Professional Proofreaders & Copy Editors

Get Your Proofreading Project Started Today!

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.

Browse Proofreading job posts for project examples or post your job on oDesk for free!

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.

1,876

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
Last updated: April 1, 2015
Clear all filters
Jessica J.

Jessica J.

Enterprise Level Rated, Certified & Experienced So...

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4

Born and raised in the Lansing, MI area of the United States. Native to the United States and native English speaker. I have a strong history of data entry, social media expertise, and network marketing experience. Between running my own business fully online, using forums and social media for information and gaining experience, and helping others build their own experience, I have a well-known audience and fan base. I have worked as the Social Media Marketing Manager for several different companies and have experience with Hootsuite and Sendible social media scheduling tools. I create my own editorial calendars based on client needs and business desires, and will work transparently through Google Docs. I have used Wordpress daily for a year and a half for blogging and media posts, and have done some website editing. In June 2014, I received a Certification in Social Media Marketing Strategy from Instant eTraining. I have a Bachelors of Arts degree in English and Education from Michigan State University, have 12 years of sales experience, and 4+ years of marketing background. Quick to communicate and hardworking, I will prove myself a great asset to help with your business needs.

$25.00 /hr
4,509 hours
4.96
Rachel Schramm

Rachel Schramm

Web Copywriter

United States - Last active: 2 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
3,909 hours
4.86
Luke Langlands

Luke Langlands

Trained journalist and expert writer

United Kingdom - Last active: 1 month 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
Alexander N.

Alexander N.

Experienced Norwegian Translator / SEO Specialist

Norway - Last active: 5 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
Chad Stetson

Chad Stetson Agency Contractor

Prolific Writer, Editor, Project Manager

Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 10

I’m currently a writer for eBay US, eBay UK, and eBay AU. I’ve written for many notable clients on oDesk on a long-term basis including Travelocity, Trefis, and Worldstart, as well as numerous individual clients. My feedback scores speak for themselves, as does the amount of money I have earned on this platform alone. My skills include writing, editing, and project management. I’ve worked in a variety of environments both online and offline, and have proven myself as an intelligent and dependable worker and leader. I’m a well-educated, highly motivated individual who has put more than my fair share of blood and sweat into my work. I’ve held a variety of positions at various companies during my 10+ years in the professional world, including being an Owner, Communications Director, Project Manager, Editor, Copywriter, SEO Specialist, and Social Media Manager. If you’re looking to review my track record, I highly suggest reviewing my feedback comments and scores, or check out some of my portfolio pieces. A quick example of my published work can be found here: http://www.trefis.com/stock/wmt/articles/85156/wal-mart-looks-abroad-to-regain-momentum/2011-11-15 I am an intrinsically motivated autodidact, but my educational background also includes studies at a post-secondary level in the following fields, in chronological order: · Academic Writing · Physics · Mathematics · Theology · Religious Studies · Philosophy · Linguistics · Psychology I’ve completed certification in Academic Writing and Religious Studies, and have recently graduated with a major in Psychology. If I seem like a match for you, don't hesitate to send me a message or an invitation to interview. I'm always open to discussing new projects and I'm constantly looking for more work. Although I certainly accept one-time clients, I'm specifically searching for long-term business relationships. I am very reliable and proficient at adapting, making me the perfect choice for someone in need of a large amount of work. Additional samples, validation of claims, and references available upon request. Thank you for your kind consideration, Chad Stetson

$30.00 /hr
1,131 hours
4.98
Kisha C.

Kisha C. Agency Contractor

Expert Language Consultant, Writer/Editor, certifi...

United States - Last active: 16 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

I am an American writer and editor who has been writing for corporations and academically since 2007. I have studied English and worked as a staff member for various American firms as both a Writer and a Language Consultant. I am also a teacher. I have taught Business English, Conversational English, English for Children, and Test Preparations. I have been offering my services as a Language Consultant to IT firms, banks, ad agencies, public offices, government offices, and language schools for the past 7 years now. I am the editor to an American fashion magazine and a Canadian music magazine. I also provide voice work in English and Spanish. I have just started working as a freelancer. I have been providing services remotely since November 2013. If you are looking for someone who has an excellent command of the English Language and is able to edit and transcribe with a quick turnaround, then I am the person you are looking for. I also have the following experience: -3 years experience as a DJ and pod-caster. -Voiceover work for both American and International Projects (English Dubbings) -5 years accounting experience -Webmaster -Network Administrator -Children's Librarian (4 years) -Project Manager Assistant (3 years) Proficient with the following programs: -Microsoft Access -Microsoft Word- -Lotus Notes -Powerpoint -Excel -Quickbooks -Express Scribe 5 -Google+ Business Clients should hire me because I take pride in my work and dedicate myself fully to the projects that I commit to.

$27.78 /hr
207 hours
4.82
Audrey Taylor

Audrey Taylor

Professional Writer / British-American / Blogger /...

United Kingdom - Last active: 05/28/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

Over the last 10 years I have worked in several different areas of business including press, promotions, publishing, editing, writing, and marketing. I am a published ghost writer with several publications under my belt including books and articles. I am also published under my own name in books, magazines and on my personal website No Tea After 12. I have exceptional editing and writing skills, a strong background in project management, and meticulous attention to detail. I also possess good research and fact-checking abilities, and I can adhere to tight schedules as necessary. I have the ability to devise exciting content, as well as promotional and sales material and I regularly generate copy for PR and press initiatives. I also have experience in web content management, basic HTML, and data entry. As well as a strong background in both typing and copywriting.

$27.78 /hr
485 hours
5.00
Jade B.

Jade B.

Online Business | Services and Consulting

Japan - Last active: 09/24/2012 - Tests: 13

I am a native New Zealander, with many years experience on multiple sites. I not only design sites, I can help design businesses. I offer: Website development (Wordpress) Website appraisal, analytics & redevelopment. Where are people coming from? What are they doing? How long do they stay? Where and why do they leave? Product validation using advertising and sales pages to gather potential clients details. Google/Facebook advertising and A/B testing. Keyword research, copy writing and SEO/SEM to increase organic traffic. Web & social media marketing/management for increased traffic, more interaction and greater conversion. Japanese-English translation and vice-versa. I can manage all work involved and give a clear and well-defined budget. A long-term resident of Japan, I work with Japanese associates to achieve the same outcomes. I work closely with a Japanese graphic designer and in partnership we can produce visually catching, clean, professional Wordpress sites. My goal is to become the regular administrator of one or more professional sites and allow myself a more flexible lifestyle.

$27.80 /hr
192 hours
5.00
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
Nicolle Bennett

Nicolle Bennett

Editor/Content Manager

United States - Last active: 08/11/2014 - Tests: 2

Experienced web editor/content manager with over ten years of resource development, medical editing, web research, and quality management experience. Experience with CMS systems, social media management and mobile app development. Proofread web and print copy for pharmaceutical and advertising clients; developed resources and managed online communication outlets for the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service and www.cancer.gov. Web editor, content manager and social media strategist for www.tv411.org/. Proficient in the Chicago Manual of Style; MLA, AMA and AP Styles; Microsoft Office; Adobe Suite and both PC/MAC. Skilled in handling highly sensitive/confidential information, tailoring resources appropriately and meeting tight deadlines with quality results. Professional training in medical/pharmaceutical editing and proofreading and legal proofing CompTIA A+ Certified Technician

$30.00 /hr
675 hours
4.96