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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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Copy editing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.83.

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  1. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - Last active: 1 day ago - 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
    1,707 hours
    4.78
  2. Katherine Miller

    Katherine Miller

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

    Words have power – tremendous power. My mission is to harness that power in order to help my clients, whether that involves crafting clear, concise business manuals or helping a first-time writer to prepare a draft for submission to agents. I have been writing and editing professionally for nearly five years, and I bring to every client integrity, efficiency, and a sharp eye for detail. Please see my portfolio for examples of my work. Note: I currently have a very full client schedule. As a result, at this time I am only accepting the following types of new work: * Editing or assessing fiction manuscripts (novels, novellas, and short stories) * Travel writing

    $60.00 /hr
    1,222 hours
    4.99
  3. Shoaib K.

    Shoaib K.

    Clutter-breaker extraordinaire.

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 11

    You want to break through the clutter. I want to deliver content that does. Simple. Creative content and sales-driven messages are my fortes. I have developed marketing communications materials such as brochures, sales letters, press releases, product descriptions, TVC and RDC scripts, advertising copy and packaging copy for numerous successful brands. I like to think of myself as a versatile writer, and can tweak my style according to the intended audience, platform and message content. I have written and published hundreds of articles online, and my research skills are legendary. I think typos are the scourge of the earth, and my attention to detail borders on the perverse!

    $55.56 /hr
    681 hours
    4.88
  4. Chere Poole

    Chere Poole

    SEO Copywriter, Blogger, Content Writer, Creative Writer, Editor

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 13

    I am an experienced writer, editor and marketing professional with an excellent work ethic and positive, "I can do" attitude. Self-motivated and organized, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. I intend to keep my 5 star rating by using excellent writing and editing skills to deliver quality work for my clients. Whether I produce newsletters, blogs, articles, product and service descriptions or promotional brochures for your business, SEO copy for your website, or help you polish a resume, short story or novel, every project receives my best effort. I take great pride in my work, and consider your project my project. For a look at my recent blogs, check out CBeyond Realty.com. Put me to the test, I'm excited to show you how I can help!

    $55.56 /hr
    1,511 hours
    5.00
  5. Jacqueline C.

    Jacqueline C.

    Content Writer / Copywriter / Proofreader / Marketing Strategist

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

    A highly versatile writer, I create engaging copy on a variety of platforms. My creative speciality is website content, SEO, article/blog writing, AD copy, social media, press releases, case studies, and other marketing collateral and materials. My client list includes a wide range of start-up websites and industry giants, such as eBay. I regularly provide compelling online articles, craft detailed product descriptions, fill websites with Google friendly content, and maintain consistent client communication. With a BA in Psychology, I articulate effectively on many different topics with ease. My demeanor and writing style is professional and precise. I welcome the opportunity to work with you.

    $50.00 /hr
    14 hours
    4.94
  6. Christine W.

    Christine W.

    Editor/Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    From the world of small business publishing to medicolegal language, I have the skills to write and edit your documents into professional-appearing works. I have been running my own editing and transcription business from home for over 10 years, so I am well versed in deadlines, accuracy and customer service.

    $66.67 /hr
    80 hours
    5.00
  7. Dolissa M.

    Dolissa M.

    Journalist and Mediamaker Can Help You Get Noticed

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 8

    My 20+ year career in communicating ideas has come full circle on the Web. I am a trained Journalist, Filmmaker, and former Fulbright Scholar who can work with you on a variety of writing, marketing, crowdfunding, and media needs. Special knowledge in film history, film criticism, and the arts. An American English native speaker, I also have a background teaching English as a second language.

    $55.00 /hr
    386 hours
    4.85
  8. Douglas Michael Massing

    Douglas Michael Massing

    academic and medical editing, research and writing

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 25

    Clients, publishers, and client affiliations include Alliance Health, the Simone de Beauvoir Institute (Montreal), British Journal of Anaesthesia (Oxford), Continuum: Frederick Ungar (New York), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Mayo Clinic, Political Geography, Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, and l'Université du Québec À Montréal. Clients say: "Great editor." "[Provided] invaluable materials and information," “Outstanding service!"

    $80.00 /hr
    12 hours
    4.85
  9. Fiona Burke

    Fiona Burke

    Creative Director, NOSH Food and Wine Consultancy

    Canada - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    My professional background is in fine food and wine and I have over a decade of experience as a chef, sales development and program management. My writing will get your product noticed-- generating interest and revenue. I write wine and restaurant reviews, food articles and copy for brands. Further experience includes menu planning and writing, tag lines for business, descriptive travel copy for television, copy for cooking and wine tasting programs. It would be my pleasure to discuss your business needs and contribute to your growth and success.

    $50.00 /hr
    1 hours
    5.00
  10. Tim S. Higgins

    Tim S. Higgins Agency Contractor

    Expert Editor | Copywriter | Web Design | SEO Consultant

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 32 - Portfolio: 1

    A professional copywriter and copy editor with excellent knowledge of sales and marketing both online and offline. I produce concise, pristine, and engaging copy for websites and business communications that appeal to multiple audiences utilizing a broad UK or US vocabulary as required. I am available to write landing pages, sales pages, brochures, mission statements, website pages, install/manage/host/customize WordPress sites, produce web graphics & design and domain management/procurement. Experienced in rolling out online start-ups including branding, I can really give your business that lift it needs to each above the competition and be both highly visible to search engines and useful to your readers and visitors. The days of relying on keywording and purchased backlinks to get a good Google position are gone; quality content is No.1 on Google's list of aims for its search engine. Advanced semantic algorithms are getting better and better at weeding out poor quality content. This is why my copywriting services are worth the money you pay - My content is always of very high quality, which I firmly believe will be increasingly characteristic of high ranking content in search results. My portfolio at http://www.phraseset.com includes many website pages of varying style of content, articles, corporate proposals and persuasive sales copy. As an expert editor, I can take that existing copy that you just cannot seem to get quite right and mold it into the powerful communication tool you had envisioned. My quality English language skills and high IQ (I am a Mensa Member) ensure that my clients get one of the best available freelance copywriting and technical writing partners. I have 20+ years of experience using Excel, Word, Photoshop and many other Adobe products. My overall objective is to apply my skills as best I can; assuring that I will not undertake anything, I cannot manage and will apply my ethic of hard work and quality to any project undertaken. On a personal level, I am a keen guitarist. Being friendly, personable, loyal, and flexible has always been my approach to work - I work hard at my client relationships because I value their business. Working in the online world of global sourcing across time zones from Australia to Europe and across the US, I fully understand the importance of being contactable (my SkypeID is timhi99ins). See my great feedback here on oDesk and remember, my full portfolio is available at http://www.phraseset.com. Note: I am not able to display all my work as I frequently sign NDA's. Check me out and then hire me so I can bring some added value to your business. You will not be disappointed.

    Associated with: PhraseSet Agency

    $49.99 /hr
    4,587 hours
    4.91