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Post your proofreading and grammar-checking project on Upwork and hire proof readers and book editors with excellent grammar skills. You will also find professionals who have experience with proofreading software (like grammar and plagiarism checkers) and editing tools (like Microsoft Word’s “track changes” feature) to check the spelling, grammar and vocabulary of your documents. With accuracy and attention to detail, they can proofread business proposals, marketing materials and tech reports; review your articles, blog or website content; or correct book translations and audio transcriptions.

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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  1. Heather D.

    Heather D.

    PhD: Expert in Qualtiative Research, Proofing, Editing

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 3

    Hello! I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Counseling and have a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. Here are some areas that I may be helpful in: -I have a cognate in qualtiative methodology, and feel extremely comfortable offering guidance in research design. -I am proficient in professional writing, editing and proofreading. -I can provide assistance in gathering references for research and/or literature review. -I have a deep understanding of APA style (6th edition) structure and formatting. Please contact me for further information on how I can positively contribute to your project. I look forward to working with you! CV available upon request.

    $22.22 /hr
    11 hours
  2. Chelsy P.

    Chelsy P.

    Proofreader, Editor, and Historian

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    I've not been writing "for as long as I can remember," but relatively close. Next to history, it's always been my passion. I showed that by challenging myself to write a novel once a year in 30 days, by being published in my university literary magazine, by blogging for a popular tourism website for my town, and helping with historical presentations, but I want more. I want to expand my writing expertise and, hopefully, expand my talent. Editing comes naturally to me, and I enjoy helping others write more fluently. I have a B.S. in European History and am currently employed as a docent at a local history museum. I am interested in continuing historical research in addition to writing.

    $12.22 /hr
    15 hours
  3. Coraline B.

    Coraline B.


    France - Last active: 03/19/2013 - Tests: 7

    I'm a native French speaker graduated in Foreign Literatures and Languages, specialized in Chinese, from INALCO College (also known as Langues'O) in Paris, France. I have translated many different type of documents, literary and technical, during my studies at university. I've studied the process of translation, and I know that it doesn't require only good languages skills, but it requires also analysis, research and documentation. I'm conscientious, hardworking, reliable and I don't use google translate! I'm now living in Mexico for personal reasons and it's much more convenient for me to work through internet. I see in O'desk a great opportunity to do what I really like and to start a career that suits my skills. I'm also very interested in writing, proofreading and transcription works.

    $11.11 /hr
    353 hours
  4. Andrea R.

    Andrea R.

    Editor/Proofreader/Aesthete/ English Literature MA

    United Kingdom - Last active: 10/01/2014 - Tests: 6

    Having studied English Literature and Aesthetics at university, my main objective is to enhance my experience as a service provider. I acquired and developed most of my skills during my university years through research and analyzing works of art on a weekly basis, by means of regular academic essays, written and oral presentations and open discussions. I have been working as a freelance editor for over 6 years, during which time I have worked with journalists, writers, mags in London, Amsterdam, Bratislava, and my hometown Budapest. My experience also includes creative (article) writing, translating/interpreting and transcribing/subtitle writing. At the moment I am working as a freelance editor and proofreader in London. I hold a Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Proficiency in English; during my universtiy years I have worked as a teacher with both children and adults on several goals as a private tutor and exam trainer/ consultant.

    $13.89 /hr
    614 hours
  5. Tina Golden

    Tina Golden

    United States - Last active: 07/24/2013 - Tests: 7

    I am a versatile writer who excels at product reviews, press releases and report writing. Research is one of strongest skills, ensuring the accuracy of any work that I produce. Since I also run my own online marketing business, I have the experience in marketing, SEO and sales that most writers do not. This particular skillset enables me to produce content that gets the desired results.

    Groups: MediaPiston Writers

    $27.78 /hr
    20 hours
  6. Ricky Woods

    Ricky Woods


    South Africa - Last active: 09/06/2013 - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a native-English speaker who is passionate about words: written and spoken.I hold a bachelor's degree in both English and Afrikaans en Nederlands,and I have had more than 25 years' experience in the field of teaching, editing, proofreading, writing and public speaking in English.I know the value of fast, accurate work and I really love to use my skills in this area to deliver work of the highest standard. I guarantee that the job will be done according to the client's expectations.My oDesk jobs have included article research and writing, story writing, ghost writing, creating language material for English SL;developing study courses in a range of subjects and a lot of editing: academic papers and thousands of web articles.

    $27.78 /hr
    364 hours
  7. Angela DeMott

    Angela DeMott

    Editor and Project Manager

    United States - Last active: 05/19/2014

    Editorial and marketing professional with four years’ experience writing, editing, and managing online media for a leading, global digital marketing services provider. A clear communicator and dependable team player who thrives on the challenges of beating deadlines and managing a team in a fast-paced, production environment. Holds an M.A. in Publishing from Rosemont College, has a nuanced eye for detail, and is comfortable researching, writing, and editing a wide range of topics.

    $28.89 /hr
    12 hours
  8. Sarah FOISSAC

    Sarah FOISSAC

    English-french translator

    France - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 11

    Hi! Are you looking for an English to French translator? I'm the one you need! I'm a French 28 years old young mom. As my son is now going to school, I have more free time, and I want to use it wisely. I'm a preschool and elementary teacher here in France, but I'm not currently working. My native language is French, but I'm quite fluent in English. I have taken the BULATS test and reached level 5 (higher level). I'm familiar with scientific subjects (from biology to math, through physics and geology). I'm also efficient in the children field (education, learning ...). Actually, I'm able to translate almost everything from English to French, except for extremely technical texts. I'm quick and precise. I'm the translator you need, so feel free to contact me, I'll be glad to give you more informations or discuss your project with you!

    $15.00 /hr
    21 hours
  9. Rebecca M.

    Rebecca M.

    Content Editor | Idea-Enhancing Writer | Project Manager

    Canada - Last active: 04/07/2014 - Tests: 22 - Portfolio: 5

    Whether you're interested in a writer, a project manager, a transcriptionist, or even an editor, I have the skillset with the experience to support my claim. I'm very no-nonsense, and I deliver as quickly as I'm able to while maintaining the highest quality. As an editor and writer, I have had extensive experience through my work history as well as several university-level English writing and editing courses. These experiences have honed my proofreading and writing abilities; the topics that I could write most freely about are within business, events, food, health and fitness, philosophy, and reviews of almost anything (both opinionated and unbiased). Midway through a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Systems Science, I have gained considerable marketing and project management experience through both my university as well as my volunteer work. As a business writer, project plans, marketing strategy plans, and managing teams of people are areas I am confident in. However, planning, budgeting, organizing, problem finding, and problem-solving are areas I excel in and could never grow tired of. Additionally, I pride myself in being an excellent transcriptionist with an average typing speed of 100 wpm (100% accuracy), a 12-24 hour TAT, and I also welcome any and all suggestions for formatting. I use Express Scribe for all of my transcriptions, and I can comfortably transcribe one hour of audio within three hours. As a side note: I have lived half of my life in Sweden and spent several years in Swedish-learning atmospheres up to university courses. As such, I'm fluent in both written and verbal Swedish, and I can translate both to Swedish from English, and vice versa.

    $18.89 /hr
    13 hours
  10. Paul Franzen

    Paul Franzen

    Writer and designer of fine videogames

    United States - Last active: 09/02/2014 - Tests: 1

    Hi! I'm Paul. I’m an independent videogame writer, designer, and editor/proofreader. I've worked on a variety of indie titles in a variety of roles, including: - Writing and designing Life in the Dorms, an Xbox 360 adventure game - Writing and designing Harvest, an upcoming PC adventure game - Editing the English-language localization of Daedalic Entertainment's The Night of the Rabbit - Proofreading other indie titles, including Gray, Anna's Quest, and Quiz Master Zero and the Silky Road - Providing PR and R&D work for Pixel Rampage's Gridiron Heroes I was also Editor-in-Chief of for 11 years, before deciding to devote myself more fully to indie game development. For more, please check out my blog and work portfolio at

    $33.33 /hr
    15 hours