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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. Eliza N.

    Eliza N.

    English to Greek and Spanish to Greek translator.

    Greece - Last active: 6 days ago

    I am an English to Greek and Spanish to Greek translator and I have been working as a freelancer since 2010. I am native Greek and I work as an English and Spanish teacher as well. My translation experience includes different types of texts, such as Marketing, Tourism/Travel/Hospitality and more. I have completed an MBA degree and a Master's degree in Education.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Yudi Hermawan

    Yudi Hermawan

    Experienced Indonesian Linguist for more than 6 years

    Indonesia - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3

    A native Indonesian for translator/interpreter/transcription/subtitling. Specializes in: - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama Sports / Fitness / Recreation - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc. - Media / Multimedia - Mathematics & Statistics Management - IT / Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino (testing, translating, debugging) - Computers: Systems, Networks, Software Telecom(munications), Hardware - Specialized field (Technical/IT, business, medical, legal) Also works in: - Business/Commerce (general) - Finance (general), IT (Information Technology) - Internet, e-Commerce, Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
  3. LIN FOO



    South Africa - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 13

    “Linda has done an incredible job editing my large project. Easy to communicate with and very responsive. She really did a great job listening to what I wanted and did an excellent job executing the direction given. On time, under budget and a absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Linda to anyone considering her for a project.” “LINFOO is amazing! She has quickly become my 'go to' for editing jobs. She's efficient with speedy turn around time. I will definitely use her again. ” "... an excellent writer. She stands out by truly captivating the reader with her writing style. Looking forward to more books with her!” I am a meticulous, deadline-driven perfectionist with finely honed writing, editing, researching and materials production skills. Experienced in working within highly successful publishing companies across Cape Town as well as independently as a freelance project manager, editor and proofreader. I work well independently and under pressure while maintaining an open and collaborative working relationship with my client. I will ensure the reliable, professional and timely delivery of your completed brief.

    $16.00 /hr
    2 hours
  4. Maximiliana R.

    Maximiliana R.

    Proficient English-Spanish Translator / Proofreader

    Spain - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

    Reliable & experienced native Spanish translator and proofreader with a proven ability to translate from English to Spanish all kind of documents: technical, literary, marketing... Bachelor's degree in Psychology I offer high quality works. Excellent communication and social skills and able to work to tight deadlines. Highly skilled in Microsoft Office, I also have experience writing articles/blog entries.

    $14.00 /hr
    2 hours
  5. Felipe Carvalho

    Felipe Carvalho

    Writing and Translation

    Brazil - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 4

    I'm a native Brazilian with 28 years old, graduated in Business Administration. I've worked for KPMG Assurance Services, as a Bank Account Manager for medium companies and as an Audit for Costs and Revenue in a hotel chain. I've completed my Advanced English Studies at CNA (North American Cultural Institute), since when I work in a regular basis with texts, articles, books, apps and websites translation and proofreading. High quality and deadline are the pillars that guide my work as a freelancer!

    $9.00 /hr
    9 hours
  6. Davide Guerra

    Davide Guerra

    Translator and creative writer!

    Italy - Last active: 27 days ago - Tests: 5

    Hello! My name's Davide and I'm a native italian translator. I provide quality translations from English to Italian and from Italian to English. I've already translated several eBooks and documents about general topics such as: diets, body exercises, cuisine, online gambling, videogames etc. My skills and abilities come from several years of studying as well as work experiences abroad. I'm available on Skype and Gmail. I take my job seriously and I like working here!

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Riadh B.

    Riadh B.

    Electrical And Computer Science Engineer

    Tunisia - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 3

    I am an electrical and computer science engineer. I want to have jobs related to electrical, computer science engineering or natural gas related jobs. I am also good in translation (mainly English, Arabic and French). In fact I am responsible of translating all gas sales agreements of my company from french to english and arabic. I am hard-working and I like perfection in things I do.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Ariana Acevedo Menendez

    Ariana Acevedo Menendez


    United States - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 2

    I have a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Translation from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus. I worked for about a year with the Luíz Muñoz Marin Foundation. Some of my responsibilities included translating documents from Spanish to English, proofreading and editing English documents, translating website articles, translating the subtitles of a documentary, and translating copyrights. Afterwards I worked at an online University as a translator where I worked on projects related to management and business. Translating diplomas, textbooks and student guides. And also contributing to the translation of the university's website. Last year, I graduated Magna Cum Laude and got recognized with an award for being the highest GPA in my faculty. I am very organized, goal oriented and highly motivated. I’m a fast learner and grasp new concepts quickly. I make it my priority to finish any jobs given to me on time or even before the deadline if possible. I may not have much experience but I would love to gain more so I can learn and grow in this field. I’m also very confident that no matter how hard the task I will always try and find way to solve it. I look forward to all this job has to offer me.

    $14.00 /hr
    5 hours
  9. Tom S.

    Tom S. Agency Contractor

    Mathematician, Programmer and Translator

    Germany - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 5

    I just finished my studies of mathematics with focus on physics and computer sciences in Iceland. Next to my studies, I have been programming already for several years on a freelance basis and provide professional translation services. The programs that I created so far mostly are GUI applications under Windows, as well as web-based applications using PHP and javascript. In addition to these experiences, I have also intensive knowledge of C/C++, Matlab, R, and various other programming languages. You can see some of my programs in my portfolio and on my website. In addition to being a programmer, I have also several years of experience as a translator. As a German native speaker, I mostly translate from English to German, and occasionally from German to English. I have lived abroad for more than three years now, and therefore know a couple of other languages as well. These include French, Icelandic, Swedish, Dutch and Bulgarian. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Best wishes, Tom Schiller

    Associated with: e-ComFreelance Agency

    $24.00 /hr
    672 hours
  10. Elizabeth Goolsby

    Elizabeth Goolsby Agency Contractor

    Expert Editor and Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6

    I am a top editor on oDesk capable of working in a variety of subject areas. I specialize in the social sciences and health and fitness and prefer to work on dissertations, theses, and books. I will edit your content for grammar, syntax, flow, tone, and consistency. I can also fact-check material as needed. Whether you need a final proofread before publication or a complete deep line edit, I am the ideal candidate for your project.

    Associated with: Get It Write

    $21.50 /hr
    1,404 hours