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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

  • Proofreader and Copy Editor

    I am a native speaker of U.S. English with extensive experience in proofreading, editing and more recent experience with copy editing. My skills have given me the ability to handle and process both large and small projects well under … more

    I am a native speaker of U.S. English with extensive experience in proofreading, editing and more recent experience with copy editing. My skills have given me the ability to handle and process both large and small projects well under deadlines. As you can see by my skills list, I have a mastery of the English written word and can offer advice, upon request, to improve upon your work or to simply correct your documents with complete and thorough professionalism. I am available to discuss and review your project at your convenience, and can be easily reached by email or phone. For the record, I also possess extensive experience as an administrative assistant, also making me proficient in all of the most common MS office programs on the market today. I look forward to helping your projects reach their fullest potential.  less

    microsoft-excel microsoft-word microsoft-publisher microsoft-outlook-development data-entry proofreading copy-editing editing internet-research print-layout-design 00 more less
    • $14.96 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 356 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 31 TESTS
  • Scientific/Medical writer and translator (German/English)

    As a scientist with nine years postdoctoral research experience in the UK (Oxford and Sheffield) and a strong publication record including original articles, reviews and commentaries (available on PubMed), I offer reliable expert quality of scientific and medical writing, editing … more

    As a scientist with nine years postdoctoral research experience in the UK (Oxford and Sheffield) and a strong publication record including original articles, reviews and commentaries (available on PubMed), I offer reliable expert quality of scientific and medical writing, editing and proofreading in English and German. I am a native German speaker with excellent command of English and offer German>English as well as English>German translations of articles, websites, lectures, lecture material, patient information, etc. I do also offer universal translation services including CVs, blogs, websites, as well as legal and technical translations. In addition, I have expertise in the translation and transcription of old literature (18th century). Having worked in a senior position before, I am determined, organised and adaptive enough to successfully complete any project I accept. I am able to work flexible hours and always respect a deadline.  less

    article-writing article-submission copy-editing editing proofreading translation translation-german-english translation-english-german 00 more less
    • $27.78 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 20 HOURS
    • FRANCE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Editor, Romanian/English translator

    I'm a professional and very determined editor and corrector with 3+ years' experience. I was responsible for accuracy and correctness of written texts in politics and sports newspapers. Managing strict deadlines and efficiency are the strong points that define … more

    I'm a professional and very determined editor and corrector with 3+ years' experience. I was responsible for accuracy and correctness of written texts in politics and sports newspapers. Managing strict deadlines and efficiency are the strong points that define me.  less

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    • $5.56 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • ROMANIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Your reliable Vietnamese translator

    Graduated from the University of Languages and International Studies- Vietnam National University, Vietnam, majoring in English - International Business. Service: Translating, Editing, Proofreading, Transcribing EN-VI Specialization: Economics, Business, Commerce, Linguistics, Cinema, Film, Graphic Arts, Painting, Photography. - Heavy experience translating English and … more

    Graduated from the University of Languages and International Studies- Vietnam National University, Vietnam, majoring in English - International Business. Service: Translating, Editing, Proofreading, Transcribing EN-VI Specialization: Economics, Business, Commerce, Linguistics, Cinema, Film, Graphic Arts, Painting, Photography. - Heavy experience translating English and Vietnamese documents. - Great command of both English and Vietnamese language and grammar. - Broad knowledge base on a variety of subjects. - Intimate familiarity with with both Eastern and Western culture. - Translation experience within many disciplines. - Completely competent with up-to-date computer technologies, such as Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Photoshop CS6, SDL Trados Studio 2011, SDL Passolo Essential 2011 and SDL Multiterm. - Seeking long-term clients. - High quality work with excellent turn around time.  less

    translation translation-english-vietnamese transcription editing proofreading sdl-trados voice-over voice-talent data-entry 00 more less
    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • VIETNAM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Experienced Translator and Proofreader

    Hello! I’m Cecilia and I’m based in London, United Kingdom. I'm a Native Spanish speaker with over 10 years of experience translating, editing and proofreading texts. I specialise in Spanish and English languages, for both print and … more

    Hello! I’m Cecilia and I’m based in London, United Kingdom. I'm a Native Spanish speaker with over 10 years of experience translating, editing and proofreading texts. I specialise in Spanish and English languages, for both print and digital content. Writing is my passion. When I am translating I always produce well-written, professional documents following the original style and tone, making sure the text sounds natural and it is readable and relevant. As a copywriter and editor I create web-friendly, clear and engaging content optimised for search engines (SEO), whether I am writing your copy in full or simply editing it to banish inconsistencies. My experience includes, among others: Travel and tourism (articles, guides, brochures) Health and medical papers and articles Business, financial and legal documents General literature Websites Mobile apps I also provide web content management services, including: Re-purposing content for websites Online community moderation Proficiency in several Content Management Systems.  less

    spanish translation-english-spanish translation-spanish-english proofreading content-writing copywriting english web-content-management medical-translation 00 more less
    • $17.50 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 68 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 4 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Writer | Editor (Academic & Non-Profit)

    I want you to shine. I truly do. Whether writing copy for you or editing what you have already written, I will engage your specific audience and make sure your text is organized, easy to understand, and flows well. Though … more

    I want you to shine. I truly do. Whether writing copy for you or editing what you have already written, I will engage your specific audience and make sure your text is organized, easy to understand, and flows well. Though I can write/edit in a formal tone, my preference is to use a more conversational style that really connects with people while still being professional. My best work is done with individuals, educational organizations, and non-profit organizations, as that is where I have gained most of my experience. Recent projects include: - book manuscripts - organizational newsletters - academic articles I have also worked with news articles, blog articles/posts, website copy, brochures, drama scripts, seminar transcriptions, and email copy. REFERENCE: "I have worked with Kari Otto on a wide variety of projects, ranging from creating thought-provoking pieces for curriculum to crisp, informative brochure and web site copy. I am consistently impressed with her insights and the command she has of her craft. Her writing is clear, colorful and well-organized. Kari understands deadlines and has established a record of turning around projects well within the agreed upon timeline. She is also a gifted editor, pulling together the ideas from a rough piece of copy and turning into more effective communication. Kari delivers all of this with the confident, helpful attitude born of experience. I recommend her without reservation!" Michael Boze Art Director/Communications Specialist  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 102 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Spanish/English/French Translator & Writer

    I am a professional English and French to Spanish translator and proofreader with over 15 years of experience in a wide range of subjects, both general and technical (mechanical, medical or legal, among others), working with many companies - like Siemens, Microsoft, Pitney Bowes, Weir Minerals or Ansell Healthcare, to name a few.

    translation proofreading translation-english-spanish translation-french-spanish spanish 00 more less
    • $10.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 6 HOURS
    • SPAIN
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 12 TESTS
  • Editing, Writing, Project Management

    My goal is to help my clients succeed by providing them with quality work that is second to none. English is my native language and I have been writing professionally for over six years. I pride myself on communication and … more

    My goal is to help my clients succeed by providing them with quality work that is second to none. English is my native language and I have been writing professionally for over six years. I pride myself on communication and making plans and ideas come together. My skills include project management, copywriting and editing for manuscripts and documents, proofreading, customer service, article spinning and submission, word and data processing, update and maintain blogs,research, and writing. I love learning new skills and enjoy a challenge. I am adept at Microsoft Office programs including Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. I have worked for a variety of clients, including oDesk Enterprise Solutions, as an editor and project manager. I have done other project management work and have also worked with spin programs and various online submission sites for SEO articles. You won't be disappointed when you let me work for you because I will provide you with top-notch work that is of the highest quality. I am reliable, trustworthy, and precise. If I say I will deliver, you can plan on it.  less

    editing proofreading project-management article-spinning word-processing 00 more less
    • $33.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 2570 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
  • a hardworking freelance data entry and affordable professional

    i am seeking data entry opportunities with odesk in order to enhance my skills and gather more experience in this field, i am also an experienced ebay online seller so i have knowledge on ebay product listings/keyword research/title optimization and writng reviews on amazon.

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    • $5.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • PHILIPPINES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 3 TESTS
  • Innovative Resume and Cover Letter Writer for Today's Job Market

    Many people now hire resume writers, so even a professionally written resume often looks average. I'm uniquely qualified to make your resume stand out in today's market: 1. I have worked on resumes in many disciplines and helped … more

    Many people now hire resume writers, so even a professionally written resume often looks average. I'm uniquely qualified to make your resume stand out in today's market: 1. I have worked on resumes in many disciplines and helped people from C-level executives to new graduates. As a seasoned resume writer and member of the National Resume Writers’ Association, I'm an expert in this field’s current practices. 2. I have also been a recruiter, so I know how hiring managers select a resume from hundreds of others, and I understand the full hiring process. 3. I’m up to date with applicant-tracking software (ATS) systems. More than 70% of the resumes sent for a typical opening won’t be seen by human eyes because ATS systems first screen them. They require effective use of keywords and certain types of formatting. There are more than 140 ATS systems and they change quickly. 4. I have been a voracious reader for 30 years (with an 8,000-volume home library). Reading intensively on a daily basis has made me a more astute critic than writers who read less are--I can notice more of a resume's shortcomings. I can also see more nuances in a resume's language and understand how they will affect the hiring manager's impressions. 5. I’m an unusually versatile and creative writer. I have written resumes, web pages, a book about creativity (it will be published in January), and articles about art, travel, world cultures, creativity, business, and religious studies. I’ve traveled extensively in 34 countries. Extra creativity and the ability to look at people and their resumes in novel ways, with a larger range of ideas, make a big difference now that resume writing has become more competitive. I will be able to see all of your strengths in more ways than other resume writers will, and my versatility as a writer will allow me to give them more impact. I'll be happy to give your resume a free critique and tell you what I can do to improve it. This is the best way to test a resume writer because it allows you to see his ability to evaluate a resume and think of ways to distinguish you. It also enables you to see his knowledge of the job market, which has recently undergone several profound changes--many resume writing techniques that worked in the past often fail now. I have also learned how to craft resumes in ways that can influence the interview in your favor, and I can provide interview coaching. I also write cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, webpages, personal bios, and articles. TESTIMONIALS I'm new to oDesk, but I've had many happy clients in the past: 1. “I heard more innovative ideas from Brian about how to craft an effective resume than I have from anyone else. He understands how the rules for finding a job in this market have changed more than anyone else that I have worked with. I would emphatically recommend him to any professional who is looking for a job.” Dan M. 2. “I got much more intelligent advice from Brian about my resume than I did from anybody else. I got a job within one month of his consultation, and his work had a lot to do with it.” Prasad S. 3. “I had been working on my resume for two years and after numerous revisions and feedback from people, I had a resume that I thought was as good as I could get, but that was still not working for me in this market. I am impressed and relieved that in working with you, it took less than one hour to significantly improve my resume in ways I never imagined possible.” Anna S. 4. “I previously worked with two consultants about resumes, and Brian was more helpful than both put together. He sat down with me, analyzed my experience, and discovered several ways in which I stand out from my competition that I wasn’t aware of. As a recruiter, he has worked with many hiring managers, and he knows what they are looking for in candidates, and on their resumes. I would recommend him to anybody who wants to greatly increase his or her chances of getting interviews and jobs” Leonard S. 5. “Brian offered some ideas that added interest and clarity to my resume. With Brian’s help, my revised resume helped me stand out among the competition to get me my current job.” Brad B. 6. “ATC’s Brian Holihan really knows what he’s doing. He gave me lots of insights into the job market in Silicon Valley that I haven’t heard before. He also teaches some great interviewing techniques I haven’t heard anywhere else.” Harlo L. As a resume writer and an explorer of world cultures, I focus on discovering the richness in people, and I've found that each person is unique and infinitely deep. I love to find more wonders in people and societies and write about them. I look forward to giving you a great new resume and many ideas about taking the next step in your career.  less

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    • $40.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
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