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Proofreading Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.80.

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  1. Michella S.

    Michella S.

    Translating / Proofreading / Transcriptions

    Brazil - Last active: 19 hours ago - 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
    2,350 hours
    4.99
  2. Jean Booth

    Jean Booth

    Editorial/Proofreading/Photo Research

    United States - Last active: 18 days ago - 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
    90 hours
    4.95
  3. Ashley Kraemer

    Ashley Kraemer

    Writing/Editing/Proofreading

    United States - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Writing and editing are passions I have had for some time now, and it is very exciting to get to work on my love for the written word every day. I have a proven track record of excellent results, where my passion shines through in my work. I have experience in editing articles, eBooks, novels, and marketing materials. I also have experience writing website content as well as creative writing. I have been a freelancer full-time now for a few of months, and I have to say, I should have done it sooner! I love the work I do in writing, copy-writing, editing, and proofreading. Every day that goes by, I learn something new, and I can add it to my knowledge. I never stop learning and I apply that to the work I do everyday.

    $8.89 /hr
    395 hours
    4.94
  4. Victor Franklin

    Victor Franklin

    Translator / Proofreading EN-PT

    Brazil - Last active: 19 hours ago - 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
    350 hours
    4.93
  5. Sophie M.

    Transcription, proofreading, data entry

    France - Last active: 12/03/2014 - Tests: 3

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

    $11.11 /hr
    48 hours
    4.88
  6. Amanda S.

    Amanda S.

    Writing, Proofreading, Data Entry, Typing.

    United States - Last active: 12 days ago - Portfolio: 4

    I am a Creative Writing and English-Literature major in college and a published author. I have a lot of experience writing for creative, academic and professional purposes, and I have done a lot of work with data entry. I have also taken courses on how to use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and have some experience with Publisher. I have been described as a hard and efficient worker.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Mary margaret B.

    Mary margaret B.

    Transcription/Subtitling/Proofreading/50WPM/Reliable

    Philippines - Last active: 19 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a transcriptionist who has extensive experience in medical transcription. I am adept at transcribing clinical notes and operative reports. I have a strong knowledge of medical terminologies and procedures. I am also well versed in transcribing interviews, webinars, and other general transcriptions. I have done both verbatim and easy-to-read (with omission of filler words and non-essentials) transcripts. I have an excellent command of the English language and produce high-quality work. I am hardworking and pay meticulous attention to detail.

    $5.56 /hr
    3,112 hours
    4.97
  8. Sarah E.

    Sarah E.

    Writing, proofreading, translating English/French

    New Zealand - Last active: 3 days ago

    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.

    $11.00 /hr
    0 hours
    4.83
  9. Linda Lindstrom

    Linda Lindstrom

    Swedish-English Translation and proofreading

    Sweden - Last active: 6 months ago - Tests: 20

    I am an American that has lived in Sweden for over 30 years and I am fluent in both English and Swedish. I have done quite a bit of translation, both to and from Swedish and English. I have translated, among other things, websites, technical, travel, e-books, manuals etc, into and from Swedish. I have done a lot of translating of various documents from Swedish to English, such as certificates, contracts, other legal documents, construction, EU-documents on telecommunication, tax statements, travel brochures and university papers. I work fast, am dedicated, and take pride in being thorough. I also do proofreading. I use Trados Studio 2011 Freelance. It may look like I haven't done any work here for a while. I have steady clients here and do projects that are not posted. I do a lot of work off of this site, but am always interested in hearing about new projects! Please get in touch if you would like more information!

    Groups: oTranslators

    $30.00 /hr
    47 hours
    4.95
  10. Siw shauni H.

    Siw shauni H.

    Translation, editing/proofreading, research, writing

    United States - Last active: 02/01/2014 - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a Norwegian national with a degree in Linguistics and Translation (English <> Norwegian). As a translator and proofreader/editor I am experienced and knowledgeable, with an eye for details. I take pride in being efficient, hard working and professional. I am also a fast learner. I enjoy working with languages and possess good communication skills, which aids me in the accurate and proper translation of projects. My main language pair is Norwegian <> English, however I also translate FROM German, Swedish and Danish. I work in WordFast Pro, Trados Studio 2011, Across, MemoQ, XTM, and A.nnotate. I have completed projects for companies such as Duracell, Bernina, LG, Microsoft, 3MK, Neoprobe, DSC gmbh, Covidien, Mineral Plast, Rolls-Royce, GE, Zagg, and more. My main fields of expertise are Medical and Technical texts, with extensive experience in IT/Electronics and Business, and of course, general texts. Whether working in a team or by myself, I strive to make the best possible use of my strong points. I am proficient in the use of computers, having used them extensively on a hobby basis, as well as for previous work. My experience includes some maintaining and updating of a database. I am familiar with MS Office tools, and I type approximately 50 wpm. My work experiences are varied and in several of my previous jobs I have had managerial responsibilities. As such I am used to being a self-starter and getting things done.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $38.89 /hr
    325 hours
    4.99