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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. Josh M.

    Josh M.

    SQA/Testing/Security/Networks/Development/Technical Writing(Canada)

    Canada - Tests: 9

    Over my career I have been handed a great many challenges and I have throughly enjoyed finding solutions for my clients problems. I have not limited myself specifically to one area but many, and have enjoy a diverse technical career. I am a skilled, hard working, dedicated IT professional with over 10 years of experience. I have development experince in numerous languages and specialize in PHP/MySql web development and Linux/Windows scripts and applications. I have excellent communication skills and am available at your need.

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $55.00 /hr
    8,385 hours
    4.98
  2. Mark Hammar

    Mark Hammar

    Technical Writing & Creative Writing

    Canada - Portfolio: 3

    Technical Writing: I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Waterloo, a Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence through the American Society for Quality, and I am additionally certified as a Lead Auditor for ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO 14001, and an a trained internal auditor for OHSAS 18001. I have experience since 1999 auditing, and writing procedures, for these standards, as well as process documentation. Creative Writing: I have had over 25 years experience with storytelling, and in the past 10 years have turned this experience into my own writing of fiction for the Young readers market (as yet unpublished). Those that have read my work have greatly enjoyed it, and samples can be provided. My work includes Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery and Historical Fiction. My areas of historical expertise include medieval and pirate stories.

    $45.00 /hr
    249 hours
    5.00
  3. 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.

    $10.00 /hr
    326 hours
    4.62
  4. Grant Smith

    Grant Smith

    Excel, Access VBA and Macro Developer

    United States - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 15

    Experienced professional with multiple skills looking for extra work. Very diligent, attentive to details, hard working and honest. Guru in MS Office Applications (company SME (Subject Matter Expert)) VBAs and Macros Knowledgeable in computer software and hardware problems Many years of customer service including managing a large team of customer service agents Excellent written and speaking communication skills I sell time by adding automation to any office product! Based on East Coast of United States

    $60.00 /hr
    1,544 hours
    4.98
  5. Jaya A.

    Jaya A.

    QA- Website, Desktop, iOS & Android apps tester with 6000+ work hours

    India - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 12

    Pointing out bugs and helping you develop a bug free product since 2005. *** 6000+ work hours , 40 + jobs, 100% Job success and ** Top Rated**  ISTQB certified in software testing  Full time Freelancer with excellent client review and 5***** in over 35 jobs  9+yrs in QA, testing of Web-sites,mobile, RIA , cloud and Desktop applications  Testing applications is my passion and my profession.  Able to Help in QA and Project Management Profile Overview  Availability 24*7 on Skype or Phone  Completed 5000 hours on oDesk  Good Knowledge of agile and Scrum methodology  Good Experience working with large remote team  Bug Reporting & tracking using Jira, Mantis, Bugzilla,TFS, Excel, Word  Test Plan,Test case design,execution & documentation  UI/UX/Front-end testing, Regression, smoke, black-box, white-box testing  Huge experience in testing iOS and Android based applications. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Over the last 9 years I have been involved in testing various types of software ranging from desktop applications to web applications including websites for start ups. - My core competency is in complete testing of the software from the planning phase to sign off. - Testing the software, Dealing with customer issues and closely working with the developers to get them resolved are the fields that I excel in. -I am an ISTQB certified software tester My expertise: --------------------------------------------------------------------- - Creating test plan document - Writing test cases - Documenting change requests - Executing test cases ( Functional, GUI, Usability, cross browser compatibility, Cosmetic errors) - Defect tracking - Writing product Release document - Managing customer issues and getting them resolved at the earliest - Writing technical specifications and FAQ's for websites. Application Tested ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - e-Commerce Application(Magneto, WordPress,OpenCart and etc) - e-learning - Game Application, - ERP Application , - Mobile based Applications and Games - Healthcare and insurance application - Travel Domain - Finance domain - Social Networking website - Official websites for companies - WordPress website (Front end and Backend), - WordPress Plugin, - WordPress Theme - 508 compliance Testing - HTML and CSS validation - API Testing I have done include: --------------------------------------------------------------------- - Functionality testing - Cosmetic error testing - GUI Testing - Performance testing - Cross browser compatibility testing - Smoke testing - Regression testing - Usability testing - Games testing Trackers used for documenting and tracking bug status: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Trello Mantis Jira Bugzilla ASP.net starter kit Quality center Test director Microsoft excel and Microsoft office tools Gadgets I work on: ---------------------------- iOS 8.0 ( iPhone 4S) Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 ( Android 4.4.2 - Kitkat ) Operating Systems available to test: ----------------------------------------------------- Windows XP( IE9 , Firefox, Chrome, Safari ) Vista ( IE 9 , Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera) Windows 7 ( IE 10 , Firefox 35.0, Chrome 40.0, Safari, Opera) Windows 8 ( Firefox 35.0 , IE 11 , Chrome 40.0 , Safari ) QA methodology and processes: --------------------------------------------------------- CMMI, ISO, Agile Scrum ,waterfall model, V- model I am a disciplined worker, bound to deadlines who has great passion for quality. I assure you quality work in given time.I am also an article writer with great interest in writing IT related documents and answering technical questions. software testing, quality assurance, testing, sqa, manual-testing, smoke-testing, regression testing, quality control, software documentation, usability testing, functional testing, UI testing, boundary-value-testing,test plan creation,test-schedule-creation,test-plan-execution,test-case-generation, Redmine, Mantis, Microsoft Excel, Bugzilla, Jira, Microsoft Office Tools

    Groups: SocialEngine

    $11.11 /hr
    6,022 hours
    4.98
  6. Cynthia-Anne McMurray

    Cynthia-Anne McMurray

    Write Words . . . When Every Word Counts

    Canada - Portfolio: 22

    Write Words is a full-service provider. As a publisher, I can not only offer you original compelling and technically accurate copy, I can also design and format your project to meet your overall needs and specifications. I have access to illustrators, printers, and distribution channels. With over 20 years experience as a writer and publisher for both traditional and self-published books, I have also worked with leading newspapers, magazines, websites and business publications providing everything from outstanding and distinct editorial services to graphic design and final formatting. I have helped over 70 authors get their books published, I have ghostwritten numerous books for both print and online distribution and I have written hundreds of articles and academic papers specializing in health and medical issues. I also teach writing courses and provide online courses as well as weekend writing retreats. My work is solid and professional.

    $82.00 /hr
    15 hours
    4.88
  7. Martha Lane

    Martha Lane

    Creativity, quality, accuracy

    South Africa - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    What can I offer that no-one else can? A wide variety of skills encompassing training, e-learning design and development, document design and development, tested writing and editing skills, database development (MS Access and VBA), advanced Excel and Word skills, graphic design, template development and automation, creativity (I am a computer artist and poetry/short-story writer), a passion for quality, experience that spans two continents, and a PhD.

    $12.00 /hr
    64 hours
    4.65
  8. Mohamad Awada

    Mohamad Awada

    Customized Translation and Editing Services

    Venezuela - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    "I highly recommend Mohamad. He performed his task [...] with more care and efficiency than any other worker I have ever hired. He was proactive and understood instructions immediately [...]. He always submitted his work by the set deadline. When sent last-minute extra work towards the end of the project, he found imaginative ways to complete the additional workload quickly. Mohamad is fast, reliable, and remarkably thoughtful. [...] I am looking forward to continue collaborating with him in the future.” You're here because you (or your clients) are looking for translations that are "ready-to-publish". You hate working with mediocre translators that will end up costing you extra time and money, since their work will end up needing rounds of revisions. The testimonial I shared proves that you won't need to worry about the quality of my work, making me a valuable asset in your team.

    $35.00 /hr
    328 hours
    4.95