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

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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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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
Jason Dickson

Jason Dickson

Expert Content Writer with Wordpress and CMS exper...

United States - Last active: 11/10/2013 - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

I have accepted content writing and blogging contracts via oDesk since 2012. As a former journalist and current professional content writer, I am a talented and reliable asset with a great set of skills. I am also a very strong copy editor and content manager, and I plan to accept more writing and editing work in the coming year.

$15.00 /hr
638 hours
5.00
Vanessa C.

Vanessa C.

Writer, Copy Editor and Translator

United States - Last active: 11/18/2014 - Tests: 3

As a native English speaker and capable writer/copywriter I am able to put that sharp, creative spin you're looking for in blog articles and web content with SEO. You can expect quality work that's accessible to your readers. I also can do competent Spanish to English and English to Spanish translation work. My Bachelor's of Arts in Spanish lead me to spend over a year in Spain teaching English. My time there left me with a better understanding of the culture connected to the language. Try me out for a quality translation.

$15.00 /hr
25 hours
5.00
Daniel Lavoie

Daniel Lavoie

Massage Therapist/ Data Entry

United States - Last active: 12/16/2014 - Tests: 4

I have been a Massage Therapist for 9 years. Prior to that, I have experience with office work, data entry, and customer service, mainly in the field of Payroll processing; a job that I held for 4 years. I am a native English speaker, a fast typer and hold a BA in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts - Boston.

$13.00 /hr
13 hours
4.81
Nancy B.

Nancy B.

Project Manager: Marketing and Creative

United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

Highly experienced with a track record that includes hundreds of completed projects over a 20 year period. I can work effectively as a team leader, a team member or as a sole contractor. I have experience in the following areas: Marketing strategy, project management, marketing campaigns, mobile app design, design and production of print and web materials, copywriting, website design and development, ebooks, textbooks, packaging, email campaigns, email and print advertising.

$55.56 /hr
48 hours
4.57
Mike B.

Mike B.

Professional Journalist/Editor/Proofreader

United States - Last active: 05/23/2014 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

With a degree in journalism from The George Washington University, I am an experienced content journalist with published works featured on numerous sites across the web. I have the ability to write in many different styles on a range of topics and my work is of the highest quality. As a journalist I understand the importance of credibility and professionalism and thus am well versed in editing and proofreading. I specialize in sports writing and reporting. Client and deadline driven, I am seeking writing jobs that pay well and challenge me as a journalist. I look forward to working with you. Thanks!

$16.67 /hr
28 hours
4.93
Megan Berman

Megan Berman

Cunning linguist with prized red pen

United States - Last active: 11/17/2014 - Tests: 9

I'm an editor, writer and translator with over twelve years of experience speaking French, and a deep love of language. I hold a degree in French Language and Linguistics, and am currently completing a certificate in French to English translation at New York University. I've edited and translated a wide variety of works, including financial reports, marketing content, literature, historical texts and websites for both small businesses and Global 500 companies. I also have experience working with HTML, WordPress and SEO content. My speciality lies in project managing copy end-to-end under tight deadlines, and I'm always up for taking on new work. I create accessible, user-friendly content, and devote my time to making sure you're satisfied with my work. Want to see some examples of my work? Please visit www.meganberman.com to see my portfolio. Want to chat with me about your project in real time? Ping me on Skype: megan.berman44

$22.22 /hr
49 hours
5.00
Matthew Hester

Matthew Hester

Writer, Video Editor, Graphic Designer

United States - Last active: 09/18/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

As a writer and journalist for over six years, I am experienced in copywriting, editing, and meeting deadlines. I have experience writing hard news, opinion, critical review, features, personality profiles, sports features, and how-to articles. I have won over 50 awards for my work, including first place in the state of Oklahoma for Critical Review. I am a certified Video Producer, Video Editor, and Video Production Assistant in the state of Oklahoma and have worked with the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce, Parent Promise, and Tech JOYnT, along with various other organizations and individuals. I won First Place in Broadcast Production at the Business Professionals of America 2013 National Conference, the Award of Excellence for Film at the Oklahoma PTSA State Reflections Contest, and I have won multiple other state and local awards for my work. As a Graphic Designer for over four years, I have experience in logo design and creating content for desktop publishing. I have work with Sunflower Mountain Farm, Geekcycle Designs, and Anisquall, along with various other organizations and individuals. I have business certifications for Adobe and Apple products, as well as WorkKeys certifications, and I hold significant training, expertise and experience in Windows, Mac, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Final Cut, Microsoft Office, Canon cameras, and Nikon cameras. I utilize a distinct voice and style to excel in artistic fields like film, music, graphic design, literature, and writing. I excel in communication and utilization of web-based networking with experience in building and running online communities. I am a self-motivated and hard worker and was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout for my dedication, perseverance, leadership, trustworthiness, and ingenuity. I am always dedicated to the task at hand and will get your job done right.

$13.33 /hr
28 hours
5.00
Thomas Steiger

Thomas Steiger

IT Expert, Translator and Writer

Switzerland - Last active: 06/05/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

Hello I am from Switzerland and my native language is German. I also speak and write fluent English. I was CEO of a small company that provides Telecommunication and Networking-Services to customers. In this time I was able to obtain a large knowledge in IT, socialmedia marketing, proofreading, writing and administrative work. I am very familiar with most CMS, hence I am able to administrate your Blog/Website/Facebook/Twitter/Linked-in/Ebay/Amazon Accounts. With my abilities to converse and write the German and English languages, I am able to translate English content into German, easily and reliably, or vice-versa. I am used to working independently. I am new here, and very keen on building a portfolio of work. I would appreciate any opportunities of work.

$20.00 /hr
23 hours
4.95
Elizabeth Edwards

Elizabeth Edwards

Motivated wordsmith for hire.

United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 6

My first priority is client satisfaction. I keep working, writing, and editing until you are happy. I produce high quality content, rich in information, grammatical accuracy, and free of silly errors. I am a third generation entrepreneur and am passionate about the art of weaving words together. When you contract with me, you are not only hiring a professional, but also someone who will work with you every step of the way. I approach each new contract as though it is the single most important project I have ever worked on – because I believe in quality, commitment to the copy, and good old fashioned customer service. I am driven to create content which positively promotes you, your business, and your product in a manner which is concise, relatable, and effective. Skill Set: • Able to learn quickly and efficiently, and adapt in a fast-paced environment. • Goal-oriented, and able to meet deadlines. • Able to multitask while maintaining productivity. • Applies creative thinking when approaching challenges. • Equally effective working independently or within a team. • Highly analytical, with exceptional critical thinking skills. • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Services: *Copyediting: (Grammar, spell check, proofreading) I read through existing writing and assist with grammatical accuracy and spelling. In this capacity, I do not alter or add to the content of the article or letter, except explicitly to achieve correct syntax. Great for: Articles, Cover Letters, Sales Letters, Resumes, Manuscripts, & Academic Pieces. *Re-writing: (Grammar, spell check, proofreading, new content) I assess and work to improve pre-existing writing. Essentially, the core of your concept stays the same, but I may add or alter content. Based on your needs, I work to improve the persuasiveness and/or conversational tone of your letter or article. This results in a written piece which is more engaging to the target audience. Great for: Taglines, Product Copy, Sales Letters, Cover Letters, Resumes, & Web Content. *Copywriting: (Original content, engaging advertisement) You provide specific subject matter and a basic project objective, and I will produce original, relevant, engaging content. It is also helpful to know specifics about your target audience. Formal "Creative Briefs" preferred. Great for: Product/service Descriptions, Product/service Advertisements, Direct Sales Emails, Physical Mailers, & Cover Letters. *Content Writing: (Original content, keyword use, research – if needed ) You provide preferred subject matter or basic subject parameters, and target audience information, if any. I will produce original, top quality, information-rich content which will draw readers in and bring them back for more. I can also integrate specific keyword use at your request. Great for: Articles, Blogs, & Web Pages. [COMING SOON! SEO Application & WordPress]

$11.11 /hr
19 hours
4.93