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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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Upwork Copy editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

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Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

Copy editing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.84.

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  1. April Banta

    April Banta

    Creative Approach. Results-Driven Focus.

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

    Results-oriented, forward thinking marketing executive with proven, consistent ability to strategically plan, design, and execute marketing strategies through multichannel management and collaborative teamwork. Solid track record of success in strategic planning, brand development and management, process development and implementation, problem-solving, creativity, leadership, and relationship management. Utilize strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as oversee marketing staff of four and marketing budgets. A driven leader with a passion for effective campaigns and the determination necessary to ensure project completion.

    $55.00 /hr
    115 hours
    5.00
  2. Julie K.

    Quality Book and Layout Designer

    United States - Portfolio: 16

    I am an experienced marketing professional with a background in print publishing. I have done everything from typesetting to editing to final production, but my true passion lays in pagination. If you are looking for someone who has a knack for creating book designs, newsletters, brochures, or flyers, I would love to work with you!

    $22.00 /hr
    253 hours
    4.94
  3. Steve Butcher

    Steve Butcher

    Consumer product design from concept to shelf

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    ACG is a multi disciplined design agency that specializes in bringing ideas to life through a team of top talent in the areas of industrial design, graphic design, toy and game design and product engineering. We can deliver a comprehensive development program across multiple disciplines or a focused approach in any of our specialty areas. From product concepts to complete 3D CAD assemblies and part design to marketing, advertising and communications pieces for print and web. ACG can help bring your ideas and projects to life regardless of size or scope.

    $55.00 /hr
    45 hours
    4.90
  4. Stacey Atkinson

    Stacey Atkinson

    Writer and Editor

    Canada - Portfolio: 2

    I am a professional editor ranking in the top 20% of proofreaders and copy editors on Elance. I have twelve years of experience working for government in various jobs, writing and editing plans, reports and strategies. Since 2012 I've been working freelance, editing blogs, websites, book manuscripts, and marketing material. I am an award-winning author of a fiction novel and I regularly blog about opportunities for self-published authors. I hold a bachelor of design and an editing certificate, and I also have experience in stock photography, book design, and social media. Currently a member of the Editors' Association of Canada and the Independent Book Publishers Association.

    $23.00 /hr
    80 hours
    4.93
  5. Calista C.

    Calista C.

    "Professional service and committed to quality"

    China - Tests: 1

    Elancer Top 20% for English Grammar & Spelling. UK native speaker. Legal graduate. Experienced in AUDIO VISUAL TRANSCRIPTION, ARTICLE WRITING, PROOF READING (& EDITING) and VOICE OVER. I am also an experienced TEFL teacher (UK and Abroad). I also have a law enforcement background and experience in writing legal reports for presentation at court (UK). My particular focus is on grammar and spelling and punctuation. I am also familiar with American and British English. 63 word per minute average typing speed.

    $16.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. Nadine L

    Nadine L

    Transcriber, 110wpm, film/photo editor, tutor, writer

    United Kingdom

    Education: BSc Psychology (2:1) MA Philosophy of Biological & Cognitive Sciences (ongoing). I have experience in a wide range of jobs and projects including event organising, tutoring, film and photo editing, personal assistant for several start-up businesses and website design. If there are a range of jobs you need doing chances are I can help with all. Fluent in English including spelling and grammatical differences for UK and US English. Some French, German and Arabic. General: Speed typing (110 WPM), proofreading, grammar-checking, essay & article writing, general admin and computer work including but not limited to Powerpoint, Excel, SPSS, Photoshop CS5, iMovie, Final Cut Pro. Photo and video editing. Tutoring: up to (I)GCSE level in all subjects (not including 2nd language) A-level and Undergrad in Philosophy and Psychology, including Statistics & Research Methods and SPSS.

    $20.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  7. Noah E.

    Noah E.

    I'll take your ideas to the next level.

    United States - Portfolio: 8

    A highly regarded and well versed professional in On-Air Promotions and Marketing, Noah is the President/Creative Director at Mighty Oak Media, Inc., a production company providing short and long form content for networks, cable and movie studios. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of On-Air Promotions for FX Networks, where he oversaw the launches of FX and FXM: Movies from FOX and the rebranding of FX. An award winning director, writer and producer, with films premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, Noah began as a Writer/Producer at Nickelodeon in NYC. Moving west, he became a Sr. Writer/Producer at CBS. Most recently of note, Noah has worked with NBC/Universal and Warner Bros. Worldwide TV Marketing creating sizzle reels, as well as launch, generic and episodic campaigns for several series including, Grimm, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chicago Fire, Two and a Half Men, and Big Bang Theory. Noah's experience has seen him work at all major networks, in all dayparts. This has

    $80.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. Rebecca McLeod

    Rebecca McLeod

    Professional Editor

    Canada - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 12

    Published writer and editor specializing in quick turnaround times for projects of all sizes, producing publish-ready manuscripts in either Canadian or US English. Current services: -adaptation (e.g., screenplay to novel) -beta reading/manuscript critiques -digital content creation -editing (copy, developmental, mechanical) -formatting ebooks for Kindle -proofreading

    $22.00 /hr
    161 hours
    4.95
  9. Mary Heisey

    Mary Heisey

    Experienced Audio Editor & Copy Editor

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    B.A. in English, liberal arts college Strong knowledge of Adobe Audition and audio editing/post-production Experience in college newspaper, college radio station, and NPR member station environments (3 years)

    $15.56 /hr
    9 hours
    5.00