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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. Joseph Richardson

    Joseph Richardson

    Editor, writer, communications expert

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago

    Over 20 years of experience in writing, editing, strategic communications, digital and print production, and educational innovation. Expertise in product evaluation, localization, and promotion and in the development of processes for effective intercultural production. An experienced communicator with wide cross-cultural experience, I have a PhD in English and have given corporate and academic presentations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

    $50.00 /hr
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  2. Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Nonprofit 501c3 Tax Exempt Status: Idea to Reality

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

    I am author of the Do Your Own Nonprofit 51-book state series and Nonprofit Touchdown: Winning the 501c3 Game Against IRS. Also founder of Pasture Valley Children Missions and Owner of Chalfant Eckert Publishing, a traditional publisher with hybrid qualities allowing authors to keep their rights and royalties while enjoying world-class publishing services. I can take your idea for a nonprofit organization, even if it is only an idea, and turn it into a reality quickly. The paperwork and process are intimidating, but not to me. Let me help you get it finished so you can get to the mission you are on to make the world a better place! I put my rates in at $50 an hour. For new U.S. nonprofits less than 27 months old with annual revenue this minute of less than $50,000 and assets less than $250,000, that hourly rate translates to 2 hours total for the state and federal paperwork. The exception is for schools, hospitals, churches. That paperwork is much more involved and will require a closer look and a conversation to come up with what is fair and gets the job done. In any case, I am fair, reasonable, know what I am doing, don't waste my time or yours, and provide quality work. Are you are writer? Want to know your actual publishing potential? Need a ghostwriter, content or developmental editor, copy editor or proofreader, publicist? Chalfant Eckert Publishing has them all at a fair price for GREAT work. Some of our authors have been publicized into Best Seller status and have made appearances on national syndicated talk shows. We are good at what we do, we have to be. I own the company and I won't settle for anything less! LOTS of references available upon request for nonprofit services and publishing, including attorneys. What are you waiting for? It is time to get started!

    $50.00 /hr
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  3. Rebecca McCracken

    Rebecca McCracken

    Marketing and Communications Professional

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 7

    QUALIFICATIONS -Over ten years experience working with a unique variety of companies and products, creating and editing content for professional websites, newsletters and e-newsletters, e-mail blasts, online articles, blogs, aggregated content, press releases, newspaper articles and research-based magazine articles, newspaper and magazine ads, direct mailers. -Capable of creating a complete social presence both online and in-person through social media, blogs, trade shows, education webinars, e-mail broadcasts and e-newsletters. -Focused skills in creating and maintaining a commanding presence both online and in print. -Worked with extensive taxonomy, article and news aggregation, and search engine marketing/optimization to increase web site content and traffic. TECHNICAL SKILLS -Well-versed in Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop on both Mac and PC platforms -Experienced in using in-house Content Management Systems and running and analyzing internal reports -Comfortable with Google Analytics, MailChimp, Silverpop, Constant Contact and basic HTML

    $65.00 /hr
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  4. Stephanie Cedeno

    Stephanie Cedeno

    Writer | Editor | Brand Messaging Consultant

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 3

    I believe in “listening for the gold” that lies at the heart of every brand. By listening intently and harnessing the power of words I craft communications that compel the hearts and minds of the ones you want to reach. Whether it’s the pithy strapline on a website homepage, the quirky newsletter that is read the moment it hits an inbox, or the powerful impact report that keeps donors engaged, my aim is to delight your target audiences through language with every project. I am a marketing communications professional with more than ten years of experience passionately serving clients in the hospitality, travel, food and beverage, design, luxury lifestyle, resort real estate, specialty foods, not-for-profit, and professional services sectors. My specialties include: communications and messaging strategy, copywriting, content creation, article writing, press release writing, editing, and developing a unique writing voice and tone for the brands that I work with. Available for ad hoc projects or ongoing work, I pride myself on always meeting my deadlines and going above and beyond to add value to every client that I am fortunate to work with. My former clients include: Monsoon/Accessorize; Viking River Cruises; Grand Velas Riviera Maya resort; The Oaks at Ojai spa; Le Merigot, a JW Marriot Hotel; The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa; The Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa Grand Cayman; Shell Vacations Hospitality; Dolce Hotels and Conference Centers; LuxuryLink.com; Westfield Shopping Centres; Troy Adams Designs; The Ojai Film Festival; Grill Concepts, Inc.; Veggie Grill, amongst many others. I am a native English speaker from California. I have lived in Italy and London, and currently reside in Durban, South Africa.

    $70.00 /hr
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  5. Stefan H.

    Stefan H.

    Copywriter

    United Kingdom - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 7

    My philosophy on copy is simple - Make it snappy, do it sharpish. I have experience writing copy in a variety of fields, including financial services, healthcare, construction, and consumer brands on both sides of the pond. More recently I've branched out, developing skills in SEO writing, editing, and long-form content writing for websites. I'm a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where I studied Creative Advertising. I offer a simple guarantee - I can do in two hours what most people can do in ten, and I can do it to an exceptional standard.

    $80.00 /hr
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  6. Michael Hamilton

    Michael Hamilton

    Lead Writer & Editor

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

    I have written or edited more than 318,000 words for clients since launching my Good Comma Editing, LLC in 2013. My mission is "to perfect and protect your professional face through superior writing and editing services." Usually I use oDesk as a client--hiring freelancers--but occasionally I take work as a freelancer myself. (I scored 1st out of 195,000+ takers of oDesk's U.S. English vocab test.) My recent writings have been published by the Washington Free Beacon, PJ Media Lifestyle, and PJ Media Tatler. My top clients include financial service industry CEOs, marketing executives, elected public officials, and podcast writers. Visit www.GoodCommaEditing.com for my praise, samples, and my complete bio, and check me out at www.Linkedin/in/GoodCommaEditor for publications. In brief: I currently edit an Ohio political news site, am a former English department chair and AP government teacher, a former executive director of a social welfare organization, and a graduate of Hillsdale College (B.A. English)

    $120.00 /hr
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  7. Stefano Papaleo

    Stefano Papaleo

    Italian translator and proofreader, web and graphic designer

    Italy - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 6

    I am an Italian freelance translator and web and graphic designer with years of experience both in the linguistic and IT areas. I translate from English, Spanish and German to Italian, develop and design websites and graphic products for web & print (logos, brochures, business cards, banners, virtual cards, flyers, posters etc.). I have translated quite a wide and varied range of material from technical documents to tourism, marketing, press releases, policies, agreements, company profiles, technical manuals, user guides, commercial and travel offers, videogames, software license agreements, networking technical documentation, several websites and software applications, surveys and resumes and marketing material on enterprise and consumer IT and A/V products (Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Oracle, Red Hat, JBoss, eBay, Barco, Computer Associates, AOC, Agfa, Axway, VMware, Infor, HP, ATEN, Sonos, Onkyo, Yamaha, Unify) including localization of enterprise software applications. Services: - Translation - Proofreading/Editing - Localization - Copywriting - Transcription - Transcreation - DTP & graphic design I provide also proofreading and editing in Italian and I can provide web design or DTP services and can handle material in quite a wide range of formats and platforms (Linux, Win, OS X, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone). I'm quite familiar with handling files in several programming and scripting languages such as Visual Basic, C, C++, Java, HTML, PHP, Perl, XML, ASP etc. Visit www.pagineweb.biz or my social profiles for more info. Specialties: translation services, localization services, information technology, web design/development, travel & tourism, marketing, SEO, comics, graphic design

    $51.11 /hr
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  8. Julie A.

    Julie A.

    Product Marketing On-Demand

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

    Product Marketing Manager with global manufacturing/distribution experience in commercial and consumer markets. I have managed furniture, hardware, plumbing, and electrical product lines. Expertise in category/product management, marketing, project management, branding and team leadership. Strengths include creative problem solving and product life cycle management. Track record of launching winning products and improving profits.

    $133.89 /hr
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  9. Renee Eli PhD

    Renee Eli PhD

    Expert Editor, Researcher, Academic & Medical Writer

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 2

    An expert editor, my work is touted by clients as "exceptional," "creative," "visionary," "impeccable," "professional," "clear," "resourceful," and "highly recommended." I provide developmental, copy- and line-editing for projects from the sublimely creative to the scientifically specific. As an academic writer, I am particularly well-versed in medical writing. My education and professional backgrounds range from medicine and medical humanities, medical sociology and anthropology of the body, to biology and ecology, contemporary philosophy, and the history of cultural beliefs. In addition, I have nearly three decades of experience as a healthcare provider and educator. I work with clients in a uniquely personal albeit professional and collaborative manner to evoke the clearest, most authentic expression that best articulates intention, whether of academic writing, a good story, or a finely choreographed expression of both. To wit, I am a fastidious editor. My approach is methodical and detail-oriented with a view of the whole. I am attentive to the piece of writing as a clearly articulated narrative progression, and to the details of word-choice, grammar, punctuation, and format. My work is founded upon a value for excellence in service, which means delivering exemplary work in a timely and professional manner. It is my view that good writing is well-researched, thoughtful, and thought-provoking. It has the capacity to change minds and transform lives, because the writing—well tuned—is experienced by the reader as an integrated whole. It both captures the mind and transcends it as a deeply personal experience of the heart. Writer is changed. Reader is changed. I am most at home with projects that push the boundaries of existing paradigms—or endeavors that envision new cultural patterns, espouse an integrative view, and open important questions. Not only am I practiced at engaging such aims creatively and as a writer, I am passionate about doing so.

    $60.00 /hr
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  10. Alya Al-Khatib

    Alya Al-Khatib

    Writer and Editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 04/04/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I've been working as a writer for over 10 years and my specialism - and passion - lies in charity, not-forprofit and public sectors. Highlights include: - writing copy for an award winning public education campaign for the NSPCC - working as a senior copywriter for a leading creative agency, specialising in charity fundraising - developing press ads for the NSPCC helpline, resulting in widespread national media coverage - writing and developing concepts for several ChildLine campaigns, including self harm awareness, volunteer recruitment and their new schools service - redeveloping intranet content for UK Trade & Investment - a department of the FCO - producing content for the MOD's national event to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War 2.

    $52.22 /hr
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