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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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oDesk Technical writing Jobs Completed Quarterly

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


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Average Technical writing Freelancer Feedback Score

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

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Josh M.

Josh M.


Canada - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 9

Over my career I have been handed a great many challenges and I have throughly enjoyed finding solutions for my clients problems. I have not limited myself specifically to one area but many, and have enjoy a diverse technical career. I am a skilled, hard working, dedicated IT professional with over 10 years of experience. I have development experince in numerous languages and specialize in PHP/MySql web development and Linux/Windows scripts and applications. I have excellent communication skills and am available at your need.

$55.00 /hr
8,385 hours
Emily Waller

Emily Waller

Biomedical Engineer with Technical Writing Backgro...

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4

Hands-on Biomedical Engineer with outstanding history of research, clinical trials, and medical device and software testing and development. Proven track record of delivering clinical testing processes, programs, results, and analyses for medical device FDA approval and commercialization. Inventive technologist with insightful analytical strengths and a reputation for intuitive problem solving and innovation. Persuasive communicator, adept at one-to-one consultations, group presentations, and creative collaboration and facilitation. Demonstrated success in orchestrating quality assurance testing and documentation across multiple software projects.

$35.00 /hr
228 hours
Hannah C.

Hannah C.

Creative and Technical Writing

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 6

I am a young American writer with over two years of professional experience. I've worked professionally writing content for smart phone apps. Additionally, I've completed numerous creative writing classes during my undergraduate. I am a versatile writer who is equally comfortable doing both creative and technical writing. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you

$14.00 /hr
112 hours
Azmyin Md. Kamal

Azmyin Md. Kamal

Arduino, Solidworks, Technical Writing

Bangladesh - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 12

Hello Sir/Madam. I am a final years Mechanical Engineering student from AUST, Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the last two years I have amassed a great amount of knowledge on Embedded systems and specialize in system design using Arduino or AVR chips that comes with Arduino boards. I have worked over 20+ projects with Arduino in the last two years and have built some real world systems. Some of them are shown on my portfolio page. My project contributions ranges from elementary to advanced level projects for instance a DIY Arduino Quadcopter which can be shown if asked. Another strong suit of mine is doing CAD design using Dassultsoft Solidworks. Since I am a mechanical engineering student I have a good understanding over various aspects of product design. I can also design products from concept images or hand drawn sketches. I can also provide photo-realistic rendering and do simulation using Solidworks. I have uploaded some sample models on my portfolio page. . Finally I am very good at technical writing and cover subjects related to C Programming, Mechanical, Industrial Products, Arduino Projects, Tutorials etc. I have good feedback regarding my technical writing skills which are shown on my portfolio page. I am an honest person and try my best to meet the deadline. I never shy away from admitting my mistakes and welcome any criticisms/advice from my clients as by working for them I get the chance to learn many new things. I also prefer frequent communications. I can be easily reached via Odesk Message center or through my skype ID: azmyin12 Thank you very much for patiently reading this overview. Respectfully Azmyin Md. Kamal

$7.78 /hr
66 hours
Geoffrey G.

Geoffrey G.

Expert Technical Writing Freelancer

United States - Last active: 01/14/2014 - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 11

My goal here is finding and working with new clients that need information technology related technical articles and posts written. I can proficiently use Microsoft Word 2010 and WordPress 3.5.1 to create new technical articles/reports and product reviews to your requirements. I frequently update my WordPress site ( along with two professional websites. I have experience with Google Analytics and SEO tools and optimization to help websites appear high on Google searches. I enjoy researching and writing material covering computer hardware, software mobile devices, and other common consumer electronics. My passions are storage devices, mobile Apple and Android devices. My career goal is to be a technical writer or product reviewer for an Apple or Windows magazine. I read several IT related magazines every month to keep up to date on technology. I subscribe to many YouTube channels and watch a few technical product review videos daily. I will get your work done on time and to your needs. I am an extremely proficient native English writer and speaker. I enjoy using this oDesk platform to work for you and improve my skills at the same time. I am in Pacific Standard Time, USA and I work as many hours as needed to get your job done. I am available via Skype calls and IM, Gmail, my iPhone, and oDesk messages for interviews and contact during your project. Please do not hesitate to contact me with the details of your project. No job is too big and if you need a rush job done in a short time I will do my best to complete the job before its due.

$13.89 /hr
266 hours
Kelvin Juma

Kelvin Juma

Technical and Academic Writing Expert

Kenya - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

I am a graduate in Biochemistry and now an MSc Student for Medical Biochemistry and i have just cleared my class work theory. My career aspiration is to serve people at all levels of my capacity and i will always serve you better and to your satisfaction. I love research, writing and and i can also teach I have done research on several issues and i love every aspect of research which i can do it for you including data analysis, literature review and every aspect of research including report writing. I have taught myself to make and design website using the HTML, CSS and PHP Scripting languages and i believe i am smart. I have also taught my self to use python in programming especially in data analysis and i do it to my best more especially when i am doing tasks in monitoring and evaluation. I also can work very well as an admin assistant as it has been the discipline i have nurtured myself to work for most of the time. Academic writing is also my line of duty as i do it often and i deliver in time, plagiarism free and without the grammatical errors as i check them using my programs before i sent them to you. I also can serve you very well in the translation of documents and other assignments. I would like to be of service to you in a number of disciplines and i would appreciate your rating in every work that i do for you. Thank you. Kelvin Juma

$5.56 /hr
319 hours
Derek J.

Derek J.

Creative and Technical Writing Consultant

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

Over the past seven years I have worked on behalf of clients across industries to create written and video content that is as functional and precise as it is creative. I have worked for Fortune 500 companies and an incredible array of startups and nonprofits to make their information clear and simple as the truth. My strengths are developing high-quality original content that stands out from the content mills and teams of freelancers. I'm incredibly smart and take all of my work seriously. Check out my portfolio and contact me if you have any questions about how I can help your organization get the most out of your money.

$26.67 /hr
201 hours
Ali Z.

Ali Z.

Strategic Planning, Global Marketing, Sales & Tech...

Pakistan - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I have over 8 years of experience working as business analyst delivering in the areas of Project Management, Market Research, and Product Management. Key areas of my interest and expertise include developing Business Plans, Product Manuals (Financial Products), Sales and Marketing. I am seeking opportunities where i can utilitze my experience and strengths to help build your business. I work for a financial giant and do consulting on the side. I have a fully equipped office and only bid for tasks that i can deliver efficiently and on time.

$16.00 /hr
174 hours