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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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Meki Cox

Meki Cox

CONSULTANT | Writer | Journalist | Social Media Ex...

United States - Last active: 01/05/2012 - Tests: 8

I DO NOT WORK OFF OF ODESK - PLEASE DO NOT ASK TO COMMUNICATE OFF OF ODESK UNTIL WE HAVE A CONTRACT ON ODESK I'm a Consultant first and foremost - I help companies learn how to adjust to the incoming Social Media wave. I teach company and online leaders how to operate online effectively and efficiently. I teach that straight forward advertising of the past is not the way to promote your business - instead through interaction online - you will develop a long range trend. Making that trend happen is a LONG RANGE Goal and requires time, money and resources. I am also a journalist - a writer - a freelancer and administrative assistant. I have been associated with High profile sites and Celebrities. I do voiceover work - and have an effective voice for many different applications. Google me http://www.google.com/search?q=meki+cox and you'll find quite literally hundreds of my articles or online activities. I'm a Social Media Expert and have been involved with very exclusive positions both on websites and in personal training and would like to continue in this field. I also Consult on high level projects offering my opinion and diagnosis of issues that can be corrected and need changing. My expertise in dealing with high level sites and individuals allows me to use my knowledge to give Major Companies that extra push towards Marketing and Consumer Interaction that they may have needed. I also help teach people Social Media - and train them to create Marketing Projects for themselves and their companies - using Social Media online. I enjoy helping companies become the best they can be and will provide ideas to help your company grow and gain momentum. I also am willing to look over written plans and provide feedback. I give you the ideas to move forward in this new Social Media era. And I'm VERY good at what I do. And...Although I charge high fees for Consulting - don't be surprised if I bid low on a small job because I see the potential for helping a smaller company make it online - or help them learn to manage themselves appropriately. Thanks for checking in on my Objective - and Thanks for being on Odesk!.

$62.22 /hr
0 hours
4.68
Allyson Jones

Allyson Jones

Freelance Writer, Editor & Destination Marketing E...

United States - Last active: 08/21/2013 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

Experienced magazine and online content writer and editor who has spent more than 15 years shamelessly promoting the people, places, organizations, events and history of the South Carolina Lowcountry and Coastal Empire of Georgia, both in print and online. Author of real estate blogs, countless feature articles, interviews, personality and business profiles, entertainment highlights, event calendars, advertorial, charts and more. Proficient in Microsoft Office products, especial Word and PowerPoint, as well as WordPress. Experience with SEO, keywords and tags. Specializing in the creation and editing of clear, concise and compelling copy.

$36.67 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Sean B.

Sean B.

Copywriter & Creative Writer

United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

Content marketing, blogging, article writing, copywriting, web design, and a lot more. I've worked in content marketing for nearly seven years. My experience varies from consulting with a 7-time New York Time Bestselling author, to an Inc. 500 startup in Venice Beach, CA. Experienced expert in content marketing plan development, asset creation, creative direction, content creation, blogging, social media, SEO, copywriting, Twitter, Facebook, and a lot more. Four years' experience in print media - writing, editing, proofing, layout, management, etc. Creative tendencies include television, film, music, short story, poetry, novel, screenplay, etc. If you need it written...I can write it for you. If you need it marketed...I'll get you results.

$39.00 /hr
3 hours
4.70
Michelle Greysen

Michelle Greysen

Professional Freelance Writer / Copywriter / Publi...

Canada - Last active: 11/04/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

Michelle Greysen ... is an edgy articulate professional freelance writer. Her work can be read in a variety of publications across the country, including many cover stories and features to her byline credit. Michelle's background in the print industry and her past corporate career as a publisher gives her an ability to see the story from both sides of the page. Her copy not only produces an enjoyable read but appeals to the demographic of the publication and weaves a tale that is editorially sound but also a perfect fit for the market from all angles, readership and revenue. The global publishing dilemma, the chicken-and-egg argument of editorial versus advertising and which side truly sells magazine, is a non-issue with Ms. Greysen's copy. Her well-researched storyline fits the publication as a whole, meeting and exceeding both editorial and publishing needs. Her extensive background lends itself to a perfect fit as a sharp copy writer with the skill set to polish your web site or marketing materials to position your venture for greater sales and success. Michelle not only gets-it in this competitive multiple-media product world, she also tells a great story, writes polished copy and professionally delivers - clean and on time!

$83.33 /hr
4 hours
4.80
Julian Phillips

Julian Phillips

Digital Marketing Professional - Communications, D...

Canada - Last active: 03/07/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

I am an experienced marketing freelancer with design, development and project management skills. I have worked with leading corporates, small businesses, and cutting edge startups to design and implement well-optimized sites that convert visitors to customers. My core competency lies in complete end-to-end management of web development projects, and marketing campaigns. I have experience setting up and managing Google Analytics, Hubspot, and other crucial marketing metrics applications. I have experience with Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor, Aweber, Constant Contact, Custom Contact, GroupMail, Litmus, Vertical Response, Icontact, Infusionsoft and Photoshop among others. Key skills: // Responsive email design & coding // Custom email newsletter templates (design & coding) // Custom email newsletter templates for email marketing tools (Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor, Aweber, Constant Contact, etc.) // PSD, PDF, JPG to email // Troubleshooting any HTML email // E-flyers // RSS templates // Anti-spam checking // Email campaign management // Importing contacts. Having recently exited my own startup business, I am looking to help other people grow their own companies.

$50.00 /hr
1 hours
5.00
Keren C.

Keren C.

Professional Work of the Highest Quality

United States - Last active: 07/05/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

Out of the many oDesk contractors, how do you know which one to pick? You'll want someone who is intelligent, educated, motivated, and efficient -- someone who will give their 100% to every assignment that they take upon themselves. As a hardworking and passionate American college student, I meet all of these qualifications and more. I am a newly returned oDesker with a great work ethic and university-level written and spoken English. I can assure you that I will deliver nothing but the highest quality of work within the given deadline. I am flexible, versatile, and a great creative thinker who takes all measures possible to leave the employer completely satisfied. As a student with college bills to pay, I am open to many different types of assignments. I would be thrilled to discuss any possible job opportunities further, and look forward to working with you.

$20.00 /hr
7 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
Paul Katz

Paul Katz

Freelance Writer, Editor, and Translator

Argentina - Last active: 06/07/2013 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7

I will help you grow your business through effective use of the written word. With more than six years of professional experience writing, editing, researching, and translating, I have helped leading companies to strengthen their online presence with exceptional articles and website copy. Personal publication credits include a research article for an Oxford University Press journal, political analysis for Salon.com, and a stint writing and editing for the Let's Go series of travel guides. Additionally, I am a translator fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese. No matter the project, I promise prompt service, careful attention to detail, and outstanding results.

$25.00 /hr
1 hours
4.99
Robert Kemmett

Robert Kemmett

Freelance Writer

United States - Last active: 12/07/2012 - Tests: 4

A creative and passionate professional looking for an opportunity to use experience and education to benefit others through the art of writing. Working as a sales associate, sales representative and chef gives me uniquely excelled people and communication skills. As a writer, I use my gift of gab to connect with my audience and grab their attention. I am a no-nonsense individual who provides employers with quality work that exceeds expectations. I am seeking a position to quench my thirst for creative writing and satisfy the hunger of others for knowledge and information.

$11.11 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Silke Maddox

Silke Maddox

Self-employed Translator and Language Professional

United Kingdom - Last active: 04/11/2014 - Tests: 3

A native German speaker and well-qualified English to German freelance translator with experience translating in Trados, Wordfast and other CAT-tools, as well as with online localisation management platforms. I am an experienced translator who aspires to translate texts not only with accuracy but cultural relevance. My translations are carefully crafted texts that not only retain their original message but also specifically appeal to the intended German target audience. I have experience translating content and documents for a variety of different international companies and organisations: financial institutions, electronics and engineering companies, software solution developers, online stores, language schools, the culture/travel sector, private individuals (PhD students, artists etc.) Areas of expertise: *Transcreation/ cross-market copywriting/ website translation: localisation of company websites to the German market; translation of company profiles, marketing materials, product and service descriptions, terms and conditions; familiar with CMS Systems; *Business materials: translation of brochures, press releases, presentations, staff training materials *E-Commerce sites: translation of e-tailing content *Software translation: user interfaces, manuals, help files *Gaming contents: experience as in-house German Localisation Tester in the video games industry; able to localise in-game content, manuals and UI files for different platforms, for consoles and the online-gaming sector * Proofreading/editing: with more than 3 years experience working as an editor and proofreader and in quality assurance, I will not only thoroughly check texts and translations for grammar and punctuation issues, but will also ensure that the translation reads well and conveys meaning precisely and that the style is fit for its purpose. *Content writing: I can also write content for most websites, in German and English, especially in the language, language teaching and travel sectors.

$22.22 /hr
0 hours
5.00