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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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Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

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

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  1. Jack S.

    Jack S.

    Expert Mobile/Cloud Tech Writer

    United States - Portfolio: 10

    To Prospective Employers: Hey guys. I am an expert level content creation specialist with a background in web hosting, virtualization, Cloud Computing (public, private and hybrid), various programming languages and mobile tech. My promise is simple: once hired for a freelance gig, I guarantee: - Clean copy - Fresh copy - Well researched copy - SEO keyword research - SEO keyword content - Specific tone, voice and pacing as per client needs As I currently work in the Cloud hosting industry with one of the largest infrastructure providers in the world, I would be happy to chat with you about your content needs and to provide you with solid long term content solutions. Respectfully, - Jack Smith

    $42.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Stacey Atkinson

    Stacey Atkinson

    Writer and Editor

    Canada - Portfolio: 2

    I am a professional editor ranking in the top 20% of proofreaders and copy editors on Elance. I have twelve years of experience working for government in various jobs, writing and editing plans, reports and strategies. Since 2012 I've been working freelance, editing blogs, websites, book manuscripts, and marketing material. I am an award-winning author of a fiction novel and I regularly blog about opportunities for self-published authors. I hold a bachelor of design and an editing certificate, and I also have experience in stock photography, book design, and social media. Currently a member of the Editors' Association of Canada and the Independent Book Publishers Association.

    $23.00 /hr
    80 hours
    4.93
  3. Anne W.

    Anne W.

    Your project will be my project - Anne Wade Ed.D.

    United States - Portfolio: 3

    Hello, I am Dr. Anne. I enjoy writing, editing, researching, blogging, curriculum development, writing grants, teaching. I have written in the areas of Business, government, psychology, education, criminal justice, law, economics, training, emergency management, History, student success as well as short articles and a variety of blog topics. I have a doctorate in Education and I am finishing one in Public Safety Leadership/Criminal Justice. I have a masters in Adult Education and Criminal Justice. I have good writing, editing, and research skills. I have written several arts grants and a golden leaf economic development grant. I have been funded in all the grants I have written. I am a professor during the day and a freelancer at night. I have instructed, written, and edited for over 25 years. I love to help get projects going and completed. I am proficient with Word, PowerPoint, Moodle, Blackboard, Excel, research searching, and other softwares and databases. I enjoy taking on projects and meeting deadlines!

    $17.00 /hr
    61 hours
    5.00
  4. S L.

    S L.

    Writer

    Australia

    Hello, my name is Sandy. I’m a writer and maker (and Horticulturalist) from Australia. I have a 20-year background in web and content creation, writing for creatives, devs, suits, marketers, media types, internal business audiences, teens, tweens, and the general public. My specialty is translating jargon-laden technical concepts into something palatable for the everyday reader.

    $61.11 /hr
    2 hours
    4.99
  5. Jordan Turner

    Jordan Turner

    PR/Marketing/Corporate Communications

    Canada - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 8

    With professional experience as part of a national, corporate marketing team, I offer more than just great writing; I identify key messages and deliver them effectively across all marketing channels - from social media to editorials. As demonstrated by Elance testing, I am a top performer in all marketing and PR-related skills. I develop content for press releases, websites, advertorials, brochures, leaflets, and all other forms of marketing materials.

    $35.00 /hr
    6 hours
    5.00
  6. Ryan M.

    Ryan M.

    Customer Support Expert, QuickBooks Specialist, Java Programmer

    Philippines - Tests: 3

    After graduating in 2006, I have worked in the BPO industry providing technical support to hardware, networking, and accounting software clients in the United States. I have direct contact with customers of our clients helping them solve issues ranging from simple computer operation to complex accounting software resolution. I am available to work every 10 am - 7 pm PST.

    $11.11 /hr
    8,412 hours
    5.00
  7. Cheryl Humphreys

    Cheryl Humphreys

    Highly skilled writer and editor

    United Kingdom - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 14

    Highly skilled editor and technical author. Co-author of "7 Steps to Making Money on oDesk" and "Get the Best - A Guide to Hiring the Best Freelancers on oDesk" Strong writing, editing, planning, administration & organisational abilities across all sectors. Proactive in prioritisation of workloads across several clients alongside solid engagement with stakeholders. Published author of two books on Celiacs Disease as well as ghostwriter for many other books (available on Amazon and other sites under pseudonyms). For the latest updates on my freelance career, http://digitalmined.com/going-from-zero-to-hero/#sthash.WEBezSRR.7s1xmFmH.dpbs

    $33.33 /hr
    346 hours
    4.95
  8. Chelsea Bailie

    Chelsea Bailie

    Freelance Writer/Editor/Proofreader

    United States - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

    I am a senior at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, majoring in Creative Writing with a concentration in Poetry. I have experience in writing poetry, of course, as well as fiction and creative nonfiction. Aside from my skills in writing, I'm also a talented editor and proofreader; I've taken courses in both developmental editing and copyediting, and am well-versed with APA, Chicago, and MLA formatting. I'm detail-oriented and take great pride in my work, both as poet/writer and editor/proofreader. If needed, I can provide help with translations, too--especially Spanish. For me, quality is everything. I look forward to working with you and giving your project as much time and devotion as I do my own.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00