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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 oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

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Last updated: March 1, 2015

  • 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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  • Editor, Proofreader, Writer

    Experienced in editing a variety of publications, I will bring a close attention to detail and a freshness to your project. I have worked as a personal editor for a small press, a fiction reader for a literary and arts … more

    Experienced in editing a variety of publications, I will bring a close attention to detail and a freshness to your project. I have worked as a personal editor for a small press, a fiction reader for a literary and arts magazine, an editor for an online informational publication, an editor for several academic dissertations, and more. I am passionate about the written word and love to bring that enthusiasm to my work.  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 877 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • 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
  • Freelance writer and editor

    Writing has been a big component of my academic and professional career. In college, I provided guidance for struggling students as an on-campus writing tutor. When I wasn't in the library fixing syntax and grammar, I was in the … more

    Writing has been a big component of my academic and professional career. In college, I provided guidance for struggling students as an on-campus writing tutor. When I wasn't in the library fixing syntax and grammar, I was in the newsroom fulfilling my duties as a content, layout, and copy editor. As an Instructional Technology Assistant at Carnegie Mellon University, I was tasked with writing up reports pertaining to my observations and duties. In my capacity as a risk manager with an insurance firm, I wrote reports detailing the extent of any given client's financial options within the legal confines of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act. Given my extensive writing background, I can offer to: - proofread and edit your works - create original content - write articles - compose essays - research and present a given subject - analyze policy text - offer creative input My background suits me for a wide variety of writing-related work. Whether your linguistic needs call for innovation or standard boiler plate format, I have the skills necessary to accommodate them. I am familiar with APA, MLA, and Chicago styles.  less

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    • $9.50 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Experienced Transcriptionist

    I combine several years of extensive federal experience with a passion for thorough, clean work. In addition, my strong command of English and familiarity with a broad range of academic disciplines (particularly the social sciences and liberal arts) make me … more

    I combine several years of extensive federal experience with a passion for thorough, clean work. In addition, my strong command of English and familiarity with a broad range of academic disciplines (particularly the social sciences and liberal arts) make me uniquely well suited to the transcription of aural and/or handwritten material, regardless of the language involved (i.e. formal vs. informal). On each job I strive to ensure the quickest possible turnaround and highest degree of precision, per your standards. I look forward to assisting you with your transcription and editing needs.  less

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    • $10.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 157 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Video Editing, Design, Page Layout, Camtasia Expert (Captioning)

    I´m a versatile freelancer, centered around multimedia production. Over the last 6 years, I have edited and developed a wide range of video edits with AVID and pro with FCP X including for startup companies and small businesses. My … more

    I´m a versatile freelancer, centered around multimedia production. Over the last 6 years, I have edited and developed a wide range of video edits with AVID and pro with FCP X including for startup companies and small businesses. My core competency lies in complete documentary edits, story-telling, film editing, short video-edits, wedding-edits and fashion edits as well. I own Adobe Ps, Ae, Pr, Ai, and Lr. I have dropbox with more than 2TB of space to share videos and projects. I am seeking video production, editing and other NLE editing opportunities My former work consists: - Video and Audio shooting - Video and Audio production - Video and Audio editing - lots of experiences with Photoshop, Audition, Premiere, after Effects - Acting in several movies VIMEO: http://www.vimeo.com/kmuneeb My LinkedIn Page: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kmuneebhassan My TV Documentary edited: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycmg/nyctvod/html/home/artsalive_subwayart.html  less

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    • $22.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.1
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 4 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • English Editor/Copywriter and Technical Writer

    I am an experienced writer and editor. I am an electrical engineer by trade and an English teacher by profession. I'm able to write or edit English language documents with a technical nature or in general. I have excellent … more

    I am an experienced writer and editor. I am an electrical engineer by trade and an English teacher by profession. I'm able to write or edit English language documents with a technical nature or in general. I have excellent grammar and can easily adapt my writing style to suit your needs. Native speaker of the American English vernacular.  less

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    • $30.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
  • Expert Editing - Professional, Respected

    * Unbeatable quality * Respected by authors and businesses * Professional, easy to work with * Satisfaction guaranteed ------ EXPERIENCE ------------------------------------------------ My background spans nearly 30 years and the full spectrum of writing, editing, and publication management for print and web. I have edited over 120 … more

    * Unbeatable quality * Respected by authors and businesses * Professional, easy to work with * Satisfaction guaranteed ------ EXPERIENCE ------------------------------------------------ My background spans nearly 30 years and the full spectrum of writing, editing, and publication management for print and web. I have edited over 120 published trade titles, as well as virtually every type of business documentation, and have self-published five books. Notable clients include Microsoft, CreateSpace/Amazon, Disney Internet Group, Prentice Hall, Gartner, and Rosetta Stone. ------ TESTIMONIALS ------------------------------------------------ “I was very pleased with the level of attention I received. The work was performed in a timely manner. Lori went above and beyond what was expected. She took a process that I considered ‘overwhelming’ and broke it down into simple process that I could easily understand and follow.” — Shawn Brookshier, The Happy Moments: Moving out of Anxiety and Depression “From my first contact with you until my book was fully edited, I was impressed with your professional approach. You helped me shape [my book] into its final, polished form with tact and rock-solid editing skills. It was a joy to work with you.” — John Hastings, The Drawing Breakthrough Book “The work performed was beyond my expectations. My experience was extremely positive. Lori was thorough and had a great eye for detail. She made my writing come alive with her suggestions. It was the beautiful icing on the cake, and I am very pleased with the result.” — Dr. Cynthia Barnett, Prime Time Makeover: How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life “Lori has edited numerous complex, technical documents for us. She turns things around on time despite tight deadlines, and has been quick to respond to questions and concerns. She consistently applies our high standards to the documents that she edits. We will be sending more work her way.” — Rob Helm, Directions on Microsoft Website: http://www.verbatimeditorial.com LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=102973221&trk=tab_pro ------ SUBMISSION GUIDELINES -------------------------------------- Software: Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc) preferred; Track Changes will be enabled as I edit Format: Times New Roman, 12 point, double spaced, 1" margins (approx. 300 words per page) Please provide the following: - The genre - Your writing experience - Intended audience - How the book will be published - The working title - Any special instructions  less

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    • $70.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 2 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Video Editor and Motion Graphic Artist

    My business's motto is "Nil Satis Nisi Optimum" ("Nothing but the best is good enough") - because I know you feel the same about your business! I have a B.S. in Cinema and Video Production and have earned credits … more

    My business's motto is "Nil Satis Nisi Optimum" ("Nothing but the best is good enough") - because I know you feel the same about your business! I have a B.S. in Cinema and Video Production and have earned credits on five feature films and four shorts. As a small business owner, my goal is to bring the same level of polish and professionalism to your project, whether it be a feature documentary or 30-second web advertisement. My company, Dynamis Pictures, specializes post-production, including video editing, motion graphics, color grading, audio sweetening and preparation for web, broadcast or DVD output. I have experience in editing various source formats, including 16mm film and RED footage. Dynamis also edits and polishes still photographs in preparation for use in your video projects and other media venues. http://dynamispictures.wix.com/businesses  less

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    • $25.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 3460 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
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  • Editor, Proofreader with Excellent English Skills

    "Fantastic work and great communication." A native English speaker with a University Degree and over 30 years experience editing, proofreading, teaching, tutoring ESL & TESL and Government employment. … more

    "Fantastic work and great communication." A native English speaker with a University Degree and over 30 years experience editing, proofreading, teaching, tutoring ESL & TESL and Government employment.  less

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    • $12.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 387 HOURS
    • CANADA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
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