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Recent Proofreading reviews

"Amazingly helpful and so prompt in completing this task for me. Had Benn review, edit and make suggestions to my personal CV and cover letter, and was very impressed by the suggestions made and implemented all recommendations as a result. Turned around the job within a couple hours and did not disappoint. Highly recommend for a professional, speedy and high quality service. Would definitely call on the Airtasker again!"

Edit/proof CV for communications role (in mining)

$60

"Another wonderful experience with Alisha. Task completed within the hour!!! Great communication as always and amazing focus to detail. "

Edit / proof read Article

$35

"Fantastic, quick & works flexibly. I highly recommend. "

Proof Read Presentation

$70

"A good job. Penny has very good understanding of academic writing, so what I got from this task is not only a proof-read paper."

Proofreading of reflection, 1200 words, education

$15

"Quick turnaround and great help. Strongly recommend the service."

Proofreading

$20

"Skyler is both a very talented professional and a joy to work with. He showed a high level of understanding, was happy to review and communicate as much as needed and was quick to complete, I highly recommend his work, thanks Skyler. "

Proof read survey report

$50

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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.

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Top Proofreading related questions

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. 

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. 

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?

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 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.

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. 

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. 

Fact-checking

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.

Recent Proofreading tasks

Editor - to proof a one page report

$50

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

Need assistance with proof reading or editing

$50

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, editing docs.

$20

Mildura VIC, Australia

25th May 2022

Need a few docs proof read punctuated and worded properly.

Fantastic to deal with and very professional in her work.

Proofread my website and ebooks

$50

Aspendale VIC 3195, Australia

13th May 2022

I need to proof read two pages of my website content and 1 eBook. (Around 15 pg) I need someone to suggest a better way to say things. Industry: mental health, confidence, self-love.

Monique has done an excellent job! Very promptly and thoroughly! She is very responsive and easy to work with. Definitely recommend Monique!

Proofread document

$5

Perth WA, Australia

30th Apr 2022

proofread and editing report

Proof read and Formatting

$100

Cooks Hill NSW, Australia

12th Apr 2022

9000 word doc that needs to be checked for APA 7 and adjusted and proofread

David was prompt and efficient. Thank you

Proof edit reword 3 paragraphs

$30

Canley Heights NSW, Australia

2nd Apr 2022

I need someone to do an easy task of rewording/proof reading 3 paragraphs that must be 100-150 words

Very very prompt.

Proof reading

$30

Curtin ACT, Australia

25th Jun 2022

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

Proof reading of concise a response.

$40

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

Childrens book proof read

$40

Glenelg SA, Australia

19th May 2022

I need to have my children's book proofread and grammar checked. Any feedback and/or assistance would also be appreciated. A signed NDA is preferable. Thanks! - Due date: Before Thursday, 26 May 2022

Proof reading and making short form job application a winner

$5

Tasmania 7030, Australia

11th May 2022

Proof reading a short form job application for the government and making the application a winner I will leave the amount section and discuss once you have seen my application - Due date: Flexible

Journal paper proofreading

$70

Croydon VIC, Australia

27th Apr 2022

A paper to be submited in a journal needs proofreading (5900 words) ASAP The content have been proof read once and this is second time

Heather is a really patient and fast editor. She did a great work for my very technical journal paper. She is incredible editor love the work

Proof read a document (1page) for errors

$10

Modbury SA, Australia

6th Apr 2022

Proof read a document (1page) for errors

Very fast and accurate

Proofreading of 160

$7

Eastgardens NSW, Australia

18th Sep 2022

I have a letter of 160 words that needs editing. Thanks - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 18 September 2022

Proof read/edit/extend statement

$70

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

Proofread graduate health care application

$30

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!

Resume proofreading

$5

Waverton NSW, Australia

16th May 2022

Need help proof reading my resume

Alex was outstanding, he proof read my resume quickly and picked up on a few mistakes I had. I would 100% recommend Alex for any jobs in the future.

Proof read/edit 3 statements

$30

Canley Heights NSW, Australia

1st May 2022

Proof read and edit 3 statements

Decent good

Australian English Proof reading

$5

Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

15th Apr 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, 16 April 2022

Brilliant Air Tasker to deal with. Attended to the task very shortly and completed as expected. Highly recommend.

Edit/proof read - award application for charity

$80

Sydney NSW Australia

4th Apr 2022

Approx 4000 words meeting key criteria for a charity awards application. Need someone to check over spelling, grammar, style and tone appropriate to the criteria and audience (making sure it meets application guidelines) Quick turnover - final draft will be sent by mid afternoon today Monday 4th

In the midst of a very chaotic week, Jemille was able to still deliver the task and be patient and flexible with me. Thanks for your help and being available at the 11th hour.