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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 Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.75.

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  1. Joshua Kitz

    Joshua Kitz

    Data Analyst and Business Intelligence

    Canada - Last active: 2 days 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
    781 hours
    5.00
  2. Alexander Mihalkov

    Alexander Mihalkov

    IT Project Management / IT Consulting/

    Bulgaria - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8

    Hello. I have very Good knowledge of computer Hardware and Software in general. TOEFL level English. Native Bulgarian speaker. Perfect written and very good spoken. My main area of expertise is Project Management - partucularly in the field of IT development. The other areas that I might be helpful are IT consulting, Highly technical oriented English to Bulgarian Translation,, Business Oriented English/Bulgarian translation, Security and Cryptographics. Photography and Video production, I have studied IT and Business Administration and have 5+ years experience as a Manager as well as IT Consultant.

    $37.78 /hr
    1 hours
    5.00
  3. Orlando F.

    Orlando F. Agency Contractor

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

    Italy - Last active: 1 month 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
  4. Oscar Bass

    Oscar Bass Agency Contractor

    Senior UNIX System Engineer, LAMP, LEMP, Network Security, Cloud.

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    Expert UNIX system administrator and network engineer. Got a problem? I can solve it! For more than 15 years I have been the I.T. backbone and support for many online companies. I use the most up to date standards for any project I am involved in. I work extremely quick and efficiently. If you have a problem let me help you solve it. OS: Linux - Expert, FreeBSD - Expert, AIX - Expert, HP-UX - Expert, Macintosh OS/X - Expert, Windows Server - Proficient Cloud services: AWS, Rackspace, OpSource, Linode Web servers: Apache, Nginx, Tomcat Database servers: Mysql, Postgresql Monitoring: Nagios, Monit, Munin, Cacti Scripting: bash, perl, shell Virtualization: OpenVZ, Xen, SolusVM Mail servers: Postfix, Exim, Sendmail, Dovecot Control panels: cPanel, Plesk, Direct Admin, Webmin/Virtualmin, ISPconfig, OpenPanel Other: standard network services (DNS, DHCP, LDAP, Samba, SVN/Git, http proxy, jabber, backups, monitoring etc), firewalls (iptables, ipfw, pf)

    Associated with: Bass Designs Agency

    $44.44 /hr
    288 hours
    4.96
  5. Josh M.

    Josh M.

    SQA/Testing/Security/Networks/Development/Technical Writing(Canada)

    Canada - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 9

    Over my career I have been handed a great many challenges and I have throughly enjoyed finding solutions for my clients problems. I have not limited myself specifically to one area but many, and have enjoy a diverse technical career. I am a skilled, hard working, dedicated IT professional with over 10 years of experience. I have development experince in numerous languages and specialize in PHP/MySql web development and Linux/Windows scripts and applications. I have excellent communication skills and am available at your need.

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $55.00 /hr
    8,385 hours
    4.98
  6. Suzanne D.

    Suzanne D.

    Sr. Software Analyst/TechWriter

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    MS in Comp Sci. Specialize in determining and documenting functionality in existing software products with usage and/or examining code as well as requirements analysis and documentation for new products. Extensive software development experience includes websites, applications, and mobile apps in widely varying industries.

    $45.00 /hr
    6,244 hours
    4.80
  7. Asher S.

    Asher S. Agency Contractor

    Product Manager, Software Architect, Cloud & SaaS Architect

    United States - Last active: 05/19/2014 - Tests: 19 - Portfolio: 3

    [Background] I have worked as a consultant to various companies worldwide in high-tech IT related sectors such as Cloud & SaaS, Mobile eCommerce, Automotive & more. [Vision] I believe in working with the best of the best. I am looking for new challenges where I'm given a chance to build something new, creative and completely mind blowing. [Expertise] Over the 14 year span of my career, I have accumulated expertise in the following areas: - New Product Development - Operations research & management - Social Media Marketing & Strategy - Business Development - Information Security - Big Data & Analytics - Mobile App Development - Start ups - Anything and everything cloud related - Software Architecture for large scale applications And of course, I am familiar if not an expert, in all technologies such as Java, Ruby, PHP, .NET, SQL, NoSQL, Unix, Linux, Windows, AWS, VMWare, Xen, Asterisk etc.

    Associated with: ClickStrat Agency Agency

    $80.00 /hr
    4,027 hours
    5.00
  8. Tahir Mufti

    Tahir Mufti Agency Contractor

    Software Expert

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 9

    Thank you for reviewing my oDesk resume. I specialize in managing outsourced projects from start to end. I have over 20 years of experience in the IT Outsourcing industry, beginning with programming, progressing to project management and finally business analysis. Apart from general software development, I am an expert in BACnet configuration and programming and SAML2 single signon systems. My expertize includes technical documentation: Functional Specification, Software Requirement Specification, Software Design Specification, Project Plan, Test Plan, Workflow Design and Analysis, etc. I am also an expert in drawing up Statements of Work (SOW) and Contracts/Agreements. As a long-time programmer, I have expertize in various programming and scripting languages, allowing me to manage both desktop applications and web development for commercial, engineering and cad/cam applications. DOCUMENTATION: - Contract/Agreement - Statement of Work (SOW) - Functional Specification - Software Requirement Specification - Software Design Specification - Project Plan - Test Plans/TestCases/Acceptance Criteria - Workflow Design and Analysis PROGRAMMING: - VB6, C++, C#, .NET - FileMaker Pro - SQL (MS-Access, MS-SQL, mySQL) - Joomla, Drupal and other CMS systems - Web 2.0, PHP, Perl, HTML, AJAX, ASP - Dreamweaver, Frontpage, Photoshop, etc. - Legacy languages: Cobol, Fortran, Pascal, PL/1, RPG, Assembler, dBase INDUSTRIES: - Healthcare in the United States (EMR, PM, HL7, HIPAA, etc.) - E-Commerce for various industries - Education (online teaching and school management) MAXIMIZING THE OFFSHORE ADVANTAGE: I have tried and tested teams available in India and Pakistan whom I use on all of my projects. Hailing from that part of the world, I am able to leverage my knowledge of their culture and thus get them to work at maximum performance. I *know* what makes them click! The savings of offshore resources are, of course, passed on to you... PRICING MODEL: I have a 2-tier pricing model. Local UK resources are priced at US$20 to $60 depending upon expertise level, while offshore resources are $10 to $25. The offshore component is generally 80 to 90% of total effort therefore overall rate is closer to $15-$20. That provides you the advantage of low-cost offshore resources without the risk of being burnt by fly-by-night operations. Thank you for reviewing my resume. I look forward to working for you.

    Associated with: eCruoStuo Agency

    $160.00 /hr
    84 hours
    4.88
  9. Willem Van Zyl

    Willem Van Zyl Agency Contractor

    PHP Developer / MySQL DBA / Linux Administrator / Project Manager

    South Africa - Last active: 05/07/2013 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

    My objective is to use the skills that I've built up over the past several years to complete work accurately and efficiently. I have more than 6 years of experience in PHP-based web development, MySQL-based database administration, and Linux-based web server administration. Three of these six years included Search Engine Optimization, Project Management, and Systems Analysis & Documentation work. I've completed a wide variety of work for clients, including: - Conversion of formatted manuscripts to eBooks for the Amazon Kindle store - eCommerce Systems - eLearning Systems - Virtual Private Server Hosting - VOIP System (Asterisk) Configuration & Administration - Web Hosting Server Administration - Web-Based Application Development - Website Development In addition to hands-on software development and system / server maintenance, I have directed entire software development projects from initial meetings with clients through drafting proposals, performing systems analysis and writing system specifications, building wireframes, designing databases, directing visual design, managing software development, performing testing, and training end-users. I have extensive experience in Search Engine Optimization, as proven by the amount of traffic to the technical articles that I post to my blog (as of January 2011 my blog has been online for two years and receives an average of 50,000 unique visitors per month, 82% of which come from search engines).

    Associated with: Code Like Clockwork Agency

    $55.56 /hr
    8 hours
    5.00