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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. Kerry McNally

    Kerry McNally

    Executive/Personal/Virtual Assistant - Expert/WordPress Administrator

    Australia - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a freelancer with over 4 years of sound experience working as a Executive/Personal/Virtual Assistant and WordPress Administrator. I produce quality work, with my main focus on attention to detail. I have excellent time management skills, and therefore deliver my tasks well before the time they are required, ensuring I fulfill all client requirements. I have over 20 years’ experience in an office environment and I am very experienced in all aspects of administrative work. My strong communications skills and attention to detail are my strengths. I am the Swiss Army Knives of Personal/Virtual Assistants as one of my very valuable clients calls me. High level experience in: • English fluency (written and oral) • Database Building / Updating Contacts or CRM. • Email Management - Answering Customer Service Emails /Tickets / Chat Support / Filtering Emails / Managing Spam. • Sending of Greetings eCards, Event Invitations, etc. • Event Management (Good knowledge of Cvent) • Calendar Management/Appointment Scheduling / Reminder Services • Organisation of Dropbox / Google Drive documents • Data Entry into Excel, Word, and Google Docs (Drive) • Creating / Managing Spreadsheets • Receptionist Duties • Content Moderation / Content Writing / Article Writing / Video creation from Powerpoint • Copywriting • Website Development / Excellent knowledge of WordPress including maintenance and updating. • Availability / responsiveness on weekends • Expert knowledge of travel booking and research • Administrative Support • Research using the Internet or other information databases. • Virtual Assistant Skills • Expert Records Management Skills • Proof reading and editing, as well as drafting short documents. • Social Media sites updating (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest etc) • Location in Australia

    $30.00 /hr
    406 hours
    4.80
  2. Gabby L.

    Gabby L.

    Copy Editor, Proofreader, Copywriter, Writer

    Canada - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5

    I'm a NATIVE English speaker with 5 years of professional experience in writing, copy-writing, copy editing and proofreading over a wide range of disciplines including finance, human resources, law, and marketing among others. I'm also vastly experienced in financial analysis, strategic formulation, implementation and development. I specialize my competences in the fields of: academic, business plans, thesis and projects (dissertations), reports, case studies, mission statements, website content and articles; with APA, MLA, Harvard and Chicago referencing where required. I favor long term relationships with clients hence I'm self driven and result oriented in all work that I undertake as well as guarantee confidentiality. I look forward to professionally working with you as I remain committed and focused throughout. Thank you for your time.

    $27.78 /hr
    20 hours
    4.90
  3. Satoko Smith

    Satoko Smith

    Translator, voice actor, teacher ( English / Japanese )

    Australia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    I'm currently working as a translator for university and various companies on a casual basis. I provide quality assured translation from Japanese to English and vice versa. I'm an expert in both Japanese and English. I don't do an exact word-to-word translation, instead, I deliver a beautifully written, customer-focused text. I pay attention to detail. I'll not only translate Japanese/English into an accurate and clear text but also fix the layout using Adobe Photoshop/ Illustrator and deliver a professional looking printable document format if you like. I've done a voice over in Japanese and English with Japanese accents for commercials, voice mail messages, corporate videos, games, animations, etc. A male voice is also available. I've also been teaching English and Japanese to all age groups at private language schools for 7 years in various countries. 100% human translation. Fast turn around, accuracy, and competitive rates. More services: http://satokosmith.wordpress.com/

    $22.22 /hr
    918 hours
    4.99
  4. Cameron Devall

    Cameron Devall

    Writer, SEO Copywriter, Proofreader and Translation editor.

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5

    - SEO Expert and Article Writer. - Head of Teaching and Translation for Sokolniki Exhibition Centre, Moscow - Teaching English as a foreign language in: Indonesia and Russia. - Proofreading experience in: academic university texts, contracts, legal texts (green-card applications), news articles and creative writing. - Numerous other individual proofreading projects ranging from short articles to entire published works. - Special experience with Russian translations.

    $20.00 /hr
    493 hours
    4.99
  5. Chloe Bahal

    Chloe Bahal

    Customer service, communications, email response handling, Zendesk

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8

    I am a University graduate with a B.A. in Art History. My language and descriptive skills have earned me academic scholarships and recognition on national levels. I am well organized, efficient, and self motivated. The key to my success has been to learn quickly and to then reach for a higher personal and professional standard by seeking additional responsibilities. I have a genuine interest in helping people find what is truly best for them [whether it’s a product or a service]. My goal has always been to exceed the expectations of both my employer as well as my customer. Although the above is only a brief snapshot, this philosophy has served me well in my professional career.

    $28.00 /hr
    2,308 hours
    4.98
  6. Alexander G.

    Alexander G.

    Web Developer ( PHP / JavaScript / jQuery / MySQL / PostgreSQL )

    Russia - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4

    My overall experience in software development is about 8 years. I have experience in WMS/ERP software development, its rapid deployment and a Web Development, including "high availability" projects. My last "high availability"/"high load" web project (PPC advertising network) handles about 1.5 bln requests per 24h and has 36 servers. Mostly I specialize in backend development using C/C++ (Linux OS), PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle DB but I would highly accept frontend development jobs. My first business rule is to make my customer happy and I'm always open to challenging tasks and a new long-term business relationships.. I am new here as a freelancer, and very keen on building a portfolio of work. I would appreciate any opportunities of work.

    $27.78 /hr
    194 hours
    5.00
  7. Alfred Lagmay

    Alfred Lagmay

    Top Web Researcher, Database Admin and English / German Translator

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7

    Translation services between English and German in both directions. Übersetzungen zwischen Deutscher und Englischer Sprache, in beide Richtungen. 30 years of translation experience while worked at many different entities. Current contractual employment is for the Regional Trial courts at my living area in the Philippines. 30 Jahre Erfahrung wurde gesammelt bei Arbeit in verschiedenen Positionen. Derzeit übersetze ich für das Kreisgericht im Bezirk meines Wohnsitzes in den Philippinen. I am actually natively speaking BOTH languages since I grew up in Austria, as part of a multilingual family. Translation between both languages comes to me as natural as humanly possible. Eigentlich spreche ich Englisch und Deutsch als Muttersprache da ich einerseits in Österreich aber andererseits in einer mehr-sprachigen Familie aufgewachsen bin. Commercial English and German translation specialist, having studied at the Vienna-Austria Humboldt languages and linguistic institute. Geschäftliches oder Kommerzielles Englisch und Deutsch habe ich zusätzlich am Humboldt Institut für Sprachwissenschaft in Wien, Österreich studiert. Technical English and German was acquired due to my Bachelor in Technical Informatik and my Masters in Technical Informatik, both at the University of Technology in Vienna, Austria. Technisches Englisch und Deutsch habe ich mir während meines Studiums für Informatik und Masters in Informatik, beide an der Universität für Technologie in Wien, angeeignet. Database Administrator, Research and Data Entry. Ich bin auch als Datenbank Administrator und in den Richtungen Forschung und Daten Operation tätig. With my best regards, Engr. Alfred O. Lagmay

    $27.78 /hr
    4,305 hours
    5.00
  8. Maria sole M.

    Maria sole M.

    Translator, Proofreader and Transcriptionist

    Italy - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6

    A reliable Italian mother tongue freelance translator, committed to client satisfaction and high quality standards. BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures (English and Japanese) and MA in Asian and African Languages and Cultures (Japanese). Language Pairs: • English -> Italian • Japanese -> Italian Services: • Translation • Proofreading/Editing • Website and Software Localisation • Transcription Tools: • SDL Trados 2011

    $16.00 /hr
    1,173 hours
    4.92
  9. Max Deryagin

    Max Deryagin

    Certified Russian Translator & Subtitler

    Russia - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 12

    Hello! My name is Max, and I am a full-time freelance translator and subtitler located in Perm, Russia. I have more than 5 years of successful home-based working under my belt, including hundreds of completed projects and a healthy fivescore of delighted clients. Wordplay junkie, fervent reader, grammar stickler, zealous wordsmith—that is who I am. Honest, principled and reliable, I always meet deadlines and deliver only excellent translations. Over the last few years I have collaborated with a great number of independent and corporate clients on a wide spectrum of translation projects, and all my clients were either delighted or satisfied, and never disappointed. I have been admitted to a network of screened professionals in translation—ProZ.com Certified PRO Network—which means my proficiency in translation has been confirmed by the staff of the world's largest online platform for professional translators. In addition, I am proficient in subtitling, and I have a firm grasp of the latest technologies and software products in the field. I make all subtitles in strict conformity with the standards proposed by the European Association for Studies in Screen Translation (ESIST). I always guarantee on-time delivery and take on only those projects that I am 100% sure I can execute to the highest standard. I am invariably open and honest to clients about my qualifications, work experience and business record, and I am only interested in healthy and lawful collaboration based on trust. I see my clients not as bosses but as partners—I help them expand to new markets, and in turn they help me financially, making our working relationship a win-win. When translating, I use conventional dictionaries, glossaries and thesauri—KudoZ, Multitran, ABBYY Lingvo.Pro, Merriam-Webster, Oxford, Collins Cobuild etc—to ensure accuracy and consistency in my work. Because I completed the Power Searching with Google course, through which I learned advanced techniques for internet searching, I can accurately translate a text that contains rare, archaic or recently coined words and phrases not present in dictionaries. Sometimes, when a certain term’s definition or translation cannot be found via internet search queries, I directly contact an expert in the source text’s subject, and ask for an interview. When working on a project, I keep my client informed on the status of the assignment by reporting the amount of work completed on a regular basis. I am online 15/7, including holidays, so I am immediately available to answer your questions and respond promptly if something happens on your end. When the work is done, I double-proofread my translation, perfect it, correct grammar and formatting errors, and only then hand it over to the client. So far I have received only positive client feedback.

    $20.00 /hr
    17 hours
    4.99
  10. Glen Bourgonjon

    Glen Bourgonjon

    Writer - translator - amateur game designer - social media marketing

    Belgium - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Hello, I'm Glen! I'm 18 years old, but don't let that scare you. I'm a very competent worker and love communicating openly about projects. I also like reading (especially proofreading!). My hobbies are writing and programming small games. Short summary about me: -my native tongue is Dutch -I'm fluent in English (both writing and speaking) -I love Apple products, but I'm also a fan of technoloy companies in general -I like writing/translating (I write articles for a Dutch website about Apple) -planning and making lists is a passion -I'm an amateur game designer -I like to finish my projects as perfectly as possible -I love working! Please contact me if you're interested to know more about me, or if you want to know other things in general.

    $15.00 /hr
    172 hours
    5.00