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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 4.82.

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  1. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 18

    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
    1,548 hours
    4.78
  2. Katherine Miller

    Katherine Miller

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days 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 four years, and I bring to every client integrity, efficiency, and a sharp eye for detail. Please see my portfolio for examples of my work.

    $60.00 /hr
    1,144 hours
    4.99
  3. Sylvia B.

    Sylvia B.

    Copywriter/ Editor/Content Creator

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 10

    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
    1,679 hours
    4.95
  4. Christi Aldridge

    Christi Aldridge

    Word Lover, Spelling Corrector, and Article Creator

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 15

    I have a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Journalism. I was an award winning columnist for my university paper, and wrote articles for the school's magazine as well. I am creative and love to express that. I have been writing online for the past five years specializing in areas such as crafts, entertainment, beauty and fashion, home decor, DIY, kids' activities and parties, holiday ideas, electronics, jewelry, clothing, and literature. I am also trained in copywriting, opinion articles and public relations writing. I'm a grammar and spelling lover and adore editing as well as writing and have taken copyediting classes. I have a sharp sense of humor, flawless spelling and grammar skills and I tend to work very hard but very fast. I'm experienced with social networking, HTML, Microsoft Word, SEO writing and blogging. I love coming up with ideas and being creative so my articles aren't run of the mill. I'm friendly, social and great with customers and clients as well. I was named one of Yahoo's Top Writers of 2012, and stay busy with projects ranging from social media, product descriptions, blogs, and Buying Guides to page reviews and ratings, article writing, and editing. I love the written word, especially when it's spelled properly! I'm prompt, trustworthy, and strive for excellence every day, and I enjoy becoming a better writer with each project I work on.

    $27.78 /hr
    1,734 hours
    5.00
  5. Mark Baker

    Mark Baker

    Editor/Proofreader/Subject Matter Expert

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 5

    I have more than 25 years’ experience in both an editorial capacity and in various office environments and would make a good candidate for your position. These jobs have been as varied as media (newspapers, magazines and Internet), search engine marketing (Microsoft and Google) and construction. These positions have required me to be very detail oriented and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Additionally, I also have a culinary arts degree and have worked as a chef.

    $20.00 /hr
    6,922 hours
    4.97
  6. Jodi B.

    Jodi B.

    Experienced Researcher, Proofreader, and Data Entry Professional

    United States - Last active: 22 hours 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
    2,920 hours
    5.00
  7. Katrina Beaver

    Katrina Beaver

    Transcription Expert with 6 Years Experience, Accurate and Fast

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - 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 1,700 oDesk 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
    1,892 hours
    4.84
  8. Chere Poole

    Chere Poole

    Copy/Content Editor, Business/Creative Writer, Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 13

    I am an experienced editor, writer, proofreader, and marketing professional with an excellent work ethic and "I can do" attitude. Self-motivated, organized and deadline-driven, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table gained in various settings over 30 years. I have earned a 5 star rating and intend to keep it by using excellent research, writing and editing skills to deliver quality work for my clients. Whether I design, write and produce promotional materials for your business, SEO copy for your website, or help you polish an article, blog, short story or novel, every project receives my best effort. I am detailed, motivated, driven to succeed and take pride in my work. I consider your project my project, and do my utmost to make you happy. For a look at my current blogs, check out CBeyond Realty.com and Mortgage Springs.com

    $25.00 /hr
    1,504 hours
    5.00
  9. Emma Varela

    Emma Varela

    Psychologist, HR, Translator, Social Media

    Colombia - Last active: 1 month 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
    1,351 hours
    4.63
  10. Danette Sheppard-Vaughn

    Danette Sheppard-Vaughn Agency Contractor

    Project Manager/Executive/Personal Assistant Extraordinaire

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 11

    My objective is to secure home-based and/or virtual employment in order to generate additional income, as well as continue to build a client base of extremely satisfied individuals who are delighted with my abilities and talents.  The following qualities enable me in this endeavor:  • Extremely efficient, organized and detail-oriented in all aspects of business and management. • Superior interaction skills with both laymen and professionals and customer service advocate. Effective in working with individuals and groups. • Creative and insightful critical-thinker with excellent problem- solving ability and communication skills (written & verbal).

    Associated with: oDesk Payroll, Songspirations

    $33.33 /hr
    7,080 hours
    4.96