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Post your proofreading and grammar-checking project on Upwork and hire proof readers and book editors with excellent grammar skills. You will also find professionals who have experience with proofreading software (like grammar and plagiarism checkers) and editing tools (like Microsoft Word’s “track changes” feature) to check the spelling, grammar and vocabulary of your documents. With accuracy and attention to detail, they can proofread business proposals, marketing materials and tech reports; review your articles, blog or website content; or correct book translations and audio transcriptions.

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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  1. Michelle Browne

    Michelle Browne

    Magpie Editing--The editor of your dreams, not your nightmares.

    Canada - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 6

    I'm an experienced and genre-flexible line editor who specializes in working with independent and first-time authors. I'm known for an honest but gentle style, and I've helped many clients race to the top of the Amazon bestseller lists, including Anderson O'Donnell, Dianne Harman, Nick Smith, Lee Jackson, and many more. I copy-edit as well as offering stylistic suggestions to polish your prose. My specialties are descriptions and character development; Most editors only work in one or two areas; signing up means you’re getting more for less, from a person who really loves working with people as well as books!

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Giulia Cresti

    Giulia Cresti

    Italian-English translator, Graphic designer, Architecture student

    Italy - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a native Italian translator with a high level of language awareness and a good writing style with accurate spelling and grammar. My high level proficiency in English is certified: I obtained FCE (First Certificate of English) and I'm about to get IELTS (International English Language Testing System). I have also great ability to conform to glossaries and style guides. I have worked as a freelance and in-house translator and my working languages are Italian and English. I also have one year experience (in progress) of proofreading for an important italian web headline. At the moment I attend Facoltà di Architettura di Firenze, where I have developed excellent capacity for working in team. My four-years experience at Facoltà di Architettura, have made me able to use graphic, CAD and 3d modelling/rendering softwares such as: Adobe Photoshop (excellent knowledge), AutoCAD 2D (good knowledge), Rhinoceros (good), 3D Studio Max (beginner), Finally, I have a three-years experience as graphic and game designer, texts writer, translator for various IOS Apps. I also have a two-years experience as 2D animator using Toon Boom Animate Pro. I am able to work efficiently and to a high standard, with a keen eye on details, whilst making sure that I meet any kind of deadline.

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Maxim Bouryak

    Maxim Bouryak


    Ukraine - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    Native Russian and Ukrainian speaker with experience in Microsoft word, Excel, data entry and web searching. Thanks to my education i can provide information about different markets of Ukraine. Also I am willing to help with translation and transcription in/from English. Over the last 3 years i have worked as translator in the agency (technical and economical translation). My language pairs are: English - Russian English - Ukrainian Russian - English Ukrainian - English Worked with transcription of the audio and video files.

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Anton M.

    Anton M.

    Java/Android developer with QA experience

    Ukraine - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3

    Over the past 6 years, worked with a number of startups and small businesses, first as a quality assurance engineer, and recently as a Java developer. I have tested websites, as well as desktop and mobile apps, all in an Agile environment. I have also developed desktop and Android apps, utilizing Java, Swing, SQL (MySQL and SQlite), JSON and REST. I am seeking an opportunity to build software from the ground for you and your business. I also have some experience in the following areas: — Android (4.x): Fragments API, Location and Sensors API, SQLite, UI, Services, Maps, admob, etc; — Java Core: Java Core, Multithreading, Collections API, etc; — Frameworks: Eclipse RCP, JUnit; — Core web: XML, JSON, HTML/CSS, JavaScript; — IDE: Eclipse; — OS: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X; — VCS: Git, Mercurial, SVN; — Bug/Issue trackers: Jira; — SQL; — UML. — Software localization (Russian-English and vice-versa);

    $8.00 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Danilo alessio L.

    Danilo alessio L.

    Translator, Editor and Proofreader

    Italy - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 7

    Nice to meet you; I am Danilo, a native Italian freelance translator. After my Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Language and Literatures, I have been working as a freelance translator & proofreader while studying for my MA Degree. I developed a professional experience in the translation industry, specifically in the fields of Travel & Tourism, Poetry & Literature and Website & Game Localization. I am very committed to my work and my passion goes beyond just language: I am a quick learner and I enjoy making the most of my jobs - even the smallest ones.

    $14.00 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Emma Å.

    Emma Å.

    Expert swedish writer, editor and translator

    Sweden - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a professional native Swedish writer, proofreader and editor who is very passionate about everything that has to do with texts. I have expert skills in Swedish and my clients is mostly publishing houses where I edit and proofread manuscripts within several areas. I have also experience from local authorities where it is very important to write clear and plain. I write SEO articles for websites and papers. My education is from social sciences and the publishing industry. Now I am looking for editing, proofreading and writing jobs in Swedish. I can also do translation work from English to Swedish. Very welcome to Contact me!

    $25.00 /hr
    1 hours
  7. Felipe Bustillo

    Felipe Bustillo

    English-Spanish Translation & Spanish Writing Services

    United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4

    Felipe Bustillo is an experienced, highly proficient translator. He possesses profound knowledge not only of professional vocabulary ranging from medical terminology to "legalese", but also colloquial language appearing in various forms of media. He is an impeccable writer, and his breadth of knowledge makes him an asset for any writing or translation project. As a freelance translator, Felipe offers competitive and flexible rates to suit your budgetary needs.

    $9.90 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Débora Sousa

    Débora Sousa

    EN-PT Translator and Proofreader

    Portugal - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 5

    I'm a Brazilian Portuguese native speaker living in Portugal. I can provide quality translations to and from English and Portuguese - both Brazilian and European. I have been translating professionally for exactly 2 years, and I bring to every client professionalism, self-discipline, and joy. I have vast experience with documents, articles, papers, press releases, mobile games and applications and websites translations in a variety of fields. Please see my portfolio for examples of my work.

    $12.22 /hr
    9 hours
  9. Luana C.

    Luana C.

    English/Italian Translations and Proofreadings

    Italy - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    Hello! I'm a native Italian speaker. My communication skills are great in both Italian and English. Over the past 6 years I've improved my crafts by reading, travelling, and cooperating with a refugee shelter; moreover, I've been working as a freelancer for an international translation agency since November 2012. Of course, General English is my field of expertise, but Arts, Economics and Technology don't scare me at all; furthermore, since I'm a medical student, I'm specialized in medical/pharmacological terminology. I'm a quick - but careful- reader, and a fast typewriter. I'm looking forward English to Italian translations and proofreadings.

    $15.56 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Ariana Acevedo Menendez

    Ariana Acevedo Menendez


    United States - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 2

    I have a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Translation from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus. I worked for about a year with the Luíz Muñoz Marin Foundation. Some of my responsibilities included translating documents from Spanish to English, proofreading and editing English documents, translating website articles, translating the subtitles of a documentary, and translating copyrights. Afterwards I worked at an online University as a translator where I worked on projects related to management and business. Translating diplomas, textbooks and student guides. And also contributing to the translation of the university's website. Last year, I graduated Magna Cum Laude and got recognized with an award for being the highest GPA in my faculty. I am very organized, goal oriented and highly motivated. I’m a fast learner and grasp new concepts quickly. I make it my priority to finish any jobs given to me on time or even before the deadline if possible. I may not have much experience but I would love to gain more so I can learn and grow in this field. I’m also very confident that no matter how hard the task I will always try and find way to solve it. I look forward to all this job has to offer me.

    $10.00 /hr
    5 hours