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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 4.84.

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  1. Abdullah Mohamed

    Abdullah Mohamed

    Reverse Engineer, IT Security Trainer, Analyst, Security Consultant

    Egypt - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    Hello world, My name is Abdullah Mohamed, 21 year-old student at Alexandria University, currently studying Computer and Communication Engineering. I love Electronics, Information Technology Security field, and coding in C and Python. I've also got a little blog in which I share my technical projects from time to time, you can have a look at it from the link: http://defensivetech.blogspot.com

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Mithuna Subramanian

    Mithuna Subramanian

    Google Shopping Feed | Excel Expert | Data Researcher | Data Entry

    India - Tests: 7

    Reliable contractor who fulfills the needs of client 100%. Strives hard for customer delight and five star rating. Over the last 3 years, I'm working on Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) on a daily basis. I have experience in data researching / data mining apart from data entry. I also have experience in fixing remote computer problems using teamviewer.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.98
  3. 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
  4. Steve Butcher

    Steve Butcher

    Consumer product design from concept to shelf

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    ACG is a multi disciplined design agency that specializes in bringing ideas to life through a team of top talent in the areas of industrial design, graphic design, toy and game design and product engineering. We can deliver a comprehensive development program across multiple disciplines or a focused approach in any of our specialty areas. From product concepts to complete 3D CAD assemblies and part design to marketing, advertising and communications pieces for print and web. ACG can help bring your ideas and projects to life regardless of size or scope.

    $55.00 /hr
    45 hours
    4.90
  5. Catarina B.

    Catarina B.

    WordPress Developer | SEO Expert | Translations

    United Kingdom - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 10

    A highly motivated UK based individual, who strives to deliver projects on time and exceed your expectations. I am a WordPress developer and I have a passion for ensuring your website becomes the best within your industry. I translate your business requirements into highly engaging and compelling design concepts using Agile Methodologies. I focus on ensuring your website has an outstanding SEO rating to ensure that you appear on the 1st page of a Google search. I can assist you by making a thorough analysis of your current website and making relevant suggestions and taking the appropriate actions to fix it. As businesses expand worldwide, I can assist you in having your website content translated from English to Portuguese and vice versa, as well as other European languages as stated below.

    $30.00 /hr
    2 hours
    4.88
  6. Paul Franzen

    Paul Franzen

    Writer and designer of fine videogames

    United States - Tests: 1

    Hi! I'm Paul. I’m an independent videogame writer, designer, and editor/proofreader. I've worked on a variety of indie titles in a variety of roles, including: - Writing and designing Life in the Dorms, an Xbox 360 adventure game - Writing and designing Harvest, an upcoming PC adventure game - Editing the English-language localization of Daedalic Entertainment's The Night of the Rabbit - Proofreading other indie titles, including Gray, Anna's Quest, and Quiz Master Zero and the Silky Road - Providing PR and R&D work for Pixel Rampage's Gridiron Heroes I was also Editor-in-Chief of GameCola.net for 11 years, before deciding to devote myself more fully to indie game development. For more, please check out my blog and work portfolio at www.paulmfranzen.com

    $33.33 /hr
    15 hours
    5.00
  7. Peter F.

    Copy Editor/Proofreader/C++ Developer

    Philippines - Tests: 10

    For the past 14 years, I have been working as a copy editor/proofreader of scholarly articles written mostly by non-native English speakers. I also have some experience writing abstracts of business- and technology-oriented articles from newspapers and magazines. I am an independent software developer; C/C++ is my programming language of choice. I am also well versed in equation keying/typesetting using TeX/LaTeX, MathType/Equation Editor, or the Word 2007/2010 Equation Editor, or even MathML.

    $12.22 /hr
    781 hours
    4.55
  8. John Ruen Sypiecco

    John Ruen Sypiecco

    Professional SEO Content Writer & Customer Service Representative

    Philippines - Tests: 2

    Over the years, I have developed and mastered my skills in both writing and speaking. I have written exemplary summaries of service listings using SEO keywords for the last two years. My expertise has helped Thumbtack professionals get on top of Google's page ranking. I have also experienced handling billing and sales calls for an AT&T Uverse account in Davao, and managing the Local Store Marketing Team at McDonald's Cagayan de Oro City. I am a well-organized and highly motivated freelance professional. I work hard to attain my goals on time and make my employers proud.

    $3.50 /hr
    1,011 hours
    5.00