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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 4.84.

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  1. Djordje Stajic

    Djordje Stajic Agency Contractor

    Animation / Video / 3d / Production

    Serbia - Portfolio: 4

    Greetings! We are English speaking production professionals working with high-resolution animation and 3D video rendering. We are located in Kraljevo, Serbia with over a decade of experience working with clients in every time zone. Thank you and we look forward to working with you!

    Associated with: Creative&Fullstop

    $15.00 /hr
    1,161 hours
    4.86
  2. Patrick Seguin

    Patrick Seguin

    Expert Copywriter & Editor with Marketing Experience

    Czech Republic - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 12

    I write copy that helps you build and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with your customers. Complementary marketing skills enable me to identify market needs and communicate clear solutions. Writing has always been fundamental to my career. With over two decades of personal and professional experience, I can ensure that you speak with your audience effectively. I have over 15 years of experience in online marketing and product marketing, gained through positions in major international companies operating in the Czech Republic, including O2 and AVG Technologies. At present, I'm developing and executing communications strategies and producing content for eFace2Face, Inc., provider of the world’s only complete web-based video selling and electronic signature solution. I enjoy using my writing skills to breathe life into innovative ideas while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. I look forward to meeting you!

    $50.00 /hr
    4,083 hours
    4.18
  3. Manolito Sulit

    Manolito Sulit

    Tagalog/Filipino Translator, Web Admin, DE & Content Specialist

    Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 14

    Thank you for your interest in my profile. You can call me Manny. A published writer in Filipino and a former teacher of the language, my poems and stories are collected in paperback, ebook and magazine editions. I have also written, directed and produced a full-length indie movie. I've got my Journalism degree from UST and some postgraduate translation units during my stint at DLSU. My oDesk career has started way back in 2008 as a VA doing data entry for MLS. After a year, an offer came to implement Internet marketing strategies that promote language learning products and also to develop affiliate sites. Since then, more clients have entrusted me with more exciting jobs related to content, data entry, online marketing, website management and the like. I look forward to working with you in your project. Best regards.

    $12.00 /hr
    6,788 hours
    4.92
  4. Gweendalyn Lachica

    Gweendalyn Lachica

    Data Entry Professional | WordPress Expert | Editor/Proofreader

    Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    My Role: Data Entry Professional - accuracy in details with fast turn-around time. WordPress Expert – WP installation, plugins installation, content management, pages creation, template modification, basic SEO, and website updates. Editor/Proofreader - correct spelling, grammar, punctuation mark placement, and sentence construction. Creative/Technical Writer - article, blog, essay, feature, web content, etc. with wide range of vocabulary. Image Editor - re-size, crop, color enhance, etc. with Adobe Photoshop. FTP Specialist - website setup/update. Honest and reliable. My Goal: To provide competitive and excellent service at reasonable cost.

    Groups: BoonEx, PHPFox

    $8.00 /hr
    4,236 hours
    4.99
  5. Danette Sheppard-Vaughn

    Danette Sheppard-Vaughn Agency Contractor

    Project Manager/Executive/Personal Assistant Extraordinaire

    United States - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 10

    My objective is to secure home-based and/or virtual employment in order to generate additional income, as well as continue to build a client base of extremely satisfied individuals who are delighted with my abilities and talents.  The following qualities enable me in this endeavor:  • Extremely efficient, organized and detail-oriented in all aspects of business and management. • Superior interaction skills with both laymen and professionals and customer service advocate. Effective in working with individuals and groups. • Creative and insightful critical-thinker with excellent problem- solving ability and communication skills (written & verbal).

    Associated with: oDesk Payroll, Songspirations

    $38.89 /hr
    7,733 hours
    4.98
  6. Zaheer T.

    Zaheer T. Agency Contractor

    Transcription Pro, Proofreader/Editor & Subtitle Creator

    United Arab Emirates - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 9

    I am a Senior Editor and a freelancer for English transcription services with 8 years of experience in transcription and proofreading. I do transcription/proofreading/editing. I have done transcriptions of highly-accented English speakers i.e. Italian, Greek, Swiss to Canadian.I proofread my work carefully and eye for detail for typos and grammatical mistakes and errors. I have also worked on accounts of business, media, legal, general and technical transcription, business transcription being my favorite. I enjoy my work and do it as soon as humanly possible and take up any work with a great deal of responsiblity. I have a good reputation in places I have worked for. Areas that I cover Audio Transcription Business Transcription Conference Transcription Conference Call Transcription Court Transcription Education Transcription Focus Group Transcription General Transcription Insurance Transcription Interview Transcription Legal Transcription Market Research Transcription Meeting Transcription Movie Transcription MP3 Transcription Podcast Transcription Research Transcription Sermon Transcription Speech Transcription TV Transcription Verbatim Transcription Video Transcription Voice Mail Transcription Voice Transcription * Rates: For Clear Audio 24-48 hours TAT 1 Speaker Clear Audio = $25/audio hour 2 Speakers Clear Audio = $35/audio hour 3 Speakers And Above = $40/audio hour For Difficult Audios 48-60 hours TAT 1 Speaker Diff. Audio = $40/audio hour 2 Speakers and Above = $50/audio hour

    Associated with: ATLAS Agency

    $7.78 /hr
    1,080 hours
    4.79
  7. Sarah Ingraham

    Sarah Ingraham

    Published Author and Literary Consultant

    United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    *I am now an oDesk top 10% contractor* As a published writer, I know how important your project is to you. If you need something written, I can write it. If you have it written, I can edit it. My previous clients and references include best-selling and Oprah Book Club authors, international speakers, academics, religious leaders, and award winning journalists. Whether you need help with fiction, non-fiction, or creative non-fiction, I can present it in an engaging, page turning manner. My specialties include: Young Adult, Religion, Philosophy, and fantasy/science fiction, which includes popular paranormal romance and speculative fiction. I can adeptly write outside of my specialties, especially with journalism and memoir, but I do not write copy, technical manuals, or extreme erotica i.e BDSM, rape, or gay. Most people that seek me out these days for either critique or developmental editing. If you are stuck on a story or know a part is flat, I know how to help you fix it. Or if you have finished your story and want to know how it would do in the market, I can tell you. I am not just a writer, but a literary consultant. I know how to help you find an agent, get a line editor, or navigate the sticky ropes of self-publishing. My rates reflect my advance degree (MFA in Creative Writing), my status at oDesk, and over a decade of experience, so please do not contact with the idea of high quality work for pennies. My rates start at: Critique: $2 per 1,000 words Ghostwriting: $14 per 1,000 words (please note that this is a starting price for a first draft, unedited work.) Editing: $25 per hour

    $25.00 /hr
    1,693 hours
    4.87
  8. Mariah P.

    Mariah P.

    Marketing Project Coordinator

    United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

    I have been freelance writing for several years but recently began to devote my entire workday to freelancing opportunities. With extensive experience in writing, editing and proofreading, I am also proficient at PowerPoint creation, Excel and database management. I am able to write on a variety of subjects, and have earned a reputation with my former coworkers as being able to pick up a misspelling or be able to correct sloppy writing quickly and accurately. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

    $20.00 /hr
    1,669 hours
    4.94
  9. Farzana Y.

    Farzana Y.

    Senior WordPress Developer and SEO expert, WordPress SEO, SMM

    Bangladesh - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 17

    ----------- http://farzanayasmin.com --------------- I'm Farzana Yasmin. I'm a WEB DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT AND SEO EXPERT. Here is my full details and work experience please review the site : http://bay-coders.com/farzana-yasmin/ I’m part of a local IT firm. I have 4+ years of experience in Wordpress, Graphics Design, Web Development, SEO/Sem/Link building/Traffic generation/Top ranking on Google. Now I have a little team at 4 members. I believe in high quality results and I do my best to deliver on-time work with great results for the client. For me, success comes after the completion of the project to the client's satisfaction. I am available in Skype and google hangout.

    $5.60 /hr
    1,922 hours
    4.63
  10. Rick Kievin Dayak

    Rick Kievin Dayak

    Data Entry Professional

    Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

    Over the past 4 years I have experienced to use my skills and hardworking ability in data entry jobs, to benefit my employer and be of service to others. Through this experiences I can now proudly say that I have enough knowledge in performing several administrative tasks particularly in data entry, copy writing jobs and being a virtual assistant.

    $3.00 /hr
    2,189 hours
    5.00