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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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Upwork Copy editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

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Average Copy editing Freelancer Feedback Score

Copy editing Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.82.

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  1. Jean Hilde-Fulghum

    Jean Hilde-Fulghum

    Female voice talent, native English speaker, warm/sincere/believable!

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 12

    My goal is to make your voiceover project sound fabulous! My specialty is providing a warm, sincere, believable female vocal presence that will convince and reassure your clients, bringing you better results. In addition, I can be the hip young thing on your IVR system, the knowledgeable teacher (I'm a retired lawyer) for your online ed class, the midwestern mom selling your product, the classy British art expert narrating your travelogue, the techno-geek explaining your computer course or website, as well as the dangerous dame in your video game or the little kid who brings your latest iPad children's story to life! You know the old saying, " Fast, Good, or Inexpensive: Pick Two"? Well, I give you all three, and more! I bring to all my projects professionalism, timeliness, creativity, flexibility, and a great sense of humor, all at an affordable price. I specialize in quick turnarounds (often within 24 hours or less!) and can easily work on short notice. Thanks for your time! I look forward to working with you. :-) Video demo reels here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWdlzF8mxdA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2DBO4ZvDls

    $55.56 /hr
    43 hours
    4.96
  2. Christine W.

    Christine W.

    Editor/Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3

    From the world of small business publishing to medicolegal language, I have the skills to write and edit your documents into professional-appearing works. I have been running my own editing and transcription business from home for over 10 years, so I am well versed in deadlines, accuracy and customer service.

    $66.67 /hr
    63 hours
    5.00
  3. Sylvia B.

    Sylvia B.

    Copywriter/ Editor/Content Creator

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 10

    Over the last seventeen years I have written across a wide range of topics for many industries including fortune 500 companies. From health and IT professionals to small businesses, I can write the content that builds your online presence and keeps customers coming back. Regardless of industry, I can tailor your communications and content to your specific needs, adapting the right tone, style and voice that speaks to the audience you wish to reach. Whether you need website copy, press releases, articles or blogs, authoritative and credible content is never out of style. Need to view a few more samples? Check out my website at https://www.clippings.me/sburleigh . Besides ghostwriting, I also offer editing services.

    $55.56 /hr
    1,679 hours
    4.95
  4. Dolissa M.

    Dolissa M.

    Journalist and Mediamaker Can Help You Get Noticed

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 6

    My 20+ year career in communicating ideas has come full circle on the Web. I am a trained Journalist, Filmmaker, and former Fulbright Scholar who can work with you on a variety of writing, marketing, crowdfunding, and media needs. Special knowledge in film history, film criticism, and the arts. An American English native speaker, I also have a background teaching English as a second language.

    $55.00 /hr
    386 hours
    4.63
  5. Cindi J. Harrison

    Cindi J. Harrison

    Writer/Editor

    United States - Last active: 24 days ago - Tests: 4

    I am a talented writer and highly skilled editor for technical as well as creative endeavors. As an editor, I view each piece of writing holistically to ensure that it is not only grammatically correct but that it also serves its intended purpose. As a writer, my goal is to create documentation that fits my clients' needs and complies with their chosen style guides, whether I'm creating user or admin guides for software or hardware, online documentation, website copy, or computer-based training. I do high-quality work because I love what I do.

    $50.00 /hr
    380 hours
    5.00
  6. Tom McMeekin

    Tom McMeekin

    Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

    United States - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 4

    I'm a professional multi-media journalist who can write, edit, research, produce, and design high-quality content on almost any topic and for any medium. From creating blog and social media posts to complete marketing communications plans, I have worked with clients including university programs, acupuncturists, chefs, commercial painters, e-commerce sites, news sites and forums, and more. I do not compromise my high ethical standards. Sorry, but I do not accept jobs that involve "ghostwriting" without credit, "spinning" and stealing others' copyrighted work, or other shady practices. What you get with me is a passionate, hard-working, detail-oriented, mass communications expert. What you do not get is someone who will rush the job or be a mindless "yes man" -- if I accept a job then I am committing to give you my best work effort, and that includes sometimes offering suggestions or advice -- getting you the final product you NEED, not just the one you think you want. I generally do not do Skype interviews or meetings for any projects paying less than $1,000. I am happy to answer any questions through ODesk or email, and I am happy to do a trial period for any ongoing positions. Sorry, but the reason I choose to do online freelancing is to make my own schedule and work in my pajamas; if you can't deal with that then best of luck finding someone who is a better fit for you.

    $50.00 /hr
    234 hours
    5.00
  7. Stephen L Vernon

    Stephen L Vernon

    Experienced writer,actor,voice artist and improv comedian.

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 10

    I have over twenty years experience in customer service, Arts administration, teaching, voice-over work, management, creative writing, non-profit work, improvisational comedy and public speaking. I hold two BA degrees, one in Communication Studies and one in Theater Performance, and also a Masters degree in Liberal Studies/Interdisciplinary Studies. I have taught privately, in the NC school system and also as an adjunct professor (during which time I served on various thesis committees). Presently I serve as the Artistic Director of a non-profit theater company.I have also been the co-company manager of an improv comedy group for the last 20 years. I have numerous years experience writing press releases, forming curriculum, training employees, leading group activities and workshops (corporate and public sector) and also managed a retail establishment for 5 years. I am comfortable working as part of a team or on my own, and have a strong work ethic, accompanied by a professional attitude and good time management skills. Along with my "real world" experience, I have been a director of plays and variety shows for over 20 years, and have directed casts of over 100 people on quite a few occasions. I have strong leadership skills, enjoy helping others reach their goals and an active imagination that I enjoy applying to projects. I have also organized several fund raisers and charitable events. Regardless of the work setting, whether customer service, writing, management or performance, I posess the ability to be creative and have relied upon my ability to think "outside the box" to the benefit of myself and my employers. I also have a strong sense of humor (which goes a long way towards avoiding experiencing or causing stress!). I enjoy researching and am a quick study of disciplines that are new to me. I have, for the last 8 years, also been a privately contracted in-bound phone call service agent. I am comfortable dealing with situations that require discretion, and am detail oriented. Please feel free to contact me about "unusual" jobs as well (legal of course!). Thank you for reading my profile, hope to hear from you!

    $55.56 /hr
    85 hours
    5.00
  8. Danny Margulies

    Danny Margulies

    Sales copy that actually sells!

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago

    "Danny came through with flying colors. Our sales are UP from the previous year." "Absolutely amazing writer. If you need sales copy that actually sells, Danny is your person." "Danny is a brilliant copywriter. He became an important and creative partner in our product success." "Danny is perhaps the MOST talented copywriter I have ever had the opportunity to work with. On his own, he upsold our clients on adding pages to their websites and brought in additional income I hadn't even counted on!" You're here because you (or your clients) have a product or service to promote. It may be an existing one, for which you're looking to boost sales, or something you're bringing to market. Either way, you need RESULTS, and you need them yesterday. The above testimonials (taken directly from my Elance profile) prove that I can deliver those results, increasing your profits and making you look good--on time and with zero worries.

    $135.00 /hr
    351 hours
    5.00
  9. Zach Pardes

    Zach Pardes

    PR, Marketing & Social Media Pro

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 4

    www.linkedin.com/in/zpardes Marketing, PR, advertising & communications pro. New market categories. Launches. Relaunches. Start ups. Funding campaigns. Mergers. Acquisitions. Corporate communications & investor relations. Current and former clients include: Corporate: Amazon, Nike, Virgin, Tropicana, ESPN, First Watch, Darden Restaurants, Stew Leonard's, Chuy's Tex Mex, Lennar, KB Home, Toyota, Nokia, Discovery Networks, Electronic Arts (EA), Stein Mart Tech & Mobile: Flickr, GOQii, Lightricks (Facetune), DevriX, Coveroo, Hooked, Row Sham Bow, Chegg, TeamChat, Indix Health/Wellness: Allergan, Smith & Nephew, Nemours, Moffitt Cancer Center, Compass Research, Human Performance Mentors Hospitality: Wyndham, Marriott, Hyatt Regency, Peabody Hotels, Rosen Hotels Consumer Packaged Products: Javatino, Buddy Fruits, Zico, Fuji Film Finance/Fin Tech: Merrill Lynch, Citi, E*Trade, Vesta, MX (Money Desktop), B2R Finance Clean Tech: CALMAC, BuildingIQ, KGS Buildings, Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, Ox Paperboard, Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Non-Profit: Big Brothers Big Sisters

    $111.11 /hr
    123 hours
    4.99
  10. Ingrid E.

    Ingrid E.

    Commercial and character voice-over artist, and writer

    Australia - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I've been doing voice-overs for over two years, and I can do characters of all kinds and ages as well as straight-read voice-overs. I have trained in Los Angeles under voice agent Mike O'Dell at MJ Lallo Studios, and RIchard Horvitz (voice of Invader Zim). To hear samples of my voice, head to: http://www.voices.com/people/ingridelkner I have voiced explainers for corporations like KPMG, HBF, and Medibank, as well as radio ads, cartoon characters, professional voicemail greetings and IVRs, and I even have my voice inside of a plush bear! I have a history of public speaking, debating, stage acting, film acting, stand-up, street performing, and singing (with several years of vocal tuition). In addition, I have a diploma in Professional Writing & Editing, and an Advanced Diploma in Screenwriting. Check out my client feedback to get an idea of what it will be like to work with me!

    $77.78 /hr
    4 hours
    4.95