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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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Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

Copy editing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.84.

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  1. Rebecca Joki

    Rebecca Joki

    Freelance writer with the "Write" words

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    I am award-winning fiction author and I have been freelance writing for several years. I an a stickler for deadlines and take great pride in my work. I write effective calls-to-action with my unique style and powerful command of the English language. I write business content including SEO Website content, marketing materials, proposals,HR-related content and various other business writing. I also write articles on a variety of other topics on a regular basis. I also content for various Websites including writing for Examiner.com as the Northern Wisconsin Fishing Examiner. I maintain my own blog at www.GetOutsideWisconsin.com and my own Website at FishLikeaGirl.us. I guest blog whenever possibel. I have received many awards for my fiction writing. . I have launched many successful email marketing campaigns for local businesses.

    $16.00 /hr
    36 hours
    4.95
  2. John Kerby Villamar

    John Kerby Villamar

    Data Entry Specialist

    Philippines - Tests: 1

    I want to gain myself as a freelancer in Odesk. I have a 10 years experience in Data Entry. I want to give my best in my employer and make a long term relation with him. My objective is to provide accurate service to my client and give client full satisfaction. I am hard worker, honest and very dedicate to my job. I want to build my career with ODESK freelancing site. I always ready to do your job with great confidence. I always try my best to produce high quality work for my client.

    $3.00 /hr
    62 hours
    4.99
  3. Alison S.

    Alison S.

    Every word must earn its place

    Canada

    "Alison really "gets" what motivates people to buy. And she turns that knowledge into persuasive, compelling text. An excellent investment for your business!" Stop losing sleep over dismal sales, and invest in a sales copywriter who understands buyers psychology, and has proven to use the written word to invoke a STRONG call-to-action. I'm a professional sales copywriter who writes HIGH-CONVERTING sales copy for my clients who have products and services in a variety of niches. I use a PROVEN structure in my sales letters, which gives my clients a high return on their investment with me.

    $44.00 /hr
    68 hours
    4.84
  4. Heather Butler Smith

    Heather Butler Smith

    Creative writer specialising in business.

    United Kingdom

    I have over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and training both in the UK and the USA. I have written and/or created professional profiles, technical manuals, business plans, workshop/training content, promotional materials and website content. Having lived and worked in the UK and USA I am skilled at writing for either audience.

    $60.00 /hr
    27 hours
    5.00
  5. John Zottoli

    John Zottoli

    Helping You Succeed

    United States

    I have retired from a Human Resources career with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. My experience in selecting employees and screening applicants for others well prepares me to help develop resumes and cover letters. I know what it takes to get past screeners and what gets the attention of selecting officials. I have also work in contracting, on the vendor side and the Government side. I have written specifications for Requests For Proposals, I have served as a member or chair or member of Source Selection Panels, and I have served as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative.

    $16.00 /hr
    67 hours
    4.80
  6. Irma H.

    Irma H.

    Expert Translator, Data Entry Provider

    Indonesia - Portfolio: 36

    I've been told I'm ONE OF THE FEW native Indonesian translators & data entry providers who goes the EXTRA MILE by offering a 100% GUARANTEE on ALL OF MY PROJECTS to ALL OF MY CLIENTS. If you are looking for a NATIVE Indonesian speaker who not only is an EXPERT TRANSLATOR, but who is also very talented & quick at DATA ENTRY, then I'm your girl! And if you are not 100% SATISFIED with my work, then you don't have to pay me. I have a college degree, and I have studied English for over 17 years. So I have a good command of the language. I really enjoy translating and have worked on OVER 100 TRANSLATION PROJECTS. My past projects range from movie scripts, to mobile app terms of agreements, to diet instructions for Indonesian restaurants. I also enjoy DATA ENTRY projects, and am excited about building my portfolio for that as well!

    $10.00 /hr
    166 hours
    4.99
  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. Carrie Cathey

    Carrie Cathey

    Internet Branding Specialist

    United States

    A combined five years of experience working as an online branding manager, content curator and social media specialist to strengthen companies online presence by creating, editing and developing blogs, articles and newsletters through skills I have developed through my professional and educational experience (MBA, BA in Communication and certifications). Other areas of concentration include: rebranding individuals/ companies; pitching articles/content to syndicated networks and publicists; creating taglines; promoting individuals/companies on radio shows & podcasts.

    $26.00 /hr
    1,040 hours
    4.98
  9. Ismail Humet

    Ismail Humet

    Sales copy that actually delivers results!

    United States

    Let's face it. The only reason you're here is because you need help with sales and you need it now. I've spent years studying the greatest copy writers in history and learning advanced psychology in order to perfect my craft. But what really sets me apart from the other copy writers on Elance is that I'm an entrepreneur just like you. I've walked the walk. Studying copywriting is one thing but living in the trenches and actually starting and growing companies through sales - that's what makes me the real deal. I have developed my copywriting skills to the point that people routinely pay me money for products/services that I haven't even built yet. My copy is able to "pre-sell" them before I spend time and resources actually building anything. Can you imagine having copy that powerful on your side?

    $100.00 /hr
    9 hours
    5.00