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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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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

  • Copy Editor, Writer and Publicist

    By day I work in corporate communications. My diverse background in writing and editing includes times as copy chief at a daily newspaper, as well as working at both a magazine and a literary journal. My non-oDesk freelance projects have … more

    By day I work in corporate communications. My diverse background in writing and editing includes times as copy chief at a daily newspaper, as well as working at both a magazine and a literary journal. My non-oDesk freelance projects have included copy editing and proofreading children's books. I pride myself on having quick turnaround for every project I work on. I am especially interested in copy editing and proofreading books more and would love to hear from you!  less

    copy-editing proofreading article-writing editing public-relations 00 more less
    • $18.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 5 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Seasoned Textual Editor and Writing Coach

    A Canadian living and working abroad and a native English speaker, I have been editing professionally since 2011. As a published editor and author with an M.A. in English Literature, I have extensive experience with textual edits ranging from … more

    A Canadian living and working abroad and a native English speaker, I have been editing professionally since 2011. As a published editor and author with an M.A. in English Literature, I have extensive experience with textual edits ranging from business and self-help books to academic publications. Thorough, prompt, reliable and consistent, I frequently exceed my clients' expectations.  less

    editing copy-editing ghostwriting copywriting academic-writing fiction-writing letter-writing online-writing article-writing travel-writing editorial-writing journalism-writing english-proofreading 00 more less
    • $25.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 131 HOURS
    • HUNGARY
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 14 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Multi-Skilled Business Professional

    I am a full time freelancer with a wide variety of skills to offer based on a 25+ year career in business. I am looking for long term contracts if possible, but will accept short term contracts. I am well … more

    I am a full time freelancer with a wide variety of skills to offer based on a 25+ year career in business. I am looking for long term contracts if possible, but will accept short term contracts. I am well versed in data entry, Internet research, bank reconciliation, basic bookkeeping, and business writing including grant proposals, bid proposals, employee manuals and training materials. I am also a highly skilled writer, proofreader and editor with experience covering website content, product descriptions, product and book reviews, technical manuals, academic papers, articles and eBooks (fiction and non-fiction in excess of 300 pages). I have worked in the legal and medical fields as well as for non-profits and other industries throughout the private sector. My employers and clients have included businesses and individuals worldwide. I strive for 100% accuracy and providing complete client satisfaction with my work, meeting or exceeding established expectations.  less

    data-entry internet-research article-writing business-writing copy-editing proofreading blog-writing product-descriptions ebooks 00 more less
    • $10.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 55 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 10 TESTS
  • Experienced writer, copy editor, proofreader and travel photographer

    The written word has been a passion most of my life, and it became my career 18 years ago. Since 1997 I have written and edited copy for magazines and newspapers through freelancing and being on staff. From 1999-2007 I … more

    The written word has been a passion most of my life, and it became my career 18 years ago. Since 1997 I have written and edited copy for magazines and newspapers through freelancing and being on staff. From 1999-2007 I worked as a general assignment and beat reporter for a newspaper, and took over as managing editor in 2001. My responsibilities included editing copy of other staff writers and providing photographs for the newspaper as well as myriad publications put out by our publishing company. From 2007-2013 I lived in Australia and worked under contract with a national publication group for which I provided copy and photographs for travel magazines. My go-to handbooks for writing and editing are Strunk and White's "The Elements of Style," "Chicago Manual of Style," and the most current version of "The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing and Media Law." That said, I respect language and the nuance punctuation provides to make copy snappy, interesting and readable. I believe that in editing, the author's voice is more important than following "rules." Of course spelling, grammar and punctuation are of utmost importance. I keep a light hand while editing unless the project needs an overhaul--which would be discussed with the author before I made any changes. There is a skill to tell captivating stories. There is also a skill in capturing moments with a camera to inspire the soul. I look forward to working with you.  less

    copy-editing creative-writing travel-writing photography news-writing-style newsletter-writing proofreading internet-research 00 more less
    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 574 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Writer/Editor

    When I was a child, everyone said I was shy. Their judgement of my demeanor was based on one obvious personality trait: my quietness. I excused them of their post hoc conclusions (they were just kindergartners after all) and went … more

    When I was a child, everyone said I was shy. Their judgement of my demeanor was based on one obvious personality trait: my quietness. I excused them of their post hoc conclusions (they were just kindergartners after all) and went on with my business, and my business was thinking. Though as a child my problem-solving and thinking skills were limited to pulling off grand toy heists from my preschool (overalls were the key to success) and charming my way out of trouble, those skills grew and I began to use them not to be a troublemaker but to grow ideas. At the age of 18, I co-founded my first business which satisfied my need to problem-solve, my enthusiasm for open-source software, and my passion for writing. And though that business eventually dissolved so the co-founders could pursue other projects, the time I spent there was invaluable; this was where I really cut my teeth professionally and set the course for my future ventures. I refrained from jumping into another multi-person project, however, choosing instead to focus on finishing my degree and working independently. So I spent those next couple of years working as a copywriter and editor, working primarily within the technology, entertainment, and eCommerce sectors. I also gained experience working with companies in places like Dubai, Bejing, and Moscow, offering my services as a native English speaker and copy-editor. In that time, I also graduated with my degree in research psychology, which only strengthened my ability to contemplate various problems, find solutions and articulate those solutions verbally and in writing. After graduating I spent the next few years working as a grant writer for a local nonprofit. And by the young age of 24, I was promoted to a full-time position as the acting Director of Administration. In my position now, as a copyeditor and product development specialist, I’m getting back to my roots as an open-source enthusiast, development specialist, and writer. So though I’ve grown much more articulate and outspoken than my kindergarten self, my business is still thinking and not only do I love it, I’m really great at it.  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.7
    • 78 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
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  • Editor, Proofreader with Excellent English Skills

    "Fantastic work and great communication." A native English speaker with a University Degree and over 30 years experience editing, proofreading, teaching, tutoring ESL & TESL and Government employment. … more

    "Fantastic work and great communication." A native English speaker with a University Degree and over 30 years experience editing, proofreading, teaching, tutoring ESL & TESL and Government employment.  less

    english english-grammar english-spelling english-punctuation editing copy-editing computer-skills data-entry transcription microsoft-word 00 more less
    • $12.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 387 HOURS
    • CANADA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Editor, Proofreader, Writer

    Experienced in editing a variety of publications, I will bring a close attention to detail and a freshness to your project. I have worked as a personal editor for a small press, a fiction reader for a literary and arts … more

    Experienced in editing a variety of publications, I will bring a close attention to detail and a freshness to your project. I have worked as a personal editor for a small press, a fiction reader for a literary and arts magazine, an editor for an online informational publication, an editor for several academic dissertations, and more. I am passionate about the written word and love to bring that enthusiasm to my work.  less

    proofreading copy-editing editing article-writing blog-writing copywriting speech-writing 00 more less
    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 877 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Senior Albanian Linguist

    For over 15 years, I have mastered in the technical and professional translation, working for public institutions and private companies. Also, I have proved to be an excellent organizer and event manager. My main competencies, apart from translation and localization … more

    For over 15 years, I have mastered in the technical and professional translation, working for public institutions and private companies. Also, I have proved to be an excellent organizer and event manager. My main competencies, apart from translation and localization, consist in reviewing and editing tasks for private companies, publishing houses or private advertising agencies, organizing and managing events, managing and editing web contents, as I do have an online interdisciplinary magazine, literary-oriented, which doesn't mean at all I have less skill and expertise in the other above-mentioned fields. I am open to new opportunities of collaboration, concerning translation and localization, web-content writing and editing, reviewing and editing, managing and organizing, for private subjects or businesses and companies. For other references you may check the reviews of previous clients and collaborators on my profile, you can scroll down for an expanded resume, as well you can check my profile in LinkedIn.  less

    translation-english-albanian translation-albanian-english translation-italian-english project-management organizational-development literature-review web-content-management copywriting editing copy-editing 00 more less
    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 26 HOURS
    • ALBANIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
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  • Copyeditor-Proofreader

    Editing-Proofreading: Specialist in Academic, Business, and Technical Papers APA, MLA, Chicago, Oxford Top 10% Proofreading and English test scores MS, Public Administration BS, Accounting CPA (inactive) I donate 10% of my fees to charity. I have 30+ years of proven … more

    Editing-Proofreading: Specialist in Academic, Business, and Technical Papers APA, MLA, Chicago, Oxford Top 10% Proofreading and English test scores MS, Public Administration BS, Accounting CPA (inactive) I donate 10% of my fees to charity. I have 30+ years of proven experience writing, editing, and proofreading reports from my previous careers as a University Instructor, Certified Public Accountant, Government Auditor, and Executive Director of a non-profit organization. As a freelancer, I've worked on everything from website content to book manuscripts to PhD dissertations, and have much experience working with non-native English writers. I understand the value of working independently while keeping the team informed of progress. I contribute my writing skills—from proposals to website content—to various nonprofit organizations. I have taught Accounting, Finance, and other business-related courses at the university level. Now that I am retired and "free"(lancing), I also enjoy studying Art History and writing about my personal passions—history and travel.  less

    proofreading copy-editing editing research-papers report-writing business-writing technical-editing microsoft-word adobe-pdf microsoft-powerpoint 00 more less
    • $19.76 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 640 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 10 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

    copy-editing copywriting creative-writing blog-writing 00 more less
    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 570 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
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