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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.

oDesk Copy Editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

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

  • Word artist: Copy-editing at Trying Words

    I am deadline driven and love to perfect word play. I have a BA from Eckerd College with five published books and over 90 articles sold. Writing and editing come as a natural extension of my love of reading. If … more

    I am deadline driven and love to perfect word play. I have a BA from Eckerd College with five published books and over 90 articles sold. Writing and editing come as a natural extension of my love of reading. If you are looking for polished clarity and effective manuscripts or copy, let me use my dedication to get you the results you need. The work in my portfolio is labeled as EDITED or CREATED. The edited projects were copy-edited by me, the created projects were written by me and have been published. For much more of my own writing, please visit the Trying Words website at www.andreamgilson.com. Thank you. I hope to be working with you soon.  less

    copy-editing copywriting editing proofreading academic-writing 00 more less
    • $31.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 3 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 11 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 0 TESTS
  • Talented Editor and Multi-Award-Winning Writer

    “I combed through dozens of editors to find the right one, and recommend Elizabeth above all others on this website." "With the perfect combination of respect, encouragement and tact, she delivers constructive criticism that will inspire you to build a … more

    “I combed through dozens of editors to find the right one, and recommend Elizabeth above all others on this website." "With the perfect combination of respect, encouragement and tact, she delivers constructive criticism that will inspire you to build a better concept for your writing." “Elizabeth is AWESOME. She completed everything on time and absolutely exceeded my expectations with the quality of her work.” I provide high-quality editing and writing services including manuscript critiques, developmental editing, and substantive editing. In order to give each manuscript the exclusive and careful attention it deserves, I limit the number of editorial projects I take on. I understand the elements that build a great story. I will help you to improve your characterization, plot, and mechanics to hook readers from the first page and keep them hooked. My edits resolve weaknesses on the book, chapter, and sentence level to ensure your writing is clear, consistent, and compelling while retaining your own unique style and voice. I help authors to strengthen and refine their writing by addressing: Characterization Plot, conflict, and suspense Pacing Style and flow Voice and tone Point of view Eliminating wordiness and repetition Setting Dialogue Structure Imagery World building Overall consistency  less

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    • $38.89 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 7 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Communications professional

    I work for a non-profit organization as part of their Communications Department. I have a Masters Degree in Special Education. I am very organized. My husband and I have lived overseas since 2004, which I believe gives me a unique perspective and worldview. I am a storyteller with an eye and an ear for detail.

    blog-writing proofreading article-writing content-writing copy-editing creative-writing translation-english-spanish 00 more less
    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.2
    • 223 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 5 TESTS
  • Editorial Assistant, Copy Editor, and Proofreader

    I am currently working for John Wiley & Sons in NJ as an Editorial Assistant. In this position I am responsible for the following: - Author management - Manuscript turnover to production: creating art manuscript, media list etc. - Securing Permissions - Correction submissions - Proofreading … more

    I am currently working for John Wiley & Sons in NJ as an Editorial Assistant. In this position I am responsible for the following: - Author management - Manuscript turnover to production: creating art manuscript, media list etc. - Securing Permissions - Correction submissions - Proofreading page proofs and other title assets. - General administration I also work for another department at John Wiley & Sons performing freelance permissions work. Past positions have included work in publicity departments, administration for an engineering company, sales for a cruise company, and a book store. At present I am studying for a Copy Editing Certificate, which includes study of advanced grammar, AP, Chicago, and writing and editing for the web. I am capable of copyediting and proofreading in US and UK English. I have a BA in French, Italian, and English Language and Literature from the University of Warwick, UK. My interest areas include: - Literature of any kind - Languages - Music (I studied Flute to ABRSM Grade 8, and piano and oboe to ABRSM grade 5) - Travel (I am British and love living in the US for the opportunity to travel more) - Video Games - Films  less

    copy-editing proofreading literature-review blog-writing 00 more less
    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Writer/Editor

    When I was a child, everyone said I was shy. Their judgement of my demeanor was based on one obvious personality trait: my quietness. I excused them of their post hoc conclusions (they were just kindergartners after all) and went … more

    When I was a child, everyone said I was shy. Their judgement of my demeanor was based on one obvious personality trait: my quietness. I excused them of their post hoc conclusions (they were just kindergartners after all) and went on with my business, and my business was thinking. Though as a child my problem-solving and thinking skills were limited to pulling off grand toy heists from my preschool (overalls were the key to success) and charming my way out of trouble, those skills grew and I began to use them not to be a troublemaker but to grow ideas. At the age of 18, I co-founded my first business which satisfied my need to problem-solve, my enthusiasm for open-source software, and my passion for writing. And though that business eventually dissolved so the co-founders could pursue other projects, the time I spent there was invaluable; this was where I really cut my teeth professionally and set the course for my future ventures. I refrained from jumping into another multi-person project, however, choosing instead to focus on finishing my degree and working independently. So I spent those next couple of years working as a copywriter and editor, working primarily within the technology, entertainment, and eCommerce sectors. I also gained experience working with companies in places like Dubai, Bejing, and Moscow, offering my services as a native English speaker and copy-editor. In that time, I also graduated with my degree in research psychology, which only strengthened my ability to contemplate various problems, find solutions and articulate those solutions verbally and in writing. After graduating I spent the next few years working as a grant writer for a local nonprofit. And by the young age of 24, I was promoted to a full-time position as the acting Director of Administration. In my position now, as a copyeditor and product development specialist, I’m getting back to my roots as an open-source enthusiast, development specialist, and writer. So though I’ve grown much more articulate and outspoken than my kindergarten self, my business is still thinking and not only do I love it, I’m really great at it.  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.7
    • 78 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
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  • Professional Transcriptionist and Editor

    I'm a professional transcriptionist with several years of experience in the transcribing field in a number of subject areas. I produce high quality, accurate transcriptions with fast turn around times for my clients. In addition to my transcription work … more

    I'm a professional transcriptionist with several years of experience in the transcribing field in a number of subject areas. I produce high quality, accurate transcriptions with fast turn around times for my clients. In addition to my transcription work, am a Cambridge CELTA certified English teacher with academic editing and tutoring experience at the university level. I have extensive experience with accurately interpreting diverse international accents of all English levels and covering complex technical, industrial, financial and business related subject matter for several major publications. I have also completed transcriptions for the purposes of academic research on a number of different topics. What I like most about transcribing is the opportunity it affords me to increase my knowledge of different subject areas as I work, so I am always happy to take on new and different projects! All work is 100% transcribed, proof read and edited by me, never outsourced, delegated or machine transcribed. I research all unfamiliar terminology to ensure a high level of accuracy. All work is confidential and I am happy to sign a non disclosure agreement, should your require one. Jobs up to 1 hour of good quality audio can be completed within 24 hours (or less). I am always available and happy to work with you to meet your deadlines. I am confident I will be able to help you complete your project to a very high standard and look forward to working with you soon! **To ensure confidentiality and privacy, I do not use client work as portfolio samples. If you would like to verify the quality of my work, please request a 1-2 min sample before awarding the job.**  less

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    • $17.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • CANADA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Freelance Writer

    No matter what the writing or editing task, I can do it. From crafting a business proposal, to creating and editing content for your blog, I have done it all. I have an Honours Degree in Rhetoric and Professional Writing … more

    No matter what the writing or editing task, I can do it. From crafting a business proposal, to creating and editing content for your blog, I have done it all. I have an Honours Degree in Rhetoric and Professional Writing from the University of Waterloo, and years of personal and professional writing experience. Some of my professional experience includes drafting, and editing correspondence for the Government of Ontario. Also, I led or was involved in many projects at Clarica (now Sunlife), including Clarica’s Contribution Report, the Internal Communications’ site, and Brand Team tasks. Currently I am a care.com Contributor for their parenting articles. I also write my own blog at mommypatter.com, and have started my own freelance writing business at 8menwriting.com. My goal is to write full time as a freelancer before my son starts school next year. So far, I am trying to find that all importance balance between work and home life.  less

    content-writing editing copy-editing copywriting seo-keyword-research blog-writing blog-commenting ghostwriting project-management 00 more less
    • $27.78 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 40 HOURS
    • CANADA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 13 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Text Editor and Wordsmith

    Over the last 5 years, I have developed a wide range of skills, but I take great pride in editing. My primary competencies are copy editing and content editing for all sorts of text-based media; I make it my goal … more

    Over the last 5 years, I have developed a wide range of skills, but I take great pride in editing. My primary competencies are copy editing and content editing for all sorts of text-based media; I make it my goal to transform your drafts into flawless final products that will capture any eye. Additionally, if you are in the process of starting a business or nonprofit, I can assist in crafting your brand. I also have experience in the following areas: speech writing, indexing, and grant writing. With six years of performance poetry experience and four years of theatre experience, I am ideally suited to create exceptional vocal recordings for e-books, videos, or other presentations. I have also won over $500 in oratorical contests. With prior experience as a Math and English tutor, I know how to deliver content in a way that is interesting and easy to understand. Currently, I am seeking opportunities to assist you or your business in furthering your consistent and significant growth.  less

    copy-editing blog-writing creative-writing article-writing grant-writing english-spelling 00 more less
    • $17.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 7 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 4 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Copywriter/Copy Editor

    Writing has always come naturally to me, and I love working with others to create the content they’re looking for. After receiving my Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing at Binghamton University, I went on to integrate the skills … more

    Writing has always come naturally to me, and I love working with others to create the content they’re looking for. After receiving my Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing at Binghamton University, I went on to integrate the skills I learned into my career. I took online classes through Mediabistro where I received a Copy Editing Certificate, and I use my obsession with proper grammar and strong handle on the English language to improve my writing further. I’ve been published across multiple blogs and have written copy for a diverse array of companies. I feel comfortable writing about virtually any topic and am confident in my strong, distinct voice. http://nicoleelizabethortiz.com/  less

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    • $25.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.6
    • 5 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 7 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Freelance writer and editor

    I have been writing proficiently for over a decade with experience in journalism, legal research and writing, blogging, and copy editing. My four years of experience in the field of journalism not only left me with an impeccable sense for … more

    I have been writing proficiently for over a decade with experience in journalism, legal research and writing, blogging, and copy editing. My four years of experience in the field of journalism not only left me with an impeccable sense for writing, but I also learned to use programs like Quark and InDesign for publication formatting. As a former layout editor, I understand the impetus in meeting a deadline. Writing has been a big component of my academic and professional career. In college, I provided guidance for struggling students as an on-campus writing tutor. When I wasn't in the library fixing syntax and grammar, I was in the newsroom fulfilling my duties as a content, layout, and copy editor. As an Instructional Technology Assistant at Carnegie Mellon University, I was tasked with writing up reports pertaining to my observations and duties. I studied American law for two years, learning in that time how to successfully navigate case law and other written jurisprudence as it pertains to an assignment. In my capacity as a risk manager with an insurance firm, I wrote reports detailing the extent of any given client's financial options within the legal confines of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act. Given my extensive writing background, I can offer to: - proofread and edit your papers, essays, resumes, cover letters, manuscripts, templates, etc - create original content - write articles, essays, or papers - research and present a given subject - analyze policy text - offer creative input - transcribe audio or scanned files to text My background suits me for a wide variety of writing and editing work. Whether your composition calls for innovation or boilerplate formatting, I have the skills necessary to accommodate such requests. I am familiar with APA, MLA, and Chicago format styles.  less

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    • $9.50 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
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