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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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  1. Dayle S.

    Dayle S.

    Creative Writer and Editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    Working for over 5 years as a Creative Writer and Editor has given me the experience and skill required to masterfully weave words into engaging content. Whether this is by ghost writing an eBook for you, promoting your products and ideas, or going through your work to ensure that it's the best it could possibly be—I am your writer. When you choose me as your pen I guarantee nothing less than absolute satisfaction and deadline-beating dedication, producing only the highest standards of writing. My summarized skills and experience: - 5+ Years experience covering a wide variety of writing topics and tasks. - Extensive experience in brainstorming, writing, editing, formatting and producing creative texts. - Ghostwritten on 50+ projects, with a large number of complete E-books in a range of genres. - Personal guarantee on completion of projects before deadlines and to an extremely high quality of writing in terms of content, grammar and spelling. - Proficient on social media platforms. - Experience in writing my own Science Fiction novel. I am very open to in-depth collaboration with my clients and implore you to contact me personally if you have a specific request for a project. I want to use my skills to make your projects or work really shine, and I'm dedicated to bringing fantastic content to the world. Please see my portfolio and work history for examples of my work and testimonials from satisfied clients.

    $18.00 /hr
    27 hours
    4.87
  2. John Arnaud

    John Arnaud

    Copywriter, Technical Copy Editor, and Transcriptionist

    United States - Last active: 04/12/2013 - Tests: 3

    Relationships. In my experience, successful and rewarding assignments are as much about relationships as they are about the work. Collaboration. Mutual discovery. Growth. When people come together to offer their expertise and passion toward a shared goal, amazing experiences are the result. I bring more than a decade of writing and editing experience to bear on my projects. My approach is honest and open. I'm efficient. Detail oriented. And intuitive with words in a way that began with a natural predilection but that has been refined through years of practical experience. An editor's "spider sense" honed by hoeing the rows time and again. I've edited technical manuals. Biographies. Web pages. Game content. Advertisements. I've written fiction. Web pages. Product catalogs. Direct mail. Informational articles. Let me know what you have in mind! More than pulling the essence of your objectives into scintillating, full-color fruition, we'll have a great time doing it.

    $20.00 /hr
    357 hours
    5.00
  3. Bonnielou Bugas

    Bonnielou Bugas

    Interior Designer, Certified Customer Service & Support, Game Tester

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - 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
    2,281 hours
    4.94
  4. Taylor Normington

    Taylor Normington

    Copywriter, Social Media Expert, Editor, SEO, Transcriptionist

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3

    I strive to continually further both the depth and breadth of my skills as a writer, so as to contribute superior work and deliver client and customer satisfaction. I received a B.A. in English from Michigan State University in 2012. I have written and directed short films with crews of up to 30, am proficient with audio and video recording technology/software, and have provided high quality transcription, copywriting, editing, technical writing, SEO and writing designed to engage and grow fan bases via social media for a range of high profile companies and clients. In my free time I look to further my capabilities however I can, including writing fiction and non-fiction prose, biographies, critiques, reviews and screenplays. I have written on a wide variety of subjects, and enjoy researching new topics as they are assigned to me. My specialties include technology, health/fitness, marketing, film, music, literature, academic writing and video game journalism. I am outgoing and highly interpersonal. I recognize that communication is essential to succeed in fast-paced, telecommute work environments. As a creative writer, I put a premium on concept and the ability to draw readers in as succinctly as possible. My linkedin profile for more information: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/taylor-normington

    $30.00 /hr
    14 hours
    4.58
  5. Robert L.

    Robert L.

    Multi-skilled freelance writer/editor/proofreader/designer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

    Hi there. I am a fully-qualified teacher with a BA (Hons.) in English Literature and Imaginative Writing, an MA in Writing Studies, and a PGCE in English and Drama. I am an expert editor and proofreader with a wealth of experience in storyboarding, instructional design, and creative writing of all kinds. I have been freelancing now for many years and am looking to take on new clients. I am a communicative and friendly worker who is usually available at short notice. My work is completed quickly and accurately, and I always deliver under-budget where possible. If you're looking for reliability, consistency, experience, and value for money, you're definitely reading the right profile. If you would like to see samples of my work, please feel free to ask and I'll get them to you ASAP. I have samples ready for editing, content writing, graphic design, creative writing, and review work.

    $33.33 /hr
    83 hours
    4.87
  6. Jonathan Knitter

    Jonathan Knitter

    Copywriter - Wrote for Oscar and Grammy Nominees

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 6

    The short pitch: I’ll write it. Folks will love it. All will be well. The longer pitch: I write with the soul of an artist and the strength of a champion. Striking verbiage with aesthetic flair and the might of 200 oxen. Need some words that shake the earth? I guarantee the resulting sparkle from my work will rouse Van Gogh from the dead and your product will be his muse**. I’m the Story Producer of the feature film Restored Me starring Gary Owen, Bill Duke, Casper Smart, and Malik Yoba (see our IMDB page: www.imdb.com/title/tt3477172/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1). In 2012 I wrote a short film starring Oscar nominee Eric Roberts. I’ve written music videos for actor/singer Wayne Brady and for the Grammy-winning R&B group All-4-One. Other celebrities I've written for include Cedric the Entertainer, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and Shane Sparks. I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Video Production, and have spent the last nine years working as a creative writer. I've written ten features, countless promotional materials, and tons of music videos. Big projects, small projects. Medium projects. I’ve done it all. Now imagine me doing this for you. Fulfill your dreams, and click… **Not a guarantee

    $25.00 /hr
    95 hours
    5.00
  7. Aida Blanco

    Aida Blanco

    Proofreader, content and creative writen in Spanish, translator

    Germany - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    Hello, Im Aida. I´m spanish native speaker from Madrid, (Spain). I´m Spanish lenguaje expert with a Spanish Philologie Degree. Im also an avid reader and authorin. I have proven and large experience (more than 9 years) in this areas: Profreading/Content Writing/Translation (English into Spanish). I've worked with diferent companys, publishers and particulars and all of them were satisfied with my work. Examples of employers: Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico, Scoops,Susaeta editorial, Servilibro, Corpus Diacrónico del Español, Lotfi el Gandouri, José Manuel Blanco and more. I write my own literature blog. You can take a look here: http://meriendolibros.blogspot.de/ And my website of proofreader and content writing here: http://www.blancosanchez.de/

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. Cara H.

    Cara H.

    Professional Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 10

    Over the last few years, I have worked as an editor and writer on newspaper and online articles, visual novels, short stories, screenplays, and video game scripts. I've never missed a deadline, even when they were daily, and have an exemplary grasp of spelling and grammar. I prize honesty and quick, open communication with my clients.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Paul Franzen

    Paul Franzen

    Writer and designer of fine videogames

    United States - Last active: 09/02/2014 - 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
  10. Andrew C.

    Andrew C.

    Research and Communication Specialist

    United States - Last active: 04/15/2013 - Tests: 2

    I have a Bachelors degree in Advertising from BYU and a Minor in English. I have been a creative writer for over five years, authoring short stories and middle-range novels, which have won several online competitions. Most of all, I understand how consumers' minds work. The why's and how's of what people do is what drives me to do what I do. I compose communication, long or short, with perfect grammar and spelling. (I'm kind of an editing nazi). You won't be disappointed with any written communication that I provide on your behalf! Get ready to be amazed!

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00