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

  • copy editor/proof reader/rewriter/layout

    I have over seven years' experience as a senior copy and layout editor, which makes me an editing guru, an expert proofreader and a master page designer. My work on a daily newspaper means that I have edited hundreds of … more

    I have over seven years' experience as a senior copy and layout editor, which makes me an editing guru, an expert proofreader and a master page designer. My work on a daily newspaper means that I have edited hundreds of articles. I work hard, I'm reliable and I love the English language.  less

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    • $18.89 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.7
    • 248 HOURS
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 8 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Professional Transcriptionist and Editor

    I'm a professional transcriptionist with several years of experience in the transcribing field in a number of subject areas. I produce high quality, accurate transcriptions with fast turn around times for my clients. In addition to my transcription work … more

    I'm a professional transcriptionist with several years of experience in the transcribing field in a number of subject areas. I produce high quality, accurate transcriptions with fast turn around times for my clients. In addition to my transcription work, am a Cambridge CELTA certified English teacher with academic editing and tutoring experience at the university level. I have extensive experience with accurately interpreting diverse international accents of all English levels and covering complex technical, industrial, financial and business related subject matter for several major publications. I have also completed transcriptions for the purposes of academic research on a number of different topics. What I like most about transcribing is the opportunity it affords me to increase my knowledge of different subject areas as I work, so I am always happy to take on new and different projects! All work is 100% transcribed, proof read and edited by me, never outsourced, delegated or machine transcribed. I research all unfamiliar terminology to ensure a high level of accuracy. All work is confidential and I am happy to sign a non disclosure agreement, should your require one. Jobs up to 1 hour of good quality audio can be completed within 24 hours (or less). I am always available and happy to work with you to meet your deadlines. I am confident I will be able to help you complete your project to a very high standard and look forward to working with you soon! **To ensure confidentiality and privacy, I do not use client work as portfolio samples. If you would like to verify the quality of my work, please request a 1-2 min sample before awarding the job.**  less

    transcription academic-writing content-writing proofreading editing copy-editing 00 more less
    • $17.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • CANADA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Proofreader, Editor, Report Writer, Researcher

    I have many years of experience, primarily in the proofreading and editing of academic and research material. As an avid reader and researcher, I am able to apply these transferable skills to almost any area or subject matter such as … more

    I have many years of experience, primarily in the proofreading and editing of academic and research material. As an avid reader and researcher, I am able to apply these transferable skills to almost any area or subject matter such as fictional and non-fictional topics. I am a native English speaker and can provide clients with well-written, grammatically correct and easy to read material that would be appealing and captivating to their reading audience. My work experience involves research, data analysis, proposal writing, speech writing and report writing. I currently possess a postgraduate research degree in International Development and a postgraduate certificate in Project Management. I also possess an undergraduate degree in Economics and International Relations. I have extensive knowledge of and experience in utilizing Microsoft Office programs. I am therefore very excited to use my skills, knowledge, experiences and interests in assisting clients to achieve their goals.  less

    microsoft-excel microsoft-word economic-analysis project-management research-papers internet-research policy-writing report-writing speech-writing copy-editing grant-writing proofreading editing data-entry 00 more less
    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 115 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 10 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.  less

    editing proofreading content-writing blog-writing article-writing journalism-writing copy-editing copywriting social-media-marketing transcription 00 more less
    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1148 HOURS
    • MOZAMBIQUE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 19 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
    • 480 HOURS
    • EL SALVADOR
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 8 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 9 TESTS
  • Proofreader

    I have experience proofreading various kinds of documents, including research papers, college application essays, creative writing, and opinion pieces.

    proofreading english-tutoring resume-writing 00 more less
    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1262 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Editor and Proofreader

    I am an English Philology graduate with experience in editing, proofreading and academic/expository writing. I am extensively familiar with MLA, APA and most other citation and format styles. I am equally capable of writing and editing in both American … more

    I am an English Philology graduate with experience in editing, proofreading and academic/expository writing. I am extensively familiar with MLA, APA and most other citation and format styles. I am equally capable of writing and editing in both American and British English. Ever since joining oDesk, I have received transcription work almost daily, thus I am capable of transcribing audio files with most accents in an accurate and timely manner. I am hardworking, detail-oriented, and highly adaptable to any writing style. I excel at working under a tight deadline and concrete expectations.  less

    copy-editing editing proofreading transcription 00 more less
    • $8.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 79 HOURS
    • LITHUANIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Writer, editor and translator

    A highly adaptable and self-motivated communications professional with experience in writing and editing high quality content (press releases, magazine articles, web articles) delivered to tight deadlines with no room for errors. I can translate from Spanish to English. I am … more

    A highly adaptable and self-motivated communications professional with experience in writing and editing high quality content (press releases, magazine articles, web articles) delivered to tight deadlines with no room for errors. I can translate from Spanish to English. I am fluent in Spanish, with a good grasp of Portuguese. Experience in providing web design, copywriting and hosting packages for individuals and small businesses. Sample websites: www.europeandepressionday.com www.cornerhousewoking.org.uk www.opendoorcounselling.org.uk www.dogsinneed.co.uk I am also a fully qualified CELTA instructor (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).  less

    copy-editing newsletter-writing content-writing proofreading html website-development translation transcription 00 more less
    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 147 HOURS
    • SPAIN
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 18 TESTS
  • Transport Manager

    I have been a transport manager, but I am recently a new mother and would love to find a part-time job and have more time for my kids. I am looking for a job that I can work from my … more

    I have been a transport manager, but I am recently a new mother and would love to find a part-time job and have more time for my kids. I am looking for a job that I can work from my home computer. I have knowledge in Microsoft Word; Spanish is my strongest point; I've been living in Spain for 10 years, so my accent is perfect, but I also have considerable knowledge of English and some French; Romanian is my native language. I have active phone; internet access; and typing skills. I am a highly motivated, quick learner and hard working person, able to work with deadlines and under pressure. And a more artistic side - I have some music knowledge and I like to write poetry.  less

    spanish romanian article-writing proofreading microsoft-word customer-service email-handling call-handling negotiation french 00 more less
    • $6.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 7 HOURS
    • ROMANIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 17 TESTS
  • Editor, Proofreader

    Clear, detailed, and technically pristine, my writing is persuasive, creative, and informative. I help my clients discover the proper organization and flow for their book or document. By doing this and by editing for grammar, syntax, and spelling, I provide … more

    Clear, detailed, and technically pristine, my writing is persuasive, creative, and informative. I help my clients discover the proper organization and flow for their book or document. By doing this and by editing for grammar, syntax, and spelling, I provide you, the client, with intelligent copy that is logically presented. I have assisted with the development of several eBooks and numerous documents intended for a variety of uses, my main role being that of proofreader, general editor, substantive editor, collaborator, or ghostwriter. Always ready with my keen eye for detail, engaging writing style, and good understanding of what it takes to connect with the reader, I am eager to put those talents to work for you.  less

    editing proofreading content-writing creative-writing article-writing microsoft-word ebook-design kindle-app-development 00 more less
    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1809 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 13 TESTS
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