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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 4.82.

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  1. Therese B.

    Therese B.

    Expert English copy editing and proofreading

    Australia - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 4

    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
    82 hours
    5.00
  2. Kellilynn Hann

    Kellilynn Hann

    Experienced Sales Copywriter

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 5

    I'm a highly experienced copywriter and editor specializing in sales letters and marketing copy, including product descriptions, landing pages, direct mail pieces, and advertisements. I also edit existing content to improve sales/response rates. I've been working as a copywriter for over 18 years, with 10 of those years as a full-time freelancer. Freelancing is not a side job for me, it's my business, so you can be sure I'll give your project my full attention. I am dependable, professional, and very easy-going. Quality is important to me, and I'm certain you'll be as happy with my work as other clients have been. Please see my feedback scores and comments (they're pretty fabulous) and feel free to browse my portfolio. I'm happy to accept invitations to interview-- you can either post a job and send me an invitation or contact me directly if you'd like to discuss the project first. I look forward to hearing from you, Kellilynn

    $50.00 /hr
    671 hours
    4.97
  3. Roane Beard

    Roane Beard

    Viral Visual Storytelling

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

    ROANE BEARD is a freelance writer specializing in short scripts for explainer videos, corporate trainings, and YouTube, along with creative writing for table top role-playing games and video games. He also creates screencast videos and presentations for education and small businesses. He was the founder, CEO and Lead Thinker at Think Now Education, a small business aimed at unleashing the creative potential of students afterschool, and is the creative force behind Newshounds Journalism Club. His newest project is his beautiful baby girl. Send Roane a message via oDesk for information on how to follow him on Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

    $55.56 /hr
    297 hours
    4.98
  4. Patrick Seguin

    Patrick Seguin

    Marketing Communications Consultant and Writer

    Czech Republic - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 9

    I can help you build and maintain close relationships with your customers by identifying market needs and communicating clear solutions. I have fourteen years of experience in online marketing and product marketing, gained through positions in major international companies operating in the Czech Republic, including O2 and AVG Technologies. At present, I'm developing and executing communications strategies, and producing content, for eFace2Face, Inc., provider of the first and only web-based video calling and real-time collaboration solution with integrated electronic signature. Also, writing has always been a vital part of my career. With over two decades of experience, I can help you speak with your audience effectively. I enjoy bringing fascinating ideas to life while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. Specialties: Online marketing, online community project management, product marketing, marketing communications, public relations, cross-functional team leadership, project management, digital metrics and analysis, HTML, CSS, website usability, content management, event management, copywriting, creative writing, copy editing, audio and video production and editing, public speaking, translation (Czech to English)

    $50.00 /hr
    3,662 hours
    5.00
  5. Joe A.

    Joe A.

    Direct-Response Copywriter

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    If you’re doing business online but aren’t working with a professional copywriter, I guarantee you’re leaving money on the table... Let me show you... “How You Can Add An Endless Stream Of Cash-In-Hand Customers To Your Business Without Spending A Penny More On Advertising” My name’s Joe Atkins. I’m a professional copywriter and one of oDesk’s top-ranked, and most recommended freelancers. As well as being a student of AWAI’s Copywriting Masters program, I’ve also spent hundreds of hours learning from direct-response copywriting legends such as: Gary Halbert, Bob Bly, John Carlton, Dan Kennedy, Clayton Makepeace... just to name a few. Copywriting is not just my job. It’s a passion that I live and breathe. And thanks to the experience I’ve gained, my results have been stellar... * A sales letter I wrote for a dog grooming company brought in 33 new long-term clients, resulting in over $62,000 in revenue the same year. * An email series I wrote in the internet marketing niche brought in $23,000 during a five-day promo. * One client experienced a 20% increase in sales after I rewrote their website content. * A sales letter a client paid me $250 to write has brought him over $35,000 in sales in one year. To put it briefly: If you want a sales letter that generates a massive amount of sales... webcopy so compelling readers can’t take their eyes off the page... and emails that convert like crazy, then you’ve come to the right place. Stop fumbling around in the dark playing the guessing game, changing your website, then guessing again. There are better - more effective - ways to spend your time and money... ... After all, the more time you burn trying to get it right, the more money that slips between your fingers. Let a tried-and-tested, sales producing copywriter handle your copy... it’s the smart thing to do (that’s if you’re serious about your business). Why You Should Hire Me To Write Your Sales Copy ************************************************************************************************************ "Once again Joe over delivered! I have paid 5x as much for sales letters that don't even come close to the quality of Joe's! The best copywriter on oDesk period." -- Jeff Brokaw ************************************************************************************************************ * I’m deadly serious about copywriting. It’s my livelihood and passion. I’ve invested both time and money into learning my craft and keeping up to date with current selling strategies. * I’ve built a rock-solid reputation on oDesk as a top copywriter, and if you think I’d jeopardize it by producing sloppy work for you, you’re crazy! (Fun fact: I’ve never had a dissatisfied client. Not one. Check my feedback.) * My skillset is not limited to writing copy. I’m also trained in creating profit-pulling sales funnels (so you can maximise the amount you make per customer), and mapping out product launches. Here’s how we’ll work together to transform your site into a profit generating machine... 1. Contact me. Send me a message here on oDesk and let me know what you need and when you need it by. I’ll slot you into my schedule and give you a completion date - typically 5 - 10 days, depending on how big the project is and my current workload. If you need a job completed urgently (within 3 days), then I can do this for a 50% surcharge... ... I charge more for urgent jobs because I have postpone other paying projects, work nights/weekends, or spend time away from my family. 2. Provide me with requisite information. I’ll need access to your product and current marketing material if you have any. If not, I’ll send you a client questionnaire that, once filled out, will provide me with everything I need to get started. 3. Make your first payment. You submit 50% of the agreed fee upfront. 4. Relax while I take care of things. Once I’ve received the information I need and the upfront fee, I’ll begin working. I’ll pore over what you’ve sent me, and begin researching your target audience in great detail. This includes: dissecting ads that have been previously successful, monitoring online forums where your market congregates, so I can learn the jargon they use and familiarize myself with their pain and frustrations, coming up with new ideas to grab their attention and gain their loyalty for your company. Once I’ve completed my research, I’ll begin writing your sales material. 5. First draft & final payment. I’ll send you the first draft and you’ll send me the other 50% of my fee. My service comes with two rounds of revisions, free of charge, so this is where you’ll let me know whether you want anything tweaking. 6. Profit! Now, as my profile is so highly ranked on oDesk, I receive job invitations on a daily basis. As a result, my schedule can get very busy, so I’d urge you to contact me today if you’d like to work with me. Get in touch. Your bank account will thank you later. Joe

    $97.00 /hr
    359 hours
    4.94
  6. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 18

    Over the years I have developed myself and others in various business and leadership skills. My recent clients were family owned small businesses, but also Fortune 500 companies whose brands are in our homes wherever we might live at the moment. I studied and worked in several countries around the world - US, Switzerland, Middle East and Europe - in start-ups and operations management of multinationals. I consult and coach international clients mostly in business management and marketing. Am often writing or editing training or other manuals for them. Since Nov 2012. I am also the principal consultant for WiFi Austria Institute's 'HR Manager' course. This is 9 month course for which I also develop training material. My blog is No Panic Management and if you Google me you will find few more websites I made, with copies I wrote. My name is on first page of Google (when searching for it.) My objective is to work only on things I like, with people I like. They are professionals with integrity and attitude. It means they like and respect business, as well as others they work with. Do not work for companies who do not treat employees well. Ultimately I am looking for ways to help business grow and create jobs, whether it is mine or anyone else's company. That is a greater mission behind any ''small'' task I undertake. I take different jobs at my spare time, those I can do well, enjoy, and those that enhance my business experience while delivering result. Should you have a good business proposal or idea for me, I'd be happy to hear it. Am always welcoming new opportunities for business development and mutually beneficial partnerships.

    $50.00 /hr
    1,473 hours
    4.78
  7. Casey James

    Casey James

    Your Voice of Choice. + Copywriting/Editing, Proofreading, Design

    Canada - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 8

    **Administrative/clerical/editing/copywriting etc = $25.00/hr, no min/max** **VO rates begin at $60.00/hr WITH A ONE-HOUR MINIMUM** Highly skilled, detail oriented and professional. Excellent written and verbal communication. An abundance of creativity and a sense of humor that begs to be unleashed. Extensive experience in Voice Over and Acting, plus Copywriting, Editing/Proofreading, Research, Social Media and Blogwriting. Works and plays well with others, yet self-driven and highly motivated. Technically proficient with many popular software programs (MSOffice, Adobe, Quickbooks, etc) as well as Social Media websites/platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc). Solid background in Web Design, Graphic Design, Digital Photography and Photoshop. Self-professed 'Jill-of-all-Trades'; does not extend to Brain Surgery or Astrophysics. Looking forward to contributing my skills in the following areas: * Voiceover/Acting * Copywriting * Editing/Proofreading * Data Entry * Graphic Design * Web Design * Content Writing * Blogwriting * Administrative Support * Social Media Management **For all work outside of Voice Over, my rate is $25.00/hr but I am also open to fixed-rate projects as well. *******************VOICE OVER RATES & DETAILS*************************** ***VO rates begin at $60.00/hr WITH A ONE-HOUR MINIMUM and most times will include edited tracks (breath removal, clean-up, etc). Additional charges for music and sound effects. Please feel free to request a quote. Casey James - Your Voice of Choice Providing versatile reads for every occasion. From rich and earthy, to giggly and upbeat, to sensual and breathy, to nurturing and real - plus everything in between - I aim to be your Voice of Choice. I work from my home studio, where I can voice, edit and deliver audio tracks in .mp3, .wav .aiff or other popular formats. Quick turnaround and professional service are paramount. Please visit the below links for my demos: Commercial Demos: https://db.tt/e5mB67UU https://db.tt/7WRXeaOQ https://db.tt/422r1916 Narration Demos: https://db.tt/s5OmqtGE https://db.tt/OzeLshTu IVR (Phone messaging systems) Demo: https://db.tt/dGH4Jp5n

    $60.00 /hr
    612 hours
    5.00
  8. Katherine Miller

    Katherine Miller

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

    Words have power – tremendous power. My mission is to harness that power in order to help my clients, whether that involves crafting clear, concise business manuals or helping a first-time writer to prepare a draft for submission to agents. I have been writing and editing professionally for nearly four years, and I bring to every client integrity, efficiency, and a sharp eye for detail. Please see my portfolio for examples of my work.

    $60.00 /hr
    1,109 hours
    4.99
  9. Jean Hilde-Fulghum

    Jean Hilde-Fulghum

    Female voice talent, native English speaker, warm/sincere/believable!

    United States - Last active: 11 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 12

    My goal is to make your voiceover project sound fabulous! My specialty is providing a warm, sincere, believable female vocal presence that will convince and reassure your clients, bringing you better results. In addition, I can be the hip young thing on your IVR system, the knowledgeable teacher (I'm a retired lawyer) for your online ed class, the midwestern mom selling your product, the classy British art expert narrating your travelogue, the techno-geek explaining your computer course or website, as well as the dangerous dame in your video game or the little kid who brings your latest iPad children's story to life! You know the old saying, " Fast, Good, or Inexpensive: Pick Two"? Well, I give you all three, and more! I bring to all my projects professionalism, timeliness, creativity, flexibility, and a great sense of humor, all at an affordable price. I specialize in quick turnarounds (often within 24 hours or less!) and can easily work on short notice. Thanks for your time! I look forward to working with you. :-) Video demo reels here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWdlzF8mxdA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2DBO4ZvDls

    $55.56 /hr
    41 hours
    4.96
  10. Zach Pardes

    Zach Pardes

    PR, Marketing & Social Media Pro

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

    www.linkedin.com/in/zpardes Marketing, PR, advertising & communications pro. New market categories. Launches. Relaunches. Start ups. Funding campaigns. Mergers. Acquisitions. Corporate communications & investor relations. Current and former clients include: Corporate: Amazon, Nike, Virgin, Tropicana, ESPN, First Watch, Darden Restaurants, Stew Leonard's, Chuy's Tex Mex, Lennar, KB Home, Toyota, Nokia, Discovery Networks, Electronic Arts (EA), Stein Mart Tech & Mobile: Flickr, GOQii, Lightricks (Facetune), DevriX, Coveroo, Hooked, Row Sham Bow, Chegg, TeamChat, Indix Health/Wellness: Allergan, Smith & Nephew, Nemours, Moffitt Cancer Center, Compass Research, Human Performance Mentors Hospitality: Wyndham, Marriott, Hyatt Regency, Peabody Hotels, Rosen Hotels Consumer Packaged Products: Javatino, Buddy Fruits, Zico, Fuji Film Finance/Fin Tech: Merrill Lynch, Citi, E*Trade, Vesta, MX (Money Desktop), B2R Finance Clean Tech: CALMAC, BuildingIQ, KGS Buildings, Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, Ox Paperboard, Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Non-Profit: Big Brothers Big Sisters

    $111.11 /hr
    137 hours
    4.99