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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

  • Experienced Technical Writer, Business Writer and Copywriter

    Talented, detail-oriented technical writing professional with over 7 years of experience communicating technical information clearly and effectively. I have written numerous user manuals, software system guides, administration guides and configuration guides. For the last 6 years I have produced technical … more

    Talented, detail-oriented technical writing professional with over 7 years of experience communicating technical information clearly and effectively. I have written numerous user manuals, software system guides, administration guides and configuration guides. For the last 6 years I have produced technical documentation for a Java-based CMS. I can write in almost any environment and have experience with Jira, Confluence (Wiki), SVN, Git and more. My writing is backed by more than 20 years of varied commercial, legal and technical experience. I own and run two successful websites and keep current on new SEO and web strategies and advancements.  less

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    • $66.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 8092 HOURS
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 24 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
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  • Proofreader.writer,editor,website content, research

    I have written over 5000 articles on a broad range of topics. I offer proofreading, editing and writing services of a very high standard but at an economical price. I prefer flat rate jobs and am happy to negotiate fees … more

    I have written over 5000 articles on a broad range of topics. I offer proofreading, editing and writing services of a very high standard but at an economical price. I prefer flat rate jobs and am happy to negotiate fees, but have put a start fee in the box because you cannot leave it blank. No job too big or small. ***In case you are not from Australia (which is where I am ) you will notice I use Australian spelling unless I am otherwise instructed by a client. However, I can write equally well in US and UK English. I have never missed a deadline and have plenty of satisfied customers, including many who return again and again. Although I haven't done a lot of work in this site, I do have plenty of experience. Just ask and I can help you. My websites are http://ghostwritingspot.com and http://laurencewins.com  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.6
    • 0 HOURS
    • AUSTRALIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Expert Editor and Proofreader

    I am a top editor on oDesk capable of working in a variety of subject areas. I specialize in the social sciences and health and fitness and prefer to work on dissertations, theses, and books. I will edit your content … more

    I am a top editor on oDesk capable of working in a variety of subject areas. I specialize in the social sciences and health and fitness and prefer to work on dissertations, theses, and books. I will edit your content for grammar, syntax, flow, tone, and consistency. I can also fact-check material as needed. Whether you need a final proofread before publication or a complete deep line edit, I am the ideal candidate for your project.  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1189 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
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  • Proofreader/Editor

    I am a very detail-oriented former college English/writing instructor who currently works for a proofreading company and freelances as a proofreader/editor on the side. I will correct, enhance, and perfect any document you send my way, and I … more

    I am a very detail-oriented former college English/writing instructor who currently works for a proofreading company and freelances as a proofreader/editor on the side. I will correct, enhance, and perfect any document you send my way, and I guarantee positive results. I taught at the university level for eight years and have been proofreading various kinds of writing for ten. You will not be disappointed if you make use of my services!  less

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    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 1702 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 9 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
  • Need Polish? Quality Guaranteed: Editor & Proofreader

    I can help you make sure that your writing represents you at your best and says what you want it to say, elegantly and clearly. I am an excellent proofreader, sensitive to correct spelling, grammar, language, and punctuation, and with … more

    I can help you make sure that your writing represents you at your best and says what you want it to say, elegantly and clearly. I am an excellent proofreader, sensitive to correct spelling, grammar, language, and punctuation, and with a facility for rewriting when that is needed. Advanced education, teaching experience, and long professional practice have equipped me for sophisticated evaluation of written work, coherent organization and reorganization as appropriate, and explanations you can understand when I recommend changes. I produce quality results and guarantee satisfaction.  less

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    • $33.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 873 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 10 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 11 TESTS
  • Freelance Writer

    When I am assigned with tasks, I see to it that I consider not just promptness of submission but also the quality of work. I am adept in the field of technical and creative writing, having been a writer for … more

    When I am assigned with tasks, I see to it that I consider not just promptness of submission but also the quality of work. I am adept in the field of technical and creative writing, having been a writer for a regional newspaper for more than five years. While working for several clients through Odesk, I spend most of my time as a freshman law student (Juris Doctor).  less

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    • $6.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 25 HOURS
    • PHILIPPINES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 6 TESTS
  • English to French Translator

    French native speaker with a Bachelor degree from la Rochelle University in applied languages in both English and Indonesian specializing in the fields of business, linguistic and culture. I lived 4 years in Australia and New Zealand to perfect my … more

    French native speaker with a Bachelor degree from la Rochelle University in applied languages in both English and Indonesian specializing in the fields of business, linguistic and culture. I lived 4 years in Australia and New Zealand to perfect my language skills. I am fluent in both French and English and can translate any non-technical documents to my native language. I've been working as freelancer for two years, translating documents related to travel, products manuals, strings for apps or complete websites and much more. Hard worker, committed to the task and very reliable, I also can meet very tight deadlines. All my translations are human made.  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 21 HOURS
    • FRANCE
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Helen Gadie

    I am from the UK and have qualifications in English Language. I understand the use of grammar, am very good at spelling and can also proofread to a high standard. As a student, I had two short articles published and … more

    I am from the UK and have qualifications in English Language. I understand the use of grammar, am very good at spelling and can also proofread to a high standard. As a student, I had two short articles published and have excellent written communication skills. Throughout my Psychology degree, I gained experience of transcribing audio files, researching articles, and conducting interviews. I have a passion for reading and writing and work well with other people.  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 726 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Professional Writer / British-American / Blogger / Ghost Writer

    Over the last 10 years I have worked in several different areas of business including press, promotions, publishing, editing, writing, and marketing. I am a published ghost writer with several publications under my belt including books and articles. I am … more

    Over the last 10 years I have worked in several different areas of business including press, promotions, publishing, editing, writing, and marketing. I am a published ghost writer with several publications under my belt including books and articles. I am also published under my own name in books, magazines and on my personal website No Tea After 12. I have exceptional editing and writing skills, a strong background in project management, and meticulous attention to detail. I also possess good research and fact-checking abilities, and I can adhere to tight schedules as necessary. I have the ability to devise exciting content, as well as promotional and sales material and I regularly generate copy for PR and press initiatives. I also have experience in web content management, basic HTML, and data entry. As well as a strong background in both typing and copywriting.  less

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    • $27.78 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 481 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 6 TESTS
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  • Proofreader/Copy Editor

    New! I have begun blogging. Check it out here: www.greatthoughtsofgod.com I offer excellence and attention to detail: accuracy with integrity. "You taught that lesson better than I did." - Donald T. Williams, PhD, my professor of grammar, in response … more

    New! I have begun blogging. Check it out here: www.greatthoughtsofgod.com I offer excellence and attention to detail: accuracy with integrity. "You taught that lesson better than I did." - Donald T. Williams, PhD, my professor of grammar, in response to the 20-minute lesson I taught on coordinate adjectives as a final project in his class While working on my B.A. in English, which I earned in 2005, I copy edited the student newspaper for a year and the college's literary magazine for three years. In 2010-2011 I earned 12 credits toward a master's degree in library and information science (MLIS) but - although I enjoyed most of the classes very much and learned a lot - I decided that a library job is not what I really want after all, after learning more about the options in the field and discovering more about myself as I matured into my late 20s. My career goal is to make a living from home through online editing jobs. It would be the perfect career for me, an introvert tired of customer service and rude customers. It would especially be perfect if my husband and I have children. You can see my profile on my company's website here: http://www.theghostwritingagency.com/staff.html " 'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." - Keats I believe in correctness (truth) and aesthetics (beauty) blended together however and whenever possible in writing. Just as a good surfer can "read" the waves beneath his or her board, I can feel the aesthetic flow of words in a paragraph or an article. I prefer to make minimal changes to anyone's writing, regarding sentence structure and content (not grammar), unless it definitely needs it. I do not want to drown the writer's voice, just guide it. One of the strongest skills and motivations I possess in life is the driving desire for correctness, especially in the area of grammar. It is like breathing to me; it is practically my sixth sense. I can sniff out a comma splice a league away (the scent emanates strongly from the Harry Potter books on my shelf). Linguistics and language patterns come easily and naturally to me; I am learning Japanese and know a good amount of Spanish (not enough to edit those languages yet).  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
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