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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

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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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Mona Kleinschmidt

Mona Kleinschmidt

Editing,Translating, Proofreading, Internet

Namibia - Last active: 10/26/2014 - Tests: 4

I have 6 years’ experience as a legal secretary and I am familiar with legal jargon. I was also responsible for OCR conversion, proofreading and formatting of Law Reports. I also have 7 years’ experience as a proofreader, translator and editor of the yearly publication "Where to Stay in Namibia" (624 pages) http://www.myvirtualpaper.com/doc/namibian-magazines/where-to-stay-2014/2013112701/?referrer=http%3A//www.wheretostay.na/#318 I managed the entire workteam and dealt with over 500 clients. I was also responsible for the development and maintenance of the accompanying website. Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, Internet Administration Software, Quickbooks, Social Media Applications

$30.00 /hr
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Kim DePuy

Kim DePuy

Operations, Business Writing, Client Services, Mar...

United States - Last active: 05/02/2014 - Tests: 5

Well rounded professional with over thirteen years experience in operations management, financial reporting, project management and marketing. Extremely proficient in navigating corporate environments, with experience interfacing at all levels of an organization including executive/C-level managers and external partners, utilizing excellent written and verbal communication skills. Regarded as a trusted adviser to managers, colleagues, and staff able to provide thoughtful and relevant input on a variety of functions, proving to be an asset to any team. Specific business writing function may include, but are not limited to, proposals, presentations, pitch books and websites. Also available for proofreading projects, utilizing strong attention to detail and a firm grasp of the English language. Can perform various administrative functions, including research and data entry. Reduced rate for these projects will be considered, upon request.

$55.00 /hr
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Colin O'Boyle

Colin O'Boyle

Writer, Editor, Content Manager

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6

I excel in the creation of content. I'm available to write professional materials, such as manuals, notifications, and emails, in addition to creative work, like short stories, plays, and novels. The same holds true for my editing expertise--I've worked as a content manager and edited technical manuals, contracts, and the like, but I've also received a master's degree in creative writing, so fiction is a major facet of my life. Finally, I'm tech-savvy and web-smart. I know my way around WordPress; I can tweak your work for SEO; and I created and published an article every day for 19 weeks for Geek Smash, a geek news website, in addition to editing the articles of our entire writing team. In short, I'm your guy. When do we get started?

$30.00 /hr
599 hours
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Mauricio Luja

Mauricio Luja

Localization Specialist/Translator (Latam Spanish)

Mexico - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1

More than 10 years of experience in the production area of Internet (interface and QA of services for users). More than 10 years of experience in localization/translation for Spanish in Latinamerica. More than 10 years of experience in editorial (content editor, proofreader, copywriter). Spanish Language Specialist Fluent English conversation, reading, copywriting, editing and translation (English to Spanish) 100%. Able to travel and relocate.

$27.78 /hr
20 hours
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Lana Barnes

Lana Barnes

Proofreader

United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 1

Don't know what a dangling participle is? Always mixing up to, too, and two? Confused about when to use who vs whom? Don't worry! I understand grammar so you don't have to! Words are my passion and I love getting down to the nitty gritty of a piece of work to help the author become the best writer and clearest communicator he/she can be. If you're looking for someone to polish your work while maintaining your voice and unique point of view, I'm your person! I'll read your manuscript, essay, resume, business documents, etc., and proofread them for grammar errors, syntax issues, and typos. I studied English as an undergrad and received my Master's in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, so I am well-versed in the English language and written communication. I am a proofreader for Penguin Young Readers (Penguin Random House) and I am always looking for new clients. I look forward to working with you and assisting you with all your verbal needs!

$25.00 /hr
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Anthony Remaud

Anthony Remaud

English to French translator, proof-reader, academ...

Canada - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 9

I am a native French speaker who has been living in Canada for 5 years. As an academic researcher working in a bilingual (English-French) environment, I am used to write and translate document in both languages. I can translate text from English to French with a high quality, as the results of my skill test show. I am looking for job opportunities in English-French translation. Moreover, I have a 7-year experience in research (writing scientific papers, creating Powerpoint presentations, data entry and statistical analysis). I do peer-review for international scientific journals, so I am also interested in editing and proofreading jobs.

$30.00 /hr
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Molly Fletcher

Molly Fletcher

Administrative professional with 26 years experien...

United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3

Core competencies include exceptional verbal and written communication skills, effective management/coordination of critical projects, proven expertise in staff recruitment and retention, human relations and contract negotiation/ compliance, extensive budgeting and accounting experience. Demonstrated capacity to provide comprehensive support for executive-level officials including scheduling meetings, coordinating travel, personal assistance, household management, research/report generation, and effectively managing all essential tasks.

$25.00 /hr
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Betty Coffman

Betty Coffman

Writer and Editor

United States - Last active: 2 months ago

I have more than 25 years of professional experience in writing, editing and proofreading for magazines and marketing materials. I edited a physicians' magazine for 15 years, was editor in chief for a high school sports publication for 7 years, and wrote advertising copy for more than 8 years. I can take your information and write a polished piece to your specifications or smooth out the kinks and add sparkle and pace to your writing. I also can add a headline, proofread it thoroughly, and post it to your website. I enjoy learning about new topics and businesses and welcome the opportunity to write or edit any material you may need.

$25.00 /hr
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Susana B.

Susana B.

Translator

Spain - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 3

I have a Degree on English Philology and a Doctorate on English Literature. More than 20 years´experience in teaching English as a foreign language and for 15 years working as an English-Spanish translator: novels, University articles, Marketing and Advertising communications and documentary films for TV. Very skillful in Spanish proofreading

$25.00 /hr
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Claire Bouchery

Claire Bouchery

Freelance Translator and Editor

France - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

Hello ! I am a professional Freelance Translator in both French and English, the first being my mother tongue and the latter being my native tongue. I was brought up in English speaking countries all around the world, thus giving me an international mindset and cross culture awareness. Competencies: • Translations, Proofreading and Editing • Strong knowledge of French and English languages • Computer-oriented • Organized, priority-focused, dynamic, independent and resourceful • Respond well under the pressure of deadlines

$30.00 /hr
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