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Post your professional editing job on oDesk and find editors and writers with excellent grammar skills and content editing experience to check the grammar and syntax of your work, propose new ideas to integrate into your original concept, and improve the formatting, style and accuracy of your content. They can also edit and proofread magazine articles; clean up books; check and improve school essays or academic papers; and edit training guides, student workbooks or online courses.

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 Job Cost Overview

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oDesk Editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 1,047 Editing projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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Average Editing Freelancer Feedback Score

Editing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

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Kellilynn Hann

Kellilynn Hann

Experienced Sales Copywriter

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 5

I'm a highly experienced copywriter and editor specializing in sales letters and marketing copy, including product descriptions, landing pages, direct mail pieces, and advertisements. I also edit existing content to improve sales/response rates. I've been working as a copywriter for over 18 years, with 10 of those years as a full-time freelancer. Freelancing is not a side job for me, it's my business, so you can be sure I'll give your project my full attention. I am dependable, professional, and very easy-going. Quality is important to me, and I'm certain you'll be as happy with my work as other clients have been. Please see my feedback scores and comments (they're pretty fabulous) and feel free to browse my portfolio. I'm happy to accept invitations to interview-- you can either post a job and send me an invitation or contact me directly if you'd like to discuss the project first. I look forward to hearing from you, Kellilynn

$50.00 /hr
665 hours
4.97
Susan Reid

Susan Reid

Award-winning marketing copywriter/PR, web, print

United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 25 - Portfolio: 5

I live and breathe to connect people through words. But not just any words -- words that explain, intrigue, excite, assure and inspire action. Over 25+ years in marketing copywriting, I've become a word ninja. No one is immune from my mighty pen! One thing I love about oDesk is the opportunity to meet and work with businesses and others (artists, students, professors, authors, etc.) around the world. No matter what you have to say, you'll be more effective with my razor-sharp mind and razor-sharp style leading your messaging charge. For mighty results from my mighty pen, you've definitely come to the right place! Susan Reid/Mighty Pen Writing & Editing "The pen is mighty indeed"

$55.00 /hr
729 hours
4.82
Amanda D.

Amanda D.

Nonprofit Professional skilled in strategy and gen...

United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

Writing has always been my passion; somehow, I've been lucky enough to find a way to fold it into my work. My ability to speak in the voice of the audience, as well as the voice of the brand, has led to success in grant writing, social media marketing and content planning. After an inspiring volunteer experience, I started working for a progressive nonprofit that both accepted, and fostered my desire for an entrepreneurial approach to nonprofit management. I bring almost a decade of experience, enthusiasm, and passion for the world of nonprofit. My projects range from short-term to long-term, and I am also a skilled strategy consultant. My motto has always been "nonprofit at heart, entrepreneurial in spirit." My own personal mission is to leave an organization in better shape than I found it. So far, so good! Specialties: 1) Grant Research, Writing & Reporting: - Research and build prospect database - Draft letter's of inquiry (LOI's) - Prepare grant proposals (RFP's) 2) Program build-out: - Narrative drafting - Outcome analysis and development - Volunteer recruitment & management 3) Fundraising & Development: - Strategic plan development - Craft and prepare fundraising strategy - Corporate Sponsorship/CSR program development - Third-party event management - Marketing and public relations 4) Website Development: - Content planning - Site design (via enduser-friendly Wix) 5) Accounting & Bookkeeping: - Budget planning: operating & programmatic - General Bookkeeping: QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Online 6) Resume & Cover Letter Writing - Having maintained leadership roles in high-level positions, I am also skilled resume and cover letter writing. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! I put the mission of the organization first and foremost,which makes me flexible and efficient.

$38.89 /hr
253 hours
5.00
Kathleen Rogers

Kathleen Rogers

Writer l Editor l Marketing Communications l Propo...

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 7

Experience = Results! If you want a highly qualified and experienced marketing communications and proposal professional with attention to details and dedication to your project, read on! I am a senior level writer and editor with 20+ years of producing marketing content for websites; press releases; brochures and proposals. Additionally, I have a BA degree in English and graduate coursework in Linguistics. Need social media savvy? I maintain active profiles on LinkedIn and Facebook and have previous social media marketing experience with a direct sales business. With over 3 years experience as a professional writer in the oDesk community and excellent client ratings, I have the skills and experience you seek for your next project. Meeting deadlines, producing quality work and ensuring client satisfaction are my top priorities. Let's talk!

$35.00 /hr
705 hours
4.96
Jeanie Lyubelsky

Jeanie Lyubelsky

Exceptional Technical Editor & Proofeader: Editing...

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 19

Contact me to capitalize on your knowledge and achieve your objectives! Please check my turnaround time schedule, as there is currently a one-week lead time to my availability. I will gladly provide you with editing and proofreading as soon as I can, so let's set up our turnaround time plan soon! Getting to know my clients' specialty topics and written work, while using skills earned from years of successful editorial business experience, results in steadily increasing efficiency and progressively lower per-word rates with each hourly contract assignment. You may see more about specific service price ranges here: http://clearfactsresearch.com/prices-services. Since my editorial services are in demand, you will find that I keep a consistent turnaround time schedule: http://clearfactsresearch.com/turnaround-times. You have found an independent professional service provider who has been around a long time and will be here for your next documents in the coming years too. How do you stand out from the crowd? Engage your readers with clearly communicated content and get desired results! My specialized editing and proofreading services can help you drive revenue and be rewarded with increased readership, successful contracts, publication, funding, and growth. Just let me know what you need... Anyone can increase positive recognition and rewards with the right expertise and support. As an experienced editor who is also a certified technical writer, I specialize in purpose-based language with multiple levels of editing, copyediting, rewriting, and proofreading to give you right-on-target results. You can capitalize on your knowledge by increasing clarity in your professional papers, manuscripts, articles, reports, proposals, user guides, documentation, and more. Completely comfortable in using my native language at an expert level, I know how to make your writing look terrific. My proofreading, copyediting, and editing services give you the lowest prices with exceptional outcomes, while my original writing sells for more than $50 per hour on an open market. I gladly accept editing and proofreading jobs on oDesk even when the job title is "writer," but the tasks are actually editorial work. We can also schedule fixed-price orders with limited hourly contracts. Just Google "Jeanie Editor" to see more about my work at regular market rates. Regularly working for authors, business owners, engineers, finance specialists, attorneys, and other technical-specialty professionals, I am flexible and competent in my chosen areas of professional specialty. For example, I am the managing editor, copyeditor, and proofreader for a professional robotics journal, I write engaging press releases that inspire trust and confidence, and I competently carry out many other editorial assignments. Dependable and efficient, my full-time career is focused on producing you with publication-ready content. Strengthen your achievement curve by contacting me to provide you with top-quality editorial reviews. I can effectively enhance your written materials for clarity and credibility by editing for grammar, word usage, style, formatting, spelling, punctuation, while providing editorial suggestions for interesting and compelling text. I successfully work with material written in many styles, including APA, IEEE, GPO, AP, CMoS, and other styles as requested. Save time and get results by hiring a certified technical writer as your editing, copyediting, and proofreading specialist. In our busy world of mixed messages, I check and double check your written work so that it will be noticed, understood, and remembered. I am native English speaker with a certification in technical writing and extensive experience in technical editing, copyediting, proofreading, rewriting. I am also a member of the IEEE Professional Communication Society, the American Finance Association, and the Association of Science-Technology Centers. My research-based MS degree in social sciences with a concentration on programs funding research, along with hands-on technology experience, further qualifies me in understanding authored technical concepts. I can offer you the best experience with professionally reviewing your book manuscripts, professional papers, articles, handbooks, user guides, proposals, venture capital and investor reports, and more. You want to hire an active technical-topics editorial specialist for the following materials: computer science, software development, robotics, electrical, mechanical, civil engineering, electric power generation, transmission, distribution, utilities, biometrics, journal publishing projects in .doc, .docx, PDF, LaTeX, and other formats, business marketing plans, proposals, finance, securities, investments, summary budget narratives, and more. More about my work and recommendations: http://clearfactsresearch.com/faqs https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanielyubelsky Contact me today and see what I can do for you!

$32.00 /hr
915 hours
4.98
Joanne H.

Joanne H.

Data collection and information management expert

Canada - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 3

Professional researcher, data analyst, and technical writer with health, HR, and social sciences background. More than 15 years experience. Deliverable focused. Talk to me about designing your data collection tools (including interview schedules and online and paper surveys); collecting your data; conducting your summary reporting and statistical analyses; developing (or fixing!) academic and marketing presentations, white papers and reports; and preparing your drafts for journal submission and publication. My goals are: 1. to use technology to streamline how we gather intelligence; 2. to use my research design, analytics and informatics experience to make your information meaningful and transparent; 3. to use my exceptional writing about statistics, research, and technical information to take your deliverables to the next level. As i continue to build my on line presence I am interested in applying my expertise as independent contractor working on short and mid term projects.

$35.00 /hr
225 hours
4.71
Alexander Taylor

Alexander Taylor

Professional CV/Resume Writer

United Kingdom - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

Achieved excellent feedback ratings on Odesk so far for exceptional CV/Resume writing along with extremely positive comments. To view my CV/Resume quality, a broad range of my CV/Resume samples are available on my Odesk profile under the portfolio projects section. There are 8 in total. Of course, many more styles are available if you'd like to see them. Any layout/format can be customised. For further information, I have an official professional CV/Resume writing website with hundreds of very satisfied customer reviews (with more CV/Resume samples and 300+ testimonials). Just request the website address. In terms of my CV/Resume writing certifications, I hold the PARWCC - Member of the professional association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. Notably, for one of the Odesk online tests, I have scored the highest mark ever on the Odesk website and hold first position as the only person to score 100%. This is out of 487,000+ people that have taken the test. For one of the other Odesk online tests, I managed to achieve 2nd place out of 4,415,402 tests taken (4.4 million attempts). Due to compliance, we're fully registered for data privacy, policy, protection and secure transactions We specialise in CV writing, Resume writing, CV editing, Resume editing, CV updating, Resume updating and creating brand new CVs/Resumes from scratch. 15 successful years helping people in all industry sectors & professions, at all levels for all types of work (including graduates, students etc). 48 hour turnaround as standard or quicker upon request (24 hour and same day service available). Send your CV/Resume through to me and I'll be happy to review it free of charge. Then I will explain how I can improve it by adding strength, depth, high quality content, new formatting, structure and a professional touch. Once characteristics have been included, along with key skills, core competencies, objectives and what YOU can bring to any role, the new CV/Resume will absolutely maximise your potential. Documents emailed to you in fully editable Microsoft Word and PDF versions. My CV/Resume writing service covers all locations and industries. I will personally create a unique high quality CV/Resume for you that showcases your skills and experience in the most comprehensive way possible. You will be judged in 30 seconds on the CV/Resume layout, presentation, quality and content. Making a good first impression is vital to getting a positive response. Naturally, I can tailor a CV/Resume to any specific job application, industry, background or area of expertise (and academic studies). Don't waste any more of your time sending out the wrong CV/Resume. A wider range of our impeccable, bespoke CV/Resume samples are available on request. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like further information. We are available 7 days a week and regularly write CVs/Resumes at very short notice to meet any deadline.

$37.50 /hr
0 hours
4.97
Taikyoung K.

Taikyoung K.

Meeting & Event Professional, Translator

South Korea - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

I'm native Korean, and a freelance meeting & event professional and a translator. I have bachelor's degree in English and Japanese, as well as studied computer science and international commerce. Working with various international organizations and global companies for 10 year. If you're looking for a reliable meeting & event professional for your upcoming event or Korean translator, please don't hesitate to contact me.

$33.33 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Alexandra S.

Alexandra S.

Creating quality translations that will make you s...

Germany - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 4

ABOUT ME: I translate and localize from English into German / German into English with German being my mother tongue and English being my second language (I am fluent due to having lived in the US) and offer proofreading and editing in both languages. I am very reliable and perfectionist (good for me, perfect for you), and deliver quality work on time and with a very fast turnaround time. MY SPECIALTIES: I am highly proficient in the following fields: marketing / advertising, IT / software, internet, best practices, tourism, games, ecommerce, entertainment, health, paramedical, paralegal READING / WRITING: Kurrent, Sütterlin, Fraktur, Braille, Stenography FORMER WORK: (offline and oDesk contracts) • ONLINE: websites, articles, tutorials • SOFTWARE: system / application software, browser / video games, apps (iOS, Android) • SUBTITLING: movies, tv shows, trailers (German audio to English subtitles and vice versa) • ADVERTISING: brochures, flyers, posters, presentations • LITERATURE: books / ebooks, short stories, graphic novels / comics • OTHER: letters, user manuals GETTING IN TOUCH: I am available via oDesk, email, and Skype with all messages being forwarded to my cell phone in order to ensure optimal communication. I'm constantly looking for exciting projects and new challenges, both short and long term (preferring the latter), so please feel free to contact me if you can picture us making a difference together.

$70.00 /hr
168 hours
4.90