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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 4.84.

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  1. Sharon M.

    Sharon M.

    Communication Pro

    United States - Portfolio: 23

    Quality assurance and attention to detail! I have been a professional writer, editor, and proofreader since 1978. The breadth of my experience is astonishing. I have written hundreds, maybe thousands of articles, along with product literature, trade show collateral, financial letters and feature articles. I am also an award-winning fiction writer, published in short- and novel-length fiction. I was commissioned to write a series of study guides for Covenant Publications, and have a long list of distinguished clients. I have also managed the entire publishing process, from the creative idea to the printed or e-published piece, so am an ideal consultant for anything on the publishing spectrum. I am familiar with most style guides, and have frequently used in-house style guides.

    $33.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.95
  2. Samuel A.

    Samuel A.

    Copywriter, versatile content writer

    Romania - Portfolio: 2

    I am a dedicated copywriter with a wide range of copy expertize. I can write about any topic, in any form or type of text. I have extensive experience on content writing for websites, online stores, product descriptions and SEO content. I can write an attractive description, message or text for you or your business. I also maintain a personal blog about various topics that interest me. I love writing, I love creating articles, content, taglines that attract you from the get-go.

    $15.00 /hr
    1 hours
    4.70
  3. Richard N.

    Richard N.

    Editing for Style

    Canada - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

    I love and live for the language. I have played the role of Editor/Managing Editor for several lifestyle magazines, gaining experience in planning, writing, and copy editing for a variety of publications, from tourist magazines to local lifestyle. I have a keen eye for detail, and remain a stickler for proper grammar and syntax, working within the guidelines set out by the Canadian Press Stylebook. I also have a strong familiarity with MLA and APA style.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.99
  4. William D.

    William D. Agency Contractor

    Professional proofreading and editing services

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    Ranked by Elance in the TOP 1% for English skills we have recently transferred over with the change to UpWork. We maintained a consistent five star rating with Elance and will strive to do so with UpWork as well. We truly enjoy helping you perfect your writing; we form a close collaboration with all our clients. As a small, family owned and operated business we strive to make our clients' documents shine. My son Christopher is our primary editor with a BA in English and years of professional editing and publishing experience. My wife Judy is also an accomplished editor and published author with an M.Ed. I have a BSEE and MSBE and am also a published author; I primarily manage the business and provide technical expertise when needed. We are committed to providing you with high quality proofreading and editing services. We use a two editor approach as part of our review process to ensure a thorough critique. We also offer multiple reviews at no extra charge. We can help with both technical and non-technical documents, books, dissertations, web sites, business presentations, advertising copy and just about anything that's written.

    Associated with: The Red To Black Editing Company

    $16.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  5. Cynthia Calzone

    Cynthia Calzone

    Typist / Proofreader / Copy Editing

    United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 11

    25+ years in the typing / proofreading / copy editing field. Excellent grammar, knowledge of some legal ease, fair amount of creative writing done throughout career. Copy writing available if needed, extremely imaginative and creative. Past employment did involve some contributions to article writing. Can create resumes, newsletters, brochures, etc. Research papers, theses' and manuscripts typed, proofread and edited. PROOFREADING, EDITING AND COPY WRITING RESUMES a specialty.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  6. Patricia Guth

    Patricia Guth

    Web content, copy writing, news articles, editing

    United States - 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
    41 hours
    4.98
  7. Heather Klaver

    Heather Klaver

    Proofreading, Editing, Copy and Content Writing

    United States - Tests: 9

    Is your writing clear, concise, and compelling? You want your work—whether it’s that breakthrough novel or ebook, web content, or business documents—to stand out. Grammatical errors, overly complex technical jargon, and improper word usage are the poison darts that kill your readership, your sales, and your credibility. As an expert proofreader and editor, I find the errors and inconsistencies and polish your content so that it reads fluidly. Whether your goal is to create ads that convert or articles that inspire; to engage your readers or attract the right clients, you know what you want to say. I'll help you say it.

    $25.00 /hr
    69 hours
    4.95
  8. Therese B.

    Therese B.

    Expert English copy editing and proofreading

    Australia - 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
  9. Troy e W.

    Troy e W.

    Your Go-To for highly polished text and design

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

    When it comes to proofing and editing text, attention to detail is of the utmost importance. I scored in the top five percent on the Elance English skills test. Better than that, at the time I took the English spelling test I was #1, having scored 100%! I also have creative writing experience, and was a finalist for a PEN/Rosenthal fellowship. I have been accepted into an MFA fiction writing program, and plan on attending this fall. Moreover, I have over fifteen years graphic design experience creating art and layouts in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator for brochures, newsletters, corporate communications, annual reports, and book design. In addition to fiction writing, I spent over a decade working in ad agencies across the country as the copywriter on dozens of ads ranging from Petco to Citibank. When you want a partner to make your project brilliant, I should be your top choice. Thanks!

    $7.00 /hr
    16 hours
    5.00