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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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Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

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

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
    853 hours
    4.99
  5. Gemma Rowlands

    Gemma Rowlands

    Proofreader & Writer

    United Kingdom - Portfolio: 4

    If there is a mistake, it WILL be spotted. Since being young, I have picked up on errors that others have missed, including in printed textbooks and novels. Since realising that I could make my entire career this way, I chose to work as a freelancer offering my services proofreading both novels and articles to a high standard. With regards to pricing, it will vary depending on projects, however this is ALWAYS negotiable, so please get in touch if you would like to make the most of my skills and expertise. If you have any questions about my abilities, or would like to ask for a quote on a job, please feel free to get in touch.

    $12.00 /hr
    13 hours
    4.99
  6. Jaime S.

    Jaime S.

    Editor, educator, and outside-the-box thinker

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 13

    I am a creative and logical thinker, with experience in writing and editing creative and scholastic work individually and with a team. I'm a National Board Certified chemistry instructor who's taught science for nearly a decade, and instructed students one-on-one for years before that. I am swift and methodical and sure, reliable and thorough, a naturally inquisitive researcher familiar with proper citation and expert in grammar and mechanics. Hire me and get the job done right the first time!

    $17.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.80
  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. Teryn O.

    Teryn O.

    Storytelling for businesses and creatives.

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 8

    I have multiple years experience in freelance writing, publishing, online marketing, photography, and design. I graduated college with a communications degree. For three years, I worked at Penguin Random House as an online marketer and content creator on blogging platforms, websites, and other social media outlets. I also have done freelance writing and editing for various nonprofits and businesses. I’ve learned how to tell good stories via social media and how to authentically connect with consumers on a personal level. At heart, I'm a true Storyteller. I'm a creative thinker with a knack for storytelling and communication in an effective way. I can appeal to an audience through my writing, editing, and storytelling abilities. Here are some past achievements: While in publishing, I helped launch a new imprint. For this imprint, I helped launch a blog, curated and edited content, helped find bloggers for the site, wrote for the site, brainstormed and implemented online web seminars/events for the site, and helped communicate online to our audience through our social media outlets. I was crucial for the success of the blog, for networking to find writers and content for the blog, and finding an online audience for the site. Right now, I'm working at a local magazine to write articles and edit all articles for their upcoming 112 page print edition. My eyes will be the last to see all articles before they are printed. I will be editing and proofreading for style, grammar, and fact-checking. I was hired to help a social enterprise startup with the writing for their new website. I took a lot of notes, thoughts, and unorganized content, and I helped organize the content and communicate effectively for their new online presence. Mentoring writers is a passion of mine, since I've been in the publishing business and know what it takes to succeed--whether it's traditionally or self-published. I've helped edit and shape several books. I've also coached and mentored authors on their way to success in branding, writing, and social media presences.

    $20.00 /hr
    7 hours
    4.80
  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