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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. Diego Augusto De Faria Barros

    Diego Augusto De Faria Barros

    Developer & Translator

    Brazil - Tests: 10

    I have experience in Computer Science with emphasis in Information Systems, specially on the following topics: Design and development of systems (implementation, analysis and design), databases and information processing. I Also, do translations and proofreading of English and Portuguese texts.

    $16.67 /hr
    515 hours
    5.00
  2. Maribeth Villon

    Maribeth Villon

    Team Manager/Proofreader

    Philippines - Tests: 9

    Over the past two (2) years, I've handled a team of proofreaders and website curators. This team consists of 17 members, who are performing various tasks that basically involve data entry and post editing. As a team leader, my tasks are as follows: - give reviews/feedback of my members' work - conduct monthly meetings with the team via Google Hangout or Skype - create month-end and quarterly review reports - make weekly updates and 5/15 reports to the management team - guide the members towards the accomplishment of various special projects for the company My stint as a team manager has honed my skills: leadership, communication and interpersonal (albeit virtual). I can make things happen! :) P.S. More information about my current job will only be disclosed in a formal interview.

    $5.56 /hr
    3,704 hours
    5.00
  3. Gweendalyn Lachica

    Gweendalyn Lachica

    Data Entry Professional | WordPress Expert | Editor/Proofreader

    Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    My Role: Data Entry Professional - accuracy in details with fast turn-around time. WordPress Expert – WP installation, plugins installation, content management, pages creation, template modification, basic SEO, and website updates. Editor/Proofreader - correct spelling, grammar, punctuation mark placement, and sentence construction. Creative/Technical Writer - article, blog, essay, feature, web content, etc. with wide range of vocabulary. Image Editor - re-size, crop, color enhance, etc. with Adobe Photoshop. FTP Specialist - website setup/update. Honest and reliable. My Goal: To provide competitive and excellent service at reasonable cost.

    Groups: BoonEx, PHPFox

    $8.00 /hr
    4,236 hours
    4.99
  4. Megan M.

    eBook Formatting, Conversion, and Editing

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I've worked with eBooks in a variety of formats. I've converted to/from the following: MS documents, OpenOffice documents, iWorks documents, txt, pdb, pdf, rtf, mobi, epub, lit, pml, and html. I know how to do basic formatting, editing meta data (like cover, title, author, isbn, etc), interactive table of contents, interactive footnotes, images, block quotes, tables, bullet lists, etc.

    $13.33 /hr
    143 hours
    5.00
  5. Angel García

    Angel García

    Excelent software developer with Java experience

    Venezuela - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    My main goal is to complete jobs providing an excellent service, with professional results always on time. I am currently finishing my Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science. I have experience coding in Java / C# / PHP / C++ also in the development of webpages with HTML / CSS, developing algorithms, working with data structures, also with CMS ( Especially Drupal ) and with DBMS such as Oracle, Mysql and a little less in Postgresql. A side goal is to amplify my base of knowledge inside and outside my career.

    $15.00 /hr
    15 hours
    5.00
  6. Med Dhaker Abdeljawed

    Med Dhaker Abdeljawed

    Mobile and Desktop App Developement, Translation

    Tunisia - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a Mobile and Desktop App developer and designer , i worked for many Academic and professional projects, as I am a native arabic speaker, i speak english and french as well, over the last 4 years i translated a wide range of documents in legal, administrative, technical areas, i was also able to translate general topics, I am in charge of a blog about translation that i try to update regularly. My skills based on writing articles and translating technical and general documents. I can make transcription and voice dubbing as well, Beside that i am a java expert, i have a licence (equals bachelor) in computer science and softwares.

    $6.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.30
  7. Peter F.

    Copy Editor/Proofreader/C++ Developer

    Philippines - Tests: 10

    For the past 14 years, I have been working as a copy editor/proofreader of scholarly articles written mostly by non-native English speakers. I also have some experience writing abstracts of business- and technology-oriented articles from newspapers and magazines. I am an independent software developer; C/C++ is my programming language of choice. I am also well versed in equation keying/typesetting using TeX/LaTeX, MathType/Equation Editor, or the Word 2007/2010 Equation Editor, or even MathML.

    $12.22 /hr
    789 hours
    4.55
  8. Jorge Ojeda

    Jorge Ojeda

    Spanish Proofreader, Spa/Eng Translator, IT Consultant.

    Mexico - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

    I'm a Spanish (mexican) native speaker, is possible that I am not the cheaper option here at oDesk, but I am definitely the best one when it comes to translate texts from english to spanish, spanish proofreading and spanish writing. I'm a 32 years old proactive man. Spanish (mexican) native speaker. As an IT consultant, I'm experienced in technical translations and looking forward for new challenges. Fast work, accurate, clear, professional and clean translations. Made with love and care, because I do love my work! A great quality service is guaranteed, and my work will allow me to increase my knowledge and english skills, and help to improve my resume. Thank you for looking.

    $6.67 /hr
    118 hours
    4.92
  9. John Ruen Sypiecco

    John Ruen Sypiecco

    Professional SEO Content Writer & Customer Service Representative

    Philippines - Tests: 2

    Over the years, I have developed and mastered my skills in both writing and speaking. I have written exemplary summaries of service listings using SEO keywords for the last two years. My expertise has helped Thumbtack professionals get on top of Google's page ranking. I have also experienced handling billing and sales calls for an AT&T Uverse account in Davao, and managing the Local Store Marketing Team at McDonald's Cagayan de Oro City. I am a well-organized and highly motivated freelance professional. I work hard to attain my goals on time and make my employers proud.

    $3.50 /hr
    1,011 hours
    5.00