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Copy editing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.83.

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  1. Darcie N.

    Darcie N.

    Engage Your Audience

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 8

    I know how to turn your communication needs into effective platforms that engage your audience and inspire action. I have worked with topics from pop culture to social justice and projects that range from one-liner tags to full length features. I am organized, detail oriented and collaborative with experience including popular blog topics and feature articles, networking, press release composition, introduction letters, and informational materials

    $24.00 /hr
    498 hours
    4.97
  2. Cole Reibin

    Cole Reibin

    Quick & Reliable Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 26

    100% English speaker with a B.S Degree in Computer Science, Applied Computer Graphic concentration and over 8+ years in Graphic Design, specializes in designing: Postcards, flyers, banners, coupons, signs, door magnets, info-graphics, brochures, templates, and much more! My number one priority is making sure your needs have been met or exceeded. The quality of work I create is of the utmost importance, and I don't stop a project until you are completely satisfied! I also have an exceptionally fast turnover rate with many projects being completed within just 2-3 days. Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope to hear from you soon! Sincerely, Cole Reibin

    $25.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.72
  3. Steve Mallach

    Steve Mallach

    Highly Experienced Online Copywriter

    Singapore - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 21

    Whether you want a writer or a consultant who understands your target audiences and never loses sight of your business objectives? Of course you do, and I understand that. Because I get it. I get that you don't have the time to micromanage and that all you want is results. I get you those results, with strategic advice and copy that engages your target audience and makes your print or online real estate shine. I have an Honors degree in Journalism and over two decades of experience. I have written and consulted extensively in a number of fields, including listed companies, multinational conglomerates and within agency environments. I pride myself on extensive research (before I write a word I'll know your industry and your target market) and my reputation as a client focused professional.

    $33.00 /hr
    71 hours
    5.00
  4. Sarah Bailey-Martin

    Sarah Bailey-Martin

    English language teacher, editor, author

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 16

    Thank you for taking the time to check out my profile. I hope you will find that I am the right person for the job. I know that a big concern for many clients is the freelancer’s level of English. Rest assured, I am fluent. I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and lived there until I graduated from Maryville University in 2011. My degree is in middle level education with an emphasis in English language arts and literature. After graduation, I decided to teach students in Central Mexico and currently split my time between there and the United States. I have been working as a freelancer through oDesk, now Upwork, since 2011 and independently for several years before that. During my freelancing career, I have completed more jobs than I can possibly remember, covering a wide variety of topics and targeting a wide variety of audiences. The general areas in which I work are writing and editing, including rewriting, spinning, and content re-purposing. I specialize in creating and editing content that targets the following audiences: mothers, children, teachers, students, single women, medical patients, and home owners. Due to my work teaching non-native speakers, I excel at re-working and editing content created by speakers of other languages. As for the formats I write in or edit, I am open to most anything. I have written and edited product descriptions, product reviews, novels, short stories, children’s books, blog posts, website content, SEO articles, email campaigns, biographies, resumes, dictionary definitions, lesson plans, teacher training materials, catalogs, brochures, magazine profiles, taglines, social media posts, and more. I am always excited to try something new. Take some time to look through my portfolio items to get a better feel for my work and don’t be afraid to request a sample if you do not find what you are looking for. Thank you for your time and attention.

    $22.22 /hr
    367 hours
    4.91
  5. Betti Hunter

    Betti Hunter

    Journalist and copywriter

    Germany - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9

    I'm a native English speaking freelance journalist and copywriter, currently based in Berlin. Specialises in: - Long and short form journalistic articles - Content writing for websites and marketing copy - Press releases - Blog posts - Social media management - Reviews - Proofreading and editing Over the past 18 months, I have: - Successfully devised and orchestrated a successful digital marketing campaign for a small UK-based printing company - Researched and written in-depth investigative and feature articles for national magazines and newspapers - Produced marketing copy and strategies for a renowned UK circus company and an international hula hooping festival - Co-founded/edited an independent student newspaper. Samples of my work are, of course, available on request. I look forward to working with you.

    $15.00 /hr
    79 hours
    4.98
  6. Jaqueline Mendoza-Bongco

    Jaqueline Mendoza-Bongco

    Administrative Support/Customer Care/Data Analyst/WEB RESEARCHER/SEO

    Philippines - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6

    For the past 5 years I've been exposed with different types of work such as clerical, recruitment, managing production on a customer service side and forecasting or handling 800 people in terms of business needs.  My previous experiences had taught me a lot and could help out in all the projects that will be assigned. Currently I worked as a Keyword Researcher and help out our Internet Marketing Manager in analyzing keywords for the website

    $5.56 /hr
    2,940 hours
    4.87
  7. Romena C.

    Romena C.

    Sourcing Specialist with sales and marketing experience.

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

    Over the past six (6) years I have developed excellent customer service roles in a variety of industries ranging from the hospitality, aeronautical, performing arts and supply industry. A proven track record in being a committed reliable employee who is able to communicate to fellow workmates both in large groups and classes to one on one lessons. I am looking for engaging roles in both a full time or part time capacity. I am seeking the opportunity to help companies and individuals reach their goals efficiently and productively. I guarantee that hiring me will provide you a terrific results in both quality and speed. I am a proficient person who can manage the time wisely and get the job done. I also have experience in marketing projects / campaigns, Stock taking, sourcing / procurement and Cash Handling.

    $5.56 /hr
    155 hours
    5.00
  8. Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Nonprofit 501c3 Tax Exempt Status: Idea to Reality

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

    I am author of the Do Your Own Nonprofit 51-book state series and Nonprofit Touchdown: Winning the 501c3 Game Against IRS. Also founder of Pasture Valley Children Missions and Owner of Chalfant Eckert Publishing, a traditional publisher with hybrid qualities allowing authors to keep their rights and royalties while enjoying world-class publishing services. I can take your idea for a nonprofit organization, even if it is only an idea, and turn it into a reality quickly. The paperwork and process are intimidating, but not to me. Let me help you get it finished so you can get to the mission you are on to make the world a better place! I put my rates in at $50 an hour. For new U.S. nonprofits less than 27 months old with annual revenue this minute of less than $50,000 and assets less than $250,000, that hourly rate translates to 2 hours total for the state and federal paperwork. The exception is for schools, hospitals, churches. That paperwork is much more involved and will require a closer look and a conversation to come up with what is fair and gets the job done. In any case, I am fair, reasonable, know what I am doing, don't waste my time or yours, and provide quality work. Are you are writer? Want to know your actual publishing potential? Need a ghostwriter, content or developmental editor, copy editor or proofreader, publicist? Chalfant Eckert Publishing has them all at a fair price for GREAT work. Some of our authors have been publicized into Best Seller status and have made appearances on national syndicated talk shows. We are good at what we do, we have to be. I own the company and I won't settle for anything less! LOTS of references available upon request for nonprofit services and publishing, including attorneys. What are you waiting for? It is time to get started!

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Chelsea Dibble

    Chelsea Dibble

    Chelsea Dibble: Writer

    United States - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    I am an extremely passionate writer and an excellent wordsmith. Much of my writing is witty, conversational, intelligent and unique; the stuff that isn't is being edited at the moment. I can write an upstanding non-fiction or informative piece or a compelling fiction piece. I also try to follow these ideals in my daily life: My best work is ahead of me. Get things done. Edit. Live each day with discipline. Apologize quickly and often. Write thank you notes. Listen to big ideas. Think of big ideas. Checklists are extremely rewarding. Write 1000 words a day for fun. Practice. If something can't be seen creatively, move to a different angle and look again. Everyone is their own protagonist. Respect that. Take responsibility for everything you do. Be a Renaissance man. Wear as many hats as possible for a few years. Specialize in something after those few years. Be annoyingly curious. Edit. Some of the topics I love writing about include: travel, health and fitness, finances, advice, fiction, advertising, small business marketing, heuristics, hiking, mountaineering, self-help, fashion, music, weddings and pedagogy.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
    4.99
  10. Joshua Fairfield

    Joshua Fairfield

    Writer and Editor with a Web Design Focus

    United States - Last active: 10/24/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    Since graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Arts in English, I have established my own business that helps companies leverage the power of SEO, SEM, and emerging technologies through the creation and curating of value-added content. In simpler, less inflated terms: I am a writer and designer who has learned how to write and design for the web. I love writing website content, email marketing campaigns, blog articles, press releases, journalistic pieces and everything in-between. I'm delving deeper and deeper into developing websites and creating complete marketing campaigns. I'm excited about where the future might take me. Contact me today so we can start working on a better future together.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,761 hours
    4.96