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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. 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. 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. Javier Camacho Miranda

    Javier Camacho Miranda

    Creating live images through the written word

    Venezuela - Portfolio: 6

    There’re no more or less important texts, good writing talks by itself! I’m a communicator and journalist specialized in creative writing, passionate about literature, cinema, music and advertising. With more than 8 years as a professional writer and copywriter in several social media and sectors, like journalism, audiovisual production and advertising, I have always strived to develop my writing in a comprehensive way. I have written content for publications in print media, magazines, and digital platforms, and also specialized reports and scripts for international brands like HBO Latin America, Mondelez (Kraft Foods), Playboy and Banesco. I faithfully believe in all the possibilities that Spanish can offer, So if you need a writer who can prepare a Tweet with the same responsibility, attitude and passion as he would prepare the video’s script of your businesses 50 years celebration, you can count in this written word lover to assist you!

    $11.00 /hr
    1 hours
    5.00
  4. Katy Bryan-Beachler

    Katy Bryan-Beachler

    Editor/Proofreader

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 27

    I am an experienced copy editor and proofreader with a B.A. in English Editing, Writing, and Media. My native language is English, and I am passionate about expressing the English language in the most intelligent and beautiful ways possible. I believe that editing is an absolute necessity to an author’s credibility, and therefore I hold myself to a very high standard of proper, error-free writing in everything I produce, which I believe sets me apart from the majority of my generation and makes for an overall stronger writer and communicator. My level of editing is a dying breed in today’s society, which is why my skills and personal standards are so valuable and essential to any kind of written work. With my exceptionally keen eye for the smallest details and pledge to never settle for anything less than my best work, I can promise you that you won't be disappointed with my work.

    $25.00 /hr
    3 hours
    4.96
  5. Samuel A.

    Samuel A.

    Copywriter, versatile content writer

    Romania - Portfolio: 2

    I am a dedicated copywriter with a wide range of copy expertize. I can write about any topic, in any form or type of text. I have extensive experience on content writing for websites, online stores, product descriptions and SEO content. I can write an attractive description, message or text for you or your business. I also maintain a personal blog about various topics that interest me. I love writing, I love creating articles, content, taglines that attract you from the get-go.

    $15.00 /hr
    3 hours
    4.70
  6. William D.

    William D. Agency Contractor

    Professional proofreading and editing services

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    Ranked by Elance in the TOP 1% for English skills we have recently transferred over with the change to UpWork. We maintained a consistent five star rating with Elance and will strive to do so with UpWork as well. We truly enjoy helping you perfect your writing; we form a close collaboration with all our clients. As a small, family owned and operated business we strive to make our clients' documents shine. My son Christopher is our primary editor with a BA in English and years of professional editing and publishing experience. My wife Judy is also an accomplished editor and published author with an M.Ed. I have a BSEE and MSBE and am also a published author; I primarily manage the business and provide technical expertise when needed. We are committed to providing you with high quality proofreading and editing services. We use a two editor approach as part of our review process to ensure a thorough critique. We also offer multiple reviews at no extra charge. We can help with both technical and non-technical documents, books, dissertations, web sites, business presentations, advertising copy and just about anything that's written.

    Associated with: The Red To Black Editing Company

    $16.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  7. Patricia Guth

    Patricia Guth

    Web content, copy writing, news articles, editing

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 10

    As an experienced, published freelance journalist, I offer top quality, creative pieces on a variety of subjects, especially travel, music, and food, but can produce top-notch articles on just about any topic thanks to my excellent research skills. I also have more than 8 years experience writing about mesothelioma, asbestos-caused cancer, and have published two of my own children's books. My articles/blogs are available in a variety of styles, from keyword-optimized pieces to informative prose to articles with a bit of humor. Be assured that my work is always delivered on time and without errors.

    $40.00 /hr
    41 hours
    4.98
  8. Heather Klaver

    Heather Klaver

    Proofreading, Editing, Copy and Content Writing

    United States - Tests: 9

    Is your writing clear, concise, and compelling? You want your work—whether it’s that breakthrough novel or ebook, web content, or business documents—to stand out. Grammatical errors, overly complex technical jargon, and improper word usage are the poison darts that kill your readership, your sales, and your credibility. As an expert proofreader and editor, I find the errors and inconsistencies and polish your content so that it reads fluidly. Whether your goal is to create ads that convert or articles that inspire; to engage your readers or attract the right clients, you know what you want to say. I'll help you say it.

    $25.00 /hr
    70 hours
    4.96
  9. Therese B.

    Therese B.

    Expert English copy editing and proofreading

    Australia - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    Let me help you make your point clearly, articulately and with the refinement it deserves. As a native English speaker I offer impeccable copy editing, proof reading and feedback for your non-fiction report, business documents or fiction writing. Highly versatile, I can edit in US, UK, Australian or New Zealand English, and deliver results in your chosen software. I am also a MS Word expert and can assist you with any formatting or template issues. With 13 years experience as a senior consultant and project manager in Australia I authored, reviewed and critiqued many strategic documents before publication. These documents were always clearly written, with powerful messages. My work has received a National industry award in Australia, and several reports have been instrumental in compelling governments to change public policy. When I proof read your work I will go beyond just checking the basics. I will give you feedback on the logic and flow of ideas, as well as spelling, grammar, readability and punctuation. My experience includes: - Technical reports - Academic theses - Magazine articles - Government reports - Marketing material - Business eBooks - Novels. Let me bring my accuracy and professionalism to your project, so you can have the confidence your work will be a quality piece of writing. Key skills: • Native English speaker (New Zealand and Australia) • Degree qualified - academic award for highest marks - scholarship winner • National industry award winner for strategic planning • Experienced project manager • Excellent written and oral communication skills • High level skills in software used for analysis and presentation (MapInfo GIS; MS Office Word, Excel, Access; Adobe Suite) • Professional tendering and report writing for government, public and community organisations • Skilled office administration, including set up of management systems and databases • Experienced facilitator and public speaker • Innovative thinker, seeking continual improvement.

    $29.00 /hr
    89 hours
    5.00
  10. Troy e W.

    Troy e W.

    Your Go-To for highly polished text and design

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

    When it comes to proofing and editing text, attention to detail is of the utmost importance. I scored in the top five percent on the Elance English skills test. Better than that, at the time I took the English spelling test I was #1, having scored 100%! I also have creative writing experience, and was a finalist for a PEN/Rosenthal fellowship. I have been accepted into an MFA fiction writing program, and plan on attending this fall. Moreover, I have over fifteen years graphic design experience creating art and layouts in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator for brochures, newsletters, corporate communications, annual reports, and book design. In addition to fiction writing, I spent over a decade working in ad agencies across the country as the copywriter on dozens of ads ranging from Petco to Citibank. When you want a partner to make your project brilliant, I should be your top choice. Thanks!

    $7.00 /hr
    16 hours
    5.00