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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. April Banta

    April Banta

    Creative Approach. Results-Driven Focus.

    United States - Portfolio: 4

    Results-oriented, forward thinking marketing executive with proven, consistent ability to strategically plan, design, and execute marketing strategies through multichannel management and collaborative teamwork. Solid track record of success in strategic planning, brand development and management, process development and implementation, problem-solving, creativity, leadership, and relationship management. Utilize strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as oversee marketing staff of four and marketing budgets. A driven leader with a passion for effective campaigns and the determination necessary to ensure project completion.

    $55.00 /hr
    115 hours
    5.00
  2. 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
    86 hours
    5.00
  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. Gemma Rowlands

    Gemma Rowlands

    Proofreader & Writer

    United Kingdom - Portfolio: 4

    If there is a mistake, it WILL be spotted. Since being young, I have picked up on errors that others have missed, including in printed textbooks and novels. Since realising that I could make my entire career this way, I chose to work as a freelancer offering my services proofreading both novels and articles to a high standard. With regards to pricing, it will vary depending on projects, however this is ALWAYS negotiable, so please get in touch if you would like to make the most of my skills and expertise. If you have any questions about my abilities, or would like to ask for a quote on a job, please feel free to get in touch.

    $12.00 /hr
    13 hours
    4.99
  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
    61 hours
    4.95
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Amy Butcher

    Amy Butcher

    Nonprofit Web Writer

    Canada - Portfolio: 3

    I’ve worked for nonprofit, medical research, and public health organizations for over 10 years as a translator, editor and writer. In 2014, I decided to start offering Web writing services to help nonprofit organizations optimize their online copy and develop an online strategy to get more donations. I know how hard it is to keep up with a demanding job in public sector communications. Everything has to be done yesterday: it’s noon and you need to send out a donation request by 3:00 p.m; you have to get out your newsletter while maintaining your website and social media posts; you’re spread thin all over the Web and always need more resources to reach out to people and convince them to give. You need a Web writer who is not only aware of your challenges but who knows what you’re ultimately after: more donors and more donations. Someone who doesn’t just give you copy but who gives you copy that persuades people to give you their hard-earned money.

    $120.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00