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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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Copy editing Job Cost Overview

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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Time to Complete Upwork Copy editing Jobs

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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. Gary Smith

    Gary Smith

    Freelance Writer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 14

    I create outstanding, original and engaging copy for commercial clients. Whatever you require - whether it's sales pages, articles, reviews or commentary, I will deliver work of an extremely high standard. I was previously a lawyer in private practice where I honed my skills - generating engaging web content describing developments in case law and government policy, commentary on national and international news, information pages, promotional, and technical documentation. If you're looking for a skilled and reliable UK-based copy writer for either a one-off project or for a longer professional relationship, I won't disappoint.

    $22.22 /hr
    258 hours
    4.87
  2. Justin Lancaster

    Justin Lancaster

    Patent Attorney with Contract Law and Intellectual Property

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    PATENT ATTORNEY. CONTRACT LAWYER. BUSINESS MANAGER. STRATEGY, You need some legal help fast. And you don't want to drive downtown and pay a city lawyer $750/hour. So you've come here to find a lawyer just as good who will charge you only ONE FIFTH of that going rate. Right? REALLY??!! WELL, YOU'RE IN LUCK!! But, why am I offering you such a crazy deal? First, because I am bootstrapping a startup company to solve human disease and I need just enough money to pay for gas, buy printer ink at Staples, and pay my software coders on UpWork. So, you help me and you'll be helping humanity!! Second, I don't like chasing clients for payment, so the UpWork hourly pay structure solves that problem well! (I prefer hourly to fixed contract!) And, third, because I don't want to work in a law firm downtown. Been there. Done that. So, how can I help you? What busines or legal advice do you need? Do you have a nifty product idea? An invention you want to patent? Or a contract or agreement to get written and negotiated? And, if you are in Massachusetts (or your legal problem is in this state), then I can help with almost any other type of legal problem, too. --- immigrations, employment, contracts, licensing, negotiation, corporate, trademarks, copyright, patents, family, real estate, ... you name it ------------------------------------------------------------- LOOJL ------------------------------------------------------------ Law Offices Of Justin Lancaster ------------------------------------------------------------- -- IP services for customers in any of the United States -- General business coaching and strategy development -- 35 years of legal experience in many branches of law -- Legal counseling, contract drafting, review and editing -- Negotiation services I've served in executive management positions in more than eight high-tech startup companies and can provide valuable sales, marketing, business development, strategy and operations assistance. Trained as a data scientist and researcher for more than a decade, I offer strong skills in research, data-processing, software design and Internet informatics. Ph.D., UCSD J.D., VT Law School Postdoc, Harvard University

    $125.00 /hr
    115 hours
    5.00
  3. Fiona L.

    Fiona L.

    Writer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    My name is Fiona. I am a native English speaker from the UK, with masters degree level English language skills for editing and writing. I am highly skilled at writing succinct, straightforward business and corporate communications and/or editing preexisting documentation for clarity, conciseness, fluency and legality. I hold a Masters degree in commercial law and specialize in international sales, employment and human rights law. My specialties and past projects include: - Copy writing and editing - Technical copy writing and editing - Exciting blog writing - SEO friendly web content and management - Social media content and management - All types of business documents including business proposals, human resources documents, presentations and handbooks. - Legal writing and research I am trustworthy, dependable and professional in both the work I produce and my dealings with clients. I communicate well and can meet deadlines. I am the ideal person to hire for those looking for a dependable professional with masters-level English writing and editing skills. Please visit my website www.writingbyfiona.wordpress.com for more information on what I can offer and a portfolio of my work.

    $24.44 /hr
    15 hours
    5.00
  4. Michael Z.

    Michael Z.

    Legal Researcher and Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a law school graduate with extensive experience in legal research and writing, and experience writing a diverse array of different documents. I provide thorough, persuasive and concise legal writing which is meant to maximally serve the client's interests while striking the appropriate tone for the particular audience. I have experience drafting legal memoranda, appellate briefs, motions, and argumentative academic essays discussing legal issues. My background is in US federal and New York law, and I also have professional experience in immigration law and mortgage foreclosure defense law. I am also highly proficient in conducting legal research using legal databases such as Westlaw and Lexis Nexis, which I have independent access to. With over 412 hours logged on oDesk and a rating of 4.66, I have a demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality legal research, writing, and editing services.

    $16.67 /hr
    412 hours
    4.67
  5. Ela K.

    Ela K.

    Provider of Writing/Proofreading/Translation Services & Legal Insight

    Germany - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 3

    Native German freelance writer, translator and fully qualified lawyer with strong organization, prioritization and project management skills. Well-rounded and resourceful professional with a mix of legal, marketing and publishing expertise. Worked the past couple of years as a researcher and writer for specialized - financial and legal - publishers in London, UK. Firm grasp of the English (UK and US spelling) and German languages and in-depth research experience. Thoroughly enjoys both creative and technical writing, with a penchant for translating, editing and proofreading both German and English content. 10+ years' translation experience (website content, business plans etc.). Especially interested in medical and legal topics but will take on any given subject with the same enthusiasm. Highly analytical, timely, quality-driven and adaptive. Important note: As I handle legal/sensitive information on a regular basis I do not work with the automatic oDesk time tracking tool due to confidentiality issues.

    $44.00 /hr
    66 hours
    5.00
  6. Anna K Gibson

    Anna K Gibson

    Copy Editor/Writer/Proofreader with Computer and Legal Experience

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 5

    See my online portfolio at: https://greengirl88.journoportfolio.com/ I have worked for nearly three years as a Legal Secretary in both criminal and civil law. I have a variety of computer skills varying from Microsoft Office to more specific programs such as Timeslips and Legal Edge. I am proficient with English and have experience proofreading documents ranging from the legal field to novels, as well as formatting and editing for various attorneys and students. I enjoy editing fiction and have a knack for making dialogue and narrative sound more natural. I have additional experience in Data Entry prior to becoming a Legal Secretary, and I can pay close attention to detail on a grand scale.

    $13.00 /hr
    123 hours
    4.79
  7. Sharon R.

    Sharon R. Agency Contractor

    Writer: Blogs, web content, Editor, Social Media, enewsletters, law ex

    United States - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

    As a former journalist and freelance writer, I have gained a wide range of skills and experience in many areas of writing and editing. I have a long list of writing projects, which includes blogs, online news and feature articles, online news releases, website content development, editing, enewsletters, proofreading, keyword research, social media, script writing and speech writing. As a reporter first, and then editor of the Arkansas Sun, a countywide newspaper, I reported on everything from the plight of rice farmers to the goings-on at the County Courthouse. Some other past writing experience includes a screenplay that was produced, a monthly print magazine on state volunteerism for the Arkansas Governor's Office, and speech writing and new law summaries for the Arkansas Senate, as their Legislative Information Officer. As Assistant Director of the Arkansas Endowment for the Humanities, I helped develop programs at a grass roots level to bring culture, history and education to adults and children in the state. In addition to my other jobs, I worked with a personal injury attorney for 15 years, negotiating settlements with insurance companies and arbitrators, preparing legal documents, and helping represent the law firm’s clientele. I continue to consult with two law firms concerning their online presence including social media development, online and offline press releases, enewsletters, and blog writing. My passions are elder care, the Arkansas Food Bank, cooking, and organic gardening. I am efficient, organized and dependable. I know that I would be an asset to any business willing to work with me.

    Associated with: UPDIVISION CODE

    $33.33 /hr
    534 hours
    4.98
  8. Eric Crinnian

    Eric Crinnian

    Attorney (Licensed in MO) & Experienced Professional

    United States - Last active: 03/07/2014 - Tests: 9

    Over the past 13 years, I have gained extensive experience over several areas, including law, inside and outside sales, business management, personnel and HR, insurance, retail, and several other fields. I have a bachelors degree in communication, and just received my Juris Doctorate. My research and writing skills are impeccable and I have a wide array of interests and subject matter expertise areas. I am located in the central United States and am a native English speaker. Please take a look at my oDesk feedback and my test scores, and contact me if you have any questions about my abilities. I would love the opportunity to put my skills to work for you!

    $55.56 /hr
    23 hours
    5.00