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Livermore Copy Editors

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Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 692 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! :)

Three Hats English
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Lendra J.
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Laurel was very professional and supportive throughout my editing process. She edited my graduate school research paper. She gave me some great ideas and worked hard for me to meet my deadline. Laurel's English background gave her the capability to make my project flow succinctly and academically, which is what I was looking for. Very thankful

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
  • 50 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.

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Jeff Hoffman
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James C.
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Jeff did a great job editing my manuscript, offering good insight into line editing as well as suggestions for trimming tangential chapters and sections. These were suggestions I could not see myself, as an author too close to a memoir. Very helpful!

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jenfranklin digital
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 6 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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 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!

  • 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.

Inspirational Editions
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 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!

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Lindelof Consulting
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim W.
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I am currently a special education teacher looking to move into an administrative position. Leanne was a huge resource with assisting in locating resume examples and educating me on what a professional resume should entail. She proofread my current resume and gave me constructive feedback on how to present myself for my desired job. She read and provided feedback for job cover letters, especially highlighting appropriate experience for each job I was applying for. She was highly professional, kind, and highly effective with coaching me in regards to my resume. I highly recommend her and Communication Coaching to anyone in need of building a resume and all other services! She is a great person to work with and I will always refer her when someone is in need of coaching for public speaking, editing of professional documents, and or advice on advancing careers.

  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Wing P.
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Marc did a fantastic job writing the copy for our app. Very easy to work with. Shared useful insights as well. Highly recommended!

Brianna Tabler
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Hang Thuy N.
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I started to build my own website with squarespace. It'd take so much time for me to figure things out to finish it...and also tons of frustrations. Thanks to Thumbtack and Brianna who came quickly and finish the job for me. She also edited, made suggestions and within the time frame, it was done!

Jody Strait
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Travis R.
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Jody helped me edit the draft of my book before I submitted it to my publisher for final review. Her feedback gave me peace of mind throughout the writing process. She helped me feel confident that my ideas were communicated clearly with proper grammar and punctuation. Her contributions were a necessary asset to the success of my project.

SpellCraft Editorial
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Jennifer S.
    Verified review

    Amy has helped with various projects,including professional communications, resumes, and bios/profiles. Each time she was able to articulate my thoughts in ways I wasn't, whether she wrote the piece or edited my writing. I will go back to her with any and all projects. She's my go-to-writer and editor.

    Melanie M.
    Verified review

    I have twins in high school and they both really enjoy working with Scott. They learned so much in the initial "Writing Basics 101" with Scott, and now they work via email with him on various assignments. Scott is meticulous. Rather than sending quick edits on the writing samples, Scott responds with detailed explanations. He also checks in with me on their progress.

    About

    I offered editing and writing services of many kinds, including to published authors, students, and people needing web content.

    About

    I offer translation from English to Mandarin Chinese or vise versa. I read/translate transcripts and do proofreading and active verbal translation services.

    About

    I'm an experienced producer, videographer, writer and video editor in news, reality and magazine shows for broadcast and the web.

    About

    Quality and Punctuality.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    I click picture in a way that they speak what u wanna show

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