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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

On average, 625 Copy editing projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

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

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  1. Mary V.

    Mary V.

    Writer/Editor

    United States - Last active: 11/25/2013 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 13

    I want to use my writing, research, editing and problem-solving skills to share information and improve communication within an organization. I have a strong background in public policy, digital media and online reporting and want to use these experiences to make a difference.

    $27.78 /hr
    65 hours
    5.00
  2. Micah Guller

    Micah Guller

    U.S. WordPress Designer/Membership Sites/Web Consultant

    United States - Last active: 11/12/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 8

    I leverage my unique combination of skills and experience to individuals and small businesses who need and demand quality, reliability and effective solutions. I turn websites into online businesses.

    Groups: Article Samurai, AWeber

    $83.33 /hr
    439 hours
    4.88
  3. Priyanka N.

    Priyanka N.

    Graphic Design, Writing and Brand Strategy

    India - Last active: 01/23/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 17

    I am an experienced writer and editor with excellent proficiency in English. Over six years of experience in varied sectors like education, marketing, advertising and design has given me a good understanding of how I can help brands grow through visual and textual messaging.

    $10.00 /hr
    103 hours
    5.00
  4. Gloria K.

    Technical Assistant, Axure, Usability Tester, Proofreader, Screencasts

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 9

    I have a variety of technical skills and enjoy working with small businesses looking for one person to provide a range of support. Projects requiring someone who is organized, detail oriented and quality focused are what I excel at. I do short or long term fixed price projects. Long term projects are easier to manage when broken into milestones. Prior to committing to long term projects, I recommend doing a small test job to ensure our work styles are compatible and that I meet your expectations. Currently I provide these services: creating or editing Axure RP files, usability testing, proofreading web content for usefulness as well as grammar, and editing screen capture videos for fixed price jobs only. However, I do welcome inquiries concerning other services. Axure RP - I can create a prototype based on your design or edit an existing prototype. I also have experience pointing a domain to AxShare and setting up a branded custom login or password page for your users. Usability Testing - I can provide a recording of my screen as well as audio as I test your website or application. The audio would be me speaking my thoughts, explaining what I am thinking, what I am doing, why I am doing it, if I am confused and other things of that nature. Proofreading Web Content - When proofreading a website I put myself in a new users mindset. If you are looking for someone to not only proofread, but also give you a user experience review with suggestions to improve the usefulness of content and ease of use, please contact me. Screencasts - If you have a need for screencasts or training videos, I can help. I have experience recording the screen, editing the screen capture, editing and syncing audio to video, adding intros and outros, and producing the final video in a variety of formats. I am equipped with software for the Mac and PC including iMovie, GarageBand, ScreenFlow, Audacity and Camtasia Studio. The following listings are not complete. I enjoy challenges and learning new skills. Contact me to see if I would be the right fit for your project. Some of my experience: Axure RP * Simple editing of RP files * Creating RP files to demonstrate common design patterns * Adding custom domains to AxShare * Adding branding to the login or password page for AxShare Testing, QA and QC * Usability test subject * Manual testing * Functional testing * User acceptance testing * Quality assurance procedures to prevent defects * Quality control to identify defects Proofreading and Writing * Proofreading web content for spelling, grammar and usefulness * Technical writing for software documentation and tutorials * Writing technical reports and procedures * Copy editing and writing marketing emails Audio and Video * Screen recording, voice-over and editing tutorial videos * Audio editing and syncing * Video editing * Creating animated GIFs from screen recordings WordPress * Websites for small service based businesses * Websites for vacation rental properties Other * Data analysis * Simple Photoshop editing * Creating email campaigns in MailChimp Some tools I use: * Axure RP * ScreenFlow * Camtasia Studio * iMovie * GarageBand * Audacity * Photoshop * WordPress * Mac OS X * Windows * Linux (Ubuntu) I enjoy helping others succeed by doing the tasks that allow them to focus on their core business. What support services can I provide for you?

    $44.44 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Doug P.

    Experienced - Knowledgeable . . . Writer, Editor

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago

    I have been in academia for over 30 years and have taught English, upper-level mathematics, chemistry, biology, and physics. I am the primary member of an animal research oversight committee at a major US research university. I have been a part of the North Carolina Association of Biomedical Research for over 15 years. I have a B.S. in Science/Math, an M.Div in theology, and an Ed.D. in Educational Administration. I have extensive experience in writing and editing. I'm not looking for a 40-hour-a-week job . . . I already have a fantastic set of classrooms where I love teaching the students. But, I am looking for selected opportunities to show you what I can do and keep myself active in the field. I've written a Pennsylvania, Junior-High history textbook (text only, not pics, etc.), one dissertation, numerous web pieces, resume editing, and numerous short pieces of a religious nature for weekly distribution to parishioners. Give me a try; I think you'll be surprised!

    $44.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.80
  6. Victor Padilla

    Experienced, versatile writer and editor.

    Philippines - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 5

    Hi, I am an oDesk-ready and -qualified writing professional with long experience in the field. I have had a successful record of writing creative marketing copy, editing, and content evaluation. My written work includes press release and ad campaigns for authors listed in many established book fairs in the US, the UK, Europe and China; these have also been published in major (e.g. Reader's Digest, The New York Times, The Guardian, Publisher's Weekly, Library Journal, Bookseller Magazine, etc.) and regional media organizations. I have written content for websites, SEO press releases, social media and e-mail marketing campaigns in support of marketing operations; and I am highly capable of putting the vision and mission objectives of an individual or company to a practical, impactful level in writing. My experience includes in-depth studies, editing and practical applications in literary criticism and comparative literature and the analysis or writing of many usages for the written word (i.e. essays, technical reports, speeches, legal briefs, and various types of literary forms and genres). I am also experienced in writing for television, advertising, film and theater; and I have been trained in language analysis and literary forensics, linguistics and related topics in semiotics and semantics. I hope that you will find the best answers for your needs here at oDesk.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00