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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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Typical total cost of oDesk Copy Editing projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

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On average, 548 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 4.79.

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Last updated: March 1, 2015

  • Experienced Editor and Copywriter.

    I am a freelance copywriter and editor. I was previously employed as a medical editor, and also I practice registered nursing in a cardiac unit. I received a bachelor's degree in English, and I have created new educational texts … more

    I am a freelance copywriter and editor. I was previously employed as a medical editor, and also I practice registered nursing in a cardiac unit. I received a bachelor's degree in English, and I have created new educational texts and edited thousands of medical documents for grammar and minimal legal requirements. I have also drafted articles that include sales articles, personal finance information, health advice, gaming strategy guides and product reviews. Contact me for further information or if you would like a writing sample on a specific topic. I look forward to working with you.  less

    medical-writing copy-editing copywriting content-writing 00 more less
    • $30.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.4
    • 77 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Copy editor, transcriptionist and grant writer

    I am a published research scientist available for part time work in technical writing, copy editing, proofreading, transcribing and research consulting. I have also been a successful grant writer in academic researcher, and have professional experience doing data entry and … more

    I am a published research scientist available for part time work in technical writing, copy editing, proofreading, transcribing and research consulting. I have also been a successful grant writer in academic researcher, and have professional experience doing data entry and data cleaning tasks. My Masters degree is in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. My undergraduate degree is a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies. Most of my work experience is in public health research with an international health focus, academic research and administrative support, and environmental health education.  less

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    • $13.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 38 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 3 TESTS
  • Writer, SEO Copywriter, Proofreader and Translation editor.

    - SEO Expert and Article Writer. - Head of Teaching and Translation for Sokolniki Exhibition Centre, Moscow - Teaching English as a foreign language in: Indonesia and Russia. - Proofreading experience in: academic university texts, contracts, legal texts (green-card applications), news articles and creative … more

    - SEO Expert and Article Writer. - Head of Teaching and Translation for Sokolniki Exhibition Centre, Moscow - Teaching English as a foreign language in: Indonesia and Russia. - Proofreading experience in: academic university texts, contracts, legal texts (green-card applications), news articles and creative writing. - Numerous other individual proofreading projects ranging from short articles to entire published works. - Special experience with Russian translations.  less

    article-writing creative-writing proofreading editing fact-checking copy-editing transcription blog-writing content-writing ghostwriting 00 more less
    • $10.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 215 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Proofreader and Copy Editor

    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 … more

    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.  less

    microsoft-excel microsoft-word microsoft-publisher microsoft-outlook-development data-entry proofreading copy-editing editing internet-research print-layout-design 00 more less
    • $14.96 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 356 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 31 TESTS
  • Freelance Editor and Writer

    Greetings, prospective client! My name's Warren Hinckle, and I'm an editor with a knack for the written word, how the English language flows on the page, for writing - and I've even dabbled in transcription. More than that … more

    Greetings, prospective client! My name's Warren Hinckle, and I'm an editor with a knack for the written word, how the English language flows on the page, for writing - and I've even dabbled in transcription. More than that, I enjoy all of this. Seriously. If I didn't I'd ditch freelancing as a career and try to get a stable job with things like 'security' and 'benefits' and 'fair wage' and 'pay by the hour' and all of the other joys of normal work. I'm sure you want to see some qualifications: I received a B.A. in English - my concentration was writing - from Loyola University New Orleans in 2012. I also minored in Philosophy. You can probably tell that the skills I learned during my academic career involve writing, reading, more writing, and editing. I've been editing for a few years now - much more frequently the last six months - and it doesn't seem I'll grow tired of it anytime soon. What's my turn-around like? It depends on the project - but I aim for 48 hours at the latest. If you absolutely need it rushed, I can do 24. I'm just going to throw some prices over here. I've found there's a disconnect in what people say they want from an edit and what they actually want, so it seems important. Proof-reading! I'll go through your article, fix your grammar, make little improvements, make little comments asking for clarity here and there, and so on. This is not a huge edit; this is when you want a second pair of eyes for a quick read. Proof-reading is .40 cents per 100 words; there is no limit on the size of the piece (a thousand words, five thousand, fifty thousand - same price). It's $6.00 by the hour. Editing! I don't have a light / heavy division; I just edit. I'll fix your grammar and your syntax, cut out every unneeded word and sentence, make comments, make suggestions, and generally tear into your writing with so much vigor you might think I have something against it. Editing is .80 cents per 100 words - and comes out to $12.00 an hour. The price is a bit negotiable; if you can promise a constant flow of work, I wouldn't be against going down a bit. What about writing? A dollar per 100 words. It's is negotiable! What about transcription? I aim for around $0.75 per audio minute - much like writing, that is also negotiable!  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 1 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Scientific/Medical writer and translator (German/English)

    As a scientist with nine years postdoctoral research experience in the UK (Oxford and Sheffield) and a strong publication record including original articles, reviews and commentaries (available on PubMed), I offer reliable expert quality of scientific and medical writing, editing … more

    As a scientist with nine years postdoctoral research experience in the UK (Oxford and Sheffield) and a strong publication record including original articles, reviews and commentaries (available on PubMed), I offer reliable expert quality of scientific and medical writing, editing and proofreading in English and German. I am a native German speaker with excellent command of English and offer German>English as well as English>German translations of articles, websites, lectures, lecture material, patient information, etc. I do also offer universal translation services including CVs, blogs, websites, as well as legal and technical translations. In addition, I have expertise in the translation and transcription of old literature (18th century). Having worked in a senior position before, I am determined, organised and adaptive enough to successfully complete any project I accept. I am able to work flexible hours and always respect a deadline.  less

    article-writing article-submission copy-editing editing proofreading translation translation-german-english translation-english-german 00 more less
    • $27.78 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 17 HOURS
    • FRANCE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Writer | Editor (Academic & Non-Profit)

    I want you to shine. I truly do. Whether writing copy for you or editing what you have already written, I will engage your specific audience and make sure your text is organized, easy to understand, and flows well. Though … more

    I want you to shine. I truly do. Whether writing copy for you or editing what you have already written, I will engage your specific audience and make sure your text is organized, easy to understand, and flows well. Though I can write/edit in a formal tone, my preference is to use a more conversational style that really connects with people while still being professional. My best work is done with individuals, educational organizations, and non-profit organizations, as that is where I have gained most of my experience. Recent projects include: - book manuscripts - organizational newsletters - academic articles I have also worked with news articles, blog articles/posts, website copy, brochures, drama scripts, seminar transcriptions, and email copy. REFERENCE: "I have worked with Kari Otto on a wide variety of projects, ranging from creating thought-provoking pieces for curriculum to crisp, informative brochure and web site copy. I am consistently impressed with her insights and the command she has of her craft. Her writing is clear, colorful and well-organized. Kari understands deadlines and has established a record of turning around projects well within the agreed upon timeline. She is also a gifted editor, pulling together the ideas from a rough piece of copy and turning into more effective communication. Kari delivers all of this with the confident, helpful attitude born of experience. I recommend her without reservation!" Michael Boze Art Director/Communications Specialist  less

    copy-editing editing proofreading copywriting research-papers academic-writing public-speaking speech-writing 00 more less
    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 102 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Proofreader & Copy-Editor

    I am an experienced proofreader and copy-editor from the UK with qualifications in English Language. I understand the use of grammar, and can also proofread to a high standard. I have excellent grammatical and spelling skills, with qualifications in English … more

    I am an experienced proofreader and copy-editor from the UK with qualifications in English Language. I understand the use of grammar, and can also proofread to a high standard. I have excellent grammatical and spelling skills, with qualifications in English Language. My keen eye for detail allows me to pick up on any mistakes, and produce work to a very high standard. I am very hard-working and reliable and can always achieve deadlines. I have a passion for reading and writing and work well with other people.  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1799 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Research Librarian, Copywriter, and Editorial Professional

    I bring a diverse range of writing, research, and administrative skills to my freelance work. I am a trained librarian and professional journalist. My diverse professional background—writing book descriptions and short articles, acting as a research assistant and fact-checker … more

    I bring a diverse range of writing, research, and administrative skills to my freelance work. I am a trained librarian and professional journalist. My diverse professional background—writing book descriptions and short articles, acting as a research assistant and fact-checker, managing email accounts, creating bibliographic materials, proof-reading academic and professional articles, job letters, and manuscripts (both fiction and non-fiction)—make me a highly qualified candidate for a wide range of editorial positions. As a copywriter, I have worked on a number of different projects including rewriting technical manuals and creating interesting, accurate, and concise descriptions for e-textbooks with attention paid to Search Engine Optimization. As a researcher, I have collaborated with professional authors and scholars, reviewing academic databases, print sources, popular magazines, and scholarly journals for statistical data, fact confirmation, and general information gathering. Over the course of various research assignments, I compiled extensive research notes and citations on a wide variety of topics including military data and statistics, current medical research, popular film reviews, and thematic elements and subject matter in contemporary literature. I am well-versed in editing and providing feedback on non-fiction manuscripts, both in academic and commercial settings. When editing, I pay close attention to the grammar, tone, and style of a piece, as well as to how the piece reads for the intended audience. My freelance book reviews, literature and culture articles, and blog posts have appeared in a variety of online and print publications since 2007. I am happy to provide writing samples upon request.  less

    copy-editing proofreading fact-checking blog-writing internet-research customer-service editorial-writing email-handling google-docs microsoft-excel microsoft-word transcription web-content-management wordpress word-processing 00 more less
    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 348 HOURS
    • ICELAND
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • IT Fan

    I am a hardworking, dedicated, responsible and focused on what I do. Ready to advance my knowledge and skill. Easy and quick learner, willing to listening anybody’s suggestions and advices that can help me to become better, to grow … more

    I am a hardworking, dedicated, responsible and focused on what I do. Ready to advance my knowledge and skill. Easy and quick learner, willing to listening anybody’s suggestions and advices that can help me to become better, to grow professionally, capable to adapt quickly on new environment. Communicative, ability to work in teams who are strictly professional. I graduate "High School of Professional Business Studies" in Novi Sad 2009. I speak English (speak - intermediate level; write - intermediate level) and Italian languages (speak - basic level; write - basic level) in addition to the mother tongue Serbo-Croatian. I'm proficient with MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point, Adobe Acrobat, ABBYY FineReader, TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works, Internet, Hardware (repair and maintenance computers), Sound Forge (basic), Etka, TecDoc. I have experience in data entry, data processing, typing, audio and video processing. I'm very comfortable using computers and I am confident in my ability to learn any new programs quickly.  less

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    • $3.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 72 HOURS
    • SERBIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 16 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
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