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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 Job Cost Overview

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Upwork Technical writing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 1,132 Technical writing projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

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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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Last updated: July 1, 2015
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  1. K thomas L.

    K thomas L.

    Analog and Digital Designer - Over 20 yrs. Exp.

    United States - Last active: 8 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.

    $72.26 /hr
    2,543 hours
    5.00
  2. Grant Smith

    Grant Smith

    Excel, Access VBA and Macro Developer

    United States - Last active: 1 month 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
  3. Rowan V.

    Rowan V.

    Data Scientist

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7

    I am passionate about quantitative investigative methods and data analysis. I have experience utilizing a variety of methodologies and tools, including R, Python, and Tableau in order to answer data-related questions. Currently @Twitter, formerly at Spartz, Inter-American Development Bank, and Cambridge Energy Labs. I have a B.S. from MIT, and have a strong background in experimental design, statistical analysis, data visualization, and machine learning techniques. With over 10 years of programming experience and a strong statistical background, I can help you make sense of your data. I am able to provide writing and coding samples of my past work, for a few of my past projects, please check out https://github.com/rowanv .

    $80.00 /hr
    9 hours
    5.00
  4. Anton Myagotin

    Anton Myagotin

    Scientific programming

    Russia - Last active: 1 month 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
  5. Alexander Mihalkov

    Alexander Mihalkov

    IT Project Management / IT Consulting/

    Bulgaria - Last active: 1 month 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
  6. Jessica Graves

    Jessica Graves

    Writer and Project Manager

    United States - Last active: 11 hours ago - Tests: 2

    I specialize in writing and designing high-quality, documentation, such as magazine articles, blogs, user guides, training materials, etc. I also have experience at a publishing company as a project manager, where I coordinate the authors of anthologies to get the book published on time. As an innovative and adaptable communication specialist, I am proficient in writing, desktop publishing, and project management. At the end of 2012, I decided to begin a career as a consultant. In this role, I bring unique perspectives to my clients because of my wide range of experience—mainly, developing all of the components necessary to publish, in addition to writing—and my ability to work as a key team member to get results. In October 2014, I became an author in the best-selling anthology "Manifesting in High Heels." In a previous job, as a member of the technical writing team at Abbott Molecular, I managed many types of documentation projects, mainly operations manuals for diagnostic instrumentation. My responsibilities included completing these documents for product launches. In order meet my deadlines, I collaborated with team leaders to set realistic expectations; acquired information from a variety of sources, including software developers, engineers and scientists; and designed the manuals to meet company standards. I photographed instrumentation and collected screen captures of software to support the instructions in an accurate, reliable and easy to follow format. Working with quality, regulatory, marketing, safety and other functional areas ensured that all criteria were met prior to the publication of the documents.

    $45.00 /hr
    5 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: 1 day 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
    7,484 hours
    5.00
  9. Joemar Taganna

    Joemar Taganna Agency Contractor

    Computational Biologist, Python Programmer, Full Stack Web Developer

    Philippines - Last active: 11 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    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
    442 hours
    4.94
  10. Usama Riaz

    Usama Riaz Agency Contractor

    Expert Android Developer

    United States - Last active: 11 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 11

    I am driven, ambitious, and intensely interested in what I do. I taught myself how to program five years ago and have since become an expert in numerous programming languages and technologies such as Java, C++, PHP, Objective-C, and MySQL. My programming expertise paved the way for me to start a software development company called Minibit Technologies, where I have had the pleasure of working with clients from around the world on numerous interesting and challenging projects such as Twitter-like social media sharing apps, real-time multiplayer games, and ultrasonic communications systems. I don't want to bore you with a comprehensive list of my skills, so I'll just list a few of the more notable ones: Languages: Java, C++, PHP, Objective-C, Javascript, Octave Platforms: Android, iOS, Web Game Development: Libgdx, Box2d, Native Android Miscellaneous: Machine Learning, Git, Parse Talk is cheap, though. Please take a look at my portfolio projects, my Upwork test scores, and my review ratings for a more thorough assessment of my abilities. You will quickly find that I do not merely develop software - I develop highly maintainable, elegant code that will save you enormous sums in the long run. In short, if you need an app, website, or other software developed, look no further. My coding skills are incredible, my work ethic unparalleled.

    Associated with: Minibit Technologies

    $70.00 /hr
    455 hours
    5.00