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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 Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of Upwork Proofreading projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

Upwork Proofreading Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 2,087 Proofreading projects are completed every quarter on Upwork.

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Time to Complete Upwork Proofreading Jobs

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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. Brian N.

    Brian N.

    Editor, Copywriter, Proofreader, Medical Editor

    United States - Last active: 03/14/2014 - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 10

    Well seasoned proofreader, editor, writer, medical editor, copywriter. I currently work for a top-5 ad agency as the staff copy editor and was previous the web editor for Scholastic Inc. I'm efficient, effective and have a quick turnaround. Specialties: copywriting, editing, proofing, conceptualizing, branding.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  2. Rizwan M.

    Rizwan M.

    Real Estate|LinkedIn|Research|Word|Excel|Data Analyst|Lead Gen|CRM

    Pakistan - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 8

    A Good CERTIFIED Contractor – every team needs one, and there’s none better than me.... When hiring a contractor on any marketplace like oDesk, it will be made as stress free as possible when you take on somebody with honesty, integrity, knowledge and expertise..... Somebody who is committed to achieving the best possible result for you. Above all, you need to deal with a person you can relate to and trust implicitly - which is why my focus is on creating a relationship of respect and trust with all my clients. 80% of my work is either repeat or referral..... it's not hard to see why....

    $5.00 /hr
    11,379 hours
    5.00
  3. Gloria M.

    Gloria M.

    Data Entry/Reviewer/PDF Conversion

    United States - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Over 15 years of clerical assistance from a Senior Secretary for the Extension Service, an Office Assistant for a Staffing Agency and a telephone operator at a answering service. Love to work on data entry, pdf conversion to Excel. I am an accurate, responsible individual and have been doing freelance work for 3 years now for both Elance and Odesk.

    $4.50 /hr
    55 hours
    4.81
  4. Izrul Ashraf

    Izrul Ashraf

    On-Time worker

    Malaysia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I've graduated from Degree in Accounting. Love to work in order to get paid and I'm sure I'll work hard to satisfy the work that will be hired to me. Can do lot of stuff especially Malay translation, proofread, voice-over, writing, and so on as I'll try to cope on other areas as well in order to improve my skills.

    $6.67 /hr
    40 hours
    4.97
  5. Morgan F.

    Morgan F.

    Editing, Writing and Transcription Specialist

    United Kingdom - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 2

    In four (and a half) words: flexible, collaborative, efficient, can-do. In only five years across the voluntary sector and central government departments, I have developed and implemented a range of national projects and campaigns in areas including marketing, public relations, campaign development, resource management, website development, project management and stakeholder engagement. If it needs doing, I can do it. And if I can't do it, I find out how. If you need someone who is adaptable, methodical, determined and can hit the ground running, then I may be exactly what you're looking for. If you've read this far and still want to know more, read on! The "slightly" longer appraisal of my skills and abilities includes: • Effective written communication Adaptable copywriting skills suited to strategy documents, political briefing, speeches, responses to public enquiries, reports, operations and procedures manuals, online marketing, news copy, web content, social media, and fundraising applications; strong editing and proofreading skills • Research, synthesis and analysis Trained in international and public policy analysis and policy-making; comfortable analysing and summarising multiple sources of information; experience creating marketing surveys and reports from desk research • Data management Comfortable evaluating numerical, qualitative and quantitative data; experience in creating databases; analysing and drawing conclusions from data sets • IT literacy Windows and Apple operating systems; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo); Internet browsers Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera; CMS platforms Drupal and Wordpress; email marketing programs DirectMail and MailChimp; basic HTML code work; 70 words per minute • Project management Trained in running small projects and campaigns; effective prioritisation abilities to meet tight deadlines; takes on tasks at short notice; determines multiple possible routes and solutions; comfortable delegating responsibilities

    $25.00 /hr
    14 hours
    5.00
  6. Filip Stefanovski

    Filip Stefanovski

    Virtual Assistant, Marketing, Translator for German, Data Entry..

    Macedonia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    Welcome on my profile I have experience with marketing, web research and data entry, translating and proofreading on English, German, Spanish, Serbian.. My advantages over others is that I am 24/7 available, I am hardworking and ambitious individual who will make everything to keep his word and satisfying the employer. I am always prepare for new job and new experience.

    $5.56 /hr
    554 hours
    5.00
  7. Ashley Kraemer

    Ashley Kraemer

    Writing/Editing/Proofreading

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2

    Writing and editing are passions I have had for some time now, and it is very exciting to get to work on my love for the written word every day. I have a proven track record of excellent results, where my passion shines through in my work. I have experience in editing articles, eBooks, novels, and marketing materials. I also have experience writing website content as well as creative writing. I have been a freelancer full-time now for a few of months, and I have to say, I should have done it sooner! I love the work I do in writing, copy-writing, editing, and proofreading. Every day that goes by, I learn something new, and I can add it to my knowledge. I never stop learning and I apply that to the work I do everyday.

    $7.78 /hr
    362 hours
    4.90
  8. Desiree Coleman

    Desiree Coleman

    Writer, Proofreader, and Copy Editor

    United States - Last active: less than one minute ago

    Look no further for a experienced writer, editor, and proofreader. I specialize in honing the grammatical and structural texture of others' writing and providing a concise and error-free finished product. With work in SEO website content, blogging, editorial articles, and a range of editing experience, I can guarantee my services to be of the utmost professionalism, within deadlines, and for a very reasonable price. I am a published journalist and literary assistant to a NY-based literary agent where I edit manuscripts, and revise and write book proposals. I would love to bring your project to the next level with my great attention to detail and command of the English language.

    $28.00 /hr
    42 hours
    5.00