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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.

1,322

Time to Complete oDesk Technical writing Jobs

Time needed to complete a Technical writing project on oDesk.

Average Technical writing Freelancer Feedback Score

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

4.75
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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
Oscar Bass

Oscar Bass Agency Contractor

Senior UNIX System Engineer, LAMP, LEMP, Network S...

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

Expert UNIX system administrator and network engineer. Got a problem? I can solve it! For more than 15 years I have been the I.T. backbone and support for many online companies. I use the most up to date standards for any project I am involved in. I work extremely quick and efficiently. If you have a problem let me help you solve it. OS: Linux - Expert, FreeBSD - Expert, AIX - Expert, HP-UX - Expert, Macintosh OS/X - Expert, Windows Server - Proficient Cloud services: AWS, Rackspace, OpSource, Linode Web servers: Apache, Nginx, Tomcat Database servers: Mysql, Postgresql Monitoring: Nagios, Monit, Munin, Cacti Scripting: bash, perl, shell Virtualization: OpenVZ, Xen, SolusVM Mail servers: Postfix, Exim, Sendmail, Dovecot Control panels: cPanel, Plesk, Direct Admin, Webmin/Virtualmin, ISPconfig, OpenPanel Other: standard network services (DNS, DHCP, LDAP, Samba, SVN/Git, http proxy, jabber, backups, monitoring etc), firewalls (iptables, ipfw, pf)

Associated with: Bass Designs Agency
$44.44 /hr
227 hours
4.98
K thomas L.

K thomas L.

Analog and Digital Designer - Over 20 yrs. Exp.

United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

Experience in small signal analog design, sensor interfacing, signal conditioning, sensor applications, data capture and analysis, digital design, microprocessors and small FPGA based systems. I have over 20 years experience developing ideas and bringing them through the design process to a finished product. I develop entire systems, including power, mechanical, optical, and software aspects. I excel in small, innovative designs using new technology. I design for durability and dependability coming from a background of experience in designing for harsh environments, high volume production lines, medical, and space applications. I have design experience in serial communications, optical systems, rf communications, programming, DSP hardware and software design, PC board design and technical writing. I offer my services to take your idea and bring it all the way to production, or to fill any need in the process. I am also available for consulting, helping you to refine your ideas into something that is both manufacturable and functional.

$70.00 /hr
2,532 hours
5.00
Grant Smith

Grant Smith

Excel, Access VBA and Macro Developer

United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 15

Experienced professional with multiple skills looking for extra work. Very diligent, attentive to details, hard working and honest. Guru in MS Office Applications (company SME (Subject Matter Expert)) VBAs and Macros Knowledgeable in computer software and hardware problems Many years of customer service including managing a large team of customer service agents Excellent written and speaking communication skills I sell time by adding automation to any office product! Based on East Coast of United States

$60.00 /hr
1,498 hours
4.98
Cheryl Humphreys

Cheryl Humphreys

Highly skilled writer and editor

United Kingdom - Last active: 10/06/2014 - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 10

Highly skilled editor and technical author. Co-author of "7 Steps to Making Money on oDesk" and "Get the Best - A Guide to Hiring the Best Freelancers on oDesk" Strong writing, editing, planning, administration & organisational abilities across all sectors. Proactive in prioritisation of workloads across several clients alongside solid engagement with stakeholders. Published author of two books on Celiacs Disease as well as ghostwriter for many other books (available on Amazon and other sites under pseudonyms). For the latest updates on my freelance career, http://digitalmined.com/going-from-zero-to-hero/#sthash.WEBezSRR.7s1xmFmH.dpbs

$33.33 /hr
346 hours
4.95
Rebecca McKenzie

Rebecca McKenzie

Project Manager / Business and Technical Analyst /...

Australia - Last active: 11/12/2014 - Tests: 1

I am a hands-on Project Manager with 15 years experience developing bespoke web & mobile solutions for small through to enterprise customers within the Financial Services and Telecommunications industry. Passionate about technology and good user interface design. Computer Science background, specialising in Java. Very strong documentation skills. http://au.linkedin.com/in/beckwest/ - Project estimation, planning & scheduling - Quotation and Statement of Work creation and review - Business & Technical specification creation and review - Test documentation creation, review and execution - UX design and wireframing - Document formatting and template editing - RFI & RFP creation & review

$65.00 /hr
92 hours
5.00
Bradley Shoebottom

Bradley Shoebottom

Information Architect/Technical Writer/Instruction...

Canada - Last active: 11/27/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 21

Over the last 14 years I have produced 30 eLearning courses, authored 15,000 pages of telecommunications user manuals (print and help), and designed the information architecture for 6 telecommunications firms technical publications and learning environments including converting classroom led training into eLearning, virtual classroom, and virtual lab/simulations. I also designed and ran a 3 implementations of single sourcing authoring for user manuals and training using DITA 1.2 XML. I have also participated and designed information architectures for intranets primarily in the SharePoint 2007/2010/O365 environment. I am conversant in creating ontologies/taxonomies for metadata management and converting these into information models and operationalizing the ontology into content. For the purpose of developing 4 new information development tools, I have participated in the gathering of user requirements/task analysis, created software design mockups and use cases, and providing testing and design feedback to the developers. I also designed the information development environment for technical publications for these 4 software products. As a university lecturer in military history and politics, I have taught over 1500 students, edited at least 3,000 papers and designed 2 courses. I have taught live in the classroom, virtually (webinar) and via asynchronous LMS (TopClass, Desire2Learn, and Blackboard).

$44.44 /hr
123 hours
5.00
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
Benjamin Thompson

Benjamin Thompson

Technical Writer, SQL, Python, JavaScript Programm...

United States - Last active: 11/17/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I am currently a Developer I at a large online retailer. I support several enterprise applications, most in Web2py and one major application in C# WinForms. I write code in Python and SQL for back-end tools and reporting. I work with Talend Open Studio and Apache ActiveMQ. My goal is to become a better and better programmer, to design tools and solutions that make people's tasks easier, and if possible, more fun. I am CompTIA A+, Security+, and Linux+ certified. I also hold LPIC-1 and SUSE CLA Linux certifications.

$50.00 /hr
70 hours
5.00