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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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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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Julia Hammond

Julia Hammond

Freelance travel writer

United Kingdom - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I am a published freelance travel writer whose work has been commissioned by Bradt (Bus Pass Britain Rides Again) and Unanchor (downloadable guides to North Norfolk, London and Cape Town). Articles I've written have been published in a range of printed publications including the Daily Mail's Mail Travel supplement, Wanderlust magazine and Real Travel magazine. Online, I've received paid commissions for sites such as gonomad.com and Trainline Europe as well as featuring on the myWanderlust travel site. Holding a good joint honours degree in Geography with History and having travelled to over 100 countries, I can write with authority and accuracy on a wide range of places.

$30.00 /hr
171 hours
4.99
Pam Nordberg

Pam Nordberg

Editor/Proofreader

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

**Perfect score on oDesk's spelling test and top 10% on vocabulary** I am a professional editor with experience proofreading, copy editing, and developmental editing for more than ten different book publishers. What you need to know about me, first of all, is that I care about your document. When I take on your project, it becomes my project. I want your book, paper, or document to be as professional as possible and will put all my skills toward meeting that goal. I earned my BA in English from the University of Colorado and, way back when, was the valedictorian of Anoka High School in Anoka, Minnesota, class of 800 students. Much of my experience comes from the Christian market. I’m knowledgeable about Biblical concepts and theology if that’s the direction your manuscript leans. I’ve also edited fiction and many other types of nonfiction, including health, sports, and business books, recipes, memoirs, and periodicals. I especially love the topics of history, science, gardening, and music.

$26.67 /hr
43 hours
5.00
Luke Langlands

Luke Langlands

Trained journalist and expert writer

United Kingdom - Last active: 24 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
Antoni Morey

Antoni Morey

TOP Spanish Translator & SEO Expert

Spain - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 16

Thank you for visiting my profile. Please feel free to take a look at my perfect skill test scores, as well as the outstanding comments and 5 star reviews from my clients. This will assure you of hiring a professional translator that will fulfill each and every one of your project's requirements. I pride myself on providing only the highest quality and accuracy in my translations, which are non-literal and always convey the same meaning as the original text. What do you think your readers prefer? A fluid text that sounds natural? Or an awkward piece that although grammatically correct, sounds forced or foreign? Let me help you complete your project in an efficient and timely manner that meets all your needs. Because the most important thing for me, is whatever is most important for you, your needs become my needs. Just let me know what you need, and I will take care of the rest. Your satisfaction is guaranteed! _________________________________________________________________________ I enjoy the freedom of being a freelancer as it allows me to work in close contact with my clients, learn about their projects, and surpass their expectations to ensure a high-quality translation. Each project is different and represents a new challenge. I really like this diversity, as it gives me the opportunity of becoming something of an expert in every field by performing extensive research before starting the translation process. I offer the following services: - English-Spanish / Spanish-English translation and localization. - English-Catalan / Catalan-English translation and localization. - Catalan-Spanish / Spanish-Catalan translation and localization. - Edition & Proofreading in Catalan, English & Spanish. - SEO. And I specialize in the following fields: - Business & Finance: Trading Platforms & Market Assessments. - Gaming/Video Games: Localization of Mobile Games and Social Games. - Gambling: Localization of Online Casino Sites. - Software/IT: Localization of Mobile Apps & Desktop Software. - Legal: Certificates, Agreements & Contracts. You will always receive the translation in time and ready to be published, with special detail given to any requirements you may have, and in the most appropriate tone and style for your particular project. Please, feel free to contact me through oDesk or Skype to discuss your project. Thank you for visiting my profile and I hope we can work together! Kind Regards, Toni

Groups: oTranslators
$40.00 /hr
91 hours
5.00
Tom McMeekin

Tom McMeekin

Multi-Media Journalist, Writer, and Artist

United States - Last active: 17 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
Jessie Q.

Jessie Q.

Freelance Writer/Translator

United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

I have three bachelors of arts in English, European Studies, and Chinese Literature. I am a hard working, intelligent and extremely dedicated individual with expertise in writing, editing, and translation. I have previous work experiences in sales, teaching, and legal assistance, giving me an edge in writing contents or articles for these specific fields. I am a native English speak with absolute fluency in Mandarin. I have studied in Paris, therefore have basic French communication skills. I have traveled and worked in China and most parts of Europe, and can therefore offer more in-depth writing. I am seeking editing, translating, content writing, and any other writing or illustration related work. I have written three thesis while in school and understand how to write and edit research papers or any research related writing. I am also adept in translating from English to Chinese and vise versa. I have done translation work for both legal firms and private companies (mainly dealing with purchase and contracts). My typing speed is approximately 80 words per minute and can translate approximately 2 pages per hour depending on density and complexity. I am also qualified in editing and checking for spelling, grammar, and general formatting mistakes. I can work most hours during the week, including weekends. Although I live in PST, I can accommodate certain times and people based on my freelance schedule. I can be reached easily by either email or Skype. If the need ever arises, I live in Southern California and can schedule meetings as well.

$27.78 /hr
15 hours
4.80
David R.

David R.

I am a writer, editor, and researcher.

United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 2

I am an English teacher and freelancer. I have a B.A. in English with a minor concentration in technical and professional communication from Auburn University. My coursework included classes on business writing, technical writing, editing, document design, and research. I was awarded a research fellowship that entailed a fully-funded, year-long research project. I have experience performing research and data-entry duties for various non-profit, policy groups. I am a thorough researcher and detailed writer. I work quickly and effectively to meet your needs. I am adept with the MLA style manual and proficient with APA and Chicago. I am well-suited to a wide variety of tasks. Quality is guaranteed when you work with me.

$28.00 /hr
33 hours
5.00
Nicholas Plagman

Nicholas Plagman

Writer/Editor (comedy is my specialty), Actor/Voic...

United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 20

If you need something to be written, particularly something funny or entertaining, I can guarantee it in advance. I work fast and I accept nothing less than my best. I can produce comedy in any form- I write news articles, scripts for sitcoms, films, and short films, websites, etc. I'm also one of the top 5 greatest actors of all-time; most of the voices in that video next to this are mine. There's also a V.O. reel, as well as two editing ones, in my portfolio. I spent two years in Hollywood pursuing comedy writing. In the spring of 2012 I won Best Comedy at the 10th annual DIY Film Festival for a film I made 100% on my own (played every part, was the entire crew). In the past two years, I've published something like 55 videos that've gotten in excess of 20 million views (I've lost track). I do everything for these videos except for the animating. I write the scripts, find the actors, direct them, do my own voice acting (make my wife do voice work, as well), edit the audio, direct my animators (who live in 3rd world countries), edit their animations, and voila- an animation made for a few hundred bucks that 100k people will see in the first month. I wish I didn't have to be a one-man crew (minus the animating), but my standards are too high for amateurs, and professionals are just that- professionals working in the industry (not for freelancers with small, per-episode budgets like me). So, yeah- hire me and whatever it is you need, I'll exceed your expectations. Because if I don't exceed yours, then I haven't met my own. I'm internally motivated- my motivation comes from within. I don't work to get paid, I work to accomplish my goal, which is for my work to blow you away. It's like giving someone a Christmas gift and seeing their eyes light up when they open it- you're like, "yes! Nailed it!" If you get my work and are like, "yeah, this'll do," that's devastating- I want to see those eyes light up and know I nailed it. Oh, and I'm also good at over-explaining stuff. Meaning, I tend to explain more than is necessary to get the point across. In other words, so much explaining that it goes over the amount of explaining that was necessary.

$38.89 /hr
80 hours
4.99
Tonia T.

Tonia T.

SaaS Copywriter & Marketing Consultant

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

A great writer with the ability to connect on an emotional level with your customers and manage to impress search engines with the same words is rare. I know it's rare because I searched high and low for someone with those skills after starting my tech company. I hired several experienced copywriters, but they couldn't reach the (very high) bar I had set -- despite my willingness to pay above market rate. I saw opportunity in the market and decided to follow my childhood dream: being a full-time writer. My Coursework & Certifications: * Conversion Copywriting * Online Marketing Certified Practitioner * Conversion Rate Optimization Certified Consultant * Search Engine Optimization * Over 1 million words written I can help you with: * White Papers * Website Content * E-books * Landing Pages * Data Sheets * Email Marketing If you're ready to take your marketing to the next level, contact me today.

$150.00 /hr
45 hours
4.98
Lucie Aidart

Lucie Aidart

Experienced English-French translator, writer, blo...

France - Last active: 21 hours ago - Tests: 10

Experienced French native translator and writer, I am looking to work with you on translation, writing, blogging and proofreading projects. I am bilingual French-English. I have been working in English for the past three years and I have lived in four different countries, as well as travelled around the world for the past year. I am now starting a career as a freelancer, in the hope of becoming a digital nomad. I am currently based in France. I am currently writing regularly for two travel websites, besides my own travel blog. In the past, I have worked for three years as a technical translator in a publishing company, where I was promoted in a year as Translation Coordinator. I translated university manuals from French to English and English to French in various fields (chemistry, physics, electronics, geography, maths, medicine...), all the while managing a team of 20 translators and their projects and reviewing the quality of their work. I have also worked in three different French publishing companies, working on book layouts, proofreading, copyediting, working on illustrations and equations, writing various documents and so on. Two of those companies were focusing on literature, while the last one was scientific. I am a prolific travel blogger and my blog has become one of the most influential French travel blogs. I can write blog articles and provide content (articles, interviews, series, photography, video) related to travel and tourism in French and English. I have two masters, one in publishing and one in political science. Please let me know how I can help you on your different projects and if you have any questions. I value communication and will be fully available by email and Skype for future projects. I work as a fulltime freelancer and can dedicate the time and attention needed to successfully bring about your various projects.

$25.00 /hr
26 hours
4.95