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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, 681 Proofreading projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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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 4.79.

4.79

Last updated: April 1, 2014

  • Translator/Editor/Writer

    I enjoy working from home and have 5 years of experience as a (keyword) content writer. I am a certified translator of both Dutch and English text and spoken word and am also available to transcribe text.

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    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 28 HOURS
    • NETHERLANDS
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Writer, Editor and Online Content Specialist

    Lori Weaver's career in communications and marketing spans 20-plus years and includes experience in journalism, media relations, promotional writing, and online content. She has served as an editor and writer for both digital and print publications, serving both domestic … more

    Lori Weaver's career in communications and marketing spans 20-plus years and includes experience in journalism, media relations, promotional writing, and online content. She has served as an editor and writer for both digital and print publications, serving both domestic and international audiences. She also has agency experience where she developed marketing, media relations, communications, public relations and crisis communications plans. Lori has served in an executive-level role leading a communications and media relations program for a large, nonprofit organization and has served as marketing director for a small, privately owned company. While serving at the latter, she was also responsible for all online content and for media relations. She was also hired by the New York Times to provide content for one of its then online properties. Currently, she operates her own communications business specializing in custom online content and the "new PR." Lori has broad industry experience and is proficient in writing on a broad range of topics. She has impeccable grammar and writing skills. She is equally adept at providing blogs, web content, promotional copy, feature articles or informative news stories. She offers the advantage of being formally trained in media, marketing, communications and PR plan development and implementation. She has served on education panels for social media, custom content and the "new PR," and has been invited to create an online course in this area. Recently, she was asked to guest on the local public radio station and her views on online content will be featured in an upcoming issue of her city's daily newspaper.  less

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    • $33.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.4
    • 780 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Writer, Editor, Professor

    I am a freelance writer and adjunct professor; I was a trial attorney until 2010. I have a BA and an MA in social sciences and each course of study was writing intensive. My academic training and current teaching roles … more

    I am a freelance writer and adjunct professor; I was a trial attorney until 2010. I have a BA and an MA in social sciences and each course of study was writing intensive. My academic training and current teaching roles have given me expertise in AP, MLA, Chicago and APA style. I have a weekly column in a local online magazine, I write and manage a small business blog, and I manage and produce social media for two organizations. I have demonstrated editorial judgement and a superior command of the English language. I have years of teaching experience with adults and children. Finally, I have several years of experience with training and course development. I am currently living in Phoenix but I am moving to Northern California. I will be there by September 1, 2013 but I can come early if I have work sooner. Business/professional/journalistic work: http://www.tomorrowstrends.com/2013/01/easy-seo-fixes-produce-quick-benefits/ http://yourbusiness.azcentral.com/should-hr-handle-age-discrimination-organization-8806.html http://www.education.com/slideshow/help-my-child-hates-school/i-dont-want-to-go/ http://www.examiner.com/article/apple-smartwatch-coming-soon-but-will-it-be-too-weird-to-wear http://www.examiner.com/article/why-smaller-tablets-will-be-more-popular-2013 http://www.examiner.com/article/new-roku-3-lets-you-stream-big-your-cozy-urban-corner http://www.examiner.com/article/step-aside-fantasy-footballers-it-s-time-for-tastemakerx http://www.thesimpledollar.com/lifeinsurance/ http://phoenix.org/category/top-ten/ http://www.laughingbirdsoftware.com/category/top-5-list/ http://hermanlawllc.com/drafting-tips-from-recent-chancery-court-decision-in-viacom-rockband-debacle/ “Are You Competent to Argue Juvenile Competency?” For The Defense, Vol. 15, Issue 01, Page 1, 2006. Copy/web writing: aulacgallery.com.au/about/ http://visualizedarts.com/ https://dabble.co/courses/chicago-aalap-shah-twitter-for-leads/schedules/68231 https://dabble.co/courses/chicago-aalap-shah-10-ways-to-maximize-facebook-for-your-business/schedules/68061 https://dabble.co/courses/chicago-aalap-shah-optimizing-your-linkedin-profile-for-business-entrepreneurs/schedules/69201 Press releases: http://www.pr.com/press-release/467634 http://www.pr.com/press-release/467632 Consumer Reports: http://legalformstemplates.knoji.com/legalzoom-vs-legal-shield-vs-bizfilings-comparing-diy-legal-sites/ Blog: http://karlalant.com/blog/ Academic work/book reviews: http://www.cqpress.com/product/Encyclopedia-of-Social-Media.html http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/coljgl11&div=9&id=&page= “Review: ‘Recommendations for revisions to the Declaration of Helsinki,’” [International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, “Commentaries” section, Fall 2007.] “Book Review: 25 Months” [American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, issue on clinical biomedical ethics]. “Book Review: The Socialist Feminist Project,” Association for Feminist Anthropology, 2004. http://www.aaanet.org/sections/afa/?book-review=the-socialist-feminist-project-a-contemporary-reader-in-theory-and-politics “Book Review: Death Is That Man Taking Names,” POLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Spring 2004. “The Creation and Re-creation of the Socio-biounderclass and the Criminal Injustice System in the United States” [Radical Philosophy Association’s “Philosophy Against Empire” Conference, Washington DC, 2004]. “Gene Magic Barbie” [World Bioethics Congress, 2002; Feminist Association for Bioethics, 2002] “Welfare ‘Reform’ and the Rhetoric of Criminalization,” [International Association for Feminist Economics July 2002 conference, Los Angeles, CA]. “Breeder at Law,” Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Spring 2002. http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/coljgl11&div=9&id=&page= Zombie Nation: Racism, AIDS, Haiti and Horror, University of Alabama, 1998. Miscellaneous freelance articles: http://www.helium.com/items/819881-the-different-types-of-nose-rings http://www.helium.com/items/1328499-all-about-the-name-veronica http://www.helium.com/items/806596-restaurant-reviews-baby-kays-cajun-kitchen-phoenix-arizona http://www.helium.com/items/803963-analytical-essay-sleeping-beauty http://www.helium.com/items/803875-humor-i-am-a-perfect-parent Musical Theater: http://www.intransitthemusical.com/#!meet-the-writers/vstc2=karla-lant Editing projects: http://www.nacdl.org/Champion.aspx?id=1659  less

    copywriting article-writing business-writing content-writing technical-writing blog-writing legal-writing essay-writing editorial-writing medical-writing research-papers biography-writing lesson-plan-writing white-paper-writing news-writing-style report-writing ebook-writing ghostwriting humor-writing job-description-writing lyrics-writing creative-writing policy-writing grant-writing cover-letter-writing press-release-writing erotica-writing recipe-writing resume-writing scientific-writing screenwriting scripting short-story-writing speech-writing synopsis-writing travel-writing users-guide-writing writing-slang-style copy-editing distance-education editing teaching-english internet-research legal-research proofreading social-media-marketing quantitative-analysis article-spinning articulate-presenter teaching-algebra ap-style-writing b2b-marketing blackboard business-analysis business-proposal-writing chicago-manual-of-style contract-drafting facebook-marketing fact-checking google-adsense google-adwords google-analytics google-apps google-calendar-development journalism-writing literature-review 00 more less
    • $55.56 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 248 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
  • Data key entry

    To work efficiently and effectively as well as growth in a dynamic and competitive organization where acquired skills and education will be utilized, so as to achieve self-realization and accomplishment of organizational goals.

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    • $1.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 9 HOURS
    • PHILIPPINES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • The Writer You Need to Hire if You Want Quality Content

    I have been actively writing for oDesk clients for more than two years now, and have written in a variety of topics ranging from pet care to self-improvement. Most of my clients hire me for long-term projects due to my … more

    I have been actively writing for oDesk clients for more than two years now, and have written in a variety of topics ranging from pet care to self-improvement. Most of my clients hire me for long-term projects due to my reliability and dedication to deliver only top-quality work. Currently a medical student in her 5th year, freelancing is my way of keeping my finances manageable and to indulge in my longtime passion, writing. My assurance to those hesitating to hire me is that I will write to your satisfaction, each and every time. My language proficiency is very high, as you can see from my oDesk tests. Having been speaking English and writing in it since I was young, I am as good as any native English speaker. However, I continuously improve myself by lots of heavy reading to expand my vocabulary. My objectives for being on oDesk are: 1) Sharpen my writing skills even further 2) Attempt to create a good long term part-time career out of writing 3) Increase my knowledge in various topics through my assignments.  less

    article-writing creative-writing blog-writing proofreading 00 more less
    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 136 HOURS
    • MALAYSIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 10 TESTS
  • Translator English/German, German/English, Proofreader

    I have been translating and proofreading for a couple of years now, but I am still new to oDesk, so I appreciate the opportunity to enhance my profile here. I love translations and I enjoy learning about different topics and … more

    I have been translating and proofreading for a couple of years now, but I am still new to oDesk, so I appreciate the opportunity to enhance my profile here. I love translations and I enjoy learning about different topics and new things through the jobs I do. I am a balanced German-English bilingual and I love working with these languages and focusing on their subtleties and intricacies. German is my mother tongue but I lived in the US for quite a while so I am comfortable translating from and into both languages. In 2006, I started studying English, Social Studies and Education at the University of Cologne where I am currently working on my Ph.D. in American Literature. Furthermore, I have an Master's Degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Rochester where I also taught German 101 and 102 classes.  less

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    • $14.50 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 88 HOURS
    • GERMANY
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
  • Writer, Editor, Proofreader

    Are you tired of contractors who claim to be writers or editors but can't even put together a few well-written sentences for their own profiles? I am your solution. I've always had a passion for language, and I … more

    Are you tired of contractors who claim to be writers or editors but can't even put together a few well-written sentences for their own profiles? I am your solution. I've always had a passion for language, and I want to share my talents with you. I am effortlessly fluent in American English, and you won't find anyone else on oDesk with my level of proficiency within my price range. I will write sparkling prose for you; I will take your text and make it shine.  less

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    • $13.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 1538 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 15 TESTS
  • Wordsmith Extraordinaire

    I have a keen eye and ear for detail, a passion for words and languages, and a foundation in copy editing, proofreading, transcription and copywriting. My job is to dig into copy while channeling my editing and writing skills to … more

    I have a keen eye and ear for detail, a passion for words and languages, and a foundation in copy editing, proofreading, transcription and copywriting. My job is to dig into copy while channeling my editing and writing skills to make you look good without compromising your voice, style or intent. When transcribing, I not only accurately record the dialogue, I also research and cross-reference bits of information in the audio as needed to minimize misspellings and guesses at proper nouns, inaudibles, etc.  less

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    • $12.21 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 215 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 3 TESTS
  • PURDUE GRAD WITH PERFECT ENGLISH TEST SCORE-RANKED #1

    I have written, proofread, and edited textbooks, press releases, college term papers, cutsheets, business cards, electronic product reviews, SEO articles, and website content. I have spent the last four years as the content manager for a major SEO company in … more

    I have written, proofread, and edited textbooks, press releases, college term papers, cutsheets, business cards, electronic product reviews, SEO articles, and website content. I have spent the last four years as the content manager for a major SEO company in San Diego as well. I have always had an eye for spotting errors not only in written projects, but also in design projects. My years at Purdue University expanded those skills, and I also use what I have learned and experienced to not only proofread others' writings, but also to write on my own. I am very good at finding exactly the right information that is needed, when it is needed. I am organized, thorough, proactive, and fluent with my work. Managing content and editing are my passions, and passionate skills turn out passionate end results. I am seeking opportunities to write, edit, research, polish, and turn out amazing, creative, and impressive works for your business.  less

    proofreading editing web-content-management seo 00 more less
    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 6844 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Web researcher, copywriter, editor and content writer

    Are you looking for a native English speaker who an produce interesting and enticing web content? Are you looking for someone to proofread or copy write your work? I am a 28 year old native English speaker, with a BA … more

    Are you looking for a native English speaker who an produce interesting and enticing web content? Are you looking for someone to proofread or copy write your work? I am a 28 year old native English speaker, with a BA in Business and Economics. I have extensive experience in Administrative Work, Web Research and Data Entry. Dreaming of selling on eBay but don't know how? I am an experienced seller (and buyer!) with a great feedback rate than can teach you the nicks and tricks of becoming a successful seller. I am a hardworking, reliable and efficient individual. I look upon each job as an important mission and do everything in my power to complete it in the best possible way. If you, as my client, are satisfied then so am I.  less

    translation-hebrew-english editing proofreading content-writing 00 more less
    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.7
    • 1003 HOURS
    • ISRAEL
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
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