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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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Jessica D.

Jessica D.

Comprehensive Editing, Proofreading and Spinning S...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

My main focus is on editing. I have extensive experience in proofreading and editing for grammatical, syntax and spelling errors in written content and currently do so for a variety of clients. I have a firm grasp on rewriting articles in spin syntax, and have the ability to spin content either manually or through TBS software, depending on preference. Either way, I can assure it will be done with an outstanding degree of human readability. I also have experience in creating content based on web research within a rigid set of guidelines in SEO format for a high-profile client. Current projects include providing image moderation services for use in sponsored ad campaigns, as well as tagging objects within images with similar products in a variety of fashion-centric interactive web advertisements. Other noteworthy skills include a strong knowledge of AP guidelines within the context of titles. I have in-depth knowledge of: - Microsoft Word - Microsoft Excel - Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Lightroom - The Best Spinner Topics of expertise include photography, technology, graphic design, fiber crafts, and parenting.

$14.44 /hr
3,386 hours
Elizabeth Pursel

Elizabeth Pursel

Master's Level English/Journalism Teacher, editing...

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4

I have a B.A. in Journalism/Mass Communications, including specializing in Public Relations and Broadcasting, and I also obtained a Master's in Education. I hold Pennsylvania teaching certifications in both elementary education and secondary English (7-12). My jobs include teaching high school English and journalism, as well as English 101 (which focuses on grammar and writing) for a community college. I've worked for two newspapers in features and sports, and both included copy editing.

$13.89 /hr
55 hours
Alex K.

Alex K.

Pro Retouching, image and photo editing, color cor...

Ukraine - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 39

I am a professional retoucher with a great work experience. You can see my portfolio here: I offer: - high quality - fair price - the exact timing - attention to customer requirements When you choose me, you choose the service that you can customize according to your goal.

$20.00 /hr
162 hours
Janna C.

Janna C.

American expat with years of experience in English...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

My objective is to work with clients who seek a copy editor or proofreader to produce a more polished, coherent, and grammatically-correct product. I'm a native English speaker from Washington state, and I received my bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I'm also TESOL-certified with 3 years of experience as an ESL instructor for adults. After joining oDesk in July 2014, I have established long-term commitments with several oDesk clients as a proofreader and copy editor for documents, academic papers, business magazine articles, promotional advertisements, and more. Those around me describe me as an individual with dilligence, excellent communication skills, and high professionalism. Currently, I am located in Bergen, Norway, where I work as a freelancer. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

$12.00 /hr
477 hours
Megan M.

Megan M.

eBook Formatting, Conversion, and Editing

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I've worked with eBooks in a variety of formats. I've converted to/from the following: MS documents, OpenOffice documents, iWorks documents, txt, pdb, pdf, rtf, mobi, epub, lit, pml, and html. I know how to do basic formatting, editing meta data (like cover, title, author, isbn, etc), interactive table of contents, interactive footnotes, images, block quotes, tables, bullet lists, etc.

$13.33 /hr
143 hours
Lori Stephens

Lori Stephens

Expert Editing - Professional, Respected

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

* 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: LinkedIn: ------ 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

$70.00 /hr
5 hours
Martyn Shuttleworth

Martyn Shuttleworth

Experienced technical and academic writer. Native...

Greece - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 18

As a graduate with many years experience of writing and proof-reading academic papers, I am familiar with all major citation practices. I am able to write papers for most subjects, from philosophy to physics. Without complaint, I adapt to any topic and style of writing, and I am thorough in my research. I firmly believe in going the extra mile required for completing the task to a high standard. As a perfectionist, I never compromise upon quality, whatever the size of the task.

$33.33 /hr
52 hours
Katharina M.

Katharina M.

Professional translations by certified German tran...

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

As a certified German translator I am constantly looking for new business relationships and translations projects, as well as projects that include English/German correspondence, localization, proof reading, and copy writing. I obtained a Master's degree in translation studies as well as a Bachelor's degree in International Business, Economy and Marketing. Additionally, I am a certified translator for English by the state of Germany. Over the last 7 years I was able to gain experience in translating, proofreading and writing English and German text. My work includes translation and proofreading tasks of the following areas: LEGAL: legal documents, contracts, waivers, imprints and non-disclosure agreements IT: website content and software applications, as well as technical user manuals, product write-ups buyer's guides and mobile Apps MARKETING: business communication, presentations and marketing/ PR materials EDUCATIONAL: language learning materials for German including in depth explanation of grammar rules, creation of flashcards and course materials TECHNICAL: technical text, product manuals and description Copy Writing experience: E-Books, product information with SEO focus, Travel guides, Articles and Blogs I'm aware of the differences between creative translation and exact translation and will adapt my style to your respective needs. Furthermore, I work with SDL Trados to ensure the highest possible quality of my translations, including the layout and formatting of the source documents. My work is very detail-oriented, yet fast-paces because Client satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me.

Groups: oTranslators
$33.33 /hr
1,573 hours
Shannon George

Shannon George

Writer and Editor

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 10

Searching for the perfect words to take your brand to the next level? Let this versatile, seasoned wordsmith help. With nearly a decade of professional writing and editing experience, I can handle just about any writing or editing project you can throw at me. I have worked in both digital and print media, and my broad range of expertise spans from editing online knowledge-base articles to writing magazine cover stories. Some of my core competencies include proofreading/editing all types of materials (with proficiency in both AP Style and Chicago Manual of Style), copywriting, blogging, article writing, writing for SEO, and creative rewriting of web content -- for example, your website. I have also managed projects and teams of writers. Clients appreciate my professionalism, sharp eye for detail, conscientious work ethic, and fast turnaround. My objective is to acquire a part-time position in which I can apply my compositional and/or editorial expertise to craft engaging, grammatically sound content -- whatever your content needs may be.

$30.00 /hr
1,447 hours
Kate G.

Kate G.

University teacher and translator

France - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 2

I am qualified both in French and English I teach at University in France and work as a translator at the same time I have already done many different types of translations including - literary translation ( novels and plays) - personal self-development and human ressources documents - sustainable environment reports and presentations - technical translations for civil engineering machines - academic translations on digital humanities - creation of ads for some antique furniture - blogs and articles I can work from French to English and from English to French as I am bilangual I can translate your documents, proofread or even rewrite them. M'y work is accurate, reliable and pleasant to read. Try me, you will not be disappointed

$33.33 /hr
157 hours