Add English Proficiency to Your Freelancer Profile

Upwork is operated in English, therefore setting a (self-assessed) English proficiency is required as part of the basic freelancer account setup process. All we ask is that you be truthful when assessing your language abilities. Setting inappropriate expectations may make it difficult to satisfy your clients and could adversely impact your reputation.

To edit your English proficiency:

  1. Go to Find Work > Profile.
  2. Scroll to the Languages section (in the right column near the top) and click the Edit (pencil icon) button.
  3. Specify your proficiency.
  4. Click the Save button or, if you want to enter more languages, click the Save and Add More button.

You can also add English certifications to your profile to verify your English proficiency. 

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