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Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 78 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Rotimi A.
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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.
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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
Daniel B.
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Stephanie did an excellent job proofreading my script. Her understanding of grammar and syntax is impressive, and she has the eyes of a first-rate editor.

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.

Greg M.
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Dana did an outstanding job on my script for my upcoming video. I would hire him again in a second!

  • 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.

  • 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!

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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.
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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.
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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!

Nick L.
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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.

Colin Writing and Editing
5.0
from 1 review
    Jake S.
    Verified review

    Colin is an incredibly gifted writer and editor. He knows how to identify his audience and write accordingly in a way that's genuinely engaging. He has written and edited web copy, blogs advertising and more for us with fantastic results.

    Proof for Success
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Jackie Z.
      Verified review

      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!

      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.

      About

      I was a freelance editor and writer for a small magazine for about a year in Pennsylvania. I have recently moved to California. I have a BA in English. I graduated from university in 2008. I edit short and long stories, memos, term papers, manuals and letters. I am also a writer. I will help my clients express themselves in a clear and concise way.

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      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.

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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.

      • 9 years in business
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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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