Richard W.
Drop Here

Richard W.

Native English / Language Specialist / Proofreader / Editor

$16.67/hr

Pretoria, South Africa

Overview

"Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten" – Gucci Family Motto. Although my translation abilities include Dutch, Afrikaans, Germanic, French and Welsh language pairs, these are not principally promoted as my primary function and objective is to transform formal and academic English into a globally understandable, readable, taut, grammatically correct, and acceptable style of English while maintaining an understanding of the need and place for using of localized vernacular. Make your literary task easier by taking advantage of the skills of a TRUE Native English specialist (born, bred, and educated in the homeland of the English language – perhaps ... morethe reason it is called English because it was invented (developed) in England), who has spent a lifetime developing, cultivating and updating his literary competence in many far-flung parts of globe becoming familiar with the language in all its flavours (including US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, East Africa, and points between) and developing skills in editing and proofreading (Chicago / Oxford / MLA / APA 5 / APA 6 / AMS / IEEE / Harvard / Vancouver / Elsevier styles, and plain, old-fashioned Queens English, among others). Corrected output can be returned in MS Word format (with "track changes", sidebar comments and advice) for all changes, or in Latex typeset format with native raw code and PDF output depending on the client's choice. All house style requirements are strictly adhered to in either case. Citing and language are in accordance with accepted modern style standards. My core competence lies in taking a literary product or service then polishing until it shines so you can see your reflection, and these services are offered to help clients effectively and efficiently produce an ideal "final product". I am currently seeking opportunities where my high competence in written / spoken English (all varieties), multifaceted business skills, and extensive experience with current communication facilities could be used for mutual benefit. "It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity" – Mohandas Gandhi. less

Richard W. has added 5 portfolio pieces. Create an account to review them.

Work History and Feedback

  • May 2012 - Jul 2015

    Need a Proven App Developer
    3.00
    $1,269.95 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Apr 2014 - Jul 2014

    Edit and Proofread 16,000-Word MS Word English Document
    5.00
    $48.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Nov 2013 - Jan 2014

    Editing, copy-editing, proofreading PhD Thesis
    4.70
    13 hours
    $16.67 / hr
    $213.93 earned

  • Nov 2013

    Edit and Proofread 97189-Word MS Word English Document
    5.00
    Very skilled and thorough editor, will hire again.
    $292.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Oct 2013

    English grammar check and proofreading for a research paper.
    5.00
    Richard did an excellent job! Do not hesitate, not even for a second for hiring him for your editorial and proofreading projects! I will definitely work with him again!
    5 hours
    $16.67 / hr
    $93.35 earned

  • Jun 2013

    Academic paper editing
    5.00
    Excellent editor. I will be happy to work with him again in the future.
    $111.11 earned
    Fixed Price

  • View More (54)

Richard W. has more jobs to show. Create an account to review them.

Tests

Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
English Vocabulary Test (UK Version) 5.00 1st Place! 12 mins
English Spelling Test (UK Version) 5.00 1st Place! 12 mins
UK English Basic Skills Test 5.00 1st Place! 23 mins
Understanding differences in British and American English Test 3.90 Top 10% 21 mins
UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style) 3.60 Top 10% 26 mins
UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style) 3.60 Top 10% 30 mins
Negotiations Skills Test 4.50 Top 10% 16 mins
Business Strategy Test 4.25 Top 20% 17 mins
UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style) 3.25 Top 10% 35 mins
UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style) 3.25 Top 10% 39 mins
ERP Test 4.10 Top 20% 18 mins
UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style) 3.10 Top 10% 31 mins
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago) 3.50 Top 10% 36 mins
UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style) 3.00 Top 10% 32 mins
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago) 3.40 Top 10% 40 mins
U.S. Academic Writing Test 4.10 Top 30% 19 mins
U.S. Word Usage Test 4.25 Top 10% 19 mins
Technical Writing Skills Certification 3.50 Top 20% 20 mins
U.S. Word Usage Test 4.10 Top 20% 14 mins
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version) 4.75 Top 10% 20 mins
Management Skills Test 3.10 Top 30% 24 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 4.75 Top 10% 23 mins
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version) 4.60 Top 10% 12 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 4.60 Top 10% 24 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 4.60 Top 10% 20 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 4.60 Top 10% 24 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 4.60 Top 10% 28 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 4.50 Top 10% 28 mins
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version) 4.75 Top 30% 22 mins
or
What's the difference?

Work History

95% Job Success
1,229 hours worked
214 jobs

Availability

Available
More than 30 hrs/week

Groups

Search for others