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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. Brad R.

    Brad R.

    MCITP, MCSE, Virtualization, Network Engineer/Mangr, Writer

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Experienced Technology Leader, Implementation Manager, Change Agent and MCSE/MCITP. In-depth knowledge of IT systems and operations, project management, large-scale system implementations and information security with over twelve years with hands on experience as an Enterprise Administrator and Network Manager in NT, 2000, 2003 and 2008 environments. Extensive experience in Server Virtualization including VMware and Hyper-V integrated with HP and EMC SANs. Practiced understanding of Exchange, Lync Server 2010, Fortigate UTM devices, Active Directory, PKI and DFS. Five years of experience as a corporate Microsoft/Certification trainer and serving as an MCSE/CCNAinstructor for technical schools, colleges and corporations such as AT&T; and Comcast Cable. I have created course curriculum for two online schools. I am extremely proficient in Server 2012 and 2008, including Server Core edition, Hyper-V, Fortinet, VMware, Procurve, HP and EMC SANs, Active Directory, Exchange, SQL, Procurve switches and many other technologies. I have been highly involved in server virtualization for seven years and am proficient in both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. I am also a professional writer and have contributed to several white papers and authored published articles in professional journals. Have also written and reviewed test questions for IT professional certifications. I am looking for other opportunities to supplement my work load. My Microsoft Profile can be accessed by this link: http://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/brad.rudisail/profile For more information on me go to www.bradinthecloud.com

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $34.94 /hr
    1,818 hours
    4.96
  2. Grant Smith

    Grant Smith

    Excel, Access VBA and Macro Developer

    United States - Last active: 2 days 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. Rebecca Riordan

    Rebecca Riordan

    .NET Developer, UI/UX Designer, Author, Graphic Artist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    Whether you need someone to update your UX/UI, review your application architecture, design a database or manage a project from conception to release, I can help. I have 20+ years experience with the Microsoft platform, consulting, developing, and writing programming tutorials. I've worked on projects in fields from banking to antique appraisal, and written books on subjects from database design to Windows 8.1 development. My books: * Fluent Windows 8.1 (Sams, 2014) * Fluent C# (Sams, 2011) * Fluent VB.NET (Sams, 2011) * Head First Ajax (O'Reilly, 2008) * Designing Effective Database Systems (Addison-Wesley, 2005) * Seeing Data (Addison-Wesley, 2005) * Microsoft ADO.NET 2.0 Step by Step (Microsoft Press, 2005) * Microsoft ADO.NET Step by Step (Microsoft Press, 2002) * Microsoft SQL Server Programming Step by Step (Microsoft Press, 2001) * Designing Relational Database Systems (Microsoft Press, 1999) Seeing Data was nominated for a Jolt award in 2005. I'm equally comfortable in C#, Visual Basic and the Adobe Creative Suite. (Oh, and I'm a native English speaker...)

    $44.44 /hr
    272 hours
    4.94
  4. Swati P.

    Swati P.

    Expert Business Analyst, CBAP, BA Trainer, Process Improvement, Agile

    India - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 10

    Seasoned Business Analyst, Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®), Business Analysis Trainer and CBAP CCBA Trainer and practicing Process/BPM Consultant with extensive IT/Business experience across global clients from varied industries and size). Experience of working across many parts and cultures across the globe such as the U.S., U.K., India, Germany and Australia. I have trained several batches (individuals or small batches) of students from the US, UK and India. I have also trained large size batches from multinational management consultancy and technology services. My objective is to continue excelling as Senior Business Analyst/Consultant while adding value to my clients during various phases of a project such as: • Extensive interaction with key stakeholders like users, senior leaders and vendor representatives. • Keeping tabs on governance/quality of organization-wide RFPs/requirements from various application domains, while functioning as the lead on requirements management process team • Active participation and contribution in stream leader meetings • Planning and actively participating in various workshops on solution concepts, scope, requirements analysis and detailed level functional requirements, gap analysis and design • BPA (Business Process Analysis) and improvement. Creation of As-Is end-to-end process maps highlighting the key processes, data(domain) models, rules and improvement opportunities • Creation of extensive documentation of requirements (new/enhancements) in the form of data and business process models, dashboard designs, use cases, user interface models (wireframes/mock-ups) or screen definitions, worksheets containing critical information like user groups and performance requirements • Assisting IT staff (including outsourced teams) in technical design, testing strategy, test case reviews/testing/QA. Creation of acceptance tests on behalf of business teams • Active participation in overall project planning, status tracking, document control, traceability and post closure activities • Extensive QA/testing and reviews of partner integration B2B transactions (data) to ensure those are per specs • Creating Message Implementation Guides (MIGs) for various interfaces including critical business processes related to Advance Shipment Notice (ASN/ 3B2) and Milestone updates (3B3)s • Designing client specific BPM Methodology based on industry best practices • Training and mentoring in the area of Business Analysis, CBAP-CCBA exam preparation, BPM/BRMS, Quality guidelines and process expertise. Successfully trained batches in the US, Canada and India • Member of Business Process and Data CoE (Centre of Excellence) team for a top tier client’s eBusiness team Professional Highlights: • Over the past 17 years , I have worked in all stages of SDLC, using different methodologies such as waterfall, agile, incremental. During all these years, I have contributed in wide variety of engagements as Business Analyst. I have in depth knowledge of BABOK framework. • I have specialized expertise in process improvement areas such as Business Process management Systems(BPMS), Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), Business Rules management Systems (BRMS), EAI and B2B based integrations. • I have worked with several US, UK and Australia based MNCs (such as Motorola, Genworth Financial, Capital One, British Telecom to name a few) on various IT engagements. While building my career expertise, I have lived and worked in India, U.S., Australia, U.K. and in Germany. As part of my odesk based consulting I have worked with several diversified clients located across U.S. Canada, Australia, Sweden and Dubai. • I have wide variety of business domain experience such as end to end Supply Chain, Trading, Insurance, Risk, Telecom, Performance Monitoring, in general web based systems, and ERP processes related to Sales, Inventory, Purchase and Logistics. I have also worked in the same role with small scale businesses as well, plus I have experience creating a small b2C online business setup. • Come from very strong technical and engineering background. Primary specialties include cloud computing, SOA and web-services, J2EE, client-server, .NET • I am certified NLP Practitioner from Australia and have skills to train/coach on the same as well. • Last but not the least- I have worked with global teams in completely remote model or partly remote model successfully for almost 5 years altogether. I have managed to do so successfully with regular communication and sharing updates, using remote access tools such as VPN, skype, teamviewer, GotoMeeting, WebEx along with appropriate preparation for the meetings and presentations. And yes, of course with help of great teams I have worked with.

    $45.00 /hr
    1,710 hours
    4.99
  5. Joanne H.

    Joanne H.

    Data collection and information management expert

    Canada - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

    Professional researcher, data analyst, and technical writer with health, HR, and social sciences background. More than 15 years experience. Deliverable focused. Talk to me about designing your data collection tools (including interview schedules and online and paper surveys); collecting your data; conducting your summary reporting and statistical analyses; developing (or fixing!) academic and marketing presentations, white papers and reports; and preparing your drafts for journal submission and publication. My goals are: 1. to use technology to streamline how we gather intelligence; 2. to use my research design, analytics and informatics experience to make your information meaningful and transparent; 3. to use my exceptional writing about statistics, research, and technical information to take your deliverables to the next level. As i continue to build my on line presence I am interested in applying my expertise as independent contractor working on short and mid term projects.

    $35.00 /hr
    246 hours
    4.71
  6. Alexander Mihalkov

    Alexander Mihalkov

    IT Project Management / IT Consulting/

    Bulgaria - Last active: 17 days 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
  7. Orlando F.

    Orlando F. Agency Contractor

    Mac/PC FileMaker/MySQL/PHP Database Developer - Web/Graphic Designer

    Italy - Last active: 18 days 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. Tim S. Higgins

    Tim S. Higgins Agency Contractor

    Expert Editor | Copywriter | Web Design | SEO Consultant

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 32 - Portfolio: 1

    A professional copywriter and copy editor with excellent knowledge of sales and marketing both online and offline. I produce concise, pristine, and engaging copy for websites and business communications that appeal to multiple audiences utilizing a broad UK or US vocabulary as required. I am available to write landing pages, sales pages, brochures, mission statements, website pages, install/manage/host/customize WordPress sites, produce web graphics & design and domain management/procurement. Experienced in rolling out online start-ups including branding, I can really give your business that lift it needs to each above the competition and be both highly visible to search engines and useful to your readers and visitors. The days of relying on keywording and purchased backlinks to get a good Google position are gone; quality content is No.1 on Google's list of aims for its search engine. Advanced semantic algorithms are getting better and better at weeding out poor quality content. This is why my copywriting services are worth the money you pay - My content is always of very high quality, which I firmly believe will be increasingly characteristic of high ranking content in search results. My portfolio at http://www.phraseset.com includes many website pages of varying style of content, articles, corporate proposals and persuasive sales copy. As an expert editor, I can take that existing copy that you just cannot seem to get quite right and mold it into the powerful communication tool you had envisioned. My quality English language skills and high IQ (I am a Mensa Member) ensure that my clients get one of the best available freelance copywriting and technical writing partners. I have 20+ years of experience using Excel, Word, Photoshop and many other Adobe products. My overall objective is to apply my skills as best I can; assuring that I will not undertake anything, I cannot manage and will apply my ethic of hard work and quality to any project undertaken. On a personal level, I am a keen guitarist. Being friendly, personable, loyal, and flexible has always been my approach to work - I work hard at my client relationships because I value their business. Working in the online world of global sourcing across time zones from Australia to Europe and across the US, I fully understand the importance of being contactable (my SkypeID is timhi99ins). See my great feedback here on oDesk and remember, my full portfolio is available at http://www.phraseset.com. Note: I am not able to display all my work as I frequently sign NDA's. Check me out and then hire me so I can bring some added value to your business. You will not be disappointed.

    Associated with: PhraseSet Agency

    $49.99 /hr
    4,497 hours
    4.92
  9. Oscar Bass

    Oscar Bass Agency Contractor

    Senior UNIX System Engineer, LAMP, LEMP, Network Security, Cloud.

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    Expert UNIX system administrator and network engineer. Got a problem? I can solve it! For more than 15 years I have been the I.T. backbone and support for many online companies. I use the most up to date standards for any project I am involved in. I work extremely quick and efficiently. If you have a problem let me help you solve it. OS: Linux - Expert, FreeBSD - Expert, AIX - Expert, HP-UX - Expert, Macintosh OS/X - Expert, Windows Server - Proficient Cloud services: AWS, Rackspace, OpSource, Linode Web servers: Apache, Nginx, Tomcat Database servers: Mysql, Postgresql Monitoring: Nagios, Monit, Munin, Cacti Scripting: bash, perl, shell Virtualization: OpenVZ, Xen, SolusVM Mail servers: Postfix, Exim, Sendmail, Dovecot Control panels: cPanel, Plesk, Direct Admin, Webmin/Virtualmin, ISPconfig, OpenPanel Other: standard network services (DNS, DHCP, LDAP, Samba, SVN/Git, http proxy, jabber, backups, monitoring etc), firewalls (iptables, ipfw, pf)

    Associated with: Bass Designs Agency

    $44.44 /hr
    242 hours
    4.96
  10. Josh M.

    Josh M.

    SQA/Testing/Security/Networks/Development/Technical Writing(Canada)

    Canada - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 9

    Over my career I have been handed a great many challenges and I have throughly enjoyed finding solutions for my clients problems. I have not limited myself specifically to one area but many, and have enjoy a diverse technical career. I am a skilled, hard working, dedicated IT professional with over 10 years of experience. I have development experince in numerous languages and specialize in PHP/MySql web development and Linux/Windows scripts and applications. I have excellent communication skills and am available at your need.

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $55.00 /hr
    8,385 hours
    4.98