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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. Jessica D.

    Jessica D.

    Comprehensive Editing, Proofreading and Spinning Services

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    My main focus is on editing. I have extensive experience in proofreading and editing for grammatical, syntax and spelling errors in written content and currently do so for a variety of clients. I have a firm grasp on rewriting articles in spin syntax, and have the ability to spin content either manually or through TBS software, depending on preference. Either way, I can assure it will be done with an outstanding degree of human readability. I also have experience in creating content based on web research within a rigid set of guidelines in SEO format for a high-profile client. Current projects include providing image moderation services for use in sponsored ad campaigns, as well as tagging objects within images with similar products in a variety of fashion-centric interactive web advertisements. Other noteworthy skills include a strong knowledge of AP guidelines within the context of titles. I have in-depth knowledge of: - Microsoft Word - Microsoft Excel - Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Lightroom - The Best Spinner Topics of expertise include photography, technology, graphic design, fiber crafts, and parenting.

    $14.44 /hr
    3,790 hours
    5.00
  2. Reka Cseh

    Reka Cseh

    literary translator, content creator

    Hungary - Last active: 20 days ago

    My name is Réka and I work as a freelance translator. I am a native Hungarian and also a Philologist in Hungarian Studies. I have many experiences in translation in a variety of fields as a freelancer. I always work accurately and respect deadlines. My passion is literary translation, I attended a school in Budapest to develop my translation skills. I provide translation and proofreading services. Hungarian > English English > Hungarian Hungarian > German German > Hungarian If you are interested in collaborating, please feel free to contact me and we will discuss further!

    $20.00 /hr
    19 hours
    5.00
  3. Mayssam E.

    Mayssam E.

    Professional Translator, Proofreader, Editor

    Canada - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    In need of an eagle-eye proofreader? I am the perfect proofreader for you. In need of accurate, fast and error-free translation? I am the best translator for you. With over 20 years experience at one of the largest printing and publishing companies in the World and one of the biggest non-governmental institutions, and through hard work, dedication and a client-focused attitude, I've managed to become one of the best proofreaders, translators, copy-editors and transcribers. I've headed, as an assistant editor in chief, the daily operation of a magazine for 11 years. Then, became a production manager of a community newspaper, as well as a professional prepress proofreader for 10 years. I will provide to you (my employers) a combination of my professional abilities, my solid work ethics, my time management and multitasking skills as well as great results that will please them and achieve their goals.

    $23.00 /hr
    26 hours
    4.96
  4. Kirstein Howell

    Kirstein Howell

    Published Author

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    I'm a published author who writes under the pen name of Kiki Howell. I've had over 40 stories published by 11 different publishers. I have an English Education degree from Kent State University. As an author I've won the Ohioana Author Award and several writing competitions. My last three novels have all reached several Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers lists in categories like Paranormal, Thrillers & Suspense, and Gothic Fiction. You can find out more about me at my website www.kikihowell.com

    $20.00 /hr
    56 hours
    5.00
  5. Jeff R.

    Jeff R.

    Copyeditor and Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    "He was prompt, professional, and a pleasure to work with!” "I cannot imagine other projects without his help. Excellent!” "He knows what he should do, and more importantly, he knows what he should not do. I hired many people before this freelancer, and most of their edits was harmful. With this freelancer, I never got such a problem." Hello, I am a full-time freelance editor and proofreader. As a copyeditor or proofreader, it is my job to ensure that your ideas come across in your manuscript free of spelling and other technical errors that may distract the reader from what you are trying to say. And I strive to always do so in a timely yet thorough way. I have a BA in English from Colorado State University, as well as a BS in Business Administration from San Jose State University. I have now been working about a year as a freelancer, with consistently positive reviews from my clients. I am familiar with the following writing styles, and can edit according to whichever one you'd prefer: AP (Associated Press Stylebook) APA (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association) Chicago (Chicago Manual of Style)

    $15.00 /hr
    32 hours
    4.98
  6. Amit M.

    Amit M.

    Wordpress |PHP | ZEND | MYSQL | MAGENTO Expert

    India - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Every valuable thing in our world of contrasts has it's own price. Something more, something less.. On what depends your everyday choice? No matter in what - clothes, foodstuffs, real estate, car or any of available services. If your answer is price then I guess you have a wrong way my friend. I work as full-time freelancer so I'm completely dedicated to your needs and readily available over skype! I love to code and client satisfaction is my prime motto. I only bid when I truly feel I can provide the project at hand with 100% expertise. Technical Skills - Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL, Oracle; - Web: HTML/CSS, Javascript; - Platforms: Wordpress, Magento, Shopify, YII

    $11.00 /hr
    88 hours
    5.00
  7. Tomas L.

    Tomas L.

    Experienced Czech-English-Czech translator, writer and logo designer

    Czech Republic - Last active: 8 days ago

    I am pretty confident to recommend you my services only if you are looking experienced Czech/English/Slovak translator, writer, proofreader, product photographer or graphic designer for reasonable price. Flexibility | Self-discipline | Perfection | Qualified I am well motivated 24 years old Czech native speaker. In the business life entrepreneur that is not aware of any new challenges or experiences that life or business brings. I can help you with the translations, writing a new articles in high quality, proofreading, with photo of your products for your online store or make a perfect logo for your business to improve your identity. Ready to serve you high quality service.

    $32.22 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. Tara F.

    Tara F.

    Editing: Business Professionals & Creative Writers

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 5

    Friends and colleagues have always sought me out for copy editing and especially for resume/cover letter writing. I crystallize the message while retaining the author's voice. I have 15+yrs' experience in business, specializing in Customer Experience, Human Resources, and Sales. Editing and writing has been a major component of each of these facets, throughout my career. I'm a reader, writer, traveler, mom and life learner.

    $49.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.86
  9. Cody Stewart

    Cody Stewart

    Published Novelist, Creative Writer and Pro Editor

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 3

    I am a published novelist, comic book writer, and comic book editor. I have a degree in Creative Writing. I am professional, dedicated to my craft, and always make deadlines. I can successfully juggle several projects at once. No matter the topic, I can write about it in whatever tone you need - academic, comedic, dramatic, etc.

    $16.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00