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Proofreading Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.79.

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  1. Ayse Gul Boydas

    Ayse Gul Boydas

    Freelancer

    Netherlands - Last active: 2 days ago

    Efficient..responsible..honest..hardworking! I studied Sociology (BA) and Human Ecology (MA). I made my internship in media agencies, and have experience as a volunteer, researcher, translator, transcriber, proofreader, project manager, documentary production, photographer, and social media expert. My main focus is environment, science, culture and media. Because of my works and interests I travel a lot and so far I lived in United States, Turkey, Sweden and Poland. Right now, I live in the Netherlands. I have my own online-shop of handmade accessories and I work on restoration and renovation projects. I am open to all possibilities and believe in learning, sharing knowledge and being helpful towards one another. When I am working, I meet the deadlines and check everything on all levels before I hand it in. I have fluent English and Turkish in reading, writing and speaking. These days, I am learning Dutch and Spanish. Soon I will be able to work with it too. I am also a committed gardener, cook and a birdwatcher. I love to learn about technology, history, science, new media and ecology. I hope to expand my network throughout my career. Hope to hear from you soon. Ayse.

    $22.50 /hr
    692 hours
    5.00
  2. Saranya Elanchezhian

    Saranya Elanchezhian

    Expert in dataentry/Article writing/wordpress/HTML/Proofreading

    India - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

    I'm a communicator, and the sincerity that emanates from what I say can be heard and felt. I have had extensive experience in dealing with customers and clients in various fields like retail, customer service, training, quality assurance, account management, and business development. English communication skills is my forte and I believe this is my ticket to accomplish tasks asked of me. Writing and speaking are both interests and talents. All the above, plus my good work ethic, will certainly appeal to people who would want detail and timeliness in the work they want done. i am an exceedingly hard-working and dedicated human being. Apart from this I am also versatile and love to handle new challenges that life throws at me. I have been a virtual assistant for five years already, and wit great success, which shows my dedication.

    $3.33 /hr
    91 hours
    5.00
  3. Gweendalyn Lachica

    Gweendalyn Lachica

    Data Entry Professional | WordPress Expert | Editor/Proofreader

    Philippines - Last active: 14 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    My Role: Data Entry Professional - accuracy in details with fast turn-around time and 70wpm typing speed. 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, press release, web content, etc. with wide range of vocabulary. Image Editor - re-size, crop, color enhance, etc. with Adobe Photoshop. FTP Specialist - website setup/update. My Goal: To provide competitive and excellent service at reasonable cost.

    Groups: BoonEx, PHPFox

    $8.00 /hr
    4,232 hours
    4.99
  4. Vanessa W.

    Vanessa W.

    Administrative assistant; Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 11/30/2014 - Tests: 12

    Over the past 20 years, I have worked in office assistant/managerial roles that demanded accuracy, ability to multitask to ensure timely and quality product, and paying close attention to detail. I am offering highly accurate and efficient performance whilst responding to the needs and requirements of any buyer thus providing a sense of accomplishment for both of us once goals have been met.

    $11.11 /hr
    1,349 hours
    5.00
  5. Redentor Barroba

    Redentor Barroba

    Real Estate Researcher | Data Entry Specialist | Virtual Assistant

    Philippines - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 3

    11 Years of experience in the field of data entry and web research is what I can offer to you. Great knowledge in Real Estate jobs, like researching agents and collecting information regarding various personnel. I also tried to be a Virtual Assistant and it improved my diction & accent to be able to speak English, more fluently. I am a working a year now in Odesk and I am proud to say that I have done so many successful jobs. And I'm really grateful to be a part of something important to you in the Business World. I can offer you the following: Data Entry (encode, collect, scrape) Web research Proofreading Virtual Assistant Pdf conversion to Ms Word 2003/2007 MS Excel 2003/2007 Google Docs Looking Forward to work with you :)

    $5.56 /hr
    2,375 hours
    4.98
  6. Jessica Zawadzki

    Jessica Zawadzki

    Freelance Writer / Editor / Research Assistant

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 3

    I am an individual with a background in Political Science, Legal Studies, and Psychology from Northwestern University, but have also had vast experience in public relations, social media, and events planning. Attention to detail, clarity, and producing quality work efficiently are of utmost importance to me, making me an excellent candidate for a vast array of projects including but not limited to essays, content writing, graphic design, creative writing, editing, and research.

    $12.22 /hr
    53 hours
    4.92
  7. Joe M.

    Joe M.

    IT Specialist

    Israel - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7

    With over 20 years experience in the IT/Internet & Multimedia fields, I am ready to undertake any challenge. My main specialties include: IT Project Management, IT & Network Infrastructure, Active Directory, SharePoint, MS Azure, E-commerce, eBay, Web Development, Wordpress, ,Graphic Design, English-Hebrew Translation, Web Research and Data Entry/Scraping/Mining Processes.

    Groups: LoginRadius

    $16.00 /hr
    547 hours
    5.00
  8. Stephan Hornick

    Stephan Hornick

    English-German-Japanese-Chinese Translator & Strategic Project Manager

    Germany - Last active: 11/29/2013 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a native German young professional translator with 8 years of translation and proofreading experience. I have a language, culture and IT magister degree (best 3%; remark: magister is a degree between master and doctor) and profound knowledge in a broad spectrum of fields (e.g. medicine, IT, computer linguistics, literature, teaching, politics, philosophy, mathematics, financing, physics and so on). I have further advanced skills in microsoft word, excel, access, open office, adobe photoshop, programming & webdesign in HTML, Basic, Java, Haskell, Lisp, ACT-R, project management, strategic management and so on. I have been living in Japan, China, US, UK and Colombia. I am accustomed with their cultural differences and use most of these languages daily. As a client, consider punctionality, thoroughness and a qualitatively high literal standard my three most important aspects of work as a translator. I would appreciate it very much, if you let me know from the start who is going to read the translation. Case by case, I will shift between technical translation and creative translation and adapt the language and the style accordingly. I am looking forward to your email.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  9. Megan M.

    eBook Formatting, Conversion, and Editing

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - 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