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Quick editor review! Fixed-price ‐ Posted 28 minutes ago

$50
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

Hi! I know that $50 is very low, but I need one last review. I, unfortunately, hired someone here who did a very poor job so I had to…

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SEEKING: Beta Reader for 60k word Romance Hourly ‐ Posted 53 minutes ago

not_sure
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

Hello there! We are seeking a Beta Reader for our Contemporary Romance book. It is around 60k words. The tropes include forbidden lov…

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Business/Financial book Hourly ‐ Posted 1 hour ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

Hello! I would like to write a financial/business book and need a ghostwriter, are you available to work on this project?

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$400
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

I’m looking for an Editor to read and do a basic editorial assessment. I’m not looking for a line by line, intensive edit. I’m looking…

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Looking For A Purpose-Driven Grant Writer Hourly ‐ Posted 4 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Seek new and innovative public and private funding at the local, state, and national levels. 2. Develop grant prop…

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$50
Fixed Price

Entry
Experience Level

Translate Italian text from 2 brochures into English.

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American English accent recording project Hourly ‐ Posted 1 hour ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Entry
Experience Level

Hello, I need USA native for a simple audio recording project. I need about 50 tasks. Each task consists of two people talking to each…

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U.S.A English accent recording project Hourly ‐ Posted 2 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Entry
Experience Level

Hello, I need USA native for a simple audio recording project. I need about 50 tasks. Each task consists of two people talking to each…

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Ukrainian Linguist/ Proofreader Hourly ‐ Posted 3 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Entry
Experience Level

We are looking for proofreaders to review Ukrainian AI (machine generated) translations for videos in an existing web-based interface.…

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LGBTQ+ blog editor Hourly ‐ Posted 5 hours ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

Company: ENBYNYC, a provider of gender affirming content and resources Job Description: We are seeking a talented and experienced Blog…

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Proofreaders on Upwork
can earn $18–$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

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