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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. Pedro Lobo

    Pedro Lobo

    College educated writer - Give me the job I will love to do

    Portugal - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8

    I am a college educated writer excited to venture in the freelance writing world. I have vast skill sets, comprehending various subjects such as Biology, Medicine, Physics, Mathematics, Programming, Law and History although I am eager to use this opportunity to explore other areas of knowledge. I love reading about almost any subject and love writing both fiction and non-fiction. With experience in academic and technical writing, I'm capable of writing about most subjects as well as translating all kinds of texts. I am a good researcher and have a profound knowledge of the English language. If given the opportunity to work for you, I will dedicate my full availability to briefly yet professionally accomplish my given tasks! I value communication with my clients as a way to more accurately picture and achieve their desired product, assuring the fastest delivery within my means. I set a higher standard and maximize efficiency and motivation by preferring agreed upon fixed-prices for each job but I don’t mind working with an hourly rate. My skills are well demonstrated - more and more so each day - by the tests present in my profile. I hope to have a successful, pleasant and lasting business relation with you - give me the job I will love to do!

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Lesley E.

    Lesley E.

    Professional Copy Editor and Proofreader

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    I am a professional copy-editor and proofreader with ten years of working experience and Master of Education (M.Ed.), English Literature degree. I have exemplary grammatical, spelling and punctuation skills (US and UK English), with qualifications in English Language. I have edited a wide range of documents, including novels, novellas, articles, dissertations, web pages, resumes, eBooks, academic papers, and business documents. I am versatile and I’m yet to meet a piece of writing that I couldn't work with. I am an expert in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. I guarantee consistency, reliability and quality work.

    $15.00 /hr
    3 hours
  3. Alice Rene

    Alice Rene

    Freelance En/Fr translator (certified)

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am a certified freelance translator (with a specialization in science and technology). I am a French native citizen and my language pair is English/French. I obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry in France and a Diploma in Translation from the IoL Educational Trust. Currently located in the UK (Swindon), I have worked four years abroad as a junior researcher, which gave me a great knowledge and expertise in the English language.

    $30.00 /hr
    1 hours
  4. Cristian Gradinaru

    Cristian Gradinaru

    PhD (mathematical modeling in biology) & extensive writing experience

    Romania - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5

    Ph.D. scientist: mathematical modeling of biological systems and statistical analysis of biological data (3 years) following 7 years of experience with experimental biochemistry and biophysics. My training also provided me with excellent communication skills in the technical and scientific fields. I am seeking opportunities to employ these skills. B.A. Chemistry, Cornell University; M.Sc. Biophysics/Biochemistry, Stanford University; Ph.D. Mathematical Biology, Technical University of Denmark. Near-native English speaking and writing skills (technical and day-to-day conversation). Extensive experience writing many scientific reports, 10 peer-reviewed articles, my own M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses, supervised 7 high school to master's students' various research projects and advised on their writing skills and theses.

    $20.00 /hr
    8 hours
  5. Kristel Ann Cuadra

    Kristel Ann Cuadra

    Technical Writer

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a freelance technical writer, composer/arranger/musician, creative writer and occasional graphic artist. I'm currently a Blogger / PR at QZN.Me Community Site. Experiences: - Graduate of BS Computer Science from MSEUF, Lucena City - Worked in Ionics EMS, Inc. as an IT/Programmer - Became Editor-In-Chief and Contributor to our High School Paper, The Child (CNJP) - Became Best in Oral Defense in 4th year High School - Consistent Valedictorian from Elementary to High School Skills: - Technical Writing / Blogging - Composition/ Musical Arrangement - Story / Creative Writing / Poetry - Basic Programming (HTML/CSS, C++, Java) - Art and Graphic Design Music Commission Price List:

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Steve D.

    Steve D.


    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    Quality copy is the driving force behind a strong business or brand presence. Quick-and-dirty SEO articles will generate a brief spurt in web traffic, but won't sustain the ever changing tides of Google's algorithm. Substandard content will also drive readers away as quickly as they come. No one wants to visit a website or read copy with error-filled and uninteresting content that doesn't inform. Avoid the unsatisfactory consequences that lousy content brings by hiring me to write for websites, blogs, or any other mode of publication. I am a researcher, copywriter, and editor who can write on any topic. The attention to detail and quality of my writing make me the best option for well-written content that drives traffic. Grammatical mistakes weaken articles. I provide editorial services to ensure your copy will make the strongest impact possible without losing your voice in the process. Making an impact on potential leads is paramount to strengthening any business or brand. I do this by writing interesting and informative articles that keep the reader's attention from the beginning of the article to the call to action at the bottom. I also edit copy to help strengthen the syntax and grammar that keep readers engaged. A little bit more about me: I've taught Grammar, Composition, Literature, and Bible in third and fourth grade classes at a private school in Tyler, TX. I've also taught adults how to write and speak well along with helping lead college-aged students in a missions training program. I am currently in my last semester of my Biblical Studies degree. Let me know if you'd like to partner on your project.

    $30.00 /hr
    4 hours
  7. Grace Rehema

    Grace Rehema

    Dedicated writer,blogger and a freelancer

    Ukraine - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5

    Over the past five years we have written articles and blogs for professional and non professional purposes. Although I am new To oDesk, I am not new to world of writing. I am an extensive researcher and I meet deadlines. My desire on oDesk to beautiful paint the ideas of my clients with words easy to be understood by all. Moreover, I make sure all my projects upon completion are informative and fun to read.

    $7.22 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Nolan Arnold

    Nolan Arnold

    Creative/Copy/Content Writer, Musician, Guitar Instructor

    United States - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 5

    I am an economical writer with a Creative Writing Bachelor's from the University of Central Florida. I discovered my love for language long before I traipsed into my first college classroom. As such, I possess a great command of the English language and its intricacies. My life's passion is music; however. The first time I heard an electric guitar I was entranced. My father taught me three simple chords when I was nine, and the fourteen years to follow have seen me obtain an Associate's in Music from Daytona State College. I have performed intricate jazz standards in ensembles and explored my own interests and talent in my personal projects. Since I have joined oDesk, I have applied my creative writing skills to write copy and edit pieces for multiple satisfied clients. I have even established myself as a musical instructor through one of them. If you have been searching for a freelancer that will dedicate the time and effort needed to realize your vision AND double as an effective communicator -- look no further.

    $10.00 /hr
    4 hours
  9. Luka Bender

    Luka Bender

    Linguist, Writer, Proofreader

    Serbia - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am certified, university-trained Writer with native English speaking skills. i consider one of my strongest attributes the fact that i excel at formatting, layout, grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, style, tone, organization, flow, and diction of written words and texts. my core competencies: • perfect spelling, grammar, and punctuation • The ability to tailor writing to different audiences • Being an avid and active reader • A life-long passion for words • The fact that i have over 300 published articles i am offering services that are tailored to your needs which differ from client to client. and i will always meet my deadline

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Klaus Petritsch

    Klaus Petritsch

    PhD, E-learning & Tests, Research, Writing, English-German

    Finland - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 9

    I am a freelance writer, researcher and certified developer of e-learning courses with a strong background in science. I have done my PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK, in solar power and published over 20 scientific papers in high ranking journals. I have a passion for making complex ideas understandable to people from various backgrounds. Because of my experience with living in the UK, Germany, Argentina, Finland, US and Australia, I have a global perspective and the ability to tailor my writing to diverse audiences. I write and design courses from technical subjects like alternative energy and Bitcoin to more general topics like education, health, security, parenting, Millennial culture, and cross-cultural communication. Some clients hire me for spotting and correcting logical inconsistencies, confusing or missing information. Often I also identify "pockets" of too much (unnecessary) information leading to cognitive overload and ineffective knowledge transfer. Tools I use include: • MS Office 2010 • Articulate Storyline 2 • Trados Studio Offered services include: • test and course design • articles and reviews • independent research and sourcing of information (science, technology, education, health, economics, philosophy, psychology) • English to German translations Since I am new to this site I can offer low rates. I stick to deadlines, respond quickly and you can easily reach me by email, mobile phone or Skype.

    $14.00 /hr
    7 hours