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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. Klaus Petritsch

    Klaus Petritsch

    PhD, E-learning & Tests, Research, Writing, English-German

    Finland - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a freelance writer, researcher, translator (English-German, German-English) and certified developer of e-learning courses with a strong background in science. I have done my PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK, in solar energy and published over 20 scientific papers in high ranking journals. I have a passion for making complex ideas understandable to people from various backgrounds. Because of my experience with living in the UK, Germany, Argentina, Finland, US and Australia, I have a global perspective and the ability to tailor my writing to diverse audiences. I write and design courses from technical subjects like alternative energy and Bitcoin to more general topics like education, health, security, parenting, Millennial culture, and cross-cultural communication. Some clients hire me for spotting and correcting logical inconsistencies, confusing or missing information. Often I also identify "pockets" of too much (unnecessary) information leading to cognitive overload and ineffective knowledge transfer. Tools I use include: • MS Office 2010 • Articulate Storyline 2 • Trados Studio • Inkscape (vector graphics editing) • fast optimized hardware Offered services include: • test and course design • writing articles and reviews • independent research and sourcing of information (science, technology, education, health, economics, philosophy, psychology) • English to German and German to English translations • WordPress/blog/forum creation & maintenance services • data analysis and presentation • infographics (research & design) • conversion between different audio/video and text formats (incl. pdf) • sound optimization (esp. for narration in learning modules) • testing and optimizing user interfaces and software • cognitive and pedagogic optimization of learning material and presentations, websites etc. Since I am new to this site I can offer low rates. I stick to deadlines, respond quickly and you can easily reach me by email, mobile phone or Skype.

    $14.00 /hr
    7 hours
  2. Laszlo Pere

    Laszlo Pere Agency Contractor

    Senior Software Developer, Full-time Freelancer

    Hungary - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 16

    I am a professional software engineer, programmer, developer, Unix/Linux expert. I have many years of experience in programming, computer systems maintenance and machine languages. When I work I always do my job using a machine language and when I can't find one that suits the problem I create my own. I am also a maximalist. I always try to find the simplest solution, write the cleanest code, seek the best implementation.

    Associated with: BorgCollective

    $38.89 /hr
    139 hours
  3. Shanna James

    Shanna James Agency Contractor

    Writer, Web Designer, Customer Service and Support Professional

    Jamaica - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 8

    Customer Service and Support: 13 years Writer: Technical, Web content, Creative, Blogs, Articles, Product Descriptions, Product reviews, etc. - 3 years Web design and development with knowledge and experience in HTML and PHP. (Use of Dreamweaver) 2 years Graphic Design: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. 2 years My objective is to utilize the aforementioned skill-set to assist organizations and individuals while i expand my experience and knowledge base.

    Associated with: Shanna James

    $7.00 /hr
    5,265 hours
  4. Mykhaylo Terentyak

    Mykhaylo Terentyak Agency Contractor

    WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone, WinRT Architect & Consultant

    Ukraine - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 37

    I am founder and CEO of Blackthorn Vision company that was founded in 2008 in Lviv, Ukraine as a custom development provider specializing in development using Microsoft technologies. Our main specialization lies in desktop, web and mobile applications development using Microsoft technologies (WPF, Silverlight, ASP.NET, Windows Phone, WinRT). We can offer an entire package: from initial concepts to final delivery of an outsourced project of any size. Please feel free to contact me anytime to discuss your project. Skype id: mterentyak. Email: You can find more information about our team on our web site:

    Groups: Application Developers Alliance

    Associated with: Blackthorn Vision LLC

    $25.00 /hr
    9,062 hours
  5. Clem Sh.

    Clem Sh. Agency Contractor

    5+yrs large LAMP and mobile projects.Have a team

    Poland - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    By hiring me I gurantee you 100% performance of your project & his successful launch. You will NOT pay for bugs or mistakes - only for working functionality. I specialize in large projects to establish long-term business relationships with customers, do projects till successful completion with a satisfaction. Contact me and i show you step by step exclusive functionality & features of the projects done. PhP expert. Large projects. RESTfull-services, mobile versions of apps ( Android, iOS ). E-commerse (magento). Tech Spec E-commerse, E-Classifieds , Dating, Real Estate, Job & Social Network. Ajax-websites ( backbone, server JS, NoSQL ), GMaps, Payment systems.

    Groups: Pilot Group

    Associated with: Mybiz

    $20.00 /hr
    2,113 hours
  6. Mihaela H.

    Mihaela H. Agency Contractor

    ISQTB Certified Tester, Data Entry, Research, MS Office -Europe

    Romania - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 17

    Gain experience while offer high quality services in testing, data entry and technical writing domains. My skills in the above domains were continuously improved during the last 4+ years, while working as a system integration tester in a big telecommunication company. This job involved the installation and the integration of servers followed by functional testing of the system, keeping an eye on the GUI and the usability aspects. Also, an important role was the test strategy and test cases writing. References available on request.

    Associated with: PFA

    $11.11 /hr
    2,382 hours
  7. Anowar H.

    Anowar H. Agency Contractor

    SEO, Social Media And Online Marketing Specialist

    Bangladesh - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 14

    As a certified internet marketing consultant, I help clients increasing their online presence and improve business results considering ROI through web presence optimization - the combination of search engine optimization (SEO), search marketing, interactive PR, content marketing and social media marketing, Social Network Marketing. The end result: their company is easier to find and building geographical audience base when their prospects are searching, and they present a clear and compelling message everywhere online. I am offering the best SEO, SEM, SMM solution for any company using my ethical seo technique, organic search development and traffic based social media marketing strategy that will increase online presence as well as popularity. I am careful about your ROI(return on investment), so I offer you a time-framed goal for your business.

    Associated with: smartDevz - Web Design And Development, The Seo Company - A&A Seo Solutions

    $5.56 /hr
    8,439 hours
  8. Sajid Manzoor

    Sajid Manzoor Agency Contractor

    QA Consultant and Technical Writer

    Pakistan - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 19

    *** Among oDesk top 10% contractors with 1500+ work hours & 30+ projects successful execution with 4.9+ rating *** ISTQB and HP-AIS certified SQA professional having 4 years of worth professional QA, QC and Technical Writing experience. I started my professional career after obtaining Masters degree in Computer Sciences from country's most prestiges university and have tested 50+ web and mobile (iOS and Android) apps. Being a Full Time Freelancer, I am working with various firms and providing my services in onshore & offshore modes for Functional, Automation, Performance and Penetration Testing and Technical Writing. With major focus on quality rather than cost my unique pricing model helps all stakeholders to have the committed delivery within the expected budget & time. The most important fact lies with the feedback I have received so far from some of my prestigious clients. I have testing expertise of following domains... ~ Testing of E-commerce web applications ~ Testing of educational websites ~ Testing of desktop and web application clients for health care ~ Testing of sites for financial institutions ~ Testing of social media/ Facebook apps ~ Testing of Tourism websites ~ Testing of Telecom applications ~ Testing of Government applications ~ Testing of Web Services and APIs I handle the following testing types... ~ Testing of mobile apps (Android, iPhone/iPad & Windows mobiles) ~ Functional/Manual testing ~ Cross Browser/ Platform testing (Windows & iOS) ~ Testing of Web Services and APIs ~ Load/Performance testing ~ Automation testing ~ Usability testing ~ Penetration/Security testing I own following iOS and Android mobile devices and PCs, ~ iPhone 5 (iOS 7+) ~ iPhone 4S (iOS 7+) ~ iPhone 4 (iOS 7+) ~ iPad 4 (iOS 7+) ~ Google Nexus (Android 4.4+) ~ SamSung Galaxy SIV (Android 4.2+) ~ HTC Desire X (Android 4.1+) ~ Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (Android 4.1+) ~ Mac ProBook (OS X version 10.7.4) ~ PC (Win 7) ~ PC (XP) ~ PC (Win 8) I am acquainted with the following tools. . . ~ Selenium IDE, RC, WebDriver and Grid ~ Apache JMeter ~ SOAP UI ~ HP QTP ~ HP LoadRunner ~ AgileLoad ~ WebLoad ~ AppScan ~ WebScarab ~ Nessus ~ Broken Link Checker Experienced with following Project Management/ Bug Tracking tools along with spread sheets and word documents... ~ JIRA ~ Redmine ~ Mentis ~ Assembla ~ Pivotal Tracker ~ Basecamp ~ Zoho ~ Kualitee Some of the Technical Documents produced during testing includes... ~ Test Plan ~ Test Scenarios ~ Test Cases ~ Defect Reports ~ Help Documents ~ User Manuals ~ Test Closure Reports I also provide Technical Writing (Articles, Blogs and White Papers) services in following areas... ~ Technical writing in Functional Testing domain ~ Technical writing in Performance Testing domain ~ Technical writing in Security Testing domain With best credited for my abilities for developing and executing test plans & documenting detailed defect reports with clear steps to-reproduce, screenshots and videos - I am considered the best option which my profile reflects. Hope to see you around. Thanks Best Regards, Sajid Manzoor | ISTQB & HP-AIS Certified

    Associated with: Testing++

    $16.67 /hr
    1,988 hours
  9. Natallia R.

    Natallia R. Agency Contractor

    Mobile Development / Experienced Technical Writer

    Lithuania - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 16

    Professional Freelance Technical Writer 12-year experience in creating and support of different types of documentation: Installation and Configuration Guides, User and Admin Manuals, Knowledge Bases, FAQs, Release Notes, How-Tos, Video Lessons, etc. Technical writing for software products. High-quality content, professional formatting, screen-shots, logical structure, correct style and grammar. ___________ Mobile Development I represent a mobile development and innovative technology company, the #1 mobile development company in Belarus - JLab. You are welcome to contact me in case you need to develop iOS, Android, Windows Phone apps, use the iBeacon, Smart Watch technologies, create Smart TV applications, or develop any complex project. JLab provides full circle development services starting from analyzing your business needs and finishing by apps testing. The prices are not higher than individual freelancers have.

    Associated with: jLab, Nata1

    $19.99 /hr
    11,732 hours
  10. Sohag Kumar Saha

    Sohag Kumar Saha Agency Contractor

    Responsive WordPress Theme Developer

    Bangladesh - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 31

    Hello, I am a Professional Responsive WordPress Theme Developer. I am capable of Advanced WordPress Theme development and customization. The WordPress is my favorite CMS. I have developed a lot of WordPress Themes and customized some great WordPress Theme like Avada WordPress Theme, Enfold WordPress Theme, MayaShop Woo-Commerce WordPress Theme, Beauty Center WordPress Theme , Strling - Responsive Wordpress Theme and many others custom WordPress Theme developed by me. My Language and Internet Programing Skills are: *HTML, *CSS, *JQuery, *JavaScript, *PHP, MySQL. My HTML and CSS framework skills are: *Twitter Bootstrap, *Less framework, *Skeleton framework, *Foundation framework, *HTML5 Boiler Plate for Cross Browser Compatible site Development. My Special Qualifications: *Full mobile responsive Website development , *PSD to perfect pixel HTML/CSS with mobile responsive layout, *PSD to WordPress Theme Development with mobile responsive capabilities. My WordPress Skills can be listed as follows: 1. WordPress Installation and Setup 2. WordPress Upgrade from older Wordpress version 3. WordPress Website Design 4. WordPress Website Development 5. WordPress Theme Development from PSD file 6. WordPress Theme Development from JPG file 7. WordPress Theme Development From PNG file 8. WordPress Theme Development from PDF file 9. WordPress Theme Development from Adobe Indesign 10. Creating Uploader Options in WordPress 11. Full Dynamic WordPress Theme Options Development 12. WordPress Woo-Commerce Theme Development 13. WordPress Woo-commerce Customization 14. Wordpress & Facebook integration 15. Wordpress E-commerce site developement 16. Wordpress Plugins Installation and Customization 17. Wordpress Theme Installation and Theme Customization 18. Wordpress SEO Optimization 19. WordPress Website Loading time optimization 20. Wordpress Bug and Error Fixing 21. Wordpress Website Support and Maintenance 22. Wordpress & Google analytics 23. Wordpress & Mysql Bug fix 24. Wordpress to Wordpress Website Transfer 25. Wordpress Administration Panel management 26. Wordpress Admin Customization 27. Wordpress Add function to admin panel 28. Wordpress Plugin development 29. Wordpress Custom Post Type Creation 30. Wordpress Custom theme, Child theme Development I am able to do these works as the requirements of my clients. If you are looking for a professional and excellent website designer and developer, then, without any doubt, I think, I will be your right choice. Last Project: 1. My WordPress Plug In Development sample: 1. Two Column Image Gallery using Light Box- Live Demo: RECENT PREMIUM RESPONSIVE WORDRESS THEME DEVELOPMENT: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. RESPONSIVE WEB DEVELOPMENT: ***. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. WORDPRESS THEME DEVELOPMENT: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. WORDPRESS PREMIUM THEME CUSTOMIZATION: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. PHP WEBSITE: 1. HTML/CSS WEBSITE: 1. 2. I am looking for sharing my skills, experiences & helping the clients by completing various projects as required. If you are looking for a contractor, who will deliver you, accurate & high quality works in time, you can hire me without any doubt. I can assure you with my best performance. My target is to get the full satisfaction of clients by delivering good quality work as per the instructions of clients at reasonable prices. Best Regards, SOHAG KUMAR SAHA

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    Associated with: Cloud Technology BD

    $15.00 /hr
    148 hours