Siobhan Gallagher

Siobhan Gallagher

American Editor, Proofreader, Author

Martizay, France



What's the difference

A full-time American freelance editor and creative writer and one of oDesk's most sought after editors, I am skilled in both US and UK English styles. Highly professional and hard-working, I tackle every project as if it were my own, and am scrupulous in finding flaws. I have structurally and technically edited, proofed, and indexed numerous books, fiction and nonfiction, for publishers around the world, and worked with authors to shape their work into publishable material, including doctoral th…


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Work History & Feedback

Proofread my novel

Fixed Price $727
“Siobhan is an excellent editor. She really helped make my novel a success, catching many errors that other editors had missed. She looks at both the big and detailed picture as she reads. Highly recommended!”


CV&PS revising service

6 hrs @ $30.00/hr
Earned $185
“Second time hired, always provide with excellent work!All is perfect, I will recommend other people for her service.”


Technical Writer with Strong Word, LaTeX, Google Docs and HTML Expertise

22 hrs @ $28.00/hr
Earned $607
“Great work. Very professional.”


UK eCommerce Editor/Project Manager

67 hrs
“Thank you for your participation in this project.”


Trial for UK eCommerce Editor/Project Manager

Fixed Price
“Great job! Am hiring Siobhan on for a more permanent editor position.”


Editing Work For A Rough Manuscript For A True Story

106 hrs @ $18.89/hr
Earned $2,000
“I cannot say enough good things about Siobhan. She is without doubt the one of the best writers I have ever seen. She took my rough manuscript for a book, that started out as 250,000 words, and was able to cut it down to size (93,000 words) while maintaining the main themes of the story, the flow of the text, and the voice of me as the author. What can I saw but wow! She is extremely professional and is always willing to listen to your input as well as offer suggestions that will give you a top notch manuscript for publishing. I will work with Siobhan for a very long time to come. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone and already have!”


Blog posts and articles for attorney website as well as finish edits on legal book for criminal law

215 hrs @ $30.00/hr
Earned $6,380
Job in progress

Tests Taken
Name Percentile Score

Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)


Email Etiquette Certification


English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)


English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)


Office Skills Test


U.S. English Basic Skills Test


U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)


U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test


U.S. Word Usage Test


UK English Basic Skills Test


UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)


oDesk Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Staffing Managers