Are proofreaders on FIVERR reliable?

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Hi, guys!
Need a proofreader for a lot of texts. Does anyone know a good editor&proofreader on Fiverr you can recommend? Need a US-based person.
#fiverr #proofreaders #reliable
  • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
    Well, look at this thus way, if you were an experienced, GOOD proof reader, would you honestly work for, on average, $4/1,000 words (Fiverr takes $1 from every $5 charged)? Some of them charge substantially less than this . . .
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  • Profile picture of the author linuspersson
    Yea i wouldn't go to fiverr for a proof reader. Try using something like elancer. or upwork (odesk). More expensive, but you will get a good proof reader that does the job.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyFanta
    Its the same as a lot of fiverr blog writers they use google translate if it's not there first language and you can imagine the results.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLB
    I've found some decent proofreaders on there. But - you get what you pay for. No proofreader is going to take low-quality work from overseas and turn it into legitimate copy.

    I'm a Freelance Copywriter that helps Agencies, Startups and Businesses Educate Their Audience and Grow Sales
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  • Profile picture of the author fantrom
    C'm on now... what is the little voice in your head telling you?

    Now go and get (pay) a professional.
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
      Hmmmm. Seems to me like it only costs a fiver to find out. :-)

      Fiverr is no different than anyplace, else. There are good sellers and bad. Life is a crap shoot.

      Cheers. - Frank
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  • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
    I haven't used them in a few years and went with them because they were local, but they're not $5 either.
    I was very happy with the service!

    Freelance editor, proofreader - Chicago, Illinois
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  • Profile picture of the author inyourway
    How about finding one on warriorforum instead?

    Sure, you'll have to pay more but you'll probably end up getting way better results than using a seller on Fiverr.


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  • Profile picture of the author THK
    I hired this lady on Fiverr for proofreading, a native English speaker and highly rated. After she was done, I had to correct her mistakes. When I showed it to her, she apologized and offered me a free round. Never going to happen.

    Not saying all are bad, but my experience have been poor.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shwepps
    Ok, are here any proofreaders&editors?
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  • Profile picture of the author decent432
    Fiverr is generally motivated for quick cash. So cash comes first. Quality comes second. Quality proofreaders are not charging $5. They then their worth, they're likely on eLance or Freelance sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Shwepps, I am a proofreader and editor and may be able to help you.
    However, I am certainly not going to turn my computer on for the $4 you would pay a Fiverr person.

    Have a think about this for a moment. You write your material (or you get somebody to do it for you). You obviously want to check the quality and ensure you have no errors. So why would you pay peanuts instead of finding somebody who knows what they're doing and you can use the material as soon as you get it back from the proofreader/editor?

    Feel free to pm me and tell me what needs to be done and I can give you a price.

    Also, why must you use an American proofreader? I am Australian but do most of my work using US English so it's easy to fix errors. I am sure others do the same.

    Cheers, Laurence.

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