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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, 1,076 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 4.81.

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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
668 hours
4.97
Susan Reid

Susan Reid

Award-winning marketing copywriter/PR, web, print

United States - Last active: 1 day 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
732 hours
4.82
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
Amanda D.

Amanda D.

Nonprofit Professional skilled in strategy and gen...

United States - Last active: 19 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
Joanne H.

Joanne H.

Data collection and information management expert

Canada - Last active: 3 days 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
230 hours
4.71
Jeanie Lyubelsky

Jeanie Lyubelsky

Technical Editor & Proofreader at clearfactsresear...

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 19

Contact me to capitalize on your knowledge and achieve your objectives! As an experienced American editor natively from a large Midwestern city, I will gladly take care of your needs and provide you with exceptional editing and proofreading services. My best deals are offered for proofreading orders, so connect with me to see what we can do together. You may see more about specific service price ranges here: http://clearfactsresearch.com/prices-services. You will find that I keep a dependable turnaround time schedule that is simply based on editorial demand: http://clearfactsresearch.com/turnaround-times. How do I look at your written work? Let's engage your readers and reviewers with clearly communicated content and get desired results! My specialized editing and proofreading services can help you 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!

$33.33 /hr
926 hours
4.98
Bianca Van Der Meulen

Bianca Van Der Meulen

Experienced Writer and Editor

United States - Last active: 10/29/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 5

I graduated summa cum laude in 2011 from NYU with a major in English and American Literature. My strengths are in research, creative nonfiction, and editing of all levels. I value prompt, clear communication very highly and do my best to truly understand and fulfill the vision for each project I undertake.

$38.89 /hr
410 hours
4.99
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
Elina VanNatta

Elina VanNatta

Marketing Consultant/Copywriter

United States - Last active: 03/31/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

My passion: Helping organizations succeed by marketing effectively. What you should know about me: I am not always gentle, but I am always candid. If your strategy sucks – I’ll tell you. My experience in brief: In the past 10 years, I have gained diverse skills in the areas of marketing, branding and sales; writing and editing; SEO and SEM, as well as Wordpress, landing page anatomy, blogging and much more. I enjoy dissecting organizations’ strategies, assessing their marketing and branding, and making recommendations for improvement. I love being a virtual marketing director! What I can do: - Current marketing/branding/sales assessment - Marketing/Branding plans to correlate with your Strategic Business Plan - Copywriting: brochures, flyers, content, sales letters, sales scripts, sales presentations, e-mail campaigns, Adwords ads - Blog and article writing - Adwords: setup, review, management - Wordpress: installation, updates, customization - On-page SEO - Preparing for trade shows - Building and training sales teams

$44.44 /hr
3 hours
4.85