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Upwork Proofreading Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 1,901 Proofreading projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

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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. Chris C.

    Chris C.

    Proofreading Specialist

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    I have a master's degree in exercise and wellness from Arizona State University and am a skilled writing and editing specialist. I have proven statistics from Elance: -Ranked by Elance in the TOP 10% in academic writing, medical writing, and medical transcription. -Ranked in the top 30% in editing and spelling. If you are looking for caring and quality writing, editing, or proofing services, then you came to the right place. I am a writing and editing specialist with years of experience. Let me proof your e-book, write your health and fitness article, or edit your thesis/dissertation. Whatever services you need, I can provide it.

    $15.00 /hr
    18 hours
    4.94
  2. Sue Day

    Sue Day

    (American) Confidential EA | Recruiting | Writing | Customer Service

    Philippines - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 2

    TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS' experience in highly confidential environments, including a top international executive search firm (promoted to Office Manager), prestigious Washington, D.C., law firms and a National Hockey League team. I am a detail-oriented professional providing project coordination; staff recruitment and management; business, article and blog writing; customer service; effective verbal and written communication; meticulous editing and proofreading and well-targeted Internet research.

    $17.78 /hr
    3,790 hours
    4.65
  3. Ignacio M.

    Ignacio M.

    Spanish translator (from English, German and French)

    Spain - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    I have years of experience translating from English, French and German to Spanish. In addition to my background in translation, I have a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, which allows me to translate both financial content (like Forex and academic finance) and marketing, including localizing SEO, SEM, ASO and marketing translations. I can translate code (XML, HTML, Python, Poedit, Wordpress), as coding is a hobby of mine. I have experience working repeatedly for companies like Amazon, eBay, Pergo, Sony or Wordreference. I own copies of MS Office 2007 and Trados 2011. I can work with new software on demand. My quality is top notch and I've never missed a deadline.

    $17.78 /hr
    772 hours
    4.98
  4. Christine Tina Gustavsson

    Christine Tina Gustavsson

    Hard-working administrator and translator

    Cyprus - Last active: 21 hours 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
    1,651 hours
    4.79
  5. Martina edda D.

    Martina edda D.

    Italian Freelance Translator and Writer

    Italy - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 7

    I was born in Italy and i have always studied and practiced english since i was a child, so this gave me the possibility to do some work online as a translator and i also got a certification by Trinity in grade 7. I have also worked as an interpreter for some conventions in my country, where i had to translate from italian to english and from english to italian. I love writing, especially about fashion, travelling and beauty world. When i start a job i always try to do my best and to satisfy all of the clients' requests, this is one of the most important things to me. I am very good at translating, proof reading and writing.

    $7.78 /hr
    68 hours
    5.00
  6. Shiela M.

    Shiela M.

    Experienced VA | Review Writer

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 9

    I am hard working and a quick learner. I can work independently or with a team. I am a problem solver. - I have been working as VA, content writer, and book reviewer for 2 years now. (2012-present) - I worked as Communications Officer of a national non-stock non-profit organization specializing in Agrarian Reform and Sustainable Agriculture in the Philippines for over 5 years. I managed projects and headed production of materials (Powerpoint presentations, AVPs, photos, manuals and brochures) relevant to project promotion and information dissemination. (2009-2014) - I had almost a year of work experience as e-Representative specializing in customer service, sales and retention in a financial account of a renowned BPO company in the country. - While still in college, I worked as English Tutor and Radio Newscaster.

    $8.88 /hr
    1,525 hours
    4.33
  7. Michelle D.

    Michelle D.

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

    Philippines - Last active: 23 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. Jessie Mendoza

    Jessie Mendoza

    Experienced Administrative Assistant

    Philippines - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 5

    I have been into office administration contour of work for more than ten years now most of which comprise operational and administrative functions in front office procedures. I am efficient in handling and monitoring various types of documents, proficient in MS Office 2003 & 2007 Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint. etc.) , knowledgeable in several important computer software such as working with pdf files (Acrobat and Adobe Reader ); Photoshop , Print Artist , ACDSee for graphic design; Nero, Roxio for cd burnings and files storage and backups; I also have a knowledge in networking and online application, in researching and cross referencing. I can allocate 8-12 hours a day for any given time for any given projects.

    $8.33 /hr
    3,051 hours
    4.95
  9. Rickard Redgard

    Rickard Redgard

    Translator EN-SWE

    Sweden - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 2

    I've spent the last year freelancing as a translator between English and Swedish, focusing on IT and gaming, after three years as project manager and translator at a local translation agency where I worked with several high-profile clients in IT, medicine and legal. I'm experienced in many CAT tools, such as Trados Studio, Passolo and memoQ. I'm primarily looking for work in IT, e.g. software, product manuals and websites, as well as more creative fields, such as gaming, subtitling and literature.

    $16.67 /hr
    18 hours
    4.96
  10. Darsei Canhasi

    Darsei Canhasi

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

    Albania - Last active: 3 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.

    $19.99 /hr
    466 hours
    4.95