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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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Average Proofreading Freelancer Feedback Score

Proofreading Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

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  1. Amit M.

    Amit M.

    Wordpress |PHP | ZEND | MYSQL | MAGENTO Expert

    India - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Every valuable thing in our world of contrasts has it's own price. Something more, something less.. On what depends your everyday choice? No matter in what - clothes, foodstuffs, real estate, car or any of available services. If your answer is price then I guess you have a wrong way my friend. I work as full-time freelancer so I'm completely dedicated to your needs and readily available over skype! I love to code and client satisfaction is my prime motto. I only bid when I truly feel I can provide the project at hand with 100% expertise. Technical Skills - Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL, Oracle; - Web: HTML/CSS, Javascript; - Platforms: Wordpress, Magento, Shopify, YII

    $11.00 /hr
    88 hours
    5.00
  2. Jessica D.

    Jessica D.

    Comprehensive Editing, Proofreading and Spinning Services

    United States - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    My main focus is on editing. I have extensive experience in proofreading and editing for grammatical, syntax and spelling errors in written content and currently do so for a variety of clients. I have a firm grasp on rewriting articles in spin syntax, and have the ability to spin content either manually or through TBS software, depending on preference. Either way, I can assure it will be done with an outstanding degree of human readability. I also have experience in creating content based on web research within a rigid set of guidelines in SEO format for a high-profile client. Current projects include providing image moderation services for use in sponsored ad campaigns, as well as tagging objects within images with similar products in a variety of fashion-centric interactive web advertisements. Other noteworthy skills include a strong knowledge of AP guidelines within the context of titles. I have in-depth knowledge of: - Microsoft Word - Microsoft Excel - Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Lightroom - The Best Spinner Topics of expertise include photography, technology, graphic design, fiber crafts, and parenting.

    $14.44 /hr
    3,762 hours
    5.00
  3. Stephen Severn

    Stephen Severn

    I make dreams come true. Your dreams.

    United States - Last active: 16 hours ago - Portfolio: 7

    Award-winning screenwriter, ghostwriter, writing coach and editor, rated in the Top 1% of Elance writers. I studied writing under Academy Award-winner Stewart Stern ("Rebel Without A Cause"). I served as editor for the Amazon #1 best-sellers TEARS FOR MY CITY and THE REVVED LIFE. And I wrote and directed the award-winning feature film THE SECRET DELETED FILES OF COSMIC RAY. Dreams are powerful. Dreams can transform you. They come from a Higher Power, and can take you to your highest place. If you have a dream, your heart yearns to see it come true. My calling is to write the words that can make your deepest dreams come true. I love taking all that passion and fire burning inside you and transforming dreams, visions, and the deepest yearnings of your heart from the first spark of imagination into fire-breathing reality. I'd love to help deliver your creative visions to the world, using the fire and passion of imagination, and the life-transforming power of your dreams.

    $35.00 /hr
    640 hours
    4.93
  4. Gisela von Brunn

    Gisela von Brunn

    Translator

    Germany - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 19

    Over the last decades I have worked regularly as a translator and proofreader. I'm flawlessly fluent in German, English and Spanish, and very competent in Dutch, French and Portuguese. Moreover I have studied some other languages. I have written and published theatre plays in Spanish and short stories and poetry in German and English. My computer skills are above average, although not very specialised.

    $20.00 /hr
    2,987 hours
    4.96
  5. Marabel Raneses

    Marabel Raneses

    Skilled Data Entry Professional/Web Researcher/Skip Tracer/VA

    Philippines - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 4

    To work in a reputed organization, which appreciates professional approach, hard work and diligence, where I can utilize my knowledge, various skills & experience and develop my career and excel in related field. My competency lies more on data entry, web research, skip tracing, web scraping, lead generation, real estate virtual assistant and using CRM such as Highrise. I am task oriented and can work with minimal supervision. Had an ability to pay close attention to details and a work style that is extremely detailed oriented. I am hardworking and honest.

    $5.56 /hr
    4,768 hours
    4.98
  6. 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?

    $84.00 /hr
    698 hours
    4.99
  7. Gina B.

    Gina B.

    Data Entry/Web Research/Administrative Support/Quality Control

    Australia - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    I finish computer related course and first worked as cashier/service crew in well known food shop in our city. Then i worked as a computer sales representative then went to teaching computer subject both in primary and secondary level. But above all these experiences, what matters in doing a job is that you love your job and interested to learn more to improve your skills. There are people that dont like clerical work and data entry jobs but not me. I can assure you that i have all the patience to do my job.

    $10.00 /hr
    5,665 hours
    5.00
  8. Mohammad Rafi Saad

    Mohammad Rafi Saad

    Article writing, excel, data entry, wordpress, SEO & web design expert

    Bangladesh - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 4

    I am the founder of an outsourcing organization, providing highly skilled outsourced business solutions. Over the last 7 years, I have worked full-time for two Multinational Telecom operators [one is a joint venture company between Axiata Group Berhad of Malaysia and NTT DOCOMO INC (DOCOMO) of Japan, another one is Telenor Group of Norway]. My job responsibilities included excel data entry, technical writing, telecom equipment management, technical reporting (on energy management, operations, power equipment, quality assurance, spare parts & infrastructure), SAP ERP and site acceptance related works. Currently I have got commitments to several clients through the odesk. With 7+ years of expertise in related fields, I am seeking opportunities to provide following solutions for your business: Article writing, wordpress, SEO, technical writing, re-writing, proof reading, data entry, Translations (Bengali to English or vice versa), copy writing with good typing speed, content management, graphics design, logo and web design.

    $3.33 /hr
    132 hours
    4.63
  9. Carolyn B.

    Carolyn B.

    Freelance Writer, Copywriter, and Social Media Manager

    Canada - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 13

    As a freelance writer and social media manager, I work independently to effectively deliver on short-term projects as well as manage social media channels and blogs for two small-business clients on an ongoing basis. Each month, I collectively create over 25 engaging and informative articles, create and schedule over 150 Twitter and Facebook updates, and consistently meet all publishing deadlines. I am interested in writing for blogs and websites, proofreading, managing social media accounts, and engaging my creative skills.

    $25.00 /hr
    633 hours
    5.00
  10. Gweendalyn Lachica

    Gweendalyn Lachica

    Data Entry Professional | WordPress Expert | Editor/Proofreader

    Philippines - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    My Role: Data Entry Professional - accuracy in details with fast turn-around time and 70wpm typing speed. WordPress Expert – WP installation, plugins installation, content management, pages creation, template modification, basic SEO, and website updates. Editor/Proofreader - correct spelling, grammar, punctuation mark placement, and sentence construction. Creative/Technical Writer - article, blog, essay, feature, press release, web content, etc. with wide range of vocabulary. Image Editor - re-size, crop, color enhance, etc. with Adobe Photoshop. FTP Specialist - website setup/update. My Goal: To provide competitive and excellent service at reasonable cost.

    Groups: BoonEx, PHPFox

    $8.00 /hr
    4,232 hours
    4.99