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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. Colin Currie

    Colin Currie

    Unity3D Guru and Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 07/15/2013 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    I have worked for three years as an independent Unity contractor, primarily in the realms of complex games and desktop & web applications. My Unity3D programming skills are nearly as good as my written and verbal English skills, which the SAT once told me were in the top .8% in the US. My gains from independent employment have paid for the >100 credits I've earned at my school. I am part-time finishing my last seventeen credits at College of Idaho (quote "Idaho's most prestigious undergrad college"), pursuing a polymath BA in Computer Science and International Political Economic Philosophy. I want to one day become an effective political activist for reform in America. My facebook handle is Political Reform Colin. [ Relelvant courses from the CofI: - C++ 1,2,3,4 - Special Programming Languages (Erlang) - C# Programming 1&2 - Mono Programming - Data Structures and Algorithms - Discrete Mathematics - Calculus 1,2,3 - Analytical Physics - Business Marketing - Small Business Management - Quantitative Analysis - Business Law. ] Though I'm new to ODesk, I'm willing to temporarily undervalue my time here in order to prove myself. Give me a call, talk to me about nerdy things, and you'll see that I know what I'm about.

    $17.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.95
  2. Lindsey Heimbach

    Lindsey Heimbach

    Dedicated Copywriter and Copyeditor

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    Specializing in web copy, copyediting and book content. Providing well-researched, professional deliverables to client websites, blogs, zines and more. Experience providing high quality content and tight turnarounds under contracts with major companies such as National Positions. Academic background in psychology and neuroscience.

    $50.00 /hr
    46 hours
    4.87
  3. Ronda S.

    Ronda S.

    Business Consultant

    United States - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 3

    I have 20+ years of experience in Systems and Business Analysis, which includes writing technical and functional specifications, performing requirements gathering and supporting documentation and performing QA testing on finished software programs. I also have several years of experience as an Administrative Assistant and doing clerical work. I can type 70+ WPM with 100% accuracy (I double-check all work to ensure no errors) and am interested in supplementing my current full-time job with additional part-time work in the evenings and on the weekends. I am very thorough in every project that I work on, and check/double-check all of my work before turning in a finished product. I hope that you find my skills and professional experience suitable for your needs.

    $13.33 /hr
    682 hours
    3.97
  4. Patrice M.

    Patrice M. Agency Contractor

    Editor / Proofreader + Technical Writer

    Colombia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    Editing, writing, and proofreading services, brought to you by a professional with over 15 years of business and IT experience. My goal is to provide great quality at reasonable rates to improve and enhance your original content. A U.S. native, I am fluent in English, with a Bachelor’s degree in English focused on writing and editing. An expatriate currently living in South America, I am also fluent in Spanish.

    Associated with: Otsego Editorial

    $15.00 /hr
    4,017 hours
    5.00
  5. DD Lerner

    DD Lerner

    Wordsmith, Customer Support Specialist

    United States - Last active: 04/22/2014 - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 9

    Your vision is my inspiration. My goal is to produce what your mind imagines - words that match your vision, purpose, feeling and product. If you can describe it, I can write it. Simple and direct, on time and on budget, when we collaborate, we motivate, call to action, impress, educate, and generate the excitement and momentum needed to engender success. If your project needs to be written, polished, refreshed or edited, I am your "go to" because my attitude is "can do." In collaboration with remote and local business owners, I have produced and delivered sales pitches and marketing presentations; website, blog and advertising copy; articles; speeches; workshop, teaching and operations manuals; resumes, business letters, and even a love letter or two. I am passionate about providing 100% customer satisfaction. Thank you in advance for your consideration and for your confidence.

    $20.00 /hr
    49 hours
    4.99
  6. Pablo Varela

    Pablo Varela

    Documentation Expert / Technical Writer / Translator

    Argentina - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 2

    Based on my 8 year's experience in the translation and technical documentation industries, I can: * develop your technical and non-technical guides, reference material, and website technical copy. * design a tailored process to produce your documentation, based on agile methodologies. * design and develop your content strategy and manage your documentation life-cycle. * develop tools for your documentation process. * write content. * translate English into Spanish. Mantra: single sourcing, minimalist documentation.

    $27.78 /hr
    155 hours
    5.00
  7. Karim L.

    Karim L.

    Italian Translator (ENG to ITA - ITA to ENG) - Writer

    Italy - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

    Native language: italian Main skills: translation, transcription, proofreading, publishing, writing, WordPress, Photoshop Interests: Writing, Internet, Photo Editing, Design I am a creative Publisher, Writer, Translator and Proofreader. I speak and write Italian and English fluently. I worked in the local law court, where I worked as a transcriptor and a writer, composing and translating legal letters in Italian and English. Now I'm a Publisher and a Blogger, as you can see from the projects in my portfolio. I'm such an hard worker and a fast learner, I'm always available online for communication and I'm pretty sure that my experience and my skills would mean the perfect choice for anyone.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $15.00 /hr
    1,596 hours
    4.99
  8. Maryann R.

    Maryann R.

    Affordable, Reliable, Expert Service

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

    From Elance client: "One of the best people I've worked with. Very hard working, excellent at what she does, pushed to get the best result. Highly recommended." I work as an independent consultant and recently activated my Elance profile to enhance my business. I show clients how to market and publicize their products. I provide publishing consultation and training, as well as, developing content for social media, and editing books. I devise and develop PR campaigns from scratch and implement campaigns. I offer personalized service that will make your projects distinctive and effective.

    $45.00 /hr
    227 hours
    4.90
  9. Owen Ferguson

    Owen Ferguson

    Erudite, succinct prose.

    Canada - Last active: 6 days ago - Portfolio: 38

    Over fifteen years writing and editing experience. I've written for publications with paid circulation exceeding one million subscribers, and have crafted proprietary documentation for numerous companies on the Fortune 500™ list. I've written for many different computer-related magazines, including Computer Dealer News, Computing Canada, Toronto Computes!, and The Computer Paper. I've also worked for both Toshiba and Intel, crafting whitepapers for English-speaking markets in Europe. I have also written and edited text content for a number of different video game studios, primarily in the MMORPG space.

    $36.00 /hr
    1,244 hours
    4.86