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Hire a copy editor today to review and correct, format, stylize and otherwise prepare written content for typesetting, publication or print. In addition to catching errors in writing, copy editors often standardize headers and footers, add headlines, and shorten or lengthen text to fit length limits. Their job is to make written information clear, concise, accurate and consistent.

Copy editing (also written as copyediting) involves the correction of punctuation, spelling, grammar, terminology, jargon and semantics to prepare text for publication in a particular style or voice. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, you’ll find copy editors who can style and prepare publishable written content for businesses, professionals and individuals around the world.

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  1. R Rajendran

    R Rajendran Agency Contractor

    Expert Civil Engineer/Estimator/Architect drafting/3D Modelling

    India - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 8

    Graduated in Civil Engineering from India. I worked for many reputed organizations and have experienced in Industrial, Residential and commercial buildings and structures projects located across multi -states in India. Currently I am self employed and providing services for private owners in preparing buildings plan, estimate,quantity takeoff, tender documents, Architectural drafting plans, elevations, 3d modelling, design & detailing like Floor plans, sections, elevations. I am also experienced and expert in data entry, internet searching, Google search, Google Calendar creation, Google Spread sheet, Google docs, MS Excel, MS Word, Power point, PDF conversions, Language translation, quantity takeoff, technical writing, PLANSWIFT, BLUEBEAM, AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, Staadpro, MS Project, and Project Planning & monitoring . I am very fluent in English writing and verbal. I can provide the services into the following categories. -2D Drafting, Architectural Drawings, 3D Modelling -Prefab walls takeoff, Takeoff for all civil & architectural items, False ceiling takeoff, painting takeoff, electrical & plumbing takeoff -Estimate/quantity takeoff using Planswift and Bluebeam software -Civil Engineering and Project Management -Structural Analysis -Structural Steel Takeoff -Reinforced concrete design -Internet Research, Google searches, Google spread sheet, Google Calendars, Google docs -Data Entry, Copying, Pasting, Editing, Sorting, Indexing, e-books, conversions of PDF images -PDF conversions -Translations -Accounting,Quickbooks Intuit and Xero -Transcription and Proof reading I am detailed oriented, accurate, honest and reliable. Main objective is to provide the most efficient services to every client. I am very keen to learn new things something which I can even learn while working. I work with commitments and focus on clients satisfaction to the greatest level. I am very much thankful to every client viewing my profile.

    Associated with: Online Jobs Services

    $13.33 /hr
    401 hours
    4.94
  2. Ashley D.

    Ashley D.

    Freelance Writer, Journalist, Editor, Photographer, Administrator

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

    I am skilled in several areas - writing, editing, photography, fine art, digital art, administrative services, and more. I have been a freelance writer and editor for over five years. I have a bachelor's in Journalism and Human Rights Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as well as a Certificate of Journalism from the same institution. I have previously held the position of editor-in-chief of a social impact news blog where I also produced written content, in-depth investigative journalistic pieces, interview segments, and several multi-part series. I had complete creative control and helped design the website which runs on a Wordpress publishing platform giving me expert knowledge of Wordpress. I am a published author in print with several magazine features, one in a fine art magazine and another in a university alumni and friends magazine. I have written articles, website content and copy for niche areas such as weddings and wedding planning, metaphysics, technology and computers, business, science, photography, writing, fine art, tattooing, pets, nature, and many others. I also have years of administrative experience working in various industries. I've been administrative assistant of an entire legal division for the state of NJ. I have two years of experience as a senior account manager and quality assurance analyst for a higher education consulting firm. During that time I worked with large data sets while managing a database and confidential client donor files. I expert knowledge of Excel for database management, client CRMs such as Salesforce and Zoho, social media marketing. I was a script writer and also wrote comprehensive training manuals. I am a freelance journalist and photographer working in documentary photography and social justice. I have a passion for human rights, truth, the human spirit, and equality. I have spent time living and working in east Africa and conduct research on several countries in that region. I am also an artist with over 10 years of practice working with all types of mediums from pencil, charcoal, pastel, and watercolor pencil to acrylic and watercolor paint, mixed media, and craft work. Digital and graphic design in Photoshop and Illustrator are also skills I have. (Please note that rates for these types of work will be higher and based on scope of the project - please ask for a quote!). I am available to work on a contract basis, full time, part time or as needed for short projects or lengthy projects. I have been working remotely for many years as a freelancer as well as in administrative roles. I work well individually as well as with a team with minimal to no supervision. I am detail oriented and diligent and meet tight deadlines with ease. I invite you to enlist my writing, editing or administrative services for your project or ongoing needs. I look forward to working with you and using my skills to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Send me a message today! Thank you in advance - Ashley D.

    $22.00 /hr
    74 hours
    4.77
  3. Rebecca C.

    Rebecca C.

    Delivering Excellence.

    Philippines - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 6

    I have always had a passion for research, writing, and psychology. Having obtained my degree in the top university in the Philippines, I am continually striving to look for and involve myself in new experiences and work opportunities. I take every opportunity to grow and to better myself, and I give only my best efforts; nothing less. I am looking forward to any future employers I may have, and pray for very fruitful work relationships.

    $15.00 /hr
    49 hours
    4.85
  4. Thomas Erickson

    Thomas Erickson

    Writer / Editor / Marketing Strategist

    United States - Last active: 11/25/2014 - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 14

    I specialize in writing and editing for copy and content. While Vice President Marketing for ASEAN Affairs magazine, the one and only publication specializing on ASEAN distributed to five continents, my proofreading and editing excellence were used on each issue as the final arbiter for copy and content. As an editor for International News Editing, I edited features and articles for Bernama (Malaysia), The Nation (Thailand), The Kuwait Times, and The Straight's Times (Singapore). As an Advanced Communicator Silver with Toastmasters International, I was a national leader in Thailand where I served as Area Governor. I have lived in four countries on four continents; England, Australia, America, and Thailand . I presently reside in Bangkok.

    $14.99 /hr
    5,738 hours
    4.93
  5. Fe regina A.

    Fe regina A.

    Research/ Technical / Feature writer

    Philippines - Last active: 05/01/2013 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I am an associate professor in one of the well known universities here in our city. I have finished my graduate studies in Psychology. As of the moment I am on sabbatical leave, and though I am enjoying every bit of rest and relaxation, I have realized that part of my relaxation is writing -- just as I have been doing since I was in grade school. I have been active in both academic and feature writing and have published a few researches. I am an active thesis panelist that is why I am knowledgeable about the APA format. I have worked with local and international clients and so far I have only positive reviews. I am willing to share my time and expertise.

    $12.50 /hr
    192 hours
    4.70
  6. Linda Gosslin

    Linda Gosslin

    Product Description Writer, Clerical support

    United States - Last active: 5 months ago - Tests: 5

    I am available for product descriptions, revision.editing and data entry. I am skilled in spelling, grammar, sentence structure and narrative flow. I have knowledge of medical terminology. I have many years of experience in accounting, billing and budgeting. I have over 30 years of business experience working in the medical field. My background includes the admitting desk, reception/switchboard, medical assistant, credit and collection clerk and insurance biller. I retired after 17 years as Business Office Manager for a 175 bed hospital in the midwest. Recently I worked over 140 hours as a product writer, writing and editing descriptions of online companies and technical applications. At present I am writing product descriptions.

    $16.67 /hr
    145 hours
    5.00
  7. Deborah D.

    Deborah D.

    Professional Writer

    United States - Last active: 07/03/2012 - Tests: 3

    I am an experienced administrative professional. My first 'real' job began at the age of 16 when I trained to be a legal assistant to a municipal judge. Since that time, I have been in legal and executive assistant positions; became a published author of children's, Y/A, and adult fiction; founded a very successful non-profit organization, which I managed for 18 years; and started my own in-home bookkeeping business. My dream is to eventually work full-time at home while continuing my writing career.

    $22.22 /hr
    21 hours
    5.00
  8. Joseph Barnett

    Joseph Barnett

    Experienced Virtual Office Admin, Editor, Microsoft Office/Excel User

    United States - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    With a background in analytics consulting for a leading Big Data consulting firm, I possess a variety of skills for any business. I am advanced in Excel functions, drafting language for contracts and negotiations, copy editing, and client or customer-facing interaction, among several other activities. As a Princeton University graduate of 2012, I also have thorough experience in academic writing and editing, due to requisite thesis work. Along with this, I have a background in journalism, as a former associate editor of the campus newspaper. Ultimately, I'm versatile, efficient, and open to hard work. I would be happy to work with you on your own project needs.

    $13.33 /hr
    278 hours
    5.00
  9. Janet Brown

    Janet Brown

    Copy Editor / Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 3

    Analytical and detail-oriented professional with effective written and oral communication skills. Highly proficient working online — developing, posting, updating and editing content. Strong proficiency using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint in addition to basic proficiency using Adobe Acrobat, MS Visio and HTML. Extensive experience in the corporate environment with ability to multitask and work independently. Some areas of particular interest and/or skill include: online editing, website editing, sports-related content, Christianity-related content, and training/education-related content.

    $16.67 /hr
    535 hours
    4.10
  10. Douglas Jewsbury

    Douglas Jewsbury

    Editor, translator and teacher of English as a foreign language

    United Kingdom - Last active: 02/20/2013 - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 40

    My business is English-language services. I have worked extensively as a copy-editor, editing books for publication. It's work that requires a very high standard of English. I'm also experienced in teaching English and in translation. ESL / TEFL / TESOL I teach English as a foreign language, online. I love this work; it enables me to share my enthusiasm for this beautiful language and help people to gain the maximum from learning it. I began my teaching career in a classroom environment in southern Spain. Now based at my home in Scotland, through the wonder of the internet I am privileged to work with students at all stages of learning, and from all parts of the world. I can tailor tuition to the requirements of the individual student, whether that may be, for example, improving fluency, attaining a higher level of business English or preparing for an exam such as IELTS. I hold the Trinity College certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Copy-editing You've got it written. You've already done the most original and creative part. Now you just want to make sure that it's polished and lubricated and ready to be rolled out to an admiring audience. That's where I can help you. I can remove any grammatical or orthographical blemishes, any bumps or dents in the body, any unevenness in the action, any excessive gas emissions, so that your text can impress the way it deserves to. Not only that, but I have all my own polish, oil and rags. A glance at my copy-editing portfolio shows that I have experience of a wide range of subject matter and format: biography, history, industry, technical, general interest. Whatever the theme of your text, you can rely on me to get it into perfect fitness for purpose. Translation (Spanish / French to English) Let's take it as read - there are hundreds of translators out there, the majority of them very good. And any translator worth his or her salt will tell you that the key objective in translation - apart, of course, from translating correctly - is to convey the tenor and tone of the original. You shouldn't have any problem finding a translator who can do that for you. In fact, I'm one of them! Where I might be able to help you out a little more than some others lies in the preceding sections: I bring copy-editing skills to the party. How does this help you? Well, that depends. If your original is a very formal official document, then clearly there is little leeway for expanding creatively on it. You want a translation that adheres very closely to the original wording - no more, no less. On the other hand, if your original is a piece of sales or marketing copy, it may well be that there is scope for improvement. The original may be a little dated; it may need to be enlivened; it may need to take into account some new marketing campaign; it may need to be tuned for the change in culture of the target audience. Clearly, you need a translator who knows his or her way around copywriting. I may just be the person you need.

    $18.89 /hr
    50 hours
    5.00