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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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  1. Dragan S.

    Java/J2EE Developer, JSF, Struts, Hibernate, JSP, Servlets

    Macedonia - Last active: 11/01/2010 - Tests: 10

    Interests :Artificial Intelligence (neural networks, genetic algorithms, evolutionary programming, knowledge representation, games), problem solving, electronics, telecomincations, networks, wireless networking, crypting and crypting algorithms, Number theory, Mathematical Analysis, 3D Graphics.

    $17.78 /hr
    214 hours
    2.70
  2. Ardit Sulce

    Ardit Sulce

    GIS and Python Expert

    Germany - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

    GIS, Python, Cartography, Remote Sensing, and Technical Writing are the areas I provide services for. I have completed around 20 projects here in oDesk, all with success. Most of them concerned with GIS. Others dealt with technical writing, Python, remote sensing and cartography. Glad to say I am qualified in both GIS and Geodesy at university graduate level, able to crack your spatial problems. In total, I have eight years of experience working in my fields of expertise. Feel free to contact me and explain the problem you want to tackle!

    $28.00 /hr
    493 hours
    4.94
  3. Roden Ugang

    Roden Ugang

    Web Developer | Web Designer | Web Researcher | Linkedin Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 6

    I was a computer instructor for 12+ years (University level - 9 years). My core strength lies in creating technical documents including written/laboratory exams, user/student manuals, course syllabi, user help guides, thesis, and research work. I have an excellent grasp of the English language and I am able to create technical documents that are clear and straight-to-the-point. Areas of expertise: Technical documentation - 15 years Web research - 15 years MS Word - 15 years MS Excel - 15 years MS PowerPoint - 15 years Typing - 18 years Basic computer troubleshooting - 15 years Basic concepts of web development - 15 years Project Management - 1 year Linkedin - 3 years Wordpress - 2 years I'm familiar with: web development (HTML, Javascript, PHP, MySQL), graphic design (Photoshop, Illustrator), and animation (Flash). As a Project Manager, I make sure that all projects assigned to me and/or my team are successfully accomplished within schedule, budget, and the resources at hand. I also make sure workflow, interaction, and communication are seamless and streamlined. I've led a project team composed of web developers, graphic artists, copywriters, and QA specialists. At the same time, I've also worked with the Account Manager to discuss the project's financial aspects with the client. The projects I've handled included websites (video blogs, e-commerce, and dynamic websites), Flash games, iPhone/iPad games, and Digital Graphics work. My biggest accomplishment was to make a first-time Singapore-based client very satisfied with the project outcome, that he gave us more projects to work on.

    $22.22 /hr
    4,121 hours
    4.93
  4. Mark Bosire

    Mark Bosire

    Expert Writer: Academic, Techinal, Website and Article Writing.

    Kenya - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    To share my writing skills and competently thrive to achieve success for my clients. I have great writing and verbal skills and the experience acquired over the years guarantees my clients quality work, delivered on time and unique. The field scope of writings I can do is wide therefore flexible to fit clients needs. These fields may include article writing, academic writing, technical writing or website content writing emphasizing on SEO articles. I can also adapt to any clients needs without compromising the quality of work that I do. Hire me and you won't regret it. Regards.

    $16.67 /hr
    20 hours
    4.92
  5. Subhash Dawgotra

    Subhash Dawgotra

    Full Time Article Writer & Product Reviewer

    India - Last active: 9 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

    I am an experienced writer who will get it done right the first time. With years of industry and online experience, I am skilled in writing SEO-friendly content. To date, I have written content on different niche websites and blogs and have a long list of clientele ready to vouch and recommend my work. I am very comfortable writing about topics in a variety of niches. My work is high quality, well researched, and original. Some of my content specialties include article writing, website content, ebook writing, and review writing.

    $3.33 /hr
    0 hours
    4.96
  6. Hassan Akhtar

    Hassan Akhtar Agency Contractor

    WordPress Developer | Article Writer | Tech Blogger

    Pakistan - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    I am an experienced WordPress developer, technical writer and SEO consultant. I've been working in the online industry for four years, growing and evolving with new technologies and trends. If you want to build an effective website, add some zest to your copy or increase your organic traffic then I can help you. Here at oDesk I have helped people build awesome WordPress-powered websites. I have also written top-notch content on diverse topics including health, real estate, blogging, social media and internet marketing.

    Associated with: Tuddis

    $19.00 /hr
    1,111 hours
    4.99
  7. Israr Ahmad Khan

    Israr Ahmad Khan

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

    Pakistan - Last active: 05/04/2014 - 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

    $18.00 /hr
    2,672 hours
    4.52
  8. Benjamin Thompson

    Benjamin Thompson

    Technical Writer, SQL, Python, JavaScript Programmer

    United States - Last active: 11/17/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I am currently a Developer I at a large online retailer. I support several enterprise applications, most in Web2py and one major application in C# WinForms. I write code in Python and SQL for back-end tools and reporting. I work with Talend Open Studio and Apache ActiveMQ. My goal is to become a better and better programmer, to design tools and solutions that make people's tasks easier, and if possible, more fun. I am CompTIA A+, Security+, and Linux+ certified. I also hold LPIC-1 and SUSE CLA Linux certifications.

    $50.00 /hr
    70 hours
    5.00
  9. Huong Tran

    Huong Tran Agency Contractor

    Experienced Android | iOS | Web Developer

    Vietnam - Last active: 11/20/2014 - Tests: 21 - Portfolio: 18

    ✪✪✪✪✪ Mobiles will make the WORLD beautiful!✪✪✪✪✪ I am a skilled mobile developer with 4 years of experience developing on both the Android platform and on iOS. I have developed on Java for many years and obtained Sun Certification in 2000. I can get a lot done in a short time, and I'd welcome the chance to complete a high quality project for you. Currently, iPhone/Android/Blackberry development is my core area of interest. I am very fluent in Objective-C/Java application development. I have made use of APIs of SNS(Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Youtube etc.), Google Maps, GPS, Communication(Wifi/3G) etc. In addition to my development, I have more than 3 years experience of professional Web design/programming using HTML, CSS, JSP, PHP, JavaScript, AJAX, JSON, RSS, JQuery, MySQL. A prominent feature of my applications involves writing well organized code. You'll experience it yourself once we get chance to work together.

    Associated with: K52 Software

    $15.00 /hr
    307 hours
    4.44