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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 4.80.

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  1. Lee Johnson

    Lee Johnson

    First-class writing. First-rate results.

    United Kingdom - Last active: 4 days ago - Portfolio: 13

    My 8 years writing for education and internet marketing ensures your job is done to the highest standard and on time by a proven writer. I write compelling web and print content for business and personal use. My value is in adding creativity and business strategy into my writing. You want to inform, entertain, persuade or inspire. I tailor my writing to your needs, finding innovative ways to craft great copy to engage with your target audience. You will receive quick and courteous service for writing, editing, and proofreading assignments. My varied work means I am well-versed in writing for specific audiences and on a number of topics. My research skills ensure you receive accurate and up-to-date work. A degree in languages and experience writing and teaching English makes my spelling, grammar and use of language exceptional and will give you polished text suitable for your needs and target audience.

    $33.00 /hr
    45 hours
    4.81
  2. Kirstein Howell

    Kirstein Howell

    Published Author

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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 latest novel, Hidden Salem, also reached the Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers lists in 3 categories.

    $20.00 /hr
    56 hours
    5.00
  3. Luciano Cunha

    Luciano Cunha

    French-English-Portuguese expert

    Brazil - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 3

    I'm a tech-savvy Brazilian professional with many years of experience in translation. I have a master's degree in Economics and Environmental Studies (University of Paris XI). Prior to that, I have obtained a bachelor's degree in 'Applied Foreign Languages - English / French / Portuguese / Spanish' and Economic and Social Administration, from the University of Lyon II, in France, in a partnership with the University of California (San Diego). I have worked as a language consultant for Silgan White Cap, an American company working in the Brazilian food sector and I'm currently working as a regional project manager for the mobile application MosaLingua in Brazil. I have been working as a freelance translator for many years, and I am a dynamic and self-motivated worker, delivering fast translations with perfect accuracy and special attention to details.

    $15.56 /hr
    53 hours
    5.00
  4. Michael K.

    Michael K.

    Writer, Proofreader, and Editor

    Australia - Last active: 1 day ago

    I live-and-breathe writing, reading, grammar, and the Internet. It's not just about work, money, and writing, however. My clients are important to me, and I will never stop, until they are satisfied with a project. Are you looking for some professional, polished writing, whether it is fiction or non-fiction? Do you need your writing fixed? My editing, copyediting, and proofreading skills are top-quality. Are you looking for some content, for a website, or for your business? Do not hesitate to contact me, as I can provide quality writing, whatever your requirements. I have been writing web-content for over 7 years; during that time, I have studied a Higher Diploma of Editing (Publishing), and a Diploma of Professional Writing. I started at the bottom of the ladder, and it has taken hard work to bring my skills to their current level.

    $20.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.91
  5. Maribeth L.

    Maribeth L.

    Writing & speaking skills are my expertise.

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

    With my varied background and experience, I offer my skills to enhance and enable your vision to become a reality. I was an English and public speaking teacher for 10 years. I then owned & operated a supplemental education brick & mortar business for 12 years. I have published two children's ebooks as well as a short biography about my father's experience in World War 2. I have recently been working on my voiceover skills, and I am currently creating demo reels. I have been recording the local newspaper for the visually impaired for several years.

    $44.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.98
  6. Tara F.

    Tara F.

    Editing: Business Professionals & Creative Writers

    United States - Last active: 1 day 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
  7. Stephanie L.

    Stephanie L.

    Experienced Editor / Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 3

    My extensive background in editing, proofreading and project management gives me the skills necessary to complete your project on time and on budget. I have edited over 100+ manuscripts, all non-fiction in the past five years. As a professional freelancer, I have written a dozen books for other professional organizations. Previous projects consist of proofreading marketing materials, brochures, flyers, web copy and a blog. Your project can be completed with the tone that you request from professional correspondence to friendly blog pieces.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. Saranya Elanchezhian

    Saranya Elanchezhian

    Expert in dataentry/Article writing/wordpress/HTML/Proofreading

    India - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

    I'm a communicator, and the sincerity that emanates from what I say can be heard and felt. I have had extensive experience in dealing with customers and clients in various fields like retail, customer service, training, quality assurance, account management, and business development. English communication skills is my forte and I believe this is my ticket to accomplish tasks asked of me. Writing and speaking are both interests and talents. All the above, plus my good work ethic, will certainly appeal to people who would want detail and timeliness in the work they want done. i am an exceedingly hard-working and dedicated human being. Apart from this I am also versatile and love to handle new challenges that life throws at me. I have been a virtual assistant for five years already, and wit great success, which shows my dedication.

    $3.33 /hr
    91 hours
    5.00
  9. Kathleen B.

    Kathleen B.

    Editing, Proofreading, and Critiquing

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago

    I have a B.A. in English and History from Flagler College. I was a part of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society, and a peer tutor for three semesters. I have presented one of my papers, "Evolution and Revolution: The Metamorphosis of the Gothic Heroine from Mysteries of Udolpho to Buffy the Vampire Slayer," at an international academic conference and am developing that paper into something publishable. I have also worked in the retail cosmetic industry for eight years so I know a thing to two about delivering outstanding results and working under pressure. I am a careful and thorough proofreader, a compassionate devil's advocate, and I love encouraging others in their ability to write. I can do a quick glance to make sure everything's in place, give you ideas to explore, or I can go through with a fine-toothed comb. Whatever your needs are, I am flexible, and am more than willing to work with you to get the job done.

    $19.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  10. Lynne Patterson

    Lynne Patterson

    Proofreading, Editing, Rewriting

    United States - Last active: 19 hours ago - 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
    716 hours
    4.83