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Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 78 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Rotimi A.
Verified review

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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The Page Mage
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alan S.
Verified review

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
4.7
from 38 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
George L.
Verified review

They've edited six or seven books for me and, unlike editors from larger publishing houses, working with them has been a refreshing delight.

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Immortal Writing
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joh K.
Verified review

Guitta edited a screenplay I wrote. Her suggestions were great and helped me see what was not communicating well and what was unnecessary. The revision was clearer, more interesting and drive home the points I wanted to get across to the reader.

The Press Gang
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 36 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

The Write Girl
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 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.

Red Pen Wench
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen P.
Verified review

I went to Jillian when I needed help applying for Colleges. English was always my weakest subject, and I was incredibly anxious to begin writing my submission essays. A friend of mine had been bragging about a tutor he used, and told me that she was also an editor. As soon as I contacted Jillian, I knew I would like working with her. She is committed, efficient and incredibly smart. With Skype sessions and a few in person meetings, Jillian not only helped me get through my essays, but she has improved my all around English Proficiency. Jillian offers a personalised and professional service, and is profoundly knowledgable about English and Literature. To this day, I return to Red Pen Wench whenever I need help or advice on any of my work, and I continue to recommend her to my friends and family. I couldn't speak higher of her.

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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.
Verified review

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!

Kandice Stroh
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn B.
Verified review

Kandice is excellent. She is extremely professional, highly talented and has the wonderful ability to teach in a manner that you "get" the material. More impressive are Kandice's writing abilities. Whether her work is for social media or scripts for production, I've found her writing to be very expressive, delivering the "message" in the manner we wanted.

KNDK Consulting
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis P.
Verified review

Greatest experience I had with a editor. She was the best editor I ever hired. Excellent professional and on time with everything.

Jaz Persing
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Skylar H.
Verified review

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!

Nick L.
Verified review

Frederik has done a couple of things for my wife and I. The first was giving us some help with our wedding ceremony back in 2007. His writing lent inspiration to our day and was a nice touch. In the last year Frederik has helped my wife with her book (www.destination-wedding-book.com) by being both editor and designer. His ideas were unique and helped to create a brilliant final product which we are very happy with.

PJ T.
Verified review

Liz Cole is an incredible proofer. She is thorough, extremely quick, and professional. I trust her with not just proofing my scripts but also with story notes and punch ups. I highly recommend Liz for any proofing jobs.

Little Wolf Productions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Janaé S.
Verified review

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.

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!

Patrick Lee
5.0
from 1 review
    Nicole C.
    Verified review

    Patrick has worked both as my manager and mentor, as well as someone I have hired as a freelance copy editor. He is extremely reliable and always provides solid feedback on both writing, editing and any other questions that writers or editors might face.

    • 28 years in business
    About

    I was rated the #1 script consultant in the country by Creative Screenwriting (vol.10: #2). I have a background in acting and directing, which gives me a broader perspective into the material. I don't follow a cookie cutter template. Each script and document is unique and I approach it that way.

    About

    I am freelance proof-reader, copyeditor, and webcontent writer. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Berkeley in Political Science. I have been writing and blogging for since 2004.

    • 9 years in business
    About

    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.

    About

    I interpret your work the way you want it. I make your voice comes out in your natural voice. I encourage you to write and re-write.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    I am a full-time, highly professional medical writer who never misses a deadline. I obtained my BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, followed by my PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Cambridge, UK. Subsequently, I completed a post-doc and worked as an Assistant Professor at the Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA. While at UCLA I ran the monthly grand rounds clinical conference series, so am completely comfortable with a variety of medical fields and terminology. I have an unparalleled breadth of research experience, and have written and/or edited hundreds of medical and scientific manuscripts, grants, abstracts, posters, presentations, websites, books, and more, including (but not limited to) those related to hematology, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, oncology, cell biology, nutrition, aging, and molecular biology. This means that I bring a huge depth of knowledge and experience to my work as a medical writer and editor. No project is too large or too small. I can help you whether you require content for your new website, a conference abstract or presentation, a scientific manuscript, CME content, and much more. I also offer a variety of turnaround times and budgeting options to help us forge a mutually beneficial long-term relationship.

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