Our Top 30 Professional Proofreaders

Browse Proofreaders Who Can Polish Your Writing to Perfection

If you need a proofreader who can refine your language and ensure that your writing is error-free, you have come to the right place. In just a few steps, you can browse the profiles of experienced proofreaders who are experts in their fields and then hire the right proofreader for your project.

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XpertEditor

1. XpertEditor

[Elite]
7,419 Client Reviews
275,166 Pages Edited

M.A. in TESOL Education from the University of North Carolina

Starting at $9.95 USD per page

EditrixJD

2. EditrixJD

[Elite]
2,401 Client Reviews
103,979 Pages Edited

Writer at PBS

Starting at $9.45 USD per page

ProseTechnician

3. ProseTechnician

[Elite]
2,257 Client Reviews
85,732 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska

Starting at $7.95 USD per page

WordMechanic

4. WordMechanic

[Elite]
2,940 Client Reviews
84,448 Pages Edited

Senior Editor for Reader's Digest

Starting at $11.75 USD per page

Ponder1

5. Ponder1

[Elite]
1,925 Client Reviews
66,669 Pages Edited

M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University

Starting at $12.00 USD per page

WickedWordsmith

6. WickedWordsmith

[Elite]
1,170 Client Reviews
60,258 Pages Edited

Editor at the Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship

Starting at $7.50 USD per page

LexEditor

7. LexEditor

[Elite]
2,262 Client Reviews
54,076 Pages Edited

J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law

Starting at $11.00 USD per page

DoctorWord

8. DoctorWord

[Elite]
2,357 Client Reviews
51,490 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at Intergroup Japan

Starting at $9.88 USD per page

Acey

9. Acey

[Elite]
1,329 Client Reviews
46,545 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at McGraw-Hill Publishing

Starting at $7.95 USD per page

ErrorProof

10. ErrorProof

[Elite]
820 Client Reviews
29,158 Pages Edited

Director at Aetna

Starting at $7.00 USD per page

jmelton

11. jmelton

[Elite]
472 Client Reviews
23,262 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois

Starting at $8.50 USD per page

GlassPhoenix

12. GlassPhoenix

[Elite]
652 Client Reviews
19,909 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology from Duke University

Starting at $10.95 USD per page

TextShepherd

13. TextShepherd

[Elite]
334 Client Reviews
17,520 Pages Edited

Ed.D. in Psychology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Starting at $9.00 USD per page

S.Edwards

14. S.Edwards

[Elite]
604 Client Reviews
16,648 Pages Edited

J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Starting at $15.50 USD per page

EditingWithExperience

15. EditingWithExperience

[Elite]
282 Client Reviews
14,261 Pages Edited

Editor at Elsevier Inc.

Starting at $5.95 USD per page

AcadConsult

16. AcadConsult


1,327 Client Reviews
81,369 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island

Starting at $9.99 USD per page

maxedwards

17. maxedwards


983 Client Reviews
64,265 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at McGraw-Hill Publishing

Starting at $6.00 USD per page

EMThompson

18. EMThompson


434 Client Reviews
22,575 Pages Edited

M.A. in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley

Starting at $5.95 USD per page

TechEdit

19. TechEdit


137 Client Reviews
14,865 Pages Edited

Technical Editor at JIN NY

Starting at $3.95 USD per page

LMAedit

20. LMAedit


220 Client Reviews
14,525 Pages Edited

Director of Communications at the Yale Center

Starting at $3.95 USD per page

WriteOn

21. WriteOn


324 Client Reviews
9,974 Pages Edited

B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina

Starting at $22.00 USD per page

Campbell

22. Campbell


550 Client Reviews
9,846 Pages Edited

Advertising Agency Principal at NC Partners

Starting at $3.95 USD per page

mgmediting

23. mgmediting


273 Client Reviews
7,610 Pages Edited

M.A. in English from the University of Louisiana

Starting at $9.95 USD per page

PatchEditing

24. PatchEditing


155 Client Reviews
5,875 Pages Edited

Editor at Georgetown University Press

Starting at $13.95 USD per page

ChipperEditor

25. ChipperEditor


185 Client Reviews
5,865 Pages Edited

M.A. in English from McMaster University

Starting at $8.00 USD per page

Ms._Litteraria

26. Ms._Litteraria


258 Client Reviews
5,674 Pages Edited

M.A. in English from Lehigh University

Starting at $7.00 USD per page

EditingExcellence

27. EditingExcellence


186 Client Reviews
4,570 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Music History from the University of Chicago

Starting at $4.95 USD per page

BioEditorPhD

28. BioEditorPhD


118 Client Reviews
3,975 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from the University of California

Starting at $6.95 USD per page

Keith2314

29. Keith2314


103 Client Reviews
2,990 Pages Edited

M.A. in Linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University

Starting at $4.95 USD per page

shaysieg

30. shaysieg


77 Client Reviews
2,623 Pages Edited

M.F.A. in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College

Starting at $18.00 USD per page

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What We Bring to the Table

ServiceScape is built on 24 years worth of experience, working on over 339,000 projects with over 98,000 clients. Join the thousands of people who have chosen ServiceScape to find the best and brightest talent.

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At ServiceScape, there is a proofreader right around the corner

ServiceScape makes it easy to find the right proofreader by allowing you to review our proofreaders’ talent and experience before deciding who to hire. When you feel ready to move forward with a proofreader, you can be confident your chosen professional will understand what you are writing about and will communicate with you every step of the way.

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Most importantly, we understand that you need more than just a talented proofreader. You need a teammate — someone who can work with you effectively, ask questions to ensure they understand your needs, answer any questions you may have along the way, and be responsive and reliable throughout the process. ServiceScape is here to help you source the right proofreading talent who will help make your writing flawless.

Join the thousands of people who trust ServiceScape for all of their proofreading needs. Our experienced proofreaders not only spot mistakes you may have missed, but also enhance your writing to convey your ideas in a compelling manner. Let a ServiceScape proofreader shape and sharpen your content so that your writing is the very best it can be.

What our proofreaders will do for you

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Our proofreaders will polish your writing so it’s accurate, clear, and correct while maintaining your voice and meaning. They will also ensure that your writing effectively expresses your ideas and effortlessly moves from subject to subject. In addition, our proofreaders will make recommendations for revising sections of your writing if they feel there is a better way to express your perspective. By the time our proofreaders are finished, every aspect of your writing will be perfected.

Specifically, our proofreaders will:

  • Correct errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, tense, and sentence structure
  • Ensure that your format and citations adhere to any required style guide, including AP, APA, MLA, and CMS
  • Improve readability, clarity, and flow
  • Ensure tonal consistency
  • Enhance your word choice and vocabulary
  • Check for consistency in regional English spelling conventions, including American, British, Canadian, and Australian
  • Remove redundant and unnecessary content to focus your writing
  • Review your reasoning, challenge your assertions when necessary, and ensure your ideas are fully developed

ServiceScape proofreaders use their extensive knowledge and skills to ensure that your writing is absolutely perfect. Start browsing now to find the right proofreader for your project.

Communicate with your proofreader whenever you want

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Need to brainstorm with your proofreader and have an ongoing dialogue about your writing project? Do you want to interview each prospective proofreader to find the right fit for what you need? When it comes to proofreading, we believe in maintaining open communication from start to finish. That's why with ServiceScape, you can discuss any issue with any proofreader at any time, either by exchanging messages or by setting up a teleconference call. You can collaborate with your proofreader throughout your project and feel confident the end result will meet all of your expectations. With open communication with your proofreader of choice, we guarantee you and your proofreader will always be on the same page.

Finding the right proofreader has never been easier

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At ServiceScape, you can browse proofreaders with a wide variety of qualifications and backgrounds. Our proofreaders are rated and reviewed by clients just like you, making it easy to understand the level of service you can expect. Many of our proofreaders have been reviewed hundreds or even thousands of times, and some profiles even feature samples of previously proofread documents, providing you with further insight into your proofreader's capabilities.

Do you need a proofreader with a certain skill? With ServiceScape, you can sort our directory by more than 50 subdisciplines, allowing you to find a proofreader who truly understands your subject matter and can enhance your writing from an experienced perspective. No matter what your topic is, there's a handpicked selection of qualified, experienced proofreaders with expertise in your field just a few clicks away.

What makes our proofreaders the best

When you choose ServiceScape for your project, we guarantee that the result will be high-quality writing that's 100% error-free, delivered on time every time. We pride ourselves on delivering work that's precise, polished and professional.

Need to expedite your service? No problem. Just use our Express Delivery service and the professional you choose will deliver your proofread document fast — usually in less than an hour — without compromising the quality of service we pride ourselves on.

If you have any questions or concerns after the project is delivered, just let your proofreader know, and we'll work with you until you are fully satisfied.

Start browsing now to find the perfect proofreader for your project.

Frequently asked questions

How do I hire a proofreader?

You can hire a proofreader in just four steps:

  1. Browse our directory to find the proofreader you want to hire.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Hire Me" button.
  4. Upload your writing and enter your project details.

You will have the option to either select a predefined service or create a custom project. If you select a predefined service, you can pay for your project immediately by using a credit card, U.S. bank transfer, or PayPal®. After your payment method has been approved, the proofreader will start working on the project as soon as possible and will deliver it by the due date you selected. If you select a custom project, the proofreader will provide you with a service proposal that will have a unique price for the unique service you require.

Can I have a free sample?

Sure! Many ServiceScape proofreaders provide free samples. You can submit a free sample request by doing the following:

  1. Browse our directory to find a proofreader you'd like to ask for a free sample.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Free Sample" button.
  4. Upload your writing and enter your project details.

If the proofreader accepts your free sample request, you will receive the sample proofread version within a couple of days.

How do I contact a proofreader?

To contact a proofreader about your project, just do the following:

  1. Browse our directory to find the proofreader you'd like to contact.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Send Message" button.
  4. Write and send your message.

We will email you a notification as soon as your proofreader replies to your message.

How do I set up a teleconference with a proofreader?

If you would like to speak with a proofreader directly, just do the following:

  1. Browse our directory to find a proofreader you'd like to speak with on a teleconference call.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Teleconference" button.
  4. Enter the date and time you would like to have your discussion.

We will contact you right away about availability and set up the teleconference for all parties involved.

Where can I find ratings and reviews for proofreaders?

You can find ratings and reviews from past clients within most proofreader profiles. Just find your proofreader and click on the "View Profile" button to see them. You can also read ServiceScape ratings and reviews on eKomi. In addition, ServiceScape has been featured in several publications and websites, including The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, UpWork, HuffPost, Indeed, and The Ladders.

Can I see examples of work the proofreaders have done in the past?

Many proofreaders have portfolios which feature their proofreading. Just find your proofreader and click on the "View Profile" button to view these proofread versions.

Where can I find price and due date information?

A list of prices and due dates can be found within each proofreader's profile. Just find your proofreader and click on the "View Profile" button.

Do you provide proofreading certifications?

Yes, we provide proofreading certifications. Simply request the document when you hire a proofreader. When your project is delivered, you can download the proofreading certification by clicking on your project and clicking on the "Certification" button. These signed declarations certify that a document has been professionally proofread by a ServiceScape proofreader.

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