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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 oDesk, 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 Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of oDesk Technical writing projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

oDesk Technical writing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 1,385 Technical writing projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

1,385

Time to Complete oDesk Technical writing Jobs

Time needed to complete a Technical writing project on oDesk.

Average Technical writing Freelancer Feedback Score

Technical writing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.75.

4.75
Last updated: April 1, 2015
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Sylvia B.

Sylvia B.

Copywriter/ Editor/Content Creator

United States - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 10

Over the last seventeen years I have written across a wide range of topics and for many industries including fortune 500 companies. From health and IT professionals to web design & development organizations and small businesses, I provide the creative content that expands your online presence and effectively markets your product or service. I can tailor your communications and content to your specific needs, adapting the right tone, style and voice that speaks to the audience you wish to reach. Whether you need website copy, press releases, articles or blogs, authoritative and credible content is never out of style. Need to view a few more samples, check out my website at https://www.clippings.me/sburleigh . Besides ghostwriting, I also offer editing services.

$33.33 /hr
1,671 hours
4.95
Ljiljana P.

Ljiljana P.

MBA

Serbia - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 18

Over the years I have developed myself and others in various business and leadership skills. My recent clients were family owned small businesses, but also Fortune 500 companies whose brands are in our homes wherever we might live at the moment. I studied and worked in several countries around the world - US, Switzerland, Middle East and Europe - in start-ups and operations management of multinationals. I consult and coach international clients mostly in business management and marketing. Am often writing or editing training or other manuals for them. Since Nov 2012. I am also the principal consultant for WiFi Austria Institute's 'HR Manager' course. This is 9 month course for which I also develop training material. My blog is No Panic Management and if you Google me you will find few more websites I made, with copies I wrote. My name is on first page of Google (when searching for it.) My objective is to work only on things I like, with people I like. They are professionals with integrity and attitude. It means they like and respect business, as well as others they work with. Do not work for companies who do not treat employees well. Ultimately I am looking for ways to help business grow and create jobs, whether it is mine or anyone else's company. That is a greater mission behind any ''small'' task I undertake. I take different jobs at my spare time, those I can do well, enjoy, and those that enhance my business experience while delivering result. Should you have a good business proposal or idea for me, I'd be happy to hear it. Am always welcoming new opportunities for business development and mutually beneficial partnerships.

$50.00 /hr
1,442 hours
4.78
Dave Ward

Dave Ward

Business Consultant, Internal Auditor, Risk and In...

United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I have an uncanny ability to spot unnecessary and unproductive procedures as well as internal control gaps where losses may occur. I love helping small and medium sized companies grow to the next level using strategic plans, mission statements, and other key communication tools to keep everyone focused on the right goals. My experience includes: Banking Internal Audit Fraud Investigation Federal Regulation Implementation Process Improvement Human Resource Management Project Management System Development Lifecycle Training Manager Budget Preparation Policy/Procedure Development

$33.33 /hr
389 hours
4.98
Daniel Roux

Daniel Roux

Project Manager with Specialization in Translation

United States - Last active: 20 hours ago - Portfolio: 3

I have an original, analytic, inquisitive mind and a great drive for implementing ideas and achieving goals. What sets me apart from other applicants is my broad scope of international experience and my ability to transfer it to any industry. I have successfully migrated from the military field to architecture to human resources to training and development to software technical writing, to marketing, to sales and to the translation industry. I am a highly motivated, independent self-starter with two technical college qualifications as well as varied international managerial and project management experience. I am a results-oriented person who excels in a high performance team since I have high standards of competence and performance for others and myself. Software skills include, Windows, Mac OS, Microsoft Project, Trados, MultiTrans Prism Flow, OmniPage Pro, ABBYY Finereader, Acrobat Pro, LifeCycle Designer, oDesk platform and more.

$44.00 /hr
726 hours
5.00
Don Taylor

Don Taylor

Analyst, Manager, Technical Writer

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 3

In my 30+ year career I've picked up a wide variety of technical skills and professional experience areas. I've been successful in management and individual contributor roles. I want to help you succeed with your project goals! Here's a quick list of skills and technologies where I have at least some, and in many cases, quite a lot, of experience: Apple Xcode, Authorize.net, Back office processes, B2C e-commerce, Basecamp, Budget management, Business analysis, Business metrics, Business rules & logic, Certified Scrum Master, Change management, Client engagement, Codesion, Communication: interpersonal, written, verbal, ConstantContact, COPPA compliance, CRM, Creative problem solving, Customer satisfaction, Customer liaison & support, Data flow design, Design spec preparation, Design standards, DropBox, 8x8 phone system setup/admin, Feature rollout, GIS tools: ArcGIS, Google Maps, Google Apps, Google Docs/Drive, Graphical editors, HTML, Interviewing, IT liaison, JavaScript, Knowledge management, MailChimp, MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, SharePoint, Visio, Word, Negotiation & issue resolution, Operations monitoring, Apple Mac desktop, PCI compliance, Policy definition, Process/protocol definition, Process improvement, Program execution, Project management – traditional & agile, Quality assurance & testing, R&D, RapidMiner (novice), Requirements gathering, Requirements analysis, Resource allocation, Salesforce setup/administration, Scrum product owner, SDLC, Service delivery, SmartBear AlertSite, Stakeholder voice, Statistical analysis, Strategic planning, SugarCRM, Team member & leader, Training, UNIX shell & C, Usability/UI design, Use case depiction, User stories, User acceptance test, Vimeo, Web app dev mgmt, WordPress, Workflow analysis, Zapier integrations, Zendesk setup/administration.

$55.56 /hr
502 hours
5.00
Candice K.

Candice K.

Technical Documentation Specialist & Freelance Gho...

Jamaica - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 9

For the last eight to ten years, I have been the key individual at my organization to generate effective, pointed written correspondence, including user guides, proposals, tender documentation, training programs, manuals, and other official correspondence. I am technically skilled in the English language, am knowledge of proper English grammar, and have a background of producing accurate content. I am interested in providing similar service to suited, relevant projects.

$33.33 /hr
8 hours
5.00
Lesley G.

Lesley G. Agency Contractor

Freelance Writer / Dutch - English Translator

United Kingdom - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 31

I'm a native English freelance writer and translator with a strong business background, superlative language skills and a profound knowledge of Dutch. An accomplished copywriter with a proven track record in crafting compelling SEO web content, blogs, articles and product descriptions, I additionally specialise in delivering seamless Dutch to English translations. With over 20 years professional experience in the IT / Financial Services sector, I'm self-starting, fast, accurate, flexible and reliable, and invariably keen to discuss future collaborations with interesting and challenging clients. Recent feedback includes: - Lesley provided beautiful work in a short amount of time. Would definitely work with her again. - Excellent work. Lesley has an excellent grasp of English language and grammar. - I have received more than expected, a real pleasure working with and I highly recommend her services. - Great writer and would definitely recommend

Associated with: MPLG Consultancy Agency
$44.44 /hr
3,123 hours
5.00
Oscar Bass

Oscar Bass Agency Contractor

Senior UNIX System Engineer, LAMP, LEMP, Network S...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

Expert UNIX system administrator and network engineer. Got a problem? I can solve it! For more than 15 years I have been the I.T. backbone and support for many online companies. I use the most up to date standards for any project I am involved in. I work extremely quick and efficiently. If you have a problem let me help you solve it. OS: Linux - Expert, FreeBSD - Expert, AIX - Expert, HP-UX - Expert, Macintosh OS/X - Expert, Windows Server - Proficient Cloud services: AWS, Rackspace, OpSource, Linode Web servers: Apache, Nginx, Tomcat Database servers: Mysql, Postgresql Monitoring: Nagios, Monit, Munin, Cacti Scripting: bash, perl, shell Virtualization: OpenVZ, Xen, SolusVM Mail servers: Postfix, Exim, Sendmail, Dovecot Control panels: cPanel, Plesk, Direct Admin, Webmin/Virtualmin, ISPconfig, OpenPanel Other: standard network services (DNS, DHCP, LDAP, Samba, SVN/Git, http proxy, jabber, backups, monitoring etc), firewalls (iptables, ipfw, pf)

Associated with: Bass Designs Agency
$44.44 /hr
218 hours
4.98
Grant Smith

Grant Smith

Excel, Access VBA and Macro Developer

United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 15

Experienced professional with multiple skills looking for extra work. Very diligent, attentive to details, hard working and honest. Guru in MS Office Applications (company SME (Subject Matter Expert)) VBAs and Macros Knowledgeable in computer software and hardware problems Many years of customer service including managing a large team of customer service agents Excellent written and speaking communication skills I sell time by adding automation to any office product! Based on East Coast of United States

$60.00 /hr
1,498 hours
4.98
Cheryl Humphreys

Cheryl Humphreys

Highly skilled writer and editor

United Kingdom - Last active: 10/06/2014 - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 10

Highly skilled editor and technical author. Co-author of "7 Steps to Making Money on oDesk" and "Get the Best - A Guide to Hiring the Best Freelancers on oDesk" Strong writing, editing, planning, administration & organisational abilities across all sectors. Proactive in prioritisation of workloads across several clients alongside solid engagement with stakeholders. Published author of two books on Celiacs Disease as well as ghostwriter for many other books (available on Amazon and other sites under pseudonyms). For the latest updates on my freelance career, http://digitalmined.com/going-from-zero-to-hero/#sthash.WEBezSRR.7s1xmFmH.dpbs

$33.33 /hr
346 hours
4.95