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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. Ronda S.

    Ronda S.

    Business Consultant

    United States - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 3

    I have 20+ years of experience in Systems and Business Analysis, which includes writing technical and functional specifications, performing requirements gathering and supporting documentation and performing QA testing on finished software programs. I also have several years of experience as an Administrative Assistant and doing clerical work. I can type 70+ WPM with 100% accuracy (I double-check all work to ensure no errors) and am interested in supplementing my current full-time job with additional part-time work in the evenings and on the weekends. I am very thorough in every project that I work on, and check/double-check all of my work before turning in a finished product. I hope that you find my skills and professional experience suitable for your needs.

    $13.33 /hr
    682 hours
    3.97
  2. Gina B.

    Gina B.

    Data Entry/Web Research/Administrative Support/Quality Control

    Australia - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    I finish computer related course and first worked as cashier/service crew in well known food shop in our city. Then i worked as a computer sales representative then went to teaching computer subject both in primary and secondary level. But above all these experiences, what matters in doing a job is that you love your job and interested to learn more to improve your skills. There are people that dont like clerical work and data entry jobs but not me. I can assure you that i have all the patience to do my job.

    $10.00 /hr
    5,667 hours
    5.00
  3. Arleen N.

    Arleen N.

    Japanese Translator JLPT 1, Transcriptionist, Data Entry Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 06/23/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

    My 12 years experience in translation includes translations in the fields of automotive manufacturing, disk manufacturing, laws and legal documents and contracts, IT and software development and sales, leisure, travel and tourism, gaming sports, casino, accounting and management and many other more. My core competency and strength as translator lies in the completion of a project in due time and efficient use of appropriate technical terms. I continuously seek background knowledge in various fields for me to have a complete comprehension of what I have to translate and to deliver quality work. I have also gained my skills in transcription, data entry working as assistant to Japanese Expatriates where I developed the value of being goal-oriented. The mantra I use and which is my ultimate goal in every project I take is CLIENT SATISFACTION.

    $11.11 /hr
    117 hours
    4.80
  4. Luz Ortuno

    Luz Ortuno

    Project Officer / Freelance Translator-Eng Ital Span / Bilingual Admin

    Venezuela - Last active: 5 months ago - Tests: 3

    To use my strong professional skills as a translator and interpreter of English, Italian and Spanish, jointly with my corporate background as a Project Officer, to work online for a company that will help me to grow even more as a professional and get the opportunity to do it from anywhere in the world.

    $6.67 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Kathryn Hitt

    Kathryn Hitt

    Operations Mgr, Editor, Blogger & Marketing Specialist

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Excellent data entry and grammar skills. Extensive customer service experience. Attention to detail. Current employment is a Buyer/Purchasing Agent for 5 years. Previous was Operations Manager for an over 100,000 sq ft retail store. Extensive Administrative Experience and Human Resources, including payroll entry and records keeping. Confidential record keeping experience. I relish fast paced, quick turn projects and am a self starter, self motivated and do not quit until the project is completed. Rate stated below is due to over 20 years experience. It is negotiable depending on the project and whether short or long term.

    $10.00 /hr
    2 hours
    0.00
  6. Kristine Mamac

    Kristine Mamac Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Professional | Researcher | VA | Bookkeeper | Proofreader |

    Philippines - Last active: 11/27/2014 - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a senior accountant for one of the Philippines largest rural banking corporations, managing the accuracy of all transactions, loans and company payroll & financial reports, in one its busiest branches. As such, I am highly proficient in Microsoft (e.g. WORD and EXCEL) and accounting programmes. I have successfully transferred my IT and administrative skills, and ‘eye for detail’ to a range of clients and projects, including proofreading content and content architecture, for a major patient information portal of the UK’s National Health Service. I continue to provide administrative services for a public limited company in the UK. I believe my knowledge (particularly in health and accountancy), spoken and written English, administrative and natural interpersonal skills are attributes that serve my clients well.

    Associated with: Philance Team

    $4.00 /hr
    425 hours
    0.00
  7. Tamara Birrell

    Tamara Birrell

    Professional-Quality Results Guaranteed

    Australia - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

    My name is Tamara. I am a dynamic, highly-skilled and experienced Virtual Assistant working from Canberra, Australia. I am proficient in English spelling and grammar, mathematics, business administration, business writing, article writing and data entry just to name a few examples. My typing speed is 60WPM (Words per Minute). I fully guarantee the quality of my work. All of my previous employers have complimented my work as being above standard and expectations. I can assist you with a wide variety of tasks including: Personal and Executive Level Assistance Business Writing including Proposals and Policy Documentation Data Entry and Analysis English Proof-Reading and Editing Online Research and Reporting Financial Reporting Human Resources and Recruitment Diary & Calendar Management Document Design Article Writing Accounts Management Account Payable/Receivable Book Keeping Transcription/Typing

    $23.00 /hr
    12 hours
    5.00
  8. Elizabeth Lytle

    Elizabeth Lytle Agency Contractor

    Business Managing Professional (Administrative)

    United States - Last active: 9 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 17

    11 years of experience as a professional transcriptionist (7 of those years spent working as a freelancer), editor, researcher and paid academic/technical article writer. Seeking ongoing hourly work as a copywriter/editor or administrative or project manager. Typing speed of 120 WPM with a 99.9 % accuracy. For Project Management: Experienced in managing a team of 250+ writers and 15-20 transcriptionists. I also have professional experience within the construction industry (owner and managing partner of American Global Renovations between 2006 and 2010 - commercial and residential construction). I'm extremely organized, driven and efficient. Previous job duties included general HR (recruiting, hiring, training and managing), general accounting duties (payroll, accounts receivable and payable, taxes and so on), marketing (including online marketing and promotion), online presence management (designed and built company websites, wrote and edited content and managed updates), social networking (established following on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and with company blogs and articles), document creation and preparation (contracts, bid proposals, invoices, brochures, newsletters, magazine covers, design and compilation, business card design, logo design and branding and so on), and general customer service (via phone, chat, email and in-person). For Transcription: Published author and business owner looking for new personal opportunities (with smaller jobs) and larger jobs to include my transcription team. Experienced in all types of transcription with a focus on focus groups and research interviews. Seeking transcription jobs of any size (experience with managing and completing large jobs of 50 + audio hours). For Writing & Editing: Seeking virtual assistant jobs, writing jobs and editing positions. Experienced in technical writing, article writing, blogging, newsletters, resume writing, letters and inquires, writing queries, academic writing, data entry, research, website design, copywriting, fiction, poetry, children's literature I'm also helped several candidates successfully land employment by writing professional resumes/CVs, assisting with the online job search, producing general and position-specific cover letters, completing online applications and contacting employers online, offering job interview coaching and tips and offering basic training, such as MS Word/Excel, Internet Explorer and so on. I occasionally do voice over work (generally related to business). I'm experienced in writing successful manuscript query letters (my query letters get a good response), professional business letters, legal letters and so on. Background and Experience: Business management, almost all aspects of administrative work, all aspects of the construction business (focusing on hard surface installation, drywall, paint, bidding, bid proposals, human resources and more), sales, travel (international), skincare, health management (focusing on alternative health and weight loss). I've also done extensive research in natural/alternative treatments, focusing on pain management and quitting smoking. I've successfully developed an all-natural quit smoking plan and I've developed several alternative/natural pain management methods (pain oils, creams, mouthwash, etc). My research has been of interest to medical communities in three countries and is ongoing. Currently studying psychology at Argosy University. I have a background with criminal justice administrative work and also do some photography on the side. I have valuable business contacts throughout the world, which can often assist in the timely completion of large projects (professional photographers, authors, editors, printers, website designers, commercial construction contacts, models, makeup artists, freelance writers and so on). I can assist in business setup/management by taking a look at what your immediate and long-term goals are and creating a solid business plan to help you set things in motion. I'm also available to manage this aspect of your business. I'm experienced with creating business plans, marketing plans and can also help with grant proposals and other financial proposals. I've helped several ODesk contractors put together an award-winning profile, write cover letters designed to get a positive response and help with compiling a professional portfolio. I do a lot of different things and my experience comes from not only my own experience owning and managing two successful businesses (and working successfully as a professional writer/editor), but from helping other business owners and freelancers (businesses of all sizes) put together or reorganize a business.

    Associated with: Blue Digital Solutions Agency

    $38.89 /hr
    1,706 hours
    4.74