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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. Kelly Reising

    Kelly Reising

    Beauty Editor. Copywriter. Author.

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2

    Kelly Reising is the published author of "Lifetips 101 Makeup Tips" which is available on and at many bookstores nationwide. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Allure, Lucky, and Working Mother Magazine. Her column, "Mother Magnetism" is featured at where she is pleased to dish out monthly beauty advice. This former makeup-artist and mother of two feels that while her day may not be perfect, at least her lipstick will be!

    $20.00 /hr
    21 hours
  2. Huzaifa Hussain

    Huzaifa Hussain

    Head of Programming at BrightHaus * WordPress Expert * Joomla Pro *

    Pakistan - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 19 - Portfolio: 57

    I have been working in oDesk for quite sometime now, having started my career as a web content & article writer, gradually moving towards opensource web development and now finally Project Management and PHP Web Development. My strengths are related to the subjects of IT, as I was an IT trainer at Aptech Computer Institute sometime ago. Tools of the trade include PHP web development solutions with some of the major CMS (Content Management Systems) & Shopping cart systems such as Wordpress, Joomla Virtuemart, Magento, Drupal, Zen Cart, X-Cart, PrestaShop, phpMyCart etc. eCommerce integration and customization. Also, proficient in providing Mobile Solutions utilizing PhoneGap mobile development framework. My development potency lies in strong concepts of OOP (Object-oriented programming) such as Polymorphism, Inheritance, Classes, Method, Abstraction and Encapsulation. I can also utilize latest technological trends and techniques like AJAX, JavaScript / jQuery, Web 2.0 Compatibility, W3C Standards, HTML5, CSS3, PhoneGap and PHP Server-side scripting. Services rendered also include Technical Writing, Researching, Content Writing, Software Design, Documentation and Testing, Database ERD Design and Implementation, Cron Jobs and Webmaster Services. I am seeking opportunities where I can further improve my skills and excel in my career.

    Groups: Article Samurai, Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $16.67 /hr
    2,407 hours
  3. Muhammad Burhan Maqbool

    Muhammad Burhan Maqbool

    Engineering and Writing Solutions Provider

    Pakistan - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 28

    Professional Electrical Engineer and a Writer having multi-dimensional interests and expertise. As an engineer, Pro-efficient in Power systems solution design and studies using ETAP, electronic circuits + PCB design, Simulations and Programming on MATLAB, CAD Drafting, Project scheduling etc. As a writer, I am experienced in producing 100% PLAGIARISM FREE SEO Optimized Writings (Academic and Non-Academic), Technical Writings, Copy-typing, Proofreading, Paraphrasing, Business writings and presentations. My quality is drafting a document in simple and easy to understand language which is the core requirement of business and academic communication. I use pictorial representations, charts and graphs to portray facts and figures which enables reader to the grip the textual contents easily . Creative, client centric and focused. Rendering skills to the best matching client's needs with continuous support achieving highest level of satisfaction and extended working relationship

    $15.00 /hr
    187 hours
  4. Igor D.

    Igor D.

    Business Analyst (CCBA), System Analyst, QA Analyst, Product Owner

    Russia - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 5

    • Business analysis: Interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, data modeling, use cases modeling, user stories modeling, planning sessions, etc. • Development methodologies: Agile, RUP, Waterfall; • Understanding of programming languages/concepts: Java, .NET, PHP, PowerBuilder, VBA, C/C++, XML, HTML, SQL. • Project management and communication skills • Acceptance testing skills 2012 - IIBA certified: CCBA certificate 2011 – Insurance for IT Professionals: 1) Property and Liability Insurance Principles 2) Personal Insurance, online courses.

    $20.00 /hr
    1,523 hours
  5. Blerim A.

    Blerim A.

    Graphic Designer, Virtual Assistant, Marketing director, Writer

    Albania - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 16

    If you are looking to hire a creative mind that is ready to tackle various jobs look no more. I am a graphic designer with four years of experience in print and web design. I've gotten my work experience from designing web pages, all types of print media, online advertisements, and other creative design elements. I am a fourth year design & multimedia student and am fully involved in my design career. I am also a creative writer experienced in song and story writing. My skills help me excel in various jobs like being a visual assistant for marketing companies creating and organizing campaigns. I am educated and have work experience in online marketing, and SEO. I can both design content for companies and also know how to get it to the right audience. I use skills in statistics and consumer demographics to target the right people for the best results. I am good with ideas and brainstorm and have awesome communication skills. I am pretty much an all round creative machine that loves to build a great relationship with my clients so we can connect and create amazing work.

    $8.00 /hr
    144 hours
  6. Benjamin N.

    Benjamin N.

    Graphics Design, Creative writing, Translation and Transcription

    Kenya - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 10

    I have over the years been inspired to pursue professional learning on creativity. Gathered skills in graphics design and expressive writing. Am self intuitive and painting information by design layouts or grammatical sense is what i purpose to take to a higher level. Am proficient in Adobe photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and other graphical applications like coreldraw. I have a passion for English literature.

    $11.11 /hr
    585 hours
  7. Geetika B.

    Geetika B.

    Web Content Writer

    India - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

    I am a diligent Web Content Writer. People hire me because I help make their businesses more profitable. I am a MBA post graduate with specialization in Retail industry. Self-employed since 2012, specializing in the fields of Content writing with the majority of my time spent maintaining my blog, exploring newer ideas and working on writing projects. Skills: Article Writing, Blog Writing, Technical Writing, Press Release, Newsletters, Product Reviews, Product Descriptions, E-Books, Short Stories and all other type of web content. I have also done a diploma in Web Designing and Search Engine Optimization and cleared Odesk tests as well.

    $7.78 /hr
    114 hours
  8. Kiran B.

    Kiran B.

    Chemical engineer,oil and gas,Corrosion,water treatment,china sourcer

    India - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 11

    I am looking for projects that I can complete on a part-time basis. They can be either short term projects or long term projects.Working in a cultured way exploring my skills,abilities and serving the customers with quality work. I did graduation in chemical engineering and presently working as a process engineer in oil and gas field. Following are my skill set where i can handle the jobs. 1)I am having 5 years of teaching experience for +2 level and grad students in chemistry,maths and chemical engineering with main focus on Courses including Heat transfer,Mass Transfer,Thermodynamics,Chemical reaction engineering,chemical technology,Polymer technology,process dynamics and control etc 2)Up,Mid and down stream Oil and gas sector experience.Technical Document preparation like Questionnaires,Paper presentations in power point, Creating a document from web research 3)Translation work: Hindi,English and Telugu being my mother tongue. 4) Virtual Assistant for Real estate companies. 5) Web design with WEEBLY,Google Analytics,google webmaster. 6) I am having vast experience in global sourcing, marketing of various products finding buyers and developing new market for the different types products. Handled 5 jobs with more success ratio. 7) Web Sites listing can provide 1000 of websites list on any item like shopping, entertainment,jobs. 8) Recruiting Oil and Gas professionals via linkedin and other media. 9)Other than above can do basic web research.Can handle word,excel and all other Microsoft tools which are useful for web research and data entry jobs. My main objective is to provide quality work. Thanks

    $10.00 /hr
    127 hours
  9. Norma Flatman

    Norma Flatman

    Author/Freelance Writer/Ghostwriter

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 11

    Are you looking for someone that can draw readers to a story and keep them involved from beginning to end? Look no further. I am a professional ghostwriter and author with many years of experience in all forms of writing. I have a way of crafting virtually any storyline, in any voice, and enticing those who read it to stay until it has concluded. I am happy to do this work for others and allow complete rights to belong to them without a mention of my name. I can work with both fiction and non-fiction pieces and cover any genre from young adult to erotica, though I tend to specialize in romance, erotica and a combination of the two.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Kelly M.

    Kelly M.

    Sociologist and Business Management

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    I have been working toward my double major bachelor's degree at Carroll College as a Sociology/Criminology as well as Business Administration/Management. I have a degree as a Paralegal and can speak, read, and write Spanish. I have great grammar and spelling skills and am a great writer. I have a background in database entry, technical writing, business administration, corrections, and am also able to meet or exceed deadline expectations. I am a hard worker who always gives my best to each job that I undertake.

    $16.67 /hr
    4 hours