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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, 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

  • American Editor, Proofreader, Author

    A full-time American freelance editor and creative writer and one of oDesk's most sought after editors, I am skilled in both US and UK English styles. Highly professional and hard-working, I tackle every project as if it were my … more

    A full-time American freelance editor and creative writer and one of oDesk's most sought after editors, I am skilled in both US and UK English styles. Highly professional and hard-working, I tackle every project as if it were my own, and am scrupulous in finding flaws. I have structurally and technically edited, proofed, and indexed numerous books, fiction and nonfiction, for publishers around the world, and worked with authors to shape their work into publishable material, including doctoral theses and scientific/academic books and journal articles. (See my portfolio for links to a selection of these published works.) I use Chicago Manual of Style but can apply AP and other style guides if you so request. Currently working on a historical novel and a travel memoir; two of my short stories were recognized by Writer's Digest Magazine from among more than 19,000 competitors. Please review the hundreds of 5-star-rated comments on my work product from previous oDesk clients and my topnotch proficiency test scores; see my website at http://www.yourbesteditor.com for further information. Please be advised that rates for last-minute jobs and those requiring extended or off-hours are subject to negotiation. Thank you.  less

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    • $33.50 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 3202 HOURS
    • FRANCE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 35 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 12 TESTS
  • Writer | Editor (Academic & Non-Profit)

    I want you to shine. I truly do. Whether writing copy for you or editing what you have already written, I will engage your specific audience and make sure your text is organized, easy to understand, and flows well. Though … more

    I want you to shine. I truly do. Whether writing copy for you or editing what you have already written, I will engage your specific audience and make sure your text is organized, easy to understand, and flows well. Though I can write/edit in a formal tone, my preference is to use a more conversational style that really connects with people while still being professional. My best work is done with individuals, educational organizations, and non-profit organizations, as that is where I have gained most of my experience. Recent projects include: - book manuscripts - organizational newsletters - academic articles I have also worked with news articles, blog articles/posts, website copy, brochures, drama scripts, seminar transcriptions, and email copy. REFERENCE: "I have worked with Kari Otto on a wide variety of projects, ranging from creating thought-provoking pieces for curriculum to crisp, informative brochure and web site copy. I am consistently impressed with her insights and the command she has of her craft. Her writing is clear, colorful and well-organized. Kari understands deadlines and has established a record of turning around projects well within the agreed upon timeline. She is also a gifted editor, pulling together the ideas from a rough piece of copy and turning into more effective communication. Kari delivers all of this with the confident, helpful attitude born of experience. I recommend her without reservation!" Michael Boze Art Director/Communications Specialist  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 102 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Research Librarian, Copywriter, and Editorial Professional

    I bring a diverse range of writing, research, and administrative skills to my freelance work. I am a trained librarian and professional journalist. My diverse professional background—writing book descriptions and short articles, acting as a research assistant and fact-checker … more

    I bring a diverse range of writing, research, and administrative skills to my freelance work. I am a trained librarian and professional journalist. My diverse professional background—writing book descriptions and short articles, acting as a research assistant and fact-checker, managing email accounts, creating bibliographic materials, proof-reading academic and professional articles, job letters, and manuscripts (both fiction and non-fiction)—make me a highly qualified candidate for a wide range of editorial positions. As a copywriter, I have worked on a number of different projects including rewriting technical manuals and creating interesting, accurate, and concise descriptions for e-textbooks with attention paid to Search Engine Optimization. As a researcher, I have collaborated with professional authors and scholars, reviewing academic databases, print sources, popular magazines, and scholarly journals for statistical data, fact confirmation, and general information gathering. Over the course of various research assignments, I compiled extensive research notes and citations on a wide variety of topics including military data and statistics, current medical research, popular film reviews, and thematic elements and subject matter in contemporary literature. I am well-versed in editing and providing feedback on non-fiction manuscripts, both in academic and commercial settings. When editing, I pay close attention to the grammar, tone, and style of a piece, as well as to how the piece reads for the intended audience. My freelance book reviews, literature and culture articles, and blog posts have appeared in a variety of online and print publications since 2007. I am happy to provide writing samples upon request.  less

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    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 348 HOURS
    • ICELAND
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Expert English copy editing and proofreading

    Let me help you make your point clearly, articulately and with the refinement it deserves. As a native English speaker I offer impeccable copy editing, proof reading and feedback for your non-fiction report, business documents or fiction writing. Highly versatile … more

    Let me help you make your point clearly, articulately and with the refinement it deserves. As a native English speaker I offer impeccable copy editing, proof reading and feedback for your non-fiction report, business documents or fiction writing. Highly versatile, I can edit in US, UK, Australian or New Zealand English, and deliver results in your chosen software. I am also a MS Word expert and can assist you with any formatting or template issues. With 13 years experience as a senior consultant and project manager in Australia I authored, reviewed and critiqued many strategic documents before publication. These documents were always clearly written, with powerful messages. My work has received a National industry award in Australia, and several reports have been instrumental in compelling governments to change public policy. When I proof read your work I will go beyond just checking the basics. I will give you feedback on the logic and flow of ideas, as well as spelling, grammar, readability and punctuation. My experience includes: - Technical reports - Academic theses - Magazine articles - Government reports - Marketing material - Business eBooks - Novels. Let me bring my accuracy and professionalism to your project, so you can have the confidence your work will be a quality piece of writing. Key skills: • Native English speaker (New Zealand and Australia) • Degree qualified - academic award for highest marks - scholarship winner • National industry award winner for strategic planning • Experienced project manager • Excellent written and oral communication skills • High level skills in software used for analysis and presentation (MapInfo GIS; MS Office Word, Excel, Access; Adobe Suite) • Professional tendering and report writing for government, public and community organisations • Skilled office administration, including set up of management systems and databases • Experienced facilitator and public speaker • Innovative thinker, seeking continual improvement.  less

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    • $29.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 61 HOURS
    • AUSTRALIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 4 TESTS
  • Expert Wordsmith and Editor

    Since my early years, I have been interested in words and their significance to the ways in which we communicate. I am a native speaker of English, and recently received a Master's degree in English Literature. I have a … more

    Since my early years, I have been interested in words and their significance to the ways in which we communicate. I am a native speaker of English, and recently received a Master's degree in English Literature. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in English Literature and Fine Art, as well as a minor in History. For years, I have been doing freelance work with copyediting; proofreading; teaching and tutoring English grammar, usage, and literature; research; and grant writing.  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • IT Fan

    I am a hardworking, dedicated, responsible and focused on what I do. Ready to advance my knowledge and skill. Easy and quick learner, willing to listening anybody’s suggestions and advices that can help me to become better, to grow … more

    I am a hardworking, dedicated, responsible and focused on what I do. Ready to advance my knowledge and skill. Easy and quick learner, willing to listening anybody’s suggestions and advices that can help me to become better, to grow professionally, capable to adapt quickly on new environment. Communicative, ability to work in teams who are strictly professional. I graduate "High School of Professional Business Studies" in Novi Sad 2009. I speak English (speak - intermediate level; write - intermediate level) and Italian languages (speak - basic level; write - basic level) in addition to the mother tongue Serbo-Croatian. I'm proficient with MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point, Adobe Acrobat, ABBYY FineReader, TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works, Internet, Hardware (repair and maintenance computers), Sound Forge (basic), Etka, TecDoc. I have experience in data entry, data processing, typing, audio and video processing. I'm very comfortable using computers and I am confident in my ability to learn any new programs quickly.  less

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    • $3.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 66 HOURS
    • SERBIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 16 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Writer & Editor with MA in English

    In 2012, I completed my master's degree in the study of English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo. Since then I've taught English classes in Europe, taken additional courses focused on book publishing, and worked as … more

    In 2012, I completed my master's degree in the study of English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo. Since then I've taught English classes in Europe, taken additional courses focused on book publishing, and worked as an editorial intern for a literary agency. I am skilled, confident, and precise with the English language. As a freelancer, I excel at editing grammar, spelling, consistency, style, and voice; proofreading; researching; article writing; and transcribing audio into written content.  less

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    • $18.89 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 126 HOURS
    • CANADA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Grammar Wiz | Proficient, Reliable Proofreader | Word Processing Maven

    Thank you for visiting my profile page! ツ I offer dependable, first-rate services to clients who need an English-language and/or word-processing expert. O B J E C T I V E My primary objective is to land a job … more

    Thank you for visiting my profile page! ツ I offer dependable, first-rate services to clients who need an English-language and/or word-processing expert. O B J E C T I V E My primary objective is to land a job that can provide a challenging opportunity for me to contribute to the progress of the company for which I will be working. I am driven to succeed, with a passion for learning new skills and applying those I already have to help both myself and my clients achieve success. S K I L L S I have an excellent command of written English (both American and British). A stickler for proper grammar, I can thoroughly proofread and edit a variety of written works: academic papers, technical and legal documents, website content, essays, short stories, and novels. I write with clarity, coherence, and conciseness. I am also a fervent reader. My skills include: ✏ A solid grasp of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure ✏ Familiarity with various editorial styles and citation formats, including Oxford, Associated Press, Chicago, APA, MLA, and Harvard ✏ Analytic problem solving ✏ A functional knowledge of manuscript formatting for CreateSpace ✏ Top-notch content (SEO) and spintax writing ✏ Accurate transcription ✏ Accurate English-to-Tagalog and Tagalog-to-English translation ✏ An average typing speed of 65 wpm with at least 95% accuracy ✏ The ability to learn new skills quickly ✏ The ability to work as a member of a team ✏ The ability to work independently with little or no supervision W O R K E X P E R I E N C E In 2010, I worked as a customer service representative at Teleperformance Philippines and was one of the top performers in my team, garnering a 5/5 score in customer surveys throughout my four-month stint. For more than four years now, I have been making use of my gilt-edged editing and writing skills as a freelance line editor, proofreader, and website content creator. I have also done data entry, translation (Tagalog to English and vice versa), and transcription work.  less

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    • $17.50 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 4309 HOURS
    • PHILIPPINES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 4 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 27 TESTS
  • Copywriter, award-winning journalist with sharp eye for editing

    I live in Barcelona, Spain, where I work as a part-time copywriter for a local tour company. I wrote more than 80 pages of copy for the site's recent redesign and relaunch. I also oversee the company's social … more

    I live in Barcelona, Spain, where I work as a part-time copywriter for a local tour company. I wrote more than 80 pages of copy for the site's recent redesign and relaunch. I also oversee the company's social media campaign, which includes Twitter, Facebook and Google+. In addition to Barcelona Experience, this past year I've run social media campaigns and blogs for two different American companies. I'm also a news reporter for Snooth.com, a job in which I write 20 400-word articles in a 12.5-hour work week. From 2010 to 2012, I was a reporter at The Villages Daily Sun newspaper, the fastest-growing newspaper in America. I was a three-time finalist in the Florida Press Club's Excellence in Journalism contest. This past November, I won first place in Class B light features and second place in Class B health writing. Previous to the Daily Sun, I spent two years as a staff writer for the marketing department at Southeastern University. I oversaw the school's student intranet, I wrote ad and web copy, and served as the lead writer on several projects. I worked with Adobe Dreamweaver and an in-house CMS.  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 311 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Freelance Writer/Editor/Proofreader with PR/Marketing Experience

    My name is Cara-Marie Findlay. If you are looking for a passionate and fiercely competitive freelance writer that can adapt to various styles, topics, and most importantly your needs, then look no further! I also like P.I.E.E … more

    My name is Cara-Marie Findlay. If you are looking for a passionate and fiercely competitive freelance writer that can adapt to various styles, topics, and most importantly your needs, then look no further! I also like P.I.E.E (more on that below). I am an alumna of the University of Florida where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree. I majored in English and minored in Business. I value clear and concise communication, whether written or verbal. I also recognize the importance and esteem creative marketing and public relations campaigns because of their ability to motivate people to action. My experience includes working with and writing/proofreading/editing for a digital marketing firm, published authors, the music industry, and non-profits. Details of these different contract jobs/projects include: Writing articles on various topics that were featured on blog sites with a Google Page Rank of 3 or higher. Developing social media marketing strategies and campaigns for a children's book titled "The Adventures of Ajalon and Kayla: The Emerald Globe" and published author and radio host Lana Reid. Performing structural editing and proofreading on the self improvement book "Go Get It" by author Ciara Elle. Working as a lead proofreader on a major supermarket account at PureRED (a digital marketing firm). Creating press releases and media kits for musical artists. Developing content, marketing material, and sales literature for ad sales for Oh BRIDES (a luxe wedding magazine). Writing bios for authors. Creating informative literature for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) and the National Science Foundation's UF Gender Grant. Developing educational Bible-based literature and lessons for use in Bible studies and children's church. I operate using four core values (P.I.E.E.) - Partnership - I am committed to becoming thoroughly acquainted with you and your project needs. I will dedicate the necessary time and writing skills/services to ensure that those needs are met. Ingenuity - I am committed to creativity, thinking outside the box and going beyond what is typically expected. Excellence - I value integrity and am a woman with uncompromising integrity. Why? Because my contribution to your project and any other stands to affect much more than simply making a good name for myself. Thus, I am committed to providing you with top of the line service and a product of the highest quality. Effectiveness - I am committed to maximizing your opportunity to engage with stakeholders and decision makers by offering clear, concise, effective and efficient communication. I am as comfortable with print as I am with online writing. As a writer, I am deeply invested in effective communication and public relations. As a human being, I am keenly interested in service. I treasure each contract job/project because each one has provided me with unique experiences. I have had opportunities that included serving as a liaison with news media, information services and local government to planning, promoting and implementing a wide range of events, from fundraising functions to service activities that benefited the community. I keep a personal blog under the name Cara Naan using WordPress and I have plans to one day publish books, starting with a poetry collection, also using that name Cara Naan.  less

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    • $33.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 73 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 8 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
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