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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. Grant Smith

    Grant Smith

    Excel, Access VBA and Macro Developer

    United States - 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
    1,544 hours
    4.98
  2. Jaya A.

    Jaya A.

    QA- Website, Desktop, iOS & Android apps tester with 6000+ work hours

    India - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 12

    Pointing out bugs and helping you develop a bug free product since 2005. *** 6000+ work hours , 40 + jobs, 100% Job success and ** Top Rated**  ISTQB certified in software testing  Full time Freelancer with excellent client review and 5***** in over 35 jobs  9+yrs in QA, testing of Web-sites,mobile, RIA , cloud and Desktop applications  Testing applications is my passion and my profession.  Able to Help in QA and Project Management Profile Overview  Availability 24*7 on Skype or Phone  Completed 5000 hours on oDesk  Good Knowledge of agile and Scrum methodology  Good Experience working with large remote team  Bug Reporting & tracking using Jira, Mantis, Bugzilla,TFS, Excel, Word  Test Plan,Test case design,execution & documentation  UI/UX/Front-end testing, Regression, smoke, black-box, white-box testing  Huge experience in testing iOS and Android based applications. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Over the last 9 years I have been involved in testing various types of software ranging from desktop applications to web applications including websites for start ups. - My core competency is in complete testing of the software from the planning phase to sign off. - Testing the software, Dealing with customer issues and closely working with the developers to get them resolved are the fields that I excel in. -I am an ISTQB certified software tester My expertise: --------------------------------------------------------------------- - Creating test plan document - Writing test cases - Documenting change requests - Executing test cases ( Functional, GUI, Usability, cross browser compatibility, Cosmetic errors) - Defect tracking - Writing product Release document - Managing customer issues and getting them resolved at the earliest - Writing technical specifications and FAQ's for websites. Application Tested ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - e-Commerce Application(Magneto, WordPress,OpenCart and etc) - e-learning - Game Application, - ERP Application , - Mobile based Applications and Games - Healthcare and insurance application - Travel Domain - Finance domain - Social Networking website - Official websites for companies - WordPress website (Front end and Backend), - WordPress Plugin, - WordPress Theme - 508 compliance Testing - HTML and CSS validation - API Testing I have done include: --------------------------------------------------------------------- - Functionality testing - Cosmetic error testing - GUI Testing - Performance testing - Cross browser compatibility testing - Smoke testing - Regression testing - Usability testing - Games testing Trackers used for documenting and tracking bug status: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Trello Mantis Jira Bugzilla ASP.net starter kit Quality center Test director Microsoft excel and Microsoft office tools Gadgets I work on: ---------------------------- iOS 8.0 ( iPhone 4S) Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 ( Android 4.4.2 - Kitkat ) Operating Systems available to test: ----------------------------------------------------- Windows XP( IE9 , Firefox, Chrome, Safari ) Vista ( IE 9 , Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera) Windows 7 ( IE 10 , Firefox 35.0, Chrome 40.0, Safari, Opera) Windows 8 ( Firefox 35.0 , IE 11 , Chrome 40.0 , Safari ) QA methodology and processes: --------------------------------------------------------- CMMI, ISO, Agile Scrum ,waterfall model, V- model I am a disciplined worker, bound to deadlines who has great passion for quality. I assure you quality work in given time.I am also an article writer with great interest in writing IT related documents and answering technical questions. software testing, quality assurance, testing, sqa, manual-testing, smoke-testing, regression testing, quality control, software documentation, usability testing, functional testing, UI testing, boundary-value-testing,test plan creation,test-schedule-creation,test-plan-execution,test-case-generation, Redmine, Mantis, Microsoft Excel, Bugzilla, Jira, Microsoft Office Tools

    Groups: SocialEngine

    $11.11 /hr
    6,003 hours
    4.98
  3. Asif Gohar

    Asif Gohar

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

    Bahrain - 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
  4. Barbara E.

    Barbara E.

    Freelance Web, Android and Software Developer | United States

    United States - Tests: 4

    Do you need a professional self-starter with proven interpersonal, customer service and problem solving skills with a reliable track record of working independently? My family situation required me to work from my home office since January 2009. That ended over a year ago so I’m fully available with a professional office, new equipment and freshly updated software development skills. Having a wealth of experience in customer service, financial, economic, software and technical fields, solidified with education, I am seeking opportunities to work for you while adding to my education and portfolio. My skills include: JavaScript, JSON, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Ruby, C++, UNIX Shell Scripts, FORTRAN, Basic, Machine and Assembly languages. Cordova (PhoneGap), Ruby on Rails and WordPress development. Pivotal Tracker and GitHub project management. Agile and Waterfall development including Object Oriented Program Design patterns and use cases. Automated testing and test development. Regression testing of Internet Explorer client-server software and communication for protocols - Open Systems Integration, Local Area and Wide Area Networks, X.25, RFC-1006, ESIS/ISIS/TARP. Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows: 8, 7, Vista, XP, NT and 2000; UNIX: Ubuntu, Oracle Solaris, and IBM AIX. Software Test Suites: Mercury Merant and IBM Rational. Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE), American Society for Quality, 2001. www.ASQ.org. Basic Engine Repair Certification for 4 cylinder, 6 cylinder, Miller and rotary gas engines, Mazda (North American Operations) Great Lakes Training Center, 1997.

    $15.56 /hr
    214 hours
    5.00
  5. 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
  6. Sachin Bamezai

    Sachin Bamezai

    12 years in Technical Support/Customer Service/Technical Writing

    India - Tests: 1

    I am in Technical support and Customer service for more than 12 years. I have a background in technology. I believe that Customer service is a passion. My motto is to leave every customer satisfied as I know that great customer satisfaction means good brand name and , in turn, good revenue for the company. Following are my specialties: - 12 years in Technical Support/Customer Service/Technical Writing/Sales/Telecommunications - Supporting customers in telephonic and face-to-face roles. - Email support. - Supporting marketing campaigns on phone and email. - Understanding technical problems and troubleshooting over phone. - Understanding and working of Customer Relationship software. - Working knowledge of Windows, Unix, and Zendesk. - Customer and Technical support through online chat. - Fluency in English and Hindi languages. - Passed Customer Service, Technical Support and US English tests on Upwork. - Willingness to learn new software and technologies. - Having broadband internet and Windows laptop. - Ready to work in any shift timings, across US and other time zones. - Passed Customer Service Test on Upwork within Top 20% rank. - Knowledge of wireless telecommunication technologies like GSM, CDMA and LTE. - Ability to write technical manuals. - Fluency in English language.

    $6.67 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  7. Bhushan Kumar Sharma

    Bhushan Kumar Sharma

    Linux Servers AWS Cloud Hosting Security CPanel Plesk VOIP PenTest

    India - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 14

    Since 2001, I have been dedicatedly working with Linux Operating Systems & Open Source. Services Provided ::- Deployment, Configuration, Security, Hardening, Monitoring, Performance Tuning, Troubleshooting of Linux Server Roles AWS – Amazon Web Services Migration of Servers Hosting Panels like WHM/CPanel, Plesk etc Asterisk Dialers, VOIP and Call Center Solutions Customization of Linux Kernel & Distro with Rebranding Faculty of Post-Graduate Degree in Computer Sciences. Firewalls & Gateways Linux HPC - High Preformance Clusters Remote Server Support & Troubleshooting L3/L4 Security Auditing of Servers & Websites Cloud & Virtualization Technical Writing VPN - Site-to-Site, Road-warrior Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing Kayako

    $16.67 /hr
    3,771 hours
    4.85
  8. 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
    4,735 hours
    5.00