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

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  1. Marsha M.

    Marsha M.

    Nitpicking with a Purpose ... now certified!

    Jamaica - Portfolio: 4

    There's a reason most of my Elance clients would recommend me, and many have hired me more than once! The reason is simple: they get high quality work at an affordable rate, within a reasonable time frame. A look at my lifetime earnings through Elance (currently over US$25,000) will confirm these claims. I'm a published novelist, and until recently, I worked freelance while maintaining a full-time job as a college instructor. I've taught Spanish, Communications, Caribbean Studies, Foundation English and Academic Writing, and have degrees in Spanish American Literature (M. Phil.) and Spanish Education (B.Ed.). I am a certified Copy Editor and an experienced proofreader, and I've recently decided to become a full-time freelancer. My Elance projects include: *Copyediting/proofreading *Transcription *Data entry/Project categorisation *Web-based research *Quiz-writing *Grading of English papers (university level) I have also had two long-term, part-time, telecommuting projects through Elance, both in administrative services. I currently work in project categorization for a company in England (June 2013 - present), and previously I worked as an administrative assistant for a group of language schools in South America (July 2008 - October 2010). The tenure of these projects (over two years each) is a testimony of my commitment and the level of service I provide. I'm highly ethical and committed to quality service, and I specialize in improving the quality of my clients' work.

    $25.00 /hr
    1,192 hours
    4.94
  2. 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
  3. Heather V.

    Heather V.

    Writer, office assistant, blogger, transcriber

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 7

    I am a writer with a background in journalism and photography. I have a variety of experience doing page design, layout, as well as extensive office experience writing letters, transcription and data entry. I am very enthusiastic about my work and very detail oriented with my work, especially my research.

    $18.00 /hr
    0 hours
    1.65
  4. Mary Antonette Trasmonte

    Mary Antonette Trasmonte

    Clinical Scribe/Virtual Assistant/Researcher/Registered Nurse

    Philippines - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 10

    You should hire me because I am simply the best. I am a versatile worker who strives for excellence and perfection. My work does not only revolve around the degree that I have. I am able to adapt to other jobs at a fast pace and able to produce great results. I am willing to learn things that are beyond my comfort zone and I am also excited to impart what I have learned from the University and from my previous work experience

    $6.67 /hr
    7,704 hours
    4.87
  5. Ryan M.

    Ryan M.

    Customer Support Expert, QuickBooks Specialist, Java Programmer

    Philippines - Tests: 3

    After graduating in 2006, I have worked in the BPO industry providing technical support to hardware, networking, and accounting software clients in the United States. I have direct contact with customers of our clients helping them solve issues ranging from simple computer operation to complex accounting software resolution. I am available to work every 10 am - 7 pm PST.

    $11.11 /hr
    8,412 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. Avila Bernaldez

    Avila Bernaldez

    Data Entry | Web Researcher | Citation Builder | Admin. Assistant

    Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    My objective is to provide 100% accurate service to my client and give client full satisfaction. I am hard worker, honest and very dedicated to my job. I always respect the deadline. So my aim is to deliver a good job in less estimated time. I want to build my career here in oDesk. I'm always ready to do your job with great confidence. I always try my best to produce high quality work for my clients.I have a 2 years great experience in Citation Building/Local Citation/Google Places and keyword/web research. I have expertise in : 1.Creating Business Accounts and Sites like in Google+,Twitter,Facebook,Yelp, Insiderpages,Tupalo, etc. 2.Data Entry jobs using Excel Sheets 3.Review postings in different sites 4.Article Sharing/Submissions in Google+, Facebook and Twitter 5.Uploading files, photos and videos Youtube5 Facebook Twiiter 6.Converting files and documents. PDF to Word I can assure my eagerness to work with you, and my dedication to my work and to what project you will give me more. I am looking forward into having mutual benefits with my future clients. I am available to chat by Skype and would be happy to set up a convenient time to discuss the application you’re moving and some ideas about the safest way to get it into the cloud.

    $4.44 /hr
    1,846 hours
    5.00
  8. Latasha J.

    Latasha J.

    Project Manager/Editor/Writer/Virtual Assistant

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    I am eager to become your "go to" Assistant for any and all projects that you may need. No project is too small for me to handle. My specialty is just about anything you do not feel like doing such as, posting to WordPress, writing web content, data entry, responding to emails and these are just a few of my many services. I am also an experienced Project Manager, of which I have managed a team of 15. Those duties also included, creating payroll invoices, recruiting and screening new applicants, delegating projects, proofing and editing written projects and most importantly, making sure DEADLINES ARE MET! I take pride is making my client's work load lighter, so that they can focus on the meat of their business. I am very easy to work with and can complete work without any hand-holding. Just tell me what you need and I will take care of the rest! I welcome projects that include: MS Excel MS Word content writing blog writing Email Basecamp Project Manager Data Entry WordPress

    $22.22 /hr
    3,134 hours
    4.99
  9. Karen Burkey

    Karen Burkey

    Creative Writer, Proofreader, and Typist

    United States - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 1

    I have 20+ years of experience working extensively with MS Word as both a creative writer and technical editor (grammar, punctuation, etc.). In addition, I have experience with Excel, Power Point, and Access from the Micro Soft Office suite. On a more personal level, I write fiction, both short stories and novels, simply for the love of writing. Also, I have worked with Sony Vegas and Roxio Video Wave in creating my own fan-made music videos, and GIMP for editing and manipulating graphics.

    $25.00 /hr
    62 hours
    4.59