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20 Best Video Editor

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Renea Dominique

Dallas, TX, USA

Social Media Strategist For Brands & Businesses

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Carmel Kundai Makaya


I'll help you clarify and share your story 💛.

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Salina Owens

Texas, USA

Copywriter | Digital Creator | Content Writer

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Kelly Madu

New York, NY, USA

Content Creator and Social Media Strategist

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Ifeoma Ahuna

Dallas, TX, USA

✨ Making content FUN, easy, and sustainable again!

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Celia Mesa

Barcelona, Spain

Bringing Brands to Life with Humanized Content ✨

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Kayla Elorza

New York, NY, USA

Designer, storyteller, and video wizard.

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Emily Becker

Chicago, IL, USA

Copy and Content with a Soul

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Daniella Gershon

United States

Brand designer through graphics, web, social media

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Julia Spong

Toronto, ON, Canada

Social Media Manager & Content Specialist 🪄

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Olivia Kelliher

Nashville, TN, USA

Balancing creativity & entrepreneurship 🚀

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Pradyumn Pandey


Video Editing & Thumbnail design for social media

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Brad Kurtz

United States

Video Editor, Writer & Producer

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Sílvia Pinho

Lisbon, Portugal

Social media strategy & content for FUN brands!

Recommended 3x
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Diego Rotmistrovsky

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Versatile Filmmaker. Jack of all trades.

Recommended 11x
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Kenjo ‎


Digital Marketer (UI/X, Web Dev, SEO, SMM, SEM)

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EP Creative

Munich, Germany

Making Creators' Visions Come to Life.

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Yolande St.Ville

London, UK

Graphic Designer | UX + UI Designer

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Pius Henry

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Digital Marketing Manager

Common projects for Video Editors

Editing raw footage into a polished, final video product for marketing or promotional purposes.

Creating engaging social media videos for platforms like Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube.

Developing instructional or educational videos with clear visuals and audio.

Assembling footage, audio, and graphics into a cohesive documentary or short film.

Creating visually compelling music videos with sync to audio tracks.

Developing video advertisements for digital platforms or broadcasting.

Tips for working with and hiring Video Editors

Clearly define your video project

Before contacting a freelance video editor, ensure you have a clear vision of what your final video should look like. This includes the type of video, duration, style, tone, and any specific elements or effects required.

Check their portfolio

Take time to review the video editor's portfolio to ensure they can deliver the style and quality you expect. Look for examples of similar projects they have completed in the past.

Understand their skills and tools

Ensure the freelance video editor is proficient with relevant video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro. Also, consider their ability to work with animations, special effects, or audio if your project requires such elements.

Maintain open communication

Good communication is crucial for a successful project. Make sure your video editor is responsive and open to feedback. Regularly review the project's progress and provide feedback through Contra to ensure the project stays on track.

How to hire Video Editors

Define your needs

Before starting the hiring process, have a clear understanding of what you need from a Video Editor. This could include the type of video, duration, style, tone, and any specific elements or effects required.

Post a detailed job

Posting a detailed job on Contra will attract the right freelancers. Include information about your project, the scope of the job, the skills required, and the project timeline.

Review applications

Review the applications and shortlist freelancers based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project. Look at their past projects and reviews on their profile.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with shortlisted freelancers. Ask questions about their experience, approach to editing, and how they handle various aspects of video editing. Also, discuss your project specifics and expectations.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right freelancer, make an offer through Contra. This will include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Video Editors

1. Can you describe your editing process and how you approach a new project?

2. Can you provide examples of similar video editing projects you've worked on in the past?

3. How do you handle feedback and revisions during the editing process?

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Frequently asked

A freelance video editor is a professional who assembles recorded raw material into a finished product suitable for broadcasting or publishing. The material they work with may include camera footage, sound effects, graphics, and special effects.

A freelance video editor is a professional who assembles recorded raw material into a finished product suitable for broadcasting or publishing. The material they work with may include camera footage, sound effects, graphics, and special effects.

Video editors typically use software like Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, or DaVinci Resolve for editing footage. They may also use graphics software like Adobe Photoshop or After Effects for creating or editing visual elements.

Hiring a video editor on Contra gives you access to top freelance talent without middlemen or commissions. You can review their portfolio, collaborate efficiently, and handle contracts and payments all in one place.

To hire a video editor on Contra, post a job detailing your project requirements. Video editors who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of video editors and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Any project that involves video content can benefit from a professional video editor. This includes promotional videos, social media content, documentaries, music videos, event highlights, educational videos, and more.

The cost of hiring a video editor on Contra typically ranges from $25 to $80 per hour. The final cost can vary based on the complexity of the video, the editor's experience and skills, and the project duration.

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