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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. Vaqar Hyder

    Vaqar Hyder

    .Net and SharePoint developer

    Germany - Last active: 1 month ago

    Currently, I am working as a professional SharePoint Solution Develoeper for the last one and half year in subsidiary of LBBW Bank in Stuttgart Germany. Being a part of this firm I completed around 5 projects all comprising of Microsoft SharePoint 2010/2013 I am fluent in German and English. In Sept 2013, I secured my M.Sc. in Media Informatics from RWTH Universit. During my studentship, I worked as SharePoint and .Net developer in a IT service firm in Cologne, Germany. Even before pursing M.Sc, I was already working as a Software Engineer for around 2 years. During this tenure I had chance to work over e-Business and ERP solution which included developing web and desktop application based on web services and databases on Microsoft platform. My skills and will is not limited to Microsoft Technologies. To give a clear idea about my skill here is an overview: Programming Languages: C#/VB.Net, C++/ VC++, Java (Grundkenntnisse) Web Development: ASP.Net (MVC 3) , PHP, HTML, Java Script, JQuery, AJAX, .Net Web Services, XML, OpenXML (Word Reports), ClosedXML (Excel Reports) Databases: MS SQL Server (Transact SQL), mySQL, PL/SQL, PostgreSQL Products: Microsoft SharePoint 2013/2010/2007: SharePoint 2013 Apps (On-Premises und Provider-Hosted Office365), REST + AJAX + JQuery, Entwicklung mit Server und Client Objekt Modelle (CSOM, JSOM, JQuery, SPService), Webparts, Event und Feature Receivers, TimerJob, Workflows (auch Nintex Workflows,), Enterprise Content Management, XML (Features, Content Types, List und Field Definitions, XSLT), Anpassungen durch SharePoint Designer 2010/2013, SPCop (SPDisposeCheck) Opensource Products: Joomla Extension-Entwicklung, Anpassung von ERP "Open Bravo" (Java 2 SE, Apache Tomcat, JasperReports), Customization of OS Commerce Software Software Development Models: Agile, User Orientiert Software Konstruktion, Extreme Programming. Cloud Computing: SharePoint Online (Office 365) Software Testing Tools: Load testing und Web performance via Visual Studio 2013 Utlimate und JMeter.

    $40.00 /hr
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  2. Olabode Oshodi

    Olabode Oshodi Agency Contractor

    Experienced Software Developer / Engineering, C#, SQL, .NET, Asterisk,

    United Kingdom - Last active: 26 days ago - Tests: 1

    I'm a passionate and experienced developer and am committed to providing a quality service. I have over 12 years’ professional experience in Complex System Analysis, Software Design & Development, and Project Management of Mission Critical Systems for Multinational Firms in Europe and Africa. I am also experienced in leading and mentoring Teams of Business Analysts, Software Engineers and QA. I have extensive and practical experience in development using. C#/VB .NET MS SQL / Oracle DBMS / MYSQL PHP I regularly use appropriate development frameworks and have solid MVC experience in both .NET and PHP. I am also used to working with open source components.

    Associated with: Nikeron

    $40.00 /hr
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  3. Gary V.

    Gary V.

    Senior Unix Systems Programmer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 05/10/2014 - Tests: 8

    I am professional and approachable, with a good mix of technical and interpersonal skills and an excellent work ethic. I have been working full time as a systems administrator and systems programmer for 25 years, but also have a successful part-time business in technical writing. Technical Writing: - Lead author of "The Goat Book" - Many print and web articles on Linux, Unix and Systems Programming Some Prominent Open Source Projects: - Maintainer of GNU Zile - Co-Maintainer of GNU Libtool, GNU M4 Please see my LinkedIn profile for a more detailed list of my projects, achievements and employment history.

    $60.00 /hr
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  4. Bob McCormick

    Bob McCormick

    Senior Software Engineer

    United States - Last active: 09/21/2014 - Tests: 1

    IT professional with over 22 years of outstanding performance based on real world experience. Prior responsibility reflects substantial career growth and progress through various industries including the following: • Government • Medical Imaging • Electric Generation & Distribution • Commercial Software Development • Music Internet distribution Have had multi-functional responsibilities such as the following: • Strategic planning • Project management • Operations • Software engineering and consulting • Have designed and developed commercial grade client-server, database & web-enabled systems for companies such as the following: o Pacific Northwest National Laboratory o Lockheed-Martin o Canon Medical o Mattel Toys o Petite Suites o Southern California Edison I have a strong grasp of various technologies including client-server, database design, client-server application development, web development & server administration. Also, I'm VERY exceptional at Analysis & Design with corresponding Project Lead/Management skills. TECHNICAL ABILITIES Operating Systems • Windows Azure (heavy user here) • Windows 8 • Windows 7 • Vista • Windows XP • Linux • Mac OS X • OS X Server • iOS Software Development Languages & Web Technologies • C#/.NET • VB.NET • ASP.NET • Javascript • Silverlight/XAML • jQuery • ESRI Geo-Visualization • Telerik WPF Development Tools for .NET • PHP • ColdFusion • Flex/ActionScript/Flash • JSTL • Applescript • Streaming Video Production & Distribution/FlashVideo/QuickTime Database Technologies/ESRI Mapping • MS-SQL Server (T-SQL) • mySQL • Oracle (PL/SQL) • Oracle Forms • Embarcadero Interbase Analysis & Design/Communications/Project Management • Adobe RoboHelp 9 • Captivate (Training Tutorial Creation) • Microsoft Word • Visio Professional • Contour • Exceptionally strong analytical & writing skills having written many Software Requirement Specifications (SRS) & Software Design Documents (SDD) and have architected several Distributed 3 -Tier Commercial Web-Enabled Systems • Created Print/Online User Manuals & Training Videos • Managed multi-programmer teams on large commercial products I can help you with your technology choices and strategically assist you for all things Technology Driven. I can get you going with Web based sites and custom Applications. Phone & Tablet solutions, even traditional Desktop applications that streamline current business processes, or integration with existing systems. I've done a lot of spectacular projects over the course of my career and am certain that I can help you in your endeavors!

    $65.00 /hr
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  5. Mikhail Z.

    Mikhail Z.

    Common Lisp Grandmaster

    Russia - Last active: 08/13/2012 - Tests: 6

    Hands-on experience ranging from bash scripting to telecom and financial software, tools including but not limited to XML, Perl, PHP, C, C++, Java, Javascript, SQL, NoSQL (MongoDB), HTML/JavaScript, Node.JS, Tcl, AutoIt, Common Lisp, ExtJS, Windows Embedded, and virtualization. I'm interested in concrete, no-nonsense projects in software development. Preferably Common Lisp. Alternatively, long running technical writing or scriptwriting projects may be of interest.

    $35.00 /hr
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  6. Brian S.

    Brian S. Agency Contractor

    ASP.Net/PHP/AJAX/C#/J2ME/MS SQL/MySQL/Win Mobile/Blackberry

    United States - Last active: 08/25/2008 - Tests: 6

    Cenon Solutions has a diversified staff with 10 years of experience creating advanced desktop, server, mobile, web, database, and server solutions for small and large companies. Our objective is to provide quality end-to-end solutions and create lasting partnerships by providing superior customer service and competitive pricing. The solutions in our portfolio include: * Advanced Web Portals using C#, VB, PHP, JavaScript, AJAX, Google Maps, Microsoft MapPoint, Google Search, SQL Server, MySQL, IIS, Apache, SharePoint Server, DotNetNuke, and Joomla. * Mobile Applications for Blackberry, Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Windows Smartphone using Java, embedded VB, C++, C#, SQL CE, and SQL Server Mobile * Database applications using Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server 2000/20005 with Integration Services, Analysis Service, and Reporting Services * Server Application using MSMQ, Web Sphere MQ, Web Services, FTP, Sockets, .Net Remoting, and BizTalk Server * Travel Applications using Sabre Web Services, Sabre SDS, Apollo Web Services, and MySabre API

    Associated with: Cenon Solutions

    $83.33 /hr
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  7. Elmer A.

    Elmer A. Agency Contractor

    Travel 2.0 Business & Technology Architect

    United States - Last active: 10/29/2012

    Travel 2.0 | Strategy team’s diverse industry skill sets pave the way to designing some of the most exciting web 2.0 mashups portal & unified booking platform garnered from various content and data providers. Mashing up third-party technologies shortens time-to-market product launches as well as saves development cost-to-capture market share. Our consultative services will save you time, money and headaches. Let travel & tourism domain expert professional/s assist your online travel & tourism project initiatives. http://internet-travel-brands.crushpath.me/ElmerAlinsog/travelstrategyconsulting http://internet-travel-brands.crushpath.me/ElmerAlinsog/tripjoint http://internet-travel-brands.crushpath.me/ElmerAlinsog/travelportaldevelopment http://internet-travel-brands.crushpath.me/ElmerAlinsog/travelbpo-philippines

    Associated with: Travel 2.0 | Strategy + Business

    $75.00 /hr
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  8. Charles Nilsson

    Charles Nilsson Agency Contractor

    IT/GIS/MOBILE Consultant-Analyst-Programmer

    United States - Last active: 08/19/2010 - Tests: 2

    Projects that use my 25+ years of college education and experience in the Sciences, Business, and Information Technology. This includes using systems development methodologies to quickly design, develop, debug, document, and distribute innovative, reliable, cost-effective information systems with one or more of the following technologies: Relational Database Systems (using Access, Foxpro, Oracle, or MySQL); Desktop Apps (using Java, Javascript, C/C++, VBA, Foxpro, or SQL); Mobile Computing Apps (using handheld PC's, tablets, and scanners); Internet Apps (using HTML, JavaScript, or PHP); ArcGIS - Arc/Info (using AML, SML, Avenue, or Javascript); Desktop Mapping (using LISP for AutoCAD, AutoCAD Lite); Image Processing (using ERDAS Imagine); Expert Systems development (using all of the above)!

    Associated with: I.R.I.S.

    $35.00 /hr
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  9. Tim Johnson

    Tim Johnson Agency Contractor

    Amazon Web Services, Android, Java, MongoDB, Node.JS, PHP, Magento

    United States - Last active: 12/16/2013 - Tests: 24 - Portfolio: 10

    Recommendations are here: http://mobile-web-solutions.net/?q=node/17 To see my recommendations on LinkedIn, just send me a connection request: http://www.linkedin.com/in/trnjvj I learned graphics programming as a teenager in Cupertino, California starting in 1978. I recieved a BA in Creating Writing from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1989, and a Master of Urban Design degree from San Jose State in 1992. I have done work for Sony Interactive Media, Pixologic, Animax, Advanstar, Cnet, Art.com, Macys, Magic Online, U2, Kiss Online, Motley Crue, Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo Bank, Visa International, Montgomery Securities, Aetna, PG&E, and IBM. I can do a rock star look, a corporate look, fine art, high fashion, high tech, etc. and have always strived to do it all well. I am interested in all forms of communication, and keep learning new forms even today. My design philosophy is simplicity. I have: 1 BA degree (writing), 1 Masters degree (design) 1 Book (print and eBook) 35 years programming 26 years writing 15 years marketing 9 years mobile app development 7 years social media marketing 5 years project management Elance Test Scores (December 2013): https://www.elance.com/s/trnjvj/ Top 5%: Blogging Top 10%: Adobe Fireworks, Business Development, English Top 20%: Java, Node.Js Top 30%: Amazon Web Services, Analytics, Android Development, Article Writing, Business Writing, Creative Writing, Email Marketing, Internet Marketing, Market Research, Marketing, MongoDB, PHP, Technical Writing, XML Proficient: Admin Assistant, Adobe Flex, Affiliate Marketing, Angular.Js, AJAX, Business Plans, Copy Editing, Copywriting, Corporate Brand Identity, Display Ads, DVD Studio Pro, Economics, Eloqua, Email, English Spelling, Event Planning, Facebook Development, Facebook Marketing, Game Development, Ghostwriting, Google Glass, Joomla!, Journalism, Linux, Logo Design, Magento, MailChimp, Microsoft Project, Office Admin, PayPal Development, PMP, Presentation Design, Press Releases, Public Relations, Public Speaking, QA Testing, SEM, Sencha, Shopify, Social Media Marketing, Transcription, Travel Planning, Twitter Development, Video Editing Other Skills: 3D Printing, Angular.Js, Arduino, Bitcoin, Blender, Couchbase Server, Data Privacy, DevOps, Dreamweaver CC, Excel, Flash CC, Final Cut Pro, Gamification, GIMP, HTML5, Illustrator CC, Internet of Things, iOS Development, jQuery Mobile, Linode, Parrot AR

    Associated with: mobile-web-solutions.net

    $100.00 /hr
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