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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. Evita Z.

    Evita Z.

    Mandarin/Simplied Chinese/ Virtual Assistant/ Web Research

    China - Tests: 2

    Hello, This is a great pleasure that you are reviewing my profile. Much thanks to you. I have three years of experience as a data typist and Data proofreader in the real estate title insurance project. I could key into the current Title information, including Vesting, legal, Mortgages (sub-item, like Assignment, Subordination, Modification), Judgment and Tax, which all should be typed into Microsoft word, after processing the 2nd QA they can paste into the Data Control System. During several documents I handled, 97% accuracy rate with 50 wpm is my performance I have been keeping in. The keying and Qa process are the two important elements in the data entry, therefore if you find a person to type some data or transcription, I am the one you are looking for. Feel free to contract me at anytime. Best Regards, Evita

    $7.21 /hr
    12 hours
    5.00
  2. Warren Treiber

    Warren Treiber

    Copywriter | Conversion Rate Optimization | Content Strategy | SEO/SEM

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

    Just 1% of employers searching for writing talent in the outsourcing marketplace will require my services in their lifetime. That 1% of CEOs, CMOs, entrepreneurs, agencies, and web designers understands something that 99% of the marketplace doesn't: that digital dominance hinges on PROFESSIONAL, AUTHENTIC copy and content. These businesses are doing more than just investing in digital content assets. They're creating market legitimacy and bona fides in the ONLY marketing sector that's actually GROWING. Meanwhile, a whopping 99% of employers see their writing projects as time sinks to be outsourced to the lowest bidder. This content flotsam is ignored, squandered, and forgotten in the cacophony that is the modern internet. You want to know the fastest way to kill off your digital reputation and sabotage the future of your company? Outsource your content to India. We haven't reached peak noise on the web and it may be years before we do. But it's coming, and when it does you can expect your competition to double, triple, or even quadruple in size. Imagine having two, three, or FOUR times as many competitors fighting for the same ad space and the same placement on Google. Imagine your traditional outbound marketing costs slicing into your personal income. Trust me, if keywords are saving you now, they won't be for long. So if you're one of those exceedingly rare, near-extinct individuals that makes up the 1% I'm talking about, then we need to work together, if for no other reason than to SURVIVE in the Age of Unrestricted Digital Bedlam. I'm talking to the proud few of you that believe in your business and treat it as if it's part of who you are. You're living Monopoly while everyone else is just playing it. You're a John Galt, a Howard Roark, a Gail Wynand, a Dagny Taggart. And so am I. Let's get together, let's brainstorm, let's make this the best piece of content, the best sales page, the best website your customers and competition HAS EVER SEEN OR EVER WILL SEE.

    $74.96 /hr
    449 hours
    4.98
  3. Darcie N.

    Darcie N.

    Engage Your Audience

    United States - Portfolio: 8

    I know how to turn your communication needs into effective platforms that engage your audience and inspire action. I have worked with topics from pop culture to social justice and projects that range from one-liner tags to full length features. I am organized, detail oriented and collaborative with experience including popular blog topics and feature articles, networking, press release composition, introduction letters, and informational materials

    $24.00 /hr
    540 hours
    4.97
  4. Lee Johnson

    Lee Johnson

    First-class writing. First-rate results.

    United Kingdom - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 13

    My 8 years writing for education and internet marketing ensures your job is done to the highest standard and on time by a proven writer. I write compelling web and print content for business and personal use. My value is in adding creativity and business strategy into my writing. You want to inform, entertain, persuade or inspire. I tailor my writing to your needs, finding innovative ways to craft great copy to engage with your target audience. You will receive quick and courteous service for writing, editing, and proofreading assignments. My varied work means I am well-versed in writing for specific audiences and on a number of topics. My research skills ensure you receive accurate and up-to-date work. A degree in languages and experience writing and teaching English makes my spelling, grammar and use of language exceptional and will give you polished text suitable for your needs and target audience.

    $34.00 /hr
    45 hours
    4.48
  5. Daisy's Dock

    Daisy's Dock

    Excellent Editor/Professional - Playful Designer

    United States - Portfolio: 35

    Reading, Writing, and Rapture for both! Graphics to Match! Over 23 years in public education teaching secondary English and nearly 10 years as a freelancer. Edits, articles, blogs, print ads, book covers, layouts, website review, academic papers,book reviews...there is not much I would not enjoy working on as it relates to written or graphic text. Excellent feedback, punctual returns, and a cooperative partnership are what you will get! Please ask for samples of writing.

    $24.00 /hr
    44 hours
    5.00
  6. Megan E.

    Megan E.

    Copywriter, Content Writer, Transcriptionist, Grant Writer

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

    I graduated with a B.A. in English (professional emphasis) and I have written everything from professional documents (grant writing, business reports, etc.) to creative blog posts and fiction writing. At my university, I worked as a reporter/transcriber for our newspaper. My capstone project involved completing a grant for a local nonprofit. My past work experience has ranged from working in a library to working closely with dogs at a dog daycare and grooming salon. All of my jobs have given me writing experience in some way, thankfully. I have created newsletters and flyers for businesses and completed a wide range of projects. I am dedicated to making sure my clients are completely satisfied with my work and I strive to learn more with every project I take on. I hope you consider me for your next writing task!

    $15.00 /hr
    14 hours
    4.99
  7. Brigitte Engel

    Brigitte Engel

    Strategic Brand & Communications Planner

    Luxembourg - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a multilingual strategic planner and have worked full-time in several international media agencies (MediaCom, Mindshare) in London; working on clients such as Audi, Ford, Nissan, Procter & Gamble & Lexmark; writing strategic media/creative briefs, facilitating content deals while guaranteeing the correct brand positioning to reach the desired target audience. Recently I have been consulting clients on creating corporate identities, art directing and creating copy for their advertising requirements, designing and copywriting CMS based websites and email newsletters and managing social media sites. I specialise in strategically pinpointing the most relevant channels of communication while equally developing a visual identity and a tone of voice for clients to reach their consumers on both tactical and branding levels.

    $45.00 /hr
    63 hours
    4.96
  8. Danielle Worster

    Danielle Worster

    Your search is over.

    United Kingdom - Portfolio: 4

    I am a search consultant with over 10 years of experience in crafting elegant ways to cut through the forest of information on the internet. If you need something found and don't quite know what it is or how to get to it, I can help. I am a life coach specialising in supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses with strategic and personal challenges. I have trained with Erickson College, an ICF-accredited body.

    $22.00 /hr
    78 hours
    5.00
  9. Matt Leppard

    Matt Leppard

    Experienced, professional editor and writer

    Indonesia - Portfolio: 12

    Need a professional but only finding amateurs on Upwork? You can stop looking. I am a native English speaker, writer and award-winning editor with more than 18 years' professional experience in the media. My skillset includes quick and accurate copy-editing, writing and proofreading, as well as advising on design and layout. I can write or edit in both British English and American English, and am very flexible with regards to deadlines or urgent work. My previous jobs have ranged from PR agency work and press-release writing to scientific editing to web copy writing to writing opinion pieces for a national newspaper. I consider myself highly experienced in creative writing, as well as rewriting and copy-editing, and have a professional-level grasp of English grammar, spelling and syntax. I can adapt to any style, undertake any job, and deliver fast and superior results. All jobs considered.

    $33.00 /hr
    13 hours
    4.98
  10. Hannah Harrison

    Hannah Harrison

    Freelance Writer

    United States - Portfolio: 8

    As a freelance writer, one of my biggest concerns is making sure you're happy with the final product. I will work with you to make sure that you get exactly what you want in a timely manner on every project, every time. I have extensive experience in fiction, non-fiction, and academic writing. I'm a fast learner and an efficient perfectionist. I recently graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. I would love to work with you!

    $12.00 /hr
    203 hours
    5.00