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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

  • Creative Writer and Editor

    Freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and author. Before taking the plunge into full-time freelancing, I was digging up artifacts and conducting cultural resource surveys for an environmental consulting firm, where I was, more often than not, covered in dirt, mud, and … more

    Freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and author. Before taking the plunge into full-time freelancing, I was digging up artifacts and conducting cultural resource surveys for an environmental consulting firm, where I was, more often than not, covered in dirt, mud, and ticks. Before that, I was a full-time online sales writer for an asset management company. My expertise is in creative writing, proofreading and editing. For those seeking help with ebooks and/or self-publishing, I offer publishing assistance and consultation. Please message me for more details. The best feeling in the world is completing a project. If you've worked hard on your project, you deserve a polished, perfect end result. Together, we can make your work the best it can be.  less

    blog-writing editing ghostwriting creative-writing copy-editing proofreading copywriting ebook-writing essay-writing resume-writing 00 more less
    • $17.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 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

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    • $14.96 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 356 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 31 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

    copywriting direct-marketing resume-writing copy-editing press-release-writing 00 more less
    • $27.50 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 246 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 13 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Much published native English speaking academic

    I am a retired American-Australian linguistics associate professor / senior lecturer doing freelance English proofreading and copy editing from my wife's home town, Cairo, Egypt. I specialize in ESL copy editing to a certain extent. The thesis and article submissions … more

    I am a retired American-Australian linguistics associate professor / senior lecturer doing freelance English proofreading and copy editing from my wife's home town, Cairo, Egypt. I specialize in ESL copy editing to a certain extent. The thesis and article submissions often go so quickly and result in such happy thanks. We sleep 4am to noon like a lot of retired Egyptians so I am available from late morning in Western Europe, through the business day in North America and into the morning working hours in Eastern Australia. I do general copy editing and proofreading, often by non-native speakers, producing finished work in American, Australian/NZ and UK English as required. I've published about 50 scientific works of my own in the dialects just mentioned, mostly in the US and Aus/NZ, and in certain continental EU academic publications. I often do large public health and epidemiology project copy editing such as the decennial Eritrean health survey, led by a Norwegian group, and a large Yemeni work on child health. I often proof large manufacturing public relations works such as histories of companies for their web sites. I was at Australia's National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health for seven years as a Research and Publications Officer in Emeritus Professor John C. Caldwell's Health Transition Centre (a health behaviors in poor countries unit). I am one of the occasional copy editors for a sports medicine journal that seems to have several of us read issues front to back, working from authors' final submissions after acceptance for publication. I studied the life and hard sciences a bit as an undergraduate and have stayed in touch enough to copy edit a good bit of hard science by ESL authors which were on their way to publication. Clients have included PhD and other students from all over the world, embassies, mining corporations, manufacturing enterprises, national public health units, and other sorts of ministries from around the Middle East and beyond. I am open to any middle sized or largish proposal. I require reasonable deadlines. I usually must decline anything involving immediate turnaround. PhD Linguistics (The Institute, Australian National U.), MA Linguistics (U. Hawaii), MA Anthropological Linguistics (U. Iowa). BA African rural economies (U. Iowa) Countries Visited: Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Portugal, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States (all of them except Alaska), Vanuatu, Yemen (South and North, 1971), Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe. American States Visited: All of them at least twice except for Alaska which I haven't been to at all.  less

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    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 532 HOURS
    • EGYPT
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Experienced editor, proof reader, writer

    As the author or co-author of six books, the editor of a couple more, and the former editor of an academic journal I have the background and experience to help with almost any writing project. Perhaps my most important qualification … more

    As the author or co-author of six books, the editor of a couple more, and the former editor of an academic journal I have the background and experience to help with almost any writing project. Perhaps my most important qualification, however, is my experience as a teacher of English composition and developmental writing courses at both the four-year and community college level. Given this background, I can help with a wide variety of writing projects, from reviewing such basic issues as English grammar, syntax, usage, and so forth to improving organization, expression, and effectiveness.  less

    ap-style-writing microsoft-powerpoint book-writing english-proofreading academic-writing content-writing article-writing ebook-writing report-writing copy-editing 00 more less
    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 226 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
  • copy-editor and proofreader

    Authors often find it difficult to be completely objective about their own work, because they are so familiar and involved with it. If you are worried about embarrassing grammar slips, elusive typos or erratic punctuation, I can help. I am … more

    Authors often find it difficult to be completely objective about their own work, because they are so familiar and involved with it. If you are worried about embarrassing grammar slips, elusive typos or erratic punctuation, I can help. I am meticulous and tenacious about identifying those tiny imperfections -- the ones you know must be there, but cannot find. I would like you to be as confident as possible about publishing, and proud to place your work on public view. To ensure that your message is communicated clearly, concisely, consistently and correctly, I will eliminate errors in grammar, punctuation, word usage, and typography. I aim to allow your work to reach its audience without distraction from the content. Whether you have a 500-page book requiring a full copy-edit, or a 50-word email requiring a final proofread, no job is too big or too small. You can contact me by clicking the button in the top-right corner of this page. There is a certain amount of overlap between what a copy-editor does and what a proofreader does; this is why both services are often offered by an individual editorial professional. Traditionally, proofreading is the final stage of the editorial process and can be seen as a final check before publication. Sometimes, a manuscript will have been through developmental and substantive editing in addition to copy-editing, design and typesetting. It is a proofreader's responsibility to catch any errors or blemishes which may have been missed or even inadvertently introduced at previous stages of the editorial process. On other occasions, an author will be self-publishing a work that they have taken to the point where they need a second pair of eyes to catch any errors or imperfections that have eluded them due to their familiarity and involvement with the project. This is where the services of a copy-editor or proofreader are the ideal choice. My aim is to deliver an error-free text, although no editorial process can consistently guarantee a 100 percent error-free publication. Nevertheless, I have a proven track record of delivering copy that always meets the highest of professional standards.  less

    proofreading copy-editing editing adobe-pdf technical-editing microsoft-word adobe-acrobat research-papers word-processing fact-checking 00 more less
    • $30.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 369 HOURS
    • POLAND
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 15 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 20 TESTS
  • Proofreader, Copy-editor and Writer

    I'm a qualified proofreader and copy-editor with over seven years of experience. I provide various editorial services, undertaking anything from light editing and proofreading to full re-writes. I am a university graduate and a member of the Society for … more

    I'm a qualified proofreader and copy-editor with over seven years of experience. I provide various editorial services, undertaking anything from light editing and proofreading to full re-writes. I am a university graduate and a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). I have an editorial background in academic publishing, e-commerce and marketing and have been freelancing for several years. As a proofreader and copy-editor, I guarantee consistency, reliability and meticulous attention to detail. I can correct any spelling or grammatical errors and improve structure and syntax while retaining the author's unique voice. I have proofread and copy-edited texts on just about every subject under the sun. I have a Social Sciences academic background so am particularly experienced in this area. One of my specialties is editing work either translated from other languages or written by non-native speakers. Most of my work involves British, US, Canadian or Australian English, but I have written and edited content aimed at audiences in many countries. I'm easily reached via Skype, e-mail or telephone for the duration of your project.  less

    proofreading copy-editing article-writing content-writing internet-research blog-writing 00 more less
    • $24.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 96 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 5 TESTS
  • Proofreader, editor, and copywriter with experience enhancing resumes

    Through the course of seven years, I have become most skilled at optimizing the marketability of people (resumes, cover letters, personal statements) and products (events, brands, ideas) by contributing to projects as an editor, proofreader, or copywriter. I offer editing … more

    Through the course of seven years, I have become most skilled at optimizing the marketability of people (resumes, cover letters, personal statements) and products (events, brands, ideas) by contributing to projects as an editor, proofreader, or copywriter. I offer editing at the sentence- and document-level to help clients clarify, shape, and convey the message they aim to achieve. At over 550 hours between both fixed-price and hourly jobs on the oDesk platform, I have worked to improve press releases, blog posts, news articles, product descriptions, business documents, technical manuals, creative pieces, short stories, fiction and non-fiction books, and website content. Through collaboration and detailed discussion with each client, I can help perfect any written project in need of a meticulous editor. In addition to my freelance experience, I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in both English and Linguistics, and I completed a minor in Mass Communications.  less

    proofreading technical-editing copy-editing resume-writing creative-writing english-grammar blog-writing press-release-writing article-writing english-punctuation 00 more less
    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 118 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 8 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 14 TESTS
  • Editor, Writer, French-English Translator

    I'm a freelance editor, writer, team lead, fr-en translator who provides quality and thorough edits, great content, strong leadership, and accurate translations. My main experience runs the gamut of editing; I've checked for errors and issues regarding formatting … more

    I'm a freelance editor, writer, team lead, fr-en translator who provides quality and thorough edits, great content, strong leadership, and accurate translations. My main experience runs the gamut of editing; I've checked for errors and issues regarding formatting, layout, grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, style, tone, organization, flow, and diction, and I've worked with MLA, AP, Chicago, and APA. I can easily adapt to different styles, and I have a strong foundation in English grammar and mechanics. Learning French and my previous teaching English experience supplement my knowledge and skills. Though quick to pick up on most subjects and curious about all topics, I am particularly partial to literature, critical theory (e.g., feminist, queer, and critical race), sociology, psychology, anthropology, environmental and health issues. With me, your texts and documents are in good hands.  less

    editing copy-editing proofreading content-writing translation-french-english english-tutoring teaching-english 00 more less
    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 2127 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 10 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 14 TESTS
  • 1st class native English proofreader/editor/word nerd (NOT A WR*TER)

    I'm a native Englishman with excellent command of English and am a stickler for presentation, formatting, consistency and correctness. I turn your written words into perfection. My niche is NOT in WR*TING, but in proofreading and copy-editing - and … more

    I'm a native Englishman with excellent command of English and am a stickler for presentation, formatting, consistency and correctness. I turn your written words into perfection. My niche is NOT in WR*TING, but in proofreading and copy-editing - and especially of academic material - where my almost nerdish attention to detail and perfectionism finds a real outlet. Let me loose on your documents! (American or British English - no problem with either) **SEE MY TEST RESULTS - top 10% in many word-related skills** NB I AM NOT A WR*TER. Despite what any oDesk algorithm might tell you, I am not a good fit for your writing job. I don't write copy, I don't "spin", I don't re-write, and I won't work with stuff which I know or believe to be plagiarised. I use Copyscape where necessary. . I’m very experienced in MS Word and advanced formatting, MS Excel and MS Powerpoint, and the inter-facing between them. I’m a retired (young) dentist with 30 years experience in the public service, the last 15 in clinical admin/management. Responsible for all local departmental in-house stationery, circulars, publications, and analysis tools and report writing. I look forward to working on here so that the many skills I have perfected over the years are not wasted. I was very involved in local and national scientific committees and have sound experience in science/medical writing and analysis. PHOTOGRAPHY is my main passion, and I am experienced in most aspects of image manipulation. I have a special interest in restoration of old photos since I have taken custody of the family’s large photographic archive.  less

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    • $25.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 803 HOURS
    • IRELAND
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 29 TESTS
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