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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.

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Shoba G

Shoba G

Editorial Consultant and Writer

Singapore - Portfolio: 2

Talented, experienced and skilled editorial consultant and writer. Currently an editor-in-chief of two successfully-run published magazines. Also provide editorial and writing services in areas of web content, copywriting, magazine editorials as well as curriculum planning. Armed with a basic degree in Business Administration and a postgraduate qualification in English (Masters in EL), I was previously in the education industry, having been a Head of Department (English). Rest assured that my editorial team management experience and writing prowess will not disappoint.

$100.00 /hr
0 hours

Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson

Reliable, Professional Proofreader and Copy-Editor

United Kingdom

I provide a high-quality, dependable proofreading and copy-editing service. My professional background is in academia and legal services, but I have experience of reading, writing and editing publications of all types. I am a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and regularly accept freelance work from individuals and large publishing houses. You have already done the most important part of any project: the writing. You've worked hard at it and you've put in all the content it needs. But, like anything, a piece of writing needs to be polished before it's displayed to the world. That's where a professional proofreader and copy-editor comes in. Perhaps you're not a native English-speaker. Perhaps you are dyslexic or simply find it hard to fathom the panoply of seemingly mysterious rules and conventions that govern our language. Perhaps you want a fresh pair of eyes to pick up on what you missed or need to move on to your next project. Let me take care of it for you.

$10.00 /hr
0 hours

Virginia Hare

Virginia Hare

Exceptional. Affordable. On Time.

United States - Portfolio: 3

As a writer and editor for over 15 years, I have experience developing a variety of content types, from web copy to online articles, white papers, case studies and newsletters. Clients value working with me because I help them write the paper they need, whether they give me detailed information or simply a general concept as a starting point. I love to roll up my sleeves and learn about new concepts and technology. Many of my clients work in health technology, general technology, and IT security and compliance. Clients tend to find me easy to work with. I understand that the client is the owner of the piece that I write, so I value any and all client feedback. I ask questions when I need to. Plus, I communicate status updates regularly so that they know their project will be completed on time, barring any major roadblocks. See recent work samples at, or read some of my recent articles on IQ by Intel by searching for my name and "IQ by Intel."

$70.00 /hr
0 hours

Amanda Hurtt

Amanda Hurtt

Experienced and meticulous writer and marketer

United States - Tests: 6

I have experience in meticulously revising and writing business documentation, resumes and cover letters. I place great emphasis on ensuring an organization or individual has a consistent and appropriate writing style when editing or writing for a client. I hold a bachelor of science degree in business and certificate in marketing from Georgia Tech.

$34.00 /hr
2 hours

Kelsey Lewis

Kelsey Lewis

Passionate Content Writer and Editor

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 15

With a lifelong love of reading, learning and exploring new places, I studied English in college and love the power of communication! I feel passionate about helping others to convey their ideas and purpose, whether that be through email campaigns, blog writing/management or editing existing content. With experience in web development, I understand the technical aspects on online content production, along with the creative side. So let's get in touch! I'd love to help you with your writing, editing and content needs!

$11.50 /hr
0 hours

Nancy Clark

Nancy Clark

Bilingual Writer and Editor

United States

With previous work ranging from short stories to academic reviews to educational news programs, I have extensive writing experience for a candidate my age. I am primarily looking for article writing and copy-editing jobs, or translation services. My hours are flexible and I pride myself on having a quick return on work while maintaining precise language and attention to detail.

$13.00 /hr
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Geoffrey Byron

Geoffrey Byron

Editor, Writer, English/Philosophy Major

Canada - Portfolio: 3

My name is Geoffrey; I am an English and Philosophy Major who has a potential long-term interest in a career in editing. I am here seeking both work experience and whatever small extra income this might bring, so that I might retain my plan of getting through my degree without any debt. I have a passion for reading and experience with writing both fiction and non-fiction, as well as editing experience for letters and essays in particular. I have written short stories, poetry, essays, and a few product reviews (predominantly of video games). I view each job as a kind of contract which I will have a vested personal interest in, and so I will do the best I possibly can to accomplish what I must in the best form possible within the time frame I am given.

$11.00 /hr
0 hours

Lance Will

Lance Will Agency Contractor

Words that will maximize your ROI by 200%

United States - Portfolio: 2

With six years in the content writing and copywriting business, The Skilled Writer has established a name for itself in both the online and offline markets. Our multi-talented team of writers boasts expertise in different industries as well mastery in using words to achieve clients’ goals. The Skilled Writer has completed over 100,000 projects successfully and has a long list of clientele ready to vouch and recommend its team’s work. We guarantee you a written piece that is unique, well-researched, search engine friendly, and extremely high in quality.

Associated with: The Skilled Writer

77% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
0 hours

Abdullah Mohamed

Abdullah Mohamed

Reverse Engineer, IT Security Trainer, Analyst, Security Consultant

Egypt - 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:

$25.00 /hr
0 hours