Professional Proofreaders & Copy Editors

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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, 1,764 Proofreading projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

1,764

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 4.78.

4.78

Last updated: March 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

    translation-english-french proofreading article-writing translation translation-french-english 00 more less
    • $8.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.4
    • 0 HOURS
    • MAURITIUS
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Creative writer and copywriter

    I've been writing for over five years, both as a personal means of expression, as well as contracted freelance work. Over that time, I have completed numerous short stories, penned articles for social media and satire blogs and websites … more

    I've been writing for over five years, both as a personal means of expression, as well as contracted freelance work. Over that time, I have completed numerous short stories, penned articles for social media and satire blogs and websites, and have written and edited chapters for various authors. Within fiction, which is my main area of focus, I write intense, emotional scenes to great effect, as well as dark humour. I write literary fiction and sci-fi, for the most part, but I also have experience in romance and erotica. Other creative work has included satire, emotional wellness blogging, social media how-to columns, and well-researched, informative articles on a vast range of topics. I am fortunate to have the opportunity this year to study an honours degree in Creative Writing through Wits University, during which I hope to perfect my writing style, as well as gain experience from interaction with and feedback from experts in the South African writing community. In addition to my own creative work, I am skilled at recognising and differentiating good writing from bad. I will utilise these skills to edit, critique and provide expert recommendations to ensure your work meets the high standards required for unqualified success. Within the corporate field, I write engaging copy for businesses and entrepreneurs, which provides information and guidelines, while maintaining the reader's interest and keeping them entertained when appropriate. Over the course of an honors degree in Psychology - including experience with group therapy and trauma counselling - I have gained great insight and perspective into human nature. This is a major strength in my writing. I write realistic characters and bring clarity and insight into stories, whether fiction or non-fiction. Overall, I'll produce work which is of a very high quality, in terms of writing style and content. Thanks for reading!  less

    creative-writing copywriting blog-writing article-writing journalism-writing essay-writing academic-writing copy-editing editing proofreading 00 more less
    • $40.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 15 HOURS
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Freelance writer and proofreader with online marketing experience

    I am a writer, proofreader and German-English translator with a particular focus on online content. I have a first class degree in German from a top UK university and have previously undertaken work for local newspapers and within the UK … more

    I am a writer, proofreader and German-English translator with a particular focus on online content. I have a first class degree in German from a top UK university and have previously undertaken work for local newspapers and within the UK non-profit sector. I am currently working on creating and editing web content for a business based in Berlin and learning about online content management and SEO. I also a social media manager and am an experienced user of a range of online channels within a professional capacity.  less

    translation-german-english proofreading hootsuite mailchimp google-plus atlassian-jira copywriting website-wireframing 00 more less
    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Editor/Proofreader/Writer, Native USA

    During my years as a court reporter, I began a natural gravitation to other arenas in the "word" business. In addition to gaining experience in editing and proofreading fiction and non-fiction, I have written bulletins for organizations, ad copy for … more

    During my years as a court reporter, I began a natural gravitation to other arenas in the "word" business. In addition to gaining experience in editing and proofreading fiction and non-fiction, I have written bulletins for organizations, ad copy for advertising specialties and radio spots. I have created letters, forms, and other copy for business. I reviewed plays for a literary agent and edited a modern music column for a journalist. Quality assurance and verification projects have also come my way. As an editor and proofreader, I was asked many times if I could convert to Kindle. Until a short time ago, I had to give a negative answer, but I have added conversion from Word to Kindle to my skill menu. In my 15 years of court reporting, I turned out thousands of pages of transcript on time or early. Excellence and speed were expected by my clients. It was necessary to absorb quickly the language and practices of diverse human endeavors: business, medicine, law, science, and government. That exposure together with my natural curiosity broadened my knowledge base. I bring that knowledge base to bear to give today's clients professional results efficiently and economically.  less

    proofreading editing copy-editing 00 more less
    • $25.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 532 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 9 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

    data-entry transcription romanian computer-maintenance internet-research microsoft-word proofreading microsoft-excel microsoft-powerpoint game-testing 00 more less
    • $8.89 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 111 HOURS
    • ROMANIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Research Consultant

    Sometimes, no matter how professional we are in a particular field, we find our-self requiring an extra hand to assist us complete tasks that; sometimes, we can comfortably handle. In other occasions, we desire to achieve something, but we have … more

    Sometimes, no matter how professional we are in a particular field, we find our-self requiring an extra hand to assist us complete tasks that; sometimes, we can comfortably handle. In other occasions, we desire to achieve something, but we have no idea how to do it, or where to start. Here is where I came in. Nevertheless; on the onset, I admit that I am not a jack of all trade. I am an adept academic writer, economist and business analyst with over 5 years experience in the above fields. I am particularly experienced in writing dissertations, essays, reports, analytical papers, research papers, statistical analysis and other technical writings. Over the years, I have practiced and perfected the art of writing in various styles like APA, MLA, Chicago and Harvard among others. I have also learnt how to use various editing and plagiarism checkers like grammarly and turnitin that comes in handy in any form of writing. Finally, I have learnt to respect and understand every client since, we are all different; hence, the variation in our demands and requirements. This said; I am always willing to accord my services to all deserving clients. Whatever I do, I do it to please my God!  less

    proofreading literature-review bookkeeping intuit-quickbooks technical-writing technical-editing technical-analysis research-papers ibm-spss ap-style-writing content-writing creative-writing editing data-analysis 00 more less
    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 407 HOURS
    • KENYA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 10 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Native English editor, writer

    I want to use my English skills to help you on your project, whether it's with editing, writing, proofreading, or Spanish-to-English translation. I'm a native English speaker, computer-proficient, a quick learner, and I value clear communication. My work … more

    I want to use my English skills to help you on your project, whether it's with editing, writing, proofreading, or Spanish-to-English translation. I'm a native English speaker, computer-proficient, a quick learner, and I value clear communication. My work ethic is based on honesty, responsibility, and accountability. Hope to be a part of your next project!  less

    editing proofreading seo spanish translation teaching-english 00 more less
    • $27.78 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 628 HOURS
    • INDIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 4 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 13 TESTS
  • Writer

    I'm a writer from England. I hold a degree in Philosophy from the University of Canterbury. I have traveled extensively and also lived in America for a period where I studied for a hospitality qualification at the University of … more

    I'm a writer from England. I hold a degree in Philosophy from the University of Canterbury. I have traveled extensively and also lived in America for a period where I studied for a hospitality qualification at the University of Central Florida. I have worked for freelance websites before but am also a novelist. I have four books currently available on Amazon. I am also writing movie reviews and features for Flickering Myth, a website devoted to movies, comic books and other areas of popular culture. I can type at a rate of 60 words per minute and I have experience proofreading my own manuscripts as well as documents for other people.  less

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    • $12.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Freelance translator

    I'm a competent translator and editor; professional, serious, reliable, sincere, able to work both independently and in team. In addition, I’m able to get the job done before the agreed deadline. My specialties are following: *literary translation; *translation … more

    I'm a competent translator and editor; professional, serious, reliable, sincere, able to work both independently and in team. In addition, I’m able to get the job done before the agreed deadline. My specialties are following: *literary translation; *translation within linguistics; *translation within journalism; *touristic translation. I'm not restricted to these fields, however. In this business, it's essential to satisfy and, if possible, keep the clients. In case you're interested in getting your documents translated, I can do it for you successfully, professionally and reliably. After all, successful execution is what matters most.  less

    translation-english-serbian translation-serbian-english translation-english-swedish translation-swedish-english translation editing proofreading 00 more less
    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • SERBIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • French English translator

    French born in PARIS. I am a native French speaking person. I lived in New york for a few years, then Japan, and now Philippines. I was an English to French translator in Tokyo for 6 months. I live right … more

    French born in PARIS. I am a native French speaking person. I lived in New york for a few years, then Japan, and now Philippines. I was an English to French translator in Tokyo for 6 months. I live right now in Cebu and I am an English and French private teacher (tutor) in "Alliance Française de CEBU". Needless to say, I offer years of experience in translating, natural speaking, and transcription.  less

    translation-english-french french english-tutoring proofreading 00 more less
    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 33 HOURS
    • FRANCE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 3 TESTS
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