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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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Jyoti Sah

Jyoti Sah

Expert in Writing and Technical work

India - Tests: 1

Over the last 2+ year, I have developed a wide range of Thesis, Projects, research Papers, Assignment, Presentation, Resumes and technical projects. My core competency lies in Quality Work, Timely Work, Normal Rate from the ground up for you or your requirement.

$8.89 /hr
0 hours

Theo Filippidis

Theo Filippidis

Principal Oracle Consultant

Ireland - Tests: 3

Track record of success leading the design and development of high-performance, enterprise-level Oracle solutions. Subject-matter authority offering ten years of success defining, designing, constructing, supporting, and enhancing properly engineered major systems for high-profile clients. “Big picture” planner instrumental in guiding the direction of future initiatives that raise the bar for performance across the industry. Demonstrated ability to establish development standards and methods result in quantitative improvements to product quality and process efficiency. Well-earned reputation for resolving complex problems that potentially jeopardized project success. Guaranteed product performance, security, and data integrity prior to turnover. Earned a reputation for professional excellence by delivering high-performance solutions on time and within budget projections.

$60.00 /hr
126 hours

Dennis K.

Dennis K.

Technical/Academic writing guru

United Kingdom - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

I am professional writer with advanced knowledge in technical/ academic writing. I have an expansive experience in research design, data collection, as well as writing: • Dissertations • Research reports • Analytical papers • Case Studies • Proposals (etc) Additionally, I am an expert in Harvard, APA, MLA and Chicago referencing styles. Services: Academic writing, Article/content writing, Proofreading, Re-writing and editing. ***Samples of previous work can be availed on request. EDUCATION: MSc. Biotechnology, Diploma in Business Management By hiring me, you are assured of getting high quality, plagiarism-free papers/ articles delivered in good time.

91% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
41 hours

Martyn Shuttleworth

Martyn Shuttleworth

Technical and Academic Writing Specialist

Greece - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 20

I am an experienced freelance writer with a broad range of writing styles, especially technical and academic writing. Whatever the task, I spend time carefully considering every single word and crafting well-researched content with a unique voice and flow. Specialties and experience include: Academic Writing: * Wrote a series of academic articles for, covering the history of science, experimental design, and statistics. These articles have been cited by leading academics and institutions in papers and textbooks. * Many years experience of academic editing and formatting for ESL students * Specialist subjects include biology, psychology, sociology, applied linguistics, and history * Formatting and editing papers for submission to academic journals Technical Writing: * A specialist in writing technical papers for gas, water, and electric utilities, as well as the construction industry. * Writing successful grant applications for charities and businesses Article Writing and Website Content: * Article writing covering a broad array of topics, including psychology, construction tools and methods, and Greek culture and history Ghost Author: * Has ghost written three books covering the history of oriental rugs, Middle Eastern politics, and applied linguistics Bringing Form and Function: Even more than the process of writing, I love researching and gathering knowledge before giving shapeless words form and function. With the ability to adapt to many styles of writing, I am thorough in my research and I am always prepared to do whatever it takes to complete an assignment. Whatever the size of the task, I strive for perfection and deliver exactly what the client wants and needs. If you are new to hiring writers, I am more than happy to spend time guiding you through the process and helping you understand how a skilled, professional writer can make a difference.

100% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
52 hours

Al P.

Al P.

Expert Technical Writing at Reasonable Rates

United States

I hold a Master’s Degree (M.S. with Thesis) and am a published author. With 30+ combined years of Military service and Government contracting, I possess unique experience and skill sets in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) technical writing and business writing. I am also well-versed in the art of winning proposal writing in response to solicitations, statements of work (SOW) and requests for proposal (RFP). I am familiar with AP Format, Chicago Manual of Style, and Department of Defense (DoD)-approved writing guidelines. I am dedicated and passionate about delighting you, the customer. I will work with you in the development and completion of your documentation. Whether it is writing, critical review, revising, and formatting, I will help make your professional documents distinctive, refined, and impactful. If you need help with your writing project, I have the experience and expertise you need to meet your deadlines – with top-notch results.

$20.00 /hr
29 hours

Michelle Klopfer

Michelle Klopfer

Academic and technical writing and editing

United States - Portfolio: 4

I have extensive experience writing and editing. My main focus has been on academic, scientific, educational, and technical works, but I have edited a wide range of non-fiction articles and books. I rank among the top Elance Writing and Translation providers, and I scored very highly in the Elance skills tests. Your article, book, proposal, thesis, or dissertation will be in capable hands.

80% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
488 hours

Cyrus Waithaka

Cyrus Waithaka

Software Developer with Great Technical IT Writing Skills

Kenya - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

My latest specialisation is in odoo module development, installing Odoo servers (on different server environments) and extending existing modules to make them work best according to your business. I will also offer you some good help with your Wordpress tasks. My specialty ranges from custom plugin development to theme development and customizing. I have vast experience in almost everything WordPress. I am experienced in writing high quality technical IT materials and how-to guides. I aim at always doing a good job that I can take pride in, with the shortest turn around time possible.

65% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
326 hours

Amal Dutta

Amal Dutta Agency Contractor

System Analysis & Design, Project Management, Technical Writing etc.

India - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 5

Thanks for visiting my profile. My full name is Amalabha Dutta. Currently I am working for PreScouter, Inc. (a Chicago based Technology Scouting Company) as Marketing Data Analyst (CRM). Prior to that I worked for a New York based company for customization and implementation of a Zoho CRM/Recruit based solution integrated with the website of the company. During Nov-2011 to Jun-2012 I have customized and prepared contents for a Zoho CRM Project for an Australian company. I have examined SugarCRM, SalesForce, VTiger and Microsoft Dynamics for comparison of features and limitations to prepare myself to work on these platforms. During 2008 to 2011, I have worked for two projects for Customization and Implementation of ERP/CRM on MS-SQL Server /.Net Platform over and above general administrative and strategic planning functions for small business houses. My objective is to best utilize my qualification, experience, dedication and extraordinary learning capabilities to turn every assignment I undertake into success. My employers have utilized my abilities in Technical Writing for Documentation and preparation of Training Materials etc. Throughout my career, I have prepared Business Proposals, Project Proposals, RFPs, Tender Documents, Contract Documentation on many occasions apart from Business Correspondence. I love to learn / improve / adapt continuously. Recently, I have enrolled with the Partner University of vmware to learn 'virtualization' from the world leader in the field and have already passed three module tests. I have also passed many oDesk and Brainbench tests with outstanding marks. Please visit the relevant sections for details. My employment history ============== I am working for a New York based company for customization and implementation of a Zoho CRM/Recruit based web-integrated solution. Prior to that, I have completed an assignment from an Australian Pharmaceutical Company for customization and implementation of Zoho CRM. While working for this project I have also used other cloud based solutions in Zoho, Google etc. apart from using Teamviewer, Skype and GoogleTalk on a regular basis. During 2008 to 2011, I have led teams of professionals for customization / implementation of ERP Solutions in two particular fields – 1) Healthcare; and 2) Logistics/ Transportation. Starting from a Purchase Officer’s job in a Public Sector Company in India, I have worked in many areas and levels up to the level of General Manager. I have domain knowledge in a number of fields such as Pharmaceuticals, Engineering Consultancy, Logistics/Transportation, Banking, Healthcare and Real Estate. Apart from General Administration, HR, Business Development etc. my focus has always remained around modernization – particularly, office automation and allied projects. I have hardcore experience in managing the entire spectrum of ERP Sales/ Customization/ Implementation encompassing the following functions: Demonstration of ERP Solutions to prospects; Requirement/ functional/ gap analyses; Customer interaction for finalizing contractual terms; Coordinating with presales team and signing off contracts; Overseeing preparation of Blue Prints and Business Mapping Reports; Recruiting technical personnel; Taking part in preparation of technical/training manuals; Conducting training programs for the senior level participants. My core competency lies in communication at any level for complete end to end management of ERP/Software projects that includes myriad of managerial activities, Technical Documentation, Presentation, Recruitment, Training etc. I have done innumerable writing projects; apart from Software Documentation and Training Manuals I have mostly done Technical Writing and SEO jobs through various entities in the web. Please visit my personal blogs to know more: 1) 2)

Associated with: Data Consultancy & Training Services

100% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
7,352 hours

Aliaa B.

Aliaa B.

Software Developer and Technical Writer

Ireland - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

I am a software engineer with over four years experience in complete software development life cycle. I gained experience in development using numerous programming languages, including Java, C#, and C++. Additionally, I acquired solid experience in development using different platforms, such as Eclipse, JBuilder, NetBeans, and Microsoft Visual Studio .Net. Additionally, I have a very good experience in writing/editing technical IT content and writing scientific papers, presentations, and software manuals/documentation. I intend to utilize my experience in handling large assignments with ability to deliver outcome within the deadline. I am looking forward to serve an esteemed client with my dedication & extensive experience.

97% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
3,726 hours