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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 Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.83.

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  1. Patrick Seguin

    Patrick Seguin

    Expert Copywriter & Editor with Marketing Experience

    Czech Republic - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 12

    I write copy that helps you build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with your customers. Complementary marketing skills enable me to identify market needs and communicating clear solutions. Writing has always been fundamental to my career. With over two decades of personal and professional experience, I can ensure that you speak with your audience effectively. I have over 15 years of experience in online marketing and product marketing, gained through positions in major international companies operating in the Czech Republic, including O2 and AVG Technologies. At present, I'm developing and executing communications strategies and producing content for eFace2Face, Inc., provider of the world’s only complete web-based video selling and electronic signature solution. I enjoy using my writing skills to breathe life into innovative ideas while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. You can reach me at seguin.patrick@gmail.com.

    $50.00 /hr
    3,922 hours
    5.00
  2. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 17

    Over the years I have developed myself and others in various business and leadership skills. My recent clients were family owned small businesses, but also Fortune 500 companies whose brands are in our homes wherever we might live at the moment. I studied and worked in several countries around the world - US, Switzerland, Middle East and Europe - in start-ups and operations management of multinationals. I consult and coach international clients mostly in business management and marketing. Am often writing or editing training or other manuals for them. Since Nov 2012. I am also the principal consultant for WiFi Austria Institute's 'HR Manager' course. This is 9 month course for which I also develop training material. My blog is No Panic Management and if you Google me you will find few more websites I made, with copies I wrote. My name is on first page of Google (when searching for it.) My objective is to work only on things I like, with people I like. They are professionals with integrity and attitude. It means they like and respect business, as well as others they work with. Do not work for companies who do not treat employees well. Ultimately I am looking for ways to help business grow and create jobs, whether it is mine or anyone else's company. That is a greater mission behind any ''small'' task I undertake. I take different jobs at my spare time, those I can do well, enjoy, and those that enhance my business experience while delivering result. Should you have a good business proposal or idea for me, I'd be happy to hear it. Am always welcoming new opportunities for business development and mutually beneficial partnerships.

    $50.00 /hr
    1,707 hours
    4.78
  3. Chere Poole

    Chere Poole

    SEO Copywriter, Blogger, Content Writer, Creative Writer, Editor

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 13

    I am an experienced writer, editor and marketing professional with an excellent work ethic and positive, "I can do" attitude. Self-motivated and organized, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. I intend to keep my 5 star rating by using excellent writing and editing skills to deliver quality work for my clients. Whether I produce newsletters, blogs, articles, product and service descriptions or promotional brochures for your business, SEO copy for your website, or help you polish a resume, short story or novel, every project receives my best effort. I take great pride in my work, and consider your project my project. For a look at my recent blogs, check out CBeyond Realty.com. Put me to the test, I'm excited to show you how I can help!

    $55.56 /hr
    1,511 hours
    5.00
  4. Julie S.

    Julie S. Agency Contractor

    Top Rated Marketing Writer & Content Manager

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 8

    Recently named a Top Rated Freelancer by oDesk, I create web-based content marketing, advertising and PR campaigns that communicate your most compelling value propositions to prospects and customers. I’ll form your brand, create your “voice,” get you found, and convert visitors to buyers. Among the strategies I manage are complete web copywriting services, content marketing, social marketing, e-mail campaigns, and journalism PR, where my clients gain credibility and visibility through thought leadership in the form of ghost-written or edited guest blogs, e-guides, and articles in targeted media forums. My goal is to keep working with serious clients who may be just starting out but who have a great business model, where an excellent communications and marketing strategy is all that's needed to propel them to success.

    Associated with: The Message Maven

    $67.00 /hr
    1,203 hours
    4.96
  5. Tim S. Higgins

    Tim S. Higgins Agency Contractor

    Expert Editor | Copywriter | Web Design | SEO Consultant

    United States - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 32 - Portfolio: 1

    A professional copywriter and copy editor with excellent knowledge of sales and marketing both online and offline. I produce concise, pristine, and engaging copy for websites and business communications that appeal to multiple audiences utilizing a broad UK or US vocabulary as required. I am available to write landing pages, sales pages, brochures, mission statements, website pages, install/manage/host/customize WordPress sites, produce web graphics & design and domain management/procurement. Experienced in rolling out online start-ups including branding, I can really give your business that lift it needs to each above the competition and be both highly visible to search engines and useful to your readers and visitors. The days of relying on keywording and purchased backlinks to get a good Google position are gone; quality content is No.1 on Google's list of aims for its search engine. Advanced semantic algorithms are getting better and better at weeding out poor quality content. This is why my copywriting services are worth the money you pay - My content is always of very high quality, which I firmly believe will be increasingly characteristic of high ranking content in search results. My portfolio at http://www.phraseset.com includes many website pages of varying style of content, articles, corporate proposals and persuasive sales copy. As an expert editor, I can take that existing copy that you just cannot seem to get quite right and mold it into the powerful communication tool you had envisioned. My quality English language skills and high IQ (I am a Mensa Member) ensure that my clients get one of the best available freelance copywriting and technical writing partners. I have 20+ years of experience using Excel, Word, Photoshop and many other Adobe products. My overall objective is to apply my skills as best I can; assuring that I will not undertake anything, I cannot manage and will apply my ethic of hard work and quality to any project undertaken. On a personal level, I am a keen guitarist. Being friendly, personable, loyal, and flexible has always been my approach to work - I work hard at my client relationships because I value their business. Working in the online world of global sourcing across time zones from Australia to Europe and across the US, I fully understand the importance of being contactable (my SkypeID is timhi99ins). See my great feedback here on oDesk and remember, my full portfolio is available at http://www.phraseset.com. Note: I am not able to display all my work as I frequently sign NDA's. Check me out and then hire me so I can bring some added value to your business. You will not be disappointed.

    Associated with: PhraseSet Agency

    $49.99 /hr
    4,589 hours
    4.91
  6. Christi Aldridge

    Christi Aldridge

    Word Lover, Spelling Corrector, and Article Creator

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 16

    I have a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Journalism. I was an award winning columnist for my university paper, and wrote articles for the school's magazine as well. I am creative and love to express that. I have been writing online for the past five years specializing in areas such as crafts, entertainment, beauty and fashion, home decor, DIY, kids' activities and parties, holiday ideas, electronics, jewelry, clothing, and literature. I am also trained in copywriting, opinion articles and public relations writing. I'm a grammar and spelling lover and adore editing as well as writing and have taken copyediting classes. I have a sharp sense of humor, flawless spelling and grammar skills and I tend to work very hard but very fast. I'm experienced with social networking, HTML, Microsoft Word, SEO writing and blogging. I love coming up with ideas and being creative so my articles aren't run of the mill. I'm friendly, social and great with customers and clients as well. I was named one of Yahoo's Top Writers of 2012, and stay busy with projects ranging from social media, product descriptions, blogs, and Buying Guides to page reviews and ratings, article writing, and editing. I love the written word, especially when it's spelled properly! I'm prompt, trustworthy, and strive for excellence every day, and I enjoy becoming a better writer with each project I work on.

    $27.78 /hr
    1,916 hours
    5.00
  7. Manolito Sulit

    Manolito Sulit

    Tagalog/Filipino Translator, Web Admin, DE & Content Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 14

    Thank you for your interest in my profile. You can call me Manny. A published writer in Filipino and a former teacher of the language, my poems and stories are collected in paperback, ebook and magazine editions. I have also written, directed and produced a full-length indie movie. I've got my Journalism degree from UST and some postgraduate translation units during my stint at DLSU. My oDesk career has started way back in 2008 as a VA doing data entry for MLS. After a year, an offer came to implement Internet marketing strategies that promote language learning products and also to develop affiliate sites. Since then, more clients have entrusted me with more exciting jobs related to content, data entry, online marketing, website management and the like. I look forward to working with you in your project. Best regards.

    $12.00 /hr
    6,436 hours
    4.92
  8. Andrea L.

    Andrea L.

    Virtual Admin ~ Personal Assistant ~ Project and Office Manager

    United States - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I have a degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations, and a minor in English. I moved from the United States to beautiful Rome, Italy, in 2010. I previously worked as an Event, Travel and Training Coordinator, and have strong skills when it comes to detail and organization. After I moved to Italy, I discovered the world of freelancing. Best discovery yet! For the past three years, I have worked as a Virtual Administrative Assistant through oDesk, specializing in administration and marketing. I proudly have a long-standing relationship with the majority of my clients. Although there are others, my primary responsibilities as an assistant currently include: - travel and event planning - social media management - preparing and processing client invoices - email marketing and communications - maintaining company website - proofreading articles and video scripts - managing virtual assistant team - maintaining internal systems and databases I also love to travel and experience new places, and spend a great deal of time traveling around Europe. I write a blog, Why Roam?, about my travels and life abroad. I like to share things to do, see and eat in Italy and beyond. All content on the website is original, as I write each post and take almost all photos. I've had the opportunity to learn a good deal about website design, including HTML and search engine optimization. You can view my work here: http://whyroamtravel.com. If you are interested in speaking with me further, I would be happy to arrange a telephone or Skype interview. I look forward to hearing from you! Kind regards, Andrea

    $20.00 /hr
    3,568 hours
    5.00
  9. Anne Balke

    Anne Balke

    Consultant/Writer/Researcher

    United States - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 21

    Recognized top 5% oDesk contractors. I have the skills and experience necessary to complete any of the following jobs: complex research, writing, editing, basic websites, business consulting (online marketing strategies for small businesses) or other similar projects. One of my specialties is helping people develop well-written informational content that brings organic and natural traffic to their sites. I provide writing, editing and formatting services for online website content. [Note - if you are trying to view my actual website from my profile, I am in the process of changing hosting providers so my site is temporarily unavailable. As a result, some of the links in my odesk profile many not be working. Just ask if you need to see more work samples and I will get them to you.] I am fortunate to have a gift with writing and truly enjoy it. Over my lifetime I have met many people with brilliant ideas and thoughts who struggle with getting them into writing in a way that effectively conveys the message. I have a passion for helping people take their ideas and putting words on paper so that the ideas can be shared with others. There is a great sense of satisfaction that I get when a client tells me “that’s exactly what I wanted to say!” Although I have not been formally hired as a writer until recently, I have an extensive writing history. I am conscientious and thorough in all that I do, often going above and beyond employer expectations. I have an inner passion for knowledge and answers. If I don't know something, want new information or want to learn how to do something, I do whatever is necessary to find the answers. My preferred jobs are advanced Research and Writing projects that require someone with great attention to detail and an analytical approach to finding information, not just "collecting data." {Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the data collection process, but typically simple research jobs don't pay equivalent to my experience & expertise.} Outside of freelance work as a writer, I provide business consulting, web design and online marketing services for small businesses, "from one small business owner, to another." As an entrepreneur who has been through the struggles of learning how to succeed when resources were limited, I understand what it is like to build a small business from the ground up. My formal training is in Psychology and this background gives me a unique perspective on the world of marketing and behavior. I have been a work-at-home mother since 2002 and absolutely love the freedom that being self employed provides. Let me be upfront - if you are looking for someone to work at "outsourcer rates" or to provide any work that is unethical or "black hat," then I am not that person. But if you are looking for a person who will provide HIGH QUALITY and ORIGINAL work, completed by someone with both an attention to detail and a creative mind, then that's me. I stand by all my work and won't work on anything that I wouldn't be proud to put my name on. As a business consultant, it is my job to Research and Find Solutions for my clients, as well as find information relevant for their business/industry. As a web/internet consultant, with knowledge of how content and keywords affect search engine results, I have a full understanding that there is "much more to be found" beyond the first Google results pages. On the educational level, I have a Master's Degree "plus" in Counseling Psychology from a school that was extremely research oriented, preparing students for Doctoral Programs. Not only did the regular coursework require routine research and report writing, but the program included completion of a Master's Thesis. I also have an undergraduate minor in statistics. Prior to becoming a freelancer, I have over twenty years of experience working with children in social and school settings. My specialty was working with children with emotional and learning disabilities. As the Director of a Youth Shelter, I also have experience supervising and managing teams. In 2002, after 20 years in the corporate world, working full time "plus," I made the decisision to change focus. With these New Priorities I started down the path of being a "work from home mother" (WAHM) and home business owner. "Enjoy Life Enterprises" is the umbrella for all of my entrepreneurial and freelance endeavors. Because I am completely self-employed, I have flexibility in the hours that I can provide, based upon what is required. I am located in the United States (North Carolina) and can be reached by email or if you are US based, we can talk by phone. I have also set up a Skype account if you are outside of the US.

    $38.89 /hr
    3,336 hours
    4.98
  10. Mariah P.

    Mariah P.

    Marketing Project Coordinator

    United States - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

    I have been freelance writing for several years but recently began to devote my entire workday to freelancing opportunities. With extensive experience in writing, editing and proofreading, I am also proficient at PowerPoint creation, Excel and database management. I am able to write on a variety of subjects, and have earned a reputation with my former coworkers as being able to pick up a misspelling or be able to correct sloppy writing quickly and accurately. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

    $20.00 /hr
    1,572 hours
    4.94