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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. Swati P.

    Swati P.

    Expert Business Analyst, CBAP, BA Trainer, Process Improvement, Agile

    India - Last active: 10 hours ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 10

    Seasoned Business Analyst and Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®), Business Analysis Trainer and CBAP CCBA Trainer and practicing Process/BPM Consultant with extensive IT/Business experience across global clients from varied industries and size). Experience of working across many parts and cultures across the globe such as the U.S., U.K., India, Germany and Australia. Experience of training in Business Analysis and CBAP CCBA exam preparation. I have trained several batches (individuals or small batches) of students from the US, UK. I have also trained large size batches from multinational management consultancy and technology services. My objective is to continue excelling as Senior Business Analyst/Consultant while adding value to my clients during various phases of a project such as: • Extensive interaction with key stakeholders like users, senior leaders and vendor representatives. • Keeping tabs on governance/quality of organization-wide RFPs/requirements from various application domains, while functioning as the lead on requirements management process team • Active participation and contribution in stream leader meetings • Planning and actively participating in various workshops on solution concepts, scope, requirements analysis and detailed level functional requirements, gap analysis and design • BPA (Business Process Analysis) and improvement. Creation of As-Is end-to-end process maps highlighting the key processes, data(domain) models, rules and improvement opportunities • Creation of extensive documentation of requirements (new/enhancements) in the form of data and business process models, dashboard designs, use cases, user interface models (wireframes/mock-ups) or screen definitions, worksheets containing critical information like user groups and performance requirements • Assisting IT staff (including outsourced teams) in technical design, testing strategy, test case reviews/testing/QA. Creation of acceptance tests on behalf of business teams • Active participation in overall project planning, status tracking, document control, traceability and post closure activities • Extensive QA/testing and reviews of partner integration B2B transactions (data) to ensure those are per specs • Creating Message Implementation Guides (MIGs) for various interfaces including critical business processes related to Advance Shipment Notice (ASN/ 3B2) and Milestone updates (3B3)s • Designing client specific BPM Methodology based on industry best practices • Training and mentoring in the area of Business Analysis, CBAP-CCBA exam preparation, BPM/BRMS, Quality guidelines and process expertise. Successfully trained batches in the US, Canada and India • Member of Business Process and Data CoE (Centre of Excellence) team for a top tier client’s eBusiness team Professional Highlights: • Over the past 17 years , I have worked in all stages of SDLC, using different methodologies such as waterfall, agile, incremental. During all these years, I have contributed in wide variety of engagements as Business Analyst. I have in depth knowledge of BABOK framework. • I have specialized expertise in process improvement areas such as Business Process management Systems(BPMS), Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), Business Rules management Systems (BRMS), EAI and B2B based integrations. • I have worked with several US, UK and Australia based MNCs (such as Motorola, Genworth Financial, Capital One, British Telecom to name a few) on various IT engagements. While building my career expertise, I have lived and worked in India, U.S., Australia, U.K. and in Germany. As part of my odesk based consulting I have worked with several diversified clients located across U.S. Canada, Australia, Sweden and Dubai. • I have wide variety of business domain experience such as end to end Supply Chain, Trading, Insurance, Risk, Telecom, Performance Monitoring, in general web based systems, and ERP processes related to Sales, Inventory, Purchase and Logistics. I have also worked in the same role with small scale businesses as well, plus I have experience creating a small b2C online business setup. • Come from very strong technical and engineering background. Primary specialties include cloud computing, SOA and web-services, J2EE, client-server, .NET • I am certified NLP Practitioner from Australia and have skills to train/coach on the same as well. • Last but not the least- I have worked with global teams in completely remote model or partly remote model successfully for almost 5 years altogether. I have managed to do so successfully with regular communication and sharing updates, using remote access tools such as VPN, skype, teamviewer, GotoMeeting, WebEx along with appropriate preparation for the meetings and presentations. And yes, of course with help of great teams I have worked with.

    $45.00 /hr
    1,710 hours
    4.99
  2. Russ C.

    Russ C.

    Senior Technical Author, Writer, and Microsoft Word Expert

    Thailand - Last active: 10 hours 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
    1,155 hours
    5.00
  3. Ryan K.

    Ryan K.

    Computaional Scientist / Software Engineer

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

    Broad experience designing, developing and implementing software tools and computational methodologies for applications in biotechnology, bioinformatics, genomics, drug discovery, and business intelligence. Software engineering, scientific programming, scripting in Unix/Linux environments. Excellent coding skills in C, Python, Ruby, Perl, R, shell (sed, awk). Experience with database modeling & queries (MySQL), web technologies (LAMP) PHP, CSS, JavaScript, HTML. Computer science & IT familiarity with algorithms, data structures, graph theory. Experience with software life cycle, testing procedures, system administration (Linux). Machine learning & statistics with custom code (C, Perl, Python) and statistical packages (S-PLUS, R scripts) for feature selection, data mining, classification, predictive modeling. Data QC and sampling, correlation analysis, plotting, visualization. Business proprietor, client interfacing, requirements gathering, project proposals and project management documentation, reports and technical writing.

    $44.44 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Alexander Mihalkov

    Alexander Mihalkov

    IT Project Management / IT Consulting/

    Bulgaria - Last active: 9 days 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
  5. Sara F.

    Sara F.

    Experienced Technical Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 4

    I enjoy writing and/or editing to create effective content for users. I strive to use the fewest words to achieve the clearest meaning and ensure consistency and accuracy in my work. Find my work experience at www.linkedin.com/in/sarafeldman. My experience includes writing and editing in a variety of settings: --Software Documentation --Process Documentation --Knowledgebase Content --Instructional Web Copy --Online Form and Cart Messaging --User Experience Initiatives --Internal User References --External B-to-B and B-to-C Users --Academic Writing --White Papers My skillset includes a variety of tools and practices: --HTML --Search Customization --Content Management --Knowledge Management --Audience Analysis --Web Analytics --Application Integration --Localization Best Practices --Standard or Custom Style Guides --SharePoint Admin

    $40.00 /hr
    5 hours
    4.55
  6. Mo G.

    Mo G.

    Writer and researcher

    Portugal - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a native English speaker with extensive professional writing experience (reports, user guides, instruction manuals etc.) specializing in health, nutrition and personal development. With a natural talent for concise communication and information organization I am able to write quickly, and accurately, in-depth or in-summary on a variety of topics. My writing is entertaining and captivating while presenting information in a flowing and logical manner making it both enjoyable and educational to read. I am flexible in my writing style and in my ability to meet client requirements and deadlines. I have a degree in Medical Biochemistry and over 10 years experience in Information Management and Communication. The standard of my English is very high and I have excellent attention to detail. I am an honest and reliable worker with the ability to follow instructions and work with minimal guidance. I love writing and pride myself in my intuitive ability to creatively communicate in a fun, provocative, engaging and easy to understand way, while also providing significant value to my readers.

    $37.00 /hr
    8 hours
    4.99
  7. Anton Myagotin

    Anton Myagotin

    Scientific programming

    Russia - Last active: 19 days ago

    Anton Myagotin was born on 27 September 1979 in Khabarovsk (Russia). He received the Dipl. Ing. degree in electrical engineer-ing in 2002 from the Khabarovsk State Technical University (Russia). He received the master degree in computer science in 2003 from the Saarbrücken University (Germany). From 2003 to 2006, he was a PhD student at Saarbrücken University (Germany). From 2006 to 2008, he was a lecturer in the Russian-German Institute of Computer Science at the Pacific State University (Russia). He received the PhD degree in the field of informational, measuring and control systems in 2011 from Institute of Mechanical Engineering Problems (Russian Academy of Science). Now, he is a dean of foreign student educational programs at the Saint-Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation. His research interests include signal and image processing, foam physics and parallel reconstruction algorithms.

    $38.00 /hr
    1 hours
    4.98
  8. 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
  9. Shozeb Sharif

    Shozeb Sharif Agency Contractor

    Sr. Project Manager, Web Analytics Expert, 14 Years Exp.

    Pakistan - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 8

    - 14 years of software development experience in various technical and managerial roles including last 7 years in project/product management and last 3 years in web analytics implementation (Google Analytics, KISSmetrics, Mixpanel). - Comprehensive domain knowledge of Sales, CRM & CMS, utility billing, urban real estate, capital market, internet marketing, social media marketing, online dating and press release distribution. - As Development Manager, led the product development effort of award winning CRM solution "CampaignerCRM" (http://www.campaignercrm.com). - As Project Manager, led the product design and development team for AOS' flagship product for urban real estate, LRMS (Land Records Management System), implemented for Lahore Development Authority (Pakistan). - Developed a real time Trading Terminal for Softech Systems' BackConnect application that is running live with leading brokerage houses in Pakistan, Bangladesh, UAE, Ghana. - Strong background in Java & Java based technologies as well as in Oracle database, with focus on object oriented analysis and design, application architecture and framework development methodologies. - Proven track record of excellent customer relationship management, communication and interpersonal skills and strong experience in performing initial analysis and design during pre & post winning of new projects to generate Project Proposals, Scope of Work and Proof of Concepts. - Core Competencies: Social media marketing, Web Analytics (Google Analytics, KISSmetrics, Mixpanel), Email Delivery (SendGrid, Amazon SES), Salesforce implementation, exploring new technologies, vendors & services, Requirements gathering / documentation, team management, scope & time management, tasks scheduling & monitoring, release management, project management & process implementation, client interaction, project proposal writing, interface & GUI design.

    Associated with: Global IT Team

    $40.00 /hr
    7,339 hours
    5.00
  10. Joemar Taganna

    Joemar Taganna Agency Contractor

    Computational Biologist, Python Programmer, Full Stack Web Developer

    Philippines - Last active: 10 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    I'm here for exciting challenges. I build websites or web apps, custom utility scripts, and small programs. I am also a bioinformatician adept in the design of biological databases, web servers, phylogenetics, comparative genomics, and molecular evolution analyses. I use Python as my primary programming language but I'm also proficient in Javascript, HTML and CSS.

    Associated with: SciBiz Informatics

    $33.33 /hr
    363 hours
    4.96