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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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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. Sarah Bailey-Martin

    Sarah Bailey-Martin

    English language teacher, editor, author

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 16

    Thank you for taking the time to check out my profile. I hope you will find that I am the right person for the job. I know that a big concern for many clients is the freelancer’s level of English. Rest assured, I am fluent. I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and lived there until I graduated from Maryville University in 2011. My degree is in middle level education with an emphasis in English language arts and literature. After graduation, I decided to teach students in Central Mexico and currently split my time between there and the United States. I have been working as a freelancer through oDesk, now Upwork, since 2011 and independently for several years before that. During my freelancing career, I have completed more jobs than I can possibly remember, covering a wide variety of topics and targeting a wide variety of audiences. The general areas in which I work are writing and editing, including rewriting, spinning, and content re-purposing. I specialize in creating and editing content that targets the following audiences: mothers, children, teachers, students, single women, medical patients, and home owners. Due to my work teaching non-native speakers, I excel at re-working and editing content created by speakers of other languages. As for the formats I write in or edit, I am open to most anything. I have written and edited product descriptions, product reviews, novels, short stories, children’s books, blog posts, website content, SEO articles, email campaigns, biographies, resumes, dictionary definitions, lesson plans, teacher training materials, catalogs, brochures, magazine profiles, taglines, social media posts, and more. I am always excited to try something new. Take some time to look through my portfolio items to get a better feel for my work and don’t be afraid to request a sample if you do not find what you are looking for. Thank you for your time and attention.

    $22.22 /hr
    371 hours
    4.91
  2. Mary Antonette Trasmonte

    Mary Antonette Trasmonte

    Clinical Scribe/Virtual Assistant/Researcher/Registered Nurse

    Philippines - Last active: 22 hours ago - 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
    7,549 hours
    4.87
  3. Cheryl Humphreys

    Cheryl Humphreys

    Highly skilled writer and editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 22 hours ago - 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
  4. Jaqueline Mendoza-Bongco

    Jaqueline Mendoza-Bongco

    Administrative Support/Customer Care/Data Analyst/WEB RESEARCHER/SEO

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - 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
  5. Betti Hunter

    Betti Hunter

    Journalist and copywriter

    Germany - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9

    I'm a native English speaking freelance journalist and copywriter, currently based in Berlin. Specialises in: - Long and short form journalistic articles - Content writing for websites and marketing copy - Press releases - Blog posts - Social media management - Reviews - Proofreading and editing Over the past 18 months, I have: - Successfully devised and orchestrated a successful digital marketing campaign for a small UK-based printing company - Researched and written in-depth investigative and feature articles for national magazines and newspapers - Produced marketing copy and strategies for a renowned UK circus company and an international hula hooping festival - Co-founded/edited an independent student newspaper. Samples of my work are, of course, available on request. I look forward to working with you.

    $15.00 /hr
    84 hours
    4.98
  6. Emma Varela

    Emma Varela

    Psychologist, HR, Translator, Social Media

    United States - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 5

    Colombian deadline/detail oriented worker. Over the last 7 years I have used my knowledge, experience and skills by providing services in various fields such as: - Psychologist - Human Resources (Recruiting, interviewing,etc) - Copywriter ( Processes and Procedures Manual) - Translation (English/Spanish) - Social Media Marketing (Community Manager) - Customer Service https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmavarela

    $10.00 /hr
    1,374 hours
    4.63
  7. Mariah P.

    Mariah P.

    Marketing Project Coordinator

    United States - Last active: 22 hours 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
    1,625 hours
    4.94
  8. Romena C.

    Romena C.

    Sourcing Specialist with sales and marketing experience.

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

    Over the past six (6) years I have developed excellent customer service roles in a variety of industries ranging from the hospitality, aeronautical, performing arts and supply industry. A proven track record in being a committed reliable employee who is able to communicate to fellow workmates both in large groups and classes to one on one lessons. I am looking for engaging roles in both a full time or part time capacity. I am seeking the opportunity to help companies and individuals reach their goals efficiently and productively. I guarantee that hiring me will provide you a terrific results in both quality and speed. I am a proficient person who can manage the time wisely and get the job done. I also have experience in marketing projects / campaigns, Stock taking, sourcing / procurement and Cash Handling.

    $5.56 /hr
    163 hours
    5.00
  9. Gweendalyn Lachica

    Gweendalyn Lachica

    Data Entry Professional | WordPress Expert | Editor/Proofreader

    Philippines - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    My Role: Data Entry Professional - accuracy in details with fast turn-around time and 70wpm typing speed. 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, press release, web content, etc. with wide range of vocabulary. Image Editor - re-size, crop, color enhance, etc. with Adobe Photoshop. FTP Specialist - website setup/update. My Goal: To provide competitive and excellent service at reasonable cost.

    Groups: BoonEx, PHPFox

    $8.00 /hr
    4,232 hours
    4.99
  10. Mithuna Subramanian

    Mithuna Subramanian

    Google Shopping Feed | Excel Expert | Data Researcher | Data Entry

    India - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7

    Reliable contractor who fulfills the needs of client 100%. Strives hard for customer delight and five star rating. Over the last 3 years, I'm working on Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) on a daily basis. I have experience in data researching / data mining apart from data entry. I also have experience in fixing remote computer problems using teamviewer.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.98