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Copy editing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.84.

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  1. Jazlyn U.

    Jazlyn U.

    U.S. Native Freelance Editor and Writer

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    An expert in delivering high quality editing, writing, and transcribing, I am all about finishing a project efficiently and accurately. My experience includes editing and writing for a local newspaper, revising resumes, ghost writing for an international business based in the United States, editing a fantastical work of fiction, and transcribing genealogical interviews. My education and experience are a conglomerate of the health sciences and writing. I earned a B.S. in sports medicine and kinesiology at a prestigious university, with an emphasis in pre-med and English literature. I have worked for over 5 years in office administration, a portion of that as a human resource manager. As a newcomer to Elance, I am trying to provide fast turnaround times and low proposals to benefit you.

    $20.00 /hr
    8 hours
    5.00
  2. Brittany Templeton

    Brittany Templeton

    Culture, Travel, Writing, Editing, Organizing

    United States

    Born in beautiful Southern California, Educated in the even more beautiful Switzerland, and recently finished working in Prague, Czech Republic. My undergraduate degree is in international management and intercultural communications, with a minor in marketing. My Masters degree is in Education, with an emphasis on English Language learners. I have an immense amount of experience writing, editing and proofreading (especially for non-native speakers). However, my first love is business- I am a part time wedding coordinator and part time production assistant with a lot of experience in both the organizational and creative sides of things. I have traveled to over 60 countries, and lived, worked, as well as studies in multiple places around the world.

    $11.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.97
  3. Sandeep Shede

    Sandeep Shede

    Business consultant, Strategist, Researcher Writer

    India - Tests: 25 - Portfolio: 2

    I am having more than 8 years of Business consulting, Corporate & Marketing strategy development and Market research experience. Academically I am qualified with Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) , MBA (Marketing), PhD (International Business). I offer 100 percent commitment to excellence, innovation, perseverance and the most important undying attention to customer needs. My key performance Indicator on www.elance.com, 58 skill test cleared 11 groups joined 783 out of 72847 in sales and marketing, as on 29 July, 2015. I am seasoned Management & Marketing strategist focussed on International business research. I have worked for clients across geographies with focus on U.S., Middle East, Africa, and Europe. I am focused on end end management services to clients from varied industry vertical. I am a keen communicator, and have analytical and problem solving abilities. Worked in market research, business modelling, data interpretation, data analysis, business development in varied industry verticals. Key performance indicator for me are top down approach with uniqueness in idea generation and execution. CORPORATE & BUSINESS STRATEGY: The Development of Corporate and Business strategy to take on the competition that improve the Key Performance Indicators to propel the profit. Strategic solutions with sustainable business plan for your ongoing growth offered are clear, robust and easy to implement. Managed and executed strategy and due diligence projects, market sizing, market entry, target screening and identification, competitor benchmarking, M&A strategy, and business/financial analysis. Conducting research for preparing reports comprising of market trends, company profiles, feasibility / financial reports, ad-hoc research, PoVs, Benchmark studies. Ensure client-ready deliverables ENTREPRENEURS & MICRO BUSINESSES OWNERS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT : Start-ups need unique strategic business plans that differ from well established competitors. I create unique solutions well analysed from the vision, SWOT and Market analysis. BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT: I Develop business plans to secure investment from the big quality investors worldwide with the emphasis on the business fundamentals, growth expectations and overall Market scenario worldwide. Quantitative analysis was adopted to forecast the future cash flow, its optimization and profit maximization inputs. BUSINESS COMMUNICATION: I create Business Communication plans and content to tackle the queries raised by the internal stakeholders and the external media agencies. it was done in more professional manner by adopting the ethical standards. BRANDING + ADVERTISING SOLUTIONS: - Business vertical / Company / Product / Service / Brand Naming - Company Logo Development suggestions - Tag Lines / Slogans - Brand consulting - Print and online advertisement content development TRADITIONAL + DIGITAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS: - Sales Letters - Sales and Marketing Copy writing - Customer loyalty engagement - Email Campaigns design and execution - Pay-Per-Click (PPC) - Google AdSense / AdWords - Blogging content development and execution - Social Media Marketing - Mobile Advertising, SMS and Short code, long code engagement strategies - End to end Marketing Plans

    $11.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Emily Jones

    Emily Jones

    Proofreader - Project Manager - Copy Editor

    United States - Tests: 4

    Over the last 10+ years, I have written and edited countless articles and blog posts on a freelance basis and have been involved in ghostwriting, proofreading, and co-authoring ebooks, technical manuals, and team education materials. I have extensive experience in recruiting, training, and managing a team and I am currently seeking new engagements that will allow me to use my editing and supervisory skills to bring both clients and projects to your organization. I am dedicated to my projects and my teams and it is my mission to exceed my clients' expectations.

    $22.22 /hr
    2,416 hours
    4.92
  5. Jaqueline Mendoza-Bongco

    Jaqueline Mendoza-Bongco

    Administrative Support/Customer Care/Data Analyst/WEB RESEARCHER/SEO

    Philippines - Tests: 6

    For the past 5 years I've been exposed with different types of work such as clerical, recruitment, managing production on a customer service side and forecasting or handling 800 people in terms of business needs.  My previous experiences had taught me a lot and could help out in all the projects that will be assigned. Currently I worked as a Keyword Researcher and help out our Internet Marketing Manager in analyzing keywords for the website

    $5.56 /hr
    2,940 hours
    4.87
  6. Emma Varela

    Emma Varela

    Psychologist, HR, Translator, Social Media

    United States - Tests: 5

    Colombian deadline/detail oriented worker. Over the last 7 years I have used my knowledge, experience and skills by providing services in various fields such as: - Psychologist - Human Resources (Recruiting, interviewing,etc) - Copywriter ( Processes and Procedures Manual) - Translation (English/Spanish) - Social Media Marketing (Community Manager) - Customer Service https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmavarela

    $10.00 /hr
    1,382 hours
    4.63
  7. Chad Stetson

    Chad Stetson Agency Contractor

    Prolific Writer, Editor, Project Manager

    Canada - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

    I’m currently a writer for eBay US, eBay UK, and eBay AU. I’ve written for many notable clients on oDesk on a long-term basis including Travelocity, Trefis, and Worldstart, as well as numerous individual clients. My feedback scores speak for themselves, as does the amount of money I have earned on this platform alone. My skills include writing, editing, and project management. I’ve worked in a variety of environments both online and offline, and have proven myself as an intelligent and dependable worker and leader. I’m a motivated individual who has put more than my fair share of blood and sweat into my work. I’ve held a variety of positions at various companies during my 10+ years in the professional world, including being an Owner, Communications Director, Project Manager, Editor, Copywriter, SEO Specialist, and Social Media Manager. If you’re looking to review my track record, I highly suggest reviewing my feedback comments and scores, or check out some of my portfolio pieces. A quick example of my published work can be found here: http://www.trefis.com/stock/wmt/articles/85156/wal-mart-looks-abroad-to-regain-momentum/2011-11-15 Educationally speaking, I hold a Bachelor of Arts (major in psychology) from the University of Manitoba. I'm currently completing a Master degree at Trinity Western University. Additionally, I've completed certification in Academic Writing and Religious Studies. If I seem like a match for you, don't hesitate to send me a message or an invitation to interview. I'm always open to discussing new projects and I'm constantly looking for more work. Additional samples and references available upon request. Cheers, Chad Stetson

    Associated with: YiDesigns Agency, Kinzer Projects, LLC Agency

    $30.00 /hr
    1,384 hours
    4.99
  8. Joan M.

    Joan M.

    Email Support & Research Specialist | Proofreader | SEO Writer

    Philippines - Tests: 7

    Personal Background • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills • Highly Skilled in Microsoft Programs such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel • Speaks effectively to a variety of audiences • Trained in effective multi-tasking • Experienced in performance management and internal promotions processing (HR) • Works closely with IT specialists in system enhancement projects • Trained in Campus Journalism and served as Editor-in-Chief in college paper • Perceives limitations and weaknesses as learning opportunities

    $7.78 /hr
    1,199 hours
    4.52
  9. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 17

    Over the years I have developed myself and others in various business and leadership skills. My recent clients were family owned small businesses, but also Fortune 500 companies whose brands are in our homes wherever we might live at the moment. I studied and worked in several countries around the world - US, Switzerland, Middle East and Europe - in start-ups and operations management of multinationals. I consult and coach international clients mostly in business management and marketing. Am often writing or editing training or other manuals for them. Since Nov 2012. I am also the principal consultant for WiFi Austria Institute's 'HR Manager' course. This is 9 month course for which I also develop training material. My blog is No Panic Management and if you Google me you will find few more websites I made, with copies I wrote. My name is on first page of Google (when searching for it.) My objective is to work only on things I like, with people I like. They are professionals with integrity and attitude. It means they like and respect business, as well as others they work with. Do not work for companies who do not treat employees well. Ultimately I am looking for ways to help business grow and create jobs, whether it is mine or anyone else's company. That is a greater mission behind any ''small'' task I undertake. I take different jobs at my spare time, those I can do well, enjoy, and those that enhance my business experience while delivering result. Should you have a good business proposal or idea for me, I'd be happy to hear it. Am always welcoming new opportunities for business development and mutually beneficial partnerships.

    $50.00 /hr
    1,956 hours
    4.99
  10. Maria Elizabeth Jabonillo

    Maria Elizabeth Jabonillo

    Recruitment Specialist

    Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    For the last 7 years or more, I have been in different industries, practicing my profession and trying out new things. I have been a bookkeeper, a very challenging job, and I was able to enhance my accounting skills, dealing with real problems that are far different from what I studied. I have also worked as a call center agent. Not only did I enhance my English-speaking skills, I was also able to learn more from it. I have faced with customers' tough problems and was able to find solutions to it all. Currently, I am a copyeditor/proofreader. I am more knowledgeable when it comes to grammar correction, syntax correction, etc. I can say that I have now acquired more skills than I ever needed. Skills that will stay with me wherever I go. On the other hand, my focus is both on proofreading/copyediting and customer service support (phone/chat/email). However, I want to try new skills like data entry, writing, spinning articles, etc., to challenge my capacity and capability and to enhance my knowledge as well. I can also do accounting/bookkeeping to broaden my skills more on those fields.

    $6.00 /hr
    535 hours
    4.88