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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 Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of Upwork Copy editing projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

Upwork Copy editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 625 Copy editing projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

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Time to Complete Upwork Copy editing Jobs

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Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

Copy editing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.82.

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  1. Zach Pardes

    Zach Pardes

    PR, Marketing & Social Media Pro

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 4

    www.linkedin.com/in/zpardes Marketing, PR, advertising & communications pro. New market categories. Launches. Relaunches. Start ups. Funding campaigns. Mergers. Acquisitions. Corporate communications & investor relations. Current and former clients include: Corporate: Amazon, Nike, Virgin, Tropicana, ESPN, First Watch, Darden Restaurants, Stew Leonard's, Chuy's Tex Mex, Lennar, KB Home, Toyota, Nokia, Discovery Networks, Electronic Arts (EA), Stein Mart Tech & Mobile: Flickr, GOQii, Lightricks (Facetune), DevriX, Coveroo, Hooked, Row Sham Bow, Chegg, TeamChat, Indix Health/Wellness: Allergan, Smith & Nephew, Nemours, Moffitt Cancer Center, Compass Research, Human Performance Mentors Hospitality: Wyndham, Marriott, Hyatt Regency, Peabody Hotels, Rosen Hotels Consumer Packaged Products: Javatino, Buddy Fruits, Zico, Fuji Film Finance/Fin Tech: Merrill Lynch, Citi, E*Trade, Vesta, MX (Money Desktop), B2R Finance Clean Tech: CALMAC, BuildingIQ, KGS Buildings, Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, Ox Paperboard, Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Non-Profit: Big Brothers Big Sisters

    $111.11 /hr
    123 hours
    4.99
  2. Russ C.

    Russ C.

    Senior Technical Author, Writer, and Microsoft Word Expert

    Thailand - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 50 - Portfolio: 84

    A professional, diligent, multi-talented wordsmith 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, and editor, means I can transform your work from where it is, to where it needs to be, while maintaining or achieving the highest 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, on oDesk/Upwork (and elsewhere) are repeat clients and this only comes through listening to and delivering what they need; and that only occurs through effective communication, feedback, and flexibility. - - - - "...if you need someone with Russ' skills, we can't recommend him highly enough." - - - -* Indeed, when reviews include the above client comments (all taken from client feedback available in full in my work history), you know that not only are you are making a sound choice, but also you are getting the best for your money and you are getting that oh so valuable peace-of-mind that you both want and need. So why risk it? I have been a Word user for 21-years, a technical author for 18, a designer of professional Word templates for just a little less, am a qualified English Language teacher (CELTA), have a 1st Class Honours degree in English Language (with High Academic Achievement award), and guarantee my work 100%. - - - -"Russ was perfect for the task (and perfect for most tasks, I'd imagine)" - - - -* If you have any questions about 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.

    $45.00 /hr
    1,150 hours
    5.00
  3. Sharon R.

    Sharon R. Agency Contractor

    Writer: Blogs, web content, Editor, Social Media, enewsletters, law ex

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

    As a former journalist and freelance writer, I have gained a wide range of skills and experience in many areas of writing and editing. I have a long list of writing projects, which includes blogs, online news and feature articles, online news releases, website content development, editing, enewsletters, proofreading, keyword research, social media, script writing and speech writing. As a reporter first, and then editor of the Arkansas Sun, a countywide newspaper, I reported on everything from the plight of rice farmers to the goings-on at the County Courthouse. Some other past writing experience includes a screenplay that was produced, a monthly print magazine on state volunteerism for the Arkansas Governor's Office, and speech writing and new law summaries for the Arkansas Senate, as their Legislative Information Officer. As Assistant Director of the Arkansas Endowment for the Humanities, I helped develop programs at a grass roots level to bring culture, history and education to adults and children in the state. In addition to my other jobs, I worked with a personal injury attorney for 15 years, negotiating settlements with insurance companies and arbitrators, preparing legal documents, and helping represent the law firm’s clientele. I continue to consult with two law firms concerning their online presence including social media development, online and offline press releases, enewsletters, and blog writing. My passions are elder care, the Arkansas Food Bank, cooking, and organic gardening. I am efficient, organized and dependable. I know that I would be an asset to any business willing to work with me.

    Associated with: UPDIVISION CODE

    $33.33 /hr
    534 hours
    4.98
  4. Graham Mitchell

    Graham Mitchell

    computer science teacher

    United States - Last active: 08/14/2013 - Tests: 1

    I have taught public school students the basics of programming since 1997. To date, I've taught programming over 2000 students, some of whom have been admitted to the honor computer science program at a top-10 university for CS (UT Austin; Turing Scholars). I am also an invited Reader for the Advanced Placement test in Computer Science. I have used Linux on the desktop and as a server platform since 2003. I am very comfortable with Python and Java. I also sing and play guitar. I have performed in front of 75-350 people at least four times a month for the past fifteen years. I am very good at explaining technical topics using clear, understandable language.

    $25.00 /hr
    30 hours
    5.00
  5. Kirsi M.

    Kirsi M.

    Freelance Writer/Blogger

    United States - Last active: 07/14/2012 - Tests: 2

    I’m a freelance journalist based in Missoula, MT. I hold an MFA in fiction from the university of Montana, and a BA in English from the University of Iowa. I’ve taught fiction and composition, been a reader for Cutbank literary magazine and a judge for the Alliance of Teen Writers and Artists. My fiction has appeared in Diagram, and Fiction At Work. In addition to my experience in literary writing and small press publishing, I’ve written copy for a vintage clothing store, and written for an online dating blog. My prose are compelling and readable. Put me to work!

    $20.00 /hr
    11 hours
    4.91
  6. Stephanie Lomond Merrill

    Stephanie Lomond Merrill

    Creative Writer, Editor

    United States - Last active: 12/28/2014 - Tests: 3

    - My goal is to secure a steady client base working on projects in the following roles: Creative Writer and Editor. I have more than 30 years of training as a creative / business writer and 10 years as a journalist. With over 12 years of experience writing for Fortune 100 / 500 firms, I can create top notch technical documentation and content for your website on time and within budget. - Specialties include: keyword saturation, blogs, articles, guides, procedures, manuals, brochures (two-folds and tri-folds), online help, technical documentation, product descriptions, website content, newsletters, advertising, press releases, marketing materials, search engine optimization (SEO), social media, ghost writing, and course module development. - As a native speaker of American English, I take great pride in my superior knowledge and command of English grammar. Before working as a writer / editor on oDesk, I gained valuable experience in public television / radio, university level academic administration, and website development / content management for financial services & investment banks. - I am also a certified life and career coach from CoachU, which adds a highly specialized layer of depth to my work. I am an expert in working with and understanding all types of personalities in the professional arena. I am available for teaching / training mastermind groups via online study and teleclasses. - Collectively, I have been working in the professional arena for 30+ years. I am a self-starter, a dedicated team player, and I love to work virtually with clients all over the world! I am results oriented and deliver consistent quality. - I am always flexible and propose competitive bids on a case-by-case basis. I believe in building long-term relationships with clients, and I always look at the full scope of an opportunity. Each new assignment is a chance to learn, grow, and perform to the best of my ability. Thank you for considering me as a candidate to work with you.

    $66.67 /hr
    151 hours
    4.94
  7. Anita Hacker

    Anita Hacker

    Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2

    Publishing and Media Professional with experience in editing and assuring high-quality products for varied markets. An effective communicator who can contribute productively to a team, and also have the self-motivation to work independently. Recognized for providing quality work in a clean and efficient manner and well within deadlines.

    $16.67 /hr
    17 hours
    5.00
  8. Shawn H.

    Shawn H.

    Writer, Editor, Web Developer, Social Media Expert

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 3

    I'm an experienced writer, editor, web developer, and social media consultant. My primary responsibility is serving as the social media coordinator for the nation's leading health research organization. I'm a novelist preparing to market my first novel to agents.

    $27.78 /hr
    84 hours
    4.97
  9. Mithuna Subramanian

    Mithuna Subramanian

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

    India - Last active: 12/26/2014 - 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
  10. Alan Mercer

    Alan Mercer

    Copy Editor and Proofreader

    Canada - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 5

    I provide copyediting and proofreading services. I take a very conscientious approach to projects.Other services include data entry, typing, and researching. I have recent copyediting and proofreading work experience through Odesk, including experience using MS Word Track Changes. I am willing to complete any tests you have at the interview stage. In addition to having received training in professional copyediting, I have solid English language skills and knowledge of copyediting, grammar, punctuation, usage and style. My written communication is very clear. I have experience with MS Word, MS Excel and other software applications. My typing speed is fast. I have experience working on freelance research assignments, and I have volunteer experience writing press releases and other material. My software QA experience has helped me develop not only my PC skills but also my natural aptitude for finding errors in documents. Also, as a result, I am familiar with technical IT language. I also have had plenty of experience with writing and editing test plans. Moreover, I have an understanding of mathematics symbols and scientific terminology because of my B.Sc. from the University of Toronto. As well, my reading interests include politics, health, philosophy and history.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00