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Seeking Proofreader GERMAN MARKET Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 day ago

US$15
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

I am looking for experienced Proofreader to proofread my books in the non fiction niches, if there are errors to correct them, if there…

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Thai SEO article proofreading (Finance)💰️ Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 day ago

US$50
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

1. Review old articles and improve their rankings on Google [SEO skills are highly required]. 2. Rewrite when necessary. 3. Job experie…

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30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are looking for experienced translators and proofreaders to join our Japanese-English localization projects. Our projects are in vid…

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30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Expert
Experience level

Hello, We are looking for Thai into EN US ( reviewers - EN US native speakers only) Volume to be reviewed: around 34 h estimated S…

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US$15
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

The review is needed for the translated CDA document from English to Italian, French and Spanish. The word count is approximately 1300…

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Local french speakers and editors needed Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

on the lookout for french speakers and editors to join our team for various projects. If you are good in french, possess excellent lang…

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Lithuanian Transcriber Needed Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 day ago

US$100
Fixed-price

Entry
Experience level

Hello! I need a Lithuanian native, who transcribes Lithuanian to listen to Lithuanian audio files. Tasks are easy, freshers can apply b…

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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

This is a task for 8 hours /day for 3 days. The candidate has to annotate /mark objects /ratings Looking at a picture on a Tool. Need…

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Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Expert
Experience level

We are looking for a experienced German proofreader to review and edit the content of a clients website, which has been translated from…

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US$500
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

Hi, I am looking for a seasoned BOOK editor with solid references and experiences to be able to line edit a book using CANADIAN ENGLISH…

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Proofreaders on Upwork
can earn US$18–US$35/hr.
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How to Become a Freelance Proofreader

If you love the written word and have a passion for reading and editing, then proofreading might be the best career for you. Read on to learn more about how to become a freelance proofreader.

Most proofreaders hold a bachelor's degree in English, journalism, or an equivalent area. You can have a degree in just about any area, however, as long as you have an excellent understanding of, and proficiency in, the written language.

What does a freelance proofreader do?

A proofreader is responsible for reading copy to ensure proper spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure. Proofreaders may be tasked with additional responsibilities. Some proofreaders are required to simply proofread the text to ensure every word is spelled correctly and used in its proper context, while others are asked to compare the text to the source and make sure previous edits were implemented.

Proofreaders will either mark up content identifying where corrections need to be made for another party to make the changes or make the corrections themselves. In either case, a freelance proofreader manages these tasks for their clients on a per-project basis or on an ongoing basis across multiple projects. Typical projects a freelance proofreader might work on include proofing/copy editing social media profiles and posts, proofreading for bloggers, or freelancing for a proofreading business.

What proofreading skills do I need?

Common skills a freelance proofreader should possess include:

  • Familiarity with basic and advanced grammar rules
  • Understanding of how language is to be used in accordance with specific style guides, such as Chicago Manual of Style, Associated Press, and APA
  • Proficiency in identifying errors in spelling, punctuation, and formatting
  • Ability to communicate effectively with writers and related staff
  • Familiarity with editorial software such as Google Docs, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Acrobat

What are the job responsibilities of a freelance proofreader?

Freelance proofreaders are responsible for reviewing various forms of content to ensure proper spelling, sentence structure, and readability. Overall responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and correcting documents for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and style
  • Checking dates, numbers, and other statements to ensure accuracy
  • Making all corrections and/or suggest edits to the document
  • Adhering to proofreading deadlines

Jump-start your freelance proofreading career on Upwork and start looking for your first job. Eager to learn more about freelance proofreading jobs on Upwork? Check out these additional resources:

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