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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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Upwork Proofreading Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 2,000 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. Pam H.

    Pam H.

    OFfice & Project Management | PODIO | SEO| Brand | PPC | Remote Mgmt

    United States - Last active: 08/08/2014 - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 17

    Do you want it done right the first time? Motivated self achiever, organized, multifaceted skills aid in orchestrating tasks and details to achieve project goals. Experience with on and offshore teams, dedicated team player, committed to excellence, while working in challenging and innovative global dynamic environments. To enhance my working capacities and contribute to the growth of the organization. Determination and commitment to enriching my knowledge in the field of web design and development. Current Odesk Silver Club Member. US native English speaking, self assessed and high scoring Odesk skills tests, in addition you'll find a copy of my transcripts proving my English, editing, and skills abilities. Take charge (if required), conscientious, creative, quickly adaptable, dependable. Wordpress and Joomla, server installation to content and maintenance. Do you need an in house or remote office or project manager? Project Management Podio: Ensure schedules and objectives are clearly communicated and tracked across Podio resources and projects. As Podio administrator; Apps creation and set up, assign tasks, create workspaces, manage and track projects all within Podio.com platform Project Management: Web Development: Serving as part of a team of web design/development project managers. Quote to job completion. Duties include: Supervision of designers, developers and content. From setting up initial quote as project/ deliverables, chose themes, assign designers according to custom jobs, assist in client needs, proof, edit and approve design mock-ups. Direct development, edit, assist and approve before content addition, perform small coding edits (limited knowledge in coding). Research/ Create ideas, write content (promotional, blog, curated content, production, SEO), chose and edit images. Final touches, cross-browser and mobile testing, client feedback if changes. Competitive analysis. Project Management: Affiliate Marketing: Case Management: Case Management, Crisis Management, coordinated clients in crisis for emergency services and initiated intake for social services branch, vocational training, housing, medical services and arranged client transportation. Individual Education Plan Management: Assisted clients’ parents, prepared, advocated, researched services, coordinated medical, tutoring services placement, for clients with special needs. Introduced IEP regulation and rights to parents and assisted them at IEP educator parent meetings. Insured clients needs were met, as well as enforcement of IEP within the school system. Project Management: Ebay Store Ecommerce, Business owner, 14 year eBay store, 100 percent Feedback and eBay consultant (Vintage items), Etsy, Bonanza, iOffer, Ecommerce Websites owner, Affiliate Websites from server admin to finished affiliate website. Interesting and well reserched articles, proof-reader. Wordpress and Joomla-install to write, SEO, product research. Software: Enrolled in classes / licensed Adobe CS6 user (Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Muse, Indesign, Illustrator, Fireworks, and more). Certificate of completion: Adwords, SEO, Analytics, Photoshop for Webdesign Content curator for several blogs via ODesk jobs as well as my own blogs and websites. Please see rest of my experiences, software and apps, Web 2.0 and subjects for writing assignments, portfolio, including over a dozen high scoring Odesk Skills tests. Thank you for considering me for the job and reading through my very detailed resume. I don't read the auto-generated offers, but I do answer genuine invitations.

    $42.00 /hr
    3,272 hours
    5.00
  2. Samuel Fielding

    Samuel Fielding

    UK Doctorate-level Proofreading, Editing, Writing and Data Analysis

    United Kingdom - Last active: 5 months ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 7

    I have 10 years of experience in proofreading, editing, reviewing, and writing scientific, economic and technical reports and popular science articles. Furthermore, I have frequently communicated scientific and economic concepts and issues to the public via newspaper articles, guides, manuals, and presentations. I am also highly skilled in data mining and analysis, laboratory techniques, MS Windows and Linux OS environments, and have a sound understanding of several languages (French, German, Spanish, Latin). I frequently use a suite of statistical, graphing, GIS, bioinformatics, financial trading and publishing software.

    $50.00 /hr
    130 hours
    4.52
  3. John Fleming

    John Fleming

    Expert Linux Administrator and Perl Scripter with 20 Years Experience

    United States - Last active: 09/20/2013 - Tests: 7

    I have spent the last 20 years working with Linux and Unix servers in a system administration capacity, since I first discovered Linux in 1993 to the present. I have worked in academic, ISP, and large enterprise environments. I am familiar with administering all basic internet services such as DNS (BIND), e-mail (sendmail, postfix, qmail), FTP (various servers), and web servers (primarily apache). In my capacity of system administrator over the last 20 years I have also become an expert at Perl and shell scripting, from automating small jobs to creating more complex integrations between other tools. I am highly regarded by my peers that I have worked with, for learning new environments quickly, being able to implement anything in Perl, knowing obscure tricks in Linux, etc. If your need touches any of those things, I can help you and help you quickly.

    $44.44 /hr
    20 hours
    5.00
  4. Kael Shipman

    Kael Shipman

    Web Developer and Systems Architect

    United States - Last active: 05/31/2014 - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 1

    Programming has always been a calling for me, so it makes sense to do it for a living. However, I've got a number of other callings including music, photography, engineering, biking, baking and travel, so I don't want to put myself on a corporate career path that forces me into 1-week-off-per-year jobs. I've tried that and - luckily - escaped, hopefully never to return to Corporate America to discuss Facebook tactics with the Marketing Exec on a lunch meeting. My objective is to do what I love: to create and maintain beautiful solutions for small businesses and real people - to create logic from the chaos of life.

    $44.44 /hr
    325 hours
    4.36
  5. Holly King

    Holly King

    Administrative Professional

    United States - Last active: 12/30/2012 - Tests: 3

    Excellent editor and writer with 20+ years of experience. I am precise and consistent and have full-time access to more than one computer (Windows 7) with high speed Internet. Seeking flat-rate and hourly work in the following areas: writing, editing, proofreading, email support, telephone support, and any other areas where I may be of assistance. I believe in writing everything correctly using proper spelling and grammar and it is my job to help ensure your project is the best it can be. I'm available for any administrative work (including online research) you have available. I'm hardworking, dedicated, and organized with an eye for detail. I also consider myself to be extremely creative and so I'm interested in a variety of work. My hourly and flat-rate wages can be negotiated as I am flexible. Please contact me if you have something you think I might be a good fit for. At the moment, I am looking for work to help build up my ODesk profile. Thank you for taking the time to read through my profile. Sincerely, Holly King

    $27.78 /hr
    29 hours
    5.00
  6. Jennifer W.

    Jennifer W.

    Business Consultant| Website Developer| Marketer|Entreprenuer

    United States - Last active: 12/17/2013 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    Affordable and Professional Business Solutions for businesses and entrepreneurs, with over 20 years of experience in the business world, taking pride in my work and providing 110% of my time and support to my clients. 20 years of experience as an executive administrative assistant, project and business management. Jennifer is a talented website, graphics designer, SEO, social media expert and marketer with over 15 years of experience in the design field. She also has over 10 years of experience as a writer, who can write about any topic. I can also write press releases as well. Jennifer has taken these talents and years of experience to provide business consulting to other businesses and entrepreneurs. As a business consultant I love to see businesses succeed and I love to help them make better decisions, help them come up with better strategies which interns helps them to make more profits. You are looking at a creative, organized individual who is an independent thinker, organized, professional, trustworthy partner. If you are looking for a professional with these qualities and a long term partner look no further I am your person. I am worth my rate with over 20 years of combined experiences in many fields. I am from the united states and read, speak and spell in English. I am available during normal business hours of 8-6 pm Monday- Friday. If you want professional quality work you would look no further and hire me. I am looking for a long term relationship with the right clients. Please take a look at all of my skills available on my profile.

    $65.00 /hr
    67 hours
    4.80
  7. Stephanie Lomond Merrill

    Stephanie Lomond Merrill

    Creative Writer, Editor

    United States - Last active: 12/28/2014 - Tests: 3

    - My goal is to secure a steady client base working on projects in the following roles: Creative Writer and Editor. I have more than 30 years of training as a creative / business writer and 10 years as a journalist. With over 12 years of experience writing for Fortune 100 / 500 firms, I can create top notch technical documentation and content for your website on time and within budget. - Specialties include: keyword saturation, blogs, articles, guides, procedures, manuals, brochures (two-folds and tri-folds), online help, technical documentation, product descriptions, website content, newsletters, advertising, press releases, marketing materials, search engine optimization (SEO), social media, ghost writing, and course module development. - As a native speaker of American English, I take great pride in my superior knowledge and command of English grammar. Before working as a writer / editor on oDesk, I gained valuable experience in public television / radio, university level academic administration, and website development / content management for financial services & investment banks. - I am also a certified life and career coach from CoachU, which adds a highly specialized layer of depth to my work. I am an expert in working with and understanding all types of personalities in the professional arena. I am available for teaching / training mastermind groups via online study and teleclasses. - Collectively, I have been working in the professional arena for 30+ years. I am a self-starter, a dedicated team player, and I love to work virtually with clients all over the world! I am results oriented and deliver consistent quality. - I am always flexible and propose competitive bids on a case-by-case basis. I believe in building long-term relationships with clients, and I always look at the full scope of an opportunity. Each new assignment is a chance to learn, grow, and perform to the best of my ability. Thank you for considering me as a candidate to work with you.

    $66.67 /hr
    151 hours
    4.94
  8. Vanessa McVay

    Vanessa McVay

    Designer and editor with multimedia and WordPress experience

    United States - Last active: 11/18/2013 - Tests: 2

    A longtime journalist, I worked as a reporter, photographer, copy editor and page designer before taking time off to get a master's degree in visual communication/multimedia (UNC-Chapel Hill). I have extensive experience in 4-color print design and production and information graphics, as well as copy editing and proofreading. I've also worked in Web and iPad design; I researched and designed an iPad app for my master's thesis project. It included video editing, motion graphics, information graphics and a GIS-based mapping component. I'm fluent in most of the Adobe Creative Suite software, including InDesign, Photoshop and After Effects, as well as in digital photography and workflow using Lightroom. I have experience in video editing with FInal Cut Pro and, to a lesser extent, Premier. I've recently designed and built a WordPress website for a nonprofit literacy group. I have experience in SEO and website usability testing and would love the opportunity to expand my WordPress and Web design skills. My skills and design philosophy are focused on usability, content and effective communication, whether the project is print, multimedia or Web. As a word editor I have used InCopy and the MS Office suite (for Mac); I use Scrivener for editing and project management, and Filemaker database software. I was a news editor/copy desk chief for 10 years. More recent editing experience includes freelance proofreading for an alternative weekly newspaper and an internship as a proofreader for a small historical fiction publishing house (I also helped screen submissions). Whether it's a design project or an editing project, I can help make your work typo-, error-, and awkward-free.

    $50.00 /hr
    10 hours
    4.50
  9. Cynthia P.

    Cynthia P.

    CSR/VA/EA/ Event Planner/Admin Professional/Data Entry/Email Marketing

    Philippines - Last active: 5 months ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 9

    I am a polished and extremely professional individual with excellent communication skills, both written and oral. I was educated and raised in Canada and am now living in the Philippines. I provided administrative support for Senior VPs/Management Staff, and office staff with customer driven incentives, and individualized contract derived tasks with a customer base of 500+. Proven ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner. I was responsible for calendar management, booking flights, responding to customer queries, supporting field staff, writing, editing, proofreading reports, event planning for employees, preparing monthly financial presentations for AVPs, and offering general support for staff.

    $10.00 /hr
    3,876 hours
    5.00
  10. Chris Davoren

    Chris Davoren

    Experienced writer, proofreader, web developer and software engineer.

    Australia - Last active: 01/27/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    I am currently a medical student on deferral from my studies. I have extensive experience writing, editing and proofreading both general and specialised works; this is a requirement for graduate entry into medicine here in Australia. I am currently deferred from my studies while taking care of family, and am looking to put my skills to good use while earning some money. I am dedicated, reliable and always available for communication regarding current or future work. I also have previous experience in software engineering and development, including paid work as a web developer on research projects at both Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland.

    $10.00 /hr
    85 hours
    5.00