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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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Average Technical writing Freelancer Feedback Score

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

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Last updated: May 1, 2015
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  1. Martyn Shuttleworth

    Martyn Shuttleworth

    Experienced technical and academic writer. Native English speaker.

    Greece - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 18

    As a graduate with many years experience of writing and proof-reading academic papers, I am familiar with all major citation practices. I am able to write papers for most subjects, from philosophy to physics. Without complaint, I adapt to any topic and style of writing, and I am thorough in my research. I firmly believe in going the extra mile required for completing the task to a high standard. As a perfectionist, I never compromise upon quality, whatever the size of the task.

    $33.33 /hr
    52 hours
    4.97
  2. Brad R.

    Brad R.

    MCITP, MCSE, Virtualization, Network Engineer/Mangr, Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Experienced Technology Leader, Implementation Manager, Change Agent and MCSE/MCITP. In-depth knowledge of IT systems and operations, project management, large-scale system implementations and information security with over twelve years with hands on experience as an Enterprise Administrator and Network Manager in NT, 2000, 2003 and 2008 environments. Extensive experience in Server Virtualization including VMware and Hyper-V integrated with HP and EMC SANs. Practiced understanding of Exchange, Lync Server 2010, Fortigate UTM devices, Active Directory, PKI and DFS. Five years of experience as a corporate Microsoft/Certification trainer and serving as an MCSE/CCNAinstructor for technical schools, colleges and corporations such as AT&T; and Comcast Cable. I have created course curriculum for two online schools. I am extremely proficient in Server 2012 and 2008, including Server Core edition, Hyper-V, Fortinet, VMware, Procurve, HP and EMC SANs, Active Directory, Exchange, SQL, Procurve switches and many other technologies. I have been highly involved in server virtualization for seven years and am proficient in both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. I am also a professional writer and have contributed to several white papers and authored published articles in professional journals. Have also written and reviewed test questions for IT professional certifications. I am looking for other opportunities to supplement my work load. My Microsoft Profile can be accessed by this link: http://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/brad.rudisail/profile For more information on me go to www.bradinthecloud.com

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $34.94 /hr
    1,818 hours
    4.96
  3. Paul Walden

    Paul Walden

    Copywriter at plantadvertising.com

    Australia - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    An Australian copywriter with over 14 years’ experience, I got my first full-time agency position when renowned advertising profile Steve Trygg saw the work I was doing whilst studying at Berghs School of Communication, one of Europe’s foremost marketing academies. Steve immediately offered me employment at his B2B agency SandbergTrygg, at whose European headquarters I then worked in parallel with my copywriting studies. This was way back in 2001. Covering quite technical accounts in the telecommunications, trucking and stock-trading industries, I stayed with SandbergTrygg until relocating to Cairns in 2003. Adpower Plus, at the time North Queensland’s largest advertising agency, then employed me to service their clients – a mix of B2B and B2C companies and organisations, including Stockland Shopping Centres, Pacific Toyota, Medtel, Tourism Tropical North Queensland and Cairns Convention Centre, to name a few. Having made my mark on the Queensland market, I proceeded to go international with my own business in 2006 and have since worked for clients ranging from large corporations and organisations such as Rio Tinto, City West Water and the Maavarim Group to smaller outfits such as Zimperium Technologies, Enteract and Joolca. This has involved research, analysis, conceptualisation, copywriting and creative direction for numerous very different products. In other words: I’m equally at home advertising fast-moving products in the Western retail market as I am selling hospital equipment to African governments. Every last bit of my creative is built on solid research. Simply put, I not only come up with HOW to convey your message; I also provide the strategy required to decide WHAT to say. Since 2011, I am based out of Melbourne, where I run the strategic marketing agency Plant Advertising. And it’s only now that this piece of text is going to get truly valuable to you, because, for all that I’ve told you above, what really matters is how good my actual copy is, right? So, check out the work samples at www.plantadvertising.com or have a look in the special Dropbox folder that I’ve prepared for oDesk clients at http://bit.ly/1t95lkB Remember, whatever copywriter you end up selecting for your project, the whole point of creative is to increase sales or otherwise convince your target group of this, that or the other – and far from all copy does that. Bottom line: if you’re going to compromise on your marketing, you might as well not do it at all. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Paul Walden

    $85.00 /hr
    139 hours
    4.98
  4. Avi Valentine

    Avi Valentine

    Technical Writer

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

    I am a degreed, experienced Technical Writer who understands that succinct, high-quality documentation is an essential business communication tool. I am driven, organized and detail orientated. I produce professional technical communications that are perfectly suited to the needs of the client. My core-competencies lie in creating and editing technical proposals and manuals and developing well-researched blog content. I also enjoy conducting research, article and academic writing/editing and business analysis. I am proficient in all Microsoft Office applications and in Adobe Acrobat and WordPress. I have experience working with software development firms, engineering firms, mobile application developers and marketing agencies. I am happy to interface with your team or your client to obtain the information needed to create your perfect documentation.

    $50.00 /hr
    402 hours
    4.76
  5. Thomas Hughes

    Thomas Hughes

    Writer

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 6

    I am an experienced market watcher, armchair economist, trader, writer and blogger. I have been working in the field of online content generation and management for over five years and am extensively published. My focus is broad, I write, manage and edit content for several websites and am always looking for the next project. I provide the highest quality work, with the quickest turnaround possible and strive to leave every completely satisfied.

    $35.00 /hr
    1,182 hours
    5.00
  6. Anna K.

    Anna K.

    Business Consultant and Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

    Hello! I am an experienced business consultant and technical writer. Currently, I run operations for a New York City - based company and offer my services as a freelancer. My educational credentials include Bachelor's in Business Administration and Master's in Public Administration. oDesk performance highlights - 98% Job Success Rate and 33% conversion rate of one-time clients into long-term employers. I specialize in writing investment business plans and technology white papers and case studies. Thank you for taking the time to scroll through my page and happy working!

    $45.00 /hr
    99 hours
    4.93
  7. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward

    Business Consultant, Internal Auditor, Risk and Internal Control Pro

    United States - Last active: 27 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I have an uncanny ability to spot unnecessary and unproductive procedures as well as internal control gaps where losses may occur. I love helping small and medium sized companies grow to the next level using strategic plans, mission statements, and other key communication tools to keep everyone focused on the right goals. My experience includes: Banking Internal Audit Fraud Investigation Federal Regulation Implementation Process Improvement Human Resource Management Project Management System Development Lifecycle Training Manager Budget Preparation Policy/Procedure Development

    $33.33 /hr
    389 hours
    4.98
  8. Maria Brodine

    Maria Brodine

    Creative editor, researcher, writer, & consultant

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago

    I am a professional writer and social science researcher living in New Orleans, Louisiana. I specialize in editing, proofreading, writing, and research. I have an M.A. in Anthropology from Columbia Univ., as well as a B.A. in Honors English from San Diego State Univ. I have versatile skills and interests and can cover a wide range of topics in the arts and sciences. As an anthropologist, I am well versed in cross-cultural perspectives, enabling me to write for diverse audiences. In addition, I have over ten years of experience as a freelance proofreader, editor, and tutor. On the creative side, I love to work with horror, science fiction, and fantasy, though I am certainly open to other genres. I am skilled at breaking down and paraphrasing highly technical language, which is advantageous for technical and science writing. In all areas, I have a meticulous editorial eye for grammar, spelling, formatting, and content.

    $40.00 /hr
    540 hours
    4.91
  9. Thomas Klemens

    Thomas Klemens

    Writer, Editor w/ Design/Construction Experience

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago

    Early in 2014 I left a magazine staff position to pursue freelance writing and editing full-time. I love to explain things, which I've been doing professionally for 25 years, using words, pictures and drawings. In addition, I am a registered Professional Engineer. My experience includes design and construction, with both field and office assignments, as well as writing and editing numerous articles. I also developed the curriculum for an introductory class on Programmable Logic Controllers, subsequently revising it several times, and have taught that class on a continuing basis since 1997.

    $35.00 /hr
    91 hours
    4.83
  10. Russ C.

    Russ C.

    Senior Technical Author, Writer, and Microsoft Word Expert

    Thailand - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 50 - Portfolio: 84

    A professional, diligent, multi-talented writer with a proven track record in producing documentation across many industries. A native Brit with over 18 years' experience of working in IT as a Technical Author, and possessing superb Microsoft Office skills, in particular Microsoft Word: a Word user since 1993; an expert with Word 2007, 2010, and 2013; a registered Word expert on AllExperts.com; and a designer of solid, workable, professional Microsoft Word templates since 1999 - every organisation worked at has assimilated their documentation practices, recommendations and templates to my own. An ISO9001 expert, with a number of years working in Quality Assurance and in Quality Control, I am also a qualified English language teacher with first-class editing and proof-reading skills - as one client wrote on their feedback, [Russ has an...] 'Exceptional eye-to-detail...and 'Exceptional literacy skills' - you will be hard-pushed to find better. VBA code and functionality can help to improve the look-and-feel of all your documentation. Built-in naming conventions and version control can, improve accuracy, reduce editing time, and minimise user-error; and, code of this nature helps ensures consistency throughout your organisation's suite of documents - all this can be incorporated. Check out www.wordwords.net and www.1clickbookcreation.com for further information.

    $45.00 /hr
    1,147 hours
    5.00