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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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Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

Copy editing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.81.

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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
Michelle Greysen

Michelle Greysen

Professional Freelance Writer / Copywriter / Publi...

Canada - Last active: 11/04/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

Michelle Greysen ... is an edgy articulate professional freelance writer. Her work can be read in a variety of publications across the country, including many cover stories and features to her byline credit. Michelle's background in the print industry and her past corporate career as a publisher gives her an ability to see the story from both sides of the page. Her copy not only produces an enjoyable read but appeals to the demographic of the publication and weaves a tale that is editorially sound but also a perfect fit for the market from all angles, readership and revenue. The global publishing dilemma, the chicken-and-egg argument of editorial versus advertising and which side truly sells magazine, is a non-issue with Ms. Greysen's copy. Her well-researched storyline fits the publication as a whole, meeting and exceeding both editorial and publishing needs. Her extensive background lends itself to a perfect fit as a sharp copy writer with the skill set to polish your web site or marketing materials to position your venture for greater sales and success. Michelle not only gets-it in this competitive multiple-media product world, she also tells a great story, writes polished copy and professionally delivers - clean and on time!

$83.33 /hr
4 hours
4.80
Christopher Castro

Christopher Castro

Freelance/Consultant Writer/Editor

United States - Last active: 11/13/2012 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

You want something written well, concisely and clearly that conveys the proper message to your customer. You want a writer who has the technical, grammatical and creative expertise to tackle any project. I have over ten years experience in the IT industry as a technical writer, served as publications manager for literary journals and convention newsletters. I am also an aspiring novelist. I am an expert in the Microsoft Office Suite, Framemaker, InDesign and Visio. My web development skills include HTML, XML, CSS and Javascript. I also have extensive experience with process writing and government regulations, including SOX compliance.

$20.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Jonathan Storm

Jonathan Storm

Consultant

United States - Last active: 04/28/2014 - Tests: 10

I value intellectual honesty, equanimity and dispassionate discourse, diversity of perspective, creative collaboration, scientific inquiry, and a healthy, nuanced sense of humor. I value people, not organizations. I draw a lot of diagrams and carry a notebook and whiteboard wherever I go. Given a pot of coffee, or a few pints, and a lot of markers, I'll talk shop for hours. I recently took up juggling just so I can think faster. Incidentally, it's also fun. Some wordier information follows. Since entering networking in 2004, I've had the good fortune of being given unfettered access to a smorgasbord of technologies from numerous vendors in a wide variety of implementations. The gestalt of this practical experience is enhanced pattern recognition, which has proven invaluable when encountering new technologies and unfamiliar systems. I've also developed a fairly unhealthy relationship with the Internet, and for all her vexing inconsistencies and mind-boggling architectural flaws, I always run right back. BGP had me at "Open." I strive always to distill recursive complexity from seemingly inextricable intricacy, reducing special cases to degenerate ones (though, in the wild, an 80% solution is often quite good). I prefer primary research and the considered development of new processes and best practices to the repetitive application of existing ones, and this drives me to automate the tedious bits wherever possible. I'm always in search of new and interesting problems--and new methods with which to solve them. To that end, I spend a great deal of time writing code and studying mathematics, all the while finding new applications to ground the theory. If I stumble upon a particularly recalcitrant problem, I teach everyone I see about it until some vital insight reveals itself or I find someone to instead teach me.

$60.00 /hr
0 hours
0.00
Trevor Creighton

Trevor Creighton

Writer - Creative or Technical - Excellent Proofre...

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

Creative: I love to create worlds and delve into the various facets that make a fiction 'real' rather than just another story. Technical: I have produced and maintain organizational procedures, technical instructions, and checklists for a local manufacturer. Proofreader: I am known as the guy who will find the mistake that others have missed.

$16.67 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Kevin Brennan

Kevin Brennan

Freelance Editor

United States - Last active: 05/01/2013 - Tests: 5

Mechanical engineer with experience authoring and editing technical and business documents. Proficient in WYSIWYG editors (e.g., Word) as well as TeX typesetting.

$18.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Vanessa Nickhun

Vanessa Nickhun

Expert in Editing and Writing.

Malaysia - Last active: 01/26/2014

I worked as a clerk typist and I do have some experiences to do all kind of typing task especially when it come to data entry.I also do my work creatively and neat and also done on time because Im typing very fast.I do some editing works such as design logos and many more.I do appriciate you to hire me and I can gurantee that you will satisfy with my work.

$277.78 /hr
0 hours
0.00
Rajshekhar Pampad

Rajshekhar Pampad

Expert Html designer with Superb Look and Feel

India - Last active: 12/24/2014

Over the last few years, I have developed a wide range of websites using HTML,C# , ASP.NET 3.5, Sharepoint 2010 and SQL including sites for big companies in banking sector and start up and small business. My core competency lies in complete end-end management of a new website development project, and I am seeking opportunities to build websites from the ground up for you or your business. I also have some experience in the following areas: SQL, Ajax, OOP,Javasript,Jquery and software design and testing.

$50.00 /hr
0 hours
0.00
Jonathan Meier

Jonathan Meier Agency Contractor

Data Scientist/R and Python Developer

United States - Last active: 1 day ago

I study Computer Science and Economics in the US. I have been doing statistical data analysis in R and python development for 2+ years now and have experience working with a variety of single/multiple regression and /multivariate time series models, clustering techniques, and survery data. Particularly familiar with the k-means and mean shift clustering techniques. I specialize in creating meaningful visualizations that allow non-statisticians to understand complex expressions of statistical analysis. Heavy experience using ggplot2 within R. Almost anyone can run a statistical analysis, but it takes skill to craft something that is digestible and easy to understand. I am a dedicated and hard worker, and guarantee a useful product delivered in a timely manner.

Associated with: Hawthorne Data Group
$30.00 /hr
1 hours
5.00
Henry N.

Henry N.

Writer and Social Media Expert with exceptional IT...

Kenya - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

Customer-focussed freelancer with an emphasis of delivering quality work to clients thanks to exceptional skills that include: Academic writing, Creative writing, Blogging, Data Entry, Virtual Assistance, Admin Assistance, Customer Service, Social Media, Internet Research and a range of Computer Applications and Systems.

$4.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00