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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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Malik muhammad farooq A.

Malik muhammad farooq A. Agency Contractor

Business/Process Analyst, Project manager/QA

Pakistan - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 9

I aspire to work with people around the world with diverse working ethics and love challenges associated with international business. As an adept ICT professional, with ability to analyze, design, manage, and test software intensive systems, I want to join a a team of off-shore professionals. With blend of education and diverse working experience in IT and business process management, I believe that I can put my knowledge and experience to assist my clients meet business objectives.

Associated with: Cyber Quest

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
292 hours

Daniela Aneis

Daniela Aneis

Clinical Psychologist and Content Writer

Portugal - Portfolio: 2

Professional clinical psychologist with excellent writing skills and experience in translations from PT-English and English-PT. I'm a Portuguese native speaker and I have a proficiency diploma from Cambridge University in English. If you're looking for someone to get the job done right and fast, please contact me.

93% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
5 hours

Theo Filippidis

Theo Filippidis

Principal Oracle Consultant

Ireland - 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

Mark Hammar

Mark Hammar

Technical Writing & Creative Writing

Canada - Portfolio: 3

Technical Writing: I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Waterloo, a Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence through the American Society for Quality, and I am additionally certified as a Lead Auditor for ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO 14001, and an a trained internal auditor for OHSAS 18001. I have experience since 1999 auditing, and writing procedures, for these standards, as well as process documentation. Creative Writing: I have had over 25 years experience with storytelling, and in the past 10 years have turned this experience into my own writing of fiction for the Young readers market (as yet unpublished). Those that have read my work have greatly enjoyed it, and samples can be provided. My work includes Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery and Historical Fiction. My areas of historical expertise include medieval and pirate stories.

100% Job Success
$45.00 /hr
271 hours

Dennis K.

Dennis K.

Technical/Academic writing guru

United Kingdom - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

I am professional writer with advanced knowledge in technical/ academic writing. I have an expansive experience in research design, data collection, as well as writing: • Dissertations • Research reports • Analytical papers • Case Studies • Proposals (etc) Additionally, I am an expert in Harvard, APA, MLA and Chicago referencing styles. Services: Academic writing, Article/content writing, Proofreading, Re-writing and editing. ***Samples of previous work can be availed on request. EDUCATION: MSc. Biotechnology, Diploma in Business Management By hiring me, you are assured of getting high quality, plagiarism-free papers/ articles delivered in good time.

91% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
41 hours

Martyn Shuttleworth

Martyn Shuttleworth

Technical and Academic Writing Specialist

Greece - 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, 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.

100% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
52 hours

Paul B.

Paul B.

Experienced MQL4 programmer

United Kingdom - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 5

MetaTrader 4 Programmer (MQL4) I'm a professional programmer with over 5 years experience in trading forex and converting / interpreting systems for Expert Advisor automation. As a Company Director (CEO) of over 15 years I always work to high standards in a completely professional and ethical manner. Being UK based, I am fully conversant with the complexities of the English language and can convey complex points in an understandable manner. All indicators, expert advisors and scripts I produce are professionally coded, tested and robust, and include the following as standard (where appropriate): - 4/5 digit broker compatibility - Automatic time zone / offset recognition - Built in error checks - Built in safety features (i.e. Closure of orders where stop loss setting fails) I have previously coded the following complex scenarios which can be readily built into future projects: - Serial number protection linked to varying expiry dates - Restriction of indicators/expert advisors to specific chart types and/or timeframes - Automatic changing of charts to correct timeframes - Lot sizing based on account risk percentages - Spreadbetting compatibility - News avoidance (eg. Stopping trades around high impact releases) - Scraping for retrieving information from web sites / RSS feeds I have developed a robust licencing system which can be encoded into any EA or indicator. It allows on-line authorization, chart and time-frame restrictions plus allows remote changing of EA/indicator settings and variables. Please ask for a demo if you are interested. All expert advisors are coded to provide for enhanced optimization and quick backtesting. As a supplementary service I can create professional looking installers and autorun front ends for installation CD's, USB sticks, etc., including the incorporation of logos and branding graphics. I also have experience writing technical manuals, creating video tutorials and preparing seminars.

99% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
115 hours

Moiz A.

Moiz A.

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

Pakistan - 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)

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
284 hours