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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. Bradley Shoebottom

    Bradley Shoebottom

    Information Architect/Technical Writer/Instructional Designer

    Canada - Last active: 11/27/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 21

    Over the last 14 years I have produced 30 eLearning courses, authored 15,000 pages of telecommunications user manuals (print and help), and designed the information architecture for 6 telecommunications firms technical publications and learning environments including converting classroom led training into eLearning, virtual classroom, and virtual lab/simulations. I also designed and ran a 3 implementations of single sourcing authoring for user manuals and training using DITA 1.2 XML. I have also participated and designed information architectures for intranets primarily in the SharePoint 2007/2010/O365 environment. I am conversant in creating ontologies/taxonomies for metadata management and converting these into information models and operationalizing the ontology into content. For the purpose of developing 4 new information development tools, I have participated in the gathering of user requirements/task analysis, created software design mockups and use cases, and providing testing and design feedback to the developers. I also designed the information development environment for technical publications for these 4 software products. As a university lecturer in military history and politics, I have taught over 1500 students, edited at least 3,000 papers and designed 2 courses. I have taught live in the classroom, virtually (webinar) and via asynchronous LMS (TopClass, Desire2Learn, and Blackboard).

    $44.44 /hr
    123 hours
    5.00
  2. Josh M.

    Josh M.

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

    Canada - Last active: 3 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
  3. Benjamin Thompson

    Benjamin Thompson

    Technical Writer, SQL, Python, JavaScript Programmer

    United States - Last active: 11/17/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I am currently a Developer I at a large online retailer. I support several enterprise applications, most in Web2py and one major application in C# WinForms. I write code in Python and SQL for back-end tools and reporting. I work with Talend Open Studio and Apache ActiveMQ. My goal is to become a better and better programmer, to design tools and solutions that make people's tasks easier, and if possible, more fun. I am CompTIA A+, Security+, and Linux+ certified. I also hold LPIC-1 and SUSE CLA Linux certifications.

    $50.00 /hr
    70 hours
    5.00
  4. Leonardo Pelegrini

    Leonardo Pelegrini

    Senior Systems/Business Analyst (15 years Exp.)

    Brazil - Last active: 07/18/2013 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

    Experienced Business and Systems Analyst, J2EE Certified Architect and Programmer. Post Graduate degree in Web-Based Software Development. Have been working with system development for the last 15 years, 8 of it eliciting requirements and building knowledge base for IT systems. Expertise in business, functional and technical levels. Also a specialist in requirements management, traceability, impact analysis and reverse engineering from source code. Strong ability to communicate with developers, management and customers, to keep every party at the same page, while detailing and approving the given solution. Technical Writing skills and 4 years work using English. Also a committed and collaborative professional who fits very well with the culture of remote teamwork. Primary services : ► System design using UML 2.0 diagrams (structure and behavior) : Use Case, Class, Sequence, Component, Deployment. ► Business process modeling using BPMN 2.0 ► Requirements gathering to use cases and user stories. ► Software Requirements Specification ► Agile-related: Product backlog, sprint planning, sizing, review and management. ► Requirements management and Integrated Change Control ► Create traceability between documentation and source code ► Reverse engineer legacy code to documentation ► Work in Strategic Planning and Project Management areas

    $66.67 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. John D.

    John D.

    Wikipedia Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 1

    John a top writer and editor for Wikipedia, where he has written over 50 high class articles, made over 20,000 edits, and earned 18 awards. He's currently working as a freelance writer in service of others and has been quoted in several newspapers including The Times of Israel, The Huffington Post, and The Exchange. John follows all the guidelines and policies of Wikipedia. In order to get a professional and top-notch article, you can contact him to help you!

    $150.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  6. Asher S.

    Asher S. Agency Contractor

    Product Manager, Software Architect, Cloud & SaaS Architect

    United States - Last active: 05/19/2014 - Tests: 19 - Portfolio: 3

    [Background] I have worked as a consultant to various companies worldwide in high-tech IT related sectors such as Cloud & SaaS, Mobile eCommerce, Automotive & more. [Vision] I believe in working with the best of the best. I am looking for new challenges where I'm given a chance to build something new, creative and completely mind blowing. [Expertise] Over the 14 year span of my career, I have accumulated expertise in the following areas: - New Product Development - Operations research & management - Social Media Marketing & Strategy - Business Development - Information Security - Big Data & Analytics - Mobile App Development - Start ups - Anything and everything cloud related - Software Architecture for large scale applications And of course, I am familiar if not an expert, in all technologies such as Java, Ruby, PHP, .NET, SQL, NoSQL, Unix, Linux, Windows, AWS, VMWare, Xen, Asterisk etc.

    Associated with: ClickStrat Agency Agency

    $80.00 /hr
    4,027 hours
    5.00
  7. Danni Bennett

    Danni Bennett Agency Contractor

    IA and SEO Specialist

    United States - Last active: 03/17/2014 - 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
    5.00
  8. Priscilla P.

    Priscilla P. Agency Contractor

    Scientific and Technical Consultant

    United States - Last active: 10/14/2013 - Tests: 6

    I am seeking work as a grant writer, a technical writer or a proofreader on a short term basis. I am a scientist and the owner of a consulting company. I have written numerous grants, both private and publicly funded. I am a published author of scientific articles and have over 30 years of both lab and technical experience. In addition, I have web building and a high degree of computer experience. I have been a teacher/faculty member at all levels of education, teaching students from Kindergarten to graduate and post graduate. I am skilled at public speaking skills and am very qualified to develop and deliver technical speeches, both online and on ground.

    Associated with: Scientific Method, LLC

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
    4.86