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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. Kieran S.

    Kieran S.

    Translation (German Russian English), Proofreading

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day 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. Chris Churan

    Chris Churan

    Writing and Proofreading Specialist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 7

    I have a master's degree in exercise physiology with extensive experience in writing and editing from Arizona State University. I have been a professional writer and proofreader since 2010 and have strong education in medical, health, fitness, and nutrition writing and editing. Services Offered --Proofreading eBooks, manuscripts, blogs, articles, and website content. --Blog writing on various topics including fitness, exercise, exercise programming, health, medicine, disease, nutrition, weight loss, obesity, and many more. --eBook formatting for Kindle and other formats. I take your Word document and add formatting that meets the Kindle guidelines for self-publishing. Demonstrated Ability --Top 10% in Proofreading and Microsoft Excel --Top 20% in Medical Writing and Blog Writing --Higher than 4.8 stars with quality, long-term clients. Why hire me? I give all of my attention and dedication to your project. I enjoy making my clients happy and one of the best ways I do this is through guaranteed work. The piece of mind that your project will be completed on time and accurate is what separates me from the rest.

    $15.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.88
  3. Alan Low

    Alan Low

    over 10yrs exp proofreading

    United Kingdom - Last active: 03/03/2014 - 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
  4. Matthew A.

    Matthew A.

    Writing, editing and proofreading services.

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago

    I work as an editor and translator at a major software company. My work includes copywriting, editing, proofreading, translation and story design. In my free time, I write articles (both online and in print), short stories and marketing materials on a freelance basis. In the past I have edited numerous blogs, written film reviews, proofread and edited academic papers, university applications and business proposals. I also manage my own e-commerce site. Day to day running of the site includes writing copy, creating product descriptions, marketing, SEO, design and international communications. All of my work requires a keen eye for detail, clear communication and excellent time management. I have recently finished a major ghost writing project and completed a thorough translation of a technical manual. Now that I have a little more free time, I want to get involved with Elance, find some interesting projects and help clients achieve their goals.

    $18.00 /hr
    3 hours
    4.96
  5. 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
    3,761 hours
    5.00
  6. Irene Jaindl

    Irene Jaindl Agency Contractor

    German/English/Italian translation and proofreading

    Austria - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

    My name is Irene, I am German native speaker and fluent in English. I have a degree in international business studies (specializing in marketing and tourism) and worked as a marketing assistant and financial supervisor in Great Britain and Austria for several years. I translate from English and Italian to German and from German to English and Italian. I have a lot of experience in website and text translation (various topics), keeping deadlines is my top priority. Some of the topics I specialize in are: Travel and tourism Marketing SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SEM (Search Engine Marketing) Foreign exchange trading Online retailers Online gambling/sports betting ...and many more. Please note, that I do not provide legal, technical or medical translations. As a German native speaker I guarantee that my translations will be correct and that you will be satisfied. Feel free to contact me any time!

    Associated with: I&S Translation Agency

    $22.22 /hr
    4,240 hours
    4.99
  7. Topher L.

    Topher L.

    Specializing in Server Administration, Configuration, and Deployment

    United States - Last active: 2 days 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
    459 hours
    4.98
  8. Joe M.

    Joe M.

    Experienced PHP Coder

    Kenya - Last active: 5 days 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
  9. Ann K.

    Ann K.

    Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support branch

    Sweden - Last active: 16 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
  10. Billel H.

    Billel H.

    Master's Degree in Computer Science

    Algeria - Last active: 28 days 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