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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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Erika Wolfe

Erika Wolfe

Communications and content creation consultant


Marketing communications manager with expertise in native English content development, writing and scriptwriting/voiceovers. Over a decade of creating and managing content development projects. Extensive experience developing marketing, corporate communications and public relations materials in a variety of fields including finance/banking, FDI, aviation, human resources, tourism, journalism, education, entertainment, shipping/logistics and public and NGO administration. Written and edited materials as varied as marketing and informational brochures, press releases/kits, white papers, case studies, website content, fact sheets, annual reports, internal and external newsletters and e-mail campaigns, marketing and advertising campaigns, training and user manuals and help pages, storyboards, application forms and more.

$34.00 /hr
146 hours

Maab Saleem

Maab Saleem


Pakistan - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

"His passion to write and his turnaround time make him the most astute choice for a freelancer." -nzrehman I have over 5 years of experience as a professional writer and an editor. Writing is what i not only do for a living but it's what i live for, too. Editing and making a literary piece devoid of grammatical and semantic errors is another job that i am well-versed at.

100% Job Success
$9.00 /hr
1 hours

Michelle Klopfer

Michelle Klopfer

Academic and technical writing and editing

United States - Portfolio: 4

I have extensive experience writing and editing. My main focus has been on academic, scientific, educational, and technical works, but I have edited a wide range of non-fiction articles and books. I rank among the top Elance Writing and Translation providers, and I scored very highly in the Elance skills tests. Your article, book, proposal, thesis, or dissertation will be in capable hands.

80% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
488 hours

Cyrus Waithaka

Cyrus Waithaka

Software Developer with Great Technical IT Writing Skills

Kenya - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

My latest specialisation is in odoo module development, installing Odoo servers (on different server environments) and extending existing modules to make them work best according to your business. I will also offer you some good help with your Wordpress tasks. My specialty ranges from custom plugin development to theme development and customizing. I have vast experience in almost everything WordPress. I am experienced in writing high quality technical IT materials and how-to guides. I aim at always doing a good job that I can take pride in, with the shortest turn around time possible.

65% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
326 hours

Muhammad Abdullah

Muhammad Abdullah

Software Developer and Web Programmer

Pakistan - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

I specialize in solutions development using Microsoft Technologies for Windows, .NET, Web & Azure cloud platforms. Experienced in C/C++ (Win32, DirectX) programming, C#, F# & VB.Net development, Asp.NET web development, Windows Server & MS SQL Server Administration and Windows PowerShell Scripting. I provide services for SharePoint, Access, Excel (VBA) development & project management using Visio & MS Project. I'm passionate about exploring Microsoft technologies, solving complex problems; committed to my work & offer prompt communication.

92% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
11 hours

Kazi Afiqur Rahman

Kazi Afiqur Rahman

Math Expert, Professional Programmer and Developer,Article Writer

Bangladesh - Tests: 5

I am a final year undergraduate student of CSE of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(BUET). I have 3 years of experience in professional programming. I like working project in C,C++,Java,android, PHP. Mysql , C# and python.Mathematics is like oxyzen to me. I love to solve any kind of mathematical problem.I also eager to do work in HTML, CSS, javacript, .net. I am very much dedicated to my work. I hope I can satisfy you with my work. Thank you.

80% Job Success
$13.33 /hr
16 hours

Melanie M.

Melanie M.

Translator, Online Researcher, Report Writer

United States - Tests: 1

Hello! Thank you for stopping by to review my profile! It is my hope that you will see that I am someone who will provide you a high-quality work product, because I take great deal of pride in the work that I do. I am a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a major in Spanish and a minor in Mathematics. I am bilingual in Spanish and English - speaking, reading and writing. My background is primarily in legal with some litigation and transactional work. Additionally, I have extensive online research and report-writing experience. Plus, I have written procedural manuals for some of my positions and am well versed with the responsibilities of administrative support positions. Also, I have some creative writing experience. Most of all, I am extremely proactive with the duties given to me and am willing to think outside of the box in order to do a great job on the assignments given to me. Thank you again for stopping by my page! Have a great day!

$16.00 /hr
13 hours

Arnold J.

Arnold J.

Highly experienced editor, writer, and proofreader

Kenya - Portfolio: 4

“I have enjoyed working with Arnold, he is polished and professional, he delivers high quality work with fast turn around times.He is a strong communicator and has a firm grasp of the English language and grammar which is extremely important when hiring a writer. I have rehired him for additional work and I plan to continue to utilize his skills.” “In working with Arnold Johnson he quickly established good communication with me, and met the time frame I needed the job done. He was a great help with my editing and his professionalism was spot on. I would certainly recommend Arnold to any one who needs help with editing.” You're here because you need articles/blogs or even have a product or service to promote. It might even be work for your clients either way you need RESULTS, and you need them yesterday. The above testimonials (taken directly from my Elance profile) prove that I can deliver the results you need and making you look good--on time and with zero worries.

94% Job Success
$11.00 /hr
83 hours

Brian Turner

Brian Turner

B. R. Turner Writing & Academic Development

United States - Portfolio: 1

A Headmaster, Dean, grantwriter, business analyst, teacher to adults and children, course designer, State Dept. correspondent, online program manager - I'll put all this experience to work for you! With both a business finance and academic development background, I have experience in many different professional arenas. I have started new businesses, launched successful educational programs, obtained government funding through grants, taught college, high school, and primary school students, presented, represented, recorded, budgeted, consulted, and traveled.

$18.00 /hr
77 hours