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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 Job Cost Overview

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Upwork Technical writing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 1,239 Technical writing projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

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Average Technical writing Freelancer Feedback Score

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

4.75
Last updated: July 1, 2015
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  1. Anna K.

    Anna K.

    Start-up Consultant and Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    Hello! I am an experienced start-up consultant and technical writer. I specialize in writing investment business plans and technology white papers and case studies. My educational credentials include Bachelor's in Business Administration and Master's in Public Administration. Upwork performance highlights - 94% Job Success Rate and 33% conversion rate of one-time clients into long-term employers. Thank you for taking the time to scroll through my page and happy working!

    $45.00 /hr
    112 hours
    4.93
  2. Matthieu R.

    Matthieu R.

    Native French Translator Video Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 17 - 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
  3. 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
    612 hours
    5.00
  4. Kelly Harbaugh

    Kelly Harbaugh

    Web Content Strategy & Marketing | M.P.W. | B2B

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

    I have a Master of Professional Writing with a focus on Web Content Development and twelve years of Business to Business sales experience. With this combination, I can bring both creativity and smart analysis to your project. My specialties are Web Content Strategy and some Content Marketing. Are you planning a new website or redesign? Here are some of the ways that I can help you with your content strategy:

    $65.00 /hr
    262 hours
    4.96
  5. Paulette B.

    Paulette B.

    Package & Label Design Specialist

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Portfolio: 203

    Extensive experience in consumer packaging design. In-depth knowledge of printing methods and substrates, federal packaging regulations and layout guidelines allowing for intuitive end-result design. Experience in development and evolution of brand identity. Able to integrate and maintain consistency with line extension design. Full understanding of brand design hierarchy yielding clear communication to consumer. Able to understand and interpret client's wishes resulting in concise solutions. Ability to recognize and interpret production issues with foresight and corrective imagination. High level knowledge of art file specifications for production: flexography, offset lithography and gravure. Eagle-eye review and adhesion to standards yielding tight final layouts for production. Able to initiate and manage pre-press communication with vendors and clients. Expert in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Skilled in a variety of illustration styles, creative and technical.

    $60.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.83
  6. Joshua Kitz

    Joshua Kitz

    Data Analyst and Business Intelligence

    Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

    Experience and Background ■ I have a Masters in Spatial Analysis and have worked extensively in data analysis and visual analytics. ■ I have created interactive reports and visualizations with tools such as Tableau, ArcGIS, MapInfo, Access and more. ■ I have created databases in Access and worked extensively with SQL server, and to a lesser degree with Oracle. ■ I also have a knack for technical and creative writing. ■ I have designed several RPG's as well as a simulation game of IT Business Management. Business Intelligence and Analytics Carree Objectives ■ Drive value by providing data driven insights to businesses and stakeholders. Provide that insight via analysis and visualizations that tell a compelling story. ■ Continue to expand my repetoir of Business Intelligence, Analytical, and Statistical tools -- which currently includes Tableau, GIS, SQL Server, Alteryx, SPSS, and R (to name those I have used the most). ■ Provide analysis that changes how the company or group views their business and customer/clients. ■ All based on meticulously crafted and validated visualizations, maps, and analysis.

    $44.44 /hr
    782 hours
    5.00
  7. 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
    1,255 hours
    5.00
  8. Maria Brodine

    Maria Brodine

    Creative editor, researcher, writer, & consultant

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    I am a professional writer and social science researcher living in New Orleans, Louisiana. I specialize in editing, proofreading, writing, and research. I have an M.A. in Anthropology from Columbia Univ., as well as a B.A. in Honors English from San Diego State Univ. I have versatile skills and interests and can cover a wide range of topics in the arts and sciences. As an anthropologist, I am well versed in cross-cultural perspectives, enabling me to write for diverse audiences. In addition, I have over ten years of experience as a freelance proofreader, editor, and tutor. On the creative side, I love to work with horror, science fiction, and fantasy, though I am certainly open to other genres. I am skilled at breaking down and paraphrasing highly technical language, which is advantageous for technical and science writing. In all areas, I have a meticulous editorial eye for grammar, spelling, formatting, and content.

    $40.00 /hr
    637 hours
    4.91
  9. Joanne H.

    Joanne H.

    Data collection and information management expert

    Canada - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

    Professional researcher, data scientist, and technical writer with health, HR, and social sciences background. More than 15 years experience. Deliverable focused. Talk to me about designing your data collection tools and online surveys; collecting your data; conducting summary reporting and statistical analyses; and your requirements for professional report development. My goals are: 1. to use technology to streamline how we gather intelligence; 2. to use my research design, analytics and informatics experience to make your information meaningful and transparent; 3. to use my exceptional writing about statistics, research, and technical information to take your deliverables to the next level. As i continue to build my on line presence I am interested in applying my expertise to short and mid term projects using tools such as typeform, survey monkey, surveygizmo, and fluidsurveys for online programming and deployment.

    $35.00 /hr
    253 hours
    4.70
  10. 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