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Freelance Copy Editors are independent contractors responsible for detecting and fixing errors in a text. Essential duties of a Freelance Copy Editor are double-checking names, making sure facts are accurate, checking sources, creating layouts, placing images, and comparing materials against style guides. Those looking to work in this field should demonstrate throughout their resumes excellent writing skills, attention to details, accuracy, research skills, creativity, teamwork, and computer literacy. A well-written resume sample for Freelance Copy Editor showcases a Bachelor’s Degree in English, journalism, or communication.

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Freelance Copy Editor/writer

Extensive experience editing eBooks and manuscripts, short essays, plays, film, and scripts

  • Ability to read and comprehend text quickly and thoroughly to meet tight deadlines
  • Editing assignments completed include: how-to manuals, educational materials, technical guides, news tabloids, business plans, marketing materials
  • Written and published hundreds of articles in all genres at client's request
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Journalism / English Literature
12

Freelance Copy Editor and Proofreader

  • Prepared literary material for publication by identifying and correcting all mechanical and typographical errors and formatting inconsistencies. (I have edited four books that have been published.)
  • Seeks to achieve clarity of subject, brevity, logic, and consistency by reworking awkward and confusing writing.
  • Analyzed sentences for syntax and structure and reworded when needed.
  • Checked for errors and inconsistencies of fact and compilation.
Candidate Info
44
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
English And Speech
MA
Master of Arts
13

Freelance Copy Editor

  • Performed copyediting and proofreading for an English language translation of La Compagnia di Gesú nell 'Impero Russo (1172-1820) e la sua parte nella restuaraione generale della Compagnia
  • Created and maintained the back-of-the-book index, containing 200+ individual entries
  • Performed electronic editing functions for texts using Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word
  • Standardized page layout, text size and font, style, and format throughout the text
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
History
MA
Epidemiology And Health Management And Policy
Political Science And German Language
14

Freelance Copy Editor

Edited short books for factual information and grammatical accuracy.

  • Interviewed various subject matter experts for feature articles published on company website.
  • Provided content for monthly newsletters.
  • Wrote promotional copy.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BA
Journalism
15

Freelance Copy Editor

  • Created and edited product descriptions for website and distribution manuals
  • Maintained brand consistency across communications
  • Adapted translated material to saleable copy
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
month
at this job
BA
English
MA
Humanities
Creative Writing
16

Freelance Copy Editor

  • Copy-edited manuscripts for the Society's Optics Letters, an industry-leading semi-monthly journal
  • Edited text, captions, and tables for clarity, style, accuracy, and consistency.
  • Provided specifications for graphics reproduction of figures, and identified editorial questions for follow-up by the Chief Copy Editor.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
Environmental Sciences
17

Freelance Copy Editor

  • Edited article submissions from staff writers of high fashion website
  • Proposed interview subjects and prepped writers before assignment
  • Attended runway shows, book parties and events to oversee coverage for blog posts and photos updates
  • Pitched theme ideas for monthly issues
  • Scouted locations and assisted crew at photo shoots
  • Managed e-mail subscriber list for daily updates in tandem with marketing staff
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
English Literature And History
18

Freelance Copy Editor and Proofreader, United States / China

Provide copy editing and proofreading of non-fiction educational materials for Agate Publishing and its end clients which include the top three educational publishers in the USA.

  • Provide English language copy editing and proofreading for Chinese clients.
  • Provide online HTML copy editing and proofreading for Wikipedia website, with focus on Chinese culture and China-related articles.
  • Work closely with teams of subject matter experts and/or project managers.
  • Utilize standard and in-house style guides, including APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Meet all project deadlines, providing outstanding turnaround time.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality agreements for clients.
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Asian Studies
MA
Master of Arts
MA
Chinese Language And Literature
19

Freelance Copy Editor

  • Proofread and edited for spelling, grammar, punctuation and consistency of unpublished manuscripts in accordance to the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Worked efficiently with Project Manager to meet deadlines for publication.
  • Maintained communication with fellow Copy Editors for author’s consistency and writing style.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat 9.0
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Liberal Arts Studies
BA
English
20

POD Production Manager / Freelance Copy Editor

  • Was solely responsible for the print-on-demand list at Bloomsbury Reader, an imprint of [company name]
  • In newly created role (POD production manager), streamlined the production process, working flexibly to tight deadlines
  • Liaised within the company and externally to produce over 350 POD titles
  • Managed the imprint's online presence, creating a unique and engaging voice that garnered new followers for the brand
  • Taught a university-level creative writing course in non-fiction - class of 20-30 students
  • Offered further teaching and editorial guidance outside of the classroom
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
English Literature
MA
Creative Writing Nonfiction

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