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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 4.83.

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  1. Richard B.

    Richard B.

    Innovative Transcription & Copy-Editing

    Canada - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 12

    Richard Burian is a certified English teacher and linguist who has worked with writers, entrepreneurs, business owners, academics and managers from many different countries. With a background in language, linguistics, history and teaching he can help with all your editing, proofreading, transcription, publishing and online marketing needs. **Ranked within top 500 out of 207,000 freelancers in the Admin Support category!**

    $55.00 /hr
    9 hours
    4.74
  2. Edmer Laroza

    Edmer Laroza Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Specialist/Copy Editing

    Philippines - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    I am reliable, honest Full-time Data Entry Specialist and Web Researcher seeking for new job. Studied BS Industrial Technology Major in Computer Technology in Southern Luzon State University - Tiaong Campus. I'm proficient in using Google Docs/Spreadsheet, MS Office applications such as MS Word & MS Excel. I've worked as Machine Operator and checker for almost 1 year in Concepcion Carrier Air-conditioning Company.

    Associated with: ABE Solutions

    $5.00 /hr
    56 hours
    5.00
  3. Caitlyn R.

    Caitlyn R.

    Editing & Writing

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 1

    Caitlyn's Writing Experiences Include... -5 years in the field of web copy writing and editing -Website moderating -Ebook writing and creating, start to finish -Fast turn around, finishing your work before your due dates -Delivering thorough, self-edited, & impeccable writing -Note: My favorite dinosaur is the thesaurus. I love freelancing because I get to meet new people all the time. Send me a message if you would like to work together or just talk about freelancing or writing. I'm always looking for writers to collaborate with on e-books! My Website/Portfolio: www.catierobbinswriting.wordpress.com My Film Review Blog: www.cineclub8.com

    $28.00 /hr
    30 hours
    4.99
  4. Kieran S.

    Kieran S.

    Translation (German Russian English), Proofreading

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 1

    * Broad experience of translation (from German & Russian into English) and proofreading: in-house, agency-based and freelance. * Several years' experience overseeing projects in Central and Eastern Europe & Central Asia * Education: BA & BSc * Native English speaker * Bilingual Russian family Fields covered (translation assignments): legal, commercial, financial, insurance, technical, automotive, patents, media, social sciences

    $40.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.98
  5. Jeff R.

    Jeff R.

    Copyeditor and Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    "He was prompt, professional, and a pleasure to work with!” "I cannot imagine other projects without his help. Excellent!” "He knows what he should do, and more importantly, he knows what he should not do. I hired many people before this freelancer, and most of their edits was harmful. With this freelancer, I never got such a problem." Hello, I am a full-time freelance editor and proofreader. As a copyeditor or proofreader, it is my job to ensure that your ideas come across in your manuscript free of spelling and other technical errors that may distract the reader from what you are trying to say. And I strive to always do so in a timely yet thorough way. I have a BA in English from Colorado State University, as well as a BS in Business Administration from San Jose State University. I have now been working about a year as a freelancer, with consistently positive reviews from my clients. I am familiar with the following writing styles, and can edit according to whichever one you'd prefer: AP (Associated Press Stylebook) APA (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association) Chicago (Chicago Manual of Style)

    $15.00 /hr
    32 hours
    4.98
  6. Kathryn Calvert

    Kathryn Calvert

    A creative writer for your copywriting needs

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago

    I love words. Words that inspire. Words that motivate. Words that bring ideas to life. Unfortunately, typos, incorrect word choices, punctuation, and grammatical errors can ruin your text. Your message becomes distorted and difficult to follow. The reader finds the errors distracting, loses interest, and your message doesn't get through. This is where I come in! My editing and proofreading services include: Websites Newsletters Reports Corporate and not-for-profit marketing materials Fiction and non-fiction books Direct mail Instruction manuals and product packaging Translated materials - any publication that has been translated into English or documents that need to be "translated" from UK to US English or vice versa I have worked on projects from a variety of industries and topics: Food Manufacturing E-learning (ESL) IT Electrical products Higher Education (essays, research proposals, etc.) Health and Psychology topics Inspirational topics Please feel free to contact me with your requirements. I am always happy to discuss your project and offer you affordable rates and clear, concise, and error-free text upon project completion.

    $14.00 /hr
    381 hours
    4.78
  7. Lori D.

    Lori D.

    The Professional Author's Choice for Editing

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 24

    "I am going through your wonderful, careful edits. YOU are exactly who I have been looking for! ... I am so very, very grateful. I feel so fortunate to have had you on this with me! ... I've been singing your praises nonstop." ~Fawn Germer, bestselling Oprah-endorsed author and inspirational leadership speaker “Excellent freelancer! She provided a high quality work, she respected all my requirements and her turnaround time to complete the project was amazing. She is very easy to work with and I would definitely hire her again! Remarkable job!” “I found Lori to be extremely good at her craft, making appropriate suggestions in the text where needed and being mindful of the text and content as well as grammar and punctuation... Simply a fantastic and professional result!” “Her ability with grammar is amazing, especially when working with someone like me who is a story teller not a technical writer. She is dedicated and works with the author to create a polished piece of work." I earned my degree in English back when I was 21 and, after 23 years of editing, proofreading, and correcting student papers in high school, chose to pursue a career in freelance editing. I now work for three publishing companies (with a fourth in the works) and have a wide clientele base across the United States and other English-speaking countries. I work with commercial novelists, indie authors, and nonfiction writers alike. Your manuscript will benefit from my attention to detail~~vocabulary will be enhanced, flow improved, and sentences/paragraphs reworded, rearranged, added, or deleted where necessary to achieve clarity. I consider it my responsibility to give my clients the clearest and most powerful words for their manuscript. Your satisfaction is paramount!

    $60.00 /hr
    352 hours
    4.98
  8. Tasauf Islam

    Tasauf Islam

    Writing

    Bangladesh - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 1

    I am a Brac University student studying Electronics and Communication Engineering in Bangladesh. I have completed my school studies with distinction. I am an experienced writer. I previously worked for local offices in Bangladesh. In professional field, I had experience in proposal writing, business writing, web content writing, script and speech writing. Blog writing, creative writing, travel writing and sports writing is very simple for me because I do it as a hobby almost everyday. And as I am a university student, I have to write papers for academic purposes, so I am experienced in it too. Altogether, I am a very confident writer.

    $16.00 /hr
    113 hours
    4.99
  9. Brandon Hastings

    Brandon Hastings

    Trusted Business/Tech Writer & Content Wordsmith!

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    Do you need words written in an exacting manner that provide business utility? Purposeful. Practical. Precise. Words that accurately describe me and my solo business writing venture -- Write Precisely, LLC. Let me put words to digital paper to serve your business needs and provide stellar results. Problem solved. Value gained. You deserve it! >>Clients speak: “I have lost count of how many projects Brandon has helped us with. Once again he confirmed his excellent standards of quality, responsiveness and professionalism. He is our go-to guy.” - Great repeat client “Brandon is an absolute professional. He was proactive in seeking the information he needed to complete the tasks and quickly understood the complex information presented to him. When given feedback, he was quick to implement it, and was always extremely clear in his communication with me. I would happily work with him again on a future project.” - Great new client >>And there's more: Education -- (1) BS, Computer Information Systems, UH; (2) MBA, Business Administration, Penn State (Aug 2015) Upwork tests -- top 10% in business writing (ranked 4th out of 2000+) Writing portfolio -- successful projects in healthcare, IT, software, oil & gas, etc. Notable clients -- MD Anderson, NASA, and Weatherford >>What now? Let's collaborate. Hire me now and make a great business decision.

    $60.00 /hr
    63 hours
    4.99