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Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 681 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Veronica D.
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Rebecca has been more than professional. The resume and cover letter she created has simply amazing. Her use of the industry language (field of Education) and application of my skills to my real-life application, more than exceeded my expectations. She's been easy to reach and promptly replied to my emails and phone calls. She took the time to get to me and my current career goals. She's went above and beyond to reply to me during her vacation, when I was in panic mode about a last minute interview!! I've so pleased with her work that I will refer her to anyone seeking resume/cover letter assistance and am planning to retain her services to help with writing my book. I look forward to our continued work together. Couldn't be happier! Veronica Joy Didelot, M.S.Ed.

Bernell Editorial Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Dena A.
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I recently needed to send a sensitive email to teachers and administrators at my college. It had to catch everyone's attention, explain a complicated issue, offend no one, and lead to action. After trying unsuccessfully to write it myself, I turned to Laura. She asked me some questions to clarify her understanding of the situation, and she quickly wrote exactly what I needed. Not only was it well-written, it was effective. The responses to the email were exactly what I had hoped for. Laura is personable, smart, and a good writer. She has been my go-to writer and editor for many years, and I recommend her highly.

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Textrous Editing
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bardia T.
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Undoubtedly the best experience with an editor I've had. I look forward to working with her more as I embark on my journey through grad school. If I could give more stars, I would! You will have nothing to regret by selecting Textrous for your editing needs!

Jeff Hoffman
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
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Jeff was fantastic. He is knowledgeable, and very easy to work with. He met a quick turnaround (10 days) deadline to edit my book for content, structure, and grammar. I would recommend him, and will definitely use him again for future projects! As an author, I was seeking an editor who would work with my voice to bring it out more - not change it. Jeff brought a great balance of clarity and direction, while balancing and polishing my voice - not inserting his. After interviewing two other editors and working with one in the past, this seems a rarer commodity than it sounds. His fees are also comparable to industry competitors, and reasonable. I will definitely use Jeff again for future editing and feedback about my writing!

Samantha Giles
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie Y.
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Samantha Giles is an excellent editor and writer. She's worked with me in a developmental capacity on several projects (grants, proposals). I especially appreciate her quick intelligence and collaborative approach. She's helped me frame my ideas with greater clarity and vision, and i highly recommend her.

Black Dot Writing, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick S.
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You can't get a better editor Reasonably priced, excellent quality, goes the extra mile to make your work powerful Pat Stull

  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Kari L.
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Im helped me with editing my manuscript for a book. He was very detail oriented and did a great job! Could not have done it without him

  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick J.
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Julian is a thorough editor with a keen eye for detail. He has edited everything from essays to manuscripts for me and has taken my work from good to great. He is proficient at syntactical and grammatical feedback, but he has offered developmental and global insights on my work that ultimately made it publishable. I am always recommending Julian and his writing services to my friends, and I will continue to use Julian for all my writing projects in the future.

  • 38 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alan J.
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Did a great job editing my novel.

SAT Tutoring
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Carl B.
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Ellie Schamber mentored me through my graduate prerequisite courses in Psychology as well as my Ph.D. dissertation. She also edited many of my papers and the dissertation. Ellie is a very good writer, and she did an excellent job of both guiding me and editing the manuscript. The dissertation was approved and praised by the academic dean for its writing as well as the content. We are now collaborating on a book, and I am very pleased with her ability to understand abstract ideas and articulate them clearly. Ellie always came on time, over the period of several years, and provided me with the highest quality work.

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Ben V.
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As a pre-med student, with the ultimate goal of attending medical school, I have taken several exams over the years with hopes of achieving grades that would make me a competitive applicant to medical school. The one thing that was missing from my application was a well written personal statement, which unfortunately science classes do not help prepare you for all that well. I have written lab reports and research articles but a story about my life and journey was beyond my writing abilities. Scott absolutely saved the day. His ability to explain the process of writing a story that captivates a reader was fantastic. He spent as much time with me as I needed and helped me write the perfect personal statement for medical school. Scott has helped me more than I could ever repay him and I am positive he will be able to help you with any of your writing needs as well.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Diana F.
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Darya tutored and advised me throughout my senior year of high school and my first year at college. Having Darya by my side throughout the stress of a year and a half journey has had a significant impact in my life. Although Darya's main responsibility was to tutor me for my Advanced Placement (AP) Literature class, she went above and beyond to what I expected of an English tutor. She helped me find my inner voice as a writer through tutoring me about grammar, organization, and vocabulary. She also helped boost my confidence as an underprivileged Latina studying in the STEM field as a computer science major at the University of California: Santa Cruz. I passed both my AP Government and AP Literature classes and tests which is significant because both required a heavy amount of analytical writing; I graduated high school with honors and with the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA), 3.7, at any time of my academic career. One week before I was going to take my SAT for the third time, I mentioned to Darya that I was struggling understanding a large portion of the Math section of the test. To my surprise, she was thoroughly capable skilled in tutoring me in math, along with English. In less than seven days, Darya was able to successfully prepare me for my last SAT test; subsequently, my SAT score improved by more than 100 points. If we had more time to go through the preparation book, I could have further surpassed this amazing progress. Another aspect in which Darya supported me in my college application and preparation process was in guiding me to refine my college essays for both private and public universities: as a result, I was accepted to more than half of the colleges that I applied to. Finally, I am most grateful for Darya and her efforts towards my success because of the high number of scholarships that I received in the second semester of my senior year in high school. Through Darya’s excellent editing and writing abilities, I was able to accumulate more than $200,000 in scholarship rewards from four different organizations. I could never have imagined this much triumph before meeting Darya; without these scholarship awards, I would have been forced to work during my breaks and during school to afford a college education. Now, all that I have to worry about is learning as much as I can while I am at UCSC. On account of my strong achievements in less than a year with Darya, I still utilize the many tips and lessons that she has instilled in me. As a result of this, I excelled in my classes at UCSC with a cumulative GPA of 3.6. Because of my outstanding academic success in the first quarter of college, I was exclusively invited by the university to apply to the College Scholars Program; this two-year program selects 20 students out of about 200 students applying from each college at UCSC to help give them meaningful academic challenges. Not only do I recognize Darya as one of the most significant people in my life because of my solid academic accomplishments, but also due to the genuine passion she holds to be sure that her tutees succeed. As her tutee, she constantly reminded me of my own abilities to encourage my confidence. We are still in contact today which further demonstrates her enthusiasm for her tutees. She is evidently benevolent, motivated, and intelligent, and I highly recommend her tutoring and guidance talents to any student who is fortunate enough to be her tutee.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Deborah Y.
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Hi. I highly recommend Nicki as an editor. She is very thorough, extremely intelligent and creative. Additionally she is very dependable and warm. Deborah

Sally Douglas Arce
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Wendy P.
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Sally has done media relations work for us for many projects. She is remarkably good at connecting with the press and getting stories placed, and helping us to mobilize our grass roots through letter-to-the-editor campaigns.

Steve Dulas
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Carla M.
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Due to my diminishing knowledge of English grammar, I searched the Internet for an editor to help navigate the murky byways of periods, commas, verb endings and sentence structure. Thankfully I came upon Steve Dulas, a former copy editor for a local county newspaper in the San Francisco Bay area. I couldn't be more pleased with Steve’s work. Not only does he have a lifetime career in editing and turning out “clean” copy, but I found he also carefully reads for content and offers creative and sometimes just common sense advice to look at vague or weak areas so that the narrative flows and is coherent. This advice is always given as a kind suggestion; Steve is never demeaning or heavy handed. Steve reviewed half of my book (45,000 words) in a timely two week period, sending me one copy with the changes and yet another copy with creative thoughts in specific places. It really was an outstanding job. I can happily give Steve a five star reference and am certain anyone would be as pleased as I was to find him. I plan to use him again.

Bay Area Domains
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Lina L.
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Kenyata is a founding member at Oakland Hot Plate. He has been a significant marketing force through website design, promotion, consultaion and development of OHP operating systems. This guy gets 5 stars in our book!!! Lina Luna Torio Founder Oakland Hot Plate

Justin W.
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Jackie was able to help me with the typos in my book. I am dyslexic, so I will never be able to catch every typos, but she did and she turned around 272 pages of work in about a week. It was amazing. I have always wanted to get my book on the market, and I couldn't do it without her. She was also able to walk me through the self-publishing, which was another valuable skill that she has. It was great to work with Jackie, and I am writing more and more, so I will use her in the future as well.

Syncronym Pictures
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Julian B.
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Erik and I worked together on a commercial for my old employer, Asian Food Grocer. He and I planned the commercial from the beginning- writing, staging shots, recruiting actors. At every step he was professional, resourceful, and exceptionally creative. The filming of the commercial went smoothly, and what really blew me away were his skills as an editor. And even though it was my project that I came to him with, he put in more hours than I did, and worked far beyond what I ever expected or asked for. I am incredibly happy with his work, and I hope his future projects only get bigger and better

Content Etc

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I am a WGA -west writer-editor-producer who has worked and taught professionally n fiction, non-fiction, and print. I have too many examples to list. But, if you are serious about desiring professionally quality work, I will forward my web site and samples.

Wordesse

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I have over 10 years of experience as a writer and editor for everything from articles, manuscripts, marketing collateral, website copy, advertising cop, scripts, training materials, and business documents. I have a knack for conveying complex subjects in a clear, engaging manner. I also understand how to grab and sustain interest on websites.

Creative Design Systems

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Writing, editing, critical thinking and content analysis. I also have excellent web content/web writing skills, as well as web-management, CMS and design skills.

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