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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.

Last updated: July 1, 2015
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  1. Ratna Bairagi

    Ratna Bairagi

    Highly Skilled Writer

    Bangladesh - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 15

    Hi, I am a Ratna, part-time and full-time writer, specializing in news, blogging, technology, health, travel, creative writing and so on. I am able to write narrative, imaginative, descriptive, expository and factual pieces. I have 7+ years of working experiences on a variety of subjects by using my excellent command on English language. Also I am highly experienced in On-page and Off-page Optimization and web research experience with Internet Marketing. My aim is to satisfy my client by providing excellent quality of work. Thanks for your time - Ratna

    $6.67 /hr
    172 hours
  2. Reshmi Philip

    Reshmi Philip

    Expert Technical writer in Computer Science

    India - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a Technical writer and am highly passionate about my work. I hold Masters in Computer Science and in Business Administration. I also have a Bachelors in Statistics. I have more than 15 years of experience in documenting technical texts like user manuals,White papers,Installation guides,functional specifications,Technical reports and also in content writing ,product reviews,blogging,creative writing,making business presentations, and writing course contents. I enjoy working hard to provide a quality product to clients. I do all my assignments on my own and do not outsource projects..I have also published various research papers in many international journals of repute .

    $22.22 /hr
    97 hours
  3. Samwel D.

    Samwel D.

    PHD in Strategic Management, Expert in Academic & Article writing

    Kenya - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Hello Hiring Manager, I am Samwel an exceptional freelance writer. I am also an expert Academic/technical writer with 10+ years of experience in writing scholarly research papers,articles and business proposals. I am highly conversant with all major academic referencing styles (APA, Chicago, MLA & Harvard). I specialize in delivering A grade Academic/Technical Projects, Essays and Research papers for my clients. Am also exceptionally skilled in proofreading projects and Thesis papers using MS Word Track Changing option. I help students in their Dissertations / Assignments / Projects etc. These services includes writing dissertations for students if they have selected the topic. The unique thing after the completion of the assignment / dissertation / project I conduct a "knowledge transfer sessions" meant to explain them the concept behind writing that particular dissertation or the assignment build up which would help them for their presentations Hire me first, get WOW-ed second. Why? Because as my client, I make sure to dedicate my time and all my resources to you. Besides, "Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten" – Gucci Family Motto.

    $10.00 /hr
    37 hours
  4. Mathew G.

    Mathew G.

    Experienced Customer Support & Core Network Implementation Engineer

    Kenya - Last active: 14 days ago - 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.

    $16.67 /hr
    5,679 hours
  5. Debra K.

    Debra K.

    QA Engineer

    United States - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm a solid QA Engineer with senior level technical skills in all types of testing and supporting documentation. I also support tech writing functions. Learning software and new functionality is part of the job. I have worked for major corporations and am in the market for freelance work right now. My skills include: •Over 10 years experience testing applications, hardware, software, and medical devices, web. •Basic tester knowledge of programming in C#, .NET, XML and working in C#, .NET, XML environments. •Test plans, Module Test documents, Design documents, Requirement Specifications, use case development. •Testing types include: gray-box, black-box, functionality, regression, validation, verification, unit test code. •Basic knowledge of databases and querying (SQL, Access). •Basic UNIX to configure hardware (medical devices, printers). •Technical writing experience. •VB scripting in QTP. •Used TFS, PVCS, SourceSafe, Visual Studio 2010. •QA Lead experience.

    $20.00 /hr
    32 hours
  6. Athena Wisotsky

    Athena Wisotsky

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7

    I am an experienced writer with a precise grasp of the English language and a clear, compelling writing style. Since graduating with a degree in Linguistics I have helped tutor many students whose writing showed marked improvement in quality and clarity of tone. In my free time I read news, fiction, blogs, and research, and am current with internet culture and its mutable language. Whether you need quality content produced or a sharp eye to edit your existing work, I can help you leave an impact on your readers.

    $18.33 /hr
    168 hours
  7. Stephanie J.

    Stephanie J.

    Copywriter / Editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 6

    A passionate and dedicated writer with high standards for accuracy and excellence, you can depend upon me for high quality work delivered on time and to your specifications. I pride myself on a sophisticated and succinct style of writing alongside perfect spelling, grammar and syntax. There's no waffling and filler in my work in order to fulfil a specified word count – everything I write is original and well-researched content. Amongst other small projects, I currently write about real estate and property investment for one of the most widely distributed magazines in Asia. I also have experience and interest in architecture, design, fashion, and food writing, regularly producing online content in these niches.

    $20.00 /hr
    76 hours
  8. janella domingo

    janella domingo

    Article and Blog Writer

    Philippines - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    For the past three years, I have developed skills in writing search engine optimized articles. My core competencies lie on writing travel and fitness-related articles. However, I write articles related to beauty, health, fashion, business and finance too. I am looking for writing opportunities related to these niches. I am also open to discovering other niches.

    $6.00 /hr
    163 hours
  9. Yvonne deborah C.

    Yvonne deborah C.

    Website Content| SMM| Blogging| Press Releases| VA

    Philippines - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    I have much to proffer in terms of content creation and curation as well as social media marketing. I have good command and comprehension of the English language and I am capable of doing any kind of project as long as it essentially involves writing. I already have ample experience in content writing for 4 years now. I have recently started on social media marketing and blogging. My previous jobs basically involved writing content/articles on various niches. I have also tried writing product reviews and descriptions, proofreading video marketing materials as well as contributing SEO-friendly articles/blogs on a regular basis. Presently, I am working as a content creator and social media marketer for an Australian-based medispa website. I am capable of establishing a healthy relationship with my employers and, most importantly, I deliver quality output.

    $7.22 /hr
    1,236 hours
  10. Alexander Horn

    Alexander Horn

    Freelance student with passion for creative writing

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

    If you're looking for a writer with both strong mechanical skills and a passion for the creative side of things, you've found him! I currently study creative writing in one of only 30 B.F.A. programs in the country, where I've honed my editing and proofreading skills. I am exceptionally fluent in the nuances of the English language as both a native speaker and an avid reader and writer. I have exceptional communication skills, and a history of delivering quality work. I will ensure, through constant contact, that the content I create is perfectly aligned with your personal vision. I have work experience in blogging, technical writing, editing and data entry, as well as in methods of search engine optimization.

    $15.56 /hr
    18 hours