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Full-time Technical Writer and Graphic Designer Job

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on May 10, 2017

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Technical Writer / Graphic Designer
Full Time, Permanent – Sanford, Florida
Crane Institute of America is the nation’s leading provider of training services to the lifting industry. Since 1987 CIA has trained and/or certified over 100,000 equipment operators, inspectors, supervisors, trainers, and riggers. We offer original print and digital training materials, qualification exams, and reference materials. We are looking for a technical writer/graphic designer to help create all these products.
Job Duties
• Create, edit and update (with subject matter expert instruction)
o Workbooks and handbooks
o Paper and electronic exams
o PowerPoint presentations for training
o Reference materials
• Create, edit, and manipulate graphics used in training materials.
• Read and analyze legal standards to ensure compatibility with training materials.
• Communicate effectively with trainers, consultants, owners/staff, and other subject matter experts.
Skills Needed
Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat) is required.
Knowledge of WordPress, basic HTML and CSS, and email marketing such as MailChimp are a plus but not required.
Ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects and tasks to meet deadlines.
Attention to detail and confidence to ask correcting and clarifying questions.
Knowledge of the lifting industry and safety best practices as well as relevant OSHA and ASME standards would be a plus but is not required.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree + 2 years of technical writing experience, or equivalent experience, required.

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Writing with John Dufresne at the Lakeside Inn

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on April 28, 2017

The Lakeside Inn

A dozen writers will workshop their stories or novels-in- progress with John Dufresne at the Lakeside Inn in beautiful Mt. Dora, FL.  Will you be one of the lucky ones?

Thu, Sep 28, 2017, 8:30 AM –

Sat, Sep 30, 2017, 12:30 PM EDT

Click here for details and to sign up.

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Florida Writers Association One-Day Conference

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on April 28, 2017


Looking forward to seeing y’all Saturday, April 29th at the Altamonte Springs Hilton for Focus on Character-Driven Stories.

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Liz Strong Makes Magic in Amongst Small Things

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on April 28, 2017

Amongst Small Things

Amongst Small Things, Liz Strong’s debut offering in the AST Book Series, is available NOW in paperback or on your Kindle. Get’em while they’re hot!

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