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We need a skilled Translator and Transcriber native or bilingual in Chinese and English. You should have experience in translation, tra…

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Translations Review English to Hungarian Fixed-price ‐ Posted 2 days ago

$25
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Hello, we are looking for a translator for a Survey, from English to Slovenian. The project will require you to translate the excel she…

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Sample Introductory chapter for Social Emotionally Strong Teenager

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Tajik to English Translation - 3 Certificates Hourly ‐ Posted 2 days ago

30+ hrs/week
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Less than 1 month
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Entry
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We have 3 certificates in Tajik which need to be translated into English. There are approximately 250 words. Please let me know you…

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We are travel company based in UAE and we are in search of an experienced, professional native English content writer to craft the cont…

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Bulgarian Medical Text Proofreadings Fixed-price ‐ Posted 2 days ago

$10
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Intermediate
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We are looking for native speakers of Bulgarian for long-term cooperation who specialise in the medical field. The task will be to proo…

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More than 6 months
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Intermediate
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***We value consistency over chaos.*** Are you seasoned EA/PM with a strange fascination for details? Do you thrive in fast-paced, dy…

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Real Estate Cold Caller Hourly ‐ Posted 2 days ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
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Intermediate
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Part-time cold caller position, with potential for full-time. Flexible schedule & Pay With additional training available.

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Editor For Romance Novel Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 day ago

$50
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Intermediate
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I’m looking for an experienced, reliable editor who can thoroughly review and edit my lead magnet Plot’s consistency, grammar, spelling…

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Appel a froid Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

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Less than 1 month
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Intermediate
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Je cherche une personne qui peut me faire mes appels a froid sur une base de leads

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Proofreaders on Upwork
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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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