Get Your Technical Writing Project Started Today!

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.

Browse Technical writing job posts for project examples or post your job on Upwork for free!

Technical writing Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of Upwork Technical writing projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

Upwork Technical writing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 1,092 Technical writing projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.


Time to Complete Upwork Technical writing Jobs

Time needed to complete a Technical writing project on Upwork.

Average Technical writing Freelancer Feedback Score

Technical writing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.74.

Last updated: October 1, 2015
Clear all filters

Mathew G.

Mathew G.

Experienced Customer Support & Core Network Implementation Engineer

Kenya - Tests: 5

I am Young focused and hardworking person a holder of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering with 5000+ Odesk working hours in Customer and Technical Support in great online software companies and video design Integrations. I have Over 6 Cumulative years in as Customer/Technical support having worked in ISP based on VSAT Communication (KU-band and C-Band of Various Dish Capacities), Hub/NOC Planning & Design, Monitoring for (iDirect, Hughes & NewTec) using Various Management & Monitoring Software (Hughes NMS, iMonitor, NewTec, Packeteer etc) based in ISP’s NMC and Customer Support Departments. In Mobile Telecommunication Experience as a Core Network Integration Engineer for Multinational Telecommunication Vendor (Huawei) CS Products (MSOFTX300/UMG8900/HSS/HLR 9860). Also worked before in same vendor as Solution Architect/Pres-sales Engineer (for CS/PS & Carrier Software Products and Solutions) and as Core Network CS Engineer involved in Core Network Planning, Design and Implementation. I have great work experience in Internet Protocols (SS7 / SIGTRAN/MAP / CAP/ TCAP / CAMEL) , 3GPP CN standards and protocols and in particular BSSAP,RANAP/MAP. I have done Integrations with E/// MSC/BSC (TD/BSC)/RNC, Telepins (MFS), Mavenir's (EIR) and other Vendors.

71% Job Success
$12.22 /hr
5,679 hours

Vlassis Valatas

Vlassis Valatas

Electrical Engineer

Greece - Tests: 3

I have over 15 years of experience working in sales, technical and purchasing departments as a technical advisor/consultant, buyer and later as a purchasing manager. Since 2006 I am offering the same services as an independent contractor. All these years I have learned to be flexible and to adapt to the needs of the company that I'm working for. I can provide a variety of services including but not limited to market research (either from buyer or seller perspective), negotiation, preparation and analysis of related reports, dealing with international clients or suppliers, technical consultancy, translation or copywriting of technical documents, manuals and user guides.

100% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
4,226 hours

Fatma R.

Fatma R.

Software developer, Tester , QA/ QC , Excel expert

Egypt - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I have advanced background in the field of quality assurance, test methodologies. Experience in assuring the quality of any application from various perspectives including GUI, spellings, grammar, field validation, functionality, usability, security, cross-browser behavior, regression, automation and performance. I have the ability to write technical documents. Knowledgeable in creating test strategy, test design, test cases, test scripts, defect reports and final test summary report. With best credited for my abilities for developing and executing test plans & documenting detailed defect reports with clear steps to-reproduce, screenshots and videos . I'm looking forward hearing from you.

92% Job Success
$5.00 /hr
5,879 hours

Hassan Akhtar

Hassan Akhtar Agency Contractor

WordPress Developer | Article Writer | Tech Blogger

Pakistan - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

I am an experienced WordPress developer, technical writer and SEO consultant. I've been working in the online industry for four years, growing and evolving with new technologies and trends. If you want to build an effective website, add some zest to your copy or increase your organic traffic then I can help you. Here at oDesk I have helped people build awesome WordPress-powered websites. I have also written top-notch content on diverse topics including health, real estate, blogging, social media and internet marketing.

Associated with: Tuddis

100% Job Success
$19.00 /hr
1,111 hours

Israr Ahmad Khan

Israr Ahmad Khan

Senior Joomla, JomSocial, WordPress, eDirectory, PHP, MySQL Developer

Pakistan - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 17

To seek a challenging position in IT industry, which offers a competitive and challenging environment along with development and growth opportunities where my experience, skills and abilities could best be utilized. I’ve 7+ years of solid experience in custom web development using PHP, MySQL and web 3.0 technologies. I always try to deliver high quality services to my clients by enforcing coding standards so my code is clean, understandable and other developers don't have problems working with it. I have strong command in Arca eDirectory, Joomla, Wordpress, CSS3, HTML5 and jQuery. I’ve perfect skills in the communication with clients. I have great expertise in Widget development using APIs. Now I am confident to customize or enhance any PHP based software either open source or commercial, CMS, framework and shopping cart. Checkout my portfolio to get an idea about my expert level.

Groups: JomSocial

88% Job Success
$18.00 /hr
2,672 hours

Pauline abegail P.

Pauline abegail P. Agency Contractor

Excellent Customer & Technical Support Rep Administrative Assistant

Singapore - Tests: 12

I have good interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people in all levels within and outside the organization. Over the last 6 years in call center industry I met and deal with people almost all over the world. I have excellent verbal and writing skills. My objective is to help my clients meet their creative objectives relying on my marketing experience on time.

Associated with: Golden Griff Contact Solutions

$7.30 /hr
4,212 hours

Yauhen Kanavalau

Yauhen Kanavalau Agency Contractor

Project Manager, Business Analyst at Yellow Hedgehog

Belarus - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 9

Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at Belarusian State University Solid background in math, algorithms and data structures Advanced level of English and 5+ years experience of work with native speakers Working in IT industry since 2005 Founder of the Yellow Hedgehog Company 3 Years of successful Project Management experience in 2 different companies • Finished 5 projects of different size and complexity. • Always keep in mind the big picture. See the forest and the trees at the same time. • Punctual and meet deadlines. Find alternate solutions to problems that occur. • Honest, Reliable, Responsible, Loyal. • Effective Team Leader, able to co-ordinate project resources, mentor and motivate team members to achieve tight project deadlines. Enthusiastic and Optimistic. • Strong Technical background, which gives me natural authority and solid strategic insight. Very precise in Estimations and Planning. 5 Years experience in Business analysis in 4 different companies • Successfully finished 8 projects. • Strong communication skills, Inquisitive and Engaging. • Critical thinker, accurate to details, concentrated on absolute Clarity. • Expert troubleshooter and Problem Solver, always ready to rise up to a challenge. • Good at specification writing and visual modeling. • Great analytic and strategic mind, always ready to learn new Domain. 3 Years of Web Development experience • Professional working experience in HTML, SQL, CSS, JS, Java, Ajax, jQuery. • Participated in 2 projects. • Made modernization of an old project with new web interface as part of my diploma project. • Full stack developer experience. 5 Years of Software Development experience in 3 different companies • Professional working experience in C++, CUDA, Java, Lotus Notes, MySQL. • Successfully Finished 5 projects. • Developed a small math framework using graphic processors. • Created a global Belarusian Geology database.

Associated with: Stone Labs Agency, Yellow Hedgehog

$30.00 /hr
1,872 hours

Michael Rightmire

Michael Rightmire

Traditional & Scientific Programming, Biotechnology, HPC

Germany - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 22

US Citizen living in Germany. --- $69,002/$39,883 Lifetime/12-month Earnings - 4.9 star running average - Elance verified - BSci - MCSE- HPUXCA - VDE - SIAM - Python - Linux - Windows - OSX --- Work guaranteed in writing --- I'm a US native living in Germany and a 20 year veteran with engineering, project management, technical and scientific writing, and scripting. I'm currently specializing in scientific coding including modeling and data analysis. The advantage I can bring to you is quality - Guaranteed - in WRITING. If you're not satisfied - I'll fix it. I look forward to the chance to work with you! Mike Rightmire Edit === Service Description === I have almost 2 decades of scripting and enterprise level development in languages including Python, OOPerl, C#, Shell and Unity - and I've held project leadership and research roles for companies such as Northrop-Grumman Mission Systems, University of California, and Mentor Graphics. I'm an expert in remote development, remote administration and Amazon AWS IT. My degree is in Molecular Biotechnology including bio- and organic chemistry, cell biology, scientific engineering, and bio-computational engineering. I've designed and operated specialized bioreactors as well as having extensive systems engineering experience with Linux, OSX, and Windows. I hope you'll take a look at my long-standing reputation on Elance, and I look forward to working with you on your scientific or technology project. === Terms === HOURLY If hourly, actual hours worked will be rounded to the nearest one-sixth of an hour and entered manually in the timesheet provided by Elance. Time-tracking reports will be provided if requested in advance using the tools of Contractor's choice. Invoices are to be paid weekly. FIXED-FEE If fixed-fee (milestone), escrow services will be used. Client will approve work or request changes within 1 week of milestone completion. Funds are expected to be released within one working day after approving work. YOUR PROTECTION Review sessions between Contractor and Client will be performed each week to ensure satisfactory work quality. If after any review session, either Contractor or Client decides for any reason that the project is not proceeding properly and a resolution cannot be agreed upon, the project can be canceled by either party. In this event all previously created Deliverable(s) will be delivered to Client, payment for all work completed will be invoiced and paid, and the contract ended. INDEPENDENCE Contractor is an independent contractor, is not an employee of Client, and does not expect nor accept any employee benefits. Contractor has sole discretion to determine how, when, and where to perform services required to achieve the final result [Deliverable(s)]. Contractor has the right to use employees or subcontractors to perform some or all of the duties required. The client may request to be informed of the user of subcontractors. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, the Contractor is considered the author of Deliverable(s). Contractor and Deliverable(s) are in no way governed by the laws of, or considered to reflect the intent of the terms and clauses commonly associated with, “work for hire”. Contractor has the right to perform services for multiple simultaneous clients. Non-disclosure agreements will be provided upon request. Client will be required to provide any components (equipment, software, firmware, hardware, Intellectual Property, or licenses) which would not normally be considered a part of Contractor's tools. Neither party (Contractor nor Client) has the authority to enter into agreements on behalf of the other party. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, terms and Deliverable(s) are governed under the Abstraction-Filtration-Comparison test (AFC). Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, the continued use of Contractor's services via Elance demonstrates and understanding and agreement to these terms.

96% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
1,529 hours

Sunil Suresh

Sunil Suresh

Technical Writing, User Guides, Proofreading, Data Entry, PowerPoint

India - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

I have more than 20 years of IT experience along with training and programming experience. I can help you with preparation of user manuals/guides. I can also help you with data entry/conversion, Powerpoint presentations, desktop publishing (designing of brochures, newsletters etc.) and word processing work. I am an excellent proofreader. Though I have not done many proofreading jobs on oDesk as yet, here is a comment that I received from a client on another freelancing site (for a job that consisted of proofreading and editing 9-10 Word documents): "Sunil was absolutely superb. I can't imagine this project having gone any better. He way exceeded by expectations every step of the way! His editing skills also were impeccable and his English was flawless." I believe in giving my best to any task/job that I take up. I take pride in the quality of my work and I am sure that you too will agree once you have seen my work.

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
1,703 hours

Kiran M.

Kiran M.

C#, WinForms, WPF Application Developer and XAML Design Expert

Pakistan - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 15

★ 3+ yrs of software design, development, and configuration experience ★ C#, VB.NET(3.5, 4.0, 4.5), WPF, MVVM, Web, Windows Services ★ ADO.NET, Entity Framework, LINQ, 3-tier,n-tier, Winforms desktop applications ★ ASP.NET web apps, Silverlight ,Telerik & DevXpress. I have worked with .NET (C#, VB.NET) and databases such as SQL Server 2008/2012, MySQL 5, SQLLite and Oracle 9i. I have complete command over Microsoft Office Tools. I have extensive experience with 3rd party APIs such as 1. Twitter API 2. Google API 3. Code Reason Reports 4. EDD (Easy Digital Downloads) Licensing integration. 5. Telerik Rad Controls for ASP.NET AJAX 6. Telerik RAD Controls for WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) 7. Telerik RAD Controls for Winforms 8. DevXpress/DExperience for Web and Winforms 9. Krypton Toolkit 10. Microsoft Excel Interop and Microsoft Word Interop 11. Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2008 R2 12. Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 & 4.0 13. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF Services) 14. Microsoft Entity Framework 4.x/ADO.NET Entity Framework 15. LINQ to Entities, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to objects 16. Telerik OpenAcces ORM (Database First, Model First) 17. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and MVVM 18. Login Authentication/Encryption I have worked with enterprise grade software systems that are composed of multiple tiers and multiple layers, distributed client-server applications. I have also performed configuration and build management using Advanced Installer. I have participated in projects as project member while being in part of each stage from requirements gathering to system design, development, integration & quality assurance to deliver functional, usable and quality products. I have worked with lead developers and helped them define processes for maintaining quality of code, over life cycle of application development and have been a guiding mentor to my colleagues utilizing my experience in software development and best practices.

82% Job Success
$31.44 /hr
1,474 hours