Technical Writers

Get Your Technical Writing Project Started Today!

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.

Browse Technical writing job posts for project examples or post your job on Upwork for free!

Technical writing Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of Upwork Technical writing projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

Upwork Technical writing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 1,322 Technical writing projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

1,322

Time to Complete Upwork Technical writing Jobs

Time needed to complete a Technical writing project on Upwork.

Average Technical writing Freelancer Feedback Score

Technical writing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.75.

4.75
Last updated: May 1, 2015
More options
Clear all filters
  1. Thomas Hughes

    Thomas Hughes

    Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 6

    I am an experienced market watcher, armchair economist, trader, writer and blogger. I have been working in the field of online content generation and management for over five years and am extensively published. My focus is broad, I write, manage and edit content for several websites and am always looking for the next project. I provide the highest quality work, with the quickest turnaround possible and strive to leave every completely satisfied.

    $35.00 /hr
    1,227 hours
    5.00
  2. Swati P.

    Swati P.

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

    India - Last active: 1 day 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
    1,707 hours
    4.99
  3. Tahir Mufti

    Tahir Mufti Agency Contractor

    Software Expert

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month 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
  4. Josh M.

    Josh M.

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

    Canada - Last active: 3 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Nimesh P.

    Nimesh P.

    Sr. QA Engineer-Expert Software Tester-MAC/Android/iOS/Web App QA Lead

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 36

    ★ TOP 1% of Successful oDesk Freelancers (Certified) ★ ★ The Only QA Freelancer on oDesk having completed (more than 75 JOBS + 11000 plus HOURS + 5 STAR Rating) all together ★ ★ Ranked Top # 3 QA Engineer at entire oDesk marketplace ★ Logged 9000+ valid defects overall ★ ★ A Full time Freelancer & Certified Software Test Engineer ★ ★ 10 Years of extensive experience in Manual and Automated testing ★ ★ Plenty of experience in Agile/Scrum/Kanban/Lean methodologies ★ 100% client satisfaction ratio ★ ★ 75 % are repeated clients ★ ★ 100 % flexible, can work in any time zone ★ ★ The apps I have tested are in All Time Great/Award winning categories like Color Splash, Brainscape, Timeline 3D, Language Therapy, Gametime, etc.. ★ oDesk Top 10% in : ✔ Software Testing Test ✔ SQL Test, ✔ MS SQL Server Test, ✔ US/UK English Basic skills Test, ✔ English Spelling/Vocabulary Tests, ✔ Wordpress Test, and many more... ★ Devices available for Testing: ★ iPhone 6 (iOS 8.1.3) iPhone 5 (iOS 8.1) iPhone 4s (iOS 7.1.2) iPad 3 (iOS 7.1) Samsung Galaxy S5 (Android 4.4.4) Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.3) Google Nexus 7 (Android 4.4.2) Windows XP/7/8 (All Browsers) Mac OS X (10.9.2) ★ I work in a unique way: You don't have clear requirement !!! No Problem, I don't need it. You are still preparing the specification !!! No Problem, I don't wait for that. You have a budget constraint !!! No worries, I would fit into it. You don't have any test cases/test plans/documents in place !!! No Problem, that's where I come into the picture. ★ ★ ★ GIVE ME YOUR APPLICATION, I'LL GIVE YOU THE DEFECTS. ★ ★ ★ Let me go through and analyze your application and, I would provide how to proceed with the testing, How effectively your application can be tested, I will come up with better test cases/ comprehensive test plans, important business and use cases and most importantly unique and incredible application improving and business fetching suggestions. My job doesn't end here. Once I verify the defects in all major browsers/OS, I log them in whatever format/tool you choose along the with the defects screenshots & videos. I won't leave you until I verify and close all the resolved defects. SO If you are looking for above skills and qualities then your search ends here!! If you still have some doubts, take a look at the feedbacks provided my valuable clients. I deliver what I promise, I do not promise which I can not deliver. Being a true professional, I dare to do whatever it takes to make my client's business successful and see his/her smile at the end of the day. I am sure we can do business! Cheers!

    $24.99 /hr
    11,419 hours
    4.95
  8. Jaya A.

    Jaya A.

    Senior Tester/QA- Website, Desktop, iOS & Android app tester

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 9

    Pointing out bugs and helping you develop a bug free product since 2005. *** 5500+ work hours , 50 + jobs and ** Top Rated**  ISTQB certified in software testing  Full time Freelancer with excellent client review and 5***** in over 35 jobs  9+yrs in QA, testing of Web-sites,mobile, RIA , cloud and Desktop applications  Testing applications is my passion and my profession.  Able to Help in QA and Project Management Profile Overview  Availability 24*7 on Skype or Phone  Completed 5000 hours on oDesk  Good Knowledge of agile and Scrum methodology  Good Experience working with large remote team  Bug Reporting & tracking using Jira, Mantis, Bugzilla,TFS, Excel, Word  Test Plan,Test case design,execution & documentation  UI/UX/Front-end testing, Regression, smoke, black-box, white-box testing  Huge experience in testing iOS and Android based applications. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Over the last 9 years I have been involved in testing various types of software ranging from desktop applications to web applications including websites for start ups. - My core competency is in complete testing of the software from the planning phase to sign off. - Testing the software, Dealing with customer issues and closely working with the developers to get them resolved are the fields that I excel in. -I am an ISTQB certified software tester My expertise: --------------------------------------------------------------------- - Creating test plan document - Writing test cases - Documenting change requests - Executing test cases ( Functional, GUI, Usability, cross browser compatibility, Cosmetic errors) - Defect tracking - Writing product Release document - Managing customer issues and getting them resolved at the earliest - Writing technical specifications and FAQ's for websites. Application Tested ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - e-Commerce Application(Magneto, WordPress,OpenCart and etc) - e-learning - Game Application, - ERP Application , - Mobile based Applications and Games - Healthcare and insurance application - Travel Domain - Finance domain - Social Networking website - Official websites for companies - WordPress website (Front end and Backend), - WordPress Plugin, - WordPress Theme - 508 compliance Testing - HTML and CSS validation - API Testing I have done include: --------------------------------------------------------------------- - Functionality testing - Cosmetic error testing - GUI Testing - Performance testing - Cross browser compatibility testing - Smoke testing - Regression testing - Usability testing - Games testing Trackers used for documenting and tracking bug status: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Trello Mantis Jira Bugzilla ASP.net starter kit Quality center Test director Microsoft excel and Microsoft office tools Gadgets I work on: ---------------------------- iOS 8.0 ( iPhone 4S) Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 ( Android 4.4.2 - Kitkat ) Operating Systems available to test: ----------------------------------------------------- Windows XP( IE9 , Firefox, Chrome, Safari ) Vista ( IE 9 , Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera) Windows 7 ( IE 10 , Firefox 35.0, Chrome 40.0, Safari, Opera) Windows 8 ( Firefox 35.0 , IE 11 , Chrome 40.0 , Safari ) QA methodology and processes: --------------------------------------------------------- CMMI, ISO, Agile Scrum ,waterfall model, V- model I am a disciplined worker, bound to deadlines who has great passion for quality. I assure you quality work in given time.I am also an article writer with great interest in writing IT related documents and answering technical questions. software testing, quality assurance, testing, sqa, manual-testing, smoke-testing, regression testing, quality control, software documentation, usability testing, functional testing, UI testing, boundary-value-testing,test plan creation,test-schedule-creation,test-plan-execution,test-case-generation, Redmine, Mantis, Microsoft Excel, Bugzilla, Jira, Microsoft Office Tools

    Groups: SocialEngine

    $15.56 /hr
    5,574 hours
    4.98
  9. Zeno-Anton Barzan

    Zeno-Anton Barzan

    SysAdmin -IT Expert, Tech Writer/Book Author, IT Consultant

    Romania - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 3

    Looking for projects where I can showcase my skills, solid background, and experience that I've gathered while working in the industry as system and network administrator: - mainly focused on Windows- and Linux-based platforms, having managed the IT infrastructure of companies, assuring heightened security, and robustness of the network. * Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010 * experience with VoIP systems- Asterisks, FreeSwitch, and HiPath suites I'm familiar setting up new systems, servers, configuring network hardware and server-based applications. As of lately, heavily involved in virtualization technologies. My competencies include but not limited to network monitoring, troubleshooting, performance optimization, vulnerability scanning; but also providing support and help- desk. My technical writer portfolio includes a book published by PacktPub [ISBN: 1849511101] and over 150 technical articles published across a prestigious network of sites. Articles were unique, around ~2.000 words, and written in American English. Mainly on web-development, system administration, SEO/SEM, and hardware topics. Solid knowledge of the following open-source technologies: OTRS for ticketing and help-desk system; OCS Inventory NG for inventorying needs, OpenVPN to implement virtual private networks; Cacti, Nagios, Zabbix, and OpenNMS for network monitoring, Amanda/zmanda backup solution, web CMS such as Blogger, Drupal, Joomla; Magento for shopping cart systems, Bugzilla for bugtracking, Subversion for revision tracking, etc. Other skills include working with LAMP/XAMPP stacks, able to install and configure web servers, mail servers (postfix, scalix, Exchange), PHP, MySQL-based web solutions, Active Directory, GPO, other MSFT technologies. Familiar with coding languages: C/C++, C#, HTML, CSS, PHP, and other shell scripting such as WSH, Powershell, bash and perl. Co-founder of a small business startup, helping its grown by providing consulting services, and writing offline/online publications. Most our projects up to date were related to IT security presentations, white-paper comparisons (two technologies analyzed, revising drawbacks/advantages of each), network design, implementing IT inventory systems and license auditing.

    $27.78 /hr
    107 hours
    4.87
  10. Federica M.

    Federica M.

    Italian - IT - Database - Technical translations

    Italy - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 7

    Hi. I'm Italian native. I live in Tuscany. I have a perfect command of the Italian language and excellent computer skills. I graduated in Computer Science in Pisa. My high school was the classic college (a school subject that involves the study of ancient Greek and Latin literature, philosophy, and history). I deal with the management of information and text for 25 years I am specializing in information searches, data selection, integration database, translation of techniocal text, SEO search; I can find any information that a company needs and I can organize informations in reports, statistics, data analysis. I have dozens of references in Italian companies that are and have been my only customers for this type of activity and the distribution of information in the web I manage my work independently, I'm freelance sinc 15year. I have three son and I have a lot of "free time" to work. I deliver my work always in time, have a very serious and reliable. I have a good quality of life. I hope the same for you Federica

    $14.90 /hr
    88 hours
    5.00