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Post your proofreading and grammar-checking project on Upwork and hire proof readers and book editors with excellent grammar skills. You will also find professionals who have experience with proofreading software (like grammar and plagiarism checkers) and editing tools (like Microsoft Word’s “track changes” feature) to check the spelling, grammar and vocabulary of your documents. With accuracy and attention to detail, they can proofread business proposals, marketing materials and tech reports; review your articles, blog or website content; or correct book translations and audio transcriptions.

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 4.80.

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  1. Naysan Albaytar

    Naysan Albaytar

    Experienced Team Leader, Article Writer, and Editor

    Philippines - Tests: 4

    I have been handling a group of writers for several years now --- managing projects, editing and writing articles, providing feedback, and mentoring. I have extensive experience in writing SEO and keyword-optimized copies, blogging, and editing/proofreading/rewriting articles. I am also familiar with HTML, WordPress, and article spinning using The Best Spinner software. I am skilled in research and organization, and I can work well under pressure --- I have no problem meeting deadlines. Outside of online writing, other experiences that I have are feature and news writing, academic writing, creative writing (fiction and poetry), and teaching. I am particularly interested in writing projects that involve topics about the environment and green living, travel, education, and psychology. I am also open to virtual assistant positions. I am well versed in the use of Microsoft Office applications. I also have a keen eye for details, and I am good at planning and organizing.

    $16.67 /hr
    2 hours
  2. Anja L.

    Anja L.

    SEO Content Manager, Proofreader and Writer.

    Croatia - Tests: 3

    Thank you for taking the time to stop by my profile. I have earned the title of a Top Rated freelancer on UpWork with a 100% job success thanks to the quality of content that I can deliver to you. I have worked as a SEO content manager and writer for over 3 years and have gathered a multitude of skills in the process, some of which include: - superb research skills - quick content creation - proofreading and editing - good command of article quality control and related quality processes - team leading, mentoring and project management I love working in content creation and can deliver unique, original and compelling SEO web content, blog content, articles and product descriptions quickly. The content that I create doesn't speak to the search engines only, it speaks to its targeted audience, offering them valuable and interesting information. I'm prompt, quick and trustworthy, and I strive to deliver my best on each project I'm working on.

    $20.00 /hr
    7 hours
  3. Keren C.

    Keren C.

    Professional Work of the Highest Quality

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    Out of the many oDesk contractors, how do you know which one to pick? You'll want someone who is intelligent, educated, motivated, and efficient -- someone who will give their 100% to every assignment that they take upon themselves. As a hardworking and passionate American college student, I meet all of these qualifications and more. I am a newly returned oDesker with a great work ethic and university-level written and spoken English. I can assure you that I will deliver nothing but the highest quality of work within the given deadline. I am flexible, versatile, and a great creative thinker who takes all measures possible to leave the employer completely satisfied. As a student with college bills to pay, I am open to many different types of assignments. I would be thrilled to discuss any possible job opportunities further, and look forward to working with you.

    $20.00 /hr
    7 hours
  4. Matti Juutinen

    Matti Juutinen

    Experienced Finnish translator

    United Kingdom - Tests: 2

    I am a professional Finnish translator and Finnish is my native language. I deliver any translation or proofreading quickly and with the highest possible quality. Over the last few years, I have translated several large websites and also a number of mobile applications from English to Finnish. I am very familiar with SEO principles and like to ensure the use of correct keywords when translating any web content. I have extremely strong attention to detail and always deliver my work on time. My working knowledge of Excel and Word is excellent.

    $19.00 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Churchill O.

    Churchill O.

    Content writer,social media guru and a communications analyst.

    Kenya - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 2

    I have a degree in Communications with focus on Public Relations, am not a master of one,I can do many things beyond the realm of communications, am a jack of all trades, I have a flair for words but this is not the limit, feel free to go through my profile. I will be more than delighted to take on your requirements.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Adam Darrah

    Adam Darrah

    Certified English as a Foreign Language Teacher

    United States - Tests: 4

    Talented English as a second language teacher seeking a position teaching online. Qualified teacher with a bachelors degree and a 120 hour Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate. (TEFL) I have experience teaching students of all ages and English level. Additionally, I have taught in a one-on-one and small group environments. I have over 2 years of teaching experience in China, Thailand, and the United States. I have a clear and easy to understand American accent. I create a supportive and nurturing environment for my students. I create individualized lesson plans for my students and strive to give my students a great learning experience.

    $17.78 /hr
    2 hours
  7. Hasaan Rafique

    Hasaan Rafique

    Doctor, Writer, Editor, Web+SW developer & optimizer (inc. SEOs, SEMs)

    Pakistan - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 9

    I am an MBBS doctor, author, web & software developer and photographer. I do this online work because I want to do it - not to earn, but as a hobby. I put all my efforts into my work; quality is my utmost preference. Overview: - Doctor - Author & Writer (Technical writing, Medical writing, Technology writing, Content-writing, Copy-writing and more) - Advanced English expert, reviewer and proofreader - Web developer - Web optimizer (SEO, SEM) - Software developer & Programmer - Photographer Details: I'm VERY skilled in English. I write 100% original, creative and technical articles for my blog. I've a great hold at grammar and all the keys of creative writing, a couple of examples below will illustrate it: Technology writing: Technical/science writing: I have great skills in the TECHNOLOGY world - * Web development: I officially made the website for my medical college ( ), for it's medical journal ( ) and any others. * SEOs, SEMs, website mods, optimizations and content writing: I can do that! :) * Software development (award-winning developer) : I made hugely popular camera, audio and firmware mods for Sony ericsson phones back in 2009. here're are couple of links: (Cybershot Xperience for K850 & C905 respectively: & ) * Multimedia: I am skilled in making presentations; and in image, audio and video editing and special effects. I have also won provincial level awards for short films that I made. * Photography: I am extra-ordinarily proficient in it. You can see some of my photos here.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Meri Charalampidis

    Meri Charalampidis Agency Contractor

    translations croatian german english, data entry, e-mail response hand

    Austria - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a German and Croatian native speaker and lived in Croatia, Switzerland and Austria. So I had the chance to learn about the cultural differences, which is very important to understand and translate. I translate and interprete since the early 90-ties, during the war in Croatia I gathered the first expirience in this job. My last job though was in an international company as specialist for Same Day transports worldwide and tender coordinator for Austria. This made it neccessary to use the english language daily both in written and spoken. In the time, when I spent my time at home with my babies from 2008 until now, I work again as translator for Croatian/English/German and I enjoy it very much. My range of translation is wide, from business to literary text, and I use for it the best tool, one can use: my expertise. I am seeking opportunities to do what I can best and to help you with my skills.

    Associated with: Kayda MediaGroup Agency

    $22.22 /hr
    1,037 hours
  9. Shedyloun Mae Tagapulot

    Shedyloun Mae Tagapulot Agency Contractor

    Data Entry & Research Specialist, Writer, & Internet Marketer

    Philippines - Tests: 7

    I am passionate about writing and I am seeking opportunities that will help me improve and become better in this craft. I have started as an article writer in 2009; ghostwriting about different topics such as travel, do-it-yourself, parenting, and general information. Recently, I am able to publish my own writings under the pen names Shyxter or Shyxter Tagapulot. I have been a site author in various websites dealing with creative writing and product information. I was able to develop my English communication skills when I worked as a technical support representative in a reputable call center here in the Philippines. I also have a good experience in data entry, web research, search engine optimization and internet marketing. I have done various online and offline data entry jobs with keen attention to detail and accurateness. I can accomplish a lot of things within a given time frame. I pride myself for being a fast and accurate worker.

    Associated with: Golden Dove Solutions

    $4.44 /hr
    23 hours
  10. Jhai Mitchell

    Jhai Mitchell Agency Contractor

    Internet marketing and Odesk consultant

    Australia - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    Internet marketing and Odesk consultant (I’m Odesk Employer as well & I use my own contractors) I am offering my consultant services so you can benefit from my mistakes and discoveries of what actually works. I have started consulting because of much frustration about; • Quality of work • Not thinking out side of the box! • Lack of contractor response and not doing their work on time. • Checking their work and finding them where 1 not doing the work 100% or they were not doing the right work (so called experts). • Contractors’ not advising me what was needed to be done. • Doing things that could black list me (they did not know about features of new Google updates and how they could affect me Page Ranking) • Article writers writing not making sense and content not engaging enough to get response. • Communication......! lack of understanding of what we are trying to achieve (have to micro manage their tasks) • Telling me their English is good and later finding out it is bellow my expectations • They would not guarantee their work and had no structure which would blow out my budget. What I am offering 2 services; Consulting and coaching • I will look at your project/business in a holistic way. • Help you think outside of the box (I have exercises for this to help). • Ethical dispute resolution to keep the work moving. • I have a network of internet markers to help all over Australia. • Refer you to quality material (with Alternant motive) Internet marketing project management • I will guarantee quality of work • I will guarantee the job is finished on budget or it will be told upfront what could cost you more and how much. • Work will be laid clearly and backed up by my guarantee. • I will find contractors for you. • I will only take on 1 job at a time. • I will make sure the project runs on time. • I will give you reports that you can understand. • You can call me for a discussion about you project, so we are on the same page.

    Associated with: Emech Industries Agency

    $20.00 /hr
    41 hours