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Proofreading Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.79.

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  1. Saskia K.

    Saskia K.

    Dutch/English SEO/SMM Freelancer

    Netherlands - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

    As a freelancer, my most important skills are Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), content creation and linguistics. My forte is optimised blogging, but as a freelancer I work on a wide variety of projects including web-based research, social media management, keyword research, meta tag / snippet creation, website analysis, Google Adwords ad text creation and NL to EN & EN to NL translation. (Please note: I do not take on any projects involving adult content, gambling, quick weight loss, etc. If you are not sure if your project is suitable, feel free to ask me.) Being a MA graduate, I also have broad knowledge of culture and art. But I am not limited to those topics alone. Due to nearly 2 years of working in a multilingual company as both a linguist and a coordinator, I have learned to work with a wide variety of topics and fields, including (but not limited to) IT, food & drink, healthcare, travel and the construction industry. It has also made me meticulous in working on and reviewing linguistic and SEO projects. Last but not least, I am a very organised person and you can rely on me to deliver your work within the agreed time limit. I like to do a job well, and with clear instructions and good feedback I am sure I can be of help to your project. For a more elaborate overview of my CV, feel free to have a look on my LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/saskiakleingeld

    $25.00 /hr
    640 hours
    5.00
  2. Alexander N.

    Alexander N.

    Experienced Norwegian Translator / SEO Specialist

    Norway - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    I've always had a passion for the English language, and consider myself to have a higher capability in the language than most non-English people. I've done quite a few translation and proofreading jobs from/to English over the past 3 years, which I've found to expand my vocabulary even further. Over the past 3 years, I have worked on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for countless websites, using mostly Moz and Google tools. My core value is to threat every project like my own, and will therefore always strive to be original, creative and thorough. I will never miss a deadline that has been agreed upon. I also have experience with Wordpress, Magento, Refinery, Excel, Linkbird and basic HTML.

    $27.78 /hr
    8 hours
    5.00
  3. Sherrie Chastain

    Sherrie Chastain

    Google Domination SEO Expert & Traffic Generation Specialist

    United States - Last active: 03/03/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7

    I am an ambitious, highly motivated, positive self-starter that is goal and results oriented. I have excellent work ethics due to my strong organizational skills, attention to detail and passion for success in business. I love challenges and will put forth any amount of effort that it requires to master the challenge at hand. I am able to multi task and can see the overall picture in any given situation to get to the underlying issues for quick decision making. I have spent the past 10 years becoming an expert SEO Specialist which can easily be seen by typing my name "Sherrie Chastain" into Google where you will find pages of articles, press releases, social media posts and websites that I have created. I create, design and manage SEO optimized websites including ecommerce websites plus Google compliant landing pages. I also create a variety of different types of SEO mobile websites. Once their online presence is complete I follow up with either creating and implementing successful Internet marketing campaigns or train the businesses and their staff to implement these campaigns in-house. My Skills include but are not limited to: 1) On and off page SEO 2) SEM and paid online advertising 3) Online and offline press release creation and submission 4) Social media marketing 5) Email and newsletter marketing 6) Loyalty program creation and implementation 7) Branding campaigns 8) Reputation management 9) Text, banner and media advertising 10) PURL postcard marketing 11) Video and podcast creation and marketing campaigns 12) E-book and white paper campaigns 13) Split and variable testing for higher conversion rates to increase ROI 14) Analyze linking structure for increased traffic flow 15) Analytics programs and webmaster tools installation for evaluation of statistics 16) Identify additional revenue streams to increase profitability 17) Campaign creation targeted to increase frequency and amount of purchase 18) Real time traffic analysis for moment of truth strategy implementation 19) Proximity Marketing creation and implementation using mobile devices I look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

    $177.78 /hr
    2,377 hours
    5.00
  4. Michael R.

    Michael R.

    Content * B2B * Marketing * Copy-Writing * Advertising

    United States - Last active: 03/23/2014 - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 11

    Books & short stories Content- informative articles, buzz topic writing, academic. Ezine editor and contributor for over 2 years. Screen-play and script writing for businesses Professional bios & personal statements Marketing- email templates, sales scripts, landing pages, websites Humor in various guises a few other things besides. Please visit: http://writeblogresearchcreate.wordpress.com/ M.S. in Nutrition & Kinesiology from Temple and have been relentlessly pursuing the latest nutrition and fitness research that fits in with developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Proficient in MLA and Chicago styles. Live and work in a public library as a research tool. I can take or leave the Oxford comma. The other reasons I am relevant: Press releases Training/User manuals Web-based advertisements Technical articles Web content Blogs E books Email blasts Editing experience: Walgreens Diabetes Magazine (contributing author as well) Autobiographies Press-releases Ebooks Nutrition and fitness blogs Kettlebell ebook Livecity Expert Falfurrias News Contributor Refugio News Contributor Bay City News Contributor Beeville News Contributor Protein Munchies- web site creation and content contributor Monthly Magazine Contributor @ AtomApps

    $100.00 /hr
    366 hours
    4.99
  5. Elina VanNatta

    Elina VanNatta

    Marketing Consultant/Copywriter

    United States - Last active: 03/31/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    My passion: Helping organizations succeed by marketing effectively. What you should know about me: I am not always gentle, but I am always candid. If your strategy sucks – I’ll tell you. My experience in brief: In the past 10 years, I have gained diverse skills in the areas of marketing, branding and sales; writing and editing; SEO and SEM, as well as Wordpress, landing page anatomy, blogging and much more. I enjoy dissecting organizations’ strategies, assessing their marketing and branding, and making recommendations for improvement. I love being a virtual marketing director! What I can do: - Current marketing/branding/sales assessment - Marketing/Branding plans to correlate with your Strategic Business Plan - Copywriting: brochures, flyers, content, sales letters, sales scripts, sales presentations, e-mail campaigns, Adwords ads - Blog and article writing - Adwords: setup, review, management - Wordpress: installation, updates, customization - On-page SEO - Preparing for trade shows - Building and training sales teams

    $44.44 /hr
    3 hours
    4.85
  6. Markus Seebauer

    Markus Seebauer Agency Contractor

    Technical Translations from a German Engineer

    Germany - Last active: 09/09/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I specialize in software translations, user interfaces, technical websites, marketing texts, and manuals. I have a Master's degree in engineering from Technical University of Munich, Germany, and 7 years of experience in technical translation.

    Groups: oTranslators

    Associated with: DE Technology Agency

    $28.89 /hr
    854 hours
    4.87
  7. Josh Vogt

    Josh Vogt

    Freelance Writer & Editor

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 39

    I provide compelling content that gives you a standout image and delivers powerful results. Need copy written or revised for your website, brochures, emails, social network, or any other media platform? Look no further. - 9+ years experience in copywriting, editing, proofreading, advertising, marketing, managing freelancers, email campaigns, SEO, and web journalism - Dedicated to quality, creativity, and your complete satisfaction

    $50.00 /hr
    476 hours
    4.95
  8. Anna Sette

    Anna Sette

    Italian Translator, SEO Expert, Web Marketing Strategist & Writer

    Italy - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a young professional, with almost 5 years experience as Web Writer, SEO/SEM Strategist, and Translator in both B2B and B2C environments. My primary interest is in the English and Italian language (as for Translating), Content Writing, Web Marketing and SEO strategies. I am experienced in web writing, editing and translating. I am an SEO/SEM expert, knowledgable about viral and social marketing strategies, Google Analytics, and CRM. I am determined and focused, passionate about writing and translating. I am used to working at a fast pace. I am a quick learner and I am comfortable about meeting deadlines and/or working under pressure. I like to always improve myself. I am keen on new technology and proficient at both MS Office and Mac OS. I can use portal engine and CMS such as wordpress, joomla, magento and prestashop (for e-commerce). I am an Italian mother tongue and I fluently speak English and Spanish (near-native level/bilingual proficiency), with a good knowledge of French and German. I graduated in International Relations and then mastered in Strategic Marketing at the New York University L. Stern Business School.

    $22.22 /hr
    2,303 hours
    5.00
  9. Stephanie C.

    Stephanie C.

    Editor / Writer / Internet Marketer - Freelance

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

    I am a seasoned editor, writer and Internet marketer. I have worked with editing, writing SEO content and website promotion for over six years. I have worked as an expert writer and editor as well as a marketing manager where I specialized in social media and SEO. I am experienced in Microsoft Office, Internet applications and various email programs. I have extensive experience in writing, editing AP and MLA format. I feel with my background in writing, editing and marketing, I would be a wonderful asset to you. I ensure all content is unique, well-researched and factual. I look forward to working with you!

    $22.22 /hr
    2,161 hours
    4.99
  10. Eric Baron

    Eric Baron

    Creative Writer

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago

    I'm all about telling stories. My academic background is in English, Economics and Psychology. And as a professionally published writer of fiction and poetry I believe I can help make your content better. Whether it's an assignment, book, website, article or blog, I can help with creating original work or editing what you already have.

    $35.00 /hr
    47 hours
    4.98