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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Time to Complete oDesk Copy editing Jobs

Time needed to complete a Copy editing project on oDesk.

Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

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

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Katherine Miller

Katherine Miller

Writer and Editor

United States - Last active: 19 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
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
Nathan D.

Nathan D.

Content Management - AAS, CPT/CFT, CSN

United States - Last active: 3 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
Hiland Doolittle

Hiland Doolittle

Author, Editor, Writer, Author Management Svcs.

United States - Last active: 19 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
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
Katrina Beaver

Katrina Beaver

Transcription Expert with 6 Years Experience, Accu...

United States - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 5

I DO NOT Farm out the work. I also do not use speech to text software. If you want an accurate,professional transcript of your audios or videos, you have found the right contractor. Having 6 years of transcription experience and over 1,700 oDesk hours, I have transcribed several audios and videos including: dissertation interviews, medical, focus groups, legal, corporate meetings and interviews. I can transcribe an hour of audio in 4 working hours or less. When you hire me you can be confident that you will get a professional transcript by or before your specified deadline, and you will not have to spend your valuable time going through and making corrections. You will get your transcripts in MS Word. All of my transcriptions are proofread for the highest level of accuracy and quality. I will never outsource transcriptions. I can guarantee the work you will receive will be 100% mine. Your satisfaction is my number one goal.

$16.67 /hr
1,839 hours
4.84
Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Editor/Proofreader/Subject Matter Expert

United States - Last active: 19 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
Lisa M.

Lisa M.

Social Media Marketing Expert, Social Manager, Top...

United States - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 8

Over the last 5 years, I have developed a wide range of websites and social marketing campaigns Wordpress, Instapage, and all social media platforms including: Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and more! My focus has been startup companies and small businesses. My core competency lies in complete end-end management of a website development project, social marketing campaigns and ghostwriting and building your brand online. and I am seeking opportunities to build websites from the ground up for you or your business. I also have experience in the following areas: Wordpress (CSS/Coding). Instapage. Leadpages. Social Marketing. Ghostwriting. Project Management. Branding and Graphic Design. Overall online strategy.

$55.56 /hr
77 hours
5.00
Liz K.

Liz K.

Writer and Copy Editor

United States - Last active: 26 days ago - Tests: 2

I've spent the past four years working for communications firms based in Washington, D.C. Through this work I've gained experience working on a range of communications activities, including: drafting social media and blog content; researching; editing writing and copy editing; and administrative tasks such as transcribing. I am a skilled copy editor familiar with AP style. For more than four years, I have provided copy editing support to the firms I've worked for, including editing client memos, strategic documents, proposals, press releases, contracts and invitations. I completed a copy editing course through Mediabistro to strengthen my AP style copy editing skills. In addition, I have experience with transcription (either word-for-word or summary) of interviews and meetings. Thanks to my experience on client accounts and political campaigns, I am used to working in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment and meeting deadlines. I am dependable, efficient, able to set and meet deadlines, and able to produce high-quality deliverables.

$20.00 /hr
11 hours
5.00
Lauren M.

Lauren M.

Voice Over, Virtual Assistant, and Editing Service...

United States - Last active: 8 days ago

With a strong, warm voice, I provide professional voice overs for a wide variety of projects including commercials, audio books, and corporate explainer videos. I also have ten years of editing and proofreading experience. I want to help you present your ideas in the best possible way through your videos, books, academic papers, websites, or any other project for which you need the perfect voice or a keen eye for editing. I produce detailed, precise, and timely results, and I guarantee you will be satisfied with my work!

$25.00 /hr
89 hours
5.00