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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. Jaqueline Mendoza-Bongco

    Jaqueline Mendoza-Bongco

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

    Philippines - Last active: 4 months 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
    2,934 hours
  2. Joelle P.

    Joelle P.

    Experienced Writer and Admin - Articles, Web Content, Stories, More

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 4

    With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and English Studies, I have had a great deal of training and experience in multiple aspects of the writing world. My undergraduate work focused heavily on academic and article writing, the study of British and American literature, and writing and editing short stories. I spent one year of graduate school working in a Writing for Young People MFA program, where I more heavily focused on novel writing for children ages 5-17. Too, I have had many years of experience working as an administrative assistant and, more recently, as an office manager for a busy local company, and for a local real estate agency. Therefore, I am also skilled with data entry and other clerical duties, and can perform administrative work efficiently. A native English speaker, I am flexible and adaptable to many different kinds of projects, and would enjoy working on articles, web content, copywriting and editing, and more. I am familiar with all standard Microsoft Office software, as well as many Apple programs, and I have daily access to both an Apple and a Windows computer. I am extremely well-organized and have been told by my employers in the past that I have a strong and dependable work ethic. I look forward to the opportunity to work on many writing and administrative projects.

    $5.00 /hr
    3 hours
  3. Lena Abdullah

    Lena Abdullah

    Lena A

    Malaysia - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 8

    I am seeking to increase my capacity as a data entry professional and also to see how much farther I can go. I am also be able to do some translation (from Malay to English and English to Malay) should anyone require me to do so. Also, should you require me to proofread and/or edit, I will be able to do so and my typing speed is reasonable, about 60 w.p.m.

    $3.33 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Mara angelica C.

    Mara angelica C.

    Third year Medical Student

    Philippines - Last active: 10/30/2013 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    Good day everyone! I am a third year medical student in Far Eastern University-Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical foundation (FEU-NRMF). I have degree in Biology from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, College of Science. Over the past years, I have developed a very wide and competent skill in writing research or scientific papers, as well as some essays and articles. I know how to use Microsoft-Word, Excel and Powerpoint and can utilize the Internet properly. I signed up in Odesk to further enhance my writing skills and to gain more experience.

    $7.78 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Jayaprakash Selvaraj

    Jayaprakash Selvaraj

    Editor/Poofreader/VA/SEO/Data Entry/Word/Excel/PowerPoint

    India - Last active: 12/30/2014 - Tests: 5

    I have 11 years of rich experience in e-publishing industry, where I held responsible for editing manuscripts on language and style. My nature of work is to correct typos, subject-verb disagreement, punctuation, hyphenation, capitalization, and word usage, and to ensure consistency in all technical aspects (editing references, tables, figures, equations, etc.). I handled books, journals, seasonal articles, research papers, PhD thesis, etc., of the subjects related to life sciences, environmental science, medicine, engineering, mathematics, computers, education, business, economics, finance, and marketing. Also, I have good knowledge in image captioning (creating caption fro images for blind people), handling peer-review journals, and maintaining permission logs of artworks for copyright owners. I also handled project management. I worked with various publishers such as Palgrave Macmillan (US &UK), Elsevier, Blackwell, Emerald (books & journals), T&F, Pearson, Wiley, etc.

    $4.00 /hr
    7 hours
  6. Delano Anover Jr.

    Delano Anover Jr.

    Experienced writer, editor, blogger & photographer

    Philippines - Last active: 11/04/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

    Whether individual or group, private endeavor or public enterprise, it is important to clearly convey and define what we do and who we are to target audiences. I have been doing this for many years now in various work and personal capacities having been, at one time or another, an editor of a corporate newsletter, public relations head of a government agency, journalist/reporter and feature writer of a media organization, blogger, copywriter, website content administrator and online author. I am also an avid photography enthusiast with my own photo blog and digital magazine. I just recently finished a 17-month contract providing blog content, design and lay-out, and SEO services to corporate clients of a U.S.-based advertising agency. These vast experiences and skills on writing, visual design, publications production, concept creation and photography are yours to tap. Let me help you relay your message across.

    $5.56 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Shanaka Ajantha Jayatilake P H A

    Shanaka Ajantha Jayatilake P H A

    Data Entry/Graphic, Logo Designer/Business Writer/Marketeer

    Sri Lanka - Last active: 05/24/2012 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

    Over the past years I have developed many skills which are needed in the present day world. From my experience, the main difficulty faced by the employers when outsourcing is that the employers are not thinking according to the employee's thinking pattern. But over the recent years and through my job experience, I believe that I can deliver the best. I am an ICDL certified in Microsoft packages. My core is multi-disciplinary.

    $3.33 /hr
    0 hours


    Data Entry / Web Research / Data Mining Expert

    India - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 9

    I am an Individual with BCA & MCA degree, Working as computer instructor since last 5 yrs. And also running my own Company RD INFOTECH. My experience and knowledge can be surmised as: 1. Operating Systems (Dos, UNIX, Win 95/98/2000/ME/NT/VISTA/ win-7 & 8.) 2. Packages ( MS Office, Tally, DTP ) 3. Programming : C, C++, Java, VB, etc. 4. Computer Hardware : Maintenance, Assembling, Installation. 5. Networking : LAN with SWITCHES & HUBS 6. Databases : Access, SQL 7. Web Designing : HTML, Java Script.

    $7.78 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Elixes Becislao

    Elixes Becislao Agency Contractor

    Experience Description

    Philippines - Last active: 09/01/2013 - Tests: 1

    An IT student with knowledgeable skills in programming using different languages, i.e C, C#, C++, Computer literate and having a fast typing capability with an average Net Word a Minute of almost 90. Flexible to different kind of jobs that has relation with computers. Willing to learn more and to enhance my skills.

    Associated with: YIMZ Agency

    $3.33 /hr
    141 hours