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Proofreading Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

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  1. Vinisha N.

    Vinisha N.

    Writing / Proofreading - Professional

    India - Portfolio: 5

    I have experience working with an investment bank for over 7 years. I write a personal Wordpress blog, and have used Blogger for six years. I also maintain a Facebook travelogue which currently has 1,990 followers. Some of my articles have been published previously in an independent European journal. I have a fully operational command of English language, and can handle complex detailed argumentation well.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  2. Scott Z.

    Scott Z.

    Editing/Proofreading/Academic Support

    United States - Tests: 8

    I received the #1 all-time HIGHEST ranked score on the Odesk 'U.S. spelling test'. My specializations include online editing, proofreading and translation polishing. I hold a Masters degree in 'Online Education' [3.91 GPA], and a second MA in 'Ancient History'. I have 15+ years of background in corporate Manhattan law firms and investment banks as a legal proofreader. Other professional experience includes a USAID/Georgetown University 'Business English' teaching position, providing editorial support for the Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh, four years as a TOEFL exam rater, etc. Also, I have self-published 3 books that are available on Amazon. Currently, I am an online ESL teacher and TOEFL/SAT content developer for a company in Beijing. I also worked for ResumeEdge as a resume writing private contractor. Lastly, I am working toward a PhD in Online Education at the Open University of Catalonia. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance and thank you for your consideration. sz

    $20.00 /hr
    259 hours
    4.09
  3. Lynne Patterson

    Lynne Patterson

    Proofreading, Editing, Rewriting

    United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    My talents lie in the areas of written communication, researching, creating documents, proofreading, editing, rewriting, and organization of information, with great attention to detail and accuracy. I have experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Publisher, and Excel. My years of work history include grant writing for a nonprofit educational organization, light bookkeeping, retail, and clerical positions. I am self-motivated, dedicated, and enthusiastic. I enjoy and look forward to learning new skills and tasks.

    $18.00 /hr
    758 hours
    4.83
  4. Michella S.

    Michella S.

    Translating / Proofreading / Transcriptions

    Brazil - Tests: 10

    Translation Services English > Portuguese (Brazilian) Portuguese (Brazilian) > English Quality and punctuality assured. I am a Brazilian born, Portuguese speaker graduated in language translation (English /Portuguese - Portuguese/English) and have been working as an International Trade Assistant for the past six years. As a passionate linguist I have always dedicated my free time teaching English to those interested and also Portuguese to those who are willing to learn. Working as a ‘freelancer translator’ I have had the opportunity to translate and proofread material covering different subject matter for websites, blog’s and the like, as well as magazine / newspaper articles, product packing instructions and marketing material. I have also worked on several transcription projects, converting conferences, interviews and pod casts into written form. I am more than happy to discuss your project further to see if I can assist you and perhaps even provide an example of my work if required. Thank you for browsing my profile and I hope to work with you in the near future.

    $11.11 /hr
    2,413 hours
    4.99
  5. Victor Franklin

    Victor Franklin

    Translator / Proofreading EN-PT

    Brazil - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    Independent Professional Translator, with B.Ed. - Bachelor Degree in Education (Portuguese/English/Literature). Deep knowledge in technical English, acquired in my 7 years experience in the translation industry. I work efficiently and in a timely manner, meeting the clients’ expectations on quality and quick turnaround. CAT used: MemoQ Pro. Areas of expertise: - Marketing. - Contract/Agreements - Industry [general] - Communication - Real Estate - Manuals - Websites. - Games. - Apps

    $14.00 /hr
    454 hours
    4.93
  6. Martin Scholtens

    Martin Scholtens

    writing, translating and proofreading

    Netherlands - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    A native Dutch, I speak fluently Dutch, English and German. I've written texts all my life and I still do with great pleasure. So I am a skilled writer in Dutch and I translate from English and German into Dutch. I speak French as well and I am an experienced translator French to Dutch. Furthermore I am an expert in proofreading Dutch and Flemish texts, as well written originally in Dutch as translated form English, German and French.

    $19.50 /hr
    77 hours
    4.89
  7. Jean Booth

    Jean Booth

    Editorial/Proofreading/Photo Research

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    Contributing to clear, effective communication is always my goal. I work full time for a small trade-magazine publisher, helping in all phases of development of our magazines for lawyers. I am excellent at finding inconsistencies within text, as well as correcting grammar and typos. I accomplish my oDesk work in the morning and evening hours around my day job. I work most often with Word documents, PDFs and Excel.

    $23.00 /hr
    91 hours
    4.95
  8. Sophie M.

    Transcription, proofreading, data entry

    France - Tests: 3

    I am a french native speaker. An experienced, reliable and accurate transcriber and proofreader.

    $11.11 /hr
    48 hours
    4.89
  9. Sarah E.

    Sarah E.

    Writing, proofreading, translating English/French

    New Zealand - Tests: 1

    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.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.84