Technical Writer & Editor (Life Sciences)

by cathrinehansen on December 13th, 2018   265 views

CSOFT’s Global Communications Department is looking for talented editors and translators to work closely with one of our key technology-sector clients.


Job Description

CSOFT’s Global Communications Department is looking for talented editors and translators to work closely with one of our key technology-sector clients. The ideal candidate must be a native English speaker, comfortable with explaining complex scientific and technical concepts in simple language, and ready to take on deadline-driven projects. This position will require simultaneous work on different types of documentation for different products, so organization and versatility are a must.

Primary Responsibilities:


·         Editing for one or more of the following content categories:

·         Marketing materials and press releases

·         Technical and management training materials and presentations

·         Internal corporate documents, product and market research

·         Frequent communication with a diverse map of stakeholders (in both Chinese and English)

·         Information architecture, focusing on intuitive structure for a variety of different formats

·         Translate materials from Chinese into English (dependent on Chinese ability and previous translation experience)


Required Skills/Experience:


·         At least two years writing, editing, and/or translation experience, with 5+ years preferred (in-house or agency are both OK)

·         Bachelor’s degree or higher

·         Native English speaker, with a strong grasp of grammar and controlled language

·         A strong writing portfolio (please include 1–2 writing samples with your application)

·         Able to work independently and under pressure

·         Strong communication and conflict resolution skills

·         Ability to empathize with a target audience and tailor your writing to them

·         Familiarity with Microsoft Office

·         Must be able to speak Chinese to a professional level for communication with engineers

Preferred Skills/Experience:


·         Experience writing for life science industries preferred

·         Technical/scientific writing experience preferred, or ability to learn quickly

·         ZH-EN translation experience

·         Degree in English, Journalism, Communication, Computer Science, or related subjects

·         Strong understanding of IT and telecom industries

·         Knowledge of DITA XML and structured authoring preferred, or ability to learn quickly

·         Knowledge of Arbortext, Oxygen or other authoring tools preferred, or ability to learn quickly

Location: Wuxi, China

This position may require occasional travel within mainland China.

If you are interested in further information send your CV and cover letter to Cathrine Hansen at

To learn more about CSOFT, our business, vision, people, and available opportunities, please visit our website at

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