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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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oDesk Editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 1,031 Editing projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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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

  • Talented Editor and Multi-Award-Winning Writer

    “I combed through dozens of editors to find the right one, and recommend Elizabeth above all others on this website." "With the perfect combination of respect, encouragement and tact, she delivers constructive criticism that will inspire you to build a … more

    “I combed through dozens of editors to find the right one, and recommend Elizabeth above all others on this website." "With the perfect combination of respect, encouragement and tact, she delivers constructive criticism that will inspire you to build a better concept for your writing." “Elizabeth is AWESOME. She completed everything on time and absolutely exceeded my expectations with the quality of her work.” I provide high-quality editing and writing services including manuscript critiques, developmental editing, and substantive editing. In order to give each manuscript the exclusive and careful attention it deserves, I limit the number of editorial projects I take on. I understand the elements that build a great story. I will help you to improve your characterization, plot, and mechanics to hook readers from the first page and keep them hooked. My edits resolve weaknesses on the book, chapter, and sentence level to ensure your writing is clear, consistent, and compelling while retaining your own unique style and voice. I help authors to strengthen and refine their writing by addressing: Characterization Plot, conflict, and suspense Pacing Style and flow Voice and tone Point of view Eliminating wordiness and repetition Setting Dialogue Structure Imagery World building Overall consistency  less

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    • $38.89 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 7 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Owner of Fictiffous Editing & Writing Services

    Former Senior Editor with a book publisher and agented writer with impeccable spelling/grammar offering all types of editing (developmental to proofreading) and writing, with an advanced specialty in young/new adult literature. Encouraging, supportive personality--I'm here for you … more

    Former Senior Editor with a book publisher and agented writer with impeccable spelling/grammar offering all types of editing (developmental to proofreading) and writing, with an advanced specialty in young/new adult literature. Encouraging, supportive personality--I'm here for you! "Having Tiffany as my editor was a wonderful experience. Her comments and suggestions always respected my writing voice and helped improve the structure and flow of my book, all while meeting every deadline on time. Her feedback was instrumental in polishing my manuscript into the final product it is now." -C. Rosa, author of An Unexpected Hunger (available now on Amazon) "Tiffany's method of kind encouragement made even the most difficult changes...something that I felt I could handle with minimal stress. She found insight into the world and characters I had created that I didn't even know I was missing." -Megan O'Russell, author of The Tethering (releasing fall 2014, Silence in the Library)  less

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    • $38.89 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 110 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 16 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • 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
    • 15 HOURS
    • ROMANIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Native English ESL writing, voice over and translation services

    www.theresestevens.com • Specialist in ESL curriculum and course material for Elearning products • Excellent translation services: French, Dutch, Finnish, Spanish and Portuguese. • ESL and teacher training coach for successful business performance. Current clients include Chanel, BNP Paribas and Airbus. • Voice over services.

    editing translation content-writing creative-writing teaching-english proofreading presentations voice-talent translation-french-english 00 more less
    • $38.89 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 27 HOURS
    • IRELAND
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Freelance Writer/Editor

    I am the co-founder and former managing editor of a university literary journal as well as a published short fiction writer, screenwriter, and editor of several published short stories and poems. I work quickly, accurately, and have extensive experience collaborating with other writers and clients, allowing me to tailor my work to your needs.

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 9 TESTS
  • Professional Transcriptionist and Editor

    I'm a professional transcriptionist with several years of experience in the transcribing field in a number of subject areas. I produce high quality, accurate transcriptions with fast turn around times for my clients. In addition to my transcription work … more

    I'm a professional transcriptionist with several years of experience in the transcribing field in a number of subject areas. I produce high quality, accurate transcriptions with fast turn around times for my clients. In addition to my transcription work, am a Cambridge CELTA certified English teacher with academic editing and tutoring experience at the university level. I have extensive experience with accurately interpreting diverse international accents of all English levels and covering complex technical, industrial, financial and business related subject matter for several major publications. I have also completed transcriptions for the purposes of academic research on a number of different topics. What I like most about transcribing is the opportunity it affords me to increase my knowledge of different subject areas as I work, so I am always happy to take on new and different projects! All work is 100% transcribed, proof read and edited by me, never outsourced, delegated or machine transcribed. I research all unfamiliar terminology to ensure a high level of accuracy. All work is confidential and I am happy to sign a non disclosure agreement, should your require one. Jobs up to 1 hour of good quality audio can be completed within 24 hours (or less). I am always available and happy to work with you to meet your deadlines. I am confident I will be able to help you complete your project to a very high standard and look forward to working with you soon! **To ensure confidentiality and privacy, I do not use client work as portfolio samples. If you would like to verify the quality of my work, please request a 1-2 min sample before awarding the job.**  less

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    • $17.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • CANADA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Freelance Writer

    No matter what the writing or editing task, I can do it. From crafting a business proposal, to creating and editing content for your blog, I have done it all. I have an Honours Degree in Rhetoric and Professional Writing … more

    No matter what the writing or editing task, I can do it. From crafting a business proposal, to creating and editing content for your blog, I have done it all. I have an Honours Degree in Rhetoric and Professional Writing from the University of Waterloo, and years of personal and professional writing experience. Some of my professional experience includes drafting, and editing correspondence for the Government of Ontario. Also, I led or was involved in many projects at Clarica (now Sunlife), including Clarica’s Contribution Report, the Internal Communications’ site, and Brand Team tasks. Currently I am a care.com Contributor for their parenting articles. I also write my own blog at mommypatter.com, and have started my own freelance writing business at 8menwriting.com. My goal is to write full time as a freelancer before my son starts school next year. So far, I am trying to find that all importance balance between work and home life.  less

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    • $27.78 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 40 HOURS
    • CANADA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 13 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Native italian, translation ita-eng/eng-ita, writer, editor

    I'm a university student from Italy in the art field. I'm native Italian speaker and I can translate good from English really quick; my speaking ability is good. I'm skilled into creative writing and I can work … more

    I'm a university student from Italy in the art field. I'm native Italian speaker and I can translate good from English really quick; my speaking ability is good. I'm skilled into creative writing and I can work as an editor and proof-reader for Italian translations. Low-price hour/rate since I want to proof my ability and start my career. Fast work and communication.  less

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    • $8.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 144 HOURS
    • ITALY
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 10 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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  • Experienced writer, editor, photographer.

    Traveling, living, and doing research in Latin America over 35 years has produced 3 books on El Salvador, a guide to Machu Picchu, two edited books on Mexico and peacekeeping, and dozens of articles on topics from civil war in … more

    Traveling, living, and doing research in Latin America over 35 years has produced 3 books on El Salvador, a guide to Machu Picchu, two edited books on Mexico and peacekeeping, and dozens of articles on topics from civil war in El Salvador to points of interest in and around Niagara Falls. Along the way, I have acquired skills in resume writing, PowerPoint, and editing. In recent years photography has become a passion, accompanied by a growing portfolio of travel writing.  less

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    • $25.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 224 HOURS
    • CANADA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 16 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 0 TESTS
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