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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 4.82.

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  1. Patrick Seguin

    Patrick Seguin

    Writer and Marketing Communications Consultant

    Czech Republic - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 12

    I can help you build and maintain close relationships with your customers by identifying market needs and communicating clear solutions. I have fourteen 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 first and only web-based video calling and real-time collaboration solution with integrated electronic signature. Also, writing has always been a vital part of my career. With over two decades of experience, I can help you speak with your audience effectively. I enjoy bringing fascinating ideas to life while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. Specialties: Online marketing, online community project management, product marketing, marketing communications, public relations, cross-functional team leadership, project management, digital metrics and analysis, HTML, CSS, website usability, content management, event management, copywriting, creative writing, copy editing, audio and video production and editing, public speaking, translation (Czech to English)

    $50.00 /hr
    3,777 hours
    5.00
  2. Kellilynn Hann

    Kellilynn Hann

    Experienced Sales Copywriter

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 5

    I'm a highly experienced copywriter and editor specializing in sales letters and marketing copy, including product descriptions, landing pages, direct mail pieces, and advertisements. I also edit existing content to improve sales/response rates. I've been working as a copywriter for over 18 years, with 10 of those years as a full-time freelancer. Freelancing is not a side job for me, it's my business, so you can be sure I'll give your project my full attention. I am dependable, professional, and very easy-going. Quality is important to me, and I'm certain you'll be as happy with my work as other clients have been. Please see my feedback scores and comments (they're pretty fabulous) and feel free to browse my portfolio. I'm happy to accept invitations to interview-- you can either post a job and send me an invitation or contact me directly if you'd like to discuss the project first. I look forward to hearing from you, Kellilynn

    $50.00 /hr
    681 hours
    4.97
  3. Roane Beard

    Roane Beard

    Viral Visual Storytelling

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    ROANE BEARD is a freelance writer specializing in short scripts for explainer videos, corporate trainings, and YouTube, along with creative writing for table top role-playing games and video games. He also creates screencast videos and presentations for education and small businesses. He was the founder, CEO and Lead Thinker at Think Now Education, a small business aimed at unleashing the creative potential of students afterschool, and is the creative force behind Newshounds Journalism Club. His newest project is his beautiful baby girl. Send Roane a message via oDesk for information on how to follow him on Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

    $55.56 /hr
    333 hours
    4.98
  4. Katherine Miller

    Katherine Miller

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

    Words have power – tremendous power. My mission is to harness that power in order to help my clients, whether that involves crafting clear, concise business manuals or helping a first-time writer to prepare a draft for submission to agents. I have been writing and editing professionally for nearly five years, and I bring to every client integrity, efficiency, and a sharp eye for detail. Please see my portfolio for examples of my work. Note: I currently have a very full client schedule. As a result, at this time I am only accepting the following types of new work: * Editing or assessing fiction manuscripts (novels, novellas, and short stories) * Travel writing

    $60.00 /hr
    1,160 hours
    4.99
  5. Shoaib K.

    Shoaib K.

    Clutter-breaker extraordinaire.

    United States - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 11

    You want to break through the clutter. I want to deliver content that does. Simple. Creative content and sales-driven messages are my fortes. I have developed marketing communications materials such as brochures, sales letters, press releases, product descriptions, TVC and RDC scripts, advertising copy and packaging copy for numerous successful brands. I like to think of myself as a versatile writer, and can tweak my style according to the intended audience, platform and message content. I have written and published hundreds of articles online, and my research skills are legendary. I think typos are the scourge of the earth, and my attention to detail borders on the perverse!

    $55.56 /hr
    681 hours
    4.88
  6. Zach Pardes

    Zach Pardes

    PR, Marketing & Social Media Pro

    United States - Last active: 11 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. Douglas Michael Massing

    Douglas Michael Massing

    academic and medical editing, research and writing

    United States - Last active: 6 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
  8. Christine W.

    Christine W.

    Editor/Writer

    United States - Last active: 2 days 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
    66 hours
    5.00
  9. Tom McMeekin

    Tom McMeekin

    Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

    United States - Last active: 16 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
  10. Stephen L Vernon

    Stephen L Vernon

    Experienced writer,actor,voice artist and improv comedian.

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 13

    I have over twenty years experience in customer service, Arts administration, teaching, voice-over work, management, creative writing, non-profit work, improvisational comedy and public speaking. I hold two BA degrees, one in Communication Studies and one in Theater Performance, and also a Masters degree in Liberal Studies/Interdisciplinary Studies. I have taught privately, in the NC school system and also as an adjunct professor (during which time I served on various thesis committees). Presently I serve as the Artistic Director of a non-profit theater company.I have also been the co-company manager of an improv comedy group for the last 20 years. I have numerous years experience writing press releases, forming curriculum, training employees, leading group activities and workshops (corporate and public sector) and also managed a retail establishment for 5 years. I am comfortable working as part of a team or on my own, and have a strong work ethic, accompanied by a professional attitude and good time management skills. Along with my "real world" experience, I have been a director of plays and variety shows for over 20 years, and have directed casts of over 100 people on quite a few occasions. I have strong leadership skills, enjoy helping others reach their goals and an active imagination that I enjoy applying to projects. I have also organized several fund raisers and charitable events. Regardless of the work setting, whether customer service, writing, management or performance, I posess the ability to be creative and have relied upon my ability to think "outside the box" to the benefit of myself and my employers. I also have a strong sense of humor (which goes a long way towards avoiding experiencing or causing stress!). I enjoy researching and am a quick study of disciplines that are new to me. I have, for the last 8 years, also been a privately contracted in-bound phone call service agent. I am comfortable dealing with situations that require discretion, and am detail oriented. Please feel free to contact me about "unusual" jobs as well (legal of course!). Thank you for reading my profile, hope to hear from you!

    $55.56 /hr
    85 hours
    5.00