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Proofreading Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.79.

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  1. Alan Low

    Alan Low

    over 10yrs exp proofreading

    United Kingdom - Tests: 2

    I have built my own wordpress sites and have been using the internet to market products for more than 10 years - I am excellent at proof reading, and can use HTML in my wordpress sites to enhance the way it looks. I learnt to program in BASIC at school - and have used computers ever since. I did a college course in Excel to also enhance my skills. I believe Kindle will be a major player in the future of e-books and I am willing to proof read any book before converting to Kindle. I also have used powerpoint to make slideshows, and also used camtasia studio to convert into a video and upload to youtube.com

    $11.11 /hr
    1 hours
    0.00
  2. Erin Webreck

    Erin Webreck

    Editing | Proofreading

    United States - Tests: 2

    You have a brilliant idea--now let's convince the world of it through razor-sharp text and citations. I have 10 years of experience editing academic articles and internal legal and corporate communications. I can help with your professional journal articles, theses, dissertations, white papers, policy documents, and more. Just need someone to format your citations? I am proficient in Bluebook, Chicago/Turabian, APA, and MLA styles.

    $35.00 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  3. Vinisha N.

    Vinisha N.

    Writing / Proofreading - Professional

    India - Portfolio: 5

    I have experience working with an investment bank for over 7 years. I write a personal Wordpress blog, and have used Blogger for six years. I also maintain a Facebook travelogue which currently has 1,990 followers. Some of my articles have been published previously in an independent European journal. I have a fully operational command of English language, and can handle complex detailed argumentation well.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Natasha Go

    Natasha Go

    Freelancer - Customer Service - Telemarketing - Proofreading

    Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a new freelancer. Despite the fact, I am more than willing to learn and work as an online worker. I have some experiences which are not experienced through odesk but are absolutely done through personal perseverance. I have been into creative and journal writing for more than 4 years already. I have also been into personal business doing such as selling cosmetics, RTW clothes and other products. I have been a private tutor to some primary and secondary level students. And lastly, I have been a debater for quite some time. I have these skills that anyone could think may be a bit easy but if you may consider an opportunity for me to give along, I would be willing to do my best to show my employer that I deserve to work on a job he/she would require.

    $4.44 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00