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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.

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Copy editing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.83.

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  1. Emily Jones

    Emily Jones

    Proofreader - Project Manager - Copy Editor

    United States - Last active: 5 hours 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
    2,276 hours
    4.92
  2. Mary Antonette Trasmonte

    Mary Antonette Trasmonte

    Clinical Scribe/Virtual Assistant/Researcher/Registered Nurse

    Philippines - Last active: 5 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
    7,513 hours
    4.87
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Pavel K.

    Digital Marketer

    Estonia - Last active: 01/03/2014

    My experience covers various things from creation to marketing & distribution (incl. affiliate) of online services or products. Things I do: 1. Development and implementation of digital marketing strategies for small and large online businesses. Strong focus on automation and product improvement. 2. Automated email marketing strategies using most modern platforms such as GetVero, Intercom, Autopilot or others. 3. E-commerce and performance tracking strategies for your business. Definition of KPIs and business intelligence dashboards. 4. Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Competition reports & consulting on weak spots that help you take action. I have proficient knowledge on the topic and pedantic approach to on-page factors. My "to-do" lists to improve your rankings do not include bullshit steps most "experts" provide which are compiled by cheap software like Internet Business Promoter (not that they are worthless). I can compile huge lists of backlink database of your competitors to help your "match & exceed" approach. 5. Web development & front end UX audits. Development roadmaps & web optimization tasks. If you already have a product or website, I will provide constructive criticism and actionable steps you (or your developer) can do to make it work and sell better. 6. Creative copy. How would you react to your product if it was the first time you saw it? Would it be a Space Odyssey’s "HAL9000" or Interstellar’s "TARS"? Help me turn your product from a human-enslaving artificial intelligence into the coolest robot sidekick. 7. PCC (Google AdWords) consulting & minor jobs such as setup of branding and remarketing (retargeting) campaigns. Ad Copy optimization and bulk keywords research. 8. Affiliate marketing, my experience covers being both an affiliate marketer as well as affiliate manager. If you run business with strong affiliate distribution I may help with a thing or two. 9. Wire-framing and prototyping new products in HTML/CSS/JS. Some of the products or services I am using: • Segment • Zopim • GetVero • Moz.com • Ahrefs • SEO PowerSuite • Market Samurai • SEMrush • Google Analytics • Google Webmaster Tools • Google Developer Insights • Google AdWords • AdRoll • Quantcast • Bananatag • Invision • Bootstrap

    $48.89 /hr
    2,369 hours
    5.00
  6. John Ruen Sypiecco

    John Ruen Sypiecco

    Professional SEO Content Writer & Customer Service Representative

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    Over the years, I have developed and mastered my skills in both writing and speaking. I have been writing keyword-rich summaries for Thumbtack professionals for more than two years. You can check out their site at www.thumbtack.com. I have also experienced handling billing and sales calls for AT&T Uverse Blue at Sutherland Global Services, Davao City, Philippines. I am also a former point person of the Local Store Marketing Team at McDonald's, Cagayan de Oro City. My job involved managing a group of marketing representatives, handling local store promotions and kid-oriented programs, and ensuring 100% customer satisfaction.

    $3.50 /hr
    1,011 hours
    5.00
  7. Farzana Y.

    Farzana Y.

    Senior WordPress Developer and SEO expert, WordPress SEO, SMM

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 day ago - 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
    1,823 hours
    4.63
  8. Fysal M.

    Fysal M.

    Admin Support/Product Uploading/Web-Research/VA/Data-Entry/Itunes

    Bangladesh - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 13

    Hi, I am Fysal Mahad From Bangladesh. I am dedicated to provide Quality and Efficient service accurately and on time. I have over 5 years working experience in VA, Personal assistant of mobile app company, Product uploading, Email Handling, Data Entry, Web Research, Magneto, Business Research, Link Building, WordPress, Facebook, Article Submission, Blog Commenting, Forum Posting, YouTube and Classified Ad Posting. I am a fast learner and I pride myself on my accuracy, efficiency and reliability. There are numbers of completed projects in my oDesk Portfolio that reflect my strong experience and dedication for each and every project I completed my for oDesk Clients. Thanks. Have a nice time!!!

    $6.00 /hr
    2,414 hours
    4.94
  9. Marjorie W.

    Marjorie W.

    Virtual Assistant/Project Managment

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

    With over six years of positive virtual experiences combined with over 20 years of corporate experience. My professionalism and dedication to my clients have proved to be a strong asset. My expertise is in Executive Assistance, Accounting, Marketing and Project Management. Working for companies including Web Development, Real Estate, Marketing and Accounting. My virtual relationships have lasted a year or more due to my strong common sense and professional background. I am proficient using Microsoft programs 1997-2007 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook, Google Docs, Salesforce, QuickBooks, Basecamp, iContact and Constant Contact, Mailchimp, CMS, CRM, Wordpress, Wix.com and Social Media.

    $22.22 /hr
    3,767 hours
    4.92