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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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Upwork Copy editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 535 Copy editing projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

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Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

Copy editing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.84.

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  1. 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
  2. Farzana Y.

    Farzana Y.

    Senior WordPress Developer and SEO expert, WordPress SEO, SMM

    Bangladesh - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 17

    ----------- http://farzanayasmin.com --------------- I'm Farzana Yasmin. I'm a WEB DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT AND SEO EXPERT. Here is my full details and work experience please review the site : http://bay-coders.com/farzana-yasmin/ I’m part of a local IT firm. I have 4+ years of experience in Wordpress, Graphics Design, Web Development, SEO/Sem/Link building/Traffic generation/Top ranking on Google. Now I have a little team at 4 members. I believe in high quality results and I do my best to deliver on-time work with great results for the client. For me, success comes after the completion of the project to the client's satisfaction. I am available in Skype and google hangout.

    $5.60 /hr
    1,906 hours
    4.63
  3. Latasha J.

    Latasha J.

    Project Manager/Editor/Writer/Virtual Assistant

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    I am eager to become your "go to" Assistant for any and all projects that you may need. No project is too small for me to handle. My specialty is just about anything you do not feel like doing such as, posting to WordPress, writing web content, data entry, responding to emails and these are just a few of my many services. I am also an experienced Project Manager, of which I have managed a team of 15. Those duties also included, creating payroll invoices, recruiting and screening new applicants, delegating projects, proofing and editing written projects and most importantly, making sure DEADLINES ARE MET! I take pride is making my client's work load lighter, so that they can focus on the meat of their business. I am very easy to work with and can complete work without any hand-holding. Just tell me what you need and I will take care of the rest! I welcome projects that include: MS Excel MS Word content writing blog writing Email Basecamp Project Manager Data Entry WordPress

    $22.22 /hr
    3,134 hours
    4.99
  4. Miko Gandhi Paulin

    Miko Gandhi Paulin Agency Contractor

    Project Manager/Web Development Engineer/Online Support

    Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 18

    I am very motivated and a team player. I started working full-time as a freelance consultant/project manager and further strengthen my skills. I can easily connect with other professionals from different cultures and I work best under pressure. Communication is second nature to me and with my strong technical background, I always aim to provide a solid customer service experience for the clients. • Over 18 years I.T. experience in technical sales supports, I.T. consultancy and help desk support. • Drive change through innovative solutions that will strengthen organizational processes and enhance productivity. • An active proponent of collaborative leadership and participative management with the ability to clearly communicate complex issues and ideas into manageable components. • Establishes innovative solutions that drive change, strengthen organizations, and enhance productivity. • Uncommon planning, team building, negotiating, mentoring, and communication skills. • Strong technical background ensures through project knowledge; further, solid customer service and project management experience ensures quality management and satisfactory results. Proven Record of Delivering: • Capital Project Management • Leadership & Team Building • Cross-functional Leadership • Executive Presentation • Strategic Planning • Customer-centric Solutions • Performance Management • Efficiency Improvement • Multi-site Administration • Web Site Development & Enhancements • Web Applications and Services Projects

    Associated with: KineticDesignz Services and Consultancy

    $9.50 /hr
    1,591 hours
    4.91
  5. John S.

    John S.

    Writer/Editor

    United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 10

    Over fifteen years of experience in copy writing and editing, technical writing, creative writing, online ad campaign management and search optimization. I produce concise and attractive copy and web content, and can proofread, ghost-write or research documents on a wide variety of subjects. I always meet my deadlines.

    $22.22 /hr
    1,089 hours
    4.94
  6. Ebnul H.

    Ebnul H.

    PDF Form Developer and Graphic Designer

    Bangladesh - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 32

    I have a lot of experience in creating Adobe Fillable PDF Forms, along with Calculation & Javascript using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro & Adobe Livecycle also have strong typographic skills in graphic designing like eBooks, brochures, catalogs, magazines, flyers, Newsletters, Resumes etc with great detail. Check my upwork portfolio for samples of my previous work. So I'm ready for the next step to meet with you for further discussion about your project.

    $22.22 /hr
    1,360 hours
    4.89
  7. Bonnielou Bugas

    Bonnielou Bugas

    Interior Designer, Certified Customer Service & Support, Game Tester

    Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    A 34 year old, Interior Designer in the Philippines; committed, hard-working, results oriented, well organized with over 7 years experience in the fields of Customer Service, Private Home Designing, Commercial Designing, Landscaping, AutoCad Drawing and 3D Studio Max Designing. I am looking for opportunities to utilize my skills and professionalism. I am very proficient of using MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint and Windows based Operating System. Computer efficient with a 50wpm, able to apply Data Entry and other administrative skills.

    $7.78 /hr
    2,504 hours
    4.94
  8. Russ C.

    Russ C.

    Senior Technical Author, Microsoft Word and Self-publishing Wizard

    Thailand - Tests: 50 - Portfolio: 96

    A professional, diligent, multi-talented author with a proven track record in producing documentation across many industries. A native British national with advanced Microsoft Word skills, and a wealth of experience as a technical author, proof-reader, editor, and self-publishing wizard, means I can transform your work from where it is, to where it needs to be while achieving the highest possible standards. - - - - "Exceptional eye to detail."- - - - * With excellent skills in PowerPoint, Excel, and many other common programs, such as PhotoShop, Wordpress and other Internet-related apps, you will gain one of the most important factors when looking for professionals online - peace-of-mind. - - - - "Russ was amazing to work with..." - - - - * Peace-of-mind that allows you to focus on what YOU need to do to build your business; peace-of-mind about not having to worry about whether your money is being well spent; and, the peace-of-mind from knowing that you have made the right choice and that you will get what you need, on time, ahead of budget, and of the highest quality. - - - - "It was a pleasure to work with you..." - - - - * I believe in trust, I believe in relationships, and I believe in satisfaction. Most of my clients I've know for a long-time, and this only comes through effective communication, flexibility and, above all, the ability to deliver. - - - - "...if you need someone with Russ' skills, we can't recommend him highly enough." - - - -* Indeed, when reviews include client comments like the above (all taken from feedback available in full in my work history), you know that not only are you are making a sound choice, but you're also getting maximum value. But, again, what price peace-of-mind? How comforting is it to know that you can get on with what YOU should be doing and can leave me to get on with delivering what your business needs. Today we exist in a global marketplace, and with the possibility of being let down increasingly likely, let's be honest... ...why risk it? A Word user for 21-years, a technical author for 18, a designer of professional Word templates for a little less than that, I'm a qualified English Language teacher (CELTA), have a BA English Language (1st Class Honours) and guarantee my work 100%. So ALL the risk is on me. - - - -"Russ was perfect for the task (and perfect for most tasks, I'd imagine)" - - - -* If you think my rate is a little high, then factor in that I'm a Word expert: this means I know what I'm doing, I don't mess about, and I deliver, when I say I will. - - - -"Russ communicated very quickly and finished the job very fast!"- - - -* Having said that, if you have any questions for me, about the work I've done, if you think I can help you, or are even just after some advice, then feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, Russ * Quotes are from client feedback on my profile below.

    $50.00 /hr
    1,431 hours
    5.00
  9. Danette Sheppard-Vaughn

    Danette Sheppard-Vaughn Agency Contractor

    Project Manager/Executive/Personal Assistant Extraordinaire

    United States - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 10

    My objective is to secure home-based and/or virtual employment in order to generate additional income, as well as continue to build a client base of extremely satisfied individuals who are delighted with my abilities and talents.  The following qualities enable me in this endeavor:  • Extremely efficient, organized and detail-oriented in all aspects of business and management. • Superior interaction skills with both laymen and professionals and customer service advocate. Effective in working with individuals and groups. • Creative and insightful critical-thinker with excellent problem- solving ability and communication skills (written & verbal).

    Associated with: oDesk Payroll, Songspirations

    $38.89 /hr
    7,693 hours
    4.98