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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. Andrew B.

    Andrew B.

    Data Specialist

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    Over the last 8 years, I've been involved in a wide range of research projects performing statistical analyses, database management, technical writing, and business analytics. I'm highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite (with a special focus on Microsoft Excel), SPSS, and SAS statistical software, research writing and editing. My core competency lies in complete end-to-end management of research and data projects, from collecting/analyzing data, to creating high quality and clean graphs, to writing finished technical reports. I am well-versed in both parametric and non-parametric tests. I am seeking opportunities to organize, analyze, and interpret data from all sizes of projects. I also have experience in the following areas: HTML5, CSS3, social media, graphing data, and teaching.

    $39.00 /hr
    235 hours
    4.96
  2. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 17

    Over the years I have developed myself and others in various business and leadership skills. My recent clients were family owned small businesses, but also Fortune 500 companies whose brands are in our homes wherever we might live at the moment. I studied and worked in several countries around the world - US, Switzerland, Middle East and Europe - in start-ups and operations management of multinationals. I consult and coach international clients mostly in business management and marketing. Am often writing or editing training or other manuals for them. Since Nov 2012. I am also the principal consultant for WiFi Austria Institute's 'HR Manager' course. This is 9 month course for which I also develop training material. My blog is No Panic Management and if you Google me you will find few more websites I made, with copies I wrote. My name is on first page of Google (when searching for it.) My objective is to work only on things I like, with people I like. They are professionals with integrity and attitude. It means they like and respect business, as well as others they work with. Do not work for companies who do not treat employees well. Ultimately I am looking for ways to help business grow and create jobs, whether it is mine or anyone else's company. That is a greater mission behind any ''small'' task I undertake. I take different jobs at my spare time, those I can do well, enjoy, and those that enhance my business experience while delivering result. Should you have a good business proposal or idea for me, I'd be happy to hear it. Am always welcoming new opportunities for business development and mutually beneficial partnerships.

    $50.00 /hr
    1,714 hours
    4.78
  3. Matthieu R.

    Matthieu R.

    Native French Translator Video Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 6

    Main objective : Find long term collaborative work contracts. Want to know more : After a French scientific Baccalaureate, I graduated from an international audiovisual and fine-art school - obtaining their two diplomas. Then, spent over 5 years working as a film, sound and video editor for 2 major post-production hubs in France, where I digitized, restored and handled many featured film productions from major movie catalogues (Universal, Canal +, Hammer productions, Cine cite, etc.) along world known TV series (Friends). I moved to the USA in 2001 where I started helping on numerous independent movie productions, theater play designs, directed several audiovisual and musical productions, managed low and medium budgets, edited multi-camera productions, edited TV spots, radio spots, created e-learning voice modules, screen captures, produced informative material and released published, licensed and copyrighted works. Softwares I use : the Adobe CS5, Final Cut Pro X & Motion 5, and Office from Microsoft just to name a few. On another hand, being a French native, I can create subtitles or translate dialogs for movies and manage European localization projects, from web-site to e-learning booklets to cooking recipes, technical documents and more... Currently the French localization provider for several interactive software companies, one translation agency and a major audiovisual products distributor. Thank you for considering my application. Looking forward to our collaboration.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $75.00 /hr
    531 hours
    4.96
  4. Grant Smith

    Grant Smith

    Excel, Access VBA and Macro Developer

    United States - Last active: 1 month 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
    1,521 hours
    4.98
  5. Swati P.

    Swati P.

    Expert Business Analyst, CBAP, BA Trainer, Process Improvement, Agile

    India - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 10

    Seasoned Business Analyst, Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®), Business Analysis Trainer and CBAP CCBA Trainer and practicing Process/BPM Consultant with extensive IT/Business experience across global clients from varied industries and size). Experience of working across many parts and cultures across the globe such as the U.S., U.K., India, Germany and Australia. I have trained several batches (individuals or small batches) of students from the US, UK and India. I have also trained large size batches from multinational management consultancy and technology services. My objective is to continue excelling as Senior Business Analyst/Consultant while adding value to my clients during various phases of a project such as: • Extensive interaction with key stakeholders like users, senior leaders and vendor representatives. • Keeping tabs on governance/quality of organization-wide RFPs/requirements from various application domains, while functioning as the lead on requirements management process team • Active participation and contribution in stream leader meetings • Planning and actively participating in various workshops on solution concepts, scope, requirements analysis and detailed level functional requirements, gap analysis and design • BPA (Business Process Analysis) and improvement. Creation of As-Is end-to-end process maps highlighting the key processes, data(domain) models, rules and improvement opportunities • Creation of extensive documentation of requirements (new/enhancements) in the form of data and business process models, dashboard designs, use cases, user interface models (wireframes/mock-ups) or screen definitions, worksheets containing critical information like user groups and performance requirements • Assisting IT staff (including outsourced teams) in technical design, testing strategy, test case reviews/testing/QA. Creation of acceptance tests on behalf of business teams • Active participation in overall project planning, status tracking, document control, traceability and post closure activities • Extensive QA/testing and reviews of partner integration B2B transactions (data) to ensure those are per specs • Creating Message Implementation Guides (MIGs) for various interfaces including critical business processes related to Advance Shipment Notice (ASN/ 3B2) and Milestone updates (3B3)s • Designing client specific BPM Methodology based on industry best practices • Training and mentoring in the area of Business Analysis, CBAP-CCBA exam preparation, BPM/BRMS, Quality guidelines and process expertise. Successfully trained batches in the US, Canada and India • Member of Business Process and Data CoE (Centre of Excellence) team for a top tier client’s eBusiness team Professional Highlights: • Over the past 17 years , I have worked in all stages of SDLC, using different methodologies such as waterfall, agile, incremental. During all these years, I have contributed in wide variety of engagements as Business Analyst. I have in depth knowledge of BABOK framework. • I have specialized expertise in process improvement areas such as Business Process management Systems(BPMS), Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), Business Rules management Systems (BRMS), EAI and B2B based integrations. • I have worked with several US, UK and Australia based MNCs (such as Motorola, Genworth Financial, Capital One, British Telecom to name a few) on various IT engagements. While building my career expertise, I have lived and worked in India, U.S., Australia, U.K. and in Germany. As part of my odesk based consulting I have worked with several diversified clients located across U.S. Canada, Australia, Sweden and Dubai. • I have wide variety of business domain experience such as end to end Supply Chain, Trading, Insurance, Risk, Telecom, Performance Monitoring, in general web based systems, and ERP processes related to Sales, Inventory, Purchase and Logistics. I have also worked in the same role with small scale businesses as well, plus I have experience creating a small b2C online business setup. • Come from very strong technical and engineering background. Primary specialties include cloud computing, SOA and web-services, J2EE, client-server, .NET • I am certified NLP Practitioner from Australia and have skills to train/coach on the same as well. • Last but not the least- I have worked with global teams in completely remote model or partly remote model successfully for almost 5 years altogether. I have managed to do so successfully with regular communication and sharing updates, using remote access tools such as VPN, skype, teamviewer, GotoMeeting, WebEx along with appropriate preparation for the meetings and presentations. And yes, of course with help of great teams I have worked with.

    $45.00 /hr
    1,742 hours
    4.99
  6. Russ C.

    Russ C.

    Senior Technical Author, Microsoft Word and Self-publishing Wizard

    Thailand - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 50 - Portfolio: 88

    A professional, diligent, multi-talented author with a proven track record in producing documentation across many industries. A native British national with advanced Microsoft Word skills, and a wealth of experience as a technical author, proof-reader, editor, and self-publishing wizard, means I can transform your work from where it is, to where it needs to be, while maintaining or achieving the highest standards. - - - - "Exceptional eye to detail."- - - - * With excellent skills in PowerPoint, Excel, and many other common programs, such as PhotoShop, Wordpress and other Internet-related apps, you will gain one of the most important factors when looking for professionals online - peace-of-mind. - - - - "Russ was amazing to work with..." - - - - * Peace-of-mind that allows you to focus on what YOU need to do to build your business; peace-of-mind about not having to worry about whether your money is being well spent; and, the peace-of-mind from knowing that you have made the right choice and that you will get what you need, on time, ahead of budget, and of the highest quality. - - - - "It was a pleasure to work with you..." - - - - * I believe in trust, I believe in relationships, and I believe in satisfaction. Most of my clients, on oDesk/Upwork (and elsewhere) are repeat clients and this only comes through listening to and delivering what they need; and that only occurs through effective communication, feedback, and flexibility. - - - - "...if you need someone with Russ' skills, we can't recommend him highly enough." - - - -* Indeed, when reviews include the above client comments (all taken from client feedback available in full in my work history), you know that not only are you are making a sound choice, but also you are getting the best for your money and you are getting that oh so valuable peace-of-mind that you both want and need. So why risk it? I have been a Word user for 21-years, a technical author for 18, a designer of professional Word templates for just a little less, am a qualified English Language teacher (CELTA), have a 1st Class Honours degree in English Language (with High Academic Achievement award), and guarantee my work 100%. - - - -"Russ was perfect for the task (and perfect for most tasks, I'd imagine)" - - - -* If you have any questions about me, about the work I've done, if you think I can help you, or are even just after some advice, then feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, Russ * Quotes are from client feedback on my profile below.

    $45.00 /hr
    1,257 hours
    5.00
  7. Thomas Klemens

    Thomas Klemens

    Writer, Editor w/ Design/Construction Experience

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

    Early in 2014 I left a magazine staff position to pursue freelance writing and editing full-time. I love to explain things, which I've been doing professionally for 25 years, using words, pictures and drawings. In addition, I am a registered Professional Engineer. My experience includes design and construction, with both field and office assignments, as well as writing and editing numerous articles. I also developed the curriculum for an introductory class on Programmable Logic Controllers, subsequently revising it several times, and have taught that class on a continuing basis since 1997.

    $35.00 /hr
    123 hours
    4.86
  8. Daniel Roux

    Daniel Roux

    Project Manager with Specialization in Translation

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

    I have an original, analytic, inquisitive mind and a great drive for implementing ideas and achieving goals. What sets me apart from other applicants is my broad scope of international experience and my ability to transfer it to any industry. I have successfully migrated from the military field to architecture to human resources to training and development to software technical writing, to marketing, to sales and to the translation industry. I am a highly motivated, independent self-starter with two technical college qualifications as well as varied international managerial and project management experience. I am a results-oriented person who excels in a high performance team since I have high standards of competence and performance for others and myself. Software skills include, Windows, Mac OS, Microsoft Project, Trados, MultiTrans Prism Flow, OmniPage Pro, ABBYY Finereader, Acrobat Pro, LifeCycle Designer, oDesk platform and more.

    $44.00 /hr
    804 hours
    5.00
  9. Don Taylor

    Don Taylor

    Analyst, Manager, Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 3

    In my 30+ year career I've picked up a wide variety of technical skills and professional experience areas. I've been successful in management and individual contributor roles. I want to help you succeed with your project goals! Here's a quick list of skills and technologies where I have at least some, and in many cases, quite a lot, of experience: Apple Xcode, Authorize.net, Back office processes, B2C e-commerce, Basecamp, Budget management, Business analysis, Business metrics, Business rules & logic, Certified Scrum Master, Change management, Client engagement, Codesion, Communication: interpersonal, written, verbal, ConstantContact, COPPA compliance, CRM, Creative problem solving, Customer satisfaction, Customer liaison & support, Data flow design, Design spec preparation, Design standards, DropBox, 8x8 phone system setup/admin, Feature rollout, GIS tools: ArcGIS, Google Maps, Google Apps, Google Docs/Drive, Graphical editors, HTML, Interviewing, IT liaison, JavaScript, Knowledge management, MailChimp, MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, SharePoint, Visio, Word, Negotiation & issue resolution, Operations monitoring, Apple Mac desktop, PCI compliance, Policy definition, Process/protocol definition, Process improvement, Program execution, Project management – traditional & agile, Quality assurance & testing, R&D, RapidMiner (novice), Requirements gathering, Requirements analysis, Resource allocation, Salesforce setup/administration, Scrum product owner, SDLC, Service delivery, SmartBear AlertSite, Stakeholder voice, Statistical analysis, Strategic planning, SugarCRM, Team member & leader, Training, UNIX shell & C, Usability/UI design, Use case depiction, User stories, User acceptance test, Vimeo, Web app dev mgmt, WordPress, Workflow analysis, Zapier integrations, Zendesk setup/administration.

    $55.56 /hr
    613 hours
    5.00
  10. Antoine Loiselet

    Antoine Loiselet

    Energy Engineer, Bilingual English/French

    France - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a 29 year old Energy Engineer, from France. I have two Master's diplomas in Engineering, including a successful semester spent abroad in Australia. My work experience ranges from R&D Photovoltaic Engineering in Germany, to consulting for NGOs throughout the world, as well as extensive volunteering. Most of my work has been conducted in English, and a lot of it involved communication mixing both French and English. I am a self-taught person with interests in diverse subjects, such as sailing voyages, permaculture, cooking, diving, and developing my electric bike. I developed a strong command of both French and English through years of reading, learning, and living abroad. Additionally, I have studied English/French translation as a compulsory element of my graduate education. For these reasons, I sometimes offer my services as a translator or content-writer. As a professional engineer and consultant, I always make sure that my clients are getting above and beyond what they expect within the allotted time frame. I am currently developing a community-based project involving the reuse of LiCo batteries. Thus, working online is a perfect opportunity for me to be able to acquire enough capital to kickstart my new venture.

    $40.00 /hr
    67 hours
    4.63