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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, 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

  • Highly organized and energetic communcations professional

    With more than seven years of experience in public relations, marketing and event planning in both agency and not-for-for profit settings, I am a confident and capable communicator. Advanced experience in writing, editing and promotional material content production. I love … more

    With more than seven years of experience in public relations, marketing and event planning in both agency and not-for-for profit settings, I am a confident and capable communicator. Advanced experience in writing, editing and promotional material content production. I love new and social media and have managed online accounts for large and small not-for-profit organizations, as well as a major travel company. View my work here: http://www.saramsherman.com  less

    copywriting copy-editing social-media-marketing social-bookmarking 00 more less
    • $38.89 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1146 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
  • Professional Editor / Writer / Copy Editor / Proof Reader

    I have 19 years experience as a professional writer, editor and copy editor and love the written word. It is my hope to apply my skills to your projects, either as the last line of defense editing or as the … more

    I have 19 years experience as a professional writer, editor and copy editor and love the written word. It is my hope to apply my skills to your projects, either as the last line of defense editing or as the point man, changing your ideas into words that will draw the interest of your intended audience. In addition, I have design experience with Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and Powerpoint. I love working with new people and learning about new projects. As of July 2014, I have worked for clients in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. I can take on the scope of any project and turn it into something truly special. Please visit my website at: http://www.twinmiracleseditorial.com for a more in-depth look at my work.  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 2091 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 27 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Editor/Proofreader/Subject Matter Expert

    I have more than 25 years’ experience in both an editorial capacity and in various office environments and would make a good candidate for your position. These jobs have been as varied as media (newspapers, magazines and Internet), search engine … more

    I have more than 25 years’ experience in both an editorial capacity and in various office environments and would make a good candidate for your position. These jobs have been as varied as media (newspapers, magazines and Internet), search engine marketing (Microsoft and Google) and construction. These positions have required me to be very detail oriented and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Additionally, I also have a culinary arts degree and have worked as a chef.  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 6709 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 10 TESTS
  • Copy editor and copy writer

    I've worked as a freelance writer and editor since 2010, joining a mixture of massive long-term projects and smaller, short-term ones. Whether I'm writing or editing, my goal is the same: deliver clear, concise, appealing copy for my … more

    I've worked as a freelance writer and editor since 2010, joining a mixture of massive long-term projects and smaller, short-term ones. Whether I'm writing or editing, my goal is the same: deliver clear, concise, appealing copy for my clients. I have experience in an eclectic array of fields—I've written and edited client biographies, e-commerce product descriptions, book manuscripts, and marketing content, as well as articles for topics such as health, food, fashion, home and garden, insurance, financial planning, and more. I bring an array of skills to my clients' content projects. I excel at breaking down complex topics and making them easily accessible. My command of grammar is impeccable, and I have worked with Chicago and Associated Press styles extensively; I have some experience in APA and MLA as well. Although I am a native U.S. English speaker, I have also done work for Australian and U.K.-based content. More importantly, my journalism background has taught me how to juggle several tasks at the same time. I can prioritize and complete tasks under tight deadlines without compromising quality. I thrive in team environments where feedback and constant communication are required, but I also love working one-on-one directly with clients to help them realize their visions. For several projects I have assisted with style guide development and expansion; I've also done quality assurance, ensuring that writers and editors were meeting style and content requirements. On any project, I take pride in maintaining good relationships with the writers and editors. I've trained writers and editors, and heard many times that they appreciate my thoughtfulness and helpful suggestions. My approach is not just saying "fix this"; I provide guidance and examples so that writers and editors can learn and improve their skills, which in turn benefits my clients because it improves the overall product and reduces editing costs.  less

    copy-editing copywriting google-docs microsoft-word adobe-indesign microsoft-powerpoint microsoft-excel 00 more less
    • $24.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 2523 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 13 TESTS
  • Grammar Wiz | Proficient, Reliable Proofreader | Word Processing Maven

    Thank you for visiting my profile page! ツ I offer dependable, first-rate services to clients who need an English-language and/or word-processing expert. O B J E C T I V E My primary objective is to land a job … more

    Thank you for visiting my profile page! ツ I offer dependable, first-rate services to clients who need an English-language and/or word-processing expert. O B J E C T I V E My primary objective is to land a job that can provide a challenging opportunity for me to contribute to the progress of the company for which I will be working. I am driven to succeed, with a passion for learning new skills and applying those I already have to help both myself and my clients achieve success. S K I L L S I have an excellent command of written English (both American and British). A stickler for proper grammar, I can thoroughly proofread and edit a variety of written works: academic papers, technical and legal documents, website content, essays, short stories, and novels. I write with clarity, coherence, and conciseness. I am also a fervent reader. My skills include: ✏ A solid grasp of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure ✏ Familiarity with various editorial styles and citation formats, including Oxford, Associated Press, Chicago, APA, MLA, and Harvard ✏ Analytic problem solving ✏ A functional knowledge of manuscript formatting for CreateSpace ✏ Top-notch content and spintax writing ✏ Accurate transcription ✏ Accurate English-to-Tagalog and Tagalog-to-English translation ✏ An average typing speed of 65 wpm with at least 95% accuracy ✏ The ability to learn new skills quickly ✏ The ability to work as a member of a team ✏ The ability to work independently with little or no supervision W O R K E X P E R I E N C E In 2010, I worked as a customer service representative at Teleperformance Philippines and was one of the top performers in my team, garnering a 5/5 score in customer surveys throughout my four-month stint. For more than four years now, I have been making use of my gilt-edged editing and writing skills as a freelance line editor, proofreader, and website content creator. I have also done data entry, translation (Tagalog to English and vice versa), and transcription work.  less

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    • $17.50 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 4412 HOURS
    • PHILIPPINES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 4 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 27 TESTS
  • Marketing Project Coordinator

    I have been freelance writing for several years but recently began to devote my entire workday to freelancing opportunities. With extensive experience in writing, editing and proofreading, I am also proficient at PowerPoint creation, Excel and database management. I am … more

    I have been freelance writing for several years but recently began to devote my entire workday to freelancing opportunities. With extensive experience in writing, editing and proofreading, I am also proficient at PowerPoint creation, Excel and database management. I am able to write on a variety of subjects, and have earned a reputation with my former coworkers as being able to pick up a misspelling or be able to correct sloppy writing quickly and accurately. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.  less

    editing proofreading presentation-design copywriting virtual-assistant article-writing content-writing humor-writing copy-editing 00 more less
    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 1432 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 4 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Experienced Webmaster/Web editor/writer/Copywriter/Proofreader/

    I am French (bilingual italian) and I have been living in Sweden since 2011. I am currently looking for a position corresponding to my experience either as a Writer/ Webmaster/Copywriter/Proofreader or translator /SEO translator (ideally working from home … more

    I am French (bilingual italian) and I have been living in Sweden since 2011. I am currently looking for a position corresponding to my experience either as a Writer/ Webmaster/Copywriter/Proofreader or translator /SEO translator (ideally working from home). After an extensive period of training (in Languages, Literature and Multimedia), I have been working for the last 15 years in the Web sector where I held several different positions (webmaster/web editor/writer/proofreader/copywriter). Over the years, I had to face the permanent challenge of adapting my work to ever changing demands from clients while staying as close as possible to the fast-moving requirements of the media sector. This challenge gave me the opportunity to develop and deepen my skills further allowing me to match as closely as possible the ever demanding needs of the sector. Thus, my skills have become over time more technical and graphic-oriented, although the text itself has remained at the core of my work. A genuine sensitivy for literary work - and more generally literature - meant that my professional work has always been guided by a true concern for rigour and conciseness. Finally, I had throughout my life the opportunity to live in different countries and to evolve in various cultural environments. This gave me an ability to adapt quickly to people as well as circumstances and to develop the open-mindedness required in today’s multicultural world.  less

    content-writing creative-writing copywriting copy-editing proofreading web-content-management website-prototyping website-development 00 more less
    • $33.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 1024 HOURS
    • SWEDEN
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Native English / Language Specialist / Proofreader / Editor

    "Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten" – Gucci Family Motto. Although my translation abilities include Dutch, Afrikaans, Germanic, French and Welsh language pairs, these are not principally promoted as my primary function and objective is to transform formal … more

    "Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten" – Gucci Family Motto. Although my translation abilities include Dutch, Afrikaans, Germanic, French and Welsh language pairs, these are not principally promoted as my primary function and objective is to transform formal and academic English into a globally understandable, readable, taut, grammatically correct, and acceptable style of English while maintaining an understanding of the need and place for using of localized vernacular. Make your literary task easier by taking advantage of the skills of a TRUE Native English specialist (born, bred, and educated in the homeland of the English language – perhaps the reason it is called English because it was invented (developed) in England), who has spent a lifetime developing, cultivating and updating his literary competence in many far-flung parts of globe becoming familiar with the language in all its flavours (including US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, East Africa, and points between) and developing skills in editing and proofreading (Chicago / Oxford / MLA / APA 5 / APA 6 / AMS / IEEE / Harvard / Vancouver / Elsevier styles, and plain, old-fashioned Queens English, among others). Corrected output can be returned in MS Word format (with "track changes", sidebar comments and advice) for all changes, or in Latex typeset format with native raw code and PDF output depending on the client's choice. All house style requirements are strictly adhered to in either case. Citing and language are in accordance with accepted modern style standards. My core competence lies in taking a literary product or service then polishing until it shines so you can see your reflection, and these services are offered to help clients effectively and efficiently produce an ideal "final product". I am currently seeking opportunities where my high competence in written / spoken English (all varieties), multifaceted business skills, and extensive experience with current communication facilities could be used for mutual benefit. "It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity" – Mohandas Gandhi.  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 1231 HOURS
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 17 TESTS
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  • oDesk Top 5 BS Journalism Adv Mktg Write Proof Edit Grammar Queen

    Superb writing, editing, creative, proofreading, spelling, grammar, marketing and branding skills gained from my fastidious English Professor father and my cum Laude Journalism/Advertising degree. I am one of oDesk's Top 5% of successful contractors as of August 2013 … more

    Superb writing, editing, creative, proofreading, spelling, grammar, marketing and branding skills gained from my fastidious English Professor father and my cum Laude Journalism/Advertising degree. I am one of oDesk's Top 5% of successful contractors as of August 2013. "Suzanne was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. She wrote a killer sales page!" I am a former spelling bee champ, ad agency copywriter, corporate marketing/media director, and successful small business owner offering engaging content writing, marketing and creative collaboration, plus professional editing, proofreading, and marketing strategy - all with reliable, fast turnaround. I have well over 20 years of experience, and I quickly and flawlessly turn around blogs, articles, ebooks, guides, case studies, testimonials, press releases, web content, inbound marketing content, video scripts, collateral, ads, signage, sales decks, proofreading and editing jobs, rewrites, Wordpress SEO, geo-optimization, Craig's list ads, Amazon product descriptions, business plans and social media administration. I will write, tweak, or rewrite anything you like, in the voice you want, to the target audience you want. Take a look at my reviews. All of my clients are thrilled with the high quality of my work, my reliability, professionalism, and ability to collaborate whenever requested. Recent topics include: Online booking, food storage, kids parties, Caribbean travel, sales training, personal security smartphone app, hi-fi audio equipment, fitness clubs, personal finance, business tax law, online marketing, personal branding, business startup, security technology, home improvement, packaging, weight loss strategies, EFT/visualization, yoga, translation, addiction, building materials, dog training, parenting, education, dental products and practice, diet and nutrition, and current events. I also have extensive personal knowledge on subjects including US politics, Europe, travel, expat life, dog daycare, boarding, training and behavior, children, school reform, homeschooling, parenting, teaching, schools, toys, women, exercise, health, and alternative medicine. Write me. You will not be disappointed.  less

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    • $75.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 2247 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 28 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Writer and Editor

    Searching for the perfect words to take your brand to the next level? Let this versatile, seasoned wordsmith help. With nearly a decade of professional writing and editing experience, I can handle just about any writing or editing project you … more

    Searching for the perfect words to take your brand to the next level? Let this versatile, seasoned wordsmith help. With nearly a decade of professional writing and editing experience, I can handle just about any writing or editing project you can throw at me. I have worked in both digital and print media, and my broad range of expertise spans from editing online knowledge-base articles to writing magazine cover stories. Some of my core competencies include proofreading/editing all types of materials (with proficiency in both AP Style and Chicago Manual of Style), copywriting, blogging, article writing, writing for SEO, and creative rewriting of web content -- for example, your website. I have also managed projects and teams of writers. Clients appreciate my professionalism, sharp eye for detail, conscientious work ethic, and fast turnaround. My objective is to acquire a part-time position in which I can apply my compositional and/or editorial expertise to craft engaging, grammatically sound content -- whatever your content needs may be.  less

    creative-writing editing copywriting copy-editing article-writing blog-writing business-writing ebook-design seo social-media-optimization 00 more less
    • $30.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1420 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 9 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 10 TESTS
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