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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. 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
  2. Ronda S.

    Ronda S.

    Business Consultant

    United States - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 3

    I have 20+ years of experience in Systems and Business Analysis, which includes writing technical and functional specifications, performing requirements gathering and supporting documentation and performing QA testing on finished software programs. I also have several years of experience as an Administrative Assistant and doing clerical work. I can type 70+ WPM with 100% accuracy (I double-check all work to ensure no errors) and am interested in supplementing my current full-time job with additional part-time work in the evenings and on the weekends. I am very thorough in every project that I work on, and check/double-check all of my work before turning in a finished product. I hope that you find my skills and professional experience suitable for your needs.

    $13.33 /hr
    682 hours
    3.97
  3. Shahzad Rana Younus

    Shahzad Rana Younus

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

    Pakistan - Last active: 20 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
  4. Joseph Jansen

    Joseph Jansen

    Sr. Application Engineer

    United States - Last active: 09/24/2014

    23 years experience in industrial automation. I've worked most aspects of the industry including plant engineer, designer and engineer for several integration companies, and support engineer for automation distributors. Strong in ladder logic, Red Lion / Crimson 2 & 3 design work, Wago PLC programming, industrial networks including Modbus RTU, ASCII and TCP. Profibus, Devicenet, Ethernet/IP, and have developed custom protocols for specific applications that include checksum verification, automatic retries on delivery failures, FIFO queueing of datagrams, etc.

    $50.00 /hr
    1 hours
    4.45
  5. Gayatri Pratap

    Gayatri Pratap Agency Contractor

    Web research Data mining specialist with exceptional Excel skills

    India - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    My goal is to provide advanced research and analytics support to clients worldwide guaranteeing high productivity and quality gains at very competitive rates. Highly accomplished Business Analyst (Team Leader) with an enviable 7-yr track record of managing complex product strategy and market research programs for leading technology Multi Nationals. Outstanding project management skills,consistently delivering complex, large-scale projects within quality parameters and budget constraints. Notable Skill sets include a) Business & Data Analysis (Microsoft Excel ) b) Marketing Collateral Expert (Microsoft Word and PowerPoint) c) Data Entry Specialist d) Advanced Web Researcher e) Strong proof-reading skills (Certified English Language User) f) Content writing g)Social Media Marketing My passion for providing exceptional client services with a vision of long-term client relationships will ensure that I surpass all your expectations.

    Associated with: Quick solutions

    $6.67 /hr
    369 hours
    4.85
  6. Clayton M.

    Clayton M. Agency Contractor

    Virtual Assistant, Data Research, Microsoft Excel Epert

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I am Clayton M. an account manager in the Philippines with basic knowledge of SAP Business One. My company is a Master Dealer here in the country where I was in charge of spare parts with 50,000+ unique codes. Responsible of identifying, ordering, selling, monitoring, dealing people & managing several transactions, & well aware of business processes in a company. My passion is working with Microsoft Excel which helps me in all difficulties of my work. I’m looking forward to becoming an excel programmer but my knowledge was still very insufficient. I’m a neophyte in online careers but I believe Microsoft Excel can be used in every aspect of this society.

    Associated with: Team One Business Solutions

    $3.00 /hr
    38 hours
    0.00
  7. J. Hawk

    J. Hawk

    Forex and Financial Writer, Editor and Translator

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 14

    Services: We are a professional freelance writer/editor team specializing in forex and financial writing with an extensive professional financial markets trading and fund management background. Based in San Francisco and Baja California, we write articles, market commentary, reports, web content, definitions and e-books in top quality native English. Jay is also a fully bilingual Spanish/English and English/Spanish translator/interpreter. Expertise: Forex, finance, options, technical and fundamental analysis, trading, economics, investing, law, insurance, real estate, health and diet. Qualifications: * Member San Francisco Writer's Guild since 1996 * Scored 99+ on Test of Standard Written English * Published news wire and academic journal writer * Feature article writer for Mexico Living Magazine * Certified Spanish/English translator/interpreter * Series 7 Registered Rep. * CA Real Estate Broker * Law and litigation training * Type 65+ WPM * MS Office expert

    $25.00 /hr
    31 hours
    4.96
  8. Hendri Augustine Sugiarto

    Hendri Augustine Sugiarto

    Expert Project Manager and Business Analyst

    Indonesia - Last active: 28 days ago - Portfolio: 11

    Experienced as ERP Project Manager and Business Analyst for 5+ years, I've lead my team to create a specific ERP modules within Indonesia second biggest industrial catering company and create various Business-related documents. Focusing on core project management issues like : • Initial Project Requirements • Project Time Management • Workforce Management • Quality, Service and Deliverables Management • Risk & Communication Management Able to create clear project roadmap in MS Project equivalent, I could help you manage any scale of project. I could speak English natively, communicate effectively according to the environment requirements, thus improving overall clarity and success in any project scale Do check my complete profile in LinkedIn : Hendri Augustine Sugiarto

    $27.00 /hr
    122 hours
    5.00
  9. Stephen Bush

    Stephen Bush

    Expert Business Consulting and Writing

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    Stephen Bush has provided specialized consulting and writing services to business and government clients for more than 30 years. He is well-known for his practical and persuasive writing. Steve's writing experience includes sales articles, white papers, business proposals, technical writing, business blogs and financial articles. Stephen received his BA in Business Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He served in the military as an officer in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps and then obtained an MBA in Management and Real Estate Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles. Writing has played a major role in Steve's entire professional life. Steve particularly enjoys helping clients and readers with complicated problems and solutions. He has a unique ability to communicate a practical problem-solving process in his writing.

    $100.00 /hr
    30 hours
    5.00