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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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  1. Lavanya Rathnam

    Lavanya Rathnam

    Experienced Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    Freelance writer with extensive experience in professional writing and editing. More than five years of experience writing ebooks, technical documents, articles, book reviews, newsletters and blog posts. KEY STRENGTHS Creative thinking and approach that can provide “an out of the box” reading experience for the clients. A flexible writing style that can cater to any kind of target audience. Client-friendly approach that results in high understanding and satisfaction. Prompt delivery of projects without any compromise on the quality. Adept in understanding the “links” that connect articles and readers. Ability to write on a range of topics.

    $16.67 /hr
    36 hours
  2. Ariel B.

    Ariel B.

    Civil Engineer/ Structural Engineer/ Drafter/ Technical Wrtier

    Australia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 8

    More than ten years experience in using AutoCAD program. Proficient in both 2d and 3d drawings. Specializing in creating drawings for building permit/ council approval. Will convert sketches, survey notes, pdg and dwg files into AutoCAD drawings as necessary. Please visit my website at qualification: Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Brighton (UK), Professional Member, Institute of Engineer Australia.

    $27.78 /hr
    914 hours
  3. janella domingo

    janella domingo

    Article and Blog Writer

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    For the past three years, I have developed skills in writing search engine optimized articles. My core competencies lie on writing travel and fitness-related articles. However, I write articles related to beauty, health, fashion, business and finance too. I am looking for writing opportunities related to these niches. I am also open to discovering other niches.

    $6.00 /hr
    163 hours
  4. Alvin G.

    Alvin G.

    "Your Technical Guy"

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 18

    Alvin started with humble beginnings... After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree of Information Technology, he started working as a Computer Teacher and taught students ranging from nursery to junior level high school. He taught Basic Computer Education, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access and Borland Turbo C Programming. He also became the youngest Computer Club Adviser recorded. After one school year, he applied as an IT Specialist at a real estate company and was chosen over forty-five applicants. His roles were the IT equipment maintenance and IT procurement of the company. Through his hard work, passion and dedication, he became a regular employee in just a span of 4 months. A year after, he was promoted as Management Information Systems Officer leading a small group of Web Developers and as the organization’s Financial and Property Management System Administrator. He is in charge of the system’s regular backup and maintenance. He oversees the organization’s network and manage their Internet Security Acceleration Server that served as their primary firewall. With 2 years of dedicated and excellent service in the company, he was finally promoted as the Department Head of Information Technology and transformed it into a vital department. He implemented the organization’s first Active Directory System together with a centralized file storage using Network Attached Storage. For the first time, all the company’s transactions are processed using Information Technology. Today, he works as a full time freelancer focusing on different IT approaches and delivers quality and excellent work for clients worldwide.

    $16.00 /hr
    496 hours
  5. Kara Sidorowicz

    Kara Sidorowicz

    Data Analyst & Research Methods Expert

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1

    Recent master’s graduate in experimental psychology with two years of experience teaching college students the fundamental skills in data-collection and analysis, superior ability to effectively communicate with people from a wide array of professional and cultural backgrounds. Proficient in IBM SPSS and Microsoft Office, and experience with R programming for analyzing data.

    $25.00 /hr
    513 hours
  6. Rabiul Hasan

    Rabiul Hasan


    Bangladesh - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 24 - Portfolio: 2

    My vision is to provide the best possible quality content that complies 100% with client's requirement. I always ensure the best value of client's money. I want to survive here for a long time, so clients' satisfaction is my first concern. Be assured that I will not take your money until you are fully satisfied with my work.

    $5.56 /hr
    840 hours
  7. Danyyal Ahmed

    Danyyal Ahmed

    Technical/ Creative Writer and Press Release Guru

    Pakistan - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 5

    Over the last 4 years, I have written content for small, single person entities to large, multinational corporations. My core competency lies in merging excellent customer service with a flair for creative writing and an overall understanding of how the market works. I'm also an expert at all the relevant online and offline tools of the trade, including referencing and SEO/SEM.

    $17.78 /hr
    235 hours
  8. Paulita L.

    Paulita L.

    Web/Software QA & Technical Writer

    Philippines - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I have experience working as a Website QA/Tester both in and outside of Upwork (formerly oDesk). Apart from testing the site, I also did Website manuals, test cases/scenarios creation, reporting bugs and submitting reports. Here is a sample of a site that I tested: URL: Tools that I usually use is Office software, and Snag It - to get image and highlight bugs and suggestions. I am also knowledgeable in using Mantis, Jira and Assembly bug tracking tool, or any equivalent. I have experience writing technical documents (i.e. Statement of User Requirements) and, articles.

    $7.78 /hr
    2,390 hours
  9. Mylene R.

    Mylene R.

    Copywriter/Blogger/SMM Specialist-- I'm your ONE STOP SHOP

    Philippines - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 10

    I'm a graduate of Business Management and worked for almost 10 years in a corporate setup. I've been working in Upwork for more than 5 years now and I've written several articles on the web since then (article directories, blogs for Wordpress and Blogger platforms). Gifted to be an excellent WORDSMITH, I can craft articles for your brand that are interesting and of value to your target customers. I’ve satisfied different clients with their different needs and it gave me enough confidence to offer not just my writing skills but also in Social Media Marketing. I take pride on my experiences and passion for designing and implementing company’s content strategy, creating relevant content, blogging, community participation and leadership. Take a peek on my portfolio or my parenting/personal blog at Story Book Mom ( to see my style of writing or you can simply Google search my name  to see my other writings on the web.

    $10.00 /hr
    957 hours
  10. Amanda Risi

    Amanda Risi

    English Wordsmith, Writer, Editor, Strategic Communications

    South Africa - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 12

    World-changers. Sell your prospects on the undeniably real ways your products and services improve people's lives. All communication is centered around relationships. Gaining trust breathes life into your business. Only a small percentage of businesses make it. Of those that do: most have succeeded through sheer grit, and persuasive copy writing. What happens if your words fail you? When you need a wordsmith who listens carefully, researches relentlessly, corrects gracefully, writes effectively - hire me. A writer who understands context, has an eye for design, and is focused on helping to grow businesses within their specific niche. Through and through. Overcoming enemy no 1: a buyer's inertia. Direct Response Copy Writing, Website Copy, Catchy Product Descriptions, Educational, Informational and Technical Articles, Media Releases, Brochure Copy, Flyers, Product Guides and White Papers, Ghostwriting, Creative Non-Fiction books, Biographies. I look forward to working with you.

    $45.00 /hr
    692 hours