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Average Proofreading Freelancer Feedback Score

Proofreading Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.79.

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  1. Ann K.

    Ann K.

    Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

    Sweden - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

    My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usually apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, and then that rate apply. On the other hand could other duties require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi-skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of your kind of recaps what service is. Additionally to the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. Besides having extensive work experience, the studying of sociology, psychology and computer science at an academic level constitutes useful knowledge. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me, and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at an early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing, I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Regarding human language, I write with a fine imagination, do my research and have a splendid vocabulary. Regarding computers, I like to make life easier for end users, and I also focus on usability. Regarding both languages, I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if you're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!

    $30.00 /hr
    82 hours
    4.98
  2. Kieran S.

    Kieran S.

    Translation (German Russian English), Proofreading

    United Kingdom - Last active: 17 hours ago - Portfolio: 1

    * Broad experience of translation (from German & Russian into English) and proofreading: in-house, agency-based and freelance. * Several years' experience overseeing projects in Central and Eastern Europe & Central Asia * Education: BA & BSc * Native English speaker * Bilingual Russian family Fields covered (translation assignments): legal, commercial, financial, insurance, technical, automotive, patents, media, social sciences

    $40.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.98
  3. Elizabeth B.

    Elizabeth B.

    Editor and Writer

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

    Expertise in editing, proofreading, academic writing, writing, and ghostwriting. With a BA in English Literature/Creative Writing and a background in writing, editing, and journalism (newspaper and magazine), I enjoy working with you to help your work become effective, high quality, efficient output. I have edited dozens of documents and book manuscripts, earning a reputation here on Elance (now Upwork) as a proficient, exceptional editor with a fast, cheap turnaround. Having ghostwritten more than ten top-ranking Amazon self-published books in genres that have included virtually everything, my past experience in the field has grown throughout the past couple of years. I work from what you give me; full creative liberty is not something that I usually accept, since I believe the ideas of your story should come from you! I believe in an open line of communication and am not afraid to ask questions, ensuring satisfaction with the finished product.

    $20.00 /hr
    89 hours
    5.00
  4. Tomas L.

    Tomas L.

    Experienced Czech-English-Czech translator, writer and logo designer

    Czech Republic - Last active: 7 days ago

    I am pretty confident to recommend you my services only if you are looking experienced Czech/English/Slovak translator, writer, proofreader, product photographer or graphic designer for reasonable price. Flexibility | Self-discipline | Perfection | Qualified I am well motivated 24 years old Czech native speaker. In the business life entrepreneur that is not aware of any new challenges or experiences that life or business brings. I can help you with the translations, writing a new articles in high quality, proofreading, with photo of your products for your online store or make a perfect logo for your business to improve your identity. Ready to serve you high quality service.

    $32.22 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Hannah Myott

    Hannah Myott

    Freelance Writer & German-English Translator

    New Zealand - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    I write, I translate, and I do anything in between. I have a passion for writing, and this includes free writing, proofreading, translating, and rewriting. I'm a native English-speaker from the United States, and have my Bachelor's degree in German and Anthropology from Luther College. "Very nicely done. It is obvious that you have experience writing online, but what was most striking about your writing is your ability to maintain a sincere and friendly voice. I truly felt like you were a friend offering expert travel advice- and that is exactly what the client is looking for. I'd be honored to have you help me finish this project." - my first paying client Since childhood I have always been the one peers and coworkers come to when they need an something proofread. I consistently receive good feedback for my writing - especially for my strong "writing voice." I now freelance write as a profession rather than just a hobby - and my passion for it is only getting stronger.

    $22.00 /hr
    70 hours
    5.00
  6. A. Henry Jacobs

    A. Henry Jacobs

    Efficiency. Creativity. Delivery.

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Portfolio: 5

    I am diligent in everything I do, and learn new things easily and with enthusiasm. I am a well-rounded person who is friendly and easy to deal with, and it is very important to me that I meet goals and produce work that exceeds expectations. I offer 10 years of office experience, skills and knowledge as an Administrative Professional. I have worked virtually with great success for the past 8 years in capacity of hiring freelancer for publishing program. I am experienced in customer service and performing/managing administrative functions. I am a detail oriented person with exceptional communication and organization skills. My specialties are data entry, research, training, setting up processes and procedures, technical writing and working with reports. Other skills include presentation, word processing, working with spreadsheets/workbooks, customer service via web chats and emails.

    $29.00 /hr
    1,218 hours
    4.96
  7. Sophia A.

    Sophia A.

    Transcriber | Proofreader | Researcher

    Pakistan - Last active: 24 days ago - Portfolio: 2

    I am an experienced freelancer having more than eight years' experience of typing/editing/proofreading journal articles, research reports, annual reports, manuscripts, thesis and various other documents. I am also proficient in Excel as well as converting files from PDF to excel/word and vice versa. I can also transcribe audio files into MS Word and create subtitles for video files in InqScribe.

    $25.00 /hr
    2 hours
    4.70
  8. Diego Augusto De Faria Barros

    Diego Augusto De Faria Barros

    Developer & Translator

    Brazil - Last active: 6 months ago - Tests: 10

    I have experience in Computer Science with emphasis in Information Systems, specially on the following topics: Design and development of systems (implementation, analysis and design), databases and information processing. I Also, do translations and proofreading of English and Portuguese texts.

    $16.67 /hr
    515 hours
    5.00
  9. Olívia J.

    Olívia J.

    Technical, Website and Academic Translator English - Portuguese BR

    Brazil - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 14

    I am a Brazilian native speaker of Portuguese, English as a Secong Language teacher (certified by Trinity College CertTESOL). My translation services are timely and of excellent quality. Over the past three years I have translated several websites, marketing and business proposals and materials and academic articles. My core competencies are listed below: I have experience translating and proofreading academic articles in several medical fields of knowledge, such as surgery, geriatrics, epidemiology and research, both in English and Portuguese. I have worked with educational materials for a NGO called Child and Youth Finance and for a higher education company called AOTrauma. I also have experience translating website content, I know my way around HTML texts and how to deal with general websites and mobile apps I18n technologies. Including wordpress, android and apple apps. I also have experience translating legal documents, such as bilateral cooperation and exchange agreements and contracts, in a range of topics, from intelectual rights to student, staff and faculty exchange, due to my former internship at the International Office of the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.

    $16.67 /hr
    171 hours
    4.93
  10. Christi Aldridge

    Christi Aldridge

    Word Lover, Spelling Corrector, and Article Creator

    United States - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 16

    I have a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Journalism. I was an award winning columnist for my university paper, and wrote articles for the school's magazine as well. I am creative and love to express that. I have been writing online for the past five years specializing in areas such as crafts, entertainment, beauty and fashion, home decor, DIY, kids' activities and parties, holiday ideas, electronics, jewelry, clothing, and literature. I am also trained in copywriting, opinion articles and public relations writing. I'm a grammar and spelling lover and adore editing as well as writing and have taken copyediting classes. I have a sharp sense of humor, flawless spelling and grammar skills and I tend to work very hard but very fast. I'm experienced with social networking, HTML, Microsoft Word, SEO writing and blogging. I love coming up with ideas and being creative so my articles aren't run of the mill. I'm friendly, social and great with customers and clients as well. I was named one of Yahoo's Top Writers of 2012, and stay busy with projects ranging from social media, product descriptions, blogs, and Buying Guides to page reviews and ratings, article writing, and editing. I love the written word, especially when it's spelled properly! I'm prompt, trustworthy, and strive for excellence every day, and I enjoy becoming a better writer with each project I work on.

    $27.78 /hr
    2,088 hours
    5.00