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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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oDesk Proofreading Jobs Completed Quarterly

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

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Average Proofreading Freelancer Feedback Score

Proofreading oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.78.

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Robert Lee

Robert Lee

Video Script Writer Extraordinaire

United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

Although I am a academic, copy, content and creative writer my specialty is video script writing- animated, whiteboard, narrated, training and sales. Even though academic and creative writing is based on quality content it is also based on the quantity of words- clients are always seeking a word count. Video script writing requires a completely different process and mindset than academic, copy, content and creative writing. It requires the writer to be able to take a large volume of content and reduce it to a bare minimum word count that can immediately gain a viewers attention and retain it throughout the entire video. The ability to write effective video scripts is skill that cannot be perfected overnight. I pledge to provide my clients with a degree of quality that they will be pleased to call their own. I am self motivated, hard working, detailed oriented, flexible and reliable. I believe that communication is significant in any business relationship. I have found that asking the right questions at the beginning of an assignment ensures that not only will be completed ahead of schedule it will exceed the client’s expectations. My goal is to provide my Odesk clients with exceptional quality at reasonable cost and 100% satisfaction. Not only does a satisfied client leave positive feedback, they are likely to be a repeat client. Each client, no matter the duration or size of the assignment, should be treated with the up most respect. I am seeking to develop long term relationships that will be mutually beneficial for both the client and myself. Video Script Writing Creative Writing Copy Writing Content Writing Proof Reading Editing MS Word MS Excel MS PowerPoint MS Publisher PDF Conversions (To and From)

$55.56 /hr
26 hours
4.87
Leiah S.

Leiah S.

Virtual Administrative/Personal Assistant & Real E...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8

As a polished, efficient, and versatile professional, I have twenty years administrative background ranging from Executive Assistant to Office Manager to Front Office Coordinator. Administratively, I have supported Directors, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Partners and C-Levels at prior companies. As a licensed California Real Estate Agent for the past ten years, I have worked as a Buyer's Agent, Marketing Assistant and Property Manager. I have excellent organization and solid technical skills, and the capabilities to self-manage and complete tasks on time. I have experience with and am very comfortable managing projects. I definitely enjoy technology and learning new things. I hope to hear from you and discuss how I can make an immediate contribution toward the growth of your business!

$25.00 /hr
364 hours
4.94
Jeanie Lyubelsky

Jeanie Lyubelsky

Exceptional Technical Editor & Proofeader: Editing...

United States - Last active: 5 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 19

Contact me to capitalize on your knowledge and achieve your objectives! Please check my turnaround time schedule, as there is currently a one-week lead time to my availability. I will gladly provide you with editing and proofreading as soon as I can, so let's set up our turnaround time plan soon! Getting to know my clients' specialty topics and written work, while using skills earned from years of successful editorial business experience, results in steadily increasing efficiency and progressively lower per-word rates with each hourly contract assignment. You may see more about specific service price ranges here: http://clearfactsresearch.com/prices-services. Since my editorial services are in demand, you will find that I keep a consistent turnaround time schedule: http://clearfactsresearch.com/turnaround-times. You have found an independent professional service provider who has been around a long time and will be here for your next documents in the coming years too. How do you stand out from the crowd? Engage your readers with clearly communicated content and get desired results! My specialized editing and proofreading services can help you drive revenue and be rewarded with increased readership, successful contracts, publication, funding, and growth. Just let me know what you need... Anyone can increase positive recognition and rewards with the right expertise and support. As an experienced editor who is also a certified technical writer, I specialize in purpose-based language with multiple levels of editing, copyediting, rewriting, and proofreading to give you right-on-target results. You can capitalize on your knowledge by increasing clarity in your professional papers, manuscripts, articles, reports, proposals, user guides, documentation, and more. Completely comfortable in using my native language at an expert level, I know how to make your writing look terrific. My proofreading, copyediting, and editing services give you the lowest prices with exceptional outcomes, while my original writing sells for more than $50 per hour on an open market. I gladly accept editing and proofreading jobs on oDesk even when the job title is "writer," but the tasks are actually editorial work. We can also schedule fixed-price orders with limited hourly contracts. Just Google "Jeanie Editor" to see more about my work at regular market rates. Regularly working for authors, business owners, engineers, finance specialists, attorneys, and other technical-specialty professionals, I am flexible and competent in my chosen areas of professional specialty. For example, I am the managing editor, copyeditor, and proofreader for a professional robotics journal, I write engaging press releases that inspire trust and confidence, and I competently carry out many other editorial assignments. Dependable and efficient, my full-time career is focused on producing you with publication-ready content. Strengthen your achievement curve by contacting me to provide you with top-quality editorial reviews. I can effectively enhance your written materials for clarity and credibility by editing for grammar, word usage, style, formatting, spelling, punctuation, while providing editorial suggestions for interesting and compelling text. I successfully work with material written in many styles, including APA, IEEE, GPO, AP, CMoS, and other styles as requested. Save time and get results by hiring a certified technical writer as your editing, copyediting, and proofreading specialist. In our busy world of mixed messages, I check and double check your written work so that it will be noticed, understood, and remembered. I am native English speaker with a certification in technical writing and extensive experience in technical editing, copyediting, proofreading, rewriting. I am also a member of the IEEE Professional Communication Society, the American Finance Association, and the Association of Science-Technology Centers. My research-based MS degree in social sciences with a concentration on programs funding research, along with hands-on technology experience, further qualifies me in understanding authored technical concepts. I can offer you the best experience with professionally reviewing your book manuscripts, professional papers, articles, handbooks, user guides, proposals, venture capital and investor reports, and more. You want to hire an active technical-topics editorial specialist for the following materials: computer science, software development, robotics, electrical, mechanical, civil engineering, electric power generation, transmission, distribution, utilities, biometrics, journal publishing projects in .doc, .docx, PDF, LaTeX, and other formats, business marketing plans, proposals, finance, securities, investments, summary budget narratives, and more. More about my work and recommendations: http://clearfactsresearch.com/faqs https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanielyubelsky Contact me today and see what I can do for you!

$30.00 /hr
912 hours
4.98
Hans F.

Hans F.

American SQLSrvr/Access Developer, Sales Exec, EN-...

Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

*MS SQL Server/MS Access/VB/VBA RDBMS software application architect/business analyst/programmer/tester/implementer/system and DB administrator; *MS Office/MS Excel programmer. *B to B Sales & Sales Executive/Director, Direct/Indirect Marketing Executive *Technology, Real Estate, Financial/Banking, Tourism/Travel, Public Utilities, etc. *Translator, writer, editor, proofreader, and teacher - experience on 4 continents; *Native spoken/written in English and Spanish, and experience with additional languages, including French, German, Italian, and Tagalog; *Teachers and English/Spanish translation/instruction training in USA, Europe, and Latin America; *ESL/EFL/TOEFL/TESOL/business/conversational/pronunciation (phonetics/phonology) instruction; *Kindergarten through high/prep school, and private tutoring of all ages and materials; *EN-ES/ES-EN translation of general text, business, web, medical and information technology materials; *Freelance, creative, travel, journalistic, medical and information technology writing; *Proofreading.

$38.89 /hr
1,059 hours
5.00
Alexander Taylor

Alexander Taylor

Professional CV/Resume Writer

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

Achieved excellent feedback ratings on Odesk so far for exceptional CV/Resume writing along with extremely positive comments. To view my CV/Resume quality, a broad range of my CV/Resume samples are available on my Odesk profile under the portfolio projects section. There are 8 in total. Of course, many more styles are available if you'd like to see them. Any layout/format can be customised. For further information, I have an official professional CV/Resume writing website with hundreds of very satisfied customer reviews (with more CV/Resume samples and 300+ testimonials). Just request the website address. In terms of my CV/Resume writing certifications, I hold the PARWCC - Member of the professional association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. Notably, for one of the Odesk online tests, I have scored the highest mark ever on the Odesk website and hold first position as the only person to score 100%. This is out of 487,000+ people that have taken the test. For one of the other Odesk online tests, I managed to achieve 2nd place out of 4,415,402 tests taken (4.4 million attempts). Due to compliance, we're fully registered for data privacy, policy, protection and secure transactions We specialise in CV writing, Resume writing, CV editing, Resume editing, CV updating, Resume updating and creating brand new CVs/Resumes from scratch. 15 successful years helping people in all industry sectors & professions, at all levels for all types of work (including graduates, students etc). 48 hour turnaround as standard or quicker upon request (24 hour and same day service available). Send your CV/Resume through to me and I'll be happy to review it free of charge. Then I will explain how I can improve it by adding strength, depth, high quality content, new formatting, structure and a professional touch. Once characteristics have been included, along with key skills, core competencies, objectives and what YOU can bring to any role, the new CV/Resume will absolutely maximise your potential. Documents emailed to you in fully editable Microsoft Word and PDF versions. My CV/Resume writing service covers all locations and industries. I will personally create a unique high quality CV/Resume for you that showcases your skills and experience in the most comprehensive way possible. You will be judged in 30 seconds on the CV/Resume layout, presentation, quality and content. Making a good first impression is vital to getting a positive response. Naturally, I can tailor a CV/Resume to any specific job application, industry, background or area of expertise (and academic studies). Don't waste any more of your time sending out the wrong CV/Resume. A wider range of our impeccable, bespoke CV/Resume samples are available on request. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like further information. We are available 7 days a week and regularly write CVs/Resumes at very short notice to meet any deadline.

$37.50 /hr
0 hours
4.97
Taikyoung K.

Taikyoung K.

Meeting & Event Professional, Translator

South Korea - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

I'm native Korean, and a freelance meeting & event professional and a translator. I have bachelor's degree in English and Japanese, as well as studied computer science and international commerce. Working with various international organizations and global companies for 10 year. If you're looking for a reliable meeting & event professional for your upcoming event or Korean translator, please don't hesitate to contact me.

$33.33 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Joshua Sargent

Joshua Sargent

Joshua M Sargent

United States - Last active: 05/12/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

Do you need someone to Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate (ADDIE Method) training courses? Do you want to make sure your learners get the most out of those courses, and that you are getting the best result possible for your dollars spent? You need me. I have degrees in marketing (B.Sc.) and education (M.A.), and am a current part time doctoral (Ed.D.) student where my area of research is on maximizing long-term learning outcomes from training programs. This gives me a strong foundation of math, statistics, research methodology, and teaching pedagogy to build on. I have a strong publication and conference presentation history, and I am happy to share my knowledge of learning pedagogy and materials development with anyone. I also have a proven history of materials development, having published more than 20 textbooks used in millions of lessons every year. I have trained thousands of employees in skills such as business communication, regulatory compliance, technology usage, adult learning pedagogy, and even retail sales. I started my teaching career in Japan, and soon became a lecturer at Waseda University. There, I really developed as a teacher and learned firsthand that results-oriented teaching was best. As I got better at teaching and knew more about pedagogy, I started getting hired as a consultant for various companies in Japan. I was able to bring great success to all my projects, and soon was consulting for Global Fortune 500 companies such as Nissan, Nippon Steel, and Teijin Pharmaceuticals. I always approached each client’s situation with open eyes and a solid understanding of how people learn. Years later I was given a chance to lead a massive retraining initiative for a chain of schools in Japan called Gaba, which involved the creation of an entirely new blended learning curriculum, the introduction of the first online learning tools used there, and the training of more than a thousand teachers in how to use these new online tools and materials. This required extensive data collection, assessment, and description. I worked every day with both front-line teachers and senior leadership to achieve the learning outcomes we needed. After two years, the teaching and learning had improved greatly, and the new curriculum was working well. I then decided to return to the USA. Most recently, I was working for the U.S. Department of Defense, developing and presenting employee training in adult learning theory, learning materials development, and eLearning tool usage. There, I created offline and eLearning materials for employee education programs, and worked with subject matter experts to create software usage and regulatory compliance workshops for teachers.

$55.56 /hr
85 hours
5.00
Alexandra S.

Alexandra S.

Creating quality translations that will make you s...

Germany - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 4

ABOUT ME: I translate and localize from English into German / German into English with German being my mother tongue and English being my second language (I am fluent due to having lived in the US) and offer proofreading and editing in both languages. I am very reliable and perfectionist (good for me, perfect for you), and deliver quality work on time and with a very fast turnaround time. MY SPECIALTIES: I am highly proficient in the following fields: marketing / advertising, IT / software, internet, best practices, tourism, games, ecommerce, entertainment, health, paramedical, paralegal READING / WRITING: Kurrent, Sütterlin, Fraktur, Braille, Stenography FORMER WORK: (offline and oDesk contracts) • ONLINE: websites, articles, tutorials • SOFTWARE: system / application software, browser / video games, apps (iOS, Android) • SUBTITLING: movies, tv shows, trailers (German audio to English subtitles and vice versa) • ADVERTISING: brochures, flyers, posters, presentations • LITERATURE: books / ebooks, short stories, graphic novels / comics • OTHER: letters, user manuals GETTING IN TOUCH: I am available via oDesk, email, and Skype with all messages being forwarded to my cell phone in order to ensure optimal communication. I'm constantly looking for exciting projects and new challenges, both short and long term (preferring the latter), so please feel free to contact me if you can picture us making a difference together.

$70.00 /hr
168 hours
4.90
Helen Lee

Helen Lee

Experienced Writer

United Kingdom - Last active: 5 hours ago - Tests: 12

Vast experience in all aspects of writing including: Published magazine and newspaper product related sales adverts Website copy Product descriptions Fictional short stories Topic related articles Proof reading Speech writing Power point presentations No job too big or small, no challenge too hard to overcome.

$33.33 /hr
165 hours
4.94