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Post your professional editing job on oDesk and find editors and writers with excellent grammar skills and content editing experience to check the grammar and syntax of your work, propose new ideas to integrate into your original concept, and improve the formatting, style and accuracy of your content. They can also edit and proofread magazine articles; clean up books; check and improve school essays or academic papers; and edit training guides, student workbooks or online courses.

Editing is the process of organizing, correcting and modifying an author’s original idea in order to produce a consistent and complete work. On oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace, you’ll find content editors, copywriters and book editors to read through and correct your topic-specific web content or books, or post-editors and proofreaders who can review machine-translated text on your behalf.

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Average Editing Freelancer Feedback Score

Editing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

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Last updated: March 1, 2015

  • Proofreader and Copy Editor

    I am a native speaker of U.S. English with extensive experience in proofreading, editing and more recent experience with copy editing. My skills have given me the ability to handle and process both large and small projects well under … more

    I am a native speaker of U.S. English with extensive experience in proofreading, editing and more recent experience with copy editing. My skills have given me the ability to handle and process both large and small projects well under deadlines. As you can see by my skills list, I have a mastery of the English written word and can offer advice, upon request, to improve upon your work or to simply correct your documents with complete and thorough professionalism. I am available to discuss and review your project at your convenience, and can be easily reached by email or phone. For the record, I also possess extensive experience as an administrative assistant, also making me proficient in all of the most common MS office programs on the market today. I look forward to helping your projects reach their fullest potential.  less

    microsoft-excel microsoft-word microsoft-publisher microsoft-outlook-development data-entry proofreading copy-editing editing internet-research print-layout-design 00 more less
    • $14.96 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 356 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 31 TESTS
  • Editor, Romanian/English translator

    I'm a professional and very determined editor and corrector with 3+ years' experience. I was responsible for accuracy and correctness of written texts in politics and sports newspapers. Managing strict deadlines and efficiency are the strong points that define … more

    I'm a professional and very determined editor and corrector with 3+ years' experience. I was responsible for accuracy and correctness of written texts in politics and sports newspapers. Managing strict deadlines and efficiency are the strong points that define me.  less

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    • $5.56 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • ROMANIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • 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
    • 20 HOURS
    • FRANCE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Writer | Editor (Academic & Non-Profit)

    I want you to shine. I truly do. Whether writing copy for you or editing what you have already written, I will engage your specific audience and make sure your text is organized, easy to understand, and flows well. Though … more

    I want you to shine. I truly do. Whether writing copy for you or editing what you have already written, I will engage your specific audience and make sure your text is organized, easy to understand, and flows well. Though I can write/edit in a formal tone, my preference is to use a more conversational style that really connects with people while still being professional. My best work is done with individuals, educational organizations, and non-profit organizations, as that is where I have gained most of my experience. Recent projects include: - book manuscripts - organizational newsletters - academic articles I have also worked with news articles, blog articles/posts, website copy, brochures, drama scripts, seminar transcriptions, and email copy. REFERENCE: "I have worked with Kari Otto on a wide variety of projects, ranging from creating thought-provoking pieces for curriculum to crisp, informative brochure and web site copy. I am consistently impressed with her insights and the command she has of her craft. Her writing is clear, colorful and well-organized. Kari understands deadlines and has established a record of turning around projects well within the agreed upon timeline. She is also a gifted editor, pulling together the ideas from a rough piece of copy and turning into more effective communication. Kari delivers all of this with the confident, helpful attitude born of experience. I recommend her without reservation!" Michael Boze Art Director/Communications Specialist  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 102 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Your reliable Vietnamese translator

    Graduated from the University of Languages and International Studies- Vietnam National University, Vietnam, majoring in English - International Business. Service: Translating, Editing, Proofreading, Transcribing EN-VI Specialization: Economics, Business, Commerce, Linguistics, Cinema, Film, Graphic Arts, Painting, Photography. - Heavy experience translating English and … more

    Graduated from the University of Languages and International Studies- Vietnam National University, Vietnam, majoring in English - International Business. Service: Translating, Editing, Proofreading, Transcribing EN-VI Specialization: Economics, Business, Commerce, Linguistics, Cinema, Film, Graphic Arts, Painting, Photography. - Heavy experience translating English and Vietnamese documents. - Great command of both English and Vietnamese language and grammar. - Broad knowledge base on a variety of subjects. - Intimate familiarity with with both Eastern and Western culture. - Translation experience within many disciplines. - Completely competent with up-to-date computer technologies, such as Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Photoshop CS6, SDL Trados Studio 2011, SDL Passolo Essential 2011 and SDL Multiterm. - Seeking long-term clients. - High quality work with excellent turn around time.  less

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    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • VIETNAM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Copywriter, award-winning journalist with sharp eye for editing

    I live in Barcelona, Spain, where I work as a part-time copywriter for a local tour company. I wrote more than 80 pages of copy for the site's recent redesign and relaunch. I also oversee the company's social … more

    I live in Barcelona, Spain, where I work as a part-time copywriter for a local tour company. I wrote more than 80 pages of copy for the site's recent redesign and relaunch. I also oversee the company's social media campaign, which includes Twitter, Facebook and Google+. In addition to Barcelona Experience, this past year I've run social media campaigns and blogs for two different American companies. I'm also a news reporter for Snooth.com, a job in which I write 20 400-word articles in a 12.5-hour work week. From 2010 to 2012, I was a reporter at The Villages Daily Sun newspaper, the fastest-growing newspaper in America. I was a three-time finalist in the Florida Press Club's Excellence in Journalism contest. This past November, I won first place in Class B light features and second place in Class B health writing. Previous to the Daily Sun, I spent two years as a staff writer for the marketing department at Southeastern University. I oversaw the school's student intranet, I wrote ad and web copy, and served as the lead writer on several projects. I worked with Adobe Dreamweaver and an in-house CMS.  less

    journalism-writing copy-editing ap-style-writing report-writing ebook-writing editing interviewing microsoft-word apple-iwork social-media-marketing 00 more less
    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 315 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Detailed Copy Editor, Proofreader and Manuscript Book Editor

    I have a strong 20-year editing career in the publishing industry in the United States, the UK and Canada, full of diverse copy editing (for print & web) & print graphic design experience, in magazines & newspapers, as both a professional & freelancer. In … more

    I have a strong 20-year editing career in the publishing industry in the United States, the UK and Canada, full of diverse copy editing (for print & web) & print graphic design experience, in magazines & newspapers, as both a professional & freelancer. In addition, I edit book manuscripts, articles and web content. I am quite knowledgeable in American English, UK English and Canadian English (spellings). I am looking to secure (ideally) an ongoing freelancing/part-time position in the copy editing/proofreading, data entry/typing and/or print graphic design fields, which will allow me to work from my home office. Here are some links to a few of my professional freelance online profiles: EditFast: http://editfast.com/english/editors/Samantha-41183.htm LinkedIn: ca.linkedin.com/in/samanthapaquin oDesk: https://www.odesk.com/users/~01b5478ef3f2be6b40 RECENT PROJECTS: • Fiction novel editing: Finding Sagrado - http://is.gd/egTJ59 • Fictional novel editing: Lost and ProFound - http://amzn.to/1cCklDq • Financial self-help book editing: Home Finances for Couples - http://is.gd/ROzz7L • Self-Help Book editing: Never In Your Wildest Dreams - http://amzn.to/15Xx1iX • Short story editing: The Right One - http://amzn.to/13qKmgw • Web editing: Block Design - http://blockdesign.ca/  less

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    • $30.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.6
    • 219 HOURS
    • CANADA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 26 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 9 TESTS
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  • Content Writing and Social Media Marketing

    I am a creative, responsible, punctual and organized person with strong writing skills. I have a strong passion for literature, arts, history and writing. Also due to my experience in the gaming industry I have a strong gaming culture, strong … more

    I am a creative, responsible, punctual and organized person with strong writing skills. I have a strong passion for literature, arts, history and writing. Also due to my experience in the gaming industry I have a strong gaming culture, strong analytic capabilities and I am up-to-date with all the news and game releases. I work very well under pressure, I don’t like losing control in tensed situations and I have disciplined myself to do things in a calm and organized manner. My guiding line is that work comes first and you must take responsibility for it and realize the difference you can make by meeting the customers high expectations. I can produce a wide variety of content for the Web, from articles and reviews to game scripts. I perfectly understand how to format text for the screen, how to use a style that is accessible to a wide audience, and how to send graphics in an acceptable form. I have developed both verbal skills and a high level of technical understanding and also a thorough knowledge of standard writing practices.  less

    content-writing microsoft-excel microsoft-outlook report-writing online-writing editing technical-writing game-testing software-qa-testing article-writing 00 more less
    • $9.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 32 HOURS
    • ROMANIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 32 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Voice Talent (Australian): Audio Books, Voice Overs, IVRs

    Female Australian Voice Talent and Coach, Radio Experienced Voice-over Artist, Character voices and accents too! Based in Australia. Hear me NOW by clicking the link: [Generic demo] https://soundcloud.com/user75901182/demo3 White Board animation: https://soundcloud.com/user75901182/games3 … more

    Female Australian Voice Talent and Coach, Radio Experienced Voice-over Artist, Character voices and accents too! Based in Australia. Hear me NOW by clicking the link: [Generic demo] https://soundcloud.com/user75901182/demo3 White Board animation: https://soundcloud.com/user75901182/games3 Informative text (about a hospital): https://soundcloud.com/user75901182/ellenbarron [Please PRESS PLAY BUTTON onscreen to hear samples] 24 HOUR TURN AROUND FROM WHEN JOB IS ACCEPTED for gigs up to 500 words. Usually I can deliver for jobs up to 1000 words within 24 hours too, depending upon job load. I usually deliver by midnight as my work day usually consists of 2-5pm and 9pm-1am. I have an iPhone so am accessible at all times though - getting messages sent from oDesk to me directly. I am a qualified Drama Teacher, Actor and Voice Artist (Bachelor degree, Theatre from University of Queensland). I have experience in radio with 4RPH and 2RPH (Radio for the Print Handicapped), with on air presenting the news and my own show called "Girl Talk" about women's and girls' issues. I have attended short courses in Radio Presenting with Australian Film, Television and Radio School. Over the last 15 years, I have been teaching English and Drama (Voice & Movement and more!) to high school students in Australia and the UK. I have also had experience in creative writing pursuits, including writing for film and theatre. I have had my own work produced on stage and in (short) film. I seek to attain work in the following areas: voice-over work, writing; proof-reading; researching; and editing. I care about social justice issues and would be a great spokesperson for related projects. I also work with businesses and educational institutions to get their voice heard. TERTIARY EDUCATION 2006 PGDip of Creative Industries (Film) Qld University of Tech. 2003 Radio Broadcasting Australian, Film, TV and Radio School 1999 Certificate in TESOL Qld Academy of Languages 1999 Certificate in Arts (Photography) Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE 1997 Postgraduate Diploma of Education University of Queensland 1996 Bachelor of Arts (English, Drama / Theatre) University of Qld  less

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    • $38.89 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 79 HOURS
    • AUSTRALIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 9 TESTS
  • Innovative Resume and Cover Letter Writer for Today's Job Market

    Many people now hire resume writers, so even a professionally written resume often looks average. I'm uniquely qualified to make your resume stand out in today's market: 1. I have worked on resumes in many disciplines and helped … more

    Many people now hire resume writers, so even a professionally written resume often looks average. I'm uniquely qualified to make your resume stand out in today's market: 1. I have worked on resumes in many disciplines and helped people from C-level executives to new graduates. As a seasoned resume writer and member of the National Resume Writers’ Association, I'm an expert in this field’s current practices. 2. I have also been a recruiter, so I know how hiring managers select a resume from hundreds of others, and I understand the full hiring process. 3. I’m up to date with applicant-tracking software (ATS) systems. More than 70% of the resumes sent for a typical opening won’t be seen by human eyes because ATS systems first screen them. They require effective use of keywords and certain types of formatting. There are more than 140 ATS systems and they change quickly. 4. I have been a voracious reader for 30 years (with an 8,000-volume home library). Reading intensively on a daily basis has made me a more astute critic than writers who read less are--I can notice more of a resume's shortcomings. I can also see more nuances in a resume's language and understand how they will affect the hiring manager's impressions. 5. I’m an unusually versatile and creative writer. I have written resumes, web pages, a book about creativity (it will be published in January), and articles about art, travel, world cultures, creativity, business, and religious studies. I’ve traveled extensively in 34 countries. Extra creativity and the ability to look at people and their resumes in novel ways, with a larger range of ideas, make a big difference now that resume writing has become more competitive. I will be able to see all of your strengths in more ways than other resume writers will, and my versatility as a writer will allow me to give them more impact. I'll be happy to give your resume a free critique and tell you what I can do to improve it. This is the best way to test a resume writer because it allows you to see his ability to evaluate a resume and think of ways to distinguish you. It also enables you to see his knowledge of the job market, which has recently undergone several profound changes--many resume writing techniques that worked in the past often fail now. I have also learned how to craft resumes in ways that can influence the interview in your favor, and I can provide interview coaching. I also write cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, webpages, personal bios, and articles. TESTIMONIALS I'm new to oDesk, but I've had many happy clients in the past: 1. “I heard more innovative ideas from Brian about how to craft an effective resume than I have from anyone else. He understands how the rules for finding a job in this market have changed more than anyone else that I have worked with. I would emphatically recommend him to any professional who is looking for a job.” Dan M. 2. “I got much more intelligent advice from Brian about my resume than I did from anybody else. I got a job within one month of his consultation, and his work had a lot to do with it.” Prasad S. 3. “I had been working on my resume for two years and after numerous revisions and feedback from people, I had a resume that I thought was as good as I could get, but that was still not working for me in this market. I am impressed and relieved that in working with you, it took less than one hour to significantly improve my resume in ways I never imagined possible.” Anna S. 4. “I previously worked with two consultants about resumes, and Brian was more helpful than both put together. He sat down with me, analyzed my experience, and discovered several ways in which I stand out from my competition that I wasn’t aware of. As a recruiter, he has worked with many hiring managers, and he knows what they are looking for in candidates, and on their resumes. I would recommend him to anybody who wants to greatly increase his or her chances of getting interviews and jobs” Leonard S. 5. “Brian offered some ideas that added interest and clarity to my resume. With Brian’s help, my revised resume helped me stand out among the competition to get me my current job.” Brad B. 6. “ATC’s Brian Holihan really knows what he’s doing. He gave me lots of insights into the job market in Silicon Valley that I haven’t heard before. He also teaches some great interviewing techniques I haven’t heard anywhere else.” Harlo L. As a resume writer and an explorer of world cultures, I focus on discovering the richness in people, and I've found that each person is unique and infinitely deep. I love to find more wonders in people and societies and write about them. I look forward to giving you a great new resume and many ideas about taking the next step in your career.  less

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    • $40.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
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