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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. Saskia K.

    Saskia K.

    Dutch/English SEO/SMM Freelancer

    Netherlands - Last active: 2 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. Ellie P.

    Ellie P.

    Translator / Voice Talent / Creative Writer

    South Korea - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2

    Available to provide Eng-Kor (or vice versa) translation of websites, copywriting for web, print, digital advertising, mobile applications, business documents and presentations particularly in tech/medical/media industry, training materials, guidebooks, voice-over for commercials and digital ads, business conferences, children books, etc. Super excited to be newly join in odesk community and ready to embark on a journey with trustworthy clients! Please take a close look at the following description of my project scope and feel free to contact me any time. Thank you! [Translator / Voice Talent] ✔ Deep understanding of both Korean and English, including colloquialisms and how to translate them ✔ Able to work on tight deadlines under pressure to meet client's needs ✔ Available to communicate with client regularly, attention to details ✔ Have experiences in working with corporate clients to record voice over. [Creative Writer] ✔ Wrote several feature articles in the areas of culture, entertainment, and world topic as intern reporter in South-Korea-based newspaper. ✔ Portfolio: 1. "Facebook Co-Founder Chris Huges: What does entrepreneurship mean in the 21st century?" (http://g20.mk.co.kr/g20_supporters_view.php?cmd=report&num=66) 2. "Iguaza Falls with the movie - Nella Fantasia" (http://g20.mk.co.kr/g20_supporters_view.php?cmd=story&num=67) 3. "Brazilians fall in love with Twitter" (http://g20.mk.co.kr/g20_supporters_view.php?cmd=report&num=104)

    $25.00 /hr
    15 hours
    5.00
  3. Alexander N.

    Alexander N.

    Experienced Norwegian Translator / SEO Specialist

    Norway - Last active: 16 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
  4. Rachel Schramm

    Rachel Schramm Agency Contractor

    Web Copywriter

    United States - Last active: 1 month 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
  5. Audrey Taylor

    Audrey Taylor

    Professional Writer / British-American / Blogger / Ghost Writer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 05/28/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    Over the last 10 years I have worked in several different areas of business including press, promotions, publishing, editing, writing, and marketing. I am a published ghost writer with several publications under my belt including books and articles. I am also published under my own name in books, magazines and on my personal website No Tea After 12. I have exceptional editing and writing skills, a strong background in project management, and meticulous attention to detail. I also possess good research and fact-checking abilities, and I can adhere to tight schedules as necessary. I have the ability to devise exciting content, as well as promotional and sales material and I regularly generate copy for PR and press initiatives. I also have experience in web content management, basic HTML, and data entry. As well as a strong background in both typing and copywriting.

    Groups: Article Samurai

    $27.78 /hr
    485 hours
    5.00
  6. 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
  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. Nicolle Bennett

    Nicolle Bennett

    Editor/Content Manager

    United States - Last active: 08/11/2014 - Tests: 2

    Experienced web editor/content manager with over ten years of resource development, medical editing, web research, and quality management experience. Experience with CMS systems, social media management and mobile app development. Proofread web and print copy for pharmaceutical and advertising clients; developed resources and managed online communication outlets for the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service and www.cancer.gov. Web editor, content manager and social media strategist for www.tv411.org/. Proficient in the Chicago Manual of Style; MLA, AMA and AP Styles; Microsoft Office; Adobe Suite and both PC/MAC. Skilled in handling highly sensitive/confidential information, tailoring resources appropriately and meeting tight deadlines with quality results. Professional training in medical/pharmaceutical editing and proofreading and legal proofing CompTIA A+ Certified Technician

    $30.00 /hr
    675 hours
    4.96
  9. Kirsten B.

    Writer / Editor / Researcher / Blogger / Content / SEO / Admin

    Australia - Last active: 08/18/2014 - Tests: 4

    I'm an Australian (native English speaking) writer, editor, proofreader and marketer looking for short or long term projects. My specialties are writing SEO articles for the web, editing website copy to build traffic, and performing competitive internet research.

    $111.11 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00