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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. Barbara E.

    Barbara E.

    Creating dynamic copy for busy people.

    Canada - Last active: 25 days ago

    Hi there, I'm Barb. I am a native-English writer specializing in technical writing and copywriting, as well as editing and proofreading. I understand and use effective SEO and social media management practices for my clients. I am based in Hamilton, Ontario and have 10+ years experience writing technical, industrial, business, marketing, and academic materials. I work with my clients until they express satisfaction on their project. Please note that I would like to work with you to develop my reputation through the Elance platform. I am flexible regarding proposal terms and rates of pay in order to build my online presence. I look forward to working with you!

    $28.00 /hr
    56 hours
    4.89
  2. Lisbeth D.

    Lisbeth D.

    Professional Norwegian Translator

    Norway - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 9

    Norwegian with extensive experience in professional writing, in both Norwegian and English. English as working language for 20 years and English husband, so used to thinking and communicating in both languages simultaneously. MSc social science, anthropology, philosophy; associate degree in business studies. Source languages: English, Danish, Swedish, German, Spanish. Target languages: Norwegian, English. Old Scandinavian handwriting. Former civil servant in Norway and abroad (UN), Norwegian teacher, business woman. Now full time freelancer based in Zimbabwe.

    $35.00 /hr
    608 hours
    4.99
  3. Theo Filippidis

    Theo Filippidis

    Principal Oracle Consultant

    Ireland - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 3

    Track record of success leading the design and development of high-performance, enterprise-level Oracle solutions. Subject-matter authority offering ten years of success defining, designing, constructing, supporting, and enhancing properly engineered major systems for high-profile clients. “Big picture” planner instrumental in guiding the direction of future initiatives that raise the bar for performance across the industry. Demonstrated ability to establish development standards and methods result in quantitative improvements to product quality and process efficiency. Well-earned reputation for resolving complex problems that potentially jeopardized project success. Guaranteed product performance, security, and data integrity prior to turnover. Earned a reputation for professional excellence by delivering high-performance solutions on time and within budget projections.

    $60.00 /hr
    126 hours
    3.01
  4. Cyrus Waithaka

    Cyrus Waithaka

    Software Developer with Great Technical IT Writing Skills

    Kenya - Last active: 19 days ago - 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
  5. Nimish Thakkar

    Nimish Thakkar

    Guaranteed Marketing, Technical, Resume Writing

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Portfolio: 15

    We have written thousands of documents ... Do you want your communications to sound more compelling? drive results? In corporate communications, the written word does more than just communicate --it portrays an image. Powerful writing is all about driving the desired image and message effectively. Writers at Sai Concepts have perfected this art of persuasive communication and can leverage their strategic writing expertise and training to achieve your communications goals. Whether you want attention-grabbing resume or marketing material that motivates prospects to choose you over the competition, SEO-grade web content that ranks (and converts) well, or business and technical documents that convey information effectively, we are here to help you succeed.

    $40.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.95
  6. Martyn Shuttleworth

    Martyn Shuttleworth

    Technical and Academic Writing Specialist

    Greece - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 20

    I am an experienced freelance writer with a broad range of writing styles, especially technical and academic writing. Whatever the task, I spend time carefully considering every single word and crafting well-researched content with a unique voice and flow. Specialties and experience include: Academic Writing: * Wrote a series of academic articles for Explorable.com, covering the history of science, experimental design, and statistics. These articles have been cited by leading academics and institutions in papers and textbooks. * Many years experience of academic editing and formatting for ESL students * Specialist subjects include biology, psychology, sociology, applied linguistics, and history * Formatting and editing papers for submission to academic journals Technical Writing: * A specialist in writing technical papers for gas, water, and electric utilities, as well as the construction industry. * Writing successful grant applications for charities and businesses Article Writing and Website Content: * Article writing covering a broad array of topics, including psychology, construction tools and methods, and Greek culture and history Ghost Author: * Has ghost written three books covering the history of oriental rugs, Middle Eastern politics, and applied linguistics Bringing Form and Function: Even more than the process of writing, I love researching and gathering knowledge before giving shapeless words form and function. With the ability to adapt to many styles of writing, I am thorough in my research and I am always prepared to do whatever it takes to complete an assignment. Whatever the size of the task, I strive for perfection and deliver exactly what the client wants and needs. If you are new to hiring writers, I am more than happy to spend time guiding you through the process and helping you understand how a skilled, professional writer can make a difference.

    $33.33 /hr
    52 hours
    4.97
  7. Richard Hughes

    Richard Hughes

    Proposal Development and Technical Writing

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 6

    I would like to find on-call assignments in my areas of expertise (proposal and technical writing) and assist anyone who needs help in these areas.

    $11.11 /hr
    29 hours
    4.55
  8. Rachel Kovacs

    Rachel Kovacs Agency Contractor

    Instructional Design, Technical Writing, Editing, Consulting

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Portfolio: 5

    My name is Rachel Kovacs, and I have the writing, editing, and instructional design experience that you are looking for. When you hire me, you hire 20 years of experience and 10 years of undergraduate and graduate school. Skills: Instructional Design Technical Writing Creative Writing Editing Training and Development eLearning Development Consultation

    Associated with: TRLJ Media, LLC

    $35.00 /hr
    42 hours
    4.81
  9. Moiz A.

    Moiz A.

    Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA),CISM, IS Consultant

    Pakistan - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    Experienced associate who have been involved in Security Reviews, Information System Audits, Revenue Assurance Reviews and Special Assignments at various large and medium-sized organisations. My core area of expertise includes assessment of internal control environment for information systems and critical IT processes; evaluating system of internal control and risk management; pre & post implementation reviews; security reviews of operating system, database and applications/ERP(s)

    $11.11 /hr
    191 hours
    5.00