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

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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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Jikkemien Marije Boom

Jikkemien Marije Boom

Odesk top-rated, English and Dutch language editin...

Denmark - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5

Eager to work and expand my horizons in the field of proofreading, editing, translation and VA. I have over ten years experience in various support roles within international companies and excellent knowledge of the English language. Over the last five years I have been working with native English managers, abroad (currently Denmark, previously Ireland), and in international environments. In February 2012 I completed the CELTA course (qualification for teaching English to adults). Translation (Dutch into English), proofreading and editing experience (English) - LINK newsletter (Ladies International Network Kobenhavn) - Brochures Mars Netherlands BV - Website ICS (International Child Support) - Website Verkaart Development Team - CASCO newsletters (Community Advocacy for Seafarers Concerns) Specialties Proofreading, editing, translating, teaching, good organisational skills.

$20.00 /hr
752 hours
4.97
Laurie B.

Laurie B.

Proofreader and Copy Editor

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 31 - Portfolio: 3

I am a native speaker of U.S. English with extensive experience in proofreading, editing and more recent experience with copy editing. My skills have given me the ability to handle and process both large and small projects well under deadlines. As you can see by my skills list, I have a mastery of the English written word and can offer advice, upon request, to improve upon your work or to simply correct your documents with complete and thorough professionalism. I am available to discuss and review your project at your convenience, and can be easily reached by email or phone. For the record, I also possess extensive experience as an administrative assistant, also making me proficient in all of the most common MS office programs on the market today. I look forward to helping your projects reach their fullest potential.

$14.96 /hr
361 hours
4.94
Kali K.

Kali K.

World-Class Project Manager

United States - Last active: 1 day 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
1,485 hours
4.95
Elvana T.

Elvana T.

Senior Albanian Linguist

Albania - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

For over 15 years, I have mastered in the technical and professional translation, working for public institutions and private companies. Also, I have proved to be an excellent organizer and event manager. My main competencies, apart from translation and localization, consist in reviewing and editing tasks for private companies, publishing houses or private advertising agencies, organizing and managing events, managing and editing web contents, as I do have an online interdisciplinary magazine, literary-oriented, which doesn't mean at all I have less skill and expertise in the other above-mentioned fields. I am open to new opportunities of collaboration, concerning translation and localization, web-content writing and editing, reviewing and editing, managing and organizing, for private subjects or businesses and companies. For other references you may check the reviews of previous clients and collaborators on my profile, you can scroll down for an expanded resume, as well you can check my profile in LinkedIn.

$20.00 /hr
26 hours
5.00
Jeanie Lyubelsky

Jeanie Lyubelsky

Exceptional Technical Editor & Proofeader: Editing...

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 19

Contact me to capitalize on your knowledge and achieve your objectives! Please check my turnaround time schedule, as there is currently a one-week lead time to my availability. I will gladly provide you with editing and proofreading as soon as I can, so let's set up our turnaround time plan soon! Getting to know my clients' specialty topics and written work, while using skills earned from years of successful editorial business experience, results in steadily increasing efficiency and progressively lower per-word rates with each hourly contract assignment. You may see more about specific service price ranges here: http://clearfactsresearch.com/prices-services. Since my editorial services are in demand, you will find that I keep a consistent turnaround time schedule: http://clearfactsresearch.com/turnaround-times. You have found an independent professional service provider who has been around a long time and will be here for your next documents in the coming years too. How do you stand out from the crowd? Engage your readers with clearly communicated content and get desired results! My specialized editing and proofreading services can help you drive revenue and be rewarded with increased readership, successful contracts, publication, funding, and growth. Just let me know what you need... Anyone can increase positive recognition and rewards with the right expertise and support. As an experienced editor who is also a certified technical writer, I specialize in purpose-based language with multiple levels of editing, copyediting, rewriting, and proofreading to give you right-on-target results. You can capitalize on your knowledge by increasing clarity in your professional papers, manuscripts, articles, reports, proposals, user guides, documentation, and more. Completely comfortable in using my native language at an expert level, I know how to make your writing look terrific. My proofreading, copyediting, and editing services give you the lowest prices with exceptional outcomes, while my original writing sells for more than $50 per hour on an open market. I gladly accept editing and proofreading jobs on oDesk even when the job title is "writer," but the tasks are actually editorial work. We can also schedule fixed-price orders with limited hourly contracts. Just Google "Jeanie Editor" to see more about my work at regular market rates. Regularly working for authors, business owners, engineers, finance specialists, attorneys, and other technical-specialty professionals, I am flexible and competent in my chosen areas of professional specialty. For example, I am the managing editor, copyeditor, and proofreader for a professional robotics journal, I write engaging press releases that inspire trust and confidence, and I competently carry out many other editorial assignments. Dependable and efficient, my full-time career is focused on producing you with publication-ready content. Strengthen your achievement curve by contacting me to provide you with top-quality editorial reviews. I can effectively enhance your written materials for clarity and credibility by editing for grammar, word usage, style, formatting, spelling, punctuation, while providing editorial suggestions for interesting and compelling text. I successfully work with material written in many styles, including APA, IEEE, GPO, AP, CMoS, and other styles as requested. Save time and get results by hiring a certified technical writer as your editing, copyediting, and proofreading specialist. In our busy world of mixed messages, I check and double check your written work so that it will be noticed, understood, and remembered. I am native English speaker with a certification in technical writing and extensive experience in technical editing, copyediting, proofreading, rewriting. I am also a member of the IEEE Professional Communication Society, the American Finance Association, and the Association of Science-Technology Centers. My research-based MS degree in social sciences with a concentration on programs funding research, along with hands-on technology experience, further qualifies me in understanding authored technical concepts. I can offer you the best experience with professionally reviewing your book manuscripts, professional papers, articles, handbooks, user guides, proposals, venture capital and investor reports, and more. You want to hire an active technical-topics editorial specialist for the following materials: computer science, software development, robotics, electrical, mechanical, civil engineering, electric power generation, transmission, distribution, utilities, biometrics, journal publishing projects in .doc, .docx, PDF, LaTeX, and other formats, business marketing plans, proposals, finance, securities, investments, summary budget narratives, and more. More about my work and recommendations: http://clearfactsresearch.com/faqs https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanielyubelsky Contact me today and see what I can do for you!

$32.00 /hr
915 hours
4.98
Tricia V.

Tricia V.

Exceptional Proofreader/Copyeditor/Editor

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 2

I am an efficient and accurate proofreader, copyeditor, and editor, and my writing is concise but very readable. My specialties are thorough proofreading and a passion for crafting written work into a polished final product. The oDesk tests I have taken witness to the fact that my English grammar, usage, editing, and proofreading skills are outstanding. I am competent to assure conformity to the Chicago Manual of Style, the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook, and APA Style. My copyediting and proofreading record includes print books published by the Cambridge University Press and the Dordt College Press, training materials for Nike and YPO-WPO, and e-books, journal articles, technical reports, manuals, short stories, essays, and web content for a variety of clients. I do meticulous work, go out of my way to meet deadlines, and am an easy person to work with. If you are looking for excellent work, you need look no further. I have done editing and proofreading work in the following programs: - Adobe Reader (via highlighting and commenting) - Google Docs - Microsoft Word 2004 and 2008 (with and without Track Changes) - OpenOffice (with the use of Word's Track Changes) - Preview (via highlighting and commenting) - TextWrangler (editing website text via XML file modification) Please note that my current rate for fixed-price contracts is $0.018/word.

$35.00 /hr
764 hours
4.99
Anush Tamazyan

Anush Tamazyan

translator, editor, proofreader, creative writer

Armenia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 8

Hi, I am a native Russian professional translator, English language linguist, with over 7 years of experience working with various materials.French is my second professional language, which I have mastered very fluently. I also have a diploma in journalism and I have been working for news periodicals, magazines, and web based newspapers. I have extensive experience in En-Ru simultaneous translations in: - film industry festivals - conferences on high technologies - political interviews - symposiums I also have experience in editing and proofreading various materials, including, 21 web sites, 3 books, available in print, e-book, software apps, technical (legal, medical, economic, real estate) materials, IT related texts, scripts, film subtitles, promotions, thousands of articles and interviews, as well as term papers, diploma papers, scientific studies and reports. I treat each job individually, make all the necessary research, verify all specific terminology, pay attention to all details, and what is the most important, I love my profession.

$11.11 /hr
393 hours
4.87
Lisa M.

Lisa M.

Social Media Marketing Expert, Social Manager, Top...

United States - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 8

Over the last 5 years, I have developed a wide range of websites and social marketing campaigns Wordpress, Instapage, and all social media platforms including: Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and more! My focus has been startup companies and small businesses. My core competency lies in complete end-end management of a website development project, social marketing campaigns and ghostwriting and building your brand online. and I am seeking opportunities to build websites from the ground up for you or your business. I also have experience in the following areas: Wordpress (CSS/Coding). Instapage. Leadpages. Social Marketing. Ghostwriting. Project Management. Branding and Graphic Design. Overall online strategy.

$55.56 /hr
77 hours
5.00
Hannah Caddell

Hannah Caddell

Editor, Transcriptionist

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

I have worked as a freelance writing consultant since my years as an undergraduate, spending my senior year of undergraduate education working as an official tutor in my university's Center for Academic Success. I specialized in copy-editing, believing that no job was too small. I found working with non-English speakers to be especially rewarding, as I was able to explain grammar, syntax, and idiomatic expressions while viewing their progress over time! After graduating in 2013, I studied Philosophy of Art in Liverpool, England. I worked reading, editing, and checking citations in multiple styles for Master's students. I have experience editing undergraduate and master's theses in the fields of Anthropology, Art History, Business, and Communications.

$14.50 /hr
130 hours
5.00
Pam Nordberg

Pam Nordberg

Editor/Proofreader

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

**Perfect score on oDesk's spelling test and top 10% on vocabulary** I am a professional editor with experience proofreading, copy editing, and developmental editing for more than ten different book publishers. What you need to know about me, first of all, is that I care about your document. When I take on your project, it becomes my project. I want your book, paper, or document to be as professional as possible and will put all my skills toward meeting that goal. I earned my BA in English from the University of Colorado and, way back when, was the valedictorian of Anoka High School in Anoka, Minnesota, class of 800 students. Much of my experience comes from the Christian market. I’m knowledgeable about Biblical concepts and theology if that’s the direction your manuscript leans. I’ve also edited fiction and many other types of nonfiction, including health, sports, and business books, recipes, memoirs, and periodicals. I especially love the topics of history, science, gardening, and music.

$26.67 /hr
43 hours
5.00