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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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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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Francesco Rho

Francesco Rho

Native Italian Translator/Reviewer

Spain - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

I am a native Italian translator/editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. I usually translate from English to Italian and from Spanish to Italian and I also work in editing, QA and testing. My fields of expertise are tourism, IT and technical, but I have translated also other kinds of texts. I am currently working for important agencies such as Lionbridge and for big accounts such as Toyota, Hitachi and Microsoft. I usually work with Trados (2009, 2007), TagEditor (8.0), SDLX (2007), WordFast Professional (2.4), Idiom Workbench, Translator Workspace, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

$27.78 /hr
457 hours
5.00
Enid W.

Enid W.

PHP/html Coder

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

My specialty is transforming your visual design into web elements (graphics, navigation, layout) and applying them to a website framework such as WordPress, X-Cart, or CMS Made Simple. I am a problem solver with high attention to detail and a great sense for correcting poor web design! I position myself more toward the developer side than the designer side, but I have a good eye for things that need fixing, and can come up with ideas for improvement. I know my way around PHP/MySQL but I'm still learning how to write original PHP code. I continually increase my skills by tackling the challenges presented by new projects. My current work days are Tuesday and Thursday, with some availability on other days. I check email every day. I am a native English speaker. Once hired, I am available by email, phone and Skype.

$26.00 /hr
619 hours
4.93
Jovan Pehcevski

Jovan Pehcevski

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

Macedonia - Last active: 3 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
1,568 hours
5.00
Topher L.

Topher L.

Specializing in Server Administration, Configurati...

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5

I have been in the telecommunications industry for over 13 years and have worked as a consultant to major Fortune 500 companies in the past for both business and technology needs. I have a vast knowledge of anything that relates to the internet, both hardware and software realms and have worked on a variety of projects ranging from the simple to large scale transition ones spanning months at a time. I understand a business' need to get projects done right the first time and have always exceeded my clients goals. If they're not happy, I'm not happy. I have a dual bachelors degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in Business Information Technologies and Business Management. My Masters in Business Administration is in International Business and most IT skills I have picked up on my own or through various courses either online or at the local community college. I look forward to working with you and completing any projects you may have, from the quick fix to an entire server farm rebuild. I am also a word class back end programmer familiar with MySQL, Bash, PHP, Perl, and Python. Please, no front end design work, I don't have an eye for creativity (unless it's something simple of course). I look forward to working with you and any projects you may have for me.

$39.00 /hr
325 hours
4.98
Ann K.

Ann K.

Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support b...

Sweden - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usuallay apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, then that rate apply. On the other hand could other assigments require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing, since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of yours kind of recaps what service is about. Besides the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. In addition to work I've been studying sociology, psychology and computer science at academic level. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Where human language is concerned I write with good imagination, do my research and have a very good vocabulary. Where computers are concerned I like to do life easier for end users and I also focus on usability. Where both languages are involved I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if yo're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!

$30.00 /hr
80 hours
4.98
Desiree D.

Desiree D.

Native Dutch translator/proofreader/copywriter/tra...

Netherlands - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 4

I'm a native Dutch speaker, academically trained (MA in English Language & Culture, Leiden University). Having worked in international environments for all my working life and translating professionally from English into Dutch (and vice versa), translating has become second nature to me. I work extensively with several TM tools like SDL Trados 2014, Wordfast, Crowdin and Smartling. My areas of expertise include: mobile apps, hardware, software, communication, engineering, internet, marketing, (social) travel and tourism. With 100% proficiency in both languages and cultures, I can localize your content to the Dutch market in the right tone. To me communication is key, I am well organised and an efficient time-manager.

$45.00 /hr
54 hours
4.88
Billel H.

Billel H.

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Algeria - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 1

An outline of my skills and experiences will show what I have to offer, I am professional in: -Web Development : html5, xhtml, CSS, PHP, JavaScript , jQuery, Resposnive Web Design, SEO, xml, ASP.NET using C# and VB -Integrated development environment (IDE): Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Netbeans, Eclipse, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6. -Database: SQL, SQL server 2008R2, MySQL, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL and Data warehouse. -Programming language: C# ,java , python, Visual Basic, C++. -Office Suite: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook), SharePoint. -Design and Multimedia: Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (Photoshop and Acrobat X Pro). -Operating System: Windows(XP, Vista, 7,8), Linux(Ubuntu, Red Hat), IOS. -Networking: Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) model, LAN, VLAN, WAN, DNS, DHCP, switch, Access point and Router Configuration. -Modeling language : Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Merise. -Architecture and Mechanical engineering: Technical drawing, Architectural drawing. -Management: Human Resource management. -languages: English, French and Arabic. I am at your disposal to DO THE BEST.

$25.00 /hr
82 hours
4.79
Federico N.

Federico N.

Writer and graphic and web designer

Portugal - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 6

Over the last 10 years, I have developed a wide range of websites using HMTL and Flash, including sites for startup companies and small businesses. My strength lies in my design skills. Besides that, I have design posters, brochures, ads or boxes. My first working days were as a graphic designer and I still loving it. Now I am finishing a HTML5 course in order to refresh and update my web skills. There are two more fields I do my living with, photography and writing. I have my photo website, www.fedenogales.com and I write for different companies, always in Spanish.

$33.33 /hr
161 hours
4.95
Hans F.

Hans F.

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

Philippines - Last active: 2 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
1,104 hours
5.00
Anna C.

Anna C.

Writer | Editor | Designer | Marketer

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11

Hi! I'm Anna Camacho, owner of AKCreative, and I appreciate your interest in working together. Simply put, I deliver great content and design. With expertise in writing, editing, marketing, publication design, and website management services, I optimize how your company communicates both internally and externally. Work with me to market your company and increase sales through your: - Website (Wix, Weebly, SquareSpace, Wordpress, BoomTown, Volusion, Magento, Yahoo! Small Business, and more) - Company blog and LinkedIn company page - White paper, article, case study, ghostwriting, and press release - Marketing collateral (advertisement, newsletter, sell sheet, sales deck, brochure, flyer) - SEO audit and communication audit I also work with professionals going through career transition and transform resumes, cover letters, executive biographies, and LinkedIn profiles. Your particular skills and achievements are identified and showcased through a highly collaborative, in-depth process which results in compelling, on point professional documents. My LinkedIn profile is rated at the "All-Star" level, which is the highest possible ranking, and I recently scored in the top 1% of over 10,600 people on the Resume Writing Skills test. In January 2015, I heard from a previous client that my work on his resume helped him land the offer he wanted from Google! You'll find that I bring a fierce attention to detail and commitment to client satisfaction. Learn more about my work on my LinkedIn profile < www.linkedin.com/in/annacamacho/ > and my website < www.annakcreative.com >. I jumped into online freelancing through TaskRabbit and built a reputation for excellence on that platform (4.9/5.0 feedback rating; earned TaskRabbit "Elite" status multiple months). After the platform was restructured in July '14, I stepped away and have focused on other opportunities. I look forward to connecting with great clients through oDesk. Thanks again for your consideration.

$40.00 /hr
119 hours
4.88