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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Catarina B.

    Catarina B.

    WordPress Developer | SEO Expert | Translations

    United Kingdom - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 10

    A highly motivated UK based individual, who strives to deliver projects on time and exceed your expectations. I am a WordPress developer and I have a passion for ensuring your website becomes the best within your industry. I translate your business requirements into highly engaging and compelling design concepts using Agile Methodologies. I focus on ensuring your website has an outstanding SEO rating to ensure that you appear on the 1st page of a Google search. I can assist you by making a thorough analysis of your current website and making relevant suggestions and taking the appropriate actions to fix it. As businesses expand worldwide, I can assist you in having your website content translated from English to Portuguese and vice versa, as well as other European languages as stated below.

    $30.00 /hr
    2 hours
    4.88
  5. 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
  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. 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
  8. Rakhi Sinha

    Rakhi Sinha Agency Contractor

    The Syntax Systems - Business Content Solutions

    India - Portfolio: 6

    Hello! I am an MBA with a graduation in Science. Backed by my drive for writing, in 2006 I quit my job as a Project Manager and combined my professional & creative skills to build The Syntax Systems (TSS). Through our experts panel, we have been delivering content solutions across the globe. Today, we have collaborated with several businesses helping them communicate effectively to their target audience. We will be glad to partner your excellence too!

    Associated with: The Syntax Systems

    $16.00 /hr
    15 hours
    4.94
  9. Gianpiero C.

    $55.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00