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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. Zach Pardes

    Zach Pardes

    PR, Marketing & Social Media Pro

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

    www.linkedin.com/in/zpardes Marketing, PR, advertising & communications pro. New market categories. Launches. Relaunches. Start ups. Funding campaigns. Mergers. Acquisitions. Corporate communications & investor relations. Current and former clients include: Corporate: Amazon, Nike, Virgin, Tropicana, ESPN, First Watch, Darden Restaurants, Stew Leonard's, Chuy's Tex Mex, Lennar, KB Home, Toyota, Nokia, Discovery Networks, Electronic Arts (EA), Stein Mart Tech & Mobile: Flickr, GOQii, Lightricks (Facetune), DevriX, Coveroo, Hooked, Row Sham Bow, Chegg, TeamChat, Indix Health/Wellness: Allergan, Smith & Nephew, Nemours, Moffitt Cancer Center, Compass Research, Human Performance Mentors Hospitality: Wyndham, Marriott, Hyatt Regency, Peabody Hotels, Rosen Hotels Consumer Packaged Products: Javatino, Buddy Fruits, Zico, Fuji Film Finance/Fin Tech: Merrill Lynch, Citi, E*Trade, Vesta, MX (Money Desktop), B2R Finance Clean Tech: CALMAC, BuildingIQ, KGS Buildings, Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, Ox Paperboard, Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Non-Profit: Big Brothers Big Sisters

    $111.11 /hr
    123 hours
    4.99
  2. Tim S. Higgins

    Tim S. Higgins Agency Contractor

    Expert Editor | Copywriter | Web Design | SEO Consultant

    United States - Last active: 19 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
    4,587 hours
    4.91
  3. Joshua Sargent

    Joshua Sargent

    Joshua M Sargent

    United States - Last active: 05/12/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

    Do you need someone to Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate (ADDIE Method) training courses? Do you want to make sure your learners get the most out of those courses, and that you are getting the best result possible for your dollars spent? You need me. I have degrees in marketing (B.Sc.) and education (M.A.), and am a current part time doctoral (Ed.D.) student where my area of research is on maximizing long-term learning outcomes from training programs. This gives me a strong foundation of math, statistics, research methodology, and teaching pedagogy to build on. I have a strong publication and conference presentation history, and I am happy to share my knowledge of learning pedagogy and materials development with anyone. I also have a proven history of materials development, having published more than 20 textbooks used in millions of lessons every year. I have trained thousands of employees in skills such as business communication, regulatory compliance, technology usage, adult learning pedagogy, and even retail sales. I started my teaching career in Japan, and soon became a lecturer at Waseda University. There, I really developed as a teacher and learned firsthand that results-oriented teaching was best. As I got better at teaching and knew more about pedagogy, I started getting hired as a consultant for various companies in Japan. I was able to bring great success to all my projects, and soon was consulting for Global Fortune 500 companies such as Nissan, Nippon Steel, and Teijin Pharmaceuticals. I always approached each client’s situation with open eyes and a solid understanding of how people learn. Years later I was given a chance to lead a massive retraining initiative for a chain of schools in Japan called Gaba, which involved the creation of an entirely new blended learning curriculum, the introduction of the first online learning tools used there, and the training of more than a thousand teachers in how to use these new online tools and materials. This required extensive data collection, assessment, and description. I worked every day with both front-line teachers and senior leadership to achieve the learning outcomes we needed. After two years, the teaching and learning had improved greatly, and the new curriculum was working well. I then decided to return to the USA. Most recently, I was working for the U.S. Department of Defense, developing and presenting employee training in adult learning theory, learning materials development, and eLearning tool usage. There, I created offline and eLearning materials for employee education programs, and worked with subject matter experts to create software usage and regulatory compliance workshops for teachers.

    $55.56 /hr
    85 hours
    5.00
  4. Andrew Rapp

    Andrew Rapp

    Marketing & Media Professional

    United States - Last active: 06/04/2013 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 8

    I am a Stanford University graduate with strong writing and digital media skills across a broad range of technologies, including Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk 3DsMax, Joomla, and Wordpress. In the past six years I have started two successful creative services companies after a career as an editor and writer. I can put those same skills to work on your project, creating language and media that really means something to people. I am also an oDesk employer, so I know what makes a collaboration successful. Previous work includes: - Newspaper Editor-in-Chief - Owner, Digital Media Production Firm - Sales Engineer, Enterprise Software

    $55.56 /hr
    377 hours
    5.00
  5. Clare Hopping

    Clare Hopping

    Freelance journalist and digital consultant with ten years experience

    United Kingdom - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 2

    I am an experienced copywriter, editor, digital consultant and project manager. Working in the digital publishing industry for more than ten years, I have innovated a number of digital strategies for website launches and advertising campaigns. Achievements include launching five international websites, producing a printed MagBook for Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and BlackBerry and managing the migration of five websites in six weeks from a third-party platform to Drupal. I am familiar with Agile and have a PRINCE2 Foundation and am available for all types of project on a contract or purely freelance ad hoc basis.

    $70.00 /hr
    1 hours
    5.00
  6. Tawni Wold

    Tawni Wold

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 10/02/2014 - Tests: 1

    EDUCATION B.A. Major: Literature and Creative Writing University of California, Santa Barbara (2004 – 2008) Copyediting Certification University of California, San Diego (2014) FREELANCE/PUBLISHED WORK: *The Santa Barbara News-Press *The Santa Barbara Independent *Sacramento Press *Spectrum *Teen Ink AWARDS: *UCSB's 2006 Creative Studies Short Story Award WORK EXPERIENCE Associate Editor, iConcept Media, New York, NY (September 2014-Present) Assistant Editor, Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (December 2013-September 2014) Educator, The Nest, Atlanta, GA (July 2012-November 2013) Art Instructor, Teacher’s Assistant, and Extracurricular Activity Leader, Merryhill Elementary School, Sacramento, CA (August 2011-July 2012) Contributor/Writer, Sacramento Press, Sacramento, CA (April 2011-August 2011)

    $50.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.69
  7. Laura Resurreccion

    Laura Resurreccion

    Artist, Illustrator, Designer and Writer

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 60

    I have a fine art background and I originally thought this graphic design career would just be a day job. I didn't think I'd love it so much! I earned a state certification to practice advertising art in high school. I have a Bachelors of Technology with a major in Visual Communications from the State University of New York at Farmingdale. I have 16 years experience with various national and international clients you may have heard of. Logo design is my passion, I think of graphic design as a problem-solving process and it is a very rewarding process for me. I count myself very lucky, I get to meet the most brilliant people who have amazing ideas and I get to help them with their goals. See my website for more information about me and my style http://lauraresurreccion.wix.com/lrgraphics I do best when a client has information about their business and a clear vision. Though some of my favorite projects have been with clients who let me start from scratch. I love working with people who are smarter than me with great ideas. Skills include Adobe Creative Suite, Web Design, Social Media Customization (For your Facebook, Twitter and Youtube pages), Fine Art Illustration, Vector Illustration, user interface front end design, Email newsletter campaigns, article writing, creative writing, content writing, ghostwriting and editing services. If you have completed a novel or a dissertation I can offer editing services and proofreading services. Please message me with your details to get a personalized quote. See the latest work in progress and things that inspire me on my company facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/lrgraphicsupstateny

    Groups: Application Developers Alliance

    $30.50 /hr
    316 hours
    4.68
  8. Ariane A

    Ariane A

    Expert Writer / Professional Voice Talent / Creatives Associate

    Philippines - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 6

    Ariane is a proficient writer who can adapt to both creative and technical projects. She has experience in corporate, academic and media writing, and is well-versed in marketing, public relations, SEO and social media. Backed up by a B.A. in Communication Arts, 3 years in the field of freelancing, and 2 years in corporate communications, she is more than ready and capable for your writing, layouting and voice talent needs. -- Ariane is also a professional voice talent whose voice has been featured in various radio and television commercials in the Philippines. She has also done automated phone prompts for some of the biggest companies in Manila. Using her excellent English skills, she speaks fluently and passionately, and is flexible enough to do both character and announcer roles.

    $17.00 /hr
    1,697 hours
    4.94
  9. Kali K.

    Kali K.

    World-Class Project Manager

    United States - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

    Quality. Efficiency. Integrity. Let's get it done! Coming from 12 years of engineering and project management at Microsoft, I bring all the best-in-class patterns and practices to help companies of any size build applications and content that are professional, smart, and clean. I am here to help you succeed with a variety of site building, team management, and communication goals, including: program management/project management business writing copy writing specs web content English translation creative writing voice overs I also offer services in a variety of administrative capacities that you want to be done by someone who really wants you to look good! These include data curation Microsoft Excel and Access SharePoint administration email handling and management transcription web research As an owner of startups myself, I am daily immersed in managing and deploying new technology, applications, and trends on both the proprietary and open source sides of the aisle, especially related to international business, e-commerce, blogging, the knowledge of which I’ll be happy to bring to your aid. Here is just a sampling of what I interact with day after day: Basecamp, Teamwork, Assembla, and Trello Microsoft SQL Server Team Foundation Server nopCommerce Joomla! ASP.NET PHP IIS Amazon PayPal Expressions Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) Google Docs Google Analytics Aweber …and a host of custom built applications For more info, visit my page at kalikucera.com

    $21.67 /hr
    1,706 hours
    4.95
  10. Michelle M.

    Michelle M.

    Copywriter, Content Writer, Editor. I love to write & I write to sell.

    Spain - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 11

    If effective, emotional, high quality and quick copy is what you're after, then my ability to get the right message across, and years of experience in doing so, will ensure you the best copy every time. I am an Australian/British writer with 7 years' experience writing promotional copy for English markets the world over. I have spent 6 of those years writing for 888.com, a world leader in online gaming, where I went from being the company's only copywriter to managing 5 copywriters and 4 translators, signing off on thousands of pieces of copy. I love to write clear and convincing copy, but why would you want ME? • I'm versatile. My specialties are emails, webpages, direct mail and banners/pop ups, but I've also written for magazine articles, TV ads, SEM, games platform copy and more. • Finding out what works and what doesn't is my passion. I've conducted countless A/B tests on email subject lines and body copy to improve deliverability and readability, and have even written copywriting manuals and style guides for my copywriting staff. • I'm used to working within the confines of strict briefs, clear tones of voice and strong brand identities, but likewise I love to recommend strategies if creative leeway allows. • I have an Associate Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management, which means I'd like to think I know the methodology behind what works. • I have an incredibly high attention to detail (as my tests show!) and have written for all types of English, from US to UK to Australia and in between. • I'm super-organised, I love words, I love grammar and I love the mentality and psychology behind putting words together to convince someone to take a desired action. I'll work hard to make sure your copy gets you what you need every time. Thanks for reading and I hope to work with you soon.

    $24.00 /hr
    86 hours
    4.67