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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. Hannah Myott

    Hannah Myott

    Freelance Writer & German-English Translator

    New Zealand - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    I write, I translate, and I do anything in between. I have a passion for writing, and this includes free writing, proofreading, translating, and rewriting. I'm a native English-speaker from the United States, and have my Bachelor's degree in German and Anthropology from Luther College. "Very nicely done. It is obvious that you have experience writing online, but what was most striking about your writing is your ability to maintain a sincere and friendly voice. I truly felt like you were a friend offering expert travel advice- and that is exactly what the client is looking for. I'd be honored to have you help me finish this project." - my first paying client Since childhood I have always been the one peers and coworkers come to when they need an something proofread. I consistently receive good feedback for my writing - especially for my strong "writing voice." I now freelance write as a profession rather than just a hobby - and my passion for it is only getting stronger.

    $22.00 /hr
    70 hours
    5.00
  2. Emmaline S.

    Emmaline S.

    Skilled writer and copy editor

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

    English major senior from Macalester College with strong writing and leadership skills. Experience in teaching, editing, organizing, public speaking, and working with youth. Contributed to publication (Help! Straight Talk for Surviving the College Search in 2011, Mill City Press, Inc), and had non-fiction essay accepted by online and print anthology (Yeah! Write).

    $20.00 /hr
    3 hours
    5.00
  3. Marabel Raneses

    Marabel Raneses

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

    Philippines - Last active: 7 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
    4,792 hours
    4.98
  4. Sarah K.

    Sarah K.

    Experienced Researcher / Data Entry /Transcription/Quality Control

    United States - Last active: 7 hours ago - Tests: 4

    Over the last 9 years, I've completed several long-term web research jobs which included the development of a database of upper management contacts. I have been doing data entry for 8 years. I have 5 years of experience in both long and short transcriptions. I adapt quickly to the various guidelines for each project I am on. Most recently, I have been in charge of a team of 6-9 transcribers. I review their work and send back any corrections that need to be made. I also have extensive experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, Google Docs, and Open Office. I have some experience with Microsoft PowerPoint.

    $16.67 /hr
    2,976 hours
    5.00
  5. Christine Tina Gustavsson

    Christine Tina Gustavsson

    Hard-working administrator and translator

    Cyprus - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a hard working Swedish girl living abroad, with experience in administration duties as well as customer service and translations. I am well familiar with Office as well as social media. My aim is to start a small business from home assisting others with the same goal as me in life, together we will grow strong and successful. No job is too small or to big! Hire me and you will have no regrets!

    $11.00 /hr
    1,510 hours
    4.60
  6. Darsei Canhasi

    Darsei Canhasi

    Data Analyst, Researcher | Academic Writer | Business & Economy Expert

    Albania - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

    Thus far, around 40 percent of my oDesk work history is comprised of rehires. This surely is a great indicator of the professional attitude I demonstrate towards every project I am assigned. I have a Bachelor diploma from Rochester Institute of Technology in Business Administration and Economics. Currently, I am doing my MBA studies at the International Business School (IBS) at Brandeis University, one of the top rated school in United States. At Brandeis I am specializing in Business Analytics. Thus far, my professional experience includes Uni Group, Institute for Development Policy, and Outsource to Kosovo. Please check below at the employment part for more details. Specifically, I have more than 6 years of experience in conducting Research & Academic Papers, Business Plans, Industry Analysis reports, and Policy Papers. Specialized in APA/MLA/Harvard/Chicago reference styles. I have full access to hundreds of prominent databases, including ProQuest, EBSCO, JSTOR, and IBIS World. In addition, I have more than 2 years of experience in the data analytics field. I posses advanced Microsoft Excel skills and Tableau skills, and intermediate R skills. You can find a selection of my work in the Portfolio section of my profile. Also, you can check my oDesk work history in order to see the works I have completed.

    $21.00 /hr
    456 hours
    4.95
  7. Michelle D.

    Michelle D.

    RN, HAAD-RN, Academic Writer, Data Entry Specialist, Consultant

    Philippines - Last active: 28 days ago - Tests: 5

    RN, HAAD-RN An experienced writer specifically to creative, content, medical and technical writing. Academic writer with expertise to Personal Statements, Essays, Resumes, Statement of Purpose, etc. Proofreader and editor. Proficient to English and Filipino (Tagalog), both oral and written. Student level to Arabic language. Do provide high quality customer care and service. With good computer skills: fast typing speed, experienced to microsoft excel and word Internet researcher. Expert Data Entry Specialist and Encoder.

    $15.00 /hr
    109 hours
    4.99
  8. Karim L.

    Karim L.

    Italian Translator (ENG to ITA - ITA to ENG) - Writer

    Italy - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

    Native language: italian Main skills: translation, transcription, proofreading, publishing, writing, WordPress, Photoshop Interests: Writing, Internet, Photo Editing, Design I am a creative Publisher, Writer, Translator and Proofreader. I speak and write Italian and English fluently. I worked in the local law court, where I worked as a transcriptor and a writer, composing and translating legal letters in Italian and English. Now I'm a Publisher and a Blogger, as you can see from the projects in my portfolio. I'm such an hard worker and a fast learner, I'm always available online for communication and I'm pretty sure that my experience and my skills would mean the perfect choice for anyone.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $15.00 /hr
    1,596 hours
    4.99
  9. Carlotta C.

    Carlotta C. Agency Contractor

    Carlotta Chesi

    Italy - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    My name is Carlotta Chesi and I am Italian native speaker, I am a translator, I also speak English, Spanish and French. I am currently doing various freelance projects such as article writing and translation, web content writing, product translation, manual translation, web site translation and proofreading. Since my native language is Italian, I choose to focus my work actvity on my own language, so most of my work consist of English to Italian translations although I am obviously capable of doing projects in the other language combinations. I have a positive mental attitude and I am very dynamic and well organized, I am adapdable and collaborative, I am creative and considered to be a people person. I will work all the hours that are necessary and will always find a way to get project done on time and on budget. SKILLS: Foreign languages Customer relationship Content Marketing Internet Mac Microsoft Office WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU: - Website translation (English to Italian/ Spanish to Italian/ French to Italian) - Article writing (Italian language) - Web content writing services - Proofreading (Italian language) - Team management (I have my own company on oDesk) - Translation project management

    Associated with: CCgroup, Virtual Translation Solutions

    $13.00 /hr
    1,404 hours
    4.96
  10. Karen L.

    Karen L. Agency Contractor

    free lance provider

    Philippines - Last active: 7 hours ago - Tests: 2

    I had worked as a teacher both in a classroom and on-line settings for more than twelve years. Within the span of certain years in teaching, I was promoted twice. I became also a customer service representative in some call centers, where I took care of the different needs and complaints of the customers/clients. I did also remote trouble shooting for a cable company. At certain seasons. I write and conceptualize events for some companies and sometimes write ads and press releases. I had also my shares of telemarketing. I do not just work because of money but I want to be an asset and to develop more of myself in my chosen field. My passion for writing inspires me to teach. I have been writing for school plays , which are some adaptations and when I am not teaching, I write sequence guides and concepts of an ad or events, such as product launching.

    Associated with: JobHub

    $5.56 /hr
    872 hours
    5.00