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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 oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.81.

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Justin Smith

Justin Smith

editor extraordinaire!

United States - Last active: 11/27/2012 - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 2

For the past ten years, I've been transcribing, editing, writing, and generally doing whatever needed to be done. I have over a decade of experience with word processing and spreadsheet programs, from Lotus 1-2-3 to Microsoft Word and Excel; my English skills are far above average; I regularly create or modify images in Photoshop; I have some experience with video editing; I have a Bachelor's in Computer Science from Oklahoma State University (2005); I am the winner of several programming contests (using Java); and I built and maintain a personal webpage at admiralspunky.org, using HTML, PHP, and CSS. I was born and raised in Oklahoma, spent some time in Europe, and I currently hang my hat in Virginia.

$8.06 /hr
0 hours
4.77
Michelle M.

Michelle M.

Native Chinese Translator/Proofreader/Editor + 4 y...

China - Last active: 07/08/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

Professional, high quality localiser (translator) here! Especially good at translating iOS and Android Game contents! Simplified Chinese to/from English, Traditional Chinese to/from English; I am a native Chinese speaker with excellent spelling, grammar, and attention to detail. Tell me what you want and I will give you what you need, just the way you want it. I strive to accomplish all assignments with the very best quality possible and attain a "win-win" cooperation with my clients. Very punctual and respecting deadlines.

Groups: oTranslators
$10.00 /hr
0 hours
4.57
Vesna Kovach

Vesna Kovach

Copy Editor

United States - Last active: 06/22/2012 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

I offer top-level skills earned through decades of professional writing, editing and copy editing. My work has appeared online at eHow.com and LIVESTRONG.com. and in local, regional and national publications including Wisconsin Trails, Isthmus, Madison Magazine, Corporate Report Wisconsin, and Dane County Kids. I was formerly editor-in-chief of Erickson Publishing, and was the first editor of Brava Magazine, a lifestyle magazine for women in Wisconsin. I run the websites Publish-My-Own-Books.com and How-to-Cook-With-Vesna.com. I am the author of the cookbooks Cooking With Vesna and The Low-Carb and Paleo Breakfast Book, both available internationally through Amazon's Kindle Store.

$27.78 /hr
0 hours
4.60
Sonia Doreen

Sonia Doreen

Article Writer, Voice-over Artist, SEO & Keyword,...

United Arab Emirates - Last active: 03/21/2013 - Tests: 2

A Professional Freelance Writer and Editor, DOREEN has Garnered Hands- On Expertise by Writing for National, International Publications, Corporate Websites, Ezines and Blogs. She is currently Captivating her ardent Readers by continuously delivering multiple features on a diverse array of topics such as EDUCATION, HOME-DECOR, HOW-TO, PETS, TRAVEL, CAREERS, BEAUTY, FASHION, HUMOR, ENTERTAINMENT, POETRY, LIFESTYLE, HEALTH AND LITERATURE. DOREEN's writing pursuits also include SEO and keyword optimisation for corporate websites. She has written for eHow, triond, bukisa, squidoo, hubpages, shvoong and experts column. My Skills as a Writer: ARTICLE WRITER for TRIOND, SQUIDOO, BUKISA, EXPERTSCOLUMN ARTICLE WRITER AND RE-WRITER for Banana Base- oDesk Client ARTICLE SUMMARIZER for SHVOONG KEYWORD OPTIMIZATION & SEO. NETWORKING & SOCIAL BOOKMARKING PROOF-READING & COPY-WRITING RESEARCHING factual information TRANSCRIPTIONS for Videos and Audio Files. COLLABORATING with other Writers on Writing Projects. Topics: TRAVEL HEALTH LIFESTYLE FASHION GLOBAL TRENDS GENERAL INTEREST RELATIONSHIPS LOVE AND DATING CRAFTS HOME IMPROVEMENT POETRY PSYCHOLOGY & SELF-HELP GUIDES RECIPES WRITING TO EARN ARTICLE MARKETING

$10.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Misty P.

Misty P.

Professional Writer documented in the 99th percent...

United States - Last active: 01/22/2012 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

Feedback from recent customers: “Two words, hire her!” -Meagan "Your rocked this. Thank you so much!" -Kendra Tired of writers who don’t use spell check? How about “native” English speakers ratted out by poor preposition usage? Stop wasting your energy with mediocrity and get the assignment done right the first time. It seems that anyone can write, but not just anyone can write well. When you need quality content crafted with voice, perspective, proper grammar, and a touch of American wit, I’m your next project hire.

$16.67 /hr
0 hours
4.60
Jennifer F.

Jennifer F.

Administrative Pro - Virtual/Personal Assistant -...

Canada - Last active: 12/20/2011 - Tests: 2

I am a passionate administrative professional who would like to work with clients to reach their full business potential. I have an extensive and varied background in office management, administrative support, IT, HR, personnel and project management. Expert in MS Office, web research, report writing, finance/budgeting and data entry/mining. IT background with experience in web design, HTML, networking, programming and customer support. What I don’t know, I am able and willing to learn. I want to not only meet a client's expectations, but exceed them.

$14.44 /hr
0 hours
4.85
Daniel Ahrendt

Daniel Ahrendt

Article/Technical Writer, Photographer, Logo Desig...

United States - Last active: 08/30/2012 - Tests: 2

I'm a recent college graduate of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington with a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree. After writing many academic papers in college, I now write and edit as a Senior Writer and Photographer with the music webzine SSG Music. I plan on returning to academia in the future to pursue at a masters of Systematic and Historical Musicology. I also have several years experience as an event photographer and much of this work can also be seen on SSG Music. As once the Live Review Editor and now as Senior Staff, I've written a fair amount of articles myself for event previews, reviews, album reviews, news posts, etc. Along with this, I've built a strong photo rig with which I produce stills and video. At every show I attend I aim to capture quality examples of both and I believe my recent coverage work strongly reflects success. I also have experience in representational work for businesses. As tied to my interest of Illustration and Photography, I have become quite familiar with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. In addition, my interest in presentation online has encouraged a healthy obsession with web development. I am well acquainted with HTML, HTML5, XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript/jQuery and have working knowledge of PHP and SQL.

$15.56 /hr
0 hours
4.60
Brenda P.

Brenda P.

Writer/Copywriter

United States - Last active: 11/28/2011 - Tests: 3

Professional writer with over 6 years of professional writing experience. I have published, credited work on Five Minutes for Going Green.com, Local.com, White Fence.com and several other quality websites. I am an expert on SEO and keyword marketing. I also have 10 years of home design, crafting and gardening experience. Currently, I am building my client list as a full time writer to provide an income while I write books and market my own personal website, Dailymayo.com.

$33.33 /hr
1 hours
4.20
Randy Southern

Randy Southern

Highly regarded writer and editor

United States - Last active: 03/10/2012 - Tests: 3

With 20+ years of experience, I've built a solid reputation in the publishing industry. I've written, ghost-written, rewritten and edited hundreds of books, articles, marketing pieces and curricula. As a writer, I know how to grab readers' attention, present information in a memorable way, entertain and move people to action. As a freelancer, I understand the importance of asking the right questions before starting a project, maintaining communication with the client throughout the creative process and delivering high-quality work on time and on budget. I treat each new project as a creative challenge, and I relish the prospect of rising to that challenge.

$22.22 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Saqlain Abbas Shah

Saqlain Abbas Shah

Professional Writer, Proofreader, Researcher & Tra...

Pakistan - Last active: 09/17/2012 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

-- I am a University PROFESSOR (PHD) and a PROFESSIONAL WRITER having written various articles of myriad categories and published at international forums. -- I am an Expert in PROOFREADing and I love to find Grammatical Errors in even the Perfect Articles. -- I have done various TRANSCRIPTIONS, some of even lowest voice-quality. Objectives: ---- Understanding the essence of the job/assignment, Planning/Outlining and Executing the assignment with Perfection according to employer's standards within the given time limits.

$22.22 /hr
0 hours
5.00