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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. Jonathan M.

    Jonathan M.

    Apple IT & Productivity Consultant

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

    Since 2003, I have run one of the few server-rated, Apple-certified Mac consulting firms in San Antonio and South Texas. I have been a Mac evangelist since 1983 — a 13-year-old fanboy! I still love Apple hardware and OS X, and now my enthusiasm extends to mobile and cloud computing like Google Apps, Dropbox and Evernote. Specialties include: My specialties include: * Macs, iPhone, iPad, iPod * OS X Server * Promise, Drobo, File Transporter * Google Apps * iCloud, Dropbox, Evernote and other clouds * AirPort and Meraki networking * Apple TV, iTunes * iPhoto, Lightroom * Switching from Windows to Mac * Integrating Macs in the enterprise I can help with: • Remote configuration • Networking for small business and households • Pre-purchase decisions • On-site installation & configuration • Backups & security • One-on-one and group training • Workflow and productivity From small businesses to consumers, nonprofits to public companies, I have been thrilled to coach hundreds of people to improve their lives through technology. Check out my profile at

    $80.00 /hr
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  2. Jonathan Storm

    Jonathan Storm


    United States - Last active: 04/28/2014 - Tests: 10

    I value intellectual honesty, equanimity and dispassionate discourse, diversity of perspective, creative collaboration, scientific inquiry, and a healthy, nuanced sense of humor. I value people, not organizations. I draw a lot of diagrams and carry a notebook and whiteboard wherever I go. Given a pot of coffee, or a few pints, and a lot of markers, I'll talk shop for hours. I recently took up juggling just so I can think faster. Incidentally, it's also fun. Some wordier information follows. Since entering networking in 2004, I've had the good fortune of being given unfettered access to a smorgasbord of technologies from numerous vendors in a wide variety of implementations. The gestalt of this practical experience is enhanced pattern recognition, which has proven invaluable when encountering new technologies and unfamiliar systems. I've also developed a fairly unhealthy relationship with the Internet, and for all her vexing inconsistencies and mind-boggling architectural flaws, I always run right back. BGP had me at "Open." I strive always to distill recursive complexity from seemingly inextricable intricacy, reducing special cases to degenerate ones (though, in the wild, an 80% solution is often quite good). I prefer primary research and the considered development of new processes and best practices to the repetitive application of existing ones, and this drives me to automate the tedious bits wherever possible. I'm always in search of new and interesting problems--and new methods with which to solve them. To that end, I spend a great deal of time writing code and studying mathematics, all the while finding new applications to ground the theory. If I stumble upon a particularly recalcitrant problem, I teach everyone I see about it until some vital insight reveals itself or I find someone to instead teach me.

    $60.00 /hr
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  3. Christopher Jones

    Christopher Jones

    IT Management Consultant / Sr. Project Manager

    United States - Last active: 05/16/2014

    Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) offering 20 years of professional management & administrative experience with over 18 years specifically in the Information Technology industry; experience managing large-scale communication, marketing and associated public relation efforts in the digital advertising and marketing industry. • Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations • Business Process Re-engineering • Change Management • Communications • Information Technology & Strategy • Program & Project Management • Requirements Management • Organizational Development • Research & Analysis • Training & Education

    $60.00 /hr
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  4. Tavis Hampton

    Tavis Hampton

    IT, Hosting, Server and Linux Professional

    United States - Last active: 10/27/2014

    I specialize in Linux system administration on both the desktop and server. My primary area is in an educational capacity as both an instructor and writer, although I also perform some web design, server management and information consulting. I have several years of experience writing about web hosting, server management and a variety of other technology areas, including consumer technology. I am well versed in HTML and CSS, and I know some basic Javascript and PHP. As a writer, I have been published by highly visible websites and have also been published in print.

    $30.00 /hr
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  5. Jan Donnelly

    Jan Donnelly

    Virtual Assistant / Admin / Web Maintenance

    Italy - Last active: 05/23/2014 - Tests: 2

    I am looking for the opportunity for long term work as a Virtual Assistant using the skills I already possess and to develop new ones. I have worked in the Admin, HR and Accounting fields for most of my career and have good organisational skills as well as being very computer and internet literate. I have written and maintained websites for many years using HTML, PHP, MySQL as well as CMS including Drupal, Wordpress and Joomla. I have also used Dreamweaver. I have used social media and blogging to promote websites. My strengths are professionalism, reliability and the determination to produce accurate work quickly. I am keen to learn new skills and implement them in my work. I speak fluent Italian and am able to translate Italian documents into understandable English. I am adaptable and willing to work weekends or flexible hours during the day such as evenings as well as standard office hours.

    $9.44 /hr
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  6. Roban Kearby

    Roban Kearby

    Professional and Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 10

    My primary goal as a writer is to continuously improve on my abilities while also delivering content that helps my clients look good and make money. I'm also available for both web and graphic design projects... in addition to having a strong interest programming projects that involved the ASP.NET MVC framework.

    $50.00 /hr
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  7. Alice G.

    Alice G. Agency Contractor

    Publisher, Artist, Preventive Health Director

    United States - Last active: 10/17/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

    I am a volunteer for my local regional medical center. I am also a contributing writer for on the following link,, that I designed and created as a member. It provides support to fellow members that need concise advice for their physical fitness, skin issues and nutritional concerns. My aim is to get to the focus in a few meaningful words. In addition, I formally restored Renaissance Historical Architecture, designed engines, innovative products and I am an admire of muscle and vintage cars.

    Associated with: Green Publishing House

    $50.00 /hr
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  8. Kirk J.

    Kirk J.

    Search Internet Analyst

    United States - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

    Over the last 10 years, I've helped developed and coordinate a wide range of websites using HTML, DHTML, PHP, and MySQL for my small business. I guarantee you a solid performance as a internet search analyst in ongoing web projects working with code writing programmers and sometimes just completing the job myself. I give you a versatile package of creativity, skill and great personality. I foresee strong growth in internet marketing by creating multiple media brands centering advertising solutions. Targeting top organic search positions in the major search engines for website internet online publishers displaying creative ideas in digital marketing concepts. Helping companies meet goals and exceeding yearly expectations in future forecast. I also have experience in social media, content writing, WordPress, SEO, FTP etc.

    $7.00 /hr
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