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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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Technical writing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.75.

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  1. Theo Filippidis

    Theo Filippidis

    Principal Oracle Consultant

    Ireland - Last active: 3 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. Aliaa B.

    Aliaa B.

    Software Developer and Technical Writer

    Ireland - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a software engineer with over four years experience in complete software development life cycle. I gained experience in development using numerous programming languages, including Java, C#, and C++. Additionally, I acquired solid experience in development using different platforms, such as Eclipse, JBuilder, NetBeans, and Microsoft Visual Studio .Net. Additionally, I have a very good experience in writing/editing technical IT content and writing scientific papers, presentations, and software manuals/documentation. I intend to utilize my experience in handling large assignments with ability to deliver outcome within the deadline. I am looking forward to serve an esteemed client with my dedication & extensive experience.

    $16.67 /hr
    3,662 hours
    5.00
  3. Mathew G.

    Mathew G.

    Experienced Customer Support & Core Network Implementation Engineer

    Kenya - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 5

    I am Young focused and hardworking person a holder of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering with 5000+ Odesk working hours in Customer and Technical Support in great online software companies and video design Integrations. I have Over 6 Cumulative years in as Customer/Technical support having worked in ISP based on VSAT Communication (KU-band and C-Band of Various Dish Capacities), Hub/NOC Planning & Design, Monitoring for (iDirect, Hughes & NewTec) using Various Management & Monitoring Software (Hughes NMS, iMonitor, NewTec, Packeteer etc) based in ISP’s NMC and Customer Support Departments. In Mobile Telecommunication Experience as a Core Network Integration Engineer for Multinational Telecommunication Vendor (Huawei) CS Products (MSOFTX300/UMG8900/HSS/HLR 9860). Also worked before in same vendor as Solution Architect/Pres-sales Engineer (for CS/PS & Carrier Software Products and Solutions) and as Core Network CS Engineer involved in Core Network Planning, Design and Implementation. I have great work experience in Internet Protocols (SS7 / SIGTRAN/MAP / CAP/ TCAP / CAMEL) , 3GPP CN standards and protocols and in particular BSSAP,RANAP/MAP. I have done Integrations with E/// MSC/BSC (TD/BSC)/RNC, Telepins (MFS), Mavenir's (EIR) and other Vendors.

    $12.22 /hr
    5,679 hours
    4.68
  4. Samiullah Khan

    Samiullah Khan

    IT Expert | Mobile | Web | Embedded | Avionics Developer

    Pakistan - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 4

    Sami has years of software development experience in C, C++, Qt, Java, C#, WPF, WCF, .Net remoting, Mono, VB, VB.Net, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP, ASP.Net, SQL and SQL Server. Since 2007 he has developed wide range of high quality and revenue generating software including real time applications, embedded software, web services, n-tire distributed applications, data acquisition software, database development and management, audio broadcast applications, software integrated electronics products and security software.

    $35.00 /hr
    65 hours
    5.00
  5. Ruchik C.

    Ruchik C.

    Engineer, MBA, Blogger, International Experience

    India - Last active: 16 days ago - Portfolio: 2

    An undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering (Purdue University) and an MBA (Babson College). Work experience includes designing and testing control systems for offshore oil rigs, product management, and business development research (potential target companies for acquisition). Additionally, I write a travel blog (phorenyatra.wordpress.com). More recent work experience includes marketing for an education start-up company in India (Chanakya's Chakkravyuh) and due diligence on real estate acquisitions in Mumbai, India. I also have experience in making financial projections.

    $3.00 /hr
    34 hours
    5.00
  6. Anwar A.

    Anwar A.

    Electronics Engineer/Article Writer/Admin Support/Assignment Expert

    Pakistan - Last active: 11/11/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

    I am an Electronics Engineer. I have developed my skills,during my course of study,of programming in Matlab,C,PHP,AS3,HTML,Microwind,Verilog,Simulink,Labview,Latex,Pspice, Article Writing,Report Writing and Web Research.I have also good experience of working with Wordpress,Autoit(desktop applications)and Flash. I have also studied courses related to Technical writing,Communication skills,Project Management,Total Quality Management,Engineering Economy and Ethical and legal dimension.I believe that,having the required skills and knowledge,I can provide my best services to clients.

    $11.11 /hr
    64 hours
    4.79
  7. Andrew R.

    Andrew R.

    Experienced Writer, Editor, and Virtual Assistant

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

    I offer extensive services in editing power points, word documents, books, blogs, etc almost exclusively before distribution. I type accurately, quickly, speak effectively and clearly. I'm service oriented and have experience managing email communication, social media, blogging platforms, webcontent and design, MS office, and other necessary tools.

    $16.67 /hr
    57 hours
    4.80
  8. Dragan S.

    Java/J2EE Developer, JSF, Struts, Hibernate, JSP, Servlets

    Macedonia - Last active: 11/01/2010 - Tests: 10

    Interests :Artificial Intelligence (neural networks, genetic algorithms, evolutionary programming, knowledge representation, games), problem solving, electronics, telecomincations, networks, wireless networking, crypting and crypting algorithms, Number theory, Mathematical Analysis, 3D Graphics.

    $17.78 /hr
    214 hours
    2.70
  9. Ronda S.

    Ronda S.

    Business Consultant

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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
    3.99
  10. Cheryl Humphreys

    Cheryl Humphreys

    Highly skilled writer and editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 14

    Highly skilled editor and technical author. Co-author of "7 Steps to Making Money on oDesk" and "Get the Best - A Guide to Hiring the Best Freelancers on oDesk" Strong writing, editing, planning, administration & organisational abilities across all sectors. Proactive in prioritisation of workloads across several clients alongside solid engagement with stakeholders. Published author of two books on Celiacs Disease as well as ghostwriter for many other books (available on Amazon and other sites under pseudonyms). For the latest updates on my freelance career, http://digitalmined.com/going-from-zero-to-hero/#sthash.WEBezSRR.7s1xmFmH.dpbs

    $33.33 /hr
    346 hours
    4.95