Proofread an 80,000-word document in English against original scans

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Freelance / Casual

We need a potentially large quantity of scanned books proof-read and accurately formatted.

Documents have been processed with Optical Character Recognition and exported as Word files, but will need to be checked against original scans for typographical and formatting errors, and any corrections will need to be marked up. No rewriting is needed, just making sure the documents match the original — though obvious typos in the original should be marked up.

A small number of Word character and paragraph styles (eg italics/bold, chapter heading/opening paragraph/normal paragraph) will also need to be applied to match the original.

Excellent attention to detail and familiarity with spelling/grammar/punctuation conventions will be very helpful. Please quote for 80,000 words.

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Lig P.
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Submitted 23 Jan 2020 at 03:41
Expires 4 days from now
Bidding guide $250 - $750
Average bid $485.24

  • I am Bachelor qualified and have extensive workplace experience in what you are looking for.
  • I have ample time to get this job completed as I am home based.
  • I am happy to complete 1000 words for yourself first if needed so that you can ensure that I will do an amazing job, and so I can also give you a more accurate time of completion. I generally proofread around 1200 words per hour, however this may be faster given you have already marked obvious typos. 0
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Nicholas Christ Taifalos

I would like to offer my services as a proof reader on a part-time basis outside my ordinary work hours.

My significant experience reviewing complex legal documents and degrees in Law and Performing Arts give me a good command of the English language and have refined my attention to detail.

Anticipated time for completion 7 days at $300 fixed rate with no plagiarism check.

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Proven High Calibre Proofreading and Editing Skills

• Attention to detail - working as a ‘human proofreader’ is my every day. As such, I will not leave one word, formatting style or punctuation on the page without review. • Efficient and task-oriented. • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and all formatting features. I work with Microsoft Word for all writing, editing, and proofreading tasks. • Native English speaker and writer (Australian), fluent in both UK and US English. • Can provide word files in multiple formats, including copies with tracking on and off so you can see the changes made.

As a professional freelance writer, researcher and proofreader, I can guarantee this project will not only be completed but it will: • Be completed on time, and; • Will not exceed the proposed budget. I am more than happy to provide progress updates and always communicate clearly and succinctly.

As I am confident in my abilities, I am willing to start the work and allow you to review a sample size. I will not accept payment for a project until you are 100% satisfied. I track my time on each project. If I come in under budget – so do you.

When you have another freelance project you need completing, I want to be at the top of your contact list - every time. As a result, I aim to over-deliver and build long-lasting working relationships.

Below is a review from work I did on a mammoth 200,000-word proofreading, editing and partial re-writing project.

Proofread - Young Adult Fantasy Novel Manuscript “Jade is a wonderful editor, super efficient and clear at all times. I highly recommend her. She powered through my 200,000 word manuscript with precision and pace. I've had many editors in the past and Jade tops them all. If you want a professional editor, look no further. Thank you!”

I hope you are my next happy customer! Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Kindest regards, Jade R.

Bachelors Degree (USQ) Masters of Writing commenced (Swinburne)

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Social Media marketing Expert

As a scientific student proofreading and formatting is part of my day to day. I am very focused on details and have the time to dedicate 100% of my attention to the job.

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Olivia Prosser

I’ve previously worked as an editor and proofreader for a publishing company where reading through documents was something I was asked to do several times a day.

My proofreading has been on behalf of universities with English as a second language spoken and government branches.

I am currently freelancing with time available to complete this project quickly and efficiently, and am more than happy to proofread a sample of this work initially to demonstrate to you my attention to detail for grammar, spelling and matching original to copied documents.

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Christine Whittaker

Hi Lig P, my name is Christine. I am a blogger and student with over 5 years of experience working in the business administration field. I am specialized in data entry, computing, customer service, database/records management and general office administration. I believe that I am an excellent candidate for this project due to my strong background in the business sector. I have good communication and writing skills and I am highly proficient with using Microsoft Office software. I am a fast learner and always willing to try new skills and learn on the job. I have had previous work experience in government offices, education providers and most recently in a medical institute. I have full availability and I am able to commit to this project as I am very flexible and have full use of a computer at home in order to complete the project. I am willing to complete this project in 3 weeks.

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Leann Yan

I am a communications professional, with high attention to detail in editing and proofreading any type of document. I have a BA (Hons) and Higher Research Degree level experience in English Literature.

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Farah Moid

I'm the perfect person to complete the task, because

  1. I love reading books.
  2. I have previously worked with a publishing house, Upwork and Freelancer clients in the editing and proofreading domains. Therefore, I shall ensure a high attention to detail, correction of all marked typos and a consistent feel throughout the content.
  3. My ability to work with different clients, based on their individual needs, will allow me to tailor the work according to your instructions.
  4. I shall get a portion of the work completed within the first day, which will make sure that the task is carried out as per your requirements.
  5. Perfect completion of the task allows me a good rating, which I would love to have.
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Rebecca Wyman

I'd be delighted to assist you with this project! I can offer you a high degree of accuracy, acute attention to detail, a swift turnaround time and an approachable working style. Your document will be submitted fully marked up and formatted to match the original. I'm also great with spelling, grammar and punctuation - the difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit is important.

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Christina P

Hi I am a professional proofreader and graphic designer.

I have been doing this kind of work for over 20 years.

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Grace Perry

I have excellent attention to detail with extensive experience in writing and proofreading.

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Mediagate Consulting Pty Ltd - John Gates

This is what I do for a living, every day of my working life. 100% accuracy and I will even do plagiarism checks for you. I offer fast turnaround. formatting and will also make suggestions for change if i think that they are warranted, especially if it is transition from, say US English to Australian English, etc.

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Aiden McNicholas

I am a freelance writer working from home with the ability to set my own schedule, making me perfect for this role. I will commit myself fully to the task and have it completed in a high-quality fashion at a rapid pace. I am currently working on a book for a major professional sporting team and have several years experience editing and proofing large documents efficiently and skillfully.

Thank you for your consideration, I hope to hear from you, Aiden McNicholas

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Rutesha Writes Copy

Professional Editor and Writer With 5 years of experience

  • I am a published writer and therefore, I know the industry standards and work accordingly.
  • I have worked with publishing houses and I know how to format the document.
  • I am proficient in MS Word and Office 365, including the editing settings.
  • I am a native English speaker with excellent grasp of grammar.
  • I work from home and therefore will be able to submit your project on or even before the deadline.

You can view some of my samples here:


Or visit my website to know more:

Thank you for your time and I hope to work with you soon.

Cheers, Rutesha M.K.

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SJP Designer

Hi Lig, my bid covers proofreading, editing and document comparison of physical documents against original scans, paying particular attention to spelling, grammar, punctuation and accuracy. I have over 20 years experience in document creation and formatting, including page layout. Please feel free to contact me for further information.

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Inspector Ross

Looks interesting, Lig. In addition to the skills given in my profile, I have plenty of experience in checking scans because I work part-time in document delivery for a medical library. As you say a 'potentially large quantity', I imagine you mean the 80,000 words would be an average book length? I've assumed that in my quote so it factors in any longer term commitment agreed upon. Scan quality might affect the turnaround days, but I'm happy to renegotiate after the first book if warranted.

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K M Steele

Hello, I am a professional editor and proofreader with extensive fiction and non-fiction experience. I have excellent attention to detail and will work to ensure deadlines and budget are met. I am a co-operative, flexible freelancer who will work with you to make sure the job is finished to the highest standard. My rate for an 80,000 word document, edited and formatted, is $750.00. Please contact me if you have any questions. Regards, Kate

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Your Business Wife

I have extensive experience as an educator, trainer, copywriter and editor, and would love to help with your job. I have an excellent eye for detail, can work fast and accurately and leave clear consise comments if anything needs to be noted.

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Red Pen

Hello, I have a great eye for detail and this is the kind of work I love doing! I have over 20 years experience and have worked for many different clients (please check out my website for testimonials). I am happy to do 1,000 words for free and you can see if you are happy with the outcome before continuing with the whole book. I'll then also get a feel for how long it will take.

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Simone Ford

Hi - I'm a professional freelance editor and proofreader with more than twenty-five years industry experience. I'm happy to forward you a full resume but the gist is that I have an extensive proofreading background in books and would be pleased to take on this sort of work for you. Excellent attention to detail and familiarity with all proofreading conventions is a given! I'm also a professional member of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd).

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