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Great airtasker, thanks Claudia. Task was completed quickly and she formatted my word document at no extra cost. Gave me a polished finished product, 10/10 service.

Proofread twenty three hundred word


Well in time :)

Proof reading


Emma was quick, responsive and good!

Proofreading for minor thesis


Very helpful and nice.

I would like someone to proof a cover letter


Alison was the best editor ever! She reviewed my 12K word document( PhD. thesis), proofread and edited it nicely. She was so accurate and very focused to details. Also, she was easy to contact.I am really happy with the work she provided. I highly recommend Alison! Many thanks to her

I need proofreading and editing for my thesis


Wordsmith!! Good price Excellent timing Very professional Good communication

Cover latter proof read


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Why book a proofreading service through Airtasker?

Whether you’re writing professional documents, essays, a manuscript, or even a thesis or dissertation, you can never be too careful when it comes to proofreading. In cases like these, errors could make or break your chances of making the cut or passing a class! That’s why it’s essential to have a reliable and knowledgeable proofreader. Thankfully, Airtasker makes it possible to find one within minutes.

When you request proofreading services through Airtasker, you get to work with a rated and reviewed proofreader who can tailor-fit their offer based on your budget and specific needs. You can also specify if you’d like to work with proofreaders near you or anyone who can send and receive your files online.

To start looking for a proofreader, select the “Post a task” button and fill out the task form. Then, tap “Get quotes” and wait for the offers to flood your screen. Next, go through the offers and check out the Taskers’ ratings and reviews. Pick the proofreader you like, then confirm your selection. And that’s it!

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When proofreading, you’ll need to look for the following:

  • typographical errors
  • grammatical errors
  • wrong use of punctuation (including quotation marks, apostrophes, commas, capitalisation)
  • run-on sentences
  • inconsistent verb tenses

You’ll also want to make sure that the material has a coherent structure and theme, an organised train of thought, and is appropriate for the intended audience. 

No time to proofread your work yourself? Hit the “Post a task” button and find an available proofreader instead. 

This depends on the length and complexity of your material, as well as the Tasker’s familiarity with it. Usually, a proofreader can handle 2,000 - 4,000 words an hour. If you want the Tasker to do copy editing and proofreading, they may be able to handle around 1,000 words per hour. If you need help with your business documents, you can also use Airtasker to hire a legal expert or admin assistant near you.

You can ask them the following questions:

  • Have you proofread similar work before? What’s your experience proofreading technical or creative work?
  • What style guide do you use?
  • Do you have any degrees or certifications related to proofreading, like journalism or creative writing?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses as a proofreader?
  • What’s your turnaround time?
  • Do you work with digital formats or on paper?
  • Can I ask you questions after you proofread my work?
  • Do you offer other services, like editing?

When you hire a copy editor, they will check the grammar and style of your material. They’ll also weed out any spelling or punctuation issues. If necessary, they will revise some segments to avoid wordiness, awkward transitions, or jargon. Proofreaders usually work with a “proof” or prototype of the published material. After your document has been edited and laid out, the proofreader will check the grammar, spelling, format, and other minor errors in the work. 

You can find proofreaders for your entrance essays, theses, or dissertations right here on Airtasker. All you need to do is specify the material in your task post. This helps limit the offers to proofreaders who have experience in academic proofreading or your particular field. If you’re preparing for your SATs and need a tutor to help you out, you can request an SAT tutor via Airtasker. 

This may depend on your proofreader as well as the style guide you specify (e.g. if your university requires APA or MLA, or you’re looking to be published by the “Big Five” publishers). Some standard style guides include The Chicago Manual of Style, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, the Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications, The Gregg Reference Manual, the Associated Press Stylebook. 

What do proofreading services include?

Proofreading services consist of checking for minor errors in a text after copy editing and before publication. While just about anyone can proofread material (such as a tweet or a poster) before it goes out into the world, expert proofreading takes a lot more skill and eagle eyes. 

These are what you can more or less expect whenever you hire a proofreader through Airtasker: 

Preparing a proofreading guide

Your proofreader starts by making a checklist that covers the style guide you need to follow, any notes or instructions you may have, or notes from your professor that may factor into your text’s proofreading. 


Next, your Tasker fact-checks any dates, numbers, figures, and proper names. If you forgot to include specific information in your thesis, the proofreader highlights this omission so that you can add it in later. 

Checking for spelling errors

The proofreader checks for any spelling errors. Even if they’re using a digital file and there are spell checkers on Word and Google Docs, it’s still helpful to have real human eyes go over your text. If you’re used to British English but need to write using American English, they may also be able to catch some spelling and word choice errors. 

Reading out loud (and backwards)

One helpful tip for proofreading even your own work is reading the text aloud and then reading it backwards. This step ensures that you don’t have any run-on sentences, that the material has a nice flow or cadence, and that you catch any errors you might have missed while reading silently. You can expect a good proofreader to do this at least once. 

Another way to spot errors is to read one line at a time. This helps the proofreader focus on verb tenses as well, so they can mark any areas where you got inconsistent while writing.  

Checking the format

This is vital when you’re submitting a thesis or dissertation, which may require precise margins, font sizes, and table or chart descriptions. Your proofreader also checks for page numbering, column alignment, headlines, subheadings, and footnotes or endnotes. 

Since they are working with proof of your final document, all these little (but noticeable) things should be taken care of. This way, the material you submit to your publisher or professor or distribute to your clients and customers is error-free.

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Proof Read Few Sentences


Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

17th Sep 2023

Hi All, I have three sentences and I need to proof read these. This will take only three minutes. Please send your G mailaccount to send the details. Thanks. Kind regards, Chan - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 17 September 2023

Umer is a very professional Airtasker to work with. He expected 100% of by objectives.

Proof read three sentences


Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

16th Sep 2023

Hi All, I have three sentences and I need to proof read these. This will take only three minutes. Please send your G mailaccount to send the details. Thanks. Kind regards, Chan - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 16 September 2023

Aftab was hired to do my task. I ma totally happy about his work.

Proof read


Kilmore VIC, Australia

12th Apr 2023

I need To get a sign proof read for punctuation etc

I thought I was pretty good with words, Jordan is way better with what I was after, thanks heaps

Proof read small paragraph


Hawthorn East VIC 3123, Australia

22nd Mar 2023

I am writing a short paragraph describing a wedding couple day. - Due date: Flexible

Partner Visa Statement Lefter Proof Reading


Wooloowin QLD, Australia

11th Mar 2023

I am trying to bring my partner by adding him to my Global Talent visa. We wrote relationship statement letters and statutory declarations. I need you to proofread and give me recommendations if possible

Waterproof certificate


Ashgrove QLD, Australia

16th Feb 2023

Hi, I have been let down by a person who did my waterproofing, I had asked if he could certify but it seems he can't. He is a professional water proofer who I got through a mate. Can anyone help me with certification I am going through a very messy divorce . Trying to close out ting s so I can move on and create a life for my kids, and I am simply stuck. Any good Samaritan's would be amazing. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 17 February 2023

Proof reading


Norwest NSW, Australia

27th Jan 2023

Need someone to proof read and check my thesis for grammar and logical flow of writing. May need to do it twice once on sat and once again on Sunday. May need help with reference checking, referencing and making it look presentable. The word count is 6000 words. Won’t send it online for confidentiality purposes. Baulkham Hills address - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 28 January 2023

Baby proof my staircase


Cremorne NSW, Australia

21st Dec 2022

Looking for someone reliable to baby proof my staircase. I am also interested in your ideas on how to do this. Attaching pictures of the stairwell for your reference - Due date: Flexible

Proofread and discuss writing style for Ebook


Perth WA 6000, Australia

4th Dec 2022

Proofread first 1000 words of ebook manuscript. - Due date: Flexible

Sound proof between rooms


Doncaster East VIC, Australia

2nd Dec 2022

We need to improve the sound proof for our drum room - Due date: Flexible

Australian English Proof reading


Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

18th Nov 2022

Hi All, I have few sentences and I need to proof read these. This will take only three minutes. Please send your Gmail account to send the details. Thanks - Due date: Before Saturday, 19 November 2022

Excellent Airtasker to deal with. Recomment without any doubt.

English proof reading 5 to 7 pages


Chelmer QLD 4068, Australia

1st Nov 2022

I need proof reading of scietific writing - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Proof Reader to go over 17,000 word script


Melbourne VIC, Australia

25th Oct 2022

I've written a screenplay and want someone with any of the following experience: English tutoring English teaching Copywriting Journalling Other writing Any other relevant English-related experience To read my script for spelling, grammar, and punctuation. You don't need to have script reading/writing experience as I'm not looking for feedback on the actual subject matter/content. I'm just a bad speller and need someone to make it perfect. - Due date: Before Thursday, 3 November 2022

Content writing and proofreading of a website


Elermore Vale NSW 2287, Australia

28th Sep 2022

I have my new website. Needs someone to meet me face to face or via zoom to do content writing and proofreading of the website.

Editor - to proof a one page report


Lilyfield NSW 2040, Australia

11th Jul 2022

I have a one page report that is well written however I need an editor to assure its perfect. - Due date: Flexible

Proof reading


Curtin ACT, Australia

25th Jun 2022

Edit or rewrite one page pitch and resume for customer service/admin job.

Proof read/edit/extend statement


Canley Heights NSW, Australia

17th Jun 2022

Create an introduction (500 words) Create an conclusion (500 words) Proof read/edit/extend Analysis (2000 words)

Good service

Need assistance with proof reading or editing


Springvale VIC, Australia

12th Jun 2022

Hi need someone to proof read and edit over what I have responded to some questions on performance review.

Robyn completed tasks on time. Thank you : )

Proof reading of concise a response.


Seddon VIC 3011, Australia

12th Jun 2022

I written a grant application. I would like someone who has an expertise on editing and proofreading to concise my response. I am limited to 2000 character per answer and that can be on Zoom or I can email you the documents. I am limited to 2000 character per answer. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 12 June 2022

Although my task wasn’t that complicated for someone with Belinda experience. I was very happy with turn around time and assistance I received. Thank you, Belinda

Proofread graduate health care application


Pakenham VIC 3810, Australia

10th Jun 2022

Appx 1000 words for graduate entry level role.

Great communication, fast turn around and very easy to deal with!