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Thomastown VIC


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Flemington VIC


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Steve O

St James NSW


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"Awesome work."

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Adam G

St James NSW


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"Nice work !!! Adam was really accomodating and very prompt response from him and found him very helpful."

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Tarneit VIC


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"I really appreciate your professionalism and efficiency, did an excellent job! "

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Bentleigh East VIC


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Perth WA


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"Thanks for your proof reading it was fantastic. And a quick turn around time. If you require professional proof reading and like to increase the quality of your assignment or written work 1000% the use Leah. "

Proof Read Uni Essay


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Need proofreading ASAP of my work


"Quick and efficient. Very friendly guy who got my resume done and looking professional. Definitively recommend! "

Proof Read and Read my Resume


"Jonathan is efficient, prompt and exceedingly helpful. His writing, editing and proofreading skills are excellent and I would definitely recommend him to others. This was my first Airtasker experience and his friendly and professional communication made it a very positive introduction. I would not think twice about assigning him again. Thanks so much Jonathan!"

Proof read my resume


"Pepita did a great job, above my expectation. I highly recommend!"

Edit Proof Reading


"Great proofreading and integrity. Very recommended for my legal document. Thanks Kousai!"

Proofread Legal Document


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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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Top Proofreading related questions

What should I look for when proofreading?

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. 

How quickly can a Tasker proofread my work?

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.

What should I ask a potential proofreader?

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?

What is the difference between proofreading and 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. 

Where can I find academic proofreaders?

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. 

What style guides will a proofreader or editor use?

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.

Recent Proofreading tasks

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Melbourne VIC, Australia

24th Jul 2021

Hi All, We need somebodt to do proof reading of a product description. Can somebody help me? It has only few sentences. Thanks. Kind regards, Chris

Very fast an accurate service! Recommand for any proof reading job!

Proof read resume and correct where needed


Geelong VIC, Australia

6th Jul 2021

I’ve written up a resume but would like someone with the appropriate knowledge and experience to just review it and give me pointers on what I should change in terms of wording and grammar or what I could add to it.

Resume proof reading and editing


Cremorne NSW, Australia

4th Jul 2021

I would like someone with proven experience to review my cv and format according.

Good work Adam. Thanks for the quick turnaround

Proof read flyer


Jindalee WA, Australia

3rd Jun 2021

I have a flyer nearly finished I need someone who is available to check and proof read and then re word and send back to me with fixed grammar. Make any required changes to text

Quality and quick, what more do you want! 10/10

Resume and 3 cover letters to be proofread


Clayton VIC 3168, Australia

15th May 2021

I'm a medical Student applying for intern jobs. I need someone to proofread my resume and 3 cover letters. Ideally I'd like to meet up and get it done face-to-face!

Proofread and rewrite 200 words business intro


Sydney NSW, Australia

31st Mar 2021

We have a business introduction around 150 words. That needs to be more natural and formal.

Brooke finished task on time and made sentences more natural and formal. I highly recommend Brooke and would like to assign proofreading task to Brooke again.

Fisheries officer: Proofing and editing cv


Bentleigh VIC, Australia

10th Mar 2021

My ideal role has finally opened up for applications. I am looking for someone to proofread, edit and offer advice where required regarding my application for a fisheries officer at the VFA. Im aiming to have the application completed by Friday 26/03. The position is fairly niche so please only offers from people who have advised on similar roles. No cookie cutter responses please. Thanks

Proof reader/Editor Children’s Book


Bundoora VIC 3083, Australia

23rd Jul 2021

Looking for a editor/proof reader with experience to review a short children’s book...Must have experience 📚📚📚

Proof read few sentencess


Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

6th Jul 2021

Hi All, I have three sentences which needs to be proof read. This is a pretty simple task. Thanks

I would highly recommand Clair for any proof read service.

Help to proof read three sentences


Melbourne VIC, Australia

19th Jun 2021

I need somebody to proof read three sentences

Very fast response. Nice to work with.

CV to be proof read, Taylor made. Management


Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia

20th May 2021

I am looking to further progress my career, I need someone to proof read my existing CV, link my strengths to sharpen my cv for 2 roles with an updated template, looking for management and a head office role. I am currently working in 4 major banks managing a number of staff. PLEASE no copy and paste template through Google - if I catch that I will report you. I am serious about my career in banking and finance. I will be looking at great reviews with high completion rate. Many thanks for your assistance !

Mel is excellent! She read through my CV and provided the necessary changes. Well done !

Proof reading or editing need it an hour


Spring Mountain QLD 4124, Australia

28th Apr 2021

Just a quick proof reading of an academic essay. English is not my first language and I need assistance.

The task was done quickly as promised

Proof writer


Double Bay NSW 2028, Australia

24th Mar 2021

Hi just need some one to read through short children’s book And check spelling and Gramer easy it’s kind of doc Seuss

Thankyou very quick response excellent

Proof Read


Melbourne VIC, Australia

24th Jul 2021

Hi All, We need somebodt to do proof reading of a product description. Can somebody help me? It has only few sentences. Thanks. Kind regards, Chris

Very professional service. Met all my expectations.

Proof read of prodct description


Dandenong VIC, Australia

7th Jul 2021

Hi All, We need somebodt to do proof reading of a product description. Can somebody help me? It has only few sentences. Thanks. Kind regards, Chris

Very fast response. Excellent skills! Recommend without any doubt!

Proof read and edit 2 blogs


Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia

5th Jul 2021

Looking for an editing whiz who can enhance 2 500 word blogs. If you know how to work with SEO optimised copy, that would be a bonus.

Editing & Proof read -Research paper


Southbank VIC, Australia

11th Jun 2021

Proof read and edit research paper

Proofread and edit website copy


Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia

17th May 2021

I need a star wordsmith to go over web copy, check for mistakes, and make enhancements. If you happen to be from the field of design, this would be a bonus. More jobs may follow if the right person comes along!

Proofreading / Editing Lifestyle book


Epping NSW 2121, Australia

22nd Apr 2021

I am looking for someone to proof read / edit a lifestyle book I am writing. Approx 22 000 words. Please could i have quote / approx price and what you will do. The book is a health and wellness book. Thanks

Jane did a great job and her response time were quick. Very happy with what was delivered. Keen to work with Jane again in the near future and would highly recommend her. You won't be disappointed.

I need proofreading


Brunswick VIC, Australia

10th Mar 2021

I need someone with experience with tender application to proof read my application for a job with the Victorian government. Its a 16 pages documents that I had to complete. Only 4 pages of the documents need to be proof read. Another 6 pages document I wrote need to be verified. Job need to be done by Thursday 11/03/2021 12pm

Judy was extremely professional and help me a lot. The job was done so quickly, only few hours after I post the task. I will definitely work with Judy again in the future.