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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
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Tom S.

Tom S. Agency Contractor

Mathematician, Programmer and Translator

Germany - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 5

I just finished my studies of mathematics with focus on physics and computer sciences in Iceland. Next to my studies, I have been programming already for several years on a freelance basis and provide professional translation services. The programs that I created so far mostly are GUI applications under Windows, as well as web-based applications using PHP and javascript. In addition to these experiences, I have also intensive knowledge of C/C++, Matlab, R, and various other programming languages. You can see some of my programs in my portfolio and on my website. In addition to being a programmer, I have also several years of experience as a translator. As a German native speaker, I mostly translate from English to German, and occasionally from German to English. I have lived abroad for more than three years now, and therefore know a couple of other languages as well. These include French, Icelandic, Swedish, Dutch and Bulgarian. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Best wishes, Tom Schiller

Associated with: e-ComFreelance Agency
$24.00 /hr
649 hours
4.78
Shanna James

Shanna James Agency Contractor

Writer, Web Designer, Customer Service and Support...

Jamaica - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 8

Customer Service and Support: 13 years Writer: Technical, Web content, Creative, Blogs, Articles, Product Descriptions, Product reviews, etc. - 3 years Web design and development with knowledge and experience in HTML and PHP. (Use of Dreamweaver) 2 years Graphic Design: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. 2 years My objective is to utilize the aforementioned skill-set to assist organizations and individuals while i expand my experience and knowledge base.

Associated with: Shanna James
$7.00 /hr
5,023 hours
4.99
Gerard Kurt Saavedra

Gerard Kurt Saavedra Agency Contractor

GRAPHICS, WEB, MULTIMEDIA Designer / Creative WRIT...

Philippines - Last active: 7 hours ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 17

I have been working in the Information Technology Section of Bayawan City for three years now. Working in the IT section have further honed my skills in graphics design as I am often assigned graphics related works such as T-shirt designs for various local celebrations. The most rewarding thing of my current work is the opportunity to learn web design integrating PHP and Mysql. I consider graphics and web design as my core competencies.

$8.89 /hr
4,331 hours
4.81
Muhammad Naveed Ramzan

Muhammad Naveed Ramzan Agency Contractor

PHP,MySQL,AJAX,C#,ASP.net,SQL, CSS,HTML,XHTML,HTML...

Pakistan - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 30

More than 7+ years, having experience in web design, custom PHP development, framework PHP development, PHP opensource customization, E-Commerce application, web portals, shopping carts, mobile compatible websites and web designs, SEO and internet marketing. Also having good expertise in wordpress, joomla, magento, drupal and dolphin. We want to become one of the leading service providers across the globe. By providing reliable and state of the art services with latest technologies, we want to ensure the competitive advantage over the rivals. Good profit is also one of the key objectives so that we can not only provide due reward to our employees but also play a positive role towards the betterment of the society on the whole. We also want to facilitate a healthy and competitive market environment. We want to ensure Total Quality Management (continuous improvement) with strict quality controls and to satisfy all customers with their quality demands and we assure to maintain the same duly comply with the quality assurance standards of worldwide. We also want to ensure the reliability of our services; we hereby ensure you our guarantee for the quality maintaining purpose.

Groups: BoonEx
Associated with: KN Technologies
$12.00 /hr
60 hours
4.96
Aamir Hussain

Aamir Hussain Agency Contractor

EDW-BI | Teradata | ETL | Informatica Professional

Pakistan - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 66

I am a Certified ODesk Contractor, In past i have developed many Software Solutions for a diverse set of companies and clients, My core skills are in ETL, Teradata, Informatica, Data Warehousing, Info/ Data Management, Software Quality Assurance & Testing, UML, Requirement Engineering, Object Oriented Software Engineering, Web Development & Designing, Graphical User Interface Development and Web Hosting Support Tools & Technologies: Teradata V 12/13 | Informatica | Data Warehousing | ETL | | Oracle 10g/ 11g | MS SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, 2008R2 | MS ACCESS | PHP-MYSQL | ASP.Net-MS SQL Server | UML Design & Patterns | Google Analytics | HTML | CSS | Javascript | Flash | Black Box Testing | Functional & Non Functional Testing | Quick Test Professional Trainings & Certifications: • Teradata 12 Certified Professional • Teradata 12 Technical Specialist • IBM Data Stage Essentials - Teradata • Global Control Framework Training - Teradata • 7-Habits of highly effective people – FranklinCovey • Oracle Data Integrator 11G from Arethority Consulting Enterprises • SAP Business Objects Data Services 10 intermediate level training from SAP • SAP Business Objects Data Services 10 basic level training from Teradata • Teradata BTEQ, Fastload, FastExport, Multiload hands-on Training from Teradata • Unix/ Shell Scripting Training from Teradata • DSCM-SVN102 – Diploma in Software Configuration Management using Subversion (SVN) from CONTRA Group of WISSEN • Oracle SQL Training from ORANET Training & Solutions Pakistan • Informatica PowerCenter V 9.0.1 Training from Teradata • DGST - 938 – Diploma in Global Testing Standards from CONTRA Group of WISSEN • DQTP - 1045 – Automated Testing Diploma in QTP from CONTRA Group of WISSEN For more about me kindly visit my pages Below: http://pk.linkedin.com/in/aamirhussain

Associated with: Agile Freelancers
$33.33 /hr
335 hours
4.79
Leandro L.

Leandro L. Agency Contractor

Nurse, Fitness, Data Entry Professional, Web Resea...

Philippines - Last active: 7 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

Keen to learn new things and desire to work any high professional individual/company who can believe on my skill and talent and I can improve my skill and experience. My objective is to secure a position in a results-oriented individual/firm that seeks a determined and career-conscious person, where acquired skills and experiences will be utilized toward continued growth and advancement. Providing good services and quality of works to my clients are my top priority. The jobs most suited for my skills are in the fields of research, data entry with analysis and organization, email handling, blogging using wordpress and editing. I love communicating with customers.

Associated with: Web & Data Inc.
$5.56 /hr
4,676 hours
5.00
Richard Carlile

Richard Carlile Agency Contractor

Expert Ecommerce Consultant, Instructional Designe...

Taiwan - Last active: 7 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 26

I'm a senior corporate technical writer, ecommerce consultant, graphic designer, project manager and video producer from Scotland, now running Creadyne Developments, LLC (a digital development company) and Carlile Technical Communication (a TechCom and MarCom consultancy). I spend most of my time in Hsinchu City, Taiwan - also known as Asia's Silicon Valley. I have an MA (Honors) degree, and many years of international experience in industries as varied as aviation, finance, networking and mining. I'm proud to offer world-class service at reasonable rates. Communication means business; I help you get your point across! My specialties include: - Ecommerce strategy, tactics and implementation - Agile/Scrum project management and team building - Elearning development - User's guides - Technical manuals - Getting started guides - Online help (Web help) - Instructional videos - Interactive tutorials - Voice-overs (British "BBC" accent) - Diagrams, charts, and animated instructional design - Travel videos - Corporate and Web branding, logos - Print-ready brochures, posters, postcards, etc. I use the following tools: - Microsoft Office - Adobe FrameMaker - Adobe InDesign - Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Illustrator - Adobe Dreamweaver - Adobe Captivate - Adobe RoboHelp - Adobe Premiere Pro - Adobe Soundbooth - Adobe Flash - Adobe Acrobat Professional - Atlassian JIRA - Atlassian GreenHopper - Drupal - BigCommerce and Interspire products - Other ecommerce platforms: Magento, OpenCart, osCommerce, etc. My company, Creadyne Developments, LLC, is a BigCommerce and Interspire partner. For more information, please click the "Portfolio" tab above and watch the "Introduction to Creadyne" video for details of my company's digital development activities, or the "Welcome to my portfolio" video - showcasing my instructional design, technical writing and illustration!

Groups: BigCommerce
$88.89 /hr
4,060 hours
4.94
Joel K.

Joel K. Agency Contractor

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

Philippines - Last active: 1 day 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
Christine McCorry

Christine McCorry

Content Writer, Editor, Team Manager with Web Desi...

United States - Last active: 09/30/2013 - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 7

As a semi-retired citizen, I decided to refine my latent writing skills. Toward that end, I spend a great deal of time researching in order to deliver knowledgeable content and/or accurate product descriptions. It is for that reason that I generally do not accept assignments that pay less than .04 cents per word. Since I am semi-retired, I especially appreciate clients who need two to four articles weekly for their website or blog. As a website designer, I believe content and presentation are paramount. My websites continually evolve to include the best old and new-style components.

$10.00 /hr
889 hours
4.96
Ron L.

Ron L.

IT Consultant .NET, ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, SQL Serve...

United States - Last active: 03/20/2008 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

I have 17+ years experience in Information Technology. Education-wise I have a Master of Science in Computer Science and an undergraduate degree in Information Systems Engineering Technology. I have been involved in .NET development since the Beta 2 era (late 2001/early 2002). I have done Windows Forms development, but most of my recent experience is in web-based enterprise applications using ASP.NET. While my language of choice is C#, I am comfortable working in VB.NET. I am dabbling with .NET 3.x, mostly focusing on Workflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation. Database-wise, I have done projects using Oracle (9.2i, 10g), SQL Server (2000/2005), and DB2. Prior to becoming involved in .NET, I worked in a variety of industries, mostly in C and C++ on both Windows and UNIX platforms. Besides my IT-related skills, I also have a Technical Writing certificate and am very comfortable generating technical documentation. I love meeting/interfacing with clients. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance, whether it is for project requirements/scoping, website and/or application design advice, hands-on development assistance, or require assitance generating technical documentation. Thank you for your time and kind consideration. Best wishes for all of your business endeavors!

$50.00 /hr
70 hours
4.00