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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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  1. Jim D Johnston

    Jim D Johnston

    Voice talent, ebook narration, storytelling, fun!

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 18

    I am a stage/film actor with over 40 years’ experience. I have a mature, authoritative voice that can be as smooth as milk or as hard as granite. I can do various accents, including British, American, German, Spanish, and French. As a full time voiceover artist, I am always available to bring your script to life; whether it's for a radio or television commercial, phone on-hold message, IVR, web site content, narration, animation, documentary, corporate presentation, PSA message and anything else you can dream up. All available with super FAST TURNAROUND. I have demo samples at www.imdb.me/jimdjohnston that you may study. I read my two children to sleep every night for many years, and IT WORKED! Let me read to you.

    $13.00 /hr
    46 hours
    4.99
  2. Laura M.

    Laura M.

    Graphic and Web Designer (CSS + HTML)

    Romania - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 16

    I have been working 10 years in the promotional market with various customers, from all kind of businesses - I always got congratulated for reliability, dead-line reaching, respecting the requests and going beyond client's expectations. I am a hard working and always learning person, with high attention to details. Since my standards are very high I am working on every project to make myself pleased with the result first of all, assuring through that an 100% satisfied customer. Last but not least - always meet the deadlines.

    $13.00 /hr
    52 hours
    5.00
  3. Sumit Kumar

    Sumit Kumar

    3D Designer & Visualizer

    India - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 23

    My name is sumit kumar and I'm a 3D designer & visualizer from the India, specializing in the creation of high quality 3D Designs. I truly have a well-rounded multimedia background with education and experience in 3D design and visualization. A strong team player – Dependable and Knowledgeable, with a dedication and a passion for getting the job done right the first time. If I can help you with any current or future projects please feel free to contact me via Upwork. I appreciate your time and look forward to working with you soon. Thanks

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.98
  4. Gianpiero C.

    $55.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Chantel F.

    Chantel F.

    Writer/Editor

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 13

    I am a working professional in the entertainment and publishing industries. Whether you need fresh content for your magazine or website, informative whitepapers for your staff or copyediting of existing text, I'm your go-to hire.

    $27.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  6. Julie K.

    Quality Book and Layout Designer

    United States - Portfolio: 16

    I am an experienced marketing professional with a background in print publishing. I have done everything from typesetting to editing to final production, but my true passion lays in pagination. If you are looking for someone who has a knack for creating book designs, newsletters, brochures, or flyers, I would love to work with you!

    $22.00 /hr
    250 hours
    4.94
  7. Stacey Atkinson

    Stacey Atkinson

    Writer and Editor

    Canada - Portfolio: 2

    I am a professional editor ranking in the top 20% of proofreaders and copy editors on Elance. I have twelve years of experience working for government in various jobs, writing and editing plans, reports and strategies. Since 2012 I've been working freelance, editing blogs, websites, book manuscripts, and marketing material. I am an award-winning author of a fiction novel and I regularly blog about opportunities for self-published authors. I hold a bachelor of design and an editing certificate, and I also have experience in stock photography, book design, and social media. Currently a member of the Editors' Association of Canada and the Independent Book Publishers Association.

    $23.00 /hr
    80 hours
    4.93
  8. Steve Butcher

    Steve Butcher

    Consumer product design from concept to shelf

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    ACG is a multi disciplined design agency that specializes in bringing ideas to life through a team of top talent in the areas of industrial design, graphic design, toy and game design and product engineering. We can deliver a comprehensive development program across multiple disciplines or a focused approach in any of our specialty areas. From product concepts to complete 3D CAD assemblies and part design to marketing, advertising and communications pieces for print and web. ACG can help bring your ideas and projects to life regardless of size or scope.

    $55.00 /hr
    45 hours
    4.90
  9. Janine carla G.

    Janine carla G.

    Virtual Assistant

    Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 13

    Experienced Web Researcher, Data Entry, Personal Assistant. Excellent in using search engines, enthusiastic in internet browsing and gathering information, patience and dedication is one of my essential trait, 48 hrs of working availability per week with stable internet connection. Good in written skills and verbal skills, I am looking forward to work with your team. Thank you!

    $5.00 /hr
    222 hours
    4.95
  10. Kirsten M.

    Kirsten M.

    Creative Writer and Editor

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    I can offer experience in editing, article writing, creative writing and ghostwriting. I have years of practice in fictional writing, as well as three years of editing experience. I am a poet and fictional writer who is a current undergraduate at Bryn Mawr College, majoring in English with a double minor in Psychology and Creative Writing. I am currently on the submissions board for Bryn Mawr's literary magazine 'Nimbus' and have been published in 'GTK Creative', 'Live Poets Society of New Jersey's, 'Just Poetry!!!' and 'The Rusty Nail.'

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00