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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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Christina Brombach

Christina Brombach

Translation and Copy-Editing Services

United Kingdom - Last active: 11/19/2014 - Tests: 2

Dear potential clients, allow me to introduce myself. I'm a translator working within the language pair English - German. As a native German speaker living in the UK, I'm confident that I can get your content across in either language. I will also take on shorter projects for translation from French or Italian, into either German or English. Furthermore, I can copy-edit or proofread your text, do your web research on many topics and handle your customer service, at competitive rates and at short notice if you need it done by yesterday. Contact me to find out more, I'm looking forward to meeting you.

$30.00 /hr
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Joseph Richardson

Joseph Richardson

Editor, writer, communications expert

United States - Last active: 25 days ago

Over 20 years of experience in writing, editing, strategic communications, digital and print production, and educational innovation. Expertise in product evaluation, localization, and promotion and in the development of processes for effective intercultural production. An experienced communicator with wide cross-cultural experience, I have a PhD in English and have given corporate and academic presentations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

$50.00 /hr
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Stefano Papaleo

Stefano Papaleo

Italian translator and proofreader, web and graphi...

Italy - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 6

I am an Italian freelance translator and web and graphic designer with years of experience both in the linguistic and IT areas. I translate from English, Spanish and German to Italian, develop and design websites and graphic products for web & print (logos, brochures, business cards, banners, virtual cards, flyers, posters etc.). I have translated quite a wide and varied range of material from technical documents to tourism, marketing, press releases, policies, agreements, company profiles, technical manuals, user guides, commercial and travel offers, videogames, software license agreements, networking technical documentation, several websites and software applications, surveys and resumes and marketing material on enterprise and consumer IT and A/V products (Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Oracle, Red Hat, JBoss, eBay, Barco, Computer Associates, AOC, Agfa, Axway, VMware, Infor, HP, ATEN, Sonos, Onkyo, Yamaha, Unify) including localization of enterprise software applications. Services: - Translation - Proofreading/Editing - Localization - Copywriting - Transcription - Transcreation - DTP & graphic design I provide also proofreading and editing in Italian and I can provide web design or DTP services and can handle material in quite a wide range of formats and platforms (Linux, Win, OS X, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone). I'm quite familiar with handling files in several programming and scripting languages such as Visual Basic, C, C++, Java, HTML, PHP, Perl, XML, ASP etc. Visit www.pagineweb.biz or my social profiles for more info. Specialties: translation services, localization services, information technology, web design/development, travel & tourism, marketing, SEO, comics, graphic design

$51.11 /hr
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Rebecca McCracken

Rebecca McCracken

Marketing and Communications Professional

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

QUALIFICATIONS -Over ten years experience working with a unique variety of companies and products, creating and editing content for professional websites, newsletters and e-newsletters, e-mail blasts, online articles, blogs, aggregated content, press releases, newspaper articles and research-based magazine articles, newspaper and magazine ads, direct mailers. -Capable of creating a complete social presence both online and in-person through social media, blogs, trade shows, education webinars, e-mail broadcasts and e-newsletters. -Focused skills in creating and maintaining a commanding presence both online and in print. -Worked with extensive taxonomy, article and news aggregation, and search engine marketing/optimization to increase web site content and traffic. TECHNICAL SKILLS -Well-versed in Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop on both Mac and PC platforms -Experienced in using in-house Content Management Systems and running and analyzing internal reports -Comfortable with Google Analytics, MailChimp, Silverpop, Constant Contact and basic HTML

$65.00 /hr
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Julie A.

Julie A.

Product Marketing On-Demand

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

Product Marketing Manager with global manufacturing/distribution experience in commercial and consumer markets. I have managed furniture, hardware, plumbing, and electrical product lines. Expertise in category/product management, marketing, project management, branding and team leadership. Strengths include creative problem solving and product life cycle management. Track record of launching winning products and improving profits.

$133.89 /hr
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Stephanie Cedeno

Stephanie Cedeno

Writer | Editor | Brand Messaging Consultant

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3

Marketing communications professional with more than ten years of experience passionately serving clients in the hospitality, travel, food and beverage, design, luxury lifestyle, not-for-profit, and professional services sectors. Former clients include: Monsoon/Accessorize; Viking River Cruises; Grand Velas Riviera Maya resort; The Oaks at Ojai spa; Le Merigot, a JW Marriot Hotel; The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa; The Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa Grand Cayman; Shell Vacations Hospitality; Dolce Hotels and Conference Centers; LuxuryLink.com; Westfield Shopping Centres; Troy Adams Designs; The Ojai Film Festival; Grill Concepts, Inc.; Veggie Grill, amongst many others. Specialties include: communications and messaging strategy, copywriting, content creation, editing, media relations, and account management.

$70.00 /hr
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Dr. Kitty Bickford

Dr. Kitty Bickford

Nonprofit 501c3 Tax Exempt Status: Idea to Realit...

United States - Last active: 23 days ago - Tests: 4

I am author of the Do Your Own Nonprofit 51-book state series and Nonprofit Touchdown: Winning the 501c3 Game Against IRS. Also founder of Pasture Valley Children Missions and Owner of Chalfant Eckert Publishing, a traditional publisher with hybrid qualities allowing authors to keep their rights and royalties while enjoying world-class publishing services. I can take your idea for a nonprofit organization, even if it is only an idea, and turn it into a reality quickly. The paperwork and process are intimidating, but not to me. Let me help you get it finished so you can get to the mission you are on to make the world a better place! I put my rates in at $50 an hour. For new U.S. nonprofits less than 27 months old with annual revenue this minute of less than $50,000 and assets less than $250,000, that hourly rate translates to 2 hours total for the state and federal paperwork. The exception is for schools, hospitals, churches. That paperwork is much more involved and will require a closer look and a conversation to come up with what is fair and gets the job done. In any case, I am fair, reasonable, know what I am doing, don't waste my time or yours, and provide quality work. Are you are writer? Want to know your actual publishing potential? Need a ghostwriter, content or developmental editor, copy editor or proofreader, publicist? Chalfant Eckert Publishing has them all at a fair price for GREAT work. Some of our authors have been publicized into Best Seller status and have made appearances on national syndicated talk shows. We are good at what we do, we have to be. I own the company and I won't settle for anything less! LOTS of references available upon request for nonprofit services and publishing, including attorneys. What are you waiting for? It is time to get started!

$50.00 /hr
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Stefan H.

Stefan H.

Copywriter

United Kingdom - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 7

My philosophy on copy is simple - Make it snappy, do it sharpish. I have experience writing copy in a variety of fields, including financial services, healthcare, construction, and consumer brands on both sides of the pond. More recently I've branched out, developing skills in SEO writing, editing, and long-form content writing for websites. I'm a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where I studied Creative Advertising. I offer a simple guarantee - I can do in two hours what most people can do in ten, and I can do it to an exceptional standard.

$80.00 /hr
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Michael Hamilton

Michael Hamilton

Lead Writer & Editor

United States - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 3

I have written or edited more than 318,000 words for clients since launching my Good Comma Editing, LLC in 2013. My mission is "to perfect and protect your professional face through superior writing and editing services." Usually I use oDesk as a client--hiring freelancers--but occasionally I take work as a freelancer myself. (I scored 1st out of 195,000+ takers of oDesk's U.S. English vocab test.) My recent writings have been published by the Washington Free Beacon, PJ Media Lifestyle, and PJ Media Tatler. My top clients include financial service industry CEOs, marketing executives, elected public officials, and podcast writers. Visit www.GoodCommaEditing.com for my praise, samples, and my complete bio, and check me out at www.Linkedin/in/GoodCommaEditor for publications. In brief: I currently edit an Ohio political news site, am a former English department chair and AP government teacher, a former executive director of a social welfare organization, and a graduate of Hillsdale College (B.A. English)

$120.00 /hr
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Hywel John

Hywel John

Writer with expertise in copy, scripting, dialogue...

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

I am a professional writer with particular expertise in general copy, dialogue, character, plot and narrative. I work mostly in stage and screen - I have had several plays professionally staged both in Europe and in the USA, and am published on both sides of the Atlantic - but I also work as a freelance copywriter for hire, bringing my classical craft and entertainment industry experience into the wider commercial sector. I will write you zinging text, dialogue and script, whatever your brief. Please don't hesitate to get in touch. www.hyweljohn.com

$55.60 /hr
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