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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. Thomas Klemens

    Thomas Klemens

    Writer, Editor w/ Design/Construction Experience

    United States - Last active: less than one minute ago - Portfolio: 7

    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
    107 hours
    4.83
  2. Chelsea F.

    Chelsea F.

    Copywriter/Legal Professional

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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
    113 hours
    5.00
  3. Maria Brodine

    Maria Brodine

    Creative editor, researcher, writer, & consultant

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    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
    577 hours
    4.91
  4. Katherine Carns

    Katherine Carns

    Expert Website Revamper

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

    I'm a copywriter and editor with a knack for crafting compelling brand stories. I specialize in web copy, often focusing on re-branding existing content or improving UX. In addition, I have experience editing dissertations for Ph.D. candidates and clients who speak English as a second language. If we're talking business, I'm at my best when I'm writing to-the-point pieces for industries with customers who appreciate wit and distrust used car salesmen. Making sure your voice and message is communicated authentically is my goal.

    $34.00 /hr
    771 hours
    4.68
  5. Sylvia B.

    Sylvia B.

    Copywriter/ Editor/Content Creator

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 11

    Over the last seventeen years I have written across a wide range of topics for many industries including fortune 500 companies. From health and IT professionals to small businesses, I can write the content that builds your online presence and keeps customers coming back. Regardless of industry, I can tailor your communications and content to your specific needs, adapting the right tone, style and voice that speaks to the audience you wish to reach. Whether you need website copy, press releases, articles or blogs, authoritative and credible content is never out of style. Need to view a few more samples? Check out my website at https://www.clippings.me/sburleigh . Besides ghostwriting, I also offer editing services.

    $55.56 /hr
    1,680 hours
    4.95
  6. Cindi J. Harrison

    Cindi J. Harrison

    Writer/Editor

    United States - Last active: 28 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am a talented writer and highly skilled editor for technical as well as creative endeavors. As an editor, I view each piece of writing holistically to ensure that it is not only grammatically correct but that it also serves its intended purpose. As a writer, my goal is to create documentation that fits my clients' needs and complies with their chosen style guides, whether I'm creating user or admin guides for software or hardware, online documentation, website copy, or computer-based training. I do high-quality work because I love what I do.

    $50.00 /hr
    380 hours
    5.00
  7. Andrew Johnston

    Andrew Johnston

    Technical Writer and CMS expert

    Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    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
    991 hours
    4.74
  8. Sadeem Lodhi

    Sadeem Lodhi

    MBBS (MD), Medical writing, Referencing, Editing

    Pakistan - Last active: 17 days ago - Portfolio: 3

    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. Erica H.

    Erica H.

    Content Acrobatics

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 19

    I am a versatile writer skilled in creating content for the Internet marketing arena and beyond. Through writing specialty articles, white papers, case studies, and blogs for over 80 international, national, and local clients, I have developed a comprehensive understanding of the complex mechanisms that are involved in writing for any audience. With over 6 years of commercial writing experience, I have developed the ability to research efficiently and effectively in order to create original content that entertains, engages, and educates the reader. I also understand how and why on-site and off-site SEO tactics work. This means I know how to write strategic, unique, and compelling SEO content that generates user traffic and social media activity. I accept nothing less than complete originality in my writing. My writing portfolio reflects the flexibility of my writing skill; I can write for many different types of domains and audiences. I work closely with each client to determine how to meet their specific needs and surpass their highest expectations.

    $44.44 /hr
    996 hours
    4.88
  10. Christopher M Hodge

    Christopher M Hodge

    The Problem Solver

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 13

    *Bring prospects to your website through superior SEO, LSI and generally great written content *Position you as an expert in your field *Drive sales to the max with brilliant web copy *Write your next best-selling book *Save you the time it takes to do this yourself I make goals, not excuses. I often exceed these goals, so you get your written work when you NEED it. I write so both search engines and people like what they see. Good SEO is a start, but great content keeps people coming back and referring their friends. Got a project you need done professionally? Send me a message!

    $83.33 /hr
    0 hours
    4.93