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 Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of Upwork Copy editing projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

Upwork Copy editing Jobs Completed Quarterly

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

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Time to Complete Upwork Copy editing Jobs

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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. Nathan Heggem

    Nathan Heggem

    Writer, Editor, Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 20 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
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Jose S.

    Jose S.

    Spanish Translator, voiceover.

    United States - Last active: 29 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
    0 hours
    4.87
  3. Abby M.

    Abby M.

    Reliable & dedicated copy editor/proofreader/writer

    United States - Last active: 3 days 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
    5.00
  4. Sean Miller

    Sean Miller

    Freelance Editor/Research Assistant

    Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a graduate student at the University of Ottawa, currently looking for work in researching and editing. Copy-editing, proof-reading, content-editing, etc. I have also done a fair amount of research work for clients, who require either statistics/data regarding a research topic, or journals articles/web articles on specific topics.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Rose I.

    Rose I.

    Indexer/Proofreader/Copyeditor

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

    Former adjunct professor now running my own indexing business. Proofreading, copyediting, and beta-reading services are also provided.

    $11.11 /hr
    1 hours
    5.00
  6. Mark B.

    Professional Copy Editor and Proofreader

    Canada - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 4

    Wordsmith, Copy Editor, Phrasiologist and Meticulously Obsessive Proofreader - Inquire Within! There is CONTENT... ...and there is PERFECT content! B.A. Degree - Liberal Arts, Westmont College, 15 years experience as Executive Editor/Director of Publishing - final edit, proof and approval for all electronic and print media. Published Author/Editor for Websites, Blogs, Academic, Technical, and Religious Writing. Native English speaker with a natural ability for revising draft copy to provide polish and flow while still maintaining your "voice". I'm also a meticulous proofreader to eliminate grammar and syntax errors from the final copy. I have a sharp eye for detail-oriented work and a “certifiable” obsession with perfection. I work on both PC and Mac platforms with HTML, WordPress, CSS, MS Office, Adobe Creative suite experience. I work very efficiently on hourly or fixed rate projects and I do NOT miss deadlines! Your WORDS live on a page... ..the way ART lives on a canvas.

    $22.22 /hr
    100 hours
    4.95
  7. Michelle L.

    Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago

    As a trained technical writer, I strive to provide the highest quality service, manage client projects with integrity, confidentiality, creativity, and style - all while maintaining a sharp eye on grammar, punctuation, and clarity. My mission is: Act ethically in all communication situations. Producing top quality work for my clients. Adapt to the communication situation by analyzing the audience and the appropriate ethical factors. Apply concept of design. These concepts include effective ways to design documents for print, web, and other electronic means of communication. Effectively create standard formats used to construct meaningful documents. Recognize and accommodate global concepts. Create clear, concise technical documents that effectively use, style, grammar, and information organization to create meaning for the reader. Collaborate effectively in various writing situations, including planning, creating, editing, and revising document production.

    $27.00 /hr
    17 hours
    5.00
  8. Luci C.

    Writer, Proofreader, Editor, Transcriptionist, Reviews, Captions

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 9

    As a freelance writer, I strive to produce articles of interest that are, as much as possible, accurate or fact-based. I enjoy proofreading and editing not only because it allows me to contribute to a better reading experience overall, but also because it broadens my horizons as well as to adds to my own stock knowledge. I also provide transcribing and transcript editing services. I have successfully completed multiple transcription projects involving audio and video recordings of webinars, seminars, lectures, and interviews over the phone, among others, in conjunction with a local freelance transcription team. I competently proofread and edit raw transcripts, as well as synthesize their contents when necessary to convert it into informative and cohesive text that effortlessly delivers its message in a professional manner.On top of this, I can also create well-times closed caption or subtitle files for the videos. My enjoyment of the Big Bang Theory, Veronica Mars, Naruto, Korean dramas, and Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time may serve as a gauge of my comprehension skills and an insight into my personal strengths and preferences.

    $13.33 /hr
    560 hours
    4.92
  9. Julie anne G.

    Julie anne G. Agency Contractor

    Project Manager, Translator, Writer, Entrepreneur, Consultant

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7

    To utilize language, project management, leadership, and technological skills in a professional or educational environment.

    Associated with: N.S.A.K - Extraordinary Professionals for Your Outsourcing Needs Agency

    $16.67 /hr
    2,762 hours
    4.97