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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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Upwork Proofreading Jobs Completed Quarterly

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

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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. Chris Dabbs

    Chris Dabbs

    Voiceover Artist - Male British, UK English

    United Kingdom - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    Hi there I'd love to help you with this project! Here's a little detail about me... I have many happy clients from over 22 countries around the world. My clients include FedEx, Accenture, AstraZenica, GE, Google, Organix, Microsoft, Adobe, Mattel, Kimberly Clark, Pfizer, Onyx Pharma, Siemens, CA, Towers Watson, FujiFilm, JVC, BBC, NBC Universal, Rio Tinto, Jack & Jones, New Era, PUB Singapore and many other small and corporate sized companies. I am a full time Voiceover Artist and I have a neutral English British Accent RP (Modern BBC) and Web Explainer videos are my speciality! I record in my own Professional Studio so my recordings are crystal clear and free of hiss, clicks, bangs, traffic rumbles and aircraft noise! Please get in touch if you have any questions - I'm happy to help! Chris Dabbs

    $83.33 /hr
    80 hours
    5.00
  2. Roman Dufrene

    Roman Dufrene

    Effective script/article/story/copy writer and editor.

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 5

    I am an experienced writer with a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. I have excellent research, writing and editing skills and excel at producing high quality content with a fast turnaround for clients. I am currently searching for opportunities to help companies or individuals express their message to the world around them. From 2012-2014 I worked with start-ups to create scripts and storyboards for promotional animated videos. I have a strong work ethic and am always striving to exceed my client's expectations. I am also a proficient typist and am familiar with the Microsoft Office suite.

    $31.11 /hr
    86 hours
    4.81
  3. Julie P.

    Julie P.

    Experienced 5* Proofreader and Copy-editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 35

    I am British and a qualified proof reader and copy-editor. Trained in Proofamatics and certified by Chapterhouse, I have over 37 years' experience in finding and sensitively correcting errors in text, and in helping people to make the most of their written skills. I am used to working to deadlines, adopting a house style, attending meticulously to detail and I can work in a variety of formats to suit. Recent proof reading and copy-editing jobs include student projects, company brochures, Master's Degree assignments, websites and novels by American, Israeli and Canadian authors. I have worked on a variety of types of book, including thrillers, coming-of-age novels, and self-help books. A lifetime of proof reading has given me a surprisingly varied knowledge base. I like to learn! Having worked in education all my life, ranging from nursery management to lecturing in Further Education, I have a good feel for the written word and an excellent eye for detail.

    $40.00 /hr
    277 hours
    5.00
  4. Holly Abbott

    Holly Abbott

    Graphic Designer - Printing Specialist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 22

    Creative, Experienced, Real World Graphic Design, Typography and Copywriting. Have you ever hired a graphic designer, only to have them come up with something so elaborate that you couldn't afford to print it? That is because they didn't understand the printing process or the capabilities and limitations of the equipment that you planned to produce it on. That is where I come in. I have spent my career in graphic design and possess a strong printing background. Don't get me wrong, I love to design the tricked out invitation or presentation with foil and embossing and spot varnishes and die cutting and gluing and lots of pantone and metallic inks - only problem, it is not in most budgets. Graphic design is about ideas, but it is also about details. I like to think that I am good at both. The greatest idea can fall flat if it is not properly executed - typography, spelling, use of photography, consistent branding... all are important to a successful project. As a designer, I had to learn that not every job is a masterpiece, that time is money and clients need to work within deadlines and cost constraints. So I learned to take my ego out of the job and adapt to customer needs. The first step in every job is to determine what it is that you need and then to create a compelling design that fits your parameters. I have spent many years in the advertising and printing fields. Both of these businesses gave me the opportunity to work with people in all types of industries - from small business to huge corporations, retail to manufacturing, service businesses to restaurants, tradesmen to professionals - I have designed for them all. So what are you looking for? Brochures, Flyers, Catalogs, Magazines, Books, Letterheads, Envelopes, Business Cards, Business Forms, Menus, Table Tents, Advertisements, Invitations, Door Knob Hangers, Packaging, Labels, Presentations, Annual Reports, Logo Design, Corporate Identity Packages - if it ends up as ink on paper I have done it and would be happy to create something for you - on time and on budget.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,463 hours
    5.00
  5. Katherine Miller

    Katherine Miller

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 22 hours 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
    1,160 hours
    4.99
  6. Matthieu R.

    Matthieu R.

    Native French Translator Video Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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
  7. Chere Poole

    Chere Poole

    Copy/Content Editor, Business/Creative Writer, Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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
  8. Bernard L.

    Bernard L.

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

    Philippines - Last active: 22 hours 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
    765 hours
    4.94
  9. Karen Burkey

    Karen Burkey

    Creative Writer, Proofreader, and Typist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 1

    I have 20+ years of experience working extensively with MS Word as both a creative writer and technical editor (grammar, punctuation, etc.). In addition, I have experience with Excel, Power Point, and Access from the Micro Soft Office suite. On a more personal level, I write fiction, both short stories and novels, simply for the love of writing. Also, I have worked with Sony Vegas and Roxio Video Wave in creating my own fan-made music videos, and GIMP for editing and manipulating graphics.

    $25.00 /hr
    62 hours
    4.99
  10. Federico N.

    Federico N.

    Writer and graphic and web designer

    Portugal - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

    Over the last 10 years, I have developed a wide range of websites using HMTL and Flash, including sites for startup companies and small businesses. My strength lies in my design skills. Besides that, I have design posters, brochures, ads or boxes. My first working days were as a graphic designer and I still loving it. Now I am finishing a HTML5 course in order to refresh and update my web skills. There are two more fields I do my living with, photography and writing. I have my photo website, www.fedenogales.com and I write for different companies, always in Spanish.

    $33.33 /hr
    170 hours
    4.95