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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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Kristy S.

Kristy S. Agency Contractor

Native English Speaking Writers at your Service!

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 45

Highly educated Native English speaking writers at your service! Ashtyn and Dominick have degrees in English (with a specialization in Creative Writing/Screenwriting) and Film. They ran a successful professional writing business for many years, taking a break only to finish their degrees. The duo offers professionalism, timeliness, and well-researched work. Dominick is an expert at editing, proofreading, video editing, directing, film critique, tech writing, and creative writing. Ashtyn is proficient in SEO, proofreading, tech writing, writing for websites and blogs, keyword rich articles, blog maintenance, screenwriting, and various types of creative writing. Choosing Dominick and Ashtyn for your project ensures prompt, courteous, and professional service. If you do not have the time or ability to do it yourself, they will make sure it’s done right for you!

Associated with: Electric Marshmallow Productions

78% Job Success
$27.00 /hr
102 hours

Muhammad Abdullah

Muhammad Abdullah

Software Developer and Web Programmer

Pakistan - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

I specialize in solutions development using Microsoft Technologies for Windows, .NET, Web & Azure cloud platforms. Experienced in C/C++ (Win32, DirectX) programming, C#, F# & VB.Net development, Asp.NET web development, Windows Server & MS SQL Server Administration and Windows PowerShell Scripting. I provide services for SharePoint, Access, Excel (VBA) development & project management using Visio & MS Project. I'm passionate about exploring Microsoft technologies, solving complex problems; committed to my work & offer prompt communication.

92% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
11 hours

Mahesh R.

Mahesh R.

Project Manager, Business/Technical Analyst with 6+ year of Experience

India - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 2

***100 Odesk hours in first 2 months*** It is easy to develop a software when you know precisely what to build and how to build. A structured documented method of entire SDLC can reduce a person's effort to a great extent and help in builduing a solid and stable software. According to statistics, following are the benefits of clear software requirements: ► Reduces cost as much as 60% on time and budget. ► 3 times less project failures. ► Reduces 70% to 85% of the rework costs. ► Project overruns can be reduced by as much as 20% by reducing the number of inaccurate, incomplete and omitted requirements. ► If a defect is found during the requirements phase costs one unit to fix, the same would cost more than 100 units if found after it is released. Objective: To produce a properly sturctured requirement for my employer which can help reduce the efforts and amounts needed to develop the entire software. Summary: Business Analyst/Requirement Analyst/Technical Analyst with total experience of 6+ years. Professional strengths: ► Possess good oral and written communication skills ► Possess worldwide communication skill (Ability to summarize and slow down when somebody does not understand) ► Have experience in interacting directly with key business users and geographically dispersed stakeholders ► Extract, analyze and understand business requirements, gap analysis between goals and existing business processes ► Experienced in logical and use-case modeling ► Experienced in business modeling ► GUI wire framing ► Experienced in creating excellent documentation on business and functional requirements ► Experienced to act as a bridge between customer and implementation team ► Experienced in performing functional verification of requirements before customer delivery. ► Well organized and structured ► Quick learner, analytical mind ► Have good trouble shooting skill ► Experienced working in multiple time zones ► Extensively experienced in working from home office remotely for almost 4+ years with no monitoring ► Specialized in eliciting business and functional requirements with out a single voice call with clients. Technical Skills: ► Possess knowledge of UML, Waterfall and Agile ► Familiar with programming Pro *C, C, PL/SQL, SHELLSCRIPT, UNIX, HTML, PHP, CSS, JAVASCRIPT. ► Familiar with Microsoft Office (Visio, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word) ► Have knowledge on SQL and databases ► Familiar with Filezilla, Borland Together, Tortoise SVN, GENEVA, IRB. Specific Domain Skills: ► Insurance ► Admin & Billing ► Healthcare ► Telecom ► E-commerce ► Mobile (Iphone, Android, Corona) Do you have an idea for a business system, and need a business analyst who is good in communication? I can help you realize it using following services: Primary Services: Initiation Phase ► Interact with business stakeholders ► Elicit and gather business requirement through one to one discussions or JRD's ► Document business requirements (BRD)/ Project vision document Analysis Phase ► High level wireframing ► Translate business requirements into functional specs ► Use case analysis using UML, use case diagrams ► Document software functional requirements specifications (SRS) Design Phase ► Class diagrams ► Use case diagrams ► System interaction diagrams ► Sequence diagrams Secondary Services: Design and Testing Phases ► Functional Testing/ requirements verification ► Usability testing ► UAT (User Acceptance Testing) My profile suits for analysis and design phases of SDLC for following roles: ► Technical Business Analyst ► Requirements Analyst ► IT Business Analyst

79% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
124 hours

Danielle Saviello

Danielle Saviello

Graphic Design that ROCKS!

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 102

Rocktopus roc·to·pus/räkt?p?s noun: graphic print + web design that rocks; one entity capable of expediting such detailed, beautiful concepts, that you might believe it has eight arms; a designer with all the adaptability & unique, creative fluidity necessary to make your company’s image stand out from the rest. synonyms: professional, reliable, creative, simple. Eight Arms; One Mission. Rocktopus will give you innovative & beautifully detailed graphic print, logo & web design that will make your competitors break a sweat, at competitive pricing. Our 15 years of art direction & design experience for a wide range of large & small clients in every industry you can imagine, helps us get you REAL results with our vast experience in applying marketing strategy & the psychology of design needed to entice your prospective clients. Experience the difference of a creative professional who listens to YOU, and truly cares about the success of your company.

$75.00 /hr
0 hours

Greg Rosshirt

Greg Rosshirt

Versatile Writer

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

I have experience with business, creative, academic, and technical writing. My portfolio is diverse, so I will send whatever samples are relevant to the jobs I apply for. I can write about nearly anything given my educational background (BS Environmental Engineering, MBA) and my life experiences. I am also willing to try new things because I am very confident in my writing and research skills. I have a bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering and am currently getting my Master's in Business Administration degree at Boston College. I am a variety of experience in data analysis, both in engineering and business school. I also have experience in environmental studies, programming, business topics, business analysis, and the use of computers. Although this is online work, I am easy to work with and communicate with. I will also not trick you into hiring me if I am not 100% sure I can do the job well.

75% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
0 hours

Mukesh Kumar

Mukesh Kumar Agency Contractor

Expert SharePoint Developer, Technical Writer, Website Programmer

India - Tests: 5

I am professional and expert SharePoint Developer, Technical Article Writer and ASP.NET C# Website Programmer. Currently working as a Solution Architect with multinational firm. I am crafting the right architecture to solve software problems at hand and consistently delivering projects on time and under budget. Solutions I Offer - SharePoint Development Solutions - Technical Article Writing Solutions - ASP.NET C# Website Programming Solutions - Office 365, Exchange, Lync and Outlook Web Apps - SharePoint Administration Solutions - SharePoint Designer Solutions - SharePoint 2007/2010/2013 Installation & Configuration Why Choose Me? - I accept offer only when I sure that I am the best match for the job. - Self motivated and committed to on time quality delivery. - I am skilled and have hands on experience in solutions I provide. - Quality, Quantity and Accuracy in delivered work. - Sincere, Managed and Professional. Regards Mukesh Kumar

Associated with: Patch Consultancy Services

$40.00 /hr
0 hours

Brenda D.

Brenda D.

Natural Born QA. UX Fan. Graphic Design Lover.


Wide experience in different national and international companies. Agile enthusiastic Proven experience in client contact and assistance Knowledge and experience in different business models for offshore software development Advanced level in English. Fast learner. Detail-oriented.

$22.22 /hr
10 hours

Tobey H.

Tobey H.

Internet Marketing Specialist / Content Writer

United States

Seeking projects that primarily focus on website content creation and internet / social media marketing. Willing to take on additional types of projects after a careful review of the requirements.

$18.00 /hr
0 hours