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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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Average Proofreading Freelancer Feedback Score

Proofreading oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.79.

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Topher L.

Topher L.

Specializing in Server Administration, Configurati...

United States - Last active: 21 hours 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
344 hours
4.98
Ann K.

Ann K.

Multifaceted Virtual Assistant. Business support b...

Sweden - Last active: 6 days 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
81 hours
4.98
Desiree D.

Desiree D.

Native Dutch translator, proofreader and copywrite...

Netherlands - Last active: 2 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.

$40.00 /hr
54 hours
4.88
Hans F.

Hans F.

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

Philippines - Last active: 1 day 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
1,137 hours
5.00
Billel H.

Billel H.

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Algeria - Last active: 12 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
Joshua Sargent

Joshua Sargent

Joshua M Sargent

United States - Last active: 05/12/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

Do you need someone to Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate (ADDIE Method) training courses? Do you want to make sure your learners get the most out of those courses, and that you are getting the best result possible for your dollars spent? You need me. I have degrees in marketing (B.Sc.) and education (M.A.), and am a current part time doctoral (Ed.D.) student where my area of research is on maximizing long-term learning outcomes from training programs. This gives me a strong foundation of math, statistics, research methodology, and teaching pedagogy to build on. I have a strong publication and conference presentation history, and I am happy to share my knowledge of learning pedagogy and materials development with anyone. I also have a proven history of materials development, having published more than 20 textbooks used in millions of lessons every year. I have trained thousands of employees in skills such as business communication, regulatory compliance, technology usage, adult learning pedagogy, and even retail sales. I started my teaching career in Japan, and soon became a lecturer at Waseda University. There, I really developed as a teacher and learned firsthand that results-oriented teaching was best. As I got better at teaching and knew more about pedagogy, I started getting hired as a consultant for various companies in Japan. I was able to bring great success to all my projects, and soon was consulting for Global Fortune 500 companies such as Nissan, Nippon Steel, and Teijin Pharmaceuticals. I always approached each client’s situation with open eyes and a solid understanding of how people learn. Years later I was given a chance to lead a massive retraining initiative for a chain of schools in Japan called Gaba, which involved the creation of an entirely new blended learning curriculum, the introduction of the first online learning tools used there, and the training of more than a thousand teachers in how to use these new online tools and materials. This required extensive data collection, assessment, and description. I worked every day with both front-line teachers and senior leadership to achieve the learning outcomes we needed. After two years, the teaching and learning had improved greatly, and the new curriculum was working well. I then decided to return to the USA. Most recently, I was working for the U.S. Department of Defense, developing and presenting employee training in adult learning theory, learning materials development, and eLearning tool usage. There, I created offline and eLearning materials for employee education programs, and worked with subject matter experts to create software usage and regulatory compliance workshops for teachers.

$55.56 /hr
85 hours
5.00
Gloria K.

Gloria K.

Technical Assistant, Axure, Usability Tester, Proo...

United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 9

I have a variety of technical skills and enjoy working with small businesses looking for one person to provide a range of support. Projects requiring someone who is organized, detail oriented and quality focused are what I excel at. I do short or long term fixed price projects. Long term projects are easier to manage when broken into milestones. Prior to committing to long term projects, I recommend doing a small test job to ensure our work styles are compatible and that I meet your expectations. Currently I provide these services: creating or editing Axure RP files, usability testing, proofreading web content for usefulness as well as grammar, and editing screen capture videos for fixed price jobs only. However, I do welcome inquiries concerning other services. Axure RP - I can create a prototype based on your design or edit an existing prototype. I also have experience pointing a domain to AxShare and setting up a branded custom login or password page for your users. Usability Testing - I can provide a recording of my screen as well as audio as I test your website or application. The audio would be me speaking my thoughts, explaining what I am thinking, what I am doing, why I am doing it, if I am confused and other things of that nature. Proofreading Web Content - When proofreading a website I put myself in a new users mindset. If you are looking for someone to not only proofread, but also give you a user experience review with suggestions to improve the usefulness of content and ease of use, please contact me. Screencasts - If you have a need for screencasts or training videos, I can help. I have experience recording the screen, editing the screen capture, editing and syncing audio to video, adding intros and outros, and producing the final video in a variety of formats. I am equipped with software for the Mac and PC including iMovie, GarageBand, ScreenFlow, Audacity and Camtasia Studio. The following listings are not complete. I enjoy challenges and learning new skills. Contact me to see if I would be the right fit for your project. Some of my experience: Axure RP * Simple editing of RP files * Creating RP files to demonstrate common design patterns * Adding custom domains to AxShare * Adding branding to the login or password page for AxShare Testing, QA and QC * Usability test subject * Manual testing * Functional testing * User acceptance testing * Quality assurance procedures to prevent defects * Quality control to identify defects Proofreading and Writing * Proofreading web content for spelling, grammar and usefulness * Technical writing for software documentation and tutorials * Writing technical reports and procedures * Copy editing and writing marketing emails Audio and Video * Screen recording, voice-over and editing tutorial videos * Audio editing and syncing * Video editing * Creating animated GIFs from screen recordings WordPress * Websites for small service based businesses * Websites for vacation rental properties Other * Data analysis * Simple Photoshop editing * Creating email campaigns in MailChimp Some tools I use: * Axure RP * ScreenFlow * Camtasia Studio * iMovie * GarageBand * Audacity * Photoshop * WordPress * Mac OS X * Windows * Linux (Ubuntu) I enjoy helping others succeed by doing the tasks that allow them to focus on their core business. What support services can I provide for you?

$44.44 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Charles Kozierok

Charles Kozierok

Programmer, Satisfaction Professional and Data Ent...

United States - Last active: 08/01/2011 - Tests: 4

To work on a variety of projects that utilize my broad skill base to provide high value to my clients.

$33.33 /hr
88 hours
4.96
Theodore Koukouvitis

Theodore Koukouvitis

Professional Writer - Dozens of eBooks and thousan...

Greece - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 9

I have published thousands of articles and dozens of eBooks that between them command millions of daily views. Some of my works have even gained press and TV publicity. I am always eager to write eye-grabbing content for websites, research and write academic papers, ghostwrite a book and generally create anything that involves putting words together in amazing ways. I am proficient at conducting research (both online and offline). I've been writing as a hobby for more than a decade and I am in the process of publishing my first paperback non-fiction book internationally. I possess a wide array of PC and web-related skills, thanks to my background as a virtual assistant to several successful webmasters.

$47.00 /hr
36 hours
4.74
Álvaro Ahumada

Álvaro Ahumada

English-Spanish Translation & Spanish Writing Serv...

Mexico - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

Hello, everyone. I offer accurate and reliable translation, with fast delivery, straight communication and above all a superb command of the Spanish language. I am a native Spanish speaker from Mexico, where I currently live. I hold a Bachelor’s in Education (Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora) which has allowed me to work in the field of language and computer teaching for almost six years now. I started working as a freelance translator four years ago, as a complementary job to my teaching duties. Right now, I am qualified to translate a wide range of texts from English to Spanish and vice versa. I have successfully done all sort of translations: e-books, websites, mobile apps, GUIs, literature (mainly short stories and poetry), academic papers, brochures, articles, etc., always achieving great client satisfaction. My language skills also extend to proofreading and creative writing. I've carried out several large projects of creative writing here in odesk, earning outstanding feedback. More about me: • Excellent command of both languages; including idioms, slang, colloquial phrases, cuisine terms, science terms, tech terms, sports terms, academic locutions, literary styles, metaphorical language, neologisms, etc. • Passionate reader of English and Spanish Literature and short story writer. • I lived for several years in the US. • I'm currently studying German. Be sure to take a glance at my oDesk-tests results below this profile! I'm all about language! Software with which I am familiar: [Mac OS X, iOS, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Final Draft, Open Office, Windows, Microsoft Word-Excel-Power Point, InqScribe, Prezi, iMovie, GIMP]

$13.00 /hr
43 hours
4.99