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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 - 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. Clifton Johnson

    Clifton Johnson

    Over 20 years of IT experience

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    I have over 20 years of computer support, administration and programming experience (both in the private sector as well as at major universities). When I was employed as the lead unix administrator for the College of Science (2000+ user accounts), I managed 14 core servers (providing e-mail, login, web, application, and backup services) to faculty, staff, and graduate students. I also provided customized support for many of the researchers. While working for Bike Friday, I was the sole computer person, responsible for multiple servers, desktops, printers and manufacturing terminals. I was also responsible for web development and in house database management/development using Postgres and Php. I have extensive experience with Drupal site management, including module development.

    $21.00 /hr
    125 hours
    4.80
  3. Mathew G.

    Mathew G.

    Experienced Customer Support & Core Network Implementation Engineer

    Kenya - 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. Aldion P.

    Aldion P.

    Proficient C/C++ Programmer

    Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    For a combined 12 years, I have been involved in projects using C/C++, C# as the main programming language. 4 of those 12 years, I have developing embedded software for ECUs, and most of those years, I have been developing desktop applications, network management software applications, and micro-processor targeted software(ARMM, etc.). I also have some experience in developing websites using PHP, MySQL, and HTML. I also have had part-time programming projects using Java, and VC++.

    $22.22 /hr
    2,186 hours
    5.00
  5. Anwar A.

    Anwar A.

    Electronics Engineer/Article Writer/Admin Support/Assignment Expert

    Pakistan - 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
  6. Leandro Thomas

    Leandro Thomas

    Experienced Freelance Writer

    United Kingdom - Portfolio: 4

    Blogger and general online content writer with a background in IT. Generally specialise in the following topics: - WordPress - Blogging - Technology (PC, Android) - Travel & Expat Life - Online Business Native English speaker, that can adapt writing style accordingly.

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.10
  7. Abel Paran

    Abel Paran

    BS Computer Science, Data Entry Specialist, Data Analyst

    Philippines - Tests: 2

    I am a graduate of the Visayas State University, with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Likewise, I am a Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) scholar-graduate under the Science and Technology Scholarship Act (Republic Act No. 7687) and a holder of a Career Service Professional Eligibility having obtained a general weighted rating of 84.27 in the October 21, 2012 Career Service Professional Examination. Having been trained in the discipline of Computer Science, I am knowledgeable in using the different Windows Operating Systems as well as the Linux variant Ubuntu. I am skilled in the troubleshooting and networking of computers. Furthermore, I am proficient in performing tasks using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), the OpenOffice.org Suite, SPSS for Statistical Data Analysis and Nero and I’m capable of utilizing a number of programming languages. In addition to my skills in the productive use of computers, I am quite proficient in the English language and I have experienced being a journalist owing to the years I’ve spent as an editor of the official publication of the Hilongos National Vocational School. I gained working experience under the supervision of Ventures Link International, Inc. as a Precinct Count Optical Scanner (PCOS) Technician during the 2010 Elections (May 2010). We were trained with the operation and basic troubleshooting of the PCOS machines and we were to give technical support to the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) whenever technical problems occur during the conduct of the elections. Additionally, I volunteered as a Data Encoder at the office of the University Registrar of the Visayas State University during April-June, 2010.

    $3.33 /hr
    4,767 hours
    5.00
  8. Ardit Sulce

    Ardit Sulce

    GIS and Python Expert

    Germany - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

    GIS, Python, Cartography, Remote Sensing, and Technical Writing are the areas I provide services for. I have completed around 20 projects here in oDesk, all with success. Most of them concerned with GIS. Others dealt with technical writing, Python, remote sensing and cartography. Glad to say I am qualified in both GIS and Geodesy at university graduate level, able to crack your spatial problems. In total, I have eight years of experience working in my fields of expertise. Feel free to contact me and explain the problem you want to tackle!

    $28.00 /hr
    493 hours
    4.94
  9. Cheryl Humphreys

    Cheryl Humphreys

    Highly skilled writer and editor

    United Kingdom - 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