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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 4.82.

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  1. Patrick Seguin

    Patrick Seguin

    Writer and Marketing Communications Consultant

    Czech Republic - Last active: 13 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 12

    I can help you build and maintain close relationships with your customers by identifying market needs and communicating clear solutions. I have fourteen 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 first and only web-based video calling and real-time collaboration solution with integrated electronic signature. Also, writing has always been a vital part of my career. With over two decades of experience, I can help you speak with your audience effectively. I enjoy bringing fascinating ideas to life while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. Specialties: Online marketing, online community project management, product marketing, marketing communications, public relations, cross-functional team leadership, project management, digital metrics and analysis, HTML, CSS, website usability, content management, event management, copywriting, creative writing, copy editing, audio and video production and editing, public speaking, translation (Czech to English)

    $50.00 /hr
    3,777 hours
    5.00
  2. Katherine Miller

    Katherine Miller

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 13 hours ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

    Words have power – tremendous power. My mission is to harness that power in order to help my clients, whether that involves crafting clear, concise business manuals or helping a first-time writer to prepare a draft for submission to agents. I have been writing and editing professionally for nearly five years, and I bring to every client integrity, efficiency, and a sharp eye for detail. Please see my portfolio for examples of my work. Note: I currently have a very full client schedule. As a result, at this time I am only accepting the following types of new work: * Editing or assessing fiction manuscripts (novels, novellas, and short stories) * Travel writing

    $60.00 /hr
    1,160 hours
    4.99
  3. Manolito Sulit

    Manolito Sulit

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

    Philippines - Last active: 13 hours ago - 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
    6,249 hours
    4.92
  4. Francesco paolo D.

    Francesco paolo D.

    Engineer of the written word. Writer & translator.

    Czech Republic - Last active: 13 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

    He has been working in the Italian motion picture industry for several years. At the same time, he developed a strong experience in publishing, since his first short story was printed when he was 18. He just completed his first novel and he's finalizing a draft for a short stories collection. He already developed several formats and concepts for film and television. His aspiration is to be a full time writer, producer and director. And a good cook, of course.

    $14.00 /hr
    4,829 hours
    5.00
  5. Nicoal P.

    Nicoal P.

    Writer, Editor, Photographer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 5

    Writing became part of my life at an early age, and I’ve made it a point to write something every day. I appreciate writing about my daily experiences, which have included several career changes, life abroad, domestic pursuits, photography, and outdoor adventures. Photography is my passion of many years, and I'm skilled in processing images using Adobe Lightroom. In addition to authorship and photography, my work history includes copy cataloging and providing reference services for a large public library system. I'm currently strengthening my web development skills in order to offer more services to my clients.

    $22.22 /hr
    1,371 hours
    5.00
  6. Chere Poole

    Chere Poole

    Copy/Content Editor, Business/Creative Writer, Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 13

    I am an experienced editor, writer, proofreader, and marketing professional with an excellent work ethic and "I can do" attitude. Self-motivated, organized and deadline-driven, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table gained in various settings over 30 years. I have earned a 5 star rating and intend to keep it by using excellent research, writing and editing skills to deliver quality work for my clients. Whether I design, write and produce promotional materials for your business, SEO copy for your website, or help you polish an article, blog, short story or novel, every project receives my best effort. I am detailed, motivated, driven to succeed and take pride in my work. I consider your project my project, and do my utmost to make you happy. For a look at my current blogs, check out CBeyond Realty.com and Mortgage Springs.com

    $25.00 /hr
    1,504 hours
    5.00
  7. Tanya Richards

    Tanya Richards

    Photoshop Artist/ Photo Retouching

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 39

    I have been the head designer at a stationery and gift company for 10 years. I have lived and breathed in Photoshop. I am a painter on the side, so Photoshop is just a digital extension of that for me. My work is detailed and realistic, with a great understanding of composition and color. I also assist with our catalog with layout, photo retouching and product replacement/fixing. Skills: * Logos * Photo Retouching, resizing * Photo Rebuilding/ Restoration * Any type of image manipulation in Photoshop * Product shot improvement for websites * InDesign layout * Print material

    $16.67 /hr
    1,410 hours
    4.93
  8. Mariah P.

    Mariah P.

    Marketing Project Coordinator

    United States - Last active: 13 hours ago - 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
    1,522 hours
    4.94
  9. George Baclay

    George Baclay

    Musician | Composer, Engraver & Arranger

    Philippines - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    As a musician, I compose and arrange music from various sources. I am proficient in Finale, the software I have been using to engrave music over the past years until today. I am also a freelance writer. I have been writing articles and essays in various discipline. Possessing a versatile personality, I am exposed to numerous activities related to music and writing, and have done broad varieties of tasks including management tasks. Having a candid personality, it is always a great pleasure for me to work with and for someone.

    $11.11 /hr
    1,119 hours
    4.86
  10. Ariane A

    Ariane A

    Expert Writer / Professional Voice Talent / Creatives Associate

    Philippines - Last active: 13 hours ago - Tests: 6

    Ariane is a proficient writer who can adapt to both creative and technical projects. She has experience in corporate, academic and media writing, and is well-versed in marketing, public relations, SEO and social media. Backed up by a B.A. in Communication Arts, 3 years in the field of freelancing, and 2 years in corporate communications, she is more than ready and capable for your writing, layouting and voice talent needs. -- Ariane is also a professional voice talent whose voice has been featured in various radio and television commercials in the Philippines. She has also done automated phone prompts for some of the biggest companies in Manila. Using her excellent English skills, she speaks fluently and passionately, and is flexible enough to do both character and announcer roles.

    $17.00 /hr
    1,681 hours
    4.94