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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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Proofreading Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

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  1. William D.

    William D. Agency Contractor

    Professional proofreading and editing services

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    Ranked by Elance in the TOP 1% for English skills we have recently transferred over with the change to UpWork. We maintained a consistent five star rating with Elance and will strive to do so with UpWork as well. We truly enjoy helping you perfect your writing; we form a close collaboration with all our clients. As a small, family owned and operated business we strive to make our clients' documents shine. My son Christopher is our primary editor with a BA in English and years of professional editing and publishing experience. My wife Judy is also an accomplished editor and published author with an M.Ed. I have a BSEE and MSBE and am also a published author; I primarily manage the business and provide technical expertise when needed. We are committed to providing you with high quality proofreading and editing services. We use a two editor approach as part of our review process to ensure a thorough critique. We also offer multiple reviews at no extra charge. We can help with both technical and non-technical documents, books, dissertations, web sites, business presentations, advertising copy and just about anything that's written.

    Associated with: The Red To Black Editing Company

    $16.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  2. 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!

    $10.00 /hr
    16 hours
    5.00
  3. 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
  4. Enrique Pereira Vivas

    Enrique Pereira Vivas

    Experienced Translator

    Spain - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    Experienced translator who lives in Spain and likes to work as a freelancer. I currently work as a translator for Demand Studios and you can see some of my works at the websites of eHow en Espanol (www.ehowenespanol.com), LiveStrong (http://www.livestrong.com/es/) and La Voz de Houston (http://pyme.lavoztx.com/), among others. If you hire me, I can assure you that your translation will be grammatically correct, stylistically satisfactory and promptly delivered.

    $11.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.99
  5. Javier Camacho Miranda

    Javier Camacho Miranda

    Creating live images through the written word

    Venezuela - Portfolio: 6

    There’re no more or less important texts, good writing talks by itself! I’m a communicator and journalist specialized in creative writing, passionate about literature, cinema, music and advertising. With more than 8 years as a professional writer and copywriter in several social media and sectors, like journalism, audiovisual production and advertising, I have always strived to develop my writing in a comprehensive way. I have written content for publications in print media, magazines, and digital platforms, and also specialized reports and scripts for international brands like HBO Latin America, Mondelez (Kraft Foods), Playboy and Banesco. I faithfully believe in all the possibilities that Spanish can offer, So if you need a writer who can prepare a Tweet with the same responsibility, attitude and passion as he would prepare the video’s script of your businesses 50 years celebration, you can count in this written word lover to assist you!

    $11.00 /hr
    1 hours
    5.00
  6. Joseph Peterson

    Joseph Peterson

    Guaranteed results at a fair price

    Canada - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    "Joe wowed our team with his work on our project! His ability to understand our needs and translate them into a great working Excel file is super." - Manager of Administrative Services, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital, Toronto, Canada For 20+ years I have built custom Excel worksheets and Access databases for organizations. I guarantee high-quality work that is always completed on time...and at a fair price. If you need help with computer applications I'm qualified having trained over 50,000 people in improving their computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio, Project, Adobe...) If you need a special Excel file built - I have built over 70 special Excel files for companies across North America. Some of the Excel work includes foreign exchange calculations, tax calculations, easy to fill-in forms for gathering customer information. All my Excel files are user-friendly - complete with dropdown lists, check-boxes, etc. If you need database work - I have created 50+ databases for organizations including Mohawk College, Mister Transmission, Mt Sinai Hospital, & Trillium Health. I listen to what people need and then build the tools they need to meet their needs.

    $50.00 /hr
    4 hours
    5.00
  7. Janise D.

    Janise D.

    Multi-faceted Writer

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

    A student for many years I've traveled America, Canada, and Europe. Now it's time to settle down and bring the skills and knowledge I've gained to others. I'm self-motivated, detail oriented, as well as willing and able to complete most tasks given to me.

    $16.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  8. 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