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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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  1. Nikolina Andric

    Nikolina Andric

    VA Perfectionist in Formatting documents with Wordpress experience

    Serbia - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 12

    Are you in need of a copy-editor for your business plan, lesson plan, eBook or any other type of document? Do you need a passionate travel agent or someone who will update your WordPress website? Are you searching for an outstanding VA with less than 30 minutes response time? Using a Smartphone, you can reach me any time. Do you need someone who cares about perfect layout and has great attention to detail? Working with MS Word 2010 is my passion. Being highly organized VA and perfectionist above all, I can simplify your daily tasks. Besides back-office experience, I have the academic background in the fields of tourism, geography and teaching. I am proud to be a self starter and quick learner. I like what I do and I am: P rompt E ffective R esponsive F riendly E xtraordinary C ompetent T rustworthy and I DO care!!! Here is a short list of assignments I can do for you: = Format/Edit documents/templates = Convert documents = Create fill-able pdf = Create eBooks (.pdf, .mobi, .epub) = Draft summaries = Schedule Google Calendars = Make travel arrangements = Do online research = Maintain Wordpress and other social media platforms = Create Google Maps = Respond to emails = Transcript your video/audio records = Image editing = Video editing = Bookkeeping (Quickbooks) = Manage Amazon store Here is a list of cloud based tools I have used till now: Hootsuite, Pinterest, Freedcamp/ToDoist/Asana/Trello/Bitrix24, Dropbox, Evernote, TeamViewer, Google apps, Google Adwords, TripIt, Zoho, Mailchimp, Aweber, Monkey Survey... The most important thing for me is TO BE IN CONTACT with You, while I am working on your project/s. The real proof of my qualification is the fact that many clients keep our contracts open, so they can contact me whenever they need my help. For the last two years I have been teaching ESL in the Kindergarten. I am a holder of Bachelors degree of tourism and Masters degree of geography. Also, I earned FCE (First Certificate in English). I like foreign languages, aside from proficiency in Serbian and English, I can understand French, German and Spanish. COMMUNICATION AND EQUIPMENT: Smart phone (Android) Email (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook) Skype (video call, chat), Hangouts, Viber Stable Internet connection (10 Mbps/2 Mbps) PC and Laptop (Dell)

    $15.00 /hr
    1,265 hours
  2. Brooke Pierce

    Brooke Pierce

    Writer, Researcher, Editor

    United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

    I have been working as a freelancer for over 15 years, and during that time I have developed long-term working relationships that have allowed me to expand my abilities while also giving me the flexibility that comes with telecommuting. I am always looking for interesting new projects to take on, especially in the areas of article writing, copywriting, and editing.

    $38.89 /hr
    690 hours
  3. Katrina Beaver

    Katrina Beaver

    Accurate and Experienced Transcriptionist

    United States - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 5

    I DO NOT Farm out the work. I also do not use speech to text software. If you want an accurate,professional transcript of your audios or videos, you have found the right contractor. Having 6 years of transcription experience and over 2,000 Upwork hours, I have transcribed several audios and videos including: dissertation interviews, medical, focus groups, legal, corporate meetings and interviews. I can transcribe an hour of audio in 4 working hours or less. When you hire me you can be confident that you will get a professional transcript by or before your specified deadline, and you will not have to spend your valuable time going through and making corrections. You will get your transcripts in MS Word. All of my transcriptions are proofread for the highest level of accuracy and quality. I will never outsource transcriptions. I can guarantee the work you will receive will be 100% mine. Your satisfaction is my number one goal.

    $16.67 /hr
    2,182 hours
  4. Lidija Mavra

    Lidija Mavra

    PhD qualified researcher and writer

    United Kingdom - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    I am a PhD qualified researcher, writer, and co-founder of an international award-winning social enterprise, Unseen Tours in London. I provide high quality online research services, expert advice in constructing methodologies for social research projects, assistance with academic, social campaign or blog content, and a skilled hand with proofreading and editing. Having worked for a number of research centres, I can also offer an efficient grant and tender writing service. An academically trained researcher with an established track record of researching and writing published reports and articles for diverse audiences, I can gather, analyse and synthesise information in an efficient and comprehensive way. This includes extensive experience analysing qualitative data using Atlas and NVivo. In addition, I can help you if you are campaigning on a particular social or environmental issue. Having a parallel life as a social entrepreneur - check out Unseen Tours in London, Joint Overall Winner of the Virgin Responsible Tourism Awards in 2011 - has meant that I straddle both the worlds of academic research and practice 'on the ground'. This means that I can cut through the jargon and give your campaign the weight it needs while keeping your message sharp and clear.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Karen M.

    Karen M.

    Writer and Editor

    Canada - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 11

    I am a former staff writer for a daily newspaper and have been freelancing for over a decade as a writer and editor. My background in journalism has proven to be a huge asset for corporate clients, who appreciate my research, interviewing, and fact-checking skills. I am able to adapt my writing style to capture the tone and style required for each business. I work with my clients to deliver a high quality product at a reasonable price no matter how large or small the project. Whether you want something fine-tuned or written from scratch, you can trust me to help you communicate effectively.

    $27.78 /hr
    10 hours
  6. Casey Spiller

    Casey Spiller

    Article and Content Writer/Editor

    United States - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

    I've written hundreds of articles for companies and websites and done a lot of separate writing in my free time. To me, writing is not just a profession; it is a source of great joy. I am skilled in vocabulary, grammar, and using Microsoft Word. My number one goal as a freelance writer is to please every customer. I will work closely with you to make sure the work you receive is exactly what you are looking for. You can find my portfolio at

    $40.00 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Kate B.

    Kate B.

    Professional writer and copy editor

    United States - Tests: 4

    As a professional writer and editor, I am passionate about the form and structure of language. I am dedicated to producing clear, rigorous writing, and to editing with the goal of preserving your voice while polishing your prose. My years of experience in copy editing, proofreading, and researched writing qualify me for a variety of jobs. Whether you are seeking original content or would like work professionally edited for spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and clarity, you're welcome to contact me for a quote or to discuss your project.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Samantha Gordon

    Samantha Gordon

    Hawk-eyed editor of fiction, news, blogs, press releases and more

    United States - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    With more than four years of professional editing and writing experience, I am a sharpshooting eliminator of errors. I've edited and proofread more than 80 novels, novellas and short stories, as well as countless blog posts, press releases, eBooks, white papers, cover letters and company-wide emails. I am a style pro, and I know my way around Chicago Manual of Style and the AP Styleguide, but can happily adapt my editing to accommodate any other editing for formatting preferences.

    $35.00 /hr
    6 hours
  9. Anton Preisinger

    Anton Preisinger

    Freelance Writer/Editor

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    While I love my day job as an EMT, it doesn't fulfill my aspirations for writing. It does, however, allow me the time to pursue them separately. I have a varied background after my biology degree at the University of Washington that includes several years of diabetes research and environmental microbiology. I have too many passions outside work to list, suffice it to say that if your topic isn't among them, and you wish to work with me, then it likely soon will be. My goals here are simple. While it will be nice to supplement my income, I am really looking forward to using what I know and my sensitive literary awareness to help people beautifully construct whatever bit of communication they need. Eventually I hope to apply this experience to my own creative writing which, for the time being, I continue to cultivate privately. I am a great second pair of eyes, have a good work ethic and attitude and am typically not too unpleasant to work with.

    $10.00 /hr
    6 hours
  10. Chantelle Jary

    Chantelle Jary

    Copy & Content Writer - Inbound & Hubspot Certified

    Australia - Tests: 4

    Content/Copy expert with a strong history in digital and print writing, event management, public relations and sales. Masterful wordsmith able to turn my hand at any style of writing required for a vast and varied client base. Topics and genres ranging from manufacturing, corporate issues, compliance, entertainment, magazines, online deal websites, not for profit organisations and many other media mediums. Sturdiest strength: I kill deadlines down dead. Copy Writing Blog & Article Writing Content Planning and Management Client Liaison Social Media Persona Identification Buyer Process Reports Inbound Marketing & Hubspot Certified Diploma of Fashion Business

    $44.00 /hr
    0 hours