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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. Gloria McMahon

    Gloria McMahon

    Highly skilled versatile writer and process analyst

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 7

    Highly skilled, creative, versatile writer with excellent English skills. I create quality work with the following types of writing: Web copy that is customer focused, Online help documentation, Creating and editing complex material into clear, concise, complete and correct easy to use documents, Advertising copy, Technical functions specs and software requirements specs, Training guides, Sales and customer service guides, Business plans, Business strategy, Marketing plans, Patent applications, Grant applications, Customer correspondence, Researched articles and reports and Creative writing. I have a strong work ethic and a high degree of respect for your deadlines. I know how to manage highly complex material and create usable and understandable documents.

    $44.44 /hr
    6,371 hours
  2. Alessandro Valerani

    Alessandro Valerani

    Copywriter, Online marketer

    Italy - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 12

    I'm Alessandro, I've been marketing and copywriting for 4 years. I've started to learn about marketing with my own blog: Needing to improve it's ranking and the quality of my content I've studied copywriting and go into video editing. Since then I wrote a book on amazon: I've built a website from nowhere: And I'm currently the PR and Copywriter for They said of me: "Alessandro did an awesome job at doing market and competitor research for the Italian market. He delivered an extra analysis we didn't ask for and it was of really high quality. I recommend him 100%. Thanks Alessandro!" “Very knowledgeable about online marketing. Fast and professional responses. Very highly recommended! ” "I'm enjoying the eBook and love how the videos link in to complement the text... Well done."

    $25.00 /hr
    85 hours
  3. Ameer W.

    Ameer W.

    Civil Engineer

    Palestinian Territories - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    I've an excellent Data Typing skills. I'm very fast and accurate with typing data. I'm also an excellent virtual assistant and can handle multiple tasks at one time. I'm very proficient in using Ms Office tools; like MS Word,Excel and Power point, and I've an excellent English language skills, Data entry and administrative support. I'm native Arabic speaker, and I'm skilled in translation from Arabic to English and Vise versa. I'm punctual and hard-working man, and I will always deliver you the work on time or even before!

    $10.00 /hr
    73 hours
  4. Dzmitry Marushka

    Dzmitry Marushka

    Certified IT Business analyst/QA/PM/Technical writer/Moodle expert

    Belarus - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a positive and confident IT Business analyst, Project manager, Technical writer and Moodle expert that is a competent problem-solver with exceptional negotiation, verbal and written communication skills. I have a good stakeholder management experience and of working in various teams and roles. My website is located at MY TOP SKILLS: • Requirements analysis (Storyboarding, Use cases and User stories) • Writing documents for software development projects (BRD, Vision, RFP, FRD, SRS, etc.) • Business process modelling (‘as-is’ and ‘to-be’) • Creating UI prototypes in AxureRP and Balsamiq • Manual functional testing (requirements documentation) • Writing User Guides • Developing Moodle eLearning portals (install, modify, publish content, manage) • Developing WordPress websites for SME (install, modify, publish content, manage) • Writing research articles (Management Information Systems domain) WHAT I DELIVER: • Business analysis: Visions, Business Requirements Documents, Use Case Specification Documents, Software Specification Documents, Prototypes/Wireframes, etc. • Software testing: Acceptance Test Plans, Test Plans, Test Cases, Bug Reports • Technical writing: User Guides, FAQs, Documentation Plans, Product Doc Maps, Quick Start Guides, Training materials • Moodle: Moodle eLearning portals (install, modify, publish content, manage) • WordPress: WordPress websites for SME (install, modify, publish content, manage) • Virtual assistance: Production support and Global Point of Contact / Relationship Manager for on-going issues MY COMPUTER SKILLS: • Prototyping: AxureRP, Balsamiq mockups, Indigo studio • Modeling methodologies: UML, BPMN • Modeling tools: ErWin, Visio, Visual Paradigm for UML, Enterprise Architect • Project management tools: MS Project, TFS • Technical writer tools: MS Word, MS Excel, Acrobat Professional, Robohelp • RMS: Caliber, Gatherspace, Wikis • CMS/LMS: WordPress, Moodle • Internet technologies: XML, HTML, CSS • Defect tracking: Bugzilla, JIRA MY HOURLY RATE My hourly rate is negotiable. I'm very flexible and will look into your offer MY GUARANTEE I guarantee that you will be satisfied with my deliverables

    $7.00 /hr
    17 hours
  5. Krystallyne F.

    Krystallyne F.

    Proofreader with content editing, data entry and researching skills

    United States - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 4

    I studied English as my major at U.C. Davis and am exceptionally fluent verbally, as well as in writing. My most recent work has been editing and creating content using Visual Studio and Excel. I have a very strong work ethic and I will devote any time necessary toward researching a project so I can provide you with the results you are looking for. I enjoy data entry, proofreading and content writing. I have a fast Internet connection and I have always been quite good at researching information and working within virtual worlds such as "Second Life", where I built and maintained functionality of combat oriented Sims for several years. I respond quickly and am easy to communicate with. I always strive to exceed expectations and I look forward to working on the next project!

    $17.00 /hr
    114 hours
  6. Indika N.

    Indika N.

    Engineer, Web Reearcher, Academic Writer

    Sri Lanka - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6

    I am a graduate research assistant and I have strong skills in internet research, academic writing and technical writing. I am very interested in doing research work as I can broaden my knowledge over various topics. I am a dedicated hard worker and my main objective is to provide an excellent service to my clients.

    $7.00 /hr
    109 hours
  7. Md.Hasib Mansur

    Md.Hasib Mansur

    Engineer with versatile knowledge

    Bangladesh - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 3

    I would like to say at first that I don't want to flood me with special and artistic adjectives to describe me. I am a simple man and believe in the power that simplicity has. Just few things about me and I think that will be enough to judge me...... I have versatile skills and knowledge on different engineering disciplines which gained by academic background and strong interests about various branches of science and engineering. I have completed M.Sc in Engineering from Denmark. Have worked as a researcher in a bio-medical micro device lab in South Korea. I am very inquisitive in nature, target oriented and focused. Special strength is honesty which is difficult to get. Have passion for learning any new things. These are not for saying.....Yes, I mean it and nurture it in my heart.

    $11.11 /hr
    153 hours
  8. David Martin

    David Martin

    Experienced researcher, writer and telecoms analyst

    United Kingdom - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 3

    As someone who has worked as a freelance researcher, writer and analyst for nearly 13 years, I can offer skill, professionalism and expertise across a range of topic areas and project types. My clients have comprised leading UK consultancy and research businesses in the areas of telecoms, IT, green technology and media analysis. Projects undertaken have ranged from short articles to major reports on European environmental regulation, ICT outsourcing and the Latin American mobile market (2014). Other work has included country telecoms market reports and company profiles; desktop and telephone research on strategic or technological topics; analysis of global and regional cloud-computing and M2M markets; maintenance of a specialist database on telecoms BSS/OSS contracts; industry analyses and market forecasts; and detailed analytical reports on the media performance of major corporations across a range of industry sectors. Most of my work as a professional researcher, writer and analyst has been focused on the global telecoms industry, with particular expertise on European and Latin American markets (especially broadband infrastructure roll-outs and product marketing, and mobile networks and services), and telecoms and networked IT (especially the BSS/OSS sector and cloud computing). A particular success factor in my work as a telecoms-industry researcher and analyst has been my language skills: a native English speaker, I also speak and write fluent French and German, and professional-standard Italian and Portuguese, along with having a working knowledge of related languages such as Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish. These language skills have often enabled me to more rapidly locate superior contacts for business research projects and access more detailed information than would be available to monolingual researchers. I have also undertaken specialised translation work on a number of occasions. Prior to working as a freelance researcher and writer, I was a Senior Analyst at the UK-based research firm Analysys Research (now Analysys Mason Ltd). At that company, I acquired significant project-management and team-leadership experience, as I managed a number of successful online-publishing projects, moving on to managing and developing the company's whole online-publishing operation. Responsibilities included co-ordination and functional development of the online-publishing system, and playing a major role in a re-launch of the company's online-publishing platform and portal. Other professional experience and skills include: - Academic research, including study in Cambridge and Paris towards a PhD in French - Teaching, including French language and literature at Cambridge University, and teaching English as a foreign language - Sales, marketing and administration across a number of roles, including in my capacity as project manager at Analysys, responsible for the profit and loss of publishing products, and also: work for a small importer of nursery furniture; work for a brewing company and distributor to the licensed trade; and temporary assignments for different companies - Numeracy and ability to analyse complex data sets, including analysis of detailed market data, company accounts and specialist databases tracking the media performance of major corporations. My career objective in the present is to expand the number and type of clients for whom I work on a freelance basis, as well as to utilise the full range of my skills, including languages and project management alongside expert research, writing and analysis. I am keen to develop good relationships with regular clients for whom I can play a significant part in adding value to their business. I am hard-working, conscientious and professional, and highly experienced at taking on and delivering demanding freelance projects within deadline and budget. Looking forward to working with you.

    $30.00 /hr
    10 hours
  9. Suzette M.

    Suzette M.

    Top-notch licensed accountant, legal researcher and writer

    Philippines - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 26 - Portfolio: 4

    I am a licensed accountant from the Philippines who is offering quality work at a reasonable price here at Odesk. Hire me and you won't get disappointed. These are the competencies and strengths that I possess for efficient and accurate delivery of service: • Expert in the use of Quickbooks Online, Wave Accounting & Outright • Capable of conducting web research on legal and business topics • Skilled in handling inter-company transactions and costing operations • Competent knowledge in conducting feasibility studies & financial analysis and preparing financial reports • Extensive knowledge in SAP application • Proficient knowledge in MS Excel and other applications such MS Word, and MS PowerPoint • Detail-oriented, efficient, highly analytical, and has excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficient in English and Filipino

    $6.67 /hr
    296 hours
  10. Reuben Molloy

    Reuben Molloy

    Control Systems Engineer

    Australia - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 1

    Hi, I have experience in vba programming for MS Office; macros, add-ins, reports, db design, Access Front Ends, data formatting, deduplication, sorting - and all sorts of useful stuff. Also programming Rockwell PLCs, Kingfisher/SCADAPack RTU and Citect SCADA and Pilz Safety System configuration. My experience at coding and with business and project management assures you that I will provide; • Robust reusable code, optimized for speed and efficiency. • Normalized, effectively related databases. • Clear identification of the project requirements. • Iterative design - early concepts and mock ups are provided for comment to ensure the project will produce the results you need. • Effective communication with stakeholders. • Leading edge application development to suit your budget. Dev systems; Physical machines - Dell M6400 Workstation, Windows 7 x64; Generic Workstation, Windows 7 x86; HP 3760B, Windows XP Pro. RAID 1 NAS. Virtual machines - Win XP Pro and Windows 7, mixed Office 97, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 x64, VB6. Skills; • vba applications/scripting for Office • Access/SQL database • Solidworks 3D Modelling • Citect SCADA - Stand alone, Clustered, Redundant • IVR - SCADAPhone, SCADAlarm • Allen Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix, MicroLogix, and SLC PLC & Panelview HMI graphics and coding • Devicenet and Data Highway Networks • Schneider, Omron, Mitsubishi, Koyo & Toyopuc PLC • Proface, Magelis, EZ Touch & other HMI • SCADAPack and Kingfisher RTU • Implementation of DNP3, Modbus and KF2 Protocols • Pilz PNOZmulti configuration

    $22.22 /hr
    243 hours