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Professional Proofreaders & Copy Editors

Showing 21,187 freelancers

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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

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Average Proofreading Freelancer Feedback Score

Proofreading oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.78.

4.78

Last updated: March 1, 2015

  • Proofreader, Editor

    A driven college student currently working his way through a Computer Science degree with a concentration in Database, as well as an Undergraduate Certificate in Information Security. While my skill level in subjects such as Java and Web Design are … more

    A driven college student currently working his way through a Computer Science degree with a concentration in Database, as well as an Undergraduate Certificate in Information Security. While my skill level in subjects such as Java and Web Design are functional, I am more capable at this point in time in proofreading, editing, and vocal work. I have run a widely read blog about Southern Gospel music since 2007. Over the years, it has surprisingly become one of the top news sources in Southern Gospel. As such, I have developed an eye for detail and an accuracy in typing. You can find my blog at www.swainsmusings.com. Another project I am involved in is www.vasoutherngospel.com, a site that aims to compile a list of Southern Gospel concerts throughout the state of VA during each year. The site requires me to take concert data from various sites and JPGs and plug them into the site's database, and I have been doing so since 2009. I also have an extensive background in theatre, having played such roles as Bob Wallace in "White Christmas," Mr. Boddy in "Clue: The Musical," Fred Graham/Petruchio in "Kiss Me, Kate," CC Showers in "The Diviners," and Reverend John Hale in "The Crucible." These productions were a blast, but were also directed with a high standard of professionalism from which I learned much and stretched myself to play many different types of characters, from the fun and upbeat to the dark and serious. In my view, voiceover work is just theatre behind a microphone. I look forward to working with you soon!  less

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    • $14.44 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 14 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
  • Experienced writer, copy editor, proofreader and travel photographer

    The written word has been a passion most of my life, and it became my career 18 years ago. Since 1997 I have written and edited copy for magazines and newspapers through freelancing and being on staff. From 1999-2007 I … more

    The written word has been a passion most of my life, and it became my career 18 years ago. Since 1997 I have written and edited copy for magazines and newspapers through freelancing and being on staff. From 1999-2007 I worked as a general assignment and beat reporter for a newspaper, and took over as managing editor in 2001. My responsibilities included editing copy of other staff writers and providing photographs for the newspaper as well as myriad publications put out by our publishing company. From 2007-2013 I lived in Australia and worked under contract with a national publication group for which I provided copy and photographs for travel magazines. My go-to handbooks for writing and editing are Strunk and White's "The Elements of Style," "Chicago Manual of Style," and the most current version of "The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing and Media Law." That said, I respect language and the nuance punctuation provides to make copy snappy, interesting and readable. I believe that in editing, the author's voice is more important than following "rules." Of course spelling, grammar and punctuation are of utmost importance. I keep a light hand while editing unless the project needs an overhaul--which would be discussed with the author before I made any changes. There is a skill to tell captivating stories. There is also a skill in capturing moments with a camera to inspire the soul. I look forward to working with you.  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 525 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • content writing, proofreading, translating

    Articles, translations, proofreading? Here I am. I worked more than three years for the world´s biggest news agency Reuters in Munich. I was writing articles and providing footage for the german and the international market. In 2013 I decided … more

    Articles, translations, proofreading? Here I am. I worked more than three years for the world´s biggest news agency Reuters in Munich. I was writing articles and providing footage for the german and the international market. In 2013 I decided to leave Germany. First I moved to Iceland, now I live in Argentina. I have got experience in translating in German from many different languages, mostly English and Turkish. I have a master´s degree in anthropology, studies of the Middle East and philosophy. I am open to any job, for example translations (German-English), content writing or proofreading. I am quick learner and and take tasks seriously. See you soon!  less

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    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 230 HOURS
    • ARGENTINA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Communications professional

    I work for a non-profit organization as part of their Communications Department. I have a Masters Degree in Special Education. I am very organized. My husband and I have lived overseas since 2004, which I believe gives me a unique perspective and worldview. I am a storyteller with an eye and an ear for detail.

    blog-writing proofreading article-writing content-writing copy-editing creative-writing translation-english-spanish 00 more less
    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 208 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 5 TESTS
  • French and Portuguese Specialist

    > Degree in European Languages and Literature - Major Portuguese, Minor French > Multilingual: French, Portuguese, English > Quick, meticulous and reliable > Translation, transcription and proofreading Hi, I'm Elodie, I'm a French native speaker living in Portugal since 2006. I've graduated … more

    > Degree in European Languages and Literature - Major Portuguese, Minor French > Multilingual: French, Portuguese, English > Quick, meticulous and reliable > Translation, transcription and proofreading Hi, I'm Elodie, I'm a French native speaker living in Portugal since 2006. I've graduated in European Languages and Literature - Major Portuguese, Minor French. I've studied French and Portuguese literature from Middle Ages to nowadays, Latin, linguistics, translation, editorial technics and much more. Since 2012, I work as a freelancer. I mostly do translation. My pair languages are: - French - Portuguese / Portuguese - French - French - English / English - French - Portuguese - English / English - Portuguese I also do transcription and proofreading. If you need someone reliable, motivated and open-minded who speaks French or/and Portuguese fluently, don't hesitate to contact me. I'd be happy to help you.  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 30 HOURS
    • PORTUGAL
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Professional English to Spanish Translator, localizer and proofreader

    Qualified and experienced freelance translator, editor and proofreader based in Seville, Spain. After completing my Master's degree in audiovisual translation and localization, I specialized in economic and literary translations although I have experience with all sorts of subjects. I … more

    Qualified and experienced freelance translator, editor and proofreader based in Seville, Spain. After completing my Master's degree in audiovisual translation and localization, I specialized in economic and literary translations although I have experience with all sorts of subjects. I'm a dedicated and reliable professional who always meets deadlines.  less

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    • $12.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 17 HOURS
    • SPAIN
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Copy Editor / Proofreader

    Analytical and detail-oriented professional with effective written and oral communication skills. Highly proficient working online — developing, posting, updating and editing content. Strong proficiency using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint in addition to basic proficiency using Adobe Acrobat, MS Visio and … more

    Analytical and detail-oriented professional with effective written and oral communication skills. Highly proficient working online — developing, posting, updating and editing content. Strong proficiency using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint in addition to basic proficiency using Adobe Acrobat, MS Visio and HTML. Extensive experience in the corporate environment with ability to multitask and work independently. Some areas of particular interest and/or skill include: online editing, website editing, sports-related content, Christianity-related content, and training/education-related content.  less

    budgeting copy-editing internet-research microsoft-excel microsoft-powerpoint microsoft-word proofreading wordpress web-content-management 00 more less
    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.1
    • 535 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Copywriter

    A creative, exuberant and highly talented published writer and editor. Skilled at both creative and corporate copy. Very capable of working in multiple formats, specialising in thought leadership and white papers, but also including SEO copywriting, web and print copy … more

    A creative, exuberant and highly talented published writer and editor. Skilled at both creative and corporate copy. Very capable of working in multiple formats, specialising in thought leadership and white papers, but also including SEO copywriting, web and print copy. Highly efficient researcher with a reading speed of 1000 words per minute. Clients including the University of Greenwich, Jet2, InTechnology, Keelham Farm Shop, Town Centre Car Parks, Inhealthcare and many more. Now looking for a challenging role where I can use my creative and technical skills.  less

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    • $24.44 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 2 TESTS
  • Magpie Editing--The editor of your dreams, not your nightmares.

    I'm an experienced and genre-flexible line editor who specializes in working with independent and first-time authors. I'm known for an honest but gentle style, and I've helped many clients race to the top of the Amazon bestseller … more

    I'm an experienced and genre-flexible line editor who specializes in working with independent and first-time authors. I'm known for an honest but gentle style, and I've helped many clients race to the top of the Amazon bestseller lists, including Anderson O'Donnell, Dianne Harman, Nick Smith, Lee Jackson, and many more. I copy-edit as well as offering stylistic suggestions to polish your prose. My specialties are descriptions and character development; Most editors only work in one or two areas; signing up means you’re getting more for less, from a person who really loves working with people as well as books!  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • CANADA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • English Language Teacher and Editor

    I am an experienced teacher of English to speakers of other languages, working primarily in university settings with English for Academic Purposes. I also teach conversational English and provide individual tutoring. My knowledge of English grammar and other language conventions makes me an excellent editor as well. I will find any mistakes in your document!

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 7 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
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