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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. Paul Walden

    Paul Walden

    Copywriter at plantadvertising.com

    Australia - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    An Australian copywriter with over 14 years’ experience, I got my first full-time agency position when renowned advertising profile Steve Trygg saw the work I was doing whilst studying at Berghs School of Communication, one of Europe’s foremost marketing academies. Steve immediately offered me employment at his B2B agency SandbergTrygg, at whose European headquarters I then worked in parallel with my copywriting studies. This was way back in 2001. Covering quite technical accounts in the telecommunications, trucking and stock-trading industries, I stayed with SandbergTrygg until relocating to Cairns in 2003. Adpower Plus, at the time North Queensland’s largest advertising agency, then employed me to service their clients – a mix of B2B and B2C companies and organisations, including Stockland Shopping Centres, Pacific Toyota, Medtel, Tourism Tropical North Queensland and Cairns Convention Centre, to name a few. Having made my mark on the Queensland market, I proceeded to go international with my own business in 2006 and have since worked for clients ranging from large corporations and organisations such as Rio Tinto, City West Water and the Maavarim Group to smaller outfits such as Zimperium Technologies, Enteract and Joolca. This has involved research, analysis, conceptualisation, copywriting and creative direction for numerous very different products. In other words: I’m equally at home advertising fast-moving products in the Western retail market as I am selling hospital equipment to African governments. Every last bit of my creative is built on solid research. Simply put, I not only come up with HOW to convey your message; I also provide the strategy required to decide WHAT to say. Since 2011, I am based out of Melbourne, where I run the strategic marketing agency Plant Advertising. And it’s only now that this piece of text is going to get truly valuable to you, because, for all that I’ve told you above, what really matters is how good my actual copy is, right? So, check out the work samples at www.plantadvertising.com or have a look in the special Dropbox folder that I’ve prepared for oDesk clients at http://bit.ly/1t95lkB Remember, whatever copywriter you end up selecting for your project, the whole point of creative is to increase sales or otherwise convince your target group of this, that or the other – and far from all copy does that. Bottom line: if you’re going to compromise on your marketing, you might as well not do it at all. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Paul Walden

    $85.00 /hr
    183 hours
    4.98
  2. 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
  3. John D.

    John D.

    Wikipedia Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 1

    John a top writer and editor for Wikipedia, where he has written over 50 high class articles, made over 20,000 edits, and earned 18 awards. He's currently working as a freelance writer in service of others and has been quoted in several newspapers including The Times of Israel, The Huffington Post, and The Exchange. John follows all the guidelines and policies of Wikipedia. In order to get a professional and top-notch article, you can contact him to help you!

    $150.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  4. Jun O.

    Jun O.

    Multi-Skilled Professional

    Japan - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2

    Fluent-English/Native-Japanese bi-lingual professional, experienced in various fields. Business and Technology Consultant and Hands-on services for: + Management (including Country Manager, Mult-regional/Cross-company Project, Engineering, Sales&Marketing) + Start-ups (Japan Market Entry Support, Multi-functional role) + Software (Development, Support for: Assembly thru Enterprise) + Semiconductor (Processor, DSP, SoC, LSI design) + ICT in general + Medical Equipment + Writing & Translation + etc.

    $33.33 /hr
    4 hours
    5.00
  5. Kayce Basques

    Kayce Basques

    Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 11/25/2014 - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 6

    I create and edit technical documentation for highly technical audiences. It is my privilege to assist the Arrayent team (www.arrayent.com) by leading their efforts in technical documentation. I create and maintain all of the content of developer.arrayent.com. I also build and deploy the frontend / backend of the website itself. I am a native English speaker with a Bachelor's in History from a world-class university, UC Berkeley. I graduated with Honors and with High Distinction in General Scholarship in May 2011.

    $40.00 /hr
    134 hours
    4.77
  6. Antoine Loiselet

    Antoine Loiselet

    Energy Engineer, Bilingual English/French

    France - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a 29 year old Energy Engineer, from France. I have two Master's diplomas in Engineering, including a successful semester spent abroad in Australia. My work experience ranges from R&D Photovoltaic Engineering in Germany, to consulting for NGOs throughout the world, as well as extensive volunteering. Most of my work has been conducted in English, and a lot of it involved communication mixing both French and English. I am a self-taught person with interests in diverse subjects, such as sailing voyages, permaculture, cooking, diving, and developing my electric bike. I developed a strong command of both French and English through years of reading, learning, and living abroad. Additionally, I have studied English/French translation as a compulsory element of my graduate education. For these reasons, I sometimes offer my services as a translator or content-writer. As a professional engineer and consultant, I always make sure that my clients are getting above and beyond what they expect within the allotted time frame. I am currently developing a community-based project involving the reuse of LiCo batteries. Thus, working online is a perfect opportunity for me to be able to acquire enough capital to kickstart my new venture.

    $40.00 /hr
    55 hours
    5.00
  7. Alexandra S.

    Alexandra S.

    Creating quality translations that will make you shine: English German

    Germany - Last active: 5 months ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 4

    ABOUT ME: I translate and localize from English into German / German into English with German being my mother tongue and English being my second language (I am fluent due to having lived in the US) and offer proofreading and editing in both languages. I am very reliable and perfectionist (good for me, perfect for you), and deliver quality work on time and with a very fast turnaround time. MY SPECIALTIES: I am highly proficient in the following fields: marketing / advertising, IT / software, internet, best practices, tourism, games, ecommerce, entertainment, health, paramedical, paralegal READING / WRITING: Kurrent, Sütterlin, Fraktur, Braille, Stenography FORMER WORK: (offline and oDesk contracts) • ONLINE: websites, articles, tutorials • SOFTWARE: system / application software, browser / video games, apps (iOS, Android) • SUBTITLING: movies, tv shows, trailers (German audio to English subtitles and vice versa) • ADVERTISING: brochures, flyers, posters, presentations • LITERATURE: books / ebooks, short stories, graphic novels / comics • OTHER: letters, user manuals GETTING IN TOUCH: I am available via oDesk, email, and Skype with all messages being forwarded to my cell phone in order to ensure optimal communication. I'm constantly looking for exciting projects and new challenges, both short and long term (preferring the latter), so please feel free to contact me if you can picture us making a difference together.

    Groups: Article Samurai, BigCommerce...

    $70.00 /hr
    168 hours
    4.90
  8. Lise Jorgensen

    Lise Jorgensen

    Self-employed Freelance Translator

    Denmark - Last active: 07/14/2013 - Tests: 3

    I primarily translate and perform review for major translation agencies, but also for private companies and public authorities. I translate all types of texts, including technical (automotive, household appliances, medical, IT), management/HR, marketing, legal and financial texts. I am certified by the Danish Commerce and Companies Agency and a member of the Danish Association of State-Authorised Translators and Interpreters. I therefore also perform certified and legalized translations under the protection of legislation and professional indemnity insurance.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals, oTranslators

    $63.33 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Katherine Minden

    Technical Writer, Poet, Author of Fiction & Blogs

    United States - Last active: 03/13/2013

    I write for clients from all over the world. My clients are from the U.S., Canada, Brazil, India, Kuwait and other locations. Some of them have been my clients for six years and still counting. I've been doing it since I learned how at Cornell University's graduate program in Engineering. I cover many subjects including history, medicine, public administration, criminal justice, economics, English, speech, and more. I work in APA, MLA, and other styles as needed. My poetry wins some awards. My fiction is ongoing. My blog is active. I admin a private group online of 750 people, and do research on medical issues for that group every day. I have published books as fundraisers for clients, including editing, layout and design. I also do editing and instruction. I don't write in them, but I do work with documents in Portuguese and German. I will work in some other languages, too.

    $38.89 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00