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Technical Writer Overview

Job Description

A freelance Technical Writer is responsible for creating clear, concise, and comprehensive documentation for various technical products or services. They collaborate with subject matter experts and stakeholders to gather information and understand complex technical concepts. They then translate this information into user-friendly and easily understandable content, such as user manuals, instruction guides, FAQs, and troubleshooting documentation. The Technical Writer also ensures that technical documentation conforms to style guidelines, maintains consistency, and is formatted appropriately. They may work remotely or on-site depending on the project requirements, managing multiple assignments with strict deadlines while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail. Excellent writing and communication skills, along with a solid understanding of technical concepts, are essential for success in this role.

Most Common Skills

Microsoft 365, Google, and Writing - For more data, check Technical Writer skills.

Average Hourly Rate

$61 - This number comes from our open-source Technical Writer hourly rates database.

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Fun Facts

  • Technical Writers often use a style guide to ensure consistency in their writing.
  • Technical writers use their skills to create clear and concise documentation that helps users understand complex technical information.
  • Technical writers often use a style guide to ensure consistency in their writing.


  • "Technical writers: bridging the gap between jargon and clarity, one manual at a time."
  • "The art of technical writing lies in transforming complexity into clarity, enabling knowledge to transcend boundaries."
  • "Technical writers: the ones who not only know how to write the code, but also how to explain it to the rest of us in plain English. They're like the magical unicorns of the tech world."

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