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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. Russ C.

    Russ C.

    Senior Technical Author, Writer, and Microsoft Word Expert

    Thailand - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 50 - Portfolio: 84

    A professional, diligent, multi-talented writer with a proven track record in producing documentation across many industries. A native Brit with over 18 years' experience of working in IT as a Technical Author, and possessing superb Microsoft Office skills, in particular Microsoft Word: a Word user since 1993; an expert with Word 2007, 2010, and 2013; a registered Word expert on AllExperts.com; and a designer of solid, workable, professional Microsoft Word templates since 1999 - every organisation worked at has assimilated their documentation practices, recommendations and templates to my own. An ISO9001 expert, with a number of years working in Quality Assurance and in Quality Control, I am also a qualified English language teacher with first-class editing and proof-reading skills - as one client wrote on their feedback, [Russ has an...] 'Exceptional eye-to-detail...and 'Exceptional literacy skills' - you will be hard-pushed to find better. VBA code and functionality can help to improve the look-and-feel of all your documentation. Built-in naming conventions and version control can, improve accuracy, reduce editing time, and minimise user-error; and, code of this nature helps ensures consistency throughout your organisation's suite of documents - all this can be incorporated. Check out www.wordwords.net and www.1clickbookcreation.com for further information.

    $45.00 /hr
    1,147 hours
    5.00
  2. Bonnielou Bugas

    Bonnielou Bugas

    Interior Designer, Certified Customer Service & Support, Game Tester

    Philippines - Last active: 17 hours 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
    2,244 hours
    4.94
  3. Elaine Hansen

    Elaine Hansen

    ACCURATE. DETAILED. FRIENDLY. Gets YOUR Job Done Right the 1st time

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 11

    If you need one whose transcription, research and data entry are precise, you have found the right fit. . Let me put my 20+ years successful Transcription experience in various fields (Advertising Sales, Ecclesiastical, Education, Grocery / Drug Store, Legal / Courtroom, Marketing, Medical, Oil & Gas, and Real Estate) to work on YOUR projects, as I competently and proficiently transcribe from a myriad of sources, to include Interviews (individual / group), Seminars / Sermons, Courtroom / Dictaphone, General Correspondence, Videos, Radio Call-in programs, Committees / Team Meetings, Interactive Classrooms; MP3s/MP4s, etc.). . Author-friendly Editor and Proofreader with over 16 years combined experience in various settings capably and tactfully assisted 45+ (sometimes sensitive) authors by correcting and/or tactfully suggesting appropriate methods / wording, etc. to tighten their work so it would capture their audiences immediately and deliver a powerful punch effectively. Proof read for consistency in message, grammar, spelling, etc. Composed (Wrote) training manuals / job aids, lifestyle news articles, advertisements, correspondence, manuscripts, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, recipe books; histories. . TRUSTED with and maintained Highly-Sensitive, Confidential information in ALL jobs, neither indicating I knew anything nor had access to it. . Additionally ... - English is my Native language - oDesk Awarded me 1st Place for my skills in Spelling (both U.S. / U.K.) plus Top 10% placement in English, E-mail Communication; Vocabulary - Type speed is an Accurate 70 wpm (210000 kph) - Consistently ranked 1st Place for BOTH Quality / Quantity produced as part of Transcription / Data Entry team - Scholarship Winner in Writing - Independent worker (requiring minimal direction); Reliable, Persistent - Over 25 years combined Corporate / Nonprofit / oDesk office experience in Transcription, Research / Data Entry, Editing / Proofreading; Writing, etc . I look forward to getting acquainted and discussing how my education, abilities and skills in these areas (and others) can benefit YOU; and, if selected, working efficiently and accurately to produce end products and/or services of the highest quality in my efforts to help you accomplish YOUR goal(s). . Thank you for your kind consideration; I hope to have the opportunity to work with you!

    $12.56 /hr
    1,219 hours
    4.65
  4. Anna Mae Galino

    Anna Mae Galino

    IT Professional, Translator, Graphics Designer, Customer Service Rep.

    Philippines - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 7

    -2 Years of experience with high profile technology companies including SPi Global, Inc. -Competent at managing responsibilities in a high-volume atmosphere -Skilled at interacting with customers of all socioeconomic backgrounds -Hard worker, quick learner, and ability to assume responsibility -Ability to work in a fast-paced, intense environment smoothly -Talented in problem solving and office system design -Meticulous worker; attentive to quality and detail -Committed to providing total quality work -Strong skills in organizing workflow, ideas, materials, people -Proficient in the use of computers

    $11.11 /hr
    1,048 hours
    4.93
  5. Miko Gandhi Paulin

    Miko Gandhi Paulin Agency Contractor

    Project Manager/Web Development Engineer/Online Support

    Philippines - Last active: 2 months ago - 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. • Strong project management skills; can multitask projects in a cross-functional setting. • 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. • Active proponent of collaborative leadership and participative management with the ability to succinctly communicate complex issues and ideas. • 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
    1,565 hours
    4.91
  6. Farzana Y.

    Farzana Y.

    Senior WordPress Developer and SEO expert, WordPress SEO, SMM

    Bangladesh - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 16

    ----------- 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
    1,660 hours
    4.63
  7. Clemencia Salazar

    Clemencia Salazar Agency Contractor

    Team Lead/Web Researcher/Data Entry/QA Specialists/Researcher

    Philippines - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

    In my 7 years as a team manager I gained several knowledge in different areas of work covering data conversion, editorial services and online job services in one of the best Business Processing Outsourcing company in the Philippines. I am proven to be effective in managing time, people, resources and client communications including stability of revenues and current margins of the company. My experience working in Online Jobs Services added my capacity and capability to do Web Research, PDF Conversion and several jobs for excel and word documents format. I am seeking and willing to learn new challenges that could improve my skills professionally and personally.

    Associated with: SureWorkz Agency, Global eLancers, Online Job Services

    $4.44 /hr
    6,969 hours
    4.99
  8. Vinissa A.

    Vinissa A.

    Technical Encoder/Data Entry/Virtual Assistant/Web Searcher

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    To secure any position that commensurate to my qualification and obtain a challenging duty and opportunity to increase responsibility with a career path of advancement and to enhance and share my knowledge and to help the company in meeting their mission and objectives

    $5.56 /hr
    2,719 hours
    4.45
  9. Anil M.

    Anil M. Agency Contractor

    Article writing/copy writing/web, graphics editing.all under one name

    India - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    I am an experienced freelancer in the fields of technical writing, copywriting and data entry tasks. An engineer by profession, I take all sorts of works from the contractors from all over the globe. I have an excellent track record for the past 4 years in here.

    Associated with: EduMall Solutions

    $3.89 /hr
    3,123 hours
    3.68