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Post your proofreading and grammar-checking project on oDesk 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 oDesk, 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 Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of oDesk Proofreading projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

oDesk Proofreading Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 1,876 Proofreading projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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Time to Complete oDesk Proofreading Jobs

Time needed to complete a Proofreading project on oDesk.

Average Proofreading Freelancer Feedback Score

Proofreading oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.78.

4.78
Last updated: April 1, 2015
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Christi Aldridge

Christi Aldridge

Word Lover, Spelling Corrector, and Article Creato...

United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 15

I have a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Journalism. I was an award winning columnist for my university paper, and wrote articles for the school's magazine as well. I am creative and love to express that. I have been writing online for the past five years specializing in areas such as crafts, entertainment, beauty and fashion, home decor, DIY, kids' activities and parties, holiday ideas, electronics, jewelry, clothing, and literature. I am also trained in copywriting, opinion articles and public relations writing. I'm a grammar and spelling lover and adore editing as well as writing and have taken copyediting classes. I have a sharp sense of humor, flawless spelling and grammar skills and I tend to work very hard but very fast. I'm experienced with social networking, HTML, Microsoft Word, SEO writing and blogging. I love coming up with ideas and being creative so my articles aren't run of the mill. I'm friendly, social and great with customers and clients as well. I was named one of Yahoo's Top Writers of 2012, and stay busy with projects ranging from social media, product descriptions, blogs, and Buying Guides to page reviews and ratings, article writing, and editing. I love the written word, especially when it's spelled properly! I'm prompt, trustworthy, and strive for excellence every day, and I enjoy becoming a better writer with each project I work on.

$27.78 /hr
1,589 hours
5.00
Katharina M.

Katharina M.

Professional translations by certified German tran...

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

As a certified German translator I am constantly looking for new business relationships and translations projects, as well as projects that include English/German correspondence, localization, proof reading, and copy writing. I obtained a Master's degree in translation studies as well as a Bachelor's degree in International Business, Economy and Marketing. Additionally, I am a certified translator for English by the state of Germany. Over the last 7 years I was able to gain experience in translating, proofreading and writing English and German text. My work includes translation and proofreading tasks of the following areas: LEGAL: legal documents, contracts, waivers, imprints and non-disclosure agreements IT: website content and software applications, as well as technical user manuals, product write-ups buyer's guides and mobile Apps MARKETING: business communication, presentations and marketing/ PR materials EDUCATIONAL: language learning materials for German including in depth explanation of grammar rules, creation of flashcards and course materials TECHNICAL: technical text, product manuals and description Copy Writing experience: E-Books, product information with SEO focus, Travel guides, Articles and Blogs I'm aware of the differences between creative translation and exact translation and will adapt my style to your respective needs. Furthermore, I work with SDL Trados to ensure the highest possible quality of my translations, including the layout and formatting of the source documents. My work is very detail-oriented, yet fast-paces because Client satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me.

Groups: oTranslators
$33.33 /hr
1,573 hours
4.96
Kate G.

Kate G.

University teacher and translator

France - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 2

I am qualified both in French and English I teach at University in France and work as a translator at the same time I have already done many different types of translations including - literary translation ( novels and plays) - personal self-development and human ressources documents - sustainable environment reports and presentations - technical translations for civil engineering machines - academic translations on digital humanities - creation of ads for some antique furniture - blogs and articles I can work from French to English and from English to French as I am bilangual I can translate your documents, proofread or even rewrite them. M'y work is accurate, reliable and pleasant to read. Try me, you will not be disappointed

$33.33 /hr
157 hours
5.00
Patrick H.

Patrick H.

Experienced Content Manager, Project Manager, and...

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 21

Outside of the freelance world, I work for an Associated Press affiliated company, covering a Major League Baseball team. Within the freelance realm, I currently hold positions such as Senior Editor, Lead Editor, Editor Trainer, and Project Manager; some requiring roles as the direct point man to Fortune 500 companies. If you need to ensure that your content is the best possible, I encourage you to read my past feedback, check out some of the dozens of tests I have taken, and contact me with your project details so I can tell you how I can help. Whether you need someone to monitor the content on your small business blog, or you need someone to handle the hiring and managing of a team of 200 writers and proofreaders, I can help.

$27.00 /hr
2,195 hours
4.94
Rachel Schramm

Rachel Schramm

Web Copywriter

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

It's one thing to have an attractive website, but well-crafted copy can take your internet presence to a whole new level. I have spent years honing my web copywriting skills to deliver quality, converting content that catches customers' attention. I have ample experience with email campaigns, SEO articles, and web copy, but I'm also skilled at writing headlines and copy for social media posts, banner ads, advertisements, brochures, and infographics. Though the majority of my experience is in the financial and technology industries, I've written articles for a variety of lifestyle guest blogs and transcribed lengthy interviews. I also have adequate Spanish skills, and feel comfortable conversing and communicating in Spanish.

$25.00 /hr
3,909 hours
4.86
Leah L.

Leah L.

Writer and Dedicated Virtual Assistant

Canada - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

Hiring me is a win-win situation! I am an enthusiastic, hardworking person and am very excited to be part of oDesk. I offer a variety of skills to help you manage your projects and grow your business. I am proficient online doing research, data entry, reviews, product descriptions, blogging & article writing(basic SEO), answering questions and more. I am willing to adapt and learn new skills so as to meet your needs. I have 7 years experience in the insurance business in customer service and administration. I gained valuable experience working as the office support/bookeeper for several small businesses. I excel in customer service and professionalism. I look forward to learning about your business and it is my utmost desire to meet your expectations to the highest degree. Feel free to ask any questions!

$27.78 /hr
899 hours
4.93
Hiland Doolittle

Hiland Doolittle

Author, Editor, Writer, Author Management Svcs.

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

Your success is my goal! Each assignment will receive my 35 years of entrepreneurial experiences to accomplish building your success. I am self- motivated with a tireless, detail-oriented work ethic. Hiland has developed numerous weblogs and websites, related content, countless pamphlets, brochures, flyers and mass mailings and now provides author management and consulting services to published and unpublished authors. Consultation experiences include extensive experience in sales, marketing, creative writing and editing of large and small projects. Hiland is very familiar with Quickbooks and all aspects of real estate endeavors, including placement of financing and closing procedures. I am the published author of novel entitled **The Last Parade**. Recently, I completed a manuscript for a childen's book. Earlier in my career, I founded, grew and sold several businesses. References available upon request. May I help? Let's talk!

$25.00 /hr
234 hours
4.89
Pelin Rüzgar

Pelin Rüzgar

Turkish Translator

Turkey - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 3

Turkish – English translator with 6 years of experience. Strong linguistic abilities and vast background knowledge in the respective domains. Proficient in Wordfast and dedicated to continuing professional development. Daily output of 3,000 to 4,000 words in the following areas: • Pharmaceuticals • Information Technology • Business • Marketing • Tourism • Education I am also the Turkish community manager of Twoo.com, Netlog.com and Stepout.com.

$30.00 /hr
25 hours
5.00
Ivy Feng

Ivy Feng

Certified English - Chinese Translation Expert

China - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 8

"By far one of the best online experiences I've ever had. A consummate professional and highly recommended." "Ivy provides accurate, fast and high-quality translations. Unlike other translators, she puts in the time and effort to thoroughly understand the source material before beginning." "My colleague in China who proofreads Ivy's translations says she does so with great pleasure as the work is excellent!" "She cared as if she was part of the team, not just a contractor doing a task." I am a professional Chinese translator with six years of full-time experience. I move each year between the US and China, and this unique position living and working in both cultures allows me to create especially accurate, localized and contemporary translations. The above testimonials (from my oDesk and Elance profiles) prove that I deliver high-quality translations that make an immediate impact on your global ventures, increasing your profits and making you look good -- in English and Chinese! LANGUAGE PAIRS: • English to Simplified Chinese • English to Traditional Chinese • Simplified Chinese to English • Traditional Chinese to English I am a native Simplified Chinese speaker from Shandong province, China, where we speak and write a very standard Mandarin similar to that spoken in Beijing. I have studied and written Traditional Chinese for Taiwan since I was young and am highly competent in this language as well; however, as it is not my native language, I ALWAYS provide an independent review of my work by a native Traditional Chinese colleague. I have studied English since I began school, and I taught the language for many years at a private school in China. I now live half the year in the US and half in China, and I read, write and speak English for a US market. However, as English is not my native language, I ALWAYS provide an independent review of my translations into English by a professional English copyeditor to ensure accuracy and a natural translation. SERVICES: • Document Translation • App, Game and Website Localization • Editing • Proofreading • Transcription • Copywriting (Chinese only) I provide professional translations between Chinese and English. I also offer proofreading and editing services, and I am happy to review and critique previous translations into Simplified Chinese. Every document that I translate or software that I localize will be proofread with meticulous detail to ensure the utmost accuracy and quality, and I will firmly calibrate your text for the particular field, tone and target audience. I also contract with a professional translator colleague to provide an independent review of EVERY text that I translate. This independent proofreading is completely free of charge to you; it's at my expense to ensure that I provide the most accurate and highest-quality translation possible! SPECIALIZATIONS: • Marketing Materials • Websites • Education • Travel and Tourism • Business • App and Game Localizations I have solid experience translating everything from technical user manuals to legal contracts to social dating websites. While I am quite capable of working in a variety of fields, over the years I have specialized in the above. I invite you to check out my portfolio on oDesk or on Elance (http://Ivy_Feng.elance.com/) for several Chinese translation samples. I also have multiple references and additional samples available on request. For more glowing reviews from past satisfied clients, please see my testimonials page further down, or on Elance, where I have even more experience (https://www.elance.com/s/ivy_feng/job-history/?t=1&s=rating&o=desc). GUARANTEE: Working with strangers online is a bit of a leap of faith, and even more so when it involves a foreign language! But it doesn't have to be. If you're not totally happy with my delivered translation, I'll happily make UNLIMITED revisions until you are COMPLETELY satisfied -- no hassles! I look forward to hearing from you!

Groups: oTranslators
$30.00 /hr
184 hours
4.98
Enid W.

Enid W.

PHP/html Coder

United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

My specialty is transforming your visual design into web elements (graphics, navigation, layout) and applying them to a website framework such as WordPress, X-Cart, or CMS Made Simple. I am a problem solver with high attention to detail and a great sense for correcting poor web design! I position myself more toward the developer side than the designer side, but I have a good eye for things that need fixing, and can come up with ideas for improvement. I know my way around PHP/MySQL but I'm still learning how to write original PHP code. I continually increase my skills by tackling the challenges presented by new projects. My current work days are Tuesday and Thursday, with some availability on other days. I check email every day. I am a native English speaker. Once hired, I am available by email, phone and Skype.

$26.00 /hr
619 hours
4.93