Copy Editing Freelancers

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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 Job Cost Overview

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

oDesk Copy editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 598 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 4.81.

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Sheri B.

Sheri B.

Fortune 100 Communications/PR Consultant

United States - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 2

I have managed dozens of media outreach, public relations, strategic communications and content writing projects for some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including Campbell’s Soup and Lockheed Martin. I am an excellent writer with spot-on tactical skills and a proven record of success garnering media coverage. My work has been published in national magazines, corporate blogs, trade publications and websites. I can promise you compelling, flawless and effective work with a quick-turnaround.

$60.00 /hr
27 hours
5.00
Tom McMeekin

Tom McMeekin

Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

United States - Last active: 27 days ago - Tests: 4

I'm a professional multi-media journalist who can write, edit, research, produce, and design high-quality content on almost any topic and for any medium. From creating blog and social media posts to complete marketing communications plans, I have worked with clients including university programs, acupuncturists, chefs, commercial painters, e-commerce sites, news sites and forums, and more. I do not compromise my high ethical standards. Sorry, but I do not accept jobs that involve "ghostwriting" without credit, "spinning" and stealing others' copyrighted work, or other shady practices. What you get with me is a passionate, hard-working, detail-oriented, mass communications expert. What you do not get is someone who will rush the job or be a mindless "yes man" -- if I accept a job then I am committing to give you my best work effort, and that includes sometimes offering suggestions or advice -- getting you the final product you NEED, not just the one you think you want. I generally do not do Skype interviews or meetings for any projects paying less than $1,000. I am happy to answer any questions through ODesk or email, and I am happy to do a trial period for any ongoing positions. Sorry, but the reason I choose to do online freelancing is to make my own schedule and work in my pajamas; if you can't deal with that then best of luck finding someone who is a better fit for you.

$50.00 /hr
234 hours
5.00
Zach Pardes

Zach Pardes

PR, Marketing & Social Media Pro

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

www.linkedin.com/in/zpardes Marketing, PR, advertising & communications pro. New market categories. Launches. Relaunches. Start ups. Funding campaigns. Mergers. Acquisitions. Corporate communications & investor relations. Current and former clients include: Corporate: Amazon, Nike, Virgin, Tropicana, ESPN, First Watch, Darden Restaurants, Stew Leonard's, Chuy's Tex Mex, Lennar, KB Home, Toyota, Nokia, Discovery Networks, Electronic Arts (EA), Stein Mart Tech & Mobile: Flickr, GOQii, Lightricks (Facetune), DevriX, Coveroo, Hooked, Row Sham Bow, Chegg, TeamChat, Indix Health/Wellness: Allergan, Smith & Nephew, Nemours, Moffitt Cancer Center, Compass Research, Human Performance Mentors Hospitality: Wyndham, Marriott, Hyatt Regency, Peabody Hotels, Rosen Hotels Consumer Packaged Products: Javatino, Buddy Fruits, Zico, Fuji Film Finance/Fin Tech: Merrill Lynch, Citi, E*Trade, Vesta, MX (Money Desktop), B2R Finance Clean Tech: CALMAC, BuildingIQ, KGS Buildings, Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, Ox Paperboard, Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Non-Profit: Big Brothers Big Sisters

$111.11 /hr
136 hours
4.95
Margaret Stefanac

Margaret Stefanac

Editor / Copywriter

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 10

Please, call me Meg. :) I feel that the the written word is a powerful tool and I want to help my clients create clear and concise copy. My job history has provided me with knowledge and experience in several different industries, from medical to financial to technical, and I am comfortable reading and editing a wide range of documents. I have written,edited and proofread hundreds of web-content articles and have edited a number of books, (both fiction and non-fiction), many of which have been accepted by publishers. I am currently the mother of a 10- and 12-year-old. I enjoy freelance work because it allows me the flexibility to attend school functions and care for my kids while still working full time.

$50.00 /hr
0 hours
4.98
Ingrid E.

Ingrid E.

Commercial and character voice-over artist, and wr...

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

I've been doing voice-overs for over two years, and I can do characters of all kinds and ages as well as straight-read voice-overs. I have trained in Los Angeles under voice agent Mike O'Dell at MJ Lallo Studios, and RIchard Horvitz (voice of Invader Zim). To hear samples of my voice, head to: http://www.voices.com/people/ingridelkner I have voiced explainers for corporations like KPMG, HBF, and Medibank, as well as radio ads, cartoon characters, professional voicemail greetings and IVRs, and I even have my voice inside of a plush bear! I have a history of public speaking, debating, stage acting, film acting, stand-up, street performing, and singing (with several years of vocal tuition). In addition, I have a diploma in Professional Writing & Editing, and an Advanced Diploma in Screenwriting. Check out my client feedback to get an idea of what it will be like to work with me!

$77.78 /hr
4 hours
4.95
Linda E.

Linda E.

Professional writer and editor

Australia - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

I am a professional freelance writer and editor and NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER. I have been working in the fields of freelance writing and editing for some years, and before that was a technical writer/editor for many years, working for numerous companies in the fields of engineering, medical technology, and science. As an editor, I have worked on many academic papers in the fields of literature and science, and on a variety of books and ebooks on topics as diverse as psychology and how to save money at Christmas. As a writer, I have written articles on a wide range of topics, ebooks, and web content. I am also a published creative writer of short stories, poems and a children's book, and I have had one theatrical play and several vignettes performed. I have also completed several film courses. I have a Bachelor of Science degree and recently completed a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Composition, and I'm currently working towards a Master of Arts degree in English Literature. I am therefore very familiar with academic requirements. I am thorough, professional, reliable, and guarantee you will be satisfied with my work.

$65.00 /hr
1 hours
5.00
Lori Stephens

Lori Stephens

Expert Editing - Professional, Respected

United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

* Unbeatable quality * Respected by authors and businesses * Professional, easy to work with * Satisfaction guaranteed ------ EXPERIENCE ------------------------------------------------ My background spans nearly 30 years and the full spectrum of writing, editing, and publication management for print and web. I have edited over 120 published trade titles, as well as virtually every type of business documentation, and have self-published five books. Notable clients include Microsoft, CreateSpace/Amazon, Disney Internet Group, Prentice Hall, Gartner, and Rosetta Stone. ------ TESTIMONIALS ------------------------------------------------ “I was very pleased with the level of attention I received. The work was performed in a timely manner. Lori went above and beyond what was expected. She took a process that I considered ‘overwhelming’ and broke it down into simple process that I could easily understand and follow.” — Shawn Brookshier, The Happy Moments: Moving out of Anxiety and Depression “From my first contact with you until my book was fully edited, I was impressed with your professional approach. You helped me shape [my book] into its final, polished form with tact and rock-solid editing skills. It was a joy to work with you.” — John Hastings, The Drawing Breakthrough Book “The work performed was beyond my expectations. My experience was extremely positive. Lori was thorough and had a great eye for detail. She made my writing come alive with her suggestions. It was the beautiful icing on the cake, and I am very pleased with the result.” — Dr. Cynthia Barnett, Prime Time Makeover: How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life “Lori has edited numerous complex, technical documents for us. She turns things around on time despite tight deadlines, and has been quick to respond to questions and concerns. She consistently applies our high standards to the documents that she edits. We will be sending more work her way.” — Rob Helm, Directions on Microsoft Website: http://www.verbatimeditorial.com LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=102973221&trk=tab_pro ------ SUBMISSION GUIDELINES -------------------------------------- Software: Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc) preferred; Track Changes will be enabled as I edit Format: Times New Roman, 12 point, double spaced, 1" margins (approx. 300 words per page) Please provide the following: - The genre - Your writing experience - Intended audience - How the book will be published - The working title - Any special instructions

$70.00 /hr
5 hours
4.99
John Cunningham

John Cunningham

Sales & Marketing Professional

United States - Last active: 18 days ago

I am looking to do project work related to my technical skills running Infusionsoft / Wordpress / Memberium / and related tools for internet and automated marketing projects. I have over 5 years experience working with Infusionsoft in several businesses. I have an MBA from the University of Michigan in Strategy & Entrepreneurship. My target rate is $126, but I am willing to take lower offers in the near term to establish a reputation on this platform.

$75.00 /hr
1 hours
5.00
Alex Simon

Alex Simon

Award-winning screenwriter/journalist

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

I am an award-winning screenwriter and magazine/blog editor who has a BA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and an MFA from the American Film Institute. I am an MFA/graduate level screenwriting instructor, and have been blogging for Huffington Post for five years. I have had seven screenplays produced and was Editor of Venice Magazine, LA's oldest arts and entertainment publication, where I logged over 500 interviews with the biggest names in Hollywood. Visit my website at www.thehollywoodinterview.com. I am an expert in all things film: screenwriting, directing, producing and film history/critical studies.

$55.00 /hr
0 hours
4.99
Kim Beels

Kim Beels

Voice Artist - Communications & Creative Professio...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

I am a Boston area non-union voice talent with years of professional experience. I have my own recording studio and can turn around your project fast with reliable delivery. I will provide a clear and effective voice over for your business or service with a desire to exceed your expectations. My range is anywhere from young adult to middle age female. I specialize in voice overs for retail/announcer, real person, video, whiteboard, corporate, narration, games, audio books, voice mail greetings, and e-learning reads. I can deliver the attitude you are looking for whether authoritative, sexy, informative, fun, or professional. You will receive a high quality mp3 or wav file within 24 hours or less of awarded contract and approved script. Please reach out if you feel I am the voice you are looking for! I can't wait to get started! I am also an experienced copywriter for radio commercials, website content, blogs, social media, press releases, business plans, etc. I can also provide brainstorming for marketing and promotional ideas. I believe in finding the X Factor to promote your business or product. I managed a virtual marketing team for 7 years creating both HTML and Wordpress websites, audio and video commercials, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, graphics, ebooks, articles, author and entrepreneur interviews, and just about any kind of marketing or advertising product you can think of. Let's get to work on your project!

$80.00 /hr
1 hours
4.80