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Proofreading and Editing UK English MS Word

I have a number of essay-style texts that have been translated from another language to a relatively poor standard of English (or that have been originally written in a relatively poor standard of English.) I need each text proofread and edited and returned to me.

Most sentences and/or structures require amends to attain a good standard of English grammar and spelling (i.e. there is not much of the content that can be left wholly untouched.) However, it is important that the intended meaning of the original author is not lost or seriously compromised; and it is preferable that their original choice of words are retained wherever possible. Therefore the methodology I require is as follows:

1. Sentences or structures that reveal an unambiguous meaning (or where such a meaning can be reasonably inferred) should be amended to a good standard of English grammar, but with the minimal number of amends required to achieve that level of English;

2. Where sentences or structures are of a standard of English that is so poor that the intended meaning is lost or ambiguous, they should be left in situ but be highlighted, as a query to be raised with the original authors.

I am not looking to attain an exceptional level of English here, so if you are at the professional end and demand rates accordingly, please do not apply. I am looking for people who can produce written English to a standard somewhere between above-average and good, and who possess a diligent, genuine approach to the work; and who are sufficiently open-minded to be able to work to the methodology described.

I am looking to turn these jobs around in a matter of days rather than weeks, so please ensure you have time available in the short term to commit to this, before applying.

Stylistically, I am looking to keep the impact of the necessary amendments as neutral as possible. Extensive, unnecessary re-writing of entire structures, over-elaboration or a different writing style that is embellished or unique is not desirable. (I am not looking for a proofreader who wants to show me how clever they are with their story-writing skills.) Wherever possible, we want to minimise the number of changes that are required to produce a good standard of English from the current material, rather than entirely depart from what is already there.

Documents will be provided in DOCX format (MS WORD) and should ideally be returned in the same. OpenOffice would probably work fine. UK spelling is a must - not American or other variants. If you are interested, please contact me ASAP with a brief intro and kindly ensure you specify an hourly rate. (Please disregard the rate specified with the ad. I am keeping an open mind at this stage)

Skills: Proofreading

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About the Employer:
( 3 reviews ) Cat Hill, United Kingdom

Project ID: #5307567

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ProWriterHalDog

Hello I read the details with interest as a great deal of my editing and proofreading work is for translated content. To save you reading further, my rate for poorly translated English is $20.00/1,000 words. I ac More

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happymarli

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philmakerz

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MaryAnnEvans

Hello, Robert. I'm a professional author, editor and proofreader from the U.K., with a degree in English and almost five years' freelancing. I'd be very happy to take a look at your documents and give them the necessar More

$20 USD / hour
(24 Reviews)
5.3
jacky3068

Hi robertellis3 I am able to start on this project immediately and can assure you of an accurate outcome. As an Australian you can be assured that my proof-reading/editing will be based on UK spelling and grammar r More

$11 USD / hour
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EverYouth

Equipped with the writing knowledge guideline of APA, MLA, Havard and Chicago styles of referencing, you can rest assured that all your writing needs will be met. I enjoy writing articles besides being an avid reader o More

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Writer2B

Hi, I'm an ESL teacher with an MA in English Language and Literature as well as a part time writer. For some references, please check out my profile. Should you have any questions, or need some samples, don't hesitate More

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Rettechwriter

Having some experience of this kind of work from a source of non-English speaking writers, I am familiar with the sort of difficulties that this type of proofreading and editing can present. It would appear that there More

$11 USD / hour
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VirtualBrainInc

Hello, can we discuss more on your project via <michieccah#gmail.com> or SkypeId <virtualbraininc>. I have substantial knowledge in this field and I can deliver a high quality paper to you on time. I work on all the pa More

$5 USD / hour
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alastrina

Hello, I understand perfectly what you are after and am certain I can help you. I've been teaching ESL English for several years and I correct written work on a regular basis. When I find a mistake, I go for the quick More

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uzmakazmi

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ProfessorA

Hello sir, I have read the work description provided by you and I am interested in rewriting your documents. I have done a similar job for a client from Vietnam who was struggling from language issues. As I read in th More

$4 USD / hour
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FraserMurray

Hello Robert, I'm a highly qualified Native English Writer / Editor with years of experience with editing . I write with exceptional panache and have a fantastic grip on grammar and sentence structure. I'd love t More

$10 USD / hour
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ajl70

I am new to freelancer.com and wish to build up my profile, experience and feedback. Both my written and verbal English are above average, and I understand the need to not compromise the original text and meaning. Alt More

$5 USD / hour
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Djeezy

Greetings! I have read your project and I strongly believe that I can help you with your task. I will not charge you hourly, I will charge you depending on the size of the documents that need to be proofread, therefore More

$5 USD / hour
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hinteregions

Hello Robert, Much of the work I do these days is for foreign students. In that, I must strike some happy balance between my meddling and their credibility. The level of 'intrusiveness' you describe is familiar to me. More

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rcpiyush123iyumi

Hi, I am a new freelancer with some experience in article writing. I have completed 10 London elocution examinations and passed them with honours. Because of that, I can guarantee you that there would be almost no gra More

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ikram013

Dear Concern, I have done a lots of project like this proofreading. I can do your project easily. Just let send me those files & i am going to showing you a sample of my work by doing a file of yours. I am eagerly wait More

$2 USD / hour
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alamindu

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rachmoore

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$11 USD / hour
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angelene19

Hi! I am a work at home mom and I can devote 5 hours a day for this job. Most importantly, I can edit your texts as you have required for this project. I am newbie but I can assure you that I can help you with this a More

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