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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. Allison Schultz

    Allison Schultz

    Food Writer, Proofreader, Copy Editor, Researcher

    United States - Last active: 10 hours ago - Tests: 5

    Creative, academic and journalistic writing, proofreading and editing performed under tight deadlines with strict attention to detail. Strong research skills. Additional experience includes blogging, social media posting, crowdfunded campaign writing, ebook writing, newsletter writing, and more. Academic background in gastronomy, food policy, English literature, history and religion.

    $35.00 /hr
    420 hours
  2. Kali H.

    Kali H.

    Experienced Writer, Editor, & Marketing Specialist

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

    The power that a simple word posseses to tell a story and engage your readers or potential customers makes choosing a writer, editor, or marketing manager of the utmost importance. If you're looking for high quality work that is innovative, gripping, and grammatically sound, then I am your girl!

    $33.33 /hr
    313 hours
  3. Mithuna Subramanian

    Mithuna Subramanian

    Google Shopping Feed | Excel Expert | Data Researcher | Data Entry

    India - Last active: 12/26/2014 - Tests: 7

    Reliable contractor who fulfills the needs of client 100%. Strives hard for customer delight and five star rating. Over the last 3 years, I'm working on Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) on a daily basis. I have experience in data researching / data mining apart from data entry. I also have experience in fixing remote computer problems using teamviewer.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Melanie C.

    Melanie C.

    LAPC, mental health therapist and report writer

    United States - Last active: 12/09/2014 - Tests: 1

    I have a master's degree in clinical psychology and seven years experience with professional writing and editing, providing comprehensive psychological reports and supervision of the work of others. I am licensed as a professional counselor at the associate level in the state of Georgia. Additionally, I have a bachelor of arts in French and have lived and worked in France for a year providing instruction in conversational English as well as developing my French language skills.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Amanda Kingsley

    Amanda Kingsley

    Teacher With Passion for Copywriting, Editing, Writing

    Canada - Last active: 08/14/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a newly minted teacher that has a passion for reading and writing. I created my own blog on education and communication over a year ago, and have been maintaining it to great success - I have found it to be an incredibly useful tool. I have a passion in writing and editing, and get hired locally for copywriting, translation and editing. I am also a tutor, and have tutored multiple ESL speakers in business, so I have experience helping fix the common mistakes that ESL speakers make. I would like to bring these tools to the online world so that I may expand my skillset. I am also a bilingual writer and speaker (French and English) and am available to translate any French to English or English to French work that you may have. I look forward to working with you, writing for you or help enhance your writing.

    $13.33 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Naysan Albaytar

    Naysan Albaytar

    Experienced Team Leader, Article Writer, and Editor

    Philippines - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I have been handling a group of writers for several years now --- managing projects, editing and writing articles, providing feedback, and mentoring. I have extensive experience in writing SEO and keyword-optimized copies, blogging, and editing/proofreading/rewriting articles. I am also familiar with HTML, WordPress, and article spinning using The Best Spinner software. I am skilled in research and organization, and I can work well under pressure --- I have no problem meeting deadlines. Outside of online writing, other experiences that I have are feature and news writing, academic writing, creative writing (fiction and poetry), and teaching. I am particularly interested in writing projects that involve topics about the environment and green living, travel, education, and psychology. I am also open to virtual assistant positions. I am well versed in the use of Microsoft Office applications. I also have a keen eye for details, and I am good at planning and organizing.

    $16.67 /hr
    2 hours
  7. Jennifer Povey

    Jennifer Povey

    Freelance Writer

    United States - Last active: 10/21/2013 - Tests: 2

    I am an experienced freelance writer with knowledge in travel, health and fitness, pets and animals (especially horses), and technology. I am also experienced as a proofreader and copyeditor of non-fiction articles, with some experience proofreading and editing fiction. I have a particular knack for writing product and property descriptions. I am also experienced in internet research and finding useful information.

    Groups: MediaPiston Writers

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Sylvia Valentic

    Sylvia Valentic

    Croatian/Serbian-English or English-Croatian/Serbian Translator

    United Kingdom - Last active: 05/07/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a native Croatian/Serbian speaker with a Masters Degree in English and English Literature from Zagreb University, based in London. Mature, good writing and journalism skills, lots of translating and administrative experience, excellent in grammar and editing. Fast and reliable worker. Would undertake any type of general, literary, art, media or technical translation as well as editing. Have a full time day job so able to carry out the translating duties in the evenings and at weekends. Happy to negotiate and undertake fixed price jobs.

    $12.22 /hr
    0 hours