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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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Andrew Rapp

Andrew Rapp

Marketing & Media Professional

United States - Last active: 06/04/2013 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 8

I am a Stanford University graduate with strong writing and digital media skills across a broad range of technologies, including Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk 3DsMax, Joomla, and Wordpress. In the past six years I have started two successful creative services companies after a career as an editor and writer. I can put those same skills to work on your project, creating language and media that really means something to people. I am also an oDesk employer, so I know what makes a collaboration successful. Previous work includes: - Newspaper Editor-in-Chief - Owner, Digital Media Production Firm - Sales Engineer, Enterprise Software

$55.56 /hr
377 hours
Jeffrey C.

Jeffrey C. Agency Contractor

Product Manager with 8+ years of experience in Sil...

United States - Last active: 09/05/2013 - Tests: 2

Product Manager with web 2.0, mobile, big data / Hadoop and hardware experience to build enterprise applications in the big data / data analytics / business intelligence space • 6 years of experience managing products with a peak revenue totally over $60 million per year • 8 years of experience managing off-site teams in India, China and Taiwan • Strong product development education from Stanford University and the University of Texas at Austin • Proven ability to communicate clearly with both technical staff and management • Dependable team player with a positive attitude and an 8 year track record of outstanding performance

Associated with: SynID LLC
$50.00 /hr
18 hours
Bonnielou Bugas

Bonnielou Bugas

Interior Designer, Certified Customer Service & Su...

Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

A 34 year old, Interior Designer in the Philippines; committed, hard-working, results oriented, well organized with over 7 years experience in the fields of Customer Service, Private Home Designing, Commercial Designing, Landscaping, AutoCad Drawing and 3D Studio Max Designing. I am looking for opportunities to utilize my skills and professionalism. I am very proficient of using MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint and Windows based Operating System. Computer efficient with a 50wpm, able to apply Data Entry and other administrative skills.

$7.78 /hr
2,222 hours
Shanaka Ajantha Jayatilake P H A

Shanaka Ajantha Jayatilake P H A

Data Entry/Graphic, Logo Designer/Business Writer/...

Sri Lanka - Last active: 05/24/2012 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

Over the past years I have developed many skills which are needed in the present day world. From my experience, the main difficulty faced by the employers when outsourcing is that the employers are not thinking according to the employee's thinking pattern. But over the recent years and through my job experience, I believe that I can deliver the best. I am an ICDL certified in Microsoft packages. My core is multi-disciplinary.

$3.33 /hr
0 hours
Georgi Lozanov

Georgi Lozanov

Autocad Drafter and Data Entry

Bulgaria - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5

I have fifteen years experience in Land Survey, Civil and Architectural Drafting and Design using AutoCAD 2000-2014 and Civil 3D.I also use Windows XP & 7, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access, Adobe Photoshop and other software. I have ten years experience in Document Controlling, Web Research and Data Entry jobs.

$11.11 /hr
382 hours
Joyce Fler Reyes

Joyce Fler Reyes Agency Contractor

BOOK COVER ARTIST/Print and WEB Graphic Designer/F...

Philippines - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 58

I'm part of Odesk's top 10% contractors. I work to impress. FULL BOOK CREATION FROM START TO FINISH is my main forte (Full Book Cover, Inside pages formatting ready for PRINT as well as a Kindle version.). KINDLE covers, PDF layouts, magazines. I also do other print media, photo editing, enhancing, manipulations, etc. I make sure I take care of all my clients and is proactive in making their covers/print. I give my own flair on things without compromising what is requested. I have a formal training in Adobe Photoshop and have been using the program for more than 11 years. I was a university newspaper Managing Editor for three years during college with a circulation of 20,000 units per month for the newspaper and magazine, thrice per semester for the sports magazine and once a year for the literary book and art portfolio. I also wrote a regular column and took on investigative reports while also being a member of the Graphics and Arts Department as an illustrator/cartoonist/editor.

$16.67 /hr
2,544 hours
Mark Nelson Centeno

Mark Nelson Centeno

Online Content Editor & Moderator, Data Encoder, W...

Philippines - Last active: 05/23/2011 - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 1

My main objectives are to deliver quality goods, to meet expectations of my employers, and to gain great feedbacks. I will aim to satisfy and to deliver fast and accurate results. My main competency lies on my focus, dedication, and devotion to my work, as well as my love for my family.

$9.99 /hr
351 hours
Stephanie D.

Stephanie D.

Freelance Writing Consultant/Researcher

United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 7

I have experience doing freelance research, content and technical editing, and writing articles for a small monthly newsletter. I have years of experience using Microsoft's Excel, Word, and Access programs. I have worked for the past three years writing progress reports for a variety of projects, and have provided editing and layout services for academic and journal articles. My typing speed is approximately 90wpm. I particularly enjoy writing book and article reviews, and doing content editing on interview transcripts. I am looking to support individuals and companies by providing my editing, research, data entry and writing skills. I am efficient in my work, and provide a quality product.

$22.22 /hr
0 hours
Dmitriy Bulakh

Dmitriy Bulakh


Poland - Last active: 12/10/2014 - Tests: 2

I've got experience and also am interested in such branches as: - HVAC systems design, expecially VRF systems, Radiant Heating ( using AutoCAD and other special programs ); - Gas-, Water-Supply systems design; - working in AutoCAD MEP, Revit MEP/Architecture/Structure, Photoshop CC; - Making up estimates; - Russian,Ukrainian - Polish; Polish - Russian, Ukrainian; English - Russian, Ukrainian translations; - Copywriting, Articles Writing, etc; - Internet, SEO Marketing.

$15.00 /hr
0 hours