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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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  1. Bronwyn M.

    Bronwyn M.

    Writer and Designer with a creative flair.

    South Africa - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 54

    From Poetry & Lyrics portraying Emotion to Stories from Beyond. Articles, Blogs, Reviews well structured and researched with timely delivery. As we grow older we realize that it is not all about what you have accumulated or where you find yourself, your status or your wealth. The truth be told to be alive is all about the experience, the challenges, opening that new door, living to your full potential! What makes each of us unique, is our creativity, how we perceive people and our surroundings! I have a passion for writing, a deep love for reading and a burning sensation to learn. I have worked in the advertising market for more than 10 years and I am proficient in using MS Word and Corel Draw. I have been writing for 20 years and love it still. I have published 5 poems in different anthologies from 2004 to 2011, through the Poetry Institute. I have also won third place in a lyrics writing contest.

    $20.00 /hr
    110 hours
    4.94
  2. Tasauf Islam

    Tasauf Islam

    Writing

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1

    I am a Brac University student studying Electronics and Communication Engineering in Bangladesh. I have completed my school studies with distinction. I am an experienced writer. I previously worked for local offices in Bangladesh. In professional field, I had experience in proposal writing, business writing, web content writing, script and speech writing. Blog writing, creative writing, travel writing and sports writing is very simple for me because I do it as a hobby almost everyday. And as I am a university student, I have to write papers for academic purposes, so I am experienced in it too. Altogether, I am a very confident writer.

    $16.00 /hr
    113 hours
    4.99
  3. Barbara E.

    Barbara E.

    Creating dynamic copy for busy people.

    Canada - Last active: 27 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
  4. Nicole Mayo

    Nicole Mayo

    Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, Writer

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

    As an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, I seek to bridge the gap between the academic literature and the training classroom, applying adult learning theories and virtual training techniques to increase skills and knowledge acquisition, training transfer, and job performance in a wide variety of industries. I am seeking consulting projects will allow me to apply my extensive virtual classroom experience and knowledge of virtual training theory to build training programs that will entertain, inform, and drive employee success.

    $77.78 /hr
    87 hours
    4.98
  5. Brandon Hastings

    Brandon Hastings

    Trusted Business/Tech Writer & Content Wordsmith!

    United States - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    Do you need words written in an exacting manner that provide business utility? Purposeful. Practical. Precise. Words that accurately describe me and my solo business writing venture -- Write Precisely, LLC. Let me put words to digital paper to serve your business needs and provide stellar results. Problem solved. Value gained. You deserve it! >>Clients speak: “I have lost count of how many projects Brandon has helped us with. Once again he confirmed his excellent standards of quality, responsiveness and professionalism. He is our go-to guy.” - Great repeat client “Brandon is an absolute professional. He was proactive in seeking the information he needed to complete the tasks and quickly understood the complex information presented to him. When given feedback, he was quick to implement it, and was always extremely clear in his communication with me. I would happily work with him again on a future project.” - Great new client >>And there's more: Education -- (1) BS, Computer Information Systems, UH; (2) MBA, Business Administration, Penn State (Aug 2015) Upwork tests -- top 10% in business writing (ranked 4th out of 2,000+) Writing portfolio -- successful projects in healthcare, IT, software, oil & gas, etc. Notable clients -- MD Anderson, NASA, and Weatherford >>What now? Let's collaborate. Hire me now and make a great business decision.

    $60.00 /hr
    63 hours
    4.99
  6. Steve Daugherty

    Steve Daugherty

    Inspirational Nonfiction Writer

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

    I specialize in writing on the topic of the law of attraction. It has been my passion for the last 12 years, and I can write on almost any topic related to it. I am so passionate about it that I even manifested spending hours with one of the main gurus from the movie "The Secret," Dr. Joe Vitale. I am also a huge fan of Esther Hicks and I have spoken with her one on one too. Also, I have technical expertise as I was in the corporate world as a computer programmer for 16 years. In addition, I was a Life Coach for 10 years, so I have a lot of life experience to draw on whenever I help clients to get their projects done. As a computer programmer, I prided myself on producing software code that met the users needs and that had no bugs. Now, I pride myself on producing high quality work as a writer, and doing my best to ensure that my clients are happy.

    $27.78 /hr
    12 hours
    4.88
  7. Janice Cessna

    Janice Cessna

    Writing, Research, and Editing

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 30

    Janice possesses solid experience in researching and communicating complicated topics to diverse audiences, and will get the job done for you. Efficiently, effectively. She excels at making technical subjects easily digestible to every reader. Her professional background is in science, engineering, and landscape architecture with core specialties in aquatic resource design, landscape ecology, mitigation banking, LID/LEED, and green roof design. Janice earned a B.S. in Landscape Architecture, is completing a B.S in Geography, is LEED Certified, and her previous work experience includes 13 years in environmental consulting. Janice's personal endeavors include wine grape viticulture, landscape photography, hiking/backpacking, and home DIY. Her diverse experiences and interests provide a broad palette of knowledge that will be applied to your task.

    $22.00 /hr
    280 hours
    5.00
  8. RC Victorino

    RC Victorino

    Senior Level Copywriter | Videographer | Designer

    United States - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 32

    First impressions last a lifetime. What impression do you make on people who stumble your way? As a senior-level copywriter, I offer a complete solution to help you connect to your audience. TESTIMONIALS “As in every job to date, RC demonstrated a terrific combination of creativity, diligence and responsiveness while adhering to budget. Will definitely work with him again and again.” “As always, RC has delivered high quality content with a fast turnaround. Highly recommended!” “Probably the best content writer we have ever come across on Elance. Jobs are completed fast and the results are outstanding” ------------------------------------- I am a content creator for the 21st century. I help clients reach their target audience, convert that audience into loyal customers (donors, subscribers, etc.) and help broaden each client's overall reach. Let's get to work.

    $40.00 /hr
    856 hours
    4.95
  9. Don P.

    Don P.

    Writer/Author, Technology Expert

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 7

    Professional with extensive experience and a background in management, web, post production, networking, and computers. In addition to writing e-books and web content, years of editing documentaries and films means having well honed story telling skills to bring to your project. AWAI (American Writers and Artists, Inc) member. ADAPTABILITY: *My experience with everything from commercials to documentaries and e-books to SEO product copywriting means your project is in good hands, no matter the size. RELIABILITY: *Being successful in post production means having the ability to meet deadlines and cost estimates, so you can expect your writing needs to be met on time and on budget. ACCURACY: *My extensive experience as a researcher and my passion for technology means your project will be written in a factual and comprehensive manner. Customer Service: *My experience in education, from teaching to creating curriculums, means you will get easy to understand, clear, and concise writing. *From my background you can expect excellent English skills, an attention to detail, and a customer oriented approach to your project.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.95
  10. Jeff V.

    Jeff V.

    Writer/Editor

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    I've been an English professor for the past twenty years. I have writing experience with technical writing, general writing, content writing, fiction writing, poetry writing, and screenwriting. I can turn your projects around quickly and professionally. Work with me, and I can promise that you won't be disappointed with the results or the pricing.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.92