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Policies copy writing for a website Fixed-price ‐ Posted 3 days ago

$100
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Expert
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Hello there, I will need to help to sort out below policies for my company: 1) the recruitment and selection policies and procedure…

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Proof-Reading Hindi-Urdu-English Mix Style Scripts Fixed-price ‐ Posted 3 days ago

$100
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Intermediate
Experience level

I am seeking a highly skilled and detail-oriented freelancer to proofread and ensure the accurate translation of scripts that although…

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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
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Looking for expert document English to Ilocano translation support to agriculture and food safety document/regulation. Prefer translat…

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Proof Reader - Native Dutch Fixed-price ‐ Posted 3 days ago

$30
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Expert
Experience level

We are looking for a native from Netherlands who can help us proof read our website Everything is already translated & you will need…

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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
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Entry
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Hie Prospective Transcribers A new transcription project has come up for Icelandic. The transcribers are to work with us on a long-te…

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336268 English to Krio Proofreading Hourly ‐ Posted 3 days ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
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We need to check your availability for the new task with below details: Task Type: Proofreading Source Language : English Target Langu…

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E-course Editor Hourly ‐ Posted 3 days ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are seeking an experienced E-course Editor to assist us in editing a multimedia course on Descript, current run time is about 4.25 h…

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$40
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Intermediate
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We are seeking a knowledgeable editor with the expertise to review & critique contemporary romance manuscripts for good quality writing…

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Danish Native People for Phrase Recording Fixed-price ‐ Posted 2 days ago

$30
Fixed-price

Entry
Experience level

We are looking for Danish speakers for the Recording Project. Should be born and raised in Denmark All the recordings will be done on…

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MTPE English to Dutch Native Fixed-price ‐ Posted 2 days ago

$12
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Expert
Experience level

We need a translator from English to Native Dutch translator to MTPE 1116 words for an AI Tool Article. The fixed rate for this milest…

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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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