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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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  1. Sharlyne Thomas

    Sharlyne Thomas

    Published Author with Resume Writing and Editing Experience

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1

    Sharlyne C. Thomas, 2013 Author of the Year (Newsome Awards), is an inspirational speaker and editor who was raised in the Christian faith and has served as an intercessor since 2003. She was given the vision for Sword of the Spirit Ministries in 2005 and has since then walked in her divine purpose to edify the Body of Christ through prayer and exhortation. Sharlyne is fulfilling this calling by distributing her monthly e-newsletters entitled “Take Up Thy Sword” and “Bizzness Nooze,” and publishing prayer guides such as "When Heaven Hears Your Prayer," "How Great is Your Faith?" and "I See What You’re Saying!" She has been invited to speak and teach at a variety of community and ministry events, and she has been a guest on several radio and TV shows on WOKB 1680AM, Rejoice 1140AM, WPIO 89.3FM, La Magica 1220AM, Joy Gospel Radio, Testify Radio, “Point of View” on the Afrotainment Channel and “Angie BEE Presents.” Sharlyne also utilizes her gifts and talents via Spirit of Excellence Writing and Editing Services, contributing articles to magazines such as "Built to Prosper" and "Esdras’ Scroll" as well as editing/proofreading various copy for a broad range of writers and organizations nationwide. In addition to serving as the corresponding secretary on the board of directors for Business Women Inspirational Network (2013 Member of the Year), she is also active in the Watchmen on the Wall Prayer Network, an instructor at Destined for Destiny Women’s Institute and a speaker with Moms-n-Ministry. Sharlyne’s church involvement includes past roles as a new members’ teacher, women’s ministry group leader and co-facilitator of a single parents’ life group. Born and raised in Southern California, she currently lives in Orlando, Florida.

    $27.78 /hr
    430 hours
  2. Tatiana N.

    Tatiana N.

    Multilingual and Multimedia Communications Professional

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 3

    ● Social media strategist. ● Multilingual web content producer and manger. ● International community developer for online products and services. ● Multilingual and multicultural translator, editor, proofreader, and copywriter in global multimedia with over 15 years’ experience. I help companies build a coherent online presence to accelerate and improve their marketing goals. My work with clients mixes Social Media Strategy, Targeted Content and ongoing Community Management. I start with developing a strategy that understands both the company’s needs and the user’s tendencies. I perfect my client’s content mix with my multilingual and multicultural editing, writing, and translation skills. I take customer engagement beyond mere website updates to interaction with target audiences in online communities over the long term. Examples of my work have included designing social media strategies for products and clients through listening to conversations, monitoring trends, assessing share of voice, and placing content for dissemination by key opinion leaders and influencers. My placements have resulted in obtaining unpaid coverage on NPR, in technical and popular magazines such as Wired, and even in a Saturday Night Live comedy skit. I develop content and delivery methods that align client sales goals with observed user cultures and environments, in appropriate online distribution channels. I am also adept at new international product launches that bridge language and cultural differences. My professional career has always been focused on getting the message through. Communication has been a passion of mine since studying English Philology in my native Barcelona, Spain, and languages such as English, Italian, Greek, Latin, Hebrew. I have worked with deaf children since my late teens, served as the youngest assistant to the director of one of the world’s largest corporate foundations, and worked as a public relations professional for cultural organizations such as the International Olympic Committee, UNESCO, the Goethe Institute, and the renowned Barcelona Science Museum (now CosmoCaixa). I have translated a range of content types into different languages for different platforms and audiences (in print, film, and other electronic and digital media.) I am a meticulous editor for companies such as Mc-Graw Hill. An early adopter of new online communication, I started working with pioneering Internet communities in the mid 1990s when I helped design and launch Educalia, which connected thousands of parents, teachers, and K-12 students across Spain and Latin America. I have analyzed usability, content and copy-writing for multiple online products, websites, and mobile apps. My professional life has evolved along with the way communication has evolved and now focuses on the new ways people want and need to communicate enabled by technology. As an avid user of the Internet for work, leisure, and education for over 15 years, I have a profound understanding of how people communicate in the 21st century: people’s behavior, multiple 2.0 tools, and ever changing online trends, etc.

    $60.00 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Richard De A'Morelli

    Richard De A'Morelli

    Editor, Proofreader, Publishing Consultant, Web Developer

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 7

    I have 25 years of experience as an editor and proofreader, working in both print and digital media. I've held management-level editorial positions at book and magazine publishers, and I was a bylined editorial staff member to the late bestselling author Irving Wallace. I also have a 30-year track record as a freelance writer, with 12 published nonfiction books and 500+ bylined feature articles. I have a proofreader's sharp eye for detail, and I'm well versed in Chicago and AP Style. I can handle a wide variety of editing assignments, from basic proofing to light copy editing to heavy rewrites. My schedule is flexible -- I can work days, nights and weekends as needed. I have a fast, dependable Internet connection, and I'm available to start work immediately. Beyond editing and writing, I have 15 years' experience in Web design and site management. My past Web projects include creating and managing the Virtual University website, and I'm now developing a social network from the ground up at -- this project is a work in progress and will launch later this summer. I'm proficient in HTML 5, CSS 3, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, Perl, SEO, and responsive web design. After reviewing my resume, if you feel that I'm a good match for this job, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Rupert S.

    Rupert S.

    MBA Honours Graduate

    Jamaica - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

    I am a dynamic and self-motivated individual with over 20 years experience as a key technical officer in a major government regulatory agency. I possess exceptional managerial and organizational skills. As a result of extensive, top quality training in business administration, I have attained high levels of competence in the various aspects of financial administration, operations management, strategic management, human resource management, strategic marketing and several other business management disciplines. I am also trained in project management.. I am also an adjunct university lecturer of business management courses. I take pride in delivering excellence and therefore work very hard to ensure that my work is of the highest possible standard. I am a very quick learner and I have demonstrated my ability to swiftly understand new concepts and ideas; this, combined with an analytical mind, allows me to identify and solve problems effectively and innovatively. In 2009 I was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma international honour society for collegiate business schools, in recognition of high scholastic achievement in the MBA programme at the University of New Orleans. Prior to this in 2008, I graduated summa cum laude from the Northern Caribbean University. I also have excellent computer skills, being very proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite software and possessing a working knowledge of SPSS.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Audra Kivlehen-Kennedy

    Audra Kivlehen-Kennedy

    Experienced educator and virtual professional

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

    I am an experienced educator for the last eight years, specializing in Math, Special Education and ESL. I have a vast knowledge of the computer, data entry, proof reading and reports. I type 75 wpm with zero errors.

    $27.78 /hr
    65 hours
  6. Alex Wilkerson

    Alex Wilkerson

    Copywriter and German Translator

    Germany - Last active: 03/21/2014 - Portfolio: 1

    I have over 4 years of both copy writing and German translation experience. Range of copy experience includes full website/product/press/digital/print, with translation available for both German to English and English to German. Adept in the spelling and overall emotion of both US-American English and British English, am a citizen of both the USA and the United Kingdom. My core skills lie in writing English and speaking German, while also excelling at instruction, editing, project management, technology consultation, client relations and creative problem solving. Recent topics of my work include: online and SMS marketing, high-end real estate in Berlin, corporate presentations and press releases, open source technology solutions. I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Berlin, Germany in 2011.

    $33.33 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Zeb Rainone

    Zeb Rainone

    Marketing, Design, Editorial professional

    United States - Last active: 12/17/2013

    I have a diverse background and a widely transferable skillset that make it possible for me to apply for many different kinds of jobs. I am currently looking for freelance opportunities to fill my schedule, make some money (obviously), and add to my overall knowledge and experience. I am an experienced graphic designer, particularly in the areas of website design, user experience/user interface (UX/UI), illustration, and marketing/advertising materials such as emails, banners, and various promotional materials. I have managed large-scale email "blasts" using popular systems such as ExactTarget and Eloqua, and I have designed effective emails with high click-through rates and successful delivery to prospect inboxes (vs. SPAM folders, for example). I am also a natural and experienced writer/editor/proofreader. In many ways, my overall editorial skills and my ability to make virtually any piece of writing sound better (for a variety of audiences and purposes) are my greatest strengths. I am currently available for part-time freelance opportunities. I am also open to discussing any full-time opportunities that might become available. Thank you for your interest and consideration. - Zeb

    $38.89 /hr
    0 hours