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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. Mylene M.

    Mylene M.

    Martel Writing Services

    Canada - Last active: 10/04/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    Martel Writing Services offers high quality content to suit your needs. I strive on providing tailored articles in a timely manner. With excellent research skills and a desire to create unique and professional content, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Please note that I also provide translations in both French and English.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Arianna Torricelli

    Arianna Torricelli


    Germany - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 11

    Over the last 6 years I have worked as a translator and customer service assistant for many companies in Germany and Italy. I have also worked and translated as well at many fairs in Germany, Italy and France. I work manly with the Italian and German language. Up to now I'm writing my PhD at the Munich Philosophy School SJ at the Institute for Philosophy and Leadership, where I'm also working in the editorial office (German Language).

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Marien Villar

    Marien Villar

    Experienced Translator / Experienced Customer Service Representative

    Mexico - Last active: 08/21/2014 - Tests: 1

    I currently work as a freelance translator and transcript from English to Spanish or viceversa. I have an Eanglish Degree and Teach English 3 hrs a Day. I've worked 5 years in Customer Service. Now I work as a Freelancer. I was a trainer and team Leader in the company I worked for.

    $35.00 /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. Nicole Cuffy

    Nicole Cuffy

    Writer, Copy Editor, and Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 08/15/2014 - Tests: 5

    I specialize in copy editing, proofreading, and copy writing, as well as creative writing and blogging. I have been working as a copy editor for a public health journal for several years now, and I have experience in copy writing, article writing, and journalism. I am a graduate of the MFA program at the New School University. As of May of 2012, I hold an MFA in Creative Writing, with a concentration in Fiction. I also have a BA from Columbia University. I am a fiction writer by trade—I am published in literary journals, and have two completed novels—but my background in writing has been varied and diverse.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Amina Salau

    Amina Salau

    Freelance Writer, Blogger and Editor

    Nigeria - Last active: 08/25/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    I recently launched The Illuminated Pen, a writing and editing business. Prior to this, I have been editing and proofreading for quite a number of media outlets ranging from radio houses to blogs. I proofread documents, articles, business proposals, thesis, etc. I help people polish their work to show excellence and professionalism. I am also a freelance writer looking for guest and ghost blogging opportunities, and to help small businesses run their blogs.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Nova joan B.

    Nova joan B.

    An engineer who offers administrative assistance after office hours.

    Philippines - Last active: 02/04/2014 - Tests: 3

    I am currently a Failure Analysis Engineer employed by a private company in the Philippines. I graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a degree on BS Electronics and Communications Engineering. During my free time, I want to be more productive by accepting part-time jobs focusing on Administrative Assistance. My average typing skill is 55 WPM.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Lucy W.

    Lucy W.

    Miss Lucy Webb

    United Kingdom - Last active: 01/06/2014 - Tests: 4

    I am a recent graduate from Cambridge University (French and German) who relishes the opportunity to undertake various work assignments. The two dissertations that I wrote whilst at university have provided me with solid research and proofreading skills, and I am comfortable working to tight deadlines. I am a native English speaker who is also fluent in French and German, and so I am able to translate documents from these languages into English, having undertaken translation modules during my time at University. Wpm: 57 Computer skills: Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint

    $12.00 /hr
    8 hours
  9. Matti Juutinen

    Matti Juutinen

    Experienced Finnish translator

    United Kingdom - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 2

    I am a professional Finnish translator and Finnish is my native language. I deliver any translation or proofreading quickly and with the highest possible quality. Over the last few years, I have translated several large websites and also a number of mobile applications from English to Finnish. I am very familiar with SEO principles and like to ensure the use of correct keywords when translating any web content. I have extremely strong attention to detail and always deliver my work on time. My working knowledge of Excel and Word is excellent.

    $19.00 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Claudia N.

    Claudia N.

    Voice Over talent - 6 languages - cartoons/animation & translations

    United States - Last active: 5 months ago - Tests: 4

    I am a professional voice over/recording artist. I have done extensive freelance voice-over work in the past - for television and commercials, including LEGO USA, Pantene UK and Showtime Network children's television as well as recent recordings via Odesk for apps for clients all of the World. I am particularly strong in children's/cartoon voices, accents as well as serious news-reading and upbeat commercial work in clear, articulate and most of all a neutral American as well as clear British/English accents. I also speak 6 languages (English, Danish, German, Spanish, French and Italian and am able to do some voiceover work in these languages. I also work as a translator and editor/proof-reader with Odesk clients as well as experience working as a Berlitz Language School teacher of English and Danish.

    $55.00 /hr
    0 hours