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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. Jessica L.

    Jessica L.

    Administrative Professional, VA, Proofreader

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

    I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. For the past 10 years I’ve held various administrative positions with multiple companies. My most recent work is as an onsite office manager for an international research company. Duties of the position are many and include: -Office-wide emails to 200+ people - Impeccable spelling and grammar is a must -Planning and tracking a $1.3 million budget -Creating and editing flyers, reports, training books, and presentations -Event planning -Online ordering -Communicating with vendors to set up and renew contracts -Work with property management on maintenance and building issues I also have past experience as a real estate salesperson. This high energy, on the go job is a great intro into the virtual workspace as they have similar challenges: most importantly being a disciplined self starter. I have a dedicated home office space from which I work, as well as all the necessary tools that make on the go work a snap - which means I’m available when you need me, no matter where I may be. I’m new to oDesk, but a highly motivated and experienced administrative professional. When I freelance for you, you can be certain that you’ll receive the high quality work you expect for your business. I will always ask enough questions to ensure that I understand the needs of your project and your expectations. I will always be upfront before starting a job if I do not have the necessary time or skill to complete the work. Clear communication is key - It’s what you’ll receive from me and what I expect in return. What can I do for You? Virtual office management, virtual assisting, budget planning, expense tracking, event planning, report writing, emailing, Excel work, formatting/editing/proofreading documents, create flyers/documents/presentations, travel/vacation planning, transcription, create/manage social media pages, and much more - just ask! I am experienced with: Pages; Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Office365

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  2. Kristine Mamac

    Kristine Mamac Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Professional | Researcher | VA | Bookkeeper | Proofreader |

    Philippines - Last active: 11/27/2014 - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a senior accountant for one of the Philippines largest rural banking corporations, managing the accuracy of all transactions, loans and company payroll & financial reports, in one its busiest branches. As such, I am highly proficient in Microsoft (e.g. WORD and EXCEL) and accounting programmes. I have successfully transferred my IT and administrative skills, and ‘eye for detail’ to a range of clients and projects, including proofreading content and content architecture, for a major patient information portal of the UK’s National Health Service. I continue to provide administrative services for a public limited company in the UK. I believe my knowledge (particularly in health and accountancy), spoken and written English, administrative and natural interpersonal skills are attributes that serve my clients well.

    Associated with: Philance Team

    $4.00 /hr
    425 hours
    0.00
  3. Tamara Birrell

    Tamara Birrell

    Professional-Quality Results Guaranteed

    Australia - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

    My name is Tamara. I am a dynamic, highly-skilled and experienced Virtual Assistant working from Canberra, Australia. I am proficient in English spelling and grammar, mathematics, business administration, business writing, article writing and data entry just to name a few examples. My typing speed is 60WPM (Words per Minute). I fully guarantee the quality of my work. All of my previous employers have complimented my work as being above standard and expectations. I can assist you with a wide variety of tasks including: Personal and Executive Level Assistance Business Writing including Proposals and Policy Documentation Data Entry and Analysis English Proof-Reading and Editing Online Research and Reporting Financial Reporting Human Resources and Recruitment Diary & Calendar Management Document Design Article Writing Accounts Management Account Payable/Receivable Book Keeping Transcription/Typing

    $23.00 /hr
    12 hours
    5.00
  4. Patricia H.

    Patricia H.

    Freelance Writer

    United States - Last active: 25 days ago - Portfolio: 5

    I've always known one thing: I love writing. I'm currently a copywriter, writing press releases and website content for small to large businesses across the country. In my current position, I learn a lot about a huge variety of subjects on a regular basis. At one time, I wanted to be an English teacher, which is why I have a BA in Secondary Education and English. Then I stumbled into a job where I proofread phonebooks. After about 5 years of that, I moved to Chicago for grad school. I got my MA in Journalism while working for a small company that made barcodes, among other things. http://pmhall.dudaone.com/

    $16.00 /hr
    11 hours
    5.00
  5. Mary Jo Courchesne

    Mary Jo Courchesne

    Expert in copyright, sales, & marketing

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 2

    Experienced and highly organized publishing industry professional with 20 years in the industry specializing in copyright, permissions, subsidiary rights, and special sales. Skilled negotiator with successful subsidiary rights placements, licenses and run-on sales to clients in book clubs, book fairs, audio, English-language foreign and digital E-book platforms. Articulate writer able to draft sales material, marketing copy, as well as fresh editorial content on a wide variety of subjects. Adjunct Professor of copyright, permissions and subsidiary rights at the George Washington University's Masters in Publishing program. Member of the following organizations: American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP), Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Washington Book Publishers, American Association of Publisher's Rights & Permissions Advisory Committee

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.62
  6. Ashok Kumar

    Ashok Kumar

    Desktop Publishing Designer

    India - Last active: 28 days ago

    Technical Proficiency and Experiences: • Analyzing specifications of e-Publishing/typesetting/data conversion projects • Efficient in management of the Data conversion and typesetting teams. • Allocation of work to the team members. • Training of team members in the identified areas. • InDesign, Quark, XML, ePublishing, Operations, Typesetting, Composition • Knowledge of applications like InDesign, QuarkXpress, FrameMaker, Photoshop, ebook readers etc. • Ability to work within tight deadlines and ensure timely delivery of projects at all stages of production • Managing the production and quality teams independently • Six years experience in handling the production team. • Well experiences of handling multicolour Books and Journals from concept to completion, ability to Problem solve. Handle multiple task, detail and deadline oriented with supervision. • Troubleshooting the PDF related issues, having thorough knowledge of PDF generation and pre-flight. • Template creation ability for: Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, PageMaker, FrameMaker. Technical Skills DESIGN SOFTWARE: OTHER SKILLS: Adobe InDesign Problem Solving Skills Adobe FrameMaker Researching Skills Adobe PageMaker Text Processing Skills QuarkXPress Computer Networking skills Adobe Photoshop Production Tracking Skills Adobe Illustrator’s Leadership and Team Management Skills Adobe Acrobat Professional Quotation handling Pitstop Pre-flight Invoice creation Page layout Scanning Typography/typesetting Operating Systems Macintosh: with trouble shooting and installation of all application and others. Windows: with trouble shooting and installation of all application and others Technical Trainings • One year Computer training in Desktop Publishing, from Hi-Tech Computer Education Centre, Ghaziabad. • Three month Computer course in Language from SSI, Computer Education. • QuarkXPress and InDesign Technical training given by the employer.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  7. Shanique F.

    Shanique F.

    Writer/Proofreader/Content Developer/Virtual Assistant

    Jamaica - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 7

    My belief is that effective communication and trust should be the driving force of every great business relationship. I have blended experience in customer service, education, sales/marketing,events planning, content generation and administrative duties. My goal is to provide a service that meets and exceeds the expectations of my clients, to better ensure that they get value for their money. My ability to learn at a fast pace and interest in learning new things makes each challenge a fulfilling opportunity. I am a trained educator who holds a Bachelor of Education in Business & Computer Technology and I am also currently pursuing a M.Sc. in Career & Technical Education.

    $22.22 /hr
    551 hours
    4.71
  8. Renson K.

    Renson K.

    SEO expert

    Kenya - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 8

    SEO is the blood and life of your online activity. Be it online marketing, reputation management, social media publicity, website audit, and analysis of online performance, I am the person you seek. With over five years of experience, I guarantee to deliver real Returns On Investment. In addition to skill, I bring onboard handwork. As you might know handwork always beats talent and skill when they don't work hard. Get in touch and allow me to show you what I can do...You will be Amazed!

    $7.00 /hr
    713 hours
    4.79
  9. Cristiano Costanzi

    Cristiano Costanzi

    Cristiano Costanzi

    Italy - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 11

    Hello, my name is Cristiano and I'm an italian, mother tongue, student. I'm a professional Italian freelance with experience in Translations (marketing, business, medical, IT, technical, and legal), Advertising, Web design, Articles writing and Proofreading. In the last years I was busy in graphic/design using Photoshop and in Website Building (Wordpress or from scratch). All my works are usually delivered in 24/48h and my clients were always satisfied of my work. Communication is very important for me. For this reason I always leave all my contact details such email, Skype, MSN, iMessage and so on. I can work with every kind of file. For both Windows and Mac. My portfolio include: English to Italian translation ---> Websites (ecommerce, blogs, landing pages) English to Italian translation ---> iOS/Android/WP7 applications English to Italian translation ---> Ebay auctions and articles. Italian to English translation ---> Websites (ecommerce, blogs, landing pages) Italian to English translation ---> iOS/Android/WP7 applications Italian to English translation ---> Ebay auctions and articles. Wordpress ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) ---> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Computer_Driving_Licence Social Media Marketing HTML, PHP, XML Graphic and Design - Photoshop

    $8.89 /hr
    19 hours
    5.00