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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. Judy L.

    Judy L.

    Writer, Editor, Translator

    Netherlands - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am a writer who's got a proven track record for delivering. I am knowledgeable, thorough, and precise. I do meticulous research of the topics I am given, and even for the fiction that I write. I am, by nature, a detail-oriented person. My past history includes medical school and graduate-level research, as well as laboratory work and editing scientific papers. As for translating, I have lived in the Netherlands for seven years, and have taken and passed the NT2. My approach to translating is less than literal, but I've always felt that if you can discern that the document is a translation, then the translator has failed. I endeavor not to leave any awkward traces of Dutch.

    $33.33 /hr
    39 hours
    4.99
  2. Tanya Richards

    Tanya Richards

    Photoshop Artist/ Photo Retouching

    United States - Last active: 18 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
    1,418 hours
    4.93
  3. 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
    1,374 hours
    5.00
  4. Anna I.

    Anna I.

    Creative Logo and Graphic Designer

    Ukraine - Last active: 1 month 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
  5. Matthew Hester

    Matthew Hester

    Writer, Video Editor, Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    As a writer and journalist for over six years, I am experienced in copywriting, editing, and meeting deadlines. I have experience writing hard news, opinion, critical review, features, personality profiles, sports features, and how-to articles. I have won over 50 awards for my work, including first place in the state of Oklahoma for Critical Review. I am a certified Video Producer, Video Editor, and Video Production Assistant in the state of Oklahoma and have worked with the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce, Parent Promise, and Tech JOYnT, along with various other organizations and individuals. I won First Place in Broadcast Production at the Business Professionals of America 2013 National Conference, the Award of Excellence for Film at the Oklahoma PTSA State Reflections Contest, and I have won multiple other state and local awards for my work. As a Graphic Designer for over four years, I have experience in logo design and creating content for desktop publishing. I have work with Sunflower Mountain Farm, Geekcycle Designs, and Anisquall, along with various other organizations and individuals. I have business certifications for Adobe and Apple products, as well as WorkKeys certifications, and I hold significant training, expertise and experience in Windows, Mac, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Final Cut, Microsoft Office, Canon cameras, and Nikon cameras. I utilize a distinct voice and style to excel in artistic fields like film, music, graphic design, literature, and writing. I excel in communication and utilization of web-based networking with experience in building and running online communities. I am a self-motivated and hard worker and was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout for my dedication, perseverance, leadership, trustworthiness, and ingenuity. I am always dedicated to the task at hand and will get your job done right.

    $13.33 /hr
    28 hours
    5.00
  6. Carissa Andrews

    Carissa Andrews

    Graphic Designer | Writer | Social Media | Marketing Professional

    United States - Last active: 3 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
    520 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. Rebecca L. Bennett

    Rebecca L. Bennett

    Writer, Editor, Photographer

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

    Rebecca is an experienced writer, editor, and photographer rooted in Austin, Texas, where she captains her business, Brave Bird Photography, and writes words for Austin.com, PictureCorrect.com, and other kind folks who enjoy a good well-wrought sentence. She has earned a Bachelor's degree in English (with secondary focuses in Writing and Sociology) from a prestigious liberal arts university and spends her personal time adventuring in the great outdoors. Writing: https://rlbennett.contently.com/ Photography: http://www.bravebirdphotography.com/ For portrait and event photography, please contact Rebecca at http://www.bravebirdphotography.com/itinerary

    $22.22 /hr
    329 hours
    4.90
  9. Aaron Swain

    Aaron Swain

    Proofreader, Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8

    A driven college graduate with a Computer Science degree. While my skill level in subjects such as Java and Web Design are functional, I am more capable at this point in time in proofreading, editing, and vocal work. I have run a widely read blog about Southern Gospel music since 2007. Over the years, it has surprisingly become one of the top news sources in Southern Gospel. As such, I have developed an eye for detail and an accuracy in typing. You can find my blog at www.swainsmusings.com. Another project I am involved in is www.vasoutherngospel.com, a site that aims to compile a list of Southern Gospel concerts throughout the state of VA during each year. The site requires me to take concert data from various sites and JPGs and plug them into the site's database, and I have been doing so since 2009. I also have an extensive background in theatre, having played such roles as Bob Wallace in "White Christmas," Mr. Boddy in "Clue: The Musical," Fred Graham/Petruchio in "Kiss Me, Kate," CC Showers in "The Diviners," and Reverend John Hale in "The Crucible." These productions were a blast, but were also directed with a high standard of professionalism from which I learned much and stretched myself to play many different types of characters, from the fun and upbeat to the dark and serious. In my view, voiceover work is just theatre behind a microphone. I look forward to working with you soon!

    $14.44 /hr
    14 hours
    4.79
  10. Amiee H.

    Amiee H.

    Transcriptionist - VA - Superlative Service

    United Kingdom - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 9

    Stop here for a fantastic transcriptionist who makes YOU look good on paper! Whatever you've recorded - dissertation interviews, lectures, brainstorming sessions, conferences, meetings, workshops, video sales pitches and tutorials, voicemails, an upcoming presentation or your next eBook - I can get your audio into written format and ready to travel onwards toward its final destination. Your audio content is a reflection on your project and so is the transcription of it. Choose someone who works as hard as you do: - Dedicated, full-time transcriptionist with professional software and equipment - Native English speaker who fears no dialect of her mother tongue - Fantastic spelling, grammar and formatting skills - Friendly and accommodating, with sharp ears and fast hands - My transcriptions look great with or without the audio - I care about your privacy and will sign an NDA to that effect My goal is to deliver to you high-quality transcripts that inspire us both. You can trust me to treat your project with kid gloves while delivering 100% of the time on your expectations. Check my portfolio to see examples of how great your content is going to look. I am often open to negotiating flat fees for bigger projects or regular clients. Please know, however, that my rate is quite fair for the industry. Poor recordings, more than two speakers, additional editing or excessive formatting can cost a little or a lot more, depending on your needs. I can give you an accurate estimate if you send me your audio. I look forward to speaking with you!

    $20.00 /hr
    228 hours
    5.00