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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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Nicholas Shoup

Nicholas Shoup

Geography/ GIS Student

United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

Nick is currently a student at the University of Denver, and enrolled in the graduate program pursuing his Master’s in Geographic Information Science(s). He has a firm understanding of geographic principles and is an enthusiastic and dedicated GIS professional. He has a proven ability to collaborate as a team member, lead diverse groups, and advance projects through individual contributions. Currently he works for a local transit company and assist with a variety of planning projects which utilize GIS and database information retrieval to assist with planning decisions. He also has some educational experience with python scripting and C#/.NET development, as well as HTML and CSS development.

$18.00 /hr
5 hours

Stephanie S.

Stephanie S.

Clerical, Bookkeeper, Writer, Assistant

United States - Portfolio: 3

I have 20+ years of Administrative Support in Business from Manufacturing to Construction. My background in accounting (Accounts Payable, Receivables and Payroll. I have used numerous software packages including Quickbooks, Timberline, Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, etc) I have a degree in Business Administration, Microcomputer Applications. I am willing to train and learn new software packages and/or skills.

$13.00 /hr
23 hours

Robert P.

Robert P.

excellence and timeliness you can depend on

United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

My background is 25+ years in counseling (career/disability/vocational rehabilitation) with daily writing (reports, correspondence, resumes, curriculum, web content). I am a concise, articulate, and prolific writer. I have a very strong background and familiarity with medical conditions, medical terminology, and the healthcare system in the U.S. I worked for ten years as a contractor for the V.A., presenting benefit information to active duty and retired military. I have also worked as a technical writer in the aerospace industry (Boeing), after growing up working in my father's machine shop. I always deliver, on time. I strive for excellence in my work. I persist until the job is done right.

$20.00 /hr
7 hours

Tristen D.

Tristen D.

Versatile Project Manager and Tester

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

I love organizing. This love makes me an especially valuable administrative assistant. I am detail oriented and always looking for ways to simplify and streamline processes. In my effort to be efficient, I have consistently been given added responsibility in any position I held. I have been working in the computer software industry for 10 years. I have worked with both application programming and web programming. I have been involved in numerous ways including: software support, administrative support, project management, data conversion, software design and documentation, software testing, and many other facets. I also have experience in account payable, accounts receivable, payroll, utility billing, basic accounting, and overall office support.

$12.00 /hr
8 hours

Fawad M.

Fawad M.

Sales & customer service representative


Hi I am a customer service support agent and I have specialized in customer service, 3 years of experience providing customer support in busy call center environments for public utility. An unwavering commitment to customer service, with the ability to build productive relationships, resolve complex issues and win customer loyalty. Strategic-relationship/partnership-building skills -- listen attentively, solve problems creatively, and use tact and diplomacy to find common ground and achieve win-win outcomes. 3 years experience of sales and customer services selling Japanese used cars over live chat and oversea calls . Working at SBT Japan.

$3.40 /hr
2,056 hours

Aleksej Koshuljan

Aleksej Koshuljan

Scientist, application developer, translator

Ukraine - Tests: 7

I'm Alex from Ukraine. I finished National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine where I obtained a Ph.D degree in mathematical modelling and computational methods. My research is related to using statistical models to improve making decisions about the state of the objects that are evaluated by non-destructive methods (NDT). Not only does this research involve math matters, but also it involves matters concerning with developing applications for handling data, signal processing and so on. I was educated at Dnipropetrovsk national university (radio-electronic automatic department) and obtained master degree there. My major was non-destructive testing (NDT). It includes different subjects related to developing ndt devices as well as handling data obtained as a result of testing. I'm working for Dnipropetrovsk national university as an assistant professor. I have a blog, which you can visit by the following link:

$7.78 /hr
6 hours

Heherson Salvador

Heherson Salvador

Freelancer, Virtual Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I am an Electrical Engineer by profession with passion in technical writing and article writing. I am proficient in Microsoft office tools like Word, Excel, Power point, Outlook, Internet and also AutoCAD. I am hardworking and always strive to meet customer requirements to develop a long term relationship.

$5.00 /hr
6 hours

Beenish R.

Beenish R.

SQA Testing & Technical Documentation Writing

Pakistan - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

Do you need things done right for once? Are you tired of hiring people who don't know what they're doing? I'm a Computer Science graduate skilled in front-end development, software QA testing, documentation, and website development using Selenium, Mercurial, MySQL, Java, PHP and/or Twitter Bootstrap as required; I'm also an expert in ERP software Connected Business, HCI-oriented design lifecycle, ERP product selling business cycle, and SRS documentation. My work is clean, professional, and carefully coded. I can also convert your PSD designs into the HTML/CSS or Wordpress-based website you envision. And I'm a prize-winning C++ coder.

$7.00 /hr
8 hours