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  • US$65 hourly
    Summary: Founder/Lead Editor, Standard Error Research Editors, a boutique academic editing firm providing editorial and disciplinary expertise to support quantitative social scientists and top departments in the international research community. Formerly Chicago Booth, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Freestone Publishing (a Bogota-based investment publishing startup). MSc from the London School of Economics. N.B.: Please do not send invitations for fixed-price contracts without a personal referral. Full bio: Samantha Eyler-Driscoll is an expert-ranked academic editor in economics and finance with more than a decade of editorial experience in research publishing. Samantha graduated with an MSc in Comparative Politics (Latin America) from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2009 and began her career in the press and publications team the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London the following year, working on production of the Discussion Paper series and the content pipeline for the policy portal VoxEU.org. In 2012, Samantha moved to Colombia to serve as senior production editor in the Bogota office of the startup publishing house Freestone Publishing, producing country investment reports on the mining industry. Samantha continued to work as a freelance academic editor with researchers around the world for the following half-decade in Colombia before accepting a position in 2017 as managing editor of ProMarket.org and senior editor at the Stigler Center for the Study of the State and the Economy at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. In 2019, Samantha joined American Journal Experts, now a wholly owned subsidiary of SpringerNature, as an academic editor and was promoted to expert rank the following year. In 2023, Samantha founded Standard Error Research Editors to focus on providing editorial support to her own clients in top departments around the Americas and Europe.
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    LaTeX
    Adobe InDesign
    English to Spanish Translation
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  • US$30 hourly
    Hi! My name's Felicity, and I'm a professional editor and proofreader based in Germany. I'm a native English speaker (dual Australian/British) with a BA (Hons) in Criminology, a PCert in Human Rights, a Diploma in Proofreading and Editing, and over 9 years of writing experience. What I specialise in: - British, Australian, US and Canadian English - Academic editing - Business English - ESL (English as a second language) - Sensitivity reads/edits - Research and fact-checking I also hold full proficiency in Chicago Manual of Style, Harvard Style, Guardian Style, and AP Style. Examples of the types of texts I edit: - Articles, newsletters and blog posts - Policy documents, reports and marketing copy - Legal documentation (Australian only) - Web content, social media copy and YouTube scripts - Theses, PhDs, essays, journal articles and white papers - Non-fiction books, textbooks and anthologies - Emails and letters What you’ll get: - Manually line-edited content - Fast turnaround - Meticulous attention to detail - Expert fact-checking - Detailed in-text comments and clarifications - One Microsoft Word (.docx) document marked up with Tracked Changes (where applicable) - One 'clean' Microsoft Word document (where applicable) - A short post-completion debrief offering concise comments and suggestions (where applicable) I am also able to work with PDF's, Google Docs, and InDesign content. Please note that I do not work with heavily AI-generated content at this time. I am committed to offering an inclusive, welcoming, safe, and fully confidential space for all clients. I look forward to working with you!
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    Academic Research
    Content Editing
    British English Accent
    Australian English Accent
    Copy Editing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Human & Civil Rights
    Academic Editing
    Error Detection
    Line Editing
    Sensitivity Analysis
    International Law
    English
    Academic Proofreading
    Proofreading
  • US$95 hourly
    I am an Ivy-league trained English Professor with over 20 years of experience in academic writing and publishing. A published writer myself, I have helped a range of writers, from first-year composition students to seasoned professionals. I have been a reader and on the editorial boards of several academic journals, read admissions essays (graduate and undergraduate) and judge writing contests. I have also served as a department chair and on my former college's appointment, promotion and tenure committee. I have a particular expertise and passion for working with graduate students. (See below for more information about my services as a thesis and dissertation coach and editor and my specialized profile for college and graduate admissions services). As a developmental editor and writing coach, my goal is to help get your writing into the world regardless of where you are at in the process: whether you already have a manuscript and a contract from a press or simply a rough idea of something you'd like to write. As a writing coach, I will meet you where you are and help you with any and every stage of the writing process--from the brainstorming and planning stages to the writing, revising and final editing to responding to reader reports and reviews and securing publication. I am a fast and careful proofreader and line editor, proficient in a number of citation styles, including MLA, Chicago, Oxford m, Harvard and APA, and able to carefully follow the publishing guidelines of the press you are working with. I am also conversant in a number of national Englishes. However, my true passion and skills lie in helping writers bring their projects to fruition. I am particularly good at taking a very rough, rough draft--or even a rough idea--and helping a writer massage it into a compelling and well-structured narrative. I am also quite good at helping writers who find themselves "stuck" in a particular project and need help crafting a plan to move forward. I offer a 10% discount to those who are the first in their families to go to college and to adjunct professors. Please feel free to reach out if you'd like to have a brief, no obligation conversation so I can learn more about your project and how I might help. THESIS AND DISSERTATION EDITOR AND WRITING COACH Writing a dissertation is hard, I know! I wrote one myself and, as an English professor for over 20 years, I have helped shepherd many students through the process. Unfortunately, not every graduate program provides their students with the kind of guidance and structure that most of us need for taking on a project of this size. That is where I come in. I taught graduate level writing for many years and have supported graduate students working in a variety of fields, including the social sciences, humanities, technology, business and finance, computer science and education. I am knowledgeable in a number of citation styles, including MLA, Chicago, APA, Harvard and Oxford and am a careful and efficient editor. However, my talents really lie in helping clients with larger holistic issues, including argument development, organization and structure, and responding to reader feedback. I’m also especially good at helping writers who get stuck in a project or are suffering from writer’s block. My mantra is that a done dissertation is the best dissertation! As with all my clients, I offer a 10 percent discount for first-generation college students. I’d be happy to have a 30 minute no-obligation conversation with you to hear about your project and how I can help.
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    Tutoring
    Academic Writing
    Copyright
    Academic Research
    Academic Proofreading
    Higher Education
    Editing & Proofreading
    Copy Editing
    Academic Editing
    Personal Statement
    Teaching English
  • US$35 hourly
    Globally experienced media professional with 15 years' experience writing and editing news content, academic journals, press releases, speeches and corporate communications. Flexible with broad knowledge about an array of subjects, including politics, education, science, international relations and the environment. Recent achievements • Published columns, in-depth investigative reporting and new in national digital and print media, including USA Today, The Baffler, SPLC Hatewatch, GEN, ArcDigi • Oversaw the launch of the Chinese Social Sciences Today E-Paper • Compiled the CSST in-house style guide • Implemented a quantitative feedback system and training program for editors that led to an overall improvement in the department’s clarity and accuracy • Wrote “Day of the Trope,” an article about white nationalist messaging on a pro-Trump subreddit, which was named one of the top 10 stories in 2018 on the SPLC Hatewatch blog • Used SEO tactics and targeted promotion to grow my personal blog to an average of 20,000 unique views per month, with an all-time of 100,000 monthly views
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    Data Entry
    Formatting
    Proofreading
    Content Editing
    Copy Editing
    News Writing
    AP Style Writing
    General Transcription
    Writing
  • US$45 hourly
    I am an experienced copy editor and proofreader specializing in academic and technical editing – journal articles, technical reports, professional publications. I hold a PhD in Humanities, which has furnished me with an approach to language that aims at clarity, consistency, and coherence. Although my background is in the arts and humanities, I also have extensive experience working with academics and professionals in other fields, including global health, psychology, management, economics, and medicine. My clients include professors, research groups, international organizations, and education institutions. I am well versed in the most popular style guides (Chicago, APA, MLA, etc.), and can work in both American and British English. I approach each project as an opportunity to make something the best that it can be, all the while constantly challenging and honing my skills.
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    Copy Editing
  • US$70 hourly
    I'm a professional publishing consultant, editor, and writing coach with years of experience in the publishing industry. When working with you, my mission is to be your go-to collaborator for your project by remaining highly focused on your needs and by providing high-quality deliverables tailored to your project's goals. We can begin working together at any stage of your publishing journey as my skills and services include writing coaching, beta reading, editorial assessments, developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, and publishing consulting. Having worked at two university presses, I have experience with manuscripts of all types including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short stories, business, and education. As a freelancer, I've also worked with fantasy, romance, crime fiction, and other commercial genres. I also have a BFA in Creative Writing and an MA in Management in the Creative Economy. As your editor, I'm dedicated to helping you develop high-quality content that meets all of your goals. I understand the effort that goes into your writing and your desire for your content to be the very best it can be. Therefore, my deliverables include not only the edited manuscript but also edit reports and collaborative revision hours that are all focused on elevating your manuscript. As your publishing consultant, I can guide you through the digital and print publishing process to deliver your content successfully, all while building your author or company brand. Together, we'll navigate your project through the independent, hybrid, or traditional publishing landscapes. I can develop a strong publishing strategy for your content and aid with project management for various steps of the process—from performing market research to executing sales strategies. As your writing coach, I can guide you through the writing process by providing exercises and techniques. I can identify the weaknesses and strengths of your writing and then provide solutions for how to eliminate those weak points and enhance your strengths. My goal is to be someone you can bounce your writing ideas off of and someone who supports and challenges you as a writer. If you're interested in working with me or have any questions, just send me a message telling me about your project and we'll go from there! Types of editing: Developmental Editing A developmental edit focuses on the big-picture elements of your content such as plot, character development, pacing, narrative, etc. For nonfiction books, it focuses on the structure of your content, what objectives need to be met by each section, delivery, etc. If your content is completed but hasn't undergone any revision yet, a developmental edit is where you want to start. When doing a developmental edit of your work, I provide you with a commented manuscript that highlights every suggested revision, edit report(s) with detailed explanations of issues and proposed solutions, and collaborative revision hours to discuss the edits. Line Editing Line editing is a high-level edit that focuses on the language, tone, pace, descriptions, voice, and writing style throughout the manuscript. A line edit includes a mix of direct edits and recommendations for additional content or cuts. When doing a line edit of your work, I provide you with an edited version (using MS Word track changes so you can review the edits) and a style sheet for the specific terminology used in your work (adhering to the Chicago Manual of Style). Copyediting A copyedit focuses on the readability of your content by correcting for grammar, inconsistencies, awkward phrasing, sentence structure, repetitions, etc. When doing a copyedit of your work, I provide you with an edited version (using MS Word track changes so you can review the edits) and a style sheet for the specific terminology used in your work (adhering to the Chicago Manual of Style). Proofreading Proofreading focuses on correcting typos, spelling, punctuation, and other small errors. This is the last phase of editing. When proofreading your content, I provide you with an edited version (using MS Word track changes so you can review the edits) and a style sheet for the specific terminology used in your work (adhering to the Chicago Manual of Style).
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    Content Strategy
    Beta Reading
    Chicago Manual of Style
    Proofreading
    Book Editing
    Copy Editing
    Publishing Fundamentals
    Creative Writing
  • US$40 hourly
    I am a language specialist, able to create, translate, transcribe or proofread any documents, stories, text, or audio files from English to German and from German to English. I've always been immersed in the English language and have lived in several English-speaking countries. My experience includes working as a translator for the US military in their combat exercises in Germany, facilitating communication from soldiers to citizens and vice versa, translating meetings, etc. all in real-time. I have translated marketing content, medical & legal content. My clients have been authors, companies, and government organizations, such as embassies. Through my academic and work experience, I have developed excellent communication skills and gained high adaptability, learning new tools such as Elementor or translation plug-ins/programs is not a problem. I am quick and efficient and work to a high standard. Adhering to strict deadlines is no problem - on time, every time. Looking forward to collaborating with you!
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    Academic Proofreading
    English to German Translation
    Content Writing
    German to English Translation
    Editing & Proofreading
    Error Detection
    Copy Editing
    Copywriting
    Subtitles
    Proofreading
    English
    German
    Translation
    General Transcription
  • US$56 hourly
    Good, better, BEST! That's the way I've always viewed my ability to take a project and make it shine. I discovered my love and talent for writing, editing, proofreading and rewrites in high school, and in the many years since. I've worked as a journalist for an East Coast all-news radio station and as an advertising executive for an allied healthcare publication. I made extra money (to support my three now-grown kids) providing web content and copy-editing fiction and nonfiction articles and books. I received so much positive feedback that I decided to turn it into a full time career: I’ve never looked back. Writing, editing, and proofreading are true passions for me. I get real satisfaction out of completing a meticulously-researched article or taking another person's work and thoughts and bringing out their best. I've almost accidentally developed a reputation and following for the lifeline I provide for those struggling to perfect their personal statements for college and advanced degree applications, and recently for those in need of SBA social disadvantage narratives. I am professional, detail-oriented, and punctual, and I've been told that I'm easy to work with too. I look forward to working on your project!
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    Business Editing
    Personal Statement
    Proofreading
    Writing
    Content Editing
    Book Editing
    Copy Editing
    Content Website
    Editing & Proofreading
    Article Writing
    Content Writing
    Website Content
    Blog Writing
    English
    Blog Content
  • US$65 hourly
    I have been writing and editing professionally for 15 years, providing outstanding sales letters, web copy, e-mails, product packaging copy, communications, educational materials, and fiction. I have delighted clients in multiple industries, including construction, housing, fitness, dentistry, furniture sales, education technology, podcasts, children's literature, hospitality, transportation, and aviation. I am skilled in transforming scribbled notes, stray message scraps, and pages of messy thoughts into pristine copy that does what you need it to do. I hold a B.A. in English and an M.A. in linguistics along with teaching certifications in early childhood through twelfth grade.
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    Academic Writing
    Proofreading
    Writing
    Nonfiction
    Email Marketing
    Blog Writing
    Copywriting
    Children's Writing
    Copy Editing
  • US$45 hourly
    I’m an American copy editor and writer splitting my time between Utah and the Alps of Haute-Provence in France. My expertise as an editor is in nonfiction, and my clients look to me for guidance on book-length manuscripts, white papers, journal articles, press releases, statements of purpose, cover letters, grant proposals, personal essays, newsletters, blog copy, and website content. I have particular experience working with texts that have been translated or written by non-native speakers of English. I've got a fine eye for punctuation problems and grammar mistakes, and a keen ear for awkwardness and usage issues. Along with my well-thumbed reference books I bring a writer's instincts to the table—both in terms of the flow of the prose and in terms of my approach to the client as a fellow-writer with a voice to be respected, whatever coaching and coaxing I might give. If I point out a problem, I take the time to propose an elegant solution. My BA from Cornell University is in literature and writing, and I have a copyediting professional degree from the University of Chicago's Graham School.
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    General Transcription
    Track Changes
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    Copywriting
    English
    Copy Editing
  • US$60 hourly
    I have been working as a freelancer for more than 20 years. As a writer I am intuitive at translating your thoughts and ideas into solid prose; you give me the key concepts, I'll give you articulate and persuasive content that expresses exactly what you mean. I have a loyal roster of clients who come to me again and again for this type of help. As a ghostwriter, I've received praise for being professional, easy to work with, and for consistently delivering high-quality content. I am highly organized and am willing to tackle complicated projects. My special talent is working with authors, either collaborating to create original content or editing and adapting existing content for a new audience. I have significant experience working with novelists and screenwriters. It has been my pleasure to work with hundreds of clients from all walks of life during the past two decades. I've assisted ministers and marketed tribute bands, administrated a non-profit, and kept family law attorneys organized. I've crafted marketing material for a microscope salesman and authored an installation manual for floating harbor barriers. I'm an ace at business correspondence and I love to craft "book blurbs"!
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    English
    Blog Writing
    Article Writing
    Microsoft Word
    Creative Writing
    Newsletter Writing
    Ghostwriting
    Copy Editing
  • US$50 hourly
    Professional freelance editor and American lawyer who, in law school, was editor in chief of Kentucky Law Journal, won statewide writing contest and graduated in top 10% of class. B.S. in psychology (summa cum laude); J.D. Meticulous corrector of errors in grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, and formatting. Honer of sentences to fine-tune word choices, transform fuzziness into sharp clarity, and eliminate wordiness. Fact checker. Preparer of bibliographies and tables of contents. Legal documents (law review articles, motions, appellate briefs, contracts) Business documents (white papers, reports, employee handbooks, workbooks, brochures, slide decks, blog posts, web content) Nonfiction books (legal, medical, technical, business, academic) Academic research papers Chicago style — Bluebook style — APA style — AMA style — Microsoft Word, including Track Changes and Styles — Excel — PowerPoint — Adobe Acrobat — Google Docs and Sheets
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    Technical Editing
    Business Editing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Line Editing
    Copy Editing
    Microsoft Word
    Academic Editing
    Chicago Manual of Style
    Bluebooking
  • US$40 hourly
    "Melissa is amazing! She edited my work wonderfully. She has a great eye for small grammatical errors, and the ability to rework complete sentences and sections so they are clean, clear and effective. I highly recommend her work . . ." --Karlee I like to let my clients' feedback speak for itself. As a well-rounded, experienced editor and proofreader, I have the tools to make your written words flawless!
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    Error Detection
    Track Changes
    Microsoft Word
    Formatting
    Copy Editing
    Proofreading
    English
  • US$105 hourly
    I am a thorough, detailed, engaged, thoughtful, and conscientious researcher, writer, and editor. I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and a BA from UC Berkeley and 25+ years of experience in research/evaluation, project management, and writing/editing within non-profit, for-profit, and academic environments. Rigorous and Responsible Researcher I will carry out all of your research needs with accuracy, efficiency, and elegance: web research, study design, survey development, data collection, qual and quant analyses, etc. I hold a PhD in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and a BA from UC Berkeley and 20+ years of experience in research design, management, and implementation within non-profit, for-profit, and academic environments (including Director of Research and Evaluation for a large healthcare company and Associate VP of a Market Research company). Professional Writer and Editor I have a strong background writing and editing a wide variety of copy, including academic publications, research reports, grant proposals, business plans, marketing materials, websites, blogs, articles, white papers, professional communications, and presentations. I particularly excel at taking large amounts of information and streamlining into sleek synopses that highlight key points and important takeaways. I pay close attention to the needs and voices of all of my clients and am able to create strong, clear, and persuasive written content, regardless of the topic. ***** I’ve worked in many types of environments including academic, healthcare, non profits, market research, public health, government, software, small biz/start up, and large corporate (as well as food service, dry cleaning, pharmacy, delivery person, personal assistant, etc). I’ve consulted for a bunch of academic institutions and for-profit and non-profit organizations, including the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, UC Berkeley, Stanford University and Hospital, UCSF, UCLA, the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA, and the Pediatric Pain Program at the UCLA Hospital. I love big ideas and providing the structure around them to ensure their realization. I’m also a big fan of using the amazing technologies and networks that we have to connect ourselves and help support each other in enriching (and fun!) ways. QUALIFICATIONS • Strong knowledge of research methodologies and QA processes as well as ability to design, manage, and evaluate studies • Excellent writing, editing, copywriting, and presenting abilities (co-author of 14 publications and 17 conference presentations; strong background in editing proposals, business plans, reports, manuscripts, books) • Extensive experience in client development, project/data management, statistical analysis, and assessment/evaluation • Exceptional ability to problem-solve, multi-task, and achieve goals in fast-paced, high pressure situations • High level of organization, attention to detail, and accuracy • Outstanding communication/interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively with all organizational levels • Thoughtful focus on customer service and responsiveness
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    Proofreading
    Business Writing
    Research Papers
    Infographic
    Article Writing
    Copy Editing
    Academic Editing
    Internet Survey
    Data Science
    Market Research
    SurveyMonkey
    Survey Design
  • US$20 hourly
    I am a native English speaker, with a PhD in Classics and Ancient History. My thesis examined the epigraphic representation of the Severan dynasty (AD 193-235). I have broad academic interests in the humanities, and especially history; previously I completed both a BA in History and Ancient History with study abroad (First Class) and and MA in Classics and Ancient History (Distinction). Academically, I have a range of interests, but specialise particularly in imperial roman history, and the city of Rome itself. More broadly, I am interested in history generally, as well as art, literature, travel, food and sport. I have extensive experience of academic writing and proofreading covering a range of subjects developed over the course of my University career. I have been fortunate enough to have twice studied abroad, at the University College Utrecht in the Netherlands, where I studied a Liberal Arts and Science curriculum including political theory, literature, and art history, and at the British School at Rome, where I undertook an extended investigation of the imperial thermae as part of my Masters degree. My MA dissertation, concerning memory and cultural practices in Rome, was awarded the departmental prize. I have a basic level of proficiency in Spanish, Italian, French, and German, meaning that I am able to access a range of materials and evidence for any role. I have independently produced academic papers to present at conferences, including at Columbia University New York, the University of Edinburgh and Radboud University in the Netherlands. I'm have previously been employed as a Marketing executive for a financial services company in the UK. I have written editorial and marketing copy which was published both online and in print across a diverse range of platforms, including the Telegraph newspaper, The Reader's Digest, and House and Garden magazine.
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    Copywriting
    Copy Editing
    Editorial Writing
    Creative Writing
    Academic Writing
    Proofreading
    English
  • US$28 hourly
    Hello and welcome to Emiliya’s corner of Upworklandia! You’ve probably landed here because you are looking for someone to do a bit of writing for you. Perhaps you have the writing done and want an eagle pair of eyes to scour it for mistakes and eliminate any inconsistencies, maybe do some additional research and fact-checking. Hey, you may even be one of those rare Upwork clients who require a text translated into or from Bulgarian. Well then, step into my office! What you can find here is a writer with over a decade of professional experience in news and article writing. Most of this experience I accumulated through my work for a business information and content provider. (Side note: I left the job in March 2017 so my time is yours now.) As a writer for this company, I covered news related to M&A, banking, pharmaceuticals, and general economic topics. Some of the projects I contributed to required writing blog posts for client websites. As you can probably imagine, the variety of topics was enormous: marketing, health, finance, lifestyle, home improvement, pets, to mention but some. I’ll also point out here that my last three years on the job included doubling as an editor. Before that, I spent almost 13 years teaching English as a second language. My full-time job was at a language high school, but I also taught part-time at the local university. I turned out to be a damn good teacher despite my initial reluctance to embark on this career, but when you love a language and constantly marvel at its riches, you somehow want to pass this love along and reveal its beauty to others. Maybe we should just stop talking about me and focus on you and your project. Do you want an article or a blog post written? Hit me with the topic, your target audience, the style you prefer and a reasonable deadline, and we’re good to go. Are you after a proofreader or an editor? Well then, let’s get your text rid of any subpar spelling, grammar blunders, awkward sentences or a fractured narrative. So there you have it, future clients! You get the writing experience, language skills and professional attitude you seek. Shall we get cracking on your project and make beautiful content together?
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    Bulgarian to English Translation
    Business Writing
    English
    Copy Editing
    News Writing
    Track Changes
  • US$80 hourly
    I'm a book editor with over six years of experience in the publishing industry. I've read the slush pile for literary agents and edited books for small publishing presses. I specialize in all genres of YA, and sci-fi and fantasy fiction for middle grade and adult readers. I take on select thrillers, historical fiction, romance, self-help books, and memoirs as well. I offer developmental critiques, line/copy editing, and final proofreading for full or partial manuscripts, as well as query and synopsis critiques.
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    Editing & Proofreading
    Proofreading
    Beta Reading
    Book Editing
    Line Editing
    Developmental Editing
    Copy Editing
    Creative Writing
  • US$50 hourly
    💠 Line editing 💠 Copy editing 💠 Proofreading 💠 Most writers are afraid that their work contains mistakes or typos that will distract from their message. As an editor, I catch those mistakes and polish your writing so that you can share your content with confidence. A great message can get lost when it lacks clarity or contains errors. As a native US-English speaker, I can identify when something should be reworded for clarity and flow. I am a detail-oriented reader, which means that I can spot typos and grammar errors as well. Clients who work with me also get the benefit of an editor who has been a school librarian for over 15 years. My experience with children’s books, middle-grade books, and educational content is helpful for authors writing kid lit and curriculum. From first draft to final product, I can edit: ✔️Nonfiction books ✔️ Children's literature (picture books, middle-grade, YA) ✔️Graphic novels (comic books) ✔️ Curriculum and educational content ✔️ Presentation and webinar slide decks ✔️ Blogs and web content ✔️ AI video captions and transcripts ✔️ Content that has been translated into English or was written by a non-native English speaker My editing services include: ✅ spelling ✅ typos ✅ grammar ✅ formatting ✅ continuity ✅ flow ✅ syntax and word usage Invite me to apply to your job posting or contact me to schedule a discovery call.
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    Lesson Plan
    Education
    US English Dialect
    Editing & Proofreading
    Error Detection
    Government Documents
    Book Editing
    Copy Editing
    Line Editing
    Proofreading
    Ebook Formatting
  • US$34 hourly
    I am a native English speaker with a Bachelor of Arts in both history and Latin, received from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master's degree in Information Science from the University of North Texas. I have seven years of experience proofreading and editing content, ranging from recipes and SaaS blog posts to settlement letters and scientific reports. My process is thorough, but I still manage a quick turnaround on my assignments (depending on length). I enjoy editing and proofing, and look forward to showing you my abilities by polishing and enhancing your creations.
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    Editing & Proofreading
    Adobe InCopy
    Copy Editing
  • US$65 hourly
    Great technical writing makes your content user friendly and doesn't just inform readers - it spurs them to action. I think outside the box to ensure your technical message connects powerfully with readers - and gets them moving toward your goals. My expertise in environmental science and engineering: - Translating techspeak to reach any audience. For 25 years I've helped scientists and engineers communicate with other tech experts, managers, decision-makers, contractors, interest groups and just plain people. - Government regulations and their impacts. I'm grounded in the ins and outs of government regulations and policies at the local, state and federal levels - and how they affect other governments, businesses, and constituents. - Sustainable energy and development. I'm well-versed in the science and practice of sustainability, including alternative energy sources and technologies, resource conservation, and the impacts of consumption and rapidly developing technology on humans and the planet. I'm highly experienced in creating these kinds of technical content and copy: - project proposals, scopes of work/budgets, and charters - technical reports - white papers - decision documents - web content - blog and social media posts - contracts for implementing actions and providing services - policies and procedures I'm also a crack researcher. Need to know what it is, how it works, or how to get it done in the environmental or governmental arenas? I research incisively and present the results in concise, accessible formats customized for you. I also look out for insights and efficiencies to make your project or business work more effectively, efficiently, and most of all - compellingly. As one client put it "Lee Ann went above and beyond in her work. In researching...she flagged things for us that were fundamental to our company's success."
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    Copy Editing
    Error Detection
    Proofreading
    Creative Writing
    Article Writing
    White Paper Writing
    Content Writing
    Business Writing
    Environmental Science
    Technical Editing
    Report Writing
    Scientific Writing
    Policy Writing
    Technical Writing
    Blog Content
  • US$55 hourly
    * Creative writer and editor specialising in fiction, music and self-help. * Member of the International Association of Professional Writers and Editors. * Award-winning author of eight novels, published both independently and by London's Lume Books. * Creative writing tutor and workshop facilitator.
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    Australian English Dialect
    Copy Editing
    Developmental Editing
    Fiction Writing
    Copywriting
    Writing
    Piano
    Creative Writing
    Proofreading
    Music Engraving
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    Bob Cooper is a freelance editor/copyeditor for authors, journalists, bloggers, publications, and companies. The winner of eight national magazine writing awards since 2005 is also a travel, outdoor sports, and general-interest freelance writer for major magazines, newspapers, and websites. And, he has produced content for major corporations, most recently for United Airlines and Lindblad Expeditions. EDITOR: Among the 140+ books that Bob has edited are poetry collections that have won Foreword Review, Robert Phillips Chapbook, and Indie Excellence awards; an academic book that won the Adele Mellen Prize; and a novel that has been an American Fiction, Faulkner, and Eric Hoffer Awards finalist. WRITER: Bob's articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Hemispheres, American Way, AARP: The Magazine, Fortune, National Geographic Traveler, Global Traveler, Family Circle, Wired, Runner’s World, Stanford Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Bicycling, the Houston Chronicle, the San Francisco Chronicle, Porthole Cruise, Experience Life, Success, Draft, Boys’ Life, and many others. He has also written two published books.
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    I'm an expert line editor with more than 15 years of experience providing boutique, customized editorial services for authors and content writers. Because I put my clients' needs first, I customize my editorial approach to meet your expectations. I'll work with you one-on-one to learn about you, your aspirations, and your writing project's goals. Next, I create a personalized editorial strategy that's customized just for you. That's how I take your writing over the finish line—while offering friendly support, timely communication, and honest but constructive feedback for deeper insight. WHAT MY UPWORK CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY "Lauren was an amazing help with getting my book ready for publication. Thanks to her efforts, I have been able to move ahead with pre-sales of the book and give the manuscript to an audiobook narrator. She was easy to work with, super friendly, and have great ideas that helped elevate the book. This book is the absolute best version of itself thanks to her expertise and attention to detail." "Lauren is an incredible copywriter, proofreader, and editor. She shows a complete mastery of the English language. [...]Her input was invaluable, as she made recommendations that I couldn't have known to ask for, which proved to be game changers to the final copy." "Wow, I can’t say enough good things about Lauren. She is a phenomenal editor, and highly skilled at her craft. Her developmental edits are thoughtful and thorough. She takes the time to not only make thorough dev + copy edits, but she also explains the reason behind her changes. [...]She has a true gift for being able to make good writing GREAT." MENU OF SERVICES OFFERED - Proofreading and Copy Editing - • Expert knowledge and application of Chicago, AP, APA, MLA, and AMA style guides for formatting, typesetting, and layout • Corrections to spelling, punctuation, and syntax errors • Adjustments to grammar, sentence structure, sentence variety, fragments, and run-on sentences - Line Editing - • Comprehensive editing that goes a step beyond traditional copy editing, and several steps beyond proofreading • Substantial improvements to structure, narrative, cohesion, and tone • Enhancements to your writing's argumentation and persuasion, word choice, style, and overall voice • Rewriting to ensure readability, word flow, sentence variety, smooth transitions, and clarity • Revisions that address passive voice, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, misplaced or dangling modifiers, indefinite pronouns, and unnecessary shifts in verb tenses - Developmental Editing • Generous, in-depth content feedback • Developmental suggestions that always include practical solutions and action steps • Idea formation strategies for expanding and fine-tuning your writing process • Coaching, mentoring, and support • FOR FICTION WRITERS: Character development, action sequences and conflict, detection and resolution of plot holes, revised dialogue, improved pacing, and compelling description ***NOTE: Until we have a contract, I kindly ask that we only communicate using Upwork's native chat/communication tools - please no requests to speak on Skype/elsewhere until we have a contract.***
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    After ten years of working in corporate and government communications, I took the leap to remote work. Over the past six years of working remotely, I have focused solely on writing, editing and content strategy and marketing. During this time, I’ve worked as a copywriter, editor, social media manager, and analyst. I’ve helped brands create and meet objectives by doing the following: • Conceptualizing and executing goal-driven campaigns. • Creating, managing, and executing content strategies, workflows and teams. • Ensuring all content is error-free and consistent with the brand style guide. If you're looking to hire someone hardworking, deadline-driven, understands the importance of high-quality work, and takes pride in their work, then you should hire me.
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    I have always had a passion for words and stories, yet my true joy comes from helping others elevate their written works in regards to grammatical accuracy, style, and readability. After earning my bachelor's degree in English in 2013, I became the copy editor and literary editor of an online literary and lifestyle magazine. I now have 10+ years of editing experience and have edited more than 4,000 online articles and short stories. As a freelance editor, I have worked with both individuals and organizations, and I am available to edit business or marketing materials, academic papers, and creative writings. Levels of editing offered: Proofreading: I will correct any grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. Copyediting: In addition to proofreading, I will improve sentence structure, word choice, flow, and clarity as well as ensure format consistency. Literary services: If requested, I will give feedback and advice regarding a story's execution or a poem's structure in addition to proofreading or copyediting. I would love to hear about your specific editing needs. Please don't hesitate to contact me with projects or questions.
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How to Hire Top Copy Editors

What is copy editing?

Copy editing is the process of checking and correcting errors (e.g., spelling, grammar, style, punctuation) in written material. Copy editors will revise copy in accordance with the style guidelines a piece of copy must meet before being published. 

How do you hire a copy editor?

You can source copy editing talent on Upwork by following these three steps:

  • Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a copy editor.
  • Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
  • Shortlist and interview copy editors. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview. 

Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of copy editor you need to complete your project.  

How much does it cost to hire a copy editor?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions. Learn about the cost to hire a copy editor.

How do you write a copy editing job post?

Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

Job post title

Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords that your ideal candidate is likely to type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample copy editor job post titles:

  • Copy editor needed to review case studies
  • Web copy editor needed for blog
  • Seeking a copy editor to proofread and edit an academic newsletter 

Project description

An effective copy editor job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From editing to proofreading, list all the deliverables you’ll need. 
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project. 
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries, subjects, or writing styles, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Copy editor job responsibilities

Here are some examples of copy editor job responsibilities:

  • Review copy for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors
  • Edit and revise copy in accordance with the company style guide
  • Proofread text before publishing

Copy editor job requirements and qualifications

Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in a copy editor. Here are some examples:

  • Copy editing
  • Solid command of the English language (e.g., spelling, grammar, prose)
  • Experience editing and proofreading desired writing materials (e.g., blog posts, magazine articles, academic journals, books)
  • Experience with desired writing style (APA, Chicago)
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