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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

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Average Proofreading Freelancer Feedback Score

Proofreading oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.78.

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Alexander N.

Alexander N.

Experienced Norwegian Translator / SEO Specialist

Norway - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

I've always had a passion for the English language, and consider myself to have a higher capability in the language than most non-English people. I've done quite a few translation and proofreading jobs from/to English over the past 3 years, which I've found to expand my vocabulary even further. Over the past 3 years, I have worked on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for countless websites, using mostly Moz and Google tools. My core value is to threat every project like my own, and will therefore always strive to be original, creative and thorough. I will never miss a deadline that has been agreed upon. I also have experience with Wordpress, Magento, Refinery, Excel, Linkbird and basic HTML.

$27.78 /hr
8 hours
5.00
Michael R.

Michael R.

Content * B2B * Marketing * Copy-Writing * Adverti...

United States - Last active: 03/23/2014 - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 11

Books & short stories Content- informative articles, buzz topic writing, academic. Ezine editor and contributor for over 2 years. Screen-play and script writing for businesses Professional bios & personal statements Marketing- email templates, sales scripts, landing pages, websites Humor in various guises a few other things besides. Please visit: http://writeblogresearchcreate.wordpress.com/ M.S. in Nutrition & Kinesiology from Temple and have been relentlessly pursuing the latest nutrition and fitness research that fits in with developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Proficient in MLA and Chicago styles. Live and work in a public library as a research tool. I can take or leave the Oxford comma. The other reasons I am relevant: Press releases Training/User manuals Web-based advertisements Technical articles Web content Blogs E books Email blasts Editing experience: Walgreens Diabetes Magazine (contributing author as well) Autobiographies Press-releases Ebooks Nutrition and fitness blogs Kettlebell ebook Livecity Expert Falfurrias News Contributor Refugio News Contributor Bay City News Contributor Beeville News Contributor Protein Munchies- web site creation and content contributor Monthly Magazine Contributor @ AtomApps

$100.00 /hr
366 hours
4.99
Sherrie Chastain

Sherrie Chastain

Google Domination SEO Expert & Traffic Generation...

United States - Last active: 03/03/2014 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 7

I am an ambitious, highly motivated, positive self-starter that is goal and results oriented. I have excellent work ethics due to my strong organizational skills, attention to detail and passion for success in business. I love challenges and will put forth any amount of effort that it requires to master the challenge at hand. I am able to multi task and can see the overall picture in any given situation to get to the underlying issues for quick decision making. I have spent the past 10 years becoming an expert SEO Specialist which can easily be seen by typing my name "Sherrie Chastain" into Google where you will find pages of articles, press releases, social media posts and websites that I have created. I create, design and manage SEO optimized websites including ecommerce websites plus Google compliant landing pages. I also create a variety of different types of SEO mobile websites. Once their online presence is complete I follow up with either creating and implementing successful Internet marketing campaigns or train the businesses and their staff to implement these campaigns in-house. My Skills include but are not limited to: 1) On and off page SEO 2) SEM and paid online advertising 3) Online and offline press release creation and submission 4) Social media marketing 5) Email and newsletter marketing 6) Loyalty program creation and implementation 7) Branding campaigns 8) Reputation management 9) Text, banner and media advertising 10) PURL postcard marketing 11) Video and podcast creation and marketing campaigns 12) E-book and white paper campaigns 13) Split and variable testing for higher conversion rates to increase ROI 14) Analyze linking structure for increased traffic flow 15) Analytics programs and webmaster tools installation for evaluation of statistics 16) Identify additional revenue streams to increase profitability 17) Campaign creation targeted to increase frequency and amount of purchase 18) Real time traffic analysis for moment of truth strategy implementation 19) Proximity Marketing creation and implementation using mobile devices I look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

$177.78 /hr
2,377 hours
5.00
Elina VanNatta

Elina VanNatta

Marketing Consultant/Copywriter

United States - Last active: 03/31/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

My passion: Helping organizations succeed by marketing effectively. What you should know about me: I am not always gentle, but I am always candid. If your strategy sucks – I’ll tell you. My experience in brief: In the past 10 years, I have gained diverse skills in the areas of marketing, branding and sales; writing and editing; SEO and SEM, as well as Wordpress, landing page anatomy, blogging and much more. I enjoy dissecting organizations’ strategies, assessing their marketing and branding, and making recommendations for improvement. I love being a virtual marketing director! What I can do: - Current marketing/branding/sales assessment - Marketing/Branding plans to correlate with your Strategic Business Plan - Copywriting: brochures, flyers, content, sales letters, sales scripts, sales presentations, e-mail campaigns, Adwords ads - Blog and article writing - Adwords: setup, review, management - Wordpress: installation, updates, customization - On-page SEO - Preparing for trade shows - Building and training sales teams

$44.44 /hr
3 hours
4.85
Markus Seebauer

Markus Seebauer Agency Contractor

Technical Translations from a German Engineer

Germany - Last active: 09/09/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

I specialize in software translations, user interfaces, technical websites, marketing texts, and manuals. I have a Master's degree in engineering from Technical University of Munich, Germany, and 7 years of experience in technical translation.

Groups: oTranslators
Associated with: DE Technology Agency
$28.89 /hr
854 hours
4.87
Josh Vogt

Josh Vogt

Freelance Writer & Editor

United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 39

I provide compelling content that gives you a standout image and delivers powerful results. Need copy written or revised for your website, brochures, emails, social network, or any other media platform? Look no further. - 9+ years experience in copywriting, editing, proofreading, advertising, marketing, managing freelancers, email campaigns, SEO, and web journalism - Dedicated to quality, creativity, and your complete satisfaction

$50.00 /hr
477 hours
4.95
Stephanie C.

Stephanie C.

Editor / Writer / Internet Marketer - Freelance

United States - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 1

I am a seasoned editor, writer and Internet marketer. I have worked with editing, writing SEO content and website promotion for over six years. I have worked as an expert writer and editor as well as a marketing manager where I specialized in social media and SEO. I am experienced in Microsoft Office, Internet applications and various email programs. I have extensive experience in writing, editing AP and MLA format. I feel with my background in writing, editing and marketing, I would be a wonderful asset to you. I ensure all content is unique, well-researched and factual. I look forward to working with you!

$22.22 /hr
2,161 hours
4.99
Jonah N.

Jonah N.

Experienced SEO Content Writer and Editor

Kenya - Last active: 13 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 7

I am an excellent SEO Content Writer with WordPress proficiency and a portfolio of 5 eBooks, 38 product reviews and 360 articles and blogs. My oDesk Writers Skills Test Scores include ranking in the top 10% in Content Writing and Top 10% in Search Engine Optimization. My previous clients included 12 American, 7 Canadian and 6 Australian websites. The topics I have covered include: Digital Marketing (65 articles and blogs), WordPress Themes (43 theme reviews), Diseases (20 articles), Health and Nutrition (18 articles and blogs), Healthy Eating and Special Diet Plans (4 eBooks), Silicon Valley Jobs (1 eBook) and Online surveys (30 articles and blogs). My oDesk skills ranking also include the number 1 overall position in American English Spelling, top 10% ranking in English Basic Skills, top 20% ranking in Articles & Blog Writing and top 30% in American English Vocabulary and Word Usage. Some of the notable projects that I have been involved in recently include: #1: Content writing involving the research and writing of 500 descriptions of business, entrepreneurial and related professional terms. For a US based online entrepreneur network that brings together thousands of entrepreneurs and business professionals. #2: 1 eBook on Silicon Valley jobs covering types of jobs available, the qualifications and personality factors that sell best, interview dynamics, working environment, dynamics of changing jobs and the experience of people who work there. Also include crunching data of survey conducted specifically for the eBook. #3: 4 eBooks on HEALTHY EATING AND DIET PLANS. Included eBooks on Under-30 minutes Jason Jar Meals, 30 Day Keto Diet Plan, Under-30 Minutes Sugar Free Diet Plan, 30 Day Clean Eating Diet Plan and 30 Day Gluten Free Diet Plan. #4: 38 SEO articles and blogs on WEBSITE PROMOTION for an American digital marketing website. Topics covered: website promotion trends and dynamics, analysis of search engine guides, algorithm updates, copyright law, and website promotion through SEO, social media, email outreach and blogger outreach. #5: 27 SEO Articles and Blogs for an Australian DIGITAL MARKETING firm. Topics covered: Digital marketing techniques, trends, news and analysis, tools, guides, conversion factors and specific articles on digital marketing through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and Instagram. Additional topics included blogs on digital marketing through eMail, Public Relations and Blogger Outreach. #6: 26 pages of website content, articles and blogs on NUTRITION, HEALTH AND FOOD DELIVERY. Included landing page content, articles on key menu offerings (main courses, side soups, multi-meal bundles) and blogs on special diet meals, health benefits of various foods, weight loss, energy drinks and grilling. #7: 28 articles for an American HONEY PRODUCTION AND MARKETING company on the medicinal and health benefits of honey and cinnamon; types of cinnamon, facts sheets on honey and bees, and the various uses of use of honey relates products including beeswax. #8: A series of 20 articles on the WORLD'S MAJOR DISEASES, each including disease sub-types, symptoms, causes, vaccination and treatment. #9: 26 guest articles with backlinks for an Australia based global COFFEE PRODUCER AND MARKETING firm. Included blogs for websites focusing on photography, travel, mortgage brokerage, investment banking, publishing, web design and technology. #10: 25 articles on COMMON AMERICAN WATER WEEDS, covering description, spread, origin, life-cycle, benefits, danger and removal options #11: A series of 30 articles on ONLINE RESEARCH SURVEYS for a South African online Survey firm, including 15 articles on 'Online Survey Myths' and 15 on 'the Surveys that Changed the World' #12: 42 WORDPRESS THEMES REVIEWS for two different websites (one American and the other German), covering the key features, comparisons and ratings. #13: Edit of a 120 page book on entrepreneurship, highlighting outside-the-box thinking, planning and plan execution. #14: Other Jobs: 10 article series LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS for a Canadian website; 20 articles on Computer Repair, CCTV, Game Consoles & Home-theater Systems; 5 articles on Travel & Places, 6 articles on Jobs in South Africa, plus articles on nutrition, weight loss, alternative medicine and ballet. I aim to provide high quality, original and accurate SEO articles, blogs and marketing content to my clients on a timely manner.

$12.50 /hr
558 hours
4.82
Anna Sette

Anna Sette

Italian Translator, SEO Expert, Web Marketing Stra...

Italy - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

I am a young professional, with almost 5 years experience as Web Writer, SEO/SEM Strategist, and Translator in both B2B and B2C environments. My primary interest is in the English and Italian language (as for Translating), Content Writing, Web Marketing and SEO strategies. I am experienced in web writing, editing and translating. I am an SEO/SEM expert, knowledgable about viral and social marketing strategies, Google Analytics, and CRM. I am determined and focused, passionate about writing and translating. I am used to working at a fast pace. I am a quick learner and I am comfortable about meeting deadlines and/or working under pressure. I like to always improve myself. I am keen on new technology and proficient at both MS Office and Mac OS. I can use portal engine and CMS such as wordpress, joomla, magento and prestashop (for e-commerce). I am an Italian mother tongue and I fluently speak English and Spanish (near-native level/bilingual proficiency), with a good knowledge of French and German. I graduated in International Relations and then mastered in Strategic Marketing at the New York University L. Stern Business School.

$22.22 /hr
2,291 hours
5.00
Jeferson C.

Jeferson C.

Expert Portuguese Translator, SEO, SEM, SMO

Brazil - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8

Independent professional Translator, SEO Analyst and Market researcher with a solid background, committed and professional. I've worked as translator for multinationals like Webzen (gaming), Fisk(English school), as market researcher and keyword researcher to bunnyinc.com. I have experience translating Apps and websites contents (expertise in C++, HTML and C#). My translations are reliable, deadline conscious and very committed to the quality of projects that I embrace. Team player and love to work from home. I am a full time professional and freelancer, a top-notch Portuguese Translator, both European and Brazilian.

$20.00 /hr
105 hours
5.00