Scott Z.
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Scott Z.

Editing/Proofreading/Academic Support


Ben Lomond, United States


I received the #1 all-time HIGHEST ranked score on the Odesk 'U.S. spelling test'. My specializations include online editing, proofreading and translation polishing. I hold a Masters degree in 'Online Education' [3.91 GPA], and a second MA in 'Ancient History'. I have 15+ years of background in corporate Manhattan law firms and investment banks as a legal proofreader. Other professional experience includes a USAID/Georgetown University 'Business English' teaching position, providing editorial support for the Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh, four years as a TOEFL exam rater, etc. Also, I have self-published 3 books that are available on Amazon. ... more Currently, I am an online ESL teacher and TOEFL/SAT content developer for a company in Beijing. I also worked for ResumeEdge as a resume writing private contractor. Lastly, I am working toward a PhD in Online Education at the Open University of Catalonia. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance and thank you for your consideration. sz less

Work History and Feedback

  • Mar 2014

    Proofread short lines of text and technical documents
    $12.47 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Feb 2014 - Mar 2014

    Editor Wanted to Help With Business/Academic Writing
    $22.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Aug 2011 - Feb 2013

    Academic Non-fiction Content

    No feedback given

    $17.78 / hr
    $22.22 earned

  • Aug 2011 - Sep 2011

    Math and English curriculum copy editor
    Scott did high-quality work on our project, but required more direction and communication than other freelancers I've worked with. I appreciated his desire to clarify directions, but it was somewhat disruptive to my other projects during my workday.
    10 hours
    $17.78 / hr
    $177.80 earned

  • Dec 2010 - Apr 2011

    Professional proofreader
    246 hours
    $16.67 / hr
    $4,117.70 earned

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Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version) 5.00 1st Place! 11 mins
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version) 4.50 Top 10% 21 mins
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version) 4.90 Top 10% 10 mins
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version) 4.40 Top 20% 19 mins
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals) 3.75 Top 30% 33 mins
U.S. Word Usage Test 4.10 Top 20% 17 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 4.60 Top 10% 15 mins
Upwork Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Company Managers 4.60 Above Average 17 mins

Work History

63% Job Success
259 hours worked
10 jobs


More than 30 hrs/week
24 hrs response time

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