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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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Upwork Copy editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

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Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

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

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  1. Adele H.

    Adele H.

    Online typist and editor

    Australia

    I am an organised and hardworking person, capable of working under pressure. I have a Certificate III in Business and very good keyboard and typing skills. Three years ago, I became a parent for the first time. I’m looking for an online position, so that I am able to return to the workforce, yet continue to raise my daughter.

    $16.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Amanda G.

    Amanda G.

    Professional, timely, and quality work.

    United States - Tests: 3

    I offer exceptional English writing, proofreading, and transcription services, as well as high quality customer support services. I am a 28 year old mother of 2 living in Las Vegas, NV. I hold a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from UNLV and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies from UNLV. I have been a teacher with the Clark County School District for 7 years, teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade through those years and specializing as a Literacy Site Leader. I am also certified as a Teacher Mentor. I am taking a break from teaching to spend more time with my two children and am looking to work more from home. I am a very professional and outgoing individual whom is goal driven. I am a motivated female who is looking to provide my expertise in education, writing, and customer service to those in need.

    $16.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.58
  3. Calista C.

    Calista C.

    "Professional service and committed to quality"

    China - Tests: 1

    Elancer Top 20% for English Grammar & Spelling. UK native speaker. Legal graduate. Experienced in AUDIO VISUAL TRANSCRIPTION, ARTICLE WRITING, PROOF READING (& EDITING) and VOICE OVER. I am also an experienced TEFL teacher (UK and Abroad). I also have a law enforcement background and experience in writing legal reports for presentation at court (UK). My particular focus is on grammar and spelling and punctuation. I am also familiar with American and British English. 63 word per minute average typing speed.

    $16.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Joseph Diola

    Joseph Diola

    Web Researcher/Expert Data Entry/Lead Generation/Craiglist Expert

    Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    To obtain a full time position that will utilize my persuasive abilities and outgoing personality for maximum success. I want to be part of the company that is related on my field of studies, because for me its fun, challenging and exciting. I learn faster when it comes to this field which is computer related job. Base on my experience, I really feel excitement on having new project or meeting new people on the job. That's why it inspires me working everyday. So I'm looking forward on working other projects specially on computer related job, and I will give my very best shot out of it.

    $4.44 /hr
    2,060 hours
    3.72
  5. Nadine L

    Nadine L

    Transcriber, 110wpm, film/photo editor, tutor, writer

    United Kingdom

    Education: BSc Psychology (2:1) MA Philosophy of Biological & Cognitive Sciences (ongoing). I have experience in a wide range of jobs and projects including event organising, tutoring, film and photo editing, personal assistant for several start-up businesses and website design. If there are a range of jobs you need doing chances are I can help with all. Fluent in English including spelling and grammatical differences for UK and US English. Some French, German and Arabic. General: Speed typing (110 WPM), proofreading, grammar-checking, essay & article writing, general admin and computer work including but not limited to Powerpoint, Excel, SPSS, Photoshop CS5, iMovie, Final Cut Pro. Photo and video editing. Tutoring: up to (I)GCSE level in all subjects (not including 2nd language) A-level and Undergrad in Philosophy and Psychology, including Statistics & Research Methods and SPSS.

    $20.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  6. Cheryl Humphreys

    Cheryl Humphreys

    Highly skilled writer and editor

    United Kingdom - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 14

    Highly skilled editor and technical author. Co-author of "7 Steps to Making Money on oDesk" and "Get the Best - A Guide to Hiring the Best Freelancers on oDesk" Strong writing, editing, planning, administration & organisational abilities across all sectors. Proactive in prioritisation of workloads across several clients alongside solid engagement with stakeholders. Published author of two books on Celiacs Disease as well as ghostwriter for many other books (available on Amazon and other sites under pseudonyms). For the latest updates on my freelance career, http://digitalmined.com/going-from-zero-to-hero/#sthash.WEBezSRR.7s1xmFmH.dpbs

    $33.33 /hr
    346 hours
    4.95
  7. 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
  8. Sean Ross

    Sean Ross

    Top Rated Finance Writer

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I am an expert writer, researcher and consultant dedicated to creating original, professional work. I hold a B.S. in Economics, have 8+ years of work in financial services, and have been a published author since I was 16. I help both established and aspiring professional publications and websites to reach their audiences more effectively. All work is designed to be keyword-rich and generate 'clicks.' Work can be tailored to either sophisticated or lay audiences. Available topics include: money, interest rates, inflation, exchange rates, trade, capital theory, economic philosophy, public policy, personal finance, bankruptcy, real estate and security investments, technical and fundamental analysis, credit repair, banking, loans and insurance. I've worked with family businesses, sole proprietorships, and large companies. My recent articles have been featured on several prominent websites, including Investopedia and Seeking Alpha. In the past I've also performed limited work on advanced medical topics, technology and politics.

    $40.00 /hr
    73 hours
    4.98
  9. Gweendalyn Lachica

    Gweendalyn Lachica

    Data Entry Professional | WordPress Expert | Editor/Proofreader

    Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    My Role: Data Entry Professional - accuracy in details with fast turn-around time. WordPress Expert – WP installation, plugins installation, content management, pages creation, template modification, basic SEO, and website updates. Editor/Proofreader - correct spelling, grammar, punctuation mark placement, and sentence construction. Creative/Technical Writer - article, blog, essay, feature, web content, etc. with wide range of vocabulary. Image Editor - re-size, crop, color enhance, etc. with Adobe Photoshop. FTP Specialist - website setup/update. Honest and reliable. My Goal: To provide competitive and excellent service at reasonable cost.

    Groups: BoonEx, PHPFox

    $8.00 /hr
    4,236 hours
    4.99