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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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Average Technical Writing Freelancer Feedback Score

Technical Writing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.76.

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Last updated: March 1, 2015

  • Professional eBook, Blog, Article And Website Content Writer.

    Content can make or break your business. Let me help you make it. I have a B.A. in English and 12 years of experience as a writer, including copywriting, blogging, technical writing, sales letters, and marketing communications. I have … more

    Content can make or break your business. Let me help you make it. I have a B.A. in English and 12 years of experience as a writer, including copywriting, blogging, technical writing, sales letters, and marketing communications. I have been working full time for the past 6 years as a freelance writer. I am a native English speaker and I know the importance of having good content on your blog or website. I am very good with white hat SEO techniques and proper keyword density. I am a strong believer in communication and detailed guidelines as well as deadlines.  less

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    • $8.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 8 HOURS
    • JAMAICA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 2 TESTS
  • Professional writer(Ebooks,articles,creative,technical)

    I am a post graduate student at a technical university of Civil Engineering, specializing in the filed of Geodesy and Geoinformatics. Apart from being an engineer, my passion has always been writing. I have a natural talent for foreign languages … more

    I am a post graduate student at a technical university of Civil Engineering, specializing in the filed of Geodesy and Geoinformatics. Apart from being an engineer, my passion has always been writing. I have a natural talent for foreign languages and have learnt German on my own. Apart from German, i am fluent in English and also speak Italian. Furthermore, i have taken the CAE(Advanced English test), German Goethe C1 and Italian Cills B2. I believe that my two talents combined can be quite useful, as i have a gift for both realistic and creative overviewing of the given problem.  less

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    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 19 HOURS
    • SERBIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 2 TESTS
  • Writter and blogger! best in what i do!

    I just want to earn extra money to maintain myself into college.It's hard! And i'm capable to do anything for it! … more

    I just want to earn extra money to maintain myself into college.It's hard! And i'm capable to do anything for it!  less

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    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • ROMANIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Researcher and ghostwriter: e-book, non-fiction, technical

    I love to dig into research and ghostwriting projects, be they articles, e-books or lengthier printed works. My passion is writing for the helping professions, for which I have written educational pieces, promotional copy and donor communications. Most of my … more

    I love to dig into research and ghostwriting projects, be they articles, e-books or lengthier printed works. My passion is writing for the helping professions, for which I have written educational pieces, promotional copy and donor communications. Most of my commercial writing has consisted of technical and training materials for in-house and end user use in the wholesale and safety industries. I started writing stories in grade school, and still keep a couple YA projects going. When we work together, I’ll ask lots of questions to understand what you want and check in to be sure I’m on track. Logical organization of your ideas and checking all the angles is my specialty. I will work hard to capture what’s important and express it in clear and professional language. If you’d like to ask me anything, please get in touch. I look forward to seeing if I can do something exceptional for you!  less

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    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 27 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 4 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
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  • I specialize in getting it right the first time

    I'm a workaholic journalist/copywriter living in Tampa Bay, Florida. I am both extraordinarily handsome and well-versed in AP style. … more

    I'm a workaholic journalist/copywriter living in Tampa Bay, Florida. I am both extraordinarily handsome and well-versed in AP style.  less

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    • $22.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1059 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 10 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Senior Technical Writer / Documentation Expert / BB Certified Writer

    Over the last 13 years, I created various user guides, administration guides, reference guides, troubleshooting guides, installation manuals, and Web help systems for a various engineering and software products and projects. My core competency lies in managing end-to-end documentation for … more

    Over the last 13 years, I created various user guides, administration guides, reference guides, troubleshooting guides, installation manuals, and Web help systems for a various engineering and software products and projects. My core competency lies in managing end-to-end documentation for software projects. But, I also work on improving and maintaining the existing documentation or create printed guides for a product. After working on different documentation projects, I developed professional expertise in using various documentation tools, such as Confluence, HelpGizmo, Wordpress, Help & Manual, Adobe RoboHelp, Adobe FrameMaker, Microsoft Visio, MS Office, and technologies, such as single sourcing, DITA, and content management system. In addition to documentation tools, I have good understanding of the software languages, such as C/C++, Java, PHP, CSS, HTML, and databases, such as MS Access, MY SQL, and so on. I am seeking opportunities to develop documentation from the ground up for your business.  less

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    • $17.78 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 1345 HOURS
    • INDIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 14 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 9 TESTS
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  • Writer, Editor, Paralegal, Ebook Expert, Typesetter

    I am an independent paralegal with 9 years experience assisting in immigration related cases--mostly defense of deportation. I am directly responsible for successful outcomes in almost 30 cases in the last 3 years. I have consulted on a number of … more

    I am an independent paralegal with 9 years experience assisting in immigration related cases--mostly defense of deportation. I am directly responsible for successful outcomes in almost 30 cases in the last 3 years. I have consulted on a number of high profile immigration cases, and I've provided input on cases that had positive outcomes in the United States Supreme Court. My writing experience includes drafting all manner of legal pleadings: complaints, appeal briefs, agreements, and various other routine legal documents. Briefs I’ve written have led to successful outcomes before the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and various US Courts of Appeal. I’ve celebrated with quite a few clients upon their release from immigration detention centers across the country. That’s my favorite part of my day-job. The pure joy my clients express after time in confinement makes the hot coals I have to walk over to carry water for them more than worth it. EDITING I am the editor-in-chief in my office. Nothing goes out without my approval. Long ago, my colleagues noted that they were more successful when I edit and proofread their copy. Paragraphs flowed more freely, sentences and ideas were more concise, and thus they benefited from greater clarity. I am also an efficient proofreader. I'll catch it! You may not appreciate my bluntness, but you'll certainly appreciate that your error didn't juke you and escape into the wild--leaving you to deal with the resulting misunderstanding. I have multiple 5 star reviews for proofreading and editing from particularly demanding clients. WRITING Last year a client’s sister asked me to help her write a research paper. Although writing is technically what I do for a living, it doesn’t feel like that at all at my day job. This more creative writing re-sparked my passion for writing, and I’ve since ghostwritten a number of academic and creative writing pieces. I’m looking to continue developing as a writer. Structured or free-form, whether you desire something extemporaneous or persuasive, I am sure I am conversant and capable. I'm also fluent in most citation styles and formats. I have a little blue book for ones that escape me. DESKTOP PUBLISHING Finally, I am an eBook formatting expert. I'll optimize your content for flawless presentation to all the major vendors, as well as assist you publish on their bookstores. This includes: Apple Store, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CreateSpace, Google Books, Kobo, Smashwords. I'll provide you with the respective format for each store and I'll ensure your e-book is optimally formatted for Kindle, epub for Android, Apple's i-Ecosystem, Nooks, Sony/Kobo devices and other e-readers. I convert and optimize for any format: PDF; AZW; MOBI; EPUB2; EPUB3. I have a catalog of over 5000 books, and I estimate I have about 2000 hours formatting, polishing, and filing my collection. Buying an ebook on Amazon doesn’t mean the ebook will be free from formatting errors. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to edit an ebook that refers to Jack Reacher as Jack Readier, and tells me how he ejected the "elip" from his "Clock .40". I keep abreast of the latest developments in ebook formatting. Like I said, I’m an enthusiast and I want the best for my catalog. I have the enthusiast’s obsession for perfecting and polishing in addition to the professional’s dedication to seeing the project successfully completed. Your project will benefit from my continuing obsession. I follow modern design trends, concepts, and best practices. I EVEN DO THE NEW POPUP FOOTNOTES. Word to the wise I have no truck with fixed layout, and you shouldn’t either. If you’re looking for a fixed layout epub in most (not all, but most) cases you are much, much better off going with a PDF. It is next to impossible to control what your readers will do with your EPUB once they’ve installed it on their device. The proliferation of readers, and devices makes it impossible to control the book once it’s out in the wild, and any negative association—even if completely the reader’s fault—will reflect negatively on you the author. Unless you have a niche scientific audience, (or you have a burning desire to deal with negative comments on your website and the resultant loss of sales) you will be much, much, much better off formatting your EPUB to account for all the charts and eschewing fixed format EPUBs altogether. No less an authority than the International Digital Publishing Forum backs me up on this. I now offer unique, expertly designed ebook covers. I hired an assistant who specializes in that sort of thing. Writing Nights. Facimus quod oportet fieri. We don't fail, we don't miss. You request. We deliver. Crusading against failure, plagiarism, missed deadlines . . .chasing the light I divide my time between Texas, and a tropical island in the Caribbean. I’m not a big fan of winter.  less

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    • $18.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 136 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
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  • Technical Author, Analyst and Security Software Specialist

    I have many years experience in the software industry, specifically in security and identity solutions and prior to that I worked in analytical chemistry. My experience includes strategic roadmapping, technical authorship, technical design, UML, project management, grant applications, market analysis … more

    I have many years experience in the software industry, specifically in security and identity solutions and prior to that I worked in analytical chemistry. My experience includes strategic roadmapping, technical authorship, technical design, UML, project management, grant applications, market analysis, marketing material authorship, website content for SEO, blog posts, articles and book chapters. I have an excellent writing style that can work for marketing material as well as technical documentation, both of which I have extensive experience of writing. I understand the importance of audience engagement and readability. I also have a good working knowledge of writing content for SEO and have written all of the content for my current company website, allowing us to be on Google's first page for a number of relevant key phrases.  less

    information-security security website-wireframing technical-writing technical-documentation software-documentation writing blog-writing users-guide-writing white-paper-writing 00 more less
    • $35.00 HOURLY RATE
    • NO FEEDBACK GIVEN
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 4 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • English Editor/Copywriter and Technical Writer

    I am an experienced writer and editor. I am an electrical engineer by trade and an English teacher by profession. I'm able to write or edit English language documents with a technical nature or in general. I have excellent … more

    I am an experienced writer and editor. I am an electrical engineer by trade and an English teacher by profession. I'm able to write or edit English language documents with a technical nature or in general. I have excellent grammar and can easily adapt my writing style to suit your needs. Native speaker of the American English vernacular.  less

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    • $30.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
  • Energy Engineer, Bilingual English/French

    I am a 29 year old Energy Engineer, from France. I have two Master's diplomas in Engineering, including a successful semester spent abroad in Australia. My work experience ranges from R&D Photovoltaic Engineering in Germany, to consulting for … more

    I am a 29 year old Energy Engineer, from France. I have two Master's diplomas in Engineering, including a successful semester spent abroad in Australia. My work experience ranges from R&D Photovoltaic Engineering in Germany, to consulting for NGOs throughout the world, as well as extensive volunteering. Most of my work has been conducted in English, and a lot of it involved communication mixing both French and English. I am a self-taught person with interests in diverse subjects, such as sailing voyages, permaculture, cooking, diving, and developing my electric bike. I developed a strong command of both French and English through years of reading, learning, and living abroad. Additionally, I have studied English/French translation as a compulsory element of my graduate education. For these reasons, I sometimes offer my services as a translator or content-writer. As a professional engineer and consultant, I always make sure that my clients are getting above and beyond what they expect within the allotted time frame. I am currently developing a community-based project involving the reuse of LiCo batteries. Thus, working online is a perfect opportunity for me to be able to acquire enough capital to kickstart my new venture.  less

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    • $40.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 55 HOURS
    • FRANCE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 11 TESTS
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