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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 4.79.

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  1. Irene victoria D.

    Irene victoria D.

    Technical Writer | Operations Manager

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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
    2,914 hours
    5.00
  2. Mary D.

    Mary D.

    Experienced Professional Web Content Writer

    United States - Last active: 8 days 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
  3. Joel Q.

    Joel Q.

    Copywriter and Editor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 11

    A versatile and experienced editor and award-winning copywriter specialising in upbeat copy with great attention to detail. My diverse roster of previous experience includes editing newspapers, magazines, books and websites as well as writing for most media formats. I have crafted both winning advertising copy and PR/marketing communications for clients like BMW, MINI, SONY, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Merck Pharmaceuticals, InterContinental Hotels, Marriott Hotels, SINGHA Beer and many more, including property development, the construction industry and yachting companies. I have held editorial positions at AOL UK and Virgin Multimedia, and written SEO product reviews for a company called Smart Content Online. I launched two successful consumer lifestyle publications in Asia, and ran them as Managing Editor. I blogged for Travel+Leisure (Conde Nast) and have edited travel guides published by Insight Guides, as well as a fiction novel published by Marshall Cavendish in 2011. I have written lifestyle columns for Ink Publishing's roster of in-flight magazines and contributed articles to publications around the world. 

    $25.00 /hr
    26 hours
    4.75
  4. Saskia K.

    Saskia K.

    Dutch/English SEO/SMM Freelancer

    Netherlands - Last active: 1 day 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
  5. Jade B.

    Jade B.

    Online Business | Services and Consulting

    Japan - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 13

    I am a native New Zealander, with many years experience on multiple sites. I not only design sites, I can help design businesses. I offer: Website development (Wordpress) Website appraisal, analytics & redevelopment. Where are people coming from? What are they doing? How long do they stay? Where and why do they leave? Product validation using advertising and sales pages to gather potential clients details. Google/Facebook advertising and A/B testing. Keyword research, copy writing and SEO/SEM to increase organic traffic. Web & social media marketing/management for increased traffic, more interaction and greater conversion. Japanese-English translation and vice-versa. I can manage all work involved and give a clear and well-defined budget. A long-term resident of Japan, I work with Japanese associates to achieve the same outcomes. I work closely with a Japanese graphic designer and in partnership we can produce visually catching, clean, professional Wordpress sites. My goal is to become the regular administrator of one or more professional sites and allow myself a more flexible lifestyle.

    $27.80 /hr
    192 hours
    5.00
  6. Tom McMeekin

    Tom McMeekin

    Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 4

    I'm a professional multi-media journalist who can write, edit, research, produce, and design high-quality content on almost any topic and for any medium. From creating blog and social media posts to complete marketing communications plans, I have worked with clients including university programs, acupuncturists, chefs, commercial painters, e-commerce sites, news sites and forums, and more. I do not compromise my high ethical standards. Sorry, but I do not accept jobs that involve "ghostwriting" without credit, "spinning" and stealing others' copyrighted work, or other shady practices. What you get with me is a passionate, hard-working, detail-oriented, mass communications expert. What you do not get is someone who will rush the job or be a mindless "yes man" -- if I accept a job then I am committing to give you my best work effort, and that includes sometimes offering suggestions or advice -- getting you the final product you NEED, not just the one you think you want. I generally do not do Skype interviews or meetings for any projects paying less than $1,000. I am happy to answer any questions through ODesk or email, and I am happy to do a trial period for any ongoing positions. Sorry, but the reason I choose to do online freelancing is to make my own schedule and work in my pajamas; if you can't deal with that then best of luck finding someone who is a better fit for you.

    $50.00 /hr
    234 hours
    5.00
  7. Luke Langlands

    Luke Langlands

    Trained journalist and expert writer

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

    I am an experienced journalist covering a wide range of topics (mostly culture/lifestyle) on both physical and digital platforms for many different media outlets. I have been professionally trained in journalism and continually gain more knowledge and a greater understanding of this fascinating industry. As well as journalism I have written freelance for a number of PR agencies (in particular writing press releases). Skills include: • In-depth writing for all media platforms • Creating engrossing and interesting copy on any subject • Media marketing techniques (online and offline) • SEO and social media implementation

    $33.33 /hr
    29 hours
    4.95
  8. Alexander N.

    Alexander N.

    Experienced Norwegian Translator / SEO Specialist

    Norway - Last active: 14 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
  9. Wayne Williams

    Wayne Williams

    Audiovisual Archivist specialising in restoration & media convergence

    South Africa - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 14

    I am an audiovisual archivist and am always excited to be involved in research and, particularly, restoration projects of this nature. I have undertaken and successfully completed projects for clients ranging from independent artists to national academic institutions - ON TIME AND WITHIN BUDGET! I further specialise in development and optimisation of your online presence, with particular emphasis on convergence of audio, video and other media content with information technologies. I also focus strongly on structure and content. I have worked on a range of projects, from development of small blogs to management of large multimedia projects. I am seeking opportunities to build long-term relationships with small to medium businesses looking to improve their online visibility and profitability. I also have experience in: * Audio, video and image editing * Research and creation of quality original web site content * On- and off-page search engine optimisation (SEO) * Technical writing, particularly focusing on development and creation of user guides, instruction manuals and troubleshooting guides * Editing and/or translation of English and Afrikaans articles

    $25.00 /hr
    3 hours
    4.76
  10. Rachel Schramm

    Rachel Schramm Agency Contractor

    Web Copywriter

    United States - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    It's one thing to have an attractive website, but well-crafted copy can take your internet presence to a whole new level. I have spent years honing my web copywriting skills to deliver quality, converting content that catches customers' attention. I have ample experience with email campaigns, SEO articles, and web copy, but I'm also skilled at writing headlines and copy for social media posts, banner ads, advertisements, brochures, and infographics. Though the majority of my experience is in the financial and technology industries, I've written articles for a variety of lifestyle guest blogs and transcribed lengthy interviews. I also have adequate Spanish skills, and feel comfortable conversing and communicating in Spanish.

    Associated with: Amplify Digital Development and Design

    $25.00 /hr
    3,909 hours
    4.86