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Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 79 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Chris G.
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Hired Maverick Consulting for the edit of my non-fiction book. Very personable and even met with me in person. Edits and comments were easy to understand and helped improve the flow of the book. Edits were given in a timely manner. Communication was continuous even after the editing work was completed. Feedback was given as way to improve the overall flow and quality of the book. Very reasonable rates for the amount of work on manuscript. Definitely recommend Maverick Consulting for your literary work!

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  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
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Carrie F.
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Carl was hired to teach Hebrew to my daughter who is in Kindergarten as well as to teach my husband and I Hebrew. Carl is a very dedicated professional that has a true gift at teaching. He makes the lessons fun and teaches in a way that keeps the learner engaged the entire lesson and always excited about learning more. This would not normally be an easy task while teaching a 5 year old, however Carl makes it look easy. Our daughter looks forward to Carls's weekly visits, as do we. Carl even went out of his way to find a special Hebrew educational book for my husband (who already speaks pretty decent Hebrew- but wanted to learn more). I would highly recommend Carl for any tutoring, writing, or editing services you may need.

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Dr Ellie Edits/Simply Ellie
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy K.
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Ellie did a fantastic job editing my first book! I am a new author and was unfamiliar with the editing process. It is perfect! I highly recommend Ellie for all of your editing projects. In my opinion, Ellie deserves 10 stars!!

  • 10 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Pattie M.
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Working with Temi was an incredible experience. It was not only quick and easy but also professional, collaborative and educational. Temi gave my manuscript the final finishing touches it needed to make it complete- from start to finish, from grammar to punctuation, from plot to storyline. Temi's skills and expertise in copy editing are first class.

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FISV LLC.
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gwen L.
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I have worked with Lois for the past three month, and she is just AMAZING. I have learned so much from her about public speaking, interview techniques and accent reduction. I am now much more confident about my English and presentation stills. She did an absolutely fantastic job on editing my resume and personal statements. Unlike online editing services (which just correct grammar and punctuation mistakes and typos), she spent time to know my vision and what I really wanted to express. The end results were impressive pieces that were personal and really made me stand out. Lois is intelligent, delightful and inspirational, and I truly enjoy her teaching. I especially love her homemade iced tea in this hot summer. I strongly recommend Lois for her lessons and will definitely continue working with her!

Thinque Prep
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel K.
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Joyee was instrumental in helping me edit and revise my personal statement for graduate school. With his assistance, I developed a strong personal statement that ultimately got me admission into my top choice. He is really the best!

Elegant Editing
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Anna S.
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Melanie is excellent to work with. She gives more than 100% She helped me with a children's book and did a wonderful job. She answered my questions in a timely manner and returned my work to me ahead of schedule. My next project will be articles in the field of Human Resources which I plan to ask for her editing expertise. I highly recommend Melanie of Elegant Editing.

The Press Gang
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Carol M.
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Skip is fast, accurate, and even has a sense of humor. I will use him for all of my editing. My book is in the health and wellness genre, and he kept my "voice" but corrected my sentence structure and punctuation.

  • 26 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel V.
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Brad is very experienced in my field which was important to me regarding my resume and future editing projects.

Kevin E. Wood
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa M.
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Kevin keeps it real, really love his work on projects. Responds so quickly I feel like he's superhuman. Started with editing my vlogs but now I outsource often for marketing videos for my company. Thank you Kevin!

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Celia Pool
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
KR R.
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Celia copy-edited my manuscript as I was preparing to go on submission to literary agents. Her work was fast and extremely thorough, catching not only typos and grammatical mistakes, but also helping to maintain style consistency. I have since signed with a literary agent (with that same manuscript)! I would definitely recommend Celia to anyone looking for a key editorial eye to give your manuscript a boost of professionalism!

Jaz Persing
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Skylar H.
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Jaz is my go-to editor when it comes to proofreading, editing, and story notes. I've worked with her on novels, applications, TV scripts, and even important emails. Breaking Jaz down: Proofreading: I'm dyslexic, so I NEED a good proofreader. Jaz doesn't let a single typo or grammatical error slide. Editing: She simply has an editor's mind. Time and time again she has tweaked my work to make it more concise and easier to read. Story notes: Jaz simply has a gift with story. She is able to pinpoint major problems and offer solutions that can really take your work to a professional level. She is also stellar with character and character voice/dialogue too. Jaz is always punctual with deadlines and a joy to work with. I couldn't recommend her more!

Crackerjack Scribe
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Steven B.
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I called upon Laura to completely re-do my entire web site and create a new design (look and feel) including writing and editing all the copy. It was a sizable job. She was very patient with me I should I add! She did an outstanding and highly professional job. Without any hesitation, I wholeheartedly recommend Laura to anyone looking for web site development, copy design, social media marketing campaign and brand imaging. She delivers the whole package... I'm very pleased, and so will you be as well.

Johnston's Editing
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle J.
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Extremely knowledgeable about the writing process. Was able to work through my graduate thesis for both MLA citations and grammatical errors. I am forever grateful. I will be hiring her again.

Michael Hunter
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Benjamin C.
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Michael is an absolute wizard at providing essay help. He makes the process effortless, and surprisingly really fun and motivating. He has a unique skill to understand his students quickly and convert their experiences to meaningful stories that showcase their personality and positive characteristics. Michael's true gift is his ability to create inciting stories. I can not describe how highly I would recommend Michael for essay help. Furthermore, he was extremely professional and respectful of my time. Michael helped me write an essay for business school. He helped me with every single step of the way. We first started with idea generation where we discussed things I could potentially write about. He then helped me pin point a story to tell, and worked to show me how concrete examples highlighted the major themes that I wanted to conveys to the reader. He then helped me build a very detailed outline that was perhaps the most valuable portion of our work together. I turned an initial draft along with pages on pages of ideas. Michael helped me re-write my ideas in exactly the way I wanted to get them across to the reader. Michael then continued to edit and condense my work while not sacrificing anything from my message. Michael found a way to help me turn my initial drafts, (that was in no shape to submit) into an a really great essay that I am very proud of. In the end I could not be more happy with Michael's work. Whether it is idea generation, building an outline, editing your writing, or making an essay read and simply sound better, this is the guy to go to.

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

Ghost Strategies
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne H.
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When working with a professional writer a business has to consider the writer's qualifications. Christopher from Ghost Strategies has a science background(Aeronautical Engineering), is an attorney and has written professionally for over 20 years. Because of this background he is very detailed oriented and is used to meeting deadlines. His science background means that he considers the substantive topic as well as good editing and writing practices in performing any project. He was an asset to my law firm and to my clients over a number of years.

Donegal Faire Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry L.
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She asked for $4/page. I sent her 25 pages. No money has been exchanged and the edit is not finished. She seemed very pleasant on the phone.

Stephanie Harris-Byers
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Dr Nicole B.
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As a VERY satisfied customer it is without ANY reservations that I highly recommend the quality services, professionalism and quick turnaround I received from Mrs. Harris-Byers in editing and consulting me as a writer and educational consultant-trainer for several research documents, education materials and presentations! Dr. Nicole Brodie, ED.D

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