Professional Editors

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Professional Editors

Showing 16,158 freelancers

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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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Editing Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of oDesk Editing projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

oDesk Editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

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

1,047

Time to Complete oDesk Editing Jobs

Time needed to complete a Editing project on oDesk.

Average Editing Freelancer Feedback Score

Editing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

4.80

Last updated: April 1, 2015

  • Voice Talent, Editor/Proofreader

    I have been narrating eLearning modules and informational videos since 2007. I have professional equipment and my home office is also my studio. Examples of my work for oDesk clients: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GZc2OUf6Tw https://www.youtube … more

    I have been narrating eLearning modules and informational videos since 2007. I have professional equipment and my home office is also my studio. Examples of my work for oDesk clients: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GZc2OUf6Tw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5ALDGEwq24 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh_y9QEqOUs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GA-lGQzoMo I am also happy to help with script writing and editing. I am the lead vocalist and bass player in a blues and rock band, and I have also worked several years as a professional disc jockey - I know how to use my voice to communicate emotion and entertain people.  less

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    • $35.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 9 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • U.S. Copy editor/Proofreader/Writer

    I am a conscientious U.S. proofreader relatively new to oDesk, but with 12 years of copy editing, writing, and proofreading experience. I have edited/proofread countless articles, dissertations, Web pages, résumés, letters, eBooks, as well as a published work … more

    I am a conscientious U.S. proofreader relatively new to oDesk, but with 12 years of copy editing, writing, and proofreading experience. I have edited/proofread countless articles, dissertations, Web pages, résumés, letters, eBooks, as well as a published work of fiction. I was editor-in-chief of both my high school and college newsletters, and taught ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for five years. I value my clients' input, and work till expectations are met or exceeded. Please give my conscientiousness a chance to work on your behalf!  less

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    • $15.56 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 12 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Word artist: Copy-editing at Trying Words

    I am deadline driven and love to perfect word play. I have a BA from Eckerd College with five published books and over 90 articles sold. Writing and editing come as a natural extension of my love of reading. If … more

    I am deadline driven and love to perfect word play. I have a BA from Eckerd College with five published books and over 90 articles sold. Writing and editing come as a natural extension of my love of reading. If you are looking for polished clarity and effective manuscripts or copy, let me use my dedication to get you the results you need. The work in my portfolio is labeled as EDITED or CREATED. The edited projects were copy-edited by me, the created projects were written by me and have been published. For much more of my own writing, please visit the Trying Words website at www.andreamgilson.com. Thank you. I hope to be working with you soon.  less

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    • $31.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 3 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 11 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 0 TESTS
  • 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
  • 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

    editing english-proofreading creative-writing copywriting english-spelling content-writing photography photo-editing microsoft-word microsoft-excel 00 more less
    • $38.89 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 114 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 16 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • 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
  • Proofreader, Editor

    My English talents were developed through wide-ranging reading and university study. I love turning awkward, cluttered writing into clear, engaging prose. My proofreader side delights in picking through documents, looking for that tricky O masquerading as a 0 in your … more

    My English talents were developed through wide-ranging reading and university study. I love turning awkward, cluttered writing into clear, engaging prose. My proofreader side delights in picking through documents, looking for that tricky O masquerading as a 0 in your data. I've worked in the media localization industry and edited, proofread, and formatted English master files for translators. I am familiar with the major style guides, and I can readily adapt to a client’s stylistic preferences. I use either MS Word with track changes or Google Docs: your choice. I'm also a volunteer who makes e-books for Project Gutenberg.  less

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    • $17.78 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1293 HOURS
    • CANADA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 4 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 12 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

    english english-grammar proofreading editing teaching-english 00 more less
    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • JAPAN
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 3 TESTS
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