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

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  1. Asif Gohar

    Asif Gohar

    System, Network, Active Directory, Exchange, Backupexec, System Center

    Bahrain - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    Knowledgeable and skilled IT professional with encompassing work experience spanning more than 8 years in systems administration with compliance as per industry standards. Possess excellent interpersonal skills to liaise amicably with diverse groups of people, different departments, vendors and agencies. With extensive exposure to different cultures and work environments and has worked effectively with multinational individuals and professionals from all organizational levels. Certifications: MCITP (Server 2008, Exchange 2010, Lync 2010) Expertise: Exchange 2007/2010, Active Directory 2003/2008, SCCM, SCOM, DPM, SCVMM, BackupExec,Enterprise Vault, WSUS, Lync, Server 2003/2008, ADRMS, SQL Server, SAN/NAS.

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $20.00 /hr
    270 hours
    4.95
  2. Don P.

    Don P.

    Writer/Author, Technology Expert

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 7

    Professional with extensive experience and a background in management, web, post production, networking, and computers. In addition to writing e-books and web content, years of editing documentaries and films means having well honed story telling skills to bring to your project. AWAI (American Writers and Artists, Inc) member. ADAPTABILITY: *My experience with everything from commercials to documentaries and e-books to SEO product copywriting means your project is in good hands, no matter the size. RELIABILITY: *Being successful in post production means having the ability to meet deadlines and cost estimates, so you can expect your writing needs to be met on time and on budget. ACCURACY: *My extensive experience as a researcher and my passion for technology means your project will be written in a factual and comprehensive manner. Customer Service: *My experience in education, from teaching to creating curriculums, means you will get easy to understand, clear, and concise writing. *From my background you can expect excellent English skills, an attention to detail, and a customer oriented approach to your project.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.95
  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. Brandon Hastings

    Brandon Hastings

    Trusted Business/Tech Writer & Content Wordsmith!

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    Do you need words written in an exacting manner that provide business utility? Purposeful. Practical. Precise. Words that accurately describe me and my solo business writing venture -- Write Precisely, LLC. Let me put words to digital paper to serve your business needs and provide stellar results. Problem solved. Value gained. You deserve it! >>Clients speak: “I have lost count of how many projects Brandon has helped us with. Once again he confirmed his excellent standards of quality, responsiveness and professionalism. He is our go-to guy.” - Great repeat client “Brandon is an absolute professional. He was proactive in seeking the information he needed to complete the tasks and quickly understood the complex information presented to him. When given feedback, he was quick to implement it, and was always extremely clear in his communication with me. I would happily work with him again on a future project.” - Great new client >>And there's more: Education -- (1) BS, Computer Information Systems, UH; (2) MBA, Business Administration, Penn State (Aug 2015) Upwork tests -- top 10% in business writing (ranked 4th out of 2,000+) Writing portfolio -- successful projects in healthcare, IT, software, oil & gas, etc. Notable clients -- MD Anderson, NASA, and Weatherford >>What now? Let's collaborate. Hire me now and make a great business decision.

    $60.00 /hr
    63 hours
    4.99
  5. Neil Anthony Rosales

    Neil Anthony Rosales

    Expert Game Tester/Reviewer, Android Programmer and Data Entry

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    Seek knowledge, skills, wisdom and work to earn experience in the field of Information Technology and/or Computer Science. My ultimate goal is to find a job inclined to the things that I love; games and Japanese animation (anime). Cultivate myself, nurture my skills and personality, and earn income to continue my pursuit for greater things while having the time of my life. It is one of my life long goals to one day step into the video game industry and become not only just the one holding the controller, but be the one of the people behind a great video game. Generally a bright and cheerful person, honest and friendly. I have a strong sense of responsibility. Hardworking and resilient in what I do. I have a passion in creating quality programs and enjoy working with thousands and thousands of codes. I take to heart and enjoy doing repetitive testing and debugging of programs to ensure utmost quality. I have fun assisting people and working within a team. I regard providing quality work most, and consider my work as a reflection of myself. My philosophy in life is to always have fun with whatever I do. I never let stress take over me. I always find ways to make everything I do fun. Life is short; there is no room for frowns. Even in work.

    $11.11 /hr
    14,123 hours
    5.00
  6. Aliaa B.

    Aliaa B.

    Software Developer and Technical Writer

    Ireland - Last active: 1 day 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
    3,527 hours
    5.00
  7. Sudipta Choudhury

    Sudipta Choudhury

    Program/ Delivery / Presales /Practice and Content Management

    India - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am a BE and a PGDM having 22 years of experience in different areas of technology and also contribute to content for the company's website, technical content, and RFI responses. I also review or edit content from my team before publishing. Also, I have considerable experience in project management, program management and delivery management and process improvements.

    $27.78 /hr
    17 hours
    4.10
  8. Rachel G.

    Rachel G.

    Passionate writer with scientific interest

    United States - Last active: 8 hours ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

    Good writing holds a lot of power. It affects people's emotions and views. It ties people together. Everything holds a story. Good writers are able to harness that story and share it with the world. I greatly believe in the power of all types of writing and strive to produce quality work. I earned bachelors degrees in both Biochemistry and English Writing. My education is a testament to my strong work ethic and efficiency. I have experience writing and editing scientific papers, short stories, poems, essays, and memoir. I also have experience editing technical reports and grants. I can just as easily write a technical report, or a blog post. Fusing creative and informative is where I shine. Please check out my personal blog: rachelgearinger.wordpress.com

    $27.78 /hr
    69 hours
    4.95