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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 Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.79.

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  1. Frederic Premat

    Frederic Premat

    Reliability and quality

    France - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    French native certified translator. Precise, reliable and experienced in translations from English (Us and British) to French in technical, business, marketing, IT, legal, travel, food and fashion areas, Apps and websites localizations. I am recognized by and declared to the French Administration as a translator, producing invoices of my work for your business bookkeeping needs (my tax numbers are Siren n° 799 636 980 and Siret n° 799 636 980 00010). I can assist you by translating and writing French-language texts that are more relevant to a French audience, with the proper Gallic « tournure », twist. The art of translation is as old as written literature. Translation must take into account constraints that include context, the rules of grammar of the two languages, their writing conventions, and their idioms. A common misconception is that there exists a simple word-for-word correspondence between any two languages, and that translation is a straightforward mechanical process; such a word-for-word translation, however, cannot take into account context, grammar, conventions, and idioms. To be a good translator, it is necessary to understand the internal system of a language and the context of the entire text being translated. Thus, the translator will be able to produce the same effect in both languages. Very aware of the new leading technologies, my extensive exposure to the English language from an early age and my years of experience as a translator are my strongest points. You’ll get a turnkey file, fully edited and produced and ready for immediate use. Prompt Service: Turnarounds of under 24 hours! Prompt communication, available in a variety of means. Software: Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Poedit.Wordfast/AEGISUB. I live in France, about two and a half hours from Paris and one hour from both Nantes and Rennes. I have a fast broadband internet connection, a state-of-the art computer system as well as numerous desk reference materials. I sincerely hope my application will attract your attention and I'll be happy to give you further details if necessary.. Please inquire about project pricing and long-term assistance so we can develop a plan that works for you.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,089 hours
    4.94
  2. Christi Aldridge

    Christi Aldridge

    Word Lover, Spelling Corrector, and Article Creator

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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
    1,754 hours
    5.00
  3. Hiland Doolittle

    Hiland Doolittle

    Author, Editor, Writer, Author Management Svcs.

    United States - Last active: 4 days 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
  4. Enid W.

    Enid W.

    PHP/html Coder

    United States - Last active: 2 days 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.

    $26.00 /hr
    644 hours
    4.93
  5. Brooke Pierce

    Brooke Pierce

    Writer, Researcher, Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

    I have been working as a freelancer for over 15 years, and during that time I have developed long-term working relationships that have allowed me to expand my abilities while also giving me the flexibility that comes with telecommuting. I am always looking for interesting new projects to take on, especially in the areas of article writing, copywriting, and editing.

    $38.89 /hr
    545 hours
    4.75
  6. Elizabeth Klein

    Elizabeth Klein

    Professional Editor and Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 9 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
    3,140 hours
    5.00
  7. 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
    1,156 hours
    4.99
  8. Sandra Gioia

    Sandra Gioia

    30+ years of administrative/transcription experience

    United States - Last active: 9 days 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
    49 hours
    4.95
  9. Kirsten H.

    Kirsten H.

    Hummingbird-friendly copy, content, and features writer.

    South Africa - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 13

    My content is always original, professionally sourced and tailored to your stylistic whims. I'm a heavily experienced features writer who has been widely published in major glossy magazines including Entrepreneur, The Ascender, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire. I tailor optimised content aimed at building rank organically without bothering the hummingbirds and other neurotic Google wildlife. I'm an internationally published poet who has appeared regularly in my country's three premier academic journals over the last 12 years, as well as in offshore journals. I've also acted as a co-writer for two nonfiction books. I have a strong voice but am able to adapt my style to the project at hand. I specialise in marketing and medical writing but am also competent lifestyle and travel writer. I'm resourceful and curious enough to work with almost any subject matter. My marketing and business management qualification has given me a solid, old fashioned foundational knowledge, which influences my approach to contemporary subject matter. I have worked as a sub-editor for magazines, poetry collections, fiction, nonfiction and children's books and I am familiar with the major style manuals. I am interested only in giving you the content you need, not the content I want you to like.

    $28.00 /hr
    369 hours
    5.00
  10. Lauren B.

    Lauren B.

    Writer/Editor/Attorney: Law| Business | Creative| Academic | etc.

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 12

    For more than 15 years, I have been a writer and editor in many different capacities, from writing white papers on healthcare policy, to founding and editing a literary journal, to editing theses and dissertations for graduate students, to crafting and revising resumes. I am also an attorney, with very strong legal research and writing skills in many areas of the law. Much of my professional experience has been in healthcare policy and law, and I have an excellent grasp of medical terminology and am familiar with a broad range of health topics and issues. In addition, I write literary fiction that has been published widely. My collection of short fiction was published in June of 2014. If it's not listed, I might know it. If I don't know it, I'd love to learn it. I look forward to working with you. (Please note that my fees for legal work are higher than my posted hourly rate, which is my fee for general writing and editing.)

    $35.00 /hr
    24 hours
    4.97