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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. Buddy A

    Buddy A

    Senior Mechanical Engineer

    China - Last active: 09/19/2012 - Portfolio: 1

    Product Design and Development (+ 5 years) • Skilled in component design for Plastic Injections, Metal stamped, draw, sintered and die cast. Experience in mechanical outline for electronic hardware (PCB). Experience in bulk and pretty box packaging design. • Design and Developed various electronic and consumer devices, Laser Printer cartridge components, and DC brush motors for automotive application. Experience in design of developmental test fixtures and production fixtures. • Knowledge of Engineering tools and application like tolerance analysis and geometric dimensioning, DFM/DFA, DFMEA and DV P/R, bench marking and feasibility study. • Proficient in Solid Works and IDEAS. Working experience in Pro-Engineer and AutoCAD. • Understanding of processes, manufacturing, fabrication and Tool/Mould structures. • Knowledge of wide range of different Materials for selection such as plastic, metals, composites, etc. Project Engineering (+ 5 years) • Project Engineer role for development of consumer devices, Laser Printer cartridge components, and DC brush motors for automotive application in APQP Environment. • Understand Customer needs/requirements. Introduce and monitor effectiveness of the action Plan, change notice and Improvements. • Perform Testing, Trouble shooting and analysis. Prepare necessary reports and documentations. • Prepare BOM and Costing. Introduce Cost Reduction activities. • Supplier Involvement, Reports to Engineering/Management Team, Communicate to Customer. • Interface with Mold and Tool Maker, Fabrication and Component suppliers. • Support Project deliverables, Sample Build, Mass Production and After Care Requirements. Manufacturing Engineering (+ 5 Years) • Manufacturing and Engineering experience in an EMS (Electronic Mfg. Service), Automotive and APQP environment. • Define Work Procedure, Work Instruction for Manufacturing and Control Plan. • Design Manufacturing Line Layout, Tools and Equipment. Set-up and Debug of new products, machines, tools and processes. • Knowledge of PDCA, 8D, Statistical control and Different Manufacturing Tools and Practices. Project Management (+ 3 Years) • Skilled in Program/Project Management. Experience in product development cycle. Can execute and define roles, objectives, targets and time plans to launched projects. • Understand and Manage the Time, Cost, Resources and project essentials. • Analysis of the risks and impacts. Ability to evaluate and Outline effective actions and solutions.

    $16.67 /hr
    66 hours
    5.00
  2. Maliha Parveen

    Maliha Parveen

    Professional Writer with WordPress and SEO knowledge

    India - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 23

    In the beginning of the Internet era, I took over the writing, designing and a bit of development for love and curiosity and have been working nomadic-like since then. I can offer skills to my clients in writing, researching, designing using both Illustrator and Photoshop as well as web development and management. I can write about any topic for both big and small businesses as long as it is invigorating and stimulates the brain to think and ponder over.

    $13.33 /hr
    253 hours
    4.83
  3. Manish Jhawar

    Manish Jhawar

    Cloud Connected Collaborative & Scalable Apps and much more ...

    India - Last active: 12/06/2013 - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 30

    Over the last few years, I have been experimenting with upcoming technologies to create next-generation cloud connected collaborative and scalable apps on the desktop, Web and mobile. Thereby, I have developed skills in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript/ECMAScript, CoffeeScript, Erlang, Redis, RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ, CouchDB, CouchBase, CouchApp, Kanso.JS, PhoneGap, Funambol, Node.JS, Express.JS, Socket.IO, Backbone.JS, Underscore.JS, Spine.JS, Facebook HipHop PHP, Twitter BootStrap, FreeSwitch, 2600Hz, BlueBox, Whistle, BigCouch, Ruby on Rails, Diaspora Social Networking Pods, etc. I seek to combine my recently acquired skills above with deep software development skills in Java, PHP and Asterisk VoIP to create the Web 3.0 social, connected and collaborative applications.

    $90.00 /hr
    310 hours
    4.42
  4. Jaypee D.

    Jaypee D.

    Social Media Superstar, Digital Marketing Expert, Travel/Tech Blogger

    Philippines - Last active: 12/29/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 9

    Founder of JAYtography Pilipinas travel blog | http://www.enjayneer.com/ Founder of Pinoy Appler tech blog | http://pinoyappler.com/ I am a freelance professional and among the top providers of oDesk under its pool of social media specialists and content managers offering high class quality services. Social Media and Search Engine Marketing Management, Application Development, Virtual Assistance, Project and Content Management, Photography and Graphics Design form part of my area of expertise. I am an experienced social media specialist, blogger, copywriter, photography hobbyist and a licensed Electronics Engineer. I also provide translation services: - Spanish - English - Tagalog (Filipino) - English - English - Tagalog (Filipino) - Kapampangan - English - English - Kapampangan - Ebay Listings Translation Interests - Photography - Gadgets and Technology - Travel and Social Events - Social Media and World Wide Web - Photoshop and Design My Social Networks LinkedIn: http://ph.linkedin.com/in/enjayneer Twitter/Facebook/Pinterest/Skype/Instagram/YouTube username: enjayneer Google+: http://gplus.to/enjayneer Photography portfolio: http://jaytographyfolio.blogspot.com/

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers, Lisnagol | DIRECT™

    $16.67 /hr
    2,734 hours
    4.63
  5. Samuel Mwesigwa

    Samuel Mwesigwa

    Mr

    Uganda - Last active: 12/18/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 13

    “Where there is a will, there is a way.” This phrase permeated my childhood as my parents kept 'singing' it to encourage me into unleashing my potential. It thus became the driving force behind everything I do. My attention to detail and relentless pursuit of perfection are what enable me to have an edge over others. My school motto, "So little done, so much to do" keeps ringing a bell as well. I strive to excel at: communication, organization, computer proficiency, time management, creativity, problem solving, and anticipating the needs of others. Are you in search of someone with a mind creative enough to translate your thoughts into written words? One who can think out of the box? Are you interested in having someone who will deliver quality work in time? For fast turn-around with minimum supervision and maximum output, you have the results oriented contractor in me.

    $13.56 /hr
    528 hours
    4.97
  6. Kazi Mahibur Rahman

    Kazi Mahibur Rahman

    WordPress Expert, Quality Article & Content Writer, Graphics Designer,

    Bangladesh - Last active: 10/28/2014 - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 7

    Are you looking for a Quality Writer and Creative Designer who will take up your project successfully? I am that person who can assist you providing better and speedy services with full of satisfactions and perfections. Writing and Designing are my passions. I love helping clients establish, increase and improve their online presence. 1. Writing Service: a) Article, Blog and Web Content b) Unique Content with Good Quality c) Various Topics and Specific Niche with Keywords d) Guarantee for Passed Copy Scape 2. Graphics Design Service: a) Logo, Flyer, Poster, Book Cover, CD-DVD Cover, Web Page template, Brochure, Banner , Business Card Designing. b) Photo and Image Editing. C) Well Command in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

    $5.56 /hr
    285 hours
    4.68
  7. Natalie Webb

    Natalie Webb

    Business Analyst & Tech Writer

    United States - Last active: 07/30/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I have over 10 years of experience in Business Analysis and Technical Writing. If you have issues translating end user requirements into information your developers can use, I am your solution. When development is complete I can lead the client through end user testing and create the documents they need to use their new application. I also have a great deal of experience working with and managing virtual teams, in which the team members were scattered across time zones and cultures.

    $22.22 /hr
    47 hours
    5.00
  8. Jamin Benjamin

    Jamin Benjamin

    Senior Software Engineer

    United States - Last active: 01/16/2009 - Tests: 5

    10 years of software development using ASP, C#, Java, and web scripting languages. Excellent writing skills and creative design skills coupled with a well balanced education history and intelligent sense of perfection all work together to make this provider a solid choice. I seek development work but also wish to branch out into writing/journalism and other creative uses of my many talents.

    $38.89 /hr
    27 hours
    4.00
  9. Farah T.

    Farah T.

    |Software development| Administrative Support | Writing & translation|

    Egypt - Last active: 11/26/2014 - Tests: 3

    I have developed various software applications supporting e-commerce, and different companies' activities. I have been also involved in designing different web and mobile applications. I am a fluent English and Arabic speaker and writer, and I have been involved in writing academic papers and different articles. I am seeking opportunities to develop/design information systems, provide administrative support, and write or translate. I have experience with the following areas: java script, SQL, PHP and software development & testing. Also i am very experienced with web research and using spreadsheets, and word documents.

    $5.56 /hr
    40 hours
    4.64
  10. Marius Peshyna

    Marius Peshyna

    C/C++/Python Developer

    Norway - Last active: 01/19/2012 - Tests: 10

    I am very skilled, diligent and professional developer with a great deal of experience and enthusiasm. My areas of expertise include (but are not limited to) algorithms, data processing, techniques of artificial intelligence, software engineering and user interface design and implementation. I have written most of my projects in either C++ or Python, but I am also proficient in C, Java, C#, lua, javascript and PHP languages. As i have yet to face a problem i would fail to solve, i can guarantee that i will accomplish my assignments both fast and reliably.

    $20.00 /hr
    34 hours
    4.99