunications, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, software, or similar industry.
• Familiarity with content-for-reuse methodologies and applications, such as DITA applications that create XML-based content.
• Experience working with business partners virtually, including distributed and global team members. 
• Experience working with subject matter experts and other resources who have in-depth domain knowledge, with a demonstrated ability to extract and transform that knowledge into objective prose communicated in quantitative terms, with fidelity to the conceptual meaning of the originator.
Job Number: 1910097951
Job Location: Mesa, AZ
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 02/08/2019
Attention: Mindy Moore
Address: 1839 S ALMA SCHOOL RD STE 250
City, State: MESA, AZ 85210
Phone: 480/929-9922
800 Phone: 800/657-0997
Fax Phone: 480/929-9779

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