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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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Average Technical writing Freelancer Feedback Score

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

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Paul Bleichner

Paul Bleichner

Strategist. Writer. Designer.

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2

I am a seasoned writer, designer and strategist, but my greatest skill is in listening. With a graduate education in architecture and over 25 years experience in mainstream marketing and advertising, I have created award winning projects and campaigns across the industries—in B2B, services and consumer—for a great range of clients, from Coca-Cola and Chiat Day to regional franchisers and Mom&Pops. I have insight into sales processes, the pipeline and CRM. I use the latest Adobe CS, and have a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, SEO, and Wordpress. Resume and partial portfolio at www.PaulBleichner.com

$48.00 /hr
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Bob McCormick

Bob McCormick

Senior Software Engineer

United States - Last active: 09/21/2014 - Tests: 1

IT professional with over 22 years of outstanding performance based on real world experience. Prior responsibility reflects substantial career growth and progress through various industries including the following: • Government • Medical Imaging • Electric Generation & Distribution • Commercial Software Development • Music Internet distribution Have had multi-functional responsibilities such as the following: • Strategic planning • Project management • Operations • Software engineering and consulting • Have designed and developed commercial grade client-server, database & web-enabled systems for companies such as the following: o Pacific Northwest National Laboratory o Lockheed-Martin o Canon Medical o Mattel Toys o Petite Suites o Southern California Edison I have a strong grasp of various technologies including client-server, database design, client-server application development, web development & server administration. Also, I'm VERY exceptional at Analysis & Design with corresponding Project Lead/Management skills. TECHNICAL ABILITIES Operating Systems • Windows Azure (heavy user here) • Windows 8 • Windows 7 • Vista • Windows XP • Linux • Mac OS X • OS X Server • iOS Software Development Languages & Web Technologies • C#/.NET • VB.NET • ASP.NET • Javascript • Silverlight/XAML • jQuery • ESRI Geo-Visualization • Telerik WPF Development Tools for .NET • PHP • ColdFusion • Flex/ActionScript/Flash • JSTL • Applescript • Streaming Video Production & Distribution/FlashVideo/QuickTime Database Technologies/ESRI Mapping • MS-SQL Server (T-SQL) • mySQL • Oracle (PL/SQL) • Oracle Forms • Embarcadero Interbase Analysis & Design/Communications/Project Management • Adobe RoboHelp 9 • Captivate (Training Tutorial Creation) • Microsoft Word • Visio Professional • Contour • Exceptionally strong analytical & writing skills having written many Software Requirement Specifications (SRS) & Software Design Documents (SDD) and have architected several Distributed 3 -Tier Commercial Web-Enabled Systems • Created Print/Online User Manuals & Training Videos • Managed multi-programmer teams on large commercial products I can help you with your technology choices and strategically assist you for all things Technology Driven. I can get you going with Web based sites and custom Applications. Phone & Tablet solutions, even traditional Desktop applications that streamline current business processes, or integration with existing systems. I've done a lot of spectacular projects over the course of my career and am certain that I can help you in your endeavors!

$65.00 /hr
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Kari Howell

Kari Howell

Freelance Writer

United States - Last active: 09/18/2013 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

Communication is all about words—which ones you use and how you use them to persuade, entertain or teach. With over nine years of experience writing and editing, I have worked with a number of subject matter experts to produce thorough and accurate documentation. www.karihowell.com Check out my web site for more information on my services. You can access and review samples of my work on the "Portfolio" page. To discuss a specific project, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

$50.00 /hr
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Sam Carter

Sam Carter

Quantitative Developer with extensive Financial Se...

United Kingdom - Last active: 08/05/2014 - Tests: 1

I am a professional software developer with 15 years' experience in the financial services industry. I am an expert-level programmer in Java and C++, Excel/Office/VBA, and SQL/RDBMS technologies. I have also developed solutions using Python, UNIX Kornshell, Matlab and scala. I have long experience in implementing quantitative/mathematical solutions involving standard and original numerical methods. I speak English, French and some Dutch and German, and I have long experience in writing and amending both technical documentation and non-technical prose. I am currently engaged in a Masters in linguistics and computational linguistics, and thus have some spare time for freelance development.

$35.00 /hr
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Gregory D.

Gregory D.

Consultant

Switzerland - Last active: 11/07/2014

After having started to program in C++ 2002, I started working in the domain of software development in 2003. Most of my earlier projects were for high-energy physics research, laying the groundwork for my specialization in data analytics. Over time and at first only out of curiosity I gradually switched towards security related areas such as reversing, penetration testing and of course cryptography. Several years later, by the time the global eavesdropping programs of many secret services around the world were revealed, I decided to focus on consulting for cryptography and other information-hiding approaches as my second area of expertise.

$231.00 /hr
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Christopher Cervenka

Christopher Cervenka Agency Contractor

*USA* Designer / Developer Team | Custom Design a...

United States - Last active: 03/16/2009 - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 8

I have experience in all facets of web design/development/marketing/strategizing/creation from a full blown corporate eCommerce to a simple splash/contact page. I am seeking opportunities to build an established and reoccuring client base. I would like to maintain relationships and manage/update/host/design web sites for clients while providing excellent customer service and give insight on marketing trends and ideas.

$40.00 /hr
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Brian S.

Brian S. Agency Contractor

ASP.Net/PHP/AJAX/C#/J2ME/MS SQL/MySQL/Win Mobile/B...

United States - Last active: 08/25/2008 - Tests: 6

Cenon Solutions has a diversified staff with 10 years of experience creating advanced desktop, server, mobile, web, database, and server solutions for small and large companies. Our objective is to provide quality end-to-end solutions and create lasting partnerships by providing superior customer service and competitive pricing. The solutions in our portfolio include: * Advanced Web Portals using C#, VB, PHP, JavaScript, AJAX, Google Maps, Microsoft MapPoint, Google Search, SQL Server, MySQL, IIS, Apache, SharePoint Server, DotNetNuke, and Joomla. * Mobile Applications for Blackberry, Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Windows Smartphone using Java, embedded VB, C++, C#, SQL CE, and SQL Server Mobile * Database applications using Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server 2000/20005 with Integration Services, Analysis Service, and Reporting Services * Server Application using MSMQ, Web Sphere MQ, Web Services, FTP, Sockets, .Net Remoting, and BizTalk Server * Travel Applications using Sabre Web Services, Sabre SDS, Apollo Web Services, and MySabre API

Associated with: Cenon Solutions
$83.33 /hr
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Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson Agency Contractor

Amazon Web Services, Android, Java, MongoDB, Node....

United States - Last active: 12/16/2013 - Tests: 24 - Portfolio: 10

Recommendations are here: http://mobile-web-solutions.net/?q=node/17 To see my recommendations on LinkedIn, just send me a connection request: http://www.linkedin.com/in/trnjvj I learned graphics programming as a teenager in Cupertino, California starting in 1978. I recieved a BA in Creating Writing from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1989, and a Master of Urban Design degree from San Jose State in 1992. I have done work for Sony Interactive Media, Pixologic, Animax, Advanstar, Cnet, Art.com, Macys, Magic Online, U2, Kiss Online, Motley Crue, Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo Bank, Visa International, Montgomery Securities, Aetna, PG&E, and IBM. I can do a rock star look, a corporate look, fine art, high fashion, high tech, etc. and have always strived to do it all well. I am interested in all forms of communication, and keep learning new forms even today. My design philosophy is simplicity. I have: 1 BA degree (writing), 1 Masters degree (design) 1 Book (print and eBook) 35 years programming 26 years writing 15 years marketing 9 years mobile app development 7 years social media marketing 5 years project management Elance Test Scores (December 2013): https://www.elance.com/s/trnjvj/ Top 5%: Blogging Top 10%: Adobe Fireworks, Business Development, English Top 20%: Java, Node.Js Top 30%: Amazon Web Services, Analytics, Android Development, Article Writing, Business Writing, Creative Writing, Email Marketing, Internet Marketing, Market Research, Marketing, MongoDB, PHP, Technical Writing, XML Proficient: Admin Assistant, Adobe Flex, Affiliate Marketing, Angular.Js, AJAX, Business Plans, Copy Editing, Copywriting, Corporate Brand Identity, Display Ads, DVD Studio Pro, Economics, Eloqua, Email, English Spelling, Event Planning, Facebook Development, Facebook Marketing, Game Development, Ghostwriting, Google Glass, Joomla!, Journalism, Linux, Logo Design, Magento, MailChimp, Microsoft Project, Office Admin, PayPal Development, PMP, Presentation Design, Press Releases, Public Relations, Public Speaking, QA Testing, SEM, Sencha, Shopify, Social Media Marketing, Transcription, Travel Planning, Twitter Development, Video Editing Other Skills: 3D Printing, Angular.Js, Arduino, Bitcoin, Blender, Couchbase Server, Data Privacy, DevOps, Dreamweaver CC, Excel, Flash CC, Final Cut Pro, Gamification, GIMP, HTML5, Illustrator CC, Internet of Things, iOS Development, jQuery Mobile, Linode, Parrot AR

Associated with: mobile-web-solutions.net
$100.00 /hr
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Charles Nilsson

Charles Nilsson Agency Contractor

IT/GIS/MOBILE Consultant-Analyst-Programmer

United States - Last active: 08/19/2010 - Tests: 2

Projects that use my 25+ years of college education and experience in the Sciences, Business, and Information Technology. This includes using systems development methodologies to quickly design, develop, debug, document, and distribute innovative, reliable, cost-effective information systems with one or more of the following technologies: Relational Database Systems (using Access, Foxpro, Oracle, or MySQL); Desktop Apps (using Java, Javascript, C/C++, VBA, Foxpro, or SQL); Mobile Computing Apps (using handheld PC's, tablets, and scanners); Internet Apps (using HTML, JavaScript, or PHP); ArcGIS - Arc/Info (using AML, SML, Avenue, or Javascript); Desktop Mapping (using LISP for AutoCAD, AutoCAD Lite); Image Processing (using ERDAS Imagine); Expert Systems development (using all of the above)!

Associated with: I.R.I.S.
$35.00 /hr
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Elmer A.

Elmer A. Agency Contractor

Travel 2.0 Business & Technology Architect

United States - Last active: 10/29/2012

Travel 2.0 | Strategy team’s diverse industry skill sets pave the way to designing some of the most exciting web 2.0 mashups portal & unified booking platform garnered from various content and data providers. Mashing up third-party technologies shortens time-to-market product launches as well as saves development cost-to-capture market share. Our consultative services will save you time, money and headaches. Let travel & tourism domain expert professional/s assist your online travel & tourism project initiatives. http://internet-travel-brands.crushpath.me/ElmerAlinsog/travelstrategyconsulting http://internet-travel-brands.crushpath.me/ElmerAlinsog/tripjoint http://internet-travel-brands.crushpath.me/ElmerAlinsog/travelportaldevelopment http://internet-travel-brands.crushpath.me/ElmerAlinsog/travelbpo-philippines

$75.00 /hr
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