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

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  1. Dolissa M.

    Dolissa M.

    Journalist and Mediamaker Can Help You Get Noticed

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 6

    My 20+ year career in communicating ideas has come full circle on the Web. I am a trained Journalist, Filmmaker, and former Fulbright Scholar who can work with you on a variety of writing, marketing, crowdfunding, and media needs. Special knowledge in film history, film criticism, and the arts. An American English native speaker, I also have a background teaching English as a second language.

    $55.00 /hr
    386 hours
    4.63
  2. Tom McMeekin

    Tom McMeekin

    Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4

    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. Stephen L Vernon

    Stephen L Vernon

    Experienced writer,actor,voice artist and improv comedian.

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 10

    I have over twenty years experience in customer service, Arts administration, teaching, voice-over work, management, creative writing, non-profit work, improvisational comedy and public speaking. I hold two BA degrees, one in Communication Studies and one in Theater Performance, and also a Masters degree in Liberal Studies/Interdisciplinary Studies. I have taught privately, in the NC school system and also as an adjunct professor (during which time I served on various thesis committees). Presently I serve as the Artistic Director of a non-profit theater company.I have also been the co-company manager of an improv comedy group for the last 20 years. I have numerous years experience writing press releases, forming curriculum, training employees, leading group activities and workshops (corporate and public sector) and also managed a retail establishment for 5 years. I am comfortable working as part of a team or on my own, and have a strong work ethic, accompanied by a professional attitude and good time management skills. Along with my "real world" experience, I have been a director of plays and variety shows for over 20 years, and have directed casts of over 100 people on quite a few occasions. I have strong leadership skills, enjoy helping others reach their goals and an active imagination that I enjoy applying to projects. I have also organized several fund raisers and charitable events. Regardless of the work setting, whether customer service, writing, management or performance, I posess the ability to be creative and have relied upon my ability to think "outside the box" to the benefit of myself and my employers. I also have a strong sense of humor (which goes a long way towards avoiding experiencing or causing stress!). I enjoy researching and am a quick study of disciplines that are new to me. I have, for the last 8 years, also been a privately contracted in-bound phone call service agent. I am comfortable dealing with situations that require discretion, and am detail oriented. Please feel free to contact me about "unusual" jobs as well (legal of course!). Thank you for reading my profile, hope to hear from you!

    $55.56 /hr
    85 hours
    5.00
  4. Kim B

    Kim B

    Voice Artist - Communications & Creative Professional

    United States - Last active: 15 hours ago - Tests: 2

    I am a Boston area voice talent with years of professional experience. I have my own recording studio and can turn around your project fast with reliable delivery. I will provide a clear and effective voice over for your business or service with a desire to exceed your expectations. My native language is American English. My range is anywhere from young adult to middle age female. I specialize in voice overs for retail/announcer, real person, video, whiteboard, corporate, narration, games, audio books, voice mail greetings, and e-learning reads. I can deliver the attitude you are looking for whether authoritative, sexy, informative, fun, or professional. For voiceovers, I will deliver a high quality mp3 or wav file. Depending on the scope of your project, I can usually begin within 24 hours or less of awarded contract and approved script. Please reach out if you feel I am the voice you are looking for! I can't wait to get started! I am also an experienced copywriter for radio commercials, website content, blogs, social media, press releases, business plans, etc. I can also provide brainstorming for marketing and promotional ideas. I believe in finding the X Factor to promote your business or product. I also provide other creative services. I managed a virtual marketing team for 7 years creating both HTML and Wordpress websites, audio and video commercials, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, graphics, ebooks, articles, author and entrepreneur interviews, and just about any kind of marketing or advertising product you can think of. I was HubSpot IMC Certified 2012. Google Adwords certified 2007. Let's get to work on your project!

    $80.00 /hr
    1 hours
    4.80
  5. 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
    144 hours
    4.92
  6. Michael Sugarman

    Senior Editor, Writer

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5

    Michael prides himself on efficient text, both succinct and compelling. For five years, he has been writing for online publications and drafting public relations copy. For two of those, Michael has worked as Senior Editor at a rising music blog. He holds a BA from Columbia University

    $50.00 /hr
    19 hours
    5.00
  7. Francesco paolo D.

    Francesco paolo D.

    Engineer of the written word. Writer & translator.

    Czech Republic - Last active: 15 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

    He has been working in the Italian motion picture industry for several years. At the same time, he developed a strong experience in publishing, since his first short story was printed when he was 18. He just completed his first novel and he's finalizing a draft for a short stories collection. He already developed several formats and concepts for film and television. His aspiration is to be a full time writer, producer and director. And a good cook, of course.

    $14.00 /hr
    4,712 hours
    5.00
  8. Ariane A

    Ariane A

    Expert Writer / Professional Voice Talent / Creatives Associate

    Philippines - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 6

    Ariane is a proficient writer who can adapt to both creative and technical projects. She has experience in corporate, academic and media writing, and is well-versed in marketing, public relations, SEO and social media. Backed up by a B.A. in Communication Arts, 3 years in the field of freelancing, and 2 years in corporate communications, she is more than ready and capable for your writing, layouting and voice talent needs. -- Ariane is also a professional voice talent whose voice has been featured in various radio and television commercials in the Philippines. She has also done automated phone prompts for some of the biggest companies in Manila. Using her excellent English skills, she speaks fluently and passionately, and is flexible enough to do both character and announcer roles.

    $17.00 /hr
    1,676 hours
    4.94
  9. Manolito Sulit

    Manolito Sulit

    Tagalog/Filipino Translator, Web Admin, DE & Content Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 14

    Thank you for your interest in my profile. You can call me Manny. A published writer in Filipino and a former teacher of the language, my poems and stories are collected in paperback, ebook and magazine editions. I have also written, directed and produced a full-length indie movie. I've got my Journalism degree from UST and some postgraduate translation units during my stint at DLSU. My oDesk career has started way back in 2008 as a VA doing data entry for MLS. After a year, an offer came to implement Internet marketing strategies that promote language learning products and also to develop affiliate sites. Since then, more clients have entrusted me with more exciting jobs related to content, data entry, online marketing, website management and the like. I look forward to working with you in your project. Best regards.

    $12.00 /hr
    6,126 hours
    4.92
  10. Alex Blackburn

    Alex Blackburn

    Native English writer, editor and proofreader

    Netherlands - Last active: 15 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    I'm a native English speaker who specialises in proofreading and editing novels written by non-native English writers. I also have over a years worth of experience in writing and editing online and offline content. I am perfectly fluent in both UK and US English and have completed jobs writing and editing in both. From my 5 star rating you can tell I am fast, reliable and accurate. I am also always readily available and am good at communicating with clients. Born in England and with 'A's (top 25%) in both GCSE English Language and Literature, and a good eye for detail, I possess accurate, reliable and consistent skills in proofreading and editing. I have attended University for several years and attained a 2:1 (Hons) degree in Film & Television Studies and since then I have been writing regularly for my own enjoyment. In recent months I have been proofreading and editing fictional historical novels for an acquaintance and wish to do more of this kind of work.

    $16.67 /hr
    347 hours
    5.00