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    May 25, 2011

Tech Writer Wanted for MySQL Workbench & Connectors

Stefan Hinz
MySQL Documentation Manager

The MySQL Documentation Team is looking for a senior technical writer. Main areas to cover are MySQL Workbench and MySQL Connectors. The position is for EMEA.

Candidates should be prepared to work intensively with our developers
and support organization when writing documentation. Being a distributed
team,  we meet mostly on IRC and coordinate our work through email and
versioning systems such as Subversion. The base format we're using is
DocBook XML, and we're not just writing but also processing and
publishing all our documentation ourselves.

This means you should be ready to use "non-wysiwyg" text editors, have a clue about XML and XSL, and be prepared to communicate over the Internet most of the time. Naturally, you should have some experience documenting database software. We're striving for high quality (good and understandable writing, accuracy, completeness, attention to details, timeliness) — people are actually reading the documentation we provide; our online viewable formats get millions of page views every month.

If you think you qualify, drop me a mail, and let me know what time would be best to get together on the phone.

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