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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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Erika Wolfe

Erika Wolfe

Communications and content creation consultant


Marketing communications manager with expertise in native English content development, writing and scriptwriting/voiceovers. Over a decade of creating and managing content development projects. Extensive experience developing marketing, corporate communications and public relations materials in a variety of fields including finance/banking, FDI, aviation, human resources, tourism, journalism, education, entertainment, shipping/logistics and public and NGO administration. Written and edited materials as varied as marketing and informational brochures, press releases/kits, white papers, case studies, website content, fact sheets, annual reports, internal and external newsletters and e-mail campaigns, marketing and advertising campaigns, training and user manuals and help pages, storyboards, application forms and more.

$34.00 /hr
146 hours

Maab Saleem

Maab Saleem


Pakistan - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

"His passion to write and his turnaround time make him the most astute choice for a freelancer." -nzrehman I have over 5 years of experience as a professional writer and an editor. Writing is what i not only do for a living but it's what i live for, too. Editing and making a literary piece devoid of grammatical and semantic errors is another job that i am well-versed at.

100% Job Success
$9.00 /hr
1 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

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

Arnold J.

Arnold J.

Highly experienced editor, writer, and proofreader

Kenya - Portfolio: 4

“I have enjoyed working with Arnold, he is polished and professional, he delivers high quality work with fast turn around times.He is a strong communicator and has a firm grasp of the English language and grammar which is extremely important when hiring a writer. I have rehired him for additional work and I plan to continue to utilize his skills.” “In working with Arnold Johnson he quickly established good communication with me, and met the time frame I needed the job done. He was a great help with my editing and his professionalism was spot on. I would certainly recommend Arnold to any one who needs help with editing.” You're here because you need articles/blogs or even have a product or service to promote. It might even be work for your clients either way you need RESULTS, and you need them yesterday. The above testimonials (taken directly from my Elance profile) prove that I can deliver the results you need and making you look good--on time and with zero worries.

94% Job Success
$11.00 /hr
83 hours

Mahesh R.

Mahesh R.

Project Manager, Business/Technical Analyst with 6+ year of Experience

India - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 2

***100 Odesk hours in first 2 months*** It is easy to develop a software when you know precisely what to build and how to build. A structured documented method of entire SDLC can reduce a person's effort to a great extent and help in builduing a solid and stable software. According to statistics, following are the benefits of clear software requirements: ► Reduces cost as much as 60% on time and budget. ► 3 times less project failures. ► Reduces 70% to 85% of the rework costs. ► Project overruns can be reduced by as much as 20% by reducing the number of inaccurate, incomplete and omitted requirements. ► If a defect is found during the requirements phase costs one unit to fix, the same would cost more than 100 units if found after it is released. Objective: To produce a properly sturctured requirement for my employer which can help reduce the efforts and amounts needed to develop the entire software. Summary: Business Analyst/Requirement Analyst/Technical Analyst with total experience of 6+ years. Professional strengths: ► Possess good oral and written communication skills ► Possess worldwide communication skill (Ability to summarize and slow down when somebody does not understand) ► Have experience in interacting directly with key business users and geographically dispersed stakeholders ► Extract, analyze and understand business requirements, gap analysis between goals and existing business processes ► Experienced in logical and use-case modeling ► Experienced in business modeling ► GUI wire framing ► Experienced in creating excellent documentation on business and functional requirements ► Experienced to act as a bridge between customer and implementation team ► Experienced in performing functional verification of requirements before customer delivery. ► Well organized and structured ► Quick learner, analytical mind ► Have good trouble shooting skill ► Experienced working in multiple time zones ► Extensively experienced in working from home office remotely for almost 4+ years with no monitoring ► Specialized in eliciting business and functional requirements with out a single voice call with clients. Technical Skills: ► Possess knowledge of UML, Waterfall and Agile ► Familiar with programming Pro *C, C, PL/SQL, SHELLSCRIPT, UNIX, HTML, PHP, CSS, JAVASCRIPT. ► Familiar with Microsoft Office (Visio, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word) ► Have knowledge on SQL and databases ► Familiar with Filezilla, Borland Together, Tortoise SVN, GENEVA, IRB. Specific Domain Skills: ► Insurance ► Admin & Billing ► Healthcare ► Telecom ► E-commerce ► Mobile (Iphone, Android, Corona) Do you have an idea for a business system, and need a business analyst who is good in communication? I can help you realize it using following services: Primary Services: Initiation Phase ► Interact with business stakeholders ► Elicit and gather business requirement through one to one discussions or JRD's ► Document business requirements (BRD)/ Project vision document Analysis Phase ► High level wireframing ► Translate business requirements into functional specs ► Use case analysis using UML, use case diagrams ► Document software functional requirements specifications (SRS) Design Phase ► Class diagrams ► Use case diagrams ► System interaction diagrams ► Sequence diagrams Secondary Services: Design and Testing Phases ► Functional Testing/ requirements verification ► Usability testing ► UAT (User Acceptance Testing) My profile suits for analysis and design phases of SDLC for following roles: ► Technical Business Analyst ► Requirements Analyst ► IT Business Analyst

79% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
124 hours

Samiullah Khan

Samiullah Khan

IT Expert | Mobile | Web | Embedded | Avionics Developer

Pakistan - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

Sami has years of software development experience in C, C++, Qt, Java, C#, WPF, WCF, .Net remoting, Mono, VB, VB.Net, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP, ASP.Net, SQL and SQL Server. Since 2007 he has developed wide range of high quality and revenue generating software including real time applications, embedded software, web services, n-tire distributed applications, data acquisition software, database development and management, audio broadcast applications, software integrated electronics products and security software.

$35.00 /hr
65 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