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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. Cyrus Waithaka

    Cyrus Waithaka

    Software Developer with Great Technical IT Writing Skills

    Kenya - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

    My latest specialisation is in odoo module development, installing Odoo servers (on different server environments) and extending existing modules to make them work best according to your business. I will also offer you some good help with your Wordpress tasks. My specialty ranges from custom plugin development to theme development and customizing. I have vast experience in almost everything WordPress. I am experienced in writing high quality technical IT materials and how-to guides. I aim at always doing a good job that I can take pride in, with the shortest turn around time possible.

    $10.00 /hr
    260 hours
    4.63
  2. Amal Dutta

    Amal Dutta Agency Contractor

    System Analysis & Design, Project Management, Technical Writing etc.

    India - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 5

    Thanks for visiting my profile. My full name is Amalabha Dutta. Currently I am working for PreScouter, Inc. (a Chicago based Technology Scouting Company) as Marketing Data Analyst (CRM). Prior to that I worked for a New York based company for customization and implementation of a Zoho CRM/Recruit based solution integrated with the website of the company. During Nov-2011 to Jun-2012 I have customized and prepared contents for a Zoho CRM Project for an Australian company. I have examined SugarCRM, SalesForce, VTiger and Microsoft Dynamics for comparison of features and limitations to prepare myself to work on these platforms. During 2008 to 2011, I have worked for two projects for Customization and Implementation of ERP/CRM on MS-SQL Server /.Net Platform over and above general administrative and strategic planning functions for small business houses. My objective is to best utilize my qualification, experience, dedication and extraordinary learning capabilities to turn every assignment I undertake into success. My employers have utilized my abilities in Technical Writing for Documentation and preparation of Training Materials etc. Throughout my career, I have prepared Business Proposals, Project Proposals, RFPs, Tender Documents, Contract Documentation on many occasions apart from Business Correspondence. I love to learn / improve / adapt continuously. Recently, I have enrolled with the Partner University of vmware to learn 'virtualization' from the world leader in the field and have already passed three module tests. I have also passed many oDesk and Brainbench tests with outstanding marks. Please visit the relevant sections for details. My employment history ============== I am working for a New York based company for customization and implementation of a Zoho CRM/Recruit based web-integrated solution. Prior to that, I have completed an assignment from an Australian Pharmaceutical Company for customization and implementation of Zoho CRM. While working for this project I have also used other cloud based solutions in Zoho, Google etc. apart from using Teamviewer, Skype and GoogleTalk on a regular basis. During 2008 to 2011, I have led teams of professionals for customization / implementation of ERP Solutions in two particular fields – 1) Healthcare; and 2) Logistics/ Transportation. Starting from a Purchase Officer’s job in a Public Sector Company in India, I have worked in many areas and levels up to the level of General Manager. I have domain knowledge in a number of fields such as Pharmaceuticals, Engineering Consultancy, Logistics/Transportation, Banking, Healthcare and Real Estate. Apart from General Administration, HR, Business Development etc. my focus has always remained around modernization – particularly, office automation and allied projects. I have hardcore experience in managing the entire spectrum of ERP Sales/ Customization/ Implementation encompassing the following functions: Demonstration of ERP Solutions to prospects; Requirement/ functional/ gap analyses; Customer interaction for finalizing contractual terms; Coordinating with presales team and signing off contracts; Overseeing preparation of Blue Prints and Business Mapping Reports; Recruiting technical personnel; Taking part in preparation of technical/training manuals; Conducting training programs for the senior level participants. My core competency lies in communication at any level for complete end to end management of ERP/Software projects that includes myriad of managerial activities, Technical Documentation, Presentation, Recruitment, Training etc. I have done innumerable writing projects; apart from Software Documentation and Training Manuals I have mostly done Technical Writing and SEO jobs through various entities in the web. Please visit my personal blogs to know more: 1) http://amalabha.blogspot.com/ 2) http://amalabha.wordpress.com/

    Associated with: Data Consultancy & Training Services

    $20.00 /hr
    6,578 hours
    4.83
  3. Kyle West

    Kyle West

    Skilled Scientific, Technical, and Copywriter for Writing and Editing

    United States - Last active: 10/05/2009 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

    Whatever you need written, I can write it for you! Or if your writing needs a little spicing up, I've got you covered there, too. I have six years of experience as a freelance copywriter and two years of experience writing and editing scientific and technical papers. I begin every job by asking probing questions and doing research to guarantee my work meets the client's needs. I am looking for diverse jobs for the purpose of expanding my skill set.

    $20.00 /hr
    293 hours
    4.97
  4. Rowan V.

    Rowan V.

    Data Scientist

    United States - Last active: 04/09/2014 - Tests: 6

    I am passionate about quantitative investigative methods and data analysis. I have experience utilizing a variety of methodologies and tools, including R, Python, and Tableau in order to answer data-related questions. Currently @Twitter, formerly at Spartz, Inter-American Development Bank, and Cambridge Energy Labs. I have a B.S. from MIT, and have a strong background in experimental design, statistical analysis, data visualization, and machine learning techniques. I am able to provide writing and coding samples of my past work, for a few of my past projects, please check out https://github.com/rowanv .

    $170.00 /hr
    9 hours
    5.00
  5. Jovan Pehcevski

    Jovan Pehcevski

    Researcher, Academic/technical writer, Data and Information Scientist

    Macedonia - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    As a PhD in Computer Science, I am an experienced researcher, academic writer and data and information scientist. Over the last 12 years I have gathered an extensive experience in practising and teaching the following computer science concepts: information retrieval, data mining, machine learning, database management systems using MySQL and Oracle, native XML databases using XML, DOM and SAX, web development techniques using (X)HMTL, DHTML, PHP, and MySQL, deploying web services and service oriented architectures, and tuning Apache web server for performance, security and caching. My core competency lies in academic research, data and information science, as well as writing, proofreading and editing of research papers and thesis of all academic levels. I am seeking opportunities to offer my rich professional and academic experience for the strategic growth and developmental needs of your business. My core research interests and strengths are as follows: - Focused information retrieval - Evaluation of focused and content-oriented XML retrieval - Entity retrieval and knowledge discovery - Data mining and big data analytics - Business intelligence and predictive analytics - Time-series data forecasting - Recommendation algorithms for social/news networking sites - Native XML databases, NoSQL and relational database systems - Web servers and web technologies - Web database applications and Internet programming - Web and enterprise security

    $66.67 /hr
    1,640 hours
    5.00
  6. Martyn Shuttleworth

    Martyn Shuttleworth

    Experienced technical and academic writer. Native English speaker.

    Greece - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 20

    As a graduate with many years experience of writing and proof-reading academic papers, I am familiar with all major citation practices. I am able to write papers for most subjects, from philosophy to physics. Without complaint, I adapt to any topic and style of writing, and I am thorough in my research. I firmly believe in going the extra mile required for completing the task to a high standard. As a perfectionist, I never compromise upon quality, whatever the size of the task.

    $33.33 /hr
    52 hours
    4.97
  7. Andrew B.

    Andrew B.

    Data Specialist

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    Over the last 8 years, I've been involved in a wide range of research projects performing statistical analyses, database management, technical writing, and business analytics. I'm highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite (with a special focus on Microsoft Excel), SPSS, and SAS statistical software, research writing and editing. My core competency lies in complete end-to-end management of research and data projects, from collecting/analyzing data, to creating high quality and clean graphs, to writing finished technical reports. I am well-versed in both parametric and non-parametric tests. I am seeking opportunities to organize, analyze, and interpret data from all sizes of projects. I also have experience in the following areas: HTML5, CSS3, social media, graphing data, and teaching.

    $40.00 /hr
    235 hours
    4.94
  8. Brad R.

    Brad R.

    MCITP, MCSE, Virtualization, Network Engineer/Mangr, Writer

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

    Experienced Technology Leader, Implementation Manager, Change Agent and MCSE/MCITP. In-depth knowledge of IT systems and operations, project management, large-scale system implementations and information security with over twelve years with hands on experience as an Enterprise Administrator and Network Manager in NT, 2000, 2003 and 2008 environments. Extensive experience in Server Virtualization including VMware and Hyper-V integrated with HP and EMC SANs. Practiced understanding of Exchange, Lync Server 2010, Fortigate UTM devices, Active Directory, PKI and DFS. Five years of experience as a corporate Microsoft/Certification trainer and serving as an MCSE/CCNAinstructor for technical schools, colleges and corporations such as AT&T; and Comcast Cable. I have created course curriculum for two online schools. I am extremely proficient in Server 2012 and 2008, including Server Core edition, Hyper-V, Fortinet, VMware, Procurve, HP and EMC SANs, Active Directory, Exchange, SQL, Procurve switches and many other technologies. I have been highly involved in server virtualization for seven years and am proficient in both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. I am also a professional writer and have contributed to several white papers and authored published articles in professional journals. Have also written and reviewed test questions for IT professional certifications. I am looking for other opportunities to supplement my work load. My Microsoft Profile can be accessed by this link: http://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/brad.rudisail/profile For more information on me go to www.bradinthecloud.com

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $34.94 /hr
    1,818 hours
    4.96
  9. Paul Walden

    Paul Walden

    Copywriter at plantadvertising.com

    Australia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    An Australian copywriter with over 14 years’ experience, I got my first full-time agency position when renowned advertising profile Steve Trygg saw the work I was doing whilst studying at Berghs School of Communication, one of Europe’s foremost marketing academies. Steve immediately offered me employment at his B2B agency SandbergTrygg, at whose European headquarters I then worked in parallel with my copywriting studies. This was way back in 2001. Covering quite technical accounts in the telecommunications, trucking and stock-trading industries, I stayed with SandbergTrygg until relocating to Cairns in 2003. Adpower Plus, at the time North Queensland’s largest advertising agency, then employed me to service their clients – a mix of B2B and B2C companies and organisations, including Stockland Shopping Centres, Pacific Toyota, Medtel, Tourism Tropical North Queensland and Cairns Convention Centre, to name a few. Having made my mark on the Queensland market, I proceeded to go international with my own business in 2006 and have since worked for clients ranging from large corporations and organisations such as Rio Tinto, City West Water and the Maavarim Group to smaller outfits such as Zimperium Technologies, Enteract and Joolca. This has involved research, analysis, conceptualisation, copywriting and creative direction for numerous very different products. In other words: I’m equally at home advertising fast-moving products in the Western retail market as I am selling hospital equipment to African governments. Every last bit of my creative is built on solid research. Simply put, I not only come up with HOW to convey your message; I also provide the strategy required to decide WHAT to say. Since 2011, I am based out of Melbourne, where I run the strategic marketing agency Plant Advertising. And it’s only now that this piece of text is going to get truly valuable to you, because, for all that I’ve told you above, what really matters is how good my actual copy is, right? So, check out the work samples at www.plantadvertising.com or have a look in the special Dropbox folder that I’ve prepared for oDesk clients at http://bit.ly/1t95lkB Remember, whatever copywriter you end up selecting for your project, the whole point of creative is to increase sales or otherwise convince your target group of this, that or the other – and far from all copy does that. Bottom line: if you’re going to compromise on your marketing, you might as well not do it at all. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Paul Walden

    $85.00 /hr
    148 hours
    4.98