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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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Matt H.

Matt H.

Writer/Editor

United States - Last active: 03/27/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

Hi! My name's Matt, and I'm a writer. I've done web copy, blogs, travel journalism, SEO, short fiction, essays, press releases, book reviews, and more. I'm only interested in jobs where I can hone my skills as a writer and editor. I work with words. My favorite clients have clear objectives and maintain an open line of communication. SAMPLES A choice portfolio of blogs and articles can be found at this address: http://mgherron.contently.com/ I also curated Circuits, a web design and development blog, from August 2011 - August 2013, so I invite you to poke around over there: http://thephuse.com/blog If you want more writing samples, such as web/sales copy, please ask and I will send them separately.

$27.78 /hr
50 hours
5.00
John Arnaud

John Arnaud

Copywriter, Technical Copy Editor, and Transcripti...

United States - Last active: 04/12/2013 - Tests: 3

Relationships. In my experience, successful and rewarding assignments are as much about relationships as they are about the work. Collaboration. Mutual discovery. Growth. When people come together to offer their expertise and passion toward a shared goal, amazing experiences are the result. I bring more than a decade of writing and editing experience to bear on my projects. My approach is honest and open. I'm efficient. Detail oriented. And intuitive with words in a way that began with a natural predilection but that has been refined through years of practical experience. An editor's "spider sense" honed by hoeing the rows time and again. I've edited technical manuals. Biographies. Web pages. Game content. Advertisements. I've written fiction. Web pages. Product catalogs. Direct mail. Informational articles. Let me know what you have in mind! More than pulling the essence of your objectives into scintillating, full-color fruition, we'll have a great time doing it.

$20.00 /hr
357 hours
5.00
Kelly F.

Kelly F.

Marketing Director/Business Manager

United States - Last active: 03/22/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

I specialize in business management and marketing with a concentration in sales and social media. Currently I am the Administrative Director/Owner of The Creative Agency, LLC, which specializes in high quality identity, print and web design services. We pride ourselves on building relationships with our clients and creatively position their company to the customer. We are artists that are skilled in communication. I've also worked for several years as an account executive for Citadel Communications, one of the largest radio broadcasting companies in the country. Working hand in hand with both business owners and advertising agencies, I have developed solid marketing solutions to achieve client goals through media campaigns involving radio, print, television, and web. As a Business Specialist and PNC Bank for over seven years, I have helped consumer and business clients through the business formation process and to develop sound financial plans by determining what products and services would meet their short and long term objectives. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to put my superior business and marketing skills to work for you, as well as collaborating with my partners to fulfill your web, print, and identity design needs.

$50.00 /hr
41 hours
4.98
Niall Allsop

Niall Allsop

All-in-one ... inspired writing and creative graph...

Italy - Last active: 09/20/2012 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

I am a writer, a copy editor and a graphic designer and have all the related skills that one would expect in these areas. As I now live in southern Italy I can also translate non-technical text from Italian to English. I am seeking projects in any of these areas but would particularly relish the opportunity to work on a project that incorporates a combination of these skills.

$20.00 /hr
28 hours
5.00
Megan Berman

Megan Berman

Cunning linguist with prized red pen

United States - Last active: 11/17/2014 - Tests: 9

I'm an editor, writer and translator with over twelve years of experience speaking French, and a deep love of language. I hold a degree in French Language and Linguistics, and am currently completing a certificate in French to English translation at New York University. I've edited and translated a wide variety of works, including financial reports, marketing content, literature, historical texts and websites for both small businesses and Global 500 companies. I also have experience working with HTML, WordPress and SEO content. My speciality lies in project managing copy end-to-end under tight deadlines, and I'm always up for taking on new work. I create accessible, user-friendly content, and devote my time to making sure you're satisfied with my work. Want to see some examples of my work? Please visit www.meganberman.com to see my portfolio. Want to chat with me about your project in real time? Ping me on Skype: megan.berman44

$22.22 /hr
49 hours
5.00
Michael B.

Michael B.

Marketer/Copywriter

Canada - Last active: 06/15/2013 - Tests: 6

As an adept writer, editor and marketer, I bring professional expertise to all of my work. I have experience in copywriting, marketing strategy, communications, and digital marketing that comes from full-time work and freelance inflow alike. I'm always looking to help various businesses achieve their goals through communications and marketing. My strong organizational and project management abilities are instrumental to this process, and something I feel that defines my approach to marketing. There should be a thread of strategy and planning throughout all of it. When I have a client, their best interests become my own, and I bring a unique solution that fits both their brand and their objective. Building effective, situation-tailored strategies and key messages is top of mind when I work, and I see that practice as a necessary part of creating truly impactful communications.

$25.00 /hr
12 hours
5.00
Matthew Arcilla

Matthew Arcilla

Editor

Philippines - Last active: 12/09/2013 - Tests: 1

I have several years of experience in supervising the production of quality written content for academic clients, on-line publications and printed periodicals. My core competency lies in shaping, proofing and fact checking copy to ensure that it is written to a quality standard, and providing editorial direction to publications and their contributors.

$27.78 /hr
78 hours
5.00
Joshua Fairfield

Joshua Fairfield

Writer and Editor with a Web Design Focus

United States - Last active: 10/24/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

Since graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Arts in English, I have established my own business that helps companies leverage the power of SEO, SEM, and emerging technologies through the creation and curating of value-added content. In simpler, less inflated terms: I am a writer and designer who has learned how to write and design for the web. I love writing website content, email marketing campaigns, blog articles, press releases, journalistic pieces and everything in-between. I'm delving deeper and deeper into developing websites and creating complete marketing campaigns. I'm excited about where the future might take me. Contact me today so we can start working on a better future together.

$30.00 /hr
1,761 hours
4.96
Emily D.

Emily D.

Editor & Copywriter

United States - Last active: 04/11/2014 - Tests: 5

I bring to projects a fresh perspective, a tight grasp on grammar, and a 5+ year track record of successful and creative campaigns. My résumé offers more details about the roles I have played as a copywriter and editor in publishing and new media industries for nearly a decade. Please also check out my portfolio: www.emilydovi.com

$44.44 /hr
599 hours
5.00
Chrissie Collier

Chrissie Collier

Professional Copy Editor, Proofreader and Transcri...

United Kingdom - Last active: 05/22/2012 - Tests: 13

I am a professional copy editor and proofreader based in Swansea. I have three years' editing experience, including a year spent working full time for a scientific publishing company. I currently provide freelance copy editing, proofreading, transcription and copywriting to customers in the UK and US who are looking for a prompt, reliable and high quality service.

$27.78 /hr
46 hours
5.00