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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. 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
  2. MUHAMMAD USMAN

    MUHAMMAD USMAN

    Microsoft.NET Professional

    Pakistan - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 5

    Do you have a bug in a .NET application, or need it modified in some way? Perhaps you need a completely new .NET application created, or you simply need a website to become interactive. Whatever your need, I can assure you BEST QUALITY work in COMMITTED TIMELINE. Following is my brief introduction: 7+ years hands on experience working in Microsoft .NET Technologies for Windows, Mobile and Web Development using ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, AJAX, MS SQL Server, MS SQL Server Compact Edition, Oracle 9i/10g and CSS, HTML & JavaScript. Having very good problem understanding and solving skills. Strong and Effective Communication / Interpersonal skills.

    $15.00 /hr
    1,392 hours
    4.99
  3. Ardit Sulce

    Ardit Sulce

    GIS Expert

    Germany - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

    GIS, Cartography, Remote Sensing, Python, 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
    481 hours
    4.93
  4. Ann K.

    Ann K.

    Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

    Sweden - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

    My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usually apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, and then that rate apply. On the other hand could other duties require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi-skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of your kind of recaps what service is. Additionally to the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. Besides having extensive work experience, the studying of sociology, psychology and computer science at an academic level constitutes useful knowledge. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me, and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at an early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing, I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Regarding human language, I write with a fine imagination, do my research and have a splendid vocabulary. Regarding computers, I like to make life easier for end users, and I also focus on usability. Regarding both languages, I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if you're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!

    $30.00 /hr
    81 hours
    4.98
  5. Jaya A.

    Jaya A.

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

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 10

    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
    5,594 hours
    4.98
  6. Samiullah Khan

    Samiullah Khan

    IT Expert | Mobile | Web | Embedded | Avionics Developer

    Pakistan - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 4

    Sami has years of software development experience in C, C++, Qt, Java, C#, WPF, WCF, .Net remoting, Mono, VB, VB.Net, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP, ASP.Net, SQL and SQL Server. Since 2007 he has developed wide range of high quality and revenue generating software including real time applications, embedded software, web services, n-tire distributed applications, data acquisition software, database development and management, audio broadcast applications, software integrated electronics products and security software.

    $35.00 /hr
    65 hours
    5.00
  7. Mark Bosire

    Mark Bosire

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

    Kenya - Last active: 5 days 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
  8. Ahsan Subhan

    Ahsan Subhan

    Software Developer, Quality Assurance Engineer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    With approximately 4.5 years of professional experience and 5 years of academic experience of software development and software quality assurance, I have a wide range of skills developing desktop applications using C#, VB .net. I have also developed websites using ASP .net and PHP. As a software quality engineer, I have experience of planning and execution of test plans and scenarios for large financial applications. I have experience of using and programming with various database and data reporting components (SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005/2008, MYSQL, Crystal reports, SQL reporting Services). I have demonstrated experience of using software design tools (Visio, Rational Rose).

    $16.67 /hr
    12 hours
    5.00
  9. Kiran M.

    Kiran M.

    C#, WPF, WinForms, XAML Developer and GUI Design Expert

    Pakistan - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 15

    ★ 3+ yrs of software design, development, and configuration experience ★ C#, VB.NET(3.5, 4.0, 4.5), WPF, Web, Windows Services ★ ADO.NET, Entity Framework, LINQ, 3-tier,n-tier, Winforms desktop applications ★ ASP.NET web apps, Silverlight ,Telerik & DevXpress. I have worked with .NET (C#, VB.NET) and databases such as SQL Server 2008/2012, MySQL 5, SQLLite and Oracle 9i. I have complete command over Microsoft Office Tools. I have extensive experience with 3rd party APIs such as 1. Twitter API 2. Google API 3. Code Reason Reports 4. EDD (Easy Digital Downloads) Licensing integration. 5. Telerik Rad Controls for ASP.NET AJAX 6. Telerik RAD Controls for WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) 7. Telerik RAD Controls for Winforms 8. DevXpress/DExperience for Web and Winforms 9. Krypton Toolkit 10. Microsoft Excel Interop 11. Microsoft Word Interop 12. Microsoft Access Interop 13. MySQL Connector for .NET 14. Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2008 R2 15. Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 & 4.0 16. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF Services) 17. Microsoft Entity Framework 4.x/ADO.NET Entity Framework 18. LINQ to Entities, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to objects 19. Telerik OpenAcces ORM (Database First, Model First) 20. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and MVVM 21. Login Authentication/Encryption I have worked with enterprise grade software systems that are composed of multiple tiers and multiple layers, distributed client-server applications. I have also performed configuration and build management using Advanced Installer. I have participated in projects as project member while being in part of each stages from requirements gathering to system design, integration & quality assurance to deliver functional, usable and quality products. I have worked with lead developers and helped them define processes for maintaining quality of code, over life cycle of application development and have been a guiding mentor to my colleagues utilizing my experience in software development and best practices.

    $34.44 /hr
    1,427 hours
    4.85
  10. Federica M.

    Federica M.

    Italian - IT - Database - Technical translations

    Italy - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    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
    90 hours
    5.00