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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

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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
  • Professional Editor, Proofreader, and Writer

    Hi, my name is Ashley and I am a professional freelance editor, proofreader and writer. I have several years of freelance experience. I am an extremely hard worker, active communicator and really pride myself in my work. My background is … more

    Hi, my name is Ashley and I am a professional freelance editor, proofreader and writer. I have several years of freelance experience. I am an extremely hard worker, active communicator and really pride myself in my work. My background is in the medical and research fields. I have a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, a Masters in Social Sciences, and am currently working toward a second Masters degree in medicine. I am a native English speaker currently living in the United States. I have a lot of different types of freelance experience in editing/proofreading/copy editing of e-books, academic papers, blogs/websites, business articles, and college admissions papers. I have experience editing PhD and Masters thesis papers, as well writing manuscripts. I can provide examples from some of the jobs I have completed in the past to give you an idea of my editing and writing style. I usually use MS Word tracking to show changes, and also can provide feedback on ways to improve the document. My number one goal is 100% client satisfaction. I am very thorough and willing to do whatever is necessary to produce an excellent final product for the client. I can also complete most jobs with a very quick turnaround time. Please feel free to contact me with any other questions you may have or if you would like to see any examples of my work!  less

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    • $25.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • SEO and Academic Writer

    Enthusiastic, knowledgeable writer and editor who delivers accurate and high quality work at affordable prices. Follows strict guidelines and is open to work autonomously or cooperatively to ensure creative and engaging work. Experienced in grant proposals, essays, web copy, essay … more

    Enthusiastic, knowledgeable writer and editor who delivers accurate and high quality work at affordable prices. Follows strict guidelines and is open to work autonomously or cooperatively to ensure creative and engaging work. Experienced in grant proposals, essays, web copy, essay editing, and report editing. Interested in creative works and pursuing a career in fiction writing. Vast experience freelancing in providing work for non-profits, creative, and print media. Strives for excellent work in every partnership. Communicates frequently and meets every deadline.  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 42 HOURS
    • KENYA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Professional Translator Researcher Writer Proofreader Teacher

    Hi I am a competent English/Spanish/French translator and a professional researcher in both quantitative and qualitative paradigms. I work as a university teacher. I teach English, Spanish and French. I have also studied linguistics, grammar and composition in the three languages. I am also a writer and a proofreader .

    translation-english-spanish spanish research-papers translation article-writing creative-writing proofreading translation-french-spanish translation-spanish-french translation-english-french 00 more less
    • $10.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 407 HOURS
    • EL SALVADOR
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 8 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 9 TESTS
  • Writer | Editor | Proofreader | Journalist | New Media Maven

    If you need reliable, affordable and exceptional services, then you've arrived at the right profile. I offer: proofreading & editing, writing & online research, reporting/journalism, transcribing, and social media management. I am fully committed to each task that I take … more

    If you need reliable, affordable and exceptional services, then you've arrived at the right profile. I offer: proofreading & editing, writing & online research, reporting/journalism, transcribing, and social media management. I am fully committed to each task that I take on. My highest priority is that you, as the client or collaborator, are completely satisfied with the end result. I ensure: ✔ Accuracy, clarity, and attention to detail ✔ Prompt and straightforward communication ✔ Quick turnaround without compromising on quality I am available for both short and long-term projects. Please feel free to contact me for any queries or if you are ready to receive dedication & excellence. Look forward to working with you! _________________________________________________________________________________ [EDUCATION, BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE] I graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from Rhodes University, South Africa. ✪ Specializations: Writing & Editing and New Media. ✪ Academic Major: English Literature. ✪ Intensive course: Web Design & Development. ✪ Others: French 1&2, Modern Fiction, and English Language & Linguistics. Due to my location, many people are doubtful about my language skills. However, I have been verified as a native English speaker (with expert status) by the Duolingo Test Center; I grew up with US English and was educated in UK English, so I can easily work with both. I've collaborated with numerous British, North American and Australian clients, from whom I’ve received excellent feedback. I have worked with a variety of individual professionals; startups and small businesses; private firms and consultancies; large companies and organizations such as the United Nations; and several NGOs & NPOs. From these experiences, I have gained the following skills and expertise. _________________________________________________________________________________ [SERVICE DESCRIPTION] *Proofreading & Editing* High-quality writing is invaluable. No matter what I provide – proofreading, copy-editing, content editing, or line editing (heavy editing) – I guarantee error-free work. Not only do I correct spelling and grammar, but I also ensure consistency in style, tone, and structure. Additionally, if necessary or required by you, I rephrase/rewrite sentences. Each punctuation mark, word and paragraph is carefully reviewed for readability; and I always keep your target audience in mind when proofreading and editing. I have worked on various texts: • Government bids, grants proposals, and corporate documents; • Academic works (essays, dissertations, theses); • Scientific articles and papers (published in PNAS), and technical reports; • Ebooks and printed books; • Websites, blog posts, and social media marketing materials; • Business plans and presentations; • CVs, resumes and personal statements; • Catalogues, emails, letters, and more. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Writing* I can research and write on almost any subject, for both online and offline platforms: news articles; blog and social media posts; emails, letters, marketing materials, etc. I usually don’t offer ghostwriting services. My written work has been published on global platforms such as a United Nations blog, United Press International, and Deutsche Welle. My articles have also been printed in numerous publications like Down To Earth (Indian magazine), The Lowvelder (South African newspaper), and several local newsletters. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Transcribing* I provide either a verbatim or clean transcript, and can transcribe almost any accent in English: American, Canadian, British, Indian, Australian, South African, and more. I have transcribed a range of audio and video recordings: journalistic interviews, focus group discussions (with up to 9 speakers), private counselling sessions, advertisements, and so forth. The transcriptions are always double-checked for accuracy. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Social Media Marketing* I currently manage multiple social media accounts for individuals and companies. I post regular, consistent, and carefully researched updates on social networks; monitor relevant online conversations and trends; and respond to and interact with fans & customers. I am familiar with online marketing, as I was a semi-finalist in the 2012 Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC). My colleague and I launched an AdWords campaign for a website, which led to a 35% increase in site visitors.  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 938 HOURS
    • MOZAMBIQUE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 19 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
  • Grammar Wiz | Proficient, Reliable Proofreader | Word Processing Maven

    Thank you for visiting my profile page! ツ I offer dependable, first-rate services to clients who need an English-language and/or word-processing expert. O B J E C T I V E My primary objective is to land a job … more

    Thank you for visiting my profile page! ツ I offer dependable, first-rate services to clients who need an English-language and/or word-processing expert. O B J E C T I V E My primary objective is to land a job that can provide a challenging opportunity for me to contribute to the progress of the company for which I will be working. I am driven to succeed, with a passion for learning new skills and applying those I already have to help both myself and my clients achieve success. S K I L L S I have an excellent command of written English (both American and British). A stickler for proper grammar, I can thoroughly proofread and edit a variety of written works: academic papers, technical and legal documents, website content, essays, short stories, and novels. I write with clarity, coherence, and conciseness. I am also a fervent reader. My skills include: ✏ A solid grasp of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure ✏ Familiarity with various editorial styles and citation formats, including Oxford, Associated Press, Chicago, APA, MLA, and Harvard ✏ Analytic problem solving ✏ A functional knowledge of manuscript formatting for CreateSpace ✏ Top-notch content (SEO) and spintax writing ✏ Accurate transcription ✏ Accurate English-to-Tagalog and Tagalog-to-English translation ✏ An average typing speed of 65 wpm with at least 95% accuracy ✏ The ability to learn new skills quickly ✏ The ability to work as a member of a team ✏ The ability to work independently with little or no supervision W O R K E X P E R I E N C E In 2010, I worked as a customer service representative at Teleperformance Philippines and was one of the top performers in my team, garnering a 5/5 score in customer surveys throughout my four-month stint. For more than four years now, I have been making use of my gilt-edged editing and writing skills as a freelance line editor, proofreader, and website content creator. I have also done data entry, translation (Tagalog to English and vice versa), and transcription work.  less

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    • $17.50 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 4289 HOURS
    • PHILIPPINES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 4 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 27 TESTS
  • English /Dutch Translator

    I am a certified English/Dutch translator. I received my bachelor's degree in translation studies at the ITV Hogeschool voor Tolken en Vertalen in Utrecht, the Netherlands. With a background in the media, I have a wide set of … more

    I am a certified English/Dutch translator. I received my bachelor's degree in translation studies at the ITV Hogeschool voor Tolken en Vertalen in Utrecht, the Netherlands. With a background in the media, I have a wide set of skills and knowledge. I generally offer translations, proofreading and subtitling. Please visit my website at www.taalista.com for additional information about me and my work.  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 222 HOURS
    • GERMANY
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Transcriptionist

    I have over 4 years experience in English transcription and good computer skills (both software and hardware). I also have a good command of English language and I have good skills with the MS-Office suite software. I can deliver quality … more

    I have over 4 years experience in English transcription and good computer skills (both software and hardware). I also have a good command of English language and I have good skills with the MS-Office suite software. I can deliver quality work in a timely manner without sacrificing accuracy and efficiency. I always review and proof-read my own transcripts.  less

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    • $8.89 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 108 HOURS
    • ROMANIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Expert Writer and Proofreader

    I have four years' experience as a copywriter for a leading digital agency, during which time I wrote a huge selection of texts, including: blogs, articles, press releases, product descriptions, company profiles and more. I also hold a first-class degree … more

    I have four years' experience as a copywriter for a leading digital agency, during which time I wrote a huge selection of texts, including: blogs, articles, press releases, product descriptions, company profiles and more. I also hold a first-class degree in English Literature, and have had several short stories published internationally. I have also won awards for my creative writing over two consecutive years. I can write in a vast range of styles and voices to suit B2B and B2C markets, and my sharp attention to detail allows me to edit quickly and efficiently. Strong research skills help me to cover almost any subject in an accurate and engaging style. Whether you need a blog proofread, an article written or a short story edited, I'll ensure maximum satisfaction every time.  less

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    • $25.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 582 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
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