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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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oDesk Proofreading Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 681 Proofreading projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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Average Proofreading Freelancer Feedback Score

Proofreading oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.79.

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Last updated: April 1, 2014

  • 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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  • Editor, Rewriter, Proofreader, Researcher, Interviewer

    After 15 years as a newspaper reporter, I want to put my research, writing and editing skills to work for my own benefit. I have extensive background in government, public finance and history along with the ability to spin a … more

    After 15 years as a newspaper reporter, I want to put my research, writing and editing skills to work for my own benefit. I have extensive background in government, public finance and history along with the ability to spin a great feature story. I can write clear, concise copy on deadline. If you already have written it, I can both proofread and edit your writing. (They are different skillsets and not everyone can do both.) I also can teach you how to be a better writer. As far as research, I don't know everything but I do know where to find everything beyond just mass data scraping. I won a research award long before the Internet. I also can take all that information and condense to something the average reader can understand.  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.4
    • 743 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 10 TESTS
  • Engage: Stellar Sales Copy and Pitch-Perfect PR

    Need sales copy? Press releases? Web Content? Copyediting? You've arrived. Read below to learn how I can put my 10 years experience to work for you, whether you're an entrepreneur trying to break into a market or a … more

    Need sales copy? Press releases? Web Content? Copyediting? You've arrived. Read below to learn how I can put my 10 years experience to work for you, whether you're an entrepreneur trying to break into a market or a large corporation trying to remain engaged with your customers. When it comes to writing direct response copy that instills in your prospects the overwhelming urgency to click that button, call that number or fill in that form -- like a 250-pound runningback barreling toward the end zone, I've learned from the best: From experts of the ages like Eugene Schwartz, Gary Halbert and Clayton Makepeace to modern masters like Dan Kennedy, John Carlton and Drew Eric Whitman, I've learned from acknowledged industry trailblazers. And you know what? They're advice is almost universally the same. The things that make us tick haven't changed much over the years, so I stick with the recipes for success that have been cooked up by copywriters like me since modern advertising began. Whether your target audience includes CEO's, consumers or small business owners, my job is to make sure they get it through their heads that your product or service is something they simply can't live without. Want to convince a CEO that if he doesn't jump on this trend, he's destroying his business? Convince a small business owner that only you can provide the services she needs to get ahead and stay there? Convince a consumer that your widget is the must-have gadget of the year? Contact me, and we'll make it happen. Direct response is just one of the many areas of copywriting at which I excel. Does your company have something to brag about? Well, then, you need a highly targeted press release, one that speaks to your industry colleagues and potential customers in language they understand. Is your website old and tired and in need of a rewrite, or maybe an entirely new approach? Let's talk about your requirements and target market, and I'll show you what I can do. I'm also a fast, accurate and extremely fastidious editor. Whether you're publishing an eBook, a thesis, a technical report, a press release or anything in between, I'm your backstop - someone that won't be happy until your document shines. If you're on the fence - not sure if I'm the one you want - just ask. I'll provide you any samples you require, and I'll analyze my fitness for your job. I won't take on a job I don't think I'll be able to slam dunk or am otherwise not qualified to complete to our mutual satisfaction. Your killer copy is just a few clicks away! Contact me, and let's do it!  less

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    • $40.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.5
    • 614 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Content writer and blogger with article writing experience

    I have been a journalist, freelance writer, copy editor, and English teacher. My work has appeared in literary magazines, newspapers, sports magazines, company newsletters, and on travel websites. I want to make the transition to full time freelancer. My varied … more

    I have been a journalist, freelance writer, copy editor, and English teacher. My work has appeared in literary magazines, newspapers, sports magazines, company newsletters, and on travel websites. I want to make the transition to full time freelancer. My varied experiences in education, volunteer firefighting, and a lifetime of being an outdoorsman all inform my writing. I am flexible, detailed, creative, and punctual.  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.6
    • 11 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 6 TESTS
  • Experienced professional writer, copywriter and editor.

    I partner with clients to create and optimize digital and print content, blog posts, eBooks, email and marketing copy. In the last 6 years, I have worked with a range of business clients, including start-ups, successful entrepreneurs and SMEs. By … more

    I partner with clients to create and optimize digital and print content, blog posts, eBooks, email and marketing copy. In the last 6 years, I have worked with a range of business clients, including start-ups, successful entrepreneurs and SMEs. By approaching projects from the customers' perspective, I have successfully provided copy for clients in motoring, healthcare, nutrition, marketing, technology, construction and green living. My commitment is to produce original, targeted business and marketing content premised on industry concepts of interest to your target audience.  less

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    • $33.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • KENYA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 5 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • freelance proofreader and content writer

    Hi there. I have lots of free time during weekdays and I'm looking to make good use of it. I like writing but that comes second to reading. I read just about anything. Although I am kind of new … more

    Hi there. I have lots of free time during weekdays and I'm looking to make good use of it. I like writing but that comes second to reading. I read just about anything. Although I am kind of new at this and relatively lowtech, am confident that I can be a lot of help to you because I inherently like doing this. Reading and writing, to me, falls under "desirable" activities , so let me give it a go. I hope to partner up with good employers and I trust that they can contribute to my ongoing learning as much as I contribute to their goals. I may need some mentoring at times, but don't worry, I am definitely a fast learner, loyal and worth your time. So far I have made web content for sites that answers both to scholarly research and trivia, SEO oriented pieces, rewrites, blogs, plain and simple descriptive articles and other forms of creative writing. Glad to have learned along the way and grateful to all the employers! Have a nice day and don't forget to flash a smile; research has proven that it is expression that triggers the emotion and not the other way around. All through a day of staring at a screen, we could all use some cheer. I am Azon and I am happy to write for you.  less

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    • $6.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Professional translations by certified German translator

    As a certified German translator I am constantly looking for new business relationships and translations projects, as well as projects that include English/German correspondence, localization, proof reading, and copy writing. I obtained a Master's degree in translation studies … more

    As a certified German translator I am constantly looking for new business relationships and translations projects, as well as projects that include English/German correspondence, localization, proof reading, and copy writing. I obtained a Master's degree in translation studies as well as a Bachelor's degree in International Business, Economy and Marketing. Additionally, I am a certified translator for English by the state of Germany. Over the last 7 years I was able to gain experience in translating, proofreading and writing English and German text. My work includes translation and proofreading tasks of the following areas: LEGAL: legal documents, contracts, waivers, imprints and non-disclosure agreements IT: website content and software applications, as well as technical user manuals, product write-ups buyer's guides and mobile Apps MARKETING: business communication, presentations and marketing/ PR materials EDUCATIONAL: language learning materials for German including in depth explanation of grammar rules, creation of flashcards and course materials TECHNICAL: technical text, product manuals and description Copy Writing experience: E-Books, product information with SEO focus, Travel guides, Articles and Blogs I'm aware of the differences between creative translation and exact translation and will adapt my style to your respective needs. Furthermore, I work with SDL Trados to ensure the highest possible quality of my translations, including the layout and formatting of the source documents. My work is very detail-oriented, yet fast-paces because Client satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me.  less

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    • $33.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1482 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 10 TESTS
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  • Native English Marketer, Blogger & Social Media Manager

    I am a Marketing Executive and write articles, blogs, press releases and copy for websites, e-newsletters and e-shots on a regular basis. I am a Diamond author on Ezinearticles and also manage several social media platforms for different companies, Facebook … more

    I am a Marketing Executive and write articles, blogs, press releases and copy for websites, e-newsletters and e-shots on a regular basis. I am a Diamond author on Ezinearticles and also manage several social media platforms for different companies, Facebook and Pinterest being my favourites. I also offer proofreading services in English with a rapid turn around time. I completed my basic Editing course 11 years ago in addition to my Better English Language course. I have experience in writing sponsorship proposals and as a quality auditor, in writing staff training and customer facing documentation. I hold a PhD in Pharmacy and wrote several scientific papers during this period. I have also worked in the pharmaceutical industry and as an international auditor for the European Agency of Reconstruction where I was responsible for writing scientific reports.  less

    article-writing blog-writing social-media-marketing press-release-writing proofreading cover-letter-writing press-advertising 00 more less
    • $13.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 248 HOURS
    • PORTUGAL
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 14 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Independent Communications Specialist

    I am an experienced and reliable writer, editor and business development professional available for writing, editing, proofreading and marketing projects, large or small. I have 10 years' experience working as a writer and editor for online projects, consumer magazines, legal … more

    I am an experienced and reliable writer, editor and business development professional available for writing, editing, proofreading and marketing projects, large or small. I have 10 years' experience working as a writer and editor for online projects, consumer magazines, legal publishing and local newspapers and a background in professional services marketing.  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.7
    • 548 HOURS
    • ARGENTINA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 15 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Writer / Editor / Marketing Strategist

    I specialize in writing and editing for copy and content. While Vice President Marketing for ASEAN Affairs magazine, the one and only publication specializing on ASEAN distributed to five continents, my proofreading and editing excellence were used on each issue … more

    I specialize in writing and editing for copy and content. While Vice President Marketing for ASEAN Affairs magazine, the one and only publication specializing on ASEAN distributed to five continents, my proofreading and editing excellence were used on each issue as the final arbiter for copy and content. As an editor for International News Editing, I edited features and articles for Bernama (Malaysia), The Nation (Thailand), The Kuwait Times, and The Straight's Times (Singapore). As an Advanced Communicator Silver with Toastmasters International, I was a national leader in Thailand where I served as Area Governor. I have lived in four countries on four continents; England, Australia, America, and Thailand . I presently reside in Bangkok.  less

    business-writing editing copy-editing magazine-layout proofreading customer-service helpdesk-support 00 more less
    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 4467 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 14 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 10 TESTS
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