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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. Vivien Badaut

    Vivien Badaut

    Research & Innovation Specialist - Grant Writing

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4

    I am a freelance consultant since June 2013. I write grant applications in French and English for tech start-ups based in France and UK including up-and-coming industry leaders. I have experience writing for: - France: Bpifrance, Ministère de la recherche, Coface - UK: Innovate UK - Europe: Horizon 2020 As a former research scientist with a PhD in Chemistry and experience in research labs in Germany, France and Japan, I understand/can write to a very high level of technicality on chemistry, physics, mathematics and informatics.

    $50.00 /hr
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  2. Elisabeth Veltman

    Elisabeth Veltman

    Strategic Copywriter

    United States - Last active: 22 days 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
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  3. Scarlette Elizee

    Scarlette Elizee

    Consultant in Global Communications & PR- Bilingual French and English

    France - Last active: 2 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
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  4. Paul Bleichner

    Paul Bleichner

    Strategist. Writer. Designer.

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 44

    I am a seasoned writer, designer and strategist, but my greatest skill is in listening. With a graduate education in architecture and over 25 years experience in mainstream marketing and advertising, I have created award winning projects and campaigns across the industries—in B2B, services and consumer—for a great range of clients, from Coca-Cola and Chiat Day to regional franchisers and Mom&Pops. I have insight into sales processes, the pipeline and CRM. I use the latest Adobe CS, and have a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, SEO, and Wordpress. Resume and partial portfolio at www.PaulBleichner.com

    $48.00 /hr
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  5. Edouard P.

    Edouard P.

    Image Processing / Matlab / C++ / OpenCV / Instrumentation

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

    I specialize in Medical Instrument Software Development for large and medium size US & International companies, as well as start-ups. Among my clients: • Abbott Medical Optics • Alcon • Carl Zeiss-Meditec • Avedro Specialties: • Medical Image Processing R&D and Production code for MS Windows, Web and Mobile platforms (iOS and Windows Phone) • Medical Instrument Software development (GUI, Graphics, Databases & Internationalization), focusing on Imaging Systems. • Mathematical/ Clinical Algorithm development • Matlab for Rapid prototyping and C++ for production code. I take pride in developing, delivering and maintaining commercially successful products - I have contributed to tens of thousands of successful clinical installations.

    $90.00 /hr
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  6. Vaqar Hyder

    Vaqar Hyder

    .Net and SharePoint developer

    Germany - Last active: 1 month ago

    Currently, I am working as a professional SharePoint Solution Develoeper for the last one and half year in subsidiary of LBBW Bank in Stuttgart Germany. Being a part of this firm I completed around 5 projects all comprising of Microsoft SharePoint 2010/2013 I am fluent in German and English. In Sept 2013, I secured my M.Sc. in Media Informatics from RWTH Universit. During my studentship, I worked as SharePoint and .Net developer in a IT service firm in Cologne, Germany. Even before pursing M.Sc, I was already working as a Software Engineer for around 2 years. During this tenure I had chance to work over e-Business and ERP solution which included developing web and desktop application based on web services and databases on Microsoft platform. My skills and will is not limited to Microsoft Technologies. To give a clear idea about my skill here is an overview: Programming Languages: C#/VB.Net, C++/ VC++, Java (Grundkenntnisse) Web Development: ASP.Net (MVC 3) , PHP, HTML, Java Script, JQuery, AJAX, .Net Web Services, XML, OpenXML (Word Reports), ClosedXML (Excel Reports) Databases: MS SQL Server (Transact SQL), mySQL, PL/SQL, PostgreSQL Products: Microsoft SharePoint 2013/2010/2007: SharePoint 2013 Apps (On-Premises und Provider-Hosted Office365), REST + AJAX + JQuery, Entwicklung mit Server und Client Objekt Modelle (CSOM, JSOM, JQuery, SPService), Webparts, Event und Feature Receivers, TimerJob, Workflows (auch Nintex Workflows,), Enterprise Content Management, XML (Features, Content Types, List und Field Definitions, XSLT), Anpassungen durch SharePoint Designer 2010/2013, SPCop (SPDisposeCheck) Opensource Products: Joomla Extension-Entwicklung, Anpassung von ERP "Open Bravo" (Java 2 SE, Apache Tomcat, JasperReports), Customization of OS Commerce Software Software Development Models: Agile, User Orientiert Software Konstruktion, Extreme Programming. Cloud Computing: SharePoint Online (Office 365) Software Testing Tools: Load testing und Web performance via Visual Studio 2013 Utlimate und JMeter.

    $40.00 /hr
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  7. Renee L.

    Renee L.

    Desktop publishing, layout, writing/editing, photography,presentations

    Netherlands - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    I would like to secure projects that will enable me to do what I love doing: design, layout, writing (creative and technical), formatting, photography and being creative. I am also rather adept at slide presentations, photo editting, web research, data entry, curriculum development, ad creation and creating duplications/replicas. Over 20 years of solid experience and happy clients! I have the experience to get the job done with the least bit of hassle for the client, while maintaining a creative edge that keeps my projects looking fresh and professional. I have an excellent record of working with clients' requirements, ideas and deadlines. English is my native language. I'm a Canadian living in the Netherlands.

    $35.00 /hr
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  8. Ken W.

    Ken W.

    Managing Director

    United States - Last active: 20 days 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
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  9. Olabode Oshodi

    Olabode Oshodi Agency Contractor

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

    United Kingdom - Last active: 27 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
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