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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. Jim D Johnston

    Jim D Johnston

    Voice talent, ebook narration, storytelling, fun!

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 18

    I am a stage/film actor with over 40 years’ experience. I have a mature, authoritative voice that can be as smooth as milk or as hard as granite. I can do various accents, including British, American, German, Spanish, and French. As a full time voiceover artist, I am always available to bring your script to life; whether it's for a radio or television commercial, phone on-hold message, IVR, web site content, narration, animation, documentary, corporate presentation, PSA message and anything else you can dream up. All available with super FAST TURNAROUND. I have demo samples at www.imdb.me/jimdjohnston that you may study. I read my two children to sleep every night for many years, and IT WORKED! Let me read to you.

    $13.00 /hr
    44 hours
    4.99
  3. 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
  4. 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
    841 hours
    4.99
  5. 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
  6. Laura M.

    Laura M.

    Graphic and Web Designer (CSS + HTML)

    Romania - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 16

    I have been working 10 years in the promotional market with various customers, from all kind of businesses - I always got congratulated for reliability, dead-line reaching, respecting the requests and going beyond client's expectations. I am a hard working and always learning person, with high attention to details. Since my standards are very high I am working on every project to make myself pleased with the result first of all, assuring through that an 100% satisfied customer. Last but not least - always meet the deadlines.

    $13.00 /hr
    48 hours
    5.00
  7. Stephanie H.

    Stephanie H.

    Experienced Copywriter & Proofreader

    United States - Portfolio: 8

    I'm a freelance writer and I love my job! I enjoy the variety of writing about different topics and products. I have experience writing all of the following: Blog Copy Brochures Catalogs Client communications Direct mail pieces Essays Ghost Writing Newsletters Packaging Copy Presentations Press releases Print ads Product branding/naming Proofreading/Editing Radio & TV commercial scripts SEO Articles Website Copy White Papers

    $38.89 /hr
    123 hours
    4.88
  8. Vasti H.

    Vasti H.

    Escritor

    Mexico - Portfolio: 1

    ¡Escribir es mi pasión! Mi carrera como ingeniero se ha centrado en proyectos tecnológicos; con posiciones desde el diseño hasta la dirección de proyectos, una constante ha sido mi habilidad para redactar propuestas e informes y diseñar formatos. Ésta habilidad aplicada a la gestión de proyectos y administración por procesos han sido de gran valor. Como complemento, no he dejado de practicar la redacción creativa, con la próxima publicación de una compilación de cuentos, poemas y retratos escritos bajo un pseudónimo.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Kostas T.

    Kostas T.

    Music transcriptionist, Score Copyist - Editor

    Greece - Portfolio: 6

    Hello! I have been working in the field of music for more than 10 years. Specifically, I am a professional guitarist (both classical and electric), music educator and performer. Specializing in score setting, I also work as a transcriptionist, copyist and editor. I am able to transcribe your original musical ideas or any piece of music you would like to, according to your needs! I can transcribe professional sheets for guitar, bass, keys, strings, voice and orchestra. Moreover, I can combine lyrics and chords or even tablature. I work equally well on both classical and contemporary music. Send me your own inspiration, favourite song or any other musical project in printed, handwritten, youtube link, video or audio form, and you will receive them back in PDF, SIB, XML or MIDI file. My main goal is to fulfill your requirements, trying to be accurate, flexible to what each project demands and in time. Feel free to contact me to discuss about your music needs.

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00