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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 Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of oDesk Editing projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

oDesk Editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 1,047 Editing projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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Time to Complete oDesk Editing Jobs

Time needed to complete a Editing project on oDesk.

Average Editing Freelancer Feedback Score

Editing oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

4.80
Last updated: April 1, 2015
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Lisa S.

Lisa S.

Copywriting, editing, proofreading

South Africa - Last active: 4 days ago

I have over 20 years experience within the marketing and communications field, having worked for major corporates both in the UK and in South Africa. I am passionate about writing and am lucky to do what I love. I am a specialist in copywriting, proofreading and editing for offline and online (including blogs, email marketing, website updates) communications. My specific niche is parenting and kids content as well as entrepreneurship. I am reliable, work fast and accurately and have been described as creative, easy to work with and a brilliant writer. My marketing background allows me to consider each project from a strategic viewpoint. The companies I have worked for include British Sky Broadcasting, British Telecommunications, Ogilvy One Cape Town, Department of Environmental Affairs, SANParks and more. I deliver on time and on budget, have an eye for detail, am very customer centric, ensuring that the right communication goes to the right customer at the right time.

$27.00 /hr
2,530 hours
4.87
Adil Hussain

Adil Hussain

Certified Photoshop professional - 14 years exp. i...

India - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 16

My accuracy in image retouching, editing, color matching and color correction, skin smoothing, hair/fur masking, designing and visualizing with an eye for minute detail and the speed and accuracy in making hand made clipping paths has been highly appreciated . Worked on various projects like retouching/editing/color correction etc. of jewellery, goggles, watches, soaps, perfumes, deodorants, trendy wear, casuals and formals wear . Fashion portfolios, models skin touch up and corrections, photo restoration, colorization of black and white photographs, special effects, etc. Giving a wow ! effect to the design/image and complete satisfaction to my client has been my main objective.

$7.78 /hr
6,137 hours
5.00
Tiffany Grace Reyes

Tiffany Grace Reyes Agency Contractor

Advertising, Marketing, Research, Copywriting and...

Philippines - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 12

Results-oriented, high-energy, hands-on professional with a long and successful experience in the communications and marketing industries. Highly skilled, with a typing speed of 55 words per minute, effective and with careful attention to detail, I can get tasks done well and on time at low cost. Accomplished AE for a promotions and advertising agency offering integrated projects in below-the-line, above-the-line, and through-the-line advertising. Adept in conceptualizing for and pitching existing and new accounts, discerning project requirements and communicating client needs to creative teams—even hands-on in execution when necessary. Managed work flow of various projects and at the same time ensured deliverables are completed on time, on budget and on strategy. Training and experience in transcription, in sports, news, features, editorial, copy writing and proofreading. Experienced in communicating with different types of people as a technical support agent and is skilled in using communication to achieve professional, management and corporate goals. Currently co-owns and operates a mid-sized business. Handles sales, product development, marketing and brand alignment. Created branding and marketing strategies. Created logo, slogan and engineered menu. Developed systems from the store’s conception down to the actual operations.

Associated with: AdVentige
$11.67 /hr
2,113 hours
4.91
Ryan Z.

Ryan Z.

Online Marketing / Content Strategy / Editing

United States - Last active: 12/08/2014 - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 5

I am an excellent writer and editor with significant and varied experience. Since joining oDesk, I have successfully worked on a wide range of projects, including: Managing Content for an Online Marketing Firm Writing and Editing Press Releases Editing Website Content (Business, Cars, Health, Home Improvement, Legal, Medical, Pets) Editing Creative Content (eBooks, Film Treatments, Book Synopses) *** Top 10 Percentile: Academic Writing; Basic English Skills; Content Writing; Creative Writing; Email Etiquette; English Punctuation and Mechanics; English Vocabulary; Online Article Writing and Blogging; Word Usage *** Additional skills: Social Media, Wordpress, Squarespace, SEO, Apple Pages, Apple Keynote, Powerpoint Foreign Language skills: Intermediate Spanish ability.

$35.00 /hr
1,559 hours
5.00
Jessica D.

Jessica D.

Comprehensive Editing, Proofreading and Spinning S...

United States - Last active: 19 hours 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
3,388 hours
5.00
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
4.96
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
5.00
Sharon Bunting

Sharon Bunting

Sr. Graphic Designer & Illustrator

United States - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 22

Creativity has been a huge part of my life since I can remember, and so I took a path where I can keep it in my work life as well as personal life. 25+ years proven experience both as an artist and as a designer. Highly versed in the Adobe Design Suite. Much experience designing for both conventional (offset) and ondemand (digital) printing developing direct mail pieces, magazine ads, product packaging/labels, large format graphics, silkscreen, custom diecut items, sales presentation collateral, photo editing/retouching and technical illustrations. Precise expertise in creating branding for new or existing companies through logo design, logo redesigns (or creative facelifts) stationery packages and banner ads and website design (graphics only) among other things. No hype, no baloney - I have helped a wide array of clients with a variety of projects and have a rich technical background in many methods of production. I have been a freelancer for most of my career (I enjoy the freedom of it) and have effectively interfaced with highly successful people on many levels: corporate, non-profit, small business, entreprenuers, publishing, and marketing both in B2B and B2C! I do believe in fair compensation, but also firmly believe in you getting your money's worth. (I like to take the "mystery" out of designing and will take time to explain the process to you so you can be as involved as much or as little you would like to be.) Let's see what we can create together!

$39.00 /hr
2,208 hours
5.00
Sue Peterson

Sue Peterson

Freelance Writer/Editor/Tutor/Curriculum Developer...

United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 2

Capitalizing on 30+ years of teaching experience (regular and special education, ESL, gifted/talented) at all grade levels from elementary through adult learners and in various subjects with strong interest in reading, creative writing, and drama, I will help you with your individual or company needs. I have presented at numerous state and national conferences, secured dozens of grants, and written/produced over 50 plays for children. A published author of 450 children's books, I have also written adult books for clients on o-Desk. My background includes extensive work in curriculum and editing any type of text. Please read my profile to see more about my exemplary writing and editing abilities distinguishing me in the top 1% of o-Desk contractors. Creative and hard working, your goal is my goal.

$33.33 /hr
2,233 hours
4.99
Anne Balke

Anne Balke

Consultant/Writer/Researcher

United States - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 18

Recognized top 5% oDesk contractors. I have the skills and experience necessary to complete any of the following jobs: complex research, writing, editing, basic websites, business consulting (online marketing strategies for small businesses) or other similar projects. One of my specialties is helping people develop well-written informational content that brings organic and natural traffic to their sites. I provide writing, editing and formatting services for online website content. [Note - if you are trying to view my actual website from my profile, I am in the process of changing hosting providers so my site is temporarily unavailable. As a result, some of the links in my odesk profile many not be working. Just ask if you need to see more work samples and I will get them to you.] I am fortunate to have a gift with writing and truly enjoy it. Over my lifetime I have met many people with brilliant ideas and thoughts who struggle with getting them into writing in a way that effectively conveys the message. I have a passion for helping people take their ideas and putting words on paper so that the ideas can be shared with others. There is a great sense of satisfaction that I get when a client tells me “that’s exactly what I wanted to say!” Although I have not been formally hired as a writer until recently, I have an extensive writing history. I am conscientious and thorough in all that I do, often going above and beyond employer expectations. I have an inner passion for knowledge and answers. If I don't know something, want new information or want to learn how to do something, I do whatever is necessary to find the answers. My preferred jobs are advanced Research and Writing projects that require someone with great attention to detail and an analytical approach to finding information, not just "collecting data." {Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the data collection process, but typically simple research jobs don't pay equivalent to my experience & expertise.} Outside of freelance work as a writer, I provide business consulting, web design and online marketing services for small businesses, "from one small business owner, to another." As an entrepreneur who has been through the struggles of learning how to succeed when resources were limited, I understand what it is like to build a small business from the ground up. My formal training is in Psychology and this background gives me a unique perspective on the world of marketing and behavior. I have been a work-at-home mother since 2002 and absolutely love the freedom that being self employed provides. Let me be upfront - if you are looking for someone to work at "outsourcer rates" or to provide any work that is unethical or "black hat," then I am not that person. But if you are looking for a person who will provide HIGH QUALITY and ORIGINAL work, completed by someone with both an attention to detail and a creative mind, then that's me. I stand by all my work and won't work on anything that I wouldn't be proud to put my name on. As a business consultant, it is my job to Research and Find Solutions for my clients, as well as find information relevant for their business/industry. As a web/internet consultant, with knowledge of how content and keywords affect search engine results, I have a full understanding that there is "much more to be found" beyond the first Google results pages. On the educational level, I have a Master's Degree "plus" in Counseling Psychology from a school that was extremely research oriented, preparing students for Doctoral Programs. Not only did the regular coursework require routine research and report writing, but the program included completion of a Master's Thesis. I also have an undergraduate minor in statistics. Prior to becoming a freelancer, I have over twenty years of experience working with children in social and school settings. My specialty was working with children with emotional and learning disabilities. As the Director of a Youth Shelter, I also have experience supervising and managing teams. In 2002, after 20 years in the corporate world, working full time "plus," I made the decisision to change focus. With these New Priorities I started down the path of being a "work from home mother" (WAHM) and home business owner. "Enjoy Life Enterprises" is the umbrella for all of my entrepreneurial and freelance endeavors. Because I am completely self-employed, I have flexibility in the hours that I can provide, based upon what is required. I am located in the United States (North Carolina) and can be reached by email or if you are US based, we can talk by phone. I have also set up a Skype account if you are outside of the US.

$38.89 /hr
3,145 hours
4.98