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Proofreading Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.79.

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  1. Topher L.

    Topher L.

    Specializing in Server Administration, Configuration, and Deployment

    United States - Tests: 5

    I have been in the telecommunications industry for over 13 years and have worked as a consultant to major Fortune 500 companies in the past for both business and technology needs. I have a vast knowledge of anything that relates to the internet, both hardware and software realms and have worked on a variety of projects ranging from the simple to large scale transition ones spanning months at a time. I understand a business' need to get projects done right the first time and have always exceeded my clients goals. If they're not happy, I'm not happy. I have a dual bachelors degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in Business Information Technologies and Business Management. My Masters in Business Administration is in International Business and most IT skills I have picked up on my own or through various courses either online or at the local community college. I look forward to working with you and completing any projects you may have, from the quick fix to an entire server farm rebuild. I am also a word class back end programmer familiar with MySQL, Bash, PHP, Perl, and Python. Please, no front end design work, I don't have an eye for creativity (unless it's something simple of course). I look forward to working with you and any projects you may have for me.

    $39.00 /hr
    516 hours
    4.98
  2. Joe M.

    Joe M.

    Experienced PHP Coder

    Kenya - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    I have 3 years experience in web development. I am skilled in PHP, HTML, CSS and jQuery. Recently, I have focused mainly on WordPress development. I also have experience in Photoshop, SQL and C++. Additionally, I am a good time manager and fluent in English. I'm not afraid to take a challenge. I always do my best and try to have fun while at it.

    $7.78 /hr
    1,637 hours
    4.90
  3. Ann K.

    Ann K.

    Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

    Sweden - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

    My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usually apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, and then that rate apply. On the other hand could other duties require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi-skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of your kind of recaps what service is. Additionally to the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. Besides having extensive work experience, the studying of sociology, psychology and computer science at an academic level constitutes useful knowledge. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me, and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at an early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing, I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Regarding human language, I write with a fine imagination, do my research and have a splendid vocabulary. Regarding computers, I like to make life easier for end users, and I also focus on usability. Regarding both languages, I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if you're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!

    $30.00 /hr
    83 hours
    4.98
  4. Billel H.

    Billel H.

    Master's Degree in Computer Science

    Algeria - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 2

    An outline of my skills and experiences will show what I have to offer, I am professional in: -Web Development : html5, xhtml, CSS, PHP, JavaScript , jQuery, Resposnive Web Design, SEO, xml, ASP.NET using C# and VB -Integrated development environment (IDE): Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Netbeans, Eclipse, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6. -Database: SQL, SQL server 2008R2, MySQL, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL and Data warehouse. -Programming language: C# ,java , python, Visual Basic, C++. -Office Suite: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook), SharePoint. -Design and Multimedia: Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (Photoshop and Acrobat X Pro). -Operating System: Windows(XP, Vista, 7,8), Linux(Ubuntu, Red Hat), IOS. -Networking: Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) model, LAN, VLAN, WAN, DNS, DHCP, switch, Access point and Router Configuration. -Modeling language : Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Merise. -Architecture and Mechanical engineering: Technical drawing, Architectural drawing. -Management: Human Resource management. -languages: English, French and Arabic. I am at your disposal to DO THE BEST.

    $25.00 /hr
    82 hours
    4.79
  5. Tom S.

    Tom S. Agency Contractor

    Mathematician, Programmer and Translator

    Germany - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 5

    I just finished my studies of mathematics with focus on physics and computer sciences in Iceland. Next to my studies, I have been programming already for several years on a freelance basis and provide professional translation services. The programs that I created so far mostly are GUI applications under Windows, as well as web-based applications using PHP and javascript. In addition to these experiences, I have also intensive knowledge of C/C++, Matlab, R, and various other programming languages. You can see some of my programs in my portfolio and on my website. In addition to being a programmer, I have also several years of experience as a translator. As a German native speaker, I mostly translate from English to German, and occasionally from German to English. I have lived abroad for more than three years now, and therefore know a couple of other languages as well. These include French, Icelandic, Swedish, Dutch and Bulgarian. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Best wishes, Tom Schiller

    Associated with: e-ComFreelance Agency

    $24.00 /hr
    687 hours
    4.78
  6. Jessica D.

    Jessica D.

    Comprehensive Editing, Proofreading and Spinning Services

    United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    My main focus is on editing. I have extensive experience in proofreading and editing for grammatical, syntax and spelling errors in written content and currently do so for a variety of clients. I have a firm grasp on rewriting articles in spin syntax, and have the ability to spin content either manually or through TBS software, depending on preference. Either way, I can assure it will be done with an outstanding degree of human readability. I also have experience in creating content based on web research within a rigid set of guidelines in SEO format for a high-profile client. Current projects include providing image moderation services for use in sponsored ad campaigns, as well as tagging objects within images with similar products in a variety of fashion-centric interactive web advertisements. Other noteworthy skills include a strong knowledge of AP guidelines within the context of titles. I have in-depth knowledge of: - Microsoft Word - Microsoft Excel - Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Lightroom - The Best Spinner Topics of expertise include photography, technology, graphic design, fiber crafts, and parenting.

    $14.44 /hr
    3,882 hours
    5.00
  7. 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
  8. Melanie Rivera

    Melanie Rivera

    Top Ten Percent Article Writing, Blogging, Advertising Pro

    United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 10

    Journalist, content creator, WordPress expert, social media marketing and WHITEHAT SEO expert. UK born and educated currently temporarily living in the US. Interested and experienced in many niches.. Consistency, enthusiasm and a pursuit of excellence are my strengths along with a desire to provide excellent work and assistance to the fellow small business owner.Learn more about me here. http://sisters73.wix.com/melanieevans

    $7.70 /hr
    6,760 hours
    4.86
  9. Gina B.

    Gina B.

    Data Entry/Web Research/Administrative Support/Quality Control

    Australia - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    I finish computer related course and first worked as cashier/service crew in well known food shop in our city. Then i worked as a computer sales representative then went to teaching computer subject both in primary and secondary level. But above all these experiences, what matters in doing a job is that you love your job and interested to learn more to improve your skills. There are people that dont like clerical work and data entry jobs but not me. I can assure you that i have all the patience to do my job.

    $10.00 /hr
    5,687 hours
    5.00
  10. Preston H.

    Preston H.

    20+ years expert SQL database designer preferring MySQL and PHP.

    United States - Tests: 48 - Portfolio: 7

    I am one of the top database design specialists on Upwork. My sophisticated hand-crafted database design will save your organization significant time and money. I am a serious professional with over 20 years of experience as a programmer and database specialist. My emphasis has been on creating elegant SQL database design integrated with user-friendly front-end software (desktop and web applications). I have worked mainly as a database designer, programmer and database administrator for bioinformatics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and biomedical research applications. I also have extensive experience programming database-centric software (websites, web applications, desktop applications) for publishing, business, financial, personnel and other purposes. One of the things I enjoy most is creating database schemas which make sense for both programmers and non-programmers, designing with an eye toward flawless data integrity, maximum maintainability and optimal performance. I love crafting websites and web applications which perform with shocking speed. It makes for a better experience for users, developers and administrators. My expertly designed database systems - with well-written queries, intelligently chosen indices, and sensible caching strategies - can easily perform 10 to 100 times faster (using the same underlying hardware). My emphasis when working with clients is on their data and system usability, not specific trends or technologies. But in case you're wondering about some specifics, I strongly believe that the database data should be integrated with but also somewhat independent from a presentation/application layer. Data in the database should be easily accessible from one or many different applications built using one or multiple different technologies. Currently I favor PHP/JavaScript/HTML5 for web applications, RealBasic/Real Studio/Xojo for cross-platform applications [Mac OS X/Windows/Linux], Xcode for Mac OS X-only/iOS applications, Visual Studio for Windows desktop applications. I prefer using MySQL for back-end RDBMS, but I also use Oracle, Microsoft MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL and SQLite on a regular basis. If your data and information organization is already in great shape, and if you are satisfied with how your database-integrated software and website performs, then you probably don't need a high-end expert like me. I can make routine modifications, add to well-crafted existing systems, etc. But so can many other people. But if you're just getting started on a new system that you want done right, or if you suspect your database website programming strategy needs an overhaul, then I can get you on the right track in a short amount of time. * * * * * * * * Let me mention a few of the client-friendly policies and practices I apply with all my clients. I don't do these things to distinguish myself from other contractors. (I would hope they all do the same.) I do these simply because this is how I would want to be treated if I was the client: - You don't need to have your own web servers; I can host development and/or live production work on my own high-capacity servers. - I don't mind working on a client's servers, or doing dev work on my servers and transfering finished work to client's servers. - I do not charge clients any fees for hosting their websites or software systems, or for moving their websites or software systems elsewhere. - I provide clients with root log-in access to all the work I do for them; you are welcome to log into the server (cPanel, FTP, and phpMyAdmin) at any time and copy or back-up or move any work I do for you. - If I am working for you, all work product, all source code, all database design belongs to you. Always. Period. - I am happy to work with you and/or other programmers you enlist to work on a project; I am happy to pass off development work. - I do not provide mysterious "black box" solutions. I am happy to have you look under the hood at everything I do. You don't need to know anything at all about the inner workings of a system. Or you're welcome to ask about the most intricate details. - If we're developing a system from scratch, I prefer to do so using very widely-available technologies (PHP/MySQL/JavaScript/HTML5) which you can hire countless other people to work on if you decide to have other developers work on your system. - Do not be embarrassed to ask ANY question! I enjoy working with clients who have zero technical know-how in programming/databases/etc., partially because I appreciate their expertise in OTHER fields (real estate, art, medicine, law, science, civics, etc.) If you already know everything about databases and programming you probably wouldn't need me, would you?

    $84.00 /hr
    789 hours
    4.98