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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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Ann K.

Ann K.

Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

Sweden - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usually apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, and then that rate apply. On the other hand could other duties require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi-skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of your kind of recaps what service is. Additionally to the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. Besides having extensive work experience, the studying of sociology, psychology and computer science at an academic level constitutes useful knowledge. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me, and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at an early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing, I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Regarding human language, I write with a fine imagination, do my research and have a splendid vocabulary. Regarding computers, I like to make life easier for end users, and I also focus on usability. Regarding both languages, I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if you're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
84 hours

Kazi Afiqur Rahman

Kazi Afiqur Rahman

Math Expert, Professional Programmer and Developer,Article Writer

Bangladesh - Tests: 5

I am a final year undergraduate student of CSE of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(BUET). I have 3 years of experience in professional programming. I like working project in C,C++,Java,android, PHP. Mysql , C# and python.Mathematics is like oxyzen to me. I love to solve any kind of mathematical problem.I also eager to do work in HTML, CSS, javacript, .net. I am very much dedicated to my work. I hope I can satisfy you with my work. Thank you.

80% Job Success
$13.33 /hr
16 hours

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.

92% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
11 hours

tejasvit kour

tejasvit kour Agency Contractor

Work with me and you get the best results :)

India - Portfolio: 5

An established freelancer on elance. You may check my elance work profile by having an overview of my duplicated elance profiIe on upwork. My job success ratio is above 90% and have an overall rating of 4.9. I am a masters in computer science and my aim is to deliver the best. Put your belief in me and i ensure the best work. I believe in making long term relationships with my clients. I quickly adapt as per the customer requirements and make sure that all their ends are met. *Availability- 40 hrs/week Flexible with All Time Zones. * Quality Service in your budget. *Quality Online Support. *Communications Skills- Excellent In English. *Reports- Daily Detailed Reports, Weekly and Monthly Reports.

Associated with: Tejasvit Kour

91% Job Success
$11.00 /hr
5 hours

Brenda D.

Brenda D.

Natural Born QA. UX Fan. Graphic Design Lover.


Wide experience in different national and international companies. Agile enthusiastic Proven experience in client contact and assistance Knowledge and experience in different business models for offshore software development Advanced level in English. Fast learner. Detail-oriented.

$22.22 /hr
10 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
105 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