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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. Derek J.

    Derek J.

    Creative and Technical Writing Consultant

    United States - Last active: 7 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    When your brand speaks a compelling message, you spark interest that builds profitable relationships. I take your ideas and my talents and create amazing content that creates advocates for you and your business. The words we use matter. Isn't it time your written content reflected the quality and value of your business? I take your business as seriously as I take my own. When you hire me to write your web copy, scripts, articles, advertising and marketing materials, or anything else, I put everything I have into making an impact on your project, ensuring a substantial return on your investment. I have written professionally for years and guarantee a rewarding experience that offers the best in communication and writing for you and your customers. Get in touch with me today to transform your bland content into writing that sells.

    $22.00 /hr
    201 hours
    5.00
  2. Floyd Carney

    Floyd Carney

    Writing - Creative and technical - English transcription

    United States - Last active: 06/19/2012 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

    I enjoy writing essays and short articles, especially with a humorous twist or health related, so technical writer may not be the best possible description - just the only one that is close. Any sort of writing would interest me. Though I write best in a stream-of-consciousness, straight forward style, I also enjoy researching and then presenting the results of that research in an easy to digest style. Semi-technical or creative writing to supplement my retirement income would be my basic objective. I've developed a number of blogs using WordPress and am skilled with most of the Microsoft Office suite including Excel. My schedule is very flexible and I am very serious about living up to any commitments I make. I'm a quick study and easy to interact with. Test scores reflect my mental acuity. Top 10% and top 20% included in passing scores on tests taken in very short time.

    $22.22 /hr
    446 hours
    4.80
  3. Brad R.

    Brad R.

    MCITP, MCSE, Virtualization, Network Engineer/Mangr, Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Experienced Technology Leader, Implementation Manager, Change Agent and MCSE/MCITP. In-depth knowledge of IT systems and operations, project management, large-scale system implementations and information security with over twelve years with hands on experience as an Enterprise Administrator and Network Manager in NT, 2000, 2003 and 2008 environments. Extensive experience in Server Virtualization including VMware and Hyper-V integrated with HP and EMC SANs. Practiced understanding of Exchange, Lync Server 2010, Fortigate UTM devices, Active Directory, PKI and DFS. Five years of experience as a corporate Microsoft/Certification trainer and serving as an MCSE/CCNAinstructor for technical schools, colleges and corporations such as AT&T; and Comcast Cable. I have created course curriculum for two online schools. I am extremely proficient in Server 2012 and 2008, including Server Core edition, Hyper-V, Fortinet, VMware, Procurve, HP and EMC SANs, Active Directory, Exchange, SQL, Procurve switches and many other technologies. I have been highly involved in server virtualization for seven years and am proficient in both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. I am also a professional writer and have contributed to several white papers and authored published articles in professional journals. Have also written and reviewed test questions for IT professional certifications. I am looking for other opportunities to supplement my work load. My Microsoft Profile can be accessed by this link: http://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/brad.rudisail/profile For more information on me go to www.bradinthecloud.com

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $34.94 /hr
    1,818 hours
    4.96
  4. Paul Walden

    Paul Walden

    Copywriter at plantadvertising.com

    Australia - Last active: 5 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
    139 hours
    4.98
  5. 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
    1,182 hours
    5.00
  6. Brandon Davis

    Brandon Davis

    Writer, Editor, & Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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
    243 hours
    5.00
  7. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 18

    Over the years I have developed myself and others in various business and leadership skills. My recent clients were family owned small businesses, but also Fortune 500 companies whose brands are in our homes wherever we might live at the moment. I studied and worked in several countries around the world - US, Switzerland, Middle East and Europe - in start-ups and operations management of multinationals. I consult and coach international clients mostly in business management and marketing. Am often writing or editing training or other manuals for them. Since Nov 2012. I am also the principal consultant for WiFi Austria Institute's 'HR Manager' course. This is 9 month course for which I also develop training material. My blog is No Panic Management and if you Google me you will find few more websites I made, with copies I wrote. My name is on first page of Google (when searching for it.) My objective is to work only on things I like, with people I like. They are professionals with integrity and attitude. It means they like and respect business, as well as others they work with. Do not work for companies who do not treat employees well. Ultimately I am looking for ways to help business grow and create jobs, whether it is mine or anyone else's company. That is a greater mission behind any ''small'' task I undertake. I take different jobs at my spare time, those I can do well, enjoy, and those that enhance my business experience while delivering result. Should you have a good business proposal or idea for me, I'd be happy to hear it. Am always welcoming new opportunities for business development and mutually beneficial partnerships.

    $50.00 /hr
    1,473 hours
    4.78
  8. Anna K.

    Anna K.

    Business Consultant and Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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
    100 hours
    4.93
  9. Thomas Klemens

    Thomas Klemens

    Writer, Editor w/ Design/Construction Experience

    United States - Last active: 12 days ago

    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
    91 hours
    4.83
  10. Barry Krusch, M.S.Ed.

    Barry Krusch, M.S.Ed.

    Instructional Designer, Writer, Project Manager

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 11

    Both Senior Instructional Designer and Developer (as well as technical writer and project manager), I have used Articulate Storyline and Studio, Captivate, Camtasia, Lectora, and VideoScribe for over 22+ years for clients like Bank of America, Wachovia, American Express, Chase, Hartford Life, Knowledge Transfer International, Procter & Gamble, etc. Projects I am looking for include any work related to instructional design in any phase of the ADDIE model (Analysis and scoping, Design, Development, etc.), as well as technical writing and project management. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Emory University, and an M.S. degree in Education from Hunter College. I also attended law school at the University of Georgia for a year. I have written several books pertaining to legal subjects. As a result of my work on the Constitution, I have appeared on the Tom Snyder radio show, as well as C-SPAN. I am also listed as an encyclopedia entry in the Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments. Linked-in: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/barry-krusch/2/5b2/6a Skype: barrykrusch

    $45.00 /hr
    1,445 hours
    5.00