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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. Carl Larson

    Carl Larson

    Concise, precise, compelling, & selling

    United States - Portfolio: 4

    Expert communicator specializing in distilling complex ideas down to a few basic words. Brevity is the soul of both wit *and* your marketing ROI. If you can't say it in a tagline, don't say it to your customers. I have a bachelor of science in economics and mathematics - suffice it to say, I am not an English literature major. I approach language mathematically, with a constant drive for linguistic efficiency. My copy compels users to act, and our projects will drive traffic, and pay dividends for years to come. Here is a complete list of areas where I've done great work, and in which I continue to specialize: SEM, SEO, SMM, Copy Editing, Research, Copywriting, HTML, Email Marketing, WordPress, Telemarketing, Sales, Blogging, Branding, Adobe Illustrator, Newsletters, Ecommerce product descriptions, Sales Pages, Voice Overs

    $29.89 /hr
    28 hours
    4.97
  2. Patricia Guth

    Patricia Guth

    Web content, copy writing, news articles, editing

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 10

    As an experienced, published freelance journalist, I offer top quality, creative pieces on a variety of subjects, especially travel, music, and food, but can produce top-notch articles on just about any topic thanks to my excellent research skills. I also have more than 8 years experience writing about mesothelioma, asbestos-caused cancer, and have published two of my own children's books. My articles/blogs are available in a variety of styles, from keyword-optimized pieces to informative prose to articles with a bit of humor. Be assured that my work is always delivered on time and without errors.

    $40.00 /hr
    41 hours
    4.98
  3. Heather Klaver

    Heather Klaver

    Proofreading, Editing, Copy and Content Writing

    United States - Tests: 9

    Is your writing clear, concise, and compelling? You want your work—whether it’s that breakthrough novel or ebook, web content, or business documents—to stand out. Grammatical errors, overly complex technical jargon, and improper word usage are the poison darts that kill your readership, your sales, and your credibility. As an expert proofreader and editor, I find the errors and inconsistencies and polish your content so that it reads fluidly. Whether your goal is to create ads that convert or articles that inspire; to engage your readers or attract the right clients, you know what you want to say. I'll help you say it.

    $25.00 /hr
    71 hours
    4.96
  4. Mary Davis

    Mary Davis

    Traditionally Published Author & International Ghost Writer

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    A traditionally published author and international ghostwriter, I am passionately dedicated to my craft and my clients! My happy clients consistently say, "My project came back earlier than promised and with greater results than anticipated!" My non-fiction book, THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MOM: MANAGING FOR SUCCESS IN YOUR HOME AND YOUR BUSINESS, has afforded me countless opportunities since it was first released by my publisher in 2007 and then also picked up by a second publishing house. My novel, A LIFETIME OF FOREVER & ALWAYS, demonstrates versatility in my writing as I adeptly create characters; set scenes and craft plot lines that allow readers to become immersed within the story. I'm a perfectionist who strives for excellence and accepts nothing less! In over two decades, I've NEVER missed a deadline and I often deliver ahead of schedule! I work as a full-time ghostwriter and I'm a seasoned interviewer with previous media training. My years of experience deliver excellent results that exceed client's expectations every time! I handle clients' books with a multi-faceted approach and a keen eye for commercially appealing results; and I write every book as if it were my own. I'm happy to share my knowledge and experience within the publishing world to help clients take their books to the next level, and I'm available to clients both during and after our projects are complete. My satisfied clients span the globe and are guaranteed professional service, dependability and unparalleled creativity with every project! In addition to authoring my own books and writing clients' books, so that others may become successful authors too, I'm also a professional writers' coach and experienced literary consultant. I'm active in various Writers' Guilds, boards and professional organizations. No matter what objectives and goals clients may have, and no matter what phase they're in with their book projects, I consistently deliver top-notch results and finalized manuscripts that are ready for publication or publisher review!

    $45.00 /hr
    149 hours
    4.62
  5. Madelaine Palko

    Madelaine Palko

    Content Strategist, Curator, & Producer

    Canada - Portfolio: 6

    Media Consultant: Online Content Curator, Strategist & Producer Madelaine Palko, Principal at MPalko Media Consulting, is a responsible, organized individual with extensive editorial, curatorial, and content management experience. Madelaine was educated in Fine Art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (University) and attended Graduate School at Concordia University in Communications and Media Studies. Her experience in a wide spectrum of media and love of popular interactive culture, provide a solid foundation for her business MPalko Media Consulting. MPalko Media Consulting is committed to providing your business or organization with insight into your current on-line content assets: website/s, social media channels, information and marketing collateral, etc. Our management consulting services will enhance your valued media assets - ensuring that your corporate mission is strategically focused and clearly communicated. Service Description Madelaine can provide your on-line business/organization with a qualitative content audit and analysis of your on-line assets. And, streamline your media channels (website, social media sites, etc.) with original, focused, SEO-friendly content. She can provide you with research, writing, editing, proofreading and video closed captioning services at a fair and reasonable price per project.

    $49.00 /hr
    18 hours
    5.00
  6. Kim Keller

    Kim Keller

    English teacher, writer, clerical, tutor, CSR

    United States - Portfolio: 4

    I am an editor, writer and English teacher with over 13 years of experience. I have taught grades 7-12, and I have also written and edited short stories, articles, essays, blogs, website content, curriculum guides and numerous self-published books in a variety of genres, in both fiction and non-fiction. I maintain my own blog, and I belong to several writing groups. I am currently writing my own novel in my spare time.

    $12.00 /hr
    85 hours
    4.88
  7. Sujit Kumar

    Sujit Kumar

    Expert Article and Blog writer with 2 years

    India - Portfolio: 5

    For the last 2 years I am employed in this field of Article writing, Blog writing, Copy writing, Proof reading, Content development and Academic writing. I have successfully completed various works related to original and creative composition, which have been error-free and 100% as per my client's guideline. I'm a English graduate and possess excellent command over English Language and Literature. I do in-depth research on my task before beginning to operate on it because nowadays world is full of unworthy materials. I have broad knowledge of the technical terminology of writing and as per for whom my content will concern-able. I apply my knowledge and experience to complete every project. I'm retaining a post of Assistant Editor at my present company for company's newsletters and website. If you have any further query regarding my background and qualifications, please let me know. Regards Sujit Kumar

    $9.00 /hr
    6 hours
    5.00
  8. Amberlynne Hadigan

    Amberlynne Hadigan

    When You Need It Written Well

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

    If you want it written well, quickly, and accurately, with minimum pressure on you, I am who you are looking for. Focused, committed, and deadline-driven writer, I have experience with copywriting, web content, blog posting, academic and creative writing, proof reading, and editing. My goal is to give you exactly what you need, whether that is strict direction from you or the ability to create a project goal with you.

    $25.00 /hr
    6 hours
    4.86
  9. Carrie Steingruber

    Carrie Steingruber

    Editor & Proofreader

    United States

    I am an experienced editor and proofreader with a background in magazine journalism. I have a fondness for grammar, an obsession with details, and a desire to bring out the best in every writer. Words are powerful tools, and I relish the task of helping writers find the right words for the job at hand, whether it's to sell a product or tell a story. My areas of expertise include magazine articles, web and blog content, marketing copy and social media posts, though I'll bring enthusiasm and professionalism to any word problem you want me to solve. Primary areas of service: • Web content and blog posts I will edit, rewrite or create fresh content to promote your company's brand and voice. My goal is always to enhance your message, appeal to potential clients and maximize your web presence through SEO. • Lifestyle books and articles From structural changes to comma placement, I will take your manuscript to the next level in quality and clarity. As a former editor for a regional lifestyle magazine, I've edited content on a variety of topics, including health and wellness, parenting, fashion and beauty, recreation and education. • Marketing copy and product descriptions Words have power, and the key to great advertising is in harnessing that power to persuade readers. I will make sure your marketing copy is full of powerful words and unhindered by errors. • Content for English-speaking audiences Need a native English speaker to perfect your content? I will proofread, edit and rewrite copy to make sure your message is correct and clear for North American audiences.

    $13.00 /hr
    4 hours
    5.00