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

Typical total cost of oDesk Copy editing projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

oDesk Copy editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 625 Copy editing projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

625

Time to Complete oDesk Copy editing Jobs

Time needed to complete a Copy editing project on oDesk.

Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

Copy editing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.82.

4.82
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Zach Pardes

Zach Pardes

PR, Marketing & Social Media Pro

United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 4

www.linkedin.com/in/zpardes Marketing, PR, advertising & communications pro. New market categories. Launches. Relaunches. Start ups. Funding campaigns. Mergers. Acquisitions. Corporate communications & investor relations. Current and former clients include: Corporate: Amazon, Nike, Virgin, Tropicana, ESPN, First Watch, Darden Restaurants, Stew Leonard's, Chuy's Tex Mex, Lennar, KB Home, Toyota, Nokia, Discovery Networks, Electronic Arts (EA), Stein Mart Tech & Mobile: Flickr, GOQii, Lightricks (Facetune), DevriX, Coveroo, Hooked, Row Sham Bow, Chegg, TeamChat, Indix Health/Wellness: Allergan, Smith & Nephew, Nemours, Moffitt Cancer Center, Compass Research, Human Performance Mentors Hospitality: Wyndham, Marriott, Hyatt Regency, Peabody Hotels, Rosen Hotels Consumer Packaged Products: Javatino, Buddy Fruits, Zico, Fuji Film Finance/Fin Tech: Merrill Lynch, Citi, E*Trade, Vesta, MX (Money Desktop), B2R Finance Clean Tech: CALMAC, BuildingIQ, KGS Buildings, Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, Ox Paperboard, Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Non-Profit: Big Brothers Big Sisters

$111.11 /hr
137 hours
4.99
Russ C.

Russ C.

Senior Technical Author, Writer, and Microsoft Wor...

Thailand - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 50 - Portfolio: 84

A professional, diligent, multi-talented writer with a proven track record in producing documentation across many industries. A native Brit with over 18 years' experience of working in IT as a Technical Author, and possessing superb Microsoft Office skills, in particular Microsoft Word: a Word user since 1993; an expert with Word 2007, 2010, and 2013; a registered Word expert on AllExperts.com; and a designer of solid, workable, professional Microsoft Word templates since 1999 - every organisation worked at has assimilated their documentation practices, recommendations and templates to my own. An ISO9001 expert, with a number of years working in Quality Assurance and in Quality Control, I am also a qualified English language teacher with first-class editing and proof-reading skills - as one client wrote on their feedback, [Russ has an...] 'Exceptional eye-to-detail...and 'Exceptional literacy skills' - you will be hard-pushed to find better. VBA code and functionality can help to improve the look-and-feel of all your documentation. Built-in naming conventions and version control can, improve accuracy, reduce editing time, and minimise user-error; and, code of this nature helps ensures consistency throughout your organisation's suite of documents - all this can be incorporated. Check out www.wordwords.net and www.1clickbookcreation.com for further information.

$45.00 /hr
1,147 hours
5.00
Victoria Field

Victoria Field

Writer, editor and translator

Spain - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 18

A highly adaptable and self-motivated communications professional with experience in writing and editing high quality content (press releases, magazine articles, web articles) delivered to tight deadlines with no room for errors. I can translate from Spanish to English. I am fluent in Spanish, with a good grasp of Portuguese. Experience in providing web design, copywriting and hosting packages for individuals and small businesses. Sample websites: www.europeandepressionday.com www.cornerhousewoking.org.uk www.opendoorcounselling.org.uk www.dogsinneed.co.uk I am also a fully qualified CELTA instructor (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

$11.11 /hr
147 hours
5.00
Jeremy Marx

Jeremy Marx

English Editor/Copywriter and Technical Writer

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8

I am an experienced writer and editor. I am an electrical engineer by trade and an English teacher by profession. I'm able to write or edit English language documents with a technical nature or in general. I have excellent grammar and can easily adapt my writing style to suit your needs. Native speaker of the American English vernacular.

$30.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Sharon R.

Sharon R. Agency Contractor

Writer: Blogs, web content, Editor, Social Media,...

United States - Last active: 24 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

As a former journalist and freelance writer, I have gained a wide range of skills and experience in many areas of writing and editing. I have a long list of writing projects, which includes blogs, online news and feature articles, online news releases, website content development, editing, enewsletters, proofreading, keyword research, social media, script writing and speech writing. As a reporter first, and then editor of the Arkansas Sun, a countywide newspaper, I reported on everything from the plight of rice farmers to the goings-on at the County Courthouse. Some other past writing experience includes a screenplay that was produced, a monthly print magazine on state volunteerism for the Arkansas Governor's Office, and speech writing and new law summaries for the Arkansas Senate, as their Legislative Information Officer. As Assistant Director of the Arkansas Endowment for the Humanities, I helped develop programs at a grass roots level to bring culture, history and education to adults and children in the state. In addition to my other jobs, I worked with a personal injury attorney for 15 years, negotiating settlements with insurance companies and arbitrators, preparing legal documents, and helping represent the law firm’s clientele. I continue to consult with two law firms concerning their online presence including social media development, online and offline press releases, enewsletters, and blog writing. My passions are elder care, the Arkansas Food Bank, cooking, and organic gardening. I am efficient, organized and dependable. I know that I would be an asset to any business willing to work with me.

Associated with: UPDIVISION CODE
$33.33 /hr
534 hours
4.98
Graham Mitchell

Graham Mitchell

computer science teacher

United States - Last active: 08/14/2013 - Tests: 1

I have taught public school students the basics of programming since 1997. To date, I've taught programming over 2000 students, some of whom have been admitted to the honor computer science program at a top-10 university for CS (UT Austin; Turing Scholars). I am also an invited Reader for the Advanced Placement test in Computer Science. I have used Linux on the desktop and as a server platform since 2003. I am very comfortable with Python and Java. I also sing and play guitar. I have performed in front of 75-350 people at least four times a month for the past fifteen years. I am very good at explaining technical topics using clear, understandable language.

$25.00 /hr
30 hours
5.00
Anita Hacker

Anita Hacker

Editor

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

Publishing and Media Professional with experience in editing and assuring high-quality products for varied markets. An effective communicator who can contribute productively to a team, and also have the self-motivation to work independently. Recognized for providing quality work in a clean and efficient manner and well within deadlines.

$16.67 /hr
17 hours
5.00
Mithuna Subramanian

Mithuna Subramanian

Google Shopping Feed | Excel Expert | Data Researc...

India - Last active: 12/26/2014 - Tests: 7

Reliable contractor who fulfills the needs of client 100%. Strives hard for customer delight and five star rating. Over the last 3 years, I'm working on Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) on a daily basis. I have experience in data researching / data mining apart from data entry. I also have experience in fixing remote computer problems using teamviewer.

$10.00 /hr
0 hours
4.98
Alan Mercer

Alan Mercer

Copy Editor and Proofreader

Canada - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 5

I provide copyediting and proofreading services. I take a very conscientious approach to projects.Other services include data entry, typing, and researching. I have recent copyediting and proofreading work experience through Odesk, including experience using MS Word Track Changes. I am willing to complete any tests you have at the interview stage. In addition to having received training in professional copyediting, I have solid English language skills and knowledge of copyediting, grammar, punctuation, usage and style. My written communication is very clear. I have experience with MS Word, MS Excel and other software applications. My typing speed is fast. I have experience working on freelance research assignments, and I have volunteer experience writing press releases and other material. My software QA experience has helped me develop not only my PC skills but also my natural aptitude for finding errors in documents. Also, as a result, I am familiar with technical IT language. I also have had plenty of experience with writing and editing test plans. Moreover, I have an understanding of mathematics symbols and scientific terminology because of my B.Sc. from the University of Toronto. As well, my reading interests include politics, health, philosophy and history.

$15.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00