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Professional Proofreaders & Copy Editors

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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, 681 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 4.79.

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Last updated: April 1, 2014

  • Comprehensive Editing, Proofreading and Spinning Services

    My main focus is on editing. I have extensive experience in proofreading and editing for grammatical, syntax and spelling errors in written content and currently do so for a variety of clients. I have a firm grasp on rewriting articles … more

    My main focus is on editing. I have extensive experience in proofreading and editing for grammatical, syntax and spelling errors in written content and currently do so for a variety of clients. I have a firm grasp on rewriting articles in spin syntax, and have the ability to spin content either manually or through TBS software, depending on preference. Either way, I can assure it will be done with an outstanding degree of human readability. I also have experience in creating content based on web research within a rigid set of guidelines in SEO format for a high-profile client. Current projects include providing image moderation services for use in sponsored ad campaigns, as well as tagging objects within images with similar products in a variety of fashion-centric interactive web advertisements. Other noteworthy skills include a strong knowledge of AP guidelines within the context of titles. I have in-depth knowledge of: - Microsoft Word - Microsoft Excel - Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Lightroom - The Best Spinner Topics of expertise include photography, technology, graphic design, fiber crafts, and parenting.  less

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    • $14.44 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 2580 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 7 TESTS
  • VA,WordPress Site Manager, SEO Writer/Blogger with TEFL Certificates.

    Over the past 4 years I have gained experience in SEO writing, for various web sites, and blogs. My partner is a designer/developer and as a team we have developed key marketing tools, improved SEO, and the general look … more

    Over the past 4 years I have gained experience in SEO writing, for various web sites, and blogs. My partner is a designer/developer and as a team we have developed key marketing tools, improved SEO, and the general look and writing of various websites. I also VA, Project manage WordPress websites and the social media side! Having proved my technical writing skills I am now branching out into other areas such as WooCommerce and customer services where I hope my varied skills will achieve an impressive provider record. Use of email responders, email campaigns, and Google Apps. Adding to my profile is my past experience as a PA in London where my office skills and the ability to organise and prioritise my work load have proven essential. As a qualified TEFL teacher my English grammar and writing skills have played a key role in all my writing work enabling me to produce higher than average articles, content and blogs. Experience: VA,Word Press Project Manager, WooCommerce, Drop Shipping, Customer Services, SEO Writing, Internet Research, Word Office, Blogging, English Grammar Correction, Editing, Use of Email Responders like Aweber, Mail Chimp, Arranging Email Campaigns, Social Media Marketing and Networking, Google Apps.  less

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    • $12.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.7
    • 1106 HOURS
    • SPAIN
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 18 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
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  • PMP Certified Project Manager

    APPLICATION / WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT Certified Project Management Professional (PMI - Project Management Institute) with seven years of experience managing proprietary business application and website development projects. Efficient at managing developers and QA professionals within the US and in India, gathering … more

    APPLICATION / WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT Certified Project Management Professional (PMI - Project Management Institute) with seven years of experience managing proprietary business application and website development projects. Efficient at managing developers and QA professionals within the US and in India, gathering and providing clear direction for delivering quality projects on-time and within budget. PROTOTYPING / DOCUMENTATION Defining functional requirements up front saves time, money, frustration, and headache in the development stage - especially in virtual teams. Without a clear road map, it's too easy for costly misunderstandings to cause developers to get lost chasing the wrong "rabbit holes". Keep all your Alices on the path to wonderland with clear requirements documentation and interactive prototypes. I'll work with you to get every detail of your site or application pinned down exactly the way you want it. The rest is easy as pie! * system requirements * functional requirements * interactive prototypes * START-UP SERVICES Need help defining your vision? Whether you have a well-formulated plan and just need some fine-tuning, or you have a spark of an idea and don't know where to start, I can help you corral your thoughts into a well-defined, workable plan of action. * product/service development * pricing plans * market plans * TRAINING MATERIALS and USER GUIDES Expertly constructed training materials mean your users can start using your product or service right away - with minimal support needed from you. Let me create the clear and concise materials that let your users hit the ground running. * training manuals * help files * getting started guides * user manuals * SALES & MARKETING MATERIALS Great sales and marketing materials don't just tell - they sell. And that happens best when both writing and design work hand in hand to elicit the response you want. * brochures * posters * sales sheets * product descriptions * PROOFREADING & EDITING Whether you need a quick polish, a heavy edit, or a complete re-write, I'll help you make your writing perfectly professional - without losing your unique tone. * business communications * manuscripts * anything with words! *  less

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    • $50.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 3028 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 12 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
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  • oDesk TOP 5 Percent - Senior Web Developer

    Hello! Please feel free to contact me if you need me and I'll be more than happy to help! My hourly rates are negotiable and flexible, you're always welcome to negotiate with me. I'm not accepting any … more

    Hello! Please feel free to contact me if you need me and I'll be more than happy to help! My hourly rates are negotiable and flexible, you're always welcome to negotiate with me. I'm not accepting any fixed price projects at the moment, sorry! Also please DON'T: - Ask me to work outside of oDesk - Propose to pay me via Paypal, Wire, Skrill... The only way to hire and pay me is via oDesk please. I won't consider any other option. It's been 3 years now since I have began working on Odesk, I can honestly say that my experience here has helped my mental growth as gained experience in my specialty fields and also made me discover the limits yet the horizons of my skills. I have been a web developer for 4 years now. I specialise in Web development: Expert in HTML5/CSS3/PHP/MYSQL- Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal... etc I can also assist in: - Administration support and Projects management: I can be your virtual assistant or your projects manager thanks to my communication skills and ability to manage stress and organize people. I can help you with your different work requirements (sending emails, recruiting people, assigning roles, managing communications,...) - Writing and Translation - Writing: SEO, creative, press releases, news articles, blogs, wordpress... - Translation: translation from or to any of these languages: English, French And Arabic So instead of hiring 4 or 5 people, hire me and you'll get the whole package! :) Thank you!  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 4344 HOURS
    • TUNISIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 12 TESTS
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  • Researcher, Academic/technical writer, Data and Information Scientist

    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 … more

    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  less

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    • $66.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1351 HOURS
    • MACEDONIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Proficient Academic/Technical Writer and Proofreader

    Writing is my passion, and I have more than 10 years of experience in Academic and technical writing, proofreading, editing, website content development and web research. As I have worked on 130 different jobs and for more than 2000 hours … more

    Writing is my passion, and I have more than 10 years of experience in Academic and technical writing, proofreading, editing, website content development and web research. As I have worked on 130 different jobs and for more than 2000 hours here at oDesk, you can hire me without a second thought. I will be really happy if I get the opportunity to cast an eagle eye over your content and weed out any typos, spelling mistakes, grammatical and punctuation errors. I have 14 research articles published in different National and International journals and Conference Proceedings, so you can completely rely on me for any of your academic writing requirements using a particular referencing style. My access to online academic databases like HINARI, AGORA, ScienceDirect, OARESCIENCES, QUESTIA, etc, always helps me to produce academic articles with citations from from reliable sourced. As a regular user of Copyscape Premium and Grammarly.com, I can assure you of developing 100% plagiarism-free contents. I also have significant experience in writing articles based on SEO. Moreover, I have 9 articles published in ezinearticles.com. I am a hardworking and persevering individual and committed to give my 100%. I can guarantee that anybody hiring me will not regret.  less

    research-papers proofreading technical-writing blog-writing content-writing editing article-writing internet-research project-management web-design html seo physical-fitness copy-editing copywriting translation-bengali-english 00 more less
    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 2384 HOURS
    • BANGLADESH
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 14 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 18 TESTS
  • Therese J.

    For the last 5 years of working in a Knowledge Process Outsourcing company, I have develop my skills that enables me to adept my capability of working in a various fields. Doing multitasking processes such as formatting of electronic files … more

    For the last 5 years of working in a Knowledge Process Outsourcing company, I have develop my skills that enables me to adept my capability of working in a various fields. Doing multitasking processes such as formatting of electronic files, editing texts, image cropping by using Adobe Photoshop, extracting files from PDF to MS Word, fast encoding and handling a group of people for product delivery. I have also experience in web research, data collection and email handling.  less

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    • $3.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 3391 HOURS
    • PHILIPPINES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 19 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • QA testing, administrative support, proofreading, translation

    As a Graduate philologist of General Linguistics, over the last 4 years I have worked as a proofreader and translator. I also have experience in administrative jobs, especially in data entry and typing jobs. QA testing is one more field … more

    As a Graduate philologist of General Linguistics, over the last 4 years I have worked as a proofreader and translator. I also have experience in administrative jobs, especially in data entry and typing jobs. QA testing is one more field which I consider to be very interesting, and would like to work in. I have a certain experience as a tester, and would like to improve more in this direction. I finished Training for e-business (advanced MS Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, MS Project; marketing and sales on the Internet; web design – Dreamweaver, html, css), so I also have some experience in those fields.  less

    software-qa-testing manual-testing data-entry administrative-support virtual-assistant email-handling proofreading editing translation microsoft-word microsoft-excel microsoft-powerpoint microsoft-access microsoft-project google-docs google-spreadsheet adobe-dreamweaver 00 more less
    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.5
    • 1330 HOURS
    • SERBIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 12 TESTS
  • WEB PROJECT & COMMUNITY MANAGER, WRITER & ENGLISH/FRENCH TRANSLATOR

    Howdy! welcome to my profile and thanks to be willing to know a little bit more about me! Over these last 15 years of professional activities, I have worked with many companies and individuals online and offline in many fields … more

    Howdy! welcome to my profile and thanks to be willing to know a little bit more about me! Over these last 15 years of professional activities, I have worked with many companies and individuals online and offline in many fields: Web project management, Community management (Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, Email marketing), English/French Translation. I have also worked as web project manager for some companies and contributed to create the startup I-Strategis Networks and now I am the principal consultant and web project manager. My principal tools for this position are ActiveCollab, TeamBox and BaseCamp. I also use web-based collaborative tools for better efficiency in the publishing of documents in collaboration with partners and customers To complete web development tasks I use many languages such as XHTML, PHP, MySQL. I also worked with CMS like WORDPRESS, JOOMLA, OS COMMERCE, Claroline, B2Evolution and many others. I have also managed professional autoresponders (GetResponse, Aweber, phpList) for some companies and for my own purposes. In Social Media Marketing (SMM), I've managed several accounts of social medias and building Web marketing strategies are also part of my skills Analytics tools for web, as well as many other SEO tools online or offline do not have any secrets for me. Translation from English to french and vice-versa count in my debuts as professional. I've never left and my clients still continue running with me for that. My core competency lies in a complete end-end management of businesses for individuals and companies. I'm also seeking opportunities to share my experience by working with you for your business in the fields matching my skills. I dedicate myself to each task I am assigned in order to provide work that reflects quality and professionalism. Thanks for your patience and hopefully someday we'll collaborate together in a project of ours...  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 4741 HOURS
    • FRANCE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 10 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 13 TESTS
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  • Swiss Army Knife: Resourceful & Intelligent w/ Multi-faceted Skillset

    Personality: visionary, creative, analytical, collaborative, intuitive, compassionate, variety-seeking, resourceful, curious Looking for: positions as a "smart person on call" ... relevant titles may include: Project (or Program) Manager, Creative Director, Business Analyst, Strategy Analyst, etc. ~ Hi there & thanks so much for … more

    Personality: visionary, creative, analytical, collaborative, intuitive, compassionate, variety-seeking, resourceful, curious Looking for: positions as a "smart person on call" ... relevant titles may include: Project (or Program) Manager, Creative Director, Business Analyst, Strategy Analyst, etc. ~ Hi there & thanks so much for reviewing my profile! If you are looking for someone to provide fantastic ideas on your projects, take care of all those tiny details needing to handled, and generally be your "smart person on call" -- then you've really hit the jackpot here! Before I jump into the details about me, as well as explain what a swiss army knife has to do with employability, I'd like to get a few things settled, so that I don't waste your time ... I have a few strong opinions about where I work. The company that I work for, ideally: * is focused on helping people (clients, general public, other businesses, etc.). * employs fantastic and talented people who are super-passionate about what they do. * highly values great design and has some relation to it in everyday work (whether it's actual design of websites/apps/logos/etc.; creating awesomely designed reports, materials, or products/services for clients; or just having really nice branding and letterhead and website.) * doesn't rely solely on Microsoft technology -- I can use Windows and I have it available, but I don't like it. (And their other services & products aren't top-of-class, either.) * doesn't do spammy ad-posting or mass cold-calling, period. I don't care if I'm not doing it, I prefer to work at a company with great, honest marketing practices and warm/hot lead usage. OK, if you made it through all of that with no complaints, then we're looking good! So, what do I mean by "swiss army knife"? This basically means being a versatile and adaptable employee -- one who can do a lot of things fairly well and learn new things and skills easily (by repurposing general capabilities and knowledge to acclimate to new tasks). For example, I can: * teach myself new software very easily (because I have over 20 years of computer experience and have seen and used thousands of programs, software, and services) * adjust and create new HTML and CSS code, as well as source and tailor solutions in other technologies, like Javascript or jQuery (because anything I don't already know, I can quickly teach myself, at least enough to complete the task at hand) * advise and tailor the plans/deliverables/processes for marketing, branding, image/identity, and user/consumer engagement (because I've seen enough of all of these to know what's awesome, decent, and ill-advised) * research, compare, and propose new services to use, be it software, web services, or tangible products (because I'm highly selective, can imagine how services might be used, and like pitting things against each other -- "Which options can give me all the best features, the best design, and not have any of the deal-breaker issues or limitations?") In short: I would be a great employee to have on hand in a wide variety of situations. I'm at my best when I am included in as many steps of the business process as possible, where I can add ideas, put a stop to anything ill-advised, and generally help tailor everything into the best possible outcome. Please note that the skills and qualities listed above is by no means even close to comprehensive. Listing all of my skills, the tools I have experience with, etc. would go on nearly forever...so if you have a specific (or general) question in mind, please feel perfectly free to ask. I can't wait to hear about your company and job opening! Thanks again! Carolyn P.S., For the more personable among you who like to get to know others, here are some random things I like (some work-related, some just for fun!): * usability, good design, creative ideas * people-focused theories (such as graphic design theories with a psychological bent) * leveraging technology and organizational tactics to make: documents and info easier to find, ideas flow better, and communication more immediate * the latest, greatest Apple toys * new and innovative technology (software, computers, gadgets, tools) * productivity, positive psychology, and self-improvement; the more profound the ideas, the better! * ergonomics, holistic medicine and nutrition, veganism, yoga/meditation/mindfulness, tea  less

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    • $33.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.7
    • 1966 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 18 TESTS
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