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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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Upwork Proofreading Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 2,061 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 4.80.

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  1. Jovan Pehcevski

    Jovan Pehcevski

    Researcher, Academic/technical writer, Data and Information Scientist

    Macedonia - Last active: 6 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
    1,730 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: 16

    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
    1,921 hours
    5.00
  3. Christina Wylie

    Christina Wylie

    Freelance Writer

    Australia - Last active: 21 days 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
    4.95
  4. Tracy G.

    Tracy G.

    Project Management / Content Management

    United States - Last active: 16 hours ago - Tests: 8

    My goal is to help my clients succeed by providing them with quality work that is second to none. English is my native language and I have written professionally for over six years. I pride myself on communication, as well as making plans and ideas come together. My skills include project management, copywriting and editing for manuscripts and documents, proofreading, customer service, word and data processing, updating and maintaining blogs for several firms, research, and writing. I love learning new skills and enjoy a challenge. I am adept at Microsoft Office programs including Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. I also work daily with WordPress and Google tools. I have worked for a variety of clients, including oDesk Enterprise Solutions, as an editor and project manager. I have done other project management work and have a basic, working knowledge of SEO, Wordpress, and HTML. I have worked extensively with the legal industry, helping promote legal sites through content, SEO, and social media. You won't be disappointed when you let me work for you because I will provide you with top-notch work that is of the highest quality. I am reliable, trustworthy, and precise. If I say I will deliver, you can plan on it.

    $33.33 /hr
    3,152 hours
    5.00
  5. Katharina M.

    Katharina M.

    Professional translations by certified German translator

    United States - Last active: 2 days 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
    1,578 hours
    4.96
  6. Andrea D.

    Andrea D.

    Copywriter & Editor with Marketing Experience

    United States - Last active: 16 hours 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
    978 hours
    5.00
  7. 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
    117 hours
    4.81
  8. Robert Lee

    Robert Lee

    Video Script Writer Extraordinaire

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

    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
    4.88
  9. 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
    1,606 hours
    5.00
  10. Mary D.

    Mary D.

    Experienced Professional Web Content Writer

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 15 - Portfolio: 6

    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