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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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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
63 hours
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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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Claudia Broman

Claudia Broman

Writer, Editor, Marketing Consultant

United States - Last active: 05/09/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

Award-winning writer and editor (www.claudiabroman.com) carving out a creative life in Minnesota. Her work has appeared in Organic Gardening and Faith & Family magazines, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and The Capital Times of Madison. She is a columnist for Central Minnesota Women magazine, the Lakes Area Review, and the West Central Tribune. Past "well-rounded" lives include time as a former owner and publisher of an online news site; a marketing manager for an organic food co-op; a park ranger; a singer-songwriter; a wildland firefighter; and an herbarium curator.

$70.00 /hr
0 hours
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Douglas Fisher

Douglas Fisher

PhD Candidate, UCLA

United States - Last active: 05/07/2014 - Tests: 1

I am a full-time PhD candidate at UCLA, studying in the Comparative Literature department. I hold a BS in Mathematics, as well as both a BA and an MA in English, and a perfect score on both the Verbal and Writing portions of the GRE. As part of my PhD requirements, I have developed fluency in both Russian and Spanish, in addition to my native English. To supplement my stipend, I am looking for part-time freelance work. My preference is translation work, but I am also highly qualified in mathematical writing and content creation.

$55.56 /hr
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Po H.

Po H.

PhD, English-Chinese Chinese-English Translator

United States - Last active: 04/22/2014 - Tests: 4

A detail-oriented scientist and freelance translator, with experience in scientific/general translation (Chinese to English and English to Chinese) and expertise in scientific publication, pharmaceutical/biotech industry, medical application and academic grant proposal. Strong technical background with 11 scientific publications and served as independent reviewer for 14 leading journals in the field.

$40.00 /hr
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Gary V.

Gary V.

Senior Unix Systems Programmer

United Kingdom - Last active: 05/10/2014 - Tests: 8

I am professional and approachable, with a good mix of technical and interpersonal skills and an excellent work ethic. I have been working full time as a systems administrator and systems programmer for 25 years, but also have a successful part-time business in technical writing. Technical Writing: - Lead author of "The Goat Book" - Many print and web articles on Linux, Unix and Systems Programming Some Prominent Open Source Projects: - Maintainer of GNU Zile - Co-Maintainer of GNU Libtool, GNU M4 Please see my LinkedIn profile for a more detailed list of my projects, achievements and employment history.

$60.00 /hr
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Fiona Chaplin

Fiona Chaplin

Writer and Editor

United Kingdom - Last active: 04/16/2014

I have a proven track record in academia working as a senior research scientist, supervising PhD students and managing research staff. My work has been published in several highly regarded scientific journals and led to the development of three research patents. I also have a journalism qualification and experience working as an account manager for a prominent medical marketing company. I have significant experience with different types of scientific writing, such as primary research papers, review articles, book chapters, grants, lecture writing, patents and medical marketing campaigns. I also write my own blog. Following a short career break to have children, I am now looking to establish myself as a freelance writer/editor in the field of medical communications.

$55.56 /hr
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Joanne Walker

Joanne Walker

PhD in Physics fluent in Italian: editing and orig...

United Kingdom - Last active: 09/08/2014

I am an experienced technical writer and proofreader with 10 years of experience in writing scientific articles and typesetting scientific documents using LaTeX. If you are working to a budget my rates can be adjusted to suit your particular editing needs. I provide a proofreading and editing service for dissertations, PhD theses and online articles producing clear, concise scientific documents with attention to detail. I am a published academic with native command of the English language and will apply the same attention to detail in communicating your scientific message that I would to my own research. I provide original expertly researched online content in the areas of environmental science and climate change. I am fluent in Italian and provide a translation service into English with a particular focus on scientific writing.

$35.00 /hr
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Frank Delgado

Frank Delgado

Senior Program/Project Manager

United States - Last active: 02/16/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

Have managed a portfolio of 180 consultants in different industry verticals such as Pharmaceutical, Industrial, Agricultural, Media, Retail, Banking, Investment, and many more. As well as projects on many different technologies such as Oracle Apps, Java, Documentum, iPhone/iPad/OSX Apps Development, MS Exchange, SAS, SAP, SharePoint, Siebel, TIBCO and others. Have extensive expertise in Content Management, Records Management and compliance solutions using SharePoint and Documentum. Expertise in Office365, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010, MOSS 2007, Workflows, SharePoint Designer, BDC. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish.

$55.56 /hr
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