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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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  1. Jovan Pehcevski

    Jovan Pehcevski

    Researcher, Academic/technical writer, Data and Information Scientist

    Macedonia - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    As a PhD in Computer Science, I am an experienced researcher, academic writer and data and information scientist. Over the last 12 years I have gathered an extensive experience in practising and teaching the following computer science concepts: information retrieval, data mining, machine learning, database management systems using MySQL and Oracle, native XML databases using XML, DOM and SAX, web development techniques using (X)HMTL, DHTML, PHP, and MySQL, deploying web services and service oriented architectures, and tuning Apache web server for performance, security and caching. My core competency lies in academic research, data and information science, as well as writing, proofreading and editing of research papers and thesis of all academic levels. I am seeking opportunities to offer my rich professional and academic experience for the strategic growth and developmental needs of your business. My core research interests and strengths are as follows: - Focused information retrieval - Evaluation of focused and content-oriented XML retrieval - Entity retrieval and knowledge discovery - Data mining and big data analytics - Business intelligence and predictive analytics - Time-series data forecasting - Recommendation algorithms for social/news networking sites - Native XML databases, NoSQL and relational database systems - Web servers and web technologies - Web database applications and Internet programming - Web and enterprise security

    $66.67 /hr
    1,730 hours
    5.00
  2. K thomas L.

    K thomas L.

    Analog and Digital Designer - Over 20 yrs. Exp.

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Experience in small signal analog design, sensor interfacing, signal conditioning, sensor applications, data capture and analysis, digital design, microprocessors and small FPGA based systems. I have over 20 years experience developing ideas and bringing them through the design process to a finished product. I develop entire systems, including power, mechanical, optical, and software aspects. I excel in small, innovative designs using new technology. I design for durability and dependability coming from a background of experience in designing for harsh environments, high volume production lines, medical, and space applications. I have design experience in serial communications, optical systems, rf communications, programming, DSP hardware and software design, PC board design and technical writing. I offer my services to take your idea and bring it all the way to production, or to fill any need in the process. I am also available for consulting, helping you to refine your ideas into something that is both manufacturable and functional.

    $70.00 /hr
    2,543 hours
    5.00
  3. Grant Smith

    Grant Smith

    Excel, Access VBA and Macro Developer

    United States - Last active: 30 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 15

    Experienced professional with multiple skills looking for extra work. Very diligent, attentive to details, hard working and honest. Guru in MS Office Applications (company SME (Subject Matter Expert)) VBAs and Macros Knowledgeable in computer software and hardware problems Many years of customer service including managing a large team of customer service agents Excellent written and speaking communication skills I sell time by adding automation to any office product! Based on East Coast of United States

    $60.00 /hr
    1,521 hours
    4.98
  4. Swati P.

    Swati P.

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

    India - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 10

    Seasoned Business Analyst, 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. I have trained several batches (individuals or small batches) of students from the US, UK and India. 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
    1,741 hours
    4.99
  5. Barry Krusch, M.S.Ed.

    Barry Krusch, M.S.Ed.

    Instructional Designer, Writer, Project Manager

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 8

    Both Senior Instructional Designer and Developer (as well as technical writer and project manager), I have used Articulate Storyline and Studio, Captivate, Camtasia, Lectora, and VideoScribe for over 22+ years for clients like Bank of America, Wachovia, American Express, Chase, Hartford Life, Knowledge Transfer International, Procter & Gamble, etc. Projects I am looking for include any work related to instructional design in any phase of the ADDIE model (Analysis and scoping, Design, Development, etc.), as well as technical writing and project management. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Emory University, and an M.S. degree in Education from Hunter College. I also attended law school at the University of Georgia for a year. I have written several books pertaining to legal subjects. As a result of my work on the Constitution, I have appeared on the Tom Snyder radio show, as well as C-SPAN. I am also listed as an encyclopedia entry in the Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments. Linked-in: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/barry-krusch/2/5b2/6a Skype: barrykrusch

    $45.00 /hr
    1,599 hours
    5.00
  6. Russ C.

    Russ C.

    Senior Technical Author, Microsoft Word and Self-publishing Wizard

    Thailand - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 50 - Portfolio: 88

    A professional, diligent, multi-talented author 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, editor, and self-publishing wizard, 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
    1,253 hours
    5.00
  7. 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
  8. Shozeb Sharif

    Shozeb Sharif Agency Contractor

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

    Pakistan - Last active: 21 hours 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
    7,468 hours
    5.00
  9. Tim S. Higgins

    Tim S. Higgins Agency Contractor

    Expert Editor | Copywriter | Web Design | SEO Consultant

    United States - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 32 - Portfolio: 1

    A professional copywriter and copy editor with excellent knowledge of sales and marketing both online and offline. I produce concise, pristine, and engaging copy for websites and business communications that appeal to multiple audiences utilizing a broad UK or US vocabulary as required. I am available to write landing pages, sales pages, brochures, mission statements, website pages, install/manage/host/customize WordPress sites, produce web graphics & design and domain management/procurement. Experienced in rolling out online start-ups including branding, I can really give your business that lift it needs to each above the competition and be both highly visible to search engines and useful to your readers and visitors. The days of relying on keywording and purchased backlinks to get a good Google position are gone; quality content is No.1 on Google's list of aims for its search engine. Advanced semantic algorithms are getting better and better at weeding out poor quality content. This is why my copywriting services are worth the money you pay - My content is always of very high quality, which I firmly believe will be increasingly characteristic of high ranking content in search results. My portfolio at http://www.phraseset.com includes many website pages of varying style of content, articles, corporate proposals and persuasive sales copy. As an expert editor, I can take that existing copy that you just cannot seem to get quite right and mold it into the powerful communication tool you had envisioned. My quality English language skills and high IQ (I am a Mensa Member) ensure that my clients get one of the best available freelance copywriting and technical writing partners. I have 20+ years of experience using Excel, Word, Photoshop and many other Adobe products. My overall objective is to apply my skills as best I can; assuring that I will not undertake anything, I cannot manage and will apply my ethic of hard work and quality to any project undertaken. On a personal level, I am a keen guitarist. Being friendly, personable, loyal, and flexible has always been my approach to work - I work hard at my client relationships because I value their business. Working in the online world of global sourcing across time zones from Australia to Europe and across the US, I fully understand the importance of being contactable (my SkypeID is timhi99ins). See my great feedback here on oDesk and remember, my full portfolio is available at http://www.phraseset.com. Note: I am not able to display all my work as I frequently sign NDA's. Check me out and then hire me so I can bring some added value to your business. You will not be disappointed.

    Associated with: PhraseSet Agency

    $49.99 /hr
    4,587 hours
    4.91
  10. 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