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Eric P.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • API Documentation
  • Technical Editing
  • SEO Writing
  • Requirements Specification
  • REST
  • Swagger
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Java
  • SQL
  • XML
  • Unified Modeling Language
  • Sequence Diagram

I have worked in software development for 15 years both as coder implementing backend (Java) and front technologies (HTML, CSS) as well as a software architect. I have been responsible for end user documentation for APIs as well requirements and design specifications. I've worked with various project stakeholders and clients to develop requirements and projects plans. I have worked with UX engineers to help refine designs and created mocks ups of wireframes, UML diagrams and other visual assets. When not working, I am a singer/songwriter. I have released an album and perform regularly in the Bay Area. I maintain my own music publishing...

Carl W.
$95/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • White Paper Writing
  • Technical Documentation
  • Proposal Writing
  • Website Copywriting
  • Sales Copywriting
  • API Documentation
  • Blog Writing
  • Press Release Writing
  • Website Content
  • IT Consultation
  • Content Strategy
  • Information Architecture
  • Case Studies

I was an engineer for many years. Every kind imaginable: design engineer, project engineer, sales engineer and systems engineer. It wasn’t until later that I discovered technical writing and copywriting and made it my career. When you work with me, you're working with a writer who has real-world engineering and business experience. And I bring that subject matter expertise to everything I write. I prefer to work with clients with whom I can develop a long-term relationship. That enables me to learn about your business and add more value to my writing. Contact me with your most complex and technically challenging writing projects....

Holly M.
$65/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Blog Development
  • Healthcare Information Technology
  • Public Relations
  • English Grammar
  • Copywriting
  • Marketing Communications
  • AP Style Writing
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare IT
  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Healthcare Information Technology

Thanks for reading my profile! I have 20+ years of experience in public relations and marketing communications and have worked for clients in multiple industries, including healthcare, technology, financial services, transportation, manufacturing and more. I'm able to take complex subject matter and put it into layman's terms. Whether you're a small company looking for an additional marketing resource for your team or a large enterprise needing help with overflow projects, I can utilize my writing services to help you meet your goal(s). I have extensive experience in the healthcare IT industry, from writing blogs, web content, white papers,...

Corrina C.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Grant Writing
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Project Management

I am an established free-lance grant writer and nonprofit consultant. I base my practice on 13 years of leading watershed councils as an executive director and service on a variety of nonprofit boards and grant review teams. My clients range from individual artists to nationwide established nonprofits and come from a variety of disciplines. I have a reputation for efficiency, clarity, and offering the best chance of success for your project. I can help you start a nonprofit, write grants and raise funds, create a strategic plan, and develop your diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. My most frequent deliverables include development of a...

Kristen F.
$60/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Project Management
  • Project Scheduling
  • Software QA
  • QA Management
  • Business Analysis

Technology is my passion! I have had many roles within the technology field since I received my Computer Science degree in 2007. My experience includes 15 years of Project Management, 9 years of Quality Assurance (includes management), and 14 years of System Analysis. I love working with companies all around the world and helping to increase project efficiency by having great communication and organization skills while utilizing a lean mentality.

Jennifer H.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Content Writing
  • FAQ
  • Tutorial
  • Copywriting
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Article Writing
  • Blog Content
  • SEO Writing
  • Article
  • Blog Writing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Landing Page
  • Website Content
  • Product Page

Greetings! I’m a seasoned writer that aims for simplicity. My varied experience on Upwork and beyond ensures my ability to mold to your writing & editing needs, and I aim to provide an excellent client experience. Before going further, I’d like to tell you a bit about my background. Education & Relevant Work After pursuing my BS in natural resources and a Master's certificate in GIS, I began my career freelancing on Upwork. While much of my previous work included land management documents, scientific presentations, and research, Upwork has opened my skill set to do so much more with my talents. I’ve been Top Rated since May 2020, and...

Jung B.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Internet Research
  • Data Entry
  • Administrative Support

Let me use my years of technical and business experience to create punchy, entertaining articles for your website, blog or publication. I have extensive experience writing for science journals and academic publications as well as for the business community.

Aaron K.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Photography
  • Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Strategy
  • Book Writing
  • Screenplay
  • Novel
  • Book
  • Ghostwriting
  • Memoir
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Marketing
  • Content Editing

I'm Aaron. I'm a writer and editor. I write and edit copy, books, blogs, articles, and scripts. No matter what medium you're writing in, it's about telling a good story. I've had short stories published, plays produced, and screenplays optioned. I managed development for Legacy Pictures, have doctored scripts that have been produced, and have created pitches for the likes of Heelys, Mattel, Amazon Kids, The History Channel, and Travel Channel. Whether it's a line on social media, an edit of a book, a script for a spot or film, ghostwriting, or just a general inquiry, I’m happy to chat and see how I can help. Let me know if you have...

Karen C.
$115/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Editor
  • Proofreading
  • Technical Editing
  • Online Writing
  • White Paper Writing
  • Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Acrobat

Highly experienced, detail-oriented writer with over 10 years of professional technical writing and marketing writing experience. Technical proposals (RFP responses), case studies, white papers, website copy, other marketing collateral, and more. Among the benefits I will bring to your project are: • 11+ years experience writing state and federal government technical proposals. • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills. • Organized and focused on the details. • Independent, self-motivated, and able to meet deadlines in an unstructured environment. • Published academic author; wrote chapter for book published by Oxford...

Jonathan H.
$65/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Educational
  • Curriculum Development
  • Computer Science
  • Project Management
  • Scrum
  • Agile Project Management
  • Jira
  • Atlassian Confluence
  • Instructional Design
  • Program Curriculum
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Style Guide

Technical Writer with over twenty years of experience writing complex documentation. I have experience working with project management tools, JIRA, Confluence, Zendesk, SurferSEO, Frase, Goole suite products, Microsoft Office suite products, Slack, and Miro. Available to start projects immediately. Let's have a conversation if you need new documentation written, old documentation updated, or need ideas on how to improve your current information architecture. I'm open to short and long-term contracts from US and International clients.

Jessica W.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Writing
  • SEO Writing
  • Editor
  • English Proofreading
  • Ebook Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Copywriting
  • White Paper Writing
  • About Us Page
  • Website Copywriting
  • Journalism Writing
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency

I am an SEO content writer with over 5+ years of professional content writing experience. My experience includes writing across a wide range of niches including Finance & Marketing, Blockchain Technology, Health & Lifestyle, among others. During my years of working in the content writing industry, I have come to understand the peculiarities of each niche and how I can create high-quality content to fit each client's requirements. In addition to this, I am quite skilled at researching new topics and delivering stellar work. Asides from my ability to deliver top-quality content, I also work in a very timely manner, ensuring you get your...

Amanda S.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Writing
  • Article Writing
  • SEO Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Report Writing
  • Researcher
  • Scientific Research
  • Editor
  • Gardening
  • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Science
  • Landscaping
  • Soil

With a love for all things gardening, agriculture, and plant related, I combine my educational background, personal experience and a knack for writing to create customized, high quality written content for clients. I've always loved to write -- whether it be peer-reviewed journal articles, articles for trade magazines, blog posts, or technical reports -- and love to research and learn about new topics. This love of learning and the ability to understand a wide range of topics allows me the chance to work as a technical writer, a freelance writer, a proofreader, a web content creator, a blogger, or a ghostwriter depending on the day and the...

Tracy S.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Software QA
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • User Manual
  • Online Help
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Developmental Editing
  • UX Writing
  • Line Editing

I have nearly thirty years’ experience in technical writing in a variety of fields including software, medical, pharmaceutical and consumer electronics. I enjoy making technical information easy to understand by non-technical people. I also have significant experience in graphic design, editing and proofreading and QA/user acceptance testing.

Ianthe S.
$27/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Report Writing
  • Technical Editing
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • English Proofreading
  • US English Dialect
  • Science
  • Editor
  • Researcher
  • Geology

I am a native English speaker and scientist with strong technical writing skills. I can grasp and implement complex concepts quickly. Then I write about them concisely and clearly. In my most recent role as a freelance technical writer and editor, I write, review, and edit reports, manuals, website copy, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and instructions, always striving for uniformity, clarity, and accuracy. I have also prepared supporting Word reports, Excel documents, and PowerPoint presentations for technical reports, expenditure justifications, and peer reviews. In my twenty years of experience in petroleum field exploration and...

Cynthia E.
$85/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Tutorial
  • Content Management
  • Editor
  • Technical Editing
  • Instruction Manual
  • Instructional Design
  • Training Design
  • Training & Development
  • Training Online LMS

Experienced writer with a demonstrated history of working in technology, healthcare, utilities, and other industries. Strong professional skilled in technical writing, content development, web design, UI/UX design, training development (including videos and written material), and team leadership and management. I have specialized skills in creating online learning systems. This includes Kajabi, Camtasia, and all aspects of course creation. I bring a combination of technical skills and knowledge as well as essential skills such as collaboration, communication, empathy, and listening. These skills facilitate my ability to jump into teams...

Vijayalakshmi V.
$21/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • User Guide Writing
  • Online Help
  • Technical Documentation
  • MadCap Software
  • Video Production
  • RoboHelp
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Atlassian Confluence
  • WordPress
  • Zendesk
  • User Manual
  • Medical Device User Manual
  • Instruction Manual

Thank you for visiting my profile. With 15 years of experience in technical writing and as one of the top technical writers at Elance and Upwork, I have had the great exposure and experience of writing user guides, online help, training manuals, process guides, installation guides, help guides, white papers and video tutorials for various technical platforms, software, applications, dashboards and domains. Training Video tutorials will have Alexa voiceover. I promise to provide you the best work. Ask me for samples and quote. I have 2 post graduate degrees in Computer Science and Business Management along with Brainbench and CompTIA...

Arinze C.
$20/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Researcher
  • Copywriting
  • Content Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Editor
  • Proofreading
  • Writing
  • Tech & IT
  • Website Content
  • Technical Documentation
  • Technical Manual
  • On-Page SEO

Hi, Thanks for checking out my profile. I am a content writer with experience in digital marketing, tech, software development and automation. Do your writing needs fall outside these fields? That’s where my research 🔎 skills come into play. Contact me now if you’re in the market for: 💼 Engaging, easy-to-read landing page content, blog posts, and product descriptions/listings. 💼 Copywriting 💼 Proofreading and editing 💼 On-page search engine optimization (SEO) Why you should work with me: 🛡️ 100% client satisfaction. I’ll review that piece until it meets your requirements. 🌎 No time zone restrictions. I don’t mind working outside...

Sharon D.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Knowledge Management Solutions KMx
  • Internal Communications
  • Policy Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Editor
  • Resume Writing
  • UX Writing
  • English
  • User Manual

My name is Sharon. I'm a technical writer and editor with 22+ years’ experience writing engaging and informative content that drives better business performance. So, what exactly does that mean? Basically, I use the written word to help your business operate smoothly and seamlessly; help your customers understand how your products and services work; and help your employees do their jobs with competence AND confidence. I am ITIL certified, proficient in a variety of content development applications and content management platforms. I am a communicator, relationship builder, eagle-eyed editor, research geek and inquisitive interviewer....

Pat B.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Technical Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Business Process Management
  • Documentation
  • Flowchart
  • Fillable Form
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word
  • Lucidchart
  • Editor
  • Process Modeling
  • Process Design
  • Process Flow Diagram

Process mapping expert (Visio, Lucidchart, Google Draw, an yEd Graph Editor) with over 20 years of business experience in a broad array of roles: process management, user requirements gathering, systems and database design, and insurance claims analysis, among others. Technical writer and editor with an M.S. in Technical Communication and advanced Word, Excel, and HTML skills. Specializes in policies & procedures and user manuals.

Colin C.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Technical Documentation
  • Python
  • Cloud Computing
  • JavaScript
  • Instruction Manual
  • API Documentation
  • RESTful API
  • Financial Writing
  • Software Development
  • FAQs Compilation
  • WooCommerce
  • Golang
  • Ruby

I have a degree in Computer and Information Systems from George Washington University and many years of experience as both a technical writer and a software developer. I can write software documentation and various forms of technical content.

Brian G.
$38/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • SEO Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Writing
  • Non-Fiction Writing
  • News Writing
  • Business Writing
  • Ebook Writing
  • Newsletter Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Writing
  • Editing & Proofreading

Brian Geiger is a writer, editor, and independent scholar. Trusted by Fortune 500s, SMBs, and executives, his work has appeared in leading publications, including Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance, and Fast Company. He loves teaming up with the sharpest and most creative people he can find. Beyond writing for businesses, he’s a rare book dealer and an independent scholar, currently studying the roots of American thought. His latest essay was featured in the Emerson Society Papers, and he's the writer and host of "Glimpses of Ralph Waldo Emerson."

Amit A.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Qualitative Research
  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Public Health
  • Writing
  • Journal Article
  • Article Submission
  • Article Writing
  • Research Papers
  • Scientific Literature Review
  • Academic Paper
  • Content Management
  • Academic Writing
  • Biostatistics
  • Medical

I am a medical teacher by profession working in a medical college. I have vast experience in medical research and writing and I have published more than 80 articles/ book chapters in various peer-reviewed, medical journals. I am supervising postgraduate dissertations for the last 7 years and I’ve completed many similar projects on this platform also. I am also an active member of the editorial board and the reviewer team for more than 25 medical journals. It is my routine work to review and edit manuscripts and I've reviewed more than 150 scientific articles for different medical journals. I am experienced in medical writing and I can write...

Archie L.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • B2B Marketing
  • Content Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Editor
  • Marketing Communications
  • Content Marketing

Seasoned professional with more than 25 years of writing and marketing communications experience. Stints include: staff writer/editor for a Florida-based environmental magazine; marketing communications writer for a leading high-tech water filtration manufacturer; and copywriter for a leading Minneapolis public relations agency. Proven ability to quickly grasp complex topics and translate them into clear, readable prose designed to create lasting impressions that resonate with target audiences. Extensive experience writing on a wide range of technical subjects for leading brands, including Rockwell Automation, BASF, Dell, IBM, Intel, and...

Graeme D.
$44/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Technical Documentation
  • Instruction Manual
  • Technical Editing
  • English
  • User Manual
  • Description
  • Specifications

I am an engineering professional with 34 years experience in Technical Publications, Integrated Logistic Support and System Safety. I am an excellent technical writer, highly experienced in the requirements of the UK, Noth American and European markets. Well practised in producing responses to Requests For Proposals (RFP's), Invitations To Tender (ITT), and Requests For Quotations (RFQ), as well as the project management of technical writing and equipment support.

Shannon K.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Adobe FrameMaker
  • CSS
  • Computer Network
  • Online Help
  • System Administration
  • Salesforce CRM
  • Oracle NetSuite
  • MadCap Software

My resume highlights years of experience as a communications professional. At GE Healthcare IT, I performed successfully as a senior writer and team lead. I was instrumental in creating a working agile documentation team. As an individual contributor I wrote installation and configuration documentation for UNIX and Windows system administrators supporting our products in Oracle and SQL environments. I worked on extensive online help systems for both administrators and end users, and contributed to marketing, training, and online collateral. My last three years with GE were as a remote employee. For other employers and writing contracts, I...

Paula M.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Markdown
  • GitHub
  • Writing
  • Product Description
  • Documentation
  • Localization
  • Copywriting
  • Content Writing
  • Researcher
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Blog Content

Analytical and detail-oriented Technical Writer, experienced in writing end-user documentation for high-end products and solutions globally. Passionate about simplifying complexity and shaping documentation in ways that help users achieve their goals.

Andrei P.
$120/hr
  • Trophy Icon Technical Writing
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Bitcoin
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • DevOps
  • Software
  • Markdown
  • SaaS
  • Containerization
  • API Documentation
  • AWS Lambda

Hi! I am a technical writer and project manager with more than 10 years of experience working for one of the Fortune 500 companies: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. I love to write in an accessible style, to break down difficult subjects and make them fresh, relevant, and engaging. My diverse background has allowed me to write engaging content on a variety of subjects including Docker, Kubernetes, DevOps, Microservices, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and IT monitoring, . Once I take on a project I commit to it fully. Whatever format you require for your content, I will bring it to life - ahead of your deadline. Here are a few testimonials...

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How to Hire Top Technical Writers

How to hire technical writers

Product manuals, user guides, and white papers won’t write themselves. If you’re looking for a freelancer who can help you take advanced technical topics and make them sensible to the masses, a technical writer can help.

Whether you have your technical content already written—say, by an engineer at a manufacturing company who isn’t a writer by trade—and all you need is someone to edit it for clarity or a broader audience, or you need a technical piece written from scratch, the key to a successful project is a clear, thorough creative brief.

What goes into a successful project brief? Here are a few things to consider including:

  • Background information. What is your company or business? What products or services do you provide? While technical writers won’t always have to be SMEs to work on a subject, it can be helpful for them to have experience and knowledge pertinent to your business or project.
  • Business goals and scope of the project. Next, clearly outline what it is you’re trying to accomplish with your content. Potential candidates should be able to read this part of the brief and instantly understand how the content they’ll write will help accomplish these goals.
  • A description of the content and channels where the content will be promoted. Is this an industry white paper distributed to a network of peers, or high-level materials for customers who want to educate themselves more on your product or service? Will the technical writer be writing in-depth explainer articles that need some SEO expertise, white papers with footnotes, or more engaging training materials?
  • Specific writing styles, acronyms, or terminology they will be using. If there’s a set style or library of acronyms and terms the writer should be familiar with, mention that as well.
  • Timeline and deliverables.

How to shortlist technical writers

A skilled technical writer isn’t just good at understanding how something works—they must also understand the audience and how to communicate effectively to them. Instead of just documenting a product’s feature, they also ask why and how people would use it. They understand the user’s perspective and the goals the user is trying to achieve.

As you’re browsing available technical writing consultants, it can be helpful to develop a shortlist of the freelancers you may want to interview. You can screen profiles on criteria such as:

  • Industry fit. You want a technical writer who understands your industry, so they can help you translate your technical jargon into something that speaks to your target market.
  • Detail oriented. It takes strong attention to detail to accurately translate advanced technical concepts into the words of a layperson.
  • Feedback. Check reviews from past clients for glowing testimonials or red flags that can tell you what it’s like to work with a particular technical writer.

How to write an effective tehnical writer job post

You can get more qualified proposals and speed up your search by being more specific with your needs. Before posting a job, ask yourself:

  • What level of expertise do I need? Do they need job experience as a business analyst, engineer, or accountant? Do they need academic credentials such as a Ph.D.?
  • What graphics are needed? Technical writers can usually create graphics such as tables, diagrams, and engineering drawings to support what they’re writing about. Good writers are skilled at creating well-designed graphics that integrate with the copy.
  • When do I need the project done? If you have a tight deadline, a more experienced writer may be able to turn a project around faster and with fewer edits needed.
  • How much research is needed? Does the writer need to sit with engineers to watch a piece of equipment being installed, then write instructions about how to do it? Does the writer need to run their draft by a test group to read for accuracy and comprehension?

With a clear picture of your ideal technical writer in mind, it’s time to write that job post. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would with employment, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project. An effective technical writing job post should include:

  • Scope of work: From blog posts to test procedures, list all the deliverables you’ll need.
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project.
  • Background: If you prefer experience working with certain industries, software, or marketing channels, mention this here.
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

TECHNICAL WRITERS FAQ

What is technical writing?

Technical writing is an umbrella term that covers everything from code documentation to blog posts covering the latest news in tech. If you’ve ever clicked “help” in a software service, perused an informative article covering new technology, or relied on a user manual to use a new product or service, you’ve benefited from the services of a technical writer.

Here’s a quick overview of the skills you should look for in technical writing freelancers:

  • Technical writing and editing
  • Experience writing technical documents (whitepapers, user manuals, etc.)
  • Research
  • Attention to detail
  • Familiarity with your subject matter

From marketing a technical product to educating your customers on how best to use it, technical writing consultants can create the documentation you need to reach your target audience.

Why hire technical writers?

The trick to finding top technical writers is to identify your needs. Are you looking for someone to write fun and informative blog posts about your technical products or services? Or do you require someone with a strong coding background to create the documentation for a library to be used by other developers? The cost of your technical writing project will depend largely on your scope of work, and the specific skills needed to bring your project to life.

How much does it cost to hire a technical writer?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions. Learn about the cost to hire a technical writer.

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