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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. Daelyn Fortney

    Daelyn Fortney Agency Contractor

    Copywriter - Delighting and dazzling with words!

    United States - Portfolio: 62

    My background includes working as a professional copywriter and editor for 10 years. I've created compelling copy for a variety of clients from individuals to small businesses to million dollar corporations. And I can do the same for you. No matter the project size, I give 100% effort every time. I love the written word. It’s my passion, and it shows in my work. Benefits of working with of me: Communication – Need to reach me? I’m prompt in all my responses. Quality – I guarantee you will find my work to be exemplary. Efficiency – Not only will you get high-quality content, all work is finished in a timely manner. Flexible – I can easily change from one project to the next according to your needs. Friendly – You’ll find me to have a very pleasant personality. (Even on Monday mornings!) Ready to discuss the details of your project with me? Let’s talk!

    Associated with: Daelyn Fortney

    $28.00 /hr
    202 hours
    4.91
  2. Ryan James

    Ryan James

    Multimedia production

    Brazil - Portfolio: 2

    Braziwi Media is a boutique multimedia production company based out of the south of Brazil. We have a completely bi-lingual team including native English and native Brazilian Portuguese speakers. We work greatly on corporate and promotional video as well as photographic services and general design.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Claire W.

    All About the Details

    United Kingdom - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    British science graduate travelling the world. Proven expertise in medical, science and health writing. Previous work within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Ongoing long-term travel. Personal experience of running an established travel blog and associated social media accounts. Travel content created with passion. Work completed on time and with great attention to detail.

    $25.00 /hr
    42 hours
    4.87
  4. Caitlyn R.

    Caitlyn R.

    Editing & Writing

    United States - Portfolio: 1

    Caitlyn's Writing Experiences Include... -5 years in the field of web copy writing and editing -Website moderating -Ebook writing and creating, start to finish -Fast turn around, finishing your work before your due dates -Delivering thorough, self-edited, & impeccable writing -Note: My favorite dinosaur is the thesaurus. I love freelancing because I get to meet new people all the time. Send me a message if you would like to work together or just talk about freelancing or writing. I'm always looking for writers to collaborate with on e-books! My Website/Portfolio: www.catierobbinswriting.wordpress.com My Film Review Blog: www.cineclub8.com

    $28.00 /hr
    30 hours
    4.99
  5. Jade K.

    Jade K.

    Instructional designer and developer of award-winning e-learning

    United Kingdom - Portfolio: 4

    I am an independent e-learning consultant specialising in instructional design, e-learning development and blended learning design. With an in-depth understanding of instructional design and a keen eye for visual design, I create learner-focused e-learning materials that are both effective and easy on the eye. I use a wide variety of e-learning and multimedia development tools with particular expertise in Articulate Storyline and Studio. Previously I worked in libraries in the higher education sector with a particular focus on developing online learning materials to support students’ academic skills development, including the University of Manchester Library’s award-winning “My Learning Essentials” programme.

    $60.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. Alcino J.

    Alcino J. Agency Contractor

    TOP ODESK LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

    Portugal - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Eleven years ago I moved from English-speaking South Africa to Portugal to complete a university degree in Business Management (and later a Master's degree in Corporate Finance). Throughout my university career I helped numerous amounts of colleagues in translating assignments and went on to gain professional experience in translations after finishing my studies - including constant legal and fiscal legislation translation in a job that eventually led me to where I am today. My language skills in related technical areas (and in general) are therefore considerably solid. After finishing university, I worked at a fiscal and financial consultancy company that provided services to foreigners looking to invest in property in Portugal, where I was intensely involved in almost every aspect of setting up and running the company (all the way from developing business and marketing strategies, assistance in website design and creation, through to meeting with partners and clients). Every aspect of my job forced me to be bilingual on a daily and even hourly basis. I seek opportunities to translate websites from English to Portuguese or vice-versa (create other-language versions), translate specific content and articles between these two languages, and assist in any necessary branding for new-language markets. Proofreading and copy-editing in any of the two aforementioned languages are obviously also within my domain. Note: Stealing (or directly copying) other contractors' sales-pitch text is dishonest and is not it polite. Please don't do it.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals, oTranslators

    Associated with: AngloPort Agency

    $27.78 /hr
    936 hours
    5.00
  7. Milena T.

    Milena T.

    Professor of Finance and Voice Over Artist

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    Obtain contract work in the field of finance utilizing my resources in the areas of economic and financial research, corporate financial management, and investment portfolio management. I hold a Master's Degree in Finance from Walsh College as well as 8 years professional experience in the field. I also have over 15 years experience as a professional singer, actress, and voice over artist. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music. I specialize in the following types of reads: teen through middle-aged female, British accent, retail/announcer, real person, corporate/technical, narration/storytelling and e-learning reads. You will receive a high quality mp3 or .wav file within 24 hours or less of notification of hire and mutually approved script. If you are not 100% satisfied with my work, I expect NO payment. I am a professional and I pride myself on getting your job done right and I have many satisfied clients. More about my experience: I am the owner and director of The Voice Works Studio, LLC since 2002 where I provide voice overs, and teach performing artists vocal technique and business skills. I have my own professional recording equipment with excellent sound quality and can provide clear audio vocals with fast turnaround time. Some of my recent clients include: GoodbyeCrutches www.goodbyecrutches.com Arch-Tech Virtual http://archvirtual.com/ Tipodean Technologies http://www.tipodean.com/ Michael Sheldon Reed Design http://www.msreeddesign.com/about-me/ Hawaii Web Studio http://www.hawaiiwebdesignstudio.com/ ...and many more!

    $55.56 /hr
    12 hours
    4.93
  8. Heather Butler Smith

    Heather Butler Smith

    Creative writer specialising in business.

    United Kingdom

    I have over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and training both in the UK and the USA. I have written and/or created professional profiles, technical manuals, business plans, workshop/training content, promotional materials and website content. Having lived and worked in the UK and USA I am skilled at writing for either audience.

    $60.00 /hr
    27 hours
    5.00
  9. Aisha S.

    Aisha S.

    A Freelance Writer and Blogger for Businesses

    Nigeria - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 13

    Hello! Need a writer? My name is Aisha Sulaiman. I am a freelance writer, ghostwriter, blogger copywriter and online content writer. I help businesses achieve their marketing goals by writing quality web copy, blog content and effective lead magnets for their marketing campaigns. I also develop and write case studies white papers and eBooks as a tool for your content marketing campaign. Is content creation or development putting you under pressure? Are you a marketing manager, editor or a small business owner with a tight schedule and no time to create awesome blog posts, eBooks, case studies, white papers, newsletters and other marketing materials that can help you get more sales and generate more leads? Then let me help you as a freelance writer to take off that content creation pressure and create content tailored to meet your need for you. Reaching out to people via content is essential as it helps to convey important messages to your audience, clients, students or members as the case may be. You can use articles, blog posts, white papers, reports and so on to engage and deliver information on your behalf to your clients and audience even when you are not there. Hence creating an automated marketing tool for you. This gives your businesses the needed leverage to capture more leads. Do you also find it difficult to write a piece of article, report or eBook that can explain issues to your audience in a simplified form? then you are in the right place. Have no fear I will handle it. Or maybe whenever you sit to write the words just don’t flow and you have a piece of writing to deliver with the deadline so close, I can help you out with that too. Just like a client I had who found it difficult to write, he just feels this block each time he sits to write but the thought keeps flowing inside his head and if he was to just talk, he would be able to pour it all out. So I suggested to him “why don’t you create an audio and send it to me and I will create a piece out of it for you”. This ended up as a ghostwriting project. Whatever your writing needs might be, we can always find a solution for you. All you have to do is contact me. With years of writing experience, you can be sure to get your projects done excellently. First I will work with you to define your audience and the purpose of the write-up. I will then create an outline on the scope of your project with suitable points for you to review. I can also help you with images for blog posts and finally, you will get revisions done to your satisfaction; and the end result? content that is meaningful and fully packed with information. Get in touch and let’s discuss your project.

    $50.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.18