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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. Edmer Laroza

    Edmer Laroza Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Specialist/Copy Editing

    Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    I am reliable, honest Full-time Data Entry Specialist and Web Researcher seeking for new job. Studied BS Industrial Technology Major in Computer Technology in Southern Luzon State University - Tiaong Campus. I'm proficient in using Google Docs/Spreadsheet, MS Office applications such as MS Word & MS Excel. I've worked as Machine Operator and checker for almost 1 year in Concepcion Carrier Air-conditioning Company.

    Associated with: ABE Solutions

    $5.00 /hr
    56 hours
    5.00
  2. Robert Anschuetz

    Robert Anschuetz

    Copy Editing To Make Your Words Hit Home

    United States

    Whether you represent a business, institution, or profession, market your own products or services, or want to share your ideas with the world, you'll get a leg up on the competition by producing written communications or documents that reflect competence and professionalism. As a skilled and proven writer/copy editor, I can help you achieve those standards by improving the organization, paragraphing, and transitions in your text for better flow, and by optimizing sentence syntax and word choice for maximum clarity of meaning, sharpness of expression, and impact. I'm eager to help you make your words hit home in pursuit of your goals. You can be sure I'll work with you closely until you are satisfied that the finished product will in fact achieve the purpose you intend. And I'll do so at an attractive fee. As a freelancer now retired from corporate and agency employment, I seek this work not principally for the money, but to stay involved in an activity I very much enjoy.

    $11.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Smita Bhatt

    Smita Bhatt

    English Editor, Proofreader, Technical Writer

    India

    I am an experienced editor, technical writer, working on projects with Orient Blackswan, a leading Indian publishing house. With an eye for detail and a passion for what I do, I take pride in delivering high quality work, and on schedule. My academic background is software, where I hold a Masters degree.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Abdullah Mohamed

    Abdullah Mohamed

    Reverse Engineer, IT Security Trainer, Analyst, Security Consultant

    Egypt - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    Hello world, My name is Abdullah Mohamed, 21 year-old student at Alexandria University, currently studying Computer and Communication Engineering. I love Electronics, Information Technology Security field, and coding in C and Python. I've also got a little blog in which I share my technical projects from time to time, you can have a look at it from the link: http://defensivetech.blogspot.com

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Kieran S.

    Kieran S.

    Translation (German & Russian to English), Proofreading, Copy Editing

    United Kingdom - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    * Broad experience of translation (from German & Russian into English) and proofreading: in-house, agency-based and freelance. * Several years' experience overseeing projects in Central and Eastern Europe & Central Asia * Education: BA & BSc * Native English speaker * Bilingual Russian family Fields covered (-translation): legal, commercial, financial, marketing, insurance, technical, automotive, patents, media, social sciences

    $40.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.99
  6. Sophie Prevost

    Sophie Prevost

    Communications major with copy editing and public relations experience

    Canada - Tests: 3

    My name is Sophie Prévost and I'm currently majoring in Communications at Concordia university in Montreal. I also have a diploma in public relations from La Cité collégiale in Ottawa. I am hard-working, persistent and attentive to detail. My native language is French, but I am fluent in English as well. I have two years of experience as a French tutor and editor and I have received praise for my innate understanding of grammar and semantics. While language is my passion and my strong suit, I also have experience in public relations and communications. I have produced a communication plan for Centre Espoir Sophie, a center for women in difficulty in Ottawa. My team and I have also provided help in the organization, fund raising, and press relations for Breast Cancer Action Ottawa's annual gala in 2014. Last spring, I have completed an internship at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, during which I gained experience in translation as well as media relations.

    $10.00 /hr
    35 hours
    5.00
  7. Roi B.

    Roi B.

    Experienced Writer, Editor and Researcher

    Saudi Arabia - Tests: 11

    I specialize in communications and multimedia projects. Clients can count on me to come up with original, well-thought out and creative write-ups for their content management needs. I am well-versed in feature and travel writing, editorials, product reviews and business communications. I guarantee fast turn-around with rewriting, editing, article spinning and research assignments. I take advantage of my time and task management skills to make sure I meet deadlines and hand-in output that meet and exceed expectations. By profession, I am a human resources practitioner handling responsibilities in organizational development, training and business communications, among others. My tasks mainly revolve around policy development, performance management, job evaluations, employee engagement, onboarding and induction, and internal communications. I also have an extensive background in customer service and administrative assistance.

    $16.67 /hr
    30 hours
    4.23
  8. Rachel Meldrum

    Rachel Meldrum

    Experienced Proofreader, Legal Writer, English Teacher

    United Kingdom - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a 25 year old Scottish law graduate. My legal education is invaluable to me when I am proofreading as it has given me the fine attention to detail skills required to accurately pinpoint mistakes in writing. My writing experience enables me to grasp a better picture of what the writer is trying to portray when I am proofreading which in turn allows me to easily make the writing flow. I have wide-ranging proofreading experience, across a variety of topics and formats. I have also successfully completed several legal writing and website content projects. I have a TEFL course (120 hours) from Chiang Mai University. I have experience teaching both children and adults. I also have online teaching experience, both through a company and private students. I am passionate about teaching English and find it immensely rewarding. Teaching Experience: Sunshine Kindergarten May 2015-Present K1 Teacher Dara Academy September 2014-Match 2015 Grade 1 English Teacher DMA 1on1 July 2014-October 2014 Online English Teacher CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY LANGUAGE INSTITUTE 2013-MAY 2014 ESL Teacher Courses Taught: -English for Lawyers - English course for first year LLB students. -Academic English- 4 skills English course for Masters students aiming to study abroad. -TOEIC - Teaching Chinese University students in Thailand on a one year exchange for a business English exam. -Conversation – All levels (High School and University Students) -Cambridge FCE Examination

    $16.67 /hr
    85 hours
    5.00
  9. Mithuna Subramanian

    Mithuna Subramanian

    Google Shopping Feed | Excel Expert | Data Researcher | Data Entry

    India - Tests: 7

    Reliable contractor who fulfills the needs of client 100%. Strives hard for customer delight and five star rating. Over the last 3 years, I'm working on Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) on a daily basis. I have experience in data researching / data mining apart from data entry. I also have experience in fixing remote computer problems using teamviewer.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.98