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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. Gillian Burgess

    Gillian Burgess

    Writer, Editor & Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 20 days 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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  2. Michael Hamilton

    Michael Hamilton

    Lead Writer & Editor

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

    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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  3. Stefan H.

    Stefan H.

    Copywriter

    United Kingdom - Last active: 26 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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  4. Julie A.

    Julie A.

    Product Marketing On-Demand

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    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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  5. Jade K.

    Jade K.

    Instructional designer and developer of award-winning e-learning

    United Kingdom - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

    I am an independent e-learning consultant specialising in instructional design, e-learning development and blended learning design. With an in-depth understanding of instructional design and a keen eye for visual design, I create learner-focused e-learning materials that are both effective and easy on the eye. I use a wide variety of e-learning and multimedia development tools with particular expertise in Articulate Storyline and Studio. Previously I worked in libraries in the higher education sector with a particular focus on developing online learning materials to support students’ academic skills development, including the University of Manchester Library’s award-winning “My Learning Essentials” programme.

    $70.00 /hr
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  6. 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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  7. Jonathan M.

    Jonathan M.

    Apple IT & Productivity Consultant

    United States - Last active: 20 days 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 http://about.me/jjmarcus.

    $80.00 /hr
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  8. Stephanie Cedeno

    Stephanie Cedeno

    Writer | Editor | Brand Messaging Consultant

    United States - Last active: 28 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 12

    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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  9. Jeremy Elson

    Jeremy Elson

    Skilled Graphic Designer and Copywriter/Editor

    United States - Last active: 15 days 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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  10. Rebecca McCracken

    Rebecca McCracken

    Marketing and Communications Professional

    United States - Last active: 1 month 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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