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Editing is the process of organizing, correcting and modifying an author’s original idea in order to produce a consistent and complete work. On oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace, you’ll find content editors, copywriters and book editors to read through and correct your topic-specific web content or books, or post-editors and proofreaders who can review machine-translated text on your behalf.

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Editing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

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Katherine Miller

Katherine Miller

Writer and Editor

United States - Last active: 3 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
1,087 hours
4.99
Brian Frydenborg

Brian Frydenborg

Freelance Writer / Researcher / Analyst / Consulta...

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

Personal website with more detail: http://www.brianfrydenborg.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianfrydenborg I have almost 15 years of experience writing about, researching, and analyzing complex public policy, historical, political, and international affairs subjects ranging from UN peacekeeping to ancient Rome. My Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University is a double major in History (concentration Asia and Russia) and Politics, and my Master of Science degree from the George Mason University School of Public Policy is in Peace Operations, a term which basically refers to everything that occurs in and concerns conflict/postconflict and disaster/postdisaster zones, especially international development, humanitarian relief and aid, and governance/institution building. I can easily provide a quality work product concerning any of these topics and many others, and can also easily research, write, and analyze new subjects. I also have extensive travel experience, including to Japan, Cuba, Liberia, Israel and the West Bank, and Jordan, to list some examples. My resume, which provides more detail, can be found on my LinkedIn profile http://www.linkedin.com/in/brianfrydenborg/ Please feel free to contact me regarding any of your research, writing, analysis, and consulting needs. I am also available for interviews as a subject-matter expert. NOTE TO CLIENTS: I DO NOT DO FIXED-PRICE CONTRACTS USING ODESK'S FIXED-PRICE SYSTEM. oDesk removed most protections for contractors with its new fixed price system so this is non-negotiable. HOWEVER, WE CAN AGREE TO A FIXED PRICE USING THE HOURLY SYSTEM TO BILL in that you can set an hourly cap on your end that will not allow the price to go past a certain point without your permission and action on your end and the system will not let me bill past this limit. In this situation, depending on our arrangement I can work until the job is done regardless of how many more hours past the cap it takes. My basic ground rules are 1.) any contract we make is going to only be the project outlined in that contract; additional work will require a separate contract as opposed to just adding to existing contract to keep things clear, and so that the client rating can reflect the actual work stipulated in said contract and not additional requests made after a contract is agreed upon 2.) I will be very responsive in my communication expect a similar responsiveness in return 3.) I ask that I not be held responsible for a third party's satisfaction with my work since you as the client, not I, have the relationship with the third party, but I will be happy to work off of feedback from a third party for any contract in order to address that third party's concerns 4.) if for any reason you are unsatisfied with my work I ask that you communicate to me the reasons why so that I may address any issues or offer a resolution that will bring you to a state of satisfaction 5.) If your work requires the APA documentation format and it is something other than a very short assignment, there will be a non-negotiable 10% surcharge because of the extra time this style requires. I look forward to doing business with you!

$59.99 /hr
248 hours
4.98
Palesa M.

Palesa M.

Researcher/Statistical analysis/Academic writer-ed...

South Africa - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I currently hold a PhD in invasion biology. I am skilled in all aspects of research including study design, research material, literature reviews, data analysis and interpretation and academic writing. Im fluent in both verbal and written english and have published peer- reviewed research papers in my field. I'm proficient and have extensive experience in computer based skills MS Office suite, Corel draw and several other programs including GIS and statistic programs (SPSS, Statistica and R). I have also done presentations at many international conferences. I am to provide quality services to all my clients and will treat all work with utmost confidentiality and integrity.

$30.00 /hr
341 hours
4.85
Daniel Roux

Daniel Roux

Project Manager with Specialization in Translation

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

I have an original, analytic, inquisitive mind and a great drive for implementing ideas and achieving goals. What sets me apart from other applicants is my broad scope of international experience and my ability to transfer it to any industry. I have successfully migrated from the military field to architecture to human resources to training and development to software technical writing, to marketing, to sales and to the translation industry. I am a highly motivated, independent self-starter with two technical college qualifications as well as varied international managerial and project management experience. I am a results-oriented person who excels in a high performance team since I have high standards of competence and performance for others and myself. Software skills include, Windows, Mac OS, Microsoft Project, Trados, MultiTrans Prism Flow, OmniPage Pro, ABBYY Finereader, Acrobat Pro, LifeCycle Designer, oDesk platform and more.

$44.00 /hr
722 hours
5.00
Jeremy Marx

Jeremy Marx

English Editor/Copywriter and Technical Writer

United States - Last active: 28 days ago - Tests: 8

I am an experienced writer and editor. I am an electrical engineer by trade and an English teacher by profession. I'm able to write or edit English language documents with a technical nature or in general. I have excellent grammar and can easily adapt my writing style to suit your needs. Native speaker of the American English vernacular.

$30.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Danette Sheppard-Vaughn

Danette Sheppard-Vaughn Agency Contractor

Project Manager/Executive/Personal Assistant Extra...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 11

My objective is to secure home-based and/or virtual employment in order to generate additional income, as well as continue to build a client base of extremely satisfied individuals who are delighted with my abilities and talents.  The following qualities enable me in this endeavor:  • Extremely efficient, organized and detail-oriented in all aspects of business and management. • Superior interaction skills with both laymen and professionals and customer service advocate. Effective in working with individuals and groups. • Creative and insightful critical-thinker with excellent problem- solving ability and communication skills (written & verbal).

Associated with: oDesk Payroll, Songspirations
$33.33 /hr
6,844 hours
4.96
Kimberly S.

Kimberly S.

Writer: Content / SEO / Copywriter / Creative

United States - Last active: 09/05/2014 - Tests: 2

Over the past 15 years I have developed a wide range of skills working as an independent contractor. I love to learn and because of that there are multiple jobs that I enjoy and excel at. Although I enjoy all of my jobs, I am most passionate about writing. I am fortunate to have a lot of experience in many areas, such as: Writing: SEO Content, Copy writer, Creative (bachelor's degree in Journalism), Mac Specialist, IT (tech support for AOL), Paralegal (legal asst. degree), Private Investigation (licensed), Researcher, Data Entry, Writing for ChaCha and Ask.com, Accounts Payable and Receivable, General Automotive Knowledge (1 year auto mechanics), and more. However, whatever it is that I am tasked to do I give my all. It is very important to me that I do the job to my employer's expectations; it makes them feel good which makes me feel good.

$33.33 /hr
847 hours
4.99
Nicolle Bennett

Nicolle Bennett

Editor/Content Manager

United States - Last active: 08/11/2014 - Tests: 2

Experienced web editor/content manager with over ten years of resource development, medical editing, web research, and quality management experience. Experience with CMS systems, social media management and mobile app development. Proofread web and print copy for pharmaceutical and advertising clients; developed resources and managed online communication outlets for the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service and www.cancer.gov. Web editor, content manager and social media strategist for www.tv411.org/. Proficient in the Chicago Manual of Style; MLA, AMA and AP Styles; Microsoft Office; Adobe Suite and both PC/MAC. Skilled in handling highly sensitive/confidential information, tailoring resources appropriately and meeting tight deadlines with quality results. Professional training in medical/pharmaceutical editing and proofreading and legal proofing CompTIA A+ Certified Technician

$30.00 /hr
675 hours
4.96
Allyson Jones

Allyson Jones

Freelance Writer, Editor & Destination Marketing E...

United States - Last active: 08/21/2013 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

Experienced magazine and online content writer and editor who has spent more than 15 years shamelessly promoting the people, places, organizations, events and history of the South Carolina Lowcountry and Coastal Empire of Georgia, both in print and online. Author of real estate blogs, countless feature articles, interviews, personality and business profiles, entertainment highlights, event calendars, advertorial, charts and more. Proficient in Microsoft Office products, especial Word and PowerPoint, as well as WordPress. Experience with SEO, keywords and tags. Specializing in the creation and editing of clear, concise and compelling copy.

$36.67 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Christi Aldridge

Christi Aldridge

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

United States - Last active: 1 day 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
1,577 hours
5.00