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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 4.83.

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  1. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - Last active: 22 hours 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
    1,595 hours
    4.78
  2. Katherine Miller

    Katherine Miller

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 22 hours 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
    1,168 hours
    4.99
  3. Casey James

    Casey James

    Your Voice of Choice. + Copywriting/Editing, Proofreading, Design

    Canada - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 13

    **Administrative/clerical/editing/copywriting etc = $25.00/hr, no min/max** **VO rates begin at $60.00/hr WITH A ONE-HOUR MINIMUM** Highly skilled, detail oriented and professional. Excellent written and verbal communication. An abundance of creativity and a sense of humor that begs to be unleashed. Extensive experience in Voice Over and Acting, plus Copywriting, Editing/Proofreading, Research, Social Media and Blogwriting. Works and plays well with others, yet self-driven and highly motivated. Technically proficient with many popular software programs (MSOffice, Adobe, Quickbooks, etc) as well as Social Media websites/platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc). Solid background in Web Design, Graphic Design, Digital Photography and Photoshop. Self-professed 'Jill-of-all-Trades'; does not extend to Brain Surgery or Astrophysics. Looking forward to contributing my skills in the following areas: * Voiceover/Acting * Copywriting * Editing/Proofreading * Data Entry * Graphic Design * Web Design * Content Writing * Blogwriting * Administrative Support * Social Media Management **For all work outside of Voice Over, my rate is $25.00/hr but I am also open to fixed-rate projects as well. *******************VOICE OVER RATES & DETAILS*************************** ***VO rates begin at $60.00/hr WITH A ONE-HOUR MINIMUM and most times will include edited tracks (breath removal, clean-up, etc). Additional charges for music and sound effects. Please feel free to request a quote. Casey James - Your Voice of Choice Providing versatile reads for every occasion. From rich and earthy, to giggly and upbeat, to sensual and breathy, to nurturing and real - plus everything in between - I aim to be your Voice of Choice. I work from my home studio, where I can voice, edit and deliver audio tracks in .mp3, .wav .aiff or other popular formats. Quick turnaround and professional service are paramount. Please visit the below links for my demos: Commercial Demos: https://db.tt/e5mB67UU https://db.tt/7WRXeaOQ https://db.tt/422r1916 Narration Demos: https://db.tt/s5OmqtGE https://db.tt/OzeLshTu IVR (Phone messaging systems) Demo: https://db.tt/dGH4Jp5n

    $60.00 /hr
    620 hours
    5.00
  4. Shoaib K.

    Shoaib K.

    Clutter-breaker extraordinaire.

    United States - Last active: 17 days 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
  5. 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, Hawai’i Review, the London School of Economics, 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: "Perfect editing." "[Provided] invaluable materials and information," “Outstanding service!"

    $77.00 /hr
    12 hours
    4.99
  6. Sylvia B.

    Sylvia B.

    Copywriter/ Editor/Content Creator

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 11

    Over the last seventeen years I have written across a wide range of topics for many industries including fortune 500 companies. From health and IT professionals to small businesses, I can write the content that builds your online presence and keeps customers coming back. Regardless of industry, I can tailor your communications and content to your specific needs, adapting the right tone, style and voice that speaks to the audience you wish to reach. Whether you need website copy, press releases, articles or blogs, authoritative and credible content is never out of style. Need to view a few more samples? Check out my website at https://www.clippings.me/sburleigh . Besides ghostwriting, I also offer editing services.

    $55.56 /hr
    1,680 hours
    4.95
  7. Dolissa M.

    Dolissa M.

    Journalist and Mediamaker Can Help You Get Noticed

    United States - Last active: 6 days 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
    4.63
  8. Christine W.

    Christine W.

    Editor/Writer

    United States - Last active: 22 hours 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
    70 hours
    5.00
  9. Tim S. Higgins

    Tim S. Higgins Agency Contractor

    Expert Editor | Copywriter | Web Design | SEO Consultant

    United States - Last active: 22 hours 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
    4,507 hours
    4.92
  10. Joshua Sargent

    Joshua Sargent

    Joshua M Sargent

    United States - Last active: 05/12/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

    Do you need someone to Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate (ADDIE Method) training courses? Do you want to make sure your learners get the most out of those courses, and that you are getting the best result possible for your dollars spent? You need me. I have degrees in marketing (B.Sc.) and education (M.A.), and am a current part time doctoral (Ed.D.) student where my area of research is on maximizing long-term learning outcomes from training programs. This gives me a strong foundation of math, statistics, research methodology, and teaching pedagogy to build on. I have a strong publication and conference presentation history, and I am happy to share my knowledge of learning pedagogy and materials development with anyone. I also have a proven history of materials development, having published more than 20 textbooks used in millions of lessons every year. I have trained thousands of employees in skills such as business communication, regulatory compliance, technology usage, adult learning pedagogy, and even retail sales. I started my teaching career in Japan, and soon became a lecturer at Waseda University. There, I really developed as a teacher and learned firsthand that results-oriented teaching was best. As I got better at teaching and knew more about pedagogy, I started getting hired as a consultant for various companies in Japan. I was able to bring great success to all my projects, and soon was consulting for Global Fortune 500 companies such as Nissan, Nippon Steel, and Teijin Pharmaceuticals. I always approached each client’s situation with open eyes and a solid understanding of how people learn. Years later I was given a chance to lead a massive retraining initiative for a chain of schools in Japan called Gaba, which involved the creation of an entirely new blended learning curriculum, the introduction of the first online learning tools used there, and the training of more than a thousand teachers in how to use these new online tools and materials. This required extensive data collection, assessment, and description. I worked every day with both front-line teachers and senior leadership to achieve the learning outcomes we needed. After two years, the teaching and learning had improved greatly, and the new curriculum was working well. I then decided to return to the USA. Most recently, I was working for the U.S. Department of Defense, developing and presenting employee training in adult learning theory, learning materials development, and eLearning tool usage. There, I created offline and eLearning materials for employee education programs, and worked with subject matter experts to create software usage and regulatory compliance workshops for teachers.

    $55.56 /hr
    85 hours
    5.00