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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 4.83.

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  1. Jodi B.

    Jodi B.

    Experienced Researcher, Proofreader, and Data Entry Professional

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6

    Over the past five years, I have developed a wide range of experience with project management positions. I have had the opportunity to work on several projects that required data entry. I am seeking opportunities to build, or help to, establish a company and to grow within the company. I am very responsible person and guarantee the completion of projects on time, if not sooner. If given an opportunity I can prove that I can deliver the quality of work that one may be looking for. My goal is to become successful in the online work environment. I am very driven and would appreciate any opportunity to demonstrate the work that I can do. Working from home enables me to be productive and obtain opportunities that are not available in my area.

    $16.67 /hr
    3,075 hours
    5.00
  2. Amanda B.

    Amanda B.

    Copywriter and Creative Marketing Consultant

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 11

    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

    $38.89 /hr
    304 hours
    4.99
  3. Robin D.

    Robin D.

    Writer / Editor

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 3

    My Harvard bio says that I am a Wordsmith. I am a writer and editor with extensive experience in written communications for business, media and entertainment. I can help you craft your training materials, internal reports and marketing materials. Are you a writer? I provide spot on critiques to help you produce a professional finished product. Contact me so I can begin to work for you.

    $16.67 /hr
    268 hours
    4.99
  4. Hiland Doolittle

    Hiland Doolittle

    Author, Editor, Writer, Author Management Svcs.

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    Your success is my goal! Each assignment will receive my 35 years of entrepreneurial experiences to accomplish building your success. I am self- motivated with a tireless, detail-oriented work ethic. Hiland has developed numerous weblogs and websites, related content, countless pamphlets, brochures, flyers and mass mailings and now provides author management and consulting services to published and unpublished authors. Consultation experiences include extensive experience in sales, marketing, creative writing and editing of large and small projects. Hiland is very familiar with Quickbooks and all aspects of real estate endeavors, including placement of financing and closing procedures. I am the published author of novel entitled **The Last Parade**. Recently, I completed a manuscript for a childen's book. Earlier in my career, I founded, grew and sold several businesses. References available upon request. May I help? Let's talk!

    $25.00 /hr
    240 hours
    4.90
  5. Shawn W.

    Shawn W.

    Freelance Author

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

    Offering fast, quality results for employers. As both a professional freelance writer and a published author of creative writings and informative articles I have delivered projects in a wide range of styles and genres. My portfolio contains a few examples. I invite anyone in need of this kind of service to inquire if I can meet their needs. Without exception, I know I can.

    $10.00 /hr
    16 hours
    4.98
  6. Laura McDermott

    Laura McDermott

    Experienced and professional copywriter and editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Create an arresting first impression! In this digital age, an online presence is essential. I am a highly-motivated and experienced writer and editor, ready to help you present your business online in the best possible way. Whether you need website content, regular blog posts, online articles, product descriptions or any other type of copy, I am experienced in writing in any style across a wide variety of industries. I will create content which is unique, accurate, engaging and easy-to-read, and deliver it to you on time and on budget. I take great pride in my work, and in my excellent client feedback record. My writing is of an extremely high standard, I communicate clearly and will get the job done to your satisfaction every time.

    $55.00 /hr
    178 hours
    5.00
  7. Julie Workman

    Julie Workman

    Experienced Writer/Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

    Do you mean business? I am very serious. Want humor? I'm hilarious! Informative? Research is my thing. Quick, hard sell? You can't live without me! Emotional response? Get the tissues ready. Ever since I can remember, I have been in love with the written word! For over 18 years I have worked as a writer and editor for magazines, books, and online forums. Whether writing my own thoughts or perfecting those written by others, I communicate passionately and work diligently. My writing life includes having written and edited in various fields including medical, legal, educational, artistic, global, family, home, business, non-profit, marketing, and more. My regular life includes experience with just about everything you can imagine! You want me on your writing team. I just know it.

    $25.00 /hr
    83 hours
    4.98
  8. Jonathan Davis

    Jonathan Davis

    Experienced Writer, Marketer and Manager

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 11

    ARE YOU TIRED OF WASTING YOUR TIME AND MONEY ON CONTRACTORS? My main objective is to provide you with the highest quality, professional work at very competitive prices. I aim to develop a healthy working relationship with all clients by delivering content which exceeds their expectations, and in turn becoming their prime choice for future assignments. It’s a win-win situation for everyone, because I know my professional success depends on my ability to consistently produce results for my business associates. I approach my business with a strong skill set which includes the capacity to operate as a self-motivated, results-oriented, efficient independent worker. I am very respectful of deadlines, and know how important, from both sides of the line, that providing fully completed work on or before our agreed time-goal is. My priority is to make sure that you get a finished product that over-performs in all facets of the project’s scope. With years of experience producing content for numerous mediums, I’m versed in many types of writing. My most proficient areas of expertise include: • Financial writing, including, but not limited to, covering financial markets, corporate finance and personal finance topics • Real estate subjects – after working in the industry for multiple years, I am knowledgeable of residential, commercial and rental practices and strategies • Travel content invigorated by my experiences as an avid traveler having trekked throughout much of North America, Europe and the Caribbean • Professional editing and proofreading • Copywriting services • Business and marketing approaches If you’re frustrated with sorting through countless unqualified or under-performing contractors, send me a message so that we can discuss your project’s needs and get started on building a long-term business partnership today.

    $45.00 /hr
    1,254 hours
    4.96
  9. Ellen C.

    Ellen C.

    Proofreader, Editor, and Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm an American copy editor and writer of fiction and creative nonfiction with a BA in English and 4 years experience with book editing. I've worked on book-length manuscripts on a variety of subjects for publishers in the U.S., and I'm familiar with Chicago, APA, and AMA styles I have a keen eye for errors and a passion for making text clean and easy to read. I can vary my revision to suit your needs- I've done everything from surface-level proofreading to light translation and grammar interventions to reordering sentences and paragraphs for optimal flow. I have extensive experience working with non-native speakers to make their writing flawless and accessible to American or British audiences. Please feel free to contact me for further examples of my work.

    $16.67 /hr
    411 hours
    4.99
  10. Tanya Richards

    Tanya Richards

    Photoshop Artist/ Photo Retouching

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 39

    I have been the head designer at a stationery and gift company for 10 years. I have lived and breathed in Photoshop. I am a painter on the side, so Photoshop is just a digital extension of that for me. My work is detailed and realistic, with a great understanding of composition and color. I also assist with our catalog with layout, photo retouching and product replacement/fixing. Skills: * Logos * Photo Retouching, resizing * Photo Rebuilding/ Restoration * Any type of image manipulation in Photoshop * Product shot improvement for websites * InDesign layout * Print material

    $16.67 /hr
    1,482 hours
    4.93