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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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Last updated: April 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
    • 3298 HOURS
    • FRANCE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 35 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 12 TESTS
  • Certified Afrikaans translator

    Faan Herholdt is an accredited and experienced Afrikaans translator. He has translated 26 books in fields covering fiction and non-fiction, text books, academic books, children's books and religion. … more

    Faan Herholdt is an accredited and experienced Afrikaans translator. He has translated 26 books in fields covering fiction and non-fiction, text books, academic books, children's books and religion.  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.4
    • 0 HOURS
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 1 TEST
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  • 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

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 334 HOURS
    • NETHERLANDS
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Cunning linguist with prized red pen

    I'm an editor, writer and translator with over twelve years of experience speaking French, and a deep love of language. I hold a degree in French Language and Linguistics, and am currently completing a certificate in French to English … more

    I'm an editor, writer and translator with over twelve years of experience speaking French, and a deep love of language. I hold a degree in French Language and Linguistics, and am currently completing a certificate in French to English translation at New York University. I've edited and translated a wide variety of works, including financial reports, marketing content, literature, historical texts and websites for both small businesses and Global 500 companies. I also have experience working with HTML, WordPress and SEO content. My speciality lies in project managing copy end-to-end under tight deadlines, and I'm always up for taking on new work. I create accessible, user-friendly content, and devote my time to making sure you're satisfied with my work. Want to see some examples of my work? Please visit www.meganberman.com to see my portfolio. Want to chat with me about your project in real time? Ping me on Skype: megan.berman44  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 49 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 9 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
  • Editor/Writer with Extensive Journalism Experience

    I have a degree in English and a minor in writing from a private college in Michigan, so I am familiar with the most recent grammar and literary rules. I also have 6+ years of experience working at a newspaper … more

    I have a degree in English and a minor in writing from a private college in Michigan, so I am familiar with the most recent grammar and literary rules. I also have 6+ years of experience working at a newspaper in both writing articles and editing. These years of experience have honed my professionalism and literary skills. My duties often included: *Copy editing for front-page and inside articles *Writing articles for publication *Proofreading advertisements *Fact-checking newspaper articles I also have worked on multiple published texts, including "The City" trilogy by Elyjah Bell and "Our Interrupted Fairy Tale" by Megan Williams, all of which are available on Amazon.com.  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 2 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 6 TESTS
  • Writer, Editor, Proofreader

    Skilled writer and editor with a B.A. in English. Worked as a proofreader at Harvard University. Studied writing at the University of Oxford. Recently assisted with a major project for the MIT Press.

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 120 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 3 TESTS
  • Technical Writer and Web Designer

    Hi! I'm Natalie. As a technical communicator, I strive to make the complicated seem simple while retaining its richness and depth. I enjoy finding solutions to make written and visual elements work together on the printed page or online … more

    Hi! I'm Natalie. As a technical communicator, I strive to make the complicated seem simple while retaining its richness and depth. I enjoy finding solutions to make written and visual elements work together on the printed page or online. I want to leave everything I touch clearer and more usable than it was before. In anything I design, I love to be involved in the entire process. Creating, editing, and organizing content is my niche. I like to transform creative ideas into writing, combine the text with visual and stylistic elements to enhance the meaning, and produce the document in a format that will best get the intended message out to the audience. Throughout the design process, I try to get into the user’s head to figure out what they will want. When I can present beautiful content in a way the user loves, I feel that I have achieved success. A desire to learn new technologies and use them to improve my work drives me to seek the best solutions. I have worked to master HTML5, CSS, the Adobe Creative Suite, and effective written communication. I have developed multiple websites from scratch, both on a team and as an individual. I am experienced with the Weebly and Squarespace platforms, and I am comfortable writing HTML and CSS code from scratch to make a site responsive. I am excited to accept the challenge of mastering new technologies. To me, being a technical communicator means putting different pieces of a puzzle together to form a seamless image. My proudest moments in my field are when my clients can see the picture form as I put everything together to convey what the image is meant to.  less

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    • $16.50 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.1
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 2 TESTS
  • Expert Editing - Professional, Respected

    * Unbeatable quality * Respected by authors and businesses * Professional, easy to work with * Satisfaction guaranteed ------ EXPERIENCE ------------------------------------------------ My background spans nearly 30 years and the full spectrum of writing, editing, and publication management for print and web. I have edited over 120 … more

    * Unbeatable quality * Respected by authors and businesses * Professional, easy to work with * Satisfaction guaranteed ------ EXPERIENCE ------------------------------------------------ My background spans nearly 30 years and the full spectrum of writing, editing, and publication management for print and web. I have edited over 120 published trade titles, as well as virtually every type of business documentation, and have self-published five books. Notable clients include Microsoft, CreateSpace/Amazon, Disney Internet Group, Prentice Hall, Gartner, and Rosetta Stone. ------ TESTIMONIALS ------------------------------------------------ “I was very pleased with the level of attention I received. The work was performed in a timely manner. Lori went above and beyond what was expected. She took a process that I considered ‘overwhelming’ and broke it down into simple process that I could easily understand and follow.” — Shawn Brookshier, The Happy Moments: Moving out of Anxiety and Depression “From my first contact with you until my book was fully edited, I was impressed with your professional approach. You helped me shape [my book] into its final, polished form with tact and rock-solid editing skills. It was a joy to work with you.” — John Hastings, The Drawing Breakthrough Book “The work performed was beyond my expectations. My experience was extremely positive. Lori was thorough and had a great eye for detail. She made my writing come alive with her suggestions. It was the beautiful icing on the cake, and I am very pleased with the result.” — Dr. Cynthia Barnett, Prime Time Makeover: How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life “Lori has edited numerous complex, technical documents for us. She turns things around on time despite tight deadlines, and has been quick to respond to questions and concerns. She consistently applies our high standards to the documents that she edits. We will be sending more work her way.” — Rob Helm, Directions on Microsoft Website: http://www.verbatimeditorial.com LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=102973221&trk=tab_pro ------ SUBMISSION GUIDELINES -------------------------------------- Software: Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc) preferred; Track Changes will be enabled as I edit Format: Times New Roman, 12 point, double spaced, 1" margins (approx. 300 words per page) Please provide the following: - The genre - Your writing experience - Intended audience - How the book will be published - The working title - Any special instructions  less

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    • $70.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 2 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Experienced Sales Copywriter

    I'm a highly experienced copywriter and editor specializing in sales letters and marketing copy, including product descriptions, landing pages, direct mail pieces, and advertisements. I also edit existing content to improve sales/response rates. I've been working as … more

    I'm a highly experienced copywriter and editor specializing in sales letters and marketing copy, including product descriptions, landing pages, direct mail pieces, and advertisements. I also edit existing content to improve sales/response rates. I've been working as a copywriter for over 18 years, with 10 of those years as a full-time freelancer. Freelancing is not a side job for me, it's my business, so you can be sure I'll give your project my full attention. I am dependable, professional, and very easy-going. Quality is important to me, and I'm certain you'll be as happy with my work as other clients have been. Please see my feedback scores and comments (they're pretty fabulous) and feel free to browse my portfolio. I'm happy to accept invitations to interview-- you can either post a job and send me an invitation or contact me directly if you'd like to discuss the project first. I look forward to hearing from you, Kellilynn  less

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    • $50.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 662 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 14 TESTS
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