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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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Last updated: May 1, 2015
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  1. Jovan Pehcevski

    Jovan Pehcevski

    Researcher, Academic/technical writer, Data and Information Scientist

    Macedonia - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    As a PhD in Computer Science, I am an experienced researcher, academic writer and data and information scientist. Over the last 12 years I have gathered an extensive experience in practising and teaching the following computer science concepts: information retrieval, data mining, machine learning, database management systems using MySQL and Oracle, native XML databases using XML, DOM and SAX, web development techniques using (X)HMTL, DHTML, PHP, and MySQL, deploying web services and service oriented architectures, and tuning Apache web server for performance, security and caching. My core competency lies in academic research, data and information science, as well as writing, proofreading and editing of research papers and thesis of all academic levels. I am seeking opportunities to offer my rich professional and academic experience for the strategic growth and developmental needs of your business. My core research interests and strengths are as follows: - Focused information retrieval - Evaluation of focused and content-oriented XML retrieval - Entity retrieval and knowledge discovery - Data mining and big data analytics - Business intelligence and predictive analytics - Time-series data forecasting - Recommendation algorithms for social/news networking sites - Native XML databases, NoSQL and relational database systems - Web servers and web technologies - Web database applications and Internet programming - Web and enterprise security

    $66.67 /hr
    1,640 hours
    5.00
  2. Paul Walden

    Paul Walden

    Copywriter at plantadvertising.com

    Australia - Last active: 10 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
    143 hours
    4.98
  3. Brandon Davis

    Brandon Davis

    Writer, Editor, & Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 2 days 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
    251 hours
    5.00
  4. Joel L.

    Joel L.

    Freelance Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    I am an experienced and skilled writer, capable of communicating with a variety of audiences and in an array of voices, styles, and formats. Over the past six years, I have worked with executives, entrepreneurs, industry experts, and many other professionals in writing and publishing eBooks, print books, web content, blogs, newspaper articles, and more. My objective is to craft communicative written materials to the exact specifications, expectations, and deadlines of my clients.

    $66.67 /hr
    80 hours
    4.99
  5. Avi Valentine

    Avi Valentine

    Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

    I am a degreed, experienced Technical Writer who understands that succinct, high-quality documentation is an essential business communication tool. I am driven, organized and detail orientated. I produce professional technical communications that are perfectly suited to the needs of the client. My core-competencies lie in creating and editing technical proposals and manuals and developing well-researched blog content. I also enjoy conducting research, article and academic writing/editing and business analysis. I am proficient in all Microsoft Office applications and in Adobe Acrobat and WordPress. I have experience working with software development firms, engineering firms, mobile application developers and marketing agencies. I am happy to interface with your team or your client to obtain the information needed to create your perfect documentation.

    $50.00 /hr
    403 hours
    4.76
  6. Anna K.

    Anna K.

    Business Consultant and Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 8 days 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
    108 hours
    4.93
  7. Cindi J. Harrison

    Cindi J. Harrison

    Writer/Editor

    United States - Last active: 22 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
  8. Jeffrey Bacon

    Jeffrey Bacon

    Published Professional Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 9

    Do you want text that will attract and hold readers to your product? I write research-backed, original, effective texts while working shoulder-to-shoulder with clients. With more than 30 years of publishing experience under my belt, I'm now available on oDesk and Elance. I provide Copyscape-guaranteed content that connects my clients to their customers. My portfolio includes material varying from original scientific research through short, catchy social media posts, and my readership ranges from fishermen through investors, CEOs, scientists, and top-level administrators. Check out my portfolio for a few samples.

    $44.00 /hr
    133 hours
    5.00
  9. Maria Brodine

    Maria Brodine

    Creative editor, researcher, writer, & consultant

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago

    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
    562 hours
    4.91
  10. Erica H.

    Erica H.

    Content Acrobatics

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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