How much does a Copy Editor make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Copy Editor in the United States is $21 as of November 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $17 and $23. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Ripple Effect - Alexandria , VA
As a Copy Editor, you will work with clients, colleagues, and stakeholders to edit, update, and write clear and thoughtful communications to support our clients. To do this, you will communicate ...
ZipRecruiter - 35 days ago
The Mighty Networks, Inc - Virginia Beach , VA
The Mighty Networks is looking for a freelance copy editor to work on our flagship website, We Are The Mighty. Do you feel a little thrill when you spot a grammatical mistake in The New York Times
ZipRecruiter - 3 days ago
American Geosciences Institute - Alexandria , VA
As a Geoscience Editor/Indexer you will be responsible for indexing geoscience publications and editing bibliographic entries for GeoRef and the institute's other geoscience literature databases. The ...
Recruitics REACH - 3 days ago
Northrop Grumman - Arlington , VA
Principal Tech Editor/Writer: • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 6 years' experience or a Master's Degree and 4 years of experience. An additional 4 years of related technical experience may be ...
Northrop Grumman - 45 days ago
Vehicle History - Charlottesville , VA
Editor in Chief We are looking for an Editor-in-Chief to lead Vehicle History's new service-oriented content hub. You will be responsible for driving coverage and strategy across multiple categories ...
ZipRecruiter - 10 days ago
SimIS Inc. - Portsmouth , VA
Copy editing experience and recognizing grammatical and formatting errors in client document deliverables Skilled At: * Impeccable professional writing and editing skills * Analyzes a Statement of ...
ZipRecruiter - 16 days ago
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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Copy Editor in the United States. The average hourly rate for Copy Editor ranges from $17 to $23 with the average hourly pay of $21. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $20 to $26 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $22.

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