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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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Yehleen Cher Salamat

Yehleen Cher Salamat

Freelance article writer/ re-writer

Philippines - Last active: 08/02/2013 - Tests: 5

Over the past 8 years, I have been exposed to communicating effectively with diverse groups of people both through writing and public speaking. Having been an Officer-In-Charge of a Business Consultancy firm and a Marketing Associate at the same time has instilled in me a high level of responsibility and a high degree of accuracy and attention to details of the job, thereby letting me accomplish the tasks effectively. I have facilitated and delivered different Human Resource and Organizational Development Interventions to our clients, which further enhanced my English proficiency in both written and verbal aspects. From a business correspondent, my interest in writing flourished when I started writing articles and journals. I have worked with local projects that utilized all the knowledge and skills that I have gained through the past years of my career. Having a reputation for getting the job done, I also possess a proven ability to guide individuals to achieve goals and objectives.

$3.33 /hr
246 hours
Winbel mordino V.

Winbel mordino V.

Freelance Writer / Data Entry Professional / Trans...

Philippines - Last active: 09/22/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

To be able to provide the highest quality service to my buyers by putting into use my skills that had been honed by long years of rendering various type of services to different fields and industries. For the last 5 years that had been spent working for daily publications as a senior editor, I manage to nourished not only my writing but other skills as well. Now possessing knowledge on publishing, photography, graphics, etc., and a fast and accurate typing skill that came with the numerous articles I had to checked then everyday. And with more than a decade and a half of experience using computers and its applications, I had been knowledgeable on different operating systems, softwares, and an expert on office applications like word processing and spreadsheets. This contractor would like to utilize the said skills and contribute to a company's success.

$4.44 /hr
378 hours
Skip Wryly

Skip Wryly

A man of my words.

United States - Last active: 02/20/2013 - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 1

UPDATE: After recently completing a lengthy real-world project that required an exhausting commitment of all my available time, I have returned to my favorite freelance site in search of writing projects that I can concentrate all my skills and attention on. Writing is a passion of mine, one that has consumed a significant percentage of my life. I count myself truly fortunate that my passion is also my profession. I've worked hard to gain and maintain the highest levels of artistic quality and integrity across a variety of writing disciplines, but I've worked even harder to ensure 100% satisfaction for every one of my clients. My clients have come to expect a higher standard of writing from me, and I am only too happy to deliver a product that exceeds their expectations. I am fully committed to the excellence of my craft as a means of ensuring not only my personal success but that of my clients' projects as well. Thank you.

$25.00 /hr
557 hours
Santosh Bengre

Santosh Bengre

Technical Writer and Content Manager

United States - Last active: 12/18/2013 - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 7

In a writing and editing career spanning 7+ years, I have written content for websites, computer-based tutorials, technical documentation, user manuals, installation guides, business process proposals and business plans. I also have experience editing and transcribing a diverse portfolio of interviews, research transcription and medical transcription. I am competent with Framemaker, Robohelp and SnagIt, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.

$22.22 /hr
159 hours
Jeffrey A.

Jeffrey A.

Article Spinner/Data Entry/Web Research/Researcher...

Philippines - Last active: 02/01/2013 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

I am a freelance contractor whose expertise include writing unique and original materials and articles. However, I can do several other tasks, like data entry and transcription. Since I am very hardworking, very efficient person, I guarantee to deliver a quality work. I look forward on working with you for a long term basis, and be a part of your success. I assure you that working with me will never be a waste of time because I have much to offer.

$4.44 /hr
269 hours
Musharraf A.

Musharraf A.

Ph.D. (Health Chemistry). Medical & life science a...

Bangladesh - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 13

I have a Master's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Ph.D. in Health Chemistry. During my 25 years career as Research Scientist in the biomedical field, I have gathered in depth knowledge and understanding of diverse biomedical issues, which help me writing high quality, original articles with accurate information. With an excellent command over English and various referencing styles as well as extensive experience in researching the web including PubMed, I have published a number of articles in peer reviewed journals. I offer my services in the following areas: Writing services: - Peer review article - Medical case study report - Clinical trial protocol - Medical article review and summary - Medical, health and life science article - Academic article - Technical article - Content - Blog Other services: - PowerPoint presentations - Data mining (medical topics only)

$11.11 /hr
863 hours
Robert Pfromm

Robert Pfromm


United States - Last active: 11/02/2013 - Tests: 14

Freelance writer with five years experience writing for a number of content sites and company web sites and blogs. Particularly interested in technology, health and travel, but with good research and writing skills to handle virtually any assignment. Other writing experience: Technical documentation for a card access and security manufacturer. Newsletter article writing and editing about philanthropic issues for non-profit organizations. Training material development and delivery.

$27.78 /hr
12 hours
Kissa Sy

Kissa Sy

Expert Java / Android Developer

Philippines - Last active: 08/04/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 10

I believe that information technology has a huge impact on our daily lives especially in different industries. I have been developing websites and web applications using combinations of HTML, PHP, Javascript, CSS and lately J2EE with database integration using My SQL or MS SQL on Linux and Windows platforms. I am also an expert in Microsoft Visual Studio Reporting Service 2008 with the goal to provide robust reports for data analysis and future use of businesses. In addition, I have backgrounds on Desktop Applications using Visual Basic, J2SE, C, C++ and C#. I also have some experience in Mobile Web application with J2ME that has been successfully deployed and used by a wide range of users internationally. My goal is to seek opportunities in building new applications and websites for you and your business. I would like to help others feel that technology can really provide ease and betterment not just to human life but to the entire universe.

$9.44 /hr
38 hours
Anu Singhal

Anu Singhal

Google Ranking Expert, Social Media and Content Ma...

Hungary - Last active: 09/23/2013 - Tests: 5

Objective: To obtain a challenging job commensurate with my qualification, expertise and experience wherein my skills coupled with my education and training can most effectively be utilized. Expertise In : • Google panda Structure (H1-6 depth, Xml style, alt Maximizing and etc) • Being Social in various channel i.e SMM • White Hat and Black Hat Method • Paula and Angela Link Building • Image Optimization • Content Marketing • Keyword research and Analysis • Blog Building/Maintainance • Strategic PPC/PPV Implementation

$5.56 /hr
30 hours
Mary Claire Jundis

Mary Claire Jundis

Rockstar Virtual Assistant/Social Media Manager/Gr...

Philippines - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

It is my desire to join a team of professionals who share the same vision as I have - to be able to provide quality and efficient work for the company I will be working for that will impress them. I am hardworking, trustworthy, efficient and very much dependable. Hiring me is a good thing for you to make.

$8.89 /hr
296 hours