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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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Copy editing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.83.

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  1. Joni Wilson

    Joni Wilson

    Copyediting, proofreading, formatting

    United States - Last active: less than one minute ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 13

    Tested in the top 5% of copyediting, proofreading, and editing. Let me help your work shine! I provide thorough copyediting and proofreading that includes formatting Word documents for print and electronic publication. With a master's degree in liberal arts, I am capable to work on all topics. I have more than 20 years of editing experience and offer you a mature well-rounded perspective. I look forward to working with you.

    $30.00 /hr
    789 hours
    4.99
  2. Cole Reibin

    Cole Reibin

    Quick & Reliable Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 26

    100% English speaker with a B.S Degree in Computer Science, Applied Computer Graphic concentration and over 8+ years in Graphic Design, specializes in designing: Postcards, flyers, banners, coupons, signs, door magnets, info-graphics, brochures, templates, and much more! My number one priority is making sure your needs have been met or exceeded. The quality of work I create is of the utmost importance, and I don't stop a project until you are completely satisfied! I also have an exceptionally fast turnover rate with many projects being completed within just 2-3 days. Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope to hear from you soon! Sincerely, Cole Reibin

    $25.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.72
  3. Cheryl Humphreys

    Cheryl Humphreys

    Highly skilled writer and editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 14

    Highly skilled editor and technical author. Co-author of "7 Steps to Making Money on oDesk" and "Get the Best - A Guide to Hiring the Best Freelancers on oDesk" Strong writing, editing, planning, administration & organisational abilities across all sectors. Proactive in prioritisation of workloads across several clients alongside solid engagement with stakeholders. Published author of two books on Celiacs Disease as well as ghostwriter for many other books (available on Amazon and other sites under pseudonyms). For the latest updates on my freelance career, http://digitalmined.com/going-from-zero-to-hero/#sthash.WEBezSRR.7s1xmFmH.dpbs

    $33.33 /hr
    346 hours
    4.95
  4. Joe M.

    Joe M.

    IT Specialist

    Israel - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7

    With over 20 years experience in the IT/Internet & Multimedia fields, I am ready to undertake any challenge. My main specialties include: IT Project Management, IT & Network Infrastructure, Active Directory, SharePoint, MS Azure, E-commerce, eBay, Web Development, Wordpress, ,Graphic Design, English-Hebrew Translation, Web Research and Data Entry/Scraping/Mining Processes.

    Groups: LoginRadius

    $16.00 /hr
    538 hours
    5.00
  5. Emalyn Dejarisco

    Emalyn Dejarisco Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    To obtain a position that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background, and ability to work well with people. To be able to find a job that would improve and develop my capabilities.

    Associated with: PhWebDV.com

    $3.00 /hr
    2,808 hours
    4.20
  6. Dr. Tayaba Khan www.pensante.org

    Dr. Tayaba Khan www.pensante.org

    Health, Medical, Writer, Editor, Digital,Marketing

    Pakistan - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 15

    Dr. Tayaba holds over 12 years of experience in healthcare communications for clients in USA, UK, Australia, Mauritius, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Pakistan. Linkedin Profile: https://pk.linkedin.com/in/tayabakhan About Pensante: We are clinicians, dentists, academicians, statisticians, marketers, digital maestros and social media experts with over 12 years of experience in our core areas of expertise. We have successfully combined clinical, academic, business, marketing, brand, social and digital experiences to create a healthcare communication service like no other. We 1. Love marketing on traditional and digital media 2. Are sensitive to healthcare communications needs 3. Are super critical to obtain highest levels of accuracy 4. Love conversations on different media 5. Love thinking out of the box to craft your message www.pensante.org

    $22.00 /hr
    72 hours
    4.80
  7. Sandra R.

    Sandra R.

    Experienced writer willing to write for you!

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago

    My first priority in taking any job is that my clients are fully satisfied. If my clients are happy then I am happy. All content that I produce is guaranteed copyscape clean and is tailored to your needs. I provide quality work and not just quantity. I am the author of two books published by McGraw-Hill that sold not only here but also in Japan, The Netherlands and Brazil. I have also written two books published online. I have a lot of writing experience as I have also written newspaper columns along with many online articles. I've had TV appearances so know how to engage people both in person and in writing. Among those I was interviewed on The Today Show for my book, "Oh No! I've Become My Mother". I've been on two radio "tours" talking to many radio stations across the country for the early morning commute listeners I have also had my own radio talk show. I'm very proficient in writing, proof reading and editing. I would be glad to help you with whatever it is you need done

    $22.22 /hr
    46 hours
    4.67
  8. Natalie Blake

    Natalie Blake

    Graphic Designer & Adobe CC Expert

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 20

    Looking for a creative graphic designer to complete your job on time with artistic flair? Pick me! With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree earned at the University of Cincinnati, I have a strong visual art background and nearly 6 years of graphic design and printing experience. I have been employed at two printing shops, where I created business identity pieces, such as business cards, letterhead, flyers, brochures, posters, and more. In addition to creating entirely unique artwork, I have often fulfilled requests to recreate or edit/clean-up existing artwork. I bring an artist's eye to your job to create an eye-catching and visually complex piece. On the industry-standard Farnsworth-Munsell 100 hue test, I scored a 0 for perfect color vision. My attention to detail guarantees a flawlessly completed job, and my ability to work under tight deadlines means your job will never be late. Let me prove my skills on your print or digital projec

    $20.00 /hr
    15 hours
    4.97
  9. Kate W.

    Kate W.

    Veterinarian and proofreader

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    “Simply fantastic! From quality of work to on-time delivery to excellent communication. Thank you! I cannot recommend KatyW's services highly enough." “Amazing work!! Focused on quality and client satisfaction! What else do you look for!” “A moving, heartfelt article. This writer delivers excellent work, perfectly written. Friendly and prompt communication." These are just a few of the comments I've received from my freelance clients. I'm a veterinarian who likes to write and proofread too, combining my love for language with my professional career.

    $30.00 /hr
    43 hours
    5.00
  10. Emily Ling

    Emily Ling

    Freelance editor and writer

    United States - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    Need something edited or written quickly without sacrificing comprehension or clarity? I'm the woman for the job! In my freelancing career, I have specialized in short SEO articles, but I also have experience writing research-based articles and a variety of fictional styles. I am passionate about working in the writing and editing industry. I have a B.A. in English: Language and Literature and English: Writing with a minor in Japanese.

    $11.00 /hr
    94 hours
    4.94