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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. Megan Peterson Morrow

    Megan Peterson Morrow

    Creative, results-oriented writer and editor

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    Consistently ranked in the top 1% of Elance/Upwork providers and skilled in writing and editing everything from news releases to newsletters, websites to articles, and marketing campaigns to speeches, I bring my diverse background of both corporate communications and nonprofit communications together to enliven your ideas and concepts. With a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Northwestern University as well as a master's in English, I have a strong command of AP style, grammar, punctuation, word flow and usage and am very efficient, creative and reliable. My areas of expertise include: nonprofits, financial services, small business, investments, health and wellness, yoga, consulting, libraries, publishing, music, writing, literature, public relations, and more. I work with several small business clients on their ongoing communication and marketing needs. I am excellent with short deadlines. No job is too large or too small. Please contact me today for more information.

    $40.00 /hr
    254 hours
    4.92
  2. Laurence Currie-Clark

    Laurence Currie-Clark

    Freelance Editor and Coach for Writers

    Belgium - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm an experienced freelance editor who's edited fiction, memoir and academic writing, as well as book summaries for the exciting startup Blinkist. I specialize in developmental editing, high attention to detail, and readability optimization. I also offer coaching for writers, helping them manage their time, break through creative blocks, and get the writing done. You can learn more about the various packages I offer on my website: http://www.laurencecc.com

    $30.00 /hr
    40 hours
    5.00
  3. Victoria Matthews

    Victoria Matthews

    E-books, Articles, Ghostwriting, Editing

    United Kingdom - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    Although relatively new to the world of freelance writing, I have successfully completed several jobs on Elance with excellent feedback. I have a Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and would particularly welcome the opportunity to write about health, nutrition and environmental issues. As an English Literature graduate (MA Hons Edinburgh University) I also have a strong interest in creative writing and can provide a mentor/editing/ghostwriting role to help you with your novel or short stories. Where research is necessary, I will do this thoroughly so that an authentic 'voice' can shape the material into original and engaging work. I can offer you a written product that is highly polished in terms of spelling, grammar and editing.

    $18.00 /hr
    39 hours
    4.74
  4. Tiffany O.

    Tiffany O.

    Website Content | Journalism | Press Releases | Editing

    United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 10

    I have more than 13 years of experience editing and writing quality, informative news articles, feature articles, press releases, marketing plans, whitepapers, and web content. I also have 7 years of web development and graphic design experience. I can do the following for you: ++ Create a web site -- Web content, design, Wordpress site creation/design/setup ++ Perform journalism functions-- Editing, news, features, commentaries, interviews, research ++ Assist with public relations -- Newsworthy, PRWeb-ready press releases, newsletters, marketing campaigns ++ Head up your Social Media Marketing -- Increase follower engagement, followers, social media marketing plans ++ Create graphic design assets-- Newspaper and magazine layout, posters, brochures business cards, logos Contact me to learn more about my services. I look forward to doing an amazing job on your next project.

    $55.56 /hr
    186 hours
    4.51
  5. Rachel C.

    Rachel C.

    Editor, Proofreader

    United States - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

    Experienced editor of academic, business, periodical and manuscript (fiction and non-fiction) writing, with excellent client satisfaction. English language perfectionist providing responsive, professional attention to your editing and proofreading needs. Native US English speaker, very comfortable with UK usage. My clients do incredible, engaging work, in a wide variety of pursuits. My function, my mission, is to help their audience see just how brilliant that work is!

    $40.00 /hr
    550 hours
    5.00
  6. Chirag Thakkar

    Chirag Thakkar

    Master of Arts in English Literature, Translator, Copy Editor, Writer

    India - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 8

    I have been working as a full-time freelance wordsmith for last 15 years. Having acquired excellent linguistic excellence in English, Gujarati and Hindi, I am an expert at translation, transcription, copy editing and article writing. I do English - Gujarati - English and English - Hindi - English translation. In last 15 years, I have translated a number of legal, formal and literary documents that actually conveyed the meaning of original words. In January 2014, I translated an English book of former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam, titled 'Squaring the Circle' into Gujarati which was launched by His Excellency President of India. Editing a manuscript with magnifying glass is what I love to do because it uses all the skills of a particular language and the most satisfying job of all. I also enjoy writing article as it gives an opportunity to pamper the creativity within an individual and I have enjoyed it a number of times as a freelancer in print media as well as on my own site www.chiragthakkar.me In the end, I would also like to mention that I am a language teacher as well. I have taught English, Hindi and Gujarati to hundreds of students on-line and off-line. I have been teaching the languages since 2001.

    $8.89 /hr
    293 hours
    4.98
  7. Luke L.

    Luke L.

    Skilled copyeditor, transcriptionist, audio, general logistics

    United States - Tests: 5

    I'm an avid editor/typist/transcriber with an absolute hunger for new experiences and work that I consider interesting. I have lifelong experience in writing and editing, and formally I've been doing all copyediting for a popular photography eBook site. I am an in-demand transcriptionist with a variety of experience ranging from video for captioning to light legal and medical, focus groups, IDIs ... you name it! I am particularly fond of copyediting novels for beginning authors. My transcription experience (I'm always responsible for my own proofing) has given me the skills to skillfully and thoroughly proof and copyedit virtually any type of content. I bid on jobs that look interesting and different to me. I'm always interested in learning new things or new ways to do things and I seek out those exciting opportunities to do so. My assistance can help provide the edge you need. I don't just complete a task for you; I work to absolutely exceed your expectations and deliver a product or service that's beyond perfect. My clients from oDesk and otherwise come back again and again. Hire me for your job and find out why! Please note that I will not complete lengthy unpaid assessment or testing/training periods. I can provide examples of my work happily upon request, and I will complete showcase exercises for free that take no more than a few minutes, or we can discuss a discounted rate for such.

    $10.00 /hr
    91 hours
    5.00
  8. Catherine H.

    Catherine H.

    Expert Fundraiser and Grant Writer

    United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 5

    I'm a freelance writer who specializes in content marketing and nonprofits. My background is in fundraising. As a writer I focus on writing annual reports, campaign prospectuses, stewardship collateral, and grants. With years of experience as an in-house fundraiser I know how to help each of my clients tell the right stories. I have extensive experience in copywriting and editing, blogging, grant writing, and project management. I pride myself on meeting deadlines and communicating with clients. I take relationships I am seeking opportunities to engage with start-up business and help build up organizations, nonprofits, and businesses from the ground up through creating high quality, engaging and dynamic copy every step of the way.

    $30.00 /hr
    331 hours
    4.32
  9. Mohamed Atlagh

    Mohamed Atlagh

    Writer-Translator/Reviewer (English-French) | Web & Graphic Designer

    Morocco - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 10

    As i just got my Master's degree in France (Nancy-I). I am fluent in French and English as well. I am a Network security engineer with a passion for Writing. I can do on a high level Translation, Web content and articles writing, Proofreading etc. I am looking for opportunities that would enable me to put my organizational, Creative and communication skills to use in both French and English. My passion for languages pushed me to prepare and get both my TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and DALF (French Language Advanced Diploma) diplomas.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $22.22 /hr
    177 hours
    4.99
  10. Belinda Elliott

    Belinda Elliott

    Writer, Editor, Copy Editor, Career Coach

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a professional writer and editor with 12 years of experience writing for newspapers, magazines, and websites. I have a master's degree in journalism and currently work as a web content writer in the marketing department of a private university. In this position I write biographies, faculty and alumni profiles, web landing pages, and other marketing materials. My freelance services include writing articles, press releases, blogs, and other web content as well as proofreading and copy editing. Though I enjoy writing a on a variety of topics, I am also certified as a workforce development professional and specialize in writing about resumes, job interview preparation, and other job-search skills.

    $35.00 /hr
    56 hours
    5.00