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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 4.84.

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  1. Alfred Apeatu

    Alfred Apeatu

    Excel and Word Expert Data Entry Worker with Medical Background

    Ghana - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    Proficient in using Microsoft Excel and Word. Prioritises the delivery of quality work before deadlines and highly professional person. With my background as a Hospital Pharmacist, i am also available to work on medical projects and writing. I dedicate at least six (6) hours per day on online projects and go through a lot of work due to my high typing speed. Ready to work if you are ready to hire me.

    $5.56 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Sanil Varghese

    Sanil Varghese

    RN/medical/nursing/article/graphic design/translator/transcriber/NCLEX

    India - Last active: 08/16/2014 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

    I can be the person you are searching for any kind of job in oDesk. I will provide quality articles in English. My articles will pass through copyscape. SEO articles are my area of interest. I do lots of research and then write the articles. I do prepare NCLEX questions and Nursing competetive examination questions. I am a professional transcriber. I have completed medical transcription course. I have done transcription of medical and non-medical files. English-Kannada-Malayalam-Hindi Transcription and Translation works are done. I provide voice over for agencies and websites. To know more about my service.............just hire me.

    $7.00 /hr
    163 hours
    4.83
  3. Irene Quizeo Conde

    Irene Quizeo Conde

    Expert on EXCEL/Data-Entry/Web Researching/Email Response/Google Docs

    Philippines - Last active: 6 months ago - Tests: 6

    "I want to obtain a job where it can effectively utilized for increased profitability by developing a dynamic team." I'm living independently and eager to learn everything! Through my 12 years work experience in an Outsourcing company, it molds me to become an effective employee that always seek for an avenue for success in career and life. Experts on data entry, web researching, advance knowledge on MS Office application (MS Excel, Word and Outlook), office management tasks including organizational abilities, customer service oriented, with proper training for inbound and outbound calls, order and payment processing and email handling response. Familiar with Google docs, calendar and maps. With typing speed of 50 words per minute. Currently working as IT plotter staff, where we transfer contents from print media to a searchable text format. The job consists in copying and pasting articles from Scandinavian newspapers into forms on our own software platform, from where the text goes into our search engines and past our analyst department before it is sent to the clients.

    $3.50 /hr
    122 hours
    4.96
  4. Darwin S.

    Darwin S.

    Excellent Admin Assistant, Data Miner, PA

    Philippines - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 5

    Administrative support professional offering versatile office management skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs. Strong planner, program developer and problem solver who readily adapts to change. Works independently and exceeds expectations. Able to juggle multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines without compromising quality. With more than 12 years of experience in doing administrative jobs, data entry expert, excellent virtual assistant, and jack of all trades. Advance knowledge in MS Office 2007, basic Photoshop CS4, basic Html, blogging. Researcher and data miner, data analysis, friendly email responder. Always doing my best to exceed your expectations!

    $4.00 /hr
    2,051 hours
    4.52
  5. Samuel K.

    Samuel K.

    Samuel Kamau

    Kenya - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 9

    I am a trainee engineer specializing in Telecommunication and Information engineering. I am more than talented in penning articles, journals, e-books and publications that leave a mark on every one who gets absorbed into reading my work right from the first paragraph. I pride in diverse and unique techniques of presenting information with utmost clarity, rich in variety of captivating styles of writing. I have honed my writing skills over the years to ably deliver work that wins me accolades from my clients. I am experienced in research and statistical analysis, medical journals, e-books as well as a reports, essays and thesis. I look forward to working for you.

    $8.89 /hr
    989 hours
    4.04
  6. Phillip Nista

    Phillip Nista

    Freelance writer and academic copyeditor

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

    I have a PhD in biology (Indiana University, 2013) with publications spanning evolutionary ecology, bioinformatics, genomics, and botany. Over the last year, I've become a careful and helpful copyeditor of academic manuscripts in many fields, including agriculture, environmental sciences, psychology, clinical medicine, and foreign policy. I edit all documents, from dissertations to cover letters and CVs, for clients of all backgrounds, including ESL. Jobs less than 4,000 words are done in 24 hours. In addition to standard and substantive copyediting, I also specialize in rewriting cover letters. If you can provide me with some rough text and/or a CV/resume, I can provide you with a stellar cover letter that shows people just how much you have to offer. I'm also available for consultations on statistics and use of the R statistical computing environment. This service can range from troubleshooting and guidance of your analyses to writing R code and performing analyses for you.

    $55.00 /hr
    130 hours
    4.93
  7. Mike Porter

    Mike Porter Agency Contractor

    A Copywriter with Imagination

    United Kingdom - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 10

    You should work with a writer that knows how to send a different message. You don't have to settle for the same bland content as the rest of the web. If a little imagination can go a long way, why not work with a copywriter that has a lot to share? In terms of background, I am a native English speaker from Ireland. I have a BSc in Marketing from the University of Ulster and an MSc in International Marketing from the University of Strathclyde. I have written hundreds of thousands of words of content in prior roles as a business analyst and a copywriter. Now I have my own copywriting agency, and that is called Prime Scripting Ltd.

    Associated with: Prime Scripting

    $30.00 /hr
    695 hours
    4.83
  8. Roulene E.

    Roulene E.

    Researcher, writer, editor. I give information meaning.

    South Africa - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 3

    Sourcing and organizing quality information/data is what I love to do most. For me the beauty lies in not only sourcing the right information but also presenting in such a way as to give it meaning and help my client to change mere information into usable knowledge. I specialize in desktop research, data collection and analysis, while applying my writing skills to write outstanding, well researched reports. Preparing presentations or presentation notes for my clients has become one of the skills many rely on, especially when deadlines are looming. As web designer I focus on content rich sites using HTML or CMS design to build effective websites. As consultant my focus is on e-waste and hazardous waste management in Africa and I have been involved in research and report writing on several energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $27.78 /hr
    135 hours
    5.00
  9. Jonathan Meier

    Jonathan Meier Agency Contractor

    Data Scientist/R and Python Developer

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago

    I study Computer Science and Economics in the US. I have been doing statistical data analysis in R and python development for 2+ years now and have experience working with a variety of single/multiple regression and /multivariate time series models, clustering techniques, and survery data. I have also developed a specialty in machine learning techniques, particularly Random Forest, kNN, k-means, C4.5, and CRAN. I specialize in creating meaningful reports and visualizations that allow everyone-even non-statisticians-to understand complex expressions of statistical analysis. Heavy experience using ggplot2 within R. Almost anyone can run a statistical analysis, but it takes skill to craft something that is digestible and easy to understand. I am a dedicated and hard worker, and guarantee a useful product delivered in a timely manner.

    Associated with: Hawthorne Data Group

    $30.00 /hr
    1 hours
    5.00
  10. Rachael Strom

    Rachael Strom

    Creative & Copy Writer

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 5

    I am seeking quirky and/or dynamic contract gigs to keep my word-appetite whetted in the interim before grad school - and possibly beyond. My previous employer required more formulaic fare, which allowed me to exercise a talent for brevity and concision but left me longing to inject more zest and verve into my work. I enjoy employing a rich and varied vernacular; I strive to style my work in such a way that it is piquant and engaging yet clear and accessible.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.93