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, 598 Copy editing projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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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 4.81.

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Zach Pardes

Zach Pardes

PR, Marketing & Social Media Pro

United States - Last active: 1 day 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
136 hours
4.95
Tim S. Higgins

Tim S. Higgins Agency Contractor

Expert Editor | Copywriter | Web Design | SEO Cons...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 32 - Portfolio: 1

A professional copywriter and copy editor with excellent knowledge of sales and marketing both online and offline. I produce concise, pristine, and engaging copy for websites and business communications that appeal to multiple audiences utilizing a broad UK or US vocabulary as required. I am available to write landing pages, sales pages, brochures, mission statements, website pages, install/manage/host/customize WordPress sites, produce web graphics & design and domain management/procurement. Experienced in rolling out online start-ups including branding, I can really give your business that lift it needs to each above the competition and be both highly visible to search engines and useful to your readers and visitors. The days of relying on keywording and purchased backlinks to get a good Google position are gone; quality content is No.1 on Google's list of aims for its search engine. Advanced semantic algorithms are getting better and better at weeding out poor quality content. This is why my copywriting services are worth the money you pay - My content is always of very high quality, which I firmly believe will be increasingly characteristic of high ranking content in search results. My portfolio at http://www.phraseset.com includes many website pages of varying style of content, articles, corporate proposals and persuasive sales copy. As an expert editor, I can take that existing copy that you just cannot seem to get quite right and mold it into the powerful communication tool you had envisioned. My quality English language skills and high IQ (I am a Mensa Member) ensure that my clients get one of the best available freelance copywriting and technical writing partners. I have 20+ years of experience using Excel, Word, Photoshop and many other Adobe products. My overall objective is to apply my skills as best I can; assuring that I will not undertake anything, I cannot manage and will apply my ethic of hard work and quality to any project undertaken. On a personal level, I am a keen guitarist. Being friendly, personable, loyal, and flexible has always been my approach to work - I work hard at my client relationships because I value their business. Working in the online world of global sourcing across time zones from Australia to Europe and across the US, I fully understand the importance of being contactable (my SkypeID is timhi99ins). See my great feedback here on oDesk and remember, my full portfolio is available at http://www.phraseset.com. Note: I am not able to display all my work as I frequently sign NDA's. Check me out and then hire me so I can bring some added value to your business. You will not be disappointed.

Associated with: PhraseSet Agency
$49.99 /hr
4,421 hours
4.92
Andrew Rapp

Andrew Rapp

Marketing & Media Professional

United States - Last active: 06/04/2013 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 8

I am a Stanford University graduate with strong writing and digital media skills across a broad range of technologies, including Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk 3DsMax, Joomla, and Wordpress. In the past six years I have started two successful creative services companies after a career as an editor and writer. I can put those same skills to work on your project, creating language and media that really means something to people. I am also an oDesk employer, so I know what makes a collaboration successful. Previous work includes: - Newspaper Editor-in-Chief - Owner, Digital Media Production Firm - Sales Engineer, Enterprise Software

$55.56 /hr
377 hours
5.00
Joshua Sargent

Joshua Sargent

Joshua M Sargent

United States - Last active: 05/12/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

Do you need someone to Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate (ADDIE Method) training courses? Do you want to make sure your learners get the most out of those courses, and that you are getting the best result possible for your dollars spent? You need me. I have degrees in marketing (B.Sc.) and education (M.A.), and am a current part time doctoral (Ed.D.) student where my area of research is on maximizing long-term learning outcomes from training programs. This gives me a strong foundation of math, statistics, research methodology, and teaching pedagogy to build on. I have a strong publication and conference presentation history, and I am happy to share my knowledge of learning pedagogy and materials development with anyone. I also have a proven history of materials development, having published more than 20 textbooks used in millions of lessons every year. I have trained thousands of employees in skills such as business communication, regulatory compliance, technology usage, adult learning pedagogy, and even retail sales. I started my teaching career in Japan, and soon became a lecturer at Waseda University. There, I really developed as a teacher and learned firsthand that results-oriented teaching was best. As I got better at teaching and knew more about pedagogy, I started getting hired as a consultant for various companies in Japan. I was able to bring great success to all my projects, and soon was consulting for Global Fortune 500 companies such as Nissan, Nippon Steel, and Teijin Pharmaceuticals. I always approached each client’s situation with open eyes and a solid understanding of how people learn. Years later I was given a chance to lead a massive retraining initiative for a chain of schools in Japan called Gaba, which involved the creation of an entirely new blended learning curriculum, the introduction of the first online learning tools used there, and the training of more than a thousand teachers in how to use these new online tools and materials. This required extensive data collection, assessment, and description. I worked every day with both front-line teachers and senior leadership to achieve the learning outcomes we needed. After two years, the teaching and learning had improved greatly, and the new curriculum was working well. I then decided to return to the USA. Most recently, I was working for the U.S. Department of Defense, developing and presenting employee training in adult learning theory, learning materials development, and eLearning tool usage. There, I created offline and eLearning materials for employee education programs, and worked with subject matter experts to create software usage and regulatory compliance workshops for teachers.

$55.56 /hr
85 hours
5.00
Tawni Wold

Tawni Wold

Writer and Editor

United States - Last active: 10/02/2014 - Tests: 1

EDUCATION B.A. Major: Literature and Creative Writing University of California, Santa Barbara (2004 – 2008) Copyediting Certification University of California, San Diego (2014) FREELANCE/PUBLISHED WORK: *The Santa Barbara News-Press *The Santa Barbara Independent *Sacramento Press *Spectrum *Teen Ink AWARDS: *UCSB's 2006 Creative Studies Short Story Award WORK EXPERIENCE Associate Editor, iConcept Media, New York, NY (September 2014-Present) Assistant Editor, Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (December 2013-September 2014) Educator, The Nest, Atlanta, GA (July 2012-November 2013) Art Instructor, Teacher’s Assistant, and Extracurricular Activity Leader, Merryhill Elementary School, Sacramento, CA (August 2011-July 2012) Contributor/Writer, Sacramento Press, Sacramento, CA (April 2011-August 2011)

$50.00 /hr
4 hours
4.69
Kali K.

Kali K.

World-Class Project Manager

United States - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

Quality. Efficiency. Integrity. Let's get it done! Coming from 12 years of engineering and project management at Microsoft, I bring all the best-in-class patterns and practices to help companies of any size build applications and content that are professional, smart, and clean. I am here to help you succeed with a variety of site building, team management, and communication goals, including: program management/project management business writing copy writing specs web content English translation creative writing voice overs I also offer services in a variety of administrative capacities that you want to be done by someone who really wants you to look good! These include data curation Microsoft Excel and Access SharePoint administration email handling and management transcription web research As an owner of startups myself, I am daily immersed in managing and deploying new technology, applications, and trends on both the proprietary and open source sides of the aisle, especially related to international business, e-commerce, blogging, the knowledge of which I’ll be happy to bring to your aid. Here is just a sampling of what I interact with day after day: Basecamp, Teamwork, Assembla, and Trello Microsoft SQL Server Team Foundation Server nopCommerce Joomla! ASP.NET PHP IIS Amazon PayPal Expressions Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) Google Docs Google Analytics Aweber …and a host of custom built applications For more info, visit my page at kalikucera.com

$21.67 /hr
1,496 hours
4.95
Justin Lancaster

Justin Lancaster

Patent Attorney with Contract Law and Intellectual...

United States - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

PATENT ATTORNEY. CONTRACT LAWYER. BUSINESS MANAGER. STRATEGY, You need some legal help fast. And you don't want to drive downtown and pay a city lawyer $750/hour. So you've come here to find a lawyer just as good who will charge you only ONE TENTH of that going rate. Right? REALLY??!! WELL, YOU'RE IN LUCK!! Why am I offering you such a crazy deal? First, because I am bootstrapping a startup company to solve human disease and I need just enough money to pay for gas, buy printer ink at Staples, and pay my software coders on oDesk. So, you help me and you'll be helping humanity!! Second, I don't like chasing clients for payment, so the oDesk hourly pay structure solves that problem well! (I prefer hourly to fixed contract!) And, third, because I don't want to work in a law firm downtown. Been there. Done that. So, how can I help you? What busines or legal advice do you need? Do you have a nifty product idea? An invention you want to patent? Or a contract or agreement to get written and negotiated? And, if you are in Massachusetts (or your legal problem is in this state), then I can help with almost any other type of legal problem, too. --- immigrations, employment, contracts, licensing, negotiation, corporate, trademarks, copyright, patents, family, real estate, ... you name it ALSO, BUSINESS PLANNING AND STARTUPS!! Let me help you draw up a business plan, evaluate your business model and build a growth strategy for your start-up company. Need help analyzing voluminous and complex information? Did I mention that I have a Ph.D. in science and can do complex data analysis? Do you have complex employment relations or corporate problems? ------------------------------------------------------------- LOOJL ------------------------------------------------------------ Law Offices Of Justin Lancaster ------------------------------------------------------------- -- IP services for customers in any of the United States -- General business coaching and strategy development -- 35 years of legal experience in many branches of law -- Legal counseling, contract drafting, review and editing -- Negotiation services I've served in executive management positions in more than eight high-tech startup companies and can provide valuable sales, marketing, business development, strategy and operations assistance. Trained as a data scientist and researcher for more than a decade, I offer strong skills in research, data-processing, software design and Internet informatics. Ph.D., UCSD J.D., VT Law School Postdoc, Harvard University

$75.00 /hr
115 hours
5.00
Victoria Field

Victoria Field

Writer, editor and translator

Spain - Last active: 11 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
Emma Englishby

Emma Englishby

E-commerce Consultant and Web Designer

Germany - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

I am an Irish web designer and online business consultant, currently living and working in Berlin. I am passionate about helping small businesses and startups achieve their business goals; whether through building ecommerce and service websites that perfectly serve your online needs, or using data and analytics to optimise online marketing strategies and maximise your resources. My skills have been acquired through over a decade of personal, hands-on experience. It was while working as a freelance fashion photographer in Dublin some ten years ago that I realised I was enjoying coding my website and learning online marketing strategies more than the actual photo shoots! I retrained as a social media strategist and Google Analytics consultant, and gradually honed my knowledge and skills until I became Director of Ecommerce for an international fashion label. It was during this period that I noticed the overwhelming number of decisions facing business owners and entrepreneurs trying to establish an online presence. Even the first step of setting up a website involves a huge range of decisions, from choosing a good hosting provider to finding the right platform to manage your website; all the while trying to manage the time and budget constraints that affect every business. I realised with my combination of web design and online marketing skills I was perfectly placed to be able help navigate this maze of options – so now that's exactly what I do. I am committed to clear, open communication, and my ultimate goal is a happy client. I treat each client's business as though it were my own and am dedicated to helping you find ways of taking your business to the next level, whether you're just starting out, or feeling in needing of a fresh strategy. Looking forward to working with you!

$40.00 /hr
193 hours
5.00
Russ C.

Russ C.

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

Thailand - Last active: 1 day 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