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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. Dickson Kimani

    Dickson Kimani

    Accomplished DBA, DW & BI Admin, Technical Writer, Project Manager

    Kenya - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 4

    I am an accomplished, multi-faceted ICT professional who loves working remotely. A quick overview: • 11+ years' experience (and certification!) as a Database and Systems administrator, and a senior systems admin since 2005. Also experience in managing, tuning and administering Oracle 10g/ 11g and SQL Server 2005/ 2008/ 2012/ 2014 databases. • Skilled in Data warehousing, Systems Analysis and Business Intelligence. experience in cube and model management to implement advanced reporting, trend analysis and pattern matching business requirements, mainly for financial-services, healthcare and banking clients. Excellent understanding and implementation of client's BI needs using SSAS, SSIS and SSRS. • Windows Server and Linux admin, email administration on Exchange 2007/ 2010, and SAN implementation and administration on NetApp. Managed a team of 7, providing mission-critical IT services to a busy financial-services organization. This includes Oracle & SQL Server database administration, Windows & Linux server admin, and LAN & WAN setup and maintenance. Set up and implemented a complete ICT Disaster Recovery plan for a financial-services organization with 500+ employee, which resulted in a Business Continuity Planning (BCP) award for the org. 8+ years as an ITIL-certified ICT project manager. I act as a bridge between the technical ICT world and the 'real' world of clients who simply want technical solutions to business problems. Successfully oversaw and implemented two major recent projects - a mobile-payment and communication platform, and a workflow and document-processing solution, both for a leading healthcare provider. Finally, I am an excellent technical writer. Authored several articles and whitepapers on ICT, especially in the areas of database & systems administration and cloud computing. Also utilizes tech-writing and communication skills to better communicate with clients as a project manager and systems administrator.

    $25.00 /hr
    2,786 hours
  2. Korilynn S.

    Korilynn S.

    Freelance Writer/Author

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 14

    I have been a freelance writer for over 10 years. I freelance write in areas including creative writing, sales, resume creation, web content, landing pages and blogs. I produce high-quality content that can be tailored to any customer's need. I have written for publications including USA Today and Type F.

    $22.22 /hr
    797 hours
  3. Asif Imtiaz

    Asif Imtiaz

    Financial Writer - Forex & Equity

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 11

    After earning my degree in International Business from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; I worked full time as a Business Development Executive for an ISO 9001-2008 Certified Management Consulting firm where my responsibilities included preparing expression of interests (EOIs) and writing technical/financial proposals for multi-million dollar development projects. As a freelance writer, I have written hundreds of financial analysis, reports, and articles. I have covered varied subjects on stocks (equities), Forex, binary options, and cryptocurrencies over the years for syndicated publications and blogs including reviews, market commentary, and periodic analysis. My work have been featured on top financial publications including SeekingAlpha, The Motley Fool Network, and numerous other portals. As an avid follower of GTD time management and Zen work principles, I always thrive to know how much workload I can handle and never accept any assignment unless I can schedule and manage my time to deliver the project, on time. I am looking for opportunities to render my expertise as a writer or any other business services. Looking forward to working with you soon!

    $33.33 /hr
    1,556 hours


    Professional Writer, Unique Content Creator, SEO, Academic Writer

    Bangladesh - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 14

    I'm passionate about Writing. My turnaround time is fast and the work I deliver is always professionally written. My content is guaranteed to be 100% unique. It is my constant goal to work with my clients to ensure they receive the results they are looking for. I am dedicated to providing my clients with well-written, informative and engaging content. Please take a look of my published work... My experience within the industry and passion for my work gives me the ability to deliver superior results and consistently exceed my client's expectations. Put your trust in me and I will deliver. I provide high quality content for websites and blogs. My focus is always on above average customer service, fast turnaround times and working with my clients to achieve superior results. I have enjoyed writing all my life, and I made it my profession several years back. I believe that my passion for my work gives me the ability to go above and beyond to provide exceptional results.

    $7.78 /hr
    3,114 hours
  5. GH Eliason

    GH Eliason

    Penguin 2.0 Compliant SEM SEO, Link Builder, Landing Pages, Social

    Ukraine - Last active: 28 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

    GH Eliason is a Search Engine Optimization Analyst and Internet Marketing strategist based in Ukraine. I am strictly a White Hat cowboy that loves the Post Panda and Penguin world we live and work in.There is a reason I maintain a 5 star rating as well as inside the top 10%for SEM. Penguin 2.0 Compliant SEO and SEM services include:Onsite Developing SEM strategy to make the most of your website, whether it is strictly an online business or tied to a brick and mortar store. Focus stays on building ROI, a strong customer base both new and returning. Keyword analysis and optimization- Analysis is done from over 20 different perspectives. Everything relevant to the client website and business is looked at to increase site traffic and lower bounce rates. Depending on the business needs, keyword demographics can be localized for dialect as well as age/gender/income. For some busineses these nuiances are the difference in PR and ROI. Titles, tags, meta-tag, meta-descriptions, H1-h6 use- Synchronizing use and keyword optimization with immediate and long term marketing goals is another step building depth and value to every website. CSS/HTML Validation- Insuring that there are no code errors hampering the speed and usablity of your website also helps to make it faster and index spider friendly. Validating robots.text- Clear indexing instructions on your website insures that the pages you want indexed and searchable are. Site Map building, validating, and instructions for indexing- As content is added to a website it is important that it is re-indexed as quickly as possible. Adding new quality content adds to “authority” with the search engines. On-site Content Marketing- Adding clear, concise, relevant and interesting pages, articles, and posts to your site that are maximized for seo value and readablity. Making the most of keyword use builds citation value, authority, and quality with the search engines resulting in higher PR. Maximum value does not equate with overuse or keyword repetition. C2C Validation- Content to code analysis and validation keeps your website Penguin and Panda safe, avoids looking spammy, and ensures your visitors a much more pleasant experience on your website. Mobile Optimization- Today's websites are viewed more and more on tablets, cell phones, and smart phones. Mobile optimization today can be one of the most important structural optimization tools that benefit your online business efforts. It is also one of the least employed and ignored. Website maintenance: eCommerce shopping cart and website monitoring services with a full range of reports for documention and evaluation. 1. Work done – setting a benchmark to measure results from, and monitoring growth and performance 2. overall health -with rank reports covering all the onsite aspects as well as PR 3. Competition Analysis- Including keyword, content, and link analysis 4. Penguin and Panda rescue services, and website compliance updates as necessary. OFF- SITE: Link building: Link building needs to be done within a developed overall SEM strategy. Understanding that link diversity is important to the degree that the sites linked to complement the client website is a PR key. Post- Panda/Penguin back-link programs need to start with analysis of existing links and future links. Regardless of the PR of a website, as algorithim updates move further to relevance, unrelated backlinks will become less helpful and eventually more harmful to Page Rank. 1. Back link PR needs to be analyzed for not only Domain rank, but also page rank. A PR-9 Domain can give a PR-0 link. 2. Best practices dictate a lineal approach which builds depth, citation value, and authority. Offsite Content Marketing- Through the many outlets available offsite content marketing provides huge rewards for Branding, Keyword development and ownership (important for e-commerce websites), PR growth, as well as gaining authority in search. Well written articles, guest blogs, press releases etc, can serve your marketing efforts very well when done strategically. Social Media Marketing- Every SEM project should have a strong Social focus. Media such as Digg, FaceBook, and Twitter must be an ever developing resource. Social mentions need to be quantified and engagement needs to be guided carefully to bring traffic back to your website. Local Search- This is important especially to business that have a brick and mortar store. I can localize you beyond Google Places throughout your service area or region using white hat technique. Search Engine Optimization and SEM is measurable and every effort can be quantified. When a definite plan is followed that uses good marketing practice combined with optimization techniques all your goals can be reached. AFFORDABLY

    $22.22 /hr
    74 hours
  6. Sanje Witter

    Sanje Witter

    B.A. in Journalism, Media Studies and Mass Communication

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    In the last five years, I have written and edited numerous articles on all topics. I have experience in Internet research, and I know how to find reputable sources. With my experience and research skills, my writing is not limited. I enjoy writing on a wide range of topics, and nothing is off limits. I am familiar with SEO and can put together content to get your website noticed. Other writing projects I have completed include blog posts, product descriptions, buying guides, and short articles. I also have extensive experience in managing a small team that works together to get a large project done. I am a highly motivated worker who is committed to meeting deadlines and exceeding client expectations. I am always looking for short- and long-term projects and am always up for the challenge of learning something new.

    $8.89 /hr
    2,421 hours
  7. Zoe Z.

    Zoe Z.

    Big Data Analysis, Technical, Academic, and Web Content Writer

    United States - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 1

    My name is Zoe and I am a PhD student and freelance writer. I have experience in Big Data analysis, manipulation, and presentation, as well as writing technical training manuals, standard operating procedures, and software manuals. I am a fluent English speaker, born and raised between the U.S. and Canada. Some of my skills are listed below: • Strong research, organization, and planning skills • Ability to perform data management activities to ensure the generation of accurate, complete and consistent data • Proficient in writing contracts, proposals, training guides, end-user software/hardware manuals, operations manuals, guided curriculum, online help, tutorials, research papers, web content, articles, blogs, technical reports, newsletters, and brochures • Proficient in many computer applications including Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, SPSS Statistics, Microsoft Dynamics, SQL, SAS, C++, Sharepoint, Cisco WebX, Live Meeting, and IBM Rational Tools • Familiar with business process management tools, i.e. cause and effect diagrams • Experience working with six sigma tools. Familiarity with Enterprise Architecture. • Familiarity with Enterprise Architecture. • Experience in CRM analysis, development, implementation, and customization • Experience in assessing client needs, designing, developing, and implementing databases for clients. • Ability to create new databases by using the tool functions and other database administration tools, perform data integrity reviews such as analysis, evaluation, documentation, design and modeling, instantiation, control, maintenance, collaboration, disaster recovery, and data migration • Experience collaborating with experts in a variety of fields to develop quality academic programs and curriculum. • Experience collaborating with experts in a variety of fields to develop quality, publishable materials • Strong project management skills • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Effective problem solving capabilities • Ability to interact with individuals from varying socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds • Background in healthcare information technology, statistics, finance, and management • Capable of building strong client relationships • Experience performing quality reviews and addressing any issues

    $38.89 /hr
    598 hours
  8. Johnathan Jaehnig

    Johnathan Jaehnig

    Freelance writer and Data manager

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 12

    I am a College student at Michigan Technological University attempting to pay part of my way with freelance work online. I have experience with informative writing and data entry through work in a research lab, and have completed High school courses on computer readiness, including working with Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel, along with University classes in Rhetoric, Composition and Digital Media. I prefer to do fixed price contracts, but will consider hourly contracts if the job is interesting and will pay well. I apply mainly to technical or data oriented jobs, but seem to have better luck getting, and make more doing jobs in creative writing, which is fine by me.

    $8.06 /hr
    15 hours
  9. Yoshitaka S.

    Yoshitaka S.

    Content Writer and Internet Marketer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Need to rank your webpage higher in Google, Yahoo, or Bing? Or do you need quality articles, reviews, and web content for your website? I am a professional writer that produces quality content for the web. I bring the researching prowess, intelligence, and diligence of a chemical engineer together with the mindset of an internet marketer and salesperson. I specialize in science and technology, but am comfortable covering a variety of topics including and not limited to hotels, travel, fashion, and extreme sports. If you need to boost your conversions, require assistance marketing a product, or just need a decent writer to polish up your web presence, I'm here to help. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Yoshi Shiotsu

    $35.00 /hr
    417 hours
  10. Dharmshil N.

    Dharmshil N.

    Math,Quiz Writer(Trivia&Edu. like Quizup), Test Creation,SEO,HR

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    A detail-oriented freelancer with an experience of 5 years in Quiz Writing (Educational and Trivia on any topic), Math Questions and Tests Creation, Non Verbal Reasoning/ Inductive/Abstract Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Link Building, SEO, Recruiting, Puzzles/Carving out questions from source material, Internet Research, Email Handling, Yahoo Answers, Content Writing, Blog and Disqus Comment Specialist, Forum Posting, Copyright Free Image Research, Hindi and Sanskrit, Data Evaluation, MCQ Specialist on Physics/Chemistry/History/Geography/Current Affairs/IR/Politics/Philosophy and Religion/Technology/Culture/Sports/Education/ Entertainment (Movies, Serials, Music, etc), you can infer that I am a versatile player as far as freelancing is concerned. Please note that I write Educational, Technical and Trivia Quizzes like those in QUIZUP.COM, where I'm a top performer. I don't write Personality Quizzes. I specialize in Test Creation, MCQ Quiz Creation, Educational and Trivia Quiz Creation for your website and Apps, Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry/Biology. Also, I have and would love to create Inductive/Non verbal/Abstract/Numerical Reasoning Questions. I have worked for various quiz and trivia sites including 11 Plus Exam preparation sites. My Principles: a) I believe in being reliable and building relationships. b) Honesty does define me. If I can't get your work done, I would refund 50% of the amount paid. c) Attention to detail is my strongest point. I wouldn't bid if I'm unable to exceed your expectations d) I'm always ready to revise, edit, redo any work, any time, any project that I had been a part of. e) My aim is to excel in all I do. I am serious at my work and the assignments given to me. My area of expertise (a must read) : 1. I am an awesome Recruiter with knowledge of Planning, Executing, Budget and Quality Management of Projects and Freelancers (oDesk, Elance, Freelancer, Guru etc with vast experience). 2. I view myself as a Mathematician and Curriculum Writer (SATS 11+, SAT, GRE, Common Core, CBSE, ICSE). 3. I'm into Quiz Writing. I can write on anything and everything under the sun, having vast experience and job history on oDesk. 4. Complete OFF Page White Hat SEO Services: Link Building Action Plan:  Blog posts  Articles and Popular Article Directories:,  White papers, eBooks, and other downloadable content  Newsletters  Press releases  Guest Blogging  Online Profiles  Social Networking and Social Bookmarking Sites (Youtube, Facebook, twitter)  White paper Directories  Testimonials  Product information  Forum Posting  Disqus commenting, Yahoo answers. I have hundreds of gmail and yahoo mails to do this work. 5. Technical Writing: I can create test questions and design course material from videos, lectures and sample materials. 6. Give me a file, a document, videos and lessons and I'll gladly go through the content and frame questions on it. I am great at Technical Writing/Content Writing. I also write e-learning courses and I'm well versed with instructional writing. I'm good at Psychometric Assessment, I create excellent distractors that do not reveal the correct answer in a mcq. 7. If it is Numerical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Non Verbal Reasoning, English Grammar Question Writer, I'm the one best suited for all of this. 8. Science has always been an area of interest, I am an experienced Physics and Chemistry Questions/Curriculum Writer. 9. I am a Project manager with great attention to detail. I am great at email handling, virtual assistance. 10. I am an Electrical and Electronics Engineer who writes Hindi and English essays as well. 11. I am an experienced proofreader, editor and data entry specialist as well with great internet research skills. 12. Data Evaluation: I have worked for oDesk in evaluating data for a large project. Tools and resources: I am experienced in various tools and have resources to get the work done. Some of them are Personal laptop, Windows 8, High speed broadband connection, Wireless internet as backup, MS Word 2013, MS Excel 2013, MS Publisher, MS Visio, Skype, Gmail, Google Hangout, Google docs and Drive, Mathtype 6.9, Photoshop, Photoscape, Gimp, Snipping Tool, Basecamp, Trello and so on. Here is what my previous clients had to say about me- "He is everything you want in a recruiter: great communicator, adheres to deadlines and has a developed hiring process which weeds out unqualified applicants. He also was able to write the job postings himself and included criteria I wouldn't have thought to include. He was able to find me great contractors who charge less than I was willing to pay and exceed my expectations. If you're looking for a great recruiter, look no further. I will definitely re-hire." Expect discipline, honesty and dedication from me.

    $12.99 /hr
    642 hours