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Copy Editing Freelancers

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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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Time to Complete oDesk Copy Editing Jobs

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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

  • Editor // Copywriter // Blogger

    I believe words are powerful. "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." The first time I read that, it took my breath away. Using only 6 words, Hemingway tells a much deeper, emotional story. Words do more than convey a message … more

    I believe words are powerful. "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." The first time I read that, it took my breath away. Using only 6 words, Hemingway tells a much deeper, emotional story. Words do more than convey a message. They shape perception. Words soften hearts and change minds. That is why I do what I do. I get up in the morning because I believe I can influence the way your customers interact with your business. I want to do more than sell your products. I want to establish customer relationships based on a deep emotional connection and mutual understanding. Blogs take a business and make it human. I show customers the people behind your brand. Your passion. Your work. Blogs create a shared experience. And that is far more powerful than any 30-second spot on TV. What are you waiting for?  less

    copywriting copy-editing technical-writing blog-writing article-writing public-relations business-writing editing proofreading 00 more less
    • $43.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 171 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Editor, Proofreader

    Experienced editor of academic, business, periodical, fiction and non-fiction writing, with excellent client satisfaction. English language perfectionist providing responsive, professional attention to your editing and proofreading needs. Native US English speaker, very comfortable with UK usage. My clients do incredible … more

    Experienced editor of academic, business, periodical, fiction and non-fiction writing, with excellent client satisfaction. English language perfectionist providing responsive, professional attention to your editing and proofreading needs. Native US English speaker, very comfortable with UK usage. My clients do incredible, engaging work, in a wide variety of pursuits. My function, my mission, is to help their audience see just how brilliant that work is!  less

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    • $40.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 419 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
  • I love to edit, and I'm great at it. Try me.

    I never miss an error, and I will construct sentences to say exactly what you want in exactly the right way. I'm an experienced editor with a BA in English and Psychology and a year of experience as writing … more

    I never miss an error, and I will construct sentences to say exactly what you want in exactly the right way. I'm an experienced editor with a BA in English and Psychology and a year of experience as writing lab tutor editing academic and creative writing. I proofread and edit across multiple styles and genres including blogs, articles, ebooks, novels, and non-fiction manuscripts. I have an innate feel for grammar and sentence structure and a strong ability to bring the best out of others' writing. Give me your document, and I will show you how I can make it better.  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 160 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Freelance Editor

    I am a freelance editor of fiction novels. I have experience working with various authors on both developmental and line editing. I enjoy working with authors to make their work shine! I am available to assist you at any stage … more

    I am a freelance editor of fiction novels. I have experience working with various authors on both developmental and line editing. I enjoy working with authors to make their work shine! I am available to assist you at any stage of your writing process. Whether you would like editing advice on a first draft manuscript or a final copy proofread, I'm your girl!  less

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    • $17.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 9 TESTS
  • Copy-editor, proofreader, writer and English-Russian translator

    Experienced in academic copy-editing and proof-reading, with specialism in social sciences and humanities. Also translating from Russian to English. I have proof-read and copy-edited numerous dissertations and PhD theses for students at UK universities, specialising in texts by non-native English … more

    Experienced in academic copy-editing and proof-reading, with specialism in social sciences and humanities. Also translating from Russian to English. I have proof-read and copy-edited numerous dissertations and PhD theses for students at UK universities, specialising in texts by non-native English speakers. Writing reports and literature reviews for public and voluntary sector clients as well as academics. Experienced ethnographic researcher, trained in other qualitative research methods. Also web and library research. BA (Hons) Modern and Medieval Languages (University of Cambridge) MSc, PhD in Social Anthropology (LSE) Please contact me for further details.  less

    copy-editing proofreading blog-writing creative-writing data-entry indexing internet-research research-papers editing 00 more less
    • $33.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 4 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Writer & Editor

    My name is Austin, I have been a creative writer since fifth grade and it is one of my most important passions. I worked for my high school newspaper for three years as a columnist and editor, I have designed … more

    My name is Austin, I have been a creative writer since fifth grade and it is one of my most important passions. I worked for my high school newspaper for three years as a columnist and editor, I have designed a handful of websites and managed two, including my own. I am strong handed at investigative writing, journalism and satirical/humorism writing and editing. I am determined to make writing my career and I strive to gain the attention and satisfaction of readers.  less

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    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 5 TESTS
  • 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

    copy-editing proofreading creative-writing 00 more less
    • $33.50 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 3298 HOURS
    • FRANCE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 35 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 12 TESTS
  • Talented writer/editor offering a healthy dose of rhetoric and wit.

    If you're looking for work that is both gripping and grammatically sound, then I'm your girl. I have been writing both creatively and logistically for over a decade, and I know how to gear my work toward a … more

    If you're looking for work that is both gripping and grammatically sound, then I'm your girl. I have been writing both creatively and logistically for over a decade, and I know how to gear my work toward a specific audience using those time-tested tools of rhetoric: logos, pathos and ethos. Those of you seeking an uncompromising editing eye will be pleased to know that my ability in this arena was recognized as early as high school, where I was asked to begin assisting my peers in reworking essays and other assignments (a task I was more than delighted to perform throughout my college years and beyond). I know how to preserve a writer's voice while striving for content and readability ... and, despite the negative assertions of Vampire Weekend, I DO "[give] a f--- about an Oxford comma."  less

    article-writing blog-writing copy-editing editing microsoft-word microsoft-excel proofreading poetry short-story-writing essay-writing 00 more less
    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 202 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 2 TESTS
  • Native English writer, editor and proofreader

    I'm a native English speaker who specialises in proofreading and editing novels written by non-native English writers. I also have over a years worth of experience in writing and editing online and offline content. I am perfectly fluent in … more

    I'm a native English speaker who specialises in proofreading and editing novels written by non-native English writers. I also have over a years worth of experience in writing and editing online and offline content. I am perfectly fluent in both UK and US English and have completed jobs writing and editing in both. From my 5 star rating you can tell I am fast, reliable and accurate. I am also always readily available and am good at communicating with clients. Born in England and with 'A's (top 25%) in both GCSE English Language and Literature, and a good eye for detail, I possess accurate, reliable and consistent skills in proofreading and editing. I have attended University for several years and attained a 2:1 (Hons) degree in Film & Television Studies and since then I have been writing regularly for my own enjoyment. In recent months I have been proofreading and editing fictional historical novels for an acquaintance and wish to do more of this kind of work.  less

    editing copy-editing proofreading creative-writing blog-writing writing-slang-style content-writing article-writing copywriting forum-moderation forum-posting blog-commenting word-processing open-office microsoft-word 00 more less
    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 334 HOURS
    • NETHERLANDS
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Editorial/Proofreading/Photo Research

    Contributing to clear, effective communication is always my goal. I work full time for a small trade-magazine publisher, helping in all phases of development of our magazines for lawyers. I am excellent at finding inconsistencies within text, as well as … more

    Contributing to clear, effective communication is always my goal. I work full time for a small trade-magazine publisher, helping in all phases of development of our magazines for lawyers. I am excellent at finding inconsistencies within text, as well as correcting grammar and typos. I accomplish my oDesk work in the morning and evening hours around my day job. I work most often with Word documents, PDFs and Excel.  less

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    • $23.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 83 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
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