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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. Tom McMeekin

    Tom McMeekin

    Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

    United States - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 11

    I'm a professional multi-media journalist who can write, edit, research, produce, and design high-quality content on almost any topic and for any medium. From creating blog and social media posts to complete marketing communications plans, I have worked with clients including university programs, acupuncturists, chefs, commercial painters, e-commerce sites, news sites and forums, and more. I do not compromise my high ethical standards. Sorry, but I do not accept jobs that involve "ghostwriting" without credit, "spinning" and stealing others' copyrighted work, or other shady practices. What you get with me is a passionate, hard-working, detail-oriented, mass communications expert. What you do not get is someone who will rush the job or be a mindless "yes man" -- if I accept a job then I am committing to give you my best work effort, and that includes sometimes offering suggestions or advice -- getting you the final product you NEED, not just the one you think you want. I generally do not do Skype interviews or meetings for any projects paying less than $1,000. I am happy to answer any questions through ODesk or email, and I am happy to do a trial period for any ongoing positions. Sorry, but the reason I choose to do online freelancing is to make my own schedule and work in my pajamas; if you can't deal with that then best of luck finding someone who is a better fit for you.

    $50.00 /hr
    234 hours
    5.00
  2. Tanya Richards

    Tanya Richards

    Photoshop Artist/ Photo Retouching

    United States - Last active: 2 days 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
  3. Karen Eichert

    Karen Eichert

    Editor/writer

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

    I enjoy words. My chief joy in editing and writing is to make copy more clear, cogent and accessible. From my first job as a copy editor at a daily newspaper, I’ve learned to pare down the excess words that clog writing, whether the writing is news, history or fiction. I have worked as an editor for three daily newspapers, edited for a county in Southwest Ohio and worked as a copy editor/proofreader for a California county Economic Development Agency. I have written and edited many published news stories—two are attached. I also edited several book-length annual reports as well as a web site for the Ohio county. I would like to make a living doing what I enjoy.

    $25.00 /hr
    30 hours
    5.00
  4. Maria Brodine

    Maria Brodine

    Creative editor, researcher, writer, & consultant

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

    I am a professional writer and social science researcher living in New Orleans, Louisiana. I specialize in editing, proofreading, writing, and research. I have an M.A. in Anthropology from Columbia Univ., as well as a B.A. in Honors English from San Diego State Univ. I have versatile skills and interests and can cover a wide range of topics in the arts and sciences. As an anthropologist, I am well versed in cross-cultural perspectives, enabling me to write for diverse audiences. In addition, I have over ten years of experience as a freelance proofreader, editor, and tutor. On the creative side, I love to work with horror, science fiction, and fantasy, though I am certainly open to other genres. I am skilled at breaking down and paraphrasing highly technical language, which is advantageous for technical and science writing. In all areas, I have a meticulous editorial eye for grammar, spelling, formatting, and content.

    $40.00 /hr
    577 hours
    4.91
  5. Priya Patricia D'Souza

    Priya Patricia D'Souza

    Proofreading/Editing/Writing/Design/Pixel Art

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

    Fluent in English (slight accent but otherwise grammatically accurate) and with a background in Media Production and part-time for a Bank, I understand the need for a well written document and for aesthetically appealing image work. If you would like a further view of my skills and qualifications, below is my Linkdin profile link and art portfolio https://www.linkedin.com/pub/priya-dsouza/5/741/355 http://quirkypink.deviantart.com/

    $22.22 /hr
    189 hours
    4.99
  6. Natalja Dembek

    Natalja Dembek

    Art and Design / Translation / Editing

    United Kingdom - Last active: 10/07/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    Dear client, I am a freelancer in three different categories: art and design, translation, and editing. Having had an art oriented higher education (BFA), as well as professional experience in all of these three areas, I am a confident, passionate and dependable employee. Translation is a family business that I have had the opportunity to observe and participate in for a couple of years. The languages I know well are German, English, Russian and Japanese, which I studied during extensive travel and while living in different countries. On the other hand, editing is a professional field that has become available to me through an internship at Time Out magazine in London. Please view my artwork on this profile and visit my LinkedIn profile to see recommendations from my latest internship. Lastly, working online offers three things that are important to me in a career: being on a flexible schedule, experiencing diversity and being able to travel without abandoning my work. I look forward to working with you! Natalja

    $11.11 /hr
    104 hours
    5.00
  7. Cheryl Conant

    Cheryl Conant

    Graphic Designer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 1

    Graphic Desiner looking for freelance projects to supplement my job at an advertising agency. I have obtained my M.A in Graphic Design & Art Direction as well as having undergraduate degrees in design and literature. I have extensive experience in branding and marketing, web design, UX, and have worked at a globally recognised packaging design agency and have received several design awards.

    $33.33 /hr
    35 hours
    4.96
  8. Sarina Rahman

    Sarina Rahman

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    Canada - Last active: 10/18/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    Having completed a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University, I am looking for any creative work that involves illustration, graphic design or photo editing. I am proficient in a variety of design and illustration software; most notably Photoshop, Illustrator and Manga Studio. My most recent endeavour is a comic book that I am collaborating on with an American writer. I also have a background in writing, copy-editing, and translating. I am trilingual--fluent in English, French and Bengali--and can translate any English-French or French-English document in a quick and efficient manner.

    $14.44 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Clara M.

    Clara M.

    Geographer with Art, Design, and Editing Experience

    United States - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 2

    I just completed my life-long dream of thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail; 2,660 miles from Mexico to Canada. Before this 5-month adventure, I worked as a Volunteer Coordinator with a local river conservation organization. I supported writing, editing, and production efforts for outreach materials, reports, videos, podcasts, brochures, special event materials, and press releases. I have also worked as a Park Ranger in Zion National Park and a River Ranger in Montana. I received a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Montana with honors and received the designation of Mortar Board Outstanding Senior in Geography. My personal interests include photography, design, painting, music, and crafts. I love to get outdoors to ski, run, hike, fish, and kayak as much as possible. I recently relocated to sunny Colorado in search of a new adventure. I am looking for part-time to full-time work for the next month or so while I settle into my new home. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

    $10.00 /hr
    1 hours
    5.00
  10. Priyanka N.

    Priyanka N.

    Graphic Design, Writing and Brand Strategy

    India - Last active: 01/23/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 17

    I am an experienced writer and editor with excellent proficiency in English. Over six years of experience in varied sectors like education, marketing, advertising and design has given me a good understanding of how I can help brands grow through visual and textual messaging.

    $10.00 /hr
    103 hours
    5.00