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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. Kirstein Howell

    Kirstein Howell

    Published Author

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Portfolio: 4

    I'm a published author who writes under the pen name of Kiki Howell. I've had over 40 stories published by 11 different publishers. I have an English Education degree from Kent State University. As an author I've won the Ohioana Author Award and several writing competitions. My latest novel, Hidden Salem, also reached the Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers lists in 3 categories.

    $20.00 /hr
    56 hours
    5.00
  2. Lee Johnson

    Lee Johnson

    First-class writing. First-rate results.

    United Kingdom - Last active: 4 days ago - Portfolio: 13

    My 8 years writing for education and internet marketing ensures your job is done to the highest standard and on time by a proven writer. I write compelling web and print content for business and personal use. My value is in adding creativity and business strategy into my writing. You want to inform, entertain, persuade or inspire. I tailor my writing to your needs, finding innovative ways to craft great copy to engage with your target audience. You will receive quick and courteous service for writing, editing, and proofreading assignments. My varied work means I am well-versed in writing for specific audiences and on a number of topics. My research skills ensure you receive accurate and up-to-date work. A degree in languages and experience writing and teaching English makes my spelling, grammar and use of language exceptional and will give you polished text suitable for your needs and target audience.

    $33.00 /hr
    45 hours
    4.81
  3. Luciano Cunha

    Luciano Cunha

    French-English-Portuguese expert

    Brazil - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 3

    I'm a tech-savvy Brazilian professional with many years of experience in translation. I have a master's degree in Economics and Environmental Studies (University of Paris XI). Prior to that, I have obtained a bachelor's degree in 'Applied Foreign Languages - English / French / Portuguese / Spanish' and Economic and Social Administration, from the University of Lyon II, in France, in a partnership with the University of California (San Diego). I have worked as a language consultant for Silgan White Cap, an American company working in the Brazilian food sector and I'm currently working as a regional project manager for the mobile application MosaLingua in Brazil. I have been working as a freelance translator for many years, and I am a dynamic and self-motivated worker, delivering fast translations with perfect accuracy and special attention to details.

    $15.56 /hr
    53 hours
    5.00
  4. Saranya Elanchezhian

    Saranya Elanchezhian

    Expert in dataentry/Article writing/wordpress/HTML/Proofreading

    India - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

    I'm a communicator, and the sincerity that emanates from what I say can be heard and felt. I have had extensive experience in dealing with customers and clients in various fields like retail, customer service, training, quality assurance, account management, and business development. English communication skills is my forte and I believe this is my ticket to accomplish tasks asked of me. Writing and speaking are both interests and talents. All the above, plus my good work ethic, will certainly appeal to people who would want detail and timeliness in the work they want done. i am an exceedingly hard-working and dedicated human being. Apart from this I am also versatile and love to handle new challenges that life throws at me. I have been a virtual assistant for five years already, and wit great success, which shows my dedication.

    $3.33 /hr
    91 hours
    5.00
  5. Lynne Patterson

    Lynne Patterson

    Proofreading, Editing, Rewriting

    United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

    My talents lie in the areas of written communication, researching, creating documents, proofreading, editing, rewriting, and organization of information, with great attention to detail and accuracy. I have experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Publisher, and Excel. My years of work history include grant writing for a nonprofit educational organization, light bookkeeping, retail, and clerical positions. I am self-motivated, dedicated, and enthusiastic. I enjoy and look forward to learning new skills and tasks.

    $18.00 /hr
    717 hours
    4.83
  6. Michella S.

    Michella S.

    Translating / Proofreading / Transcriptions

    Brazil - Last active: 23 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
    2,352 hours
    4.99
  7. 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
  8. Ashley Kraemer

    Ashley Kraemer

    Writing/Editing/Proofreading

    United States - Last active: 23 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
  9. Victor Franklin

    Victor Franklin

    Translator / Proofreading EN-PT

    Brazil - Last active: 23 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
  10. 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