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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 oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.81.

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Nathan Heggem

Nathan Heggem

Writer, Editor, Proofreader

United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 3

My experience spans a wide range—from 2+ years copyediting for a nonprofit organization to 3 years tutoring writing in an academic setting. I’ve also written SEO-optimized copy for blogs and business websites, designed and edited print- and e-newsletters, and developed marketing content for both for-profit and nonprofit clients.

$33.33 /hr
0 hours
Jen H.

Jen H.

Graphic Designer/Desktop Publisher/PowerPoint Guru...

United States - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 33

Transforming Ideas into Reality: Experienced Graphic Designer/Desktop Publisher/PowerPoint Guru I have a tremendous passion for design and I excel at the "big picture" and am able to provide guidance and suggestions to my clients--Transforming Ideas into Reality. I bring 25 years experience to oDesk and my services include: Desktop publishing/document design/formatting (MS Word & PowerPoint/Illustrator) Graphic design (marketing/sales materials, online ads/banners, etc.) PowerPoint presentation design Information Technology, corporate sales/marketing/business development Copywriting/editing Internet advertising US government contracting Additionally, I have extensive corporate experience including business development, sales, marketing across a wide range of industries and swimlanes including Information Technology, legal, advertising, investment/financial, HR, US Federal Government, and management/consulting. I am based in the United States (native English speaker/writer), have excellent oDesk feedback/ratings, offer very quick turn-around, have amazing attention to detail, and offer unlimited edits.

$35.00 /hr
271 hours
Mark B.

Mark B.

Professional Copy Editor and Proofreader

Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

Wordsmith, Copy Editor, Phrasiologist and Meticulously Obsessive Proofreader - Inquire Within! There is CONTENT... ...and there is PERFECT content! B.A. Degree - Liberal Arts, Westmont College, 15 years experience as Executive Editor/Director of Publishing - final edit, proof and approval for all electronic and print media. Published Author/Editor for Websites, Blogs, Academic, Technical, and Religious Writing. Native English speaker with a natural ability for revising draft copy to provide polish and flow while still maintaining your "voice". I'm also a meticulous proofreader to eliminate grammar and syntax errors from the final copy. I have a sharp eye for detail-oriented work and a “certifiable” obsession with perfection. I work on both PC and Mac platforms with HTML, WordPress, CSS, MS Office, Adobe Creative suite experience. I work very efficiently on hourly or fixed rate projects and I do NOT miss deadlines! Your WORDS live on a page... ..the way ART lives on a canvas.

$22.22 /hr
99 hours
Michelle L.

Michelle L.

Technical Writer

United States - Last active: 9 days ago

As a trained technical writer, I strive to provide the highest quality service, manage client projects with integrity, confidentiality, creativity, and style - all while maintaining a sharp eye on grammar, punctuation, and clarity. My mission is: Act ethically in all communication situations. Producing top quality work for my clients. Adapt to the communication situation by analyzing the audience and the appropriate ethical factors. Apply concept of design. These concepts include effective ways to design documents for print, web, and other electronic means of communication. Effectively create standard formats used to construct meaningful documents. Recognize and accommodate global concepts. Create clear, concise technical documents that effectively use, style, grammar, and information organization to create meaning for the reader. Collaborate effectively in various writing situations, including planning, creating, editing, and revising document production.

$27.00 /hr
14 hours
Luci C.

Luci C.

Writer, Proofreader, Editor, Transcriptionist, Rev...

Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 9

As a freelance writer, I strive to produce articles of interest that are, as much as possible, accurate or fact-based. I enjoy proofreading and editing not only because it allows me to contribute to a better reading experience overall, but also because it broadens my horizons as well as to adds to my own stock knowledge. I also provide transcribing and transcript editing services. I have successfully completed multiple transcription projects involving audio and video recordings of webinars, seminars, lectures, and interviews over the phone, among others, in conjunction with a local freelance transcription team. I competently proofread and edit raw transcripts, as well as synthesize their contents when necessary to convert it into informative and cohesive text that effortlessly delivers its message in a professional manner.On top of this, I can also create well-times closed caption or subtitle files for the videos. My enjoyment of the Big Bang Theory, Veronica Mars, Naruto, Korean dramas, and Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time may serve as a gauge of my comprehension skills and an insight into my personal strengths and preferences.

$13.33 /hr
560 hours