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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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  1. Casey James

    Casey James

    Your Voice of Choice. + Copywriting/Editing, Proofreading, Design

    Canada - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 13

    **Administrative/clerical/editing/copywriting etc = $25.00/hr, no min/max** **VO rates begin at $60.00/hr WITH A ONE-HOUR MINIMUM** Highly skilled, detail oriented and professional. Excellent written and verbal communication. An abundance of creativity and a sense of humor that begs to be unleashed. Extensive experience in Voice Over and Acting, plus Copywriting, Editing/Proofreading, Research, Social Media and Blogwriting. Works and plays well with others, yet self-driven and highly motivated. Technically proficient with many popular software programs (MSOffice, Adobe, Quickbooks, etc) as well as Social Media websites/platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc). Solid background in Web Design, Graphic Design, Digital Photography and Photoshop. Self-professed 'Jill-of-all-Trades'; does not extend to Brain Surgery or Astrophysics. Looking forward to contributing my skills in the following areas: * Voiceover/Acting * Copywriting * Editing/Proofreading * Data Entry * Graphic Design * Web Design * Content Writing * Blogwriting * Administrative Support * Social Media Management **For all work outside of Voice Over, my rate is $25.00/hr but I am also open to fixed-rate projects as well. *******************VOICE OVER RATES & DETAILS*************************** ***VO rates begin at $60.00/hr WITH A ONE-HOUR MINIMUM and most times will include edited tracks (breath removal, clean-up, etc). Additional charges for music and sound effects. Please feel free to request a quote. Casey James - Your Voice of Choice Providing versatile reads for every occasion. From rich and earthy, to giggly and upbeat, to sensual and breathy, to nurturing and real - plus everything in between - I aim to be your Voice of Choice. I work from my home studio, where I can voice, edit and deliver audio tracks in .mp3, .wav .aiff or other popular formats. Quick turnaround and professional service are paramount. Please visit the below links for my demos: Commercial Demos: https://db.tt/e5mB67UU https://db.tt/7WRXeaOQ https://db.tt/422r1916 Narration Demos: https://db.tt/s5OmqtGE https://db.tt/OzeLshTu IVR (Phone messaging systems) Demo: https://db.tt/dGH4Jp5n

    $60.00 /hr
    618 hours
    5.00
  2. Tom McMeekin

    Tom McMeekin

    Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

    United States - Last active: 14 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
  3. 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
  4. Tanya Richards

    Tanya Richards

    Photoshop Artist/ Photo Retouching

    United States - Last active: 13 hours 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
    1,408 hours
    4.93
  5. Jill McCoomber

    Jill McCoomber

    Copywriter, editor, news release specialist, blogger, graphic designer

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 35

    More than 31 years in journalism, public relations, marketing, photography and graphic design provides me with all the skills needed to offer a complete array of services. These include professional copywriting and editing; website content and design; blog copywriting; e-book content, editing, design and production; advertising, logo and other graphic design; photography and photo editing. Among my specialties are eye-catching flyers, brochures, print and online advertisements, SEO website content and blogs (experienced with Wordpress and Squarespace), B2C and B2B business writing, press releases, sales letters, copywriting, copy editing, marketing plans, annual reports, photography, stock photos and photo editing. Experience includes copywriting, design and layout for all types of printed materials, websites, newspapers and magazines. Extensive experience in travel writing, business and individual profile articles, commercial, advertorial and infomercial scripts for radio and television/video, e-mail and direct-mail campaigns and press release production for a wide variety of businesses, organizations, schools, nonprofits, political candidates, products and services. More than 10 years of full-time experience in resort, entertainment, and retail marketing and publicity. Exceptional research and interview skills. Expert in American English, perfect grammar and punctuation guaranteed. My goal is to make your copy, printed materials, e-book, advertising, website, signage, presentation or product stand out from the crowd! My hourly fees are negotiable and fixed-price jobs are welcome. The job isn't finished until the client is completely satisfied!

    $65.00 /hr
    47 hours
    4.67
  6. Carissa Andrews

    Carissa Andrews

    Graphic Designer | Writer | Social Media | Marketing Professional

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 35

    Persistent and determined, I take on every job as an opportunity to make my customer's work shine. With a background in content creation, creative/technical and business writing, graphic design, marketing, copywriting, ghost writing, SEO, publishing, and even fiction writing -- I have a mixture of skills to benefit you in more ways than one. Contact me today to find out how our collaboration can take your business to the next level.

    $30.50 /hr
    511 hours
    4.72
  7. Priya Patricia D'Souza

    Priya Patricia D'Souza

    Proofreading/Editing/Writing/Design/Pixel Art

    Singapore - Last active: 2 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
  8. Mohamed Atlagh

    Mohamed Atlagh

    Writer-Translator/Reviewer (English-French) | Web & Graphic Designer

    Morocco - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 10

    As i just got my Master's degree in France (Nancy-I). I am fluent in French and English as well. I am a Network security engineer with a passion for Writing. I can do on a high level Translation, Web content and articles writing, Proofreading etc. I am looking for opportunities that would enable me to put my organizational, Creative and communication skills to use in both French and English. My passion for languages pushed me to prepare and get both my TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and DALF (French Language Advanced Diploma) diplomas.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $22.22 /hr
    177 hours
    4.99
  9. Anna M.

    Anna M.

    Expert Wordsmith, Graphic Designer.

    New Zealand - Last active: 1 month ago

    Looking for carefully crafted and engaging content? Look no further. Hi, I'm Anna and I'm a professional writer. I have excellent English skills, zero tolerance for bad proof reading and a knack for finding interesting topics and new angles. Add to that experience with graphic design, and you've got yourself the complete package. Let's work together to craft that copy, develop your dream newsletter or make your brochure the most beautiful on the block.

    $55.56 /hr
    4 hours
    4.99
  10. Norizzati Saifuddin

    Norizzati Saifuddin

    News Writer, Translation, Writing and Design

    Malaysia - Last active: 1 month ago - Portfolio: 2

    News Writer at Radio Television Malaysia (RTM). Currently doing Degree in Communication and Media (Hons.) Broadcasting. A Diploma in Communication and Media Studies graduate. Native Malay, fluent English, basic japanese and mandarin. Able to do translation from Malay-English-Malay. Able to work with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Flash, Adobe Soundbooth and Window Live Movie Maker, Microsoft Office. Experience in designing poster, logo and banners for events. Experience in graphic design, script writing, essay, article writing and copywriting. Experience working as Malay and Science teacher. Experience as news writer. Experience in radio broadcasting and news production. A passionate, workaholic, particular, perfectionist workers.

    $15.00 /hr
    1 hours
    5.00