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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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Jillian B.

Jillian B.

Writer/Editor

United States - Last active: 03/30/2014 - Portfolio: 14

I've worked as a writer and editor for magazines, newspapers, and websites for over ten years. My articles have appeared in The New York Observer, Marie Claire, Self, Ladies Home Journal, Home by Design, Spasearch, Life by Design, and websites such as MSN Lifestyle, Aspen Education, and the non-profit Best Friends Animal Society. My writing has covered a broad range of topics inclduing travel, home design, art and culture, health, education, real estate, beauty and skincare, green living, and philanthropy. My objective is to find work as a writer and editor. I have a master's degree in Creative Writing from New York University and have taught writing, composition, grammar, and literature at the School of Visual Arts. Clips are available www.mediabistro.com/jillianblume.

$33.33 /hr
3 hours
5.00
Steve Burke

Steve Burke

Published Technical Editor & Writer

United States - Last active: 08/05/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

Hi there, potential client! I work as the Editor-in-Chief of a large technology news & reviews website, but I'm always excited to work with clients on copy writing and copy editing tasks! I'm a published, industry-acknowledged journalist within the world of computing and gaming. I've also got ten years of web development and design experience, which have historically included web content writing, SEO writing, and editing. If you're looking for a content writer who can couple editorial work with search engine phrase targeting, you've found your guy. Oh, and I speak English and live in the US, which I'm sure is a bonus for some people. In terms of writing, my specialties include: - Deep, technical analysis of computer hardware and software. See an example of my writing here: http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/1497-ssd-architecture-1-what-is-tlc-nand-mlc-anatomy - Fun, playful, oft-satirical writing of games and events: http://www.gamersnexus.net/games/496-magicka-review - Serious & SEO-targeted writing. http://www.djrang.com/services/weddings (I also made this website for a client). - Newsletter & press release writing. Seriously. I know press releases, mostly because I receive hundreds of them a day for my day-job. I've even written articles about how to write a press release! Example of my press release writing: https://www.noscopeglasses.com/blog-2/68-press-release-noscope-launches-affordable-gaming-glasses (also contains SEO-targeted phrases). - English language and grammar. I can edit your posts just as well as I can write them. If you're ready to hire a real writer with industry-celebrated articles -- someone who's been published in numerous locations -- contact me and let's get started. I don't play around; writing is what I do. We'll work together closely on Skype or phone to get your project done right the first time, and more importantly, done quickly and competently.

$66.67 /hr
2 hours
5.00
Alyssa H.

Alyssa H.

Spanish-English Translator and Article & Blog Writ...

United States - Last active: 11/26/2014 - Tests: 3

I graduated recently with bachelor's degrees in International Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies. I am a disciplined, motivated individual with a worldly perspective derived from my experiences working and studying abroad. Currently, I offer my services as a freelance blogger, article writer and translator. I am a contributing writer for a start-up online travel magazine and was recently hired as a blogger for a health website. Service details: Skilled in English-Spanish and Spanish-English translation, article writing, blog writing and proofreading. Specialize in topics of non-profits, international development, Latin America, travel and health. Especially interested in Spanish-English translating, subtitling/transcription jobs and researching and writing on the above-mentioned subjects. I would be delighted to work with you!

$20.00 /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
Greg Beets

Greg Beets

Freelance Writer/Editor

United States - Last active: 02/28/2013

I've been writing professionally since 1992 with a focus on the areas of music, food, travel and health. My writing has appeared in publications such as the Austin Chronicle, Billboard, Uncut, Elmore, Blurt and Pop Culture Press. From 2007 to 2011, I served as Dallas City Editor and Austin Correspondent for go2 Media's local mobile web entertainment guides. From 1993 through 1998, I co-edited and co-published Hey! Hey! Buffet!, a food-oriented fanzine covering all-you-can-eat buffets. The fanzine won two "Best of Austin" awards in 1994 and 1998. In my concurrent role as a Health Communications/Community Engagement Unit team lead at the Texas Department of State Health Services, I do everything from write and edit educational pamphlets, websites, reports and policy briefs to manage media and social marketing campaigns. My career goal for freelance writing is to expand the number of outlets I write for and expand the scope of my writing to new areas of interest. For writing or editing non-bylined items, my goal is to provide clients with clear, concise copy that meets the immediate needs of both the client and the reader.

$66.67 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Sage Mosurinjohn

Sage Mosurinjohn

Writer and proofreader with excellent communicatio...

Canada - Last active: 09/07/2014 - Tests: 5

After completing a Bachelor of Journalism, I became the Customer and Community Representative for a local coffee company. In this position I managed all web content on their website (www.bridgehead.ca) as well as produced content and managed all social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Blog, Instagram, etc.) I have also written for several publications as a reporter and columnist. I am currently enrolled in a full-time college program now so I'm looking for freelance / part-time writing or proofreading work that I can do from home.

$22.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Chelsea Dibble

Chelsea Dibble

Chelsea Dibble: Writer

United States - Last active: 06/24/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

I am an extremely passionate writer and an excellent wordsmith. Much of my writing is witty, conversational, intelligent and unique; the stuff that isn't is being edited at the moment. I can write an upstanding non-fiction or informative piece or a compelling fiction piece. I also try to follow these ideals in my daily life: My best work is ahead of me. Get things done. Edit. Live each day with discipline. Apologize quickly and often. Write thank you notes. Listen to big ideas. Think of big ideas. Checklists are extremely rewarding. Write 1000 words a day for fun. Practice. If something can't be seen creatively, move to a different angle and look again. Everyone is their own protagonist. Respect that. Take responsibility for everything you do. Be a Renaissance man. Wear as many hats as possible for a few years. Specialize in something after those few years. Be annoyingly curious. Edit. Some of the topics I love writing about include: travel, health and fitness, finances, advice, fiction, advertising, small business marketing, heuristics, hiking, mountaineering, self-help, fashion, music, weddings and pedagogy.

$33.33 /hr
0 hours
4.99
Robert Ortiz

Robert Ortiz

Creator of Creative Content, Copy, and Characters

United States - Last active: 09/03/2013 - Tests: 3

My fondness for writing has always been grounded in my love of literature. As both a professional and hobbyist writer, I bring a well-honed elegance and versatility to the projects I take on through my attention to detail, and the ability to grasp the style that most suits the project’s needs. Relevant professional experience includes designing copy for large online retailers, where I wrote content on a wide assortment of products – everything from video games to outdoor patio furniture, to seafood meals and bidets. I’ve also researched and written e-mails, brochures, and website copy for clients in the Physical Therapy/Dentistry field. While the majority of my work thus far has been in marketing, SEO, and copywriting my truest passions are fiction and gaming. In my spare time I have worked on designing board games of my own creation, written fiction, developed characters, generated pitches for video games (along with quests and other etcetera), and I have even been fortunate enough to have had paid work writing content for video games and their websites. My goal is to find work in the video game or table-top game industry as a writer, and everything I do up until then is in pursuit of that.

$16.67 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Jennifer Eden

Jennifer Eden

Professional broadcaster, announcer, voice-overs,...

United States - Last active: 06/05/2014 - Tests: 3

For the past 20 years I have worked as a professional broadcaster, presenter, announcer and voice-over artist. I have held on-air positions at ABC Australia, CCTV9 Beijing, Huafeng, China Radio International, 2CA, 2BC, Channel 7 Prime, Olympic Broadcasting Services and Gold Coast 10 amongst others. Recent voice-over projects include Sony Asia, Cisco Systems, Questacon, the animation series Early Birds and Jackie Chan's CZ12. I work well with tight deadlines and take direction easily. I am currently based in the US with a flexible schedule. I am a native Australian and have recording experience with British and US accents as well. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or queries, I look forward to making your project come alive.

$77.78 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Amina Salau

Amina Salau

Freelance Writer, Blogger and Editor

Nigeria - Last active: 08/25/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I recently launched The Illuminated Pen, a writing and editing business. Prior to this, I have been editing and proofreading for quite a number of media outlets ranging from radio houses to blogs. I proofread documents, articles, business proposals, thesis, etc. I help people polish their work to show excellence and professionalism. I am also a freelance writer looking for guest and ghost blogging opportunities, and to help small businesses run their blogs.

$50.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00