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Post your proofreading and grammar-checking project on Upwork and hire proof readers and book editors with excellent grammar skills. You will also find professionals who have experience with proofreading software (like grammar and plagiarism checkers) and editing tools (like Microsoft Word’s “track changes” feature) to check the spelling, grammar and vocabulary of your documents. With accuracy and attention to detail, they can proofread business proposals, marketing materials and tech reports; review your articles, blog or website content; or correct book translations and audio transcriptions.

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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Upwork Proofreading Jobs Completed Quarterly

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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. Christi Aldridge

    Christi Aldridge

    Word Lover, Spelling Corrector, and Article Creator

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 15

    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
    1,617 hours
    5.00
  2. Hiland Doolittle

    Hiland Doolittle

    Author, Editor, Writer, Author Management Svcs.

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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
    234 hours
    4.89
  3. Enid W.

    Enid W.

    PHP/html Coder

    United States - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    My specialty is transforming your visual design into web elements (graphics, navigation, layout) and applying them to a website framework such as WordPress, X-Cart, or CMS Made Simple. I am a problem solver with high attention to detail and a great sense for correcting poor web design! I position myself more toward the developer side than the designer side, but I have a good eye for things that need fixing, and can come up with ideas for improvement. I know my way around PHP/MySQL but I'm still learning how to write original PHP code. I continually increase my skills by tackling the challenges presented by new projects. My current work days are Tuesday and Thursday, with some availability on other days. I check email every day. I am a native English speaker. Once hired, I am available by email, phone and Skype.

    Groups: oDesk Verified Web Developers

    $26.00 /hr
    623 hours
    4.93
  4. Sandra Gioia

    Sandra Gioia

    30+ years of administrative/transcription experience

    United States - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    EXCELLENT WORK ETHIC. Providing, TRANSCRIPTION, EDITING, PROOFREADING, and GHOST WRITING services among other administrative functions. Retired U.S. Navy paralegal. Trained in court reporting and transcription skills via military technical training. Upon retiring from military I continued working as a transcriptionist and have remained working in this field. It is something that I love doing. I provide top-quality, grammatically correct and error-free documents. I am dedicated to providing an outstanding experience for my clients with friendly service, punctuality and responsiveness. AMERICAN COMPANIES----PLEASE HIRE AMERICAN WORKERS. Do your part in keeping our economy going strong. Thank you.

    $27.78 /hr
    54 hours
    4.95
  5. Katherine Miller

    Katherine Miller

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

    Words have power – tremendous power. My mission is to harness that power in order to help my clients, whether that involves crafting clear, concise business manuals or helping a first-time writer to prepare a draft for submission to agents. I have been writing and editing professionally for nearly four years, and I bring to every client integrity, efficiency, and a sharp eye for detail. Please see my portfolio for examples of my work.

    $60.00 /hr
    1,109 hours
    4.99
  6. Bernard L.

    Bernard L.

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

    Philippines - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 8

    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
    725 hours
    4.94
  7. Leiah S.

    Leiah S.

    Virtual Administrative/Personal 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
    378 hours
    4.94
  8. Nikki Palumbo

    Nikki Palumbo

    Comedy Writer with Journalism experience

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    I'm a comedy writer from New Jersey, with a background in journalism -- an observational humorist. I'm fluent in absurdism and adept at sketch comedy, satire and Twitter. My comedy training is diligent and my experience diverse. I've studied journalism and media studies at Rutgers University and sketch comedy writing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. I've written (and punched up) stand-up material, one-liners and humor essays, beta-tested a parody news website, scripted animated series, copy-written greeting cards, and won a pun-off. I'm seeking new opportunities to craft the perfect punchline. Or whatever it is you need. I treat all senses of humor equally; except the bad ones.

    $35.00 /hr
    18 hours
    5.00
  9. Luke Langlands

    Luke Langlands

    Trained journalist and expert writer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

    I am an experienced journalist covering a wide range of topics (mostly culture/lifestyle) on both physical and digital platforms for many different media outlets. I have been professionally trained in journalism and continually gain more knowledge and a greater understanding of this fascinating industry. As well as journalism I have written freelance for a number of PR agencies (in particular writing press releases). Skills include: • In-depth writing for all media platforms • Creating engrossing and interesting copy on any subject • Media marketing techniques (online and offline) • SEO and social media implementation

    $33.33 /hr
    29 hours
    4.95
  10. Povl Larsen

    Povl Larsen

    Researcher, Writer, Design Process Consultant & Bookkeeper

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    BA(Hons) degree in 3-Dimensional Design MSc in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Cranfield PhD in the development of a methodology to aid in the company wide evaluation of new manufacturing tools, techniques and technologies. ICB Cert in Bookkeeping 12 years experience as owner-manager of own business full-time and 25 years part-time requiring self-discipline, commitment, excellent organisational skills, business planning and financial acumen. Six years Academic research on Success Factors in Business, such as, Business Planning in SMEs, Strategic Planning in High-growth Medium-sized Enterprises, and Integrated Design and Accounting in Manufacturing and Service Sector Businesses. Followed by ten years of Academic research into New Product Development, Innovation Management, Wearable Technologies and the Use of Digital Technologies in the Craft Sector. I have over 40 publications, twelve in International Academic Journals, the rest in e-journals, conference proceedings, trade magazines and newsletters. I have six years experience of bookkeeping for charities and 30 years of preparing the accounts for my own businesses. I am a Qualified Bookkeeper with a practice licence (no 13485) from the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (UK). I am qualified in Sage 50 Computerised Bookkeeping to Advanced Level. Website creation and content writing for own businesses; www.povl.co.uk and www.drpovllarsen.com. Also content and web administration of www.ksa-uk.net

    $25.00 /hr
    157 hours
    4.93