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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. Marsha M.

    Marsha M.

    Nitpicking with a Purpose ... now certified!

    Jamaica - Portfolio: 4

    There's a reason most of my Elance clients would recommend me, and many have hired me more than once! The reason is simple: they get high quality work at an affordable rate, within a reasonable time frame. A look at my lifetime earnings through Elance (currently over US$25,000) will confirm these claims. I'm a published novelist, and until recently, I worked freelance while maintaining a full-time job as a college instructor. I've taught Spanish, Communications, Caribbean Studies, Foundation English and Academic Writing, and have degrees in Spanish American Literature (M. Phil.) and Spanish Education (B.Ed.). I am a certified Copy Editor and an experienced proofreader, and I've recently decided to become a full-time freelancer. My Elance projects include: *Copyediting/proofreading *Transcription *Data entry/Project categorisation *Web-based research *Quiz-writing *Grading of English papers (university level) I have also had two long-term, part-time, telecommuting projects through Elance, both in administrative services. I currently work in project categorization for a company in England (June 2013 - present), and previously I worked as an administrative assistant for a group of language schools in South America (July 2008 - October 2010). The tenure of these projects (over two years each) is a testimony of my commitment and the level of service I provide. I'm highly ethical and committed to quality service, and I specialize in improving the quality of my clients' work.

    $25.00 /hr
    1,190 hours
    4.94
  2. Maria Riega

    Maria Riega

    Top Quality Makes the Difference

    Peru

    Seasoned Technical, Medical, Legal and Literary Translator provide you with a cost-effective, highly efficient solution to your translation needs from English, German, French, Italian and Portuguese into Spanish. * Over 20 years of experience at your service * Exceptional Quality * Fast Turnaround * Affordable Rates. Making business and communications easier worldwide! Discover a world of choices and flexibility to enhance your communications!

    $20.00 /hr
    118 hours
    4.96
  3. Thomas T.

    Thomas T.

    Programmer/Analyst/Content writer/Transciptionist

    India - Tests: 3

    Being brought up in a country where English is quintessentially the official language, I am well versed and proficient in both US and UK versions of the English language. I have had extensive proof reading and editing experience. I am skilled in all versions of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Being trained to be an engineer, I have also acquired programming skills of a modest level. I prefer to work with clients who are looking for good quality work at a reasonable rate. Rest assured, I will deliver what is needed, when it is needed.

    $5.00 /hr
    27 hours
    4.60
  4. Alexie B.

    Alexie B.

    Script Reader

    United States - Tests: 7

    As a young, aspiring American writer and editor, I believe the best compensation I receive from any job is the experience of working with your literary material. I am a current senior at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, focusing in screenwriting with a double major in history. Because I am a student, I have the ability to charge lower rates and to work on a tight deadline. Storytelling is what makes me excited, and I believe good stories deserve to be told in a way that flows and is clear and concise. The types of editing I perform include manuscript (copyediting or line editing), mechanical, substantive, and if desired, developmental. I primarily specialize in The Chicago Manual of Style, though I can apply whatever style guide your project requires. My workflow generally consists of two read-throughs--one very slow in which I do the majority of my editing, and a second sweep in which I check the flow and revise my edits. Every project I work on is incomplete until you are satisfied. Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you!

    $11.50 /hr
    15 hours
    5.00
  5. Lilith Baghdasaryan

    Lilith Baghdasaryan

    Articles writer. Web content. Translation

    Armenia - Portfolio: 43

    You need to hire me because you don't want to spend weeks training me. You want a quick learner with good communication skills and technical problem solving skills.I have an experience in writing articles,copywriting,newsettlers,translations. I have the abilities and organization to complete your project accurately and on time. You need someone who can pick up the pieces that were dropped, and can start connecting the dots, and then applying themselves in a strategic and organized fashion that makes sense to your management style. I can make adorable color coded file systems or breeze through the heaping to-do list in a flurry, whatever suits your style. Mainly, I pride myself in customer / client satisfaction with my personable approach. Alternately, I enjoy autonomously jumping into the action and getting down to business once I get my bearings. As well I'm eager to be part of a team that inspires and engages me to do my best work!

    $10.00 /hr
    174 hours
    4.80
  6. April D.

    April D.

    Excellent Editor and E-publishing Specialist

    United States - Portfolio: 4

    Need a top-quality editor with great communication skills? You've found her. Editing is my passion, be it fiction or nonfiction. I am a stickler for details but love to see how all the pieces make a bigger picture. My organizational and communication skills are superb, and I have a passion for work that is both challenging and diverse. I have spent the last five years helping dozens of indie authors get started in the e-publishing world. I have edited multiple bestselling novels and nonfiction books and have choreographed ten bestselling anthologies that feature authors from around the world. I am a published author with three published books and more underway. I can also format e-books and print books, as well as design covers for digital and print formats. If you need help with grammar or smoothing out English for non-native speakers, I am definitely the person you want to hire.

    $22.22 /hr
    65 hours
    5.00
  7. Rebecca Joki

    Rebecca Joki

    Freelance writer with the "Write" words

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    I am award-winning fiction author and I have been freelance writing for several years. I an a stickler for deadlines and take great pride in my work. I write effective calls-to-action with my unique style and powerful command of the English language. I write business content including SEO Website content, marketing materials, proposals,HR-related content and various other business writing. I also write articles on a variety of other topics on a regular basis. I also content for various Websites including writing for Examiner.com as the Northern Wisconsin Fishing Examiner. I maintain my own blog at www.GetOutsideWisconsin.com and my own Website at FishLikeaGirl.us. I guest blog whenever possibel. I have received many awards for my fiction writing. . I have launched many successful email marketing campaigns for local businesses.

    $16.00 /hr
    36 hours
    4.95
  8. Richard T.

    Richard T.

    Professionalism covering every clients' needs.

    Japan - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 6

    British expat providing laser focused project development that delivers exactly what you need. My areas of expertise include: proofreading, copywriting, article writing, marketing language development, enhancing business presence and web-based media. Before submitting any written work for appraisal, distribution or publication, the material needs to show that it communicates its message in the clearest possible way. It should be well written in terms of its organization and appearance and it should be free of errors in terms of spelling, vocabulary, punctuation, grammar, and in its usage of English. I guarantee that all of these criteria will be met and supplied to the very highest of standards, on budget, and within your deadline. I provide excellence in the written word and look forward to working with you on your projects. Clients are guaranteed follow-up and after-service access which is inclusive of any costing for up to two weeks after signing off on a project.

    $45.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  9. Sharon M.

    Sharon M.

    Communication Pro

    United States - Portfolio: 23

    Quality assurance and attention to detail! I have been a professional writer, editor, and proofreader since 1978. The breadth of my experience is astonishing. I have written hundreds, maybe thousands of articles, along with product literature, trade show collateral, financial letters and feature articles. I am also an award-winning fiction writer, published in short- and novel-length fiction. I was commissioned to write a series of study guides for Covenant Publications, and have a long list of distinguished clients. I have also managed the entire publishing process, from the creative idea to the printed or e-published piece, so am an ideal consultant for anything on the publishing spectrum. I am familiar with most style guides, and have frequently used in-house style guides.

    $33.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.95
  10. Angie Murphy

    Angie Murphy

    writer

    United States - Portfolio: 1

    B.A. in criminal justice and master of science in criminal justice. Multiple honors and certificates. Legal aid internship as criminal counsel. President of Writers Group, Vice President of the Criminal Justice Association, an member of the journalism club where i wrote for the universities paper, developed and designed emagizine, and website. Highly proficient in communications, web design and production, recruitment, and public relations. 10 years experience working in the non-profit sector for various political, and civil rights protection agencies. Spearheaded and coordinated multiple fundraising events, meetings, websites, blogs and newsletters. Have been writing fiction and non-fictions genres for over twenty years. Have completed multiple cookbooks (with pictures, eBooks (all over 7000) words, content writing, reviews for visual arts and technical reviews.

    $11.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.84