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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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  1. Mona Kleinschmidt

    Mona Kleinschmidt

    Editing,Translating, Proofreading, Internet

    Namibia - Last active: 10/26/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I have 6 years’ experience as a legal secretary and I am familiar with legal jargon. I was also responsible for OCR conversion, proofreading and formatting of Law Reports. I also have 7 years’ experience as a proofreader, translator and editor of the yearly publication "Where to Stay in Namibia" (624 pages) http://www.myvirtualpaper.com/doc/namibian-magazines/where-to-stay-2014/2013112701/?referrer=http%3A//www.wheretostay.na/#318 I managed the entire workteam and dealt with over 500 clients. I was also responsible for the development and maintenance of the accompanying website. Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, Internet Administration Software, Quickbooks, Social Media Applications

    $30.00 /hr
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  2. Kim DePuy

    Kim DePuy

    Operations, Business Writing, Client Services, Marketing, Proofreading

    United States - Last active: 05/02/2014 - Tests: 5

    Well rounded professional with over thirteen years experience in operations management, financial reporting, project management and marketing. Extremely proficient in navigating corporate environments, with experience interfacing at all levels of an organization including executive/C-level managers and external partners, utilizing excellent written and verbal communication skills. Regarded as a trusted adviser to managers, colleagues, and staff able to provide thoughtful and relevant input on a variety of functions, proving to be an asset to any team. Specific business writing function may include, but are not limited to, proposals, presentations, pitch books and websites. Also available for proofreading projects, utilizing strong attention to detail and a firm grasp of the English language. Can perform various administrative functions, including research and data entry. Reduced rate for these projects will be considered, upon request.

    $55.00 /hr
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  3. Kirill Mostovoy

    Kirill Mostovoy

    Ukraine - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 1

    Certified translator with more than 10 years of work experience in the pharmaceutical industry LANGUAGE PAIRS English – Russian, English – Ukrainian TRANSLATED BOOKS “The Microclean Cleanroom Handbook” “Method Validation in Pharmaceutical Analysis” “Statistical Design and Analysis of Stability Studies” “Risk Management Applications in Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing”

    $33.41 /hr
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  4. Sharlyne Thomas

    Sharlyne Thomas

    Published Author with Resume Writing and Editing Experience

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago

    Sharlyne C. Thomas, 2013 Author of the Year (Newsome Awards), is an inspirational speaker and editor who was raised in the Christian faith and has served as an intercessor since 2003. She was given the vision for Sword of the Spirit Ministries in 2005 and has since then walked in her divine purpose to edify the Body of Christ through prayer and exhortation. Sharlyne is fulfilling this calling by distributing her monthly e-newsletters entitled “Take Up Thy Sword” and “Bizzness Nooze,” and publishing prayer guides such as "When Heaven Hears Your Prayer," "How Great is Your Faith?" and "I See What You’re Saying!" She has been invited to speak and teach at a variety of community and ministry events, and she has been a guest on several radio and TV shows on WOKB 1680AM, Rejoice 1140AM, WPIO 89.3FM, La Magica 1220AM, Joy Gospel Radio, Testify Radio, “Point of View” on the Afrotainment Channel and “Angie BEE Presents.” Sharlyne also utilizes her gifts and talents via Spirit of Excellence Writing and Editing Services, contributing articles to magazines such as "Built to Prosper" and "Esdras’ Scroll" as well as editing/proofreading various copy for a broad range of writers and organizations nationwide. In addition to serving as the corresponding secretary on the board of directors for Business Women Inspirational Network (2013 Member of the Year), she is also active in the Watchmen on the Wall Prayer Network, an instructor at Destined for Destiny Women’s Institute and a speaker with Moms-n-Ministry. Sharlyne’s church involvement includes past roles as a new members’ teacher, women’s ministry group leader and co-facilitator of a single parents’ life group. Born and raised in Southern California, she currently lives in Orlando, Florida.

    $27.78 /hr
    372 hours
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  5. Mauricio Luja

    Mauricio Luja

    Localization Specialist/Translator (Latam Spanish)

    Mexico - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 1

    More than 10 years of experience in the production area of Internet (interface and QA of services for users). More than 10 years of experience in localization/translation for Spanish in Latinamerica. More than 10 years of experience in editorial (content editor, proofreader, copywriter). Spanish Language Specialist Fluent English conversation, reading, copywriting, editing and translation (English to Spanish) 100%. Able to travel and relocate.

    $27.78 /hr
    22 hours
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  6. Emily G.

    Emily G.

    Versatile editor, translator, researcher, writer...

    Belgium - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 5

    I'm an MA Graduate with experience proofreading (from essays to technical manuals) and editing texts (including one published novel and two short stories), writing press releases (mainly in Motorsport), and translation, who enjoys research and learning about different topics. I have managed and maintained websites, conducted short interviews, coordinated teams, and worked as a PA and as an accounting assistant. I know my way around a computer, and I can work with the Microsoft Office package, and have some Photoshop and InDesign skills. At university, I studied English, Cinema and Ancient History, before getting my MA in Medieval Literature. I enjoy languages and history. I am bilingual English and French, and have a good base in German, and I'm learning Dutch. I am quick to reply to emails, friendly and professional; I have always delivered on time and pay attention to details. I look forward to working with you!

    $38.89 /hr
    14 hours
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  7. Rupert S.

    Rupert S.

    MBA Honours Graduate

    Jamaica - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am a dynamic and self-motivated individual with over 20 years experience as a key technical officer in a major government regulatory agency. I possess exceptional managerial and organizational skills. As a result of extensive, top quality training in business administration, I have attained high levels of competence in the various aspects of financial administration, operations management, strategic management, human resource management, strategic marketing and several other business management disciplines. I am also trained in project management.. I am also an adjunct university lecturer of business management courses. I take pride in delivering excellence and therefore work very hard to ensure that my work is of the highest possible standard. I am a very quick learner and I have demonstrated my ability to swiftly understand new concepts and ideas; this, combined with an analytical mind, allows me to identify and solve problems effectively and innovatively. In 2009 I was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma international honour society for collegiate business schools, in recognition of high scholastic achievement in the MBA programme at the University of New Orleans. Prior to this in 2008, I graduated summa cum laude from the Northern Caribbean University. I also have excellent computer skills, being very proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite software and possessing a working knowledge of SPSS.

    $33.33 /hr
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  8. Gillian Burgess

    Gillian Burgess

    Writer, Editor & Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 20 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    As a freelance writer, editor and content marketer, I help people tell their stories clearly and effectively. Every piece of writing has a message to communicate or a goal to achieve – whether it’s search engine optimized website copy or a nonfiction e-book – and I am skilled at finding the right voice for each one. I work with companies, nonprofits and independent authors to identify, attract and engage their target audience with valuable content. I deliver on-brand and on-time copy to meet my clients’ goals. I am an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. I have almost 10 years of professional writing experience, with a focus on advertising copywriting and content marketing. I co-founded a boutique advertising and branding agency, and before that, I managed web content, digital marketing and outreach for a San Francisco-based nonprofit. I’ve worked on a wide range of projects for many different brands, from small startups to established businesses.

    $60.00 /hr
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  9. Stan A.

    Stan A.

    Writer and editor

    United States - Last active: 15 days ago

    I have a PhD in English Literature. I have worked 30+ years in various types of writing and editing, including: - Writing business documents and analyses, including business codes of conduct; articles for corporate on-line newsletter; business proposals; etc. - Creating training materials (presentations,content for WBTs, case studies) in ethics, compliance, and records management - Writing reading selections for end of grade / end of class standard tests (a new assignment) - Editing workbooks (for elementary and middle school math) - Editing grants in biomedical engineering - Editing economics and financial textbooks - Editing web content

    $25.00 /hr
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  10. Maureen Lunn

    Maureen Lunn

    Web-Savvy Blogger, Proofreader, Writer with Masters Degree

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2

    Hi! My name is Maureen and I am a skilled writer, proofreader, blogger, social media user, and researcher with a Master's Degree in International Studies. I'm a great multi-tasker and can provide projects in a short turn-around time. English is my first language. I have significant writing experience from research articles to blogs to e-books and have worked as a freelancer for worldwide organizations including World Bicycle Relief. I love projects that have anything to do with current events, international affairs, and travel! I am based in the Midwestern USA and located in CST time zone.

    $25.00 /hr
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