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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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Elina VanNatta

Elina VanNatta

Marketing Consultant/Copywriter

United States - Last active: 03/31/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

My passion: Helping organizations succeed by marketing effectively. What you should know about me: I am not always gentle, but I am always candid. If your strategy sucks – I’ll tell you. My experience in brief: In the past 10 years, I have gained diverse skills in the areas of marketing, branding and sales; writing and editing; SEO and SEM, as well as Wordpress, landing page anatomy, blogging and much more. I enjoy dissecting organizations’ strategies, assessing their marketing and branding, and making recommendations for improvement. I love being a virtual marketing director! What I can do: - Current marketing/branding/sales assessment - Marketing/Branding plans to correlate with your Strategic Business Plan - Copywriting: brochures, flyers, content, sales letters, sales scripts, sales presentations, e-mail campaigns, Adwords ads - Blog and article writing - Adwords: setup, review, management - Wordpress: installation, updates, customization - On-page SEO - Preparing for trade shows - Building and training sales teams

$44.44 /hr
3 hours
4.85
June C.

June C.

Teacher, Curriculum Editor, Editor, Writer and Gho...

United States - Last active: 09/28/2014 - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 5

I've studied education, beginning with my B.S. degree in Secondary Education, English and Spanish. Since then, I've worked as a teacher and substitute teacher in the public schools, and then later, as teacher and administrator of my own home school, in which I educated and continue to educate my children plus a grandchild. Most have finished high school and moved onto college and productive lives with their own families. I'm still finishing the youngest, and now a grandchild. Within the past six years, I was accepted into and haven been working towards a graduate degree in English within a Liberal Arts University that has included extensive study in writing both academic and creative works, and honing my skills in grammar. I have recently started putting these skills to use in writing, ghost writing, proofreading and editing.

$11.11 /hr
4 hours
4.90
Gabriele C.

Gabriele C.

Bilingual (English-Italian) Editor, Copywriter and...

Netherlands - Last active: 08/06/2014 - Tests: 1

Hello, my name is Gabriele and I just might be the person you are looking for: - I am Bilingual, having been raised in Italy in an English speaking family, and thanks to this, my knowledge of both languages isn't only academic, but deeply rooted as a live and evolving knowledge. - My Classical studies and my BA in Philosophy helped me gain a deep understanding of the structure of written texts, of etymology and of the wide array of nuances and subtleties that good communication requires, and I am able to transfer this knowledge into any text I write, edit or proof read. - My current job as an Editor for an international market leader keeps my attention sharp, and my curiosity constant, also to the benefit of my freelance projects. - I am detail oriented, extremely precise wherever written communication is involved and I proactively work to improve any text I manage within the guidelines I am given.

$27.78 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Robert Ortiz

Robert Ortiz

Creator of Creative Content, Copy, and Characters

United States - Last active: 09/03/2013 - Tests: 3

My fondness for writing has always been grounded in my love of literature. As both a professional and hobbyist writer, I bring a well-honed elegance and versatility to the projects I take on through my attention to detail, and the ability to grasp the style that most suits the project’s needs. Relevant professional experience includes designing copy for large online retailers, where I wrote content on a wide assortment of products – everything from video games to outdoor patio furniture, to seafood meals and bidets. I’ve also researched and written e-mails, brochures, and website copy for clients in the Physical Therapy/Dentistry field. While the majority of my work thus far has been in marketing, SEO, and copywriting my truest passions are fiction and gaming. In my spare time I have worked on designing board games of my own creation, written fiction, developed characters, generated pitches for video games (along with quests and other etcetera), and I have even been fortunate enough to have had paid work writing content for video games and their websites. My goal is to find work in the video game or table-top game industry as a writer, and everything I do up until then is in pursuit of that.

$16.67 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Glen Clive

Glen Clive

Professional Writer, Persuasive Copywriter.

Australia - Last active: 03/31/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

I am a freelance writer, but this wasn't always the case. The skeletons in my closet are packed like sardines. In my early twenties I worked as a club bouncer, I then managed to complete an apprenticeship as an electrician, followed by undertaking university studies in ancient history and psychology. After all that, I was still not happy, so a couple of years ago I decided to become a writer. Join me on my ever-evolving journey to enlightenment. You will find me very approachable and responsive to your concerns. My clients often remark that I respond too quickly and must therefore never sleep. Accusations of insomnia aside, I am here to provide a service, that service is my writing, and it is my writing that sells your products. I could sit here and make cliched copywriter statements, like my writing "sizzles" or "hypnotizes", instead I suggest you see for yourself, check my portfolio. Check out my website too, if you get a chance: http://glenclive.com Copywriting is about knowing what makes people tick. It is, in essence, persuading consumers to purchase products and services. Such a process should not be explicit, people should not be forced to purchase products, often copywriters are overly-aggressive and this can turn potential customers away. Instead a potential client should be gently persuaded by accurate information that makes the product seem desirable and exclusive. If the product has shortcomings, these should be addressed and reframed in a way that paints its shortcoming in a positive light. The potential customer should not be left with any open-ended questions. My role is to gain the customer's trust, predict their questions, their uncertainties, and then address each of these systematically. Depending on the situation, a different "tone" may be adopted for the copywriting, you've probably noticed that I'm writing this paragraph in a professional, academic way, whereas the first two paragraphs were written in a more casual and friendly tone. I don't believe that "hype" copywriting is necessary for the entire sales pitch, it has its place in certain sections, but for the most part needs to be exercised wisely.

$55.56 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Jennifer Eden

Jennifer Eden

Professional broadcaster, announcer, voice-overs,...

United States - Last active: 06/05/2014 - Tests: 3

For the past 20 years I have worked as a professional broadcaster, presenter, announcer and voice-over artist. I have held on-air positions at ABC Australia, CCTV9 Beijing, Huafeng, China Radio International, 2CA, 2BC, Channel 7 Prime, Olympic Broadcasting Services and Gold Coast 10 amongst others. Recent voice-over projects include Sony Asia, Cisco Systems, Questacon, the animation series Early Birds and Jackie Chan's CZ12. I work well with tight deadlines and take direction easily. I am currently based in the US with a flexible schedule. I am a native Australian and have recording experience with British and US accents as well. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or queries, I look forward to making your project come alive.

$77.78 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Robert Kemmett

Robert Kemmett

Freelance Writer

United States - Last active: 12/07/2012 - Tests: 4

A creative and passionate professional looking for an opportunity to use experience and education to benefit others through the art of writing. Working as a sales associate, sales representative and chef gives me uniquely excelled people and communication skills. As a writer, I use my gift of gab to connect with my audience and grab their attention. I am a no-nonsense individual who provides employers with quality work that exceeds expectations. I am seeking a position to quench my thirst for creative writing and satisfy the hunger of others for knowledge and information.

$11.11 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Amina Salau

Amina Salau

Freelance Writer, Blogger and Editor

Nigeria - Last active: 08/25/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I recently launched The Illuminated Pen, a writing and editing business. Prior to this, I have been editing and proofreading for quite a number of media outlets ranging from radio houses to blogs. I proofread documents, articles, business proposals, thesis, etc. I help people polish their work to show excellence and professionalism. I am also a freelance writer looking for guest and ghost blogging opportunities, and to help small businesses run their blogs.

$50.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Barbara Garcia

Barbara Garcia

English to Spanish translator. Associate Member of...

Spain - Last active: 11/17/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

Dear to whom it may concern, I am a Spanish native speaker with a C2 English level certified by the Chartered Institute of Linguists and the Cambridge ESOL Examinations. I also have a good command of French, Italian, German and Dutch. My employment history in the translation field includes working as a translator for the Spanish Language Department of the University of Oviedo. Besides, I have taught English Language and Universal Literature in both languages (Spanish and English), since I am entitled to be a bilingual teacher in Spain, and to teach Spanish as a foreign language (ELE). I have recently passed the Diploma in Translation examinations (English to Spanish) and I am an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (ACIL), which certifies that I am a qualified translator and proves that I am a skilled, experienced professional. I have also done several translating courses at the International House. Being a committed and perfectionist translator and always looking forward to get in touch with new ideas and strategies, I would be pleased to learn from more experienced professionals and also to share my points of view and suggest some innovations or new approaches. Thank you for your time and consideration. Looking forward to hearing from you, Bárbara García Coto

$10.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Erika McQuade

Erika McQuade

Marketing Communications and Business Development...

United States - Last active: 04/05/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 13

With 14 years in the marketing communications arena, I've successfully increased revenues for small businesses in the tech, lifestyle, health, fitness and kid related markets through integrated marketing and business development. Powered by a heart-centric model and the thrill of obtaining results, my core competency lies in developing strategic partnerships that lead to additional revenue channels. Additionally, social media, PR and Wordpress website re-designs have also proven to be marketing outlets where I've provided for high ROI. Backup documentation is available, including resulting revenue increases, on www.erikamcquade.com. Work history and references can be viewed on my LinkedIn profile here: www.linkedin.com/in/erikamcquade Media coverage: ABC News, Good Morning America, Techcrunch, Mashable, The Rachel Ray Show, The Nate Berkus Show, The Doctors, NY1 News, The Wall Street Journal Specialties: marketing communications strategy, strategic partnerships, business development, Wordpress, website design, website redesign, social media, PR

$77.78 /hr
0 hours
5.00