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Chi N.
$22/hr
  • Trophy Icon Proofreading
  • English to Vietnamese Translation
  • Localization
  • English
  • Vietnamese
  • Translation
  • Editor
  • Subtitles
  • Vietnamese to English Translation
  • Customer Support
  • Administrative Support
  • Online Chat Support
  • Chat & Messaging Software

Being a native Vietnamese speaker holding a Bachelor's Degree in English, I can well handle your English-Vietnamese-English translation projects as well as various tasks related to customer service support. Please contact me if you're looking for a Vietnamese translator as well as customer service representative for the success of your company!

Kristen W.
$55/hr
  • Trophy Icon Proofreading
  • Publishing Fundamentals
  • Editor
  • Beta Reading
  • Creative Writing
  • Copy Editing
  • Developmental Editing
  • Book Editing
  • Chicago Manual of Style
  • Content Strategy

I'm a professional publishing consultant, editor, and writing coach with years of experience in the publishing industry. When working with you, my mission is to be your go-to collaborator for your project by remaining highly focused on your needs and by providing high-quality deliverables tailored to your project's goals. We can begin working together at any stage of your publishing journey as my skills and services include writing coaching, beta reading, editorial assessments, developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, and publishing consulting. Having worked at two university presses, I have experience with manuscripts of all...

Wei S.
$36/hr
  • Trophy Icon Proofreading
  • Translation
  • Administrative Support
  • Virtual Assistant
  • English to Chinese Translation

I am a Chinese native speaker. I received my BA degree in English Language and Literature in China and studied MA program in Comparative Literature in USA. I also have MS degree in Computer Information Systems. With my skills and background in both language art and IT fields, I am capable of translating documents across different areas. Over the years, I have written and translated numerous documents between English and Chinese. I have taught undergraduate Chinese classes in US. I have also helped people with limited English skills appear in immigration court. I deliver quality works, respect and commit to deadline. I aim to satisfy your...

Dragoljub P.
$60/hr
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  • Google Ads
  • Brand Strategy
  • Facebook Ads Manager
  • Google Analytics
  • Project Management
  • Branding & Marketing
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • Google Tag Manager
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Marketing Audit
  • Marketing Automation
  • Advertising Strategy

PPC (Google Ads, Linkedin/Bing/Facebook Ads) Expert for B2B SaaS, Small business entrepreneurs, and startups. Instead of a 3-page long introduction, here's a breakdown of what needs to happen for YOU to generate more leads, conversions, sales, or whatever metric you care about. ✔️ The comprehensive business audit, from the lifetime customer value to planning out a talk trigger. (You need to fill out a Questionnaire) ✔️ Extensive market & competitor research ✔️ Set goals, establish budget & set-up conversion tracking. ✔️ Create or improve landing page(s) ✔️ Set up the campaign, negative keywords & audiences, ad copies, etc. ✔️ Set...

Therese A.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Proofreading
  • Copy Editing
  • Publishing Fundamentals
  • CreateSpace
  • Creative Writing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Book Writing
  • Microsoft Word
  • Ebook
  • Writing
  • English
  • Beta Reading
  • Developmental Editing

I am pleased to discuss and schedule edits in advance! It's highly recommended that you contact me at least 90 days before your preferred deadline. I am currently scheduled through July 30th. My clients include indie writers, first-time novelists seeking agent representation, memoirists and activists, two sisters publishing their late mother's book, a romance author with 10+ novels, and multiple finalists in international short story competitions. With a thorough yet encouraging style, I edit fiction in all genres, as well as articles, creative nonfiction, and memoirs. "I can't say enough about the timely and thorough manuscript...

Megan P.
$20/hr
  • Trophy Icon Proofreading
  • Microsoft Office
  • Copy Editing
  • English to French Translation
  • French to English Translation
  • French
  • Translation

I graduated from Jesus College, Oxford, with a First Class Honours degree in French. I worked as an English Language Assistant in France for seven months, during which time I helped students prepare for their English exams, planned lessons both for myself and for other teachers, and often helped teachers to edit and improve resources and documents they had created and translate source material for use in lessons, to increase the students’ interest in and engagement with English. I have over seven years of experience as a freelance translator, translating official documents and correspondence from French to English. I have also produced more...

Debbie H.
$44/hr
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  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Wordperfect
  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll Processing
  • Legal
  • Paralegal
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounts Payable Management
  • Balance Sheet
  • General Transcription

Dependable, results-oriented professional with a solid track record of consistently meeting and exceeding company goals; highly organized and detail-oriented with an extensive background in the following: Bookkeeping / Payroll / Human Resources Office Management / Administration / Organization Secretarial / Data Entry / Transcription Legal Compliance / Litigation Support For over 20 years I have been providing diverse office services to individuals and businesses (everything from a one-person attorney's office to mid-size construction companies to the nation's largest title companies), for example... ~ Organized and oversaw...

Silvia G.
$40/hr
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  • English to Spanish Translation
  • Technical Translation
  • Castilian Spanish
  • Editor
  • Synopsis Writing
  • Internet Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Active Listening
  • General Transcription
  • English
  • English - North America
  • Spanish to English Translation

Thank you so much for reviewing my profile. This is my background: • A native Spanish speaker from Argentina and fully bilingual in English and Spanish • More than 30 years of senior management experience working with nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Latin America • PhD in Sociology (Johns Hopkins University); college faculty (Sociology) and workshop trainer (Inter-cultural communications) I can be especially helpful to you with the following: * Translation, verification, transcription, editing and proofreading of written and audio communications related to social issues and trends; innovation, strategy, management, and...

Alexis S.
$27/hr
  • Trophy Icon Proofreading
  • Editor
  • Writing
  • SEO Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Article Writing
  • WordPress
  • Website Optimization
  • Blog Content
  • Blog Development

Content creation, editing and proofreading, quick turnaround - these are the skills I can bring to your project. I have several years of experience writing for online magazines as well as editing copy for national newspapers. And since late 2015, UpWork has been my virtual office, connecting me with amazing people from across the globe, for whom I have had the pleasure of creating written content with style and consistency. Oh, and boring? Never! So drop me a line and let's get to work!

Julia Z.
$70/hr
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  • Writing
  • Editor
  • Blog Writing
  • Copy Editing
  • Essay Writing
  • Journalism Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Academic Editing
  • Content Marketing
  • Content Editing
  • Resume Writing
  • Music Licensing

WHAT YOU NEED: You've got the story, you'd just like some help telling it. You've got the product, but you need the creative copy and content marketing that will spread the word. You've got the grades, but will your personal statement get you into an Ivy League school? WHO I AM: I'm a Brooklyn-based writer and editor with over eight years of experience in journalism, editing, and writing both creative and promotional. As a student at the University of Southern California (USC), I studied Print & Digital Journalism for two years, during which time I contributed to numerous student and independent publications as a writer and editor. I...

Andrew H.
$40/hr
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  • Editor
  • Copy Editing
  • Writing
  • Microsoft Word
  • Google Docs
  • English Grammar
  • English Spelling
  • English Punctuation

I graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a B.A. in journalism in December 2013. I have worked as a freelance writer and editor since 2012. I have flawless grammar skills, great attention to detail and a strong command of AP style.

Leslie M.
$60/hr
  • Trophy Icon Proofreading
  • Business Writing
  • Policy Writing
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Creative Strategy
  • Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Financial Services
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Ebook Writing
  • Book Writing
  • Researcher

I am a Harvard-educated professional with over 30 years of experience writing and editing in diverse business and political environments. I have successfully delivered a variety of communications, including news, training, technical documentation, compliance reviews, executive presentations, and expository reports. I have experience with SEO and website enhancement and am an expert at research. I enjoy writing under pressure and never miss an opportunity to identify a grammatical or punctuation error. Recently I have enjoyed working on topics including real estate, financial services, personal finance and investing, transportation,...

Christopher P.
$50/hr
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  • Wikipedia
  • Wiki
  • Pages
  • Content Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Editor
  • Copy Editing
  • Researcher
  • Reputation Management
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • SEO Writing
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Online Writing

You want a Wikipedia page but you: • don't know how Wikipedia operates, • are turned off by its hundreds of rules, or • learned it's full of politics. I’m here to help you, just like I helped these clients: “Chris is an extremely gifted writer. He was a pleasure to work with and delivered a wonderful product.” “Christopher is the best freelancer I have ever worked with on Upwork. Quality of work is superb and finished everything on a short deadline.” “Christopher was one of the most exceptional freelancers I have had the opportunity to work with.” Your page can have: • content that is Wikipedia editor-approved, • a non-promotional...

Olga S.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Proofreading
  • German
  • English to German Translation
  • Product Description
  • Beauty
  • Lifestyle & Travel
  • Arts
  • Memsource Cloud
  • Blog

Professional English to German translations tailored to the German market: I am a native German speaker with a BA degree in Cultural Studies & English Studies. This means I have excellent writing skills and a thorough knowledge of the German cultural context. I have written and translated texts on topics such as: • art • travel • beauty & fashion • software For all of my texts you will receive the following four guarantees: • extensive research of facts and terms • 100 % original content • natural and clear English to German translations

Lucie E.
$28/hr
  • Trophy Icon Proofreading
  • English to German Translation
  • Task Coordination
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Project Planning
  • Customer Service
  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • Education
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • German
  • English
  • Translation

I am a multilingual Assistant based between Germany and Central America, currently pursuing a MA in Translation Science & Technology and speak German (native), English (near-native), Spanish (fluent), and Czech (native). My work history encompasses various positions and roles (mainly with clients from the tourism and sports industries) and am forward-thinking, organized, curious, and reliable, always seeking to provide the best possible customer service. Additionally, I have a Masters' Degree in Sports, Culture, and Event Management. My experience includes: - Translation (EN/DE) and proofreading (mainly press releases, blog posts,...

Pat B.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Proofreading
  • Technical Editing
  • Technical Writing
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Business Process Management
  • Documentation
  • Flowchart
  • Fillable Form
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word
  • Lucidchart
  • Editor
  • Process Modeling
  • Process Design
  • Process Flow Diagram

Process mapping expert (Visio, Lucidchart, Google Draw, an yEd Graph Editor) with over 20 years of business experience in a broad array of roles: process management, user requirements gathering, systems and database design, and insurance claims analysis, among others. Technical writer and editor with an M.S. in Technical Communication and advanced Word, Excel, and HTML skills. Specializes in policies & procedures and user manuals.

Yena Y.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Proofreading
  • Translation
  • English to Korean Translation
  • Korean to English Translation
  • SEO Writing
  • SEO Keyword Research
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Content Marketing
  • Content Creation
  • Korean
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • English
  • Content Localization
  • Content Writing

🏆TOP RATED PLUS Freelancer ✅Master in Marketing and Bachelor in Journalism ✅English - Korean Translator since 2010 ✅Editor (LQA/LSO) ✅Digital Marketing (SEO/ASO) Annyeonghaseyo! Hope you are having a great day! I am a Native Korean Speaker with fluency in English with 10+ years of working experience as a professional freelance Translator, Editor, and Digital Marketer. As a Translator, I am able to translate and localize content from English to Korean (and vice versa) that is in line with the original text’s meaning and tone of voice for the receivers. I have managed a wide variety of projects including general (books, game story,...

Ayman M.
$25/hr
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  • Arabic
  • Financial Translation
  • Legal Translation
  • Egyptian Arabic Dialect
  • Website Translation
  • English to Arabic Translation
  • Translation
  • Website Localization
  • Arabic to English Translation
  • Legal Research
  • Fusha Arabic
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Business Translation
  • Document Translation

✔️Get quality and accurate translation for your document/business! I provide translation services from English to Arabic and vice versa. I also help translation agencies edit and make revisions on human-translated texts. Specialized in: law, business/finance, education, government/politics, social sciences Work as well in: technical, environment, UNESCO, journalism, psychology, literature, IT I have 6 years of prior experience as an English EFL teacher; now 5+ years as a translator and 3 as a proofreader. Have a BA degree and a PGDipEd. Hands-on experience in: government public affairs, court work, legal documentation and certification,...

Danielle A.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Proofreading
  • Editor
  • Copy Editing
  • Book Editing
  • Line Editing
  • Developmental Editing
  • Memoir
  • Memoir Writing

EXPERIENCED BOOK LINE & COPY EDITOR **Specialty in Nonfiction Memoir, Self-Help, and Personal Development** This is my passion, my heart’s work, and what makes me a happy camper. It is not merely my “job.” And this is where my role as your compassionate, thoughtful, and knowledgeable editor begins. As your professional book editor, you’ll receive a detailed and thorough copyediting for your book manuscript. Each word on each line of your book will be given the attention it deserves to make your book shine. I will ensure that your writing is accurate, clear, and free of errors, inconsistencies, and repetition. In addition, you’ll receive...

Monika W.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Proofreading
  • Subtitles
  • English Proofreading
  • German to English Translation
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Translation
  • German Proofreading
  • Transcription
  • Caption
  • Live Interpretation
  • English to German Translation
  • Voice Over English
  • Voice Over German

My name is Monika, and I was born and raised in Germany. I am living in New York City since 2000 and am fluent in both languages. I have studied translation at the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg and hold an MBA from the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart. I am hardworking and reliable and love to translate and work with languages. Having written eight ebooks, I have excellent verbal and written communication skills and will adapt my style to fit your needs. My strengths lie in my ability to build strong relationships with my clients, understanding their requirements, and working hard to exceed their expectations. Having worked...

Andrew S.
$20/hr
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  • Academic Editing
  • Academic Proofreading
  • Academic Research
  • Academic Translation
  • Academic Paper
  • Academic Writing
  • Medical Editing
  • English Proofreading
  • Scientific Illustration

Talented and enthusiastic scientific writer with particular expertise in pre-clinical research, proteomics, chemistry, biochemistry and analytical science. As highlighted by my CV, I have gained vast experience in the field of moleculary imaging, particularly in proteomics, within the scope of translational medicine, biomarker discovery and precision medicine. As a result, I have become an internationally recognised name within this field and am one of the leading researchers under the age of 40. This has been highlighted by my exemplary publication track record, which includes a total of 41 contributions in peer-reviewed...

Amelie D.
$20/hr
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  • Translation
  • Microsoft Office
  • Writing
  • Computer Skills
  • English to French Translation
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • French

Do you need a translation from English to French? Your content deserves a top-notch translation, and for this you need an expert: I'm here to provide a high-standard translation by your deadline while answering your questions whenever you have some. I'm a French native speaker, born and educated in France. I am a digital nomad, I travel a lot and I am used to using English and on a daily basis. I am completely fluent in both French and English. I completed a Master Degree in translation at the University of Orleans, France, and I have worked as a translator ever since. I also run my own business since 2009. I can translate any type of...

Christopher B.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Proofreading
  • Data Entry
  • MS Excel
  • Microsoft Access Programming
  • Internet Research
  • Google Docs
  • Databases
  • Error Detection
  • Accuracy Verification
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Collection
  • Data Management
  • Data Integration

I will give you fast and accurate data entry/manipulations services. I pride myself on rapid response times because I appreciate prompt and effective communication. I also have experience creating MS Access databases for team environments and have helped companies save substantial amounts of time and money. ✓ MS Excel - you bet! ✓ MS Access - can do! ✓ Data Entry - all day! ✓ Internet Research - my Google-fu is strong! ✓ Proofreading - surprise! I am also available for small proofreading projects if that's what your heart desires. I have experience with basic data entry in MS Excel but have also employed custom scripts in VBA that I have...

Rafael N.
$35/hr
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  • English to Spanish Translation
  • Spanish to English Translation
  • Subtitles
  • Caption
  • Translation
  • Technical Translation
  • Website Translation
  • SmartCAT
  • Live Interpretation
  • Software Localization
  • Localization

✅ TOP RATED PLUS (TOP 3% FREELANCER/TOP 25 TRANSLATOR) Spanish Translator with proven success in 400+ projects across multiple industries, with high-profile clients such as Unilever, Analog Devices, Duolingo, American Bancard, Bissell, and Rhithm.app, as well small businesses! Being committed to doing my best at delivering Spanish translations in a professional, collaborative and timely manner has set me apart for years. Supported by my multicultural upbringing, education, and outstanding communication, I have collaborated on 400+ projects that have helped my clients succeed and break language/market barriers. Overview of benefits: 🖥️...

Julien R.
$48/hr
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  • French to English Translation
  • Quebec French Dialect
  • English to French Translation
  • Translation
  • Technical Translation
  • French
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Academic Proofreading
  • Medical Translation
  • Contract Translation
  • Financial Translation
  • Legal Translation

- General and technical translations EN-FR & FR-EN - 1,000+ five star ratings - More than six years of experience - $0.06 to $0.10 per word, depending on the deadline and the technicality of the document - Graduated with Bachelors degrees in both Science and Education - High degree of professionalism - Diligent in meeting deadlines - Native French speaker / Fluent in English I always make sure to provide well done, accurate translations which sound European French or French Canadian, as well as translations into proper English. I have a lot of experience translating and proofreading websites, product descriptions, user manuals, legal and...

Ingrid S.
$28/hr
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  • Customer Service
  • General Transcription
  • Transcreation
  • Content Writing
  • English to Hebrew Translation
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Editor
  • Copywriting
  • Voice-Over
  • Translation
  • Hebrew
  • Content Localization

In the past years, I have been working as a full-time freelancer. A great communication skill, a high-quality job delivered on time, and at an affordable price. - Translation, proofreading, copywriting, and microcopying. English to Hebrew. - Specialist in translation and localization of mobile applications and websites. English to Hebrew. - A Customer Service professional with 11 years of experience. Provide E-mail & Chat Support in Hebrew. - Data entry for Wordpress, E-commerce product building, Web scraping. - Extensive knowledge of Excel, Internet research and collecting data. - Photoshop and video editing skills. I am seeking...

Hayley C.
$38/hr
  • Trophy Icon Proofreading
  • Copy Editing
  • Editor
  • Researcher
  • Content Management System

I am a freelance editor with over nine years of experience. I have proofed and edited for numerous clients, including blogs, academic publications, and SEO article sites. I’ve also copy edited business books, social apps, pamphlets, websites, essays, portfolios, and published novels. I am capable of independent research, and I understand the importance of preserving the integrity of the project while making necessary corrections. I can refine your ideas and wisdom and help you have real impact on real readers when sharing your story with the world. For companies: Having clean, correct copy is a sign that a business knows what it’s doing...

$NaN/hr

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How to Hire Proofreaders

What is a proofreader?

A proofreader is responsible for reviewing documents to ensure that grammatical, formatting, spelling, punctuation, and other errors are corrected. Proofreaders are regularly charged with being the final set of eyes for a variety of written projects, refining content and delivering a polished, final version for their clients. 

How do you hire a proofreader?

You can source proofreader talent on Upwork by following these three steps:

  • Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a proofreader.
  • Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
  • Shortlist and interview proofreaders. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview. 

Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of proofreader you need to complete your project. 

How much does it cost to hire a proofreader?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions. Learn about the cost to hire proofreaders.

How do you write a proofreader job post?

Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

Job post title

Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords that your ideal candidate is likely to type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample proofreader job post titles:

  • Need proofreader to review and improve a poetry manuscript 
  • Expert proofreader needed to address syntax and diction errors in public health documents 
  • Writing expert needed to ensure science textbook content flows effortlessly

Project description

An effective proofreader job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From being detail oriented to having a high proficiency in English (or any required language), list all the deliverables you’ll need. 
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project. 
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries, content, or writing styles, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Proofreader job responsibilities

Here are some examples of proofreader job responsibilities:

  • Review all corporate documents to ensure content is free from grammatical and syntax errors. 
  • Read and edit company content in multiple languages
  • Ensure that each document’s illustrations have the correct captions associated with them

Proofreader job requirements and qualifications

Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in a proofreader. Here are some examples:

  • Must be detail oriented and have ability to multitask
  • Familiarity using proofreading symbols that allow the author to understand and implement changes.
  • Undergraduate degree in English is a must
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