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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: 2 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. Karim L.

    Karim L.

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

    Italy - Last active: 3 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
  3. 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
    4,008 hours
    5.00
  4. Rajib Mukherjee

    Rajib Mukherjee Agency Contractor

    Photographer, Writer

    India - Last active: 9 hours ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 7

    I am a Digital Photography enthusiast / Writer / Photographer based out of Kolkata. If it is anything to do with a camera and a lens I am all ears. I love taking pictures and own several Nikon cameras (point & shoots, D7000), lenses, filters, tripods et al. I am currently contributing / have contributed in the past to - www.udemy.com/blog/author/rajib-mukherjee www.picturecorrect.com/authors/rajib-mukherjee/ http://keasigmadelta.co.nz/blog/ http://shoottheframe.com/photography/ www.photoworkout.com http://blog.phowd.com/ www.photographytuts.com along with dozens of other photography websites around the world. I can be reached on oDesk for Travel Stock Photos, Photography related content and other photography / travel writing assignments. I love travelling. Usually, when I am not working I love travelling to the mountains. I live within an arms length from Sikkim (Lonely Planet's - "best region to visit in 2014"). I love the road almost as much as I love photography and juggle my passion for both between my family commitments. But above and beyond everything I love spending time with my four-year old daughter. If you are looking for a writer who is passionate about photography and is willing to go above and beyond what is necessary, you just found him!

    Groups: Article Samurai

    Associated with: Rajib Mukherjee

    $18.00 /hr
    1,347 hours
    4.79
  5. Phillip Schein

    Phillip Schein Agency Contractor

    See My Portfolio ...

    United States - Last active: 19 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
  6. Owen Ferguson

    Owen Ferguson

    Erudite, succinct prose.

    Canada - Last active: 3 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
  7. Mary Kaye Eisele

    Mary Kaye Eisele

    Technical Copywriter, Copy Editing, Content Writer and Business Writer

    United States - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 3

    If you are looking for an amazing writer and/or editor who is a long-time oDesk contractor, you've landed at just the right place, and with just the right person. I get you. I know you're busy. And whether I'd be working for you or a client(s) of yours, as a writer, it is my job to be flexible. Not only that, but when a deadline escalates, I have a long history of going the extra mile and delivering content exactly to your liking. But don't take my word for it; check out my 50+ oDesk references for which I've logged over 3,000 hours on oDesk! Kaye to the rescue here. (And yes, I go by Kaye.) Just because you don't want to hire a newbie. You want someone who is tried and true, someone who can DELIVER just what you're looking for. Whether that be copywriting, technical writing, or editing of any type. My specialties include IT writing/technical writing, copywriting, app writing, manual writing, and health IT and healthcare writing, among many other types. I'm a loyal, fast, thorough, and original technical writer with an academic/medical background at your beck and call. What more could you ask for?

    $22.50 /hr
    3,300 hours
    4.80
  8. Amal Dutta

    Amal Dutta Agency Contractor

    System Analysis & Design, Project Management, Technical Writing etc.

    India - Last active: 9 hours ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 5

    Thanks for visiting my profile. My full name is Amalabha Dutta. Currently I am working for PreScouter, Inc. (a Chicago based Technology Scouting Company) as Marketing Data Analyst (CRM). Prior to that I worked for a New York based company for customization and implementation of a Zoho CRM/Recruit based solution integrated with the website of the company. During Nov-2011 to Jun-2012 I have customized and prepared contents for a Zoho CRM Project for an Australian company. I have examined SugarCRM, SalesForce, VTiger and Microsoft Dynamics for comparison of features and limitations to prepare myself to work on these platforms. During 2008 to 2011, I have worked for two projects for Customization and Implementation of ERP/CRM on MS-SQL Server /.Net Platform over and above general administrative and strategic planning functions for small business houses. My objective is to best utilize my qualification, experience, dedication and extraordinary learning capabilities to turn every assignment I undertake into success. My employers have utilized my abilities in Technical Writing for Documentation and preparation of Training Materials etc. Throughout my career, I have prepared Business Proposals, Project Proposals, RFPs, Tender Documents, Contract Documentation on many occasions apart from Business Correspondence. I love to learn / improve / adapt continuously. Recently, I have enrolled with the Partner University of vmware to learn 'virtualization' from the world leader in the field and have already passed three module tests. I have also passed many oDesk and Brainbench tests with outstanding marks. Please visit the relevant sections for details. My employment history ============== I am working for a New York based company for customization and implementation of a Zoho CRM/Recruit based web-integrated solution. Prior to that, I have completed an assignment from an Australian Pharmaceutical Company for customization and implementation of Zoho CRM. While working for this project I have also used other cloud based solutions in Zoho, Google etc. apart from using Teamviewer, Skype and GoogleTalk on a regular basis. During 2008 to 2011, I have led teams of professionals for customization / implementation of ERP Solutions in two particular fields – 1) Healthcare; and 2) Logistics/ Transportation. Starting from a Purchase Officer’s job in a Public Sector Company in India, I have worked in many areas and levels up to the level of General Manager. I have domain knowledge in a number of fields such as Pharmaceuticals, Engineering Consultancy, Logistics/Transportation, Banking, Healthcare and Real Estate. Apart from General Administration, HR, Business Development etc. my focus has always remained around modernization – particularly, office automation and allied projects. I have hardcore experience in managing the entire spectrum of ERP Sales/ Customization/ Implementation encompassing the following functions: Demonstration of ERP Solutions to prospects; Requirement/ functional/ gap analyses; Customer interaction for finalizing contractual terms; Coordinating with presales team and signing off contracts; Overseeing preparation of Blue Prints and Business Mapping Reports; Recruiting technical personnel; Taking part in preparation of technical/training manuals; Conducting training programs for the senior level participants. My core competency lies in communication at any level for complete end to end management of ERP/Software projects that includes myriad of managerial activities, Technical Documentation, Presentation, Recruitment, Training etc. I have done innumerable writing projects; apart from Software Documentation and Training Manuals I have mostly done Technical Writing and SEO jobs through various entities in the web. Please visit my personal blogs to know more: 1) http://amalabha.blogspot.com/ 2) http://amalabha.wordpress.com/

    Associated with: Data Consultancy & Training Services

    $20.00 /hr
    6,939 hours
    4.83
  9. Dianne L.

    Dianne L. Agency Contractor

    Cust service and business support (VA)/Freelance writer/SEO specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    For 3 years I was a customer service representative in one of the fastest Business Outsourcing in the Philippines. I had been resolving different customer issues and had been providing them with an excellent customer service. I am a freelance writer with SEO experience and a well rounded Virtual Assistant. I have handled Real Estate clients and provided them with top quality service be it a phone support or simply data entry. I guarantee a satisfactory service to support your need for customer service with excellent communication skills both in writing and speaking. I am trained to do multi tasking so should you need a Professional Writer or should you need any business services I can support them for you. I am very flexible and trainable.

    Associated with: Sam Ingersoll Agency, CharCole2 Simulated Services

    $6.67 /hr
    9,171 hours
    5.00
  10. Natallia R.

    Natallia R. Agency Contractor

    User Guides / Manuals / Documentation

    Lithuania - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 14

    Technical writing for software products. 12 years of experience in creating and support of different types of documentation. High-quality content, professional formatting, screen-shots, logical structure, correct style and grammar. Artistic taste, graphical design skills. Formats: wiki (Confluence), PDF, HTML-help, video, and many more. I can install your software on different operating systems (Windows, Linux, Android, iOS), configure and create instructions with screen-shots. Installation and Configuration Guides, User and Admin Manuals, Knowledge Bases, FAQs, Release Notes, How-Tos, Video Lessons, White Papers, etc.

    Associated with: Self-Employed, Nata1

    $17.78 /hr
    11,751 hours
    5.00