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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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  1. Darlene Guetre

    Darlene Guetre

    Exceptional Editing Services; Reasonable Rates

    Canada - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

    A Native English-speaking copy editor, proofreader, nonfiction and fiction author, freelance writer, blogger, and reviewer, with a genuine love for editing and proofreading. My goal is to help you realize your ambitions through collaboration. I specialize in: General fiction manuscripts Historical fiction manuscripts Nonfiction manuscripts I am meticulous, with a keen eye for details. I copy edit and proofread with these aspects in mind: Spelling Punctuation Typographical errors Verb tense Phrase structure Sentence structure Repetitive words Excess wordiness Fact checking Consistent font Proper formatting Comment queries or suggestions regarding content Clients receive both a “marked-up” copy and final copy of their work. I work with PDF, Microsoft, and print documents. Reference materials utilized are the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, and the Chicago Manual of Style (unless another style is requested)

    $33.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.94
  2. Javier Camacho Miranda

    Javier Camacho Miranda

    Creating live images through the written word

    Venezuela - Portfolio: 6

    There’re no more or less important texts, good writing talks by itself! I’m a communicator and journalist specialized in creative writing, passionate about literature, cinema, music and advertising. With more than 8 years as a professional writer and copywriter in several social media and sectors, like journalism, audiovisual production and advertising, I have always strived to develop my writing in a comprehensive way. I have written content for publications in print media, magazines, and digital platforms, and also specialized reports and scripts for international brands like HBO Latin America, Mondelez (Kraft Foods), Playboy and Banesco. I faithfully believe in all the possibilities that Spanish can offer, So if you need a writer who can prepare a Tweet with the same responsibility, attitude and passion as he would prepare the video’s script of your businesses 50 years celebration, you can count in this written word lover to assist you!

    $11.00 /hr
    1 hours
    5.00
  3. Amy Butcher

    Amy Butcher

    Nonprofit Web Writer

    Canada - Portfolio: 3

    I’ve worked for nonprofit, medical research, and public health organizations for over 10 years as a translator, editor and writer. In 2014, I decided to start offering Web writing services to help nonprofit organizations optimize their online copy and develop an online strategy to get more donations. I know how hard it is to keep up with a demanding job in public sector communications. Everything has to be done yesterday: it’s noon and you need to send out a donation request by 3:00 p.m; you have to get out your newsletter while maintaining your website and social media posts; you’re spread thin all over the Web and always need more resources to reach out to people and convince them to give. You need a Web writer who is not only aware of your challenges but who knows what you’re ultimately after: more donors and more donations. Someone who doesn’t just give you copy but who gives you copy that persuades people to give you their hard-earned money.

    $120.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Shailaja Prashanth

    Shailaja Prashanth

    Content and copywriter

    India

    After a long stint in advertising, I moved to content writing in a large IT firm, where my role involved intranet content curation and generation. I also helped my colleagues on the technical side create internal and external collaterals and presentations. I am passionate about communication and have worked to create effective advertising for clients in Hospitality, Real Estate, Fashion and Industrial products. I love words, and I take as much pleasure in a well crafted headline as a blockbuster campaign. But more important to me than the words themselves, are the effect they create. The emotions they arouse. The actions they produce. I would like to consider speed and comprehension as two of my biggest strengths.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.85
  5. Samuel A.

    Samuel A.

    Copywriter, versatile content writer

    Romania - Portfolio: 2

    I am a dedicated copywriter with a wide range of copy expertize. I can write about any topic, in any form or type of text. I have extensive experience on content writing for websites, online stores, product descriptions and SEO content. I can write an attractive description, message or text for you or your business. I also maintain a personal blog about various topics that interest me. I love writing, I love creating articles, content, taglines that attract you from the get-go.

    $15.00 /hr
    3 hours
    4.70
  6. 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
  7. Seth Brundage

    Seth Brundage

    Small Business Social Media Strategist / Writer

    United States - Portfolio: 41

    I am a recent graduate of Champlain College with a bachelor's degree in Communication and a specialization in Professional Writing. Since graduating in December (2013) I have been primarily working with small businesses to help them develop social media strategies. I have found great opportunities in digital marketing for small businesses. The results always please the clients and I am happy to change their minds about the benefits of social media. One of my biggest gripes with myself since graduating is that I haven't had many opportunities to professionally write. I am hoping Elance will be a place where I can find chances to blog, write copy and otherwise express my skills as a writer. In addition to what I learned in college, I have also taken an intensive 5-week course on search engine optimization and am very knowledgeable and experienced in writing with SEO in mind.

    $16.00 /hr
    69 hours
    4.34
  8. Lori H.

    Lori H.

    Writer, Editor, Proofreader and more!

    United States

    Client comments: "Very gifted in structure to compose a great story. Carefully arranges sentences and uses just the right words. Highly recommend!” “Great editing work!” “The editing was well done and I am confident it improved my e-book substantially.” “Lori does nice work. A pleasure to work with.” “I am very pleased with her service and responsiveness. She is meticulous and gets the job right the first time. I am extremely impressed.” “Lori is wonderful" "I've worked with a lot of freelancers and she is among the best if not THE best." Freelance editor with excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills gained over a 35 year career in forest administration and leadership. Fast, accurate and ethical. Experience in business correspondence, technical documents, books, articles, devotionals and sermons.

    $15.00 /hr
    55 hours
    4.93
  9. Kiersten V.

    Kiersten V.

    Editor, Writer, and Research Assistant

    Canada - Portfolio: 3

    I am a recent graduate of Western University, Canada and current MA student in musicology at McGill University. I have extensive knowledge of music from my 19 years of formal violin training. Additionally, I have a background in editing academic writing, copyediting, proofreading, and source checking as the Editor-in-Chief of a national undergraduate journal in the humanities. I also have highly refined research skills from my experience as an academic researcher. Currently, I am looking for experience and to build my portfolio as an editor or writer of works of fiction or creative non-fiction.

    $11.50 /hr
    87 hours
    5.00
  10. Adina Pintea

    Adina Pintea

    content writer, writer

    Romania - Portfolio: 12

    I am currently a student at the Faculty of Political Sciences at SNSPA, Bucharest in the third year. Writing is an old passion of mine since childhood and now with the help of the new and improved technology I can make my old dream come true. I am a serious, creative and punctual person who loves to create characters, books and articles. I simply love writing and I can write about anything and anybody at any given time. .

    $11.00 /hr
    66 hours
    4.92