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Professional Proofreaders & Copy Editors

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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, 681 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 4.79.

4.79

Last updated: April 1, 2014

  • Editing/Proofreading/ESL support

    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 have 15+ years of background in corporate Manhattan law firms and investment banks as a … more

    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 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. I hold a Masters degree in 'Online Education' [3.91 GPA], and a second MA in 'Ancient History'. I have self-published 3 books that are available on Amazon. Currently, I am the lead writing tutor for Japan's largest online corporate 'Business English' course provider. I also worked for ResumeEdge as a resume writing private contractor. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance and thank you for your consideration. sz  less

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    • $17.78 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.1
    • 259 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
  • German Language Services Provider

    Are you looking for a German language expert providing reliable high-quality translation and interpretation services? Here is what I have to offer: • German native speaker with over 20 years spent in North-America • A degree in Conference Interpretation from Heidelberg University … more

    Are you looking for a German language expert providing reliable high-quality translation and interpretation services? Here is what I have to offer: • German native speaker with over 20 years spent in North-America • A degree in Conference Interpretation from Heidelberg University (Germany) • More than 25 years of experience as a free-lance interpreter/translator • High-level interpretation experience (simult. + consec.) EU, US /GER/ CD government, TV, World Cup, Olympics, G8/G20 summit and meetings and many more • Technical translation expertise in Software localisation, Multimedia, Marketing, Medical , Tourism (Cisco, PGP, AutoDesk, Viewstar, Broderbund Software, PowerSoft, Interactive Software Systems Inc., Software Toolworks, MathSoft, Elo TouchSystems, Medx Health and many more) • Translations, Proofreading, Review, Quality Assurance English into German only • Interpretation English to German, German to English, French to German • Professional association memberships: AIIC, TAALS, ATA, • Certifications: ATA (English into German translations) • Comfortable with a variety of computer programs including TRADOS • Experienced, dedicated professional language service provider striving for excellence • On-time delivery, confidentiality, attention to detail, extensive preparation and research guaranteed • Rates: $0.19 per word / $45.00 per Hour - not the cheapest - but quality never is  less

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    • $50.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 289 HOURS
    • CANADA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Pro English / Russian Localization

    FOR PRO ODESK PARTNERS ONLY PRO TRANSLATION I localize ENGLISH and RUSSIAN texts for 17 years. It's mostly IT or technical stuff, software, sites, movies, games, and books. And I like my job. PRO CUSTOMERS I may not disclose … more

    FOR PRO ODESK PARTNERS ONLY PRO TRANSLATION I localize ENGLISH and RUSSIAN texts for 17 years. It's mostly IT or technical stuff, software, sites, movies, games, and books. And I like my job. PRO CUSTOMERS I may not disclose details on a public page, but major IT and engineering companies regularly invite me to translate their highly visible content. PRO MARKETING I graduated from Moscow State University (psychology faculty) in 1997. Then I worked at Moscow Gestalt Institute. I also partnered with COMCON-2, IPSOS & Mart market research companies and facilitated intercultural exchange. My expertise covers practical usage of psychology. PRO QA Every client likes when their deliverables are checked using ApSic Xbench QA tool for free. I also make final edits (just once!) free of charge. That's why my translations do not require considerable time / efforts to be finalized. PRO SOFTWARE No one is supposed to be a jack of all trades, but when it comes to l10n, it's good to have someone around who uses Trados 2007-2011, Passolo, Idiom, Wordfast, MemoQ, MS Localization Portal, ApSIC Xbench, Google Plus hangouts, Pro Tools, Audacity, Soundcloud, Camtasia, and Dropbox. PRO WORKSTATION My PC configuration is Core i5 3400, 8 Gb RAM, a big SSD plus 2 good displays. Accessoires include a HD webcam, a pro MIDI keabord and a pro DigiDesign soundcard. I also use a tablet to check your emails. Your Skype calls are recorded or/and redirected to my cell phone within 30 seconds. PRO QUALIFICATION I may not publish my localization projects because of NDAs. But I invite you to look at my LinkedIn profile http://www.linkedin.com/pub/andrei-kostrikov/a/866/77 Feel free to offer a short unpaid test or a more extensive paid test. PRO WORKFLOW Translation rate: USD 0.06-0.10 per source word Revision rate: USD 0.03 per source word Hourly job: average rate is USD 15 per hour Big simple tasks cost less. Your discounts for 100% and fuzzy repetitions are OK with me. Urgent projects (> 2000 source words per day) and projects with lots of reference files cost a bit more. PRO MULTIMEDIA A small team of sworn multimedia editors is always ready to dub, voice-over, clean or master your audio/video files. They use Mac Pros + Mboxes + Pro Tools + good plugins and monitors to achieve broadcasting quality. And they partner with me as a translator. A PRO SEEKS FOR PRO PARTNERS What I expect from you? 1. Hourly jobs 2. Respect (strict 'free ride' ban) 3. User-friendly environment Treat me as a nearby family doctor. And I'll do my best for you, in turn.  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.1
    • 331 HOURS
    • RUSSIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
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  • writing, editing and graphics

    Over more than twenty years, I have developed a wide range of publishing projects, including both writing and graphics. I offer you a lot of experience in graphic design, logo design, book and magazine design (Quark XPress, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop). I also offer a great experience in writing, editing and proofreading.

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 522 HOURS
    • ITALY
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 12 TESTS
  • Detail Oriented Accounting Specialist and Reliable Virtual Assistant

    A professional with over 18 years experience in the accounting field, specializing in budget and financial statement preparation, financial analysis & bank reconciliations. I have experience in research, editing and data entry, proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Also work with … more

    A professional with over 18 years experience in the accounting field, specializing in budget and financial statement preparation, financial analysis & bank reconciliations. I have experience in research, editing and data entry, proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Also work with QuickBooks and Accpac software. My educational background comprises an MBA from Florida International University and successful completion of ACCA. My aim is to deliver value for money on a timely basis.  less

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    • $6.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.1
    • 18 HOURS
    • JAMAICA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • copywriter, editor, proofreader

    Being a charismatic native English speaker and having a background in marketing, I marry these two attributes to produce superb copy that is clear, creative, engaging and persuasive. My marketing, business and copywriting experience coupled with my naturally creative writing … more

    Being a charismatic native English speaker and having a background in marketing, I marry these two attributes to produce superb copy that is clear, creative, engaging and persuasive. My marketing, business and copywriting experience coupled with my naturally creative writing style and fervent attention to detail translates into powerful, immaculately written, edited and proofread copy—every time. Be assured, by hiring me you will receive nothing but the very best work—samples are in my portfolio (more are available) and my feedback speaks for itself. It's a small investment for a big return.  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 208 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Food Writer

    In 2006 I graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in Sociology. I also graduated from culinary school and have worked as a chef in some of America's best kitchens for the past few years. At this point in … more

    In 2006 I graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in Sociology. I also graduated from culinary school and have worked as a chef in some of America's best kitchens for the past few years. At this point in my career, my objective is to combine my two great passions: food and writing.  less

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    • $33.33 HOURLY RATE
    • NO FEEDBACK GIVEN
    • 3 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 0 TESTS
  • ExpertTypist, Writer, Proof-Reader, Script-writer

    Throughout my 10 year career in distribution management, I have learned new skills, become a better manager and grown our business with an eye towards customer service and efficiency. I have become proficient in writing, proof-reading, typing, email and phone … more

    Throughout my 10 year career in distribution management, I have learned new skills, become a better manager and grown our business with an eye towards customer service and efficiency. I have become proficient in writing, proof-reading, typing, email and phone etiquette and a host of other skills that I now want to bring to oDesk. My objective is to provide ODesk buyers with the same quality and professionalism that I have given to employers.  less

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    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 24 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 4 TESTS
  • Professional Writer

    My full-time job is Compliance and Quality Analyst with a hospice organization. This should let you know I am detailed oriented and focused on quality. For me the job is not done until it has been reviewed carefully and is … more

    My full-time job is Compliance and Quality Analyst with a hospice organization. This should let you know I am detailed oriented and focused on quality. For me the job is not done until it has been reviewed carefully and is done with excellence. An area of expertise I have which many others do not is dealing with death and dying. Perhaps you need articles related to this subject; or. you just want to tap into an area that many others cannot approach. I can help you with this. I understand the dying process, the needs of the dying, the struggles of the family. I would very much appreciate the opportunity to assist you in helping others with this very sensitive subject.  less

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    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 11 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Engage: Stellar Sales Copy and Pitch-Perfect PR

    Need sales copy? Press releases? Web Content? Copyediting? You've arrived. Read below to learn how I can put my 10 years experience to work for you, whether you're an entrepreneur trying to break into a market or a … more

    Need sales copy? Press releases? Web Content? Copyediting? You've arrived. Read below to learn how I can put my 10 years experience to work for you, whether you're an entrepreneur trying to break into a market or a large corporation trying to remain engaged with your customers. When it comes to writing direct response copy that instills in your prospects the overwhelming urgency to click that button, call that number or fill in that form -- like a 250-pound runningback barreling toward the end zone, I've learned from the best: From experts of the ages like Eugene Schwartz, Gary Halbert and Clayton Makepeace to modern masters like Dan Kennedy, John Carlton and Drew Eric Whitman, I've learned from acknowledged industry trailblazers. And you know what? They're advice is almost universally the same. The things that make us tick haven't changed much over the years, so I stick with the recipes for success that have been cooked up by copywriters like me since modern advertising began. Whether your target audience includes CEO's, consumers or small business owners, my job is to make sure they get it through their heads that your product or service is something they simply can't live without. Want to convince a CEO that if he doesn't jump on this trend, he's destroying his business? Convince a small business owner that only you can provide the services she needs to get ahead and stay there? Convince a consumer that your widget is the must-have gadget of the year? Contact me, and we'll make it happen. Direct response is just one of the many areas of copywriting at which I excel. Does your company have something to brag about? Well, then, you need a highly targeted press release, one that speaks to your industry colleagues and potential customers in language they understand. Is your website old and tired and in need of a rewrite, or maybe an entirely new approach? Let's talk about your requirements and target market, and I'll show you what I can do. I'm also a fast, accurate and extremely fastidious editor. Whether you're publishing an eBook, a thesis, a technical report, a press release or anything in between, I'm your backstop - someone that won't be happy until your document shines. If you're on the fence - not sure if I'm the one you want - just ask. I'll provide you any samples you require, and I'll analyze my fitness for your job. I won't take on a job I don't think I'll be able to slam dunk or am otherwise not qualified to complete to our mutual satisfaction. Your killer copy is just a few clicks away! Contact me, and let's do it!  less

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    • $40.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.5
    • 614 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
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