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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, 1,322 Technical writing projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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Time to Complete oDesk Technical writing Jobs

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Average Technical writing Freelancer Feedback Score

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

4.75
Last updated: May 1, 2015
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Rahul H.

Rahul H.

Project Manager / IT Consultant & Generalist

India - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 34 - Portfolio: 13

Seasoned IT Professional with extensive experience in Software Development, Database Technology, Project Management & Business Analysis. An innate ability to always remain on top of the situation has helped me to establish a track record where I have not missed out on a single deliverable. Core Technology Areas - Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence Tools - SSIS, SSRS, SSAS, Crystal Reports - Development of Triggers, Stored Procedures using T-SOL in MSSQL Server - Designing databases - Conceptual & Physical schema - .Net framework 3.5 & 4 - Asp.net, Web Worms, C#, Ajax, Web Services, Win Forms - ORM- LINQ, Entity Framework. nHibernate - Use Cases, UML Artifacts, MS-Visio, Wireframing tools - MS-Access, VBA Abilities - Orchestrating total solutions from requirement analysis to testing and implementation. - Proven experience in project management, risk analysis & successfully leading teams - Interfacing with clients - both pre & post sales Strengths - Ability to think out of the box within defined and accepted methods of execution and delivery

$35.00 /hr
4,472 hours
4.96
Joanne H.

Joanne H.

Data collection and information management expert

Canada - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 3

Professional researcher, data analyst, and technical writer with health, HR, and social sciences background. More than 15 years experience. Deliverable focused. Talk to me about designing your data collection tools (including interview schedules and online and paper surveys); collecting your data; conducting your summary reporting and statistical analyses; developing (or fixing!) academic and marketing presentations, white papers and reports; and preparing your drafts for journal submission and publication. My goals are: 1. to use technology to streamline how we gather intelligence; 2. to use my research design, analytics and informatics experience to make your information meaningful and transparent; 3. to use my exceptional writing about statistics, research, and technical information to take your deliverables to the next level. As i continue to build my on line presence I am interested in applying my expertise as independent contractor working on short and mid term projects.

$35.00 /hr
230 hours
4.71
Elise R.

Elise R.

Scientific Programmer

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

I enjoy helping people solve their technical problems in a variety of fields. I've developed complex, multidisciplinary projects for a variety of clients in education, science and finance. I have a solid history in scientific programming, including data acquisition, data visualization and numerical modeling, including simulations and forecasting. I'm flexible about my rate for most projects, and charge significantly less for projects that are primarily programming.

$50.00 /hr
161 hours
5.00
Joemar Taganna

Joemar Taganna Agency Contractor

Computational Biologist, Python Programmer, Full S...

Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

I'm here for exciting challenges. I build websites or web apps, custom utility scripts, and small programs. I am also a bioinformatician adept in the design of biological databases, web servers, phylogenetics, comparative genomics, and molecular evolution analyses. I use Python as my primary programming language but I'm also proficient in Javascript, HTML and CSS.

Associated with: SciBiz Informatics
$33.33 /hr
282 hours
5.00
Tahir Mufti

Tahir Mufti Agency Contractor

Software Expert

United Kingdom - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 9

Thank you for reviewing my oDesk resume. I specialize in managing outsourced projects from start to end. I have over 20 years of experience in the IT Outsourcing industry, beginning with programming, progressing to project management and finally business analysis. Apart from general software development, I am an expert in BACnet configuration and programming and SAML2 single signon systems. My expertize includes technical documentation: Functional Specification, Software Requirement Specification, Software Design Specification, Project Plan, Test Plan, Workflow Design and Analysis, etc. I am also an expert in drawing up Statements of Work (SOW) and Contracts/Agreements. As a long-time programmer, I have expertize in various programming and scripting languages, allowing me to manage both desktop applications and web development for commercial, engineering and cad/cam applications. DOCUMENTATION: - Contract/Agreement - Statement of Work (SOW) - Functional Specification - Software Requirement Specification - Software Design Specification - Project Plan - Test Plans/TestCases/Acceptance Criteria - Workflow Design and Analysis PROGRAMMING: - VB6, C++, C#, .NET - FileMaker Pro - SQL (MS-Access, MS-SQL, mySQL) - Joomla, Drupal and other CMS systems - Web 2.0, PHP, Perl, HTML, AJAX, ASP - Dreamweaver, Frontpage, Photoshop, etc. - Legacy languages: Cobol, Fortran, Pascal, PL/1, RPG, Assembler, dBase INDUSTRIES: - Healthcare in the United States (EMR, PM, HL7, HIPAA, etc.) - E-Commerce for various industries - Education (online teaching and school management) MAXIMIZING THE OFFSHORE ADVANTAGE: I have tried and tested teams available in India and Pakistan whom I use on all of my projects. Hailing from that part of the world, I am able to leverage my knowledge of their culture and thus get them to work at maximum performance. I *know* what makes them click! The savings of offshore resources are, of course, passed on to you... PRICING MODEL: I have a 2-tier pricing model. Local UK resources are priced at US$20 to $60 depending upon expertise level, while offshore resources are $10 to $25. The offshore component is generally 80 to 90% of total effort therefore overall rate is closer to $15-$20. That provides you the advantage of low-cost offshore resources without the risk of being burnt by fly-by-night operations. Thank you for reviewing my resume. I look forward to working for you.

Associated with: eCruoStuo Agency
$160.00 /hr
84 hours
4.88
Usama Riaz

Usama Riaz Agency Contractor

Expert Android Developer

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 9

I am driven, ambitious, and intensely interested in what I do. I taught myself how to program five years ago and have since become an expert in numerous programming languages and technologies such as Java, C++, PHP, Objective-C, and MySQL. My programming expertise paved the way for me to start a software development company called Minibit Technologies, where I have had the pleasure of working with clients from around the world on numerous interesting and challenging projects such as Twitter-like social media sharing apps, real-time multiplayer games, and ultrasonic communications systems. I don't want to bore you with a comprehensive list of my skills, so I'll just list a few of the more notable ones: Languages: Java, C++, PHP, Objective-C, Javascript, Octave Platforms: Android, iOS, Web Game Development: Libgdx, Box2d, Native Android Miscellaneous: Machine Learning, Git, Parse Talk is cheap, though. Please take a look at my portfolio projects, my oDesk test scores, and my review ratings for a more thorough assessment of my abilities. You will quickly find that I do not merely develop software - I develop highly maintainable, elegant code that will save you enormous sums in the long run. I am also a verified oDesk mobile developer, as shown by the badge on the right side of my profile. Only the most elite developers who are individually screened by oDesk are allowed to join this group. In short, if you need an app, website, or other software developed, look no further. My coding skills are incredible, my work ethic unparalleled.

Associated with: Minibit Technologies
$70.00 /hr
423 hours
5.00
Josh M.

Josh M.

SQA/Testing/Security/Networks/Development/Technica...

Canada - Last active: 3 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
4.98
Benjamin Thompson

Benjamin Thompson

Technical Writer, SQL, Python, JavaScript Programm...

United States - Last active: 11/17/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I am currently a Developer I at a large online retailer. I support several enterprise applications, most in Web2py and one major application in C# WinForms. I write code in Python and SQL for back-end tools and reporting. I work with Talend Open Studio and Apache ActiveMQ. My goal is to become a better and better programmer, to design tools and solutions that make people's tasks easier, and if possible, more fun. I am CompTIA A+, Security+, and Linux+ certified. I also hold LPIC-1 and SUSE CLA Linux certifications.

$50.00 /hr
70 hours
5.00
Leonardo Pelegrini

Leonardo Pelegrini

Senior Systems/Business Analyst (15 years Exp.)

Brazil - Last active: 07/18/2013 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

Experienced Business and Systems Analyst, J2EE Certified Architect and Programmer. Post Graduate degree in Web-Based Software Development. Have been working with system development for the last 15 years, 8 of it eliciting requirements and building knowledge base for IT systems. Expertise in business, functional and technical levels. Also a specialist in requirements management, traceability, impact analysis and reverse engineering from source code. Strong ability to communicate with developers, management and customers, to keep every party at the same page, while detailing and approving the given solution. Technical Writing skills and 4 years work using English. Also a committed and collaborative professional who fits very well with the culture of remote teamwork. Primary services : ► System design using UML 2.0 diagrams (structure and behavior) : Use Case, Class, Sequence, Component, Deployment. ► Business process modeling using BPMN 2.0 ► Requirements gathering to use cases and user stories. ► Software Requirements Specification ► Agile-related: Product backlog, sprint planning, sizing, review and management. ► Requirements management and Integrated Change Control ► Create traceability between documentation and source code ► Reverse engineer legacy code to documentation ► Work in Strategic Planning and Project Management areas

$66.67 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Willem Van Zyl

Willem Van Zyl Agency Contractor

PHP Developer / MySQL DBA / Linux Administrator /...

South Africa - Last active: 05/07/2013 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

My objective is to use the skills that I've built up over the past several years to complete work accurately and efficiently. I have more than 6 years of experience in PHP-based web development, MySQL-based database administration, and Linux-based web server administration. Three of these six years included Search Engine Optimization, Project Management, and Systems Analysis & Documentation work. I've completed a wide variety of work for clients, including: - Conversion of formatted manuscripts to eBooks for the Amazon Kindle store - eCommerce Systems - eLearning Systems - Virtual Private Server Hosting - VOIP System (Asterisk) Configuration & Administration - Web Hosting Server Administration - Web-Based Application Development - Website Development In addition to hands-on software development and system / server maintenance, I have directed entire software development projects from initial meetings with clients through drafting proposals, performing systems analysis and writing system specifications, building wireframes, designing databases, directing visual design, managing software development, performing testing, and training end-users. I have extensive experience in Search Engine Optimization, as proven by the amount of traffic to the technical articles that I post to my blog (as of January 2011 my blog has been online for two years and receives an average of 50,000 unique visitors per month, 82% of which come from search engines).

$55.56 /hr
8 hours
5.00