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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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  1. Cyrus Waithaka

    Cyrus Waithaka

    Software Developer with Great Technical IT Writing Skills

    Kenya - Last active: 19 days ago - 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.

    $10.00 /hr
    326 hours
    4.62
  2. Barbara E.

    Barbara E.

    Creating dynamic copy for busy people.

    Canada - Last active: 25 days ago

    Hi there, I'm Barb. I am a native-English writer specializing in technical writing and copywriting, as well as editing and proofreading. I understand and use effective SEO and social media management practices for my clients. I am based in Hamilton, Ontario and have 10+ years experience writing technical, industrial, business, marketing, and academic materials. I work with my clients until they express satisfaction on their project. Please note that I would like to work with you to develop my reputation through the Elance platform. I am flexible regarding proposal terms and rates of pay in order to build my online presence. I look forward to working with you!

    $28.00 /hr
    56 hours
    4.89
  3. Theo Filippidis

    Theo Filippidis

    Principal Oracle Consultant

    Ireland - Last active: 2 months ago - 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
    3.01
  4. Nimish Thakkar

    Nimish Thakkar

    Guaranteed Marketing, Technical, Resume Writing

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Portfolio: 15

    We have written thousands of documents ... Do you want your communications to sound more compelling? drive results? In corporate communications, the written word does more than just communicate --it portrays an image. Powerful writing is all about driving the desired image and message effectively. Writers at Sai Concepts have perfected this art of persuasive communication and can leverage their strategic writing expertise and training to achieve your communications goals. Whether you want attention-grabbing resume or marketing material that motivates prospects to choose you over the competition, SEO-grade web content that ranks (and converts) well, or business and technical documents that convey information effectively, we are here to help you succeed.

    $40.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.95
  5. Martyn Shuttleworth

    Martyn Shuttleworth

    Technical and Academic Writing Specialist

    Greece - Last active: 7 days ago - 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 Explorable.com, 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.

    $33.33 /hr
    52 hours
    4.97
  6. Richard Hughes

    Richard Hughes

    Proposal Development and Technical Writing

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 6

    I would like to find on-call assignments in my areas of expertise (proposal and technical writing) and assist anyone who needs help in these areas.

    $11.11 /hr
    29 hours
    4.55
  7. Rachel Kovacs

    Rachel Kovacs Agency Contractor

    Instructional Design, Technical Writing, Editing, Consulting

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Portfolio: 5

    My name is Rachel Kovacs, and I have the writing, editing, and instructional design experience that you are looking for. When you hire me, you hire 20 years of experience and 10 years of undergraduate and graduate school. Skills: Instructional Design Technical Writing Creative Writing Editing Training and Development eLearning Development Consultation

    Associated with: TRLJ Media, LLC

    $35.00 /hr
    42 hours
    4.81
  8. Amal Dutta

    Amal Dutta Agency Contractor

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

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - 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) http://amalabha.blogspot.com/ 2) http://amalabha.wordpress.com/

    Associated with: Data Consultancy & Training Services

    $20.00 /hr
    6,951 hours
    4.83
  9. Aldion P.

    Aldion P.

    Proficient C/C++ Programmer

    Philippines - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    For a combined 12 years, I have been involved in projects using C/C++, C# as the main programming language. 4 of those 12 years, I have developing embedded software for ECUs, and most of those years, I have been developing desktop applications, network management software applications, and micro-processor targeted software(ARMM, etc.). I also have some experience in developing websites using PHP, MySQL, and HTML. I also have had part-time programming projects using Java, and VC++.

    $22.22 /hr
    2,186 hours
    5.00