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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 oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.75.

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Rj M.

Rj M.

Project Manager, MySQL, Magento, Jquery, Wordpress...

United States - Last active: 12/15/2009 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

For the past 8 years I have beeen a buyer and project manager on Recently, I realized the limited number of US programmers and project managers. As a buyer, I understand the need for constant communication. I spent a number of days emailing and re-emailing because I couldn't get in touch with my outsourced contractors. They wouldn't respond to my email or my IM's. I got frustrated and told myself that phone numbers and weekly meetings were needed. After seeing the need for local contractors, I began to work as a contractor on odesk. If you choose me as a provider, I will always give you two US numbers, an address you can find me at, and a number of related friends. We live on deadlines and I stand by my word. I am reliable and I have never had a complaint that I can remember. My customers love me. I focus on developing web applications. I've developed using hundreds of languages and technologies. I understand the network side (Linux and Windows Administration) and the software side (PHP, ASP, Shell, etc.) But, if my flavor of choice includes the following technologies: 1. Language of Choice: PHP 2. Framework of Choice: CakePHP 3. CMS of Choice: Joomla 4. Ecommerce Suite of Choice: Magento 5. Blog of Choice: Wordpress 6. Database of Choice: MySQL 7. AJAX framework of Choice: Jquery I also have a lot of experience with multiple API's including: 1. Google Maps 2. Twitter 3. Yahoo! Geocoding 4. Amazon's AWI Tools 5. 6. ... and many more For the last 9 years, I've been running a web development company that employed up to 9 developers and designers. That makes me a perfect candidate for managing a team of developers and designers. I've also played a lead role in the SEO and SEM of many successful projects. Please let me know if you would like any details on past projects. I look forward to speaking with you! ** **

$33.33 /hr
40 hours
Tess Crosbie

Tess Crosbie

Marketing & Copywriting Services, Web Design inclu...

United Kingdom - Last active: 03/06/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

With a background in Sales and Marketing, I have developed my freelance experience in web design, particularly in Joomla-based CMS, and in technical copy writing and editing. My editing has mostly been for non-native English speakers who wish to publish scientific papers on various aspects of IT in either US or UK versions of English. I have an MSc in Applied Computing and I am currently working towards my PhD. Doing freelance works keeps me sane and I am outrageously proud of the fact that I have never missed a deadline.

$22.22 /hr
16 hours
Farah T.

Farah T.

|Software development| Administrative Support | Wr...

Egypt - Last active: 11/26/2014 - Tests: 3

I have developed various software applications supporting e-commerce, and different companies' activities. I have been also involved in designing different web and mobile applications. I am a fluent English and Arabic speaker and writer, and I have been involved in writing academic papers and different articles. I am seeking opportunities to develop/design information systems, provide administrative support, and write or translate. I have experience with the following areas: java script, SQL, PHP and software development & testing. Also i am very experienced with web research and using spreadsheets, and word documents.

$5.56 /hr
40 hours
David Romyl Solinap

David Romyl Solinap

Web Developer | Web Designer | WordPress | Webmast...

Philippines - Last active: 12/16/2014 - Tests: 4

A professional web developer with 3 years work experience in WordPress front end development, HTML5/CSS3, converting PSD's to live websites, graphics design and general virtual assistant tasks. I also write technical articles about WordPress, current trends in design & development, general how-to-articles about HTML5 and CSS3 and theme/plugin reviews. I'm a hard-working, fast paced individual willing to work overtime in order to meet deadlines.

$7.00 /hr
24 hours
Maliha Parveen

Maliha Parveen

Professional Writer with WordPress and SEO knowled...

India - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 31

In the beginning of the Internet era, I took over the writing, designing and a bit of development for love and curiosity and have been working nomadic-like since then. I can offer skills to my clients in writing, researching, designing using both Illustrator and Photoshop as well as web development and management. I can write about any topic for both big and small businesses as long as it is invigorating and stimulates the brain to think and ponder over.

$13.33 /hr
256 hours
Hans K.

Hans K.

Customer Service/Training/Management Professional

United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 6

I am seeking a full-time, exclusive contract in a growing company with opportunity for advancement and both professional and personal growth. I prefer to find that "right fit" where I can dedicate myself for the remainder of my working career. I am highly dedicated and loyal. I prefer the stability of a secure company balanced with the challenges of constant evolution towards improved methods and developing technologies to ensure maximum proficiency. I do not care to be stagnant or mundane in my daily activities, but instead to be constantly moving and growing. English is my first language. I am well educated, constantly learning, and have an ever-growing, vast vocabulary. I communicate well both verbally and in writing. I learn quickly and do not require micro-management to be effective and efficient. I constantly strive to improve and perfect my skills and processes in everything that I do. If there is a more efficient or better method to accomplish a task or goal, I will generally find it. I am highly skilled in troubleshooting and problem solving. I am not afraid to undertake a project which I am not proficient in. I am a self-taught nerd capable of researching and learning any process necessary to complete a task. I am fearlessly driven in my pursuit of knowledge and development of trades and skills. For this reason, I am a "Jack of all Trades" capable and compelled to exceed all expectations of my co-workers, contractors and employers.

$20.00 /hr
3,586 hours
Darryl Beckham

Darryl Beckham

Technical Communication Specialist, Content Manage...

United States - Last active: 12/31/2014 - Tests: 7

In need of web content? Marketing and promotional materials? Digital newsletter production? Technical documentation? Editing/proofreading services? Look no further! I've spent the last 5+ years as an Associate Editor/Desktop Publisher with a Silicon Valley newspaper, and in addition I have been dedicated to my studies in the field of English Literature & Composition. I have attained an Associate of Arts degree from De Anza College, one of the top community colleges in the nation, and have elected to continue my studies at the prestigious University of California, Davis where I will be receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature & Composition with minor focuses in Computer Science and Technical Writing. My skills include, but are not limited to: technical writing/communications, editing, proofreading, graphic design, research, content production, website maintenance, and a working knowledge of computer programming concepts. I also have professional experience working with software such as: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, FileZilla (FTP), and WordPress. I am dedicated to the satisfaction of my clients and if hired, I will make sure that your project does not only meet, but exceeds your expectations, because unlike some freelancers, I do not expect our first project together to be our last.

$30.00 /hr
11 hours
Christine M.

Christine M.

Independent contractor

Kenya - Last active: 04/10/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I'm enthusiastic,self-motivated and a result oriented individual who like working in a team with a common goal. I'm a professional who has experience in article writing,SEO contents, blog writing, press release,Guest post contents,rewriting, editing and proofreading among other writing projects. Over the last 4 years, I have performed various writing tasks with Excellent results. I always write original content that usually pass copy scape test. My main objective is to give you the best service that you may reach your goals. Thanks.

$7.78 /hr
80 hours
Colin Currie

Colin Currie

Unity3D Guru and Technical Writer

United States - Last active: 07/15/2013 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

I have worked for three years as an independent Unity contractor, primarily in the realms of complex games and desktop & web applications. My Unity3D programming skills are nearly as good as my written and verbal English skills, which the SAT once told me were in the top .8% in the US. My gains from independent employment have paid for the >100 credits I've earned at my school. I am part-time finishing my last seventeen credits at College of Idaho (quote "Idaho's most prestigious undergrad college"), pursuing a polymath BA in Computer Science and International Political Economic Philosophy. I want to one day become an effective political activist for reform in America. My facebook handle is Political Reform Colin. [ Relelvant courses from the CofI: - C++ 1,2,3,4 - Special Programming Languages (Erlang) - C# Programming 1&2 - Mono Programming - Data Structures and Algorithms - Discrete Mathematics - Calculus 1,2,3 - Analytical Physics - Business Marketing - Small Business Management - Quantitative Analysis - Business Law. ] Though I'm new to ODesk, I'm willing to temporarily undervalue my time here in order to prove myself. Give me a call, talk to me about nerdy things, and you'll see that I know what I'm about.

$17.00 /hr
36 hours
Chelsea G.

Chelsea G.


United States - Last active: 08/28/2012 - Tests: 1

If you want fast, accurate work, I'm your girl. I have a Bachelor's in English with a concentration in Writing and Rhetoric. I have real world experience in journalism, technical writing, editing, and research. I love to write and have excellent grammar. I'm looking to find some work that will help give me some experience and a little cash. If you choose me to help with your project, you will not be sorry!

$11.11 /hr
20 hours