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  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charles A.
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Annie just finished editing my book. During the process we became friends. My Book, entitled Father Brady-loved by many-hated by plenty is about my years as a priest in black parishes in the north. I had several attempts on my life because of my service to the black community. Annie's empathy was unparalleled.After she finished editing, I made change after change and she never complained. She always made sure that any changes she made did not change the meaning of the narrative or put words in my mouth that did not belong. Also her fees were fair and reasonable. I would highly recommend Annie to all authors.

Mathematics & Writing Tutor
4.6
from 33 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy S.
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I have worked with Dr. Stollar many times in the past year. His essay and report editing work is of the highest quality and I am extremely pleased with the results. His writing skills have helped me to make my own work more professional, clear, and concise, while his resposnses to my needs have always been prompt and timely. I contribute much of my success in college to having such a wonderful tutor!

  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Marilyn M.
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I have had Roberta copy edit two books for me (Adoption in Peru and Island Dachshund Tails) in the recent past and have found her services excellent. I am currently writing another book (Call of the Alaskan "Bush") and will have her copy edit it as well because I trust her work quality completely. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Marilyn

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Write for Success
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharron G.
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I've had the pleasure of working with Charles a number of times now - his editing eye is always spot on! Whether I'm looking to create a newsletter, to edit an advertisement, or... well, anything, Charles is my go-to!!

Erica M. Litz
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Melinda B.
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I think I have found the right person to work on my editing needs. She made me feel comfortable. I feel good about my decision and will love to comeback for an update feedback soon.

Ken Can Write
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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I met Ken Jensen in June, 2014 after interviewing several other potential editors for my novel, "Enemy in the Heartland." I selected Ken because of his professional attitude, his technical knowledge of military hardware, and the fact that he was an author himself made him an easy choice to be my editor. During the editing process, Ken's ability to keep the story's timeline correct and his suggestions on content has made my novel the success it is today. If you are thinking of using Ken's services, but questions, I would happy to talk to you on Ken's ability as an editor. Stephen Schwertley

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel G.
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Ashley has done editing work and blog writing for two of my businesses. She is always professional and provides high quality work. Ashely always meets the deadlines I give her and is a pleasure to work with. She has been able to write confidently and intelligently in the wide range of subject areas I have given her. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing editing or writing services.

Lightkeepers, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Janesse B.
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Lightkeepers LLC, and specifically Courtney Vail, offered my company quality writing, editing, and thoughtful strategy (as needed). Lightkeepers LLC was able to bring fresh eyes to tired marketing language and we've been very happy with the outcomes. We then asked asked for more technically, science-focused writing and Lightkeepers competently, promptly, and professionally delivered on this effort. No matter the writing and editing effort, I would trust Lightkeepers to deliver what is needed.

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Don't waste all your hard work only to be tripped up on simple writing errors. With over 10 years in the field, I can make sure your final presentations, reports and anything else that's written doesn't come back to you with embarrassing mistakes.

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I'm an editor and experienced writer with an aptitude for creating compelling, engaging content. I have a meticulous eye for proper grammar and spelling and have worked on projects across many verticals, including women's lifestyle, environmental reporting, courts reporting, social copy writing, sponsored content conceptualization, etc. I'm extremely easy to work with and promise only the highest quality work. Let's chat!

  • 5 years in business
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My name is Kelli Lyn Packwood. I am a mother of four, and work full time. My children range from 20 to 8. I have my B.S. in Technical Communications with a minor in American History from Arizona State University and am currently working on my M.S. in Publishing from George Washington University. One of my greatest strengths is the ability to pay attention to details. I enjoy combing through a project to find errors. I am a hardworking and determined individual who has excellent time management and multi-tasking skills.

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I'm putting my writing and editing skills on the web. I'm also the editor at Sun-N-Gun if you want to take a look.

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If you need a resume written, I have the newest styles and the most effective according to reseach. I can take the stress away from you, if you are uncertain about form and function. If you need an editor, I have the skill and training you need to take that burden off of you.

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I am an intern at Cinamatique creative studio located in Tempe, where I help in film production, set design, marketing. I know how to find the mistakes in a piece of work and correct them or do it entirely for you.

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After years of reading Doctoral Dissertations, I think I am a good editor. Feel free to contact me by phone.

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I am a freelancer for special editing and writing projects with sufficient time to research pertinent issues and attend to nitpicking details. I have retired from a 25-year career as a reporter-editor for what was a Knight Ridder newspaper.

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Freelance copy editor (hard copy and web pages), writer, blogger and transcriptionist. I currently hold the position of assistant editor for a health and living magazine in Arizona. I offer a quick turnaround time. My fees are affordable. I have great references. I love what I do.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We provide a variety of services which include editing, proofreading, ghostwriting, translation, and transcription. I aim to please every customer with top quality service performed with a quick turnaround time.

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I'm a grammar guru! I read, edit and correct both in Italian and English. I also translate from Italian to English as well as from English to Italian.

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I am a professional freelance copy editor who is detail and results oriented. I have years of experience working with online content.

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I have environmental writing and editing experience with the U.S. Forest Service and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. I have written interpretive signs for National Scenic Byways and for a Children's Science Center. I have also published guide books, travel articles and environmental pieces.

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