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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 oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.81.

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Casey James

Casey James

Your Voice of Choice. + Copywriting/Editing, Proof...

Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 8

**Administrative/clerical/editing/copywriting etc = $25.00/hr, no min/max** **VO rates begin at $60.00/hr WITH A ONE-HOUR MINIMUM** Highly skilled, detail oriented and professional. Excellent written and verbal communication. An abundance of creativity and a sense of humor that begs to be unleashed. Extensive experience in Voice Over and Acting, plus Copywriting, Editing/Proofreading, Research, Social Media and Blogwriting. Works and plays well with others, yet self-driven and highly motivated. Technically proficient with many popular software programs (MSOffice, Adobe, Quickbooks, etc) as well as Social Media websites/platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc). Solid background in Web Design, Graphic Design, Digital Photography and Photoshop. Self-professed 'Jill-of-all-Trades'; does not extend to Brain Surgery or Astrophysics. Looking forward to contributing my skills in the following areas: * Voiceover/Acting * Copywriting * Editing/Proofreading * Data Entry * Graphic Design * Web Design * Content Writing * Blogwriting * Administrative Support * Social Media Management **For all work outside of Voice Over, my rate is $25.00/hr but I am also open to fixed-rate projects as well. *******************VOICE OVER RATES & DETAILS*************************** ***VO rates begin at $60.00/hr WITH A ONE-HOUR MINIMUM and most times will include edited tracks (breath removal, clean-up, etc). Additional charges for music and sound effects. Please feel free to request a quote. Casey James - Your Voice of Choice Providing versatile reads for every occasion. From rich and earthy, to giggly and upbeat, to sensual and breathy, to nurturing and real - plus everything in between - I aim to be your Voice of Choice. I work from my home studio, where I can voice, edit and deliver audio tracks in .mp3, .wav .aiff or other popular formats. Quick turnaround and professional service are paramount. Please visit the below links for my demos: Commercial Demos: https://db.tt/e5mB67UU https://db.tt/7WRXeaOQ https://db.tt/422r1916 Narration Demos: https://db.tt/s5OmqtGE https://db.tt/OzeLshTu IVR (Phone messaging systems) Demo: https://db.tt/dGH4Jp5n

$60.00 /hr
609 hours
5.00
Tom McMeekin

Tom McMeekin

Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

United States - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 4

I'm a professional multi-media journalist who can write, edit, research, produce, and design high-quality content on almost any topic and for any medium. From creating blog and social media posts to complete marketing communications plans, I have worked with clients including university programs, acupuncturists, chefs, commercial painters, e-commerce sites, news sites and forums, and more. I do not compromise my high ethical standards. Sorry, but I do not accept jobs that involve "ghostwriting" without credit, "spinning" and stealing others' copyrighted work, or other shady practices. What you get with me is a passionate, hard-working, detail-oriented, mass communications expert. What you do not get is someone who will rush the job or be a mindless "yes man" -- if I accept a job then I am committing to give you my best work effort, and that includes sometimes offering suggestions or advice -- getting you the final product you NEED, not just the one you think you want. I generally do not do Skype interviews or meetings for any projects paying less than $1,000. I am happy to answer any questions through ODesk or email, and I am happy to do a trial period for any ongoing positions. Sorry, but the reason I choose to do online freelancing is to make my own schedule and work in my pajamas; if you can't deal with that then best of luck finding someone who is a better fit for you.

$50.00 /hr
234 hours
5.00
Christopher K.

Christopher K.

Copywriter/Editor/Animated Video Producer/Screenwr...

United States - Last active: 12/14/2014 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 32

Live Produced and/or Written Video Samples: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hGnT9C2B3s http://razzmarketing.com/product/copywriting/#.URwJ8lo4X0A http://lightningboltmedia.com/ http://razzmarketing.com/product/copywriting/#.URwJ8lo4X0A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctSNMmBXJvw&fb_source=message http://razzmarketing.com/product/marketing-video-production/#.URwKTVo4X0A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y73XG5pPS4 http://razzmarketing.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls3xCeQFs7E http://razzmarketing.com/product/online-marketing-solutions/#.URwKBVo4X0A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX94bBeiIhs http://razzmarketing.com/product/web-design/#.URwK3Vo4X0A http://www.truequity.com//site/index.php Website Samples: http://razzmarketing.com/ http://www.ncentix.com/ http://nine10.ca/ http://sbweddingdecore.com/ http://www.centralcitychiro.com/ http://www.cbdwellnesscentre.com.au/ Words and phrases have rhythm and flow. They have the ability to soothe, hypnotize, agitate, or energize. They are a weapon to be used with care and precision, requiring mastery of both pace and tone. Because of my experiences in the film industry, both with screenwriting and physical production, as well as having nearly 8 years of experience in the field of copywriting, I have become accustomed to free flowing creative interaction, and concise and efficient communication. I have also come to appreciate the necessity for candor, criticism, and honesty when deadlines and budgets simply cannot be compromised. Because businesses and sales are moving more and more away from handshaking and into satellite negotiations, companies, perhaps more than ever, need writers who can make connections, evoke emotion, and incite action through the power of the written word. People see too much "advertising," and will not give you long to excite them, which is why good copywriters are direct, persuasive and efficient. The copywriter is the gateway to your potential customers. But today's copywriter must be more than that. They must be part psychologist, part public relations. They have to be able to translate complex thoughts and business jargon into relatable text any layman can grasp. They need to be teachers, and sellers, and friends to your client base. These necessary elements that a copywriter must possess are my strengths. I spent nearly 15 years in the film industry, which taught me politics and persuasion. I'm a trained life coach, which means I know how to read and inspire people. I have contracted and currently contract for companies like Warner Bros., Knot Standard, Cheap Caribbean, American Express, IHG, Travel + Leisure, MapQuest, Ariba and SAP, which means I'm very experienced in high-level marketing and ad copy. I was a full time screenwriter for more than ten years, which means I know how to produce dynamic elements with pace, rhythm and punch. I have written for film, television commercials/one hour dramas, and sitcoms. I have penned one sheets, taglines, synopses, pitches, professional bios, web content, proposals, press releases, SEO laden content, Meta Descriptions and Title Tags, marketing letters, business proposals, radio spots, game reviews, film reviews, :30 second television ads, and feature articles. I have been published many times online and in print and recently did some freelance work for Groupon. I believe I can offer you an excellent resource for fresh new material given the opportunity to do so. If you have a dropbox account, I have an online digital portfolio that is quite hefty. Please let me know and I’ll send you an invite, or be happy to mail you a hard copy of my portfolio at your request. I also have an extensive portfolio and resume on oDesk. I thank you in advance for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Christopher Kusiak CLK Industries

$166.67 /hr
144 hours
4.92
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
Sarah Ingraham

Sarah Ingraham

Published Author and Literary Consultant

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

*I am now an oDesk top 10% contractor* As a published writer, I know how important your project is to you. If you need something written, I can write it. If you have it written, I can edit it. My previous clients and references include best-selling and Oprah Book Club authors, international speakers, academics, religious leaders, and award winning journalists. Whether you need help with fiction, non-fiction, or creative non-fiction, I can present it in an engaging, page turning manner. My specialties include: Young Adult, Religion, Philosophy, and fantasy/science fiction, which includes popular paranormal romance and speculative fiction. I can adeptly write outside of my specialties, especially with journalism and memoir, but I do not write copy, technical manuals, or extreme erotica i.e BDSM, rape, or gay. Most people that seek me out these days for either critique or developmental editing. If you are stuck on a story or know a part is flat, I know how to help you fix it. Or if you have finished your story and want to know how it would do in the market, I can tell you. I am not just a writer, but a literary consultant. I know how to help you find an agent, get a line editor, or navigate the sticky ropes of self-publishing. My rates reflect my advance degree (MFA in Creative Writing), my status at oDesk, and over a decade of experience, so please do not contact with the idea of high quality work for pennies. My rates start at: Critique: $2 per 1,000 words Ghostwriting: $14 per 1,000 words (please note that this is a starting price for a first draft, unedited work.) Editing: $25 per hour

$25.00 /hr
1,691 hours
4.87
Tanya Richards

Tanya Richards

Photoshop Artist/ Photo Retouching

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 39

I have been the head designer at a stationery and gift company for 10 years. I have lived and breathed in Photoshop. I am a painter on the side, so Photoshop is just a digital extension of that for me. My work is detailed and realistic, with a great understanding of composition and color. I also assist with our catalog with layout, photo retouching and product replacement/fixing. Skills: * Logos * Photo Retouching, resizing * Photo Rebuilding/ Restoration * Any type of image manipulation in Photoshop * Product shot improvement for websites * InDesign layout * Print material

$16.67 /hr
1,364 hours
4.86
Jill McCoomber

Jill McCoomber

Copywriter, editor, news release specialist, blogg...

United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 35

More than 31 years in journalism, public relations, marketing, photography and graphic design provides me with all the skills needed to offer a complete array of services. These include professional copywriting and editing; website content and design; blog copywriting; e-book content, editing, design and production; advertising, logo and other graphic design; photography and photo editing. Among my specialties are eye-catching flyers, brochures, print and online advertisements, SEO website content and blogs (experienced with Wordpress and Squarespace), B2C and B2B business writing, press releases, sales letters, copywriting, copy editing, marketing plans, annual reports, photography, stock photos and photo editing. Experience includes copywriting, design and layout for all types of printed materials, websites, newspapers and magazines. Extensive experience in travel writing, business and individual profile articles, commercial, advertorial and infomercial scripts for radio and television/video, e-mail and direct-mail campaigns and press release production for a wide variety of businesses, organizations, schools, nonprofits, political candidates, products and services. More than 10 years of full-time experience in resort, entertainment, and retail marketing and publicity. Exceptional research and interview skills. Expert in American English, perfect grammar and punctuation guaranteed. My goal is to make your copy, printed materials, e-book, advertising, website, signage, presentation or product stand out from the crowd! My hourly fees are negotiable and fixed-price jobs are welcome. The job isn't finished until the client is completely satisfied!

$65.00 /hr
44 hours
4.67
Catherine R.

Catherine R.

I can make PowerPoint sing! I am "The Slide Master...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 43

As a PowerPoint Specialist and Graphic Designer with over 10 years experience in the field, I strive to deliver your message in a unique fashion ... no cookie cutter approach for my Clients! I am a master of complex animations, i.e., applying two or more to the same object set to run simultaneously for specialized effects. Over the years I've also created pamphlets, brochures, eBook covers, and logos, but I'm most proud of my one-of-a-kind PowerPoint templates and presentations. I guarantee complete satisfaction and am pleased with my record of completing jobs on schedule and often ahead of time. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are among my most important tools as is, of course, PowerPoint 2010 in which I am certified by Microsoft. If it's a dynamic slide show that you need, mine are musically enhanced, when appropriate, and replete with photographic and textual animations which add visual excitement. Embedded video clips and split-second narration/slide timing are quick and simple to implement. Need it all turned into a video? No problem ... it's a snap! In short, I can make PowerPoint sing ... I am the "slide master"!

$17.78 /hr
1,439 hours
4.91
Manolito Sulit

Manolito Sulit

Tagalog/Filipino Translator, Web Admin, DE & Conte...

Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 14

Thank you for your interest in my profile. You can call me Manny. A published writer in Filipino and a former teacher of the language, my poems and stories are collected in paperback, ebook and magazine editions. I have also written, directed and produced a full-length indie movie. I've got my Journalism degree from UST and some postgraduate translation units during my stint at DLSU. My oDesk career has started way back in 2008 as a VA doing data entry for MLS. After a year, an offer came to implement Internet marketing strategies that promote language learning products and also to develop affiliate sites. Since then, more clients have entrusted me with more exciting jobs related to content, data entry, online marketing, website management and the like. I look forward to working with you in your project. Best regards.

$12.00 /hr
6,025 hours
4.92
Lisa M.

Lisa M.

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

United States - Last active: 11 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