Our Top 12 Copy Editors

Browse Copy Editors Who Can Enhance the Clarity of Your Writing

If you need a professional copy editor who can polish and refine your writing, you have come to the right place. Our copy editors will focus on every detail, correct ambiguous or factually incorrect statements, and ensure that your work is internally consistent.

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1. PatchEditing

154 Client Reviews
5,645 Pages Edited

Editor at Georgetown University Press

Starting at $13.95 USD per page


2. IowaWriter

471 Client Reviews
32,347 Pages Edited

B.A. in English Literature from Northern Illinois University

Starting at $5.95 USD per page


3. EMThompson

418 Client Reviews
21,728 Pages Edited

M.A. in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley

Starting at $5.95 USD per page


4. HaikuGarden

12 Client Reviews
239 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Japanese Literature from the University of Wisconsin

Starting at $4.00 USD per page


5. Campbell

549 Client Reviews
9,748 Pages Edited

Advertising Agency Principal at NC Partners

Starting at $3.95 USD per page


6. S.Edwards

604 Client Reviews
16,623 Pages Edited

J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Starting at $12.95 USD per page


7. ProseTechnician

2,212 Client Reviews
84,317 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska

Starting at $5.95 USD per page


8. XpertEditor

7,275 Client Reviews
270,958 Pages Edited

M.A. in TESOL Education from the University of North Carolina

Starting at $9.95 USD per page


9. hneuf

256 Pages Edited

Editor at Schiffer Publishing

Starting at $3.95 USD per page


10. WordMechanic

2,920 Client Reviews
83,208 Pages Edited

Senior Editor for Reader's Digest

Starting at $11.00 USD per page


11. AcadConsult

1,320 Client Reviews
80,388 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island

Starting at $9.99 USD per page


12. Scriba

198 Client Reviews
4,132 Pages Edited

M.A. in Linguistics from the University of South Carolina

Starting at $4.95 USD per page

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What We Bring to the Table

ServiceScape is built on 23 years worth of experience, working on over 336,000 projects with over 96,000 clients. Join the thousands of people who have chosen ServiceScape to find the best and brightest talent.

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ServiceScape makes it easy for you to find the right copy editor

We know it can be overwhelming to wade through all of the options to find a copy editor you can trust. Trying to judge talent and experience before making a hiring decision is always a challenge. Even when you feel ready to move forward with a copy editing professional, you might find yourself wondering if the editor will truly understand your subject matter and be the right fit for your project.

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We understand that you need more than a talented copy editor. You need a teammate – someone who can work with you effectively, ask questions to ensure that they understand your needs, answer any questions you may have along the way, and be responsive and reliable throughout the process.

This is where we come in. ServiceScape is here to help you source the right talent and develop a rewarding working relationship with a copy editor who will collaborate with you to make your writing shine.

We are your one-stop shop for all of your copy editing needs

At ServiceScape, you can browse copy editors with a wide variety of qualifications. Our copy editors are rated and reviewed by clients just like you, making it easy to understand the level of service you can expect. Many of our copy editors have been reviewed hundreds or even thousands of times, and some copy editor profiles also offer samples of edited documents, providing you with even more insight into your editor’s capabilities.

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Do you need a copy editor with a certain skill set? With ServiceScape, you can sort our directory by more than 50 subdisciplines, allowing you to find the right copy editor who truly understands your subject matter and can enhance your writing while appreciating your point of view.

In addition, you can communicate with any ServiceScape copy editor before, during, and after your project. Just send a message to your copy editor when you have a question or comment, and your copy editor will respond promptly. You can even set up a teleconference call and communicate directly with your copy editor of choice. With free and open communication, you can collaborate with your chosen copy editor throughout your project and feel confident that the end result will exceed your expectations.

What our copy editors will do for you

Our copy editors will polish your writing so that it’s accurate, clear, and correct while maintaining your voice and meaning. They will also ensure that your writing effectively expresses your ideas and effortlessly moves from subject to subject. Specifically, our editors will:

  • Correct errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, tense, and sentence structure
  • Ensure that your format and citations adhere to any required style guide, including AP, APA, MLA, and CMS
  • Improve readability, clarity, and flow
  • Ensure tonal consistency
  • Enhance your word choice and vocabulary
  • Check for consistency in regional English spelling conventions, including American, British, Canadian, and Australian
  • Remove redundant and unnecessary content to focus your writing
  • Review your reasoning, challenge your assertions when necessary, and ensure that your ideas are fully developed

Our copy editors can also make recommendations for rewriting sections of your content if they feel that there is a better way to express your perspective. By the time our copy editors are finished, every aspect of your writing will be perfected.

ServiceScape copy editors add the right finishing touch to make your writing the very best it can be. Start browsing now to find the perfect copy editor for your project.

Frequently asked questions

How do I hire an editor?

You can hire an editor in just four steps:

  1. Browse our directory to find the editor you want to hire.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Hire Me" button.
  4. Upload your writing and enter your project details.

You will have the option to either select a predefined service or create a custom project. If you select a predefined service, you can pay for your project immediately by using a credit card, U.S. bank transfer, or PayPal®. After your payment method has been approved, the editor will start working on the project as soon as possible and will deliver it by the due date you selected. If you select a custom project, the editor will provide you with a service proposal that will have a unique price for the unique service you require.

Can I have a free sample?

Sure! Many ServiceScape editors provide free samples. You can submit a free sample request by doing the following:

  1. Browse our directory to find an editor you'd like to ask for a free sample.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Free Sample" button.
  4. Upload your writing and enter your project details.

If the editor accepts your free sample request, you will receive the sample edited version within a couple of days.

How do I contact an editor?

To contact an editor about your project, just do the following:

  1. Browse our directory to find the editor you'd like to contact.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Send Message" button.
  4. Write and send your message.

We will email you a notification as soon as your editor replies to your message.

How do I set up a teleconference with an editor?

If you would like to speak with an editor directly, just do the following:

  1. Browse our directory to find an editor you'd like to speak with on a teleconference call.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Teleconference" button.
  4. Enter the date and time you would like to have your discussion.

We will contact you right away about availability and set up the teleconference for all parties involved.

Where can I find ratings and reviews for editors?

You can find ratings and reviews from past clients within most editor profiles. Just find your editor and click on the "View Profile" button to see them. You can also read ServiceScape ratings and reviews on eKomi. In addition, ServiceScape has been featured in several publications and websites, including The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, UpWork, HuffPost, Indeed, and The Ladders.

Can I see examples of work the editors have done in the past?

Many editors have portfolios which feature their editing. Just find your editor and click on the "View Profile" button to view these edited versions.

Where can I find price and due date information?

A list of prices and due dates can be found within each editor's profile. Just find your editor and click on the "View Profile" button.

Do you provide editing certifications?

Yes, we provide editing certifications. Simply request the document when you hire an editor. When your project is delivered, you can download the editing certification by clicking on your project and clicking on the "Certification" button. These signed declarations certify that a document has been professionally edited by a ServiceScape editor.

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