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

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  1. Carl Larson

    Carl Larson

    Concise, precise, compelling, & selling

    United States - Portfolio: 4

    Expert communicator specializing in distilling complex ideas down to a few basic words. Brevity is the soul of both wit *and* your marketing ROI. If you can't say it in a tagline, don't say it to your customers. I have a bachelor of science in economics and mathematics - suffice it to say, I am not an English literature major. I approach language mathematically, with a constant drive for linguistic efficiency. My copy compels users to act, and our projects will drive traffic, and pay dividends for years to come. Here is a complete list of areas where I've done great work, and in which I continue to specialize: SEM, SEO, SMM, Copy Editing, Research, Copywriting, HTML, Email Marketing, WordPress, Telemarketing, Sales, Blogging, Branding, Adobe Illustrator, Newsletters, Ecommerce product descriptions, Sales Pages, Voice Overs

    $29.89 /hr
    28 hours
    4.97
  2. Robert Anschuetz

    Robert Anschuetz

    Copy Editing To Make Your Words Hit Home

    United States

    Whether you represent a business, institution, or profession, market your own products or services, or want to share your ideas with the world, you'll get a leg up on the competition by producing written communications or documents that reflect competence and professionalism. As a skilled and proven writer/copy editor, I can help you achieve those standards by improving the organization, paragraphing, and transitions in your text for better flow, and by optimizing sentence syntax and word choice for maximum clarity of meaning, sharpness of expression, and impact. I'm eager to help you make your words hit home in pursuit of your goals. You can be sure I'll work with you closely until you are satisfied that the finished product will in fact achieve the purpose you intend. And I'll do so at an attractive fee. As a freelancer now retired from corporate and agency employment, I seek this work not principally for the money, but to stay involved in an activity I very much enjoy.

    $11.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Mary Heisey

    Mary Heisey

    Experienced Audio Editor & Copy Editor

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    B.A. in English, liberal arts college Strong knowledge of Adobe Audition and audio editing/post-production Experience in college newspaper, college radio station, and NPR member station environments (3 years)

    $15.56 /hr
    9 hours
    5.00
  4. 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.

    $25.00 /hr
    71 hours
    4.96
  5. 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
  6. Troy e W.

    Troy e W.

    Your Go-To for highly polished text and design

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

    When it comes to proofing and editing text, attention to detail is of the utmost importance. I scored in the top five percent on the Elance English skills test. Better than that, at the time I took the English spelling test I was #1, having scored 100%! I also have creative writing experience, and was a finalist for a PEN/Rosenthal fellowship. I have been accepted into an MFA fiction writing program, and plan on attending this fall. Moreover, I have over fifteen years graphic design experience creating art and layouts in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator for brochures, newsletters, corporate communications, annual reports, and book design. In addition to fiction writing, I spent over a decade working in ad agencies across the country as the copywriter on dozens of ads ranging from Petco to Citibank. When you want a partner to make your project brilliant, I should be your top choice. Thanks!

    $7.00 /hr
    16 hours
    5.00
  7. Andrew Quint

    Andrew Quint

    Advertising Copywriter-Brochures-SEO-Web Content

    United States - Portfolio: 5

    You will benefit from my decades experience as a former civil rights investigator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These skills enable me to research and produce, clear, concise and readable articles, books and reports for you. You will benefit from the research and writing skills obtained in my nearly 20 years experience at HUD producing professional writing of all types. These included handling a wide variety of legal and business communication and reports. Presently, I volunteer with an organization that helps tenants exercise their legal rights. You can also obtain from me web content, e-books and other materials about my other interests, which include health, medicine economics, business, investments and science. Furthermore, I edit works on these and other subjects. In addition to writing articles, books and reports, I also do sales copywriting.

    $35.00 /hr
    137 hours
    4.95
  8. Jennifer m. M.

    Jennifer m. M.

    Canadian writer abroad: web content and more.

    Israel - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 33

    You're looking for writing that gets the point across - clear, entertaining, and maybe even SEO-friendly; you'd probably love to make it to the top in an incredibly competitive online world. I can do that for you. As a Canadian writer living abroad, I've written professionally both online and for print on topics ranging from computer security to medicine and science to parenting and spirituality. You name it, I've written it - and if you check my client reviews here, you'll see that I'm doing it unbelievably well! You'll probably get proposals with a lower bottom line. There's lots of competition here, I'm afraid. But I doubt you'll find many native-English writers out there who can do what I do for the same price. And none will bring the same professionalism and team spirit as I can to your website, publication or blog. If you're not sure what I can do for you - just ask!

    $22.22 /hr
    32 hours
    4.86