Hire Freelance Copy Editors

Nothing hurts a brand’s credibility, like typos, bad grammar, and sloppy content. With a ClearVoice copy editor on your team, you can get the most from your content while creating a strong impression with your audience.

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What is a Copy Editor?

A copy editor is generally the last line of defense before a piece of content is published. They are responsible for making sure errors – whether minor or large – are caught and corrected before they are memorialized in the unforgiving land of
the internet.

Copy editing can include proofreading, but in reality, it is far more than that. Copy editing entails checking for:

  • Grammar
  • Sentence structure
  • Concision
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Proper syntax
  • Inaccuracies (i.e., fact-checking)
  • Adherence to a style guide

More than just a final polish, copy editing can provide that extra “zhuszh” that makes your piece of content sing.

Why Should I Hire a Freelance Copy Editor?

When they do their job right, a copy editor’s work goes unnoticed. They fix errors, fight wordiness, and eliminate unnecessary commas. Their sole being is dedicated to preventing a piece from becoming delegitimized due to, say, an erroneous fact or misplaced apostrophe. 

But that hasn’t always mattered to budget cutters and those who undervalue this necessary cog in the editing wheel.

Thankfully, the Internet has a long history of detailing the copy crimes that have haunted those who presumably chose to skimp out on this service. As a result, we’ve witnessed headlines such as “Students Cook & Serve Grandparents” and “County Spelling Bee Postoned One More Time.”

There’s also that time when a travel services company put an ad in the Yellow Pages citing “erotic travel” instead of “exotic travel,” consequently losing nearly 80% of their customers as a result. Not to mention the time when Alitalia Airlines incredulously offered business-class flights from Toronto to Cyprus for $39 instead of $3,900.

Whoops.

You get the point: Copy editors are important.

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You Need a Fresh Set of Eyes

No matter how good the writers on your team are, mistakes are bound to happen. And whoever has written a piece of content is likely too close to it to catch the small errors that will make the difference between your content being perceived as professional or amateur.

You’ll Save Time

No one wants to go through the endless cycle of sending pieces back and forth for revisions. Hiring a copy editor means that you’re hiring their expertise. Adding that extra layer of professionalism ensures that the revisions are done correctly the first time. 

Don’t have a skilled copy editor on your team? You can try these handy tips and take care of copy editing in-house, or you can let ClearVoice help! With our Talent Network of 4,000+ freelancers in 200+ industries, we can pair you with seasoned copy editors who meet your needs and your budget.

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Meet Top Copy Editors from Our Network

ClearVoice has 4,000+ vetted freelancers in 200+ business categories to help meet your needs.
Eric Rosenberg
Eric Rosenberg
Writer

Eric Rosenberg is a finance, travel, and technology writer in Ventura, California. When away…

Ashley Eneriz
Ashley Eneriz
Writer

Ashley Eneriz is a financial writer who has been published on Time, Forbes, Huffington Post, Business

Are you ready to work with a top copy editor?

Great content needs a keen eye for editing and style. Hire a freelance copy editor and start making your content work for you.

Are you ready to work with top copy editors?

Great content needs a keen eye for editing and style. Hire a freelance copy editor and start making your content work for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

A good copy editor should be a content creator, but not all content creators are good copy editors. You need a copy editor if you’re consistently churning out content but not seeing a return. If your engagement is strong, but you’re not converting readers to buyers. If your content team is already creating great content, let them keep doing it! Adding in a copy editor will ensure that you see the desired results of your team’s hard work.

At ClearVoice, we pride ourselves on our Talent Network of 4,000+ vetted freelancers in 200+ industries. Within the ClearVoice Talent Network, freelancers self-identify with their areas of expertise. When you work with us, your ClearVoice Talent Manager will search the Talent Network to pair you with the vetted copy editors within our system that we believe will best suit your needs and your budget.

Once a freelancer has been admitted to the ClearVoice Talent Network, they’ll work with Talent Managers to pair them with the customers best suited for their industry, pay rates, and experience. Freelancers who develop strong relationships with their Talent Managers and customers through their ratings and quality of work can ensure they are hired repeatedly.
The ClearVoice Talent Network has a thorough application process to vet freelancers seeking to work with ClearVoice. After a portfolio has been completed, it is reviewed by the ClearVoice Talent Team before approval is issued, and the freelancer is admitted to the Talent Network. Once freelancers work within the platform, those who regularly update their CV Portfolio will appear higher in search rankings and can be more easily matched with customers looking to hire them.