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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. Lucas Williams

    Lucas Williams

    Internet Specialist

    United States - Tests: 3

    Multimedia Professional. Known for my initiative, ingenuity and reliability. I'm the Go-to-Guy! Specialties: Marketing / Wordpress / Customer Service / Technical Services / Research and Development / Web Development / PHP Development / Logo Creation & Branding / Web design / Social Media Marketing / Social Media Marketing Manager SKILLS: Research and Development / Adobe Creative Suite 6-4 / PHP / HTML5 /CSS3 / Javascript /Jquery / MySQL / Beginner Ruby on Rails but RD! / PC / Mac / HTML / HTML5 / CSS3 / Finding and producing efficient and effective resolutions is my niche:) PHILOSOPHY Research is imperative to success. When in doubt, research.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Lena Jensen Rogers

    Lena Jensen Rogers

    Native English Copyeditor, Writer, Translator (DK)


    The majority of my work has been proof-reading academic articles and dissertations. However, I have also produced scripts, creative writing and reports. I have proven that I am meticulous, fast and professional. I translated the University of Copenhagen's website ( from Danish to English. As a project manager I have been responsible for successful online marketing campaigns, website editing and targeted informative guidebooks.

    $17.50 /hr
    215 hours
  3. Mark Shea Price

    Mark Shea Price

    Writer & text/video/sound editor


    I am primarily a writer for screen, live stage, and print. Several of my short films have received acclaim and awards at film festivals throughout North America, and encompass multiple genres including drama, historical, sci-fi, comedy, and horror. I am a graduate of Vancouver Film School, where I learned the Hollywood standard for formatting and editing of story and script, and where I received awards in my graduating class both for best screenplay and best in workshopping of scripts. In addition I am an accomplished sound editor/mixer, having several years experience in editing audio conference calls for corporations, as well as mixing and editing sound effects and music for live theater for two years with a high proficiency in Adobe Audition and Audacity. My additional skills include university-level training in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, video editing in Adobe Premiere, and photo editing in Adobe Photoshop.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Cortney Harrington

    Cortney Harrington

    Experienced Graphic Designer, Illustrator & Writer

    United States - Portfolio: 108

    My specialties are graphic design, writing and illustration work in the fields of fashion (apparel, jewelry and accessories), outdoor lifestyles, health and fitness, action sports, real estate, skiing and snowboarding, surfing, interior design, children's literature, and contemporary fine art. I have almost 20 years of professional experience in graphic design, copywriting, illustration, fine art and marketing. I am an extremely hard worker and I believe in commitment. If you hire me I will be strongly committed to meeting and exceeding your expectations. Your needs are my priority. Once you hire me, your project is the number one thing on my list every day.

    $27.00 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Jacqueline Evenwel

    Jacqueline Evenwel

    Executive Personal Assistant / Secretary

    South Africa - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    My name is Jackie, I am hard working and always go the extra mile, I worked as a PA, secretary, vault manager, duty manager, sales rep, I'm very good in typing and I pay attention to detail, my work is my pride and that's why I always do it fast, and yet pay attention to detail. I'm good in designing web pages and creating presentations. I love to work and know that I would be an asset to any company that gives me a chance to prove myself.

    $8.89 /hr
    30 hours
  6. JulieAnne Ines

    JulieAnne Ines

    Print/Digital Media Design, Copywriter, Ebook Conversions, Wordpress

    United States

    I'm a big believer in being tiny but mighty. That is, you get the services of a much larger media company in a much smaller package: Me! That package also happens to be incredibly professional, super nice, and super cool to work with. WHAT I DO: I am a Jill of All Trades with a strong commitment to excellence and professionalism who can give you - the small business owner or solo practitioner - the design and copywriting support you need to succeed in your online and offline marketing efforts, including assistance with graphic design/desktop publishing (books, newsletters, flyers, mailers, postcard, etc.); website maintenance and design (Wordpress, Custom CSS); copywriting; and advertising copywriting/design/campaign maintenance for social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook). Are you an author looking to self-publish? As someone who has worked in publications, I can work with authors looking to self-publish their fiction and non-fiction works at all stages of the publishing process from draft to final copy. I can edit your books; prepare your books for print distribution and digital distribution; and upload your final products to your print-on-demand or eBook distributor of your choice. WHY WORK WITH ME: As someone who has worked closely with the owner of a small business for the past three years, I’ve learned that the owners of small businesses often have to take on the responsibilities of a team of graphic designers, desktop publishing designers, photographers, public relations experts, website copywriters, and website designers in order to remain competitive in their respective markets. Often, however, a small business owner can be too busy doing the job she loves and neither has the time nor the energy to update her blog or website, much less create an eye-catching, professional design, or to draft the compelling copy that establishes an online presence and brand identity for her business. At the end of the day, she is too exhausted to even think about her dream projects or her five-year business plan. I'm here to help that small business owner, solo practitioner, and new or established author get the attention their product, service, or book deserves, and to allow them to continue to do the work that inspires them using my diverse journalism, writing, and design experience. If you think I have the skills you need, please feel free to send me a message. I look forward to helping you!

    $28.00 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Marjon rey M.

    Marjon rey M.

    Computer Hardware Servicing/ IT

    Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    As a fully qualified Computer Technician under Technical Education and Skills Development Authority - TESDA training in the Philippines, there’s much I can offer to provide my employer satisfaction by providing accurate job result.. I am a vocational short course fresh graduate as an Information Technology with the skills of Computer Troubleshooting, Reformatting, Repairing and Installing Software like OS, Anti-virus, etc., I have more than 2 years of working experienced in the government office doing clerical data inputs, files inventory, encoding, sending files through internet, printing documents, making power point presentation using Microsoft Office application. I’m confident that my passion for working in relation to my course would be enough to have a carrier job online, together with my skills and experiences will enable me to make a significant difference at any company that would hire me.

    $3.00 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Lal pushpakumara

    Lal pushpakumara

    Data entry Professional

    Sri Lanka - Tests: 1

    I'm Lal from Sri Lanka. Basically I'm an IT Professional. I majored with Information Technology and Business management. I was working with prestigious IT organizations in Sri Lanka. My specialized areas are copy writing, blog writing, administrative support, email marketing, and data entry.I have 7 years working experience in Data entry and other application I seek jobs where my skills and knowledge utilizes efficiently

    $3.00 /hr
    0 hours