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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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Proofreading Job Cost Overview

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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: 4 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: 2 days 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: 2 days 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. 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
    1,160 hours
    4.99
  5. Holly Abbott

    Holly Abbott

    Graphic Designer - Printing Specialist

    United States - Last active: 2 days 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
  6. Bernard L.

    Bernard L.

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

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day 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
  7. Chere Poole

    Chere Poole

    Copy/Content Editor, Business/Creative Writer, Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 2 days 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. Matthieu R.

    Matthieu R.

    Native French Translator Video Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days 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
  9. Nicole M.

    Nicole M.

    Designer

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 2

    Check out www.nmisencik.com to see my portfolio! I'm a Graphic Designer from Connecticut, USA with my degree in Interactive Digital Design from Quinnipiac University. I'm a very flexible and easily adaptable individual and designer. I have experience that ranges from creating promotional materials for events and companies, and working with organizations' social media efforts, to digital photo editing and creating decorative art prints for the home. I am always finding ways to keep my skills fresh and learn new ones. Personal Strengths: Quick learner. Approachable and friendly. Positive attitude. Works well in a team atmosphere. Strong organization, time management, communication, problem solving and decision making skills. Innovative and resourceful. Software and Design Proficiencies: Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and have working knowledge of Adobe Flash and Acrobat. I am also proficient in DrupalGardens website development. Strengths in print design and digital photographic enhancement. Previous work has been in poster, flyer, letterhead, ad layout, logo, website banner design, and website creation using DrupalGardens.

    $27.78 /hr
    26 hours
    5.00
  10. Preston H.

    Preston H.

    20+ years expert SQL database designer preferring MySQL and PHP.

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 48 - Portfolio: 4

    I am one of the top database design specialists on Upwork. My sophisticated hand-crafted database design will save your organization significant time and money. I am a serious professional with over 20 years of experience as a programmer and database specialist. My emphasis has been on creating elegant SQL database design integrated with user-friendly front-end software (desktop and web applications). I have worked mainly as a database designer, programmer and database administrator for bioinformatics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and biomedical research applications. I also have extensive experience programming database-centric software (websites, web applications, desktop applications) for publishing, business, financial, personnel and other purposes. One of the things I enjoy most is creating database schemas which make sense for both programmers and non-programmers, designing with an eye toward flawless data integrity, maximum maintainability and optimal performance. I love crafting websites and web applications which perform with shocking speed. It makes for a better experience for users, developers and administrators. My expertly designed database systems - with well-written queries, intelligently chosen indices, and sensible caching strategies - can easily perform 10 to 100 times faster (using the same underlying hardware). My emphasis when working with clients is on their data and system usability, not specific trends or technologies. But in case you're wondering about some specifics, I strongly believe that the database data should be integrated with but also somewhat independent from a presentation/application layer. Data in the database should be easily accessible from one or many different applications built using one or multiple different technologies. Currently I favor PHP/JavaScript/HTML5 for web applications, RealBasic/Real Studio/Xojo for cross-platform applications [Mac OS X/Windows/Linux], Xcode for Mac OS X-only/iOS applications, Visual Studio for Windows desktop applications. I prefer using MySQL for back-end RDBMS, but I also use Oracle, Microsoft MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL and SQLite on a regular basis. If your data and information organization is already in great shape, and if you are satisfied with how your database-integrated software and website performs, then you probably don't need a high-end expert like me. I can make routine modifications, add to well-crafted existing systems, etc. But so can many other people. But if you're just getting started on a new system that you want done right, or if you suspect your database website programming strategy needs an overhaul, then I can get you on the right track in a short amount of time. * * * * * * * * Let me mention a few of the client-friendly policies and practices I apply with all my clients. I don't do these things to distinguish myself from other contractors. (I would hope they all do the same.) I do these simply because this is how I would want to be treated if I was the client: - You don't need to have your own web servers; I can host development and/or live production work on my own high-capacity servers. - I don't mind working on a client's servers, or doing dev work on my servers and transfering finished work to client's servers. - I do not charge clients any fees for hosting their websites or software systems, or for moving their websites or software systems elsewhere. - I provide clients with root log-in access to all the work I do for them; you are welcome to log into the server (cPanel, FTP, and phpMyAdmin) at any time and copy or back-up or move any work I do for you. - If I am working for you, all work product, all source code, all database design belongs to you. Always. Period. - I am happy to work with you and/or other programmers you enlist to work on a project; I am happy to pass off development work. - I do not provide mysterious "black box" solutions. I am happy to have you look under the hood at everything I do. You don't need to know anything at all about the inner workings of a system. Or you're welcome to ask about the most intricate details. - If we're developing a system from scratch, I prefer to do so using very widely-available technologies (PHP/MySQL/JavaScript/HTML5) which you can hire countless other people to work on if you decide to have other developers work on your system. - Do not be embarrassed to ask ANY question! I enjoy working with clients who have zero technical know-how in programming/databases/etc., partially because I appreciate their expertise in OTHER fields (real estate, art, medicine, law, science, civics, etc.) If you already know everything about databases and programming you probably wouldn't need me, would you?

    $82.00 /hr
    466 hours
    4.99