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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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Proofreading Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of Upwork Proofreading projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

Upwork Proofreading Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 2,087 Proofreading projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

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Time to Complete Upwork Proofreading Jobs

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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. Irene victoria D.

    Irene victoria D.

    Technical Writer | Operations Manager

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    Experienced manager with a Master's Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering. * Operations and Team Management * Chargeback and Dispute Management * Procedure and Instruction Manual Documentation * Use Case Documentation * Editing, Formatting and Designing Guidebooks, User Manuals, and eBooks * Business Support Management * Kaizen, 5S, Process Improvements, Cost Savings * Call Center Management * Project Management * Customer Service * Office Administration I excel at creating clear, detailed, and concise documentation including user manuals, training manuals, system manuals, use case documentations, guidebooks, and company policy manuals in various industries. I work diligently to provide excellence in my professional endeavors and have gained reputation for my attention-to-detail skill, integrity, and results-driven work ethic.

    $33.33 /hr
    2,966 hours
    5.00
  2. Leah L.

    Leah L.

    Copywriter and Virtual Assistant

    Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

    Hiring me is a win-win situation! I am an enthusiastic, hardworking person and am very excited to be part of Upwork. I offer a variety of skills to help you manage your projects and grow your business. I am proficient online doing research, data entry, reviews, product descriptions, blogging & article writing(basic SEO), answering questions and more. I am willing to adapt and learn new skills so as to meet your needs. I have 7 years experience in the insurance business in customer service and administration. I gained valuable experience working as the office support/bookeeper for several small businesses. I excel in customer service and professionalism. I look forward to learning about your business and it is my utmost desire to meet your expectations to the highest degree. Feel free to ask any questions!

    $27.78 /hr
    987 hours
    4.93
  3. Patrick H.

    Patrick H.

    Experienced Content Manager, Project Manager, and Lead Editor

    United States - Last active: 5 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
  4. 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
    236 hours
    4.90
  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 five years, and I bring to every client integrity, efficiency, and a sharp eye for detail. Please see my portfolio for examples of my work. Note: I currently have a very full client schedule. As a result, at this time I am only accepting the following types of new work: * Editing or assessing fiction manuscripts (novels, novellas, and short stories) * Travel writing

    $60.00 /hr
    1,165 hours
    4.99
  6. Elizabeth Klein

    Elizabeth Klein

    Professional Editor and Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 11

    I am a native English speaker with an MA in Comparative Literature and an MPhil in Psychoanalysis from Trinity College, Dublin. For the past 8 years, I have researched and edited Young Adult books, travel guides, art and culture magazines, and academic papers. I also worked as Editor-in-Chief for my University's monthly magazine, and provided the written material for several art galleries and museums. As an American who studied in the UK and Ireland for many years years, I am well versed in the writing conventions and journalistic standards of both regions. I am also familiar with all major citation styles, including the most up-to-date versions of MLA, APA, Harvard, Chicago, and Turabian.

    $25.00 /hr
    3,155 hours
    5.00
  7. Agnieszka D.

    Agnieszka D.

    Accessible HR

    United States - Last active: 4 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
    1,336 hours
    5.00
  8. Chere Poole

    Chere Poole

    Copy/Content Editor, Business/Creative Writer, Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 13

    I am an experienced editor, writer, proofreader, and marketing professional with an excellent work ethic and "I can do" attitude. Self-motivated, organized and deadline-driven, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table gained in various settings over 30 years. I have earned a 5 star rating and intend to keep it by using excellent research, writing and editing skills to deliver quality work for my clients. Whether I design, write and produce promotional materials for your business, SEO copy for your website, or help you polish an article, blog, short story or novel, every project receives my best effort. I am detailed, motivated, driven to succeed and take pride in my work. I consider your project my project, and do my utmost to make you happy. For a look at my current blogs, check out CBeyond Realty.com and Mortgage Springs.com

    $25.00 /hr
    1,504 hours
    5.00
  9. Matthieu R.

    Matthieu R.

    Native French Translator Video Editor

    United States - Last active: 5 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
  10. Bernard L.

    Bernard L.

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

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days 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
    773 hours
    4.94