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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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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. Jonathan M.

    Jonathan M.

    Apple IT & Productivity Consultant

    United States - Last active: 20 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 http://about.me/jjmarcus.

    $80.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  2. Jonathan Storm

    Jonathan Storm

    Consultant

    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
    0 hours
    0.00
  3. Oscar Oz

    Oscar Oz

    The Next Big name in computer related skills is Marco.

    Ghana - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 1

    I am a well versed self taught Information Systems troubleshooter. Technology is an integral part of my everyday activities. In my current position, I have analyzed corrected the following types of errors: Virus eradication, fixing registry, drive directories and remove and update motherboards as well. I am able to provide assistance in person, by phone (unseen) and online to assist troubled and viral-infested systems for customers. I am a fast learner, good comprehension, able to perform multi-task, able to operate office equipment, office computers and laptops. I perform Software and Hardware troubleshooting no matter which type of operating system. I also perform installation of systems and components with little or no help. My experience working with people has given me perseverance for excellence. I have excellent interpersonal skills in customer service and with my team mates. I am self taught self motivated and given the opportunities of being tested to justify my abilities, I am sure I will meet your company’s hiring criteria. Learning and development, and improving my technological abilities are my primary priorities. If opportunity is given, I would prove my worth to your company

    $199.99 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Sameh A.

    Sameh A.

    Senior Low Current Systems Engineer

    Egypt - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

    Over the last 10 years, I have developed (Design Drawings/Calculations, Shop drawings, BOQ, Commercial studies Technical Specifications & Technical Submittals) for Low Current Systems including Access Control,CCTV,Fire Alarm,Public Address & Audio Visual System. As well for lighting & electrical systems. I have certified in CCNA & Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) , EASE program,Aruba Wireless Networks. I have experience in Auto CAD program, Microsoft Office,PDf programs I Understand the needs for anyone how to maintain the business, I seek challenges & mutually beneficial collaboration as well as opportunities to improve my skills.

    $15.00 /hr
    1,805 hours
    4.22
  5. John Reed

    John Reed

    Highly Experienced Technical Support Professional

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

    I am currently the sole customer/technical support provider for a veteran OS X and iOS developer, resolving technical issues, isolating bugs, and writing end-user documentation. I have many years of experience in independent/freelance hardware and software support, providing services both remotely and on location. I have worked with a number of leading telecommunications providers and commercial/consumer information technology vendors to ensure their internal users and customers received access to required resources at all times. Though I do not plan to leave my current position, I'm always interested in additional remote support opportunities, particularly in the Apple Mac OS X and iOS market. If you're an independent developer who needs a hand with your support workload, I would love to hear from you.

    $11.11 /hr
    18 hours
    5.00
  6. Jeremy Marx

    Jeremy Marx

    English Editor/Copywriter and Technical Writer

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

    I am an experienced writer and editor. I am an electrical engineer by trade and an English teacher by profession. I'm able to write or edit English language documents with a technical nature or in general. I have excellent grammar and can easily adapt my writing style to suit your needs. Native speaker of the American English vernacular.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Jeff S.

    Jeff S.

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

    F I N A L L Y ! This is the INTRODUCTION worth waiting for: There is a "new kid" in town We all know there are dozens of applicants for every single job posting THIS is the ANNOUNCEMENT of the arrival of one Native English Speaker to ODESK, whose command of the written English language EXCEEDS expectations when given the OPPORTUNITY RESEARCH has been done, revealing that RARELY do projects contain that "CERTAIN SOMETHING" which makes them "POP AND SIZZLE" (or if you prefer, "WOO AND ENTERTAIN") Who are your most IMPORTANT READERS? Sometimes a ONE-WORD CHANGE can make a BIG difference... English grammatical MESSES can become HIGH DICTION PROSE... Choppy English TRANSLATIONS can transform into a SMOOTH and READABLE language... (How does YOUR translated document read to a native English speaker?) Make your own written documents sound more AUTHENTICALLY American What does your AUDIENCE THINK? Will PERFECT Spelling and Grammar be enough to IMPRESS? Do you sound as CREATIVE to them as you think you do? PUNS?... IRONY?... HUMOR?... SARCASM?... Are these qualities you would like to include in the pieces you've written? Do you hope to PUBLISH your work? PROOFREAD and POLISH your pieces for clarity and understanding... BRILLIANT COPY can be delivered to your publisher Are your documents ready for a THOROUGH CLEANING by the "New Kid" at ODesk? SIMPLY prepare a SAMPLE-SIZED COPY of your piece for my review and edits for a BITE-SIZED fee CHOOSE from American English or the "Queen's English" for your piece... (Select either audience.) The Menu: PROOFREAD... EDIT... Adjust for WORDINESS... Be SUCCINCT... Discover effective WORD CHOICE... Create consistent VERB TENSE... Much MORE... Also available: COPY WRITING (for current clients) Rewriting personal emails and letters (PREMIUM FEES APPLY, current clients only) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. Bruce Geisert

    Bruce Geisert

    Temporary Worker

    United States - Last active: 04/16/2012 - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    Computer technology professional with a proven record of delivering products and tasks. Experience implementing information systems, and original content, for corporations, non-profits and foundations both in the United States and Internationally. On-Task professional that can deliver on tasks Goal: Temporary contracts for Quality Assurance testing, Customer Support, Data entry, Design Review, Help text writing for projects, sites and products.

    $16.67 /hr
    41 hours
    4.80
  9. Najam Tirmizi

    Najam Tirmizi

    Freelance Copyeditor

    Pakistan - Last active: 01/08/2012 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    As a native English speaker with graduate-level English skills and an affinity for crafting concise prose, I've decided to put my skills to use on oDesk. Born in Canada, I've lived most of my life in Toronto, and studied Cognitive Science and Philosophy at the University of Toronto. Many professors praised the quality of my essays in these subjects.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  10. Imran I.

    Imran I. Agency Contractor

    Web Design,HMTL,CSS,PHP,JQuery,Ajax,Zend,WP

    Pakistan - Last active: 12/10/2014 - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 7

    My Main goal is to provide people the best thing they want from me .I don't compromise on Quality of Work. That's Why i have great feedback score from my clients. The Reason is my Hard Work and Sincerity with my Work

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    Associated with: Paradigm Solutions Agency

    $22.22 /hr
    141 hours
    4.87