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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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Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

Copy editing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.82.

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  1. Andrew Rapp

    Andrew Rapp

    Marketing & Media Professional

    United States - Last active: 06/04/2013 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 8

    I am a Stanford University graduate with strong writing and digital media skills across a broad range of technologies, including Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk 3DsMax, Joomla, and Wordpress. In the past six years I have started two successful creative services companies after a career as an editor and writer. I can put those same skills to work on your project, creating language and media that really means something to people. I am also an oDesk employer, so I know what makes a collaboration successful. Previous work includes: - Newspaper Editor-in-Chief - Owner, Digital Media Production Firm - Sales Engineer, Enterprise Software

    $55.56 /hr
    377 hours
    5.00
  2. Roulene E.

    Roulene E.

    Researcher, writer, editor. I give information meaning.

    South Africa - Last active: 1 month 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
  3. Phillip Nista

    Phillip Nista

    Freelance writer and academic copyeditor

    United States - Last active: 15 hours 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.

    $45.00 /hr
    38 hours
    4.79
  4. Taylor Brock

    Taylor Brock

    Social Media and Paid Search Marketing Consultant

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9

    I have experience working with many different types of businesses with social media and paid search marketing. I am Google Adwords Advanced Certified and Bing Adcenter Certified. I also have experience working with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. I worked with companies who are small and local, as well as companies that focus on national campaigns. I also have experience copy editing from short pages to novels. Most of my experience on Odesk comes from this area, and I believe I have built a solid reputation as an editor.

    $20.00 /hr
    7 hours
    4.98
  5. Mike Porter

    Mike Porter Agency Contractor

    A Copywriter with Imagination

    United Kingdom - Last active: 3 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
    669 hours
    4.82
  6. Gian paolo B.

    Gian paolo B.

    General Editor, Proofreader, Typist and Photoshop Expert

    Philippines - Last active: 06/05/2014 - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 12

    Currently looking at opportunities in: - Analysis; - Proofreading and editing; - Photo-editing; - Audio and Video editing; - Calligraphy; - Data Entry and Transcription; - Typing; - Data Modelling; - Mathematics and Physics; and - Translation (Filipino - English). Excellent in English, Math and Filipino. Fast typist. 84 ~ 92 words per minute; 100% accuracy Quick, responsive and keeps in touch with clients through email (odesk) and Skype. Skype ID available upon request. Receives messages through mobile phone when offline and responds to them as soon as possible. Willing to work offline. Having earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and am currently taking up my Ph.D. in one of the top universities in the country, I have over 6 years of background and experience in technical writing and editing. Some of my output include over 20 short stories, 10 plays, 15 poems and 5 technical papers. I have also had my research published in several local publications and in an international triple-blind peer-reviewed research journal. My background in spoken and written Filipino and English are sufficient for translating texts from either language. My translation services emphasize the preservation of the original Tagalog-Filipino as opposed to colloquial Filipino. I have several hours of experience in transcribing English and Filipino audio and video files of different qualities into text. I have experience in handling photo editing and enhancement tasks through Adobe Photoshop CS.5.5, and using software such as Excel Solver, MATLAB, Minitab16, and RealFlow. I have handled audio and video editing software, such as Audacity and Corel Professional Studio. In addition to this, I am experienced in using audio-to-text and text-to-audio software, such as Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking software. In addition to these, I am also inclined to Mathematics, especially Algebra, Geometry, Physics and Calculus.

    $15.00 /hr
    14 hours
    5.00
  7. Jonathan Meier

    Jonathan Meier Agency Contractor

    Data Scientist/R and Python Developer

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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
  8. Victoria Griesdoorn

    Victoria Griesdoorn

    Project Manager, Scientist, Translator, Editor -- English and Dutch

    Netherlands - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    Victoria is currently on a long-term 40 hrs/week oDesk contract in project management. If you have an equally challenging and rewarding contract, I'd be happy to hear from you. Your consideration is highly appreciated. --- Victoria is an experienced project manager and doctorate-level scientist in the biological sciences and forensic science (12+ years). She has 4+ years experience as a fiction editor and independent publisher. She has extensive experience preparing manuscripts, proofreading and editing both academic texts and works of fiction. Victoria is a Dutch native speaker and English near-native expert. She has lived in the U.S. and U.K. for 10+ years. Victoria also enjoys translation and transcription work; she placed 1st on the English To Dutch Translation Skills test and the Dutch To English Translation Skills test here on oDesk.

    $34.00 /hr
    2,872 hours
    5.00
  9. Alisha P.

    Alisha P.

    Proofreader, Editor, Report Writer, Researcher

    United States - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 10

    I have many years of experience, primarily in the proofreading and editing of academic and research material. As an avid reader and researcher, I am able to apply these transferable skills to almost any area or subject matter such as fictional and non-fictional topics. I am a native English speaker and can provide clients with well-written, grammatically correct and easy to read material that would be appealing and captivating to their reading audience. My work experience involves research, data analysis, proposal writing, speech writing and report writing. I currently possess a postgraduate research degree in International Development and a postgraduate certificate in Project Management. I also possess an undergraduate degree in Economics and International Relations. I have extensive knowledge of and experience in utilizing Microsoft Office programs. I am therefore very excited to use my skills, knowledge, experiences and interests in assisting clients to achieve their goals.

    $15.00 /hr
    123 hours
    4.99