Copy Editing Freelancers

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Hire a copy editor today to review and correct, format, stylize and otherwise prepare written content for typesetting, publication or print. In addition to catching errors in writing, copy editors often standardize headers and footers, add headlines, and shorten or lengthen text to fit length limits. Their job is to make written information clear, concise, accurate and consistent.

Copy editing (also written as copyediting) involves the correction of punctuation, spelling, grammar, terminology, jargon and semantics to prepare text for publication in a particular style or voice. On oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace, you’ll find copy editors who can style and prepare publishable written content for businesses, professionals and individuals around the world.

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Copy editing Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of oDesk Copy editing projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

oDesk Copy editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 625 Copy editing projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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Time to Complete oDesk Copy editing Jobs

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Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

Copy editing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.82.

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Milena T.

Milena T.

Professor of Finance and Voice Over Artist

United States - Last active: 01/20/2013 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

Obtain contract work in the field of finance utilizing my resources in the areas of economic and financial research, corporate financial management, and investment portfolio management. I hold a Master's Degree in Finance from Walsh College as well as 8 years professional experience in the field. I also have over 15 years experience as a professional singer, actress, and voice over artist. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music. I specialize in the following types of reads: teen through middle-aged female, British accent, retail/announcer, real person, corporate/technical, narration/storytelling and e-learning reads. You will receive a high quality mp3 or .wav file within 24 hours or less of notification of hire and mutually approved script. If you are not 100% satisfied with my work, I expect NO payment. I am a professional and I pride myself on getting your job done right and I have many satisfied clients. More about my experience: I am the owner and director of The Voice Works Studio, LLC since 2002 where I provide voice overs, and teach performing artists vocal technique and business skills. I have my own professional recording equipment with excellent sound quality and can provide clear audio vocals with fast turnaround time. Some of my recent clients include: GoodbyeCrutches www.goodbyecrutches.com Arch-Tech Virtual http://archvirtual.com/ Tipodean Technologies http://www.tipodean.com/ Michael Sheldon Reed Design http://www.msreeddesign.com/about-me/ Hawaii Web Studio http://www.hawaiiwebdesignstudio.com/ ...and many more!

$55.56 /hr
12 hours
4.93
Hiland Doolittle

Hiland Doolittle

Author, Editor, Writer, Author Management Svcs.

United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

Your success is my goal! Each assignment will receive my 35 years of entrepreneurial experiences to accomplish building your success. I am self- motivated with a tireless, detail-oriented work ethic. Hiland has developed numerous weblogs and websites, related content, countless pamphlets, brochures, flyers and mass mailings and now provides author management and consulting services to published and unpublished authors. Consultation experiences include extensive experience in sales, marketing, creative writing and editing of large and small projects. Hiland is very familiar with Quickbooks and all aspects of real estate endeavors, including placement of financing and closing procedures. I am the published author of novel entitled **The Last Parade**. Recently, I completed a manuscript for a childen's book. Earlier in my career, I founded, grew and sold several businesses. References available upon request. May I help? Let's talk!

$25.00 /hr
234 hours
4.89
Shoaib K.

Shoaib K.

Clutter-breaker extraordinaire.

United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 12

You want to break through the clutter. I want to deliver content that does. Simple. Creative content and sales-driven messages are my fortes. I have developed marketing communications materials such as brochures, sales letters, press releases, product descriptions, TVC and RDC scripts, advertising copy and packaging copy for numerous successful brands. I like to think of myself as a versatile writer, and can tweak my style according to the intended audience, platform and message content. I have written and published hundreds of articles online, and my research skills are legendary. I think typos are the scourge of the earth, and my attention to detail borders on the perverse!

$55.56 /hr
680 hours
4.88
Kali K.

Kali K.

World-Class Project Manager

United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

Quality. Efficiency. Integrity. Let's get it done! Coming from 12 years of engineering and project management at Microsoft, I bring all the best-in-class patterns and practices to help companies of any size build applications and content that are professional, smart, and clean. I am here to help you succeed with a variety of site building, team management, and communication goals, including: program management/project management business writing copy writing specs web content English translation creative writing voice overs I also offer services in a variety of administrative capacities that you want to be done by someone who really wants you to look good! These include data curation Microsoft Excel and Access SharePoint administration email handling and management transcription web research As an owner of startups myself, I am daily immersed in managing and deploying new technology, applications, and trends on both the proprietary and open source sides of the aisle, especially related to international business, e-commerce, blogging, the knowledge of which I’ll be happy to bring to your aid. Here is just a sampling of what I interact with day after day: Basecamp, Teamwork, Assembla, and Trello Microsoft SQL Server Team Foundation Server nopCommerce Joomla! ASP.NET PHP IIS Amazon PayPal Expressions Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) Google Docs Google Analytics Aweber …and a host of custom built applications For more info, visit my page at kalikucera.com

$21.67 /hr
1,524 hours
4.95
Tonia T.

Tonia T.

Expert Copy Editor, Proofreader & Researcher

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

Your work should boost your reputation, not detract from it. That's why it's important to choose an editor with experience and a keen eye for detail. I'm a former copywriter and member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, so I have both the practical experience and coursework to take your work to the next level. I have experience in: -- Non-fiction: Health, Medical, Internet Marketing, Software Development -- Fiction: Memoirs, Fantasy, Horror, Erotica, Romance -- Fact-checking & Research I've worked with indie authors and Fortune 50 companies. I'm a native US English speaker, but can easily work with UK English as well. I work quickly without sacrificing accuracy and can complete most small jobs in 1-2 days and novel-length works within 4 weeks. If you are ready to hold your writing to a higher standard, please contact me today with a sample of your work for a quote.

$35.00 /hr
45 hours
4.98
Richard W.

Richard W.

Native English / Language Specialist / Proofreader...

South Africa - Last active: 09/10/2014 - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 5

"Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten" – Gucci Family Motto. Although my translation abilities include Dutch, Afrikaans, Germanic, French and Welsh language pairs, these are not principally promoted as my primary function and objective is to transform formal and academic English into a globally understandable, readable, taut, grammatically correct, and acceptable style of English while maintaining an understanding of the need and place for using of localized vernacular. Make your literary task easier by taking advantage of the skills of a TRUE Native English specialist (born, bred, and educated in the homeland of the English language – perhaps the reason it is called English because it was invented (developed) in England), who has spent a lifetime developing, cultivating and updating his literary competence in many far-flung parts of globe becoming familiar with the language in all its flavours (including US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, East Africa, and points between) and developing skills in editing and proofreading (Chicago / Oxford / MLA / APA 5 / APA 6 / AMS / IEEE / Harvard / Vancouver / Elsevier styles, and plain, old-fashioned Queens English, among others). Corrected output can be returned in MS Word format (with "track changes", sidebar comments and advice) for all changes, or in Latex typeset format with native raw code and PDF output depending on the client's choice. All house style requirements are strictly adhered to in either case. Citing and language are in accordance with accepted modern style standards. My core competence lies in taking a literary product or service then polishing until it shines so you can see your reflection, and these services are offered to help clients effectively and efficiently produce an ideal "final product". I am currently seeking opportunities where my high competence in written / spoken English (all varieties), multifaceted business skills, and extensive experience with current communication facilities could be used for mutual benefit. "It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity" – Mohandas Gandhi.

$16.67 /hr
1,231 hours
4.90
Nirav K.

Nirav K.

Expert Accountant/Finance Analyst/Excel Wizard & P...

India - Last active: 12/07/2014 - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

I am smart and hardworking person. I have worked in reputed Chartered Accountant Firm (Equivalent To CPA Firm) for 3 years as an Accountant & Finance Professional. I have completed my graduation and currently in the final year of Chartered Accountancy (Equivalent to CPA) course. I am currently working as an Independent Accountant/Finance Professional. My core competency lies in following areas. * Full management of Accounts and Reporting * Financial Management * Bookkeeping * Bank Reconciliation * Internal Audit * Business Plan Preparation & Improvement. * Excel Models Preparations - Project Forecast, Other Excel Projects * Word Document Preparations * Article Writing I have also prepared Financial Statements using Microsoft Excel in accordance with GAAP & IFRS. I posses good working knowledge of accounting software of TALLY ERP & QUICKBOOK.

$10.00 /hr
376 hours
4.79
Elizabeth A.

Elizabeth A.

Friendly, Fun, Professional Assistant

United States - Last active: 10/24/2014 - Tests: 3

I've worked as a Virtual Assistant for the past several years. In this role, I've performed a variety of tasks in a timely and professional manner. These tasks have included, but were not limited to, web content writing and editing, data entry, bookkeeping, correspondence management, business analysis, creative writing, transcription and website testing. I hold two degrees, a BA in English and a BS in Biology so I have a wide base of knowledge. I'm well organized, conscientious and adept at critical thinking. I've got a lot of experience as a team member, but I'm also very self-motivated. With my communication skills I'm able to relate to, and work with, diverse populations - a plus as the virtual workplace creates a smaller and smaller world.

$12.00 /hr
12 hours
5.00
Elizabeth K.

Elizabeth K.

Proofreader and Computer Whisperer

United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 11

I have a very sharp eye for proofreading. I can read through a document and catch all typographical, grammatical, spelling, punctuation, and technical errors. Have computer problems with Windows? I can solve them. I have extensive experience troubleshooting and applying innovative, creative, and logical solutions. I work quickly and efficiently and love difficult problems. I can perform local admin tasks, work with advanced Windows settings and tweaks, troubleshoot application conflicts with Windows, personalize, basic maintenance, advanced maintenance, hardware conflicts with Windows, Stop Error troubleshooting, basic hardware diagnostics, and anything else you might need.

$25.00 /hr
21 hours
4.91