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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. Cris J.

    Cris J.

    Outstanding work at a reasonable price.

    United States - Portfolio: 5

    Buy American! I have years of experience working with website design, with extensive knowledge of HTML and CSS. I have done a good deal of work with search engine optimization (SEO), and have extensive experience with layout customization and styling of websites. I currently specialize in building websites for small business owners, using content management systems, so you can manage your content without needing a full-time website developer on payroll. I have considerable experience with graphic design, photo editing, and other media format editing, and extensive elearning development experience. I've been very aggressive with Internet marketing and social networking for my clients, and they have the results to show for it.

    $44.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Malik muhammad farooq A.

    Malik muhammad farooq A. Agency Contractor

    Business/Process Analyst, Project manager/QA

    Pakistan - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 9

    I aspire to work with people around the world with diverse working ethics and love challenges associated with international business. As an adept ICT professional, with ability to analyze, design, manage, and test software intensive systems, I want to join a a team of off-shore professionals. With blend of education and diverse working experience in IT and business process management, I believe that I can put my knowledge and experience to assist my clients meet business objectives.

    Associated with: Cyber Quest

    $22.22 /hr
    292 hours
    5.00
  3. Barbara E.

    Barbara E.

    Freelance Web, Android and Software Developer | United States

    United States - Tests: 4

    Do you need a professional self-starter with proven interpersonal, customer service and problem solving skills with a reliable track record of working independently? My family situation required me to work from my home office since January 2009. That ended over a year ago so I’m fully available with a professional office, new equipment and freshly updated software development skills. Having a wealth of experience in customer service, financial, economic, software and technical fields, solidified with education, I am seeking opportunities to work for you while adding to my education and portfolio. My skills include: JavaScript, JSON, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Ruby, C++, UNIX Shell Scripts, FORTRAN, Basic, Machine and Assembly languages. Cordova (PhoneGap), Ruby on Rails and WordPress development. Pivotal Tracker and GitHub project management. Agile and Waterfall development including Object Oriented Program Design patterns and use cases. Automated testing and test development. Regression testing of Internet Explorer client-server software and communication for protocols - Open Systems Integration, Local Area and Wide Area Networks, X.25, RFC-1006, ESIS/ISIS/TARP. Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows: 8, 7, Vista, XP, NT and 2000; UNIX: Ubuntu, Oracle Solaris, and IBM AIX. Software Test Suites: Mercury Merant and IBM Rational. Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE), American Society for Quality, 2001. www.ASQ.org. Basic Engine Repair Certification for 4 cylinder, 6 cylinder, Miller and rotary gas engines, Mazda (North American Operations) Great Lakes Training Center, 1997.

    $15.56 /hr
    214 hours
    5.00
  4. Tom S.

    Tom S. Agency Contractor

    Mathematician, Programmer and Translator

    Germany - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 5

    I just finished my studies of mathematics with focus on physics and computer sciences in Iceland. Next to my studies, I have been programming already for several years on a freelance basis and provide professional translation services. The programs that I created so far mostly are GUI applications under Windows, as well as web-based applications using PHP and javascript. In addition to these experiences, I have also intensive knowledge of C/C++, Matlab, R, and various other programming languages. You can see some of my programs in my portfolio and on my website. In addition to being a programmer, I have also several years of experience as a translator. As a German native speaker, I mostly translate from English to German, and occasionally from German to English. I have lived abroad for more than three years now, and therefore know a couple of other languages as well. These include French, Icelandic, Swedish, Dutch and Bulgarian. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Best wishes, Tom Schiller

    Associated with: e-ComFreelance Agency

    $24.00 /hr
    689 hours
    4.78
  5. 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
    0.00
  6. Muhammad Abdullah

    Muhammad Abdullah

    Software Developer and Web Programmer

    Pakistan - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    I specialize in solutions development using Microsoft Technologies for Windows, .NET, Web & Azure cloud platforms. Experienced in C/C++ (Win32, DirectX) programming, C#, F# & VB.Net development, Asp.NET web development, Windows Server & MS SQL Server Administration and Windows PowerShell Scripting. I provide services for SharePoint, Access, Excel (VBA) development & project management using Visio & MS Project. I'm passionate about exploring Microsoft technologies, solving complex problems; committed to my work & offer prompt communication.

    $30.00 /hr
    11 hours
    4.93
  7. Melissa Jones

    Melissa Jones

    I am a ONE STOP SHOP! Writer, Designer, Publisher

    United States - Portfolio: 20

    www.mpagejones.com Native English speaker. I provide a unique set of proven skills in both writing and graphic design. For over 23 years, I have been a "one-stop-shop" saving my freelance clients time and money by being able to create package deals. Imagine only having one person to contact for an entire project instead of a designer, writer, editor and etc. I have a B.A. in Creative Writing/English and am a published author in several magazines, as well as, a published author of a memoir (available at Amazon.com). My biggest assets are my work ethic (if I promise something and you don't get it on the agreed upon time...someone call 911!!) and my insatiable curiosity when it comes to my craft. I believe that any day that you get to wake up and create something is a great day!

    $22.00 /hr
    22 hours
    5.00
  8. Cyrus Waithaka

    Cyrus Waithaka

    Software Developer with Great Technical IT Writing Skills

    Kenya - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

    My latest specialisation is in odoo module development, installing Odoo servers (on different server environments) and extending existing modules to make them work best according to your business. I will also offer you some good help with your Wordpress tasks. My specialty ranges from custom plugin development to theme development and customizing. I have vast experience in almost everything WordPress. I am experienced in writing high quality technical IT materials and how-to guides. I aim at always doing a good job that I can take pride in, with the shortest turn around time possible.

    $10.00 /hr
    326 hours
    4.62