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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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Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

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. 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
  3. 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.

    $17.00 /hr
    65 hours
    4.72
  4. 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
  5. James M.

    James M.

    editor

    United States - Tests: 4

    Humanities PhD with an MS in the sciences will polish your English to perfection. 20 years experience overseeing student projects. Author of a book and numerous articles and book reviews. Copy editor for a book currently in press and a number of articles. Especially looking to work with non-native speakers who need to publish in English. 1st place on Upwork's Basic English Skills Test!

    $10.00 /hr
    8 hours
    5.00
  6. Phillipa M.

    Phillipa M.

    Freelance writer and high school tutor

    South Africa

    I live in South Africa but I am originally from the United Kingdom. When a deadline has been established, I ensure that I commit to it. English is my first language and I am currently working towards a degree in linguistics. I have collaborated with several publishing companies but I am trying to expand into the digital writing community. I am currently a self-employed freelance writer as well as a secondary school tutor.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.54
  7. 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
  8. Liz Pillow

    Liz Pillow

    Web editor and digital journalist

    United States - Tests: 1

    I am a multimedia journalist and web editor with more than a decade of experience in news writing, web site management and copy editing. I am now looking for flexible career opportunities that will allow me to keep up my digital skills while making a meaningful contribution to an organization.

    $22.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. 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