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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 - Last active: 1 month ago - 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. Joseph D.

    Joseph D.

    Web Researcher/Expert Data Entry/Lead Generation/Craiglist Expert

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    To obtain a full time position that will utilize my persuasive abilities and outgoing personality for maximum success. I want to be part of the company that is related on my field of studies, because for me its fun, challenging and exciting. I learn faster when it comes to this field which is computer related job. Base on my experience, I really feel excitement on having new project or meeting new people on the job. That's why it inspires me working everyday. So I'm looking forward on working other projects specially on computer related job, and I will give my very best shot out of it.

    $4.50 /hr
    1,885 hours
    3.68
  3. Emily Jones

    Emily Jones

    Proofreader - Project Manager - Copy Editor

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 4

    Over the last 10+ years, I have written and edited countless articles and blog posts on a freelance basis and have been involved in ghostwriting, proofreading, and co-authoring ebooks, technical manuals, and team education materials. I have extensive experience in recruiting, training, and managing a team and I am currently seeking new engagements that will allow me to use my editing and supervisory skills to bring both clients and projects to your organization. I am dedicated to my projects and my teams and it is my mission to exceed my clients' expectations.

    $22.22 /hr
    2,309 hours
    4.92
  4. Cheryl Humphreys

    Cheryl Humphreys

    Highly skilled writer and editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 14

    Highly skilled editor and technical author. Co-author of "7 Steps to Making Money on oDesk" and "Get the Best - A Guide to Hiring the Best Freelancers on oDesk" Strong writing, editing, planning, administration & organisational abilities across all sectors. Proactive in prioritisation of workloads across several clients alongside solid engagement with stakeholders. Published author of two books on Celiacs Disease as well as ghostwriter for many other books (available on Amazon and other sites under pseudonyms). For the latest updates on my freelance career, http://digitalmined.com/going-from-zero-to-hero/#sthash.WEBezSRR.7s1xmFmH.dpbs

    $33.33 /hr
    346 hours
    4.95
  5. Mary Antonette Trasmonte

    Mary Antonette Trasmonte

    Clinical Scribe/Virtual Assistant/Researcher/Registered Nurse

    Philippines - Last active: 12 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 10

    You should hire me because I am simply the best. I am a versatile worker who strives for excellence and perfection. My work does not only revolve around the degree that I have. I am able to adapt to other jobs at a fast pace and able to produce great results. I am willing to learn things that are beyond my comfort zone and I am also excited to impart what I have learned from the University and from my previous work experience

    $6.67 /hr
    7,553 hours
    4.87
  6. Cindy Scinto

    Cindy Scinto

    Graphic Design, Web, Writing, and Editing

    United States - Last active: 12 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 28

    Extensive work with Adobe products including all graphic design, web design, and document management software. Past jobs included system management, networking, book cover design and interior layout, writing for media and online venues, editing, copy-writing, logo design and marketing plan development, photography, and other multimedia positions. I am a published author with two books out, six more being written, blog work, newspaper work, published articles, and am a self-publishing consultant. Business name: Adelphos Books, All Aspects of Writing, Editing, Publishing, and Promotion

    $16.67 /hr
    31 hours
    4.96
  7. Gweendalyn Lachica

    Gweendalyn Lachica

    Data Entry Professional | WordPress Expert | Editor/Proofreader

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    My Role: Data Entry Professional - accuracy in details with fast turn-around time and 70wpm typing speed. WordPress Expert – WP installation, plugins installation, content management, pages creation, template modification, basic SEO, and website updates. Editor/Proofreader - correct spelling, grammar, punctuation mark placement, and sentence construction. Creative/Technical Writer - article, blog, essay, feature, press release, web content, etc. with wide range of vocabulary. Image Editor - re-size, crop, color enhance, etc. with Adobe Photoshop. FTP Specialist - website setup/update. My Goal: To provide competitive and excellent service at reasonable cost.

    Groups: BoonEx, PHPFox

    $8.00 /hr
    4,232 hours
    4.99
  8. Mithuna Subramanian

    Mithuna Subramanian

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

    India - Last active: 1 month ago - 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
  9. 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
  10. Mariane Baunsit

    Mariane Baunsit

    Virtual Assistant/ Article Writer/ Web Researcher

    Philippines - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    Are you looking for a qualified virtual assistant who also has great writing and web researching skills? Or perhaps quality content for your website or a product description that sells? Well, look no further. Hi, my name is Mariane, 21 and a virtual administrative support professional offering versatile writing and management skills and proficiency in Data Entry, Web Research, MS Office Programs, Calendar Scheduling, E-mail Management and File Organization. And my guarantee is this: Give me a task and I will do all my best to help you and promise you with rockstar results especially if they are of the following categories: 1. General/Medical/Product Description writing, editing and proofreading. As a Nurse, my knowledge and skills especially in the medical field and with my fluency in written and conversational English, I can provide you high-quality written outputs in the form of books, research papers, articles and etc. I also have experience in writing Product Descriptions. 2. Web research/Data Entry/Medical Transcription. With my resourcefulness, excellent computer skills, familiarity with medical terms and over 60 wpm typing speed, I can give you a proficient and accurate final data in the least amount of time possible. 3. Calendar Scheduling/Email Management/File organization. I am a strong planner and problem solver. I believe these are the qualities of a great virtual assistant to handle multiple tasks, prioritize them and finish them even on tight deadlines without compromising quality. I am a dedicated and motivated hard worker and will prove that I do deserve that title. It’s my life’s goal to continuously strive for excellence and give my all every time. Thus, it will be a great pleasure to share and enhance my skills with you and to be of great help for your company.

    $5.00 /hr
    147 hours
    4.88