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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 Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of oDesk Technical writing projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

oDesk Technical writing Jobs Completed Quarterly

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

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Time to Complete oDesk Technical writing Jobs

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Average Technical writing Freelancer Feedback Score

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

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Josh M.

Josh M.

SQA/Testing/Security/Networks/Development/Technica...

Canada - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 9

Over my career I have been handed a great many challenges and I have throughly enjoyed finding solutions for my clients problems. I have not limited myself specifically to one area but many, and have enjoy a diverse technical career. I am a skilled, hard working, dedicated IT professional with over 10 years of experience. I have development experince in numerous languages and specialize in PHP/MySql web development and Linux/Windows scripts and applications. I have excellent communication skills and am available at your need.

$55.00 /hr
8,385 hours
4.98
Amal Dutta

Amal Dutta Agency Contractor

System Analysis & Design, Project Management, Tech...

India - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 5

Thanks for visiting my profile. My full name is Amalabha Dutta. Currently I am working for PreScouter, Inc. (a Chicago based Technology Scouting Company) as Marketing Data Analyst (CRM). Prior to that I worked for a New York based company for customization and implementation of a Zoho CRM/Recruit based solution integrated with the website of the company. During Nov-2011 to Jun-2012 I have customized and prepared contents for a Zoho CRM Project for an Australian company. I have examined SugarCRM, SalesForce, VTiger and Microsoft Dynamics for comparison of features and limitations to prepare myself to work on these platforms. During 2008 to 2011, I have worked for two projects for Customization and Implementation of ERP/CRM on MS-SQL Server /.Net Platform over and above general administrative and strategic planning functions for small business houses. My objective is to best utilize my qualification, experience, dedication and extraordinary learning capabilities to turn every assignment I undertake into success. My employers have utilized my abilities in Technical Writing for Documentation and preparation of Training Materials etc. Throughout my career, I have prepared Business Proposals, Project Proposals, RFPs, Tender Documents, Contract Documentation on many occasions apart from Business Correspondence. I love to learn / improve / adapt continuously. Recently, I have enrolled with the Partner University of vmware to learn 'virtualization' from the world leader in the field and have already passed three module tests. I have also passed many oDesk and Brainbench tests with outstanding marks. Please visit the relevant sections for details. My employment history ============== I am working for a New York based company for customization and implementation of a Zoho CRM/Recruit based web-integrated solution. Prior to that, I have completed an assignment from an Australian Pharmaceutical Company for customization and implementation of Zoho CRM. While working for this project I have also used other cloud based solutions in Zoho, Google etc. apart from using Teamviewer, Skype and GoogleTalk on a regular basis. During 2008 to 2011, I have led teams of professionals for customization / implementation of ERP Solutions in two particular fields – 1) Healthcare; and 2) Logistics/ Transportation. Starting from a Purchase Officer’s job in a Public Sector Company in India, I have worked in many areas and levels up to the level of General Manager. I have domain knowledge in a number of fields such as Pharmaceuticals, Engineering Consultancy, Logistics/Transportation, Banking, Healthcare and Real Estate. Apart from General Administration, HR, Business Development etc. my focus has always remained around modernization – particularly, office automation and allied projects. I have hardcore experience in managing the entire spectrum of ERP Sales/ Customization/ Implementation encompassing the following functions: Demonstration of ERP Solutions to prospects; Requirement/ functional/ gap analyses; Customer interaction for finalizing contractual terms; Coordinating with presales team and signing off contracts; Overseeing preparation of Blue Prints and Business Mapping Reports; Recruiting technical personnel; Taking part in preparation of technical/training manuals; Conducting training programs for the senior level participants. My core competency lies in communication at any level for complete end to end management of ERP/Software projects that includes myriad of managerial activities, Technical Documentation, Presentation, Recruitment, Training etc. I have done innumerable writing projects; apart from Software Documentation and Training Manuals I have mostly done Technical Writing and SEO jobs through various entities in the web. Please visit my personal blogs to know more: 1) http://amalabha.blogspot.com/ 2) http://amalabha.wordpress.com/

$20.00 /hr
6,375 hours
4.83
Geoffory C.

Geoffory C.

Business and Technology Executive and Consultant

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 8

To utilize my vast skills, experience and knowledge in the Technology and Business Management fields. Over the past 16 years, I have assisted several companies in everything from production to analysis to growing companies to valuation to liquidation. I have mentored and coached several young future business people in the arts of efficiency, confidence and maximization of potential. I am a problem solver, entrepreneur, innovator, engineer, motivator and, most importantly, a deliverer of results. My proven track record in technology and business management, marketing and leadership speaks for itself. When you get me as a consultant and manager, you get what I live, breathe, eat and even sleep - success!

$55.56 /hr
4,081 hours
5.00
Brad R.

Brad R.

MCITP, MCSE, Virtualization, Network Engineer/Mang...

United States - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

Experienced Technology Leader, Implementation Manager, Change Agent and MCSE/MCITP. In-depth knowledge of IT systems and operations, project management, large-scale system implementations and information security with over twelve years with hands on experience as an Enterprise Administrator and Network Manager in NT, 2000, 2003 and 2008 environments. Extensive experience in Server Virtualization including VMware and Hyper-V integrated with HP and EMC SANs. Practiced understanding of Exchange, Lync Server 2010, Fortigate UTM devices, Active Directory, PKI and DFS. Five years of experience as a corporate Microsoft/Certification trainer and serving as an MCSE/CCNAinstructor for technical schools, colleges and corporations such as AT&T; and Comcast Cable. I have created course curriculum for two online schools. I am extremely proficient in Server 2012 and 2008, including Server Core edition, Hyper-V, Fortinet, VMware, Procurve, HP and EMC SANs, Active Directory, Exchange, SQL, Procurve switches and many other technologies. I have been highly involved in server virtualization for seven years and am proficient in both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. I am also a professional writer and have contributed to several white papers and authored published articles in professional journals. Have also written and reviewed test questions for IT professional certifications. I am looking for other opportunities to supplement my work load. My Microsoft Profile can be accessed by this link: http://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/brad.rudisail/profile For more information on me go to www.bradinthecloud.com

$34.94 /hr
1,818 hours
4.96
Thomas Hughes

Thomas Hughes

Writer

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 6

I am an experienced market watcher, armchair economist, trader, writer and blogger. I have been working in the field of online content generation and management for over five years and am extensively published. My focus is broad, I write, manage and edit content for several websites and am always looking for the next project. I provide the highest quality work, with the quickest turnaround possible and strive to leave every completely satisfied.

$35.00 /hr
1,154 hours
5.00
Ljiljana P.

Ljiljana P.

MBA

Serbia - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 18

Over the years I have developed myself and others in various business and leadership skills. My recent clients were family owned small businesses, but also Fortune 500 companies whose brands are in our homes wherever we might live at the moment. I studied and worked in several countries around the world - US, Switzerland, Middle East and Europe - in start-ups and operations management of multinationals. I consult and coach international clients mostly in business management and marketing. Am often writing or editing training or other manuals for them. Since Nov 2012. I am also the principal consultant for WiFi Austria Institute's 'HR Manager' course. This is 9 month course for which I also develop training material. My blog is No Panic Management and if you Google me you will find few more websites I made, with copies I wrote. My name is on first page of Google (when searching for it.) My objective is to work only on things I like, with people I like. They are professionals with integrity and attitude. It means they like and respect business, as well as others they work with. Do not work for companies who do not treat employees well. Ultimately I am looking for ways to help business grow and create jobs, whether it is mine or anyone else's company. That is a greater mission behind any ''small'' task I undertake. I take different jobs at my spare time, those I can do well, enjoy, and those that enhance my business experience while delivering result. Should you have a good business proposal or idea for me, I'd be happy to hear it. Am always welcoming new opportunities for business development and mutually beneficial partnerships.

$50.00 /hr
1,406 hours
4.78
Grant Smith

Grant Smith

Excel, Access VBA and Macro Developer

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 15

Experienced professional with multiple skills looking for extra work. Very diligent, attentive to details, hard working and honest. Guru in MS Office Applications (company SME (Subject Matter Expert)) VBAs and Macros Knowledgeable in computer software and hardware problems Many years of customer service including managing a large team of customer service agents Excellent written and speaking communication skills I sell time by adding automation to any office product! Based on East Coast of United States

$60.00 /hr
1,498 hours
4.98
Jovan Pehcevski

Jovan Pehcevski

Researcher, Academic/technical writer, Data and In...

Macedonia - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

As a PhD in Computer Science, I am an experienced researcher, academic writer and data and information scientist. Over the last 12 years I have gathered an extensive experience in practising and teaching the following computer science concepts: information retrieval, data mining, machine learning, database management systems using MySQL and Oracle, native XML databases using XML, DOM and SAX, web development techniques using (X)HMTL, DHTML, PHP, and MySQL, deploying web services and service oriented architectures, and tuning Apache web server for performance, security and caching. My core competency lies in academic research, data and information science, as well as writing, proofreading and editing of research papers and thesis of all academic levels. I am seeking opportunities to offer my rich professional and academic experience for the strategic growth and developmental needs of your business. My core research interests and strengths are as follows: - Focused information retrieval - Evaluation of focused and content-oriented XML retrieval - Entity retrieval and knowledge discovery - Data mining and big data analytics - Business intelligence and predictive analytics - Time-series data forecasting - Recommendation algorithms for social/news networking sites - Native XML databases, NoSQL and relational database systems - Web servers and web technologies - Web database applications and Internet programming - Web and enterprise security

$66.67 /hr
1,550 hours
5.00
Russ C.

Russ C.

Senior Technical Author, Writer, and Microsoft Wor...

Thailand - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 50 - Portfolio: 84

A professional, diligent, multi-talented writer with a proven track record in producing documentation across many industries. A native Brit with over 18 years' experience of working in IT as a Technical Author, and possessing superb Microsoft Office skills, in particular Microsoft Word: a Word user since 1993; an expert with Word 2007, 2010, and 2013; a registered Word expert on AllExperts.com; and a designer of solid, workable, professional Microsoft Word templates since 1999 - every organisation worked at has assimilated their documentation practices, recommendations and templates to my own. An ISO9001 expert, with a number of years working in Quality Assurance and in Quality Control, I am also a qualified English language teacher with first-class editing and proof-reading skills - as one client wrote on their feedback, [Russ has an...] 'Exceptional eye-to-detail...and 'Exceptional literacy skills' - you will be hard-pushed to find better. VBA code and functionality can help to improve the look-and-feel of all your documentation. Built-in naming conventions and version control can, improve accuracy, reduce editing time, and minimise user-error; and, code of this nature helps ensures consistency throughout your organisation's suite of documents - all this can be incorporated. Check out www.wordwords.net and www.1clickbookcreation.com for further information.

$45.00 /hr
1,147 hours
5.00
Barry Krusch, M.S.Ed.

Barry Krusch, M.S.Ed.

Instructional Designer, Writer, Project Manager

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11

Both Senior Instructional Designer and Developer (as well as technical writer and project manager), I have used Articulate Storyline and Studio, Captivate, Camtasia, Lectora, and VideoScribe for over 22+ years for clients like Bank of America, Wachovia, American Express, Chase, Hartford Life, Knowledge Transfer International, Procter & Gamble, etc. Projects I am looking for include any work related to instructional design in any phase of the ADDIE model (Analysis and scoping, Design, Development, etc.), as well as technical writing and project management. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Emory University, and an M.S. degree in Education from Hunter College. I also attended law school at the University of Georgia for a year. I have written several books pertaining to legal subjects. As a result of my work on the Constitution, I have appeared on the Tom Snyder radio show, as well as C-SPAN. I am also listed as an encyclopedia entry in the Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments. Linked-in: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/barry-krusch/2/5b2/6a Skype: barrykrusch

$45.00 /hr
1,367 hours
5.00