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  • $20 hourly
    Your story deserves to be profitable by being engaging, exciting, clear, and correct. I'm here to get you there. Whether you need developmental editing to give you direction, copy editing to punch up your language, beta reading to ensure clarity, or proofreading to guarantee perfection, I can provide any editing you need while maintaining and enhancing your individual voice and style. I'm a lifelong reader and corrector of things, in addition to being a native English speaker with Bachelor's degree in English. My previous work experience and education has emphasized attention to detail and a strong work ethic. I have experience with beta reading, developmental editing, line or copy editing, and proofreading. I'm also Stay-at-Home Dad looking for some part-time editing work, and I'm excited to help perfect your writing!
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    Mystery
    Romance
    Chicago Manual of Style
    Microsoft Word
    Beta Reader Report
    Beta Reading
    Google Docs
    Content Editing
    Story Editing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Book Editing
    Line Editing
    Copy Editing
    English
  • $45 hourly
    Good day, I am a forward- thinking writer and editor and have earned a Master of Arts at Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Arts in the Honors College of the University of San Francisco. In addition to looking for exciting new contracts on Upwork, I am a writer and editor for San Francisco's Bay Area Reporter. I am the founder and editor of the Ignatian Literary Magazine and active with the New York State Writers’ Institute. I also created the Empire State Writers’ Group. I have taught seminars on the convergence of Western Psychology and Eastern Philosophy at University of Minnesota and Southern Oregon University. I have been a Yoga Therapist with emphasis on trauma and recovery.
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    Content Editing
    Ghostwriting
    Fiction Writing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Content Writing
    Fact-Checking
    Narrative
  • $40 hourly
    "Excellent proofreading, going well beyond looking for typos and grammar mistakes." "Thank you very much! This was truly an exceptional job!" "Great Service!" and "Reviewer made some extremely valuable suggestions. I will always use this editor for any future work and recommend them to my colleagues." Just some of the comments I've received from clients since I began working as a freelance editor in 2022. I provide a wide range of editing services, from proofreading and copy editing to line editing, developmental editing, and indexing, for clients looking for help making their writing clear, concise, and compelling. I edit in Microsoft Word and return a redline version showing my corrections and suggested changes, with explanatory comments where appropriate. Although new to Upwork, since 2022 I have edited journal articles, master’s theses, and doctoral dissertations on subjects ranging from an analysis of the UK's system of dual-class shares, to whether the legal definition of genocide should encompass political grounds, to the environmental aspects of fast fashion, and everything in between. I recently edited and indexed a book on the unique problems of employing those with criminal histories, which will be published in 2024 by Springer Nature. I have also edited nearly a dozen travel and how-to books for CZYK Publishing, an independent publisher in the United States. I have extensive experience, and particular expertise, in working with clients for whom English is a second (or third) language. I am a retired college professor of business, an attorney, and a judge. I have certificates in editing from the University of Washington and from the University of Chicago, a doctorate in accounting/business/economics from the University of Minnesota, and a law degree from the University of Michigan.
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    Book
    Academic Editing
    English
    Grammar & Syntax Review
    Medical Editing
    Business Editing
    Book Editing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Legal Drafting
    Legal Research
    Legal Writing
    Line Editing
    Copy Editing
  • $45 hourly
    As a published author and top rated plus freelancer, I have over ten years of experience in all types of editing, from basic proofreading and copy editing to deep line edits and developmental commentary. I have written ten novels across a wide range of genres and multiple screenplays. My writing is consistently praised for having nuanced, realistic characters, clever dialogue, and exciting action. Line editing is my passion, although I am also available for more creative writing in screenplays and the realm of video games.
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    Story Editing
    Writing Critique
    Creative Writing
    Video Game Writing
    Screenwriting
    Screenplay
    Beta Reading
    Editing & Proofreading
    Copy Editing
    Proofreading
    Line Editing
    English
  • $40 hourly
    In the years since I started working as freelance editor and writer, there have been projects I loved and projects that educated me. There has never been a project not worth my time. I love the great variety I witness, but I’m particularly interested in working with authors of fiction. I have training and experience in developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading. My favorite genres/categories are: • Women’s Fiction • Young Adult • Romance • Children’s Literature • Christian Fiction • Travel/Adventure I have experience editing in many other genres and I'm happy to take a look at a sample to see if I'm a good fit for your project. I have worked with independent authors and those seeking traditional publication. Some of their testimonials for my work can be found at sara-edits.com.
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    Beta Reading
    Editing & Proofreading
    Microsoft Word
    Track Changes
    Fiction
    Chicago Manual of Style
    Children's Literature
    Proofreading
    English
    Book Editing
    Copy Editing
    Line Editing
  • $40 hourly
    Developmental editor and freelance author, specializing in children's literature and graphic novels. I have more than 100 publishing credits, including picture books, middle-grade chapter books, joke books, interactive books, and I even created my own graphic novel series. I pride myself on being a versatile writer, able to adapt my style to different age levels and audiences, depending on a client's needs. Some of my titles have been licensed through DC Comics, Sports Illustrated Kids, and National Geographic Kids as well as favorably reviewed in Booklist, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus. Highlights: —Master of fine arts degree in creative writing with an emphasis in poetry—I have published several children's poems and songs. —Well versed in writing graphic-novel and comic-book scripts, and once managed a graphic novel imprint. —Content writer and researcher dedicated to uncovering facts—I have written about various topics, such as history, biographies, science, technology, sports, and mythology. —Fiction writer familiar with science-fiction, fantasy, realistic fiction, and horror genres, but humor is always a favorite. —Outdoors enthusiast, who likes to camp, hike, mountain bike, trail run, and I have a couple rescue dogs, etc . . . I am always interested in writing about environmental topics.
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    Storytelling
    Ghostwriting
    Copy Editing
    Copywriting
    Fiction Writing
    Humor Writing
    Content Development
    Children's Writing
    Comics
    Script
    Creative Writing
  • $90 hourly
    ***Owner of Ink Worthy Books, a full-service editorial and publication company providing cover-to-cover services and support to self-publishing authors of soulful nonfiction.*** This is my passion, my heart’s work, and what makes me a happy camper. It is not merely my “job.” With more than thirteen years of writing, editing, and publishing experience, I have built my business around helping self-motivated writers take their ideas all the way to publication and beyond. At Ink Worthy Books, we believe that every book has the power to change the world. As a trained nonfiction book coach and developmental editor, I lead a group of skilled professionals who specialize in book editing, design, and marketing. This means that we can support an author’s entire project without risking quality due to the overworked eyeballs of one professional. This approach to self-publishing support saves you hours of searching for skilled pros in the world of one-and-done freelance giggers and alleviates the stress of managing all the details which go into publishing a book. In addition to an array of community and coaching support options, IWB’s hands-on services fall into five categories: Evaluate - Not certain what your story needs? We offer (free!) creative consult calls along with manuscript reviews to help you determine the best next step. This process saves writers both time and money because they leave with a clear idea of how to move their project forward and without having to guess. Edit - We offer three types of editing, depending on the project’s need: developmental editing, line editing, and copy editing. Because these terms are sometimes used inconsistently in the industry, we will discuss your book’s needs in detail to ensure you are confident in what type of editing support you will be receiving. Design - Our design team creates the high quality cover and interior files for all written formats (ebook, soft cover, and hardcover), all to the specification of the particular platform the writer is publishing on. This process also includes a final proofread, which ensures your book shines prior to publishing. Publication Prep - The Ink Worthy Books team helps self-publishing authors manage ALL the loose ends that need attention to prepare to publish their book: writing your author bio, crafting the back cover description and Amazon description, pricing and ISBN support, author website creation, optimization of the book’s Amazon profile, and much more! Rest assured, we can help with every step of the way! Marketing - We support writers in creating a marketing and promotion plan and materials to promote their book both leading up to and following publication. If you are looking for a line or copy edit of your manuscript draft, please see my specialized profiles for more details on how I can help! I look forward to connecting with you soon! Danielle “Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.” – Ayn Rand
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    Proofreading
    Memoir Writing
    Book Editing
    Line Editing
    Memoir
    Copy Editing
  • $45 hourly
    ** Over seven years on Upwork ** Hundreds of books edited **Experienced business professional “Diane has … delivered outstanding work every single time. I highly recommend her to anyone searching for high-quality editing or proofreading work." Areas of experience include: BUSINESS: business marketing documents, white papers, PowerPoint slides, reports, website copy review, and blog posts. Financial reports and technical documents don't scare me! BOOKS: fiction manuscripts are my favorite. Developmental editing, copyediting, final proofreading and beta reading. I've edited hundreds of books, from new writers to Amazon best-selling authors and publishers. Specialties include: making writing clearer and more concise, creating flow and interest, catching and fixing errors and inconsistencies. Are you looking for a freelancer who's reliable and detail-oriented? I've been editing professionally on Upwork for over five years. My 5-star reviews and client testimonials are proof of the value I can bring to your project. My goal is to make sure you’re more than satisfied and your project is on budget. You’ll receive consistent work and professional communication. As a result of my work for executives, major corporations, and entrepreneurs, you'll benefit from my: * excellent time management skills * dedication to confidentiality * efficiency * ownership of responsibility for timely completion of your project WHAT TO EXPECT: Your project will be proofread and edited to your specifications. And your style of writing is maintained. Suggested changes will be made using Microsoft Word’s “Track Changes” feature. You'll receive an Edited and a Track Changes version. Warm regards!
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    Dialogue Editing
    Beta Reading
    Editing & Proofreading
    Business Editing
    Line Editing
    Commenting
    Error Detection
    Book Editing
    Content Editing
    Story Editing
    US English Dialect
    Copy Editing
    Book
    Proofreading
  • $30 hourly
    I'm an experienced editor with a demonstrated history of working in both the children and adult publishing industries. If you're working on a current project or looking to market your completed one, I'd love to help! I am skilled in copy writing, editing and proofreading, and project management.
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    Copy Editing
    Proofreading
    Book Editing
    Chicago Manual of Style
    Content Editing
    Children's Literature
    Metadata
    Track Changes
    Copywriting
    Nonfiction
    Microsoft Word
  • $35 hourly
    Our world depends on stories. As a writer, journalist, and editor, I seek to craft stories, tell the stories of others, and assist writers in their own storytelling. I am described as a "ruthless editor" for my attention to clarity, grammaticality, and conciseness. I have over three years of experience using the Chicago Manual of Style, over five years of experience using the Associated Press Stylebook, and experience using lesser-known styles, such as the U.S. Military Style, Turabian, APA, and others. I am an award-winning journalist, feature writer, and producer. Most recently, I served as associate producer for the regional documentary project, "Outbroken: A Pandemic's Impact on Wisconsin Farms & Food," which was awarded first-place awards for Best Multimedia Project by the Association for Alternative Newsmedia; Best Digital News Project by the Local Media Association; and Best Pandemic Story in Print by the Milwaukee Press Club. I have several pending awards with the Milwaukee Press Club, including Best Sports Story. When it comes to creative writing, I have experience editing nonfiction, poetry, and prose. I have published poetry in the collection "Hope Is the Thing: Wisconsinites on Perseverance in a Pandemic," and I am extremely well-versed in various poetic forms, including the sonnet, ghazal, and other challenging styles. I also have experience significant B2B marketing experience, and experience writing copy, press releases, newsletters, resumes, cover letters, bios, and so much more. I work best with clients who are open to collaboration and criticism. I am experienced in both developmental editing, as well as line and copy editing. I am trained and experienced in assisting with all aspects of the writing process, from ideation to publication. If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot me an email at journalistrebecca@gmail.com. I look forward to working with you.
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    Proofreading
    Resume Writing
    Marketing
    Editing & Proofreading
    Line Editing
    Book Editing
    Copy Editing
  • $20 hourly
    Are you looking for a ghostwriter with a strong voice to work with your outline and create the first chaper? Are you looking for someone to spot room for improvement in your novel draft? Are you looking for a new perspective on a blog? Are you looking for someone to take your premises and make it into a strong story outline? I'm a full-time marketing and entrepreneurship student and love working on writing projects in my free time. I'm particularly experienced with dystopian and fantasy novels. I also have experience with research-based writing through various academic assignments. I can do new ghostwriting, writing based on an outline, or developmental editing. I'm familiar with blog and casual style tones in addition to academic, including casual academic, tone. I'm a huge nerd and a big fan of D&D, so if your looking for character creation help I am experienced in creating and revising characters. What I lack in experience I make up for with my creative problem-solving and eagerness to learn and improve my work. I'm timely and will work with you until I am able to deliver the product you are looking for.
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    Email Copywriting
    Sales Copywriting
    Writing
    Writing Critique
    Copywriting
    Blog Writing
    Creative Writing
    Fiction Writing
    Humor Writing
    Role-Playing Game Writing
    Role-Playing Game
    Book Writing
    Ghostwriting
    Fiction
  • $50 hourly
    I am an artistically creative, wordsmithing freelancer with no problem self-starting, staying organized, multitasking, and learning. Within my positions of experience, I offer a wide range of services that can meet needs in virtual assisting, ghostwriting or coauthoring, blogging, editing, keynote speaking, and curriculum development. I can be your leader or your team player. I have a bachelor's and master's degree in Education and spent almost 20 years teaching language arts in middle and high school. I recently left public Education to become a published author, motivational speaker, and freelancer. I thrive working from home and want to help one or two more professionals. My strengths: Solid grasp of the English language Precise communicator through speech and a variety of text formats English Language Arts Education and Tutoring Blog Writing Quick-witted, creative thinker Diversified content Time management Scaffolding content to promote growth/learning Social-Emotional skills Well organized leader Expert Trauma Processing Student Empowerment Coach
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    Blog Writing
    Biography & Memoir
    Soft Skills Training
    Book Summary
    Curriculum Development
    Creative Writing
    Ghostwriting
    Writing
    English
  • $35 hourly
    Passionate for the written word, adept in various social media platforms and office technology programs, I am an editor with experience overseeing and managing content for a literary magazine publication. I want to help you hone your writing skills and craft your best stories.
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    Academic Editing
    Publishing Fundamentals
    Copy Editing
    Publishing
    Content Development
    Microsoft Office
    Proofreading
  • $50 hourly
    I'm an editor with a passion for helping writers craft compelling stories. I can guide revisions at all levels from the macro to the micro: characters, plot, setting, voice, conflict/tension/stakes, realism, coherence, clarity, grammar, diction, and spelling. I can assist with resolving flat dialogue, redundant content, errors of proportion, garbled structure, cliched phrasing, point-of-view jumps, and repetitive sentence rhythm. Working together, we'll make sure your novel starts in the right place or refine a short story scene with stronger verbs to give it that extra punch.
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    Google Docs
    Microsoft Word
    Grammar & Syntax Review
    Line Editing
    Story Editing
    Book Editing
    Copy Editing
  • $60 hourly
    Former Big Five acquiring editor, specializing in nonfiction, business, novels, memoirs, and essays. Critically acclaimed novelist (New York Times Editor's Choice, Lascaux Prize in Fiction, a Shelf Awareness Best Novel of 2017, and more) and former journalist. Experienced consultant on publishing, submission packages to literary agents and publishers, query letters, etc. Can provide anything from general feedback to line-edits and proofreads. An experienced ghostwriter and accomplished stylistic mimic, capable of writing anything from business books and proposals to memoirs and other nonfiction. Available for editing and proofing all kinds of writing, including cover letters, proposals, corporate bios, and other material.
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    Cover Letter Writing
    Writing
    Publishing Fundamentals
    Nonfiction
    Editing & Proofreading
    Ghostwriting
  • $20 hourly
    I've cut my chops wearing many hats at small businesses, learning Graphic Design, AV Post-Production, Writing, and Email Marketing from on-the-job experience. If you need a Swiss Army Knife of skills - I'm your guy! Whether it's video, photo, or just plain words, I can help realize goals and bring labors of love to fruition. During my latest full-time role, I helped the brand double the brand's blog output within the first year of employment, took over a Lead Email Marketer role, managed CS for all web sales, and assisted a Lead Videographer with overflow post-production. Additionally, I've created and currently produce 2 separate podcast productions that publish on a weekly basis in both video and audio formats. - Editing, Proofreading, & Content Writing - Photoshop/Illustrator/Premiere Pro - Above-and-Beyond Attention to Detail!
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    Email Campaign Setup
    Email Automation
    Adobe Creative Suite
    Podcast Cover Design
    Podcast Editing
    Copywriting
    Visual Art
    Customer Service
    Logo Design
    Fiction
    Microsoft Publisher
    SEO Writing
    Blog Content
    Copy Editing
  • $15 hourly
    Simply put, I love words and ideas. My goal is to use my creative prowess and independent thinking to craft written content for brands, businesses, and individuals, alike. I'm responsive, professional, intuitive, highly organized, curious, a solid researcher, and a wordsmith. I also have experience in project management and production. Curious? Read on! Hi! I'm Jo. I prefer to work with fiction, particularly in story development. There's nothing like a good story brainstorming session to make my day! If you're looking for an idea person, I'm your gal. However, a polished finished product is just as important as a well-crafted story. That's why I have such an attention to detail. I'll line-edit and proofread until the cows come home (or at least until we're both satisfied with the quality of the work). Looking for something a little more . . . day-to-day? I'm a super-nerd at heart. I love to learn and share the information I've gleaned from an afternoon (or two) of thorough researching and fact-checking. Need someone to write articles or blogs for your business? Let's chat! My writing voice has been described as youthful, engaging, humorous, intelligent, and approachable. I'm a Gen Z kid and that shines through in my tone. If you've made it this far, congrats. Now don't be shy! Let's connect and work together! I look forward to hearing from you.
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    Screenwriting
    Fiction Writing
    Article Writing
    Blog Writing
    Line Editing
    Proofreading
    Writing
  • $30 hourly
    Talented, motivated, imaginative writer and editor with 20+ years of professional experience. Successfully managed and fulfilled hundreds of projects in a wide range of genres and formats, from bestselling children’s book publications and internal brand guidelines to digital marketing and consumer products copy. Extensive collaborative experience within a highly matrixed organization and alongside external partnerships with major licensors.
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    Technical Writing
    Licensing
    Book Design
    Editing & Proofreading
    Adobe InDesign
    Proofreading
    Writing
    Indexing
    Book Editing
    Copywriting
    Book Cover Design
    Children's Writing
    Children's Literature
    Creative Writing
  • $15 hourly
    Notre Dame graduate looking to leverage writing experience. I'm passionate about editing, reading, and writing in all its different forms: from essays to lab reports, to creative writing. I also have experience editing longer projects, ie manuscripts with several chapters. I offer the following freelance services: - Editing - Proofreading - Quality control (spelling, grammar, accuracy, tone) - Re-writing - Editing/Proofreading books/articles
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    Essay Writing
    Copy Editing
    Proofreading
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