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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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Tabitha M.

Tabitha M.

Pro Wordsmith, Perfectionist Proofreader, Marketin...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 2

With a Masters degree in English Composition (specialization in professional writing and linguistics) and an Interdisciplinary BA in English, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship, I get words. I've worked as a professional proofreader for a division of Random House, taught college freshmen how to write, published academic articles, presented at national and international conferences, managed a local venture fund (evaluating and funding tech startups), and now primarily do online & print marketing for small businesses, copy edit a variety of projects (academic and professional), and coach business owners who are growing business while having a life. This multitude of experience gives me a holistic view of professional writing and all that it can entail. Whether you need a "hand-holder," proofreader, editor, marketing content advisor, native-English point of view (and one who understands the linguistics of many other languages), or someone to craft a well-written, polished piece of writing for you, I can probably help! My Linkedin profile has more information and work samples: http://www.linkedin/in/TabithaMartin

$35.00 /hr
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Danny Sherman

Danny Sherman

All-around Graphic Designer / Photographer / Write...

United States - Last active: 07/16/2013 - Tests: 4

Over the last seven years I have created numerous designs for print, web, and mobile, ranging from advertisements, posters, business cards, stationary, brochures, icons, and custom projects. I'm highly proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom. I am seeking opportunities to shoot/edit photos, design, and write/proof copy. I'm capable of working on advertisements, marketing pieces, mailers, letterhead, brochures, logos or any other materials that align with the vision and value of your business/organization. Whatever your need, I would love to discuss it with you. We just might be a good fit. Some of my previous work — www.behance.net/dannysherman

$30.00 /hr
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Janice Beecher

Janice Beecher

Typesetter/Graphic Designer/Proofreader/Editor

United States - Last active: 07/18/2014 - Tests: 2

I have worked for over 40 years in the print industry. I started out as a typesetter on the first computerized phototypesetting machines. I have had to evolve over the years and had my own typesetting/graphic design company for 20 years in Victoria, British Columbia. My strengths are in making text and graphics look good on a page. I have designed everything from business cards to books. I have a very good grasp of the English language, punctuation and grammar. I have worked as a proofreader and editor of newsletters and papers. I would like to work from my home, online to provide the above services to relevant companies and individuals.

$25.00 /hr
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Rupert S.

Rupert S.

MBA Honours Graduate

Jamaica - Last active: 01/05/2014 - Tests: 1

I am a dynamic and self-motivated individual with over 20 years experience as a key technical officer in a major government regulatory agency. I possess exceptional managerial and organizational skills. As a result of extensive, top quality training in business administration, I have attained high levels of competence in the various aspects of financial administration, operations management, strategic management, human resource management, strategic marketing and several other business management disciplines. I am also trained in project management.. I am also an adjunct university lecturer of business management courses. I take pride in delivering excellence and therefore work very hard to ensure that my work is of the highest possible standard. I am a very quick learner and I have demonstrated my ability to swiftly understand new concepts and ideas; this, combined with an analytical mind, allows me to identify and solve problems effectively and innovatively. In 2009 I was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma international honour society for collegiate business schools, in recognition of high scholastic achievement in the MBA programme at the University of New Orleans. Prior to this in 2008, I graduated summa cum laude from the Northern Caribbean University. I also have excellent computer skills, being very proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite software and possessing a working knowledge of SPSS.

$33.33 /hr
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Chris Amisano, MBA, SPHR

Chris Amisano, MBA, SPHR

Business Consultant and Freelance Writer

United States - Last active: 06/12/2014 - Tests: 9

I can offer over 15 years experience in corporate Human Resources, Learning, and Organizational Development. I have held instructional design, training delivery, curriculum development, and management positions in those roles, in the banking, legal, and consulting industries. I hold and MBA and SPHR certification, am a an adjunct instructor of business, and am currently pursuing a doctorate in Business Administration. My work includes instructional design, curriculum development, policy development and writing, editing, and proofreading, as well as general business consulting. I also write articles related to banking and finance, leadership, and management.

$35.00 /hr
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Valerie Prater

Valerie Prater

Writer

United States - Last active: 08/04/2014 - Tests: 3

A writer with the ability to write about many different topics with a quick turn-around time and a dedication to top quality end product. My diverse background means I have a large well to draw from; I have thorough experience in computer programming, psychology, marketing and spirituality. I am available for humor, blogging, technical descriptions, marketing copy, motivational copy and ghostwriting. My tone can be professional, casual, scientific or downright irreverent depending on your needs. I have a diverse background in creative writing; in fact I am currently (and very slowly) working on my own fantasy trilogy. I believe that while I am a strong non-fiction writer, fiction is where I really shine. I have a knack for painting pictures, making scenes come alive and eliciting emotions. Also with my psychology background, my characters and their motives and relationships are rich and believable. I am obsessed with the quality of my work and will only deliver the best.

$25.56 /hr
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Elizabeth W.

Elizabeth W.

Graphic Designer & Genealogist with research and m...

United States - Last active: 04/02/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

I have ten-plus years of experience in graphic design and multimedia. My particular strengths include the creation of logos or images for promotional or advertising purposes; image restoration, retouching, and recoloring, particularly old or damaged photographs; creating digital and print collages as keepsakes and gifts; and creating digital or print materials such as business cards, brochures, flyers, and fundraising packs. I am also skilled at preparing presentations, particularly in PowerPoint. In addition to my artistic skills, I am an experienced genealogist and researcher, having performed family history research for nearly twenty years. I am adept at utilizing databases, libraries, and the Internet to trace family genealogies, as well as to track down missing friends, relatives, or next-of-kin. And if you are looking for information on a specific topic, I can quickly and efficiently compile a thorough report, distilling all information in a comprehensive but easy-to-understand manner. I also enjoy proofreading, copy-editing and writing, and have strong English language and grammar skills. I have a keen eye for detail, and will ensure that your e-mails, reports, presentations, copy, and publications are professional and error-free. Finally, I have recently begun work as a voice-over artist, with particular interest in recording audio books and training voice-overs. If I can be of assistance to you in any of these areas, or if you have a project that you'd like to run past me, I welcome any new opportunities and challenges. I look forward to hearing from you!

$33.33 /hr
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Chelsey Lang

Chelsey Lang

Writer and blogger

United Kingdom - Last active: 09/17/2014 - Tests: 3

I am a published fiction writer with an MA in Literary Studies and a BA in English Literature with Creative Writing. Since finishing my postgraduate degree I have been building my digital writing portfolio across the past year and have worked with Thought Catalog, Planet Ivy and Screen Robot (where I was nominated for writer of the year), as well as on my own projects. I am experienced with the digital publishing process from working on initial pitches through to design aspects and promotion across social media. I have an excellent network of connections with writers, bloggers and online journalists.

$30.00 /hr
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Richard De A'Morelli

Richard De A'Morelli

Editor, Proofreader, Writing Mentor, Ghostwriter,...

United States - Last active: 06/18/2014 - Tests: 5

I have 30+ years' experience as a content editor, copy editor, Web content editor and proofreader. I've held management-level editorial posts with print and digital publishers, including Virtual University, and I was a by-lined editorial staff member to the late Irving Wallace, one of the best-selling authors of all time. Besides editing, I accept ghostwriting assignments, and I'm available for hire as a publishing consultant to assist with SEO, promotion and marketing of print and digital books. I'm a competent Web developer, and I can create or re-design responsive websites built on Javascript, jQuery, PHP and Perl. I am willing to mentor a few writers (no more than six), but I'm very selective and will only consider individuals who I believe are talented and possess the dedication necessary to succeed and flourish as writers. I am courteous, reliable, honest and hard-working. I have a fast Internet connection, and I can meet editorial deadlines. My hours are flexible, although I prefer working the night shift. Thank you for taking the time to browse my details, and if you can make use of my skills, please feel free to contact me. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~` ~ My Editorial Experience at a Glance ~ • 25 years in print media as a management-level editor, content editor and copy editor with trade publications and book publishers • 18 years in Web media as a management-level editor, content editor, copy editor, content developer and copywriter • Extensive experience in Web design and programming (Javascript, jQuery, Perl, PHP) and day-to-day oversight of the Virtual University website • 30 years’ experience as a freelance writer, 12 published nonfiction books and 500+ newspaper and magazine articles published under my byline • Developed curriculum for 16 e-courses on technical writing, creative writing, grammar and editing; taught these courses to 12,000 e-learners at Virtual University from 1998 to 2013 ~ Editorial Positions I've Held (partial list) ~ • Content Editor, Copy Editor, Proofreader ~ Freelance (1985 to present) • Editorial Director ~ Virtual University (1995 to 2013) • Senior Editor ~ Spectrum Publishing Group (2012 to present) • Copy Editor, Line Editor, Quality Control Auditor ~ Demand Media (2012 to 2014) • Managing Editor, Web Programmer ~ KSURF Inc. (2008 to 2012) • Managing Editor ~ Weekend Magazine (< 2004) • Managing Editor ~ Probe the Unknown (< 2004) • Contributing Editor ~ Psychic World (< 2004) • Senior Editor ~ The Hefley Report (< 2004) • Managing Editor ~ Alternate Market Journal (< 2004) ~ My Writing Credits at a Glance ~ Published & Upcoming Books: • Write Right: Elements of Grammar & Style for Writers (upcoming Aug 2014) • Live Well, Be Happy: Mastering the Science of Life (upcoming Oct 2014) • Heal Your Life: Finding the Peace Within (upcoming Dec 2014) • Dream Catchers -- Golden Dawn Trilogy: Book One (upcoming Dec 2014) • Change Your Life: The Best Is Yet to Be! (May 2014) • The Whole Being Handbook • Psychic Power: How to Develop Your ESP (translated into four languages) • Numerology: The Key to Your Inner Self (translated into four languages) • How to Survive the Future • Numerology for Lovers • Psychic Tests for Everyone Magazine & Newspaper Credits: • The Star (New York) • Daily News (Los Angeles CA) • Midnight / Globe • National Examiner • Wall Street Review • Village Voice (New York) • Los Angeles Free Press (CA) • Weekend Magazine (Northridge CA) • Valley Spectrum (Burbank CA) • Compute! • RUN • Probe the Unknown • Beyond Reality • Fate • New Age • The Hefley Report • Psychic World • American Forest E-courses I have developed and taught at Virtual University: • Express Yourself! Thirty Days to Better Writing • Write Right: Essential Grammar and Style • English Grammar 101 for Writers • Introduction to Copyright Law • Writing for Publication • Writers' Roundtable Summer Workshop Series (1998-2008) • Exploring the Internet • Mastering the World Wide Web • How to Prevent Online Fraud and Identity Theft • Javascript for Beginners • Intermediate Javascript • Advanced Javascript • Introduction to jQuery • Perl Programming for Beginners • Surviving the Internet • How to Write A Living Will • Introduction to Numerology • Change Your Life: The Best is Yet to Be!

$40.00 /hr
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Alex Wilkerson

Alex Wilkerson

Copywriter and German Translator

Germany - Last active: 03/21/2014 - Portfolio: 1

I have over 4 years of both copy writing and German translation experience. Range of copy experience includes full website/product/press/digital/print, with translation available for both German to English and English to German. Adept in the spelling and overall emotion of both US-American English and British English, am a citizen of both the USA and the United Kingdom. My core skills lie in writing English and speaking German, while also excelling at instruction, editing, project management, technology consultation, client relations and creative problem solving. Recent topics of my work include: online and SMS marketing, high-end real estate in Berlin, corporate presentations and press releases, open source technology solutions. I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Berlin, Germany in 2011.

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