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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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  1. Christopher K.

    Christopher K.

    Copywriter/Editor/Animated Video Producer/Screenwriter

    United States - Last active: 12/14/2014 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 32

    Live Produced and/or Written Video Samples: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hGnT9C2B3s http://razzmarketing.com/product/copywriting/#.URwJ8lo4X0A http://lightningboltmedia.com/ http://razzmarketing.com/product/copywriting/#.URwJ8lo4X0A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctSNMmBXJvw&fb_source=message http://razzmarketing.com/product/marketing-video-production/#.URwKTVo4X0A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y73XG5pPS4 http://razzmarketing.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls3xCeQFs7E http://razzmarketing.com/product/online-marketing-solutions/#.URwKBVo4X0A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX94bBeiIhs http://razzmarketing.com/product/web-design/#.URwK3Vo4X0A http://www.truequity.com//site/index.php Website Samples: http://razzmarketing.com/ http://www.ncentix.com/ http://nine10.ca/ http://sbweddingdecore.com/ http://www.centralcitychiro.com/ http://www.cbdwellnesscentre.com.au/ Words and phrases have rhythm and flow. They have the ability to soothe, hypnotize, agitate, or energize. They are a weapon to be used with care and precision, requiring mastery of both pace and tone. Because of my experiences in the film industry, both with screenwriting and physical production, as well as having nearly 8 years of experience in the field of copywriting, I have become accustomed to free flowing creative interaction, and concise and efficient communication. I have also come to appreciate the necessity for candor, criticism, and honesty when deadlines and budgets simply cannot be compromised. Because businesses and sales are moving more and more away from handshaking and into satellite negotiations, companies, perhaps more than ever, need writers who can make connections, evoke emotion, and incite action through the power of the written word. People see too much "advertising," and will not give you long to excite them, which is why good copywriters are direct, persuasive and efficient. The copywriter is the gateway to your potential customers. But today's copywriter must be more than that. They must be part psychologist, part public relations. They have to be able to translate complex thoughts and business jargon into relatable text any layman can grasp. They need to be teachers, and sellers, and friends to your client base. These necessary elements that a copywriter must possess are my strengths. I spent nearly 15 years in the film industry, which taught me politics and persuasion. I'm a trained life coach, which means I know how to read and inspire people. I have contracted and currently contract for companies like Warner Bros., Knot Standard, Cheap Caribbean, American Express, IHG, Travel + Leisure, MapQuest, Ariba and SAP, which means I'm very experienced in high-level marketing and ad copy. I was a full time screenwriter for more than ten years, which means I know how to produce dynamic elements with pace, rhythm and punch. I have written for film, television commercials/one hour dramas, and sitcoms. I have penned one sheets, taglines, synopses, pitches, professional bios, web content, proposals, press releases, SEO laden content, Meta Descriptions and Title Tags, marketing letters, business proposals, radio spots, game reviews, film reviews, :30 second television ads, and feature articles. I have been published many times online and in print and recently did some freelance work for Groupon. I believe I can offer you an excellent resource for fresh new material given the opportunity to do so. If you have a dropbox account, I have an online digital portfolio that is quite hefty. Please let me know and I’ll send you an invite, or be happy to mail you a hard copy of my portfolio at your request. I also have an extensive portfolio and resume on oDesk. I thank you in advance for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Christopher Kusiak CLK Industries

    $166.67 /hr
    143 hours
    4.92
  2. Anna I.

    Anna I.

    Creative Logo and Graphic Designer

    Ukraine - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 26

    Hi there! :) My name is Anna and i have over 5 years working experience in different areas of design, such as print design, logo design illustrations and etc. Illustrations and drawings are my passion. I am guru in Photoshop and Illustrator. I have experience in creating flash animation, + general understanding of language Action Script 3.0, I think fast, and quickly realize my ideas into reality :) Individual approach to each customer, execution of orders on time.

    $11.11 /hr
    40 hours
    4.92
  3. Vanessa McVay

    Vanessa McVay

    Designer and editor with multimedia and WordPress experience

    United States - Last active: 11/18/2013 - Tests: 2

    A longtime journalist, I worked as a reporter, photographer, copy editor and page designer before taking time off to get a master's degree in visual communication/multimedia (UNC-Chapel Hill). I have extensive experience in 4-color print design and production and information graphics, as well as copy editing and proofreading. I've also worked in Web and iPad design; I researched and designed an iPad app for my master's thesis project. It included video editing, motion graphics, information graphics and a GIS-based mapping component. I'm fluent in most of the Adobe Creative Suite software, including InDesign, Photoshop and After Effects, as well as in digital photography and workflow using Lightroom. I have experience in video editing with FInal Cut Pro and, to a lesser extent, Premier. I've recently designed and built a WordPress website for a nonprofit literacy group. I have experience in SEO and website usability testing and would love the opportunity to expand my WordPress and Web design skills. My skills and design philosophy are focused on usability, content and effective communication, whether the project is print, multimedia or Web. As a word editor I have used InCopy and the MS Office suite (for Mac); I use Scrivener for editing and project management, and Filemaker database software. I was a news editor/copy desk chief for 10 years. More recent editing experience includes freelance proofreading for an alternative weekly newspaper and an internship as a proofreader for a small historical fiction publishing house (I also helped screen submissions). Whether it's a design project or an editing project, I can help make your work typo-, error-, and awkward-free.

    $50.00 /hr
    10 hours
    4.50
  4. Janine carla G.

    Janine carla G.

    Virtual Assistant

    Philippines - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 13

    Experienced Web Researcher, Data Entry, Personal Assistant. Excellent in using search engines, enthusiastic in internet browsing and gathering information, patience and dedication is one of my essential trait, 48 hrs of working availability per week with stable internet connection. Good in written skills and verbal skills, I am looking forward to work with your team. Thank you!

    $5.00 /hr
    219 hours
    4.95
  5. Jonathan Knitter

    Jonathan Knitter

    Copywriter - Wrote for Oscar and Grammy Nominees

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 6

    The short pitch: I’ll write it. Folks will love it. All will be well. The longer pitch: I write with the soul of an artist and the strength of a champion. Striking verbiage with aesthetic flair and the might of 200 oxen. Need some words that shake the earth? I guarantee the resulting sparkle from my work will rouse Van Gogh from the dead and your product will be his muse**. I’m the Story Producer of the feature film Restored Me starring Gary Owen, Bill Duke, Casper Smart, and Malik Yoba (see our IMDB page: www.imdb.com/title/tt3477172/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1). In 2012 I wrote a short film starring Oscar nominee Eric Roberts. I’ve written music videos for actor/singer Wayne Brady and for the Grammy-winning R&B group All-4-One. Other celebrities I've written for include Cedric the Entertainer, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and Shane Sparks. I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Video Production, and have spent the last nine years working as a creative writer. I've written ten features, countless promotional materials, and tons of music videos. Big projects, small projects. Medium projects. I’ve done it all. Now imagine me doing this for you. Fulfill your dreams, and click… **Not a guarantee

    $25.00 /hr
    95 hours
    5.00
  6. Hatim ED-DEHAJ

    Hatim ED-DEHAJ

    ~ Expertise (8yrs) : Design-related + Data-related ~

    Morocco - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 66 - Portfolio: 15

    HPoulo.wordpress.com/about/ (My Core Designing Samples) I'm an Experienced freelancer & a fast Learner.. Proven by the score on the tests i take (and update) and 100% 5* clients' feedback. Otherwise, i DON'T BLIND BID.. I do not apply to, or, accept a job invitation if it does not fit my Qualifications! I got hired elsewhere for the past few months and now i'm free again. Hence, i resumed my work on Upwork : " Not only for designing projects ..But, i am very happy to design...i just tempt to start an internet marketing project! ". * Why am i special ? :-: I usually try to propose a very competitive/affordable pricing & i strive to negotiate long-term or even life-time offers; :-: My #1 and key objective is being extremely Detail & Deadline Oriented, to provide a trustworthy work, with accurate/professional Results (that's what " service excellence is a duty " stands for...in my rules); :-: I am on time for my worldwide clients : " I affirm that i have NO ISSUE to work according to all Time Zones & I'm tracking all the world clocks with a specific program ". * What do i use ? :-: MS® Windows (7 Professional Edition 'x64' w/ SP1) :-: Adobe™'s Master Collection (CS6 Mid-Eastern Version 'x64' w/ Support of any Language Fonts) :-: MS® Office (10 Pro Plus) + Other decent programs for peculiar tasks + A Pen & some Papers '^^ → I'm still eager and I am able to do multiple stuff! (feel free ..Browse my Skills)

    $38.89 /hr
    224 hours
    5.00
  7. David V.

    David V.

    Church Media | Wedding Video

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I have been working with multimedia since 2011. I am happiest either behind the camera, or editing footage I recently shot. I work with a wide range of clients for their specific needs and their target demographic. I work with the latest software, and I use professional quality gear for my production work. Your satisfaction is guaranteed and my professionalism cannot be matched.

    $27.78 /hr
    4 hours
    5.00
  8. Thomas Gastall

    Thomas Gastall

    Copywriter

    United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    American Copywriter and Illustrator who writes in and speaks native English. Available for copywriting & copyediting, website copy, product descriptions, press releases, video scripts, video game dialog, proofreading, storyboards, and spot illustrations.

    $30.00 /hr
    3,948 hours
    4.95
  9. Samuel Smith

    Samuel Smith

    Copy Writer at Hamilton Hills Media

    United States - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 15 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a graduate of Chicago's Columbia College and Second City Training Center. With roots in humor and satire, I am looking to expand my experience to writing advertising copy and P.R. Consulting.

    $13.59 /hr
    17 hours
    4.92