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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.

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Last updated: May 1, 2015
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Martyn Shuttleworth

Martyn Shuttleworth

Experienced technical and academic writer. Native...

Greece - Last active: 29 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: 3 days 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
139 hours
4.98
Avi Valentine

Avi Valentine

Technical Writer

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

I am a degreed, experienced Technical Writer who understands that succinct, high-quality documentation is an essential business communication tool. I am driven, organized and detail orientated. I produce professional technical communications that are perfectly suited to the needs of the client. My core-competencies lie in creating and editing technical proposals and manuals and developing well-researched blog content. I also enjoy conducting research, article and academic writing/editing and business analysis. I am proficient in all Microsoft Office applications and in Adobe Acrobat and WordPress. I have experience working with software development firms, engineering firms, mobile application developers and marketing agencies. I am happy to interface with your team or your client to obtain the information needed to create your perfect documentation.

$50.00 /hr
402 hours
4.76
Brandon Davis

Brandon Davis

Writer, Editor, & Proofreader

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 13

I am a fast, thorough editor and proofreader, and my primary concern is ensuring your content is at its best. I have worked with clients from around the world across a broad spectrum of content types, including website content, fantasy and science fiction, as well as Christian fiction and nonfiction. I strive to use my writing, editing, and proofreading skills to enhance your content quality by ensuring its correctness, readability, clarity, and conciseness. Editing & Proofreading Experience (2007-present) *Fiction (short & novel-length) *Nonfiction (biographies, articles, web content, marketing material) *Academic & Research (undergraduate & postgraduate papers/theses, reports, studies) Other Experience (2007-present) *Written freelance articles, summaries, & short fiction *Tutored high school & college level English and composition; provided editing and feedback

$33.33 /hr
240 hours
5.00
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
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 - 98% 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
98 hours
4.93
Jovan Pehcevski

Jovan Pehcevski

Researcher, Academic/technical writer, Data and In...

Macedonia - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

As a PhD in Computer Science, I am an experienced researcher, academic writer and data and information scientist. Over the last 12 years I have gathered an extensive experience in practising and teaching the following computer science concepts: information retrieval, data mining, machine learning, database management systems using MySQL and Oracle, native XML databases using XML, DOM and SAX, web development techniques using (X)HMTL, DHTML, PHP, and MySQL, deploying web services and service oriented architectures, and tuning Apache web server for performance, security and caching. My core competency lies in academic research, data and information science, as well as writing, proofreading and editing of research papers and thesis of all academic levels. I am seeking opportunities to offer my rich professional and academic experience for the strategic growth and developmental needs of your business. My core research interests and strengths are as follows: - Focused information retrieval - Evaluation of focused and content-oriented XML retrieval - Entity retrieval and knowledge discovery - Data mining and big data analytics - Business intelligence and predictive analytics - Time-series data forecasting - Recommendation algorithms for social/news networking sites - Native XML databases, NoSQL and relational database systems - Web servers and web technologies - Web database applications and Internet programming - Web and enterprise security

$66.67 /hr
1,586 hours
5.00
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
746 hours
4.68
Dave Ward

Dave Ward

Business Consultant, Internal Auditor, Risk and In...

United States - Last active: 26 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I have an uncanny ability to spot unnecessary and unproductive procedures as well as internal control gaps where losses may occur. I love helping small and medium sized companies grow to the next level using strategic plans, mission statements, and other key communication tools to keep everyone focused on the right goals. My experience includes: Banking Internal Audit Fraud Investigation Federal Regulation Implementation Process Improvement Human Resource Management Project Management System Development Lifecycle Training Manager Budget Preparation Policy/Procedure Development

$33.33 /hr
389 hours
4.98
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