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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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On average, 1,132 Technical writing projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

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Average Technical writing Freelancer Feedback Score

Technical writing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.75.

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Last updated: July 1, 2015
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  1. Cindy Kenney

    Cindy Kenney

    Analyst

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1

    Masters Degree in Psychology, many years of professional work experience; over 18 years as school counselor. I'm very passionate about health and wellness especially after incurring severe spinal cord injury and overcoming it. I'm a frequent runner and enjoy taking care of myself as well as helping others with their personal wellness. I am also a consultant for a company that sells health, wellness and nutrition products online.

    $40.00 /hr
    219 hours
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  2. Craig Idlebrook

    Craig Idlebrook

    Making Reality Readable Since 2003.

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Portfolio: 1

    In my day job, I'm editor for a pair of online diabetes publications, Insulin Nation and Type 2 Nation. I create content, manage writers, shape social media, and oversee marketing for the two publications. I've written for over 50 publications and organizations. National credits include the Christian Science Monitor, AAA, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Edible Boston and Funny Times. I also have worked with academics at MIT and Harvard, non-profits and individual authors.

    $35.00 /hr
    4 hours
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  3. Rich Earnest

    Rich Earnest

    Government Business Consultant

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 8

    I have worked in the field of government business for the last decade. I also have been a co-founder of a government contractor which grew to over 150 full time employees and was sold to a Fortune 100 company. My education and experiences with my employment positions and ownership in startups give me a fresh outlook on government contracting and procurement. Experience in business development, information technology, finance, and leadership development only enhance my ability to be successful in obtaining awards for government contracts. I use my experience to provide excellent problem solving skills and sound judgement to my work. I also emanate the highest level of character and integrity even when under pressure and am also a solid, dependable and balanced individual.

    $100.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  4. Elisabeth Veltman

    Elisabeth Veltman

    Strategic Copywriter

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Portfolio: 8

    Versatile, freelance creative with a love of storytelling and considerable experience in strategy and research; as well as sales, advert, website and cover copy. Especially adept at creating concepts and products from thin air that resonate and sell. This creative offers a strategic, holistic mind and is acknowledged as quick study with depth of experience from which to be inspired. Each job will be estimated according to difficulty, experience level, negotiable for longer-term projects. Loves working on a variety of projects from complex to simple. Has worked in the following industries: 1. technical, including start ups 2. engineering 3. publishing (fiction, non-fiction) 4. food (including recipe creation and editing, gluten-free and allergen-free markets) 5. construction 6. music and the arts 7. financial 8. green 9. hospitality

    $100.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  5. Ken W.

    Ken W.

    Managing Director

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 8

    Mr. Whitaker has extensive executive leadership and software process improvement life cycle mentoring experience in a variety of technology roles and industries. He is also an expert at digital graphics and layout primarily using Adobe software tools. • Motivating and leading software development teams to release quality, customer-centric projects on time. • Skilled at public speaking, creation desktop/eBook publishing, author (software leadership, project management, and the graphics arts), and technical writing (making complex technical subjects easy to understand), graphics (drawing, illustration, design, layout), and learning video development (PM Chalkboard). Ken is also an Adobe Partner program member. • Hands-on & leadership experience on all phases of software development: planning, implementation and validation, and release. • Project and program management practitioner (Agile), creation of business and product planning docs, and platform-agnostic app development (Windows and OS X).

    $55.56 /hr
    0 hours
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  6. Gregory D.

    Gregory D.

    Consultant

    Switzerland - Last active: 11/07/2014 - Portfolio: 4

    After having started to program in C++ 2002, I started working in the domain of software development in 2003. Most of my earlier projects were for high-energy physics research, laying the groundwork for my specialization in data analytics. Over time and at first only out of curiosity I gradually switched towards security related areas such as reversing, penetration testing and of course cryptography. Several years later, by the time the global eavesdropping programs of many secret services around the world were revealed, I decided to focus on consulting for cryptography and other information-hiding approaches as my second area of expertise.

    $231.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  7. Kari Howell

    Kari Howell

    Freelance Writer

    United States - Last active: 09/18/2013 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

    Communication is all about words—which ones you use and how you use them to persuade, entertain or teach. With over nine years of experience writing and editing, I have worked with a number of subject matter experts to produce thorough and accurate documentation. www.karihowell.com Check out my web site for more information on my services. You can access and review samples of my work on the "Portfolio" page. To discuss a specific project, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  8. Scarlette Elizee

    Scarlette Elizee

    Consultant in Global Communications & PR- Bilingual French and English

    France - Last active: 3 months ago - Portfolio: 3

    With 5+ years in PR in the U.S. as well as in France, I offer a full range of international communications and public relations services to get your message across to broad audiences. I am bilingual in French and English and also bicultural. Having worked for private-sector and public-sector organizations (including the OECD, U.N., NGOs, Public Affairs agencies and for government offices), I can easily adapt language for specific audiences. I also offer editing, technical writing, speech writing, translation and communications strategy services. I have a Master's Degree in International Relations and International Security from Sciences Po Paris and a Bachelor's Degree in Government and Politics from Saint John's University.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  9. Mikhail Z.

    Mikhail Z.

    Common Lisp Grandmaster

    Russia - Last active: 08/13/2012 - Tests: 6

    Hands-on experience ranging from bash scripting to telecom and financial software, tools including but not limited to XML, Perl, PHP, C, C++, Java, Javascript, SQL, NoSQL (MongoDB), HTML/JavaScript, Node.JS, Tcl, AutoIt, Common Lisp, ExtJS, Windows Embedded, and virtualization. I'm interested in concrete, no-nonsense projects in software development. Preferably Common Lisp. Alternatively, long running technical writing or scriptwriting projects may be of interest.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  10. Florian Piesche

    Florian Piesche

    Freelance Translator and Pythoneer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 06/02/2014 - Tests: 3

    Full CV available online at http://yellowkeycard.net/cv/ I am a professional software tester/automation engineer using Python and Selenium, freelance German/English translator as well as a hobbyist game developer. Native German speaker but have been living and working in Cambridge, UK since 2006, equipping me with near-native English skills as well. Previous experience includes: - Seven years of employment as a technical games tester (automation/compatibility) and translator/localisation QA tester - Professional tester and test automation engineer on a major web-based CRM/knowledge solution - Freelance translation since 2011 with a range of projects including online games, IT services, marketing and mobile apps

    $100.00 /hr
    0 hours
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