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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, 548 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 4.79.

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Last updated: March 1, 2015

  • Writer, Editor, and Marketing Professional

    With over six years employed in both the publishing industry and arts based non-profit communities, I've gained a wide variety of skills and competencies that have helped me hone my writing ability. My past employment has led to me … more

    With over six years employed in both the publishing industry and arts based non-profit communities, I've gained a wide variety of skills and competencies that have helped me hone my writing ability. My past employment has led to me working extensively in the creation of marketing and publicity materials including: copy, memos, ad content, press releases, and sell sheets. I'm also adept at grant writing for organizations, and have created and maintained blogs for employers, featuring interviews, articles, and other creative content. I also actively pursue my own writing practice through the creation of short stories, non-fiction pieces, and personal essays.  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 0 HOURS
    • CANADA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • English MA, University of Alabama Birmingham

    I am looking toward telecommunication as an alternate means to supplement my personal income. I am very strong in the areas of editing and technical, critical, and business writing. I have received a B.S. in psychology and a B … more

    I am looking toward telecommunication as an alternate means to supplement my personal income. I am very strong in the areas of editing and technical, critical, and business writing. I have received a B.S. in psychology and a B.A. and M.A. in English, all from the University of Alabama Birmingham. I still reside in the Birmingham area. I graduated cum laude with a 3.69 GPA. I graduated from the Master's program of UAB with a 3.9 GPA. I would be a great candidate for any employer that is looking for sharp, precise writing for a reasonable cost.  less

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    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Content/Project Manager

    I am a dedicated results-driven project manager who has overseen product launches, delivered fully responsive websites and managed a digital network of over 70 affiliate sites. Having worked in broadcast media, affiliate marketing and SEO technology solutions, I have a … more

    I am a dedicated results-driven project manager who has overseen product launches, delivered fully responsive websites and managed a digital network of over 70 affiliate sites. Having worked in broadcast media, affiliate marketing and SEO technology solutions, I have a wealth of experience in client-facing roles and have worked extensively with tight budgets, short deadlines and sky-high expectations. I am degree-qualified in marketing and with my professional writing background, I am ideally positioned to oversee content delivery for marketing communications, websites and SEO.  less

    content-writing blog-writing article-writing proofreading copy-editing editorial-writing creative-writing 00 more less
    • $44.44 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 25 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Writer, Researcher, Editor

    I have been working as a freelancer for over 15 years, and during that time I have developed long-term working relationships that have allowed me to expand my abilities while also giving me the flexibility that comes with telecommuting. I … more

    I have been working as a freelancer for over 15 years, and during that time I have developed long-term working relationships that have allowed me to expand my abilities while also giving me the flexibility that comes with telecommuting. I am always looking for interesting new projects to take on, especially in the areas of article writing, copywriting, and editing.  less

    blog-writing article-writing copywriting proofreading copy-editing editing content-writing creative-writing feature-writing online-writing 00 more less
    • $33.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.7
    • 409 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 8 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Article, eBook and Content Writer

    With 7 years of freelance writing experience, I am a versatile article and content writer based in South Africa. Experienced in writing eBooks, articles and website content for a variety of clients. I understand the importance of Keyword optimization as … more

    With 7 years of freelance writing experience, I am a versatile article and content writer based in South Africa. Experienced in writing eBooks, articles and website content for a variety of clients. I understand the importance of Keyword optimization as well as effectively using them within articles. Having a passion for learning and I welcome challenging subjects that I can spend time researching. English is my first language and I have a strong grasp on both English US as well as English UK. I am able to adapt to the needs of the client and pride myself on being punctual, professional and dedicated to the task at hand.  less

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    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 41 HOURS
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 6 TESTS
  • Chevaun Roux

    Hi, my name is Chevaun Roux. I am graduate from Stellenbosch University with a BA in Value and Policy Studies. My writer profession started as soon as I graduated from university and have spent years writing about any and every … more

    Hi, my name is Chevaun Roux. I am graduate from Stellenbosch University with a BA in Value and Policy Studies. My writer profession started as soon as I graduated from university and have spent years writing about any and every topic under the sun- whether these were short emotive pieces, product pieces, whether it meant writing marketing e-books for overseas clients, or creating stimulating content for website owners. The practice of editing and proofreading falls within my domain of work as well, which also includes every topic imaginable. I am able to write with fluidity and ease, and have the ability to make words and thoughts flow into each other without breaking the feel of the piece. In the world of freelancing there are certain things that have to be taken into account all the time in order to produce something of superiority in this competitive world- this is namely punctuality and quality. Without these two key factors completed works would not have the same effect and standing as they should. Producing something of a high standard that meets a deadline are two key points in creating and releasing a final product. Writing is a wildly creative and interesting undertaking and I try to harness these features in every article I write, or in every piece of work that I edit. It is my belief that with these notions in mind every work I deliver will be compelling, accurate, inventive and worthwhile.  less

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    • $18.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 190 HOURS
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 7 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Motivated wordsmith for hire.

    My first priority is client satisfaction. I keep working, writing, and editing until you are happy. I produce high quality content, rich in information, grammatical accuracy, and free of silly errors. I am a third generation entrepreneur and am passionate … more

    My first priority is client satisfaction. I keep working, writing, and editing until you are happy. I produce high quality content, rich in information, grammatical accuracy, and free of silly errors. I am a third generation entrepreneur and am passionate about the art of weaving words together. When you contract with me, you are not only hiring a professional, but also someone who will work with you every step of the way. I approach each new contract as though it is the single most important project I have ever worked on – because I believe in quality, commitment to the copy, and good old fashioned customer service. I am driven to create content which positively promotes you, your business, and your product in a manner which is concise, relatable, and effective. Skill Set: • Able to learn quickly and efficiently, and adapt in a fast-paced environment. • Goal-oriented, and able to meet deadlines. • Able to multitask while maintaining productivity. • Applies creative thinking when approaching challenges. • Equally effective working independently or within a team. • Highly analytical, with exceptional critical thinking skills. • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Services: *Copyediting: (Grammar, spell check, proofreading) I read through existing writing and assist with grammatical accuracy and spelling. In this capacity, I do not alter or add to the content of the article or letter, except explicitly to achieve correct syntax. Great for: Articles, Cover Letters, Sales Letters, Resumes, Manuscripts, & Academic Pieces. *Re-writing: (Grammar, spell check, proofreading, new content) I assess and work to improve pre-existing writing. Essentially, the core of your concept stays the same, but I may add or alter content. Based on your needs, I work to improve the persuasiveness and/or conversational tone of your letter or article. This results in a written piece which is more engaging to the target audience. Great for: Taglines, Product Copy, Sales Letters, Cover Letters, Resumes, & Web Content. *Copywriting: (Original content, engaging advertisement) You provide specific subject matter and a basic project objective, and I will produce original, relevant, engaging content. It is also helpful to know specifics about your target audience. Formal "Creative Briefs" preferred. Great for: Product/service Descriptions, Product/service Advertisements, Direct Sales Emails, Physical Mailers, & Cover Letters. *Content Writing: (Original content, keyword use, research – if needed ) You provide preferred subject matter or basic subject parameters, and target audience information, if any. I will produce original, top quality, information-rich content which will draw readers in and bring them back for more. I can also integrate specific keyword use at your request. Great for: Articles, Blogs, & Web Pages. [COMING SOON! SEO Application & WordPress]  less

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    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 19 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Copyeditor, proofreader and copywriter

    My name is Steph and I'm a freelance copyeditor, copywriter and proofreader. I have a Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. I edit almost anything, but specialise in scientific and technical writing … more

    My name is Steph and I'm a freelance copyeditor, copywriter and proofreader. I have a Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. I edit almost anything, but specialise in scientific and technical writing. I also enjoy content writing for the web. My rates are very reasonable and I always give you the opportunity to see some of my work before committing to hiring me. You can find my Melbourne-based business, Ayres Copyediting, at www.ayrescopyediting.com.au.  less

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    • $35.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 83 HOURS
    • AUSTRALIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Experienced writer, proofreader, and engineer.

    Put my passion to work ! I love to dig deep into a project and reach the roots. To shake the tree from the ground up and share the fruits of my labor, be it research, written word or verbal. Writing … more

    Put my passion to work ! I love to dig deep into a project and reach the roots. To shake the tree from the ground up and share the fruits of my labor, be it research, written word or verbal. Writing and communication (verbal and print) from executive level to rudimentary instruction, technical training and documentation, copy writing, editing, proofreading, and critiquing. Writing samples here : http://davidsharpbell.com/second-life-founder-philip-rosedales-high-fidelity-brings-vr-interactivity-to-a-new-level/ http://davidsharpbell.com/virtra-systems-delivers-virtual-reality-training-military-law-enforcement/ http://davidsharpbell.com/first-oculus-rift-supported-feature-film-banshee-chapter-set-scare-vr/ http://www.filmwritersproject.com/newest-reviews.html http://www.filmwritersproject.com/about.html http://valtairdesouza.wordpress.com/ I love any opportunity to write about Film or Music ! I enjoy learning new processes and improving known processes, get a boost from the detective work of looking for why things work well or don’t. Veritable Sherlock Holmes of the Software QA field with 9 years widely varied industry experience. 5 years in audio production, test and support. Technical Support and Customer Service experience at two of the largest companies in technology ( Amazon, Microsoft ). Software QA - top tier – Application compatibility (hundreds of apps in Networking / VPN, audio and video production, media players, office apps, etc- device compatibility, all Windows OS since 98, Driver Test Manager support, device drivers, audio codecs. Data entry comes naturally and easily and is a good way to spend time productively between more creative projects. Recording studio engineer–self taught recording and mic placement, sound treatment of a space, mixing, mastering, editing, Pro-Tools, audio hardware. Midi Production and arrangement, analog and digital synths including some classics. Basics of video production, mostly travel and documentary Great appreciation for most forms of music to varying degrees, sometime musician and arranger of sound. Huge fan of film and quality genre tv , having seen over 3000 films and series. Emphasis on foreign ( UK, Ireland, Danish, Norwegian, Spanish, Mexican New Wave, Brazilian, South Korean, French, Australian, New Zealand) and Independent film. Lover of Horror film, good bad or ugly. Film history enthusiast with many favorite directors, eras and flavors. Check out my tests in profile for a well rounded look at my strengths !  less

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    • $13.50 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 64 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
  • Proofreader| Copywriter| Editor| Blogger| Film Lover

    Need help finding the right words or correcting your grammar? If so, I'd love to help. I am a skilled writer, proofreader and editor with a passion for contemporary literature and film. One of my favorite things to do … more

    Need help finding the right words or correcting your grammar? If so, I'd love to help. I am a skilled writer, proofreader and editor with a passion for contemporary literature and film. One of my favorite things to do is to help people improve and update old copy and to proofread and edit academic writing, but I am open to all sorts of writing and editing jobs. Above all, I am a hard-worker and a quick learner with a good eye for detail. I am also quite practiced at meeting hard deadlines and at juggling multiple tasks at once. I would love an opportunity to prove my skills and my work ethic to you. If you'd like to contact me for a position, I check my oDesk messages regularly. Once hired, I prefer email communication over Skype. I have been active on oDesk since June of 2014. Since then, I have gained numerous skills that make me a good candidate for a variety of writing, editing, and proofreading jobs. Through oDesk, I have proofread sales copy, academic writing, and social media posts. I have also written and edited website copy, press releases, professional emails, blog posts, menu copy, recipes, advertisements, and hundreds of product descriptions. I also have a strong educational background. I recently graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in English and a certificate in linguistics. More than anything, my time at Princeton taught me how to read and write effectively; nearly all of my work at Princeton required me to read closely, to think analytically, and to express complex and original ideas in writing. As a senior at Princeton, I was also required to complete a large independent project known as a senior thesis. My thesis, a ninety-six page analysis of evil in the works of Tolkien and Rowling, received a departmental prize for exceptional merit. Additionally, many of the linguistics courses I took while at Princeton focused on the fundamentals of English syntax. Consequently, I have deeper knowledge than most of the various ways to craft an English sentence. More importantly, my linguistics courses taught me which grammatical constructions are most likely to give rise to ambiguity and to obscure meaning.Thanks to the particular combination of English and linguistics courses I have taken, I am well practiced at analyzing texts for both meaning and clarity. Princeton is not the only environment in which my academic reading and writing skills have been tested either. In the Summer of 2013 I took a graduate level English course in Oxford, and all of my work was well received even though I was the only undergraduate in my class. In my spare time I run a blog through WordPress. There, I post movie reviews and analyze various films. I am the sole owner of the blog and all the content there is original. The site is http://www.wordsonfilms.com. Please keep in mind that, if hired to write for you, I can adjust my tone and style according to your needs. If you have a project that you believe I would be a good fit for, feel free to contact me. Also, if you would like to see samples of a particular type of writing, just let me know. That said, please do not contact me with any jobs that pay less than my current profile rate. I look forward to working for you!  less

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    • $14.50 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 896 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
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