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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 - 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
    2,787 hours
    5.00
  2. Yoshitaka S.

    Yoshitaka S.

    Content Writer and Internet Marketer

    United States - 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
    429 hours
    4.96
  3. Marsha J.

    Marsha J.

    Creative Writer / Technical Writer

    United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

    I write web-forward content to respond to the demands of a competitive Internet landscape. I can write or refresh your website content with quality, compelling words that intrigue your readers and attract leads. I previously worked as an IT writer and trainer for a large company, and I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in English-Technical Communication. I have a special skill for producing the type of writing you require, on any topic. Take a look at my writing portfolio: www.pearlsnprose.com

    $35.00 /hr
    711 hours
    4.96
  4. Korilynn S.

    Korilynn S.

    Freelance Writer/Author

    United States - 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
    4.90
  5. Zoe Z.

    Zoe Z.

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

    United States - 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
    5.00
  6. Sanje Witter

    Sanje Witter

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

    United States - 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
    2,440 hours
    4.99
  7. Shomaila I.

    Shomaila I.

    Health & Fitness Writer, Medical Writer, First Aid & Physio Writer

    Sri Lanka - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a medical student with credible work experience in the Health and Fitness department. My expertise and interest lie in the following categories of writing: 1. Medical Writing: Diseases, Body/Skin Ailments, Remedies, Natural or Pharmaceutical Medicines, Bodily Functions, Hormonal Dysfunctions, Cognitive Diseases, Heart Problems, Menopause, Pregnancy/Childbirth 2. First Aid/CPR 3. Physical Therapy and Sports Injury Management 4. Health, Fitness and Beauty: Weight Loss, Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Food, Diet Plans, Maintaining Food Groups, Male Sexual Health, Female Sexual Health, Menopause, Natural/Cosmetic Skin & Hair Remedies, Exercise, Makeup Reviews 5. Exercise: Full Body Exercise, Exclusive Body-Part Exercises, Muscle Toning/Strengthening Exercises, Exercise Equipment, Martial Arts Training 6. Mental and Psychological Health: Mental Relaxation Techniques, Medical Treatments, Injuries, Illnesses, Psychological Problems 7. Spiritual Wellness & Exercise/Training: Martial Arts Training, Basic Yoga Techniques, Complex Yoga Techniques, Meditation, Balancing Chakras, Reiki, Holistic Health 8. Product Description and User Guides 9. Home Maintenance: Roofing, Pest Control, Installation etc. 10. SEO/Keyword Research 11. Ebook Writing I have a massive availability and can handle large orders. Articles provided will be interesting, informative and unique. I can be quirky and chatty in my articles, if the client prefers this tone of writing. I can write academic content and I can write magazine style content. All in all, I possess the right amount of professionalism, competency and versatility to be a first-class writing expert. Let's try to create a mutually beneficial, win-win relationship and progress at an efficient frequency.

    $21.89 /hr
    658 hours
    4.92
  8. Fayola Vidale

    Fayola Vidale

    Experienced erotica writer, proofreader, content writer

    Trinidad and Tobago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a freelance writer that manipulates a person's senses through my creative writing techniques and brings hope to others through my unique, inspirational article pieces. I have had a passion for writing ever since I can remember. I am continually seeking ways in which to enhance my abilities in this field whether it be by tutorials or reading the work of another artist in the field. If you are looking for someone with fresh ideas and a new perspective on writing I am readily available to render my services to you and your company. Hoping to hear from you soon.

    $11.11 /hr
    1,202 hours
    4.22
  9. Mary Kaye Eisele

    Mary Kaye Eisele

    Technical Copywriter, Copy Editing, Content Writer and Business Writer

    United States - Tests: 3

    If you are looking for an amazing writer and/or editor who is a long-time oDesk contractor, you've landed at just the right place, and with just the right person. I get you. I know you're busy. And whether I'd be working for you or a client(s) of yours, as a writer, it is my job to be flexible. Not only that, but when a deadline escalates, I have a long history of going the extra mile and delivering content exactly to your liking. But don't take my word for it; check out my 50+ oDesk references for which I've logged over 3,000 hours on oDesk! Kaye to the rescue here. (And yes, I go by Kaye.) Just because you don't want to hire a newbie. You want someone who is tried and true, someone who can DELIVER just what you're looking for. Whether that be copywriting, technical writing, or editing of any type. My specialties include IT writing/technical writing, copywriting, app writing, manual writing, and health IT and healthcare writing, among many other types. I'm a loyal, fast, thorough, and original technical writer with an academic/medical background at your beck and call. What more could you ask for?

    $22.50 /hr
    3,304 hours
    4.80
  10. Asif Imtiaz

    Asif Imtiaz

    Financial Writer - Forex & Equity

    Bangladesh - 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
    1,564 hours
    4.98