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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. 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
  2. Virginia Aronson

    Virginia Aronson

    Author/Ghost 40+ Books

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 5

    Virginia has published dozens of books in a variety of genres with Random House, Doubleday, Penguin, Prentice Hall, and small indie presses. She has written books for people at the White House and Harvard University. She's helped doctors, lawyers, professionals and everyday folks to get their stories into print. She will edit your work, coach you as you work, or ghostwrite from an outline. Reliability and professionalism guaranteed. Subject matter of published work ranges from health and wellness, cookbooks, and memoir to literary fiction and steamy romance. Nonfiction articles, poetry, flash fiction, novellas, novels, she's published it all.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Patricia Guth

    Patricia Guth

    Web content, copy writing, news articles, editing

    United States - Last active: less than one minute ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 10

    As an experienced, published freelance journalist, I offer top quality, creative pieces on a variety of subjects, especially travel, music, and food, but can produce top-notch articles on just about any topic thanks to my excellent research skills. I also have more than 8 years experience writing about mesothelioma, asbestos-caused cancer, and have published two of my own children's books. My articles/blogs are available in a variety of styles, from keyword-optimized pieces to informative prose to articles with a bit of humor. Be assured that my work is always delivered on time and without errors.

    $40.00 /hr
    37 hours
    4.98
  4. Therese B.

    Therese B.

    Expert English copy editing and proofreading

    Australia - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    Let me help you make your point clearly, articulately and with the refinement it deserves. As a native English speaker I offer impeccable copy editing, proof reading and feedback for your non-fiction report, business documents or fiction writing. Highly versatile, I can edit in US, UK, Australian or New Zealand English, and deliver results in your chosen software. I am also a MS Word expert and can assist you with any formatting or template issues. With 13 years experience as a senior consultant and project manager in Australia I authored, reviewed and critiqued many strategic documents before publication. These documents were always clearly written, with powerful messages. My work has received a National industry award in Australia, and several reports have been instrumental in compelling governments to change public policy. When I proof read your work I will go beyond just checking the basics. I will give you feedback on the logic and flow of ideas, as well as spelling, grammar, readability and punctuation. My experience includes: - Technical reports - Academic theses - Magazine articles - Government reports - Marketing material - Business eBooks - Novels. Let me bring my accuracy and professionalism to your project, so you can have the confidence your work will be a quality piece of writing. Key skills: • Native English speaker (New Zealand and Australia) • Degree qualified - academic award for highest marks - scholarship winner • National industry award winner for strategic planning • Experienced project manager • Excellent written and oral communication skills • High level skills in software used for analysis and presentation (MapInfo GIS; MS Office Word, Excel, Access; Adobe Suite) • Professional tendering and report writing for government, public and community organisations • Skilled office administration, including set up of management systems and databases • Experienced facilitator and public speaker • Innovative thinker, seeking continual improvement.

    $29.00 /hr
    89 hours
    5.00
  5. Heather Klaver

    Heather Klaver

    Proofreading, Editing, Copy and Content Writing

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9

    I am an efficient and responsive freelance writer and editor. I create articles and content for blogs and websites, and have particular skill in the areas of editing, proofreading, and polishing manuscripts and articles.

    $11.11 /hr
    27 hours
    4.72
  6. Andrew Harding

    Freelance translator and programmer.

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4

    I enjoy playing with LaTeX and have manually installed a LuaLaTeX installation, component by component and line of configuration by line of configuration. LaTeX is my preferred tool for most kinds of document production, and I've set test papers, reports and sales literature in it. I can produce source files which use either UTF-8 font-encoding and calls to the operating system for opentype/truetype, or which use the traditional escapes and the NFSS. I enjoy writing in C# and have designed a program that loads properties from different tables in MySQL, and manipulates them conditionally (based on the values of relevant fields in the MySQL table that drives the program) following the biochemical model that I am using. My program then writes the resulting data to CSV, where I have a script upload it to MySQL and also run Gnuplot. I can manually group and sub-total data in a spreadsheet of hundreds of thousands of lines, and, of course, construct multi-worksheet models using spreadsheets. I would consider myself to have an expert user's knowledge of Microsoft Word. I have used fields to properly set out documents, and also to construct templates where the user need only enter variable values into a prompt. I have been playing with HTML since I was about 14, and am easily able to hand-code it, and to apply CSS to it using id and class attributes. Ich habe Arikel zu Englisch von Italianisch, für einen Möbelkonzern und eine Telefonfirma, unter Freiberuflichaufträge, erfolgreich übersetzen, obwohl mein haupt sprachlich Projekt mein Deutsch erweitern ist. Mein Deutch ist praktisch aber kann ich nicht die Sprache ohne ein Wörterbuch sprechen, und mein Gehörbegriffsvermögen ist furchtbar. Ich habe, jedoch, eine strenge, fortgeschrittene Anfängers Lesenerkenntniss entwickelt: die Berner Zeitung ist meine haupte Quelle über internationalen Angelegenheiten und Wirtschaftnachrichten, und lese ich gern die gelegentlichen Roman (ich empfehle stark „Vermesserung der Welt”). [I have successfully translated articles into English from Italian for a furniture business and a telecom company under freelance contracts, although my main linguistic interest is improving my German. My German is functional but I cannot speak the language without a dictionary, and my aural comprehension is terrible. I have, however, developed a strong intermediate reading knowledge; the Berner Zeitung is my main source on international current affairs and business news, and I enjoy reading the occasional novel (I would highly recommend 'Vermesserung der Welt').]

    $6.67 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  7. Olga K.

    Olga K.

    "Translations are flowers under glass" (W.Menzel)

    Turkey - Last active: less than one minute ago - Portfolio: 8

    Hi! My name is Olga. Native Ukrainian and Russian speaker working with English, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian languages. My experience is over 8 years and I guarantee highest quality of translation and proofread done by a native speaker in any language I offer. Use Trados 2009. About myself: native Ukrainian and Russian speaker (born in Ukraine.), fluent in English and Turkish. Fields of translation: technical, travel and tourism, websites, hospitality, finance. I have knowledge in SEO.

    $9.00 /hr
    70 hours
    4.93
  8. Stephen H.

    Stephen H.

    Editor, Copy Editor, Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    A skilled and conscientious editor with over 17 years' professional copy editing and proofreading experience, I offer high-quality editorial services for jobs of all sizes and levels of complexity. I apply the editorial knowledge and skills developed over many years towards the goal of clients' manuscripts being clear, well-written, professionally formatted, and error-free.

    $15.00 /hr
    222 hours
    4.96
  9. Heather Ruffalo

    Heather Ruffalo

    Editor and Author

    United States - Last active: less than one minute ago - Portfolio: 6

    My former clients say: "She has a clear understanding of her role in the editorial process. I have no hesitation in endorsing her skill as a copy editor." "She adheres to time limits, works well under pressure, and always gives one hundred percent." "She has the ability to sift through a lot of out-of-order material, random thoughts, and chicken scratch to make it the perfect linear read for the masses." I have experience editing educational materials, short stories, self-help books, novels, articles, business documents, website content, and blogs. I am also a published author of several short stories, blogs for a variety of online sites, and a nonfiction book on fertility. I understand the importance of strong editing from a writer and editor's perspective. I am always positive and reaffirming to my clients while still providing a professional critique and sound defensible editing. It is my job to help authors flesh out their stories, find their voice/style, and create the best possible written work.

    $25.00 /hr
    117 hours
    4.84
  10. Abdullah Mohamed

    Abdullah Mohamed

    Reverse Engineer, IT Security Trainer, Analyst, Security Consultant

    Egypt - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    Hello world, My name is Abdullah Mohamed, 21 year-old student at Alexandria University, currently studying Computer and Communication Engineering. I love Electronics, Information Technology Security field, and coding in C and Python. I've also got a little blog in which I share my technical projects from time to time, you can have a look at it from the link: http://defensivetech.blogspot.com

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00