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, 598 Copy editing projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

Copy editing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.81.

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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
610 hours
5.00
Katherine Miller

Katherine Miller

Writer and Editor

United States - Last active: 18 hours 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
1,094 hours
4.99
Joshua Sargent

Joshua Sargent

Joshua M Sargent

United States - Last active: 05/12/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

Do you need someone to Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate (ADDIE Method) training courses? Do you want to make sure your learners get the most out of those courses, and that you are getting the best result possible for your dollars spent? You need me. I have degrees in marketing (B.Sc.) and education (M.A.), and am a current part time doctoral (Ed.D.) student where my area of research is on maximizing long-term learning outcomes from training programs. This gives me a strong foundation of math, statistics, research methodology, and teaching pedagogy to build on. I have a strong publication and conference presentation history, and I am happy to share my knowledge of learning pedagogy and materials development with anyone. I also have a proven history of materials development, having published more than 20 textbooks used in millions of lessons every year. I have trained thousands of employees in skills such as business communication, regulatory compliance, technology usage, adult learning pedagogy, and even retail sales. I started my teaching career in Japan, and soon became a lecturer at Waseda University. There, I really developed as a teacher and learned firsthand that results-oriented teaching was best. As I got better at teaching and knew more about pedagogy, I started getting hired as a consultant for various companies in Japan. I was able to bring great success to all my projects, and soon was consulting for Global Fortune 500 companies such as Nissan, Nippon Steel, and Teijin Pharmaceuticals. I always approached each client’s situation with open eyes and a solid understanding of how people learn. Years later I was given a chance to lead a massive retraining initiative for a chain of schools in Japan called Gaba, which involved the creation of an entirely new blended learning curriculum, the introduction of the first online learning tools used there, and the training of more than a thousand teachers in how to use these new online tools and materials. This required extensive data collection, assessment, and description. I worked every day with both front-line teachers and senior leadership to achieve the learning outcomes we needed. After two years, the teaching and learning had improved greatly, and the new curriculum was working well. I then decided to return to the USA. Most recently, I was working for the U.S. Department of Defense, developing and presenting employee training in adult learning theory, learning materials development, and eLearning tool usage. There, I created offline and eLearning materials for employee education programs, and worked with subject matter experts to create software usage and regulatory compliance workshops for teachers.

$55.56 /hr
85 hours
5.00
Christine W.

Christine W.

Freelance Editor

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

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

$66.67 /hr
63 hours
5.00
Heather M.

Heather M.

Marketing Copywriter, eBook Writer, Business Commu...

United States - Last active: 04/03/2013

They say if you want something done fast, well and cheap, the best you’ll ever get is two out of three. However, you can get your marketing content creation, copywriting and ghostwriting needs met fast, well and affordably – if you hire me. As a copywriter/editor, Fortune-500-executive speechwriter and marketing communications manager with 18+ years of experience, I’m at my best when delivering compelling, crystal-clear content that keeps audiences hooked. As a creative writer with produced stage and television credits, I’m called to breathe new life into subject matter previously considered dry, boring or terminally unexciting. I’ve spent most of my career supporting the efforts of large corporations (Sony, Disney, News Corporation, BNY/Mellon and Wells Fargo). Now I’m focused on writing and publishing e-books and other content focused on making people’s lives better, as well as ghostwriting for fellow author-publisher-entrepreneurs and supporting small-to-medium-sized businesses in effectively communicating to their audiences. (I’m also available for C-Level speechwriting, corporate communications strategy and marcom planning at different rates.) In short, please call on me to deliver the quality content or copy you need at any stage of your project, from initial concept to content creation to marketing and PR materials. Thank you for considering me and best of luck to you in your endeavors.

$60.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Sylvia B.

Sylvia B.

Copywriter/ Editor/Content Creator

United States - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 10

Over the last seventeen years I have written across a wide range of topics and for many industries including fortune 500 companies. From health and IT professionals to web design & development organizations and small businesses, I provide the creative content that expands your online presence and effectively markets your product or service. I can tailor your communications and content to your specific needs, adapting the right tone, style and voice that speaks to the audience you wish to reach. Whether you need website copy, press releases, articles or blogs, authoritative and credible content is never out of style. Need to view a few more samples, check out my website at https://www.clippings.me/sburleigh . Besides ghostwriting, I also offer editing services.

$33.33 /hr
1,671 hours
4.95
Melissa O.

Melissa O.

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

Philippines - Last active: 5 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: 18 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: 1 day 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
Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Editor/Proofreader/Subject Matter Expert

United States - Last active: 18 hours 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
6,816 hours
4.97