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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.

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Time to Complete oDesk Copy editing Jobs

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Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

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

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Ljiljana P.

Ljiljana P.

MBA

Serbia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 18

Over the years I have developed myself and others in various business and leadership skills. My recent clients were family owned small businesses, but also Fortune 500 companies whose brands are in our homes wherever we might live at the moment. I studied and worked in several countries around the world - US, Switzerland, Middle East and Europe - in start-ups and operations management of multinationals. I consult and coach international clients mostly in business management and marketing. Am often writing or editing training or other manuals for them. Since Nov 2012. I am also the principal consultant for WiFi Austria Institute's 'HR Manager' course. This is 9 month course for which I also develop training material. My blog is No Panic Management and if you Google me you will find few more websites I made, with copies I wrote. My name is on first page of Google (when searching for it.) My objective is to work only on things I like, with people I like. They are professionals with integrity and attitude. It means they like and respect business, as well as others they work with. Do not work for companies who do not treat employees well. Ultimately I am looking for ways to help business grow and create jobs, whether it is mine or anyone else's company. That is a greater mission behind any ''small'' task I undertake. I take different jobs at my spare time, those I can do well, enjoy, and those that enhance my business experience while delivering result. Should you have a good business proposal or idea for me, I'd be happy to hear it. Am always welcoming new opportunities for business development and mutually beneficial partnerships.

$50.00 /hr
1,458 hours
4.78
Christine W.

Christine W.

Editor/Writer

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

From the world of small business publishing to medicolegal language, I have the skills to write and edit your documents into professional-appearing works. I have been running my own editing and transcription business from home for over 10 years, so I am well versed in deadlines, accuracy and customer service.

$66.67 /hr
63 hours
5.00
Cindi J. Harrison

Cindi J. Harrison

Writer/Editor

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4

I am a talented writer and highly skilled editor for technical as well as creative endeavors. As an editor, I view each piece of writing holistically to ensure that it is not only grammatically correct but that it also serves its intended purpose. As a writer, my goal is to create documentation that fits my clients' needs and complies with their chosen style guides, whether I'm creating user or admin guides for software or hardware, online documentation, website copy, or computer-based training. I do high-quality work because I love what I do.

$50.00 /hr
380 hours
5.00
Dolissa M.

Dolissa M.

Journalist and Mediamaker Can Help You Get Noticed

United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 6

My 20+ year career in communicating ideas has come full circle on the Web. I am a trained Journalist, Filmmaker, and former Fulbright Scholar who can work with you on a variety of writing, marketing, crowdfunding, and media needs. Special knowledge in film history, film criticism, and the arts. An American English native speaker, I also have a background teaching English as a second language.

$55.00 /hr
386 hours
4.63
Margaret Stefanac

Margaret Stefanac

Editor / Copywriter

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 10

Please, call me Meg. :) I feel that the the written word is a powerful tool and I want to help my clients create clear and concise copy. My job history has provided me with knowledge and experience in several different industries, from medical to financial to technical, and I am comfortable reading and editing a wide range of documents. I have written,edited and proofread hundreds of web-content articles and have edited a number of books, (both fiction and non-fiction), many of which have been accepted by publishers. I am currently the mother of a 10- and 12-year-old. I enjoy freelance work because it allows me the flexibility to attend school functions and care for my kids while still working full time.

$50.00 /hr
0 hours
4.98
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
4,441 hours
4.92
Julie L.

Julie L. Agency Contractor

Marketing Strategist/Copywriter

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 9

I develop the marketing strategy, write the words, create the marketing collateral and plan the website that will win you new customers. The equation for success: solid marketing strategy + powerful messaging + compelling copywriting = conversion. What you say, how you say it and where matter. Get it right the first time - hire me! Note: My project minimum for new clients is 5 hours ($334). I only work hourly contracts at my published rate, but I provide estimates on all tasks needed and keep billable time to within the budget agreed on beforehand.

Associated with: Copyshark.net Agency
$66.67 /hr
850 hours
4.99
Lise C.

Lise C.

Copywriter, Blogger and Social Media Consultant

Australia - Last active: 06/16/2014 - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

This is what I do - I write, I manage social media and I'm an English native speaker. But that's enough about me! All you really want to know is what I can do for you. IT'S ABOUT QUALITY If you're looking for high quality work from a person that understands SEO, can write engaging copy and knows her way around a computer - than I'm the person you should be working with! WHAT ABOUT EXPERIENCE? From your perspective, you want a mix of experience plus competitive pricing - and I understand that. But, you also get what you pay for, so if my rates don't meet your needs, let's talk further and discuss options that will work for both of us. SOCIAL PROOFING If you are a company that is looking for someone to take your blog or social media content to the next level - I'm your gal. In today's fast changing online environment, it's all about social proofing - what a person's friend or neighbour recommends, heavily influences a person's buying decision - I can help you get in front of that friend or neighbour through engaging copy, use of shareable images and infographics as well as social media strategies and campaigns that meet your specific requirements. MONEY BACK GUARANTEE All my work, whether copywriting, blogging or social media managing, is underpinned by strong SEO to ensure optimal results. You'll also receive a 100% money back guarantee should you not be completely satisfied with the end results. NEXT STEPS So let's chat - I love meeting new people and learning about their businesses, so if you feel that I can help you, I look forward to speaking with you soon. Many thanks Lise

$55.56 /hr
115 hours
4.93
Jane Flett

Jane Flett

Award-Winning Writer. Professional Editor. Content...

United Kingdom - Last active: 01/20/2014 - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

As a published poet, recipient of the Scottish Book Trust award, columnist for Oh Comely magazine, and commissioned author for the BBC, I have all the words at my disposal to produce compelling copy for your website, press release, brochure, ebook, and more. I was a member of the editorial board of Forest Publications for six years and have worked freelance on numerous other editing projects, so can guarantee error-free prose and pernickety attention to detail. My strong sense of style will add a touch of finesse to your manuscript, as I work alongside you to create an interesting and informative read. I'm well versed in SEO and have written for numerous large clients, including the Rezidor Hotel Group and Malmaison. I've also run my own business, so understand the importance of deadlines and rapid turnaround. Get in touch for a quote, and let me put the words in your mouth.

$50.00 /hr
289 hours
4.81
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