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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.

4.75
Last updated: May 1, 2015
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Don Taylor

Don Taylor

Analyst, Manager, Technical Writer

United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 3

In my 30+ year career I've picked up a wide variety of technical skills and professional experience areas. I've been successful in management and individual contributor roles. I want to help you succeed with your project goals! Here's a quick list of skills and technologies where I have at least some, and in many cases, quite a lot, of experience: Apple Xcode, Authorize.net, Back office processes, B2C e-commerce, Basecamp, Budget management, Business analysis, Business metrics, Business rules & logic, Certified Scrum Master, Change management, Client engagement, Codesion, Communication: interpersonal, written, verbal, ConstantContact, COPPA compliance, CRM, Creative problem solving, Customer satisfaction, Customer liaison & support, Data flow design, Design spec preparation, Design standards, DropBox, 8x8 phone system setup/admin, Feature rollout, GIS tools: ArcGIS, Google Maps, Google Apps, Google Docs/Drive, Graphical editors, HTML, Interviewing, IT liaison, JavaScript, Knowledge management, MailChimp, MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, SharePoint, Visio, Word, Negotiation & issue resolution, Operations monitoring, Apple Mac desktop, PCI compliance, Policy definition, Process/protocol definition, Process improvement, Program execution, Project management – traditional & agile, Quality assurance & testing, R&D, RapidMiner (novice), Requirements gathering, Requirements analysis, Resource allocation, Salesforce setup/administration, Scrum product owner, SDLC, Service delivery, SmartBear AlertSite, Stakeholder voice, Statistical analysis, Strategic planning, SugarCRM, Team member & leader, Training, UNIX shell & C, Usability/UI design, Use case depiction, User stories, User acceptance test, Vimeo, Web app dev mgmt, WordPress, Workflow analysis, Zapier integrations, Zendesk setup/administration.

$55.56 /hr
517 hours
5.00
Joanne H.

Joanne H.

Data collection and information management expert

Canada - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 3

Professional researcher, data analyst, and technical writer with health, HR, and social sciences background. More than 15 years experience. Deliverable focused. Talk to me about designing your data collection tools (including interview schedules and online and paper surveys); collecting your data; conducting your summary reporting and statistical analyses; developing (or fixing!) academic and marketing presentations, white papers and reports; and preparing your drafts for journal submission and publication. My goals are: 1. to use technology to streamline how we gather intelligence; 2. to use my research design, analytics and informatics experience to make your information meaningful and transparent; 3. to use my exceptional writing about statistics, research, and technical information to take your deliverables to the next level. As i continue to build my on line presence I am interested in applying my expertise as independent contractor working on short and mid term projects.

$35.00 /hr
230 hours
4.71
Sara F.

Sara F.

Experienced Technical Writer and Editor

United States - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 4

I enjoy writing and/or editing to create effective content for users. I strive to use the fewest words to achieve the clearest meaning and ensure consistency and accuracy in my work. Find my work experience at www.linkedin.com/in/sarafeldman. My experience includes writing and editing in a variety of settings: --Software Documentation --Process Documentation --Knowledgebase Content --Instructional Web Copy --Online Form and Cart Messaging --User Experience Initiatives --Internal User References --External B-to-B and B-to-C Users --Academic Writing --White Papers My skillset includes a variety of tools and practices: --HTML --Search Customization --Content Management --Knowledge Management --Audience Analysis --Web Analytics --Application Integration --Localization Best Practices --Standard or Custom Style Guides --SharePoint Admin

$40.00 /hr
5 hours
4.55
Ryan K.

Ryan K.

Computaional Scientist / Software Engineer

United States - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 6

Broad experience designing, developing and implementing software tools and computational methodologies for applications in biotechnology, bioinformatics, genomics, drug discovery, and business intelligence. Software engineering, scientific programming, scripting in Unix/Linux environments. Excellent coding skills in C, Python, Ruby, Perl, R, shell (sed, awk). Experience with database modeling & queries (MySQL), web technologies (LAMP) PHP, CSS, JavaScript, HTML. Computer science & IT familiarity with algorithms, data structures, graph theory. Experience with software life cycle, testing procedures, system administration (Linux). Machine learning & statistics with custom code (C, Perl, Python) and statistical packages (S-PLUS, R scripts) for feature selection, data mining, classification, predictive modeling. Data QC and sampling, correlation analysis, plotting, visualization. Business proprietor, client interfacing, requirements gathering, project proposals and project management documentation, reports and technical writing.

$44.44 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Orlando F.

Orlando F. Agency Contractor

Mac/PC FileMaker/MySQL/PHP Database Developer - We...

Italy - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

† God bless you, Steve Jobs... '-( I have more than 25 years experience as a Graphic Designer and Database developer/programmer, and 10+ years as a PHP developer and Web designer. I worked with each and every version of Adobe, Quark, Macromedia, FileMaker, Apple products and OSes, creating projects for businesses and clients of any size. In many years spent in printing industry I gained typesetting and graphic arts expertise creating projects from design to press, and automating pre-press processes (imposition, pagination, tagging and conversion). I like to apply my graphical skills to create beautiful user interfaces in my preferred DBMS: FileMaker Pro. I'm also a technical writer and an English to perfect Italian mother tongue translator. I've a graduate-level education in humanities and scientific subjects.

Associated with: Axana Agency
$38.89 /hr
5,832 hours
4.53
Tim S. Higgins

Tim S. Higgins Agency Contractor

Expert Editor | Copywriter | Web Design | SEO Cons...

United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 32 - Portfolio: 1

A professional copywriter and copy editor with excellent knowledge of sales and marketing both online and offline. I produce concise, pristine, and engaging copy for websites and business communications that appeal to multiple audiences utilizing a broad UK or US vocabulary as required. I am available to write landing pages, sales pages, brochures, mission statements, website pages, install/manage/host/customize WordPress sites, produce web graphics & design and domain management/procurement. Experienced in rolling out online start-ups including branding, I can really give your business that lift it needs to each above the competition and be both highly visible to search engines and useful to your readers and visitors. The days of relying on keywording and purchased backlinks to get a good Google position are gone; quality content is No.1 on Google's list of aims for its search engine. Advanced semantic algorithms are getting better and better at weeding out poor quality content. This is why my copywriting services are worth the money you pay - My content is always of very high quality, which I firmly believe will be increasingly characteristic of high ranking content in search results. My portfolio at http://www.phraseset.com includes many website pages of varying style of content, articles, corporate proposals and persuasive sales copy. As an expert editor, I can take that existing copy that you just cannot seem to get quite right and mold it into the powerful communication tool you had envisioned. My quality English language skills and high IQ (I am a Mensa Member) ensure that my clients get one of the best available freelance copywriting and technical writing partners. I have 20+ years of experience using Excel, Word, Photoshop and many other Adobe products. My overall objective is to apply my skills as best I can; assuring that I will not undertake anything, I cannot manage and will apply my ethic of hard work and quality to any project undertaken. On a personal level, I am a keen guitarist. Being friendly, personable, loyal, and flexible has always been my approach to work - I work hard at my client relationships because I value their business. Working in the online world of global sourcing across time zones from Australia to Europe and across the US, I fully understand the importance of being contactable (my SkypeID is timhi99ins). See my great feedback here on oDesk and remember, my full portfolio is available at http://www.phraseset.com. Note: I am not able to display all my work as I frequently sign NDA's. Check me out and then hire me so I can bring some added value to your business. You will not be disappointed.

Associated with: PhraseSet Agency
$49.99 /hr
4,441 hours
4.92
Joemar Taganna

Joemar Taganna Agency Contractor

Computational Biologist, Python Programmer, Full S...

Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

I'm here for exciting challenges. I build websites or web apps, custom utility scripts, and small programs. I am also a bioinformatician adept in the design of biological databases, web servers, phylogenetics, comparative genomics, and molecular evolution analyses. I use Python as my primary programming language but I'm also proficient in Javascript, HTML and CSS.

Associated with: SciBiz Informatics
$33.33 /hr
291 hours
5.00
Sharon R.

Sharon R. Agency Contractor

Writer: Blogs, web content, Editor, Social Media,...

United States - Last active: 23 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

As a former journalist and freelance writer, I have gained a wide range of skills and experience in many areas of writing and editing. I have a long list of writing projects, which includes blogs, online news and feature articles, online news releases, website content development, editing, enewsletters, proofreading, keyword research, social media, script writing and speech writing. As a reporter first, and then editor of the Arkansas Sun, a countywide newspaper, I reported on everything from the plight of rice farmers to the goings-on at the County Courthouse. Some other past writing experience includes a screenplay that was produced, a monthly print magazine on state volunteerism for the Arkansas Governor's Office, and speech writing and new law summaries for the Arkansas Senate, as their Legislative Information Officer. As Assistant Director of the Arkansas Endowment for the Humanities, I helped develop programs at a grass roots level to bring culture, history and education to adults and children in the state. In addition to my other jobs, I worked with a personal injury attorney for 15 years, negotiating settlements with insurance companies and arbitrators, preparing legal documents, and helping represent the law firm’s clientele. I continue to consult with two law firms concerning their online presence including social media development, online and offline press releases, enewsletters, and blog writing. My passions are elder care, the Arkansas Food Bank, cooking, and organic gardening. I am efficient, organized and dependable. I know that I would be an asset to any business willing to work with me.

Associated with: UPDIVISION CODE
$33.33 /hr
534 hours
4.98
Usama Riaz

Usama Riaz Agency Contractor

Expert Android Developer

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 9

I am driven, ambitious, and intensely interested in what I do. I taught myself how to program five years ago and have since become an expert in numerous programming languages and technologies such as Java, C++, PHP, Objective-C, and MySQL. My programming expertise paved the way for me to start a software development company called Minibit Technologies, where I have had the pleasure of working with clients from around the world on numerous interesting and challenging projects such as Twitter-like social media sharing apps, real-time multiplayer games, and ultrasonic communications systems. I don't want to bore you with a comprehensive list of my skills, so I'll just list a few of the more notable ones: Languages: Java, C++, PHP, Objective-C, Javascript, Octave Platforms: Android, iOS, Web Game Development: Libgdx, Box2d, Native Android Miscellaneous: Machine Learning, Git, Parse Talk is cheap, though. Please take a look at my portfolio projects, my oDesk test scores, and my review ratings for a more thorough assessment of my abilities. You will quickly find that I do not merely develop software - I develop highly maintainable, elegant code that will save you enormous sums in the long run. I am also a verified oDesk mobile developer, as shown by the badge on the right side of my profile. Only the most elite developers who are individually screened by oDesk are allowed to join this group. In short, if you need an app, website, or other software developed, look no further. My coding skills are incredible, my work ethic unparalleled.

Associated with: Minibit Technologies
$70.00 /hr
423 hours
5.00
Shozeb Sharif

Shozeb Sharif Agency Contractor

Sr. Project Manager, Web Analytics Expert, 14 Year...

Pakistan - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 8

- 14 years of software development experience in various technical and managerial roles including last 7 years in project/product management and last 3 years in web analytics implementation (Google Analytics, KISSmetrics, Mixpanel). - Comprehensive domain knowledge of Sales, CRM & CMS, utility billing, urban real estate, capital market, internet marketing, social media marketing, online dating and press release distribution. - As Development Manager, led the product development effort of award winning CRM solution "CampaignerCRM" (http://www.campaignercrm.com). - As Project Manager, led the product design and development team for AOS' flagship product for urban real estate, LRMS (Land Records Management System), implemented for Lahore Development Authority (Pakistan). - Developed a real time Trading Terminal for Softech Systems' BackConnect application that is running live with leading brokerage houses in Pakistan, Bangladesh, UAE, Ghana. - Strong background in Java & Java based technologies as well as in Oracle database, with focus on object oriented analysis and design, application architecture and framework development methodologies. - Proven track record of excellent customer relationship management, communication and interpersonal skills and strong experience in performing initial analysis and design during pre & post winning of new projects to generate Project Proposals, Scope of Work and Proof of Concepts. - Core Competencies: Social media marketing, Web Analytics (Google Analytics, KISSmetrics, Mixpanel), Email Delivery (SendGrid, Amazon SES), Salesforce implementation, exploring new technologies, vendors & services, Requirements gathering / documentation, team management, scope & time management, tasks scheduling & monitoring, release management, project management & process implementation, client interaction, project proposal writing, interface & GUI design.

Associated with: Global IT Team
$40.00 /hr
7,291 hours
5.00