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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. William D.

    William D. Agency Contractor

    Professional proofreading and editing services

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    Ranked by Elance in the TOP 1% for English skills we have recently transferred over with the change to UpWork. We maintained a consistent five star rating with Elance and will strive to do so with UpWork as well. We truly enjoy helping you perfect your writing; we form a close collaboration with all our clients. As a small, family owned and operated business we strive to make our clients' documents shine. My son Christopher is our primary editor with a BA in English and years of professional editing and publishing experience. My wife Judy is also an accomplished editor and published author with an M.Ed. I have a BSEE and MSBE and am also a published author; I primarily manage the business and provide technical expertise when needed. We are committed to providing you with high quality proofreading and editing services. We use a two editor approach as part of our review process to ensure a thorough critique. We also offer multiple reviews at no extra charge. We can help with both technical and non-technical documents, books, dissertations, web sites, business presentations, advertising copy and just about anything that's written.

    Associated with: The Red To Black Editing Company

    $16.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  2. Vinisha N.

    Vinisha N.

    Writing / Proofreading - Professional

    India - Portfolio: 5

    I have experience working with an investment bank for over 7 years. I write a personal Wordpress blog, and have used Blogger for six years. I also maintain a Facebook travelogue which currently has 1,990 followers. Some of my articles have been published previously in an independent European journal. I have a fully operational command of English language, and can handle complex detailed argumentation well.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Martin Scholtens

    Martin Scholtens

    writing, translating and proofreading

    Netherlands - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    A native Dutch, I speak fluently Dutch, English and German. I've written texts all my life and I still do with great pleasure. So I am a skilled writer in Dutch and I translate from English and German into Dutch. I speak French as well and I am an experienced translator French to Dutch. Furthermore I am an expert in proofreading Dutch and Flemish texts, as well written originally in Dutch as translated form English, German and French.

    $19.50 /hr
    77 hours
    4.89
  4. Siw shauni H.

    Siw shauni H.

    Translation, editing/proofreading, research, writing

    United States - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a Norwegian national with a degree in Linguistics and Translation (English <> Norwegian). As a translator and proofreader/editor I am experienced and knowledgeable, with an eye for details. I take pride in being efficient, hard working and professional. I am also a fast learner. I enjoy working with languages and possess good communication skills, which aids me in the accurate and proper translation of projects. My main language pair is Norwegian <> English, however I also translate FROM German, Swedish and Danish. I work in WordFast Pro, Trados Studio 2011, Across, MemoQ, XTM, and A.nnotate. I have completed projects for companies such as Duracell, Bernina, LG, Microsoft, 3MK, Neoprobe, DSC gmbh, Covidien, Mineral Plast, Rolls-Royce, GE, Zagg, and more. My main fields of expertise are Medical and Technical texts, with extensive experience in IT/Electronics and Business, and of course, general texts. Whether working in a team or by myself, I strive to make the best possible use of my strong points. I am proficient in the use of computers, having used them extensively on a hobby basis, as well as for previous work. My experience includes some maintaining and updating of a database. I am familiar with MS Office tools, and I type approximately 50 wpm. My work experiences are varied and in several of my previous jobs I have had managerial responsibilities. As such I am used to being a self-starter and getting things done.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $38.89 /hr
    325 hours
    4.99
  5. Valerie L.

    Valerie L.

    PAGES international-Translation, Writing and Proofreading

    Canada - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 10

    French is my first language and I spent years studying it, earning a Master's Degree in French Literature in the process. Twelve years ago I moved to Alberta, Canada where I became fluent in English. There I also started teaching French to students in French Immersion and to university students. About 4 years ago, I started working as a professional translator, mostly English to French, and I had the opportunity to work on texts from a variety of fields: from travel to aviation safety, with a detour by light and heavy industries, software and education. I offer services in English-French translation (5 years experience), French Proofreading and writing in French. I have a Master's Degree in French Literature and I am fluent in English. I have been published in both languages, mostly in French. Newspaper articles, web content and short stories are some of the things I produced.

    $22.22 /hr
    394 hours
    4.92
  6. Timothy Cover

    Timothy Cover

    Writing/Editing/Proofreading & Custom Excel Spreadsheets

    United States - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 3

    WHAT IF the person you hire doesn’t UNDERSTAND your needs? Or doesn’t finish ON TIME? Or doesn’t deliver the RESULTS you want? Choose a safe option—see up front how I do business, and rest easy with my 100% Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee. Join my other happy clients! I can help you in two basic areas: (1) Writing, editing, and proofreading (U.S. English). I’ll perfect your message to get the results you want and weed out those small but embarrassing errors. (2) Developing customized Excel spreadsheets. No more ugly, clunky spreadsheets that don’t work right or eat up your time. Glance through my top-ranked test scores below for a sample of my skills with Excel, writing, editing, and proofreading. ----------------------------------- HOW I’LL WORK WITH YOU ----------------------------------- (1) Taking time to understand your needs and explore the best solution. Sometimes you’ll know exactly what you need. Sometimes we’ll have to refine your ideas and identify possible solutions through discussion. Either way, I will work with you and ask any questions necessary until I fully understand how to complete your project the way you want, in both the big picture and the details. To ensure that your project (especially writing or spreadsheet formatting) is done in the style you want, I can show you my initial work after starting, so that we can implement your feedback before getting too deep into the project. Before I start work, I’ll make sure that we have clearly defined the project’s budget and scope. But I will also be flexible to make any changes you want. If I discover a way to do the job better, I’ll discuss it with you and get your permission before spending more time than we planned. (2) Responding quickly to your questions and keeping you updated on our progress. If you send me a message between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., Pacific Time (Los Angeles, United States), Monday-Saturday, I will reply within four hours—usually much faster. At any other time, I will reply within one business day. While working on your project, I will send you daily updates on my progress (unless you don’t want them). I strive to complete every project ahead of schedule. If I foresee that the project will be even a little late due to unusual circumstances, I will notify you right away. (3) Making sure the project is done right to produce the results you want. You might say I’m a perfectionist. I enjoy making every detail just exactly right. I promise to apply this level of attention to each project I help you with, while staying within budget. I also love to make things simple to use. Whether your project is a financial spreadsheet or editing an article, I will make the final product easy to implement. Plus, if you later discover any corrections the final product needs, I will promptly fix it even if the job has been closed. For Excel spreadsheet projects, I offer my Functional Spreadsheet Support Guarantee. I do my best to thoroughly test my Excel spreadsheets. But sometimes, when unforeseen operations are performed, a spreadsheet will not work properly. I promise to provide any spreadsheet updates and email support you need to make the spreadsheet work as designed, at no cost to you. And for any project, if you’re dissatisfied, please take me up on my 100% Money-Back Guarantee! (Details below.) ------------------------------- WHAT I CAN HELP WITH ------------------------------- WRITING/EDITING/PROOFREADING: ---Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage corrections ---Style and tone suggestions ---Logic, persuasiveness, and organization suggestions ---Readability and formatting suggestions ---Writing in a variety of styles ---Non-fiction books and e-books ---Articles ---Blog posts ---Other web content ---Marketing copy ---User interfaces ---Manuals, handbooks, and user guides ---Business reports ---Other business documents and correspondence ---Contracts ---Legal research memoranda ---Legal briefs (writing, editing, and consulting) CUSTOM EXCEL SPREADSHEETS: ---User-friendly, clean designs ---Protection features to prevent accidental changes ---Complex or simple formulas ---Charts/graphs ---Macros (VBA code) ---Calculators and reports (for accounting or other purposes) ---Financial analysis ---Other data analysis ---Bookkeeping task automation and process improvement ---Dashboards ---Troubleshooting and repair of non-functional spreadsheets -------------------------------------------------------------- 100% MONEY-BACK SATISFACTION GUARANTEE -------------------------------------------------------------- When our contract is completed, I’m confident that you will be fully satisfied that the final product is what we agreed on. If not, you may set your own amount for what my work was worth to you and I will promptly refund any payments above that amount. If you feel that you received no value, just say so and I will refund 100% of your money—with no hassle.

    $35.00 /hr
    24 hours
    5.00
  7. Heather Klaver

    Heather Klaver

    Proofreading, Editing, Copy and Content Writing

    United States - Tests: 9

    Is your writing clear, concise, and compelling? You want your work—whether it’s that breakthrough novel or ebook, web content, or business documents—to stand out. Grammatical errors, overly complex technical jargon, and improper word usage are the poison darts that kill your readership, your sales, and your credibility. As an expert proofreader and editor, I find the errors and inconsistencies and polish your content so that it reads fluidly. Whether your goal is to create ads that convert or articles that inspire; to engage your readers or attract the right clients, you know what you want to say. I'll help you say it.

    $25.00 /hr
    70 hours
    4.96
  8. Ela K.

    Ela K.

    Writing/Proofreading/Translation Expertise & Legal Research/Insight

    Germany - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

    My goal is to deliver exceptional client service. I listen to your needs and strive to become a valued business resource and a trusted advisor. As good communication is key to any relationship, I will keep you apprised of the state of your project and am happy to discuss ideas at all times. What I bring to the table: Detail-oriented native German freelance writer, translator and fully qualified lawyer with strong organization, prioritization and project management skills - highly analytical, timely, quality-driven and adaptive.

 
Firm grasp of the English (UK and US spelling) and German languages, in-depth research experience and a mix of legal, marketing and publishing expertise. I thoroughly enjoy both creative and technical writing, with a penchant for translating as well as editing and proofreading both German and English content. 10+ years' translation experience (website content, contracts, business plans etc.). I am especially interested in medical and legal topics but will take on any given subject with the same enthusiasm. 
 The past couple of years I worked as a researcher and writer for specialized - financial and legal - publishers in London, UK. 
Important note: As I handle legal/sensitive information on a regular basis I do not work with the automatic Upwork time tracking tool due to confidentiality issues. Thank you for your understanding.

    $55.56 /hr
    106 hours
    4.97
  9. Andrea M.

    English to German translation/ Proofreading/ Article writing

    Canada - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a qualified Primary School Teacher with German as my native language and I am fluent in English. Due to spending years in the United Kingdom and in Australia, it has allowed me to become proficient in the English language. I have a lot of experience in translation from English to German (text and website translation about various topics), customer service, private tutoring and I am also experienced in writing Keyword and SEO optimized articles in German. I'm a reliable, ambitious, diligent and hard working person. My goal is to provide excellent service to my clients and keeping deadlines counts to my top priorities. Feel free to contact me anytime!

    $20.00 /hr
    4,384 hours
    5.00
  10. Sunil Suresh

    Sunil Suresh

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

    India - 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
    1,687 hours
    5.00