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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. Richard B.

    Richard B.

    Innovative Transcription & Copy-Editing

    Canada - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 12

    Richard Burian is a certified English teacher and linguist who has worked with writers, entrepreneurs, business owners, academics and managers from many different countries. With a background in language, linguistics, history and teaching he can help with all your editing, proofreading, transcription, publishing and online marketing needs. **Ranked within top 500 out of 207,000 freelancers in the Admin Support category!**

    $55.00 /hr
    9 hours
    4.74
  2. Edmer Laroza

    Edmer Laroza Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Specialist/Copy Editing

    Philippines - Last active: 2 months ago - 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
  3. Kate Kearns

    Kate Kearns

    Professional Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 12

    I am a professional, full-time editor and published writer with a Master's Degree in writing. I love working with the written word, no matter the topic, and I own a business that allows me to do just that. I work with all genres and mediums from creative writing, to non-fiction, to business and web content. More than just correcting grammar, I specialize in making the author's original words shine through in the strongest, clearest language possible.

    $25.00 /hr
    125 hours
    5.00
  4. Mayssam E.

    Mayssam E.

    Professional Translator, Proofreader, Editor

    Canada - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    In need of an eagle-eye proofreader? I am the perfect proofreader for you. In need of accurate, fast and error-free translation? I am the best translator for you. With over 20 years experience at one of the largest printing and publishing companies in the World and one of the biggest non-governmental institutions, and through hard work, dedication and a client-focused attitude, I've managed to become one of the best proofreaders, translators, copy-editors and transcribers. I've headed, as an assistant editor in chief, the daily operation of a magazine for 11 years. Then, became a production manager of a community newspaper, as well as a professional prepress proofreader for 10 years. I will provide to you (my employers) a combination of my professional abilities, my solid work ethics, my time management and multitasking skills as well as great results that will please them and achieve their goals.

    $23.00 /hr
    26 hours
    4.96
  5. Brigitte Engel

    Brigitte Engel

    Strategic Brand & Communications Planner

    Luxembourg - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a multilingual strategic planner and have worked full-time in several international media agencies (MediaCom, Mindshare) in London; working on clients such as Audi, Ford, Nissan, Procter & Gamble & Lexmark; writing strategic media/creative briefs, facilitating content deals while guaranteeing the correct brand positioning to reach the desired target audience. Recently I have been consulting clients on creating corporate identities, art directing and creating copy for their advertising requirements, designing and copywriting CMS based websites and email newsletters and managing social media sites. I specialise in strategically pinpointing the most relevant channels of communication while equally developing a visual identity and a tone of voice for clients to reach their consumers on both tactical and branding levels.

    $45.00 /hr
    63 hours
    4.96
  6. Victoria Matthews

    Victoria Matthews

    E-books, Articles, Ghostwriting, Editing

    United Kingdom - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    Although relatively new to the world of freelance writing, I have successfully completed several jobs on Elance with excellent feedback. I have a Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and would particularly welcome the opportunity to write about health, nutrition and environmental issues. As an English Literature graduate (MA Hons Edinburgh University) I also have a strong interest in creative writing and can provide a mentor/editing/ghostwriting role to help you with your novel or short stories. Where research is necessary, I will do this thoroughly so that an authentic 'voice' can shape the material into original and engaging work. I can offer you a written product that is highly polished in terms of spelling, grammar and editing.

    $18.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.65
  7. Kieran S.

    Kieran S.

    Translation (German Russian English), Proofreading

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - 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 assignments): legal, commercial, financial, insurance, technical, automotive, patents, media, social sciences

    $40.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.98
  8. Megan Peterson Morrow

    Megan Peterson Morrow

    Creative, results-oriented writer and editor

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

    Consistently ranked in the top 1% of Elance/Upwork providers and skilled in writing and editing everything from news releases to newsletters, websites to articles, and marketing campaigns to speeches, I bring my diverse background of both corporate communications and nonprofit communications together to enliven your ideas and concepts. With a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Northwestern University as well as a master's in English, I have a strong command of AP style, grammar, punctuation, word flow and usage and am very efficient, creative and reliable. My areas of expertise include: nonprofits, financial services, small business, investments, health and wellness, yoga, consulting, libraries, publishing, music, writing, literature, public relations, and more. I work with several small business clients on their ongoing communication and marketing needs. I am excellent with short deadlines. No job is too large or too small. Please contact me today for more information.

    $40.00 /hr
    254 hours
    4.92
  9. Cody Stewart

    Cody Stewart

    Published Novelist, Creative Writer and Pro Editor

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Portfolio: 3

    I am a published novelist, comic book writer, and comic book editor. I have a degree in Creative Writing. I am professional, dedicated to my craft, and always make deadlines. I can successfully juggle several projects at once. No matter the topic, I can write about it in whatever tone you need - academic, comedic, dramatic, etc.

    $16.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  10. Karen Thompson

    Karen Thompson

    Content, Transcribing & Proofreading Services

    Portugal - Last active: 11 hours ago - Portfolio: 8

    Published hard copy writer of more than 15 years experience available to work with you to achieve your aims! Highly reliable, flexible and well accustomed to working within deadlines. Native English speaker currently living in Portugal. A true chameleon, I produce copy which is diverse in nature, focused in flow, targeted and engaging. I do not provide filler content. Specializing in structure and comprehension, I can construct copy from guidelines or tighten existing content to make it more accessible, engaging and beguiling. Services Fiction and Non-Fiction Ghost Writing Writing for Children Editing Proofreading Content Writing Creative Writing Online Research Transcription Blogs

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00