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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. J.v. V.

    J.v. V.

    Excellent writer, researcher and translator

    Philippines - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 5

    Thank you for browsing my profile. As your potential contractor, I can assure you that I will be an asset to your projects and operations. I am a highly motivated, reliable and diligent service provider with about ten years of experience in writing and research, administration and customer service, and about two years of experience in translation. My post in the customer service/technical helpdesk environment afforded me excellent research, reporting, administration and writing skills. I am able to write articles on almost any conceivable topic as I possess great research, organization and writing skills. Your topic could be about health, finance, travel, marketing, politics, or finance--I am confident that I will be able to help you.

    $12.19 /hr
    6,906 hours
    4.92
  2. Lovella Josseffe Stratton

    Lovella Josseffe Stratton

    Expert Editor/Proofreader/Writer (eBook, Blog, SEO & Travel Article)

    Philippines - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 7

    My Top 2 Objectives are: 1. To be hired by an employer for jobs related to Proofreading, Writing, and Rewriting Articles 2. To continue to be a valuable asset to my employers and maintain my 5-Star oDesk employers' feedback. I can achieve these by making sure that I always give my best in every article that I submit.

    $10.00 /hr
    896 hours
    4.99
  3. Amanda B.

    Amanda B.

    Copywriter and Creative Marketing Consultant

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 10

    I have many years of experience in the marketing and design fields for B2B and B2C companies. I am a creative professional with a real passion for marketing. I am skilled in copywriting, marketing strategy development, social media strategy and account management, email marketing, and blog management. I have a great deal of experience providing marketing and writing services for the following industries: HVAC Plumbing Electric Solar power & alternative energy Interior design / interior decorating Digital marketing and traditional marketing

    $50.00 /hr
    310 hours
    4.99
  4. Francesco paolo D.

    Francesco paolo D.

    Engineer of the written word. Writer & translator.

    Czech Republic - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

    He has been working in the Italian motion picture industry for several years. At the same time, he developed a strong experience in publishing, since his first short story was printed when he was 18. He just completed his first novel and he's finalizing a draft for a short stories collection. He already developed several formats and concepts for film and television. His aspiration is to be a full time writer, producer and director. And a good cook, of course.

    $14.00 /hr
    5,072 hours
    5.00
  5. Gary Smith

    Gary Smith

    Freelance Writer

    United Kingdom - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 14

    I create outstanding, original and engaging copy for commercial clients. Whatever you require - whether it's sales pages, articles, reviews or commentary, I will deliver work of an extremely high standard. I was previously a lawyer in private practice where I honed my skills - generating engaging web content describing developments in case law and government policy, commentary on national and international news, information pages, promotional, and technical documentation. If you're looking for a skilled and reliable UK-based copy writer for either a one-off project or for a longer professional relationship, I won't disappoint.

    $22.22 /hr
    259 hours
    4.88
  6. Sharee Wells

    Sharee Wells

    Writer

    United States - Tests: 16

    I love writing. Writing and rewriting are my pleasure. I'm looking for opportunities to write, edit, proof, and generally perfect your documents or communications. Proper grammar and spelling are keys to my writing success. If you are not a native speaker of American English, I can help you sound like one. Three specialties of mine are 1) making your documents objective by removing subjective or first person terminology, 2) ghost writing to make your communication sound just like you, and 3) assuring your communication is clearly understood by your target audience(s). If you need a writer for internal items like policies and procedures, business and strategic plans, training curricula, and intranet content, I can help! I would also like to work for you if you need a writer for customer facing documents like marketing pieces, business correspondence / email, and presentations or web content. In addition, I can write, edit or correct dialogue so that your speeches, advertisements or scripts sound natural and confident. Give me a try! I look forward to easing your mind about what you say.

    Groups: Article Samurai

    $30.56 /hr
    225 hours
    5.00
  7. Gary Singer

    Gary Singer

    Innovative Writer And SEO Specialist

    United States - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 43

    My services enable you to hire one person only who can simultaneously create effective content and optimize it for the search engines. I specialize in developing and editing content that maintains interest and compels conversions. All production is absolutely unique and will be optimized to comply with current search engine algorithm protocols. Today, more than ever in the past, unique, touching, emotional, and engaging content writing is key to the success of any Internet or business venture. I utilize my creative writing abilities to effectively promote products and services on the web. I also excel at developing any literary vehicle including original prose and commentary. My style is unique and creates demand. My writing history is varied: website content, blog posts, poetry, short stories, my kids' homework, and subversive espionage solicitations from third world countries. With my SEO background, my writing will always be search engine-friendly and fully optimized. I work well with other site builders. Creative writing is more to me than work; it is a passion and one I embrace with complete enthusiasm and dedication.

    Groups: Article Samurai, BoonEx

    $27.78 /hr
    857 hours
    4.96
  8. Ronda Marie Wespalis

    Ronda Marie Wespalis

    Copywriter and Editor

    United States - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 1

    Increase sales with professional copy, engaging blog posts, and better calls to action. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ronda Wespalis holds an A.A. and has six years of writing experience. She also has experience managing small to large teams of writers, helping to hold them accountable to style guides and deadlines. With work featured on... eBay.com eBay.co.uk Revuezzle.com CanadianAppliance.com APRFinder.com If you're tired of freelancers who ignore deadlines and deliver sub-par work after two weeks of excuses, it's time to reevaluate your team. If you have a great team who only requires motivation and updates on their progress, contact Ronda. Same day turnaround available for simple projects.

    $27.78 /hr
    230 hours
    4.86
  9. Evette D Champion

    Evette D Champion

    Detailing and Creativity at its Best

    United States - Tests: 5

    Creativity runs through my veins. I can take any idea and turn it into an enjoyable story. I have a knack for painting a picture with my words and enabling the reader to connect with the characters I am writing about. If given a directive, you can be certain that it will be followed through 100% to your liking although I try to surpass all expectations. My work is always well thought out and coherent, yet I will always accept feed back. Should you be dissatisfied with something, I will continue to work on the project until you are 100% happy.

    $22.22 /hr
    912 hours
    4.97
  10. Hilary Gunning

    Hilary Gunning

    Skilled editor with strong communication and collaborative ability

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    I never miss an error, and I will construct sentences to say exactly what you want in exactly the right way. I'm a skilled editor with a BA in English and Psychology and experience as a writing lab tutor editing academic and creative writing. I proofread and edit across multiple styles and genres including academic articles, ebooks, blogs, novels, and non-fiction manuscripts. I have an innate feel for grammar and sentence structure and a strong ability to bring the best out of others' writing. Give me your document, and I will show you how I can make it better.

    $18.89 /hr
    219 hours
    5.00