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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Siw shauni H.

    Siw shauni H.

    Translation, editing/proofreading, research, writing

    United States - 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
  6. Zevit Reid

    Zevit Reid

    Excellent Transcription and Proofreading Skillset

    United States - Tests: 9

    My objective is to find a transcription/data entry position that will allow me to supplement my income and work from home in the evenings and/or weekends.

    $8.89 /hr
    3 hours
    5.00
  7. Chadrick M.

    Chadrick M.

    Professional Customer Service Representative / VA / Proofreading

    Jamaica - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a person best described to be dynamic, self-motivated, with strong determination towards my goals. I am capable of working under pressure with a small amount of supervision. My main objective here on oDesk is to advance my current skills in Customer Service, Virtual Assistant and Proofreading & Editing. I have been in the telecommunication and administrative industry for over 3 years. I have experience in E-mail, Chat, Phone support, eBook proofreading and editing, amazon kindle and document proofreading. I did Virtual Assistant and Administrative support, where I had to conserves managers time by reading, researching, reviewing, verifying, and routing correspondence, reports; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications; organizing client conferences, and meetings.

    $5.56 /hr
    71 hours
    5.00
  8. Sara Mohammadi

    Sara Mohammadi

    Certified Translator/Editor/Proofreader

    Germany

    I am an experienced certified English-to-German translator and proofreader/editor specializing in legal, technical, marketing, and IT-texts. I have gained a full academic qualification as a specialist translator, and I am authorized to certify documents. I have been providing premium English-to-German translation as well as post-editing and linguistic review services since 2008. I use TRADOS 2014 translation environment software to ensure consistent terminology management across all of your texts. I have no time restrictions, and my response time is from Monday to Sunday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CEST. Priding myself on responsiveness and reliability, I consistently complete projects on time and budget. I always follow my projects very closely and manage communication with the client. In my CV you will find my daily output, my areas of expertise as well as my recent translation projects.

    $28.00 /hr
    14 hours
    5.00
  9. Nana pomaa D.

    Nana pomaa D.

    Excellent Professional Writing. On time. Always.

    Ghana - Portfolio: 3

    "Awesome!" "The most amazing article I ever read" "Wow. What a good story!" That's what you can expect from my work. When you're writing for results and for readers who want depth with meaning though,that's a no - no. What you need is uniquely crafted writing with a punch,delivered on time, always. With years of experience writing for different kinds of content for different audiences including writing for periodicals,feature articles and the like, you are assured of quality and excellence with each literary piece. My writing expertise covers diverse fields like health and wellness,nutrition, fiction/short story writing, natural medicine, beauty and fashion, lifestyle and personal development. Be it articles, technical literature, blog writing, creative writing, my aim is to over - deliver. If you're not happy(which is rare), we'll do it over until you are satisfied. If you're still reading my intro,it means you want amazing work not just different . Let me put my passion and experience to work for you.

    $22.50 /hr
    5 hours
    5.00