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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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Average Proofreading Freelancer Feedback Score

Proofreading Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

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  1. Philip O.

    Philip O.

    GIS EXPERT

    Kenya - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

    To provide seamless, platform-independent, timely, and open access to integrated data, products, information, and tools with sufficient accuracy and precision to address associated global changes. KEY FEATURES: Spatial data infrastructures (SDI), Interpreting Satellite Imagery and Aerial Photographs.GIS, Remote Sensing and CAD software: ArcGIS, QGIS, MapWindow, GRASS, CAD Family, City Engine, QGIS, MapWindow, Cartalinx, Corel Draw Suite, ENVI Suite, GeoVIS, GPS Pathfinder Office, IDRISI Family and Various Statistical softwares. Spatial databases: Postgres/ PostGIS,ArcSDE, MS SQL Server, MS Excel/ Access. Proficient in SQL, Knowledge in Web map programming: Google Earth/ Maps and Openlayers, Fluent in Javascript, HTML, CSS

    $14.89 /hr
    1,356 hours
    3.75
  2. Hans F.

    Hans F.

    American SQLSrvr/Access Developer, Sales Exec, EN-ES Translator/Editor

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

    *MS SQL Server/MS Access/VB/VBA RDBMS software application architect/business analyst/programmer/tester/implementer/system and DB administrator; *MS Office/MS Excel programmer. *B to B Sales & Sales Executive/Director, Direct/Indirect Marketing Executive *Technology, Real Estate, Financial/Banking, Tourism/Travel, Public Utilities, etc. *Translator, writer, editor, proofreader, and teacher - experience on 4 continents; *Native spoken/written in English and Spanish, and experience with additional languages, including French, German, Italian, and Tagalog; *Teachers and English/Spanish translation/instruction training in USA, Europe, and Latin America; *ESL/EFL/TOEFL/TESOL/business/conversational/pronunciation (phonetics/phonology) instruction; *Kindergarten through high/prep school, and private tutoring of all ages and materials; *EN-ES/ES-EN translation of general text, business, web, medical and information technology materials; *Freelance, creative, travel, journalistic, medical and information technology writing; *Proofreading.

    $38.89 /hr
    1,337 hours
    3.16
  3. Theresa Goodell

    Theresa Goodell Agency Contractor

    #1 Native US English Content Writer/Editor/Proofreader/SEO/VA

    United States - Last active: 06/23/2014 - Tests: 26 - Portfolio: 21

    “Quality, quality, quality: never waver from it, even when you don't see how you can afford to keep it up. When you compromise, you become a commodity and and then you die.” [Gary Hirshberg] I am a U.S.-based native English speaker and writer. My English is American; however, I regularly work with British businesses, so I can do that as well. I have outstanding skills in grammar, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation and style, and can significantly edit work, if necessary, without losing the author's voice. I have a keen eye for (and ability to fix) typos, awkward use of language, clichés, style inconsistencies and other problems in articles, blog posts, ads, brochures, landing pages, websites, e-books and entire publications. I also understand and appreciate the relationship between text and search engine optimization when writing for the Web. I always approach my work with creativity and energy. I’m fast, accurate, write with spirit & humor, and even have the ability to inject interest and personality into dreary technical topics! My proofreading and copy editor experience includes numerous online publishers, websites, a law firm, an IT firm, an employee health/pension benefits plan and more. I regularly work with WordPress and Joomla sites, but can also proofread/edit source code with Notepad++. My SEO strengths include: • Ability to learn the language of your target audience • Knowledge of search engine algorithms • Keyword research and analysis • Ability to analyze site usability and architecture • Well-versed in the importance of keyword-focused breadcrumb navigation • Understanding of HTML tags and markup that comprise web pages and how to optimize them • Image optimization • Traffic analysis • Link analysis • Relevant external link building • Internal link optimization • Proper anchor text optimization • Strong communication skills • Skillful writing of keyword-optimized content • Well-versed in content distribution • Ability to find content gaps • Seasoned editor/proofreader • Experienced at social integration to leverage its power for any business • Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools • Google Authorship/rich snippets I also specialize in creating WordPress websites and managing your WordPress content.

    Associated with: Hill & Associates

    $25.00 /hr
    3,091 hours
    3.40
  4. Jovan Pehcevski

    Jovan Pehcevski

    Researcher, Academic/technical writer, Data and Information Scientist

    Macedonia - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    As a PhD in Computer Science, I am an experienced researcher, academic writer and data and information scientist. Over the last 12 years I have gathered an extensive experience in practising and teaching the following computer science concepts: information retrieval, data mining, machine learning, database management systems using MySQL and Oracle, native XML databases using XML, DOM and SAX, web development techniques using (X)HMTL, DHTML, PHP, and MySQL, deploying web services and service oriented architectures, and tuning Apache web server for performance, security and caching. My core competency lies in academic research, data and information science, as well as writing, proofreading and editing of research papers and thesis of all academic levels. I am seeking opportunities to offer my rich professional and academic experience for the strategic growth and developmental needs of your business. My core research interests and strengths are as follows: - Focused information retrieval - Evaluation of focused and content-oriented XML retrieval - Entity retrieval and knowledge discovery - Data mining and big data analytics - Business intelligence and predictive analytics - Time-series data forecasting - Recommendation algorithms for social/news networking sites - Native XML databases, NoSQL and relational database systems - Web servers and web technologies - Web database applications and Internet programming - Web and enterprise security

    $66.67 /hr
    1,748 hours
    5.00
  5. Francesco Rho

    Francesco Rho

    Native Italian Translator/Reviewer

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

    I am a native Italian translator/editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. I usually translate from English to Italian and from Spanish to Italian and I also work in editing, QA and testing. My fields of expertise are tourism, IT and technical, but I have translated also other kinds of texts. I am currently working for important agencies such as Lionbridge and for big accounts such as Toyota, Hitachi and Microsoft. I usually work with Trados (2009, 2007), TagEditor (8.0), SDLX (2007), WordFast Professional (2.4), Idiom Workbench, Translator Workspace, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals, oTranslators

    $27.78 /hr
    556 hours
    5.00
  6. Ryan Cockerham

    Ryan Cockerham

    Seasoned digital marketing expert and professional content developer

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    Having worked in digital marketing for the past 8 years, I have to come realize that quality and expediency come hand in hand when determining the "success" of a contractor. Each of my clients is given a realistic, concise overview of the fees they will be charged, the product they will receive, and the amount of time it will take to deliver the product to them.. My skillet includes: - Content development - Content strategy - On-page optimization - Social media strategy - Web analytics - Marketing strategy -B2B marketing I hope that my clients will benefit from my contributions to their own endeavors.

    $25.00 /hr
    285 hours
    4.97
  7. Farah P.

    Farah P.

    Professional Linguist & Project Manager

    Malaysia - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 19 - Portfolio: 2

    My professional experience mainly related to media and show business. I have acted in almost 40 shows, 2 films, and hosted 4 television programs. My voice has been used in narrations and songs in all the works I was involved in. I have also produced/wrote several minor works like video clips and infomercials. Professional freelance writing started in 2006/2007, where I have since wrote scripts and concepts for various episodes/programs for film productions. Other experiences include managing family business, and delve into the world of entrepreneurship. I have a new company that provides services in printing solutions and special-event management. I have strong passion is writing, anything to do with writing which expands my imagination, pushing my own limits, reading or looking at new things, typing words and challenge my intelligence. My opinions are free and unbias and I’m constantly searching for new ways to express myself. The works that I’m looking for in oDesk are mostly creative or technical writing (article, script & concept), transcription, translation, voice narration and proofreading. I’m also looking for a game developer companies to participate in gaming concepts, and book publishing companies to take part in the process of creating a book. My Quality Policy is; 1. To only apply to job posts that I can undertake with confidence. 2. Guarantee of accuracy in details and assurance of quality in content. 3. Deliver the works within the reasonable deadlines. 4. Constantly communicating and verifying all details of the works. 5. Put effort in researching what I do. 6. Flexibility to work independently or within a group of people.

    $33.33 /hr
    4,570 hours
    4.94
  8. Helena B.

    Helena B.

    Communication Specialist/Writer

    Sweden - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4

    With 10 years experience of communication work for major international companies such as IKEA and ABB I have extensive knowledge of web communication, information strategies and marketing knowledge. I have for many years also had my own company as a journalist and written articles within various fields. Blog posts, scientific and/or entertaining - no article is a problem for me! I am professional with a natural eye for communication, presentation and the written as well as spoken word. I can help you with creating marketing plans, communications plans, usability friendly structures on your website as well as translations of various kinds. I also have many years of experience with and knowledge of SEO and link building. I take great pride in delivering quality work - on time, every time. Sound interesting? Feel free to contact me on O-Desk.

    $12.00 /hr
    3,566 hours
    4.94
  9. Sunil Suresh

    Sunil Suresh

    Technical Writing, User Guides, Proofreading, Data Entry, PowerPoint

    India - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

    I have more than 20 years of IT experience along with training and programming experience. I can help you with preparation of user manuals/guides. I can also help you with data entry/conversion, Powerpoint presentations, desktop publishing (designing of brochures, newsletters etc.) and word processing work. I am an excellent proofreader. Though I have not done many proofreading jobs on oDesk as yet, here is a comment that I received from a client on another freelancing site (for a job that consisted of proofreading and editing 9-10 Word documents): "Sunil was absolutely superb. I can't imagine this project having gone any better. He way exceeded by expectations every step of the way! His editing skills also were impeccable and his English was flawless." I believe in giving my best to any task/job that I take up. I take pride in the quality of my work and I am sure that you too will agree once you have seen my work.

    $11.11 /hr
    1,683 hours
    5.00
  10. Konstantinos Pagomenakis

    Konstantinos Pagomenakis

    Very Experienced writing and translating pro with tech knowledge

    Greece - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 13

    I have a university in Communication and Mass Media and a master degree in Political Communication and New Technology. I have been working as a journalist in various TV, radio stations and magazines in Greece and at the moment write for a monthly fresh produce publication. My skills and knowledge include writing, translating and various technical skills like image and video editing, website developing (html/javascript/php/mysql,css), SEO etc. I am very familiar with computer/hardware terminology as well as programming, gambling etc. I am online most of the time and can even work during weekends. You can expect 100% high quality text either it is original or translations. I have excellent language skills in both English and Greek and a good knowledge of italian too.

    $12.50 /hr
    187 hours
    5.00