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Proofreading is the process of reading through an electronic copy (or galley proof) of a piece of written work to detect and correct errors before it is published. On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, you will find native English speakers and proofreaders familiar with editing marks and the APA, MLA, Harvard and Chicago style guidelines to provide you with professional editing, grammar checking and proofreading services.

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Average Proofreading Freelancer Feedback Score

Proofreading Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

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  1. Alison C.

    Alison C.

    Expert Translator and Accountant

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 9

    I am a native English-speaker with key skills in translation (German and Italian to English) and proof-reading. I am a qualified chartered accountant, and I have 12 years' experience in preparing and proof-reading financial statements and reports. I also have professional experience translating Italian internal audit reports into English, and translating/ proofreading German audit reports to management. My main areas of expertise are in proof-reading financial documents and translating financial, business and IT matter to English from German and Italian. I also am interested in proof-reading non-financial documents, as I am an avid reader of novels and a keen racket sport player (specifically tennis and badminton). I have over 12 years experience working as a Chartered Accountant. I am currently FD of a small limited company and run my own accountancy practice in the UK.

    $40.00 /hr
    130 hours
    4.95
  2. Hiland Doolittle

    Hiland Doolittle

    Author, Editor, Writer, Author Management Svcs.

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    Your success is my goal! Each assignment will receive my 35 years of entrepreneurial experiences to accomplish building your success. I am self- motivated with a tireless, detail-oriented work ethic. Hiland has developed numerous weblogs and websites, related content, countless pamphlets, brochures, flyers and mass mailings and now provides author management and consulting services to published and unpublished authors. Consultation experiences include extensive experience in sales, marketing, creative writing and editing of large and small projects. Hiland is very familiar with Quickbooks and all aspects of real estate endeavors, including placement of financing and closing procedures. I am the published author of novel entitled **The Last Parade**. Recently, I completed a manuscript for a childen's book. Earlier in my career, I founded, grew and sold several businesses. References available upon request. May I help? Let's talk!

    $25.00 /hr
    236 hours
    4.90
  3. Bernard L.

    Bernard L.

    Word | Excel | PPT | Publisher | Ebook | Forms | Templates | Designs

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 6

    My earnest desire is to deliver high-quality output required by clients through rendering efficient administrative support tasks such as word processing, data entry, form conversion, reports and article writing. I have more than 15 years of work experience wherein I practically gained proficiency in using Microsoft/ Web/ Online applications. Several training and seminars gave me the opportunity to learn and use other software like Adobe Photoshop (CS3), ArcGIS (ArcMap 9.3 Version) Database (CBMS-NRDB). oDesk is now helping me in enhancing my expertise.

    $25.00 /hr
    811 hours
    4.94
  4. Shoaib K.

    Shoaib K.

    Clutter-breaker extraordinaire.

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 11

    You want to break through the clutter. I want to deliver content that does. Simple. Creative content and sales-driven messages are my fortes. I have developed marketing communications materials such as brochures, sales letters, press releases, product descriptions, TVC and RDC scripts, advertising copy and packaging copy for numerous successful brands. I like to think of myself as a versatile writer, and can tweak my style according to the intended audience, platform and message content. I have written and published hundreds of articles online, and my research skills are legendary. I think typos are the scourge of the earth, and my attention to detail borders on the perverse!

    $55.56 /hr
    681 hours
    4.88
  5. Matthieu R.

    Matthieu R.

    Native French Translator Video Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 6

    Main objective : Find long term collaborative work contracts. Want to know more : After a French scientific Baccalaureate, I graduated from an international audiovisual and fine-art school - obtaining their two diplomas. Then, spent over 5 years working as a film, sound and video editor for 2 major post-production hubs in France, where I digitized, restored and handled many featured film productions from major movie catalogues (Universal, Canal +, Hammer productions, Cine cite, etc.) along world known TV series (Friends). I moved to the USA in 2001 where I started helping on numerous independent movie productions, theater play designs, directed several audiovisual and musical productions, managed low and medium budgets, edited multi-camera productions, edited TV spots, radio spots, created e-learning voice modules, screen captures, produced informative material and released published, licensed and copyrighted works. Softwares I use : the Adobe CS5, Final Cut Pro X & Motion 5, and Office from Microsoft just to name a few. On another hand, being a French native, I can create subtitles or translate dialogs for movies and manage European localization projects, from web-site to e-learning booklets to cooking recipes, technical documents and more... Currently the French localization provider for several interactive software companies, one translation agency and a major audiovisual products distributor. Thank you for considering my application. Looking forward to our collaboration.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $75.00 /hr
    531 hours
    4.96
  6. Patrick H.

    Patrick H.

    Experienced Content Manager, Project Manager, and Lead Editor

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 21

    Outside of the freelance world, I work for an Associated Press affiliated company, covering a Major League Baseball team. Within the freelance realm, I currently hold positions such as Senior Editor, Lead Editor, Editor Trainer, and Project Manager; some requiring roles as the direct point man to Fortune 500 companies. If you need to ensure that your content is the best possible, I encourage you to read my past feedback, check out some of the dozens of tests I have taken, and contact me with your project details so I can tell you how I can help. Whether you need someone to monitor the content on your small business blog, or you need someone to handle the hiring and managing of a team of 200 writers and proofreaders, I can help. Just as a note, not to demean the position, since it is often the core of any good content strategy, but I have no interest in being a "writer" at this point in my career, so please do not invite me to jobs in that role.

    $27.00 /hr
    2,195 hours
    4.94
  7. Agnieszka D.

    Agnieszka D.

    Accessible HR

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    I believe that all companies of all sizes should have access to Human Resources tools and great pool of talent. Hence I created a company Accessible HR. We operate under the principle that most of the problems faced by employers can be solved with simple and creative solutions which are only possible through a custom approach, understanding of your needs and treating every client and their business as a unique challenge. We offer the following services: Recruitment Employee Relations Retention Policy Writing Policy Interpretation Labor Law Exit Interviews Consultation Training Team building Motivation ​Retreats Payroll Benefits administration New hire processing We specialize in providing creative and affordable Human Resources solutions to businesses of all sizes. We can help your business with any Human Resources related question, issue or task. We pride ourselves in providing our clients with high quality customer service, integrity and transparency. We offer flexible rates and you can choose services based on your need. We look forward to hearing from you and we promise that we will work to meet your needs with integrity, honesty, dedication and commitment to your success. About Agnieszka (Aggie) Aggie Dellandre has a Masters degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Human Resources and 15 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. Aggie has worked with large employers and small companies, in the healthcare, technology, retail, government, oil and gas and the mental health arenas. Her human resource experience includes recruitment, retention, advertising, job fairs, training, equal employment opportunity, salary configuration and negotiation, policy interpretation, interviewing and much more. Aggie's goal is to bring the benefits of a human resource department to employers of all sizes.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,427 hours
    5.00
  8. Jeanie Lyubelsky

    Jeanie Lyubelsky

    Technical Editor & Exceptional Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 23

    Contact me to capitalize on your knowledge and achieve your objectives. Great proofreading deals are found in limited hourly contracts for fixed-rate prices—just ask! As an experienced editorial services provider, I will gladly take care of your needs and provide you with exceptional editing and proofreading services. You may see more about specific service price ranges here: http://clearfactsresearch.com/prices-services. Feel free to see my dependable turnaround time schedule, which is updated regularly based on editorial demand: http://clearfactsresearch.com/turnaround-times. How do I look at your written work? Let's engage your readers and reviewers with clearly communicated content and get desired results! My specialized editing and proofreading services can help you be rewarded with increased readership, successful contracts, publication, funding, and growth. Just let me know what you need... Anyone can increase positive recognition and rewards with the right expertise and support. As an experienced editor who is also a certified technical writer, I specialize in purpose-based language with multiple levels of editing, copyediting, rewriting, and proofreading to give you right-on-target results. You can capitalize on your knowledge by increasing clarity in your professional papers, manuscripts, articles, reports, proposals, user guides, documentation, and more. Completely comfortable in using my native language at an expert level, I know how to make your writing look terrific. My proofreading, copyediting, and editing services give you the lowest prices with exceptional outcomes, while my original writing sells for more than $50 per hour on an open market. I gladly accept editing and proofreading jobs on oDesk even when the job title is "writer," but the tasks are actually editorial work. We can also schedule fixed-price orders with limited hourly contracts. Just Google "Jeanie Editor" to see more about my work at regular market rates. Regularly working for authors, business owners, engineers, finance specialists, attorneys, and other technical-specialty professionals, I am flexible and competent in my chosen areas of professional specialty. For example, I am the managing editor, copyeditor, and proofreader for a professional robotics journal, I write engaging press releases that inspire trust and confidence, and I competently carry out many other editorial assignments. Dependable and efficient, my full-time career is focused on producing you with publication-ready content. Strengthen your achievement curve by contacting me to provide you with top-quality editorial reviews. I can effectively enhance your written materials for clarity and credibility by editing for grammar, word usage, style, formatting, spelling, punctuation, while providing editorial suggestions for interesting and compelling text. I successfully work with material written in many styles, including APA, IEEE, GPO, AP, CMoS, and other styles as requested. Save time and get results by hiring a certified technical writer as your editing, copyediting, and proofreading specialist. In our busy world of mixed messages, I check and double check your written work so that it will be noticed, understood, and remembered. I am native English speaker with a certification in technical writing and extensive experience in technical editing, copyediting, proofreading, rewriting. I am also a member of the IEEE Professional Communication Society, the American Finance Association, and the Association of Science-Technology Centers. My research-based MS degree in social sciences with a concentration on programs funding research, along with hands-on technology experience, further qualifies me in understanding authored technical concepts. I can offer you the best experience with professionally reviewing your book manuscripts, professional papers, articles, handbooks, user guides, proposals, venture capital and investor reports, and more. You want to hire an active technical-topics editorial specialist for the following materials: computer science, software development, robotics, electrical, mechanical, civil engineering, electric power generation, transmission, distribution, utilities, and biometrics; journal publishing projects in .doc, .docx, PDF, LaTeX, ShareLaTeX, MS Word, and other formats; business marketing plans, proposals, finance, securities, investments, summary budget narratives, and more. More about my work and recommendations: http://clearfactsresearch.com/faqs https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanielyubelsky Contact me today and see what I can do for you!

    $34.00 /hr
    998 hours
    4.98
  9. Leiah S.

    Leiah S.

    Administrative Assistant & Real Estate Professional

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8

    As a polished, efficient, and versatile professional, I have twenty years administrative background ranging from Executive Assistant to Office Manager to Front Office Coordinator. Administratively, I have supported Directors, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Partners and C-Levels at prior companies. As a licensed California Real Estate Agent for the past ten years, I have worked as a Buyer's Agent, Marketing Assistant and Property Manager. I have excellent organization and solid technical skills, and the capabilities to self-manage and complete tasks on time. I have experience with and am very comfortable managing projects. I definitely enjoy technology and learning new things. I hope to hear from you and discuss how I can make an immediate contribution toward the growth of your business!

    $25.00 /hr
    464 hours
    4.94
  10. Kristian Vike Pedersen

    Kristian Vike Pedersen

    Norwegian Translator and Proofreader

    Norway - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    My name is Kristian Pedersen, I am a full-time native Norwegian freelance translator living in Bergen, Norway. I am fully professional translator and proofreader and one of the best Norwegian translators that you can find on Upwork. Some of the earlier projects that I did were in below categories: • Travel and Hotel • Chemistry and MSDS • Technical • IT, Computer Games etc. • Casino specialist • Financial, Business • Marketing • Social Science and Sociology • Human resources My employers tells me that I deliver high quality on-time and that I am reliable and pleasant to work with. I have more than 5 years of full-time experience from delivering high quality translation services and have worked for several high-end clients such as Dropbox, HP, goDaddy, Hitachi, Sonos, Ask.fm, Microsoft, Netflix and more. I hold a Bachelor Degree in Industrial relationships and have more than 5 years of working experience from the Governments in Norway. For more information, please review the attached CV. My translation output is 3000 words. I can also offer you a favorable price for a combined translation and proofreading service done by two linguist. I am familiar with several CAT-tools, my main working tool is Trados 2014. I hope to hear from you and would greatly appreciate to collaborate with you in the near future. Kind regards, Kristian Pedersen

    $35.00 /hr
    68 hours
    5.00