Get Your Copy Editing Project Started Today!

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.

Browse Copy editing job posts for project examples or post your job on Upwork for free!

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, 535 Copy editing projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

535

Time to Complete Upwork Copy editing Jobs

Time needed to complete a Copy editing project on Upwork.

Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

Copy editing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.84.

4.84
Last updated: August 1, 2015
Clear all filters
  1. Virginia Aronson

    Virginia Aronson

    Author/Ghost 40+ Books

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    Virginia has published dozens of books in a variety of genres with Random House, Doubleday, Penguin, Prentice Hall, and small indie presses. She has written books for people at the White House and Harvard University. She's helped doctors, lawyers, professionals and everyday folks to get their stories into print. She will edit your work, coach you as you work, or ghostwrite from an outline. Reliability and professionalism guaranteed. Subject matter of published work ranges from health and wellness, cookbooks, and memoir to literary fiction and steamy romance. Nonfiction articles, poetry, flash fiction, novellas, novels, she's published it all.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Heather Klaver

    Heather Klaver

    Proofreading, Editing, Copy and Content Writing

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9

    I am an efficient and responsive freelance writer and editor. I create articles and content for blogs and websites, and have particular skill in the areas of editing, proofreading, and polishing manuscripts and articles.

    $11.11 /hr
    27 hours
    4.72
  3. Olga K.

    Olga K.

    "Translations are flowers under glass" (W.Menzel)

    Turkey - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 8

    Hi! My name is Olga. Native Ukrainian and Russian speaker working with English, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian languages. My experience is over 8 years and I guarantee highest quality of translation and proofread done by a native speaker in any language I offer. Use Trados 2009. About myself: native Ukrainian and Russian speaker (born in Ukraine.), fluent in English and Turkish. Fields of translation: technical, travel and tourism, websites, hospitality, finance. I have knowledge in SEO.

    $9.00 /hr
    70 hours
    4.93
  4. Stephen H.

    Stephen H.

    Editor, Copy Editor, Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    A skilled and conscientious editor with over 17 years' professional copy editing and proofreading experience, I offer high-quality editorial services for jobs of all sizes and levels of complexity. I apply the editorial knowledge and skills developed over many years towards the goal of clients' manuscripts being clear, well-written, professionally formatted, and error-free.

    $15.00 /hr
    222 hours
    4.96
  5. Heather Ruffalo

    Heather Ruffalo

    Editor and Author

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 6

    My former clients say: "She has a clear understanding of her role in the editorial process. I have no hesitation in endorsing her skill as a copy editor." "She adheres to time limits, works well under pressure, and always gives one hundred percent." "She has the ability to sift through a lot of out-of-order material, random thoughts, and chicken scratch to make it the perfect linear read for the masses." I have experience editing educational materials, short stories, self-help books, novels, articles, business documents, website content, and blogs. I am also a published author of several short stories, blogs for a variety of online sites, and a nonfiction book on fertility. I understand the importance of strong editing from a writer and editor's perspective. I am always positive and reaffirming to my clients while still providing a professional critique and sound defensible editing. It is my job to help authors flesh out their stories, find their voice/style, and create the best possible written work.

    $25.00 /hr
    117 hours
    4.88
  6. Sophie Boisvert

    Sophie Boisvert

    Academic Text Editor

    Netherlands - Last active: 1 day ago

    I am a native French and English speaker with a Master's degree in Media Studies and experience with academic writing and editing. I offer proofreading and simple language editing services, as well as more in-depth services where I work with clients to improve argumentative structure and style. I have worked with academic text at the bachelor and master levels, as well as with doctoral dissertations.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Beverley Boorer

    Beverley Boorer

    Expert SEO writer and editor

    Australia - Last active: 4 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    I am an Australian native English writer who is expert in spelling, punctuation and grammar, takes pride in her work and in meeting deadlines and always strives to do the best job possible. My many articles are published both online and off, with feature articles published in magazines such as the Asian Geographic and several Australian magazines, including the NSW school magazine.

    $22.00 /hr
    1 hours
    4.98
  8. Jasmin C.

    Jasmin C.

    Journalist - Articles Writer - Ghostwriter

    Bosnia and Herzegovina - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 2

    Welcome to my profile. My name is Jasmin C. and I am a professional journalist with 5 years of experience and a passionate writer. I enjoy writing articles and e-books and I can say that I am very experienced in it. Writing is my real passion and for a few last years,I worked for many companies on writing and editing articles for their webpages,blogs and social networks. Also I have done a lot of e-books writing on various topics for international publishing companies. For 3 years I have been participating in a number of freelancer projects trough various freelancer sites, and I can proudly say the rate of satisfaction with my work is very high. Namely, I have experience in Wordpress because I have worked for a couple companies that needed knowledge in this tool. My tasks were to write, edit and publish articles with no errors, SEO optimization and split pages. If you need something written, rewritten, transcribed, I am the man for that job.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.80
  9. Jason Simpson

    Jason Simpson

    Obsessive cultural critic

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3

    J. Simpson has been writing about music and culture for 6 years. He's got a solid background in on-line journalism; speedy and dependable, passionate and enthusiastic. He loves words more than just about anything, other than his girlfriend and his cat, often at the peril of his roommates. Voracious reader, speedy typist - he dreams of being the next Walter Benjamin!

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.99
  10. Rebekah Goodyear

    Rebekah Goodyear

    Author, Editor, Book Reviewer

    Canada - Last active: 4 days ago - Portfolio: 6

    "Rebekah is a great find. I have even had comments on how well my book is edited. She also did the the layout for the Kindle edition, and I've had compliments on that too :) Would absolutely recommend Rebekah to anyone looking for an editor." “Great follow through. Earned a bonus. Couldn't be happier. She is a great person and a very conscientious freelancer. ” Want your work to become a brilliant jewel? HIRE ME! I guarantee I am the BEST editor, author, ghostwriter, book reviewer, researcher and transcriptionist in the industry. You will never need to hire anyone else For over ten years I have been a professional editor, proofreader, author, and researcher. My experience includes five in-house years with a publisher and almost six years of

    $30.00 /hr
    47 hours
    3.06