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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. Jon Tegeler

    Jon Tegeler


    United States - Portfolio: 1

    I have a BA in English and have spent the past 2 years writing for a living. I have written web content for a technology sales company and technical documentation for an energy company. My web content is largely in the form of internet blogs and articles. Many of these articles are informative IT help guides and many are travel guides used for SEO. My work for the energy company involves technical documentation of the manufacturing process for various equipment parts.

    $28.89 /hr
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  2. Margot Clair

    Margot Clair

    Professional translator, English and Spanish to French

    France - Tests: 1

    I am a young freelance translator who's specializing in sciences, social, environment and tourism. I work from English and Spanish into French. I have a Master's degree in specialized translation from the University Paris Diderot (Paris 7). I studied translation and terminology in different fields (technical, economics, marketing, sciences) and I've been working on several long-term academic projects about sciences and environment. I have also worked for a year in the translation service of an international company as a junior translator and project manager. I've been working on various supports : online trainings and platforms aimed at service engineers, marketing presentations, job descriptions (HR) and communication letters. I've decided to be a freelancer because it allows a great flexibility regarding schedules and partners. I'm also a traveling lover and being able to work from anywhere in the world is the best way of working to me!!

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Andre Luiz

    Andre Luiz

    IT Specialist


    I'm an IT enthusiast with a wide range of skills. I can take positions ranging from system administration (Linux and mainframe-related systems like z/OS and z/VM) and pre/post technical sales related work. Aside of that, I'm very curious when it comes to IT, learning new things in the blink of an eye and always trying to find a real world use case for new technologies. For more information about my skills, please, feel free to contact me. I am pretty much available 24/7.

    $22.22 /hr
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  4. Erica Johnston

    Erica Johnston

    Social Services blogger & creative writer

    United States

    I have a four year degree in Youth and Youth work, and received 100% on each and every writing piece I submitted. I have also been published in a magazine targeted specifically to the adoption and social services demographic. I enjoy writing and find that I am able to paint a picture with my words alone. I have been described as well spoken throughout my life and am ready to take my talents and put them to work for the world at large!

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Lauren Papotto

    Lauren Papotto

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Tests: 4

    I am a Communications Specialist with a strong background in technical writing and editing and a passion for learning. I am creative, efficient and results-oriented, and I enjoy working against deadlines to deliver superior content. I have been writing and editing professionally for two years, and I have been the go-to editing resource among classmates, colleagues, friends and family since my college years. I attack every new challenge with a big smile, a positive attitude and a big cup of coffee to get the creative juices flowing.

    $27.78 /hr
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  6. Jeff Mastrofrancesco

    Jeff Mastrofrancesco

    Senior Windows/VMware Administrator

    United States

    20+ years experience with IT Infrastructure excelling in Windows Server, VMware, enterprise hardware, etc. I am currently seeking to branch out into Technical Writing. Over the years I have created a number of procedural and architectural documents in my role of IT support. I've always found this component of my work very fulfilling, and I now wish to pursue writing as more than just an occasional activity. Specialties: - Windows Server (NT 3.5 - 2012) - VMware (2.x - 5.5) - HP, Dell servers Related Skills: - ITSM Methodology - Technical/Process Documentation - Solutions Architecture

    $85.00 /hr
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  7. Leon Rice

    Leon Rice

    Business Analyst, Business Process Improvement Specialist, Six Sigma

    United States - Tests: 4

    Senior Level Business Analyst with 10 years of Business Management and IT integration support working within public, private, corporate and small business sectors. Key experience with statistical analysis, Key Performance Indicators (KPI) mapping and measurement, data blending from multiple sources, trend identification, problem identification/planning and resolution, business process improvement, leadership and a passion for excellence in internal and external customer service.

    $38.44 /hr
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  8. Bernadette Scutella

    Bernadette Scutella

    Chemical Engineer expert in translation and writing

    Italy - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    ENGINEERING SKILLS: I am a Ph.D. student, working between a pharmaceutical company in Brussel and the AgroParisTech in Paris. I am managing a project for the quality by design in freeze-drying process. I know to handle and analyze huge set of data using Excel and MatLab. I have a strong background in laboratory, and I am able to use a wide range of equipment. Previously, I have acquired the International Master Degree in Food Engineering at University of Salerno, with a 6 months research period at University College of Dublin. Excellent use of Microsoft Office package (Excel, Word, PPT in particular). TRADUCTIONS, WRITING SKILLS: I have conducted art and literature studies during my high school, specialized in latin and ancient greek translation, and I have completed them with the highest mark (100/100). After the engineering bachelor and master degrees, my passion for literature and art brought me to join a Bachelor Degree course in Cultural Asset-Librarian and Archivistic curriculum. I am currently at the end of the first year, I have already performed the Latin language exam, passed with honour. I am able to translate complex test from Latin into Italian and English. I can add comments and performs research, being expert in roman history and latin literature. I am an Italian native speaker, fluent in English, basic in French and understanding of Spanish. I have spent 2 year in contact with people from all around the world during my international study, plus 6 month in Ireland so my english is excellent. Very good in translating audio/video and from written documents. I am available for translations and tutoring. PERSONAL SKILLS: I am a fast reader and passionate bibliophile. I love translating from Latin, collecting ancient latin books and reading classics. I am a very organized person.

    $20.00 /hr
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  9. Grant Richter

    Grant Richter

    Social Media / Blogger / Technical Writer

    United States - Tests: 2

    Quality targeted content drive your business. Ask me how I can help you grow happy clients through great copy.. I have over 10 years of experience as a technical writer. I also have 5 years experience creating body copy, blogs, and Social Media articles. I am working as a full time professional writer to help you with your business needs where you need to outsource to achieve your goals.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Keriese Smart

    Keriese Smart

    Writer, Data Entry Professional, Transcriber, Virtual Assistant

    Jamaica - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    It is my intention to provide you with Data Entry, Virtual Assistance, Transcription and Writing services worth every cent. Accuracy and confidentiality are guaranteed. My attention to the small details is what allows me to produce nothing but first class work in my 5 years of work experience. "How could this be organized better?" – A question that naturally pops into my head when I see a process falling short. I delight in the accomplishment of having a process/event flow with efficiency and it is my pleasure to personally assist others to get to that place of making what they have work best. Writing is another one of my passions. I want to deliver to you that sense of pride that comes with having yourself represented accurately by a cover letter and/or resume, which still hints at your individuality. I have also prepared technical documentation for software: user manuals, requirements documents, diagrams, test cases etc. For transcription, my specialty is audio-to-text. Typing speed: 80WPM.

    $20.00 /hr
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