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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. Aldion P.

    Aldion P.

    Proficient C/C++ Programmer

    Philippines - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    For a combined 12 years, I have been involved in projects using C/C++, C# as the main programming language. 4 of those 12 years, I have developing embedded software for ECUs, and most of those years, I have been developing desktop applications, network management software applications, and micro-processor targeted software(ARMM, etc.). I also have some experience in developing websites using PHP, MySQL, and HTML. I also have had part-time programming projects using Java, and VC++.

    $22.22 /hr
    2,186 hours
    5.00
  2. Vanice M.

    Vanice M.

    Sr. Health/Technical Writer, Researcher and Editor

    Netherlands - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 1

    My professional experience spans over 16 years of experience and education in all aspects of academic topics, healthcare, medical-related subjects, the research process, and general writing. My writing proficiency covers a broad range of topics such as acute health problems, the aging brain, medical/legal investigations and scientific breakthroughs with a touch of medical transcription, nutrition, and research project management, biographies, history and family life. My expertise supported with doctoral preparation. I look forward to a long, meaningful and professional working relationship as a freelance writer on Elance. Get in touch NOW!

    $33.00 /hr
    87 hours
    4.88
  3. Elijah B.

    Elijah B.

    Freelance Writer & Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 16

    If you're searching for a writer who values accuracy and creativity then look no further. My mission is to bring captivating and informative content for your target audience through concise writing and comprehensive editing. As a writer, I hold these qualities as essential to provide my clients with language eloquent enough to engage their target audience. In addition, I'm a flexible freelancer that adapts understanding to a client's targeted subject matter or professional field. Under the scope of an editor, I analyze thoroughly, sculpting content that's correct and refined in every sense possible. Writing services include research writing, article writing, and other writing services that my client requires. In addition, extensive editing services include a clean sweep of content, creating a piece that is precise..

    $16.00 /hr
    6 hours
    5.00
  4. 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
  5. Lindsey Heimbach

    Lindsey Heimbach

    Dedicated Copywriter and Copyeditor

    United States - Last active: 4 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
  6. Karim L.

    Karim L.

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

    Italy - Last active: 4 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
  7. Ronda S.

    Ronda S.

    Business Consultant

    United States - Last active: 16 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
  8. Patrice M.

    Patrice M. Agency Contractor

    Editor / Proofreader + Technical Writer

    Colombia - Last active: 9 hours 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
    4,011 hours
    5.00
  9. Phillip Schein

    Phillip Schein Agency Contractor

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    United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 12

    I write, I ghost, I edit. I create original content matching your specifications in your "voice". I can either deliver assignments based on academic research or produce original fiction. My background is diverse: from biology and information technology to changes in current US tax code. Words for me are both message AND medium. While a single, on-demand job is good, long-term collaborative relationships are better! My rates are ALWAYS competitive. Please request samples of current content.

    Associated with: The Clearing House

    $22.22 /hr
    1,054 hours
    5.00