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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

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Copy editing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.83.

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  1. Sylvia B.

    Sylvia B.

    Copywriter/ Editor/Content Creator

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 11

    Over the last seventeen years I have written across a wide range of topics for many industries including fortune 500 companies. From health and IT professionals to small businesses, I can write the content that builds your online presence and keeps customers coming back. Regardless of industry, I can tailor your communications and content to your specific needs, adapting the right tone, style and voice that speaks to the audience you wish to reach. Whether you need website copy, press releases, articles or blogs, authoritative and credible content is never out of style. Need to view a few more samples? Check out my website at https://www.clippings.me/sburleigh . Besides ghostwriting, I also offer editing services.

    $55.56 /hr
    1,680 hours
    4.95
  2. Douglas Michael Massing

    Douglas Michael Massing

    academic and medical editing, research and writing

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 25

    Clients, publishers, and client affiliations include Alliance Health, the Simone de Beauvoir Institute (Montreal), British Journal of Anaesthesia (Oxford), Continuum: Frederick Ungar (New York), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Hawai’i Review, the London School of Economics, Mayo Clinic, Political Geography, Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, and l'Université du Québec À Montréal. Clients say: "Perfect editing." "[Provided] invaluable materials and information," “Outstanding service!"

    $77.00 /hr
    12 hours
    4.99
  3. Tom McMeekin

    Tom McMeekin

    Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

    United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 11

    I'm a professional multi-media journalist who can write, edit, research, produce, and design high-quality content on almost any topic and for any medium. From creating blog and social media posts to complete marketing communications plans, I have worked with clients including university programs, acupuncturists, chefs, commercial painters, e-commerce sites, news sites and forums, and more. I do not compromise my high ethical standards. Sorry, but I do not accept jobs that involve "ghostwriting" without credit, "spinning" and stealing others' copyrighted work, or other shady practices. What you get with me is a passionate, hard-working, detail-oriented, mass communications expert. What you do not get is someone who will rush the job or be a mindless "yes man" -- if I accept a job then I am committing to give you my best work effort, and that includes sometimes offering suggestions or advice -- getting you the final product you NEED, not just the one you think you want. I generally do not do Skype interviews or meetings for any projects paying less than $1,000. I am happy to answer any questions through ODesk or email, and I am happy to do a trial period for any ongoing positions. Sorry, but the reason I choose to do online freelancing is to make my own schedule and work in my pajamas; if you can't deal with that then best of luck finding someone who is a better fit for you.

    $50.00 /hr
    234 hours
    5.00
  4. Christine W.

    Christine W.

    Editor/Writer

    United States - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    From the world of small business publishing to medicolegal language, I have the skills to write and edit your documents into professional-appearing works. I have been running my own editing and transcription business from home for over 10 years, so I am well versed in deadlines, accuracy and customer service.

    $66.67 /hr
    69 hours
    5.00
  5. Dolissa M.

    Dolissa M.

    Journalist and Mediamaker Can Help You Get Noticed

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 8

    My 20+ year career in communicating ideas has come full circle on the Web. I am a trained Journalist, Filmmaker, and former Fulbright Scholar who can work with you on a variety of writing, marketing, crowdfunding, and media needs. Special knowledge in film history, film criticism, and the arts. An American English native speaker, I also have a background teaching English as a second language.

    $55.00 /hr
    386 hours
    4.63
  6. Zach Pardes

    Zach Pardes

    PR, Marketing & Social Media Pro

    United States - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 4

    www.linkedin.com/in/zpardes Marketing, PR, advertising & communications pro. New market categories. Launches. Relaunches. Start ups. Funding campaigns. Mergers. Acquisitions. Corporate communications & investor relations. Current and former clients include: Corporate: Amazon, Nike, Virgin, Tropicana, ESPN, First Watch, Darden Restaurants, Stew Leonard's, Chuy's Tex Mex, Lennar, KB Home, Toyota, Nokia, Discovery Networks, Electronic Arts (EA), Stein Mart Tech & Mobile: Flickr, GOQii, Lightricks (Facetune), DevriX, Coveroo, Hooked, Row Sham Bow, Chegg, TeamChat, Indix Health/Wellness: Allergan, Smith & Nephew, Nemours, Moffitt Cancer Center, Compass Research, Human Performance Mentors Hospitality: Wyndham, Marriott, Hyatt Regency, Peabody Hotels, Rosen Hotels Consumer Packaged Products: Javatino, Buddy Fruits, Zico, Fuji Film Finance/Fin Tech: Merrill Lynch, Citi, E*Trade, Vesta, MX (Money Desktop), B2R Finance Clean Tech: CALMAC, BuildingIQ, KGS Buildings, Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, Ox Paperboard, Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Non-Profit: Big Brothers Big Sisters

    $111.11 /hr
    123 hours
    4.99
  7. Ingrid E.

    Ingrid E.

    Commercial and character voice-over artist, and writer

    Australia - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I've been doing voice-overs for over two years, and I can do characters of all kinds and ages as well as straight-read voice-overs. I have trained in Los Angeles under voice agent Mike O'Dell at MJ Lallo Studios, and RIchard Horvitz (voice of Invader Zim). To hear samples of my voice, head to: http://www.voices.com/people/ingridelkner I have voiced explainers for corporations like KPMG, HBF, and Medibank, as well as radio ads, cartoon characters, professional voicemail greetings and IVRs, and I even have my voice inside of a plush bear! I have a history of public speaking, debating, stage acting, film acting, stand-up, street performing, and singing (with several years of vocal tuition). In addition, I have a diploma in Professional Writing & Editing, and an Advanced Diploma in Screenwriting. Check out my client feedback to get an idea of what it will be like to work with me!

    $77.78 /hr
    4 hours
    4.95
  8. Anthony T.

    Anthony T.

    Quality, professional voice overs.

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 7

    Versatile. Professional. Relatable. Creative. With almost 30 years experience as a voice over artist and a broadcast quality studio, I strive for total customer satisfaction. I offer exceptional turnaround time in a variety of styles to suit your project. Partnering with Jennifer Tophoney, also on Elance, I can offer a variety of voices, conversational work and characters as well. "Turning your ideas about sound, into sound ideas."

    $50.00 /hr
    5 hours
    4.99
  9. Kim B

    Kim B

    Voice Artist - Communications & Creative Professional

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

    I am a Boston area voice talent with years of professional experience. I have my own recording studio and can turn around your project fast with reliable delivery. I will provide a clear and effective voice over for your business or service with a desire to exceed your expectations. My native language is American English. My range is anywhere from young adult to middle age female. I specialize in voice overs for retail/announcer, real person, video, whiteboard, corporate, narration, games, audio books, voice mail greetings, and e-learning reads. I can deliver the attitude you are looking for whether authoritative, sexy, informative, fun, or professional. For voiceovers, I will deliver a high quality mp3 or wav file. Depending on the scope of your project, I can usually begin within 24 hours or less of awarded contract and approved script. Please reach out if you feel I am the voice you are looking for! I can't wait to get started! I am also an experienced copywriter for radio commercials, website content, blogs, social media, press releases, business plans, etc. In addition, I can provide brainstorming for marketing and promotional ideas. I believe in finding the X Factor to promote your business or product. I can offer other creative services too! I managed a virtual marketing team for 7 years creating both HTML and Wordpress websites, audio and video commercials, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, graphics, ebooks, articles, author and entrepreneur interviews, and just about any kind of marketing or advertising product you can think of. I was HubSpot IMC Certified 2012. Google Adwords certified 2007. Let's get to work on your project!

    $80.00 /hr
    1 hours
    4.96
  10. Julie S.

    Julie S. Agency Contractor

    Top Rated Marketing Writer & Content Manager

    United States - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 8

    Recently named a Top Rated Freelancer by oDesk, I create web-based content marketing, advertising and PR campaigns that communicate your most compelling value propositions to prospects and customers. I’ll form your brand, create your “voice,” get you found, and convert visitors to buyers. Among the strategies I manage are complete web copywriting services, content marketing, social marketing, e-mail campaigns, and journalism PR, where my clients gain credibility and visibility through thought leadership in the form of ghost-written or edited guest blogs, e-guides, and articles in targeted media forums. My goal is to keep working with serious clients who may be just starting out but who have a great business model, where an excellent communications and marketing strategy is all that's needed to propel them to success.

    Associated with: The Message Maven

    $67.00 /hr
    1,171 hours
    4.96