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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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Proofreading Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.79.

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  1. Irene victoria D.

    Irene victoria D.

    Technical Writer | Operations Manager

    United States - Last active: 18 hours ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    Experienced manager with a Master's Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering. * Operations and Team Management * Chargeback and Dispute Management * Procedure and Instruction Manual Documentation * Use Case Documentation * Editing, Formatting and Designing Guidebooks, User Manuals, and eBooks * Business Support Management * Kaizen, 5S, Process Improvements, Cost Savings * Call Center Management * Project Management * Customer Service * Office Administration I excel at creating clear, detailed, and concise documentation including user manuals, training manuals, system manuals, use case documentations, guidebooks, and company policy manuals in various industries. I work diligently to provide excellence in my professional endeavors and have gained reputation for my attention-to-detail skill, integrity, and results-driven work ethic.

    $33.33 /hr
    2,854 hours
    5.00
  2. Christi Aldridge

    Christi Aldridge

    Word Lover, Spelling Corrector, and Article Creator

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 15

    I have a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Journalism. I was an award winning columnist for my university paper, and wrote articles for the school's magazine as well. I am creative and love to express that. I have been writing online for the past five years specializing in areas such as crafts, entertainment, beauty and fashion, home decor, DIY, kids' activities and parties, holiday ideas, electronics, jewelry, clothing, and literature. I am also trained in copywriting, opinion articles and public relations writing. I'm a grammar and spelling lover and adore editing as well as writing and have taken copyediting classes. I have a sharp sense of humor, flawless spelling and grammar skills and I tend to work very hard but very fast. I'm experienced with social networking, HTML, Microsoft Word, SEO writing and blogging. I love coming up with ideas and being creative so my articles aren't run of the mill. I'm friendly, social and great with customers and clients as well. I was named one of Yahoo's Top Writers of 2012, and stay busy with projects ranging from social media, product descriptions, blogs, and Buying Guides to page reviews and ratings, article writing, and editing. I love the written word, especially when it's spelled properly! I'm prompt, trustworthy, and strive for excellence every day, and I enjoy becoming a better writer with each project I work on.

    $27.78 /hr
    1,617 hours
    5.00
  3. Katharina M.

    Katharina M.

    Professional translations by certified German translator

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    As a certified German translator I am constantly looking for new business relationships and translations projects, as well as projects that include English/German correspondence, localization, proof reading, and copy writing. I obtained a Master's degree in translation studies as well as a Bachelor's degree in International Business, Economy and Marketing. Additionally, I am a certified translator for English by the state of Germany. Over the last 7 years I was able to gain experience in translating, proofreading and writing English and German text. My work includes translation and proofreading tasks of the following areas: LEGAL: legal documents, contracts, waivers, imprints and non-disclosure agreements IT: website content and software applications, as well as technical user manuals, product write-ups buyer's guides and mobile Apps MARKETING: business communication, presentations and marketing/ PR materials EDUCATIONAL: language learning materials for German including in depth explanation of grammar rules, creation of flashcards and course materials TECHNICAL: technical text, product manuals and description Copy Writing experience: E-Books, product information with SEO focus, Travel guides, Articles and Blogs I'm aware of the differences between creative translation and exact translation and will adapt my style to your respective needs. Furthermore, I work with SDL Trados to ensure the highest possible quality of my translations, including the layout and formatting of the source documents. My work is very detail-oriented, yet fast-paces because Client satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $33.33 /hr
    1,573 hours
    4.96
  4. Christina Wylie

    Christina Wylie

    Freelance Writer

    Australia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    Award-winning British journalist who writes for internationally renowned publications such as The Times, Time Out, Broadsheet and Wining & Dining. Over seven years' experience writing for both print and online media. I write on topics including food, restaurants, health, fitness, lifestyle, travel, spas and weddings. Worked as an official restaurant reviewer since 2007. Founder and editor-in-chief of food and lifestyle magazine The Great Aussie Bite www.thegreataussiebite.com. I lead a team of 40 writers based all across Australia. I create video content and recipes for an international culinary brand.

    $25.00 /hr
    146 hours
    4.90
  5. Andrea D.

    Andrea D.

    Copywriter & Editor with Marketing Experience

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

    Thank you for your interest! I am out on maternity leave until at least the first week in May and will not review any new offers until after that time. Sorry for any inconvenience. Need compelling copy? Know what you want to tell people, but have no idea how to do it? Let me help! I have spent over a decade working one-on-one with individuals and companies with the goal of creating and refining written works of all lengths and for a variety of media. My success lies in my intimate knowledge of both the English language and its use in marketing and communication. I believe that careful thought should go into all written work and have perfected the ability to help make the ideas of others into eloquent prose. I have advanced research skills that allow me to not only write about, but get to know your industry or company as if I had been there from Day 1. My goal is to work both collaboratively with my clients as well as independently of them in order to meet the needs and demands of writing and editing projects for their company.

    $35.00 /hr
    929 hours
    5.00
  6. Robert Lee

    Robert Lee

    Video Script Writer Extraordinaire

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    Although I am a academic, copy, content and creative writer my specialty is video script writing- animated, whiteboard, narrated, training and sales. Even though academic and creative writing is based on quality content it is also based on the quantity of words- clients are always seeking a word count. Video script writing requires a completely different process and mindset than academic, copy, content and creative writing. It requires the writer to be able to take a large volume of content and reduce it to a bare minimum word count that can immediately gain a viewers attention and retain it throughout the entire video. The ability to write effective video scripts is skill that cannot be perfected overnight. I pledge to provide my clients with a degree of quality that they will be pleased to call their own. I am self motivated, hard working, detailed oriented, flexible and reliable. I believe that communication is significant in any business relationship. I have found that asking the right questions at the beginning of an assignment ensures that not only will be completed ahead of schedule it will exceed the client’s expectations. My goal is to provide my Odesk clients with exceptional quality at reasonable cost and 100% satisfaction. Not only does a satisfied client leave positive feedback, they are likely to be a repeat client. Each client, no matter the duration or size of the assignment, should be treated with the up most respect. I am seeking to develop long term relationships that will be mutually beneficial for both the client and myself. Video Script Writing Creative Writing Copy Writing Content Writing Proof Reading Editing MS Word MS Excel MS PowerPoint MS Publisher PDF Conversions (To and From)

    $55.56 /hr
    26 hours
    4.87
  7. Lauren B.

    Lauren B.

    Writer/Editor/Attorney: Law| Business | Creative| Academic | etc.

    United States - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 12

    For more than 15 years, I have been a writer and editor in many different capacities, from writing white papers on healthcare policy, to founding and editing a literary journal, to editing theses and dissertations for graduate students, to crafting and revising resumes. I am also an attorney, with very strong legal research and writing skills in many areas of the law. Much of my professional experience has been in healthcare policy and law, and I have an excellent grasp of medical terminology and am familiar with a broad range of health topics and issues. In addition, I write literary fiction that has been published widely. My collection of short fiction was published in June of 2014. If it's not listed, I might know it. If I don't know it, I'd love to learn it. I look forward to working with you. (Please note that my fees for legal work are higher than my posted hourly rate, which is my fee for general writing and editing.)

    $30.00 /hr
    22 hours
    4.97
  8. Jovan Pehcevski

    Jovan Pehcevski

    Researcher, Academic/technical writer, Data and Information Scientist

    Macedonia - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    As a PhD in Computer Science, I am an experienced researcher, academic writer and data and information scientist. Over the last 12 years I have gathered an extensive experience in practising and teaching the following computer science concepts: information retrieval, data mining, machine learning, database management systems using MySQL and Oracle, native XML databases using XML, DOM and SAX, web development techniques using (X)HMTL, DHTML, PHP, and MySQL, deploying web services and service oriented architectures, and tuning Apache web server for performance, security and caching. My core competency lies in academic research, data and information science, as well as writing, proofreading and editing of research papers and thesis of all academic levels. I am seeking opportunities to offer my rich professional and academic experience for the strategic growth and developmental needs of your business. My core research interests and strengths are as follows: - Focused information retrieval - Evaluation of focused and content-oriented XML retrieval - Entity retrieval and knowledge discovery - Data mining and big data analytics - Business intelligence and predictive analytics - Time-series data forecasting - Recommendation algorithms for social/news networking sites - Native XML databases, NoSQL and relational database systems - Web servers and web technologies - Web database applications and Internet programming - Web and enterprise security

    $66.67 /hr
    1,586 hours
    5.00
  9. Mary D.

    Mary D.

    Experienced Professional Web Content Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 14

    High quality content shows off your best assets and draws clients to your website.Together, we can create content to help you build your brand. Let me help you shine! -- Experienced, highly trained writer -- Quality work, carefully edited -- Delivered on time, always -- Hassle-free (No divas here!) -- Yes, I understand SEO! www.maryhdyerwritingservices.com.

    $38.89 /hr
    51 hours
    5.00
  10. Tammy Fitzherbert

    Tammy Fitzherbert

    Words4you!

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 11

    "Excellent work! Tammy completed the assignment perfectly the first time through, was very thorough, and was easily reachable. She's been the easiest oDesk person I've worked with. I would highly recommend her and if I have another assignment needing her skills, she'll be the first to be offered the job. Score: 5.00" "Another platinum job from this contractor! Tammy is an incredible resource to both oDesk, and any buyer lucky enough to hire her. From beginning to end, she is thorough, creative, tenacious, and highly committed to perfection in her work. She is incredibly responsive to feedback, and intuitive enough to "get it" immediately. Anyone wise enough to hire her will never be disappointed! Score: 5.00 "This is what my buyers say about me! So if you've stumbled across my profile, let me first say "Thank you" for taking the time to read it. There are many writers out there and I realize in order to get your attention I need to be direct, original, honest and effective. I'm all that and a Bag of Chips! Do you need a book, a short story or an article written? Perhaps you need a marketing proposal or copy and website content. Having trouble branding your idea, business or product? Catalog or magazine paragraphs too dull? Postcards too blah and ordinary? Are your books lacking the oomph needed... you know, the pizazz that causes a reader to stay up all night, because they never can stop turning to the next page? If you want that- turn to me! I'm a proven success. With creativity, witty satire, and the ability to speak directly to the reader; I'm able to do what I do best-gain their trust. This ultimately reflects their acceptance of your idea, product, story or brand. I want to leave you with one thought regarding who you pick for a provider - If you want a professional who prides herself on meeting deadlines, being punctual, meticulous, works with extreme integrity and never, ever outsources your work, then I'm the right choice for exceeding your expectations. So stop looking and let me start working- for you! I've been a writer for over 20 years in every field imaginable. I graduated college with a Communications degree in broadcasting (radio and TV) and a Bachelors degree in Sociology. After college, I spent over 15 years selling and writing advertising commercials and marketing campaigns (radio, internet, TV and billboard ads) to various local and national businesses. I currently am blessed to have many repeat customers who contact me regularly when they need projects completed. My days revolve around article-writing for websites and magazines, re-writes of unpublished books by authors who long to get a query accepted, web content production and website critiques, and marketing campaigns from start to finish. All this I do in addition to creating my own library of books for sale. I'm a best selling author of children's books and parenting books and can be found on Amazon Kindle's best seller list. I also write thrillers for adults under a pen name (sorry but I keep the pseudonym a secret- even my own mother doesn't know!), and I have sold several other books as a ghost-writer for clients. Simply put, I love writing. Free-lancing provides me the outlet to be a stay-at home working mom! I'm excellent in English, creative content ideas, grammar, editing and proofing. But my best asset is the ability to listen to the buyer and determine what they want, then deliver it. I also guarantee my work. Since I'm very selective about who I allow to employ my services, I make sure we communicate well before accepting any offer or payment. Only when my client has assured me that they are 100% satisfied, do I consider the job as finished and complete. That also means, that if I can't make you happy, then you don't have to pay me. Quite a concept huh? To actually only pay for what you like? There are way too many poor providers out there who simply want a quick hourly rate without regard to actual performance. Why waste your time and money on those? Get it done right the first time. I would love the opportunity to write for you or your business!

    $35.00 /hr
    135 hours
    5.00