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

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  1. Kate Kearns

    Kate Kearns

    Professional Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 12

    I am a professional, full-time editor and published writer with a Master's Degree in writing. I love working with the written word, no matter the topic, and I own a business that allows me to do just that. I work with all genres and mediums from creative writing, to non-fiction, to business and web content. More than just correcting grammar, I specialize in making the author's original words shine through in the strongest, clearest language possible.

    $25.00 /hr
    125 hours
    5.00
  2. Victoria Matthews

    Victoria Matthews

    E-books, Articles, Ghostwriting, Editing

    United Kingdom - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    Although relatively new to the world of freelance writing, I have successfully completed several jobs on Elance with excellent feedback. I have a Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and would particularly welcome the opportunity to write about health, nutrition and environmental issues. As an English Literature graduate (MA Hons Edinburgh University) I also have a strong interest in creative writing and can provide a mentor/editing/ghostwriting role to help you with your novel or short stories. Where research is necessary, I will do this thoroughly so that an authentic 'voice' can shape the material into original and engaging work. I can offer you a written product that is highly polished in terms of spelling, grammar and editing.

    $18.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.65
  3. Megan Peterson Morrow

    Megan Peterson Morrow

    Creative, results-oriented writer and editor

    United States - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 8

    Consistently ranked in the top 1% of Elance/Upwork providers and skilled in writing and editing everything from news releases to newsletters, websites to articles, and marketing campaigns to speeches, I bring my diverse background of both corporate communications and nonprofit communications together to enliven your ideas and concepts. With a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Northwestern University as well as a master's in English, I have a strong command of AP style, grammar, punctuation, word flow and usage and am very efficient, creative and reliable. My areas of expertise include: nonprofits, financial services, small business, investments, health and wellness, yoga, consulting, libraries, publishing, music, writing, literature, public relations, and more. I work with several small business clients on their ongoing communication and marketing needs. I am excellent with short deadlines. No job is too large or too small. Please contact me today for more information.

    $40.00 /hr
    254 hours
    4.92
  4. Cody Stewart

    Cody Stewart

    Published Novelist, Creative Writer and Pro Editor

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Portfolio: 3

    I am a published novelist, comic book writer, and comic book editor. I have a degree in Creative Writing. I am professional, dedicated to my craft, and always make deadlines. I can successfully juggle several projects at once. No matter the topic, I can write about it in whatever tone you need - academic, comedic, dramatic, etc.

    $16.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Karen Thompson

    Karen Thompson

    Content, Transcribing & Proofreading Services

    Portugal - Last active: 20 hours ago - Portfolio: 8

    Published hard copy writer of more than 15 years experience available to work with you to achieve your aims! Highly reliable, flexible and well accustomed to working within deadlines. Native English speaker currently living in Portugal. A true chameleon, I produce copy which is diverse in nature, focused in flow, targeted and engaging. I do not provide filler content. Specializing in structure and comprehension, I can construct copy from guidelines or tighten existing content to make it more accessible, engaging and beguiling. Services Fiction and Non-Fiction Ghost Writing Writing for Children Editing Proofreading Content Writing Creative Writing Online Research Transcription Blogs

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. Jeff V.

    Jeff V.

    Writer/Editor

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    I've been an English professor for the past twenty years. I have writing experience with technical writing, general writing, content writing, fiction writing, poetry writing, and screenwriting. I can turn your projects around quickly and professionally. Work with me, and I can promise that you won't be disappointed with the results or the pricing.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.92
  7. Ibrahim Assi

    Ibrahim Assi Agency Contractor

    Powerful Content Writer

    Lebanon - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 16

    I'm an American native and a University of Michigan Business/Marketing graduate. I have 10 years experience in creating web content and, also, for the past 5 years I've been the lead content developer for a web technologies firm and have helped my employer and all their clients create professional web content from scratch, edit already-written content, and most importantly, maximize the content's appeal by making it as market-oriented and search-engine-optimized as possible. Basically, my strengths lie in two areas: First, I create/edit any web content, regardless of its type or subject orientation. Secondly, I intensely focus my content towards maximizing its SEO power & market-orientation. Please refer to my portfolio for a small taste of what I can do. Regarding my skills, as a former columnist & editor, along with significant experience as an English teacher and currently a full-time professional content writer, you will not find a more creative & impressive content writer

    Associated with: A+ Digital Marketing

    $20.00 /hr
    48 hours
    5.00
  8. Chris Coleman

    The right words for the write time.

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 33

    Strong creative writing and nitpick-y editing. Grounded in proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. B2B/B2C. US/UK English. Concise.

    $20.00 /hr
    280 hours
    4.99
  9. Tamara Mathov

    Tamara Mathov

    Creative Writer | Teacher | Spa/Eng Translator

    Colombia - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    I am an argentinian writer with an almost complete degree in Literature and Spanish at Universidad de Buenos Aires. I've been studying English since elementary school (Certificate of Advanced English from Cambridge University), lived in USA and Brazil for almost a year and currently in Colombia. All this traveling have shown me a huge picture of the use of language in different parts of the world. I have six years of experience in teaching and translating and I have published short stories and academic essays in books and specialized magazines. As a writer I'm willing to write, ghostwrite and/or proofread fiction and non-fiction high quality texts in Spanish. Regarding teaching, I love going beyond grammar and enjoy working with movies and short stories, I always personalize my lessons according to my student's interests. When it comes to translation, I'm able to provide accurate products Spanish/English, English/Spanish, Portuguese/English, Portuguese/Spanish.

    $13.00 /hr
    203 hours
    4.99
  10. Janet Joyce

    Janet Joyce

    Brand Messaging and Copywriting

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 45

    Some people write flawlessly and with pizazz, some deliver on almost any subject, and others are detail-oriented, technical types who can translate for the laymen among us. With MBA Concepts, you get all three in one creative powerhouse of a service provider, PLUS the bonus of a consultant and adjunct steeped in business strategy and tactics. I bring a unique perspective to my work based on: - Hands-on marketing experience at Fortune 500 companies - 20 years of sales/technical/creative writing experience - My appointment as an adjunct instructor of marketing at NYU

    $75.00 /hr
    211 hours
    4.84