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, 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

  • Data entry, administrative support, research, proof reading

    I am a small business owner for the past 10 years. I have also worked at home for the past 7 years doing various online work. I have been with ChaCha for 4 years as a SMS guide answering queries … more

    I am a small business owner for the past 10 years. I have also worked at home for the past 7 years doing various online work. I have been with ChaCha for 4 years as a SMS guide answering queries, I also regularly do various tasks for Amazon MTurk.As a proficient computer user and a small business owner, I am very detailed oriented and have excellent research skills as well as the ability to multi task. I'm confident that I can handle any task that comes my way, and complete the project beyond your expectations.Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile and considering me for your project.  less

    data-entry proofreading 00 more less
    • $3.33 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.4
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Transcription and Proofreading

    I have over 10 years of experience in a small publishing company, doing everything from transcription and proofreading to editing and layout to printing and distribution. I am a fast typer and can turn around transcription projects quickly. English is … more

    I have over 10 years of experience in a small publishing company, doing everything from transcription and proofreading to editing and layout to printing and distribution. I am a fast typer and can turn around transcription projects quickly. English is my first language, and grammar is my passion. :) I usually charge upwards of $30 per hour for my services, but I have lowered my price for the time being to pick up some more work this coming season. Take advantage of this special offer!  less

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    • $22.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 4 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
  • Wordsmith extraordinaire

    It isn't communication until everyone gets it - and better yet, enjoys it enough to REMEMBER it! Professional copy-writing and editing is essential to getting your message "out there", whatever it is. Poor language (be it grammar, spelling or simply … more

    It isn't communication until everyone gets it - and better yet, enjoys it enough to REMEMBER it! Professional copy-writing and editing is essential to getting your message "out there", whatever it is. Poor language (be it grammar, spelling or simply bad style) in any public showcase is harmful to the health of your business - get a professional copy tonic here!I have over 22 years' full-time experience in copy-writing, copy-editing and proofreading, as a professional linguist and Editor of the SA Navy's flagship publication Navy News Magazine and 18 years' freelancing. I am passionate about how skilled communication can make a difference to any project and as such, guarantee attention to detail, creativity and honed-in, reliable customer focus.How you convey YOUR message is imperative to its effectiveness and success and to the success of your venture. I'm a master wordsmith - I'll craft your communication to fit AND get attention.What I can offer you:Skilled copy-writing, copy-editing and proofreading, whatever your project may be. I pay consummate attention to detail and not only ensure effective communication but stylistically engaging and grammatically correct copy.Words carry energy and paint vivid pictures if you use them well. Let me help you create an exciting masterpiece.My Background:I have extensive experience in the field of communication - other than my position of Editor and Creative Director of the SA Navy's Media Department, I also played key roles in the planning and structuring of the marketing / communications strategies during the transformation of the SA Navy (post 1994 and the establishment of the new democratic Government), and was a key role player on an ongoing basis within the management of the Naval Public Relations Division. I also sat on the Editorial Committee of the SA National Defense Force Corporate magazine, SA Soldier.I resigned with the civilian rank of Assistant Director (Communications) - the equivalent Naval rank of full Commander. I have a BA (Lang) degree (Univ of Pretoria) and a TEFL diploma (Univ of Cambridge).  less

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    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Writer, Creative Writer, and Accredited Editor

    While I only have one year of professional experience, I am already an accredited writer and editor. I have edited magazines, articles, and a book. During my undergraduate studies, I conducted a large independent research project and served on the … more

    While I only have one year of professional experience, I am already an accredited writer and editor. I have edited magazines, articles, and a book. During my undergraduate studies, I conducted a large independent research project and served on the staff of a literary magazine. I type at 104 words per minute. I am looking to fulfill any writing or editing needs you may have. 日本語はできますも。ひらがな と カタカナ と 漢字 が あります。  less

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    • $7.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 11 TESTS
  • Individual freelancer- no job is too big or small, I can do them all!

    I am a communications-journalism major, with particular interest in article writing. Over the course of eight years, I have done many varied assignments pertaining to just about every field of writing, including managing the PR/networking aspect of a gym … more

    I am a communications-journalism major, with particular interest in article writing. Over the course of eight years, I have done many varied assignments pertaining to just about every field of writing, including managing the PR/networking aspect of a gym for two years. While I am partial to article writing, I am also interested in just about every aspect of the writing field. I am looking to get started as an independent freelancer, and am trying to gain experience, and this website looks like the perfect place to start! Feel free to message me with any questions.  less

    project-management proofreading 00 more less
    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • French Teacher / Tutor

    Over the last 5 years, I have worked professionally as a French Immersion teacher and I continue to do so. I have a degree in Education and Psychology from the University of Ottawa. I am fluent in both French and … more

    Over the last 5 years, I have worked professionally as a French Immersion teacher and I continue to do so. I have a degree in Education and Psychology from the University of Ottawa. I am fluent in both French and English orally and in writing. I am friendly, patient, dedicated, and enjoy making learning fun. I am seeking opportunities to teach French to adults, using various materials including books, lessons and working on building vocabulary, sentence structures and oral skills. I would like to give the learner the tools and the skills he or she needs to be proficient in learning a second language or just improve your current working knowledge of French. I have developed interesting and varying lessons and am happy to work with you and help you progress to achieve your French goals. I hope you will consider me to be your personal French teacher!  less

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    • $17.78 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 2 HOURS
    • CANADA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Proofreader and virtual administrator

    I proofread, on an ad hoc basis, technical computer books for a UK publishing company. This involves me reading through all the chapters in a book in PDF format and making any necessary changes in style, layout, spelling, grammar and … more

    I proofread, on an ad hoc basis, technical computer books for a UK publishing company. This involves me reading through all the chapters in a book in PDF format and making any necessary changes in style, layout, spelling, grammar and use of English. I am regularly asked to read titles with very short deadlines due to the efficiency with which I return chapters and books. I am currently undertaking a range of short term roles which includes the following duties: diary management, business correspondence, customer service (via email and telephone), updating information using Infusionsoft and Zoho CRM systems, issuing invoices and chasing up payments and general administration. I have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and Outlook. Recently I have worked as a recruitment resourcer finding suitable candidates for recruitment and IT roles. This required me to source suitable candidates using job boards and social networking sites, telephone screen them, arrange interviews, liaise with the candidates throughout the interview process and all administration involved in the role. I worked a couple of nights a week in a pub and have been mentioned in customer service audits for my excellent customer service skills. I am UK based and I have a full home office set up and an extremely reliable internet connection and am available on a short term or long term basis from 8.30 - 5.00 Monday to Friday(GMT). I am extremely hardworking and am able to meet deadlines effectively and efficiently.  less

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    • $14.44 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 5 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • TRANSLATOR- Fluent in English; Native German

    Proper translation can't be done by a machine, but only by a committed, able and experienced human being. On this note, I guarantee manual quality translation of your documents, texts and websites. I'm a German native speaker with … more

    Proper translation can't be done by a machine, but only by a committed, able and experienced human being. On this note, I guarantee manual quality translation of your documents, texts and websites. I'm a German native speaker with very distinguished language skills and will work accurately and quickly. You won't get nonsensical texts from me.  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1 HOURS
    • GERMANY
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Proof-reader, Editor, Writer, English Language Consultant, Assistant

    Hello, I am a professional writer/rewriter of articles, fiction, and fact. I am enthusiastic about research, causing my work to be not only interesting and informative, but factually accurate as well. I am also training to become a professional … more

    Hello, I am a professional writer/rewriter of articles, fiction, and fact. I am enthusiastic about research, causing my work to be not only interesting and informative, but factually accurate as well. I am also training to become a professional editor/proofreader. I hold a diploma in Travel and Tourism, a B.A. in Linguistics, various certificates in Teaching English as a Second Language, and am currently working towards a diploma in Professional Proofreading and Editing. My professional career has been geared towards teaching ESL to adults in various international businesses, the Italian Carabinieri, and members of the Federal Government of Canada. This has included designing and teaching seminars and workshops on business writing, advanced grammar, adult learning, etc. In addition, I also have experience as a personal assistant and data entry clerk. Since I am new to oDesk, I am happy to offer my services at an incredibly low price. Should you require any references, I would be happy to e-mail you scanned copies of reference letters from my previous employers who can all attest to my ability to respect deadlines and adhere to guidelines in a pleasant and courteous manner. Please note: I am British / Canadian and, as such, am comfortable writing and editing work for both U.K. and U.S. audiences. I am an avid and meticulous researcher, able to write on a variety of different topics, but my passions include: travel, wine tasting, and cooking. I look forward to working with you shortly, Anisa :)  less

    proofreading editing 00 more less
    • $5.56 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 6 TESTS
  • Administrative Associate

    I am working toward a career in writing and want to get experience in content as well as creative writing. I also have much experience in proofreading/editing and a strong skills in the English language (grammar, spelling, format, etc … more

    I am working toward a career in writing and want to get experience in content as well as creative writing. I also have much experience in proofreading/editing and a strong skills in the English language (grammar, spelling, format, etc.) I have completed a Creative Writing course as well as a course in proofreading. I have worked in administration for a non profit for 10 years, which included writing content as well as proofreading/ editing of newsletters, annual reports, website, grant applications, and much more.  less

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    • $10.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.4
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
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