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, 598 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 4.81.

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Sheri B.

Sheri B.

Fortune 100 Communications/PR Consultant

United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 2

I have managed dozens of media outreach, public relations, strategic communications and content writing projects for some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including Campbell’s Soup and Lockheed Martin. I am an excellent writer with spot-on tactical skills and a proven record of success garnering media coverage. My work has been published in national magazines, corporate blogs, trade publications and websites. I can promise you compelling, flawless and effective work with a quick-turnaround.

$60.00 /hr
27 hours
5.00
Dolissa M.

Dolissa M.

Journalist and Mediamaker Can Help You Get Noticed

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 6

My 20+ year career in communicating ideas has come full circle on the Web. I am a trained Journalist, Filmmaker, and former Fulbright Scholar who can work with you on a variety of writing, marketing, crowdfunding, and media needs. Special knowledge in film history, film criticism, and the arts. An American English native speaker, I also have a background teaching English as a second language.

$55.00 /hr
386 hours
4.95
Tonia T.

Tonia T.

SaaS Copywriter & Marketing Consultant

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

A great writer with the ability to connect on an emotional level with your customers and manage to impress search engines with the same words is rare. I know it's rare because I searched high and low for someone with those skills after starting my tech company. I hired several experienced copywriters, but they couldn't reach the (very high) bar I had set -- despite my willingness to pay above market rate. I saw opportunity in the market and decided to follow my childhood dream: being a full-time writer. My Coursework & Certifications: * Conversion Copywriting * Online Marketing Certified Practitioner * Conversion Rate Optimization Certified Consultant * Search Engine Optimization * Over 1 million words written I can help you with: * White Papers * Website Content * E-books * Landing Pages * Data Sheets * Email Marketing If you're ready to take your marketing to the next level, contact me today.

$150.00 /hr
45 hours
4.98
Margaret Stefanac

Margaret Stefanac

Editor / Copywriter

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 10

Please, call me Meg. :) I feel that the the written word is a powerful tool and I want to help my clients create clear and concise copy. My job history has provided me with knowledge and experience in several different industries, from medical to financial to technical, and I am comfortable reading and editing a wide range of documents. I have written,edited and proofread hundreds of web-content articles and have edited a number of books, (both fiction and non-fiction), many of which have been accepted by publishers. I am currently the mother of a 10- and 12-year-old. I enjoy freelance work because it allows me the flexibility to attend school functions and care for my kids while still working full time.

$50.00 /hr
0 hours
4.98
Ingrid E.

Ingrid E.

Commercial and character voice-over artist, and wr...

Australia - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

I've been doing voice-overs for over two years, and I can do characters of all kinds and ages as well as straight-read voice-overs. I have trained in Los Angeles under voice agent Mike O'Dell at MJ Lallo Studios, and RIchard Horvitz (voice of Invader Zim). To hear samples of my voice, head to: http://www.voices.com/people/ingridelkner I have voiced explainers for corporations like KPMG, HBF, and Medibank, as well as radio ads, cartoon characters, professional voicemail greetings and IVRs, and I even have my voice inside of a plush bear! I have a history of public speaking, debating, stage acting, film acting, stand-up, street performing, and singing (with several years of vocal tuition). In addition, I have a diploma in Professional Writing & Editing, and an Advanced Diploma in Screenwriting. Check out my client feedback to get an idea of what it will be like to work with me!

$77.78 /hr
4 hours
4.95
Linda E.

Linda E.

Professional writer and editor

Australia - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

I am a professional freelance writer and editor and NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER. I have been working in the fields of freelance writing and editing for some years, and before that was a technical writer/editor for many years, working for numerous companies in the fields of engineering, medical technology, and science. As an editor, I have worked on many academic papers in the fields of literature and science, and on a variety of books and ebooks on topics as diverse as psychology and how to save money at Christmas. As a writer, I have written articles on a wide range of topics, ebooks, and web content. I am also a published creative writer of short stories, poems and a children's book, and I have had one theatrical play and several vignettes performed. I have also completed several film courses. I have a Bachelor of Science degree and recently completed a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Composition, and I'm currently working towards a Master of Arts degree in English Literature. I am therefore very familiar with academic requirements. I am thorough, professional, reliable, and guarantee you will be satisfied with my work.

$65.00 /hr
1 hours
5.00
Anna M.

Anna M.

Expert Wordsmith, Graphic Designer.

New Zealand - Last active: 7 days ago

Looking for carefully crafted and engaging content? Look no further. Hi, I'm Anna and I'm a professional writer. I have excellent English skills, zero tolerance for bad proof reading and a knack for finding interesting topics and new angles. Add to that experience with graphic design, and you've got yourself the complete package. Let's work together to craft that copy, develop your dream newsletter or make your brochure the most beautiful on the block.

$55.56 /hr
4 hours
5.00
Lori Stephens

Lori Stephens

Expert Editing - Professional, Respected

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

* 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

$70.00 /hr
3 hours
4.99
Alex Simon

Alex Simon

Award-winning screenwriter/journalist

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2

I am an award-winning screenwriter and magazine/blog editor who has a BA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and an MFA from the American Film Institute. I am an MFA/graduate level screenwriting instructor, and have been blogging for Huffington Post for five years. I have had seven screenplays produced and was Editor of Venice Magazine, LA's oldest arts and entertainment publication, where I logged over 500 interviews with the biggest names in Hollywood. Visit my website at www.thehollywoodinterview.com. I am an expert in all things film: screenwriting, directing, producing and film history/critical studies.

$55.00 /hr
0 hours
4.98
Tim S. Higgins

Tim S. Higgins Agency Contractor

Expert Editor | Copywriter | Web Design | SEO Cons...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 32 - Portfolio: 1

A professional copywriter and copy editor with excellent knowledge of sales and marketing both online and offline. I produce concise, pristine, and engaging copy for websites and business communications that appeal to multiple audiences utilizing a broad UK or US vocabulary as required. I am available to write landing pages, sales pages, brochures, mission statements, website pages, install/manage/host/customize WordPress sites, produce web graphics & design and domain management/procurement. Experienced in rolling out online start-ups including branding, I can really give your business that lift it needs to each above the competition and be both highly visible to search engines and useful to your readers and visitors. The days of relying on keywording and purchased backlinks to get a good Google position are gone; quality content is No.1 on Google's list of aims for its search engine. Advanced semantic algorithms are getting better and better at weeding out poor quality content. This is why my copywriting services are worth the money you pay - My content is always of very high quality, which I firmly believe will be increasingly characteristic of high ranking content in search results. My portfolio at http://www.phraseset.com includes many website pages of varying style of content, articles, corporate proposals and persuasive sales copy. As an expert editor, I can take that existing copy that you just cannot seem to get quite right and mold it into the powerful communication tool you had envisioned. My quality English language skills and high IQ (I am a Mensa Member) ensure that my clients get one of the best available freelance copywriting and technical writing partners. I have 20+ years of experience using Excel, Word, Photoshop and many other Adobe products. My overall objective is to apply my skills as best I can; assuring that I will not undertake anything, I cannot manage and will apply my ethic of hard work and quality to any project undertaken. On a personal level, I am a keen guitarist. Being friendly, personable, loyal, and flexible has always been my approach to work - I work hard at my client relationships because I value their business. Working in the online world of global sourcing across time zones from Australia to Europe and across the US, I fully understand the importance of being contactable (my SkypeID is timhi99ins). See my great feedback here on oDesk and remember, my full portfolio is available at http://www.phraseset.com. Note: I am not able to display all my work as I frequently sign NDA's. Check me out and then hire me so I can bring some added value to your business. You will not be disappointed.

Associated with: PhraseSet Agency
$49.99 /hr
4,395 hours
4.92