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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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Average Technical writing Freelancer Feedback Score

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

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Ma. Catherine Paula Dela Cruz

Ma. Catherine Paula Dela Cruz

Freelance Article Writer, Rewriter, Customer Servi...

Philippines - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 6

Hi, my name is Paula. I've been working in the Call Center Industry for almost 7 years now with various tasks like Inbound Sales Agent, Customer Service Representative, Financial Service Adviser, Tech Support Agent, Subject-Matter Expert and Escalations Adviser. I also worked as a part-time article writer. I've written articles in various topics like fashion, electronics, social media, financial settlement and a lot more. I also do personal blogging and ghost-writing for blogs (Wordpress and Blogspot). I am also familiar with SEO and keyword research. Recently, I’ve been doing Social Media Marketing for my clients via Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Slideshare, etc. I also do email handling and newsletters. My career as a customer service representative help improved the degree of my written and oral communication skills. I have high customer satisfaction and quality scores so I can assure you that your customers are in good hands with me. I follow deadlines by heart, listen to instructions well and very attentive to details.

$6.67 /hr
645 hours
Tarik C.

Tarik C.

Website Developer | Joomla, WordPress, Drupal

Jamaica - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 7

I have been in the IT field for over 15 years now. My primary focus in the Web Market is Content Management Systems (CMS) like Joomla. I work with systems like Joomla and Wordpress on a daily basis. My skills include XHTML, HTML, CSS, Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 2.5, Drupal and Wordpress. I am a fulltime freelancer and look forward to working on your next project. Skilled in the following: Joomla CK forms RS Forms Migrating from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 2.5 Akeeba Backup Joomla Website Updates Joomla Website Maintenance K2 JomSocial Wordpress Wishlist Membership Sites Converting Static HTML Sites to Wordpress Updating Wordpress Sites MailChimp and Aweber integration Network Security • CISCO • Juniper • VPN- CISCO, Open Source • VM Ware, Citrix • IT Audit • IT Security

$15.00 /hr
1,031 hours
Chardae J.

Chardae J.

Writer, Reporter & Digital Enthusiast

United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1 A passionate writer seeking to combine my writing, creativity and technology skills. Aspiring to one day find the perfect job to combine all of my wonderful skills. I have a great writing background from corporate writing, grant writing, technical writing, creative writing and web writing. .... WORDS TO LIVE BY "If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it."- Anaïs Nin

$10.00 /hr
12 hours
Mujahid Hussain

Mujahid Hussain

Business Lecturer, Financial Analyst, Auditor, Exc...

Pakistan - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

I am a Qualified Chartered Accountant (ACCA-UK) & possess Masters Degree in English Literature. Presently, I am working as a Finance executive and teaching Business Studies to High School Students. I am excellent academic and business content writer. Further, I am an expert of Microsoft Excel Advanced. Professional Qualification: >>> Qualified Chartered Accountant (ACCA-UK) Academic Qualifications: >>> Masters Degree in English Literature (University of Karachi) >>> BSc in Applied Accounting (Oxford Brookes University-UK) >>> Bachelor of Commerce (University of Karachi)

$5.56 /hr
21 hours
Md.Hasib Mansur

Md.Hasib Mansur

Engineer with versatile knowledge

Bangladesh - Last active: 11 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
Abbie Martin

Abbie Martin

US Based 23 years Instructional Design and E-Learn...

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

As a Florida-based independent contractor, I specialize in developing training curriculums/classes, e-learning, instructional design and technical writing. Developed specialized work for Carnival Cruise, IBM, Dell, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Lockheed Martin, Medco, PPG, Bayer, Ricoh Copiers, Pitney Bowes, DirecTV, Pfizer, Office Depot and American Express among several other clientelle. From the assessment of training needs to creating virtual web-based training, to evaluating the outcome of the delivered training; I cover it from beginning to end. I maintain over 23 years of combined experience in the e-learning and blended learning fields, and we are the ones to provide you with the most state-of-the-art talent to meet your training needs. You can rest assured you will obtain quality, professional work from a highly skilled and talented individual (former ASTD VP of Membership for S. Florida, Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Design, coupled with 23 years of experience delivering the highest quality with state-of-the-art talent to various Fortune 500's).

Groups: Corona Labs
$65.00 /hr
194 hours
Meaghan Gray

Meaghan Gray

Efficient and Professional Writer and Editor

Canada - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

Allow me to help improve and solidify your brand using my knowledge to create and shape effective and engaging content. In my over 5 years writing and editing professionally, I have garnered experience working on an array of projects including press release writing, technical writing, copywriting, blogging, article writing, creative writing, and writing for SEO. I consistently satisfy clients with efficient turnaround times, impeccable work, and my dependable work ethic. Please feel free to peruse some of my work in my portfolio:

$16.00 /hr
705 hours
Sarah V.

Sarah V.

Business and Creative Writer and Editor with 9 Yea...

United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

I have a creative flair combined with a professional writing style. I love editing and writing: I have both a BA and MA degree in English Writing. I have been listed as a top 25 provider on oDesk. My experience includes social media, app descriptions, business website copy, sales letters, blogs, creative writing, and academic writing.

$22.50 /hr
603 hours
Evelyn Prudente

Evelyn Prudente

Evelyn Prudente(Data EntryProfessional/Writer/E-bo...

Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 3

I've been classroom teacher for 10 years. I handled different subjects such as English 6, Accounting IV, Math I (Elementary Algebra), Math II (Intermediate Algebra ,Computer III and IV (dealing Fox Pro and Visual Basic Programming), Computer I (PowerPoint Presentation) and Computer II (Microsoft Excel).Moreover, I have an experience in Marketing, for I've been a sales representative in a Real Estate Company ( Antel Holdings Inc.) for 5 years, selling lot, house and lot and condominiums. I was awarded as the top agent year 1998. I am well-versed when it comes to Microsoft office applications (esp. MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint Presentations). Moreover, I am fond of writing about anything under the sun. I have worked on a lot of well-researched and quality articles.

$5.56 /hr
1,420 hours
Bilal R.

Bilal R.

VA - Data Entry - Web research - Technical Writer

Pakistan - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 6

My objective is to give better quality and to provide excellent service in doing task for the success both me and my employer. Seeking to secure a challenging and rewarding position within a company where my skills are effectively utilized to their fullest potential and produce continual experience with growth opportunities and gives the employer with completed projects in the shortest possible time within their budget and time and with utmost accuracy. I am a dedicated and hardworking person maintaining a working friendly atmosphere that is conductive to promote creative thinking and intellectual interaction among colleagues, also between me and my employer.

$5.00 /hr
1,468 hours