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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

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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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Thomas Hughes

Thomas Hughes

Writer

United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 6

I am an experienced market watcher, armchair economist, trader, writer and blogger. I have been working in the field of online content generation and management for over five years and am extensively published. My focus is broad, I write, manage and edit content for several websites and am always looking for the next project. I provide the highest quality work, with the quickest turnaround possible and strive to leave every completely satisfied.

$35.00 /hr
1,182 hours
5.00
Russ C.

Russ C.

Senior Technical Author, Writer, and Microsoft Wor...

Thailand - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 50 - Portfolio: 84

A professional, diligent, multi-talented writer with a proven track record in producing documentation across many industries. A native Brit with over 18 years' experience of working in IT as a Technical Author, and possessing superb Microsoft Office skills, in particular Microsoft Word: a Word user since 1993; an expert with Word 2007, 2010, and 2013; a registered Word expert on AllExperts.com; and a designer of solid, workable, professional Microsoft Word templates since 1999 - every organisation worked at has assimilated their documentation practices, recommendations and templates to my own. An ISO9001 expert, with a number of years working in Quality Assurance and in Quality Control, I am also a qualified English language teacher with first-class editing and proof-reading skills - as one client wrote on their feedback, [Russ has an...] 'Exceptional eye-to-detail...and 'Exceptional literacy skills' - you will be hard-pushed to find better. VBA code and functionality can help to improve the look-and-feel of all your documentation. Built-in naming conventions and version control can, improve accuracy, reduce editing time, and minimise user-error; and, code of this nature helps ensures consistency throughout your organisation's suite of documents - all this can be incorporated. Check out www.wordwords.net and www.1clickbookcreation.com for further information.

$45.00 /hr
1,147 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
Tim S. Higgins

Tim S. Higgins Agency Contractor

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

United States - Last active: 16 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
Izabel A.

Izabel A.

Project manager, Translation and Localization Cons...

Brazil - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 10

Project Management and Localization professional Highly experienced in the globalization industry (localization and internationalization) managing multilingual localization projects (both on the client and vendor side). Extremely proficient at project management. Customer and deadline-oriented, hard-working and optimistic. -- www.izabelarruda.com

Groups: oTranslators
$33.33 /hr
9,540 hours
5.00
Sylvia B.

Sylvia B.

Copywriter/ Editor/Content Creator

United States - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 10

Over the last seventeen years I have written across a wide range of topics and for many industries including fortune 500 companies. From health and IT professionals to web design/development organizations and small businesses, I can write the content that builds your online presence and keeps customers coming back . Regardless of industry, I can tailor your communications and content to your specific needs, adapting the right tone, style and voice that speaks to the audience you wish to reach. Whether you need website copy, press releases, articles or blogs, authoritative and credible content is never out of style. Need to view a few more samples, check out my website at https://www.clippings.me/sburleigh . Besides ghostwriting, I also offer editing services.

$26.00 /hr
1,674 hours
4.95
Serra E.

Serra E.

263 Jobs, 1923 Hours. TOP TURKISH Sworn Certified...

Turkey - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 31

The most preferred "TOP RATED" TURKISH Sworn & Certified Translator at oDesk ! • 263 Jobs / Projects & 1918+ Hours done at oDesk • Totally 426 jobs / projects 2150+ Hours completed in 4.5 years • • PLEASE NOTE that TURKEY IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD • • Dear Sirs & Madams, With 9 years experience, I am the most preferred, the most working, the most qualified, and the most experienced NATIVE Turkish Translator, ( Sworn, Certified and Accredited ) at oDesk and some other websites. I hold a 4 year degree diploma on ELT English Language Teaching (& Literature) Some of My Clients: • Facebook • Coca-Cola USA • Pinterest • Yandex • Uber • Sony UK • Finish UK ...and 240+ others ! --> All are provable Freelance works with working links! No lies, no false & doubtful references! Moreover, I am a Proofreader / Linguist, and an Official English Teacher at Turkish State Schools The Only Turkish Contractor with 4.99 Rating score After 259 jobs done at oDesk! The Most Experienced, the top scorer in English Language tests among the Turkish Translators at oDesk! The Only Sworn, Accredited Certified Turkish Translator here ! -- I can provide wet signed, translation-custom stamped, official certification over the translation I do. The "Genuine" Translator with Sworn Translation Stamps to Certify your official documents • The most experienced at oDesk, #1 by far with 259 jobs & 1888+ hours! • Most Preferred - 259 jobs at oDesk, 388 jobs in Total, • Most Reliable - Real Genuine Translator • Most Qualified - Holds a degree on "English Language and Literature" • Top-scorer in "English" Test Results among Turkish oDeskers • Fastest Contractor - All these were done in 4 years About Turkey & Turkish Language Market Prices: - - - - Turkey is the MOST EXPENSIVE COUNTRY in terms of benzine, diesel-fuel, electricity, nature-gas, and a few more sectors, and it has the HIGHEST TAX RATES in the world. I can send a PDF document with working web-links to prove this situation Plus, We are feeding 3 million Syrians in camps with our taxes Do not expect me to work for low rates of the Far-east, the Asia, the Africa and the Middle-east. D e t a i l e d . I n f o r m a t i o n: - - - - D i f f e r e n c e • Ranked # 1 among all Turkish Contractors as well as Turkish Translators • Lecturer at the Best University of Turkey -- Bogazici University • Professional Top Quality Work Performed in Office atmosphere • Working as a married couple of translators E d u c a t i o n • Graduate with honors from Reputable Turkish Universities • International English Teacher Certification • Both are State Universities -- not Private Universities C e r t i f i c a t i o n • Official Sworn Turkish Translator Certification by Turkish Government • International Pedagogic Formation Certification for English Teaching Q u a l i f i c a t i o n s . a t . o D e s k • 1st Place at "English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)" among ALL oDeskers • Top 10% at 7 oDesk "English" Tests • Top 20% at 2 oDesk "English" Tests • Top 30% at 3 oDesk "English" Tests • Best "English Language" Test Results among Turkish oDeskers A u t h e n t i c i t y • Id-verified by oDesk • Provable diplomas, certifications, accreditations E x p e r i e n c e • 9 Yrs of Professional Translation Experience ( part time, full time, owner of translation firm ) • Even translated the website of the University she graduated • 2+ Years of work as Official English Teacher at Turkish State Schools T a l e n t s / D i s t i n c t i v e . A b i l i t i e s • the Idealist Perfectionist -- used to be English Teacher at Turkish State Schools • # 1 Not only among Turkish Translators, but among all Turkish Contractors! • No Grammar mistakes/no typos: error-free translation! • (Unlike competitors) Doing her own business -- really graduated from that field! J o b - T y p e s • Translation, Proof-reading, Interpretation • Off-line or On Site / In Line / Web Translator • Turkish Localization Specialist / Expert • Video / Audio Transcriber • Web Research / Market Research • Warm Calls • Voice over Talent / Audio Record • Audio / Video Transcription • Phone Support / Customer Support S e c t o r s • Technical / Engineering • Legal / Contract / Notary Government Language • Us States' Federal Laws & Regulations • Medical / Medicine / Chemical / Biology • Turkish Ministry Laws & Regulations O t h e r • I am a Public Notary Accredited Sworn Translator working in Istanbul - Turkey • I was graduated with honors from an ELT department of a 4 year degree diploma program at a reputable Turkish university. • I am a Native Turk translator and lingust born and living in Turkey / Turkiye / Turkei / Turquie / Tacchino / Turco • I am can translate from and into Turkish / Turkce / Turkisch / Turque / Turca • I have and use SDL Trados Studio with SDLX DTP Processing and other software like Wordfast, POedit, GlobalSight, etc. I am proficient and experienced in these software.

$20.00 /hr
1,923 hours
4.99
Karim L.

Karim L.

Italian Translator (ENG to ITA - ITA to ENG) - Wri...

Italy - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

Native language: italian Main skills: translation, transcription, proofreading, publishing, writing, WordPress, Photoshop Interests: Writing, Internet, Photo Editing, Design I am a creative Publisher, Writer, Translator and Proofreader. I speak and write Italian and English fluently. I worked in the local law court, where I worked as a transcriptor and a writer, composing and translating legal letters in Italian and English. Now I'm a Publisher and a Blogger, as you can see from the projects in my portfolio. I'm such an hard worker and a fast learner, I'm always available online for communication and I'm pretty sure that my experience and my skills would mean the perfect choice for anyone.

Groups: oTranslators
$15.00 /hr
1,540 hours
4.99
Ariane A

Ariane A

Expert Writer / Professional Voice Talent / Creati...

Philippines - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 6

Ariane is a proficient writer who can adapt to both creative and technical projects. She has experience in corporate, academic and media writing, and is well-versed in marketing, public relations, SEO and social media. Backed up by a B.A. in Communication Arts, 3 years in the field of freelancing, and 2 years in corporate communications, she is more than ready and capable for your writing, layouting and voice talent needs. -- Ariane is also a professional voice talent whose voice has been featured in various radio and television commercials in the Philippines. She has also done automated phone prompts for some of the biggest companies in Manila. Using her excellent English skills, she speaks fluently and passionately, and is flexible enough to do both character and announcer roles.

$17.00 /hr
1,676 hours
4.94
Ashutosh Kasera

Ashutosh Kasera

Digital Branding Strategist | SEO | SMM | Copywrit...

India - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 15

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. - Pablo Picasso I am a Technologist at Brain, Writer at Heart and Interpreneur by Choice. Creativity is one of the most powerful aspects behind the existence of the world and I am passionate to implement creativity in its best form. Today, businesses are changing with the changing face of Internet. Online Business, Brand Management, SEO, SMM are the new buzzwords re engineering today's dynamic business environment. Romancing with Words, Acumen for Technology, Passion for SEO, Thinking Out of the Box and developing killer Business Strategies send me goosebumps. I love the thrill experienced behind creating a beautiful World of Words. I help businesses in the domain of SEO Analysis, SEO Consultancy, SMM or Social Media Marketing, Copywriting, Brand Building, Reputation Management, online business strategies and online marketing strategies. If I do something, I do it the best else I simply don't do it. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My love and passion for creativity pushed me to this creative world of freelancing. It was a fine beautiful morning when I decided to make WordPress my playground to learn, experience, experiment and disseminate my technical knowledge soaked in the power of creative writing. I started with a single site WordPress installation for my blog. During this exciting journey, I unlearned, learned, relearned, researched, experimented and practiced many technical and behavioral aspects of single site WordPress development. It didn't took me long enough to take another decision to move on in my quest to discover some other unexplored knowledge territories. I delved deeper into WordPress and started playing with more complex configurations. Today, I am running a network of my personal websites developed on WordPress multisite (WPMU). Along side, I also developed my skills as an SEO consultant and SMM consultant in my effort to rank these sites higher on Google SERP. I also realized that optimizing WordPress sites for speed is also an important aspect behind improving site SEO. Today, all my sites are running at blazing fast lightning speed. Being gifted with a strong will of an Entrepreneur, brain of a technologist, heart of a writer and an acumen of businessman, I developed online marketing strategies for many startups. I also helped these businesses to develop a profitable revenue model based on the foundation of sustainable business growth. Online branding, online business strategies, online reputation management are some other domains attracting my interest. I have helped many people create their own success stories powered with my professional expertise. I utilize my multi-functional skill set to help online businesses achieve their short term as well as long term goals. I carry a rich experience of around 12 years as an Associate Professor (IT and Business Management), earned in a couple of esteemed Technical and Business Management Institutions. I know how to harness the power of IT for creating some exciting business opportunities and also to manage them efficiently. My professional background carries a mix of technical as well as managerial skill set. A long professional journey of around 15 years has helped me understand this world from a business perspective, although my human perspective is always over and above my business perspective. At the end of the day, I am a simple human being like you, who likes to live his life to the fullest. Please don't treat me as an Expert as there is so much more to learn. I have learned a little so far and intend to learn a lot more during my creative journey as a freelancer consultant. Learning is a continuous process and I am a firm believer of this statement. The day I will stop learning, I will be a dead man. Learning is like breathing to me, I can't survive without learning something new with every passing moment. Congratulations for reading my long profile all through the end. It means you don't suffer from short attention span. It would be a pleasure to talk to you. Please don't hesitate to get in touch. I am sure, we can mutually help each other. At least, I can learn something from you and may be, you can also learn something from me. Don't worry, I don't bite unless and until asked to do so. :)

$40.00 /hr
1,888 hours
4.99