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

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  1. Kathryn Schenk

    Kathryn Schenk

    Kathryn Schenk - Words of Every Size and Shape

    South Africa - Portfolio: 50

    With a love of storytelling and communication propelling me, I spend my days creating and perfecting the written word for a clientele that spans the globe. I delight in my work, and my clients do too. -- “Katie is the consummate professional and an amazing writer. Her writing is fresh, engaging and compelling. Regardless of the project, you won't be sorry you hired her. THE BEST writer on Elance.” -- “It's great working with this freelancer! She's extremely responsive and accountable and never misses a deadline. Highly recommend working with her!” -- “This writer produces some of the best work I have seen so far. She captures your attention and imagination & holds it right through.” Whether you have 140 characters to grab a prospect’s attention or you need to hold your reader’s attention for 1700 words, you want a writer that invests passion into finding the best words for the job. Your search for the perfect content and copywriter ends here.

    $75.00 /hr
    841 hours
    4.99
  2. Ryan R.

    Ryan R.

    Freelance Writer

    Canada - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 9

    I have a passion for writing and a great deal of experience producing compelling B2B and B2C web articles, technical reports, white papers, market research reports, policy reports, and blog posts. With over 5 years of professional writing experience, I have produced countless reports and articles for clients such as engineering companies, manufacturers, software developers, telecom service providers, global restaurant chains, airports and marinas, food distributors, and energy service providers. I'm proud of my professional track record: so far, I have achieved 100% client satisfaction and built several long-term relationships with my clients. Please feel free to reach out to chat about how I can help you with your next project. You can learn more about my services at my website: ryanthewriter.squarespace.com

    $55.56 /hr
    22 hours
    4.97
  3. Erin S.

    Erin S.

    Expert Writer

    United States - Portfolio: 46

    I deliver high quality content on time at an affordable price. My work is done efficiently and effectively, and I meet clients' needs. I have been freelance writing for years, and I have decided to begin using eLance to manage my working relationships. I am by far the hardest person I know to work for, sometimes so much that I hate being my own boss and having to answer to myself. I take accountability to the next level. If you are looking for someone who is intrinsically motivated to succeed, self-disciplined, and hard working, look no further. I am that red penned English teacher we all dreaded writing for in school. I write well, I know eduction, and I am extremely passionate about doing things right. I think the most productive working relationships are those with clear expectations. By taking the time to get to know what the client wants and expects, productivity becomes efficient and effective. I work hard at achieving this when I am chosen to do any job.

    $25.00 /hr
    60 hours
    4.95
  4. Stephanie H.

    Stephanie H.

    Experienced Copywriter & Proofreader

    United States - Portfolio: 8

    I'm a freelance writer and I love my job! I enjoy the variety of writing about different topics and products. I have experience writing all of the following: Blog Copy Brochures Catalogs Client communications Direct mail pieces Essays Ghost Writing Newsletters Packaging Copy Presentations Press releases Print ads Product branding/naming Proofreading/Editing Radio & TV commercial scripts SEO Articles Website Copy White Papers

    $38.89 /hr
    123 hours
    4.88
  5. Vasti H.

    Vasti H.

    Escritor

    Mexico - Portfolio: 1

    ¡Escribir es mi pasión! Mi carrera como ingeniero se ha centrado en proyectos tecnológicos; con posiciones desde el diseño hasta la dirección de proyectos, una constante ha sido mi habilidad para redactar propuestas e informes y diseñar formatos. Ésta habilidad aplicada a la gestión de proyectos y administración por procesos han sido de gran valor. Como complemento, no he dejado de practicar la redacción creativa, con la próxima publicación de una compilación de cuentos, poemas y retratos escritos bajo un pseudónimo.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. Jonnathan Saavedra Ospina

    Jonnathan Saavedra Ospina

    English-Spanish Translator, Social Media Manager

    Colombia - Portfolio: 13

    Experienced Social Media Manager, blog articles writer, translator English-Spanish-English, marketing online, internet research, keywords research, data entry, ad posting, fast at typing, honest, responsible, reliable an punctual. I translate any document from English to Spanish and viceversa. Transcriptions from audio/video to text. I'm also able to manage Social Media Networks in order to promote a product or company. Microsoft office skills. Video editing. Upload videos. I teach English and Spanish as foreign languages. I advertise on classified portals to promote and sell products online.

    $11.00 /hr
    8 hours
    5.00
  7. Enrique Pereira Vivas

    Enrique Pereira Vivas

    Experienced Translator

    Spain - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    Experienced translator who lives in Spain and likes to work as a freelancer. I currently work as a translator for Demand Studios and you can see some of my works at the websites of eHow en Espanol (www.ehowenespanol.com), LiveStrong (http://www.livestrong.com/es/) and La Voz de Houston (http://pyme.lavoztx.com/), among others. If you hire me, I can assure you that your translation will be grammatically correct, stylistically satisfactory and promptly delivered.

    $11.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.99
  8. Nicholas Gibson

    Nicholas Gibson

    Expert Content, Article & Copywriter

    Thailand - Portfolio: 4

    I write engaging content and sales-driven copy for some of the web's biggest businesses. Over the last five years, I have: - Written copy for EA Games that increased conversion rates from ~5% to 18.8% for several free-to-play gaming services. - Written copy for one of Europe's leading gaming networks for a $x,xxx,xxx display advertising campaign that produced 100,000+ conversions. - Produced engaging, search-friendly articles and blog posts for travel companies and online marketing agencies that have generated 1,000s of Facebook Likes and comments. - Ghostwritten content for A-list bloggers and online influencers. I take a hands-on approach to research and writing and dive into every project I take on. Let me help you with blogging, content writing, or copywriting for your next project.

    $60.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.95
  9. Constantin Urzica

    Constantin Urzica

    Passionate creative writer and storyteller

    Romania - Portfolio: 2

    “Excellent writer, perfect english and brilliant grammar. Will hire again.” “I came across some of Constantin's creative writing by luck some time ago, and I was really happy to see he is available for hire as a freelancer here. So I invited him to make me an offer for my first assignment on creative writing and boy did he deliver! Very cool, creative content, rich vocabulary, yet easy to read and understand even for a younger audience. I'm really pleased with the work he did for me and I really liked to see he was easy to reach when I had questions about the writing. A real professional! Will definitely rehire him!” Passionate creative writer, curious about the nature of reality, the scientific realm and social cohesion. I've been a creative writer for about 10 years, doing it not only as a passion but as a means of discerning the sensitive nature of what composes the reality in which we live.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00