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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, 1,385 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: April 1, 2015
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Sylvia B.

Sylvia B.

Copywriter/ Editor/Content Creator

United States - Last active: 4 days 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 provide the creative content that expands your online presence and effectively markets your product or service. 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.

$33.33 /hr
1,670 hours
4.95
Martyn Shuttleworth

Martyn Shuttleworth

Experienced technical and academic writer. Native...

Greece - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 18

As a graduate with many years experience of writing and proof-reading academic papers, I am familiar with all major citation practices. I am able to write papers for most subjects, from philosophy to physics. Without complaint, I adapt to any topic and style of writing, and I am thorough in my research. I firmly believe in going the extra mile required for completing the task to a high standard. As a perfectionist, I never compromise upon quality, whatever the size of the task.

$33.33 /hr
52 hours
4.97
Paul Walden

Paul Walden

Copywriter at plantadvertising.com

Australia - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

An Australian copywriter with over 14 years’ experience, I got my first full-time agency position when renowned advertising profile Steve Trygg saw the work I was doing whilst studying at Berghs School of Communication, one of Europe’s foremost marketing academies. Steve immediately offered me employment at his B2B agency SandbergTrygg, at whose European headquarters I then worked in parallel with my copywriting studies. This was way back in 2001. Covering quite technical accounts in the telecommunications, trucking and stock-trading industries, I stayed with SandbergTrygg until relocating to Cairns in 2003. Adpower Plus, at the time North Queensland’s largest advertising agency, then employed me to service their clients – a mix of B2B and B2C companies and organisations, including Stockland Shopping Centres, Pacific Toyota, Medtel, Tourism Tropical North Queensland and Cairns Convention Centre, to name a few. Having made my mark on the Queensland market, I proceeded to go international with my own business in 2006 and have since worked for clients ranging from large corporations and organisations such as Rio Tinto, City West Water and the Maavarim Group to smaller outfits such as Zimperium Technologies, Enteract and Joolca. This has involved research, analysis, conceptualisation, copywriting and creative direction for numerous very different products. In other words: I’m equally at home advertising fast-moving products in the Western retail market as I am selling hospital equipment to African governments. Every last bit of my creative is built on solid research. Simply put, I not only come up with HOW to convey your message; I also provide the strategy required to decide WHAT to say. Since 2011, I am based out of Melbourne, where I run the strategic marketing agency Plant Advertising. And it’s only now that this piece of text is going to get truly valuable to you, because, for all that I’ve told you above, what really matters is how good my actual copy is, right? So, check out the work samples at www.plantadvertising.com or have a look in the special Dropbox folder that I’ve prepared for oDesk clients at http://bit.ly/1t95lkB Remember, whatever copywriter you end up selecting for your project, the whole point of creative is to increase sales or otherwise convince your target group of this, that or the other – and far from all copy does that. Bottom line: if you’re going to compromise on your marketing, you might as well not do it at all. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Paul Walden

$85.00 /hr
138 hours
4.98
Anna K.

Anna K.

Business Consultant and Technical Writer

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

Hello! I am an experienced business consultant and technical writer. Currently, I run operations for a New York City - based company and offer my services as a freelancer. My educational credentials include Bachelor's in Business Administration and Master's in Public Administration. oDesk performance highlights - 95% Job Success Rate and 33% conversion rate of one-time clients into long-term employers. I specialize in writing investment business plans and technology white papers and case studies. Thank you for taking the time to scroll through my page and happy working!

$45.00 /hr
92 hours
4.93
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
Daniel Roux

Daniel Roux

Project Manager with Specialization in Translation

United States - Last active: 21 hours ago - Portfolio: 3

I have an original, analytic, inquisitive mind and a great drive for implementing ideas and achieving goals. What sets me apart from other applicants is my broad scope of international experience and my ability to transfer it to any industry. I have successfully migrated from the military field to architecture to human resources to training and development to software technical writing, to marketing, to sales and to the translation industry. I am a highly motivated, independent self-starter with two technical college qualifications as well as varied international managerial and project management experience. I am a results-oriented person who excels in a high performance team since I have high standards of competence and performance for others and myself. Software skills include, Windows, Mac OS, Microsoft Project, Trados, MultiTrans Prism Flow, OmniPage Pro, ABBYY Finereader, Acrobat Pro, LifeCycle Designer, oDesk platform and more.

$44.00 /hr
723 hours
5.00
Andrew Johnston

Andrew Johnston

Technical Writer and CMS expert

Canada - Last active: 21 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
885 hours
4.74
Thomas Klemens

Thomas Klemens

Writer, Editor w/ Design/Construction Experience

United States - Last active: 3 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
Katherine Carns

Katherine Carns

Expert Website Revamper

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

I'm a copywriter and editor with a knack for crafting compelling brand stories. I specialize in web copy, often focusing on re-branding existing content or improving UX. In addition, I have experience editing dissertations for Ph.D. candidates and clients who speak English as a second language. If we're talking business, I'm at my best when I'm writing to-the-point pieces for industries with customers who appreciate wit and distrust used car salesmen. Making sure your voice and message is communicated authentically is my goal.

$34.00 /hr
742 hours
4.71