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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Casey James

Casey James

Your Voice of Choice. + Copywriting/Editing, Proof...

Canada - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 8

**Administrative/clerical/editing/copywriting etc = $25.00/hr, no min/max** **VO rates begin at $60.00/hr WITH A ONE-HOUR MINIMUM** Highly skilled, detail oriented and professional. Excellent written and verbal communication. An abundance of creativity and a sense of humor that begs to be unleashed. Extensive experience in Voice Over and Acting, plus Copywriting, Editing/Proofreading, Research, Social Media and Blogwriting. Works and plays well with others, yet self-driven and highly motivated. Technically proficient with many popular software programs (MSOffice, Adobe, Quickbooks, etc) as well as Social Media websites/platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc). Solid background in Web Design, Graphic Design, Digital Photography and Photoshop. Self-professed 'Jill-of-all-Trades'; does not extend to Brain Surgery or Astrophysics. Looking forward to contributing my skills in the following areas: * Voiceover/Acting * Copywriting * Editing/Proofreading * Data Entry * Graphic Design * Web Design * Content Writing * Blogwriting * Administrative Support * Social Media Management **For all work outside of Voice Over, my rate is $25.00/hr but I am also open to fixed-rate projects as well. *******************VOICE OVER RATES & DETAILS*************************** ***VO rates begin at $60.00/hr WITH A ONE-HOUR MINIMUM and most times will include edited tracks (breath removal, clean-up, etc). Additional charges for music and sound effects. Please feel free to request a quote. Casey James - Your Voice of Choice Providing versatile reads for every occasion. From rich and earthy, to giggly and upbeat, to sensual and breathy, to nurturing and real - plus everything in between - I aim to be your Voice of Choice. I work from my home studio, where I can voice, edit and deliver audio tracks in .mp3, .wav .aiff or other popular formats. Quick turnaround and professional service are paramount. Please visit the below links for my demos: Commercial Demos: https://db.tt/e5mB67UU https://db.tt/7WRXeaOQ https://db.tt/422r1916 Narration Demos: https://db.tt/s5OmqtGE https://db.tt/OzeLshTu IVR (Phone messaging systems) Demo: https://db.tt/dGH4Jp5n

$60.00 /hr
612 hours
5.00
Katherine Miller

Katherine Miller

Writer and Editor

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

Words have power – tremendous power. My mission is to harness that power in order to help my clients, whether that involves crafting clear, concise business manuals or helping a first-time writer to prepare a draft for submission to agents. I have been writing and editing professionally for nearly four years, and I bring to every client integrity, efficiency, and a sharp eye for detail. Please see my portfolio for examples of my work.

$60.00 /hr
1,109 hours
4.99
Christine W.

Christine W.

Editor/Writer

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

From the world of small business publishing to medicolegal language, I have the skills to write and edit your documents into professional-appearing works. I have been running my own editing and transcription business from home for over 10 years, so I am well versed in deadlines, accuracy and customer service.

$66.67 /hr
63 hours
5.00
Christi Aldridge

Christi Aldridge

Word Lover, Spelling Corrector, and Article Creato...

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 15

I have a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Journalism. I was an award winning columnist for my university paper, and wrote articles for the school's magazine as well. I am creative and love to express that. I have been writing online for the past five years specializing in areas such as crafts, entertainment, beauty and fashion, home decor, DIY, kids' activities and parties, holiday ideas, electronics, jewelry, clothing, and literature. I am also trained in copywriting, opinion articles and public relations writing. I'm a grammar and spelling lover and adore editing as well as writing and have taken copyediting classes. I have a sharp sense of humor, flawless spelling and grammar skills and I tend to work very hard but very fast. I'm experienced with social networking, HTML, Microsoft Word, SEO writing and blogging. I love coming up with ideas and being creative so my articles aren't run of the mill. I'm friendly, social and great with customers and clients as well. I was named one of Yahoo's Top Writers of 2012, and stay busy with projects ranging from social media, product descriptions, blogs, and Buying Guides to page reviews and ratings, article writing, and editing. I love the written word, especially when it's spelled properly! I'm prompt, trustworthy, and strive for excellence every day, and I enjoy becoming a better writer with each project I work on.

$27.78 /hr
1,609 hours
5.00
Nathan D.

Nathan D.

Content Management - AAS, CPT/CFT, CSN

United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 12

Nathan DeMetz provides content management services to various companies via the freelancer website oDesk. Currently engaged in ongoing projects with eBay, he focuses primarily on quality assurance. Additionally, Nathan works with content creators to help them understand and implement changes in the project processes over time, and works closely with project managers to ensure requirements and deadlines are met. Previously, Nathan worked in the hospitality industry as management, leading the better part of two-dozen employees through day-to-day activities. In this role, he also worked closely with business-to-business customers as well as the average traveler to increase guest satisfaction and increase sales. Nathan's prior management experience also includes overseeing daily activities in the lamination department of Medtec Ambulance and two stints as a receiving group leader with separate companies. Outside of his day job, Nathan operates Nathan DeMetz Personal Training, as he has a desire to help people reach their fitness and health goals, in hopes that this will lead to a better life for these people, who will in turn pay it forward.

$24.44 /hr
681 hours
5.00
Melissa O.

Melissa O.

Copy Editor, Transcriber, Data Entry, Research, Cu...

Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3

For the past years, I have worked various transcription, VA, and editing jobs on oDesk. Outside of oDesk, I am a professional copy editor; I have also worked in customer service. I always strive to provide quality work to my clients within the time given to me. If you hire me, quality is what you'll get.

$16.67 /hr
113 hours
4.86
Hiland Doolittle

Hiland Doolittle

Author, Editor, Writer, Author Management Svcs.

United States - Last active: 1 day 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
Ellen C.

Ellen C.

Proofreader, Editor, and Writer

United States - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 1

I'm an American copy editor and writer of fiction and creative nonfiction with a BA in English and 4 years experience with book editing. I've worked on book-length manuscripts on a variety of subjects for publishers in the U.S., and I'm familiar with Chicago, APA, and AMA styles I have a keen eye for errors and a passion for making text clean and easy to read. I can vary my revision to suit your needs- I've done everything from surface-level proofreading to light translation and grammar interventions to reordering sentences and paragraphs for optimal flow. I have extensive experience working with non-native speakers to make their writing flawless and accessible to American or British audiences. Please feel free to contact me for further examples of my work.

$16.67 /hr
411 hours
4.99
Sarah Tyrrell

Sarah Tyrrell

Experienced editor, proofreader, and writer

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

I am an experienced editor ready to help any writer find their own voice. I am a native English speaker and an accomplished researcher, writer, and editor. I have a firm grasp of the mechanics of English, and I study often to constantly refresh and refine my understanding of various writing styles and grammatical rules. As a professor, I teach writing intensive humanities and history courses, so editing student essays and research papers is my daily work. I strive to provide for my student writers and for my oDesk clients an effective creative process that relies on both writer's and editor's attention to detail. I promote getting maximum impact within rigid word-count parameters. I am a published author and my work can be viewed in academic journals and the online arts magazine found at KCMetropolis.org. Certainly I can write in an academic tone, with comprehensive research to support my points; however, my skills and interests are broad. My work in the arts has fostered a colorful and vibrant writing style that can be tailored to most any subject and any requirement. Thanks for considering me as a partner on your projects!

$23.33 /hr
22 hours
4.99
Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Editor/Proofreader/Subject Matter Expert

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 5

I have more than 25 years’ experience in both an editorial capacity and in various office environments and would make a good candidate for your position. These jobs have been as varied as media (newspapers, magazines and Internet), search engine marketing (Microsoft and Google) and construction. These positions have required me to be very detail oriented and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Additionally, I also have a culinary arts degree and have worked as a chef.

$20.00 /hr
6,838 hours
4.97