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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. Nikola Potrebić

    Nikola Potrebić

    Creative article writer

    Serbia - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am capable of procuring well-thought-off and well-researched articles that are bound to stand out among myriad of other uninspiring ones. Moreover, I possess a full command of English language and have a knack for writing which helps me in conjuring up interesting articles. Thanks to my creativity and strong writing skills, I am fully confident of my ability in tackling any topic You "throw" at me, and in offering you high-quality and original article.

    $10.00 /hr
    4 hours
  2. Denita Jo Ellis

    Denita Jo Ellis

    eBook Writer(Fiction and Non-fiction)/ Travel, Health, Fitness Writer.

    United States - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 8

    Hi, I am here only for providing you best non-fiction eBooks. I just want to submit you best decorated eBooks with high quality, grammatical error free and unique contents. I have over 3 years experience on eBook writing and I know how to write the best instructional eBooks and how to make them attractive to the readers. I have the ability to create great attraction two the readers and to push them to read the eBooks more them 1 time. You may be thinking about me that I'm new to oDesk, but I'm sure that you'll hire me for more and more if you hire me just for once. I don't like to reach in the counting words just by adding uninformative words. I write the eBooks without repetitive contents. I believe that writing doesn't mean only just adding words and reaching in limit, it's the best creative matter. Everyone can write, but there are only some counting peoples who can write proper writings. I'm also a person who can write proper and valuable writing. I've also a great experience on Photoshop as I've been working as a Photoshop expert since few years. I'm also an expert of SEO (Search engine optimization). I've completed a 6 months course on SEO and also a six month course on Photoshop designing. I'm looking forward to your response. Thanks a lot. Denita.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Ali N.

    Ali N.

    Experienced academic writer, researcher and editor

    Pakistan - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 4

    Freelancing since 2011, I have developed a skill-set that has enabled me to deliver complete, quality and on-time work that has subsequently helped many individuals secure top grades. My freelancing-record boasts a 100% completion-rate, to date. My editing, writing and proof-reading skills are a by-product of years of experience. While my academic background enables me to command a comprehensive understanding of technical topics, prior writing experiences have led me to gain a consistent insight into the field of Marketing, Advertising, Human-Resource Management, Supply-Chain Management and other relevant Social Science courses. With a Masters in Electrical Engineering and working as editor-in-chief for my College magazine, my flair for creative writing and technical know-how led me to pursue and specialize in technical-writing. Having worked on a multitude of written projects, my literary exploits range from thesis reports, research papers and research articles. During the course of my education, I have researched, written, published and co-authored numerous research papers.

    $15.00 /hr
    1 hours
  4. Dan P.

    Dan P.

    Business and Tech Content Writer

    United States - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 2

    I have a background in Economics and Finance and am a skilled writer in all areas of business and technology. As an entrepreneur I started an e-commerce company which grew to doing over $800k in revenue in less than two years. Additionally, I am a Certified Administrator and am a skilled technical writer in the CRM and e-commerce fields. I have experience writing daily economic updates, financial analysis, entrepreneurial articles, and personal finance postings. Whatever your business or finance writing needs I am able to articulate points and opinions clearly for readers of all knowledge levels. I have written work for prominent startup companies, tech and financial blogs, and even academic papers. If you are interested in seeing more example of my work or further discuss my skills, don't hesitate to contact me!

    $25.00 /hr
    6 hours
  5. Klaus Petritsch

    Klaus Petritsch

    PhD, E-learning & Tests, Research, Writing, English-German

    Finland - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 9

    I am a freelance writer, researcher and certified developer of e-learning courses with a strong background in science. I have done my PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK in solar power and published over 20 scientific papers in high ranking journals. I have a passion for making complex ideas understandable to people from various backgrounds. Because of my experience living in the UK, Germany, Argentina, Finland, US and Australia, I have a global perspective and the ability to tailor my writing to diverse audiences. I write and design courses from technical subjects like alternative energy and Bitcoin to more general topics like education, health, security, parenting, Millennial culture, and cross-cultural communication. Some clients hire me for spotting and correcting logical inconsistencies, confusing or missing information. Often I also identify "pockets" of too much (unnecessary) information leading to cognitive overload and ineffective knowledge transfer. Tools I use include: • MS Office 2010 • Articulate Storyline • Trados Studio Offered services include: • test and course design • articles and reviews • independent research and sourcing of information (science, technology, education, health, economics, philosophy, psychology) • English to German translations Since I am new to this site I can offer low rates. I stick to deadlines, respond quickly and you can easily reached me by email, mobile phone or Skype.

    $14.00 /hr
    7 hours
  6. Benja Nerony

    Benja Nerony

    A Quality Writing Service You can Trust

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

    I'm a professional writer, copy editor, proofreader, and layout artist with 30+ years' experience. I hold two master's degrees (psychology and anthropology) and a certificate in nonfiction writing. I've been a successful freelancer for the past ten years and have also worked for educational publishers, print shops, and daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly publications. also i can translate from and to french thanks to my years in Canada I've written more than 125 children's books for educational publishers. I've copyedited a New York Times best-selling finance book, numerous books for prominent psychologists, and two books for a prominent professional coach. After taking Benchmark Education Company's copyediting test, the managing editor wrote: "You did fantastic on the test! In fact, yours was the best test I've seen in the two years I've given it." Another editor at Benchmark wrote: "You are a wonderful writer, a quick study, organized, and so on top of schedules that it is a pleasure working with you!"

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Nikita Budov

    Nikita Budov

    Eng - Russian translator with IT experience, System Analyst, Guitarist

    Ukraine - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

    Hi, my name is Nikita Budov. I am a native Ukrainian with higher education, 3 years experience in system analysis and 1,5 year experience in translation from Russian to English and English to Russian. I am also an experienced musician and sound engineer (see information in Other Experiences section). In my portfolio there is a letter of credence, from one of the employers, where I worked for 3 last years, as I can`t show documents and researches I`ve done, because it`s confidential. Since 2012 I worked in four projects: 1. Web-based geo positioning system for geological research and data storage with drawing results on a map — my job was to: - analyze the system, - make data models, - write technical specifications, - communicate with developers and geologists; 2. Software for marketing surveys using Android devices, synchronizing, making database from collected data on PC, sending data and notifications on emails — my job was to: - analyze the system, - make data models, - write technical specifications, - manually test windows and android software, make bug-lists, - communicate with developers, customers, - write software documentation, html helps; 3. Software, specially desined for store managers to make their work more effective and reduce the amount of time needed for common used tasks with the help of Android and Windows 8 devices — my job was to: - analyze the system, - make researches for the customers (comparing advisability of Windows 7, 8 and Android devices, additional hardware, operational systems, their functions and editions, different types software, commonly used by client, etc.), - translate technical documents and researches from Russian to English, - manually test windows software; 4. English-Russian translation project (on Odesk). I had to translate articles of different subjects, mostly about Computer technologies, computer games and music. I believe my strong points are my Analytical mind, Flexibility and Punctuality. My #1 goal will always be to meet your needs and deadline. Taking a new project, I like to speak with the client, to have a clear understanding of his/her needs and vision on upcoming work. I'm honest and fair. Please look at my work history for comments from other clients. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. I look forward to working with you soon. I have an Engineer's degree in Computer Science from Kharkov National University of Radioelectronics in Ukraine. Listed below are my experience and skills: — System analysis: data modeling, technical writing, specifications writing, logic and physical projecting, etc. — English-Russian translation; — Russian-English translation; — SDL Trados Studio 2011 SP2 — Manual testing: Java, Android, Web-applications; — Core web: XML, HTML/CSS; — OS: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Android (2.x & 4.x) — Redmine; — MySQL; — UML; — Microsoft Office; — Microsoft Visio; — ErWin; — Web Asyst; — Apache web-server; — BpWin; — Photoshop; — Paint.NET.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Pedro Lobo

    Pedro Lobo

    College educated writer - Give me the job I will love to do

    Portugal - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 8

    I am a college educated writer excited to venture in the freelance writing world. I have vast skill sets, comprehending various subjects such as Biology, Medicine, Physics, Mathematics, Programming, Law and History although I am eager to use this opportunity to explore other areas of knowledge. I love reading about almost any subject and love writing both fiction and non-fiction. With experience in academic and technical writing, I'm capable of writing about most subjects as well as translating all kinds of texts. I am a good researcher and have a profound knowledge of the English language. If given the opportunity to work for you, I will dedicate my full availability to briefly yet professionally accomplish my given tasks! I value communication with my clients as a way to more accurately picture and achieve their desired product, assuring the fastest delivery within my means. I set a higher standard and maximize efficiency and motivation by preferring agreed upon fixed-prices for each job but I don’t mind working with an hourly rate. My skills are well demonstrated - more and more so each day - by the tests present in my profile. I hope to have a successful, pleasant and lasting business relation with you - give me the job I will love to do!

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Melissa M.

    Melissa M.

    Professional Writer

    Canada - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 6

    Melissa is a professional freelance writer who is looking to secure positions with companies and organizations that need reliable and skilled writers. She takes pride in delivering high quality and original content well within assigned deadlines. Melissa accepts assignments of all types and sizes. What to Expect If you Hire Melissa - Content that is clear, concise, and effective - 100% originality in written work - Quick responses and turnaround times - Professional results and communications If you are looking for top quality content, Melissa is the writer you are looking for.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Alice Rene

    Alice Rene

    Freelance En/Fr translator (certified)

    United Kingdom - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 4

    I am a certified freelance translator (with a specialization in science and technology). I am a French native citizen and my language pair is English/French. I obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry in France and a Diploma in Translation from the IoL Educational Trust. Currently located in the UK (Swindon), I have worked four years abroad as a junior researcher, which gave me a great knowledge and expertise in the English language.

    $30.00 /hr
    1 hours