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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. Cindy Kenney

    Cindy Kenney


    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
  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
  3. Douglas Hanna

    Douglas Hanna

    Expert Content Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 3

    I have been an advertising and marketing professional for more than 30 years. I have been a copywriter, creative director, VP of creative services and senior marketing manager for a major information provider. My core competency is writing. I have written award winning TV commercials, radio commercials. industrial films, magazine and newspaper ads, set top box user manuals and data sheets for high-speed, high-performance tape recorders/reproducers. My objective is to to provide content writing services on a project or contract basis

    $16.67 /hr
    3,490 hours
  4. Eugene Myers

    Eugene Myers

    Writer/Editor with Media, Science, Medical, and Technical Experience

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1

    I am an award-winning novelist with more than 18 years of experience writing fiction and nonfiction of all types, from software documentation and grant proposals to book reviews and film criticism. I am skilled at translating complex technical or scientific information for a broad readership, and I can make your print or web copy more compelling and concise. Whether you need an article or brochure drafted from scratch or want keen eyes to proofread or polish existing text, I will help you find the most engaging way to tell a story that conveys the heart of your work. My copy can be tailored to match an established voice or provide a fresh perspective while maintaining consistency with your preferred style guide. I am also well versed in digital and online technologies and have experience in graphics design, photography, and video production. I am a versatile writer and editor who thrives on diverse, challenging assignments, and I adapt to new processes, systems, groups, and information rapidly and fluently.

    $100.00 /hr
    98 hours
  5. Swapnil Ogale

    Swapnil Ogale

    Technical Writer, Content Writer and Communicator

    Australia - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I have been a Technical Writer since 2006. Working with some great organisations across diverse speciality areas in Australia, I have greatly enjoyed creating technical and business documentation for multiple audiences. I have been involved in planning, prioritising, designing and creating technical documents such as User Guides, Online Help, Troubleshooting Guides, Release Notes, Policies, Procedures, Work Instructions and Quick Reference Guides. Specialties: Technical Writing, User Documentation, Process Documentation, Policy and Procedure Writing, User Requirements Analysis, Online Help, Developer Documentation

    $25.00 /hr
    201 hours
  6. Jacob Beaty

    Jacob Beaty

    SEO Manager

    United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    You will enjoy working with me. I pay attention to detail. I am passionate about clear, effective communication. I thrive on opportunities to make improvements, and I will promptly deliver the highest quality. I have been working as SEO Manager and Specialist with Black Fin since July 15th, 2014 primarily for lawyer and law firm clients, with a few other local business industries. I am responsible for on-page SEO for WordPress websites, local optimization, citation management, link building and link cleanup. I can perform site audits, keyword research and implement digital marketing strategies to help increase your business' position in search results.

    $29.99 /hr
    1,719 hours
  7. Malik Mubashar

    Malik Mubashar

    Article / Web Content Writer

    Pakistan - Last active: 8 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a conscientious person who loves to take the challenges. Writing is my "Passion" and "Profession." The following things make me different from others: • Uniqueness • Superior quality English • Guarantee for premium Copyscape free content • I have written over 2000 articles on the diverse topics. • Expert author at • Citizen reporter (Journalist) for I am a writer and I know the power of words, especially when it comes to writing SEO articles. I can produce 6 quality articles in a day and I can assure you that they will be original, unique and will pass copyscape. I have written articles for people from all around the world. My slogan: "Never take rest until the job is done."

    $17.00 /hr
    4,761 hours
  8. Mujtaba Ul Hassan

    Mujtaba Ul Hassan

    Content writing/Accounting/Business/Research

    Pakistan - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 4

    Writing is my passion, though Chartered Accountant by Profession. Almost two years in this field, I have had few projects including fiction,content, and creative writing for few websites. Privacy is vital for most of these webs so most of my work is as anonymous but some samples of my works can be shown if contacted , where privacy was not demanded by client .

    $5.00 /hr
    45 hours
  9. Mark Azulay

    Mark Azulay

    Customer-service Agent, Creative & Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago

    I am an English (Creative Writing) and Psychology double-major at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. As such, I am able to write effectively with a persuasive, technical, or creative style, and understanding the behavior of others comes naturally to me. This makes me well-suited for article-writing and customer-service jobs. I am also able to use programs and websites such as Wordpress, Podomatic, Libsyn, Infusionsoft, Zendesk, Blogspot, Facebook, Reaper, Audacity, Itunes, and various merchant accounts. I have been the lead customer-service agent for Science of Skill, LLC since October 2014.

    $11.00 /hr
    414 hours