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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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  1. Lionel H.

    Lionel H.

    French Business and legal professional

    France - Last active: 12/16/2013 - Tests: 10

    I graduated valedictorian from both ESSEC Business School with the Specialized Master in International Business Law & Management, and the Université de Strasbourg with a Master 2 in Business Law, and additionally hold a Master 2 in Taxation from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. From a professional point of view, I worked as a trainee analyst within the Financial Advisory department of Rothschild, and have worked among some of the best law firms in Paris, where I had the privilege to collaborate on a wide range of transactions (including shareholders agreement negotiations, private equity transactions or public companies acquisitions). I consider myself to be a highly-motivated individual with excellent analytical skills, who thrives in challenging environments and performs well under pressure. I pride myself on my practical, problem-solving skills and my ability to meet deadlines.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Alexander B.

    Alexander B.

    Social Media Marketer, Copywriter and Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 01/23/2012 - Tests: 1

    A US citizen, currently working and living in Lima, Peru, I am looking to further advance my writing career and continue building a global portfolio as I live my life abroad experiencing new cultures. I have spent the last 5 years traveling and living abroad (UK, New Zealand, Portugal, Brazil, Uruguay and Peru) working as an English teacher and providing support for different companies in the creation, review and proofreading of documents and advertisements. I have even done some voice work for recordings. Currently, I am working in Peru for a real estate company helping them improve their social media presence and creating SEO relevant content to increase their ranking and relevance.

    $12.22 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Trevor Kearns

    Trevor Kearns

    Freelance Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 06/24/2013 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    Need professional editing? Looking for content that will resonate with your target audience? I can deliver on time and hassle-free. From academic writing to genre fiction, educational texts to website articles, I have years of experience writing and editing. Projects I've worked on include researching and writing reference books, ghostwriting tech blog articles, editing doctoral dissertations for international clients, and working with creative writers to shape and polish literary texts. Whether you need a quick proofread or more substantial creative work, I can help your project shine! Areas of expertise: creative writing, tech writing, blog writing, ghostwriting, copy editing, line editing, academic writing, environment, English literature, genre fiction, poetry, education.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Anna mia P.

    Anna mia P.

    Tri-Lingual Translator and Proofreader-Russian-Bulgarian-English

    Bulgaria - Last active: 04/30/2013 - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 1

    Born and raised in the former Soviet Union in a Russian-speaking family, I moved as a child to Bulgaria for family reasons. This helped me gain multi-cultural experience and better understand cultural differences and distinguish the specificity of Eastern European countries. Today, as a native Russian and Ukrainian with a Fluent English and Bulgarian, I am a professional translator with 5+ years of experience and passion for Text and Web content translation and editing. My skills and expertise also lie in: - Administrative operations - Telemarketing - Internet research - Market research (Russia/Ukraine/former USSR/Balkans). - Computer expertise, with proficiency in all MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) I am an honest, motivated and reliable worker and keep my deadlines and put my heart into the projects I work on. I am looking forward working with you.

    $17.00 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Bhavya Jain

    Bhavya Jain

    LLB. Hons, LPC (expert document reviewer)

    United Kingdom - Last active: 08/08/2014

    I am a law graduate from a top russell group university (University of Bristol). I have also finished my LPC and am working for an immigration consultancy firm in Central London. I have done various work experiences at top law firms around the world and have gained considerable legal experience. I am fluent in english and most of my experience has involved drafting or reviewing legal and business documents.

    $30.00 /hr
    3 hours
  6. Rebecca P.

    Rebecca P.


    New Zealand - Last active: 06/25/2012 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I have a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English Literature from Victoria University. I am a qualified Legal Executive with the New Zealand Law Society. I hold a Diploma in Book Editing, Proofreading and Publishing from the New Zealand Institute of Business Studies. Writing and editing My last full-time employment was as a Legal Executive for a busy boutique law firm specialising in human rights. The small size of the firm meant that the responsibility for production of accurate documents regularly fell on my shoulders. I often proofread, formatted and edited the documents produced by solicitors for filing in the courts of New Zealand, from the District Court right through to the Supreme Court. I have also prepared and edited submissions for the New Zealand Human Rights Commission. In addition, I was responsible for generating a large amount of client correspondence. Due to the nature of the firm's client group, I was required to relay complex legal information in a clear and concise way, so that it could be understood by individuals who have little education and even less legal knowledge. I have now left my full-time position to pursue a career working for myself as an editor. Through apportionment of the amount of editing I undertook in my day-to-day work over the past 5 years, I have listed my experience as 3 years. I pride myself on my ability to communicate in both verbal and written English. I grew up overseas and attended a number of different schools in both the British and American systems. Accordingly, I have the capacity to edit documents with varying styles, according to preference. I am happy to follow a style guide, or offer suggestions on preferred grammar/spelling. Transcription I have over 5 years' experience in legal transcription, dealing with complex documents and legal terminology. If you need a document transcribed and you want to know that it will be delivered with impeccable spelling and punctuation, then you should consider hiring me for your typing job. Voice work As a side note, I am a prolific theatrical performer and I have experience in voice-over work. I have worked on promotional material for the theatre company I belong to, as well as some ADR loop-group work on World's Fastest Indian and Tintin. I have a good grasp of a number of different accents, including French, Spanish, Irish, English, American (standard), Southern American, Australian. I have done numerous short films and a great deal of stage work. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you feel I may be the right 'fit' for the work you have available.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Leah G.

    Leah G.

    Software QA/ Web Designer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 09/30/2013 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    Since graduating in 2003, I worked full-time as a software QA tester (in the insurance and e-learning industries) until 2009 while freelancing as a web designer on the side. I founded ZuZu Web Solutions in 2012 to put a focus and structure on my freelance web design work. (Please see for more information.) I have a keen eye for detail and a passion for quality, and have recently been putting my QA skills to good use in the area of proofreading. Skills profile: Operating Systems - Windows, Linux, MAC OS X Browsers - Internet Explorer, FireFox, Netscape, Mozilla, Safari Office software - Microsoft Office, Open Office Automated testing tools - WinRunner Defect tracking software - Test Director, Test Track Pro, StarTeam Source control software - StarTeam, Visual SourceSafe Testing systems developed in - Java, .NET, database driven websites, e-learning courseware Working knowledge of - HTML, XHTML, CSS Experience of - SQL, MySQL, TSL, XML, DHTML, JavaScript, ASP Education: BSc (Hons) in Computer Science On-the-job training in the following areas: -- Software testing -- Web design -- Network administration -- Database administration -- IT support

    $27.78 /hr
    3 hours
  8. Brian Bixler

    Brian Bixler

    Experienced Journalist and Publicist

    United States - Last active: 10/06/2012 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 7

    I have written content for numerous websites, newspapers, press releases, brochures, newsletters and annual reports. If a fact-based article is what you need, my honed research skills and strict adherence to accuracy from being a journalist will come into play. If you want something more results-oriented to increase sales, my background in PR will deliver. And if a mixture of both is what you need, let me write your press release. My successful career as a wordsmith, particularly in the entertainment field, has been varied and my experience runs the gamut from daily reportorial and feature articles as a just-the-facts journalist to persuasive sales-oriented writing as a public relations director. I pride myself on thoroughness, consistency and reliability and have exercised creative skills in a number of positions, including publicist, editor, reporter, feature writer, reviewer and columnist.

    $22.22 /hr
    4 hours
  9. Tania Botha

    Tania Botha

    Tania B.

    South Africa - Last active: 02/12/2011 - Tests: 5

    Over the past 5 years, I have developed content for, and written and edited a wide variety of communication, from the corporate and academic to lifestyle and leisure spheres, for different purposes (e.g. informational, explanatory, promotional), aimed at various target audiences (from casual readers and laypeople to expert readers) and for distribution in different formats in both print and electronic media. My core competencies include excellent writing, reading and verbal skills, the ability to research and analyse large amounts of complex material, integrate it and break it down into easily understandable language and information "packets", excellent editing and proofreading both in terms of language and content, and intelligent, accurate transcription. In terms of personal attributes, I bring meticulous attention to detail and a high degree of professionalism and integrity to bear on every project I undertake. I am especially interested in projects that are stimulating and that will allow me to use my own initiative and experience to work creatively in order to add value to the end result.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Martin Gierczak

    Martin Gierczak

    Microsoft Professional, Designer, Researcher, Writer, Web Builder

    Canada - Last active: 11/13/2013 - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 20

    ╟₪ My main goal is to meet, exceed, WOW, and be the best within my fields of expertise. I can achieve this by being open minded, listening to what my employer needs, and be able to adapt by taking on extra learning as my own initiative to do better. ╟₪ I enjoy being busy, because being busy means I can learn, earn and further enhance my reputation. ╟₪ I am very skilled, efficient and innovative. ╟₪ I will never apply for anything that I do not think I cannot do. "I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well". - Alan Greenspan.

    $50.78 /hr
    0 hours