Copy Writers vs. Copy Editors

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What is the difference between a copy writer and a copy editor?

Copy Writers vs. Copy Editors

There is often confusion about the difference between a freelance copy editor and a freelance copywriter. The following pointers will clear up the confusion.

• Copy writers and copy editors are masters of language. Both use words to the height of their rhetorical power to send a message to an audience.

• Copy writers create effective and influential text. This, however, is where their job ends.

• A copy editor steps in to clean up, fact check and doctor copy to give the final product the necessary polish. This usually involves proofreading as well.

   

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