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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 4.83.

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  1. Tawni Wold

    Tawni Wold

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 10/02/2014 - Tests: 1

    EDUCATION B.A. Major: Literature and Creative Writing University of California, Santa Barbara (2004 – 2008) Copyediting Certification University of California, San Diego (2014) FREELANCE/PUBLISHED WORK: *The Santa Barbara News-Press *The Santa Barbara Independent *Sacramento Press *Spectrum *Teen Ink AWARDS: *UCSB's 2006 Creative Studies Short Story Award WORK EXPERIENCE Associate Editor, iConcept Media, New York, NY (September 2014-Present) Assistant Editor, Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (December 2013-September 2014) Educator, The Nest, Atlanta, GA (July 2012-November 2013) Art Instructor, Teacher’s Assistant, and Extracurricular Activity Leader, Merryhill Elementary School, Sacramento, CA (August 2011-July 2012) Contributor/Writer, Sacramento Press, Sacramento, CA (April 2011-August 2011)

    $50.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.69
  2. Clare Hopping

    Clare Hopping

    Freelance journalist and digital consultant with ten years experience

    United Kingdom - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 2

    I am an experienced copywriter, editor, digital consultant and project manager. Working in the digital publishing industry for more than ten years, I have innovated a number of digital strategies for website launches and advertising campaigns. Achievements include launching five international websites, producing a printed MagBook for Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and BlackBerry and managing the migration of five websites in six weeks from a third-party platform to Drupal. I am familiar with Agile and have a PRINCE2 Foundation and am available for all types of project on a contract or purely freelance ad hoc basis.

    $70.00 /hr
    1 hours
    5.00
  3. Laura Resurreccion

    Laura Resurreccion

    Artist, Illustrator, Designer and Writer

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 60

    I have a fine art background and I originally thought this graphic design career would just be a day job. I didn't think I'd love it so much! I earned a state certification to practice advertising art in high school. I have a Bachelors of Technology with a major in Visual Communications from the State University of New York at Farmingdale. I have 16 years experience with various national and international clients you may have heard of. Logo design is my passion, I think of graphic design as a problem-solving process and it is a very rewarding process for me. I count myself very lucky, I get to meet the most brilliant people who have amazing ideas and I get to help them with their goals. See my website for more information about me and my style http://lauraresurreccion.wix.com/lrgraphics I do best when a client has information about their business and a clear vision. Though some of my favorite projects have been with clients who let me start from scratch. I love working with people who are smarter than me with great ideas. Skills include Adobe Creative Suite, Web Design, Social Media Customization (For your Facebook, Twitter and Youtube pages), Fine Art Illustration, Vector Illustration, user interface front end design, Email newsletter campaigns, article writing, creative writing, content writing, ghostwriting and editing services. If you have completed a novel or a dissertation I can offer editing services and proofreading services. Please message me with your details to get a personalized quote. See the latest work in progress and things that inspire me on my company facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/lrgraphicsupstateny

    Groups: Application Developers Alliance

    $30.50 /hr
    316 hours
    4.68
  4. Kali K.

    Kali K.

    World-Class Project Manager

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

    Quality. Efficiency. Integrity. Let's get it done! Coming from 12 years of engineering and project management at Microsoft, I bring all the best-in-class patterns and practices to help companies of any size build applications and content that are professional, smart, and clean. I am here to help you succeed with a variety of site building, team management, and communication goals, including: program management/project management business writing copy writing specs web content English translation creative writing voice overs I also offer services in a variety of administrative capacities that you want to be done by someone who really wants you to look good! These include data curation Microsoft Excel and Access SharePoint administration email handling and management transcription web research As an owner of startups myself, I am daily immersed in managing and deploying new technology, applications, and trends on both the proprietary and open source sides of the aisle, especially related to international business, e-commerce, blogging, the knowledge of which I’ll be happy to bring to your aid. Here is just a sampling of what I interact with day after day: Basecamp, Teamwork, Assembla, and Trello Microsoft SQL Server Team Foundation Server nopCommerce Joomla! ASP.NET PHP IIS Amazon PayPal Expressions Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) Google Docs Google Analytics Aweber …and a host of custom built applications For more info, visit my page at kalikucera.com

    $21.67 /hr
    1,704 hours
    4.95
  5. Tanveer A.

    Tanveer A.

    New Media Content, Writing and Design

    United States - Last active: 26 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

    I'm a part-time web and app designer who works in digital media, both on the presentation end and the content end. In addition to being a good writer and researcher, as evidenced by my career in journalism, I'm also fluent in several web languages and programs. Relevant skills include: Web Design/App Development: JavaScript, HTML5, PHP, MySQL, CSS, WordPress, Adobe CS Suite, CartoDB, GeoJSON, QGIS and Drupal Language: Fluent in or familiar with four languages (French, Bengali, Arabic and English); Strong command of AP and Chicago styles. Multimedia Production/Editing: DSLR photography, HD video, audio reporting, editing with Adobe Photoshop, Apple Final Cut, Audacity and comparable programs.

    $33.33 /hr
    245 hours
    5.00
  6. Mithuna Subramanian

    Mithuna Subramanian

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

    India - Last active: 11 days 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
  7. Wayne Williams

    Wayne Williams

    Audiovisual Archivist specialising in restoration & media convergence

    South Africa - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 14

    I am an audiovisual archivist and am always excited to be involved in research and, particularly, restoration projects of this nature. I have undertaken and successfully completed projects for clients ranging from independent artists to national academic institutions - ON TIME AND WITHIN BUDGET! I further specialise in development and optimisation of your online presence, with particular emphasis on convergence of audio, video and other media content with information technologies. I also focus strongly on structure and content. I have worked on a range of projects, from development of small blogs to management of large multimedia projects. I am seeking opportunities to build long-term relationships with small to medium businesses looking to improve their online visibility and profitability. I also have experience in: * Audio, video and image editing * Research and creation of quality original web site content * On- and off-page search engine optimisation (SEO) * Technical writing, particularly focusing on development and creation of user guides, instruction manuals and troubleshooting guides * Editing and/or translation of English and Afrikaans articles

    $25.00 /hr
    3 hours
    4.76
  8. Danette Sheppard-Vaughn

    Danette Sheppard-Vaughn Agency Contractor

    Project Manager/Executive/Personal Assistant Extraordinaire

    United States - Last active: 11 hours ago - 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
    7,298 hours
    4.98
  9. Jill M.

    Jill M. Agency Contractor

    Author, Editor, Publisher, SEO Specialist & Content, Project Mgt.

    United States - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 67

    EDITING - SUMMER SPECIAL I am currently the editor for many professional websites and social media sites. I have 23-years online experience, which all include editing, formatting, publishing, and with SEO taken into account. Ask me about my editing special going on this summer. All my work is SEO included are focused upon. Summary of Tools Utilized: * SBI- BrainstormIt, Link Exchange, more. * SEO-Longtail Pro, Google, SEOBook, Power Suite, Rank Checker - more * WordPress Genesis Platform-Plugins, SEO Jetpack, Yoast those above, Revenue Sharing - more. * Hosting Hostgator-SBI * Easy Azon, Amazon A Stores, Associates, Amazonian - more * Affiliate Platforms-ALL * Copyscape, Publishing-Kindle, Createspace, Audible more * Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, more * BookMaxed Branded Book Websites & Marketing. Originating Ghost writer on the internet, dubbed as the Keyword Queen, and lovingly said to be older than modems. I am honored by being published in the Worldwide Publishers Society. I have 23+ years experience with writing and working online. With about 1000 Upwork Hours and 70+ Fixed Projects, I am a constant and quick, yet thorough Independent, and will be here for you when you need me. My Upwork Skill tests include many Top 10% Ratings, as well as others I have taken for: Optimizing Content for Search Engines 100%, The Search Engines Industry 100%, Marketing 100%, Targeting Your Audience 100%, Marketing Techniques for Facebook 100%, Designing Your AdWords Ad 100%, Articles to Promote a Product or Service 100%, Blog Writing Skills 100%, Dos and Don'ts of Online Writing and Blogging 100%, Operations Management 100%, Office Procedures 100%, Punctuation Practice 100%, Comma Usage 100%, Prepositions & Articles 100%, Parallel Construction 100%, Apples and Oranges Sentences 100%, Article Usage 100%, Prepositions 100%, Tenses 100%, Interpersonal Internet Etiquette 100%, How to Source Information 100%, Pricing & Marketing Virtual Assistant Services 100%, more... Services & Skills Available: Internet Specialist Wordpress and other platforms, including a decade of experience at SBI - SiteBuildIt Platform (see more below). A Published Author for 40 years+ years, I can help you get published too. I am experienced in: Building Your Book Formatting Text Creating an Active Table of Contents Creating Front & Back Matter Cover Images & Designs. Uploading Your Book For Sale on Amazon, CreateSpace. Writing SEO Descriptions, Previews, etc. Branded Website for your book. Audible Books? Yes, I do those too. I have a Specialized team, many already narrating at Audible.com, and depending on the Genre, accent, or Character you need, we are ready. ----------------------- Web Design (WordPress, SBI, and others) Core competency-web design-new website development projects, -monetary set-ups, SEO-SEM content, esthetics, content driven, high traffic sites. Decade experience at SBI SiteSell ----------------------- Panda/Penguin (etc.) *Gives you the Details of your site and points you in the right direction. Other Specialize Skills & SEO Related * Removal of bad links * Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Analysis and Findings * Setting Up & Maintaining Your AdWords Campaign * Recommendations-Individual projects or longterm management * Getting Started projects to Turnkey Websites * Site and/or Staff Management * Pay Per Click(PPC) Keyword Analysis * Online Reputation Management (ORM) * Industry & Competitive Analysis (What are your clients competitors doing online? * Providing a solid team for any online needs you might have...just ask. Please see my extensive Portfolio, and ask me any questions you might have. My fees are negotiable depending on projects.

    Associated with: Freelance Team Agency

    $50.00 /hr
    934 hours
    4.69
  10. 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