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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. Kieran S.

    Kieran S.

    Translation (German Russian English), Proofreading

    United Kingdom - Last active: 14 hours ago - Portfolio: 1

    * Broad experience of translation (from German & Russian into English) and proofreading: in-house, agency-based and freelance. * Several years' experience overseeing projects in Central and Eastern Europe & Central Asia * Education: BA & BSc * Native English speaker * Bilingual Russian family Fields covered (translation assignments): legal, commercial, financial, insurance, technical, automotive, patents, media, social sciences

    $40.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.98
  2. Jessica D.

    Jessica D.

    Comprehensive Editing, Proofreading and Spinning Services

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    My main focus is on editing. I have extensive experience in proofreading and editing for grammatical, syntax and spelling errors in written content and currently do so for a variety of clients. I have a firm grasp on rewriting articles in spin syntax, and have the ability to spin content either manually or through TBS software, depending on preference. Either way, I can assure it will be done with an outstanding degree of human readability. I also have experience in creating content based on web research within a rigid set of guidelines in SEO format for a high-profile client. Current projects include providing image moderation services for use in sponsored ad campaigns, as well as tagging objects within images with similar products in a variety of fashion-centric interactive web advertisements. Other noteworthy skills include a strong knowledge of AP guidelines within the context of titles. I have in-depth knowledge of: - Microsoft Word - Microsoft Excel - Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Lightroom - The Best Spinner Topics of expertise include photography, technology, graphic design, fiber crafts, and parenting.

    $14.44 /hr
    3,783 hours
    5.00
  3. Topher L.

    Topher L.

    Specializing in Server Administration, Configuration, and Deployment

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    I have been in the telecommunications industry for over 13 years and have worked as a consultant to major Fortune 500 companies in the past for both business and technology needs. I have a vast knowledge of anything that relates to the internet, both hardware and software realms and have worked on a variety of projects ranging from the simple to large scale transition ones spanning months at a time. I understand a business' need to get projects done right the first time and have always exceeded my clients goals. If they're not happy, I'm not happy. I have a dual bachelors degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in Business Information Technologies and Business Management. My Masters in Business Administration is in International Business and most IT skills I have picked up on my own or through various courses either online or at the local community college. I look forward to working with you and completing any projects you may have, from the quick fix to an entire server farm rebuild. I am also a word class back end programmer familiar with MySQL, Bash, PHP, Perl, and Python. Please, no front end design work, I don't have an eye for creativity (unless it's something simple of course). I look forward to working with you and any projects you may have for me.

    $39.00 /hr
    466 hours
    4.98
  4. Joe M.

    Joe M.

    Experienced PHP Coder

    Kenya - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    I have 3 years experience in web development. I am skilled in PHP, HTML, CSS and jQuery. Recently, I have focused mainly on WordPress development. I also have experience in Photoshop, SQL and C++. Additionally, I am a good time manager and fluent in English. I'm not afraid to take a challenge. I always do my best and try to have fun while at it.

    $7.78 /hr
    1,589 hours
    4.90
  5. Ann K.

    Ann K.

    Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

    Sweden - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

    My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usually apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, and then that rate apply. On the other hand could other duties require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi-skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of your kind of recaps what service is. Additionally to the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. Besides having extensive work experience, the studying of sociology, psychology and computer science at an academic level constitutes useful knowledge. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me, and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at an early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing, I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Regarding human language, I write with a fine imagination, do my research and have a splendid vocabulary. Regarding computers, I like to make life easier for end users, and I also focus on usability. Regarding both languages, I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if you're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!

    $30.00 /hr
    82 hours
    4.98
  6. Billel H.

    Billel H.

    Master's Degree in Computer Science

    Algeria - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 2

    An outline of my skills and experiences will show what I have to offer, I am professional in: -Web Development : html5, xhtml, CSS, PHP, JavaScript , jQuery, Resposnive Web Design, SEO, xml, ASP.NET using C# and VB -Integrated development environment (IDE): Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Netbeans, Eclipse, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6. -Database: SQL, SQL server 2008R2, MySQL, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL and Data warehouse. -Programming language: C# ,java , python, Visual Basic, C++. -Office Suite: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook), SharePoint. -Design and Multimedia: Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (Photoshop and Acrobat X Pro). -Operating System: Windows(XP, Vista, 7,8), Linux(Ubuntu, Red Hat), IOS. -Networking: Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) model, LAN, VLAN, WAN, DNS, DHCP, switch, Access point and Router Configuration. -Modeling language : Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Merise. -Architecture and Mechanical engineering: Technical drawing, Architectural drawing. -Management: Human Resource management. -languages: English, French and Arabic. I am at your disposal to DO THE BEST.

    $25.00 /hr
    82 hours
    4.79
  7. Kirstein Howell

    Kirstein Howell

    Published Author

    United States - Last active: 4 days 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
  8. William C.

    William C.

    Best-selling author and editor/proofreader

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

    March 5, 2015: “William is a superb editor and has a work ethic to match. This is my third project with him in less than a month. I think that speaks for itself.” — networlding Dec. 12, 2014: "He didn't just do the work to 'do the work' -- he showed an investment in the success of my manuscript, which made me feel confident that I made the right choice in hiring him." — dlovitz I have edited two Amazon #1 bestselling books since September 2014. I am also an award-winning and bestselling author represented by one of the top literary agents in the U.S. I have written five nonfiction books, three that became Amazon bestsellers, including one published by Simon & Schuster. My books have been featured on NBC, CNN, Katie, Ricki Lake and in People magazine, to name a few. I was an award-winning journalist for 10 years with the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper. I have 25 years of writing and editing experience. Thank you for your consideration!

    $20.00 /hr
    67 hours
    5.00
  9. Reka Cseh

    Reka Cseh

    literary translator, content creator

    Hungary - Last active: 19 days ago

    My name is Réka and I work as a freelance translator. I am a native Hungarian and also a Philologist in Hungarian Studies. I have many experiences in translation in a variety of fields as a freelancer. I always work accurately and respect deadlines. My passion is literary translation, I attended a school in Budapest to develop my translation skills. I provide translation and proofreading services. Hungarian > English English > Hungarian Hungarian > German German > Hungarian If you are interested in collaborating, please feel free to contact me and we will discuss further!

    $20.00 /hr
    19 hours
    5.00
  10. Jeff R.

    Jeff R.

    Copyeditor and Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    "He was prompt, professional, and a pleasure to work with!” "I cannot imagine other projects without his help. Excellent!” "He knows what he should do, and more importantly, he knows what he should not do. I hired many people before this freelancer, and most of their edits was harmful. With this freelancer, I never got such a problem." Hello, I am a full-time freelance editor and proofreader. As a copyeditor or proofreader, it is my job to ensure that your ideas come across in your manuscript free of spelling and other technical errors that may distract the reader from what you are trying to say. And I strive to always do so in a timely yet thorough way. I have a BA in English from Colorado State University, as well as a BS in Business Administration from San Jose State University. I have now been working about a year as a freelancer, with consistently positive reviews from my clients. I am familiar with the following writing styles, and can edit according to whichever one you'd prefer: AP (Associated Press Stylebook) APA (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association) Chicago (Chicago Manual of Style)

    $15.00 /hr
    32 hours
    4.98