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

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  1. Paul Walden

    Paul Walden

    Copywriter at plantadvertising.com

    Australia - Last active: 10 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
    143 hours
    4.98
  2. Brandon Davis

    Brandon Davis

    Writer, Editor, & Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 13

    I am a fast, thorough editor and proofreader, and my primary concern is ensuring your content is at its best. I have worked with clients from around the world across a broad spectrum of content types, including website content, fantasy and science fiction, as well as Christian fiction and nonfiction. I strive to use my writing, editing, and proofreading skills to enhance your content quality by ensuring its correctness, readability, clarity, and conciseness. Editing & Proofreading Experience (2007-present) *Fiction (short & novel-length) *Nonfiction (biographies, articles, web content, marketing material) *Academic & Research (undergraduate & postgraduate papers/theses, reports, studies) Other Experience (2007-present) *Written freelance articles, summaries, & short fiction *Tutored high school & college level English and composition; provided editing and feedback

    $33.33 /hr
    251 hours
    5.00
  3. Joel L.

    Joel L.

    Freelance Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    I am an experienced and skilled writer, capable of communicating with a variety of audiences and in an array of voices, styles, and formats. Over the past six years, I have worked with executives, entrepreneurs, industry experts, and many other professionals in writing and publishing eBooks, print books, web content, blogs, newspaper articles, and more. My objective is to craft communicative written materials to the exact specifications, expectations, and deadlines of my clients.

    $66.67 /hr
    80 hours
    4.99
  4. Avi Valentine

    Avi Valentine

    Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 19 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
    403 hours
    4.76
  5. Anna K.

    Anna K.

    Business Consultant and Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 8 days 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
    108 hours
    4.93
  6. Thomas Hughes

    Thomas Hughes

    Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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
    1,227 hours
    5.00
  7. Andrew Johnston

    Andrew Johnston

    Technical Writer and CMS expert

    Canada - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am a technical writer with over 6 years experience writing software system guides, administration guides and configuration guides. During this time I have acquired proven expertise in documenting within the software development lifecycle, while meeting my company’s documentation needs for both public facing and internal documents. I am known for my clear and concise style and adherence to industry standards and best practices (Microsoft, Cisco etc.). I have a wealth of experience writing most forms of corporate documentation including standard operating procedures, service descriptions, disaster recovery plans, business continuity plans, operations guides, end user documentation, on-line help, user guides etc. I am also a Sharepoint information architect and analyst with experience designing, and deploying company-wide Sharepoint solutions by working with a team of developers and consultants. I also have been responsible for evaluating, integrating and administering IT help desk software and CRM tools.

    $38.89 /hr
    972 hours
    4.74
  8. Sadeem Lodhi

    Sadeem Lodhi

    MBBS (MD), Medical writing, Referencing, Editing

    Pakistan - Last active: 11 days ago

    I am a freelance article writer, with a particular expertise in the field of biological sciences. I have several years experience in medical sciences and research. The beauty of being a science writer is that I never know what subject I am going to be working on my next project. I have had the privilege to learn and write about a wide range of areas.

    $34.00 /hr
    18 hours
    4.80
  9. Chelsea F.

    Chelsea F.

    Copywriter/Legal Professional

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago

    I'm a professional writer with 10 years of success across multiple diverse industries. I graduated Cum Laude with my BA in English in 2009 and I recently completed my JD near the top third of my class. I have created and managed web content for publishing companies, local municipalities, consulting firms, and a congressional campaign. I am an expert at writing engaging copy, designed to resonate with your target audience. I have worked as a student attorney and am an excellent legal writer and researcher, with a knack for turning complex ideas into accessible text. I have written for many clients, and while job specifications are always fluctuating, one thing is constant: a client company's need to deliver a message to its relevant stakeholders. I'm ready to help you bridge whatever communication gap you're having, from developing and communicating your brand message, to reworking existing content for broad and engaging appeal to your target market. I'm happy to share my many strong professional recommendations and examples of my published B2B copy with anyone who asks. I look forward to hearing about how I can help you.

    $33.33 /hr
    106 hours
    5.00