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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 4.80.

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  1. Terri W.

    Terri W.

    Transcriber, Editor and Proofreader

    Kenya - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    Over the past two years I have worked on a variety of transcription projects ranging from meditations, radio shows, podcasts, webinars, movie subtitles, advertisements and run-of-the-mill interviews. I also work as a QA, editing and proofreading transcripts to ensure they're of the highest possible quality. Transcribers are a dime a dozen. I stand out from the crowd because I work smart and fast. I can guarantee an accuracy of not less than 98% and a turnaround time of 24 hours per audio hour. I have never yet missed a single deadline in my almost 3 years of transcription. Customer satisfaction is my #1 priority. If you're looking for a dedicated, self driven, hard worker to produce high quality transcripts then I'm the person for you.

    $9.44 /hr
    73 hours
    4.98
  2. Judith P.

    Judith P.

    Expert CopyWriter, editor/proofreader, novelist and content specialist

    United Kingdom - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 25 - Portfolio: 11

    Certified by oDesk as being in the top 5% of their contractors, which is a considerable achievement, given the number of freelancers on this platform. I have also been awarded membership of the exclusive Bronze Club by oDesk. Hire the WordSmith Copywriter with the experience and feedback to make your investment a worthwhile investment. You can't please all of the people all of the time, but my record speaks for itself with perfect five star feedback from every job apart from 2, for which I was awarded high 4's...an impressive record to say the least. I have penned many How To... Guides and E-books as well as life-coaching and stress management copywriting and also articles both for SEO and pure content, as well as press releases, sales/landing/squeeze pages and newsletters. I have written stories for a major US TV producer, based on a current extremely popular TV series, and excel in relationship and erotic novels, both historical and current. My standard rate for fiction per 100 words is $8.00, although this can be negotiated if long-term work is available. Non-fiction and articles which require research will be chargeable at $9.00 per 100 words. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME IF THIS RATE IS UNACCEPTABLE. Website reviews and copywriting is charged at a higher rate which we will negotiate together. Having worked alongside one of Canada's leading SEO/Marketing Companies, I have been professionally trained in best practice for SEO and work with the latest Google updates so that your content is fresh, relevant and of interest to the reader. Your content will always have the correct use of KW (and density) and I use 'ring-fencing and Silo's' when employing interlinking within a website. Whether you want a Consultant or a professional copywriter, you have come to the right profile.

    Groups: MediaPiston Writers

    $88.90 /hr
    41 hours
    4.99
  3. Maria Medina

    Maria Medina

    Translator (ENG-SPA-ENG)

    Peru - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 19 - Portfolio: 3

    Bilingual (English and Spanish) with solid experience in various support roles with International Companies, transcribing, translating and proofreading. As a translator, I have experience assisting clients with writing, editing, proofreading, and formatting. I am an efficient and thorough translator because I enjoy the process and have excellent technical language skills (technical documentation, manuals, and software for engineering, mining, medical and technology companies). If the examples of my work on my portfolio, past works on oDesk and client reviews/feedback are not enough for you to assess my professional abilities, I can provide a small sample from the project you are hiring for in order to show you what I am capable of delivering. My high feedback score is a great indication of how seriously I take my commitment to each and every project. I have over 5 years of experience and I always take great pride in producing quality translations. I am reliable and dependable, I never abandon projects and I meet all of my deadlines. I also prefer to complete my work sooner rather than later, and I usually do so before the deadline if at all possible. I am looking to expand my experience to other areas of translating, and I would love to be given a chance to work with you!

    $15.00 /hr
    781 hours
    4.97
  4. Hayley Cruz

    Hayley Cruz

    Freelance Copyeditor/Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

    With my Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of California, Riverside, I have proofed and edited for numerous websites including media blogs, online publications, and SEO article sites. I've also copyedited e-books, apps, ESL content, and manuscripts. I am capable of independent research, and I understand the importance of preserving the integrity of the project while making necessary corrections. As an editor, I have extensive knowledge of English grammar and its relations, punctuation and spelling. I actually do enjoy seeking out such mistakes and fixing them – not for the sake of being superiorly critical, but to make the content the very best it can possibly be (and to make the author look just as good). I'm experienced in proofreading and copyediting.. Proofreading is the most basic form of editing, checking only for punctuation, spelling, and the most egregious grammar errors (verb tense, syntax, etc.). Copyediting, specifically for non-fiction, goes a bit beyond that, as I additionally check for word flow, word choice, paragraph structure, and whether the content makes sense. A good editor can do all this, and have both parties be sane and happy by the end.

    $20.00 /hr
    1,193 hours
    5.00
  5. Mumtaz R

    Mumtaz R

    Web Researcher

    Congo - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3

    A reliable web researcher with 6 years of professional experience. Skillful in SPSS, Mind Jet, FreeMind, Google docs, Microsoft office, Writing, Editing, Proofreading, Data entry, Data analysis, Transcription, Surveys, Admin support etc. My strong interpersonal skills have always supported me in fulfilling the targets I have set for myself and the client. I am passionate towards growing myself professionally in accordance with work I m assigned to, I am therefore interested in such activities that provides me experience and learning for my professional growth.

    $8.89 /hr
    449 hours
    4.93
  6. Elisha porsha P.

    Elisha porsha P.

    Expert Transcriptionist

    Saint Lucia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 13

    I am an Expert Transcriptionist and I can handle any Transcription Project. Over the past few years, I have mastered the art of Transcription and I work with clients all over the world. The quality of the work I provide is excellent and my clients keep coming back for more. In addition, I am fast, reliable, accurate and responsive. If you're looking for quality work for your money's worth, then hire me. You won't regret it.

    $66.67 /hr
    548 hours
    4.87
  7. Lucia Lopes

    Lucia Lopes

    Translator

    Portugal - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a native portuguese and i am a Clinical Physiologist with a passion for translations . I'm very effective in translation/proofreading in this language pair Portuguese/English. My field of expertise is medical content but i can adapt to any type of task. I only do human translations, i am very responsible with deadlines and detail oriented. I always had good relationships with all my clients as you can see if you take a quick look at my profile.You will have your job done in the blink of an eye ;)

    $10.00 /hr
    522 hours
    4.99
  8. Elisha S.

    Elisha S.

    Copy Editor, Writer, FR-EN Translator

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 10

    My facility with words derives from a love of literature and a background in French, teaching English, and editing. Over the past 7 years, I've had the opportunity to work on a variety of texts, from academic papers to blogs to web content to novels, while keeping in mind various style guides, including AP, CMoS, APA, and MLA. Though my heart lies in fiction, I'm equally at home with non-fiction; my particular interest areas include sociology, anthropology, psychology, women's studies, feminist/queer theory, critical theory, critical race theory, environmental issues, science, healthy living, fitness, nutrition, and food. However, I welcome all genres and styles of texts. Let me help you make your pen indeed mightier than the sword, whether it is as a proofreader correcting typographical errors or as a copy editor improving structure, flow, word choice, clarity, coherence, and the like. With me, your texts and documents are in good hands.

    $30.00 /hr
    2,343 hours
    5.00
  9. David R Mier

    David R Mier

    Voice Talent / Audio Editor / Spanish Translator

    Venezuela - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 8

    I am a Voice Talent with experience in Audio and Video editing. I can bring quality sound to your project, using cutting edge software and the best recording equipment. I also provide Translation and Proofreading services since I speak 3 languages, English, Spanish and Français. The projects I have been involved includes Software, Marketing, Music, Animation, Oil & Gas Industry, Finance, Advertising, Voice Overs, Audio Books and Apps. My experience as project manager allowed me to successfully complete many projects and my job success demonstrates my commitment to each one of them. I like new challenges, so if you have an idea, project, question or you want a sample, just let me know, send me a message (English / Español / Français). In my portfolio you will see/hear the result of some my work.

    $25.00 /hr
    269 hours
    5.00
  10. Jeff L.

    Jeff L.

    English/French translator/proofreader - French multi skills

    Belgium - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Work ethic: - Accurate, detailed and high quality work - Reliable (long term successful collaborations) - Communicative and not afraid to ask questions English/French translator and proofreader: - Native French speaker - Specialisation in gaming / betting / lotto content - Specialisation in websites: multilotto.com, onlinecasinoreports.lu, lightinthebox.com and miniinthebox.com French web writer/writer/ proofreader: - High French level and French language lover - Former journalist, so able to adapt to any topic Wordpress webmaster: - All my work can be viewed here: http://jose-prendre-mes-emotions-en-main.com I set up this website (it will be finished and launched soon) and we wrote all the texts with my friend. Books publication management: - Rewriting of four books - E-publication on Amazon French customer support agent: - Former CS agent for vinted.fr - Answering queries and problems via Zendesk tickets - Moderating items - Zendesk e-mail templates proofreading and corrections Best regards Jeff

    $27.78 /hr
    1,133 hours
    5.00