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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 4.83.

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  1. Barbara E.

    Barbara E.

    Creating dynamic copy for busy people.

    Canada - Last active: 24 days ago

    Hi there, I'm Barb. I am a native-English writer specializing in technical writing and copywriting, as well as editing and proofreading. I understand and use effective SEO and social media management practices for my clients. I am based in Hamilton, Ontario and have 10+ years experience writing technical, industrial, business, marketing, and academic materials. I work with my clients until they express satisfaction on their project. Please note that I would like to work with you to develop my reputation through the Elance platform. I am flexible regarding proposal terms and rates of pay in order to build my online presence. I look forward to working with you!

    $28.00 /hr
    56 hours
    4.89
  2. Dianne Penny

    Dianne Penny

    Experienced, meticulous proofreader

    United Kingdom - Last active: 18 days ago - Portfolio: 9

    I am a perfectionist English proofreader with a wealth of experience in a wide range of material, including fiction and non-fiction books, articles, web copy, and - in particular - academic papers such as theses and dissertations. I work with both native speakers, and those for whom English is their second language. I am passionate about the written word and helping to create text which is fluent, clear, and a pleasure to read. Proofreading is, by necessity, slow and meticulous work, and I never 'cut corners', get software packages to do the work for me, or speed-read scripts. Over the years, I have also acquired strong copy-editing skills; I routinely check for inconsistency, unnecessary repetition, contradiction, or shifts in style. Throughout the editing process, however,I remain sensitive at all times to the 'voice' and intention of the author. In brief: I am reliable, communicative, skilled and dedicated - and have never yet missed a deadline!

    $19.00 /hr
    125 hours
    4.93
  3. Lee Johnson

    Lee Johnson

    First-class writing. First-rate results.

    United Kingdom - Last active: 4 days ago - Portfolio: 13

    My 8 years writing for education and internet marketing ensures your job is done to the highest standard and on time by a proven writer. I write compelling web and print content for business and personal use. My value is in adding creativity and business strategy into my writing. You want to inform, entertain, persuade or inspire. I tailor my writing to your needs, finding innovative ways to craft great copy to engage with your target audience. You will receive quick and courteous service for writing, editing, and proofreading assignments. My varied work means I am well-versed in writing for specific audiences and on a number of topics. My research skills ensure you receive accurate and up-to-date work. A degree in languages and experience writing and teaching English makes my spelling, grammar and use of language exceptional and will give you polished text suitable for your needs and target audience.

    $33.00 /hr
    45 hours
    4.81
  4. Darcie N.

    Darcie N.

    Engage Your Audience

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 8

    I know how to turn your communication needs into effective platforms that engage your audience and inspire action. I have worked with topics from pop culture to social justice and projects that range from one-liner tags to full length features. I am organized, detail oriented and collaborative with experience including popular blog topics and feature articles, networking, press release composition, introduction letters, and informational materials

    $24.00 /hr
    500 hours
    4.97
  5. Virginia Aronson

    Virginia Aronson

    Author/Ghost 40+ Books

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

    Virginia has published dozens of books in a variety of genres with Random House, Doubleday, Penguin, Prentice Hall, and small indie presses. She has written books for people at the White House and Harvard University. She's helped doctors, lawyers, professionals and everyday folks to get their stories into print. She will edit your work, coach you as you work, or ghostwrite from an outline. Reliability and professionalism guaranteed. Subject matter of published work ranges from health and wellness, cookbooks, and memoir to literary fiction and steamy romance. Nonfiction articles, poetry, flash fiction, novellas, novels, she's published it all.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. Stephanie L.

    Stephanie L.

    Experienced Editor / Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 12 hours ago - Tests: 3

    My extensive background in editing, proofreading and project management gives me the skills necessary to complete your project on time and on budget. I have edited over 100+ manuscripts, all non-fiction in the past five years. As a professional freelancer, I have written a dozen books for other professional organizations. Previous projects consist of proofreading marketing materials, brochures, flyers, web copy and a blog. Your project can be completed with the tone that you request from professional correspondence to friendly blog pieces.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Tara F.

    Tara F.

    Editing: Business Professionals & Creative Writers

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 5

    Friends and colleagues have always sought me out for copy editing and especially for resume/cover letter writing. I crystallize the message while retaining the author's voice. I have 15+yrs' experience in business, specializing in Customer Experience, Human Resources, and Sales. Editing and writing has been a major component of each of these facets, throughout my career. I'm a reader, writer, traveler, mom and life learner.

    $49.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.86
  8. Ariatna Abigail Rios Trejo

    Ariatna Abigail Rios Trejo

    Traductor FR-ESP

    Mexico - Last active: 9 days ago

    Soy hablante nativo de español. Nací en la ciudad de México. Cursé la carrera de Lengua y Literaturas Modernas Francesas dónde desarrollé la destreza de hablar y comprender la lengua francesa, asimismo desarrollé la capacidad de traducir textos literarios, sociales y técnicos de manera crítica, creativa, pertinente. Me gusta trabajar con compromiso y responsabilidad para lograr puntualmente un resultado de calidad.

    $4.44 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Michael K.

    Michael K.

    Writer, Proofreader, and Editor

    Australia - Last active: 1 day ago

    I live-and-breathe writing, reading, grammar, and the Internet. It's not just about work, money, and writing, however. My clients are important to me, and I will never stop, until they are satisfied with a project. Are you looking for some professional, polished writing, whether it is fiction or non-fiction? Do you need your writing fixed? My editing, copyediting, and proofreading skills are top-quality. Are you looking for some content, for a website, or for your business? Do not hesitate to contact me, as I can provide quality writing, whatever your requirements. I have been writing web-content for over 7 years; during that time, I have studied a Higher Diploma of Editing (Publishing), and a Diploma of Professional Writing. I started at the bottom of the ladder, and it has taken hard work to bring my skills to their current level.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.91
  10. Joni Wilson

    Joni Wilson

    Copyediting, proofreading, formatting

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 13

    Tested in the top 5% of copyediting, proofreading, and editing. Let me help your work shine! I provide thorough copyediting and proofreading that includes formatting Word documents for print and electronic publication. With a master's degree in liberal arts, I am capable to work on all topics. I have more than 20 years of editing experience and offer you a mature well-rounded perspective. I look forward to working with you.

    $30.00 /hr
    785 hours
    4.99