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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
Last updated: May 1, 2015
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Natasha Drake

Natasha Drake

Grant Writer, Researcher, & Fundraiser / Professio...

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3

Owner of Natasha Drake Grants, an independent grant writing and fundraising business. I am a professionally and academically trained writer with more than six years of experience in grant programming, including development, solicitation, implementation, and evaluation. In addition to grant writing, I have a strong background in prospect research and donor stewardship. I am skilled at communicating in a variety of contexts and have worked with a diversity of nonprofits, community organizations, and government entities. My services are unique in that I am skilled at weaving emotionally compelling stories with data driven content into successful fundraising documents and presentations. Selected Successes: *Wrote more than 150 successful grant proposals totaling $6 million in funding. *Secured nearly $1 million in new or increased funding through targeted donor research and strategic grant writing. *Managed a team responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of approximately $3 million in annual donor funding. *Built a grant writing team from the ground up at a national nonprofit, managing the team's expansion from one individual into a full-time staff of three. I am a motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter with experience collaborating in remote team collaboration. Services include, but are not limited to: *Grant Writing *Proposal Development *Grant Review & Editing *Grant Training *Donor Research *Donor Development *Reporting & Evaluation *Content Development *Multimedia Presentations *Miscellaneous Writing Services

$35.00 /hr
43 hours
4.71
Andrew Johnston

Andrew Johnston

Technical Writer and CMS expert

Canada - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 2

I am a technical writer with over 6 years experience writing software system guides, administration guides and configuration guides. During this time I have acquired proven expertise in documenting within the software development lifecycle, while meeting my company’s documentation needs for both public facing and internal documents. I am known for my clear and concise style and adherence to industry standards and best practices (Microsoft, Cisco etc.). I have a wealth of experience writing most forms of corporate documentation including standard operating procedures, service descriptions, disaster recovery plans, business continuity plans, operations guides, end user documentation, on-line help, user guides etc. I am also a Sharepoint information architect and analyst with experience designing, and deploying company-wide Sharepoint solutions by working with a team of developers and consultants. I also have been responsible for evaluating, integrating and administering IT help desk software and CRM tools.

$38.89 /hr
909 hours
4.74
Cindi J. Harrison

Cindi J. Harrison

Writer/Editor

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4

I am a talented writer and highly skilled editor for technical as well as creative endeavors. As an editor, I view each piece of writing holistically to ensure that it is not only grammatically correct but that it also serves its intended purpose. As a writer, my goal is to create documentation that fits my clients' needs and complies with their chosen style guides, whether I'm creating user or admin guides for software or hardware, online documentation, website copy, or computer-based training. I do high-quality work because I love what I do.

$50.00 /hr
380 hours
5.00
Barry Krusch, M.S.Ed.

Barry Krusch, M.S.Ed.

Instructional Designer, Writer, Project Manager

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 11

Both Senior Instructional Designer and Developer (as well as technical writer and project manager), I have used Articulate Storyline and Studio, Captivate, Camtasia, Lectora, and VideoScribe for over 22+ years for clients like Bank of America, Wachovia, American Express, Chase, Hartford Life, Knowledge Transfer International, Procter & Gamble, etc. Projects I am looking for include any work related to instructional design in any phase of the ADDIE model (Analysis and scoping, Design, Development, etc.), as well as technical writing and project management. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Emory University, and an M.S. degree in Education from Hunter College. I also attended law school at the University of Georgia for a year. I have written several books pertaining to legal subjects. As a result of my work on the Constitution, I have appeared on the Tom Snyder radio show, as well as C-SPAN. I am also listed as an encyclopedia entry in the Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments. Linked-in: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/barry-krusch/2/5b2/6a Skype: barrykrusch

$45.00 /hr
1,445 hours
5.00
Sadeem Lodhi

Sadeem Lodhi

MBBS (MD), Medical writing, Referencing, Editing

Pakistan - Last active: 1 day ago

I am a freelance article writer, with a particular expertise in the field of biological sciences. I have several years experience in medical sciences and research. The beauty of being a science writer is that I never know what subject I am going to be working on my next project. I have had the privilege to learn and write about a wide range of areas.

$34.00 /hr
18 hours
4.80
Maria Brodine

Maria Brodine

Creative editor, researcher, writer, & consultant

United States - Last active: 1 day ago

I am a professional writer and social science researcher living in New Orleans, Louisiana. I specialize in editing, proofreading, writing, and research. I have an M.A. in Anthropology from Columbia Univ., as well as a B.A. in Honors English from San Diego State Univ. I have versatile skills and interests and can cover a wide range of topics in the arts and sciences. As an anthropologist, I am well versed in cross-cultural perspectives, enabling me to write for diverse audiences. In addition, I have over ten years of experience as a freelance proofreader, editor, and tutor. On the creative side, I love to work with horror, science fiction, and fantasy, though I am certainly open to other genres. I am skilled at breaking down and paraphrasing highly technical language, which is advantageous for technical and science writing. In all areas, I have a meticulous editorial eye for grammar, spelling, formatting, and content.

$40.00 /hr
540 hours
4.91
Thomas Klemens

Thomas Klemens

Writer, Editor w/ Design/Construction Experience

United States - Last active: 10 days ago

Early in 2014 I left a magazine staff position to pursue freelance writing and editing full-time. I love to explain things, which I've been doing professionally for 25 years, using words, pictures and drawings. In addition, I am a registered Professional Engineer. My experience includes design and construction, with both field and office assignments, as well as writing and editing numerous articles. I also developed the curriculum for an introductory class on Programmable Logic Controllers, subsequently revising it several times, and have taught that class on a continuing basis since 1997.

$35.00 /hr
91 hours
4.83
Margaret Stefanac

Margaret Stefanac

Editor / Copywriter

United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 10

Please, call me Meg. :) I feel that the the written word is a powerful tool and I want to help my clients create clear and concise copy. My job history has provided me with knowledge and experience in several different industries, from medical to financial to technical, and I am comfortable reading and editing a wide range of documents. I have written,edited and proofread hundreds of web-content articles and have edited a number of books, (both fiction and non-fiction), many of which have been accepted by publishers. I am currently the mother of a 10- and 12-year-old. I enjoy freelance work because it allows me the flexibility to attend school functions and care for my kids while still working full time.

$50.00 /hr
0 hours
4.98
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
Adam G.

Adam G.

Writer, Editor, Grant Proposals and Healthcare.

United Kingdom - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

I am an experienced and reliable writer and copy editor with a strong track record of work across a range of platforms. I pride myself on providing a high standard of service and delivering work that is clear, direct and easy to comprehend. I also have significant experience of producing grant and business proposals, securing upwards of £2,000,000 in external funding for a range of statutory and non-statutory bodies in the United Kingdom. My background covers academic journal writing and editing, as well as creative original content focusing on sports journalism and healthcare commentary. The majority of my grant writing expertise has focused around the commissioning of services for vulnerable and marginalised groups. I have also written white papers for a range of start-ups and established companies. I guarantee that I will only add my name to work that is of the highest standard. I will ask questions where I am unsure, provide revisions where requested and only consider the job completed when the client is happy with the end product.

$49.00 /hr
0 hours
4.90