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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. Shankar K.

    Shankar K.

    Excel, Word, Powerpoint, English language expert

    India - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 5

    - 8 years experience in the Information Technology industry. - Excellent skills in MS Excel, MS Word, MS Powerpoint. - Very good English language and proof-reading skills. - Adept in data entry and typing. - Great analytical and Mathematics skills.

    $11.11 /hr
    823 hours
  2. Fernando Souza

    Fernando Souza

    English - Portuguese translator and e-learning consultant

    Brazil - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

    I have experience with translation (having done many translations for multinational companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, Vale, Nexans and ABS Consulting) and language interpretation (working for Coca-Cola on their After Action Review Meeting in 2010 in Rio de Janeiro).

    $8.00 /hr
    77 hours
  3. Julien P.

    Julien P.

    Systems and Security Administrator

    France - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 1

    I work as a network, systems and security administrator in a big french firm. I do the usual IT administration work (high availability, troubleshooting, monitoring...), plus we manage the cloud computing part for our customers. My environment is composed of 5000+ devices in our datacenters (physical servers, VMs, ESX, routers, switch...) I am someone who is able to adapt, polyvalent, and I am here to grow in experience and talent, in interesting projets.

    $11.11 /hr
    3 hours
  4. Evan Fowler

    Evan Fowler

    Content Writer

    United States - Last active: 08/26/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

    With over six years of experience as a writer and contributing editor, I have covered a wide range of topics, from Hollywood parties and entertainment industry profiles, to press releases and corporate bios. Most recently, I designed, wrote, and edited all of the web copy for PR Dept., a newly established public relations firm in Los Angeles, where I also oversee press releases, marketing materials, and social media. Prior to that, I was part of the content team that launched San Francisco-based travel website startup, CruiseWise—recently acquired by TripAdvisor—where I researched and wrote a large number of articles relating to travel destinations, cruise ships, and nearly every aspect of the cruise industry. As a freelance journalist, I have contributed to LA Confidential, the Hollywood Reporter, and h Magazine, where I also acted as editor of product features.

    $40.00 /hr
    8 hours
  5. Jay McClendon

    Jay McClendon

    Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 06/26/2012 - Tests: 3

    I'm a versatile writer and editor whose experience includes technical communication, technical marketing, and more. I also edit dissertations and other materials, in addition to teaching privately. I welcome the opportunity to work with writers whose native language is not English and who seek help with U.S. English. I am based near Washington DC. I'm open to long- and short-term contracts and project work.

    $44.44 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Sandra Aretio

    Sandra Aretio

    Spanish Translator

    Spain - Last active: 04/07/2014 - Tests: 2

    I am Spanish translator and localizer currently based in Toronto. I have a Degree in Translation and Interpreting and a Masters Degree in Translation Technologies and Localization. I have been working as a translator both in-house and freelance since 2009. I am specialized in a wide variety of fields due to having worked for different companies from different industries.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Andreas W.

    Andreas W.

    Academic Writing, Language Editing, EN-GER Translation Services

    Germany - Last active: 08/08/2014 - Tests: 2

    Since 2010, I've been working as a consultant, editor and translator, mainly focusing on academic texts and technical content. My clients include students, scientists, agencies, small businesses and major companies, like Lionbridge. As a consultant and science editor, my mission is to provide support and guidance to university students and scientists during the whole process of academic writing, from the first formulation of ideas until the final submission. Services I offer include a continuous mentoring program and academic proofreading/editing. As a translator, I'm not only aiming at the best possible translation of your document, but, when necessary, also take into account cultural and language differences in distinct markets (localization and transcreation). For my clients, I can offer excellent English and German language skills (both at native speaker level), an exceptional attention to detail and highly professional work ethics.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Leah G.

    Leah G.

    Software QA/ Web Designer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 09/30/2013 - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    Since graduating in 2003, I worked full-time as a software QA tester (in the insurance and e-learning industries) until 2009 while freelancing as a web designer on the side. I founded ZuZu Web Solutions in 2012 to put a focus and structure on my freelance web design work. (Please see for more information.) I have a keen eye for detail and a passion for quality, and have recently been putting my QA skills to good use in the area of proofreading. Skills profile: Operating Systems - Windows, Linux, MAC OS X Browsers - Internet Explorer, FireFox, Netscape, Mozilla, Safari Office software - Microsoft Office, Open Office Automated testing tools - WinRunner Defect tracking software - Test Director, Test Track Pro, StarTeam Source control software - StarTeam, Visual SourceSafe Testing systems developed in - Java, .NET, database driven websites, e-learning courseware Working knowledge of - HTML, XHTML, CSS Experience of - SQL, MySQL, TSL, XML, DHTML, JavaScript, ASP Education: BSc (Hons) in Computer Science On-the-job training in the following areas: -- Software testing -- Web design -- Network administration -- Database administration -- IT support

    $27.78 /hr
    3 hours
  9. Alyssa H.

    Alyssa H.

    Spanish-English Translator and Article & Blog Writer

    United States - Last active: 11/26/2014 - Tests: 3

    I graduated recently with bachelor's degrees in International Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies. I am a disciplined, motivated individual with a worldly perspective derived from my experiences working and studying abroad. Currently, I offer my services as a freelance blogger, article writer and translator. I am a contributing writer for a start-up online travel magazine and was recently hired as a blogger for a health website. Service details: Skilled in English-Spanish and Spanish-English translation, article writing, blog writing and proofreading. Specialize in topics of non-profits, international development, Latin America, travel and health. Especially interested in Spanish-English translating, subtitling/transcription jobs and researching and writing on the above-mentioned subjects. I would be delighted to work with you!

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours