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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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Typical total cost of oDesk Copy Editing projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

oDesk Copy Editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 546 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 4.78.

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Last updated: February 1, 2015

  • Scientific/Medical writer and translator (German/English)

    As a scientist with nine years postdoctoral research experience in the UK (Oxford and Sheffield) and a strong publication record including original articles, reviews and commentaries (available on PubMed), I offer reliable expert quality of scientific and medical writing, editing … more

    As a scientist with nine years postdoctoral research experience in the UK (Oxford and Sheffield) and a strong publication record including original articles, reviews and commentaries (available on PubMed), I offer reliable expert quality of scientific and medical writing, editing and proofreading in English and German. I am a native German speaker with excellent command of English and offer German>English as well as English>German translations of articles, websites, lectures, lecture material, patient information, etc. I do also offer universal translation services including CVs, blogs, websites, as well as legal and technical translations. In addition, I have expertise in the translation and transcription of old literature (18th century). Having worked in a senior position before, I am determined, organised and adaptive enough to successfully complete any project I accept. I am able to work flexible hours and always respect a deadline.  less

    article-writing article-submission copy-editing editing proofreading translation translation-german-english translation-english-german 00 more less
    • $27.78 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 15 HOURS
    • FRANCE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • research and data entry expert with 4+ years of experience

    i am irfan from india with full package of skills for your job. I am a dedicated and well organised individual having quite an affinity towards perfection with excellent turnaround time. I seek opportunities where I can put to use … more

    i am irfan from india with full package of skills for your job. I am a dedicated and well organised individual having quite an affinity towards perfection with excellent turnaround time. I seek opportunities where I can put to use my existing skills to the benefit of my employer. this is my skills package - data entry - data mining - data encoding - web research - copy writing - Photoshop - web scraping - data editing - and also make you happy by perfect work To build a career that offer challenge and growth with opportunities to enrich my knowledge and skills while contributing my best to the organization I work for. SO PLEASE HIRE ME IF YOU CAN PAY ME GOOD RATE ONLY FOR PERFECT WORK thanks for interest  less

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    • $4.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.6
    • 3 HOURS
    • INDIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 4 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Editor, Copy & Ghost Writer, Literary Consultant

    "What qualifies you to write and edit?" "The short answer is that I've dedicated my life to it." There is very little I don't know about this industry. I worked for 10 years as a copy editor; I … more

    "What qualifies you to write and edit?" "The short answer is that I've dedicated my life to it." There is very little I don't know about this industry. I worked for 10 years as a copy editor; I was 12 when I started, and my first job was to help a Russian man fix the broken English in his manuscript. Back then, people were posting jobs on Usenet, and I was editing on my Windows 98 computer over dial-up internet. In case you're not familiar with the internet before Facebook and Twitter, Usenet was basically the internet's first forum, then came Bulletin Board Software (BBS). When I was 15, I had my first big break. One of my contacts was starting their own publishing company. This was a huge deal back then. You couldn't just make your own website to host eBooks like you can now and call it a publishing company. He had his own business number, investors, a building, trade agreements with printers, and a compelling pitch. I was completely sold, and my job was going to be establishing his first batch of marketable books. The job lasted a few months before his company fell on its head, but I did get to see exactly what happens to manuscripts when they get sent to a publisher. The editorial head would hand me a box, a heavy box, of last week's manuscripts, because we were always a week behind. Honestly, there's really no surprise that it's so insanely hard to get published. I remember on one occasion, after reading horrible prose all day, I spilled coffee on a submission -- and that was it for that particular stack of paper. I was instructed to find a place for it in the bin. I sometimes wonder if it was the bestseller we had been looking for. I'd go on to help establish two other publishing companies, becoming a jack-of-all-trades. (A forth company is currently pending; I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but I may have just jinxed it.) Two years later, I get another job offer. They are a "literary think tank," what ever that means. This new company is very discreet and primarily provides creative professionals with "content solutions." In other words, my job was the literary equivalent of writing a hit song for a musician. I'd never be given enough to learn whom I was writing for, and I'd only ever get fragments of a chapter or two. Of all the NDAs I've signed, theirs was the scariest. Bringing me to the last five years working as a developmental editor. This was when I learned that there's a whole new paradigm to editing than merely correcting mistakes. The think tank's motto was to correct the writer, not the writing. It was during this time eBooks were starting to get huge, and I was beginning to accumulate compliments from authors who were published, following my edits. Of course, I dismissed it as coincidence, but it felt good. I was often encouraged to write, so I wrote 12 terrible books before grasping the concept. By the time the word "freelancing," which I had apparently already been doing for years, was ever mentioned -- I'd written close to 22 quality books and edited several hundred. Finally, I found oDesk. I've been here for 2 brilliant years, and I bring 17 years of experience with me. I wrote 19 books last year and edited 40. This year, I want to take it to another level. In short, this is my life's work. Edit: That fourth publishing company happened yesterday—not a bad start to 2015.  less

    creative-writing blog-writing proofreading copy-editing 00 more less
    • $33.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 30 HOURS
    • AUSTRALIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 4 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Editor/Proof Reader/Writer/Speaker

    Describe the service in one word: Communication. Better communication is my passion and I invest myself in each project with that goal in mind. As an editor it is my job to make the writer look even better and to … more

    Describe the service in one word: Communication. Better communication is my passion and I invest myself in each project with that goal in mind. As an editor it is my job to make the writer look even better and to make sure the point being made is clear. Good communication has a clear purpose, is error free, and is easily readable. I'll help you connect with your target audience (even if it's broad) and deliver your message in a way that it can be clearly received. I provide content that is informative, interesting, and will keep them coming back for more. Don't put the same reused dribble on your prized webpage, let me offer you quality content that will make you stand out. If you're looking for something more personal or creative don't run away yet. In my personal writing I have a flare for creativity and have found a poetic voice. If you have a story to tell I'd love to help you get it out and onto paper. If you have an idea that you want brought to life, I'm excited to hear it. I study communication, writing, and psychology as personal interests and bring immense insight into each of the projects I work on. I look forward to working with you, Josh  less

    public-speaking motivational-speaking proofreading editing creative-writing blog-writing copywriting article-writing copy-editing ghostwriting speech-writing content-writing newsletter-writing microsoft-powerpoint customer-service customer-support 00 more less
    • $18.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1276 HOURS
    • CANADA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
    ASSOCIATED WITH:
  • Outstanding Editor, Proofreader and Writer

    I am an outstanding Copy-editor, dedicated to ensuring client satisfaction, with 10 years experience on Odesk and perfect feedback rating. I work at an esteemed publishing house, and possess a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication as well as … more

    I am an outstanding Copy-editor, dedicated to ensuring client satisfaction, with 10 years experience on Odesk and perfect feedback rating. I work at an esteemed publishing house, and possess a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication as well as an Editing and Proofreading certificate from CARIMAC, University of the West Indies. I am the Editor for the number one health related magazine in Jamaica, namely, Caribbean Wellness and Lifestyle Magazine and I have edited over 20 published books. I have written several opinion pieces for local newspapers and I have two blogs where I discuss pop culture. I am also a contributing writer for the Jamaica Bridal Expo Magazine ( writer/editor) and Wealth Magazine. I am also act as a ghostwriter for a number of publications in print and online. My core competencies are Editing, Proofreading and Writing. I have a fast turnaround time, BUT QUALITY IS NEVER COMPROMISED!  less

    editing copy-editing blog-writing article-writing web-content-management 00 more less
    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 9 HOURS
    • JAMAICA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 9 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • translator, editor, proofreader, creative writer

    Hi, I am a native Russian professional translator, English language linguist, with over 7 years of experience working with various materials.French is my second professional language, which I have mastered very fluently. I also have a diploma in journalism … more

    Hi, I am a native Russian professional translator, English language linguist, with over 7 years of experience working with various materials.French is my second professional language, which I have mastered very fluently. I also have a diploma in journalism and I have been working for news periodicals, magazines, and web based newspapers. I have extensive experience in En-Ru simultaneous translations in: - film industry festivals - conferences on high technologies - political interviews - symposiums I also have experience in editing and proofreading various materials, including, 21 web sites, 3 books, available in print, e-book, software apps, technical (legal, medical, economic, real estate) materials, IT related texts, scripts, film subtitles, promotions, thousands of articles and interviews, as well as term papers, diploma papers, scientific studies and reports. I treat each job individually, make all the necessary research, verify all specific terminology, pay attention to all details, and what is the most important, I love my profession.  less

    translation-french-english proofreading editing transcription translation-russian-english translation-english-armenian translation-english-russian english-tutoring translation-armenian-english copy-editing 00 more less
    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 372 HOURS
    • ARMENIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 8 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 10 TESTS
  • Italian-English Translator, Writer, and Proofreader

    I'm a professional writer and I specialize in Italian-English translation. I also proofread documents, have experience in video editing and Italian-English subtitling, and a professional-quality home recording studio for audio production and voice acting. … more

    I'm a professional writer and I specialize in Italian-English translation. I also proofread documents, have experience in video editing and Italian-English subtitling, and a professional-quality home recording studio for audio production and voice acting.  less

    translation-italian-english creative-writing html audio-production voice-talent article-writing copy-editing proofreading editorial-writing 00 more less
    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 35 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Advertising, Marketing, Research, Copywriting and Editing

    Results-oriented, high-energy, hands-on professional with a long and successful experience in the communications and marketing industries. Highly skilled, with a typing speed of 55 words per minute, effective and with careful attention to detail, I can get tasks done well … more

    Results-oriented, high-energy, hands-on professional with a long and successful experience in the communications and marketing industries. Highly skilled, with a typing speed of 55 words per minute, effective and with careful attention to detail, I can get tasks done well and on time at low cost. Accomplished AE for a promotions and advertising agency offering integrated projects in below-the-line, above-the-line, and through-the-line advertising. Adept in conceptualizing for and pitching existing and new accounts, discerning project requirements and communicating client needs to creative teams—even hands-on in execution when necessary. Managed work flow of various projects and at the same time ensured deliverables are completed on time, on budget and on strategy. Training and experience in transcription, in sports, news, features, editorial, copy writing and proofreading. Experienced in communicating with different types of people as a technical support agent and is skilled in using communication to achieve professional, management and corporate goals. Currently co-owns and operates a mid-sized business. Handles sales, product development, marketing and brand alignment. Created branding and marketing strategies. Created logo, slogan and engineered menu. Developed systems from the store’s conception down to the actual operations.  less

    article-writing copywriting presentations presentation-design graphic-design internet-research copy-editing technical-editing editing data-encoding email-marketing market-research marketing-strategy 00 more less
    • $14.50 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 1992 HOURS
    • PHILIPPINES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 12 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 16 TESTS
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  • Writer: Blogs, web content, Editor, Social Media, enewsletters, law ex

    As a former journalist and freelance writer, I have gained a wide range of skills and experience in many areas of writing and editing. I have a long list of writing projects, which includes blogs, online news and feature articles … more

    As a former journalist and freelance writer, I have gained a wide range of skills and experience in many areas of writing and editing. I have a long list of writing projects, which includes blogs, online news and feature articles, online news releases, website content development, editing, enewsletters, proofreading, keyword research, social media, script writing and speech writing. As a reporter first, and then editor of the Arkansas Sun, a countywide newspaper, I reported on everything from the plight of rice farmers to the goings-on at the County Courthouse. Some other past writing experience includes a screenplay that was produced, a monthly print magazine on state volunteerism for the Arkansas Governor's Office, and speech writing and new law summaries for the Arkansas Senate, as their Legislative Information Officer. As Assistant Director of the Arkansas Endowment for the Humanities, I helped develop programs at a grass roots level to bring culture, history and education to adults and children in the state. In addition to my other jobs, I worked with a personal injury attorney for 15 years, negotiating settlements with insurance companies and arbitrators, preparing legal documents, and helping represent the law firm’s clientele. I continue to consult with two law firms concerning their online presence including social media development, online and offline press releases, enewsletters, and blog writing. My passions are elder care, the Arkansas Food Bank, cooking, and organic gardening. I am efficient, organized and dependable. I know that I would be an asset to any business willing to work with me.  less

    article-writing internet-research press-release-writing copy-editing copywriting creative-writing technical-writing wordpress blog-writing content-writing legal-writing seo 00 more less
    • $33.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 534 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
    ASSOCIATED WITH:
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