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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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Lee Coltman

Lee Coltman


United Kingdom - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3 Based in the south east of England, Lee Coltman is a proofreader with a keen eye for detail, unwavering focus and the inability to take anything for granted. He doesn’t just proof read a document: he interrogates it. Armed only with a red pen, a dictionary and the absolute conviction that whatever he proofreads, no matter how professionally produced, must contain at least one error, he contributes to the safeguarding of corporate, professional and personal reputations one word at a time. There is no document he is unwilling to turn his probing eye to, from Jung’s Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology to Ernest Rhys’s A Century of English Essays. Lee is just as at home working in-house as part of a publications or document- preparation team as he is working remotely, using whatever software or electronic method his client is most comfortable with. However you wish to work, he’s only too happy to accommodate. ‘Never assume’ is Lee’s motto. Anything that appears even slightly suspect will be comprehensively investigated. You’re as likely to see him with a telephone in his hand, eliminating queries, as you are to see him grasping a red pen, poring over a printed page. Although he is thorough by nature, Lee fully appreciates the hectic and demanding pace of the commercial world. He works swiftly and decisively, prioritising his workload to reflect his client’s requirements. Neither pigheaded nor pedantic, Lee recognises the necessity for intelligent and judicious compromise when deadlines loom and budgets demand.

$12.00 /hr
0 hours

Judy Dino

Judy Dino Agency Contractor

Editing, Proofreading, Writing.

United States - Portfolio: 1

I have my BA in Biology from Clark University and an M.Ed. in Education from Worcester State University. I have worked as a professional biologist and more recently as an educator and editor. I am also a published author. I have additional experience with business and accounting as well as grant writing. I can help you with proofreading, editing, content generation, web site review and just about any task where you put pen to paper. I am very motivated and client oriented. I don't feel that I've succeeded until you are fully satisfied. Red To Black Editing is a small family business; we always work very hard for our clients.

Associated with: The Red To Black Editing Company

99% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
2 hours

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

$11.11 /hr
1 hours

William D.

William D. Agency Contractor

Professional proofreading and editing services

United States - Portfolio: 2

Ranked by Elance in the TOP 1% for English skills we have recently transferred over with the change to UpWork. We maintained a consistent five star rating with Elance and will strive to do so with UpWork as well. We truly enjoy helping you perfect your writing; we form a close collaboration with all our clients. As a small, family owned and operated business we strive to make our clients' documents shine. My son Christopher is our primary editor with a BA in English and years of professional editing and publishing experience. My wife Judy is also an accomplished editor and published author with an M.Ed. I have a BSEE and MSBE and am also a published author; I primarily manage the business and provide technical expertise when needed. We are committed to providing you with high quality proofreading and editing services. We use a two editor approach as part of our review process to ensure a thorough critique. We also offer multiple reviews at no extra charge. We can help with both technical and non-technical documents, books, dissertations, web sites, business presentations, advertising copy and just about anything that's written.

Associated with: The Red To Black Editing Company

99% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
2 hours

Magdalena P.

Magdalena P.

Expert in Translations - English/Spanish

Uruguay - Portfolio: 8

Highly educated Spanish native speaker with Certificate of Proficiency in English issued by the University of Cambridge. More than 10 years of experience working in foreign trade have made me develop translation skills to a high level since I have to constantly translate information from Spanish to English and viceversa for customers throughout the world. Very dedicated, dependable person.

$10.00 /hr
0 hours

Victoria Lask Agency Contractor

Your Single Source for Writing & Editing Services!

na - Portfolio: 1

Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to view our profile. If you are in need of high quality content, please contact me to learn more about how Clarke International Writing Services can accommodate you.

Associated with: CIWS

83% Job Success
$28.00 /hr
0 hours

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

63% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
259 hours

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.

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
2,472 hours