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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. Anand Changali

    Anand Changali

    Creative Content Writer

    New Zealand - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Writing is more than work; it is a passion. I have been working as a content writer/editor (digital) for the past six years, developing creative copy for clients in Australia, New Zealand, and the US. Recently, I completed a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Auckland. I am active on the Upwork platform since 2012 and have been awarded the Top Rated Freelancer status. My work experience includes: • Writing copy for landing pages that have increased visitor views to the client’s website • Developing 500-word blog posts and product descriptions with SEO guidelines • Conceptualizing web banner ads and themed newsletters • Editing copy for language flow and consistency My USP is that I never miss a deadline. Please feel free to check my Upwork profile for client feedback and work profile.

    $10.00 /hr
    205 hours
  2. Lyndsay W.

    Lyndsay W.

    Powerful & persuasive eBook writing, articles and editing

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

    I am a freelance copywriter who will take your idea and transform it into fresh, compelling content. Everything is written by me personally - so your content will be original, captivating and delivered on deadline. I am a native English speaker with degrees in English literature and several years experience teaching grammar to adults from all over the world. I care about the details and will write your copy with perfect grammar and my own personal, creative touch. I have first-rate editing skills, a firm grasp of SEO and marketing principles, and can work under pressure. If you have the vision, I have the words for it!

    $33.33 /hr
    286 hours
  3. Nikki Palumbo

    Nikki Palumbo

    Comedy Writer with Journalism experience

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    I'm a comedy writer from New Jersey (I wish that was a joke), with a background in journalism -- an observational humorist. I'm fluent in absurdism and adept at sketch comedy, satire and Twitter. My comedy training is diligent and my experience diverse. I've studied journalism and media studies at Rutgers University and sketch comedy writing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. I currently write for one of the theater's house sketch teams, (212). I've written (and punched up) stand-up material, one-liners and humor essays, created content for and marketed an app (or three), beta-tested a parody news website, scripted an animated series, copywritten greeting cards, and won a pun-off. I'm seeking new opportunities to craft the perfect punchline. Or whatever it is you need. I treat all senses of humor equally; except the bad ones.

    $35.00 /hr
    37 hours
  4. Anna K Gibson

    Anna K Gibson

    Writer/Editor with Legal Experience

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 5

    I have over 3 years of experience in a variety of legal settings as well as a multitude of projects you can view below that include skills such as editing novels, writing academic papers, working on different legal projects, and writing non-fiction ebooks for hire. I am interested primarily in writing and editing projects, but I am also open to legal work projects as they become available. See my online portfolio at:

    $13.00 /hr
    156 hours
  5. Mohamed Atlagh

    Mohamed Atlagh

    Writer-Translator/Reviewer (English-French) | Web & Graphic Designer

    Morocco - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 10

    As i just got my Master's degree in France (Nancy-I). I am fluent in French and English as well. I am a Network security engineer with a passion for Writing. I can do on a high level Translation, Web content and articles writing, Proofreading etc. I am looking for opportunities that would enable me to put my organizational, Creative and communication skills to use in both French and English. My passion for languages pushed me to prepare and get both my TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and DALF (French Language Advanced Diploma) diplomas.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $22.22 /hr
    177 hours
  6. Alison Campbell

    Alison Campbell

    Skilled published writer (articles, non-fiction and poetry)

    United Kingdom - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am a prolific and accomplished author, with 30 years of experience writing articles, blog posts, non-fiction booklets, books and poetry. I am published in all of the preceding areas and am well able to research and explore new topics. My background interests and areas of personal expertise include human health, illness, nutrition, child care, learning, home schooling, pet care and nutrition, canine behaviour, green living and self sufficiency. Also well experienced in proofreading and copy editing content for publication. Previous work experience (other than writing) include nursing, research, home educator, book distributor and business owner (pet services). Previous work experience in writing includes, report writing (NHS), newsletter editor (National Childbirth Trust, North Of England Rat Society), articles covering child development child care, education, first aid, nutrition, animal behaviour, animal care, health and illness in a variety of newsletters, journals, websites and blog posts. I wrote and published The Scuttling Gourmet, now in it's 3rd edition and 11th consecutive year of publication and have also recently published a book of poetry. I am currently working from home and looking for part time work writing articles, reports, blog posts, e-books and/or booklets and am willing to research new interesting areas.

    $15.00 /hr
    21 hours
  7. Belinda Elliott

    Belinda Elliott

    Writer, Editor, Copy Editor, Career Coach

    United States - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a professional writer and editor with 12 years of experience writing for newspapers, magazines, and websites. I have a master's degree in journalism and currently work as a web content writer in the marketing department of a private university. In this position I write biographies, faculty and alumni profiles, web landing pages, and other marketing materials. My freelance services include writing articles, press releases, blogs, and other web content as well as proofreading and copy editing. Though I enjoy writing a on a variety of topics, I am also certified as a workforce development professional and specialize in writing about resumes, job interview preparation, and other job-search skills.

    $35.00 /hr
    56 hours
  8. Greyson Fullbright

    Greyson Fullbright

    Professional Copywriter & Diversified Ghostwriter

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    My love for writing has evolved immensely as I have grown older. Poetry was the seed that began my journey with literature, and it quickly sprouted into a world of dreams that I am fighting to achieve. In June of 2014 I self-published my first novel. From there I have been involved in several different perspectives of the writing process, such as professional copywriting, sales copy, editing, creative writing and so much more! I wish to fire my fuel for handling literature by offering my services here on oDesk. I am very versatile, and have the intention of finishing every project with the utmost promptness. Through communication with my clients, I plan to create the best possible product that I can create, and my experience in the different challenges of writing instills that confidence.

    $24.44 /hr
    30 hours
  9. Lee McKenzie

    Lee McKenzie

    Experienced professional proofreader/editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8

    I've been proofreading reviews for a technology website for five years, providing some editorial support along the way. My previous experience includes creating a policy and procedure manual for a computer help desk and creating training materials for Office products and personally created programs. I have always been a picky spell checker and punctuation perfectionist that finds errors everywhere. I enjoy reading ebooks on my Kindle, and do so voraciously, and was spurred to offer my proofreading expertise. I take my time and love a challenge.

    $11.11 /hr
    299 hours
  10. Andrew Johnston

    Andrew Johnston

    Technical Writer and CMS expert

    Canada - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    I am a technical writer with over 6 years experience writing software system guides, administration guides and configuration guides. During this time I have acquired proven expertise in documenting within the software development lifecycle, while meeting my company’s documentation needs for both public facing and internal documents. I am known for my clear and concise style and adherence to industry standards and best practices (Microsoft, Cisco etc.). I have a wealth of experience writing most forms of corporate documentation including standard operating procedures, service descriptions, disaster recovery plans, business continuity plans, operations guides, end user documentation, on-line help, user guides etc. I am also a Sharepoint information architect and analyst with experience designing, and deploying company-wide Sharepoint solutions by working with a team of developers and consultants. I also have been responsible for evaluating, integrating and administering IT help desk software and CRM tools.

    $38.89 /hr
    1,217 hours