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

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On average, 1,322 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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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
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
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
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
Roden Ugang

Roden Ugang

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

Philippines - Last active: 21 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
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: 21 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
Pramod J.

Pramod J.

Architect-Access,VBA,NoSQL,SQL,LAMP,.Net,HTML5,JQu...

India - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 36

** 1500+ hours, 95+ contracts with 5 start rating in each Contract at O-desk ** ** Current Availability : 40 Hrs/week , most of my open contracts are completed ones and clients are keeping it open for future maintenance works** * I am available 18 hrs/day online* • I have 14 years of Information Technology experience in software and web development with .Net, Asp.Net, HTML 5, JQuery, AJAX, CSS, LAMP, CackPHP,JavaScript, XML, XHTML, Flash (AS1/AS2), ColdFusion (CFLM) and ColdFusion Admin, Crystal Reports, SAP Crystal Reports 11 Server, MongoDB,MS SQL Server (T-SQL, DBA), MySQL (SQL Scripts, DBA), Oracle (PL/SQL), Classic ASP, VB 6.0, COM/DCOM, MS Access, MS Excel, Outlook, VBA • Worked with MNC as Senior System Analyst/Technical Lead for last 4.6 years in software development for plug-in module using .Net, Visual Basic (COM+), Excel, Oracle, MS SQL and web development with ASP.Net, HTML 5, JQuery, AJAX, LAMP, JavaScript, CSS, ColdFusion, Classic ASP, XML, XSLT, Flash. • Worked as System Analyst from last 5 years, wherein participated in project management related work related to software and web based projects which include project management skills Writing and Updating SDP, Project Metrics, Risk Plan, Time Sheets, Daily Meeting, Reporting, Client calls, DP Meetings. • Worked as Team Leader for 5 years in Insurance, Financial-Ratings, Flash (Action Script), Telecom domain related software and web based projects. • Throughout understanding of SDLC concepts (8 years), agile scrum. • Developed softwares using .NET, VB 6, VBA, MS Access, MS Excel, MS SQL, XML, XSLT, COM/COM+, MTS, ActiveX, QuickBooks, MySQL, Crystal Reports, SAP Crystal Reports 11 Server. • Developed websites using Asp.Net, HTML 5, JQuery, JavaScript, AJAX, CSS, LAMP, XML, XHTML, Flash (AS1/AS2), ColdFusion (CFLM) and ColdFusion Admin, Classic ASP, VBScript, IIS, Crystal Reports, SAP Crystal Reports 11 Server. • Web domain server management for dedicated and co-location servers on Windows and Linux includes Web Hosting, DNS, IIS, Apache, Email, FTP, SMS, Various Software configurations and support. • Developed Script utilities on Windows and Linux servers for Domain Controller, Web Hosting, and Web Server Management. • Implementation of e-business with Paypal, E-Bay, and CCAvenue payment gateways. • Implementation of website promotion techniques like SEO.

$40.00 /hr
1,559 hours
4.76
Chamira A.

Chamira A. Agency Contractor

Project Manager and Joomla CMS developer

Sri Lanka - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 9

I build websites on Joomla! CMS, I build teams to develop websites and web applications, and I project manage those teams throughout the development cycle. I have a MSc in Computer Science, a bachelors degree in Law, both from London (UK) universities, and over 15 years of industry experience. I have worked at management level for several large companies and public sector organizations in London, UK. I now specialize in web project management (web sites and web application development), and developing and maintaining sites built on the Joomla! CMS platform. I am focusing on Joomla! because, after many years of CMS development with open source and enterprise software, I believe it is one of the most robust, scalable and extensible CMS available right now, open source or otherwise. It satisfies the requirement of 90% of websites that clients seek to build, namely, an attractively designed and user friendly front-end connected to a database, and the site and content easily administered via a back-end application. I think Joomla! provides the most cost-effective solution to this requirement. Previously, I have worked as a Web Project Manager, Web Developer, Web Designer, Web Master, Help-desk support, and even as an office/finance manager for a barristers' chambers. I am on LinkedIn if you wish to see more recommendations on my work: http://www.linkedin.com/in/chamiraathauda The following is a summary of my knowledge, experience and industry exposure: Project management and line management ------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Project management - I have experience utilizing elements of Prince 2 methodology. I have a good understanding of Agile, Kanban, and other software development methodologies. ► Team management - I have managed software development, content development, and IT support teams of between 5 to 10 members. ► Office and Finance management - I have managed a chambers of 50 plus barristers and supporting staff as a Chambers administrator. IT experience ------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Content Management Systems - I have configured and developed on a variety of CMSs, both enterprise and open source: FatWire, Webridge, Joomla!, Squiz Matrix, and Wordpress. ► CMS content migration - I have experience in developing content inventories, content review processes, and migration methodologies. I also have experience of evaluating and implementing software-based content migration processes. ► Information architecture - I have developed navigation and meta-data taxonomies. ► Programming and scripting - I can program/script in the following languages: HTML XML/XPath/XSLT CSS JavaScript / jQuery framework PHP Ruby and Rails Java C++ MySQL. ► Databases - I am familiar with database design, normalization, and conceptual schema. ► Web accessibility (WCAG) and website usability - I have experience of utilizing assistive technologies and conducting usability testing. ► Front-end web design - I prefer to be platform agnostic and use open source, therefore I use GIMP, Inskspace and other open source application for design/mockups/wireframing. However, I can also use the following Adobe software packages: DreamWeaver, Flash (with ActionScript 2), PhotoShop, Illustrator. General skills ------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Online marketing - I have used a variety of software solutions for online marketing, web traffic analysis and advertising. ► Technical documentation and report writing. ► Feasibility studies and supplier evaluation. Industry exposure ------------------------------------------------------------------ ► Legal ► Marketing and market research ► Public health ► Publishing ► Software development

Associated with: KandyTech
$27.78 /hr
1,196 hours
4.95
Joel K.

Joel K. Agency Contractor

Project Manager, Web Developer, Web Designer, Writ...

Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

Experienced small business manager and entrepreneur with extensive background in Information Technology and Electronics & Communications Engineering, eager to contribute technical knowledge and creative skills in the vast areas of corporate business and modern technology, and ability to utilize expertise in human resource and project management to ultimately increase the value of the firm I seek to work for. oDesk awards and more info » oDesk TOP RANKED FREELANCER! http://www.odesk.com/community/oconomy/top_ranked_freelancers 19th on 25 BEST FREELANCE WRITERS on oDesk for January 2010! http://www.odesk.com/community/oconomy/best_freelance_writers » If you are in need of more diverse outsourcing business solutions, consider hiring our team. We offer a complete line-up of exceptional outsourcing services. https://www.odesk.com/companies/~01382b75d99711696a

$20.00 /hr
6,995 hours
5.00