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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.

1,876

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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Lorelei Besso

Lorelei Besso

Customer Service/Proofreading

Canada - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

I'm an experienced typist who types 50WPM with a very high accuracy level (95%) I have 5 years face to face customer service experience. I'm excellent with computers and can self-teach myself most programs quickly. Some computer experience includes: -Microsoft Publisher, Word, Excel and PowerPoint -Windows from 98 to Windows 7 -Email -Internet Research -Re-installing operating systems -Basic troubleshooting, virus removal, program updates, etc. This is just a short overview of my computer skills to know more please contact me. I strive to provide great customer service. I prefer customer service jobs which are returning emails, handling online chat, etc. Would prefer not to do outbound phone work, but inbound customer service is fine as long as I'm well trained to answer customer inquiries. I'm also experienced with PowerPoint and can do presentations to order. I'm also available for editing work. I'm a native English speaker from BC, Canada. I was always top of my English and Journalism classes in High School and genuinely enjoy taking a so-so article and making it "wow" worthy.

$12.78 /hr
70 hours
4.95
Chadrick M.

Chadrick M.

Professional Customer Service Representative / VA...

Jamaica - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 4

I am a person best described to be dynamic, self-motivated, with strong determination towards my goals. I am capable of working under pressure with a small amount of supervision. My main objective here on oDesk is to advance my current skills in Customer Service, Virtual Assistant and Proofreading & Editing. I have been in the telecommunication and administrative industry for over 3 years. I have experience in E-mail, Chat, Phone support, eBook proofreading and editing, amazon kindle and document proofreading. I did Virtual Assistant and Administrative support, where I had to conserves managers time by reading, researching, reviewing, verifying, and routing correspondence, reports; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications; organizing client conferences, and meetings.

$5.56 /hr
71 hours
5.00
Christi Aldridge

Christi Aldridge

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

United States - Last active: 1 day 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
1,582 hours
5.00
Leah L.

Leah L.

Writer and Dedicated Virtual Assistant

Canada - Last active: 2 days 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
898 hours
4.94
Hiland Doolittle

Hiland Doolittle

Author, Editor, Writer, Author Management Svcs.

United States - Last active: 23 hours 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: 7 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
Katherine Miller

Katherine Miller

Writer and Editor

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 6

Words have power – tremendous power. My mission is to harness that power in order to help my clients, whether that involves crafting clear, concise business manuals or helping a first-time writer to prepare a draft for submission to agents. I have been writing and editing professionally for nearly four years, and I bring to every client integrity, efficiency, and a sharp eye for detail. Please see my portfolio for examples of my work.

$60.00 /hr
1,089 hours
4.99
Bernard L.

Bernard L.

Word | Excel | PPT | Publisher | Ebook | Forms | T...

Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 8

My earnest desire is to deliver high-quality output required by clients through rendering efficient administrative support tasks such as word processing, data entry, form conversion, reports and article writing. I have more than 15 years of work experience wherein I practically gained proficiency in using Microsoft/ Web/ Online applications. Several training and seminars gave me the opportunity to learn and use other software like Adobe Photoshop (CS3), ArcGIS (ArcMap 9.3 Version) Database (CBMS-NRDB). oDesk is now helping me in enhancing my expertise.

$25.00 /hr
714 hours
4.94
Anne-Lise Simond

Anne-Lise Simond

Creative translator English to French

France - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 7

I've always been passionate with words and writting, and received enthusiast feedbacks when I worked as a journalist in our regional newspaper back in France. I provide French translations that are well written, easy and pleasant to read, with a diverse and rich vocabulary. My work can be specific, technical and direct (such as punchy marketing lines) as well as more redacted and developped. I've been doing translations and reviewing tasks for 4 years now within my company, where I'm a customer service representative covering French and English speakers. I did many translations for French audience as well as for French Canadian one. I've completed a one year translation class.

$36.67 /hr
99 hours
5.00
Mi Persson

Mi Persson

Swedish Translator/Writer/Administrator

South Korea - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 7

I am a native Swedish speaker with an excellent grasp of my native language and a high fluency in English, with experience in translating, content writing, research, customer service and sales. I am goal oriented, have good analytical skills and experience in performing under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

$25.00 /hr
1,216 hours
5.00