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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. Robert Anschuetz

    Robert Anschuetz

    Copy Editing To Make Your Words Hit Home

    United States

    Whether you represent a business, institution, or profession, market your own products or services, or want to share your ideas with the world, you'll get a leg up on the competition by producing written communications or documents that reflect competence and professionalism. As a skilled and proven writer/copy editor, I can help you achieve those standards by improving the organization, paragraphing, and transitions in your text for better flow, and by optimizing sentence syntax and word choice for maximum clarity of meaning, sharpness of expression, and impact. I'm eager to help you make your words hit home in pursuit of your goals. You can be sure I'll work with you closely until you are satisfied that the finished product will in fact achieve the purpose you intend. And I'll do so at an attractive fee. As a freelancer now retired from corporate and agency employment, I seek this work not principally for the money, but to stay involved in an activity I very much enjoy.

    $11.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Edmer Laroza

    Edmer Laroza Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Specialist/Copy Editing

    Philippines - 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. Teryn O.

    Teryn O.

    Storytelling for businesses and creatives.

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 8

    I have multiple years experience in freelance writing, publishing, online marketing, photography, and design. I graduated college with a communications degree. For three years, I worked at Penguin Random House as an online marketer and content creator on blogging platforms, websites, and other social media outlets. I also have done freelance writing and editing for various nonprofits and businesses. I’ve learned how to tell good stories via social media and how to authentically connect with consumers on a personal level. At heart, I'm a true Storyteller. I'm a creative thinker with a knack for storytelling and communication in an effective way. I can appeal to an audience through my writing, editing, and storytelling abilities. Here are some past achievements: While in publishing, I helped launch a new imprint. For this imprint, I helped launch a blog, curated and edited content, helped find bloggers for the site, wrote for the site, brainstormed and implemented online web seminars/events for the site, and helped communicate online to our audience through our social media outlets. I was crucial for the success of the blog, for networking to find writers and content for the blog, and finding an online audience for the site. Right now, I'm working at a local magazine to write articles and edit all articles for their upcoming 112 page print edition. My eyes will be the last to see all articles before they are printed. I will be editing and proofreading for style, grammar, and fact-checking. I was hired to help a social enterprise startup with the writing for their new website. I took a lot of notes, thoughts, and unorganized content, and I helped organize the content and communicate effectively for their new online presence. Mentoring writers is a passion of mine, since I've been in the publishing business and know what it takes to succeed--whether it's traditionally or self-published. I've helped edit and shape several books. I've also coached and mentored authors on their way to success in branding, writing, and social media presences.

    $20.00 /hr
    10 hours
    4.80
  4. Gemma Rowlands

    Gemma Rowlands

    Proofreader & Writer

    United Kingdom - Portfolio: 4

    If there is a mistake, it WILL be spotted. Since being young, I have picked up on errors that others have missed, including in printed textbooks and novels. Since realising that I could make my entire career this way, I chose to work as a freelancer offering my services proofreading both novels and articles to a high standard. With regards to pricing, it will vary depending on projects, however this is ALWAYS negotiable, so please get in touch if you would like to make the most of my skills and expertise. If you have any questions about my abilities, or would like to ask for a quote on a job, please feel free to get in touch.

    $12.00 /hr
    13 hours
    4.99
  5. Jim D Johnston

    Jim D Johnston

    Voice talent, ebook narration, storytelling, fun!

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 18

    I am a stage/film actor with over 40 years’ experience. I have a mature, authoritative voice that can be as smooth as milk or as hard as granite. I can do various accents, including British, American, German, Spanish, and French. As a full time voiceover artist, I am always available to bring your script to life; whether it's for a radio or television commercial, phone on-hold message, IVR, web site content, narration, animation, documentary, corporate presentation, PSA message and anything else you can dream up. All available with super FAST TURNAROUND. I have demo samples at www.imdb.me/jimdjohnston that you may study. I read my two children to sleep every night for many years, and IT WORKED! Let me read to you.

    $13.00 /hr
    46 hours
    4.99
  6. Carrie Cathey

    Carrie Cathey

    Internet Branding Specialist

    United States

    A combined five years of experience working as an online branding manager, content curator and social media specialist to strengthen companies online presence by creating, editing and developing blogs, articles and newsletters through skills I have developed through my professional and educational experience (MBA, BA in Communication and certifications). Other areas of concentration include: rebranding individuals/ companies; pitching articles/content to syndicated networks and publicists; creating taglines; promoting individuals/companies on radio shows & podcasts.

    $26.00 /hr
    1,053 hours
    4.98
  7. April D.

    April D.

    Excellent Editor and E-publishing Specialist

    United States - Portfolio: 4

    Need a top-quality editor with great communication skills? You've found her. Editing is my passion, be it fiction or nonfiction. I am a stickler for details but love to see how all the pieces make a bigger picture. My organizational and communication skills are superb, and I have a passion for work that is both challenging and diverse. I have spent the last five years helping dozens of indie authors get started in the e-publishing world. I have edited multiple bestselling novels and nonfiction books and have choreographed ten bestselling anthologies that feature authors from around the world. I am a published author with three published books and more underway. I can also format e-books and print books, as well as design covers for digital and print formats. If you need help with grammar or smoothing out English for non-native speakers, I am definitely the person you want to hire.

    $22.22 /hr
    65 hours
    5.00
  8. Ryan R.

    Ryan R.

    Freelance Writer

    Canada - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 9

    I have a passion for writing and a great deal of experience producing compelling B2B and B2C web articles, technical reports, white papers, market research reports, policy reports, and blog posts. With over 5 years of professional writing experience, I have produced countless reports and articles for clients such as engineering companies, manufacturers, software developers, telecom service providers, global restaurant chains, airports and marinas, food distributors, and energy service providers. I'm proud of my professional track record: so far, I have achieved 100% client satisfaction and built several long-term relationships with my clients. Please feel free to reach out to chat about how I can help you with your next project. You can learn more about my services at my website: ryanthewriter.squarespace.com

    $55.56 /hr
    22 hours
    4.97
  9. Kathryn Schenk

    Kathryn Schenk

    Kathryn Schenk - Words of Every Size and Shape

    South Africa - Portfolio: 50

    With a love of storytelling and communication propelling me, I spend my days creating and perfecting the written word for a clientele that spans the globe. I delight in my work, and my clients do too. -- “Katie is the consummate professional and an amazing writer. Her writing is fresh, engaging and compelling. Regardless of the project, you won't be sorry you hired her. THE BEST writer on Elance.” -- “It's great working with this freelancer! She's extremely responsive and accountable and never misses a deadline. Highly recommend working with her!” -- “This writer produces some of the best work I have seen so far. She captures your attention and imagination & holds it right through.” Whether you have 140 characters to grab a prospect’s attention or you need to hold your reader’s attention for 1700 words, you want a writer that invests passion into finding the best words for the job. Your search for the perfect content and copywriter ends here.

    $75.00 /hr
    853 hours
    4.99
  10. Rebecca Joki

    Rebecca Joki

    Freelance writer with the "Write" words

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    I am award-winning fiction author and I have been freelance writing for several years. I an a stickler for deadlines and take great pride in my work. I write effective calls-to-action with my unique style and powerful command of the English language. I write business content including SEO Website content, marketing materials, proposals,HR-related content and various other business writing. I also write articles on a variety of other topics on a regular basis. I also content for various Websites including writing for Examiner.com as the Northern Wisconsin Fishing Examiner. I maintain my own blog at www.GetOutsideWisconsin.com and my own Website at FishLikeaGirl.us. I guest blog whenever possibel. I have received many awards for my fiction writing. . I have launched many successful email marketing campaigns for local businesses.

    $16.00 /hr
    36 hours
    4.95