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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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  1. Paul Bleichner

    Paul Bleichner

    Strategist. Writer. Designer.

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 45

    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

    $48.00 /hr
    108 hours
  2. James R.

    James R.

    Instrumentation Engineer / Technical Writer

    United States - Tests: 31 - Portfolio: 6

    The objective here is to do high quality work on the given job assignment as efficiently as possible. I am flexible enough to work on many aspects of a technical project, from initial concept to final release. Most of my recent jobs involved writing user guides and manuals, software specifications, and other forms of technical documentation. In many of my technical writing assignments, I would analyze or do research on a complex topic, and then explain it in a simplified document that can be easily understood by non-technical readers. I often discovered potential problems that needed to be corrected. I would also code some software occasionally to correct a bug in a program or add a new feature to a product. I have experience with C/C++, Visual Basic, and various assembly languages. I am also skilled on both the Linux and UNIX based operating systems. Some other areas of expertise include circuit and PCB design, software testing, and data analysis on Excel charts.

    $12.00 /hr
    4,603 hours
  3. Oreofe J.

    Oreofe J.

    Experienced Information Technologist

    Nigeria - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 1

    I’ve worn a lot of different hats over the years . However, my first degree was in Computer Science and when I got that over with , I worked as a Trainer and Program Coordinator at an International Computer Education Firm. My next challenge was in the field of core development where I had the opportunity of working with several financial institutions . More development work followed as I went from Web and desktop development to customizing Enterprise Applications and Business Intelligence, Hats I wear includes: technical analyst, technical writer extraordinaire, Presentation/Pitching guru and system tester I thrive on the excitement of being involved in solving problems and meeting stipulated targets in a timely fashion. I am an avid reader and writer who enjoys traveling and playing Chess when the opportunity arises. I enjoy every task because I am a problem solver and I follow through until the job is done. Thank you.

    $18.20 /hr
    109 hours
  4. Brian Skyz

    Brian Skyz

    Expert Web Developer and Content Marketer

    Kenya - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    It’s one thing to have an attractive website, but a well-crafted media copy can take your internet presence to a whole new level and make your products/services an irresistible offer for your clients Could you be looking for a specialist in the fields of Search Engine Marketing, Website Development, Social Media Marketing, Press Release, Google Ad-words, link-building, Blogging, Blog Posting, Traffic Tracking and Info graphics? Well, be glad; you just came across the right person. With three years’ experience, I am an outstanding developer who believes that the net is pregnant with potential to kick-start all sectors of the economy. Consequently, I fully appreciate the vitality of integrating business with current information technology in attempt to optimize marketing. I am a guru when it comes to online marketing, SEO, book review, assessing performance, data entry and evaluation. My creativity and word structure speaks for itself. I have worked as an editor for corporations and pioneered authorship for executive counsels. I would be humbled to work with you.

    $15.00 /hr
    1,090 hours
  5. Jeff M.

    Jeff M.

    Experienced and Talented Instructional Designer

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am an Instructional Designer with over 10 years of experience designing, building, and administering comprehensive training programs and individual lessons. With my MS and BS in Workforce Education, along with an eLearning Design Certification, I understand the theories associated with building effective and engaging lessons for your employees. My original background was supervision of the operation and maintenance of a submarine's nuclear propulsion plant, so I am uniquely suited for designing lessons that require an understanding of mechanical and industrial processes. In addition, I can create policies and procedures, job aids, technical documents, and facilitator and student guides to help you maximize the effectiveness of your employees.

    $44.44 /hr
    819 hours
  6. Jason Yu

    Jason Yu

    High Conversion Sales Writer

    Singapore - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    ------------------------------------------- SALES WRITING THAT CONVERTS ------------------------------------------- If you want to 2x, 3x or even 5x your revenue, then you will be interested in hearing what I'm about to say... What if I tell you that my copies have helped businesses to achieve amazing ROI just like that. Of course, you doubt me... Who wouldn't, right? The real question is: How did I do it? What exactly is the secret sauce that allows me to turbo boost the bottom-line of businesses I've worked with? Before we jump into that, I want you to understand that the TRUTH about selling... Empathy (and not everybody gets it). It must tug on the hearts of the audience with strong hooks. Only then can you nurture TRUST between you and your audience. Only then will they disarm the 'fight or flight' instinct and buy your product or service, sign up for a consultation, keep reading your emails, or opt in to your list. Great copies takes the audience on an emotional roller coaster, with the aim of getting them to take ACTION. In short, they are elegantly crafted writings that SEDUCE, ENGAGE and CONVERT. So whenever I write, I think about this line: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- "NO ONE cares about you, your audience care for themselves" ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Unfortunately, customers usually don't give a hoot about you as a business. They care about what's in for themselves! What can you OFFER them that will make them want to give you their credit card? It's not their fault to feel this way, because it is YOUR job to show them the way. This is also why my copies are about the AUDIENCE, and realizing this is critical in retaining interest and generating desire among your prospects. My copies' single purpose is to help you achieve high CONVERSION and generate profits for you day after day after day. They are sales writings that turn eyeballs into profits. So if you are on the hunt for meticulously crafted copies that are written with the idea of selling without being 'sales-y', I'm confident that we've found ourselves a perfect match! Here's what I can offer to help you absolutely CRUSH it: * Email Autoresponder Sequence * * Email Marketing Campaigns * * Direct Response Sales Letter * * Video Sales Letter scripting * * Landing Page Copywriting * * General Web Copywriting * You see, at the end of the day, the art of copywriting is really all just about how to craft content that seamlessly convey your business messages to people that will benefit from your service. It's about quickly grasping product USP, features and benefits and then melting them down into something that sings the song of your audience. And I will do just that for you. If you this sounds even a LITTLE interesting to you, then what are you waiting for? Reach out to me and find out more. Let's make it rain. - Jason

    $40.00 /hr
    11 hours
  7. elaine porteous

    elaine porteous

    Masters graduate, B2B writer, supply chain specialist

    South Africa - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 8

    I write mainly for corporate clients and specialist consultancies, software specialists and service providers in USA, UK, Europe and Africa . My writing services include refreshing web content, white papers, customer case studies, topical articles and blogs, especially in supply chain, including transportation. logistics, warehousing and procurement. I'm also a published writer and editor of articles for various print and on-line media on a variety of topical subjects including supply chain, procurement, insurance and career management issues. I especially like to create fresh web content and marketing material for emerging B2B companies and entrepreneurs.. I have 25 years + managerial experience in corporates and have a Masters degree in business management and am up-to-date on trends in my area of expertise. I'm a facilitator at industry events and a trainer and coach for new young professionals.

    $90.00 /hr
    10 hours
  8. Christopher Roseberry

    Christopher Roseberry

    Aerodynamics, thermodynamics and invention

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 10

    I have a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, along with an MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering. I have a wide variety of skills and experience from over 10 years of experimental research. I wrote the specifications and made the drawings for my own patent (US 8,776,780). I have advanced knowledge of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and hypersonic aerodynamics. I am an experienced technical writer. I have been active in developing renewable energy technology. I am a skilled user of Geomagic (formerly Alibre Design), a 3-D CAD program similar to Solidworks I am a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas

    $49.00 /hr
    17 hours
  9. Kelvin B.

    Kelvin B.

    Virtual Assistant, Writer, Manager, Computer Wiz

    Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 11

    Are you looking for the finest virtual assistant who can render topnotch online services? You have come to the right profile. I can be the most efficient contractor here in oDesk that you can hire. Quality is guaranteed and communication is really easy for I am fluent on both written and spoken English. My main purpose why I registered is to prove my skills in being a virtual assistant, web researcher, e-mail handler and a content writer. I can also do manual article spinning (paragraph, sentence and word levels) as well as graphics design and computer hardware and software troubleshooting. When I started working, I am proud to say that I give my fullest ability for the benefit of my employer and making sure that I meet all deadlines. Listed below are the programs that I am master of: a. MS Office (This includes, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) b. Adobe Photoshop c. Corel Draw d. Windows XP e. Windows 7 f. MAC OS g. Google Docs h. Remote Support Applications

    $5.56 /hr
    1,105 hours
  10. Heaven Hodges

    Heaven Hodges

    Technical/Academic Writer, Editor, Researcher, & Content Creator

    United States - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 10

    I am an experienced writer and editor with a background in technical research, educational content creation, and report-writing. I specialize in document preparation using the LaTeX typesetting system, which provides for flawless and highly customizable rendering of mathematical notation and other special characters, as well as in-line charts, graphs, and figures, deliverable in a variety of document formats. I am also skilled in the use of mathematics software ranging from Computer Algebra Systems to spreadsheets as data analysis and visual data generation tools. My broad-based education and employment history (including work in electronics, computer science, physical sciences, symbolic logic, and mathematics) has afforded me the knowledge and flexibility to successfully contribute to a variety of projects. Please note that I do not use Skype.

    $11.11 /hr
    88 hours