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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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Copy editing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.81.

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Joshua Sargent

Joshua Sargent

Joshua M Sargent

United States - Last active: 05/12/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

Do you need someone to Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate (ADDIE Method) training courses? Do you want to make sure your learners get the most out of those courses, and that you are getting the best result possible for your dollars spent? You need me. I have degrees in marketing (B.Sc.) and education (M.A.), and am a current part time doctoral (Ed.D.) student where my area of research is on maximizing long-term learning outcomes from training programs. This gives me a strong foundation of math, statistics, research methodology, and teaching pedagogy to build on. I have a strong publication and conference presentation history, and I am happy to share my knowledge of learning pedagogy and materials development with anyone. I also have a proven history of materials development, having published more than 20 textbooks used in millions of lessons every year. I have trained thousands of employees in skills such as business communication, regulatory compliance, technology usage, adult learning pedagogy, and even retail sales. I started my teaching career in Japan, and soon became a lecturer at Waseda University. There, I really developed as a teacher and learned firsthand that results-oriented teaching was best. As I got better at teaching and knew more about pedagogy, I started getting hired as a consultant for various companies in Japan. I was able to bring great success to all my projects, and soon was consulting for Global Fortune 500 companies such as Nissan, Nippon Steel, and Teijin Pharmaceuticals. I always approached each client’s situation with open eyes and a solid understanding of how people learn. Years later I was given a chance to lead a massive retraining initiative for a chain of schools in Japan called Gaba, which involved the creation of an entirely new blended learning curriculum, the introduction of the first online learning tools used there, and the training of more than a thousand teachers in how to use these new online tools and materials. This required extensive data collection, assessment, and description. I worked every day with both front-line teachers and senior leadership to achieve the learning outcomes we needed. After two years, the teaching and learning had improved greatly, and the new curriculum was working well. I then decided to return to the USA. Most recently, I was working for the U.S. Department of Defense, developing and presenting employee training in adult learning theory, learning materials development, and eLearning tool usage. There, I created offline and eLearning materials for employee education programs, and worked with subject matter experts to create software usage and regulatory compliance workshops for teachers.

$55.56 /hr
85 hours
5.00
Ebnul H.

Ebnul H. Agency Contractor

PDF Form | eBook | Presentation | Catalog | Newsle...

Bangladesh - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 30

Hello! Over the last 3 years in oDesk I have successfully completed many project in the following areas: PDF Form (Static & Dynamic), Interactive PDF with digital content, Presentation, eBook, Product Catalog, Newsletter, Resume, Flyer, Brochure, Logo, Business Card etc. Skills: Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Livecycle, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator & Java Script. So I feel ready for the next step to meet with you for further discussion about your project.

Associated with: NWD
$16.67 /hr
1,131 hours
4.88
Tanveer A.

Tanveer A.

New Media Content, Writing and Design

United States - Last active: 01/06/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

I'm a freelancer who works in digital media, both on the presentation end and the content end. In addition to being a good writer and researcher, as evidenced by my career in journalism, I'm also fluent in several web languages and programs. Relevant skills include: Web Design/App Development: JavaScript, HTML5, PHP, MySQL, CSS, WordPress, Adobe CS Suite, and Drupal Language: Fluent in or familiar with four languages (French, Bengali, Arabic and English); Strong command of AP and Chicago styles. Multimedia Production/Editing: DSLR photography, HD video, audio reporting, editing with Adobe Photoshop, Apple Final Cut, Audacity and comparable programs.

$33.33 /hr
245 hours
5.00
Graham Mitchell

Graham Mitchell

computer science teacher

United States - Last active: 08/14/2013 - Tests: 1

I have taught public school students the basics of programming since 1997. To date, I've taught programming over 2000 students, some of whom have been admitted to the honor computer science program at a top-10 university for CS (UT Austin; Turing Scholars). I am also an invited Reader for the Advanced Placement test in Computer Science. I have used Linux on the desktop and as a server platform since 2003. I am very comfortable with Python and Java. I also sing and play guitar. I have performed in front of 75-350 people at least four times a month for the past fifteen years. I am very good at explaining technical topics using clear, understandable language.

$25.00 /hr
30 hours
5.00
Mithuna Subramanian

Mithuna Subramanian

Google Shopping Feed | Excel Expert | Data Researc...

India - Last active: 12/26/2014 - Tests: 7

Reliable contractor who fulfills the needs of client 100%. Strives hard for customer delight and five star rating. Over the last 3 years, I'm working on Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) on a daily basis. I have experience in data researching / data mining apart from data entry. I also have experience in fixing remote computer problems using teamviewer.

$10.00 /hr
0 hours
4.98
Christopher Castro

Christopher Castro

Freelance/Consultant Writer/Editor

United States - Last active: 11/13/2012 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

You want something written well, concisely and clearly that conveys the proper message to your customer. You want a writer who has the technical, grammatical and creative expertise to tackle any project. I have over ten years experience in the IT industry as a technical writer, served as publications manager for literary journals and convention newsletters. I am also an aspiring novelist. I am an expert in the Microsoft Office Suite, Framemaker, InDesign and Visio. My web development skills include HTML, XML, CSS and Javascript. I also have extensive experience with process writing and government regulations, including SOX compliance.

$20.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Julie anne G.

Julie anne G. Agency Contractor

Project Manager, Translator, Writer, Entrepreneur,...

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

To utilize language, project management, leadership, and technological skills in a professional or educational environment.

$16.67 /hr
2,741 hours
4.96
Gloria K.

Gloria K.

Technical Assistant, Axure, Usability Tester, Proo...

United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 9

I have a variety of technical skills and enjoy working with small companies looking for one person to provide a range of support. Projects requiring someone who is organized, detail oriented and quality focused are what I excel at. I do short or long term fixed price projects. Long term projects are easier to manage when broken into milestones. Prior to committing to long term projects, I recommend doing a small test job to ensure our work styles are compatible and that I meet your expectations. Currently I provide these services: creating or editing Axure RP files, usability testing, proofreading web content for usefulness as well as grammar, and editing screen capture videos for fixed price jobs only. However, I do welcome inquiries concerning other services. Axure RP - I can create a prototype based on your project brief or edit an existing prototype. I also have experience pointing a domain to AxShare and setting up a branded custom login or password page for your users. Usability Testing - I can provide a recording of my screen as well as audio as I test your website or application. The audio would be me speaking my thoughts, explaining what I am thinking, what I am doing, why I am doing it, if I am confused and other things of that nature. Proofreading Web Content - When proofreading a website I put myself in a new users mindset. If you are looking for someone to not only proofread, but also give you a user experience review with suggestions to improve the usefulness of content and ease of use, please contact me. Screencasts - If you have a need for screencasts or training videos, I can help. I have experience recording the screen, editing the screen capture, editing and syncing audio to video, adding intros and outros, and producing the final video in a variety of formats. I am equipped with software for the Mac and PC including iMovie, GarageBand, ScreenFlow, Audacity and Camtasia Studio. The following listings are not complete. I enjoy challenges and learning new skills. Contact me to see if I would be the right fit for your project. Some of my experience: Axure RP * Simple editing of RP files * Creating RP files to demonstrate common design patterns * Adding custom domains to AxShare * Adding branding to the login or password page for AxShare Testing, QA and QC * Usability test subject * Manual testing * Functional testing * User acceptance testing * Quality assurance procedures to prevent defects * Quality control to identify defects Proofreading and Writing * Proofreading web content for spelling, grammar and usefulness * Technical writing for software documentation and tutorials * Writing technical reports and procedures * Copy editing and writing marketing emails Audio and Video * Screen recording, voice-over and editing tutorial videos * Audio editing and syncing * Video editing * Creating animated GIFs from screen recordings Other * Data analysis * Simple Photoshop editing * Creating email campaigns in MailChimp Some tools I use: * Axure RP * ScreenFlow * Camtasia Studio * iMovie * GarageBand * Audacity * Photoshop * Mac OS X * Windows * Linux (Ubuntu) I enjoy helping others succeed by doing the tasks that allow them to focus on their core business. What support services can I provide for you?

$44.44 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Stefano Papaleo

Stefano Papaleo

Italian translator and proofreader, web and graphi...

Italy - Last active: 6 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
0 hours
0.00
Jonathan Storm

Jonathan Storm

Consultant

United States - Last active: 04/28/2014 - Tests: 10

I value intellectual honesty, equanimity and dispassionate discourse, diversity of perspective, creative collaboration, scientific inquiry, and a healthy, nuanced sense of humor. I value people, not organizations. I draw a lot of diagrams and carry a notebook and whiteboard wherever I go. Given a pot of coffee, or a few pints, and a lot of markers, I'll talk shop for hours. I recently took up juggling just so I can think faster. Incidentally, it's also fun. Some wordier information follows. Since entering networking in 2004, I've had the good fortune of being given unfettered access to a smorgasbord of technologies from numerous vendors in a wide variety of implementations. The gestalt of this practical experience is enhanced pattern recognition, which has proven invaluable when encountering new technologies and unfamiliar systems. I've also developed a fairly unhealthy relationship with the Internet, and for all her vexing inconsistencies and mind-boggling architectural flaws, I always run right back. BGP had me at "Open." I strive always to distill recursive complexity from seemingly inextricable intricacy, reducing special cases to degenerate ones (though, in the wild, an 80% solution is often quite good). I prefer primary research and the considered development of new processes and best practices to the repetitive application of existing ones, and this drives me to automate the tedious bits wherever possible. I'm always in search of new and interesting problems--and new methods with which to solve them. To that end, I spend a great deal of time writing code and studying mathematics, all the while finding new applications to ground the theory. If I stumble upon a particularly recalcitrant problem, I teach everyone I see about it until some vital insight reveals itself or I find someone to instead teach me.

$60.00 /hr
0 hours
0.00