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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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Upwork Copy editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

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

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Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

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

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  1. 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
  2. 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.

    $17.00 /hr
    65 hours
    4.72
  3. James M.

    James M.

    editor

    United States - Tests: 4

    Humanities PhD with an MS in the sciences will polish your English to perfection. 20 years experience overseeing student projects. Author of a book and numerous articles and book reviews. Copy editor for a book currently in press and a number of articles. Especially looking to work with non-native speakers who need to publish in English. 1st place on Upwork's Basic English Skills Test!

    $10.00 /hr
    8 hours
    5.00
  4. Phillipa M.

    Phillipa M.

    Freelance writer and high school tutor

    South Africa

    I live in South Africa but I am originally from the United Kingdom. When a deadline has been established, I ensure that I commit to it. English is my first language and I am currently working towards a degree in linguistics. I have collaborated with several publishing companies but I am trying to expand into the digital writing community. I am currently a self-employed freelance writer as well as a secondary school tutor.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.54
  5. Smita Bhatt

    Smita Bhatt

    English Editor, Proofreader, Technical Writer

    India

    I am an experienced editor, technical writer, working on projects with Orient Blackswan, a leading Indian publishing house. With an eye for detail and a passion for what I do, I take pride in delivering high quality work, and on schedule. My academic background is software, where I hold a Masters degree.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. Liz Pillow

    Liz Pillow

    Web editor and digital journalist

    United States - Tests: 1

    I am a multimedia journalist and web editor with more than a decade of experience in news writing, web site management and copy editing. I am now looking for flexible career opportunities that will allow me to keep up my digital skills while making a meaningful contribution to an organization.

    $22.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Patrick Seguin

    Patrick Seguin

    Expert Copywriter & Editor with Marketing Experience

    Czech Republic - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 12

    I write copy that helps you build and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with your customers. Complementary marketing skills enable me to identify market needs and communicate clear solutions. Writing has always been fundamental to my career. With over two decades of personal and professional experience, I can ensure that you speak with your audience effectively. I have over 15 years of experience in online marketing and product marketing, gained through positions in major international companies operating in the Czech Republic, including O2 and AVG Technologies. At present, I'm developing and executing communications strategies and producing content for eFace2Face, Inc., provider of the world’s only complete web-based video selling and electronic signature solution. I enjoy using my writing skills to breathe life into innovative ideas while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. I look forward to meeting you!

    $50.00 /hr
    4,068 hours
    4.18
  8. Roi B.

    Roi B.

    Experienced Writer, Editor and Researcher

    Saudi Arabia - Tests: 11

    I specialize in communications and multimedia projects. Clients can count on me to come up with original, well-thought out and creative write-ups for their content management needs. I am well-versed in feature and travel writing, editorials, product reviews and business communications. I guarantee fast turn-around with rewriting, editing, article spinning and research assignments. I take advantage of my time and task management skills to make sure I meet deadlines and hand-in output that meet and exceed expectations. By profession, I am a human resources practitioner handling responsibilities in organizational development, training and business communications, among others. My tasks mainly revolve around policy development, performance management, job evaluations, employee engagement, onboarding and induction, and internal communications. I also have an extensive background in customer service and administrative assistance.

    $16.67 /hr
    30 hours
    4.23
  9. Karen Burkey

    Karen Burkey

    Creative Writer, Proofreader, and Typist

    United States - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 1

    I have 20+ years of experience working extensively with MS Word as both a creative writer and technical editor (grammar, punctuation, etc.). In addition, I have experience with Excel, Power Point, and Access from the Micro Soft Office suite. On a more personal level, I write fiction, both short stories and novels, simply for the love of writing. Also, I have worked with Sony Vegas and Roxio Video Wave in creating my own fan-made music videos, and GIMP for editing and manipulating graphics.

    $25.00 /hr
    62 hours
    4.56