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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 oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.75.

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Experienced copywriter/editor

United States - Last active: 29 days 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
63 hours
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
Joey Mara

Joey Mara

Direct-response copywriter

United States - Last active: 28 days ago - Tests: 4

Also @ Hello! It's a wonderful day outside! The weather is delightful, and the work week is as smooth as we make it to be. But when things turn upside-down, any wonderful day won't sound as exciting as a before. The ladder sounds way better. Better yet, situations can remain in their proper upright position as long as their conditions remain stable. Take a chair for example. The design of a four-legged chair can stand on it's own with no problems; however, when conditions change i.e the four-legged chair losing two of its legs, only then will the chair have difficulties standing. As a copywriter, keeping chairs four-legged is the foundation of my work. If you're troubled by two-legged seats, it's because you understand the benefits two extra legs. Our collaboration would instill a stable grounding that will keep days like today wonderful, weather to be that much more delightful, and four-legged chairs. Let me help you with that.

$55.56 /hr
58 hours
Douglas Hanna

Douglas Hanna

Expert Content Writer

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 3

I have been an advertising and marketing professional for more than 30 years. I have been a copywriter, creative director, VP of creative services and senior marketing manager for a major information provider. My core competency is writing. I have written award winning TV commercials, radio commercials. industrial films, magazine and newspaper ads, set top box user manuals and data sheets for high-speed, high-performance tape recorders/reproducers. My objective is to to provide content writing services on a project or contract basis

$16.67 /hr
3,272 hours
Malik Mubashar

Malik Mubashar

Article / Web Content Writer

Pakistan - Last active: 7 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

I am a conscientious person who loves to take the challenges. Writing is my "Passion" and "Profession." The following things make me different from others: • Uniqueness • Superior quality English • Guarantee for premium Copyscape free content • I have written over 2000 articles on the diverse topics. • Expert author at • Citizen reporter (Journalist) for I am a writer and I know the power of words, especially when it comes to writing SEO articles. I can produce 6 quality articles in a day and I can assure you that they will be original, unique and will pass copyscape. I have written articles for people from all around the world. My slogan: "Never take rest until the job is done."

$17.00 /hr
4,257 hours
Rob N.

Rob N.

Automation Tester and Microcontroller Developer, I...

Australia - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1

I have over 20 years experience in software and hardware testing and an extremely broad technical background. I am a qualified electronics engineer and have an indepth knowledge of microcontrollers and various ARM based systems both at the hardware and software level. I have developed working applications using Arduino, Netduino, Raspberry Pi and an array of sensors and other interface tools, one wire spi, i2c etc I have an electronics lab with a full range of test equipment that I utilise for my design projects.I am currently heavily involved in researching and developing for IoT. (The Internet Of Things). If you are looking for a technical document writer I can readily research advanced concepts and put them into human readable form. I enjoy writing tutorial's and FAQ's. I have a broad technical knowledge and am very comfortable writing about existing and emerging technologies. I am able to do video documents as well as written ones. I can also specialise in automation testing using Ruby and Selenium WebDriver. I am highly proficient in this skillset and have developed multiple internal applications for automated testing of webmail, toolbox and website type systems. I am fully versed with UNIX and setting up various tools and development environments. The sites in my portfolio were all fully built by me, including the supporting infrastructure using various tools such as NGINX, CSS, Ruby, Sinatra and HAML. For my day job I manage a team of testers at an ISP in Australia. This has allowed me to build an an above average knowledge of Jira and Confluence. I am able to configure and customise these from scratch. I am looking for opportunities where I can offer my expertise and advice to startups and people/organisations who just need a hand to get going. This is something I have become more passionate about as I enjoy helping others to make a difference. I like to help others make their dreams a reality.

$45.00 /hr
13 hours
May che C.

May che C.

Blogger, Student, Writer and Dreamer

Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I juggle work and studies since high school. Multitasking, without compromising is a skill I mastered. I got lots of work experience as a volunteer for children's NGO and as a research assistant. In between, I worked as Virtual Assistant, Ebook Marketing, Proofreader and Data Entry Specialist. Here's my LinkedIn Profile for complete professional work background: I write for fun and to share my thoughts about my homeland. Here's my online haven:

$5.00 /hr
112 hours
Mark Hatfield

Mark Hatfield

Japanese to English translator

United States - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 2

Accurate, natural translation and localization are crucial to winning marketshare in the target culture, regardless of whether the material is literary or technical. My 20+ years of experience with Japanese language and culture, combined with my love of English and years in drafting and technical writing, make me an excellent choice for your translation requirements, whether you are localizing Japanese literature, translating mechanical drawings, or producing training manuals.

$23.00 /hr
6 hours