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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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Proofreading Upwork freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.79.

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  1. Aurélie F.

    Aurélie F.

    Translator, Writer, native French, bilingual in Spanish

    Spain - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 10

    I am a native French speaker and a professional translator, writer and proofreader. I am bilingual in Spanish and I translate FROM Spanish, French, English and Catalan TO French and Spanish. Besides, I am a French and Spanish writer. I have 5 years of experience in translation, proofreading and website writing, and I have been working with medical, turistic, gastronomic, marketing and highly specialized documents for international companies all over the world. Thanks to my studies at the University of Salamanca, Spain (Translation and Interpretation) and my two Master's Degrees, I know that translation process doesn't only require good languages skills, but also research, documentation, proofreading and passion. If you need more information, don't hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to provide it!

    $40.00 /hr
    663 hours
    4.98
  2. Helena B.

    Helena B.

    Communication Specialist/Writer

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

    With 10 years experience of communication work for major international companies such as IKEA and ABB I have extensive knowledge of web communication, information strategies and marketing knowledge. I have for many years also had my own company as a journalist and written articles within various fields. Blog posts, scientific and/or entertaining - no article is a problem for me! I am professional with a natural eye for communication, presentation and the written as well as spoken word. I can help you with creating marketing plans, communications plans, usability friendly structures on your website as well as translations of various kinds. I also have many years of experience with and knowledge of SEO and link building. I take great pride in delivering quality work - on time, every time. Sound interesting? Feel free to contact me on O-Desk.

    $12.00 /hr
    3,582 hours
    4.94
  3. Melinda Clemmer

    Melinda Clemmer

    Editor, Proofreader, Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

    Experienced in editing a variety of publications, I will bring a close attention to detail and a freshness to your project. I have worked as a personal editor for a small press, a fiction reader for a literary and arts magazine, an editor for an online informational publication, an editor for several academic dissertations, and more. I am passionate about the written word and love to bring that enthusiasm to my work.

    $24.00 /hr
    1,151 hours
    4.80
  4. Nicoal P.

    Nicoal P.

    Writer, Editor, Photographer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 5

    Writing became part of my life at an early age, and I’ve made it a point to write something every day. I appreciate writing about my daily experiences, which have included several career changes, life abroad, domestic pursuits, photography, and outdoor adventures. Photography is my passion of many years, and I'm skilled in processing images using Adobe Lightroom. In addition to authorship and photography, my work history includes copy cataloging and providing reference services for a large public library system. I'm currently strengthening my web development skills in order to offer more services to my clients.

    $22.22 /hr
    1,435 hours
    5.00
  5. Lisa M.

    Lisa M.

    Proofreader

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

    Having been associated with oDesk for about two years, I have worked on numerous projects with several clients and have received excellent reviews from each of them. I have an innate talent for noticing grammatical and punctuation errors in anything I read. I also have a voracious love for the written word, whether it be fiction, nonfiction, letters, manuals, or anything. I like to say that errors tend to "jump off the page at me." It slows me down when I am reading for pleasure but it becomes a tremendous asset when I am proofreading any document or manuscript. It does show my attention to detail, which I believe is very important in this line of work. I don't wish to change what I am reading. My only desire is to make it better, more readable, more understandable. An example of this is the book, "My Paranormal Diaries," written by Deborah Cihon, which has received several positive reviews. She is not a writer and depended heavily on my input in making her book easier to read while still retaining her own voice. She was very pleased with my work and has other projects in the works, which I will assist her in preparing for publication as well. I have greatly enjoyed all the proofreading work I have done and wish to continue to help people improve their own writings, be they letters, manuscripts, training or instruction manuals, or otherwise. I am a dedicated, persistent, and professional individual, and I am determined to give my absolute best to any client who employs my services.

    $16.67 /hr
    553 hours
    4.86
  6. Emmanuel S.

    Emmanuel S.

    English - French Translator / Bilingual Writer / Proofreader

    Benin - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 4

    Hi, My name is Emmanuel Sanya. I'm a native French speaker and fluent in English. I have worked on various translation projects in various domains : website, software, user manual, subtitle, litterature and so on. I can also deliver premium quality articles in either French or English, sync subtitles, transcribe interviews, or proofread documents. I'm a fast learner and always open to long-term contracts with responsible clients. I'm currently looking to build an freelancing career with long-term clients. I can guarantee the quality of my work and my availability. + --------------------- + --------------------- + --------------------- + --------------------- + Bonjour, Je m'appelle Emmanuel Sanya. Je suis un francophone natif et doté d'une parfaite maîtrise de l'anglais. J'ai travaillé sur divers projets de traductions dans des domaines divers : sites web, logiciel, manuels d'utilisation, sous-titres, littérature, etc. Je suis également un rédacteur bilingue Français, Anglais, capable de livrer du contenu de haute qualité ; de faire des sous-titrages de vidéos, de transcrire des entretiens, ou de corriger des documents. J'apprends vite et je suis toujours ouvert à des relations professionelles sur la durée avec des clients dignes de confiance. Je cherche à construire une carrière de travailleur indépendant avec des clients fidèles. Je peux garantir la qualité de mon travail et ma disponibilié.

    $16.67 /hr
    161 hours
    4.48
  7. Deborah Natelson

    Deborah Natelson

    Editing and Interior Book Formatting

    United States - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 8

    Over the past eight years, I have done freelance editing of short stories, novels, essays, dissertations, theses, letters, job applications, sermons, and science manuals for professional and nonprofessional writers, academics and non-academics, native and non-native English speakers, and writers of both US and UK English. I am familiar with standard editing marks, track changes, and the Chicago Manual of Style. I have taken courses in linguistics and have an exceptional knowledge of the English language. EDITING: Proofreading: I fix typographical and grammatical errors. Copy-editing: I fix typographical and grammatical errors, mark continuity errors, and generally clean up the manuscript without making any content alterations. Substantive editing: I fix typographical and grammatical errors, mark continuity errors, and generally clean up the manuscript. I give recommendations and critique on content, message, timeline, and accuracy. I offer suggestions on rewrites, including (optionally) doing brief sample rewrites. My Amazon author's page: http://www.amazon.com/D.J.-Natelson/e/B00EUQZQ72 My Amazon editing credits page: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_2?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=D.J.%20Natelson&search-alias=digital-text&sort=relevancerank FORMATTING I format book interiors for Createspace and Kindle.

    $30.00 /hr
    342 hours
    5.00
  8. Karen Robinson

    Karen Robinson

    Copy Editor and Proofreader for Indie Fiction Authors

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    ***I currently work only with fiction authors, especially those who are self-publishing. My areas of specialty are fantasy, speculative fiction, and dystopian fiction.*** I am a freelance copy editor and proofreader for indie fiction authors. I have 3 years of professional in-house copy editing experience, more than 10 years of freelance editing experience, and 10 years of academic writing experience. I earned a PhD in English and taught writing at the college level from 2003-2012. You can find out more on my website: http://www.karenrobinsonedits.com

    $33.33 /hr
    196 hours
    4.99
  9. Mariya Izzy

    Mariya Izzy

    A Knack for Proof Reading/Transcription/Editing/Spinning/Translation

    India - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

    Having completed my Masters degree in English, my interest lies in: proof-reading and editing articles, documents and content - correcting grammar and punctuation is what I love! transcription - transcribe your files accurately and strive to deliver the work in time. translation - to help you translate works from Hindi to English, German to English, Gujarati to English effectively! helping you with article spinning - I am definitive of rising up to your expectations! data-entry - my typing speed is 48 words per minute. Ensuring you high quality work with an eye for detail, you may rest upon my capability! writing articles for SEO and others - building up content with an ability to incorporate keywords is certainly a forte! Accuracy and delivering work right in time is my specialty! Languages known: English - Fluent Hindi - Good German - Beginner Gujarati - Speak & understand Interned for 30 days at a newspaper agency, The Statesman, as an editor and reporter.

    $5.56 /hr
    171 hours
    4.84
  10. Adelaide João Pais

    Adelaide João Pais

    Translator / Proofreader

    Portugal - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a native Portuguese speaker with experience in translating and proofreading from English or Spanish to Portuguese (European and Brazilian) and vice versa. I am an honest and competent professional, with enough motivation and commitment to my work. I am a hard worker and I'm easy to learn and communicate with everyone. I work quickly and efficiently, and my priorities are always client's satisfaction and quality of work. I'm very flexible and able to work whenever you need it. I don't mind to work on tight deadlines. You can contact me anytime, I am ready to answer your questions during election process as well as throughout assignment and after finishing it. Beyond this life of translations, I am a young architect who loves to travel and meet people from all over the world.

    $15.00 /hr
    966 hours
    4.93