Professional Proofreaders & Copy Editors

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Professional Proofreaders & Copy Editors

Showing 21,153 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

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

  • Editorial/Proofreading/Photo Research

    Contributing to clear, effective communication is always my goal. I work full time for a small trade-magazine publisher, helping in all phases of development of our magazines for lawyers. I am excellent at finding inconsistencies within text, as well as … more

    Contributing to clear, effective communication is always my goal. I work full time for a small trade-magazine publisher, helping in all phases of development of our magazines for lawyers. I am excellent at finding inconsistencies within text, as well as correcting grammar and typos. I accomplish my oDesk work in the morning and evening hours around my day job. I work most often with Word documents, PDFs and Excel.  less

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    • $23.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 82 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Editor/ Proofreader/ Creative Writer

    I am offering you my nine years' experience as a teacher. My natural ability to spot mistakes that others seem not to notice has been enhanced by years of correcting my students' papers. It has become almost an urge, and … more

    I am offering you my nine years' experience as a teacher. My natural ability to spot mistakes that others seem not to notice has been enhanced by years of correcting my students' papers. It has become almost an urge, and it pains me to see that there are a lot of published works out there, whether these are books, articles, or blog posts, full of overlooked grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and misused punctuation. I would like to help you free your work from these errors. As a proofreader, I have worked along known authors, bringing my small contribution to quite a number of published books. As an editor, I can offer you constructive criticism on all aspects of your manuscript: relationship of plot to character delineation, character development, dialogue, setting, atmosphere, and everything in between. I will also be able to spot any inconsistencies in names, places, or timeline. You can also make use of my love for reading by hiring me to be your beta-reader or book reviewer. I can write detailed book analyses and reviews that would please both readers and authors. My book review blog can be viewed here: http://bookplaza.blogspot.com/ I have experience working on both fiction and nonfiction writings, though fiction is preferred. Personal characteristics: I am detail-oriented, creative, honest, hardworking, and perfectionist.  less

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    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 285 HOURS
    • MOROCCO
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 8 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 21 TESTS
  • Editor/Proofreader/Writer

    Since I started working on oDesk I have accumulated over 500 hours (including many fixed price jobs). Clients/authors hire me for repeat jobs. The vast majority of my work is as a freelancer. I am a former healthcare executive … more

    Since I started working on oDesk I have accumulated over 500 hours (including many fixed price jobs). Clients/authors hire me for repeat jobs. The vast majority of my work is as a freelancer. I am a former healthcare executive with a graduate degree; these days, however, I am celebrating my strong "grammar genes." I love editing and proofing. I have strong writing skills,but I find that I enjoy editing more because I know I that I make a valuable contribution to an excellent finished piece of writing. My editing and proofreading skills are excellent. Editing is easy for me, and my work is fast and accurate. I also tutor and mentor creative writing students, including those who are ESL. I have taken all the oDesk tests related to English, spelling, punctuation, grammar and word usage, with high scores. I am organized and focused, creative and flexible. My approach to work is very detail oriented. Let me help you with your project.  less

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    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 220 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 15 TESTS
    ASSOCIATED WITH:
  • Proofreader, editor, grammar, punctuation and spelling expert

    I'm an experienced editor and proofreader. My work time is flexible and includes both weekdays and weekends, so I can offer a short turnaround time. I'm self-motivated, dependable and accurate. My English skills have always been excellent, including … more

    I'm an experienced editor and proofreader. My work time is flexible and includes both weekdays and weekends, so I can offer a short turnaround time. I'm self-motivated, dependable and accurate. My English skills have always been excellent, including spelling, vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar and punctuation. I can write well but I prefer editing and proofreading. My work experience is varied, giving me an extensive vocabulary across a wide variety of fields. I have excellent references, both personal and professional. They'll tell you I'm accurate, reliable, honest and trustworthy. I've been working with some of my clients for 17 years. My most recent paid work experience has been in medical transcription, including surgical and chart notes, letters, depositions and chart reviews. I recently completed editing, proofreading, and formatting the Declarations and Bylaws for a Condominium HOA, and writing, editing, proofreading and formatting Bylaws and Rules and Regulations for a 501(c)7 interclub sports organization. I use Microsoft Word extensively. I have a master's degree in microbiology and worked in education, research, and infection control. I have had an insurance license and a securities license and am well acquainted with that specialized vocabulary. Any of the people I've worked with or for would be happy to provide a testament to the quality and timeliness of my work. I can get your work done quickly, accurately, and reliably.  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
  • Native English writer, editor and proofreader

    I'm a native English speaker who specialises in proofreading and editing novels written by non-native English writers. I also have over a years worth of experience in writing and editing online and offline content. I am perfectly fluent in … more

    I'm a native English speaker who specialises in proofreading and editing novels written by non-native English writers. I also have over a years worth of experience in writing and editing online and offline content. I am perfectly fluent in both UK and US English and have completed jobs writing and editing in both. From my 5 star rating you can tell I am fast, reliable and accurate. I am also always readily available and am good at communicating with clients. Born in England and with 'A's (top 25%) in both GCSE English Language and Literature, and a good eye for detail, I possess accurate, reliable and consistent skills in proofreading and editing. I have attended University for several years and attained a 2:1 (Hons) degree in Film & Television Studies and since then I have been writing regularly for my own enjoyment. In recent months I have been proofreading and editing fictional historical novels for an acquaintance and wish to do more of this kind of work.  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 323 HOURS
    • NETHERLANDS
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Translator/Transcriber/Proofreader/Writer

    Native Italian with sound experience about writing, translation and transcription, strongly motivated and willing to work on short- and long-term projects. I'm from Rome, I was born and raised in Italy, where I currently study and work. My main … more

    Native Italian with sound experience about writing, translation and transcription, strongly motivated and willing to work on short- and long-term projects. I'm from Rome, I was born and raised in Italy, where I currently study and work. My main skills are ACCURACY and QUICKNESS, which is just perfect for strict TATs and deadlines. Indeed, I can manage 3000 words a day and guarantee no typos and errors, for a perfect and unique document. Moreover I have excellent skills in spoken and written English, as well as total mastery of Italian language. I'm always willing to provide more information and answer your questions, since a good communication is the key for a perfect job. My GMT is +1, but I have no problems in working according to your business hours. YOU CAN HIRE ME TO: - translate your documents: English>Italian (oDesk test score: 5.00, first place) and Italian>English (oDesk test score: 5.00, first place) - transcribe Italian recordings and caption Italian videos - create and edit e-books - write, proofread and correct English and Italian texts - write, check and correct spreadsheets and databases MAIN FIELDS OF INTEREST: - philosophy, literature, art, politics - economics, health, law, finance - neuroscience, science in general - TV, movies, videogames, comics, travels SPECS: - I can work up to 8 hours per day, everyday (Saturday and Sunday included); even more, if your deadline is near - I will follow your instructions, goals and suggestions; I will complete the job within the deadline and TAT - I will answer to your requests within 2-3 hours. I am available on Skype, Facebook, e-mail and mobile - I can use Hangout, WebEx and other applications to have on line meeting with your team EDUCATION BACKGROUND & MISCELLANEA - 2001/2006: Liceo Scientifico (High school), "A" grade in English lessons - 2006: Trinity College London Graded Examination in Spoken English, grade 11 (C1), obtained after 15 days spent in Dublin (daily English lessons) - 2006/2009: minor jobs as flier distribution, private lessons (English, mathematics, philosophy), etc. - 2009/2012: Bachelor's degree in philosophy ("La Sapienza", Rome) - 2012/2014: Master's degree in philosophy (moral philosophy, neuro-ethics, neuroscience, etc.), 110/110 with honors. My thesis was about neuroscience, more than half of the books was written in scientific English. I'm looking forward to working with you!  less

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    • $12.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.7
    • 28 HOURS
    • ITALY
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 20 TESTS
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  • Proofreader, Reviewer

    I have proofread in the past for amateur authors and received positive feedback from them on my performance. My proofreading strengths include spelling and vocabulary. I love to read fiction so would be particularly interested in proofreading or reviewing someone … more

    I have proofread in the past for amateur authors and received positive feedback from them on my performance. My proofreading strengths include spelling and vocabulary. I love to read fiction so would be particularly interested in proofreading or reviewing someone's work. As well as an A* at A Level English Literature, in my free time I also write fiction so I have a good understanding of characterisation and plot which make me suitable as a book reviewer. I spent a few weeks performing volunteer work that involved helping young children learn to read and as such I have a good idea of the reading levels of children aged 4-6.  less

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    • $5.56 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Copyeditor-Proofreader

    Editing-Proofreading: Specialist in Academic, Business, and Technical Papers APA, MLA, Chicago, Oxford Top 10% Proofreading and English test scores MS, Public Administration BS, Accounting CPA (inactive) I donate 10% of my fees to charity. I have 30+ years of proven … more

    Editing-Proofreading: Specialist in Academic, Business, and Technical Papers APA, MLA, Chicago, Oxford Top 10% Proofreading and English test scores MS, Public Administration BS, Accounting CPA (inactive) I donate 10% of my fees to charity. I have 30+ years of proven experience writing, editing, and proofreading reports from my previous careers as a University Instructor, Certified Public Accountant, Government Auditor, and Executive Director of a non-profit organization. As a freelancer, I've worked on everything from website content to book manuscripts to PhD dissertations, and have much experience working with non-native English writers. I understand the value of working independently while keeping the team informed of progress. I contribute my writing skills—from proposals to website content—to various nonprofit organizations. I have taught Accounting, Finance, and other business-related courses at the university level. Now that I am retired and "free"(lancing), I also enjoy studying Art History and writing about my personal passions—history and travel.  less

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    • $19.76 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 595 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 10 TESTS
  • Writer, Editor, Proofreader

    Skilled writer and editor with a B.A. in English. Worked as a proofreader at Harvard University. Studied writing at the University of Oxford. Recently assisted with a major project for the MIT Press.

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 105 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 3 TESTS
  • Translator Italian to English

    Now working full time as a translator, having worked on isolated projects in previous years. I translate from Italian to English and can also provide proofreading and editing services for texts in English. I specialize in the fields of: Art … more

    Now working full time as a translator, having worked on isolated projects in previous years. I translate from Italian to English and can also provide proofreading and editing services for texts in English. I specialize in the fields of: Art History and related subjects such as architecture, history and so on; Food and Drink, from field to table, via processing, distribution, sales and preparation; Tourism Literature I have lived in Italy, primarily in Naples, and have traveled to most regions in the country. Please get in touch to request samples of my work.  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 302 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 0 TESTS
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