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Maverick Consulting
4.3
from 71 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Meles A.
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Very professional editor. Learned a lot from her. She responds promptly.... I recommend her.....

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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
Aaron R.
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To start, I and terrible past experiences with editors. A friend convinced me to review Thumbtack for an editor, and I hired Ellie to edit my dissertation. At first, I was skeptical. I did not want to spend hard earned money on a writing critique from a stranger when I knew I could do it myself. I felt the if I hired someone that editor would merely find grammatical mistakes and email my project back to me. Ellie was different; she was amazing. She approached my project as a learning opportunity and not just a grammatical essay. Her comments were straight to the point, and she gave me insight from a veteran professor's point of view. Ellie even offered to prepare me for my Proposal Defense. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking help with a thesis, dissertation or other writing projects.

  • 14 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Talia B.
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I had a wonderful experience with Temi. I consulted with multiple high profile editors for my capstone project, and she stood out the most to me. It is vital to hire an editor that is both professional and empathetic because the process of attaining a doctoral degree is stressful enough on its own.

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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.

Elegant Editing
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
George L.
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They've edited six or seven books for me and, unlike editors from larger publishing houses, working with them has been a refreshing delight.

  • 9 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley N.
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After sending off two scripts, one to Steph and one to another editor, she finished first and did a great job! Speed and efficacy are what I'm looking for in my editors, she gave me both and charged less!

The Press Gang
4.6
from 24 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey L.
Verified review

Skip took on a job that was pretty big and what made matters worse, a person that had just neglected the fundamentals of writing. It's not that I don't know them, I was just too lazy to apply them the way they should be. He reminded me of it. I asked him to be brutally honest and he was. The wonderful thing about him, he later pointed out the good things I was doing right and eventually made my confidence skyrocket. The job your asking me to describe is not only Skip helping me with the book I am working on, but him guiding me and restoring my confidence to get me back in the fight after being knocked down by life, people and dare I say editors and publishers. He made me realize putting forth my best effort in a world that is so competitive is just too important to forget. You ask what went well with Skip? Everything, but what stood out the most was his honesty and clarity of various situations and problems. The quality of his work and guidance is excellent and I couldn't ask for any better advisor. Nothing could improve my experience with him, that's how impressed I am with him. Thanks Skip and I look forward to continuing to work with you. Sincerely, Jeffrey L. Ivory

  • 28 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Madeline M.
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After interviewing several Editors, it was a no-brainer to pick Tanya. Her skills seemed far superior and they proved to be sky high above my expectations. Tanya is a wordsmith extraordinaire who breathed new life into my story! She is friendly, communicative and was always available for my questions while working on my story. Bezuki Services / Several Stories High is a great team. They were very professional and passionate with my story. I ended up with my story that now flows well for readers and has an eye-catching cover on the book. I feel blessed to have found this team!

Tarek R.
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Professor Khan is magnificent. I really appreciate her outstanding effort in everything that she did to help me with my college work. Just when I thought my form of writing couldn't be organized any better, she triple exceeded those expectations. I can't express my gratitude enough. Thank You!~

Celia Pool
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne O.
Verified review

Celia is highly skilled and has strong instincts for improving writing clarity. I was impressed by her responsiveness, flexibility, and response time given the complexity of the assignment. She obviously cares about her clients and is willing to go the extra mile to help sharpen writing to convey exactly what you need it to. I highly recommend Celia Pool.

  • 37 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mardiros M.
Verified review

John Stickler polished my book of more than 93,00 words and 352 pages. I was very satisfied with his work, which turned friendly and even he helped find a publisher and arranged with my representative in Congress to have a written opinion. His price was also affordable than others'. Actually, I gave him two more stories (for children) to polish and correct.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephanie P.
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I worked with Emily Kazmierski for 3 years. We have both grown in the field of editing. She is an accomplished editor and writer. In fact, she trained me and was very patient and knowledgeable. She possesses all the techniques and skills for editing and writing, and her turnaround time is outstanding. Her attention to detail (especially comma splices) is exceptional, and her ability to stay organized is excellent. Emily is a true talent in the field of editing and writing, and anyone who has worked with her knows of her gifts. She brings a great deal to the table, and I believe that she is the finest editor and writer around.

Little Wolf Productions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Janaé S.
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Kat Boyd is amazing and very easy to work with. She is a very passionate about her work and helps make clear to the writer what needs to be done to advance and better your story. She's brilliant and great to get along with. I recommend her to anyone and everyone.

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!

  • New on Thumbtack
Chris A.
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Tanya was easy to communicate with (quick response over text and email) and her transcription work was always submitted on time. She's definitely a good, reliable hire.

  • 19 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Richard S.
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Designed website for our company and has done important letters for us. Her knowledge of words and what they mean is fantastic. She teaches very well, too. Very competent in this area and I've seen her explain things to people that are very difficult to do.

  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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i am very detailed oriented. I get things done and I don't stop until they are finished.

  • 23 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

Writing and Storytelling is my passion. As a former TV News Anchor/Reporter/Producer I have researched and writing about a myriad of topics and had the pleasure of interviewing interesting people to tell their stories. As a Freelance Writer I am open to writing about a variety of topics, including health, fitness, personal development, bios, new products, etc., always with the goal of inspiring, informing and entertaining. My prices are reasonable and negotiable. I am happy to work with you to create content that suits all of your writing needs.

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Independent writer and editor, have published two novels, SHADOWS OF THE PAST and STREET LADY. See my website.

  • 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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As an experienced copy writer and editor, I take great satisfaction in bringing measurable results to my clients. My work has taught me efficiency, resourcefulness, flexibility of style, and the ability to meet tight deadlines without sacrificing quality. I specialize in SEO optimization, business to business, blog posts, website copy, and entertainment-related content. I'm also proud to have covered a wide range of topics. In the end, I'm willing to embrace any new subject as an opportunity to apply my research skills and learn something new. To view samples of my work, please visit my portfolio at the link provided.

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