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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. Kiran Khalil

    Kiran Khalil

    Content Writer

    Pakistan - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 3

    I find it best to communicate with user through simple and interactive content. I have been writing content for various projects, including, medicine, automotive industry, media, psychology, and also for android/iPhone applications. Having a diverse educational and professional career has allowed me to work on different niches. My experience and knowledge has also helped me gain expertise in writing user manuals for software (Android and iPhone). Following the SEO rules, i make sure to include relevant keywords to increase website ranking on popular search engines. My passion is to convert complicated content into comprehensible and user-friendly to get the message across to target audience.

    $8.00 /hr
    83 hours
  2. Gladys R.

    Gladys R.

    Seasoned HR Manager/IT Recruiter/Sourcer/Recruitment Consultant

    Philippines - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 15

    Awarded as oDesk Top Rated Contractor with 100% Job Success, I'm available for 40-50 hours a week currently. Hardworking, efficient, reliable and results-oriented, I am seeking assignments in Technical Recruitment, Human Resource Administration, and Administrative Support. I am a Recruitment Professional with over 6 years industry experience in sourcing and staffing. The industries that I have recruited and actively recruiting for are the ff.: IT (Developers/Engineers, Project Managers, Analysts, Administrators, Architects, Support, etc.) Supply Chain Oil and Gas Automotive Machinery Telecoms Industrial Jobs (Product Engineer, Product Designers Chemical Engineer, etc) Sales and Marketing Finance I handled both technical and non-technical recruitment in my career in Human Resources. I am experienced in handling busy, high-volume recruitment environment. I love tracking down great talent and making placements. The satisfaction of a good match keeps me going. I am dedicated to making a difference in the employment experience and put my talents towards creating a motivating and rewarding work environment. Throughout my career, my communication skills have made me successful at connecting with all employee levels. My teamwork and resourcefulness have made me a valuable business partner to colleagues and managers. I seek to be challenged and make a difference within an innovative company. I feel my diverse background and passion for working with people would make me a great contributor to your organization's Human Resources team and employment experience.

    $9.99 /hr
    15,000 hours
  3. Alvin john G.

    Alvin john G.

    "Your Technical Guy"

    Philippines - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 10

    Alvin started with humble beginnings. After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree of Information Technology, he started working as a Computer Teacher and taught students ranging from nursery to junior level high school. He taught Basic Computer Education, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access and Turbo C Programming. He also became the youngest Computer Club Adviser recorded. After one school year, he applied as an IT Specialist at a real estate company and was chosen over forty-five applicants. His roles were the IT equipment maintenance and IT procurement of the company. Through his hard work, passion and dedication, he became a regular employee in just a span of four months. A year after, he was promoted as Management Information Systems Officer leading a small group of Web Developers and as the organization’s Financial and Property Management System Administrator. He is in charge of the system’s regular backup and maintenance. He oversees the organization’s network and manage their Internet Security Acceleration Server that served as their primary firewall. With two years of dedicated and excellent service in the company, he was finally promoted as the Department Head of Information Technology and transformed the department from nothing into something. He implemented the organization’s first Active Directory System together with a centralized file storage using Network Attached Storage. For the first time, all the company’s transactions are processed using Information Technology. Today, he works as a full time freelancer focusing on different IT approaches and delivers quality and excellent work for clients worldwide.

    $15.00 /hr
    324 hours
  4. Alok M.

    Alok M.

    Alok- Business Analyst/Technical Writer/Blogger.

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    Experienced Business Analyst and technical writer. Knows technology and marketing. I have written on topics ranging from Sales Force, big data, mobile apps, eCommerce, web. Communicative with customers. Apt at making proposals, wireframes, SRS documents. Offer original Content and great customer service !! Hope to work with you soon :),

    $15.00 /hr
    59 hours
  5. Neil Anthony Rosales

    Neil Anthony Rosales

    Expet Game Tester/Reviewer, Android Programmer and Data Entry

    Philippines - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    Seek knowledge, skills, wisdom and work to earn experience in the field of Information Technology and/or Computer Science. My ultimate goal is to find a job inclined to the things that I love; games and Japanese animation (anime). Cultivate myself, nurture my skills and personality, and earn income to continue my pursuit for greater things while having the time of my life. It is one of my life long goals to one day step into the video game industry and become not only just the one holding the controller, but be the one of the people behind a great video game. Generally a bright and cheerful person, honest and friendly. I have a strong sense of responsibility. Hardworking and resilient in what I do. I have a passion in creating quality programs and enjoy working with thousands and thousands of codes. I take to heart and enjoy doing repetitive testing and debugging of programs to ensure utmost quality. I have fun assisting people and working within a team. I regard providing quality work most, and consider my work as a reflection of myself. My philosophy in life is to always have fun with whatever I do. I never let stress take over me. I always find ways to make everything I do fun. Life is short; there is no room for frowns. Even in work.

    $11.11 /hr
    13,086 hours
  6. Chrissie mae C.

    Chrissie mae C.

    Virtual Assistant, Customer Service Rep., Data Entry, Web Research

    Philippines - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 5

    I am a very outgoing person. I have great communication skills, am very motivated, a fast and efficient worker, as well as very detail oriented. Customer satisfaction is my top priority, I work hard to meet and exceed customer expectations. I have 4 plus years of experience in management and customer service. I was working for for almost 2 years with good records in providing excellent customer service. I am hardworking and a fast learner. Experienced with Microsoft word and excel. I feel that I would be a great fit for your company.

    $7.77 /hr
    1,255 hours
  7. Jerese D.

    Jerese D.

    PeopleSoft Security Consultant/Project Manager/Proofread/Web Research

    Philippines - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 7

    I have handled PeopleSoft Security and PS admin for more than three years. My skills and experiences include Microsoft Office, UNIX, Oracle Database and MS-SQL. I have been with a huge I.T. company, and on the Peoplesoft support team for more than three years. This has helped me develop the skills mentioned above. I also have been doing proofreading, editing, web research, email handling, link building, data entry and project management since 2010. I also have experience with technical writing. I am seeking opportunities where my experiences and skills can be utilized to improve customer satisfaction.

    $7.78 /hr
    4,705 hours
  8. Holly C.

    Holly C.

    Writing is my passion - no matter what subject.

    Canada - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 19

    Welcome to my page! The internet is a great source of marketing and sales. Websites run in our minds. They are an excellent way to conduct your business. Whether you are the largest company in the world or a self-employed business owner, you need a website to promote your business. You need a place in this international market. But, getting a place in this global world isn’t enough. You need something that can attract and convey your message to your readers, your customers, your followers and your audiences. This “something” is “WORDS”. Wondering why? Don’t go far, let’s start from here. Now, you are at my profile. You are reading these WORDS about me. These WORDS characterize me, my qualifications, my accolades, my style, my experience, my life, my personality, my business and everything you can think of about me. Why are you reading my page? Because, I convinced you, and how did I do that? These are my “WORDS”. The same strategy can be applied to you as well. Your website designer may create a superb design. However, he can’t give you readers, customers and audiences. You need something (WORDS) that can attract a flow of visitors to your website. So, you need the WORDS that can convey your thoughts and vision and sway visitors to stay at your website, and read and read and read until it ends. This will persuade them to examine your business, your vision, your purpose and your goal. Hence, you will get to your milestones and targets. To get these WORDS, you need a writer. The market is filled with writers who want your business, but it's hard to find the right combination of talent, determination, skills, experience and work ethics. Fortunately, all these adjectives are present in me. If you are looking for outstanding writing (web-content, articles, SEO optimized articles, technical writing, blogging, copywriting,product descriptions, product reviews etc.) without any grammatical glitches, you should choose me because I have an excellent set of credentials and skills. I have been in this business since 2003, and I’ve served many local and online writing agencies.

    $22.22 /hr
    106 hours
  9. Julia Neff

    Julia Neff

    Journalist, writer, translator, scriptwriter.

    Netherlands - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

    Hello and welcome to my oDesk profile, where I try to attractively expose myself to potential clients. Smile. *My passions: creative writing, script-writing, editing, journalism, PR, press release distribution, networking with media and press, composing texts, fairy tales and folklore, story-telling, translations, songwriting, poem writing, copy-writing, image making, social media, travelling/observing/describing, art/literature criticism, food writing, history, humor. *My skills: web content management, writing (most genres), ghostwriting, translations (English, Russian, Estonian, Dutch, Danish), PR (advising and image making; visit my website, teaching, sales, acquiring accreditation from IATA, personnel logistics within offshore industry, communications, team-building, HSEQ procedures writing (ISO 9001). *My education: Master's degree in Journalism from Moscow University of Humanities (Cum Laude), multiple diplomas and certificates from industries of education, aviation and offshore. *My credo: "Life isn't as easy as it seems. It is much easier." *My home: is in the Netherlands, consisting of my beloved husband and two daughters. *My geography: the USSR-> Republic of Estonia-> Kingdom of Denmark-> Kingdom of Norway-> Kingdom of the Netherlands. *My character: loving, attentive, thorough, loyal, not a quitter, humorous, interested, social.

    $22.22 /hr
    202 hours
  10. Karn S.

    Karn S.

    Writer(Recipe | Fitness | Technical), Researcher

    India - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 8

    Thank you for viewing my profile. I am a detailed and professional freelancer with over an year experience in the following areas: a) Writing: I provide informative, easy to read and clear content for blogs, social media, website. I have excellent experience in article writing in English language. I have good command over English grammar and. I love to write on: -Health/ Fitness/ Bodybuilding (I am a fitness freak myself) -Recipe/ Diet/ Meal -Technical topics(Computer/ Operating Systems/ Smartphones/ Apps) b) Researching: I'm a web-research addict and I have experience in web research, data mining, extracting email address and other related contact information of any business and personals, searching in Google, Bing and Yahoo search engines. I use some useful search engine keywords tricks in order to extract the exact and required information. c) Virtual Assistant: This is the best part of working on Odesk. I like working with new clients and apply my skills to complete their project. Also I am always ready to learn new things. You can reach me at anytime on Facebook, Gmail or Watsapp. Apart from this, I am a computer science student in one of the India's most prestigious univeristy.

    $8.89 /hr
    38 hours