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Maverick Consulting
4.4
from 72 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 117 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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Blue Square Writers' Studio
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 42 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.

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Immortal Writing
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Effy N.
Verified review

Guitta helped me with editing my resume and personal statement and I appreciate her work a lot. She is very responsible. She had conference call with me for several times in order to fully know my needs. She also gave me her suggestions and ideas regarding my word and that was very helpful!

  • 9 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel B.
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Stephanie did an excellent job proofreading my script. Her understanding of grammar and syntax is impressive, and she has the eyes of a first-rate editor.

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Red Pen Wench
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Laura H.
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I sent Jillian five of my college application essays for the various schools I am applying to. She edited all of them and e-mailed them back within two days. She fully proofread them for grammar mistakes and also helped me brainstorm some more creative ways to approach some of the questions. I feel much less stressed about my applications after working with her. I was a little leery to hire Jillian because she is so new to Thumbtack, but decided to take a chance on Red Pen Wench and I'm so glad that I did. She was great to work with and I will definitely be telling my friends to use her services too.

  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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The Write Girl
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
DaLaura P.
Verified review

Great job! She proofread a script and found every mistake. She even added a couple of suggestions to spice up the script. I willdefinitely use her again.

Jaz Persing
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas S.
Verified review

Great to work with, she helped me with all of my book. Her proofreading is beyond any professional I have ever seen.

Paul R.
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Heather has been fantastic and insightful - I'm so very happy I've hired Heather.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nina R.
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Patricia is an English wizard. She has a good read on people and helping them edit so that their projects and papers are efficient and in proper format. She has helped me proofread and recommend changes in my work. I would highly recommend her to anyone with an editing project.

Kelly Covey
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ryan N.
Verified review

Kelly has been fantastic to work with! She proofread my script quickly and gave me incredibly helpful and clear notes. I’m working on a new draft now and will certainly continue to use Kelly for feedback. She is communicative, professional, pleasant, and, most importantly, good at what she does. I can’t recommend her enough for your story proofreading needs!

WordMillionDollar
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Javier G.
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Working with Eve has been a pleasure. We worked together 2 years ago. i was working like personal assistant at the same time.It is was for 5 months. She is very polite, smart and a hardworker. i was very impressive because she was very attentive with everything all the time.

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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've been a professional Copy Editor for 13 years. I have a great eye for finding mistakes and can help you put your best food forward. I offer verbatim and traditional proofreading, as well as technical editing and website editing. Here are more details of my services: Verbatim Proofreading: For court reporters, I will correct punctuation and sound-alikes and also flag inconsistencies and typographical errors. Whenever possible, I also verify names and places and have a proven track record of finding the correct name of that obscure reference you just couldn't put your finger on. Errata sheets available. Copy Editing / Proofreading: I will mark wording problems and correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and typographical errors. Technical Editing: In addition to editing the words in your technical document, I will verify consistent use of nomenclature, variables, tables, figures, and equations. I will also check for overuse of jargon and otherwise make sure that your document is technically precise. I will leave verifying derivations and analyses to you, the expert. Web Editing: I can proofread some or all of your Web site. Just tell me your URL. In addition to wording problems, I'll alert you to dated phrases. I will determine whether your site has any internal broken links, and if requested, check that other sites you link to are still active and correct.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have proofread and edited documents written by ESL students and adults with other languages. Retaining the message the writer expresses is necessary, while converting the text into appropriate English usage. I also have typed and proofed dissertations and theses and keeping the same standards.

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

  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I have a B.A. in Journalism and a Minor in Speech. I can help you with creative writing, copywriting, proofreading. If English is your second language and you are in school, I can help you with your writing assignments, and with better pronounciation of the English language.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I perform editing, writing, revising, and proofreading services at a competitive rate. I am able to take mundane prose and turn it into engaging content that will help bring in customers, create lasting memories, and evoke empathy.

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