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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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On average, 1,047 Editing projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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Editing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

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Last updated: April 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
  • 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

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    • $18.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 5 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Editor, Transcriptionist

    I have worked as a freelance writing consultant since my years as an undergraduate, spending my senior year of undergraduate education working as an official tutor in my university's Center for Academic Success. I specialized in copy-editing, believing that … more

    I have worked as a freelance writing consultant since my years as an undergraduate, spending my senior year of undergraduate education working as an official tutor in my university's Center for Academic Success. I specialized in copy-editing, believing that no job was too small. I found working with non-English speakers to be especially rewarding, as I was able to explain grammar, syntax, and idiomatic expressions while viewing their progress over time! After graduating in 2013, I studied Philosophy of Art in Liverpool, England. I worked reading, editing, and checking citations in multiple styles for Master's students. I have experience editing undergraduate and master's theses in the fields of Anthropology, Art History, Business, and Communications.  less

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    • $14.50 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 117 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • PhD student of musicology, music critic

    I am a PhD student of musicology, and an experienced writer (topics not necessarily related to music), with a special interest in writing critiques. I'm also a member of the Center for Popular Music Research (http://www.cepom.org … more

    I am a PhD student of musicology, and an experienced writer (topics not necessarily related to music), with a special interest in writing critiques. I'm also a member of the Center for Popular Music Research (http://www.cepom.org), and a gender studies student, with knowledge in feminist theory, human rights etc. I'm a quick learner, responsible and energetic, capable of multitasking.  less

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    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 32 HOURS
    • SERBIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 0 TESTS
  • Experienced Proofreader/Editor (English)

    I have worked on a variety of projects over the last five years, including editing academic work, short stories, and internet content. I use my background as a trained and experienced English teacher to make writing as understandable as possible … more

    I have worked on a variety of projects over the last five years, including editing academic work, short stories, and internet content. I use my background as a trained and experienced English teacher to make writing as understandable as possible in the greatest amount of contexts. I specialize in making writing more clear and direct, focusing on grammar and sentence structure.  less

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    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • JAPAN
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 3 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

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    • $25.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 131 HOURS
    • HUNGARY
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 14 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Copy editor

    As a detail-oriented editor with formal training in editing from the University of Chicago Graham School, I am seeking opportunities to edit and proofread all kinds of content, including web content, marketing copy, book manuscripts, academic journals, articles, and grant … more

    As a detail-oriented editor with formal training in editing from the University of Chicago Graham School, I am seeking opportunities to edit and proofread all kinds of content, including web content, marketing copy, book manuscripts, academic journals, articles, and grant proposals. While I have experience in writing, I find that I am most productive in an editing role, and I naturally enjoy this work. In addition to my training in the Chicago Manual of Style, I am familiar with AP style and can adapt to any particular house style guidelines. My editing experience includes academic, technical, and online marketing copy. I have edited grant narratives to be presented to the U.S. Department of Education in STEM areas (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), in addition to collaborating in research on nonprofit grants for the U.S. Department of Justice. As a copy editor for several online-focused content companies, I have edited articles and materials for consistency of style and adherence to SEO strategies. These experiences have involved close collaboration with freelance writers, providing feedback and coaching writers on areas of improvement. In addition to editing monolingual documents, I have edited and proofread English-Spanish translations. For more than seven years, I have worked as a Spanish interpreter and translation proofreader. I have also received training in Trados 2011 and have used this software for translation and editing.  less

    copy-editing editing proofreading english-proofreading translation-spanish-english chicago-manual-of-style ap-style-writing 00 more less
    • $24.44 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 42 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 15 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 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
    • 15 HOURS
    • ROMANIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Graphic Designer, Editor with Foreign Flair

    Every field deserves quality design. With ten years of experience in often-overlooked fields (public policy, education) and traditional fields (publishing, the arts, advertising), I know how to bring a touch of design simplicity and class to any project. Working on … more

    Every field deserves quality design. With ten years of experience in often-overlooked fields (public policy, education) and traditional fields (publishing, the arts, advertising), I know how to bring a touch of design simplicity and class to any project. Working on numerous small-team projects allows me to wear multiple hats: technical editing, page layout, and print design. I have edited everything from fictional stories to federal grants to political blog posts. For several years I oversaw design and production for musical publicity, political campaigns and weekly publications; I pride myself in a critical eye for style and quality. I am highly proficient with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, and Microsoft Office. I am bi-lingual in Italian and English and can confidently translate any document from Italian to English. I am proficient in Japanese.  less

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    • $35.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 20 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 1 TEST
  • Proofreading and Editing Specialist

    Perhaps grammar and spelling were never your strong points, English is not your first language, or you’ve worked on this project until you can’t see straight anymore! Whether you’re a first time blogger or an experienced author … more

    Perhaps grammar and spelling were never your strong points, English is not your first language, or you’ve worked on this project until you can’t see straight anymore! Whether you’re a first time blogger or an experienced author, if you need your writing to be error-free and reader friendly, I can provide the finishing touches to your creative work. With professional qualifications and over twelve years’ experience editing and proofreading a wide range of manuscripts, I will review your document with an eye to spelling, grammar, word choice, flow, pace and construction. Past projects have included books in a number of genres destined for either virtual or hard copy publication, blogs, websites, marketing documents, corporate policies, government reports, business correspondence and training materials. The areas of cooking, nutrition, health and wellness are of particular interest to me, and it’s always hard to put down a good novel! Please contact me to discuss your editing needs.  less

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    • $17.50 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 126 HOURS
    • AUSTRALIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 9 TESTS
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