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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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On average, 548 Copy Editing projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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Copy Editing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.79.

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Last updated: March 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
    • 43 HOURS
    • FRANCE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • English Editor/Copywriter and Technical Writer

    I am an experienced writer and editor. I am an electrical engineer by trade and an English teacher by profession. I'm able to write or edit English language documents with a technical nature or in general. I have excellent … more

    I am an experienced writer and editor. I am an electrical engineer by trade and an English teacher by profession. I'm able to write or edit English language documents with a technical nature or in general. I have excellent grammar and can easily adapt my writing style to suit your needs. Native speaker of the American English vernacular.  less

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    • $30.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
  • Copy Editor and Writer

    I am an American writer and editor with ten years of writing, copy editing and proofreading experience. I have a degree in Comparative Literature with minors in English and Spanish from the University of California, Davis. Over the last ten … more

    I am an American writer and editor with ten years of writing, copy editing and proofreading experience. I have a degree in Comparative Literature with minors in English and Spanish from the University of California, Davis. Over the last ten years, I have gained valuable experience writing and editing at a California newspaper, a Sacramento-based public relations agency, several consulting firms, and as an online operations associate for a few start-up companies. While I have always worked online as a freelance writer. I speak fluent English and Spanish, have a very flexible schedule. I am an intelligent, reliable and organized person who loves research and adores working online. I look forward to working with you! Have a great day.  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 570 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 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

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 201 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 2 TESTS
  • Editorial Assistant, Copy Editor, and Proofreader

    I am currently working for John Wiley & Sons in NJ as an Editorial Assistant. In this position I am responsible for the following: - Author management - Manuscript turnover to production: creating art manuscript, media list etc. - Securing Permissions - Correction submissions - Proofreading … more

    I am currently working for John Wiley & Sons in NJ as an Editorial Assistant. In this position I am responsible for the following: - Author management - Manuscript turnover to production: creating art manuscript, media list etc. - Securing Permissions - Correction submissions - Proofreading page proofs and other title assets. - General administration I also work for another department at John Wiley & Sons performing freelance permissions work. Past positions have included work in publicity departments, administration for an engineering company, sales for a cruise company, and a book store. At present I am studying for a Copy Editing Certificate, which includes study of advanced grammar, AP, Chicago, and writing and editing for the web. I am capable of copyediting and proofreading in US and UK English. I have a BA in French, Italian, and English Language and Literature from the University of Warwick, UK. My interest areas include: - Literature of any kind - Languages - Music (I studied Flute to ABRSM Grade 8, and piano and oboe to ABRSM grade 5) - Travel (I am British and love living in the US for the opportunity to travel more) - Video Games - Films  less

    copy-editing proofreading literature-review blog-writing 00 more less
    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 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

    translation-english-afrikaans copy-editing proofreading editing 00 more less
    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.4
    • 0 HOURS
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 1 TEST
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  • Expert Wordsmith and Editor

    Since my early years, I have been interested in words and their significance to the ways in which we communicate. I am a native speaker of English, and recently received a Master's degree in English Literature. I have a … more

    Since my early years, I have been interested in words and their significance to the ways in which we communicate. I am a native speaker of English, and recently received a Master's degree in English Literature. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in English Literature and Fine Art, as well as a minor in History. For years, I have been doing freelance work with copyediting; proofreading; teaching and tutoring English grammar, usage, and literature; research; and grant writing.  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Editor/Proofreader

    **Perfect score on oDesk's spelling test and top 10% on vocabulary** I am a professional editor with experience proofreading, copy editing, and developmental editing for more than ten different book publishers. What you need to know about me, first … more

    **Perfect score on oDesk's spelling test and top 10% on vocabulary** I am a professional editor with experience proofreading, copy editing, and developmental editing for more than ten different book publishers. What you need to know about me, first of all, is that I care about your document. When I take on your project, it becomes my project. I want your book, paper, or document to be as professional as possible and will put all my skills toward meeting that goal. I earned my BA in English from the University of Colorado and, way back when, was the valedictorian of Anoka High School in Anoka, Minnesota, class of 800 students. Much of my experience comes from the Christian market. I’m knowledgeable about Biblical concepts and theology if that’s the direction your manuscript leans. I’ve also edited fiction and many other types of nonfiction, including health, sports, and business books, recipes, memoirs, and periodicals. I especially love the topics of history, science, gardening, and music.  less

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    • $26.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 43 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Copy Editor / Proofreader

    Analytical and detail-oriented professional with effective written and oral communication skills. Highly proficient working online — developing, posting, updating and editing content. Strong proficiency using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint in addition to basic proficiency using Adobe Acrobat, MS Visio and … more

    Analytical and detail-oriented professional with effective written and oral communication skills. Highly proficient working online — developing, posting, updating and editing content. Strong proficiency using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint in addition to basic proficiency using Adobe Acrobat, MS Visio and HTML. Extensive experience in the corporate environment with ability to multitask and work independently. Some areas of particular interest and/or skill include: online editing, website editing, sports-related content, Christianity-related content, and training/education-related content.  less

    budgeting copy-editing internet-research microsoft-excel microsoft-powerpoint microsoft-word proofreading wordpress web-content-management 00 more less
    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.1
    • 535 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
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