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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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Jayne Kinard

Jayne Kinard

From one thing learn many

United States

I'm a writer and digital guru with a science and engineering background. Utilized for copy sometimes, and for code other times, I see the two as going together if that makes any sense. Look no further unless you need a large team composed for greatness.

100% Job Success
$27.78 /hr
518 hours

Dragan S.

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

Macedonia - 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

Hassan Akhtar

Hassan Akhtar Agency Contractor

WordPress Developer | Article Writer | Tech Blogger

Pakistan - 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

100% Job Success
$19.00 /hr
1,111 hours

Diego San Miguel

Diego San Miguel Agency Contractor

Senior Chief, Project Manager

Philippines - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 15

Over the last 10 years, I have worked as a chief operations officer and a project manager, leading teams in website development, home development, research analysis, and helicopter operations. I am a team leader, with the experience to not only lead teams, but to add creative insight into projects. In addition to project management, my work history includes: web design, web development, community management, research analysis, news editing, technical writing, game design, customer service, promotions, sales, construction, risk management, technical drawing, emergency response (utility), and commercial fishing. As an individual, I am driven to exceed expectations and provide the best quality support, communication, and work in every task I undertake. I believe in setting a positive example not only in my work, but in my personal life. I enjoy being close with nature, hiking, swimming, and volunteering in the community. I believe the best gift is the one you can give. Thank you for taking the time to read this far, and I look forward to working with you, and helping you achieve your business goals.

Groups: Pro Customer Service

Associated with: The Vision Quest Team Agency

95% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
103 hours

Israr Ahmad Khan

Israr Ahmad Khan

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

Pakistan - 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

88% Job Success
$18.00 /hr
2,672 hours

Huong Tran

Huong Tran Agency Contractor

Experienced Android | iOS | Web Developer

Vietnam - 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

Yauhen Kanavalau

Yauhen Kanavalau Agency Contractor

Project Manager, Business Analyst at Yellow Hedgehog

Belarus - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 9

Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at Belarusian State University Solid background in math, algorithms and data structures Advanced level of English and 5+ years experience of work with native speakers Working in IT industry since 2005 Founder of the Yellow Hedgehog Company 3 Years of successful Project Management experience in 2 different companies • Finished 5 projects of different size and complexity. • Always keep in mind the big picture. See the forest and the trees at the same time. • Punctual and meet deadlines. Find alternate solutions to problems that occur. • Honest, Reliable, Responsible, Loyal. • Effective Team Leader, able to co-ordinate project resources, mentor and motivate team members to achieve tight project deadlines. Enthusiastic and Optimistic. • Strong Technical background, which gives me natural authority and solid strategic insight. Very precise in Estimations and Planning. 5 Years experience in Business analysis in 4 different companies • Successfully finished 8 projects. • Strong communication skills, Inquisitive and Engaging. • Critical thinker, accurate to details, concentrated on absolute Clarity. • Expert troubleshooter and Problem Solver, always ready to rise up to a challenge. • Good at specification writing and visual modeling. • Great analytic and strategic mind, always ready to learn new Domain. 3 Years of Web Development experience • Professional working experience in HTML, SQL, CSS, JS, Java, Ajax, jQuery. • Participated in 2 projects. • Made modernization of an old project with new web interface as part of my diploma project. • Full stack developer experience. 5 Years of Software Development experience in 3 different companies • Professional working experience in C++, CUDA, Java, Lotus Notes, MySQL. • Successfully Finished 5 projects. • Developed a small math framework using graphic processors. • Created a global Belarusian Geology database.

Associated with: Stone Labs Agency, Yellow Hedgehog

$30.00 /hr
1,872 hours

Danni Bennett

Danni Bennett Agency Contractor

IA and SEO Specialist

United States - Tests: 1

With over ten years experience in the software and web fields, Danni offers the unique ability to make technology usable. From information architecture, to search engine optimization, to technical writing, Danni puts the focus on your market and visitor. Her skills include: • Analyzing business and user requirements to design powerful user interfaces and write detailed functional requirements documents. • Designing a web site architecture that puts important information at the visitors’ fingertips. • Researching users, competitors, and industry keywords to optimize websites for search engines. • Writing user documentation that provides the right amount of information in clear, readable steps. • Writing, editing, and proofreading all types of documentation to ensure readability for the intended audience. • Marketing complex technology solutions in a voice that anyone can understand. In short, if you're looking for someone to help make your software, web site, or project search engine friendly, usable, and conversion-focused, Danni can help!

Associated with: SageRock Agency

$61.11 /hr
88 hours