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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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  1. Jennifer Doettling

    Jennifer Doettling

    Experienced Communications Professional

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a results-driven professional with more than 20 years of work experience in high tech, non-profit and small business marketing and communications. I am committed to building strong relationships through impactful communications. As a seasoned spokesperson and writer, I can help reduce complex ideas to simple, memorable concepts. Areas of expertise include: - WRITING: press releases, newsletters, brochures, annual reports, direct mail - MESSAGING: Message platform, partylines, - STRATEGY: Communications planning, branding, business identity - DIGITAL PRESENCE: Social media, e-news, blogging, website I look forward to working with you!

    $75.00 /hr
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  2. Michael Sitver

    Michael Sitver

    Writer and Technical Consultant

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago

    Hi there! My name is Michael Sitver, and I'm a nationally recognized technology consultant and writer. I've ran sites with tens of thousands of readers per month, and written for publications with tens of thousands of readers a day. I've built 4 active websites of my own, several others, and 2 apps. I've also written copy for a dozen sites in my free time.

    $65.00 /hr
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  3. Jere A.

    Jere A.

    Editor, Researcher, Attorney

    United States - Last active: 24 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a scholar and an attorney with a love of the written word. As a doctoral candidate, I have written scholarly articles, creative essays, grant proposals and web content. I've worked as a Writing Consultant, a proofreader and editor, and also transcribed films and indexed books. I enjoy using my skills of editing and writing to create inspiring content for clients. *I am familiar with MLA, APA, Chicago and Turabian citation styles. *I'm especially interested in content relating to arts, culture, environmental issues, lifestyle and spirituality. *Prior to returning to graduate school, I worked as an attorney for twelve years in the areas of real estate, corporate, nonprofit and intellectual property law.

    $66.66 /hr
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  4. Devika Garg

    Devika Garg

    Science Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

    I am a scientist-turned science communicator. I received my PhD from the National University of Singapore, and my Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. I have 5+ years of developing and editing scientific manuscripts; I interface with life scientists and engage in content, developmental and copy editing for manuscripts. I also care deeply about science public outreach and I utilize my abiding scientific curiosity and creativity to work as a skillful science journalist.

    $90.00 /hr
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  5. Jeremy Elson

    Jeremy Elson

    Skilled Graphic Designer and Copywriter/Editor

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

    I graduated from a competitive program in a top ranked journalism school, where I gained a vast amount of knowledge in strategic communications. I have worked in the professional world as a copywriter/editor and graphic designer for a leading soccer retailer and oil company, respectively. I am a hardworking and dedicated individual committed to exceeding client expectations.

    $85.00 /hr
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  6. CA Phillips

    CA Phillips

    Writer/ Editor/ Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 2

    Served as Director of Communications for two large organizations over the past 19 years. Also served as columnist for local publication for more than five years, and have had personal blog/website for more than eight years. Articles have ranged from sports to culture to Christianity and marriage. Expertise in writing copy, proofreading and editing. Also a travel enthusiast and foodie - had blog entitled "Vittles and Vaca" that chronicled my travels and unique dining experiences. Hold a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia, where I majored in Broadcast News. Was a recipient of the Best in District (Southeast) award by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Worked in Sports Communications for three years, then nearly eight years with the Georgia Section of the Professional Golfers' Association. Also an ordained pastor.

    $50.00 /hr
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  7. Sean Metcalf

    Sean Metcalf

    Marketing Strategist

    United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Portfolio: 1

    As a media professional working in the United States’ eighth largest mass media market, the expectations by clients to win is substantial. I’ve been able to win through effective strategic communications, dynamic media briefing materials and a media network that has been cultivated for 15 years. Managing media and marketing relations for individuals, organizations and companies within the United States and abroad, my clients are in need of brand awareness, crisis management, issue development and targeted message delivery. Utilizing traditional, alternative and grassroots media strategies, my clients are able to convey their message through a wide- range of outlets, which includes print, television, radio and social media. With 15 years in the media industry, my experience with the DC media pool is extensive, however my strongest relationships are with traditional media, such as television, radio and print outlets. Additionally, I provide content creation and editing when clients need to refresh their message. Writing an average of 5,000 words a week, for seven years, provides me the experience to capture a message and convey it through meaningful text with a desired result. Over the past 20 years I have been an owner, founder, executive, associate and world traveler. I believe my vast network, unique experience and utmost commitment to professionalism set me apart from my colleagues in the industry.

    $85.00 /hr
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  8. Jonathan M.

    Jonathan M.

    Apple IT & Productivity Consultant

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

    Since 2003, I have run one of the few server-rated, Apple-certified Mac consulting firms in San Antonio and South Texas. I have been a Mac evangelist since 1983 — a 13-year-old fanboy! I still love Apple hardware and OS X, and now my enthusiasm extends to mobile and cloud computing like Google Apps, Dropbox and Evernote. Specialties include: My specialties include: * Macs, iPhone, iPad, iPod * OS X Server * Promise, Drobo, File Transporter * Google Apps * iCloud, Dropbox, Evernote and other clouds * AirPort and Meraki networking * Apple TV, iTunes * iPhoto, Lightroom * Switching from Windows to Mac * Integrating Macs in the enterprise I can help with: • Remote configuration • Networking for small business and households • Pre-purchase decisions • On-site installation & configuration • Backups & security • One-on-one and group training • Workflow and productivity From small businesses to consumers, nonprofits to public companies, I have been thrilled to coach hundreds of people to improve their lives through technology. Check out my profile at

    $80.00 /hr
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  9. Gillian Burgess

    Gillian Burgess

    Writer, Editor & Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Portfolio: 4

    As a freelance writer, editor and content marketer, I help people tell their stories clearly and effectively. Every piece of writing has a message to communicate or a goal to achieve – whether it’s search engine optimized website copy or a nonfiction e-book – and I am skilled at finding the right voice for each one. I work with companies, nonprofits and independent authors to identify, attract and engage their target audience with valuable content. I deliver on-brand and on-time copy to meet my clients’ goals. I am an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. I have almost 10 years of professional writing experience, with a focus on advertising copywriting and content marketing. I co-founded a boutique advertising and branding agency, and before that, I managed web content, digital marketing and outreach for a San Francisco-based nonprofit. I’ve worked on a wide range of projects for many different brands, from small startups to established businesses.

    $60.00 /hr
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  10. Amanda Balagur

    Amanda Balagur

    Writer, Editor and Content Manager

    United States - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 3

    I specialize in writing and editing web content, social media profiles and posts, articles, blogs, brochures, bios and informational handouts. By crafting clear, concise and engaging content to match the voice of your brand, I can help you get in front of the right audience, attract positive attention and increase sales. I use my experience in strategy, training and implementation developed over a 20-year career in sales and marketing to create content that gets you the results you seek.

    $85.00 /hr
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