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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 Copy-Editor, Proofreader, Writer, High Quality, Reliable

    If you write – at work, in class, or just for fun – you will benefit from my help. The standard of any piece of writing you produce reflects on you – and, if I’m involved, on me! Whether it’s: • a … more

    If you write – at work, in class, or just for fun – you will benefit from my help. The standard of any piece of writing you produce reflects on you – and, if I’m involved, on me! Whether it’s: • a report, brochure/marketing leaflet, manual or website; • a thesis, dissertation, assignment or research proposal; • an article for a magazine or journal, a book, short story or even a blockbuster of a novel; my proofreading and copy-editing skills will help to ensure that the only thing that stands out is your message. So why use me instead of a colleague, relative or friend? Same reason you no longer let your mum cut your hair around a pudding basin! I’m a Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) with a BA (honours) in English language and literature and an MA (distinction) in literature. I’m also partway through a second BA in politics, philosophy and economics. I worked as a full-time editor for several years before turning freelance in 2009. I’m a native English speaker based in the UK, although I work with US, Australian and non-native English as well. I’ve got a handle on all the main referencing styles – Harvard, Chicago, APA, MHRA, OSCOLA – and can help you put together a house style for your business too. On top of all that, I’m efficient, friendly and flexible, so you don’t have to worry about needing a quick turnaround or chasing me for emails. I’m interested in the same thing as you – top-quality plain English delivered on time and within budget. See? Good writing is a joy to read.  less

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    • $26.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1 HOURS
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Experienced Copy Editor and Proofreader

    Experienced copy editor, proofreader, writer, and editor who has worked for advertising agencies, educational publishing companies, insurance companies, and university marketing departments. Skilled in managing projects from beginning to end, including creating and updating style guides, determining and following schedules … more

    Experienced copy editor, proofreader, writer, and editor who has worked for advertising agencies, educational publishing companies, insurance companies, and university marketing departments. Skilled in managing projects from beginning to end, including creating and updating style guides, determining and following schedules, developing content, tracking and logging documents, and researching requirements and correlations. Materials created and edited include brochures, textbooks, flyers, professional development materials, direct mailings, fiction, retail and product advertisements, posters, banners, coupons, FSIs, displays, packaging, e-mails, presentations, and Web sites. Familiar with all stages of production process, and comfortable proofing traditionally or electronically.  less

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    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Proofreader - English Teacher

    A top-rated oDesk contractor, I scored in the top 10% on the "U.S. English Sentence Structure For Writing Professionals Exam Over the last five years, I created True Inklings Literary Productions My website "True Inklings," showcases excerpts from my … more

    A top-rated oDesk contractor, I scored in the top 10% on the "U.S. English Sentence Structure For Writing Professionals Exam Over the last five years, I created True Inklings Literary Productions My website "True Inklings," showcases excerpts from my two works in progress: 1) "Fire in the Belly; the Story of An Ancient Women's Burial Grounds" 2) "True Inklings; a Memoir of of a Hard-headed Woman"  less

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    • $44.44 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 6 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Translator,copywriting, proofreading, social media

    I have been working at freelance jobs for about five years. My native language is Turkish. My specilaties are translating English to Turkish, copywriting, profreading, social media consultancy, PR and press consultancy, brand management. I have been working as a consultant for 10 years in different sectors in Turkey and international.

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    • $5.56 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • TURKEY
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 1 TEST
  • Medical laboratory,IT specialist and an Article writer

    A team worker who has been working in odesk for the last 3 years.I have been writing quality articles and would like to give all my best to this noble field.Always work to meet deadlines and deliver good … more

    A team worker who has been working in odesk for the last 3 years.I have been writing quality articles and would like to give all my best to this noble field.Always work to meet deadlines and deliver good content. Also I have some knowledge in data entry and audio transcription.Am a graduate from Maseno University having studied a degree in medical laboratory sciences with IT.  less

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    • $3.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.5
    • 14 HOURS
    • KENYA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 1 PORTFOLIO ITEM
    • 4 TESTS
  • 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
  • French & Spanish translator, Historian

    Native French speaker who lived 8 years in Spain, I'm looking for using my language skills in helping translating (from Spanish/English to French), proofreading (in French) and providing support in administrative/tourism/culture fields. I've studied in … more

    Native French speaker who lived 8 years in Spain, I'm looking for using my language skills in helping translating (from Spanish/English to French), proofreading (in French) and providing support in administrative/tourism/culture fields. I've studied in the US (high school) and have been living in Belize, Central America, for the past 2 years. I've majored in art history and have a post master in cultural management.  less

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    • $18.89 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1021 HOURS
    • BELGIUM
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • EN-ES Certified Translator and Teacher

    Certified EN-ES and ES-EN translator. Experience translating software, websites and technical language such as legal, medical and financial. Native speaker of Spanish (Spain), speaker and writer of English (B2 level), with Cambridge certification. I am a quick-learner, self motivated, responsible … more

    Certified EN-ES and ES-EN translator. Experience translating software, websites and technical language such as legal, medical and financial. Native speaker of Spanish (Spain), speaker and writer of English (B2 level), with Cambridge certification. I am a quick-learner, self motivated, responsible and (although some might say a pefectionist) always ensure any job or task assigned is performed at the highest level of professionalism.  less

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    • $11.11 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 179 HOURS
    • SPAIN
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 3 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 8 TESTS
  • Experienced Translator, Data Entry and Web Research

    Hello... I'm a native Indonesian with English skill. For almost two years I was a translator for native Indonesian with foreign guests or clients, and also for bilingual website articles. Having English as my third language has brought me … more

    Hello... I'm a native Indonesian with English skill. For almost two years I was a translator for native Indonesian with foreign guests or clients, and also for bilingual website articles. Having English as my third language has brought me to new world and opportunities. The need for knowledge is the idea of translation, where every script, document, or any project will enriched me with new understanding. It's not just word to word meaning, it's what people need for others to understand. I'm also reliable for high accuracy typing, data entry and web research.  less

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    • $5.56 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.8
    • 1734 HOURS
    • INDONESIA
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Proofreader/Copy editor

    I love words. They are a powerful gift from our powerful Creator and are meant to be used wisely. I desire to serve clients who wish to communicate concisely and credibly. Please consider hiring me to proofread and/or copy … more

    I love words. They are a powerful gift from our powerful Creator and are meant to be used wisely. I desire to serve clients who wish to communicate concisely and credibly. Please consider hiring me to proofread and/or copy edit your material for proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, structure, layout, and content. My background includes a bachelor's degree in elementary education with specializations in English and music. I have put this to use as a public school language arts teacher (3 years), home educator of my five children (20 years), and piano teacher (20+ years). Did you ever hear of the person who, while reading the newspaper or a novel or a bulletin, asked, "Why didn't they proofread this? There are three errors on this page." Well, I am that person. Because of this skill, I decided to launch into the proofreading and copy editing field. I am new to this marketplace, but am certain I have much to offer the employer looking for someone to improve their product. In addition to my background, I recently completed an online course at Universal Class, Inc., called Proofreading and Copy editing 101, earning 1.2 CEUs. I have set my hourly rate below the average and invite clients to give my proofreading and copy editing skills a try.  less

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    • $15.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 0 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 4 TESTS
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