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Hire a technical writer today to write content for a variety of technical fields including aerospace, computer hardware, software and finance. Technical writers often create user guides, instruction manuals and professional reports, in addition to performing research on technical topics.

Technical writing is a form of precise communication seen in a variety of fields like finance, consumer electronics and software. It is the type of language seen in instruction manuals and professional reports. Technical writers are often familiar with a variety of industry-specific software, or may utilize a writing program like LaTeX to input mathematical equations and graphs into a report. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, hire a technical writer today to write reports, manuals, publications and other technical documents.

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  1. Grant Smith

    Grant Smith

    Excel, Access VBA and Macro Developer

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 15

    Experienced professional with multiple skills looking for extra work. Very diligent, attentive to details, hard working and honest. Guru in MS Office Applications (company SME (Subject Matter Expert)) VBAs and Macros Knowledgeable in computer software and hardware problems Many years of customer service including managing a large team of customer service agents Excellent written and speaking communication skills I sell time by adding automation to any office product! Based on East Coast of United States

    $60.00 /hr
    1,539 hours
    4.98
  2. Nicole Mayo

    Nicole Mayo

    Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, Writer

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Portfolio: 1

    As an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, I seek to bridge the gap between the academic literature and the training classroom, applying adult learning theories and virtual training techniques to increase skills and knowledge acquisition, training transfer, and job performance in a wide variety of industries. I am seeking consulting projects will allow me to apply my extensive virtual classroom experience and knowledge of virtual training theory to build training programs that will entertain, inform, and drive employee success.

    $77.78 /hr
    87 hours
    4.98
  3. Theo Filippidis

    Theo Filippidis

    Principal Oracle Consultant

    Ireland - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 3

    Track record of success leading the design and development of high-performance, enterprise-level Oracle solutions. Subject-matter authority offering ten years of success defining, designing, constructing, supporting, and enhancing properly engineered major systems for high-profile clients. “Big picture” planner instrumental in guiding the direction of future initiatives that raise the bar for performance across the industry. Demonstrated ability to establish development standards and methods result in quantitative improvements to product quality and process efficiency. Well-earned reputation for resolving complex problems that potentially jeopardized project success. Guaranteed product performance, security, and data integrity prior to turnover. Earned a reputation for professional excellence by delivering high-performance solutions on time and within budget projections.

    $60.00 /hr
    126 hours
    3.01
  4. Tom S.

    Tom S. Agency Contractor

    Mathematician, Programmer and Translator

    Germany - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 5

    I just finished my studies of mathematics with focus on physics and computer sciences in Iceland. Next to my studies, I have been programming already for several years on a freelance basis and provide professional translation services. The programs that I created so far mostly are GUI applications under Windows, as well as web-based applications using PHP and javascript. In addition to these experiences, I have also intensive knowledge of C/C++, Matlab, R, and various other programming languages. You can see some of my programs in my portfolio and on my website. In addition to being a programmer, I have also several years of experience as a translator. As a German native speaker, I mostly translate from English to German, and occasionally from German to English. I have lived abroad for more than three years now, and therefore know a couple of other languages as well. These include French, Icelandic, Swedish, Dutch and Bulgarian. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Best wishes, Tom Schiller

    Associated with: e-ComFreelance Agency

    $24.00 /hr
    681 hours
    4.78
  5. Geoffory C.

    Geoffory C.

    Business and Technology Executive and Consultant

    United States - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 8

    To utilize my vast skills, experience and knowledge in the Technology and Business Management fields. Over the past 16 years, I have assisted several companies in everything from production to analysis to growing companies to valuation to liquidation. I have mentored and coached several young future business people in the arts of efficiency, confidence and maximization of potential. I am a problem solver, entrepreneur, innovator, engineer, motivator and, most importantly, a deliverer of results. My proven track record in technology and business management, marketing and leadership speaks for itself. When you get me as a consultant and manager, you get what I live, breathe, eat and even sleep - success!

    $55.56 /hr
    4,539 hours
    5.00
  6. Emily Jones

    Emily Jones

    Proofreader - Project Manager - Copy Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

    Over the last 10+ years, I have written and edited countless articles and blog posts on a freelance basis and have been involved in ghostwriting, proofreading, and co-authoring ebooks, technical manuals, and team education materials. I have extensive experience in recruiting, training, and managing a team and I am currently seeking new engagements that will allow me to use my editing and supervisory skills to bring both clients and projects to your organization. I am dedicated to my projects and my teams and it is my mission to exceed my clients' expectations.

    $22.22 /hr
    2,309 hours
    4.92
  7. Debbie T.

    Debbie T.

    A1 Native UK English Digital Marketer/project manager/writer/editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 19 - Portfolio: 6

    I have experience of digital marketing, writing, editing, researching and proof-reading and hold advanced secretarial and language qualifications. I am a fast, accurate and proficient typist. I am a native English (UK) speaker with an excellent command of the English language and experience of writing for publication. I also have qualifications in early years education and library and information services. I have many years experience of working in a customer service environment which has enabled me to develop excellent communication skills, both oral and written. I have a can-do attitude and am always willing to go the extra mile to make sure my customers are satisfied with the service they receive. I am used to researching online to answer all sorts of queries on a wide variety of subjects.

    $50.00 /hr
    2,149 hours
    4.90
  8. XinYin Qin

    XinYin Qin

    Translator, Sales/Marketing Expert,MBA,ERP Expert

    China - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 74 - Portfolio: 67

    Professional Translator. Professional Business and Technical Translation Expert. Best Skills on Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese translation. Good Culture Background knowledge : China Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. Best Skills on Marketing and Outbound Sales Best Network and Resource to Expand Your Business in China mainland. Include Online Business Promotion & Offline Business, Such as All Kinds of Out-Sourcing Marketing , iOS or Android App marketing and etc. Low Cost, High Quality Customer and Considerable Market Share Get For You. Market Research Expert for Web Research, Sourcing, Cold Calling Help you to find most valuable information and supplier in China. A Good Sourcing Agent in China. Customer Service Expert A Best Virtual Assistant. Best Assistant to Localize Your Business in China Mainland & Hong Kong. Database Expert, Best Skills on SQL Server 2012. Business Intelligence Professional

    $20.00 /hr
    2,712 hours
    4.96
  9. Shahzad Rana Younus

    Shahzad Rana Younus

    CISSP/Cloud Expert/Technical Writer/Tableau/Project Manager

    Pakistan - Last active: 23 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    I am certified, experienced and seasoned IT professional. Over the past 14 years, I have accumulated a vast range of experience which entails me to tackle most IT situations I encounter quite easily and efficiently. If you want the work done related to IT, I am the guy to hire. If still skeptical, have a look below at my achievements. Progressive experience with administration, and directing a broad range of Corporate IT initiatives & business focused solutions using leading ICT technologies with industry best practices and standards. Specialties: IT Security and Infrastructure development (CISSP - Certified Information Security Professional - Member ID 302621) ITIL Foundation, COBIT 5 BI Tools - Tableau / QlikView Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning Network Administration and Database Management CISCO Networking Virtual/Cloud Computing Network security and Server Administration Technical Writings SEO/WordPress/WHMCS LinkedIn profile: http://pk.linkedin.com/in/shahzadrana/

    $12.50 /hr
    122 hours
    4.95
  10. David A.

    David A.

    Because Quality must not be Expensive

    Spain - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 7

    Professional English- Spanish translator, writer and VA, native of Spain with several experience working in various experience in several topics. I focused my work into offering the best for any kind of project that goes to me. Instead of subject, objective or source, I am committed, with quality as this translation or VA work will make the difference for yourself. As Spanish native, I can assure you the best result from any text. Make yourself a favor and help your work goes far, allowing to get in touch with every Spanish speaker around the world. Something that only a Spain native translator like me could do. And more, because translation, writing and VA work have a vital importance for a buyer because it show his public image. Quality is a must, and customers take cares so. Something showed in my portfolio with lots of satisfied customers those recommend my services. No trouble about how large or small is your job, I can get to any shoe, as you require. Translation: I specialize in ENG - ESP pair, where I offer translation services for all kinds of text and content: manuals, websites and software, sales papers, books and eBooks and anything that your business might require. My qualification in business and marketing helps your text to be better if your goal is achieved more sales, more customers, improve your company image or any other required objective. And if you need a more didactic or compressive text, as a sample for a manual or a textbook, I also can get the best of your text to help your readers to get in touch. Writing: on the same way of previous work, we also can create any kind of Spanish text for your website, manual, software, sales campaigns and nearly everything that you can need. If the text to be written or translated requires SEO purposes, it could be implemented too. Also happens with marketing or educative texts. You will get your text fitted into your main objective. Just let me know what you need and get it done, fast and accurate. VA work: experience is a must for a good VA. Experiences build both in offline and online work. I have spent several years on customer support, administrative and organization positions so I know what is needed to do and, best of all, how doing it better. The same happens in real world, where I have worked into customer and sales support for a travel site, or on sales support for a financial site. So just let me know what you need to be done and sit to watch it done. I fit to your project length and extension, offering great quality and short delivery, but without losing any quality in the process. Work is always done looking for best results, no trouble how much effort must I use to get it. So just tell me what is on your mind and together will find the best way to make it done

    $22.00 /hr
    337 hours
    4.95