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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, 2,087 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 4.79.

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Jovan Pehcevski

Jovan Pehcevski

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

Macedonia - Last active: 4 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
1,586 hours
5.00
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
Danette Sheppard-Vaughn

Danette Sheppard-Vaughn Agency Contractor

Project Manager/Executive/Personal Assistant Extra...

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 11

My objective is to secure home-based and/or virtual employment in order to generate additional income, as well as continue to build a client base of extremely satisfied individuals who are delighted with my abilities and talents.  The following qualities enable me in this endeavor:  • Extremely efficient, organized and detail-oriented in all aspects of business and management. • Superior interaction skills with both laymen and professionals and customer service advocate. Effective in working with individuals and groups. • Creative and insightful critical-thinker with excellent problem- solving ability and communication skills (written & verbal).

Associated with: oDesk Payroll, Songspirations
$33.33 /hr
6,925 hours
4.96
Rosalba Salvati

Rosalba Salvati

Expert Freelance Italian translator

Italy - Last active: 2 months 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
Danielle A.

Danielle A.

English-Portuguese Translator, IT/Journalistic Bac...

Portugal - Last active: 12/25/2014 - Tests: 2

Native Brazilian Portuguese speaker and Bachelor of Arts with a double major in English and Portuguese, working as a freelance translator full-time since 2003. I specialize in IT and Software Localization. My clients include Avaya, Avira, Dell, Disney, HP, Motorola, Symantec, Vestas, Warner, Xerox, and many others.

Groups: oTranslators
$40.00 /hr
2,861 hours
4.99
Lorraine U.

Lorraine U. Agency Contractor

Award Winning Photographer,Explainer Video/Whitebo...

Philippines - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 44

Image editing / retouching / manipulating, Video editor / animation, Photographer, Freelance Website Designer / Graphic Designer for tarpaulins, brochures, business cards, website banners, Google AdWords Image, Ad Templates, Explainer Video , Whiteboard, Startup Video, Motion Designer & Graphics some animation works: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuwO9ayFLOZLtzEoOlzZCKA/videos

$12.22 /hr
5,215 hours
5.00
Rafal Rzepecki

Rafal Rzepecki

The Humanist Programmer

Poland - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 11

Highly skilled in programming with C++/Qt, ruby, perl, python, Java/Android, bash. Knows his way around CSS/HTML5/JavaScript, OCaml and SQL in Oracle, SQLite and Postgres flavours. Years of experience using and administering Linux systems, but easily does any task on Windows or Mac when necessary. Enjoys using LaTeX to produce high quality publications; quick and accurate in catching typos and general proofreading. Knows his way around vector graphics and will trace any line art bitmap to a high quality vector illustration. Basic retouching skills.

$48.89 /hr
2,626 hours
4.94
Victoria Wojtasik

Victoria Wojtasik

English / Spanish Translator and Editor/Proofreade...

Argentina - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 8

I am a professional Translator and Editor/Proofreader from Cordoba, Argentina with several years of experience. I am bilingual in Spanish, Polish and English and I can perform accurate translations between any of these languages.I have good computer skills. I have a degree in Clinical Laboratory Technician and a Bachelor degree in Biology. I have good skills in mathematics I love writing and good written texts. A true passion that I apply to my work. Whether translating, editing or proofreading a text I feel the need to make that text as good as possible. I believe translating is not just a mechanical process. There is a beauty in it. In finding that perfect way in which everything falls into place and you manage to express what the original text meant without limiting or crippling that meaning while still conserving the shape, the style and the tone of that original message. Do not underestimate the importance of this. Whether the task at hand is a website or a book, the quality of the text is everything. In any case you are trying to reach an audience, and for that you will need the best translation possible. Otherwise you will risk losing that audience in the market. Among my areas of expertise: • Engineering • Architecture • IT • Science • Medicine • Economics • Marketing • Legal texts • Websites • Letters • Articles • Technical documentation • Books • Movie scripts I am looking forward to working with you.

$10.00 /hr
2,541 hours
5.00
Alfred Lagmay

Alfred Lagmay

Top Web Researcher, Database Admin and English / G...

Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7

Translation services between English and German in both directions. Übersetzungen zwischen Deutscher und Englischer Sprache, in beide Richtungen. 30 years of translation experience while worked at many different entities. Current contractual employment is for the Regional Trial courts at my living area in the Philippines. 30 Jahre Erfahrung wurde gesammelt bei Arbeit in verschiedenen Positionen. Derzeit übersetze ich für das Kreisgericht im Bezirk meines Wohnsitzes in den Philippinen. I am actually natively speaking BOTH languages since I grew up in Austria, as part of a multilingual family. Translation between both languages comes to me as natural as humanly possible. Eigentlich spreche ich Englisch und Deutsch als Muttersprache da ich einerseits in Österreich aber andererseits in einer mehr-sprachigen Familie aufgewachsen bin. Commercial English and German translation specialist, having studied at the Vienna-Austria Humboldt languages and linguistic institute. Geschäftliches oder Kommerzielles Englisch und Deutsch habe ich zusätzlich am Humboldt Institut für Sprachwissenschaft in Wien, Österreich studiert. Technical English and German was acquired due to my Bachelor in Technical Informatik and my Masters in Technical Informatik, both at the University of Technology in Vienna, Austria. Technisches Englisch und Deutsch habe ich mir während meines Studiums für Informatik und Masters in Informatik, beide an der Universität für Technologie in Wien, angeeignet. Database Administrator, Research and Data Entry. Ich bin auch als Datenbank Administrator und in den Richtungen Forschung und Daten Operation tätig. With my best regards, Engr. Alfred O. Lagmay

$27.78 /hr
4,172 hours
5.00
Santhi R.

Santhi R.

Excel/Pivot/Charts/VA/PPT/OpenOffice/ MailMerge/Ja...

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 35

Hi! I have been working as a freelancer in oDesk for the last 5 years. I worked with lot of clients and learned so many things in my journey. I always take pride in what I do and I am very reliable, responsible with good organizing skills and always meet my deadlines with no exceptions. Thanks for stopping by! ****************************************************************************** - Sun Certified Java Programmer - Creating fillable forms in Word and converting them to PDF - Admin, Virtual Assistant, Proof reading, Executive Assistant - GUI Applications using Java Swing. - Simple websites using wix - MS Office and Open Office Suite - Excel Graphs - Macros - Master documents in Word/OO Writer - Designing Logo's. - Web Research - Mail Merge - Mailing Labels - Excel Templates, VLOOKUP, removing Duplicates - PowerPoint presentations. - HTML , CSS - Xenu Link Sleuth for broken links, finding available domains **************************************************************************************** To obtain a job where my exceptional Technical and Analytical knowledge can be used. I want to establish a career as a Virtual assistant and Office admin. My goal is to provide my clients 100% quality work with honesty, hard work and by maintaining a good relationship with them. I want to be a contractor that employers find dependable and reliable.

$22.22 /hr
1,614 hours
4.96