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Proofreading Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

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  1. Emily Jones

    Emily Jones

    Proofreader - Project Manager - Copy Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

    Over the last 10+ years, I have written and edited countless articles and blog posts on a freelance basis and have been involved in ghostwriting, proofreading, and co-authoring ebooks, technical manuals, and team education materials. I have extensive experience in recruiting, training, and managing a team and I am currently seeking new engagements that will allow me to use my editing and supervisory skills to bring both clients and projects to your organization. I am dedicated to my projects and my teams and it is my mission to exceed my clients' expectations.

    $22.22 /hr
    2,285 hours
    4.92
  2. Maribeth Villon

    Maribeth Villon

    Team Manager/Proofreader

    Philippines - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 9

    Over the past two (2) years, I've handled a team of proofreaders and website curators. This team consists of 17 members, who are performing various tasks that basically involve data entry and post editing. As a team leader, my tasks are as follows: - give reviews/feedback of my members' work - conduct monthly meetings with the team via Google Hangout or Skype - create month-end and quarterly review reports - make weekly updates and 5/15 reports to the management team - guide the members towards the accomplishment of various special projects for the company My stint as a team manager has honed my skills: leadership, communication and interpersonal (albeit virtual). I can make things happen! :) P.S. More information about my current job will only be disclosed in a formal interview.

    $5.56 /hr
    3,704 hours
    5.00
  3. Jamin C.

    Jamin C.

    Determined Fast and Reliable

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

    I am currently doing volunteer teaching work in France. I speak, read and write both English and French with English being my first language. I have done translation and interpreting work on an individual basis and for large groups. Over the past 4 years I've worked as a Licensed Personal Banker for 2 large banks in New York. Within the bank I managed the sales team, was responsible for meeting sales goals and assisted the manager in managing all functions of the branch. I have strong sales skills but also excellent oral and written communication skills. Part of my job was written communication with clients from diverse backgrounds. This helped me to become proficient in writing, proofreading, and correction. Also I have worked as a Personal Assistant and Manager where I was in charge of organizing meetings, travel arrangements and doing research projects. As a Personal Assistant I managed the team and kept things running in the office. I touch type 60 words per minute and I am very comfortable working with computers. I have transcribed videos and audio files. I enjoy writing and this passion has helped me to write many articles on a variety of topics in both English and French. I know the value of getting work done quickly and accurately. I am good at leading others to accomplish that same goal.

    $16.67 /hr
    6,815 hours
    4.72
  4. Marabel Raneses

    Marabel Raneses

    Skilled Data Entry Professional/Web Researcher/Skip Tracer/VA

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4

    To work in a reputed organization, which appreciates professional approach, hard work and diligence, where I can utilize my knowledge, various skills & experience and develop my career and excel in related field. My competency lies more on data entry, web research, skip tracing, web scraping, lead generation, real estate virtual assistant and using CRM such as Highrise. I am task oriented and can work with minimal supervision. Had an ability to pay close attention to details and a work style that is extremely detailed oriented. I am hardworking and honest.

    $5.56 /hr
    4,781 hours
    4.98
  5. Mary Antonette Trasmonte

    Mary Antonette Trasmonte

    Clinical Scribe/Virtual Assistant/Researcher/Registered Nurse

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 10

    You should hire me because I am simply the best. I am a versatile worker who strives for excellence and perfection. My work does not only revolve around the degree that I have. I am able to adapt to other jobs at a fast pace and able to produce great results. I am willing to learn things that are beyond my comfort zone and I am also excited to impart what I have learned from the University and from my previous work experience

    $6.67 /hr
    7,510 hours
    4.87
  6. Ronda S.

    Ronda S.

    Business Consultant

    United States - Last active: 16 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
  7. Gweendalyn Lachica

    Gweendalyn Lachica

    Data Entry Professional | WordPress Expert | Editor/Proofreader

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    My Role: Data Entry Professional - accuracy in details with fast turn-around time and 70wpm typing speed. WordPress Expert – WP installation, plugins installation, content management, pages creation, template modification, basic SEO, and website updates. Editor/Proofreader - correct spelling, grammar, punctuation mark placement, and sentence construction. Creative/Technical Writer - article, blog, essay, feature, press release, web content, etc. with wide range of vocabulary. Image Editor - re-size, crop, color enhance, etc. with Adobe Photoshop. FTP Specialist - website setup/update. My Goal: To provide competitive and excellent service at reasonable cost.

    Groups: BoonEx, PHPFox

    $8.00 /hr
    4,232 hours
    4.99
  8. Jessie Mendoza

    Jessie Mendoza

    Experienced Administrative Assistant

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    I have been into office administration contour of work for more than ten years now most of which comprise operational and administrative functions in front office procedures. I am efficient in handling and monitoring various types of documents, proficient in MS Office 2003 & 2007 Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint. etc.) , knowledgeable in several important computer software such as working with pdf files (Acrobat and Adobe Reader ); Photoshop , Print Artist , ACDSee for graphic design; Nero, Roxio for cd burnings and files storage and backups; I also have a knowledge in networking and online application, in researching and cross referencing. I can allocate 8-12 hours a day for any given time for any given projects.

    $8.33 /hr
    2,971 hours
    4.95
  9. Sara N.

    Sara N.

    Expert English/Italian Translator & Localiser/SEO & Sales Coordinator

    Italy - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 25

    **Expert English to Italian translator with SEO experience** If you are reading my profile, it's probably because you wish to entrust your projects to one of the best and most reliable English to Italian translators on Odesk and you are considering hiring me. As top-quality and professionalism is pivotal to you, that’s going to be your greatest choice! As a certified translator, I provide quick and professional translating services at a competitive rate. My fields of competence are: -Business & Marketing -Websites/Online Shops -IT/Software/Mobile Apps -Economic texts -Technical -Medical -Academic -Fashion/Tourism I am a native Italian speaker and I worked for several years in multinational companies as language assistant/ translator, multilingual export sales coordinator, website localizer/SEO support. Working within corporate organizations gave me the possibility to experiment different fields and gain specific business knowledge which can be applied to translation. ****Service Description**** LOCALIZATION & TRANSLATION English to Italian translation & localization. French to Italian translation & localization. Sales coordination/Translation project managemet. SEO Navigation and site structure analysis Keywords research URL optimization according to latest SEO standards Analysis and optimization of internal links on the site Fix broken links Images optimization according to SEO standards Create, rewrite, or configure meta-titles, meta-descriptions, and meta-keywords according to SEO standards Contents and heading optimization according to the latest SEO standards Create and submit sitemap.xml and robots.txt Competitor Analysis Creation of back links SEO in Wordpress I am passionate about internal/external SEO and digital marketing and I am willing to offer you my support to market your website in Italy. I count among my competences internet marketing tools knowledge such as Adwords, Google Keywords Planner, Google Analytics, Moz, SiteExplorer, ScreamingFrog. I can support your business, professionally localizing your website, business & marketing material, dealing with internal/external SEO and update your social platforms for the Italian market; I am also willing to help you translate and manage your Adwords campaigns. ****What sets me apart from my competitors and why should you hire me?**** I can offer top translation skills, enhanced by specific training and hands-on experience within multinational companies in the IT, programming, fashion, perfumery, cosmetics and tourism industry. If top-quality and accountability is pivotal to you, I’m surely your perfect choice. I'm looking forward to hearing from you! Best Wishes Sara N.

    $16.00 /hr
    330 hours
    4.99
  10. Emma Varela

    Emma Varela

    Psychologist, HR, Translator, Social Media

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 5

    Colombian deadline/detail oriented worker. Over the last 7 years I have used my knowledge, experience and skills by providing services in various fields such as: - Psychologist - Human Resources (Recruiting, interviewing,etc) - Copywriter ( Processes and Procedures Manual) - Translation (English/Spanish) - Social Media Marketing (Community Manager) - Customer Service https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmavarela

    $10.00 /hr
    1,374 hours
    4.63