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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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Typical total cost of Upwork Copy editing projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

Upwork Copy editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 625 Copy editing projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

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Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

Copy editing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.82.

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  1. Patrick Seguin

    Patrick Seguin

    Writer and Marketing Communications Consultant

    Czech Republic - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 9

    I can help you build and maintain close relationships with your customers by identifying market needs and communicating clear solutions. I have fourteen 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 first and only web-based video calling and real-time collaboration solution with integrated electronic signature. Also, writing has always been a vital part of my career. With over two decades of experience, I can help you speak with your audience effectively. I enjoy bringing fascinating ideas to life while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. Specialties: Online marketing, online community project management, product marketing, marketing communications, public relations, cross-functional team leadership, project management, digital metrics and analysis, HTML, CSS, website usability, content management, event management, copywriting, creative writing, copy editing, audio and video production and editing, public speaking, translation (Czech to English)

    $50.00 /hr
    3,743 hours
    5.00
  2. Anne Balke

    Anne Balke

    Consultant/Writer/Researcher

    United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 18

    Recognized top 5% oDesk contractors. I have the skills and experience necessary to complete any of the following jobs: complex research, writing, editing, basic websites, business consulting (online marketing strategies for small businesses) or other similar projects. One of my specialties is helping people develop well-written informational content that brings organic and natural traffic to their sites. I provide writing, editing and formatting services for online website content. [Note - if you are trying to view my actual website from my profile, I am in the process of changing hosting providers so my site is temporarily unavailable. As a result, some of the links in my odesk profile many not be working. Just ask if you need to see more work samples and I will get them to you.] I am fortunate to have a gift with writing and truly enjoy it. Over my lifetime I have met many people with brilliant ideas and thoughts who struggle with getting them into writing in a way that effectively conveys the message. I have a passion for helping people take their ideas and putting words on paper so that the ideas can be shared with others. There is a great sense of satisfaction that I get when a client tells me “that’s exactly what I wanted to say!” Although I have not been formally hired as a writer until recently, I have an extensive writing history. I am conscientious and thorough in all that I do, often going above and beyond employer expectations. I have an inner passion for knowledge and answers. If I don't know something, want new information or want to learn how to do something, I do whatever is necessary to find the answers. My preferred jobs are advanced Research and Writing projects that require someone with great attention to detail and an analytical approach to finding information, not just "collecting data." {Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the data collection process, but typically simple research jobs don't pay equivalent to my experience & expertise.} Outside of freelance work as a writer, I provide business consulting, web design and online marketing services for small businesses, "from one small business owner, to another." As an entrepreneur who has been through the struggles of learning how to succeed when resources were limited, I understand what it is like to build a small business from the ground up. My formal training is in Psychology and this background gives me a unique perspective on the world of marketing and behavior. I have been a work-at-home mother since 2002 and absolutely love the freedom that being self employed provides. Let me be upfront - if you are looking for someone to work at "outsourcer rates" or to provide any work that is unethical or "black hat," then I am not that person. But if you are looking for a person who will provide HIGH QUALITY and ORIGINAL work, completed by someone with both an attention to detail and a creative mind, then that's me. I stand by all my work and won't work on anything that I wouldn't be proud to put my name on. As a business consultant, it is my job to Research and Find Solutions for my clients, as well as find information relevant for their business/industry. As a web/internet consultant, with knowledge of how content and keywords affect search engine results, I have a full understanding that there is "much more to be found" beyond the first Google results pages. On the educational level, I have a Master's Degree "plus" in Counseling Psychology from a school that was extremely research oriented, preparing students for Doctoral Programs. Not only did the regular coursework require routine research and report writing, but the program included completion of a Master's Thesis. I also have an undergraduate minor in statistics. Prior to becoming a freelancer, I have over twenty years of experience working with children in social and school settings. My specialty was working with children with emotional and learning disabilities. As the Director of a Youth Shelter, I also have experience supervising and managing teams. In 2002, after 20 years in the corporate world, working full time "plus," I made the decisision to change focus. With these New Priorities I started down the path of being a "work from home mother" (WAHM) and home business owner. "Enjoy Life Enterprises" is the umbrella for all of my entrepreneurial and freelance endeavors. Because I am completely self-employed, I have flexibility in the hours that I can provide, based upon what is required. I am located in the United States (North Carolina) and can be reached by email or if you are US based, we can talk by phone. I have also set up a Skype account if you are outside of the US.

    $38.89 /hr
    3,236 hours
    4.98
  3. Mariah P.

    Mariah P.

    Marketing Project Coordinator

    United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

    I have been freelance writing for several years but recently began to devote my entire workday to freelancing opportunities. With extensive experience in writing, editing and proofreading, I am also proficient at PowerPoint creation, Excel and database management. I am able to write on a variety of subjects, and have earned a reputation with my former coworkers as being able to pick up a misspelling or be able to correct sloppy writing quickly and accurately. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

    $20.00 /hr
    1,516 hours
    4.94
  4. Matthew Hester

    Matthew Hester

    Writer, Video Editor, Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 9 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
  5. Lisa M.

    Lisa M.

    Social Media Marketing Expert, Social Manager, Top Ghostwriting Author

    United States - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 8

    Over the last 5 years, I have developed a wide range of websites and social marketing campaigns Wordpress, Instapage, and all social media platforms including: Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and more! My focus has been startup companies and small businesses. My core competency lies in complete end-end management of a website development project, social marketing campaigns and ghostwriting and building your brand online. and I am seeking opportunities to build websites from the ground up for you or your business. I also have experience in the following areas: Wordpress (CSS/Coding). Instapage. Leadpages. Social Marketing. Ghostwriting. Project Management. Branding and Graphic Design. Overall online strategy.

    $55.56 /hr
    77 hours
    5.00
  6. Roulene E.

    Roulene E.

    Researcher, writer, editor. I give information meaning.

    South Africa - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 3

    Sourcing and organizing quality information/data is what I love to do most. For me the beauty lies in not only sourcing the right information but also presenting in such a way as to give it meaning and help my client to change mere information into usable knowledge. I specialize in desktop research, data collection and analysis, while applying my writing skills to write outstanding, well researched reports. Preparing presentations or presentation notes for my clients has become one of the skills many rely on, especially when deadlines are looming. As web designer I focus on content rich sites using HTML or CMS design to build effective websites. As consultant my focus is on e-waste and hazardous waste management in Africa and I have been involved in research and report writing on several energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    $27.78 /hr
    135 hours
    5.00
  7. Russ C.

    Russ C.

    Senior Technical Author, Writer, and Microsoft Word Expert

    Thailand - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 50 - Portfolio: 84

    A professional, diligent, multi-talented wordsmith with a proven track record in producing documentation across many industries. A native British national with advanced Microsoft Word skills, and a wealth of experience as a technical author, proof-reader, and editor, means I can transform your work from where it is, to where it needs to be, while maintaining or achieving the highest standards. - - - - "Exceptional eye to detail."- - - - * With excellent skills in PowerPoint, Excel, and many other common programs, such as PhotoShop, Wordpress and other Internet-related apps, you will gain one of the most important factors when looking for professionals online - peace-of-mind. - - - - "Russ was amazing to work with..." - - - - * Peace-of-mind that allows you to focus on what YOU need to do to build your business; peace-of-mind about not having to worry about whether your money is being well spent; and, the peace-of-mind from knowing that you have made the right choice and that you will get what you need, on time, ahead of budget, and of the highest quality. - - - - "It was a pleasure to work with you..." - - - - * I believe in trust, I believe in relationships, and I believe in satisfaction. Most of my clients, on oDesk/Upwork (and elsewhere) are repeat clients and this only comes through listening to and delivering what they need; and that only occurs through effective communication, feedback, and flexibility. - - - - "...if you need someone with Russ' skills, we can't recommend him highly enough." - - - -* Indeed, when reviews include the above client comments (all taken from client feedback available in full in my work history), you know that not only are you are making a sound choice, but also you are getting the best for your money and you are getting that oh so valuable peace-of-mind that you both want and need. So why risk it? I have been a Word user for 21-years, a technical author for 18, a designer of professional Word templates for just a little less, am a qualified English Language teacher (CELTA), have a 1st Class Honours degree in English Language (with High Academic Achievement award), and guarantee my work 100%. - - - -"Russ was perfect for the task (and perfect for most tasks, I'd imagine)" - - - -* If you have any questions about me, about the work I've done, if you think I can help you, or are even just after some advice, then feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, Russ * Quotes are from client feedback on my profile below.

    $45.00 /hr
    1,148 hours
    5.00
  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. Rebeca L.

    Rebeca L.

    Multi-Talented Freelancer

    United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    I love creating new documents to fit my clients specifications and needs as well as copy-editing existing documents. I can convert PDF files to other formats easily as well as converting various text files to PDF format. I use Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 for pretty much everything. In my college courses I excelled at English grammar and English composition. I have tutored high school and college students in English grammar as well as proofreading essays and other writing projects to provide feedback for improvement.

    $16.67 /hr
    642 hours
    5.00
  10. Maria H.

    Maria H.

    Doctor/Essayist/Article Writer/Proofreader/Copy-Editor

    Pakistan - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4

    I'm a doctor by profession and currently studying for USMLE. Like all medical students i have a strong penchant for articles related to medicine, fitness and health. English has always been my favorite subject, grammar to be precise.I am fluent in English and can work on transcription projects as well.Language is the dress of thought and I'd be more than glad to voice your thought. Entering the freelancing world like most of the people is not only for the purpose of earning but also for allowing to set my own working hours. Just so the clients could have an idea, here are a couple of articles I wrote for a client. http://www.focusonpregnancy.com/early-pregnancy-symptoms/ http://www.focusonpregnancy.com/pregnancy-miracle-method-twins/ http://www.focusonpregnancy.com/pregnancy-week-by-week/

    $16.67 /hr
    53 hours
    4.70