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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

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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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Jeanie Lyubelsky

Jeanie Lyubelsky

Exceptional Technical Editor & Proofeader: Editing...

United States - Last active: 2 days 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!

$32.00 /hr
916 hours
4.98
Tammy Fitzherbert

Tammy Fitzherbert

Words4you!

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 11

"Excellent work! Tammy completed the assignment perfectly the first time through, was very thorough, and was easily reachable. She's been the easiest oDesk person I've worked with. I would highly recommend her and if I have another assignment needing her skills, she'll be the first to be offered the job. Score: 5.00" "Another platinum job from this contractor! Tammy is an incredible resource to both oDesk, and any buyer lucky enough to hire her. From beginning to end, she is thorough, creative, tenacious, and highly committed to perfection in her work. She is incredibly responsive to feedback, and intuitive enough to "get it" immediately. Anyone wise enough to hire her will never be disappointed! Score: 5.00 "This is what my buyers say about me! So if you've stumbled across my profile, let me first say "Thank you" for taking the time to read it. There are many writers out there and I realize in order to get your attention I need to be direct, original, honest and effective. I'm all that and a Bag of Chips! Do you need a book, a short story or an article written? Perhaps you need a marketing proposal or copy and website content. Having trouble branding your idea, business or product? Catalog or magazine paragraphs too dull? Postcards too blah and ordinary? Are your books lacking the oomph needed... you know, the pizazz that causes a reader to stay up all night, because they never can stop turning to the next page? If you want that- turn to me! I'm a proven success. With creativity, witty satire, and the ability to speak directly to the reader; I'm able to do what I do best-gain their trust. This ultimately reflects their acceptance of your idea, product, story or brand. I want to leave you with one thought regarding who you pick for a provider - If you want a professional who prides herself on meeting deadlines, being punctual, meticulous, works with extreme integrity and never, ever outsources your work, then I'm the right choice for exceeding your expectations. So stop looking and let me start working- for you! I've been a writer for over 20 years in every field imaginable. I graduated college with a Communications degree in broadcasting (radio and TV) and a Bachelors degree in Sociology. After college, I spent over 15 years selling and writing advertising commercials and marketing campaigns (radio, internet, TV and billboard ads) to various local and national businesses. I currently am blessed to have many repeat customers who contact me regularly when they need projects completed. My days revolve around article-writing for websites and magazines, re-writes of unpublished books by authors who long to get a query accepted, web content production and website critiques, and marketing campaigns from start to finish. All this I do in addition to creating my own library of books for sale. I'm a best selling author of children's books and parenting books and can be found on Amazon Kindle's best seller list. I also write thrillers for adults under a pen name (sorry but I keep the pseudonym a secret- even my own mother doesn't know!), and I have sold several other books as a ghost-writer for clients. Simply put, I love writing. Free-lancing provides me the outlet to be a stay-at home working mom! I'm excellent in English, creative content ideas, grammar, editing and proofing. But my best asset is the ability to listen to the buyer and determine what they want, then deliver it. I also guarantee my work. Since I'm very selective about who I allow to employ my services, I make sure we communicate well before accepting any offer or payment. Only when my client has assured me that they are 100% satisfied, do I consider the job as finished and complete. That also means, that if I can't make you happy, then you don't have to pay me. Quite a concept huh? To actually only pay for what you like? There are way too many poor providers out there who simply want a quick hourly rate without regard to actual performance. Why waste your time and money on those? Get it done right the first time. I would love the opportunity to write for you or your business!

$35.00 /hr
135 hours
5.00
Leiah S.

Leiah S.

Virtual Administrative/Personal Assistant & Real E...

United States - Last active: 22 hours 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
368 hours
4.94
Anne Christiansen

Anne Christiansen

Arts Administration, Editorial and Marketing Strat...

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

I can help you jumpstart your sales, solidify your branding, and expand your organization's visibility. Rely on my extensive experience as a recording- and performing arts marketing professional! I'll provide reliable project management from start to finish. Or deliver the components you need to achieve your overall goals -- research, copywriting, creative writing, editing, proofreading, market analysis, website content and Facebook campaign creation. And, I'm versatile -- although my specialty is concert and recording marketing and promotion, I've had a wealth of experience in editing fiction, a nonfiction self-help book and texts from the world of real estate. With experience in the U.S., German and Australian markets, I offer a global perspective. Or -- hand me a project briefing, and I'll articulate, manage and promote it for you. And my work is always on time and 100% accurate. By the way, I'm fluent in German and can readily help out with your translation needs. Rates are negotiable.

$27.78 /hr
599 hours
5.00
Alissa P.

Alissa P.

Communications/PR Consultant Who Loves to Write/Pr...

United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 6

New to oDesk! 15 years' experience as communications/PR professional with deep expertise in strategy, media relations, corporate communications and issues management for a diverse spectrum of brands including March of Dimes, Anheuser-Busch, Vicks, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Segway, Cold-Eeze and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising. Exceptionally organized and results-oriented strategist and tactician who also loves to write, proofread and edit. Passion for philanthropy, entertainment and health/wellness.

$27.78 /hr
11 hours
5.00
Hans F.

Hans F.

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

Philippines - Last active: 7 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
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
Tom McMeekin

Tom McMeekin

Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

United States - Last active: 25 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
Povl Larsen

Povl Larsen

Researcher, Writer, Design Process Consultant & Bo...

United Kingdom - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

BA(Hons) degree in 3-Dimensional Design MSc in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Cranfield PhD in the development of a methodology to aid in the company wide evaluation of new manufacturing tools, techniques and technologies. ICB Cert in Bookkeeping 12 years experience as owner-manager of own business full-time and 25 years part-time requiring self-discipline, commitment, excellent organisational skills, business planning and financial acumen. Six years Academic research on Success Factors in Business, such as, Business Planning in SMEs, Strategic Planning in High-growth Medium-sized Enterprises, and Integrated Design and Accounting in Manufacturing and Service Sector Businesses. Followed by ten years of Academic research into New Product Development, Innovation Management, Wearable Technologies and the Use of Digital Technologies in the Craft Sector. I have over 40 publications, twelve in International Academic Journals, the rest in e-journals, conference proceedings, trade magazines and newsletters. I have six years experience of bookkeeping for charities and 30 years of preparing the accounts for my own businesses. I am a Qualified Bookkeeper with a practice licence (no 13485) from the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (UK). I am qualified in Sage 50 Computerised Bookkeeping to Advanced Level. Website creation and content writing for own businesses; www.povl.co.uk and www.drpovllarsen.com. Also content and web administration of www.ksa-uk.net

$25.00 /hr
155 hours
4.93
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