Copy Editing Freelancers

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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 Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of Upwork Copy editing projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

Upwork Copy editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 625 Copy editing projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

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Time to Complete Upwork Copy editing Jobs

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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. Tony McLaughlin

    Tony McLaughlin

    Professional web developer, graphic designer and digital artist

    United States - Last active: 08/29/2013 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 19

    I'm a professional web and graphic designer with over 10 years of experience in web marketing, branding, illustration, and application development.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Taru D.

    writing science and more

    Denmark - Last active: 12/10/2014 - Tests: 2

    The last 15 or so years in scientific research has seen me develop and improve my technical writing skills. I have written several peer-reviewed articles (and am continuing to do so), and also have experience in writing theses, reports and articles. I can write science for scientists as well as the general readers. I also have experience in proof-reading and editing technical articles. I have experience in peer-reviewing scientific articles, so I can also provide you constructive criticism on your articles prior to submission to peer-reviewed journals.

    $60.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Ashley L.

    Proofreader/Copyeditor/Typist

    United States - Last active: 09/18/2013 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    With a scrupulous eye for detail and accuracy, I can help you polish that manuscript or research paper and avoid spelling and grammar pitfalls. 3 years of experience proofreading and copyediting for publications, business correspondence, and academic writing. Native English speaker & writer and a typing speed of 70 WPM. Prompt responses.

    $13.33 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Tom Opdyke

    Tom Opdyke

    Senior, edgy corporate story-teller for PR, marketing, voiceover

    United States - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 21

    Move to the new trend in storytelling that adds fresh voices, speaks with emotion and “Kodak moments,” and substantially increases sales wins. I tell stories in Wall Street Journal, contextual ways – user quotes, metrics, graphics and compelling closing statements and CTAs – that drive sales. Among my clients: one of the top Customer Relations Management systems; the world’s largest internet-based logistics firm; financial services and real estate companies; and major enterprise software companies. ODesk thinks so much of my work that I have been their storyteller for more than four years. Whether B2B or B2C, I deliver marketing collateral that is so superior your sales staff will beg for more: case studies, PowerPoints, webinars, videos (I produce but do not shoot) and social media. Member PRNewswire, PRWeb. I bring more than two decades of award-winning print and broadcast journalism experience and my deep national and international contacts. Because I have been a news and business editor and producer, I know how to frame and pitch stories and events, and write compelling copy. Let’s build an edgy, value-added campaign that makes a lasting impression and yields sales wins again and again. My work is cost-efficient because I am clean and fast, and I never miss a deadline. I respect your work and enthusiasm, but please do not contact me unless you have a progressive vision, are open to new ideas and sincerely want to smash through conventional marketing.

    $75.00 /hr
    2,634 hours
    4.91