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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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Tony McLaughlin

Tony McLaughlin

Professional web developer, graphic designer and d...

United States - Last active: 08/29/2013 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 19

I'm a professional web and graphic designer with over 10 years of experience in web marketing, branding, illustration, and application development.

$20.00 /hr
0 hours
Taru D.

Taru D.

writing science and more

Denmark - Last active: 12/10/2014 - Tests: 2

The last 15 or so years in scientific research has seen me develop and improve my technical writing skills. I have written several peer-reviewed articles (and am continuing to do so), and also have experience in writing theses, reports and articles. I can write science for scientists as well as the general readers. I also have experience in proof-reading and editing technical articles. I have experience in peer-reviewing scientific articles, so I can also provide you constructive criticism on your articles prior to submission to peer-reviewed journals.

$60.00 /hr
0 hours
Ashley L.

Ashley L.


United States - Last active: 09/18/2013 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

With a scrupulous eye for detail and accuracy, I can help you polish that manuscript or research paper and avoid spelling and grammar pitfalls. 3 years of experience proofreading and copyediting for publications, business correspondence, and academic writing. Native English speaker & writer and a typing speed of 70 WPM. Prompt responses.

$13.33 /hr
0 hours
Shelby Barnhart

Shelby Barnhart

Creative Writer, Illustrator, Article, Blog, Book...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 22

I am a professional writer and illustrator with the skills needed to bring the creativity and passion to your project. My objective is to bring the reader into the story with my words and the brilliant visuals I create. I have a background in child development which enables me to write with the adaptation needed to meet the developmental needs of children as well as the skills to write for various people. I have Written, Illustrated and Publish a children's book titled, I Can't Wait any Longer and made it available online through Amazon, Barns and Noble and etc... I have written and/or illustrated several other books and ebooks for clients, which have also been published. My writing skills range from young readers to adult. I am experienced in writing various types of creative writings, articles and blogs. I also specialize in Mobile App descriptions as well as Amazon Book descriptions. Self directed and motivated person with the capability to have built and managed a business, Characters and Clowns, and also, Kids' With Spirit, an Outreach Program from the ground up. Over the past 15 years I have developed a wide range of skills. I have experience with copy writing, editing, illustrations, both freehand style and vectored illustrations, typing skills, book cover design, 2D design, book description, social skills, organizational development, designing, project management, business management, and social media market. My goal is to provide quality work to my clients and to meet their needs to the extent of all my possibilities. I will professionally conquer each task and treat each client with individual care.

$6.67 /hr
738 hours
Ilse Roos

Ilse Roos

Spanish Translator, Writer & Editor

South Africa - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

I have been writing since my first memory of life. In my years of teaching abroad, I have developed a love of translation as well as editing to ensure good communication is maintained and expressed correctly. Translation projects include manuals on alternative healing for "el Centro Holistico de Gaia" in Costa Rica. I have an eye for anything out of place and my strongest ability is to improve on how words are used for maximum effect and understanding.

$5.56 /hr
43 hours
Maria krissna isabele C.

Maria krissna isabele C.

Ebook Writer, Content and Copy Writer, Social Medi...

Philippines - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I have an extensive experience in writing for traditional and new media. Before becoming a full-time freelancer, I worked as a content writer, copy writer and marketing representative for a lifestyle website based here in the Philippines; prior to that, I was a writer and over-all production head for a TV station here in our region. As an additional sideline, I currently write articles and press releases for our city's tourism office and I also handle projects for a local creative media group (film and photo).

$5.00 /hr
21 hours