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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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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
Christi Aldridge

Christi Aldridge

Word Lover, Spelling Corrector, and Article Creato...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 15

I have a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Journalism. I was an award winning columnist for my university paper, and wrote articles for the school's magazine as well. I am creative and love to express that. I have been writing online for the past five years specializing in areas such as crafts, entertainment, beauty and fashion, home decor, DIY, kids' activities and parties, holiday ideas, electronics, jewelry, clothing, and literature. I am also trained in copywriting, opinion articles and public relations writing. I'm a grammar and spelling lover and adore editing as well as writing and have taken copyediting classes. I have a sharp sense of humor, flawless spelling and grammar skills and I tend to work very hard but very fast. I'm experienced with social networking, HTML, Microsoft Word, SEO writing and blogging. I love coming up with ideas and being creative so my articles aren't run of the mill. I'm friendly, social and great with customers and clients as well. I was named one of Yahoo's Top Writers of 2012, and stay busy with projects ranging from social media, product descriptions, blogs, and Buying Guides to page reviews and ratings, article writing, and editing. I love the written word, especially when it's spelled properly! I'm prompt, trustworthy, and strive for excellence every day, and I enjoy becoming a better writer with each project I work on.

$27.78 /hr
1,577 hours
5.00
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: 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
Jovan Pehcevski

Jovan Pehcevski

Researcher, Academic/technical writer, Data and In...

Macedonia - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

As a PhD in Computer Science, I am an experienced researcher, academic writer and data and information scientist. Over the last 12 years I have gathered an extensive experience in practising and teaching the following computer science concepts: information retrieval, data mining, machine learning, database management systems using MySQL and Oracle, native XML databases using XML, DOM and SAX, web development techniques using (X)HMTL, DHTML, PHP, and MySQL, deploying web services and service oriented architectures, and tuning Apache web server for performance, security and caching. My core competency lies in academic research, data and information science, as well as writing, proofreading and editing of research papers and thesis of all academic levels. I am seeking opportunities to offer my rich professional and academic experience for the strategic growth and developmental needs of your business. My core research interests and strengths are as follows: - Focused information retrieval - Evaluation of focused and content-oriented XML retrieval - Entity retrieval and knowledge discovery - Data mining and big data analytics - Business intelligence and predictive analytics - Time-series data forecasting - Recommendation algorithms for social/news networking sites - Native XML databases, NoSQL and relational database systems - Web servers and web technologies - Web database applications and Internet programming - Web and enterprise security

$66.67 /hr
1,562 hours
5.00
Hans F.

Hans F.

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

Philippines - Last active: 6 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
Mi Persson

Mi Persson

Swedish Translator/Writer/Administrator

South Korea - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 7

I am a native Swedish speaker with an excellent grasp of my native language and a high fluency in English, with experience in translating, content writing, research, customer service and sales. I am goal oriented, have good analytical skills and experience in performing under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

$25.00 /hr
1,216 hours
5.00
Holly Abbott

Holly Abbott

Graphic Designer - Printing Specialist

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 22

Creative, Experienced, Real World Graphic Design, Typography and Copywriting. Have you ever hired a graphic designer, only to have them come up with something so elaborate that you couldn't afford to print it? That is because they didn't understand the printing process or the capabilities and limitations of the equipment that you planned to produce it on. That is where I come in. I have spent my career in graphic design and possess a strong printing background. Don't get me wrong, I love to design the tricked out invitation or presentation with foil and embossing and spot varnishes and die cutting and gluing and lots of pantone and metallic inks - only problem, it is not in most budgets. Graphic design is about ideas, but it is also about details. I like to think that I am good at both. The greatest idea can fall flat if it is not properly executed - typography, spelling, use of photography, consistent branding... all are important to a successful project. As a designer, I had to learn that not every job is a masterpiece, that time is money and clients need to work within deadlines and cost constraints. So I learned to take my ego out of the job and adapt to customer needs. The first step in every job is to determine what it is that you need and then to create a compelling design that fits your parameters. I have spent many years in the advertising and printing fields. Both of these businesses gave me the opportunity to work with people in all types of industries - from small business to huge corporations, retail to manufacturing, service businesses to restaurants, tradesmen to professionals - I have designed for them all. So what are you looking for? Brochures, Flyers, Catalogs, Magazines, Books, Letterheads, Envelopes, Business Cards, Business Forms, Menus, Table Tents, Advertisements, Invitations, Door Knob Hangers, Packaging, Labels, Presentations, Annual Reports, Logo Design, Corporate Identity Packages - if it ends up as ink on paper I have done it and would be happy to create something for you - on time and on budget.

$30.00 /hr
1,298 hours
5.00
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
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