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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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On average, 1,385 Technical writing projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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

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Last updated: April 1, 2015
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DAVID TEIGLAND

DAVID TEIGLAND

Experienced copywriter/editor

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

I have more than 12 years of experience as a writer and editor, including multiple forms of advertising, blogging, technical writing, white papers, and major daily newspapers. I've handled dozens of campaigns for clients ranging from Ivy League graduate schools to career colleges to national online universities. I pride myself on a flexible writing style with the ability to connect with disparate audiences. For the last three years, I have worked for a large legal marketing firm, primarily writing recurring content for small- and medium-sized law firm websites. Recently, I have been writing complete content for the entirety of these sites, which can be up to 20 pages.

$33.33 /hr
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Vivien Badaut

Vivien Badaut

Research & Innovation Specialist - Grant Writing

United Kingdom - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 4

I am a freelance consultant since June 2013. I write grant applications in French and English for tech start-ups based in France and UK including up-and-coming industry leaders. I have experience writing for: - France: Bpifrance, Ministère de la recherche, Coface - UK: Innovate UK - Europe: Horizon 2020 As a former research scientist with a PhD in Chemistry and experience in research labs in Germany, France and Japan, I understand/can write to a very high level of technicality on chemistry, physics, mathematics and informatics.

$50.00 /hr
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Renee L.

Renee L.

Desktop publishing, layout, writing/editing, photo...

Netherlands - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

I would like to secure projects that will enable me to do what I love doing: design, layout, writing (creative and technical), formatting, photography and being creative. I am also rather adept at slide presentations, photo editting, web research, data entry, curriculum development, ad creation and creating duplications/replicas. Over 20 years of solid experience and happy clients! I have the experience to get the job done with the least bit of hassle for the client, while maintaining a creative edge that keeps my projects looking fresh and professional. I have an excellent record of working with clients' requirements, ideas and deadlines. English is my native language. I'm a Canadian living in the Netherlands.

$35.00 /hr
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Vaqar Hyder

Vaqar Hyder

.Net and SharePoint developer

Germany - Last active: 19 days ago

Currently, I am working as a professional SharePoint Solution Develoeper for the last one and half year in subsidiary of LBBW Bank in Stuttgart Germany. Being a part of this firm I completed around 5 projects all comprising of Microsoft SharePoint 2010/2013 I am fluent in German and English. In Sept 2013, I secured my M.Sc. in Media Informatics from RWTH Universit. During my studentship, I worked as SharePoint and .Net developer in a IT service firm in Cologne, Germany. Even before pursing M.Sc, I was already working as a Software Engineer for around 2 years. During this tenure I had chance to work over e-Business and ERP solution which included developing web and desktop application based on web services and databases on Microsoft platform. My skills and will is not limited to Microsoft Technologies. To give a clear idea about my skill here is an overview: Programming Languages: C#/VB.Net, C++/ VC++, Java (Grundkenntnisse) Web Development: ASP.Net (MVC 3) , PHP, HTML, Java Script, JQuery, AJAX, .Net Web Services, XML, OpenXML (Word Reports), ClosedXML (Excel Reports) Databases: MS SQL Server (Transact SQL), mySQL, PL/SQL, PostgreSQL Products: Microsoft SharePoint 2013/2010/2007: SharePoint 2013 Apps (On-Premises und Provider-Hosted Office365), REST + AJAX + JQuery, Entwicklung mit Server und Client Objekt Modelle (CSOM, JSOM, JQuery, SPService), Webparts, Event und Feature Receivers, TimerJob, Workflows (auch Nintex Workflows,), Enterprise Content Management, XML (Features, Content Types, List und Field Definitions, XSLT), Anpassungen durch SharePoint Designer 2010/2013, SPCop (SPDisposeCheck) Opensource Products: Joomla Extension-Entwicklung, Anpassung von ERP "Open Bravo" (Java 2 SE, Apache Tomcat, JasperReports), Customization of OS Commerce Software Software Development Models: Agile, User Orientiert Software Konstruktion, Extreme Programming. Cloud Computing: SharePoint Online (Office 365) Software Testing Tools: Load testing und Web performance via Visual Studio 2013 Utlimate und JMeter.

$40.00 /hr
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Edouard P.

Edouard P.

Image Processing / Matlab / C++ / OpenCV / Instrum...

United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 6

I specialize in Medical Instrument Software Development for large and medium size US & International companies, as well as start-ups. Among my clients: • Abbott Medical Optics • Alcon • Carl Zeiss-Meditec • Avedro Specialties: • Medical Image Processing R&D and Production code for MS Windows, Web and Mobile platforms (iOS and Windows Phone) • Medical Instrument Software development (GUI, Graphics, Databases & Internationalization), focusing on Imaging Systems. • Mathematical/ Clinical Algorithm development • Matlab for Rapid prototyping and C++ for production code. I take pride in developing, delivering and maintaining commercially successful products - I have contributed to tens of thousands of successful clinical installations.

$90.00 /hr
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Warren Phillips

Warren Phillips

Writer / Training Expert / Aviator / Creative / Pr...

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

Experienced and can help you with any of the following: * Experienced Instructional Designer & Technical Writer - have developed information and instruction for the most complex of systems, and for soft skills as well. Masters level studies and Information Mapping trained. * Experienced leading Software implementations - can manage the entire value stream from pre-sales selection, through implementation to operations. Including training! * Successful Program & Project Manager for training and software * Know Technology, Know Business - worked on USN F/A-18 Hornet program, Gulfstream IV/V programs, USN Mk-45, Rockwell Avionics, Lucent Technologies, and complex HCM software * And did I mention I was a successful US Army CWO-4 Medevac Pilot, maintained high proficiency and trained ~30 pilots in special missions, all weather - exceptional safety record. Good communicator. I am comfortable working with the front line as well as C level executives. International experience. Looking for places to contribute - enjoy being creative (writing, design) as much as leading the ship. Give me a call if you think I would be a good member of your team...or even just to tap my experience for a quick question. Ready to help!

$50.00 /hr
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Scarlette Elizee

Scarlette Elizee

Consultant in Global Communications & PR- Bilingua...

France - Last active: 1 month ago

With 5+ years in PR in the U.S. as well as in France, I offer a full range of international communications and public relations services to get your message across to broad audiences. I am bilingual in French and English and also bicultural. Having worked for private-sector and public-sector organizations (including the OECD, U.N., NGOs, Public Affairs agencies and for government offices), I can easily adapt language for specific audiences. I also offer editing, technical writing, speech writing, translation and communications strategy services. I have a Master's Degree in International Relations and International Security from Sciences Po Paris and a Bachelor's Degree in Government and Politics from Saint John's University.

$35.00 /hr
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Paul Bleichner

Paul Bleichner

Strategist. Writer. Designer.

United States - Last active: 28 days ago - Tests: 2

I am a seasoned writer, designer and strategist, but my greatest skill is in listening. With a graduate education in architecture and over 25 years experience in mainstream marketing and advertising, I have created award winning projects and campaigns across the industries—in B2B, services and consumer—for a great range of clients, from Coca-Cola and Chiat Day to regional franchisers and Mom&Pops. I have insight into sales processes, the pipeline and CRM. I use the latest Adobe CS, and have a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, SEO, and Wordpress. Resume and partial portfolio at www.PaulBleichner.com

$48.00 /hr
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Swapnil Ogale

Swapnil Ogale

Technical Writer

Australia - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I have been a Technical Writer since 2006. Working with some great organisations across diverse speciality areas in Australia, I have greatly enjoyed creating technical and business documentation for multiple audiences. I have been involved in planning, prioritising, designing and creating technical documents such as User Guides, Online Help, Troubleshooting Guides, Release Notes, Policies, Procedures, Work Instructions and Quick Reference Guides. Specialties: Technical Writing, User Documentation, Process Documentation, Policy and Procedure Writing, User Requirements Analysis, Online Help, Developer Documentation

$35.00 /hr
184 hours
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