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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, 1,682 Proofreading projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

1,682

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 4.77.

4.77

Last updated: February 1, 2015

  • Proofreader and Editor

    As an aspiring book editor, I greatly enjoy proofreading and editing written works of all kinds. It is my top priority to improve the quality and flow of all articles I work on. Depending on your individual needs, I will … more

    As an aspiring book editor, I greatly enjoy proofreading and editing written works of all kinds. It is my top priority to improve the quality and flow of all articles I work on. Depending on your individual needs, I will offer recommendations on ways to attract the readers’ attention. I am pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in English Writing at American Public University System to add to my skill set. I hope to make my passion a stable career and I greatly look forward to working with you!  less

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    • $6.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 6 TESTS
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    I am a young gentleman having studied sciences and French at High School. I have had excellent results at examinations of Cambridge International Examinations, with an aggregate of 8 for The Cambridge School Certificate in 2011 and 2 A* and … more

    I am a young gentleman having studied sciences and French at High School. I have had excellent results at examinations of Cambridge International Examinations, with an aggregate of 8 for The Cambridge School Certificate in 2011 and 2 A* and 3 A for The Cambridge Higher School Certificate in 2013. I got an A+ in French Language at O-Level and an A at A-Level. I also studied French Literature at L'Alliance Française de Maurice, was ranked forth nationally and won the second prize in "Dissertation". I have worked as teacher for a High School in 2014 and as proof reader for a daily newspaper: I corrected 20 to 35 French articles per day.  less

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    • $8.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.4
    • 0 HOURS
    • MAURITIUS
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • State-Certified Language Assistant from Germany

    State-Certified Language Assistant for English and German (Diploma) Native German speaker Based in Buffalo, NY Attended school for foreign languages in Nuremberg, Germany, with focus on English - German (German - English) translations Experience in translating: -Business related texts (business letters; business … more

    State-Certified Language Assistant for English and German (Diploma) Native German speaker Based in Buffalo, NY Attended school for foreign languages in Nuremberg, Germany, with focus on English - German (German - English) translations Experience in translating: -Business related texts (business letters; business plans; etc.) -Psychological texts -Technical texts (engineering; etc) -Product descriptions -App descriptions -Parts and chapters of different books -Articles (politics, economy, general; etc.) Additionally, I am experienced in proofreading. I am a very focused, reliable, and enthusiastic translator.  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 59 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Writer/Editor

    As a freelance writer and editor I have worked online at various intervals over the past five years on different websites writing on several topics. My coporate work experience has been in many industries and roles, with several years in … more

    As a freelance writer and editor I have worked online at various intervals over the past five years on different websites writing on several topics. My coporate work experience has been in many industries and roles, with several years in quality assurance as a proofreader and copyeditor. My focus is on the quality of the project for the client's standards and needs, and that was my main role in quality assurance. Through my own work I focus on both the quality of content and presentation of an article or post in my writing, and with my own work I work to make sure that all grammar and content are up-to-standard. I look forward to being able to produce quality work for outside clients again through further freelance work.  less

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    • $22.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Expert translator and proofreader of Greek and English texts.

    Let me introduce myself... I am a graduate of the Department of English Studies, English Language and Literature, University of Athens. Teacher of English Language in Primary and Secondary Education, Adults' Instructor (Economics, Accounting, Automotive Engineering, Culinary). Worked as translator … more

    Let me introduce myself... I am a graduate of the Department of English Studies, English Language and Literature, University of Athens. Teacher of English Language in Primary and Secondary Education, Adults' Instructor (Economics, Accounting, Automotive Engineering, Culinary). Worked as translator of texts from English to Greek and vice versa in various different projects. Transcription of English audio or video material. Well acquainted with terminology of all scientific fields. Excellent knowledge of English language. Apart from the university diploma, Certificate of Proficiency (University of Cambridge and Michigan). Good knowledge of French language (Sorbonne B2) and basic knowledge of Spanish (Dele B1). I am hard-working, reliable and dedicated to what I do. I am seeking for some challenging projects in translation, proofreading and transcription. - Available 24/7. - 5* feedback. - 100% human translations. - Negotiable prices!  less

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    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 24 HOURS
    • GREECE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • translator, editor, proofreader, creative writer

    Hi, I am a native Russian professional translator, English language linguist, with over 7 years of experience working with various materials.French is my second professional language, which I have mastered very fluently. I also have a diploma in journalism … more

    Hi, I am a native Russian professional translator, English language linguist, with over 7 years of experience working with various materials.French is my second professional language, which I have mastered very fluently. I also have a diploma in journalism and I have been working for news periodicals, magazines, and web based newspapers. I have extensive experience in En-Ru simultaneous translations in: - film industry festivals - conferences on high technologies - political interviews - symposiums I also have experience in editing and proofreading various materials, including, 21 web sites, 3 books, available in print, e-book, software apps, technical (legal, medical, economic, real estate) materials, IT related texts, scripts, film subtitles, promotions, thousands of articles and interviews, as well as term papers, diploma papers, scientific studies and reports. I treat each job individually, make all the necessary research, verify all specific terminology, pay attention to all details, and what is the most important, I love my profession.  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 372 HOURS
    • ARMENIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 8 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 10 TESTS
  • Book Reviewer

    I am a native English speaker with excellent writing skills and a grounding of college level English education. I am interested in book review opportunities.

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    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Researcher, Academic Writer, Management Consultant, Data Analysis

    Please allow this letter to serve as an inquiry for the available project you are looking to get accomplished. My experience as a writer, lecturer and research analyst make me confident of being the perfect candidate to help you achieve … more

    Please allow this letter to serve as an inquiry for the available project you are looking to get accomplished. My experience as a writer, lecturer and research analyst make me confident of being the perfect candidate to help you achieve exactly what you are looking for. I have acquired an MSc. in Business Management degree from the renowned university “The University of Sheffield”. Furthermore, I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in Applied Arts and Science (concentrations in Business Management, Economics and Statistics). During the course of my studies I have gained knowledge in many different areas such as management skills, economic environment, interpersonal communication and leadership. Furthermore, studies in Human Resources and Accounting for Managers have given me strong base for the respective fields. Attending various conferences and programs on energy, startup business and democracy related issues, has expanded my horizon of understanding the domestic environment as well as being aware of what is going on in the region and around the world. My experience of working as a project coordinator for MDA(Management Development Associates www.seemda.com). has equipped me with a strong base in managing various tasks including facilitating focus groups for strategy development and the preparations of financial reports. Currently I teach management classes at a private college. Besides teaching I am also the head of the library where I lead a team of 3 professionals in managing the library, sorting, updating new issues etc. If given the opportunity I am eager to discuss my potential contribution to your project.  less

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    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 47 HOURS
    • ALBANIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 3 TESTS
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  • English to French Translator

    French native speaker with a Bachelor degree from la Rochelle University in applied languages in both English and Indonesian specializing in the fields of business, linguistic and culture. I lived 4 years in Australia and New Zealand to perfect my … more

    French native speaker with a Bachelor degree from la Rochelle University in applied languages in both English and Indonesian specializing in the fields of business, linguistic and culture. I lived 4 years in Australia and New Zealand to perfect my language skills. I am fluent in both French and English and can translate any non-technical documents to my native language. I've been working as freelancer for two years, translating documents related to travel, products manuals, strings for apps or complete websites and much more. Hard worker, committed to the task and very reliable, I also can meet very tight deadlines. All my translations are human made.  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 28 HOURS
    • FRANCE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 3 TESTS
  • Editor, Copy & Ghost Writer, Literary Consultant

    "What qualifies you to write and edit?" "The short answer is that I've dedicated my life to it." There is very little I don't know about this industry. I worked for 10 years as a copy editor; I … more

    "What qualifies you to write and edit?" "The short answer is that I've dedicated my life to it." There is very little I don't know about this industry. I worked for 10 years as a copy editor; I was 12 when I started, and my first job was to help a Russian man fix the broken English in his manuscript. Back then, people were posting jobs on Usenet, and I was editing on my Windows 98 computer over dial-up internet. In case you're not familiar with the internet before Facebook and Twitter, Usenet was basically the internet's first forum, then came Bulletin Board Software (BBS). When I was 15, I had my first big break. One of my contacts was starting their own publishing company. This was a huge deal back then. You couldn't just make your own website to host eBooks like you can now and call it a publishing company. He had his own business number, investors, a building, trade agreements with printers, and a compelling pitch. I was completely sold, and my job was going to be establishing his first batch of marketable books. The job lasted a few months before his company fell on its head, but I did get to see exactly what happens to manuscripts when they get sent to a publisher. The editorial head would hand me a box, a heavy box, of last week's manuscripts, because we were always a week behind. Honestly, there's really no surprise that it's so insanely hard to get published. I remember on one occasion, after reading horrible prose all day, I spilled coffee on a submission -- and that was it for that particular stack of paper. I was instructed to find a place for it in the bin. I sometimes wonder if it was the bestseller we had been looking for. I'd go on to help establish two other publishing companies, becoming a jack-of-all-trades. (A forth company is currently pending; I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but I may have just jinxed it.) Two years later, I get another job offer. They are a "literary think tank," what ever that means. This new company is very discreet and primarily provides creative professionals with "content solutions." In other words, my job was the literary equivalent of writing a hit song for a musician. I'd never be given enough to learn whom I was writing for, and I'd only ever get fragments of a chapter or two. Of all the NDAs I've signed, theirs was the scariest. Bringing me to the last five years working as a developmental editor. This was when I learned that there's a whole new paradigm to editing than merely correcting mistakes. The think tank's motto was to correct the writer, not the writing. It was during this time eBooks were starting to get huge, and I was beginning to accumulate compliments from authors who were published, following my edits. Of course, I dismissed it as coincidence, but it felt good. I was often encouraged to write, so I wrote 12 terrible books before grasping the concept. By the time the word "freelancing," which I had apparently already been doing for years, was ever mentioned -- I'd written close to 22 quality books and edited several hundred. Finally, I found oDesk. I've been here for 2 brilliant years, and I bring 17 years of experience with me. I wrote 19 books last year and edited 40. This year, I want to take it to another level. In short, this is my life's work. Edit: That fourth publishing company happened yesterday—not a bad start to 2015.  less

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    • $33.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 30 HOURS
    • AUSTRALIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 4 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
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