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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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Upwork Technical writing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 1,239 Technical writing projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

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Average Technical writing Freelancer Feedback Score

Technical writing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.75.

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Last updated: July 1, 2015
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  1. Cindy Kenney

    Cindy Kenney

    Analyst

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1

    Masters Degree in Psychology, many years of professional work experience; over 18 years as school counselor. I'm very passionate about health and wellness especially after incurring severe spinal cord injury and overcoming it. I'm a frequent runner and enjoy taking care of myself as well as helping others with their personal wellness. I am also a consultant for a company that sells health, wellness and nutrition products online.

    $40.00 /hr
    219 hours
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  2. Craig Idlebrook

    Craig Idlebrook

    Making Reality Readable Since 2003.

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

    In my day job, I'm editor for a pair of online diabetes publications, Insulin Nation and Type 2 Nation. I create content, manage writers, shape social media, and oversee marketing for the two publications. I've written for over 50 publications and organizations. National credits include the Christian Science Monitor, AAA, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Edible Boston and Funny Times. I also have worked with academics at MIT and Harvard, non-profits and individual authors.

    $35.00 /hr
    4 hours
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  3. Alex Fine

    Alex Fine

    Post-doctoral Researcher

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 1

    I am an experienced data scientist and technical communicator. I have a PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Rochester; before that, I earned a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina. I can implement and manage the path from messy data to useful insights. I also take great pride in communicating technical information in an engaging, elegant, audience-appropriate manner.

    $100.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  4. Elisabeth Veltman

    Elisabeth Veltman

    Strategic Copywriter

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Portfolio: 8

    Versatile, freelance creative with a love of storytelling and considerable experience in strategy and research; as well as sales, advert, website and cover copy. Especially adept at creating concepts and products from thin air that resonate and sell. This creative offers a strategic, holistic mind and is acknowledged as quick study with depth of experience from which to be inspired. Each job will be estimated according to difficulty, experience level, negotiable for longer-term projects. Loves working on a variety of projects from complex to simple. Has worked in the following industries: 1. technical, including start ups 2. engineering 3. publishing (fiction, non-fiction) 4. food (including recipe creation and editing, gluten-free and allergen-free markets) 5. construction 6. music and the arts 7. financial 8. green 9. hospitality

    $100.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  5. Rich Earnest

    Rich Earnest

    Government Business Consultant

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 8

    I have worked in the field of government business for the last decade. I also have been a co-founder of a government contractor which grew to over 150 full time employees and was sold to a Fortune 100 company. My education and experiences with my employment positions and ownership in startups give me a fresh outlook on government contracting and procurement. Experience in business development, information technology, finance, and leadership development only enhance my ability to be successful in obtaining awards for government contracts. I use my experience to provide excellent problem solving skills and sound judgement to my work. I also emanate the highest level of character and integrity even when under pressure and am also a solid, dependable and balanced individual.

    $100.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  6. Ken W.

    Ken W.

    Managing Director

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 8

    Mr. Whitaker has extensive executive leadership and software process improvement life cycle mentoring experience in a variety of technology roles and industries. He is also an expert at digital graphics and layout primarily using Adobe software tools. • Motivating and leading software development teams to release quality, customer-centric projects on time. • Skilled at public speaking, creation desktop/eBook publishing, author (software leadership, project management, and the graphics arts), and technical writing (making complex technical subjects easy to understand), graphics (drawing, illustration, design, layout), and learning video development (PM Chalkboard). Ken is also an Adobe Partner program member. • Hands-on & leadership experience on all phases of software development: planning, implementation and validation, and release. • Project and program management practitioner (Agile), creation of business and product planning docs, and platform-agnostic app development (Windows and OS X).

    $55.56 /hr
    0 hours
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  7. Olabode Oshodi

    Olabode Oshodi Agency Contractor

    Experienced Software Developer / Engineering, C#, SQL, .NET, Asterisk,

    United Kingdom - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 1

    I'm a passionate and experienced developer and am committed to providing a quality service. I have over 12 years’ professional experience in Complex System Analysis, Software Design & Development, and Project Management of Mission Critical Systems for Multinational Firms in Europe and Africa. I am also experienced in leading and mentoring Teams of Business Analysts, Software Engineers and QA. I have extensive and practical experience in development using. C#/VB .NET MS SQL / Oracle DBMS / MYSQL PHP I regularly use appropriate development frameworks and have solid MVC experience in both .NET and PHP. I am also used to working with open source components.

    Associated with: Nikeron

    $40.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  8. Scarlette Elizee

    Scarlette Elizee

    Consultant in Global Communications & PR- Bilingual French and English

    France - Last active: 3 months ago - Portfolio: 3

    With 5+ years in PR in the U.S. as well as in France, I offer a full range of international communications and public relations services to get your message across to broad audiences. I am bilingual in French and English and also bicultural. Having worked for private-sector and public-sector organizations (including the OECD, U.N., NGOs, Public Affairs agencies and for government offices), I can easily adapt language for specific audiences. I also offer editing, technical writing, speech writing, translation and communications strategy services. I have a Master's Degree in International Relations and International Security from Sciences Po Paris and a Bachelor's Degree in Government and Politics from Saint John's University.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  9. Nigel H.

    Nigel H.

    Project Manager, Design Manager & Bid Manager/Writer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    You only get one opportunity to create the right first impression and then deliver, which is why my Clients will require a professional Project Manager, Design Manager and Bid Manager/Writer To date, I have had a 30 year business career in projects and bids in a construction & engineering environment, and I am able to solve complex challenges that arise on a daily basis. In addition, I have gained experience in a wide number of roles that include establishing and building teams, bidding and work winning, as well as Framework and Account Management at senior and board levels. My key skills include: Project & Programme Management Bid Management & Work Winning Design & Engineering Management Framework & Account Management Change Management & Business Transformation Currently seeking interim, consultancy and contract roles in the above fields. Please see my LinkedIn profile.

    $100.00 /hr
    0 hours
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  10. Richard M.

    Richard M.

    Optical Engineer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 11/14/2014 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    25 years experience in the field of optical design, manufacturing and procurement, including optomechanics, fluorescence systems, microscopy, light sources including LEDs LED drivers and heatsinks, hyperspectral cameras, illumination, biophotonics and medical optics. Very broad knowledge of optical technology - emphasis on lateral thinking and problem solving. Working knowledge of CAD-CAM manufacturing, including the ability to produce complete 3D models of optical instruments ready for CNC production. Initial consultation and technical advice free of charge. I have a 3D printing facility to fabricate ABS parts as well as conventional milling, turning and glassworking equipment. I can rapidly create prototype optical instruments.

    $100.00 /hr
    0 hours
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