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Freelance Copy Editors are independent contractors responsible for detecting and fixing errors in a text. Essential duties of a Freelance Copy Editor are double-checking names, making sure facts are accurate, checking sources, creating layouts, placing images, and comparing materials against style guides. Those looking to work in this field should demonstrate throughout their resumes excellent writing skills, attention to details, accuracy, research skills, creativity, teamwork, and computer literacy. A well-written resume sample for Freelance Copy Editor showcases a Bachelor’s Degree in English, journalism, or communication.

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Freelance Copy Editor

  • Edited books and academic journals for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and style.
  • Performed reference checks.
  • Applied formatting/coding per style.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
22

Freelance Copy Editor

  • Researched, wrote, and edited public communications (policy statements, speeches, and correspondences)
  • Edited and proofread documents such as advertising copy, articles, books, brochures, bulletins, catalogs, letters, manuals and/or other training materials, newsletters, press releases, programs, proposals, speeches, technical reports, theses, etc.
  • Researched, verified, read, proofed, edited and rewrote copies
  • Wrote and edited reports covering investigative findings, conclusions, and recommendations
  • Performed online proofreading and copy editing for web sites; ensuring all copies were factual, concise and compliant with all applicable regulations and guidelines
Candidate Info
27
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
C
Certificate
C
Certificate
BS
Speech Communication & Political Science
23

Freelance Copy Editor, Proofreader, and Content Manager

  • Wrote, copy-edited and proofread text and layout for books, book covers, magazine and television ads, articles, PowerPoint presentations, email/direct mail advertising campaigns, marketing materials and trade catalogs.
  • Wrote, assessed and edited web content
  • Tested websites pre- and post-production launch (development, QA, and production) for proper layout, design, grammar and functionality
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Business Management
24

Freelance Copy Editor

  • Edited manuscripts and documents for grammar, formatting, and content.
  • Corrected errors in grammar and content for diverse authors to align manuscripts with company standards.
  • Met publication deadlines on time and sometimes early.
  • Edited documents using Microsoft Word which were received and returned over email.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
HS
Medical Transcription
BA
English
25

Freelance Copy Editor

  • Copy edited entries for multivolume scholarly reference books.
  • Maintained and updated style sheets to ensure consistency across all entries.
  • Trafficked entries between copy editors and authors.
  • Maintained a database of entries to track progress of projects through various stages of writing and editing.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BA
English
Fiction
26

Freelance Copy Editor

Copyedited three independently published novels and a collection of short stories

  • Focused on eliminating mechanical errors, applying Chicago style, and establishing clarity and consistency while preserving the author's voice
  • Regularly corresponded with the author to provide status updates and address substantive issues
  • Edited electronically using Microsoft Word's Track Changes feature
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Book Publishing
BA
English And Philosophy
27

Freelance Copy Editor / Independent Contractor

  • Copyedited extensive research manuscripts and law journals for clients; mark egregious errors for online courses
  • Proofread and monitored track changes for online courses - criminal law and nursing, health care IT, elementary/secondary and collegiate tutorials
  • Edited digital projects and storyboards, utilizing resources to fact check
  • Assisted with three-week project to cold read online courses and PDFs, adhering to strict client deadline
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Communications
MA
Print / Public Affairs & Journalism
28

Freelance Copy Editor

  • Roach's Introductory Clinical Pharmacology, 10th ed.
  • Handbook for Brunner and Suddarth's textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 13th ed.
  • Timby Workbook for Introductory Medical-Surgical Nursing, 11th ed.
  • Porth Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States
Candidate Info
29
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Journalism
29

Freelance Copy Editor

  • Edit book manuscripts to recommend light structural changes to improve readability and correct errors in grammar, punctuation, syntax, inappropriate word choice, and redundancy
  • Review manuscripts to point out information that is not pertinent to the thesis, flag information that requires citation, and perform simple fact checking
  • Analyze manuscripts to determine what kinds of errors are present throughout and what level of edit is best to correct those errors
  • Keep tight deadlines and prioritize projects under pressure
  • Have completed more than 100 projects for publishing houses and independent clients
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
English
MS
Library And Information Science
30

Freelance Copy Editor, Writer

  • Performed Freelance duties for Buckle Down's elementary and junior-high school science workbooks.
  • Revise existing material and write new material to meet state-specific objectives
  • Proofread materials and rewrite as needed
  • Write test items for practice tests and achievement tests
  • Provide phone assistance for customers with student loan questions
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
C
Copy-editing And Proofreading
BA
Biology
MA
Health Sciences

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