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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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Michael Erwin

Michael Erwin

Writer | Researcher | Entrepreneur Hacking the Fut...

United States - Last active: 07/20/2014 - Tests: 2

I am a writer, researcher, and entrepreneur hacking the future of business. I write dense reports for entrepreneurs and executives who want to disrupt traditional industries and gain key insights to the shifts of culture and business. I've spent the last decade studying the movements and transformation of ideas, culture, and society. What is "modern business design"? Most companies have responded to the radical cultural and economic shifts of the last decade by getting a Facebook page or a corporate Twitter account. At a growing rate, they're realizing this isn't enough. Their sales are down or flat, their talent acquisition and (especially) retention is low, and often their industry as a whole is suffering. They know they have to change something, but they can't put their finger on it. And they're certainly not willing to bet their company on it. With a decade of research and experience, I'm helping these companies go back to the drawing board, reconsider their overall business goals and structure, and create actionable adjustments to set the course of their company on the upstream in their market. It's not operations consulting, business coaching, or social media strategy. It's business design--based on a modern value-system, a modern mindset, and a modern global economy. I've been involved in a variety of projects across multiple industries. While my main work is currently focused on modern business design, I have the skills, experience, and resources to effectively help entrepreneurs and companies with the following: Writing, Proofreading, Editing, Market Research, Marketing Strategy, Social media strategy, startup consulting, corporate culture initiatives, innovation workshops, strategic planning, process improvement, Technology strategy consulting and CIO services, and WAN (wide area network) planning and consulting. While these may seem quite diverse, I've had hands-on experience and demonstrable results with each as a graduate student, teacher, a fortune 5000 employee, and an entrepreneur. For those looking for specific interests and passions, here are some of mine: entrepreneurship, startup communities, futurist, technology, alternative health, homeopathy/oriental medicine, raw food, spirituality, philosophy, theology, nature, positive parenting (my daughter is currently 3), social change, politics of business & enterprise, economics, and education.

$75.00 /hr
60 hours
5.00
Ashley D.

Ashley D.

Freelance Writer, Journalist, Editor, Artist, & Ph...

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

I am skilled in several areas - writing, editing, photography, fine art, digital art, administrative services, and more. I have been a freelance writer and editor for over five years. I have a bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as a Certificate of Journalism from the same institution. I have previously held the position of editor-in-chief of a social impact news blog where I also produced written content, in-depth investigative journalistic pieces, interview segments, and several multi-part series. I had complete creative control and helped design the website which runs on a Wordpress publishing platform giving me expert knowledge of Wordpress. I am a published author in print with several magazine features, one in a fine art magazine and another in a university alumni and friends magazine. I have written articles, website content and copy for niche areas such as weddings and wedding planning, metaphysics, technology and computers, business, science, photography, writing, fine art, tattooing, pets, nature, and many others. I also have years of administrative experience working in various industries. I've been administrative assistant of an entire legal division for the state of NJ. I have two years of experience as a senior account manager and quality assurance analyst for a higher education consulting firm. During that time I worked with large data sets while managing a database and confidential client donor files. I expert knowledge of Excel for database management, client CRMs such as Salesforce and Zoho, social media marketing. I was a script writer and also wrote comprehensive training manuals. I am a freelance journalist and photographer working in documentary photography and social justice. I have a passion for human rights, truth, the human spirit, and equality. I have spent time living and working in east Africa and conduct research on several countries in that region. I am also an artist with over 10 years of practice working with all types of mediums from pencil, charcoal, pastel, and watercolor pencil to acrylic and watercolor paint, mixed media, and craft work. Digital and graphic design in Photoshop and Illustrator are also skills I have. (Please note that rates for these types of work will be higher and based on scope of the project - please ask for a quote!). I am available to work on a contract basis, full time, part time or as needed for short projects or lengthy projects. I have been working remotely for many years as a freelancer as well as in administrative roles. I work well individually as well as with a team with minimal to no supervision. I am detail oriented and diligent and meet tight deadlines with ease. I invite you to enlist my writing, editing or administrative services for your project or ongoing needs. I look forward to working with you and using my skills to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Send me a message today! Thank you in advance - Ashley D.

$22.00 /hr
74 hours
4.77
Jeffrey Purple

Jeffrey Purple

Killer Copywriter

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3

I can deliver. Two undergraduate degrees, an MBA and a whole lot of experience later, I've developed a broad range of business skills. I've written sales copy in the non-profit and for-profit sectors on topics ranging from business to real estate to health care. Configuring CRMs (Salesforce & InfusionSoft), setting up sales funnels, writing email campaigns; I've contributed in a variety of roles, building multiple marketing campaigns, for a variety of businesses. Oh and I can read code, know a thing or two about UI/UX development and work magic in WordPress. I'm not your run of the mill freelancer who wants to get paid to learn a skill. If you want quality work, done within budget and on schedule; let's talk.

$33.33 /hr
7 hours
5.00
Bruce Geisert

Bruce Geisert

Temporary Worker

United States - Last active: 04/16/2012 - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

Computer technology professional with a proven record of delivering products and tasks. Experience implementing information systems, and original content, for corporations, non-profits and foundations both in the United States and Internationally. On-Task professional that can deliver on tasks Goal: Temporary contracts for Quality Assurance testing, Customer Support, Data entry, Design Review, Help text writing for projects, sites and products.

$16.67 /hr
41 hours
4.80
Keith Ancker

Keith Ancker

Writer, Editor, Content Manager/Producer

United States - Last active: 04/02/2014 - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 4

A multi-talented, highly motivated, project manager with industry experience in Print and Web Publishing, Brand Marketing and Customer Service and Customer Acquisition. Well developed, diverse skill set focused on content production and creation, social media management, event planning/execution, and strategic planning. Versatile communicator, employee manager, and team member, able to communicate goals and execute them in a timely, cost efficient manner. Comfortable balancing, and satisfying, competing demands in an energetic environment.

$33.33 /hr
447 hours
5.00
Imran I.

Imran I. Agency Contractor

Web Design,HMTL,CSS,PHP,JQuery,Ajax,Zend,WP

Pakistan - Last active: 12/10/2014 - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 7

My Main goal is to provide people the best thing they want from me .I don't compromise on Quality of Work. That's Why i have great feedback score from my clients. The Reason is my Hard Work and Sincerity with my Work

Associated with: Paradigm Solutions Agency
$22.22 /hr
141 hours
4.87
Vanessa Cabading

Vanessa Cabading

BSIT GRADUATE

Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

I'm a graduate of bachelor of science in information technology and i have experiences in programming using visual basic, c++ and java. I also have the knowledge in using MySQL for database management. I am also an NCII passer or NATIONAL CERTIFICATE II holder for Microsoft office. Also a member of the student counsel who does paperwork, like editing, writing short stories and i used to be a sports editor. As of now, i am working as a call center agent at TELETECH.

$3.33 /hr
168 hours
4.80
Emmanuel Cimafranca

Emmanuel Cimafranca

Database Maintenance, Researcher, Data Entry, Mage...

Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3

With my skills in database maintenance and data entry work, I aim to render exemplary work, going beyond the client's job requirements. I have been working as a real-estate database maintenance professional, Magento administrator, researcher, and data entry professional for more than 7 years and I hope that I can apply what I have learned in my future jobs. I provide high quality work with 100% accuracy at a timely pace to ensure that client satisfaction is guaranteed. I am a fast learner and I am very flexible when it comes to the work requirements.

$6.67 /hr
1,153 hours
4.70
Romena C.

Romena C.

Sourcing Specialist with sales and marketing exper...

Philippines - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 3

Over the past six (6) years I have developed excellent customer service roles in a variety of industries ranging from the hospitality, aeronautical, performing arts and supply industry. A proven track record in being a committed reliable employee who is able to communicate to fellow workmates both in large groups and classes to one on one lessons. I am looking for engaging roles in both a full time or part time capacity. I am seeking the opportunity to help companies and individuals reach their goals efficiently and productively. I guarantee that hiring me will provide you a terrific results in both quality and speed. I am a proficient person who can manage the time wisely and get the job done. I also have experience in marketing projects / campaigns, Stock taking, sourcing / procurement and Cash Handling.

$5.00 /hr
128 hours
5.00
Clemencia Salazar

Clemencia Salazar Agency Contractor

Team Lead/Web Researcher/Data Entry/QA Specialists...

Philippines - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

In my 7 years as a team manager I gained several knowledge in different areas of work covering data conversion, editorial services and online job services in one of the best Business Processing Outsourcing company in the Philippines. I am proven to be effective in managing time, people, resources and client communications including stability of revenues and current margins of the company. My experience working in Online Jobs Services added my capacity and capability to do Web Research, PDF Conversion and several jobs for excel and word documents format. I am seeking and willing to learn new challenges that could improve my skills professionally and personally.

$4.44 /hr
6,917 hours
4.99