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Editing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

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Rachel Schramm

Rachel Schramm

Web Copywriter

United States - Last active: 27 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

It's one thing to have an attractive website, but well-crafted copy can take your internet presence to a whole new level. I have spent years honing my web copywriting skills to deliver quality, converting content that catches customers' attention. I have ample experience with email campaigns, SEO articles, and web copy, but I'm also skilled at writing headlines and copy for social media posts, banner ads, advertisements, brochures, and infographics. Though the majority of my experience is in the financial and technology industries, I've written articles for a variety of lifestyle guest blogs and transcribed lengthy interviews. I also have adequate Spanish skills, and feel comfortable conversing and communicating in Spanish.

$25.00 /hr
3,908 hours
4.86
Marsha Jones

Marsha Jones

Creative and Technical Writer | Website Content

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

I have established a niche in the market for creative web-forward content to respond to the demands of a competitive Internet landscape. I can write or refresh your website content with quality, compelling words that intrigue your readers and attract leads. I have an IT background as a writer and trainer, and I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in English-Technical Communication from Boise State University. I love creative writing, and I have a special skill for fusing creative style with technical language to produce the type of writing you require, on any topic. Take a look at my creative and technical writing portfolio: www.pearlsnprose.com/Portfolio.html

$38.89 /hr
659 hours
4.95
Bethany Cadman

Bethany Cadman

Writer, editor, and marketer for all your content...

United Kingdom - Last active: 28 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

I have an MA in Creative writing and experience of writing for travel and city guides such as itchy London. I currently write for several websites including a celebrity gossip blog, and writing reviews for hotels in Paris. My career has seen me manage the content for several websites and lead on complex marketing campaigns. I am a very organised, creative and hard working individual who will dedicate herself to any task given.

$18.50 /hr
276 hours
4.89
Ellen C.

Ellen C.

Proofreader, Editor, and Writer

United States - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 1

I'm an American copy editor and writer of fiction and creative nonfiction with a BA in English and 4 years experience with book editing. I've worked on book-length manuscripts on a variety of subjects for publishers in the U.S., and I'm familiar with Chicago, APA, and AMA styles I have a keen eye for errors and a passion for making text clean and easy to read. I can vary my revision to suit your needs- I've done everything from surface-level proofreading to light translation and grammar interventions to reordering sentences and paragraphs for optimal flow. I have extensive experience working with non-native speakers to make their writing flawless and accessible to American or British audiences. Please feel free to contact me for further examples of my work.

$16.67 /hr
411 hours
4.99
Marisa Pragier

Marisa Pragier

Portuguese and Latin Language Specialist

Portugal - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 9

I am a Portuguese (Brazilian & European) Language Specialist, with a bachelor degree in Portuguese, Latin and Greek and a Master Degree in IT and Education. I provide translation, localization, proofreading, editing and linguistic services, both in Portuguese from Brazil and Portugal, in any format (docs, app strings, e-learning and video scripts, website localization (with HTML language). I translate Latin diplomas, letters and mottoes for tattoos and companies.

$16.67 /hr
3,101 hours
4.98
Robert Henry

Robert Henry

Freelance writer, editor, and publisher

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

I have operated, promoted, edited, and funded Leaf Garden Press for several years. We've published twelve issues of a literature and arts journal and a few collections of poetry. All LGP publications were designed and edited by a small volunteer staff and myself. Likewise, I help other small presses with their book designs and publication through Kindle Direct Publishing, Smashwords, Lulu, and CreateSpace. My personal publication credits include three books (not including 30+ ghostwritten books), several anthologies, and about forty-fifty appearances in online and print magazines. I'm seeking opportunities to branch out and work with new clients as well as to network with other like-minded individuals that are interested in the publishing industry, especially those that prefer self-publishing. --- Publishing and formatting services: My specialty is formatting for Kindle Direct Publishing and Smashwords. With vast knowledge of Kindle devices, I am able to produce content in several methods, either as Word documents or Mobi files. I am also proficient with EPUB formats.Kindle Direct Publishing will put your ebook on Amazon (for all the countries they sell to). Smashwords will distribute your book to Apple (iBooks), Barnes and Noble (Nook), Kobo, Sony, and many other retailers. This keeps the process simpler than trying to submit the book to each retailer individually. My suggestion for publishing an ebook is always going to be the same. If you want the best compatibility and the most retailers, then format the book for Smashwords and adjust that formatting for Kindle. This will create a book that is compatible with older generations of a Kindle device, which are still heavily in use today. This is also an easy way to save on costs. If you're more worried about fancy formatting, I can help there as well by formatting the Kindle book using HTML coding and taking advantage of KF8 formatting. Just keep in mind that this limits the compatibility. I always offer to help with the submissions process! This is included in the costs. --- Editing services: For editing and proofreading, I offer the use of the track changes features in Microsoft Word or the use of commenting and annotations for Adobe PDFs. This allows you to personally review my suggestions or changes and decide if you agree with them or not. Edits and proofreading include checking sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, spelling, formatting errors, and much more. For larger projects, I almost always do a preliminary read and create a list of common mistakes or troubled areas that I address with the writer first, which gives me a strong advantage during the actual editing process. I pride myself on sticking behind my work, and I am always happy to discuss your project and my edits (even if I've already been paid). --- Writing services: In terms of writing, I am a very flexible writer. If the subject can be easily researched online, in libraries, and through databases, I have no problem writing on topics I'm unfamiliar with. I've written in a number of niches, including financial, automobiles, security, travel, food, raising chickens, survival, yoga, healthcare, and much more. Almost no topic is too daunting unless you need jargon-heavy, technical writing. --- Free consultation: Are your confused or unsure what you really need? No worries! I offer free consultation on any publishing projects. I'll go as far as taking a look at your book or other projects and tell you my initial thoughts on what your projects needs and what I suggest. So even if you don't hire me, I can happily point you in the right direction and help educate you about the process. Is there anything I haven't covered here? Simply contact me, and there's a good chance I can help you or know someone that can. While my rates are flexible and depend on length of work, time restraints, and other factors, typical costs are as follows: Rewriting and writing based on outlines: $0.01 cents per word. Writing requiring research and creation: $0.015 - $0.02 cents per word. Editing and proofreading: $1 per 250 words.* Formatting for Kindle, Smashwords, EPUB, or print will depend on length. Costs are usually between $40 to $100 for basic formatting. I will typically be willing to give discounts to repeat clients and clients requesting more than one service at a time. I especially try to take care of my repeat clients that are easy to work with. All my work is subject to reasonable revisions even after payment is made, and I love to stay connected with clients long after the job is done, even if we don't actually exchange money again. All prices include the oDesk fee. Naturally, I'm happy to accept tips.

$15.00 /hr
43 hours
4.95
Dewie Angan

Dewie Angan

English - Indonesian - Spanish Translator & Creati...

Spain - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 3

English, Indonesian and Spanish expert! I am a native Indonesian working as an English teacher in Spain. If you are looking for a worth hiring translator or writer, you are on the right page! Graduating from the English Language Education faculty in 2007, I continue my career as an English teacher. I have years of teaching experiences for both young learners and adults. Writing is my passion; thus, I always determine to provide high quality articles and translation that are not only focus on grammar, but also on spelling, punctuation and choice of words. My perfectionism guides me to always produce top-notch articles and translation in quick turnaround. Additionally, I have written plenty articles on various topics, say, health, beauty, economics, arts, education and other general topics. Please refer to either my portfolio or the feedback given by my previous employers to know the quality of my work. Thank you :)

Groups: oTranslators
$15.00 /hr
78 hours
4.99
Robert L.

Robert L.

Multi-skilled freelance writer/editor/proofreader/...

United Kingdom - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

Hi there. I am a fully-qualified teacher with a BA (Hons.) in English Literature and Imaginative Writing, an MA in Writing Studies, and a PGCE in English and Drama. I am an expert editor and proofreader with a wealth of experience in storyboarding, instructional design, and creative writing of all kinds. I have been freelancing now for many years and am looking to take on new clients. I am a communicative and friendly worker who is usually available at short notice. My work is completed quickly and accurately, and I always deliver under-budget where possible. If you're looking for reliability, consistency, experience, and value for money, you're definitely reading the right profile. If you would like to see samples of my work, please feel free to ask and I'll get them to you ASAP. I have samples ready for editing, content writing, graphic design, creative writing, and review work.

$33.33 /hr
83 hours
4.87
Ruth Hawk

Ruth Hawk

Copywriter and Editor

United States - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 5

I am a motivated, detail-oriented copywriter and editor with nearly five years of experience in the nonprofit communications and marketing field. I am comfortable writing and editing a variety of copy, including that for news releases, brochures, news stories, websites and books. I strive for clarity and accuracy in all my work, and possess strong communication skills.

$14.44 /hr
209 hours
5.00
Lyn Davidson

Lyn Davidson

Writer/Editor

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5

Award-winning writer and editor with experience in journalism, web and SEO writing, grant writing, advertising copywriting and event production. History of success in highly visible leadership roles in fast-paced non-profit and for-profit organizations. Consistently cited by supervisors, colleagues and customers as demonstrating superior initiative, judgment, diplomacy, interpersonal skills and ability to complete projects on time and on budget. I specialize in writing on current events, American life and culture, politics, and the arts. I have a strong background in library and online research in a variety of fields, and an interest in writing about environmental issues, fashion and popular culture, business, law and medicine.

$22.22 /hr
389 hours
5.00