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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

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
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Katharina M.

Katharina M.

Professional translations by certified German tran...

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

As a certified German translator I am constantly looking for new business relationships and translations projects, as well as projects that include English/German correspondence, localization, proof reading, and copy writing. I obtained a Master's degree in translation studies as well as a Bachelor's degree in International Business, Economy and Marketing. Additionally, I am a certified translator for English by the state of Germany. Over the last 7 years I was able to gain experience in translating, proofreading and writing English and German text. My work includes translation and proofreading tasks of the following areas: LEGAL: legal documents, contracts, waivers, imprints and non-disclosure agreements IT: website content and software applications, as well as technical user manuals, product write-ups buyer's guides and mobile Apps MARKETING: business communication, presentations and marketing/ PR materials EDUCATIONAL: language learning materials for German including in depth explanation of grammar rules, creation of flashcards and course materials TECHNICAL: technical text, product manuals and description Copy Writing experience: E-Books, product information with SEO focus, Travel guides, Articles and Blogs I'm aware of the differences between creative translation and exact translation and will adapt my style to your respective needs. Furthermore, I work with SDL Trados to ensure the highest possible quality of my translations, including the layout and formatting of the source documents. My work is very detail-oriented, yet fast-paces because Client satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me.

Groups: oTranslators
$33.33 /hr
1,573 hours
4.96
Rachel Schramm

Rachel Schramm

Web Copywriter

United States - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

It's one thing to have an attractive website, but well-crafted copy can take your internet presence to a whole new level. I have spent years honing my web copywriting skills to deliver quality, converting content that catches customers' attention. I have ample experience with email campaigns, SEO articles, and web copy, but I'm also skilled at writing headlines and copy for social media posts, banner ads, advertisements, brochures, and infographics. Though the majority of my experience is in the financial and technology industries, I've written articles for a variety of lifestyle guest blogs and transcribed lengthy interviews. I also have adequate Spanish skills, and feel comfortable conversing and communicating in Spanish.

$25.00 /hr
3,908 hours
4.86
Mary D.

Mary D.

Experienced Professional Web Content Writer

United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 14

High quality content shows off your best assets and draws clients to your website.Together, we can create content to help you build your brand. Let me help you shine! -- Experienced, highly trained writer -- Quality work, carefully edited -- Delivered on time, always -- Hassle-free (No divas here!) -- Yes, I understand SEO! www.maryhdyerwritingservices.com.

$38.89 /hr
51 hours
5.00
Joel Q.

Joel Q.

Copywriter and Editor

United Kingdom - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 11

A versatile and experienced editor and award-winning copywriter specialising in upbeat copy with great attention to detail. My diverse roster of previous experience includes editing newspapers, magazines, books and websites as well as writing for most media formats. I have crafted both winning advertising copy and PR/marketing communications for clients like BMW, MINI, SONY, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Merck Pharmaceuticals, InterContinental Hotels, Marriott Hotels, SINGHA Beer and many more, including property development, the construction industry and yachting companies. I have held editorial positions at AOL UK and Virgin Multimedia, and written SEO product reviews for a company called Smart Content Online. I launched two successful consumer lifestyle publications in Asia, and ran them as Managing Editor. I blogged for Travel+Leisure (Conde Nast) and have edited travel guides published by Insight Guides, as well as a fiction novel published by Marshall Cavendish in 2011. I have written lifestyle columns for Ink Publishing's roster of in-flight magazines and contributed articles to publications around the world. 

$25.00 /hr
26 hours
4.75
Rosalba Salvati

Rosalba Salvati

Expert Freelance Italian translator

Italy - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5

Freelance professional with a Master's Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures and a post-graduation in legal English. My fields of specialization vary from web and software localization to Economics, Law, and Human Science in general. I'm computer and Internet savvy with an extensive knowledge of html code and SEO techniques. I translate from English and German to Italian (native speaker). Mine are not flat word for word translations but creative translations which involves adaptation of marketing, sales and advertising copy into the target language. Mobile apps localized: Earman ScaleMaster BandMaster PopArtist AudioPeople Rowmote Tango Remote My Artist Bump Friends Occasions Color My Wedding FaceGoo SwingReader Clean My Screen Talking Nicky World Traveler Abalinio iTrans Jungle Time AirPoker Poker Income Files StarHunt Easy Release Currency aTilt Passwords MaxJournal GPS Tracks Wordflick Videolicious Photo Finish Salon Bill Minder 3 Quick Reader Mega Reader Priorities ChapterMark iScoutBasketball CPZ Jungle Fractions AbaCruX Cams Ahoy ContactsPro McFind Mobile Health Library Contacts+ Likekids Tacts JungleCoins iPhone Ringtone Maker Cool Wallpapers Tip Tap Truth Emoji Keyboard Astro Feel Word Lens Snack Attack PocketLife Calendar Tap Ninja Battle Kick Flick Soccer Where is that Place? Game Kicksend (both iPhone and Android versions) Guess The Person? FreeCell Royale Snake + Tic Tac Glo SpeedUpTV Piano Chords and Scales CashTrails Arcade Bowling Mila (both iPhone and Android versions) BusChecker Metronome Video Safe Phase 10 Dice Skip-Bo Pimp up WhatsApp And many others... WordPress plugins localized: WPML WPtouch Pro

$27.78 /hr
1,044 hours
5.00
Tom McMeekin

Tom McMeekin

Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

United States - Last active: 18 days ago - Tests: 4

I'm a professional multi-media journalist who can write, edit, research, produce, and design high-quality content on almost any topic and for any medium. From creating blog and social media posts to complete marketing communications plans, I have worked with clients including university programs, acupuncturists, chefs, commercial painters, e-commerce sites, news sites and forums, and more. I do not compromise my high ethical standards. Sorry, but I do not accept jobs that involve "ghostwriting" without credit, "spinning" and stealing others' copyrighted work, or other shady practices. What you get with me is a passionate, hard-working, detail-oriented, mass communications expert. What you do not get is someone who will rush the job or be a mindless "yes man" -- if I accept a job then I am committing to give you my best work effort, and that includes sometimes offering suggestions or advice -- getting you the final product you NEED, not just the one you think you want. I generally do not do Skype interviews or meetings for any projects paying less than $1,000. I am happy to answer any questions through ODesk or email, and I am happy to do a trial period for any ongoing positions. Sorry, but the reason I choose to do online freelancing is to make my own schedule and work in my pajamas; if you can't deal with that then best of luck finding someone who is a better fit for you.

$50.00 /hr
234 hours
5.00
Luke Langlands

Luke Langlands

Trained journalist and expert writer

United Kingdom - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 1

I am an experienced journalist covering a wide range of topics (mostly culture/lifestyle) on both physical and digital platforms for many different media outlets. I have been professionally trained in journalism and continually gain more knowledge and a greater understanding of this fascinating industry. As well as journalism I have written freelance for a number of PR agencies (in particular writing press releases). Skills include: • In-depth writing for all media platforms • Creating engrossing and interesting copy on any subject • Media marketing techniques (online and offline) • SEO and social media implementation

$33.33 /hr
29 hours
4.95
Anna C.

Anna C.

Writer | Editor | Designer | Marketer

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 11

Hi! I'm Anna Camacho, owner of AKCreative, and I appreciate your interest in working together. Simply put, I deliver great content and design. With expertise in writing, editing, marketing, publication design, and website management services, I optimize how your company communicates both internally and externally. Work with me to market your company and increase sales through your: - Website (Wix, Weebly, SquareSpace, Wordpress, BoomTown, Volusion, Magento, Yahoo! Small Business, and more) - Company blog and LinkedIn company page - White paper, article, case study, ghostwriting, and press release - Marketing collateral (advertisement, newsletter, sell sheet, sales deck, brochure, flyer) - SEO audit and communication audit I also work with professionals going through career transition and transform resumes, cover letters, executive biographies, and LinkedIn profiles. Your particular skills and achievements are identified and showcased through a highly collaborative, in-depth process which results in compelling, on point professional documents. My LinkedIn profile is rated at the "All-Star" level, which is the highest possible ranking, and I recently scored in the top 1% of over 10,600 people on the Resume Writing Skills test. In January 2015, I heard from a previous client that my work on his resume helped him land the offer he wanted from Google! You'll find that I bring a fierce attention to detail and commitment to client satisfaction. Learn more about my work on my LinkedIn profile < www.linkedin.com/in/annacamacho/ > and my website < www.annakcreative.com >. I jumped into online freelancing through TaskRabbit and built a reputation for excellence on that platform (4.9/5.0 feedback rating; earned TaskRabbit "Elite" status multiple months). After the platform was restructured in July '14, I stepped away and have focused on other opportunities. I look forward to connecting with great clients through oDesk. Thanks again for your consideration.

$40.00 /hr
118 hours
4.98
Nick Zube

Nick Zube

Freelance Writer and Editor with a BA in English

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

I am an editing, proofreading, and writing professional with over 12 years of experience in the print industry. I have won multiple awards and contests for quality-checking and stylistic editing. My work experience includes writing and editing website landing pages, short stories, novels and novelettes, business letters, resumes, prospecting brochures, and more. I specialize in delivering sharp, witty copy that turns client information into customer interest, and I do it quickly.

$38.89 /hr
67 hours
5.00
Alexander N.

Alexander N.

Experienced Norwegian Translator / SEO Specialist

Norway - Last active: 9 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