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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.

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Ardit Sulce

Ardit Sulce

GIS Expert

Germany - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

GIS, Cartography, Remote Sensing, Python, and Technical Writing are the areas I provide services for. I have completed around 20 projects here in oDesk, all with success. Most of them concerned with GIS. Others dealt with technical writing, Python, remote sensing and cartography. Glad to say I am qualified in both GIS and Geodesy at university graduate level, able to crack your spatial problems. In total, I have eight years of experience working in my fields of expertise. Feel free to contact me and explain the problem you want to tackle!

$28.00 /hr
481 hours
4.93
Jeeni Patel

Jeeni Patel

Lead QA Engineer/Expert Software Tester-Web App/MA...

India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 23

"Try to improve PERFECTION and unveil the QUALITY by itself." ★ Top 5% in successful oDeskers ★ More than 10000 odesk billed hours ★ More than 35 Projects of 5 star rating ★ More than 65% Repeated Clients ★ Full time freelancer and ISTQB certified QA tester ★ oDesk Top 10% in : Software Testing Test These are the facts which I will not claim unlike other freelancers.. What I claim is "To find out the visible and hidden defects,loop holes,gaps,broken processes,lack of standardization and simplification in your application for which you have chosen oDesk and posted this QA job" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I will need and start only with demo URL and ends with bunch of satisfied customers in your portfolio. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ You wonder how's that possible!!! Here are the facts which end your search and start your smiles.. I am well versed in .. ✔ Testing Domains: Healthcare, e-commerce, e-learning, business intelligence, ERP, CRM, Magento,social media, CMS,Gaming,VOIP, POS, Accounting,Gaming etc. ✔ Types of testing : Smoke, Sanity, Black Box,White Box,Grey,Functional,Regression, System Integration, regression Testing, Build Verification Testing, Compatibility-Cross and Backward (OS/Browser), Internationalization (i18N),User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Basic Performance Testing, ETL Testing, etc ✔ QA methodology and processes: CMMI, ISO, Agile Scrum best practices,waterfall model, RAD, V- model etc. ✔ QA Tasks: Analyze,review and assess user requirements,specifications and models for testability Test Scenario, Test Case, Test Plan, Test Strategies, Test Traceability Matrix, Gap Analysis,Conduct quality assurance on product updates at planned intervals. Triage data issues that emerge from user-feedback to drive product improvements. Creating lessons learnt document on projects ending Risk Management, Mitigation and Contingency Planning,Help develop strategy for growth, including resource needs, automated testing etc. ✔ Bug Reporting tools: Notepad, Wordpad, MS word, MS Excel, MS TFS 2010, Trello cards, JIRA, Mantis, Bugzilla, CodebaseHQ, Redmine, Basecamp, Version one, Assembla, Pivotal Tracker, Issues and many more.. ✔ Bug Analysis Tools: FireBug, FirePath, Xpath Checker, In browser Developer tools Inspect elements and HTTP Requester. ✔ Test Case Management Tools: Microsoft Test Manager, Test Link, Test Rail and Testopia ✔ Version Control System : Microsoft Visual SourceSafe, SVN, Team Foundation Server ✔ White Box Testing tools: NUnit, JUnit, TestNG, MS Test ✔ Performance Testing Tools : LoadRunner, WebLoad, Apache JMeter ✔ Database: SQL Server, MySQL, DB2, Teradata, Sybase, DB2 Mainframe ✔ Operating Systems to test: Windows 2000/Xp/Vista/Win7/win8,Ubuntu,Mac 10.9.2 ✔ Gadgets available for Testing : iPhone 5S,Samsung Galaxy S3, Google Nexus 4,Samsung Duos,iPod touch 4th Gen.(iOS 6),iPad 3 (iOS 7.0),Lenovo Yoga,Kindle Fire 2

$19.99 /hr
12,507 hours
4.93
Ann K.

Ann K.

Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support b...

Sweden - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usuallay apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, then that rate apply. On the other hand could other assigments require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing, since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of yours kind of recaps what service is about. Besides the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. In addition to work I've been studying sociology, psychology and computer science at academic level. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Where human language is concerned I write with good imagination, do my research and have a very good vocabulary. Where computers are concerned I like to do life easier for end users and I also focus on usability. Where both languages are involved I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if yo're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!

$30.00 /hr
81 hours
4.98
Kiran M.

Kiran M.

C#, WPF, WinForms, XAML Developer and GUI Design E...

Pakistan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 12

★ 3+ yrs of software development, configuration, management ★ C#,VB.NET(2.0,3.5,4.0), WPF, Web,Windows Services ★ ADO.NET,Entity Framework, LINQ, 3-tier,n-tier, Winforms desktop applications ★ ASP.NET web apps, Silverlight ,Telerik & DevXpress. I have worked with .NET (C#, VB.NET) and databases such as SQL Server 2005/2008, MySQL 5, SQLLite and Oracle 9i. I have complete command over Microsoft Office Tools. I have extensive experience with 3rd party APIs such as 1. Twitter API 2. Google API 3. Code Reason Reports 4. EDD (Easy Digital Downloads) Licensing integration. 5. Telerik Rad Controls for ASP.NET AJAX 6. Telerik RAD Controls for WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) 7. Telerik RAD Controls for Winforms 8. DevXpress/DExperience for Web and Winforms 9. Krypton Toolkit 10. Microsoft Excel Interop 11. Microsoft Word Interop 12. Microsoft Access Interop 13. MySQL Connector for .NET 14. Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2008 R2 15. Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 & 4.0 16. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF Services) 17. Microsoft Entity Framework 4.x/ADO.NET Entity Framework 18. LINQ to Entities, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to objects 19. Telerik OpenAcces ORM (Database First, Model First) 20. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and MVVM 21. Login Authentication/Encryption I have worked with enterprise grade software systems that are composed of multiple tiers and multiple layers, distributed client-server applications. I have also performed configuration and build management using Advanced Installer. I have participate in projects as project member while being in part of each stages from requirements gathering to system design, integration & quality assurance to deliver functional, usable and quality products. I have worked with lead developers and helped them define processes for maintaining quality of code, over life cycle of application development and have been a guiding mentor to my colleagues utilizing my experience in software development and best practices.

$34.44 /hr
1,416 hours
4.84
Mithun Gooty

Mithun Gooty

Java/J2EE - 7yrs exp - Software Design & Developme...

India - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3

My stackoverflow profile: http://stackoverflow.com/users/333125/mithun Why you should partner with me: - Have 7yrs of experience in Java/J2EE based software development - Been part of requirement gathering/design/development/deployment phases of software development - Oracle certified Java programmer - Worked in reputed companies - Technical skills: Algorithms and Data structures, Design & Architecture, Java/J2EE, Spring, SQL, Unit Test frameworks, Test Automation frameworks - Good analytic and problem solving skills - good communication skills - Passionate to build by freelancer career. This is just the beginning Project plan: - We will follow Agile Methodology to execute the project - 25% effort on requirement understanding + 40% effort in designing & architecting the solution + 20% effort in development/testing + 15% effort on documentation/release planning and sign-off.

$15.00 /hr
149 hours
4.89
MUHAMMAD USMAN

MUHAMMAD USMAN

Microsoft.NET Professional

Pakistan - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 5

Do you have a bug in a .NET application, or need it modified in some way? Perhaps you need a completely new .NET application created, or you simply need a website to become interactive. Whatever your need, I can assure you BEST QUALITY work in COMMITTED TIMELINE. Following is my brief introduction: 7+ years hands on experience working in Microsoft .NET Technologies for Windows, Mobile and Web Development using ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, AJAX, MS SQL Server, MS SQL Server Compact Edition, Oracle 9i/10g and CSS, HTML & JavaScript. Having very good problem understanding and solving skills. Strong and Effective Communication / Interpersonal skills.

$15.00 /hr
1,386 hours
4.99
Jaya A.

Jaya A.

Senior Tester/QA- Website, Desktop, iOS & Android...

India - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 9

Pointing out bugs and helping you develop a bug free product since 2005. *** 5300+ work hours , 40 + jobs and ** Top Rated**  ISTQB certified in software testing  Full time Freelancer with excellent client review and 5***** in over 35 jobs  9+yrs in QA, testing of Web-sites,mobile, RIA and Desktop applications  Testing applications is my passion and my profession.  Able to Help in QA and Project Management Profile Overview  Availability 24*7 on Skype or Phone  Completed 5000 hours on oDesk  Good Knowledge of agile and Scrum methodology  Good Experience working with large remote team  Bug Reporting & tracking using Jira, Mantis, Bugzilla,TFS, Excel, Word  Test Plan,Test case design,execution & documentation  UI/UX/Front-end testing, Regression, smoke, black-box, white-box testing  Huge experience in testing iOS and Android based applications. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Over the last 9 years I have been involved in testing various types of software ranging from desktop applications to web applications including websites for start ups. - My core competency is in complete testing of the software from the planning phase to sign off. - Testing the software, Dealing with customer issues and closely working with the developers to get them resolved are the fields that I excel in. -I am an ISTQB certified software tester My expertise: --------------------------------------------------------------------- - Creating test plan document - Writing test cases - Documenting change requests - Executing test cases ( Functional, GUI, Usability, cross browser compatibility, Cosmetic errors) - Defect tracking - Writing product Release document - Managing customer issues and getting them resolved at the earliest - Writing technical specifications and FAQ's for websites. Application Tested ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - e-Commerce Application(Magneto, WordPress,OpenCart and etc) - e-learning - Game Application, - ERP Application , - Mobile based Applications and Games - Healthcare and insurance application - Travel Domain - Finance domain - Social Networking website - Official websites for companies - WordPress website (Front end and Backend), - WordPress Plugin, - WordPress Theme - 508 compliance Testing - HTML and CSS validation - API Testing I have done include: --------------------------------------------------------------------- - Functionality testing - Cosmetic error testing - GUI Testing - Performance testing - Cross browser compatibility testing - Smoke testing - Regression testing - Usability testing - Games testing Trackers used for documenting and tracking bug status: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Trello Mantis Jira Bugzilla ASP.net starter kit Quality center Test director Microsoft excel and Microsoft office tools Gadgets I work on: ---------------------------- iOS 8.0 ( iPhone 4S) Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 ( Android 4.4.2 - Kitkat ) Operating Systems available to test: ----------------------------------------------------- Windows XP( IE9 , Firefox, Chrome, Safari ) Vista ( IE 9 , Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera) Windows 7 ( IE 10 , Firefox 35.0, Chrome 40.0, Safari, Opera) Windows 8 ( Firefox 35.0 , IE 11 , Chrome 40.0 , Safari ) QA methodology and processes: --------------------------------------------------------- CMMI, ISO, Agile Scrum ,waterfall model, V- model I am a disciplined worker, bound to deadlines who has great passion for quality. I assure you quality work in given time.I am also an article writer with great interest in writing IT related documents and answering technical questions. software testing, quality assurance, testing, sqa, manual-testing, smoke-testing, regression testing, quality control, software documentation, usability testing, functional testing, UI testing, boundary-value-testing,test plan creation,test-schedule-creation,test-plan-execution,test-case-generation, Redmine, Mantis, Microsoft Excel, Bugzilla, Jira, Microsoft Office Tools

Groups: SocialEngine
$10.00 /hr
5,503 hours
4.98
Roden Ugang

Roden Ugang

Web Developer | Web Designer | Web Researcher | Li...

Philippines - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 6

I was a computer instructor for 12+ years (University level - 9 years). My core strength lies in creating technical documents including written/laboratory exams, user/student manuals, course syllabi, user help guides, thesis, and research work. I have an excellent grasp of the English language and I am able to create technical documents that are clear and straight-to-the-point. Areas of expertise: Technical documentation - 15 years Web research - 15 years MS Word - 15 years MS Excel - 15 years MS PowerPoint - 15 years Typing - 18 years Basic computer troubleshooting - 15 years Basic concepts of web development - 15 years Project Management - 1 year Linkedin - 3 years Wordpress - 2 years I'm familiar with: web development (HTML, Javascript, PHP, MySQL), graphic design (Photoshop, Illustrator), and animation (Flash). As a Project Manager, I make sure that all projects assigned to me and/or my team are successfully accomplished within schedule, budget, and the resources at hand. I also make sure workflow, interaction, and communication are seamless and streamlined. I've led a project team composed of web developers, graphic artists, copywriters, and QA specialists. At the same time, I've also worked with the Account Manager to discuss the project's financial aspects with the client. The projects I've handled included websites (video blogs, e-commerce, and dynamic websites), Flash games, iPhone/iPad games, and Digital Graphics work. My biggest accomplishment was to make a first-time Singapore-based client very satisfied with the project outcome, that he gave us more projects to work on.

$22.22 /hr
3,619 hours
4.93
Federica M.

Federica M.

Italian - IT - Database - Technical translations

Italy - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 7

Hi. I'm Italian native. I live in Tuscany. I have a perfect command of the Italian language and excellent computer skills. I graduated in Computer Science in Pisa. My high school was the classic college (a school subject that involves the study of ancient Greek and Latin literature, philosophy, and history). I deal with the management of information and text for 25 years I am specializing in information searches, data selection, integration database, translation of techniocal text, SEO search; I can find any information that a company needs and I can organize informations in reports, statistics, data analysis. I have dozens of references in Italian companies that are and have been my only customers for this type of activity and the distribution of information in the web I manage my work independently, I'm freelance sinc 15year. I have three son and I have a lot of "free time" to work. I deliver my work always in time, have a very serious and reliable. I have a good quality of life. I hope the same for you Federica

$14.90 /hr
86 hours
5.00
Torbjorn Karlsson

Torbjorn Karlsson

Technical Writer - Content Writer - Localization &...

Sweden - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 4

WELCOME TO MY PROFILE! I am Torbjorn, a dedicated and experienced freelancer always looking for new and exciting projects within the area of my skills and expertise. WRITE AND TRANSLATE Technical Writing ✪ Content Writing ✪ Software & Website Localization ✪ Translations (English-Swedish, Swedish-English). DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTING Software development and Web Development based on Microsoft .Net technology and relational database design using MySQL, MS SQL Server, MS SQL Server Compact, MS Access and SQLite. Specialties: ✓ Microsoft .Net Framework ✓ Software development: C# ✪ VB.Net ✪ (some Java, if absolute necessary...) ✓ Database design: MySQL ✪ MS SQL Server ✪ MS SQL Server CE ✪ SQLite ✓ Web development: ASP.Net ✪ Silverlight ✪ ASP.Net AJAX ✪ jQuery ✪ HTML5 ✪ CSS3 ✓ Mobile applications: Android ✪ Windows Phone ✪ iPhone ✪ iPad ✓ Mobile web applications: jQuery Mobile ✪ HTML5 ✪ CSS3 ✓ Software & Website localization: Swedish - English ✪ English - Swedish

$25.00 /hr
58 hours
4.98