Copy Editing Freelancers

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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 4.82.

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  1. Abby M.

    Abby M.

    Reliable & dedicated copy editor/proofreader/writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6

    Rewriting, reorganizing, and editing are second nature to me. Always eager to use my expert skills in editing and proofreading to help individuals, organizations, and businesses put forward their best professional and effective work. In addition, I am a published writer, experienced in blogging, essays, features and how-to articles.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Jose S.

    Jose S.

    Spanish Translator, voiceover.

    United States - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 12

    Freelance projects, Marketing Manager with plenty of experience. Brochures, branding , graphic design, graphic art, vinyl print, print in big formats Applications: Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Draw Suite, MS Office, Windows, Linux. Mac Voiceover english, spanish. Copywriting, editing.

    $100.00 /hr
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  3. Tara Smith

    Tara Smith

    Librarian, Editor, and Writer

    United States - Last active: 17 days ago

    I am an ALA-accredited librarian with two Master of Library Science Degrees and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Wesleyan University. I have worked as a writing tutor, a freelance editor, and have writing samples to offer upon request.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Nathan Heggem

    Nathan Heggem

    Writer, Editor, Proofreader

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

    My experience spans a wide range—from 2+ years copyediting for a nonprofit organization to 3 years tutoring writing in an academic setting. I’ve also written SEO-optimized copy for blogs and business websites, designed and edited print- and e-newsletters, and developed marketing content for both for-profit and nonprofit clients.

    $33.33 /hr
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