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Professional Editors

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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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oDesk Editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 1,031 Editing projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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Average Editing Freelancer Feedback Score

Editing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

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Last updated: March 1, 2015

  • 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

    editing creative-writing writing english-punctuation copy-editing microsoft-word 00 more less
    • $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
  • 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
    • 109 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 16 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Seasoned Textual Editor and Writing Coach

    A Canadian living and working abroad and a native English speaker, I have been editing professionally since 2011. As a published editor and author with an M.A. in English Literature, I have extensive experience with textual edits ranging from … more

    A Canadian living and working abroad and a native English speaker, I have been editing professionally since 2011. As a published editor and author with an M.A. in English Literature, I have extensive experience with textual edits ranging from business and self-help books to academic publications. Thorough, prompt, reliable and consistent, I frequently exceed my clients' expectations.  less

    editing copy-editing ghostwriting copywriting academic-writing fiction-writing letter-writing online-writing article-writing travel-writing editorial-writing journalism-writing english-proofreading 00 more less
    • $25.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 131 HOURS
    • HUNGARY
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 14 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Editor, Romanian/English translator

    I'm a professional and very determined editor and corrector with 3+ years' experience. I was responsible for accuracy and correctness of written texts in politics and sports newspapers. Managing strict deadlines and efficiency are the strong points that define … more

    I'm a professional and very determined editor and corrector with 3+ years' experience. I was responsible for accuracy and correctness of written texts in politics and sports newspapers. Managing strict deadlines and efficiency are the strong points that define me.  less

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    • $5.56 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 15 HOURS
    • ROMANIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Specializing in Proofing, Writing, Rewrites, Collaborations

    Degree in English Composition -University of Illinois at Chicago. Member - Florida Writer's Association. Certificate in Pharmacy/Pre-med/Pre-nursing Published: One unique memoir (combining psychoanalysis and the Holocaust) One short non-fiction story (Please feel free to read the Amazon samples … more

    Degree in English Composition -University of Illinois at Chicago. Member - Florida Writer's Association. Certificate in Pharmacy/Pre-med/Pre-nursing Published: One unique memoir (combining psychoanalysis and the Holocaust) One short non-fiction story (Please feel free to read the Amazon samples for two different writing styles - penname is Calli Levison). Currently proofing and editing for overseas publisher. Strengths: - spelling, punctuation - syntax including "creative re-arrangement" for emotional effect - good eye for timeline detail and tie-in of details for literary effect - widely-read across multiple fields ("specialties" might be considered as psychology, psychoanalysis, theater, music, religion) - fluent in medical terminology - familiarity with languages (please note however: fluent only in English) - trained in graphic arts - skilled in attractive formatting for Kindle - I'm artistic and literary Weakness: - I'm artistic and literary, not technical NOTE: Stated hourly rate is VARIABLE per project. I purposely set it low to allow for negotiation.  less

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    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 14 TESTS
  • Professional Transcriptionist and Editor

    I'm a professional transcriptionist with several years of experience in the transcribing field in a number of subject areas. I produce high quality, accurate transcriptions with fast turn around times for my clients. In addition to my transcription work … more

    I'm a professional transcriptionist with several years of experience in the transcribing field in a number of subject areas. I produce high quality, accurate transcriptions with fast turn around times for my clients. In addition to my transcription work, am a Cambridge CELTA certified English teacher with academic editing and tutoring experience at the university level. I have extensive experience with accurately interpreting diverse international accents of all English levels and covering complex technical, industrial, financial and business related subject matter for several major publications. I have also completed transcriptions for the purposes of academic research on a number of different topics. What I like most about transcribing is the opportunity it affords me to increase my knowledge of different subject areas as I work, so I am always happy to take on new and different projects! All work is 100% transcribed, proof read and edited by me, never outsourced, delegated or machine transcribed. I research all unfamiliar terminology to ensure a high level of accuracy. All work is confidential and I am happy to sign a non disclosure agreement, should your require one. Jobs up to 1 hour of good quality audio can be completed within 24 hours (or less). I am always available and happy to work with you to meet your deadlines. I am confident I will be able to help you complete your project to a very high standard and look forward to working with you soon! **To ensure confidentiality and privacy, I do not use client work as portfolio samples. If you would like to verify the quality of my work, please request a 1-2 min sample before awarding the job.**  less

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    • $17.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • CANADA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Writer

    I am seeking a job and career that involves writing in any capacity. Writing is what I live to do, and is what I'm best at. No matter the subject, I just want to write. … more

    I am seeking a job and career that involves writing in any capacity. Writing is what I live to do, and is what I'm best at. No matter the subject, I just want to write.  less

    editing article-writing blog-writing creative-writing short-story-writing news-writing-style 00 more less
    • $12.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Copyeditor-Proofreader

    Editing-Proofreading: Specialist in Academic, Business, and Technical Papers APA, MLA, Chicago, Oxford Top 10% Proofreading and English test scores MS, Public Administration BS, Accounting CPA (inactive) I donate 10% of my fees to charity. I have 30+ years of proven … more

    Editing-Proofreading: Specialist in Academic, Business, and Technical Papers APA, MLA, Chicago, Oxford Top 10% Proofreading and English test scores MS, Public Administration BS, Accounting CPA (inactive) I donate 10% of my fees to charity. I have 30+ years of proven experience writing, editing, and proofreading reports from my previous careers as a University Instructor, Certified Public Accountant, Government Auditor, and Executive Director of a non-profit organization. As a freelancer, I've worked on everything from website content to book manuscripts to PhD dissertations, and have much experience working with non-native English writers. I understand the value of working independently while keeping the team informed of progress. I contribute my writing skills—from proposals to website content—to various nonprofit organizations. I have taught Accounting, Finance, and other business-related courses at the university level. Now that I am retired and "free"(lancing), I also enjoy studying Art History and writing about my personal passions—history and travel.  less

    proofreading copy-editing editing research-papers report-writing business-writing technical-editing microsoft-word adobe-pdf microsoft-powerpoint 00 more less
    • $19.76 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 640 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 10 TESTS
  • Native italian, translation ita-eng/eng-ita, writer, editor

    I'm a university student from Italy in the art field. I'm native Italian speaker and I can translate good from English really quick; my speaking ability is good. I'm skilled into creative writing and I can work … more

    I'm a university student from Italy in the art field. I'm native Italian speaker and I can translate good from English really quick; my speaking ability is good. I'm skilled into creative writing and I can work as an editor and proof-reader for Italian translations. Low-price hour/rate since I want to proof my ability and start my career. Fast work and communication.  less

    translation-english-italian italian proofreading editing translation-spanish-english 00 more less
    • $8.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 144 HOURS
    • ITALY
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 10 TESTS
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