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Leader in Technical Writing, Writing Assistance, Offers Guidance to HR Departments When Hiring Niche Technical Writing Staff

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

President of national technical writing staffing firm, Writing Assistance, offers advice when hiring contract workers in new video.MINNEAPOLIS — February 8, 2007 — – Writing Assistance President, Scott Hartmann, is offering Human Resources (HR) departments the need to know information when hiring specialized technical writing staff.Hartmann, who has led his technical writing staffing firm to a 60% increase in revenue year to date over 2005, is helping HR departments understand how to ensure a successful hire.”Using a niche or specialized staffing service is often more efficient than working with a generalized staffing firm when hiring specialty staff like technical writers,” said Scott Hartmann, President of Writing Assistance. “Our customers, when working with our technical writers, have experienced a decreased ramp up time, hires require less supervision and take less time away from subject matter experts and staff. It is important to hire the right person as it is very expensive to hire the wrong person.”Hartmann’s advice to Human Resource departments hiring contract writers includes implementing the following qualifications:

  • Subject Matter Experience – Hire someone with subject/industry experience to reduce the amount of time it will take to get him/her up to speed on the project.

Technical Writing Firm—Writing Assistance—Named one of Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Twin Cities

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Writing Assistance’ focus on technical writing proves a solid strategy after 73 percent growth over 2005.

Minneapolis, MN — November 2, 2006 — — Writing Assistance, Inc, the leading contract technical writing firm, has been named a Twin Cities Business Journal Growth 50 firm.

Writing Assistance, ranked number 46 in the 2006 Fast 50, has experienced 73.49 percent growth in 2006 over the year 2005.

“Writing Assistance’ focus on technical documentation, in particular software documentation, plays a large part in our continued success,” said Scott Hartmann, President of Writing Assistance. “Our ability to remain focused on our core strengths has enabled us to become a leader in the technical documentation field and therefore gain more business.”

Writing Assistance contract technical writers are highly versed in the technology industry and offer documentation including:

  • User guides
  • Programmer’s Guides
  • Software documentation
  • ISO 9000 documentation
  • Operator’s manuals
  • Technical Reference manuals
  • Maintenance Manuals
  • Disaster Recovery and SOX documentation

Demand for Specialized Staffing Companies Helps Writing Assistance Stomp First Quarter Goals with A 70 Percent Increase in Revenue over Last Year

Thursday, June 15th, 2006 lists technical writing as one of the 50 Best Jobs in America in a recent report. Demand for technical writers pushes Writing Assistance to a record increase in revenue.MINNEAPOLIS – June 15, – Writing Assistance, the national leader in contract technical writing, announced today that first quarter revenue has increased 70 percent over the same quarter in 2005.Writing Assistance attributes the jump in revenue to the growing request for staffing companies that are highly specialized in a niche market. By offering contract technical writers who specialize in software documentation and technical documentation, Writing Assistance has been able to capitalize on the unique documentation needs of businesses.According to’s recent report listing the 50 Best Jobs in America, a technical writer comes in at job number 13. also predicts a 23.22 percent increase in job growth over the next 10 years indicating that the need for technical writers is not expected to slow any time soon.“Technology companies crave contract technical writers who are entrenched in the technology industry and who have a deep understanding of the detailed technical documentation required,” said Scott Hartmann, President of Writing Assistance. “Writing Assistance technical writers focus on software and technical documentation allowing them to keep up to date on industry happenings and requirements allowing for a smooth transition into new writing projects.”Writing Assistance contract technical writers process the complexities of the technology industry and turn them into streamlined and user-friendly documentation including any of the following:

Writing Firm, Writing Assistance, Launches Website to Help Companies Craft Compelling Web Copy

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Writing Assistance has created a new website to help companies locate and hire the perfect, professional web content writer whose methods can improve results within content-crawling search engines.

MINNEAPOLIS, March, 2, 2006 – – Writing Assistance, a national writing firm that specializes in technical writing, copy writing and training development, today announced the launch of a new website focused solely on helping companies find a writer with Web copy writing and editing competencies.

Writing compelling web content has become an important aspect of the writing outsourcing industry because search engines are demanding rich, fresh content from websites. Search engines base most of their rankings on the relevance and uniqueness of a website’s content.

“Content is now the most important force in driving traffic to a website”, said Scott Hartmann, President of Writing Assistance. “A few years ago a website relied on design and graphics to grab user attention, but knowing how to write content that will be found by search engines is now the best method for attracting an audience.”

Writing Assistance believes that a website has just seconds to:• Grab Attention• Build Interest• Create Desire• Motivate Action

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