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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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Nicholas Shoup

Nicholas Shoup

Geography/ GIS Student

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

Nick is currently a student at the University of Denver, and enrolled in the graduate program pursuing his Master’s in Geographic Information Science(s). He has a firm understanding of geographic principles and is an enthusiastic and dedicated GIS professional. He has a proven ability to collaborate as a team member, lead diverse groups, and advance projects through individual contributions. Currently he works for a local transit company and assist with a variety of planning projects which utilize GIS and database information retrieval to assist with planning decisions. He also has some educational experience with python scripting and C#/.NET development, as well as HTML and CSS development.

$18.00 /hr
5 hours

Ivy Magsipoc

Ivy Magsipoc

Web Content Developer, Technical Writer, Project Coordinator

Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

TECHNICAL SKILLS Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project Metrics Tools: Vovici, NoHold Metrics, Omniture Content Management Tools: Salesforce, NoHold, Fatwire, RightNow Document Management Platform: Google Docs Programming Languages: HTML, CSS PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS Synnex-Concentrix Philippines Web Content Developer II, July 2010 – Present Major projects handled: • Product Launches, 2010 – Present • Salesforce Migration, 2013 – Project Lead • Homesupport to Migration, 2013 – Project Lead • Linksys Mobile International Launch, 2013 – Project Lead • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Rebranding, 2012 – Project Lead • Cisco Connect Cloud Launch (Articles), 2012 – Project Lead • LinksysByCisco Migration, 2011 – Logistics • Website Launch, 2010-2011 Primary tasks handled: • Quarterly Business Reviews Presentations (local, global, Cx) • Online Customer Feedback • Weekly Report, Time Allocation, Monthly Timesheet • Vovici • Omniture • Remedy Case, Care Case, Appirio • Project Management Officer Site Source 101 Project Manager, February 2011 – June 2012 HP Outsourcing Inc. Project Coordinator, Aug. 2009 – July 2010 Website Testing and QA, Jan. 2009 – Jul. 2009 Kinetique Systems, Inc. Software Testing and QA, May 2008 – Oct. 2008

$5.00 /hr
17 hours

Jean A.

Jean A.

Scripter-Technical support

Belgium - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

10 Years of practical experience from Customer tech Support to Help desk function for the European Commission. AA Sacramento City College. Skilled and experienced in a broad set of products from Software to Hardware Areas of expertise mobile devices and different flavors of Workstations. Will gladly share my experience over an interview. Hourly rate is negotiable

$14.44 /hr
0 hours

Mark B.

Mark B.

Scrum Master / Project Manager

Philippines - Tests: 2

I have extensive experience in leading and managing software development teams working in an Agile environment using various technologies related to web and mobile development. I have more than 5 years experience working as Scrum Master and have been working in an Agile/Scrum environment for more than 7 years.

Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

$20.00 /hr
0 hours

Tristen D.

Tristen D.

Versatile Project Manager and Tester

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

I love organizing. This love makes me an especially valuable administrative assistant. I am detail oriented and always looking for ways to simplify and streamline processes. In my effort to be efficient, I have consistently been given added responsibility in any position I held. I have been working in the computer software industry for 10 years. I have worked with both application programming and web programming. I have been involved in numerous ways including: software support, administrative support, project management, data conversion, software design and documentation, software testing, and many other facets. I also have experience in account payable, accounts receivable, payroll, utility billing, basic accounting, and overall office support.

$12.00 /hr
8 hours

Brenda D.

Brenda D.

Natural Born QA. UX Fan. Graphic Design Lover.


Wide experience in different national and international companies. Agile enthusiastic Proven experience in client contact and assistance Knowledge and experience in different business models for offshore software development Advanced level in English. Fast learner. Detail-oriented.

$22.22 /hr
10 hours

Anh N.

Anh N.

QA Engineer

Vietnam - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 10

My career goal is to become a QA manager or System analyst. To achieve my goal, I need to work on many kinds of related jobs. What I have learned, benefited from my current company are not enough. Thus I would like to do more QC jobs outside my company. I would like to do any tasks such as: website testing, system analysis, create or review user requirement/project specification, technical writer, data entry, data processing, etc.

100% Job Success
$3.33 /hr
413 hours

Fatma R.

Fatma R.

Software developer, Tester , QA/ QC , Excel expert

Egypt - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I have advanced background in the field of quality assurance, test methodologies. Experience in assuring the quality of any application from various perspectives including GUI, spellings, grammar, field validation, functionality, usability, security, cross-browser behavior, regression, automation and performance. I have the ability to write technical documents. Knowledgeable in creating test strategy, test design, test cases, test scripts, defect reports and final test summary report. 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'm looking forward hearing from you.

92% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
5,881 hours

Israr Ahmad Khan

Israr Ahmad Khan

Senior Joomla, JomSocial, WordPress, eDirectory, PHP, MySQL Developer

Pakistan - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 17

To seek a challenging position in IT industry, which offers a competitive and challenging environment along with development and growth opportunities where my experience, skills and abilities could best be utilized. I’ve 7+ years of solid experience in custom web development using PHP, MySQL and web 3.0 technologies. I always try to deliver high quality services to my clients by enforcing coding standards so my code is clean, understandable and other developers don't have problems working with it. I have strong command in Arca eDirectory, Joomla, Wordpress, CSS3, HTML5 and jQuery. I’ve perfect skills in the communication with clients. I have great expertise in Widget development using APIs. Now I am confident to customize or enhance any PHP based software either open source or commercial, CMS, framework and shopping cart. Checkout my portfolio to get an idea about my expert level.

Groups: JomSocial

88% Job Success
$18.00 /hr
2,672 hours

Pablo Varela

Pablo Varela

Documentation Expert / Technical Writer / Translator

Argentina - Tests: 2

Based on my 8 year's experience in the translation and technical documentation industries, I can: * develop your technical and non-technical guides, reference material, and website technical copy. * design a tailored process to produce your documentation, based on agile methodologies. * design and develop your content strategy and manage your documentation life-cycle. * develop tools for your documentation process. * write content. * translate English into Spanish. Mantra: single sourcing, minimalist documentation.

$27.78 /hr
155 hours