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Maverick Consulting
4.3
from 71 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 115 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
Sarah J.
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Excellent service. We asked Temi to develop web contact for our national website, as well as proofread several government reports. Temi is highly intelligent, and delivered all our requirements to an outstanding level. She is a delight to work with. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

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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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel B.
Verified review

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.

  • 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.

  • New on Thumbtack
David M.
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Liz has been SO helpful with my work documents, business correspondence and even a few personal letters. She always gets the job done quickly and never misses a thing. She even helps me when I'm not quite sure how I want to word something! I highly recommend her for anything you might want proofread. Side Note: REALLY appreciate her fast response and delivery of work in the "off hours". With my line of work I never know when deadlines will hit and she is always there with the fast turnaround.

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.

Organization by Josie
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Nancy C.
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Josie is one of the best organizers I know. She has helped me with many tasks that I would not have been able to complete.

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

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Proofread the following: Books (story, history, economic, technical, short stories) Journal articles, Legal documents - for typographical and/or grammatical errors only. (I have paralegal experience but cannot offer legal advise).

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I offer swift, accurate, and constructive script coverage; my services are available in a variety of formats, from one-sheet to extensive notes. I'm frequently honest, sometimes brutal, but always fair and aimed towards helping the writer. I'm also available for proofreading, transcription, and reformatting of scripted material.

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We do proofreading and editing for business people, faculty members, government departments, students and translators. We have a full description on our website.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Free lance writing, editing, proofing, excellent grammatical skills. Years of experience quick turn around. No job too short, easy, long or difficult. All requests considered if not accepted. My business skills are unique in that I am not centered nor specialized in one area I am extremely flexible and adapt quickly to complete a project at a time projected much sooner if possible. Clients are considered first and foremost. Any requests worked in as well. Love working and writing.

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Besides my own freelance writing, I do freelance editing, proofreading, indexing (creating indexes for books), and researching. Please check out my web site for examples of my work, prices, etc.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I have decades of experience writing in a variety of formats. I am a published author and an experienced marketing professional. This blend means that my writing is both entertaining and effective.

  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I have been a writer since before I can remember!! I loved English class - even grammar! I hold an MA in English and worked as an instructor for college level courses. I have since created my own business in Creative Arts Therapies which includes silk art, counseling and writing and editing. Being an out of box thinker - you won't be let down by my commitment to both excellence accuracy and creativity when I edit or write for you.

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I do editing, proofreading and resume writing. I work independently with clients who are looking for writing service skills. I help prepare and documents in a cohesive, structured format.

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Will write, edit, proofread, correct, translate any documents that are in need of corrections or boosts of any sort to help create well written, professional documents.

  • 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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