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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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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. Hannah Myott

    Hannah Myott

    Freelance Writer & German-English Translator

    New Zealand - Last active: 3 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
  2. A. Henry Jacobs

    A. Henry Jacobs

    Efficiency. Creativity. Delivery.

    United States - Last active: 3 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
    1,224 hours
    4.96
  3. Heather H.

    Heather H.

    Copywriter, Proofreader, Editor and Word Whisperer

    Australia - Last active: 13 hours ago - Tests: 1

    “A real pleasure to work with. Without my prompting, she produced two draft copies for me to choose from. She is a professional and knows how to navigate through constructive criticism in a very positive manner. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her, and recommend her.” "Excellent job done in a very short time frame. Heather is meticulous being very attentive to incoherences and always looking for alternative words to improve the text. The relevant comments she provided helped me to improve my article. Without any doubt, I will look for her services again in the future.” If you're reading this, it's because you need someone to take control of all your copywriting tasks, the “devil-is-in-the-details” tasks that take you away from your real job, building your successful and profitable business. We could all use more time and that's why I won't be wasting either yours or mine on less than profitable content. My focus is to make you look professional and convert all your enquiries into loyal, paying customers, whether they come via your website, brand marketing, email or front door. To help you with these, I specialize in: * Articles and blog posts * Proofreading and editing * Document formatting * Audio and video transcription I totally understand the importance of accuracy, efficiency and professional style and how that seriously influences your image in the minds of your customers and clients. My aim is to help you keep your personal or brand image high and your sales conversions higher. I also understand the inherent difficulty in hiring someone you don't know from a bar of soap and trusting them with your professional reputation. To ease your mind at this level, I offer a 100% money back guarantee if you're not happy with my work for any reason whatsoever. It's a win-win situation for you. I'm currently waiting on my job history and portfolio to be moved over from the Elance platform, where I have only 5-star feedback. You can find me over there as The Word Whisperer if you need further information. If you're looking for someone who can help take your business to the next level AND stand head and shoulders above your competition AND add value to your business goals, please invite me to your project. I look forward to hearing from you.

    $83.33 /hr
    13 hours
    5.00
  4. 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
  5. Emily Jones

    Emily Jones

    Proofreader - Project Manager - Copy Editor

    United States - Last active: 3 days 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
    2,309 hours
    4.92
  6. Maribeth Villon

    Maribeth Villon

    Team Manager/Proofreader

    Philippines - Last active: 2 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
  7. Elin B.

    Elin B.

    Norwegian/English Translator and Interpreter

    United Kingdom - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a native Norwegian translator & interpreter who has lived in the UK since 1999. For the last 16 years I have worked in English-speaking environments and I am equally fluent in both languages. As well as having a Bachelor Degree in International Hospitality Management, I have ran my own business and worked 6 years in the oil industry. I have experience across a wide range of topics, from gambling and ebooks to user manuals and legal documents. See examples of my work below, in the portofolio section. From time to time, I also work as an interpretor for the police and court, where I deal with sensitive information (I have an enhanced CRB and a level 3 security clearance) Source languages: English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish Target languages: English, Norwegian Rate: $0.06 per word Areas of expertise: Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Keyword implementation to improve SEO Work Instructions User Manuals E-books Blogs Gambling Advertising Marketing Nutrition/Food I am available 20 hours/week. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, I am looking forward to hearing from you!

    $25.00 /hr
    715 hours
    5.00
  8. Enid W.

    Enid W.

    PHP/html Coder

    United States - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 10 - 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 hours are limited. I check email every day. I am a native English speaker. Once hired, I am available by email, phone and Skype.

    $26.00 /hr
    657 hours
    4.93
  9. Rostyslav K.

    Rostyslav K.

    French Translation, Administration, Data Entry, Research, Excel, Java

    Ukraine - Last active: 13 hours ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 1

    I will provide excellent service, and a guarantee that the job will be completed with high quality. I have excellent office skills such as organization, translation, typing, research, data entry, word processing, and much more! I believe communication is very important on the part of the provider, and will give you updates constantly regarding your project.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $10.00 /hr
    8,160 hours
    5.00