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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. Manish Jha

    Manish Jha

    GIS & Database professional

    India - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 1

    I,Manish Kumar Jha, having more than 19 years of professional experience. During my professional tenure, I have worked in diverse areas such as GIS, Remote sensing, catastrophic risk modelling (spatial modelling), ground water exploration (geophysical methods) and watershed management. • Enormous experience & exposure in GIS, Remote sensing & database management • Results-driven professional, recognized for taking on major initiatives, adapting to rapidly changing environments and resolving mission-critical issues to ensure bottom-line success • Skilled in mapping client requirements, scope management, activity sequencing, resource allocation, risk management, effort & cost estimation and negotiations aligned to pre-set guidelines • Management style characterized by a focus on discipline, prioritization, and keeping focus on mission critical objectives • Having good communication and interpersonal skills.

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Alexey Semichastnov

    Business / Functional Analyst / Project Manager

    Russia - Last active: 23 days ago - Tests: 3

    Work as 'jack of all trades', mainly focusing on tasks and responsibilities at the junction of business and system analysis, requirements and project management and software architecture. I'm interested in all areas related to software engineering and product management. Details: - Excellent skills in requirements elicitation and management - Good skills in project management - Excellent skills in technical documentation writing - Good understanding of main SDLC types (waterfall, iterative, agile) - Experience in participating in complicated projects with numerous stakeholders and fast changing requirements and on the other hand in development of new software from scratch - Experience in setting up processes in the development team of a technology/web start up from scratch - Good insight into technology (databases, web development, system integration) - Experience in communications on all levels (from developers to CEOs), pre-sales - Some knowledge about business and product development

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Aishwarya Sridharan

    Aishwarya Sridharan

    Expert in software testing,technical writing and content writing

    India - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 5

    I have good knowledge and expertise in manual testing and Technical writing which I have gained with my 4 years experience from a well renewed software services company.I have strong expertise in Test Plan and Test Case creation, System Testing, Regression Testing, UI & UX, A/B Testing, Smoke & Sanity testing and Bug tracking. I am Familiar with all phases of SDLC, exposed to Agile-Scrum Methodology. I can write shine out contents and articles in English. I am a good writer as well. After a year's break I am trying to have my own space in oDesk full time. I have worked with mobile card and Java card testing and exposed to the standards related to mobile cards and Java cards. I am also exposed to automation testing using selenium, open source test management and bug tracking tools like Bugzilla, Testlink, and etc.I have a competent experience working with MSOffice, Visio and SQL.I have Fluent English communication skills, versatile, flexible and adapt with any new technologies since I strive to learn new things.

    $5.56 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Edlyn Rosin

    Edlyn Rosin

    Data Entry Specialist/Web Researcher/Technical Writing

    Philippines - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am capable of doing the given task well, because of my past experiences i am able to mold my capacity as a good employee. My education has prepared me into facing the challenges that will overcome towards me. Paying attention to details was my strength since my degree requires to do such thing, i am able to exercise my expertise in the field of communication either print nor broadcast. I have no basis for comparing myself to others, all i can say is that i believe in myself and ability then why i deserve to be one of the good individual.

    $3.00 /hr
    1,140 hours
  5. Maeen MKA

    Maeen MKA

    Lecturer in Management, Technical and Academic Writing

    Bangladesh - Last active: 06/05/2013 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 12

    Over the last few years I have been practicing extensive writing for multiple agencies. I gathered formidable experience of researching, technical writing, creative writing, SEO optimized & keyword article writing, blog writing, rewriting and proofreading during this tenure. And as I have completed my studies, now I have decided to lift the bar of standard and take the writing passion as a profession. My skill lies in technical writing, management writing, report writing, analytic writing, thesis & dissertations consultation and academic writing. I have several successful writing projects under my belt and I am hungry for more. Endeavor for success and motivation from my clients are the driving force for me. As a engineering, technology and management lecturer, I have excellent grasp on global technological trends and market behavior. Looking for University professors and high-end writing companies to render my service.

    $8.89 /hr
    103 hours
  6. David Fetterman

    David Fetterman Agency Contractor

    Technical & Marketing Writing and Editing Services

    United States - Last active: 02/02/2013 - Tests: 21 - Portfolio: 12

    I am a skilled writer with more than 11 years of professional experience. I have worked on a wide variety of projects, from book editing to website copy to hardware and software documentation. As you can see from my oDesk tests, my command of the English language is superlative. Although I am knowledgeable in a variety of technical fields and have a Master's degree in Information Technology, I'm not a "techie." My writing is concise, readable and jargon-free. I'll help you communicate effectively, and I'll make you look good. In addition to my writing and editing skills, I offer reliability, integrity, and value. Furthermore, I am a Certified Quality Process Analyst and hold certifications in project management and Google Analytics. Thank you for considering me as your writing partner; I look forward to working with you.

    Associated with: Silicon Eagle

    $27.78 /hr
    200 hours
  7. John McGuirl

    PhD with technical writing and research skills

    United States - Last active: 12 days ago - Portfolio: 2

    I provide both academic and technical writing services including content development, editing, and proof reading. My areas of expertise include human factors engineering and telecommunications engineering. In addition to writing journal articles, conference proceedings, and a book chapter, I also serve as an ad hoc reviewer for an international academic journal.

    $28.00 /hr
    47 hours
  8. Jagendra Saxena

    Jagendra Saxena

    Academic Writer, Consultant, Manager & Trainer

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6

    Academic Writer, Consultant, Manager, Trainer A professional with PhD, MBA, DIM, DLL, BE (Electrical) and BE (Mechanical) and experience in research, academic and industry. Have guided, corrected and improved number of PhD dissertations, published academic and technical papers including writing reports and making presentations at senior levels. I have authored more than 50 research papers and 6 books for industry professionals and MBA courses. Have prepared course materials for teaching and training of courses in Project Management, Operations Management, Plant Maintenance, Supply Chain Management and safety management. I have conducted training programs on cement plant maintenance, energy audit and energy management, operations management, project management, supply chain management, purchasing management, inventory management, optimization studies, cost reduction, safety engineering and safety management. I have helped many cement plants in number of countries through consultancy to improve their maintenance and materials management systems and solve their typical problems. I have also handled turnkey projects managing all the project activities including purchases, techno-commercial evaluation of tenders, conducting negotiations, vendor selection, vendor development, outsourcing etc.

    $27.78 /hr
    2 hours