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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. Rebecca Joki

    Rebecca Joki

    Freelance writer with the "Write" words

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    I am award-winning fiction author and I have been freelance writing for several years. I an a stickler for deadlines and take great pride in my work. I write effective calls-to-action with my unique style and powerful command of the English language. I write business content including SEO Website content, marketing materials, proposals,HR-related content and various other business writing. I also write articles on a variety of other topics on a regular basis. I also content for various Websites including writing for Examiner.com as the Northern Wisconsin Fishing Examiner. I maintain my own blog at www.GetOutsideWisconsin.com and my own Website at FishLikeaGirl.us. I guest blog whenever possibel. I have received many awards for my fiction writing. . I have launched many successful email marketing campaigns for local businesses.

    $16.00 /hr
    36 hours
    4.95
  2. Carrie Cathey

    Carrie Cathey

    Internet Branding Specialist

    United States

    A combined five years of experience working as an online branding manager, content curator and social media specialist to strengthen companies online presence by creating, editing and developing blogs, articles and newsletters through skills I have developed through my professional and educational experience (MBA, BA in Communication and certifications). Other areas of concentration include: rebranding individuals/ companies; pitching articles/content to syndicated networks and publicists; creating taglines; promoting individuals/companies on radio shows & podcasts.

    $26.00 /hr
    1,053 hours
    4.98
  3. April D.

    April D.

    Excellent Editor and E-publishing Specialist

    United States - Portfolio: 4

    Need a top-quality editor with great communication skills? You've found her. Editing is my passion, be it fiction or nonfiction. I am a stickler for details but love to see how all the pieces make a bigger picture. My organizational and communication skills are superb, and I have a passion for work that is both challenging and diverse. I have spent the last five years helping dozens of indie authors get started in the e-publishing world. I have edited multiple bestselling novels and nonfiction books and have choreographed ten bestselling anthologies that feature authors from around the world. I am a published author with three published books and more underway. I can also format e-books and print books, as well as design covers for digital and print formats. If you need help with grammar or smoothing out English for non-native speakers, I am definitely the person you want to hire.

    $22.22 /hr
    65 hours
    5.00
  4. Ryan R.

    Ryan R.

    Freelance Writer

    Canada - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 9

    I have a passion for writing and a great deal of experience producing compelling B2B and B2C web articles, technical reports, white papers, market research reports, policy reports, and blog posts. With over 5 years of professional writing experience, I have produced countless reports and articles for clients such as engineering companies, manufacturers, software developers, telecom service providers, global restaurant chains, airports and marinas, food distributors, and energy service providers. I'm proud of my professional track record: so far, I have achieved 100% client satisfaction and built several long-term relationships with my clients. Please feel free to reach out to chat about how I can help you with your next project. You can learn more about my services at my website: ryanthewriter.squarespace.com

    $55.56 /hr
    22 hours
    4.97
  5. Kathryn Schenk

    Kathryn Schenk

    Kathryn Schenk - Words of Every Size and Shape

    South Africa - Portfolio: 50

    With a love of storytelling and communication propelling me, I spend my days creating and perfecting the written word for a clientele that spans the globe. I delight in my work, and my clients do too. -- “Katie is the consummate professional and an amazing writer. Her writing is fresh, engaging and compelling. Regardless of the project, you won't be sorry you hired her. THE BEST writer on Elance.” -- “It's great working with this freelancer! She's extremely responsive and accountable and never misses a deadline. Highly recommend working with her!” -- “This writer produces some of the best work I have seen so far. She captures your attention and imagination & holds it right through.” Whether you have 140 characters to grab a prospect’s attention or you need to hold your reader’s attention for 1700 words, you want a writer that invests passion into finding the best words for the job. Your search for the perfect content and copywriter ends here.

    $75.00 /hr
    853 hours
    4.99
  6. Erin S.

    Erin S.

    Expert Writer

    United States - Portfolio: 46

    I deliver high quality content on time at an affordable price. My work is done efficiently and effectively, and I meet clients' needs. I have been freelance writing for years, and I have decided to begin using eLance to manage my working relationships. I am by far the hardest person I know to work for, sometimes so much that I hate being my own boss and having to answer to myself. I take accountability to the next level. If you are looking for someone who is intrinsically motivated to succeed, self-disciplined, and hard working, look no further. I am that red penned English teacher we all dreaded writing for in school. I write well, I know eduction, and I am extremely passionate about doing things right. I think the most productive working relationships are those with clear expectations. By taking the time to get to know what the client wants and expects, productivity becomes efficient and effective. I work hard at achieving this when I am chosen to do any job.

    $25.00 /hr
    60 hours
    4.95
  7. Jaime S.

    Jaime S.

    Editor, educator, and outside-the-box thinker

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 13

    I am a creative and logical thinker, with experience in writing and editing creative and scholastic work individually and with a team. I'm a National Board Certified chemistry instructor who's taught science for nearly a decade, and instructed students one-on-one for years before that. I am swift and methodical and sure, reliable and thorough, a naturally inquisitive researcher familiar with proper citation and expert in grammar and mechanics. Hire me and get the job done right the first time!

    $17.00 /hr
    4 hours
    4.80
  8. Ann Kammerer

    Ann Kammerer

    Writing and Editing Professional

    United States - Portfolio: 8

    I am a versatile writer and editor with extensive experience in communications, marketing and editorial work. My background includes writing and editing articles, newsletters and promotional copy; copyediting and production; creating media tools; managing projects from concept to completion; and collaborating with creative professionals to produce targeted and informative communications.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Erin S.

    Erin S.

    Quick and Precise Copywriter and Content Editor

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    WRITING SKILLS: I have an eye for detail and a drive to get things done. I produce high-quality, creative, grammatically correct content in short turnaround times. I have experience writing marketing content for blogs, websites, and video scripts, with a focus on creating SEO-friendly content designed for social distribution. EDITING SKILLS: I completed an editing minor along with my English major. I have edited for a variety of industries, from publishing houses and individual authors to newspapers and internet marketing companies. I edit copy quickly, but rarely miss any errors, and offer clear and helpful feedback as to overall structure and flow of content. I am extremely well versed in the Chicago Manual of Style.

    $30.00 /hr
    7 hours
    4.93
  10. Nicholas Gibson

    Nicholas Gibson

    Expert Content, Article & Copywriter

    Thailand - Portfolio: 4

    I write engaging content and sales-driven copy for some of the web's biggest businesses. Over the last five years, I have: - Written copy for EA Games that increased conversion rates from ~5% to 18.8% for several free-to-play gaming services. - Written copy for one of Europe's leading gaming networks for a $x,xxx,xxx display advertising campaign that produced 100,000+ conversions. - Produced engaging, search-friendly articles and blog posts for travel companies and online marketing agencies that have generated 1,000s of Facebook Likes and comments. - Ghostwritten content for A-list bloggers and online influencers. I take a hands-on approach to research and writing and dive into every project I take on. Let me help you with blogging, content writing, or copywriting for your next project.

    $60.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.95