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

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On average, 598 Copy editing projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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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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Joseph Richardson

Joseph Richardson

Editor, writer, communications expert

United States - Last active: 16 days ago

Over 20 years of experience in writing, editing, strategic communications, digital and print production, and educational innovation. Expertise in product evaluation, localization, and promotion and in the development of processes for effective intercultural production. An experienced communicator with wide cross-cultural experience, I have a PhD in English and have given corporate and academic presentations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

$50.00 /hr
2,398 hours
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Dr. Kitty Bickford

Dr. Kitty Bickford

Nonprofit 501c3 Tax Exempt Status: Idea to Realit...

United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 4

I am author of the Do Your Own Nonprofit 51-book state series and Nonprofit Touchdown: Winning the 501c3 Game Against IRS. Also founder of Pasture Valley Children Missions and Owner of Chalfant Eckert Publishing, a traditional publisher with hybrid qualities allowing authors to keep their rights and royalties while enjoying world-class publishing services. I can take your idea for a nonprofit organization, even if it is only an idea, and turn it into a reality quickly. The paperwork and process are intimidating, but not to me. Let me help you get it finished so you can get to the mission you are on to make the world a better place! I put my rates in at $50 an hour. For new U.S. nonprofits less than 27 months old with annual revenue this minute of less than $50,000 and assets less than $250,000, that hourly rate translates to 2 hours total for the state and federal paperwork. The exception is for schools, hospitals, churches. That paperwork is much more involved and will require a closer look and a conversation to come up with what is fair and gets the job done. In any case, I am fair, reasonable, know what I am doing, don't waste my time or yours, and provide quality work. Are you are writer? Want to know your actual publishing potential? Need a ghostwriter, content or developmental editor, copy editor or proofreader, publicist? Chalfant Eckert Publishing has them all at a fair price for GREAT work. Some of our authors have been publicized into Best Seller status and have made appearances on national syndicated talk shows. We are good at what we do, we have to be. I own the company and I won't settle for anything less! LOTS of references available upon request for nonprofit services and publishing, including attorneys. What are you waiting for? It is time to get started!

$50.00 /hr
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Jacqueline Fisch

Jacqueline Fisch

Writer and Editor

United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 1

Hello! I'm Jacqueline Fisch... Communicator and project manager. Passion for process, brevity, and clarity. Wearer of wear many hats. I keep finding myself playing the role of life/career/relationship coach, and I dig it. My un-fussy writing and simple food have been featured on BuiltIn, Home Chef, Mind Body Green, Shape.com, Kris Carr, Mint.com and The Local Beet Chicago. When I’m not simplifying a process and making things easy for busy folks, you can find me devouring non-fiction books on communications, psychology, food or culture. Some other things I'm good at that deserve a bullet point: : Affordable Care Act [ACA] related topics : Health plan information : Change Management Communications : Web Copy : Marketing collateral : Recipe Descriptions to make people want to eat your food : Organizational Effectiveness : Project management : Presentations : Quality assurance : Productivity + time utilization : Team building + staff leadership : Proposal writing : Crisis Communications [I did this for BlackBerry] : Process [re]design : Management collaboration : Coaching + mentoring [life coaching] : Strategic communications : Relationship building : Technical writing : Government administration

$120.00 /hr
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Hywel John

Hywel John

Writer with expertise in copy, scripting, dialogue...

United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4

I am a professional writer with particular expertise in general copy, dialogue, character, plot and narrative. I work mostly in stage and screen - I have had several plays professionally staged both in Europe and in the USA, and am published on both sides of the Atlantic - but I also work as a freelance copywriter for hire, bringing my classical craft and entertainment industry experience into the wider commercial sector. I will write you zinging text, dialogue and script, whatever your brief. Please don't hesitate to get in touch. www.hyweljohn.com

$55.60 /hr
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Julie A.

Julie A.

Product Marketing On-Demand

United States - Last active: 24 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

Product Marketing Manager with global manufacturing/distribution experience in commercial and consumer markets. I have managed furniture, hardware, plumbing, and electrical product lines. Expertise in category/product management, marketing, project management, branding and team leadership. Strengths include creative problem solving and product life cycle management. Track record of launching winning products and improving profits.

$133.89 /hr
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Renee Eli PhD

Renee Eli PhD

Expert Editor, Researcher, Academic & Medical Writ...

United States - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 2

An expert editor, my work is touted by clients as "exceptional," "creative," "visionary," "impeccable," "professional," "clear," "resourceful," and "highly recommended." I provide developmental, copy- and line-editing for projects from the sublimely creative to the scientifically specific. As an academic writer, I am particularly well-versed in medical writing. My education and professional backgrounds range from medicine and medical humanities, medical sociology and anthropology of the body, to biology and ecology, contemporary philosophy, and the history of cultural beliefs. In addition, I have nearly three decades of experience as a healthcare provider and educator. I work with clients in a uniquely personal albeit professional and collaborative manner to evoke the clearest, most authentic expression that best articulates intention, whether of academic writing, a good story, or a finely choreographed expression of both. To wit, I am a fastidious editor. My approach is methodical and detail-oriented with a view of the whole. I am attentive to the piece of writing as a clearly articulated narrative progression, and to the details of word-choice, grammar, punctuation, and format. My work is founded upon a value for excellence in service, which means delivering exemplary work in a timely and professional manner. It is my view that good writing is well-researched, thoughtful, and thought-provoking. It has the capacity to change minds and transform lives, because the writing—well tuned—is experienced by the reader as an integrated whole. It both captures the mind and transcends it as a deeply personal experience of the heart. Writer is changed. Reader is changed. I am most at home with projects that push the boundaries of existing paradigms—or endeavors that envision new cultural patterns, espouse an integrative view, and open important questions. Not only am I practiced at engaging such aims creatively and as a writer, I am passionate about doing so.

$60.00 /hr
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Michael Hamilton

Michael Hamilton

Lead Writer & Editor

United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 3

I have written or edited more than 318,000 words for clients since launching my Good Comma Editing, LLC in 2013. My mission is "to perfect and protect your professional face through superior writing and editing services." Usually I use oDesk as a client--hiring freelancers--but occasionally I take work as a freelancer myself. (I scored 1st out of 195,000+ takers of oDesk's U.S. English vocab test.) My recent writings have been published by the Washington Free Beacon, PJ Media Lifestyle, and PJ Media Tatler. My top clients include financial service industry CEOs, marketing executives, elected public officials, and podcast writers. Visit www.GoodCommaEditing.com for my praise, samples, and my complete bio, and check me out at www.Linkedin/in/GoodCommaEditor for publications. In brief: I currently edit an Ohio political news site, am a former English department chair and AP government teacher, a former executive director of a social welfare organization, and a graduate of Hillsdale College (B.A. English)

$120.00 /hr
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Stefan H.

Stefan H.

Copywriter

United Kingdom - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7

My philosophy on copy is simple - Make it snappy, do it sharpish. I have experience writing copy in a variety of fields, including financial services, healthcare, construction, and consumer brands on both sides of the pond. More recently I've branched out, developing skills in SEO writing, editing, and long-form content writing for websites. I'm a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where I studied Creative Advertising. I offer a simple guarantee - I can do in two hours what most people can do in ten, and I can do it to an exceptional standard.

$80.00 /hr
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Tabitha M.

Tabitha M.

Pro Wordsmith, Perfectionist Proofreader, Marketin...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 2

With a Masters degree in English Composition (specialization in professional writing and linguistics) and an Interdisciplinary BA in English, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship, I get words. I've worked as a professional proofreader for a division of Random House, taught college freshmen how to write, published academic articles, presented at national and international conferences, managed a local venture fund (evaluating and funding tech startups), and now primarily do online & print marketing for small businesses, copy edit a variety of projects (academic and professional), and coach business owners who are growing business while having a life. This multitude of experience gives me a holistic view of professional writing and all that it can entail. Whether you need a "hand-holder," proofreader, editor, marketing content advisor, native-English point of view (and one who understands the linguistics of many other languages), or someone to craft a well-written, polished piece of writing for you, I can probably help! My Linkedin profile has more information and work samples: http://www.linkedin/in/TabithaMartin

$55.56 /hr
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John Cunningham

John Cunningham

Sales & Marketing Professional

United States - Last active: 9 days ago

I am looking to do project work related to my technical skills running Infusionsoft / Wordpress / Memberium / and related tools for internet and automated marketing projects. I have over 5 years experience working with Infusionsoft in several businesses. I have an MBA from the University of Michigan in Strategy & Entrepreneurship. My target rate is $126, but I am willing to take lower offers in the near term to establish a reputation on this platform.

$75.00 /hr
1 hours
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