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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 4.79.

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  1. Scott Z.

    Scott Z.

    Editing/Proofreading/Academic Support

    United States - Tests: 8

    I received the #1 all-time HIGHEST ranked score on the Odesk 'U.S. spelling test'. My specializations include online editing, proofreading and translation polishing. I hold a Masters degree in 'Online Education' [3.91 GPA], and a second MA in 'Ancient History'. I have 15+ years of background in corporate Manhattan law firms and investment banks as a legal proofreader. Other professional experience includes a USAID/Georgetown University 'Business English' teaching position, providing editorial support for the Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh, four years as a TOEFL exam rater, etc. Also, I have self-published 3 books that are available on Amazon. Currently, I am an online ESL teacher and TOEFL/SAT content developer for a company in Beijing. I also worked for ResumeEdge as a resume writing private contractor. Lastly, I am working toward a PhD in Online Education at the Open University of Catalonia. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance and thank you for your consideration. sz

    $20.00 /hr
    259 hours
    4.09
  2. Michella S.

    Michella S.

    Translating / Proofreading / Transcriptions

    Brazil - 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
    2,400 hours
    4.99
  3. Lynne Patterson

    Lynne Patterson

    Proofreading, Editing, Rewriting

    United States - 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
    744 hours
    4.83
  4. 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
    90 hours
    4.95
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Carole F.

    Carole F.

    English/French translation - French proofreading

    Canada - Tests: 7

    I am a France French native speaker. I have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry (France) and I have worked for over ten years as a scientist in the Montreal area (Canada). I have co-authored many articles and book chapters published in international peer-reviewed scientific litterature. I would be glad to help you with : - Translation from English to French and proofreading of all kind of documentation (articles, reviews, books, press releases, web contents, e-mailing, applications, user guide, brochures), including technical scientific documentation. - French proofreading.

    $13.33 /hr
    25 hours
    4.98
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Ashuli J.

    Ashuli J. Agency Contractor

    Ebooks, Content, Reviews, Blogs, Wordpress, Researcher, Proofreading

    India - Tests: 15 - Portfolio: 16

    Adjudged by oDesk among top 10% Contractors! Aim to evolve as an established freelancer and to learn on the way with continuous efforts. Can efficiently write unique original content for websites, create blog posts, product descriptions, review websites etc meeting the set deadlines... I have experience with search engine optimization writing. I'm efficient and prolific with excellent English language skills. I meet deadlines with alacrity, and offer engaging copy with proper keyword density. Recently I have published my e-book on "Freedom for Self and Value for Others". My main goal is to curate writings in a clear, crisp, simple, easy to understand, well researched and elegant style. n strongly believes in this famous quote,"Build your own dreams before someone else hires you to build their dreams"...

    Groups: BoonEx

    Associated with: FreeVal Writings Agency

    $12.40 /hr
    1,920 hours
    4.96