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  • 20 years in business
  • 685 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Antony A.
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With the help of Rebecca's expertise, I was accepted to medical school and to be completely honest I could not have done it without her! I wanted to thank her so much for helping me throughout this long process (almost one year)! She truly made me the best applicant I could be from writing a new personal statement and editing my entire application along with CV, to writing and editing over 100 secondary application and even helping prepare a stellar personal statement for a prestige summer research position at Harvard! Words can not express how thankful I am to have had Rebecca as my personal professional writer. I really could not have done it without her. I wanted to thank her for being so patient with me and always ready to give me a pep talk and making me believe that this was all possible. I wanted to tell you all this over the phone, but I would have gotten too emotional and started crying because of how amazing she is and how she played such an integral role in helping me achieve my dream(s). So instead I am crying tears of appreciation and joy while I write this review. Thank you Rebecca! :)

Koppelman & Associates
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Izumi M.
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My company hired Koppelman & Associates for a corporate event video. We were looking for professionalism and reliability, and Koppelman & Associates did not dissapoint. Our event took more time than anticipated, and the final video required detailed editing. Koppelman & Associates’s service throughout the process was thorough, and resulted in a great video at a very reasonable price. We will definitely use his service again.

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Textrous Editing
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy P.
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Textrous was responsive and even checking in with me more than I checked in with her. She gave great comments and formatting tips. I was very thankful to have Textrous editing my thesis (APA format) through my own stress.

Jim Holtan Media
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Camila M.
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Jim was a pleasure to work with. He was extremely helpful and professional. He used multiple cameras to videotape our event, which was incredibly useful for our editing purposes.

Bri Bruce Productions
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew R.
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The job was editing a poetry collection I've written. Bri provided detailed feedback and copy edits for it. She did the work on time. I am very happy with the quality of her work.

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jenfranklin digital
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shelly R.
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I had been procrastinating for quite some time about hiring a web designer, but was so glad to be matched up with J-357 through thumbtack! From our first conversation, I knew that her great personality was going to be the perfect fit. She was extremely easy to work with, and provided exceptional communication. Being that we live on opposite coasts, I truly appreciated her quick communication and adaptability. She really went above and beyond to work with me across time zones, and was extremely flexible with my schedule. But it didn't stop there...the website that she designed for me is absolutely amazing; it is truly everything I envisioned and more! J-357 provided a training session once the website was complete. She is great to work with if you are not tech savvy, and explains the details in clear and simplified terms. She is extremely patient, takes into consideration your suggestions, and is extremely quick with the edits. Compared to other web designers that I researched, her pricing is extremely reasonable. J-357 provided an awesome service all around. I would recommend this web designer to anyone who is looking for a high quality, professional or personal website. Thanks J-357!

Tony Shavers III
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Felix N.
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I saw Tony's live video on Instagram and I was instantly hooked to how he breaks down concepts that can seem so complicated in our heads. For example - he asked us what are the habits that are holding us back from our success.. I hadn't reflected on this in sometime really and now I know what I need to tackle right now to be more effective. This is just one example! I also purchased a copy of his book. Very excited to implement the lessons I have learned. Life changing stuff. I look forward to the future with Tony as a guiding figure in my life.

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Aastha G.
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Anish is hands down the best tutor in this area! I needed someone to tutor me for the GRE and he was exceptional. His teaching style and experience is exactly what you need to score high on the exam. Additionally, he offered to edit my personal statements for graduate schools. His feedback was amazing and he responds in a timely manner. Due to his help, I was able to write the perfect statement and score in the 90th percentile. I am going to attend my dream graduate program in the fall and I have a lot to thank him for. I am forever grateful for this tutor and his dedication to help people!

  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Kari L.
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Im helped me with editing my manuscript for a book. He was very detail oriented and did a great job! Could not have done it without him

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Debra H.
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Julian Esteban Torres Lopez responded to my query promptly and with professionalism. I'm an English teacher (secondary language arts), and wanted another set of eyes on a large project. His experience in the private sector and also his education made him a good fit for my editing needs.

Black Dot Writing, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Colin R.
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Incredibly professional and was able to really capture our brand voice. Great to work with and took direction well and really ran with it. I will continue to use Black Dot for all my web and print copy.

Inspirational Editions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Marlene S.
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Inspirational Editions really helped me in school. I sent my papers to be proofread and edited and my grades improved a whole letter grade. Best money I ever spent!

WriteStuff Ink
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mark G.
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Jim did developmental editing for our book, “Way of Zing”, continuing into line editing and copy editing as the project went forward. He did a final pass just before we went to press. We spent many hours in conversation about the work along the way. We believe he played a huge role in making us take pause, really think about our work, and produce a far superior manuscript. We did not always listen, but his critical eye and his experience were invaluable. Hell, Bill and I don’t even listen to each other a lot of the time. But I am proud of our, and I mean, our work. This was a team effort. I would hand it to anyone and feel very proud. Thank you, Jim. Mark Gregory Nelson-- Founder, Author & CZO

Metacognition Press
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn H.
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Don is a considerate, accurate and helpful editor. I couldn't ask for better in thems of helpful objectivity as regards his hand on my copy. Addtionally, his supplemental comments are always useful and thought-provoking. Any writer with access to his talents is fortunate indeed.

2WritefullyB
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
John V.
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She understood what I needed and then provided valuable and relevant editing.

Creative Designs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ed M.
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Evelyn didn’t just write my resume. She helped me understand what someone reading my resume who didn’t know me would want to see, and what wasn’t necessary to put in. She got me to rethink how I viewed myself and my contributions at work. I am also glad I went with someone local rather than some big resume place because it was more personal and she took the time to get to know me as a person, even though we did everything online and on the phone. I got the job, and the person interviewing me even complemented me on my resume. I’ve recommended her to others and will continue to do so

Videos With Wendy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I create fun and engaging videos for you to advertise your business.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
ANN C.
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Great! Excellent communication, bright and quick.

About

Fast turnaround while being detail-oriented and thorough

About

Writer, editor, and project manager with over 12 years of publishing experience. Services include web copywriting, proofreading, developmental editing, and project management.

  • 5 years in business
About

As an urban writer on the younger side of the professional spectrum, I feel like I have a fresh take on the times and an optimistic outlook on literary functions.

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