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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 4.79.

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  1. Ashley Kraemer

    Ashley Kraemer

    Writing/Editing/Proofreading

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Writing and editing are passions I have had for some time now, and it is very exciting to get to work on my love for the written word every day. I have a proven track record of excellent results, where my passion shines through in my work. I have experience in editing articles, eBooks, novels, and marketing materials. I also have experience writing website content as well as creative writing. I have been a freelancer full-time now for a few of months, and I have to say, I should have done it sooner! I love the work I do in writing, copy-writing, editing, and proofreading. Every day that goes by, I learn something new, and I can add it to my knowledge. I never stop learning and I apply that to the work I do everyday.

    $8.89 /hr
    396 hours
    4.94
  2. Amanda S.

    Amanda S.

    Writing, Proofreading, Data Entry, Typing.

    United States - Last active: 15 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    I am a Creative Writing and English-Literature major in college and a published author. I have a lot of experience writing for creative, academic and professional purposes, and I have done a lot of work with data entry. I have also taken courses on how to use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and have some experience with Publisher. I have been described as a hard and efficient worker.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Sarah E.

    Sarah E.

    Writing, proofreading, translating English/French

    New Zealand - Last active: 6 days ago

    Native french speaker, I'm a public relations officer living in New-Zealand. I have been a communication, events and press manager for the last 4 years : I have experience in writing (articles, press releases, reports), translating and proofreading. I will be happy to use my skills to be a part of your projects by providing a high quality work, with a great attention to details and within the deadlines.

    $11.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.83
  4. Siw shauni H.

    Siw shauni H.

    Translation, editing/proofreading, research, writing

    United States - Last active: 02/01/2014 - 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 - Last active: 15 days ago - 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. Andrea M.

    English to German translation/ Proofreading/ Article writing

    Canada - Last active: 2 months ago - 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
  7. Sunil Suresh

    Sunil Suresh

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

    India - Last active: 14 days ago - 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
    1,683 hours
    5.00
  8. Hannah Myott

    Hannah Myott

    Freelance Writer & German-English Translator

    New Zealand - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    I write, I translate, and I do anything in between. I have a passion for writing, and this includes free writing, proofreading, translating, and rewriting. I'm a native English-speaker from the United States, and have my Bachelor's degree in German and Anthropology from Luther College. "Very nicely done. It is obvious that you have experience writing online, but what was most striking about your writing is your ability to maintain a sincere and friendly voice. I truly felt like you were a friend offering expert travel advice- and that is exactly what the client is looking for. I'd be honored to have you help me finish this project." - my first paying client Since childhood I have always been the one peers and coworkers come to when they need an something proofread. I consistently receive good feedback for my writing - especially for my strong "writing voice." I now freelance write as a profession rather than just a hobby - and my passion for it is only getting stronger.

    $22.00 /hr
    70 hours
    5.00
  9. Taylor Berrett

    Taylor Berrett

    Creative, Engaging Content Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    I've been writing professionally for over eight years and I'm incredibly passionate about the beautiful art that results from effective use of language, grammar and syntax to convey emotions, ideas, or even products and businesses. My two years as a current stable writer for Warner Chappell Publishing inform my writing as well as my marketing skills, and I've scored in the highest percentiles in Writing, Grammar, Language and other related areas as can be seen in my profile. (Feels good to toot my own horn...) Here are some words from happy clients-- “Working with Taylor is a master class in professionalism. Excellent communication skills, top-tier writing with a truly unique style and incredibly fast turnaround time add up to a dependable writer that met and then exceeded all my expectations. Feel free to reach out with any questions you might have of Taylor.” “I have no words to express how grateful I am to Taylor. He has been very professional and throughout our interaction he was attentive to all my requests. His efforts, enthusiasm and the quality of his work made me more confident about the success of my project. I recommend him to anybody who is looking for a professional freelancer. ”

    $22.22 /hr
    27 hours
    5.00
  10. Heather Ruffalo

    Heather Ruffalo

    Editor and Author

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 6

    My former clients say: "She has a clear understanding of her role in the editorial process. I have no hesitation in endorsing her skill as a copy editor." "She adheres to time limits, works well under pressure, and always gives one hundred percent." "She has the ability to sift through a lot of out-of-order material, random thoughts, and chicken scratch to make it the perfect linear read for the masses." I have experience editing educational materials, short stories, self-help books, novels, articles, business documents, website content, and blogs. I am also a published author of several short stories, blogs for a variety of online sites, and a nonfiction book on fertility. I understand the importance of strong editing from a writer and editor's perspective. I am always positive and reaffirming to my clients while still providing a professional critique and sound defensible editing. It is my job to help authors flesh out their stories, find their voice/style, and create the best possible written work.

    $25.00 /hr
    117 hours
    4.88