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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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Proofreading Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.79.

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  1. 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
  2. Ela K.

    Ela K.

    Provider of Writing/Proofreading/Translation Services & Legal Insight

    Germany - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 3

    Native German freelance writer, translator and fully qualified lawyer with strong organization, prioritization and project management skills. Well-rounded and resourceful professional with a mix of legal, marketing and publishing expertise. Worked the past couple of years as a researcher and writer for specialized - financial and legal - publishers in London, UK. Firm grasp of the English (UK and US spelling) and German languages and in-depth research experience. Thoroughly enjoys both creative and technical writing, with a penchant for translating, editing and proofreading both German and English content. 10+ years' translation experience (website content, business plans etc.). Especially interested in medical and legal topics but will take on any given subject with the same enthusiasm. Highly analytical, timely, quality-driven and adaptive. Important note: As I handle legal/sensitive information on a regular basis I do not work with the automatic oDesk time tracking tool due to confidentiality issues.

    $44.00 /hr
    66 hours
    5.00
  3. Marie Oszegi

    Marie Oszegi

    content writing, proofreading, translating

    Argentina - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 6

    Articles, translations, proofreading? Here I am. I worked more than three years for the world´s biggest news agency Reuters in Munich. I was writing articles and providing footage for the german and the international market. In 2013 I decided to leave Germany. First I moved to Iceland, now I live in Argentina. I have got experience in translating in German from many different languages, mostly English and Turkish. I have a master´s degree in anthropology, studies of the Middle East and philosophy. I am open to any job, for example translations (German-English), content writing or proofreading. I am quick learner and and take tasks seriously. See you soon!

    $11.11 /hr
    270 hours
    4.94
  4. Valerie L.

    Valerie L.

    PAGES international-Translation, Writing and Proofreading

    Canada - Last active: 28 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
    223 hours
    4.87
  5. Priya Patricia D'Souza

    Priya Patricia D'Souza

    Proofreading/Editing/Writing/Design/Pixel Art

    Singapore - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    Fluent in English (slight accent but otherwise grammatically accurate) and with a background in Media Production and part-time for a Bank, I understand the need for a well written document and for aesthetically appealing image work. If you would like a further view of my skills and qualifications, below is my Linkdin profile link and art portfolio https://www.linkedin.com/pub/priya-dsouza/5/741/355 http://quirkypink.deviantart.com/

    $22.22 /hr
    189 hours
    4.99
  6. Andrea M.

    English to German translation/ Proofreading/ Article writing

    Canada - Last active: 16 days 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. Sara Clark

    Sara Clark

    Experienced Technical Writer seeking Writing/Editing/Proofreading Work

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 4

    Professional Chemist and Technical Writer seeking opportunities to expand professional portfolio. * Industry experience researching and creating technical documents. * Freelance experience editing and proofreading a variety of documents --from resumes to art books * Previous editor in chief for a Woman Innovation newsletter at Dow AgroSciences. * Specialized training in the creation of hazard communication documents under new GHS guidelines. , US (HazCom 2012) EU (CLP) Canada (WHMIS 1988/2015).

    $18.00 /hr
    115 hours
    4.89
  8. Samuel Fielding

    Samuel Fielding

    UK Doctorate-level Proofreading, Editing, Writing and Data Analysis

    United Kingdom - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 7

    I have 10 years of experience in proofreading, editing, reviewing, and writing scientific, economic and technical reports and popular science articles. Furthermore, I have frequently communicated scientific and economic concepts and issues to the public via newspaper articles, guides, manuals, and presentations. I am also highly skilled in data mining and analysis, laboratory techniques, MS Windows and Linux OS environments, and have a sound understanding of several languages (French, German, Spanish, Latin). I frequently use a suite of statistical, graphing, GIS, bioinformatics, financial trading and publishing software.

    $50.00 /hr
    130 hours
    4.52
  9. Ashley Kraemer

    Ashley Kraemer

    Writing/Editing/Proofreading

    United States - Last active: 22 hours 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.

    $7.78 /hr
    368 hours
    4.90
  10. Armine Hovakimyan

    Armine Hovakimyan

    Professional translation, proofreading, writing and transcription.

    Armenia - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

    Hello! I am a linguist, a translator and a writer. I studied at Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brusov. I am specialized in English and Russian languages,I also know Korean and Italian as the second and third languages respectively. Armenian is my native language, and I know it very well. I want to help people in realizing their tasks. I will do my best to meet your expectations. I am skilled in my work.

    $8.89 /hr
    431 hours
    4.89