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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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Last updated: April 1, 2015

  • 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
    • 225 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

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Experienced writer, copy editor, proofreader and travel photographer

    The written word has been a passion most of my life, and it became my career 18 years ago. Since 1997 I have written and edited copy for magazines and newspapers through freelancing and being on staff. From 1999-2007 I … more

    The written word has been a passion most of my life, and it became my career 18 years ago. Since 1997 I have written and edited copy for magazines and newspapers through freelancing and being on staff. From 1999-2007 I worked as a general assignment and beat reporter for a newspaper, and took over as managing editor in 2001. My responsibilities included editing copy of other staff writers and providing photographs for the newspaper as well as myriad publications put out by our publishing company. From 2007-2013 I lived in Australia and worked under contract with a national publication group for which I provided copy and photographs for travel magazines. My go-to handbooks for writing and editing are Strunk and White's "The Elements of Style," "Chicago Manual of Style," and the most current version of "The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing and Media Law." That said, I respect language and the nuance punctuation provides to make copy snappy, interesting and readable. I believe that in editing, the author's voice is more important than following "rules." Of course spelling, grammar and punctuation are of utmost importance. I keep a light hand while editing unless the project needs an overhaul--which would be discussed with the author before I made any changes. There is a skill to tell captivating stories. There is also a skill in capturing moments with a camera to inspire the soul. I look forward to working with you.  less

    copy-editing creative-writing travel-writing photography news-writing-style newsletter-writing proofreading internet-research 00 more less
    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 576 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • 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
  • Copy editor

    As a detail-oriented editor with formal training in editing from the University of Chicago Graham School, I am seeking opportunities to edit and proofread all kinds of content, including web content, marketing copy, book manuscripts, academic journals, articles, and grant … more

    As a detail-oriented editor with formal training in editing from the University of Chicago Graham School, I am seeking opportunities to edit and proofread all kinds of content, including web content, marketing copy, book manuscripts, academic journals, articles, and grant proposals. While I have experience in writing, I find that I am most productive in an editing role, and I naturally enjoy this work. In addition to my training in the Chicago Manual of Style, I am familiar with AP style and can adapt to any particular house style guidelines. My editing experience includes academic, technical, and online marketing copy. I have edited grant narratives to be presented to the U.S. Department of Education in STEM areas (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), in addition to collaborating in research on nonprofit grants for the U.S. Department of Justice. As a copy editor for several online-focused content companies, I have edited articles and materials for consistency of style and adherence to SEO strategies. These experiences have involved close collaboration with freelance writers, providing feedback and coaching writers on areas of improvement. In addition to editing monolingual documents, I have edited and proofread English-Spanish translations. For more than seven years, I have worked as a Spanish interpreter and translation proofreader. I have also received training in Trados 2011 and have used this software for translation and editing.  less

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    • $24.44 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 42 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 15 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
  • Proofreading and Editing Specialist

    Perhaps grammar and spelling were never your strong points, English is not your first language, or you’ve worked on this project until you can’t see straight anymore! Whether you’re a first time blogger or an experienced author … more

    Perhaps grammar and spelling were never your strong points, English is not your first language, or you’ve worked on this project until you can’t see straight anymore! Whether you’re a first time blogger or an experienced author, if you need your writing to be error-free and reader friendly, I can provide the finishing touches to your creative work. With professional qualifications and over twelve years’ experience editing and proofreading a wide range of manuscripts, I will review your document with an eye to spelling, grammar, word choice, flow, pace and construction. Past projects have included books in a number of genres destined for either virtual or hard copy publication, blogs, websites, marketing documents, corporate policies, government reports, business correspondence and training materials. The areas of cooking, nutrition, health and wellness are of particular interest to me, and it’s always hard to put down a good novel! Please contact me to discuss your editing needs.  less

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    • $17.50 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 125 HOURS
    • AUSTRALIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 9 TESTS
  • Copywriter: clear, engaging copy & content

    With 12+ years of professional research, writing and editing experience create clear and engaging copy for direct marketing communications (sales letters, sales pages, etc.), advertisements, tag lines and products and websites. I have excellent client feedback and the highest possible … more

    With 12+ years of professional research, writing and editing experience create clear and engaging copy for direct marketing communications (sales letters, sales pages, etc.), advertisements, tag lines and products and websites. I have excellent client feedback and the highest possible rating on oDesk. My current and recent clients include: Norcross Marine AppAftercare.com Myhomecarebiz.com Scorpion Design Windstream Communications American Songwriter magazine Press 8 Telecom James Publishing U-Office.com Nearmap, Ltd. Digitek numerous small businesses  less

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    • $27.50 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 283 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 13 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Proofreader / Copy Editor / Writer

    College-educated freelancing Jill of all trades, master of some. My writing experience spans over five years of professional proofreading and copy editing experience and four years as a paid author and content writer. With an average error-free typing speed of … more

    College-educated freelancing Jill of all trades, master of some. My writing experience spans over five years of professional proofreading and copy editing experience and four years as a paid author and content writer. With an average error-free typing speed of 85 words per minute, I can guarantee that your projects will be completed quickly and efficiently. I am currently striving to expand my minimal experience in copywriting. ►►Copy Editing & Proofreading Specialties ☆ Academic writing (including personal statements) ☆ Novels ☆ Blog posts ☆ Company-wide emails and newsletters ☆ Fiction and nonfiction work ☆ Non-native English writing projects ☆ Website content ►►Content Writing Specialties ☆ Health, nutrition, and wellness ☆ Automotive ☆ Research and fact compilations ☆ Sales copy ☆ Fiction ghostwriting I am unfortunately unavailable for full-time or strictly scheduled hourly work (i.e. shift work) as I work in the automotive industry where I am responsible for sales, graphic design, copywriting, and content creation for our website; however, I am available on retainer and am open to full-time positions in the event of a competitive offer of employment.  less

    copy-editing proofreading transcription customer-service editing essay-writing sales-writing customer-support english-grammar english-punctuation 00 more less
    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 19 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 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
  • Proofreader, editor, grammar, punctuation and spelling expert

    I'm an experienced editor and proofreader. My work time is flexible and includes both weekdays and weekends, so I can offer a short turnaround time. I'm self-motivated, dependable and accurate. My English skills have always been excellent, including … more

    I'm an experienced editor and proofreader. My work time is flexible and includes both weekdays and weekends, so I can offer a short turnaround time. I'm self-motivated, dependable and accurate. My English skills have always been excellent, including spelling, vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar and punctuation. I can write well but I prefer editing and proofreading. My work experience is varied, giving me an extensive vocabulary across a wide variety of fields. I have excellent references, both personal and professional. They'll tell you I'm accurate, reliable, honest and trustworthy. I've been working with some of my clients for 17 years. My most recent paid work experience has been in medical transcription, including surgical and chart notes, letters, depositions and chart reviews. I recently completed editing, proofreading, and formatting the Declarations and Bylaws for a Condominium HOA, and writing, editing, proofreading and formatting Bylaws and Rules and Regulations for a 501(c)7 interclub sports organization. I use Microsoft Word extensively. I have a master's degree in microbiology and worked in education, research, and infection control. I have had an insurance license and a securities license and am well acquainted with that specialized vocabulary. Any of the people I've worked with or for would be happy to provide a testament to the quality and timeliness of my work. I can get your work done quickly, accurately, and reliably.  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
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