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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. Elisabeth Veltman

    Elisabeth Veltman

    Strategic Copywriter

    United States - Last active: 27 days ago - Portfolio: 8

    Versatile, freelance creative with a love of storytelling and considerable experience in strategy and research; as well as sales, advert, website and cover copy. Especially adept at creating concepts and products from thin air that resonate and sell. This creative offers a strategic, holistic mind and is acknowledged as quick study with depth of experience from which to be inspired. Each job will be estimated according to difficulty, experience level, negotiable for longer-term projects. Loves working on a variety of projects from complex to simple. Has worked in the following industries: 1. technical, including start ups 2. engineering 3. publishing (fiction, non-fiction) 4. food (including recipe creation and editing, gluten-free and allergen-free markets) 5. construction 6. music and the arts 7. financial 8. green 9. hospitality

    $100.00 /hr
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  2. Scarlette Elizee

    Scarlette Elizee

    Consultant in Global Communications & PR- Bilingual French and English

    France - Last active: 2 months ago - Portfolio: 3

    With 5+ years in PR in the U.S. as well as in France, I offer a full range of international communications and public relations services to get your message across to broad audiences. I am bilingual in French and English and also bicultural. Having worked for private-sector and public-sector organizations (including the OECD, U.N., NGOs, Public Affairs agencies and for government offices), I can easily adapt language for specific audiences. I also offer editing, technical writing, speech writing, translation and communications strategy services. I have a Master's Degree in International Relations and International Security from Sciences Po Paris and a Bachelor's Degree in Government and Politics from Saint John's University.

    $35.00 /hr
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  3. Paul Bleichner

    Paul Bleichner

    Strategist. Writer. Designer.

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 44

    I am a seasoned writer, designer and strategist, but my greatest skill is in listening. With a graduate education in architecture and over 25 years experience in mainstream marketing and advertising, I have created award winning projects and campaigns across the industries—in B2B, services and consumer—for a great range of clients, from Coca-Cola and Chiat Day to regional franchisers and Mom&Pops. I have insight into sales processes, the pipeline and CRM. I use the latest Adobe CS, and have a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, SEO, and Wordpress. Resume and partial portfolio at

    $48.00 /hr
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  4. Po H.

    Po H.

    PhD, English-Chinese Chinese-English Translator

    United States - Last active: 04/22/2014 - Tests: 4

    A detail-oriented scientist and freelance translator, with experience in scientific/general translation (Chinese to English and English to Chinese) and expertise in scientific publication, pharmaceutical/biotech industry, medical application and academic grant proposal. Strong technical background with 11 scientific publications and served as independent reviewer for 14 leading journals in the field.

    $40.00 /hr
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  5. Fiona Chaplin

    Fiona Chaplin

    Writer and Editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 04/16/2014

    I have a proven track record in academia working as a senior research scientist, supervising PhD students and managing research staff. My work has been published in several highly regarded scientific journals and led to the development of three research patents. I also have a journalism qualification and experience working as an account manager for a prominent medical marketing company. I have significant experience with different types of scientific writing, such as primary research papers, review articles, book chapters, grants, lecture writing, patents and medical marketing campaigns. I also write my own blog. Following a short career break to have children, I am now looking to establish myself as a freelance writer/editor in the field of medical communications.

    $55.56 /hr
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  6. Susanne Hauswaldt

    Susanne Hauswaldt

    Biologist (PhD)

    Germany - Last active: 04/17/2014 - Tests: 3

    I am an evolutionary biologist who has used molecular techniques to address questions of population genetics, phylogeography and phylogenetics in the field of zoology. I received my Masters degree at the University of Kansas and my PhD at the University of South Carolina and in total spent 10 years of studying and working in the US.

    $33.33 /hr
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  7. Kari Howell

    Kari Howell

    Freelance Writer

    United States - Last active: 09/18/2013 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

    Communication is all about words—which ones you use and how you use them to persuade, entertain or teach. With over nine years of experience writing and editing, I have worked with a number of subject matter experts to produce thorough and accurate documentation. Check out my web site for more information on my services. You can access and review samples of my work on the "Portfolio" page. To discuss a specific project, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    $50.00 /hr
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  8. Daniel Deneen

    Daniel Deneen

    Classic old school communications polymath

    United States - Last active: 03/28/2014

    It’s embarrassing how much pleasure I can find in creating flawless technical manuals, research articles, white papers, marketing copy, shareholder reports, business forms, web content, press releases, multimedia presentations, your ghostwritten memoirs. These are not things to quicken the pulse of most grown men. But they quicken mine. Have you looked yet at the attached CV? I know, it’s a little nuts—Dartmouth, Columbia, Lehman, Goldman Sachs, ivory towers, limos, deadlines and busted mill-towns. . . But running through this ridiculously eclectic professional life is a constant theme: communications art, and above all, the written word—the lodestone which has guided my achievements in fields normally thought distant from the writer's craft. My creed: language matters, form matters, style matters. They matter even when, or especially when, the reader is oblivious to the manner in which language is operating. I'll confess to being an elitist---an Orwellian, Strunkian efficiency zealot. A poorly written street sign can ruin my day. Yet I am also a pragmatist---for most tasks, pushing any further than "good enough" is waste of time. While I'm in the confessional mood, this too: I'm picky about projects. They need to be fun, and I have fun when 1) there's a good fit between my skills and your needs; 2) you are frighteningly smart and uncompromising in your expectations; 3) the work is challenging and important; and 4) nobody gets machine-gunned at the end. And so. . . Whatcha got?

    $75.00 /hr
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  9. Gilbert Wilkes

    Gilbert Wilkes

    Technical communicator, rhetorician, social media specialist

    United States - Last active: 06/09/2014 - Tests: 4

    PhD in Rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Specialize in techical and online communication. Can synthesize data or information into e.g. reports, presentations, proposals, briefs, factsheets, talking points memos. Can develop white papers, literature reviews (access to university libraries for full text technical and research literatures), technical documentation, instructions in the form of enumerated task-steps and expository glosses. Analytical skills include computer aided text analysis using concordancers, techniques of aggregation and filtering to support content curation or content marketing. Teach courses in technical communication, rhetoric, research methods. In Canada on work visa. U.S. Citizen.

    $44.44 /hr
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  10. Claudia Broman

    Claudia Broman

    Writer, Editor, Marketing Consultant

    United States - Last active: 05/09/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    Award-winning writer and editor ( carving out a creative life in Minnesota. Her work has appeared in Organic Gardening and Faith & Family magazines, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and The Capital Times of Madison. She is a columnist for Central Minnesota Women magazine, the Lakes Area Review, and the West Central Tribune. Past "well-rounded" lives include time as a former owner and publisher of an online news site; a marketing manager for an organic food co-op; a park ranger; a singer-songwriter; a wildland firefighter; and an herbarium curator.

    $70.00 /hr
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