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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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Average Technical writing Freelancer Feedback Score

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

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Last updated: May 1, 2015
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  1. Anna K.

    Anna K.

    Business Consultant and Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

    Hello! I am an experienced business consultant and technical writer. Currently, I run operations for a New York City - based company and offer my services as a freelancer. My educational credentials include Bachelor's in Business Administration and Master's in Public Administration. oDesk performance highlights - 98% Job Success Rate and 33% conversion rate of one-time clients into long-term employers. I specialize in writing investment business plans and technology white papers and case studies. Thank you for taking the time to scroll through my page and happy working!

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

    Matthieu R.

    Native French Translator Video Editor

    United States - Last active: 3 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. Joanne H.

    Joanne H.

    Data collection and information management expert

    Canada - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 3

    Professional researcher, data analyst, 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 (including interview schedules and online and paper surveys); collecting your data; conducting your summary reporting and statistical analyses; developing (or fixing!) academic and marketing presentations, white papers and reports; and preparing your drafts for journal submission and publication. 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 as independent contractor working on short and mid term projects.

    $35.00 /hr
    245 hours
    4.71
  4. Maria Brodine

    Maria Brodine

    Creative editor, researcher, writer, & consultant

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago

    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
    562 hours
    4.91
  5. Don Taylor

    Don Taylor

    Analyst, Manager, Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 2 days 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
    566 hours
    5.00
  6. Russ C.

    Russ C.

    Senior Technical Author, Writer, and Microsoft Word Expert

    Thailand - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 50 - Portfolio: 84

    A professional, diligent, multi-talented wordsmith 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, and editor, 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
    1,150 hours
    5.00
  7. Joshua Kitz

    Joshua Kitz

    Data Analyst and Business Intelligence

    Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    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
    722 hours
    5.00
  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
    754 hours
    5.00
  9. Orlando F.

    Orlando F. Agency Contractor

    Mac/PC FileMaker/MySQL/PHP Database Developer - Web/Graphic Designer

    Italy - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

    † God bless you, Steve Jobs... '-( I have more than 25 years experience as a Graphic Designer and Database developer/programmer, and 10+ years as a PHP developer and Web designer. I worked with each and every version of Adobe, Quark, Macromedia, FileMaker, Apple products and OSes, creating projects for businesses and clients of any size. In many years spent in printing industry I gained typesetting and graphic arts expertise creating projects from design to press, and automating pre-press processes (imposition, pagination, tagging and conversion). I like to apply my graphical skills to create beautiful user interfaces in my preferred DBMS: FileMaker Pro. I'm also a technical writer and an English to perfect Italian mother tongue translator. I've a graduate-level education in humanities and scientific subjects.

    Associated with: Axana Agency

    $38.89 /hr
    5,694 hours
    4.53
  10. Usama Riaz

    Usama Riaz Agency Contractor

    Expert Android Developer

    United States - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 9

    I am driven, ambitious, and intensely interested in what I do. I taught myself how to program five years ago and have since become an expert in numerous programming languages and technologies such as Java, C++, PHP, Objective-C, and MySQL. My programming expertise paved the way for me to start a software development company called Minibit Technologies, where I have had the pleasure of working with clients from around the world on numerous interesting and challenging projects such as Twitter-like social media sharing apps, real-time multiplayer games, and ultrasonic communications systems. I don't want to bore you with a comprehensive list of my skills, so I'll just list a few of the more notable ones: Languages: Java, C++, PHP, Objective-C, Javascript, Octave Platforms: Android, iOS, Web Game Development: Libgdx, Box2d, Native Android Miscellaneous: Machine Learning, Git, Parse Talk is cheap, though. Please take a look at my portfolio projects, my oDesk test scores, and my review ratings for a more thorough assessment of my abilities. You will quickly find that I do not merely develop software - I develop highly maintainable, elegant code that will save you enormous sums in the long run. In short, if you need an app, website, or other software developed, look no further. My coding skills are incredible, my work ethic unparalleled.

    Associated with: Minibit Technologies

    $70.00 /hr
    424 hours
    5.00