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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 4.83.

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  1. Patrick Seguin

    Patrick Seguin

    Expert Copywriter & Editor with Marketing Experience

    Czech Republic - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 12

    I write copy that helps you build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with your customers. Complementary marketing skills enable me to identify market needs and communicating 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. You can reach me at seguin.patrick@gmail.com.

    $50.00 /hr
    3,924 hours
    5.00
  2. Katherine Miller

    Katherine Miller

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days 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
    1,222 hours
    4.99
  3. Chere Poole

    Chere Poole

    SEO Copywriter, Blogger, Content Writer, Creative Writer, Editor

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 13

    I am an experienced writer, editor and marketing professional with an excellent work ethic and positive, "I can do" attitude. Self-motivated and organized, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. I intend to keep my 5 star rating by using excellent writing and editing skills to deliver quality work for my clients. Whether I produce newsletters, blogs, articles, product and service descriptions or promotional brochures for your business, SEO copy for your website, or help you polish a resume, short story or novel, every project receives my best effort. I take great pride in my work, and consider your project my project. For a look at my recent blogs, check out CBeyond Realty.com. Put me to the test, I'm excited to show you how I can help!

    $55.56 /hr
    1,511 hours
    5.00
  4. Jean Hilde-Fulghum

    Jean Hilde-Fulghum

    Female voice talent, native English speaker, warm/sincere/believable!

    United States - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 12

    My goal is to make your voiceover project sound fabulous! My specialty is providing a warm, sincere, believable female vocal presence that will convince and reassure your clients, bringing you better results. In addition, I can be the hip young thing on your IVR system, the knowledgeable teacher (I'm a retired lawyer) for your online ed class, the midwestern mom selling your product, the classy British art expert narrating your travelogue, the techno-geek explaining your computer course or website, as well as the dangerous dame in your video game or the little kid who brings your latest iPad children's story to life! You know the old saying, " Fast, Good, or Inexpensive: Pick Two"? Well, I give you all three, and more! I bring to all my projects professionalism, timeliness, creativity, flexibility, and a great sense of humor, all at an affordable price. I specialize in quick turnarounds (often within 24 hours or less!) and can easily work on short notice. Thanks for your time! I look forward to working with you. :-) Video demo reels here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWdlzF8mxdA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2DBO4ZvDls

    $55.56 /hr
    45 hours
    4.96
  5. Tom McMeekin

    Tom McMeekin

    Writer and Mass Communication Professional

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 11

    Currently, I am primarily seeking ongoing or full-time positions which utilize my passion for creating great work, my strong ethics, and my varied media production skills. Since earning my Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2011, while also working as a graduate teaching and research assistant, I have successfully helped freelance clients grow their businesses with projects in writing and editing, blogging, social media, media relations, and other marketing communication work. I will bring to your organization more than 10 years work and academic experience in the field of journalism and mass communication; a creative spark; and a wide diversity of interests, experience, and personal network connections.

    $50.00 /hr
    234 hours
    5.00
  6. Dolissa M.

    Dolissa M.

    Journalist and Mediamaker Can Help You Get Noticed

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 8

    My 20+ year career in communicating ideas has come full circle on the Web. I am a trained Journalist, Filmmaker, and former Fulbright Scholar who can work with you on a variety of writing, marketing, crowdfunding, and media needs. Special knowledge in film history, film criticism, and the arts. An American English native speaker, I also have a background teaching English as a second language.

    $55.00 /hr
    386 hours
    4.85
  7. Ingrid E.

    Ingrid E.

    Commercial and character voice-over artist, and writer

    Australia - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I've been doing voice-overs for over two years, and I can do characters of all kinds and ages as well as straight-read voice-overs. I have trained in Los Angeles under voice agent Mike O'Dell at MJ Lallo Studios, and RIchard Horvitz (voice of Invader Zim). To hear samples of my voice, head to: http://www.voices.com/people/ingridelkner I have voiced explainers for corporations like KPMG, HBF, and Medibank, as well as radio ads, cartoon characters, professional voicemail greetings and IVRs, and I even have my voice inside of a plush bear! I have a history of public speaking, debating, stage acting, film acting, stand-up, street performing, and singing (with several years of vocal tuition). In addition, I have a diploma in Professional Writing & Editing, and an Advanced Diploma in Screenwriting. Check out my client feedback to get an idea of what it will be like to work with me!

    $77.78 /hr
    4 hours
    4.95
  8. Kim B.

    Kim B.

    Expert Voice Over - Copywriting, SEO, Virtual Assistant Pro

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    Hi! I am a professional voice over talent and content creator (audio / voice over, video / animation, scripts / copy / SEO) AND virtual assistant project manager. I can execute your marketing or manage your team efficiently and effectively. You don't need to hold my hand, just give clear direction and let me take care of it. I LOVE what I do. I am a voice over talent with years of professional experience. I have my own recording studio and can turn around your project fast with reliable delivery. I will provide a clear and effective voice over for your business or service with a desire to exceed your expectations. My native language is American English. My range is anywhere from young adult to middle age female. I specialize in voice overs for retail/announcer, video, whiteboard, corporate, narration, games, audio books, voice mail greetings, narration, and e-learning reads. I can deliver the attitude you are looking for whether authoritative, sexy, informative, fun, or professional. I will deliver a high quality mp3 or wav file. Depending on the scope of your project, I can usually begin within 24 hours or less of awarded contract and approved script. Please reach out if you feel I am the voice you are looking for! I can't wait to get started! I am also an experienced copywriter for radio commercials, website content, blogs, social media, press releases, business / social media plans, etc. In addition, I can provide brainstorming for marketing and promotional ideas. I believe in finding the X Factor to promote your business or product. I can get your message across in many different ways! I can offer other creative services too! I managed a virtual marketing team for 7 years creating both HTML and Wordpress websites, audio and video commercials, screen capture tutorials, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, graphics, ebooks, articles, author and entrepreneur interviews, and just about any kind of marketing or advertising product you can think of. I was HubSpot IMC Certified 2012 and Google Adwords certified 2007. Let's get to work on your project!

    $80.00 /hr
    1 hours
    4.81
  9. Anthony T.

    Anthony T.

    Quality, professional voice overs.

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 7

    Versatile. Professional. Relatable. Creative. With almost 30 years experience as a voice over artist and a broadcast quality studio, I strive for total customer satisfaction. I offer exceptional turnaround time in a variety of styles to suit your project. Partnering with Jennifer Tophoney, also on Elance, I can offer a variety of voices, conversational work and characters as well. "Turning your ideas about sound, into sound ideas."

    $50.00 /hr
    7 hours
    4.98
  10. Milena T.

    Milena T.

    Professor of Finance and Voice Over Artist

    United States - Last active: 01/20/2013 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    Obtain contract work in the field of finance utilizing my resources in the areas of economic and financial research, corporate financial management, and investment portfolio management. I hold a Master's Degree in Finance from Walsh College as well as 8 years professional experience in the field. I also have over 15 years experience as a professional singer, actress, and voice over artist. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music. I specialize in the following types of reads: teen through middle-aged female, British accent, retail/announcer, real person, corporate/technical, narration/storytelling and e-learning reads. You will receive a high quality mp3 or .wav file within 24 hours or less of notification of hire and mutually approved script. If you are not 100% satisfied with my work, I expect NO payment. I am a professional and I pride myself on getting your job done right and I have many satisfied clients. More about my experience: I am the owner and director of The Voice Works Studio, LLC since 2002 where I provide voice overs, and teach performing artists vocal technique and business skills. I have my own professional recording equipment with excellent sound quality and can provide clear audio vocals with fast turnaround time. Some of my recent clients include: GoodbyeCrutches www.goodbyecrutches.com Arch-Tech Virtual http://archvirtual.com/ Tipodean Technologies http://www.tipodean.com/ Michael Sheldon Reed Design http://www.msreeddesign.com/about-me/ Hawaii Web Studio http://www.hawaiiwebdesignstudio.com/ ...and many more!

    $55.56 /hr
    12 hours
    4.93