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Maverick Consulting
4.3
from 71 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Rotimi A.
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Lisa-Beth proof-read a script for me. She is an amazing proofreader who went beyond the call of duty and got my script back to me a week earlier than expected. Thanks Lisa-Beth! You are awesome!

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Dr Ellie Edits/Simply Ellie
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Charles I.
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I asked Ellie to proofread my Ph.D. dissertation at the final stage prior to publication. It was 462 pages in length and she did the proof reading on very short notice over a weekend. I appreciated her promptness, attention to detail, and professionalism. She went above and beyond when I asked her to review some additional issues with the formatting of my references in the footnotes.

  • 14 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff Q.
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Temi was quick and helped me with my needs. A+ work. Would recommend.

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Blue Square Writers' Studio
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alan S.
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Chris O’Toole took on the Sisyphean task of: 1) proofreading; 2) providing a general critique: and 3) giving insight on whether and how to move forward on my draft play and associated essay. Mr. O’Toole use the yellow highlighter feature in Word to show his proofreading suggestions. I am still finding grammatical and word choice errors. This may well be because—due to my limited eye-sight— I didn’t see all his yellow highlights in making my corrections. He provided a general, dip-lomatic, thoughtful critique of the play’s subject matter; use of metaphors, poetry, and language; and connection with a reader or an audience. In making and evaluating my decision to hire an editor in general and Mr. O’Toole specifically, I looked at five factors: 1) experience and expertise; 2) cost; 3) turn-around time; 4) interactions; and 5) quality of work. Regarding the first, while I do not know Mr. Toole’s experience with plays, his website clearly indicates significant experience in editing other forms of professional writing. I believe the quality of editors’ websites and offers of services is a good indicator of their knowledge of and skill in teaching clients like me how to connect with their readers and audiences. Regarding cost, other editors I consulted charged on an hourly or a per page basis while Mr. Toole, in this first editing interaction, offered a very reasonable flat fee. There are pluses and minuses with each ap-proach. A flat fee was best for me for the initial editing of a draft play. The third factor is crucial for most authors working on deadlines. Mr. O’Toole sent me his edits and critique within two weeks. A second editor I contacted told me she could not get to my draft until January. Fourth, ed-iting is a collaborative enterprise: an editor needs to know the writer’s audience, intent, focus, and voice to help that author create his or her best work. Mr. O’Toole gave me feedback and questions on the writing sample I originally sent him. He sent me a follow-up email—with a targeted ques-tion--while editing my manuscript. Overall, I am happy with the initial editing efforts Mr. O’Toole gave me: professional; cost-effective; timely; and interactive. I am still rolling around the four page, shiny, rock critique he also gave me: gold or dross; foundational, aspirational, or weighing down: moving the draft higher or back into an inky sea? Whatever it ultimately is, he initiated a thought provoking internal and external conversation for/with a novice playwright just as my response here illustrates the meta-phorical challenges Mr. O’Toole confronted in critiquing and advising me on my writing.

  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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Paul R.
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Heather has been fantastic and insightful - I'm so very happy I've hired Heather.

Author/Educator
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Julie P.
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Linda was punctual and made learning fun for our daughter. My daughter told me she loves her new teacher! We look forward to many tutoring sessions from her.

Proof for Success
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Jackie Z.
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Shaula is a professional and highly competent editor. I send everything I write to her, be it chapters of my novel, posts to my blog and even sometimes verbose emails. Her attention to detail is astounding and she not only proofreads exceptionally well, she also focuses on content and readability. She poses questions and comments on the things that work and the things that don't. Having a vast knowledge of literature and books, this makes her an excellent source to also bounce ideas of of, if one is worried about flow or plot problems. She can think it through and give her feedback. Shaula is more than just a proofreader, she's an editor. And she's the best one I've ever used!

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So many articles, blogs, Web pages and websites have typo errors, improper grammar etc... Even when there is Spell Check, go figure! This is where I come in. These typo errors just jump out me, saying fix me!

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I am a college student (majoring in English) and spend the majority of my free time writing and reading. Yes, I am the person that my friends ask to look over their resume. Yes, I am the person who can tell you where the spelling errors are in quite a few famous books. No, I am not a total stickler for "the rules" all of the time, and understand that style is just as important as what you are actually trying to say. I have both a Mac and a PC so I can view pretty much any type of document. If you have a hardcopy of your draft, even better! Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have. I look forward to working with you.

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Over 15 years of experience in translation, essay writing and proofreading vouch for my life-long passion for this field and have earned me extensive knowledge and outstanding skills. Even so, professional translations take more than knowledge and skills; it’s a process of cultivating techniques and refining abilities to find culturally linguistic equivalence in the target language. My translations begin with the understanding that any material needs to be localized in order to successfully convey a message; current language use is taken into account, while keeping syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic integrity in the target language. My proofreading strategies are based on systematic layered-proofing techniques. My fields of interest have been general market, media and advertising, but my experience is extensive and all-inclusive.

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Very careful and detailed proofreading and copyediting services. Use Word Track Changes or mark up hard copy. Include style sheet.

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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All of my work in the world of words is informed by more than four decades as a professional journalist, covering some of our time's most-compelling people and issues for some of the world's greatest publications. My work has been published in a diverse array of periodicals that ranges from magazines such as Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Vibe and US to major newspapers like the Washington Post and LA Times. As this list suggests, il've covered sports, news, entertainment and issues of culture and society. Additionally, i have undertaken investigations and authored columns. Between 2011 and 2013. I was the host of a public affairs radio show --- Greater Long Beach -- named after the online magazine I founded in 2010. My career has taken me to two Olympic Games, three Super Bowls, 10 Rose Bowls, the World Series, the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys, the OJ Simpson and Snoop Dogg murder trials. Among literally thousands of interview, I've had memorable conversations with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Bob Hope, Tommy Lasorda, Gwen Stefani, Red Skelton and Gene Autry. It all adds up to a long and sucessful commitment to accuracy, understanding and clarity---a never-ending passion for communication.

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I provide fast, professional and accurate copywriting, editing, content marketing, social media services and proofreading services. I have 20 years of experience as a professional editor for magazines and newspapers and have published serveral books with major publishing houses.

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Hello. Do you have a school paper that needs some revision before submission? Are you a first time novelist and you need someone to look over your work? Whatever your editing needs may be I am here to help. I have an Associate of Arts Degree as well as experience teaching English to students in Thailand. English and writing are my passions. If you are interested in my services please send me an email explaining the job you need help with. We can then work out the details/rate together. I may charge per page for a lengthy work or per job for shorter pieces. All work can be done through email, but we can meet in person if you are in the Long Beach area. I will try to respond to all questions as quickly as possible. Thanks for considering me.

  • 25 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I have received numerous awards and recognitions for the newsletters I designed by the Far West Ski Association.

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After working as an editor for a transcription company for a couple of years, I've built up my skills in proofreading and editing while working with audio. Now, I'm looking to expand and work with other types of content, both tied to audio and not. To that end, I'm currently getting used to working with the Chicago Manual of Style.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have proofread & edited manuscripts, novels, plays and various types of paperwork. I have excellent communication skills. I treat your business needs as if they were my own.

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I have over 20 years of experience in corporate communications and public relations programs covering the production of publications and audio-visual productions, journalistic writing, copy editing, proofreading and graphic designing. I have printed and edited over 80 various publications, manuals, and academic and terminal reports. I also wrote and recorded scripts for over 15 and audio-visual presentations and documentaries that I produced for varied audiences.

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I have varied work experience involving the skills of writing. I have proofreading for newspaper and advertising.

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I write, edit, and proofread. I have many years of experience and three degrees in English. I am also a published writer.

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