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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. 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
    1,220 hours
    4.99
  2. Chere Poole

    Chere Poole

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

    United States - Last active: 2 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
  3. 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
  4. Nathan D.

    Nathan D.

    Content Management

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12

    Nathan DeMetz provides content management services to various companies via the freelancer website oDesk. Currently engaged in ongoing projects with eBay, he focuses primarily on quality assurance. Additionally, Nathan works with content creators to help them understand and implement changes in the project processes over time, and works closely with project managers to ensure requirements and deadlines are met. Previously, Nathan worked in the hospitality industry as management, leading the better part of two-dozen employees through day-to-day activities. In this role, he also worked closely with business-to-business customers as well as the average traveler to increase guest satisfaction and increase sales. Nathan's prior management experience also includes overseeing daily activities in the lamination department of Medtec Ambulance and two stints as a receiving group leader with separate companies. Outside of his day job, Nathan operates Nathan DeMetz Personal Training, as he has a desire to help people reach their fitness and health goals, in hopes that this will lead to a better life for these people, who will in turn pay it forward.

    Groups: MediaPiston Writers

    $20.00 /hr
    787 hours
    5.00
  5. Ferdinand A.

    Ferdinand A.

    Transcriptionist-LR5 & Copy Editor-Tagalog Translator-Proj Manager

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 3

    I used to work in the corporate training industry for 10 years, which greatly enhanced my administrative, clerical, communication, and analytical skills. Aside from administrative and clerical work, I'm also skilled in advanced image editing using Adobe Lightroom and basic image editing using Adobe Photoshop. I have an excellent command of the English language, which makes it easy for me to identify and understand North American and Australian speakers. My typing speed is above average at 70 AWPM. I'm very proficient with Microsoft Office Programs. My knowledge and experience of corporate processes and systems is also quite extensive. I am very proficient in training processes and methods. I can provide online training with anything that relates to corporate soft skills like customer service and English language enhancement. I currently work as a transcriptionist - editing and proofreading research projects, interviews, workshops, podcasts, confidential conversations, and personal diaries for various clients, but I can definitely accomplish other administrative-related tasks. I also have had sufficient experience in program management, business development, and corporate recruitment. These were learned as a part of my planned career path from my previous job. My work experience, history, and skills can definitely provide you with your required results and more. I am actively seeking projects, whether for short or long term, so that I can assist you in building your business. I'm ready to grow with you.

    $15.00 /hr
    270 hours
    4.91
  6. Andrea L.

    Andrea L.

    Virtual Admin ~ Personal Assistant ~ Project and Office Manager

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

    I have a degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations, and a minor in English. I moved from the United States to beautiful Rome, Italy, in 2010. I previously worked as an Event, Travel and Training Coordinator, and have strong skills when it comes to detail and organization. After I moved to Italy, I discovered the world of freelancing. Best discovery yet! For the past three years, I have worked as a Virtual Administrative Assistant through oDesk, specializing in administration and marketing. I proudly have a long-standing relationship with the majority of my clients. Although there are others, my primary responsibilities as an assistant currently include: - travel and event planning - social media management - preparing and processing client invoices - email marketing and communications - maintaining company website - proofreading articles and video scripts - managing virtual assistant team - maintaining internal systems and databases I also love to travel and experience new places, and spend a great deal of time traveling around Europe. I write a blog, Why Roam?, about my travels and life abroad. I like to share things to do, see and eat in Italy and beyond. All content on the website is original, as I write each post and take almost all photos. I've had the opportunity to learn a good deal about website design, including HTML and search engine optimization. You can view my work here: http://whyroamtravel.com. If you are interested in speaking with me further, I would be happy to arrange a telephone or Skype interview. I look forward to hearing from you! Kind regards, Andrea

    $20.00 /hr
    3,561 hours
    5.00
  7. Hiland Doolittle

    Hiland Doolittle

    Author, Editor, Writer, Author Management Svcs.

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    Your success is my goal! Each assignment will receive my 35 years of entrepreneurial experiences to accomplish building your success. I am self- motivated with a tireless, detail-oriented work ethic. Hiland has developed numerous weblogs and websites, related content, countless pamphlets, brochures, flyers and mass mailings and now provides author management and consulting services to published and unpublished authors. Consultation experiences include extensive experience in sales, marketing, creative writing and editing of large and small projects. Hiland is very familiar with Quickbooks and all aspects of real estate endeavors, including placement of financing and closing procedures. I am the published author of novel entitled **The Last Parade**. Recently, I completed a manuscript for a childen's book. Earlier in my career, I founded, grew and sold several businesses. References available upon request. May I help? Let's talk!

    $25.00 /hr
    236 hours
    4.90
  8. Jodi B.

    Jodi B.

    Experienced Researcher, Proofreader, and Data Entry Professional

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

    Over the past five years, I have developed a wide range of experience with project management positions. I have had the opportunity to work on several projects that required data entry. I am seeking opportunities to build, or help to, establish a company and to grow within the company. I am very responsible person and guarantee the completion of projects on time, if not sooner. If given an opportunity I can prove that I can deliver the quality of work that one may be looking for. My goal is to become successful in the online work environment. I am very driven and would appreciate any opportunity to demonstrate the work that I can do. Working from home enables me to be productive and obtain opportunities that are not available in my area.

    $16.67 /hr
    3,013 hours
    5.00
  9. J.v. V.

    J.v. V.

    Excellent writer, researcher and translator

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 5

    Thank you for browsing my profile. As your potential contractor, I can assure you that I will be an asset to your projects and operations. I am a highly motivated, reliable and diligent service provider with about ten years of experience in writing and research, administration and customer service, and about two years of experience in translation. My post in the customer service/technical helpdesk environment afforded me excellent research, reporting, administration and writing skills. I am able to write articles on almost any conceivable topic as I possess great research, organization and writing skills. Your topic could be about health, finance, travel, marketing, politics, or finance--I am confident that I will be able to help you.

    $12.19 /hr
    6,587 hours
    4.92
  10. Mariah P.

    Mariah P.

    Marketing Project Coordinator

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

    I have been freelance writing for several years but recently began to devote my entire workday to freelancing opportunities. With extensive experience in writing, editing and proofreading, I am also proficient at PowerPoint creation, Excel and database management. I am able to write on a variety of subjects, and have earned a reputation with my former coworkers as being able to pick up a misspelling or be able to correct sloppy writing quickly and accurately. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

    $20.00 /hr
    1,568 hours
    4.94