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Proofreading Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.79.

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  1. Martyn Shuttleworth

    Martyn Shuttleworth

    Technical and Academic Writing Specialist

    Greece - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 20

    I am an experienced freelance writer with a broad range of writing styles, especially technical and academic writing. Whatever the task, I spend time carefully considering every single word and crafting well-researched content with a unique voice and flow. Specialties and experience include: Academic Writing: * Wrote a series of academic articles for Explorable.com, covering the history of science, experimental design, and statistics. These articles have been cited by leading academics and institutions in papers and textbooks. * Many years experience of academic editing and formatting for ESL students * Specialist subjects include biology, psychology, sociology, applied linguistics, and history * Formatting and editing papers for submission to academic journals Technical Writing: * A specialist in writing technical papers for gas, water, and electric utilities, as well as the construction industry. * Writing successful grant applications for charities and businesses Article Writing and Website Content: * Article writing covering a broad array of topics, including psychology, construction tools and methods, and Greek culture and history Ghost Author: * Has ghost written three books covering the history of oriental rugs, Middle Eastern politics, and applied linguistics Bringing Form and Function: Even more than the process of writing, I love researching and gathering knowledge before giving shapeless words form and function. With the ability to adapt to many styles of writing, I am thorough in my research and I am always prepared to do whatever it takes to complete an assignment. Whatever the size of the task, I strive for perfection and deliver exactly what the client wants and needs. If you are new to hiring writers, I am more than happy to spend time guiding you through the process and helping you understand how a skilled, professional writer can make a difference.

    $33.33 /hr
    52 hours
    4.97
  2. Joanne aika C.

    Joanne aika C.

    Writer/Editor/Transcriptionist/Data Entry Professional

    Philippines - Last active: 13 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

    I'm a Literature major from UP Diliman. I'm looking for a full-time job in any of the following areas: data entry, research, writing, editing and transcribing. My passions include literature, film, food, travel and fashion. My previous work experience includes customer service and transcription editor for McGraw Hill. I was a working student all through out college, so I'm pretty keen at multi-tasking and meeting deadlines. I can work with minimal supervision and willing to be trained if necessary.

    $11.11 /hr
    6,659 hours
    4.99
  3. Gabor Laszlo Gabris

    Gabor Laszlo Gabris

    Veteran EN-HU IT/Tech translator

    Hungary - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am freelance translator with a multi-million word experience in IT, technical, marketing and general translation. I can handle high workloads and I am keen on the quality of my work. Since 2006 I have been working on translation projects of major IT and tech companies and on several smaller projects of various fields. Currently I work with 5+ translation agencies on a regular basis and I also have some in-house translation/project management experience. However I am always open to new challenges and experiences. IT is also my hobby, I am learning programming and follow the news of tech world.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $16.67 /hr
    51 hours
    5.00
  4. Gisela von Brunn

    Gisela von Brunn

    Translator

    Germany - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 19

    Over the last decades I have worked regularly as a translator and proofreader. I'm flawlessly fluent in German, English and Spanish, and very competent in Dutch, French and Portuguese. Moreover I have studied some other languages. I have written and published theatre plays in Spanish and short stories and poetry in German and English. My computer skills are above average, although not very specialised.

    $20.00 /hr
    2,995 hours
    4.96
  5. Katharina M.

    Katharina M.

    Translations by certified German translator

    United States - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    As a certified German translator I am constantly looking for new business relationships and translations projects, as well as projects that include English/German correspondence, localization, proof reading, and copy writing. I obtained a Master's degree in translation studies as well as a Bachelor's degree in International Business, Economy and Marketing. Additionally, I am a certified translator for English by the state of Germany. Over the last 7 years I was able to gain experience in translating, proofreading and writing English and German text. My work includes translation and proofreading tasks of the following areas: LEGAL: legal documents, contracts, waivers, imprints and non-disclosure agreements IT: website content and software applications, as well as technical user manuals, product write-ups buyer's guides and mobile Apps MARKETING: business communication, presentations and marketing/ PR materials EDUCATIONAL: language learning materials for German including in depth explanation of grammar rules, creation of flashcards and course materials TECHNICAL: technical text, product manuals and description Copy Writing experience: E-Books, product information with SEO focus, Travel guides, Articles and Blogs I'm aware of the differences between creative translation and exact translation and will adapt my style to your respective needs. Furthermore, I work with SDL Trados to ensure the highest possible quality of my translations, including the layout and formatting of the source documents. My work is very detail-oriented, yet fast-paces because Client satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me.

    Groups: oTranslators

    $33.33 /hr
    1,579 hours
    4.96
  6. Tracy G.

    Tracy G.

    Project Management / Content Management

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

    My goal is to help my clients succeed by providing them with quality work that is second to none. English is my native language and I have written professionally for over six years. I pride myself on communication, as well as making plans and ideas come together. My skills include project management, copywriting and editing for manuscripts and documents, proofreading, customer service, word and data processing, updating and maintaining blogs for several firms, research, and writing. I love learning new skills and enjoy a challenge. I am adept at Microsoft Office programs including Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. I also work daily with WordPress and Google tools. I have worked for a variety of clients, including oDesk Enterprise Solutions, as an editor and project manager. I have done other project management work and have a basic, working knowledge of SEO, Wordpress, and HTML. I have worked extensively with the legal industry, helping promote legal sites through content, SEO, and social media. You won't be disappointed when you let me work for you because I will provide you with top-notch work that is of the highest quality. I am reliable, trustworthy, and precise. If I say I will deliver, you can plan on it.

    $33.33 /hr
    3,312 hours
    5.00
  7. Lorafe L.

    Lorafe L.

    Jill-of-all-trades from the Philippines

    Philippines - Last active: 13 hours ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 1

    I worked for an automotive firm for seven years handling various assignments as costing engineer, lead engineer and logistics manager. My daily activities involved analyzing data using microsoft excel, creating reports using MS Office Tools and using QAD/MFG-Pro system to encode and review inventory data. I am very keen to details and smart, qualities which would make me very efficient for any odd jobs you or your company would require of me.

    $11.11 /hr
    18,673 hours
    4.90
  8. Nicole C.

    Nicole C.

    Math Content Writer, Editor, Proofreader, Writer, LaTeX, MathML

    Canada - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8

    I have been writing for over 15 years everything from business proposals to academic papers and creative writing. I tutor English, Science, and Math at the high school, college and university level. I have been tutoring for over 20 years. I have advanced level skills in LaTeX with a focus on math equations.

    $22.00 /hr
    857 hours
    4.99
  9. Karen Cheatham, Ph.D.

    Karen Cheatham, Ph.D.

    Technical Writer and Marketing Writer

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 12

    Talented, detail-oriented writer with over 10 years of experience communicating information clearly and effectively and 4 years of professional technical writing and marketing writing experience. Technical proposals (RFP responses), case studies, white papers, website copy, other marketing collateral, and more. Among the benefits I will bring to your company are: • 4 years experience writing State Government technical proposals. • Highly developed analytical and problem solving skills. • Organized and focused on the details. • Independent, self-motivated, and able to meet deadlines in an unstructured environment. • Published author; wrote chapter for scholarly book published by Oxford University Press. • 10 years of experience writing, analyzing, and researching at doctoral level.

    $56.00 /hr
    243 hours
    4.99
  10. Selene M.

    Selene M.

    Customer Service Expert - Community Manager - English/Spanish

    Mexico - Last active: 13 hours ago - Tests: 13

    Over the last 7 years, I have worked in the Customer Service industry. I delivered customer service to a wide variety of business: e-commerce businesses, prepaid calling cards, international banks and internet services companies. Also, when I was working at an international bank, I got experience in the fraud prevention department. I am seeking opportunities to deliver Customer Service in English and/or Spanish.

    $15.00 /hr
    11,603 hours
    5.00