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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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
Michael Sugarman

Michael Sugarman

Senior Editor, Writer

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5

Michael prides himself on efficient text, both succinct and compelling. For five years, he has been writing for online publications and drafting public relations copy. For two of those, Michael has worked as Senior Editor at a rising music blog. He holds a BA from Columbia University

$50.00 /hr
19 hours
5.00
Judy L.

Judy L.

Writer, Editor, Translator

Netherlands - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 4

I am a writer who's got a proven track record for delivering. I am knowledgeable, thorough, and precise. I do meticulous research of the topics I am given, and even for the fiction that I write. I am, by nature, a detail-oriented person. My past history includes medical school and graduate-level research, as well as laboratory work and editing scientific papers. As for translating, I have lived in the Netherlands for seven years, and have taken and passed the NT2. My approach to translating is less than literal, but I've always felt that if you can discern that the document is a translation, then the translator has failed. I endeavor not to leave any awkward traces of Dutch.

$33.33 /hr
34 hours
4.99
Robin D.

Robin D.

Writer / Editor

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

My Harvard bio says that I am a Wordsmith. I am a writer and editor with extensive experience in written communications for business, media and entertainment. I can help you craft your training materials, internal reports and marketing materials. Are you a writer? I provide spot on critiques to help you produce a professional finished product. Contact me so I can begin to work for you.

$16.67 /hr
238 hours
4.99
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
Ellen C.

Ellen C.

Proofreader, Editor, and Writer

United States - Last active: 15 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
Katrina Beaver

Katrina Beaver

Transcription Expert with 6 Years Experience, Accu...

United States - Last active: 1 day 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
1,802 hours
4.84
Brooke Pierce

Brooke Pierce

Writer, Researcher, Editor

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

I have been working as a freelancer for over 15 years, and during that time I have developed long-term working relationships that have allowed me to expand my abilities while also giving me the flexibility that comes with telecommuting. I am always looking for interesting new projects to take on, especially in the areas of article writing, copywriting, and editing.

$33.33 /hr
500 hours
4.73
Luke L.

Luke L.

Skilled copyeditor, transcriptionist, audio, gener...

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5

I'm an avid editor/typist/transcriber with an absolute hunger for new experiences and work that I consider interesting. I have lifelong experience in writing and editing, and formally I've been doing all copyediting for a popular photography eBook site. I am an in-demand transcriptionist with a variety of experience ranging from video for captioning to light legal and medical, focus groups, IDIs ... you name it! I am particularly fond of copyediting novels for beginning authors. My transcription experience (I'm always responsible for my own proofing) has given me the skills to skillfully and thoroughly proof and copyedit virtually any type of content. I bid on jobs that look interesting and different to me. I'm always interested in learning new things or new ways to do things and I seek out those exciting opportunities to do so. My assistance can help provide the edge you need. I don't just complete a task for you; I work to absolutely exceed your expectations and deliver a product or service that's beyond perfect. My clients from oDesk and otherwise come back again and again. Hire me for your job and find out why! Please note that I will not complete lengthy unpaid assessment or testing/training periods. I can provide examples of my work happily upon request, and I will complete showcase exercises for free that take no more than a few minutes, or we can discuss a discounted rate for such.

$10.00 /hr
91 hours
5.00