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  • 20 years in business
  • 683 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nora A.
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Rebecca did a fantastic job editing my essay. But, that's not the only reason behind my 5 star rating. She took time to build a rapport with me, kept my tight deadline in mind, and most importantly she managed to make me feel comfortable sharing a very personal story with her. I am glad I chose Rebecca for my editing needs and will definitely use her services in the future. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Nora

Koppelman & Associates
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Albert B.
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Charles is a very talented writer and worked already on a few internationally acclaimed projects, for the BBC and more recently for a world class Cuban opera. Another important skill, he translates very well written ideas into video concepts, he understands well both worlds. I worked with him on a few projects and I will sure use his talents again.

Bernell Editorial Services
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 27 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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jay T.
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Anish always arrived fully prepared for each lesson. He is super capable and has a way to make even mundane material somewhat interesting. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to increase their score, and fast. He is also an excellent writer, and really put these skills to work when brainstorming with me for my personal statement.

Natalya S.
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Kaitlin is an exceptional, professional, and amazing teacher, who possesses the unique combination of total dedication, experience, and a very soft and delicate manner of interacting with students. She has an elegant writing style and masterly helps to shape and structure your essays in argumentative way. In a short period of time she can pull out the thoughts and enthusiasm you may never have expected from yourself. She always loves to hear what students have to say and explains any questions with as much detail as possible. Besides, Kaitlin is a very nice and awesome person, who always brightens your day. She is the right teacher to lead you into the world of great essay writing in the shortest, challenging and most exciting way.

Kristen Cosby
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Vicki K.
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Thank you Kristen for a wonderful, effective lesson! Victor is thrilled to meet you and is looking forward to keep working with you in the future. His essay structure, sentence fluency and overall flow look so much better now. I hope with time and with your help, he'll be able to master writing skills and develop a great narrative style of his own. Thank you!

Metacognition Press
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jane F.
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Don has edited several chapters of a novel I am writing. He is meticulous, accurate, insightful, and open-minded.

SAT Tutoring
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa I.
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Ellie tutored my daughter Jessica for several months for the writing and reading sections of the SAT. Jessica learned grammar and vocabulary that she had not been taught in high school and she learned speed reading with greater comprehension. As a bonus, Jessica felt her newly learned writing skills carried over to better grades in High School classes and improved her college application essays. Jessica really appreciated the opportunity to work with Ellie to gain the confidence to perform well on the SAT. As a result, Jessica earned a very high score on the SAT and was accepted to the University of California in San Diego. I highly recommend Ellie as a tutor for the SAT.

Moe D.
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He reviewed my essays and he found mistakes I should have caught.

  • 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.

John Hickey
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Pete W.
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    John Hickey is a wholly dependable reporter/writer with valuable insights into numerous areas of coverage. But even in areas where he has ample expertise, he approaches each assignment with fresh eyes, does ample research, asks good -- often, probing -- questions and distills it all into an easily understood story that informative, entertaining and enlightening. You'll come to appreciate John's writing style, too. He doesn't talk down to his readers. Rather, he's very much like your neighbor sitting on your porch telling you a story.

    ExecuTutor
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Andrew H.
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    Jeffrey is a very accomplished scholar and talented lecturer and tutor. He is attentive to students' needs, genuinely concerned about their development, and invests and unusual level of effort in producing his lessons and lectures. He has a broad range of experience to offer in all types of writing, from professional documents to academic essays. His command of the language and his extensive knowledge of its use and its history give him a particularly nuanced approach to both writing and editing.

    Jeremy Dorn
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Sheldon L.
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      Is the primary ghost writer for a new book on my successful migraine treatments. It is not quite done, but feedback from others is very positive.

      Thuy N.
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      Ms. Kerner is one of the best writers I know. She particularly edits extremely well. Trained in the traditional rules of writing which is a lost art these days, Ms Kerner has a fundamental knowledge of good writing: correct grammar, proper sentenc structure, outstanding word choice, and good logical flow. She was my assistant and I highly value her writing skills that is not often seen in today's workplac.

      Colleen J McCullough
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Jimmy H.
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        I have had Colleen's help in editing two very different projects: a business proposal and a website, so this is almost two reviews in one. Both were done VERY well - she is a strong technical writer with an eye for professional writing. The website, which was to promote an event I created, was completely different. I wanted it to be really fun and informative. Colleen is creative with an awesome sense of humor and she was perfect for the job. She took my dull content and turned it into something that was actually fun to read. Versatile, fast and smart. I strongly recommend her for your editing or writing needs.

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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.

        About

        My motto: "Dry" topics don't have to be dull. My areas of expertise and interest: personal finance, small-biz management, urban planning and environmental issues. They're far from boring to cover -- I've tagged along with a Secret Service agent hunting identity theft gangs online, and got my "investing fortune" read by a palm reader/technology consultant. * I was a staff writer for Self, Money and Red Herring magazines. Now as a San Francisco-based freelancer, I write for print and Web publications including Bankrate, AdvisorMax, Edutopia, Harvard Management Update and MSNBC.com. * On the Internet side, I was editor of Quicken.com, covering finance and small-business topics for 2.5 million users. * All the knowledge I've gained has led me to regular corporate writing assignments. Recent clients include Intuit, Cisco Systems, and the University of California. I have worked as an editor for a custom publishing company, working with clients like Comcast and the Credit Union League of California to create magazines and newsletters for their customers. I also write marketing collateral and business strategies for nonprofit organizations. * I also write and edit for nonprofits, most recently The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ashoka and the University of California.

        About

        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.

        About

        I am available for short-term or long-term public relations/marketing communications consulting. I have written about a broad range of subjects for both professional and general readers for 40 years, in such diverse forms as ghost-writing a nationally-syndicated medical advice column, to tech manuals for aircraft, to numerous marketing papers for a wide range of companies from Intel to Brio Toys. In addition, I am the author of two published books and a one-man play. I'm a quick study and self-starter and I get up to speed very quickly to meet clients' needs with utmost professionalism and effectiveness.

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        Tina Mulhall has loved everything about the creative process since she was young. She is an author in the science fiction/fantasy genre as well as non-fiction pagan work and poetry. She has been reading science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember, a passion she attributes to her father. Her collection of work on paganism is available online in several places and has been published in several different venues. She is available for articles on paganism, raising gifted children, gifted education, short stories in fantasy and science fiction, and poetry. Tina has one published novel and several in the works.

        • 19 years in business
        About

        Writer and journalist: I am an experienced writer, blogger, editor, content marketer and web publisher. I help clients tell their stories through extensive research, empathy and the ability to distill complex topics into a compelling narrative that gets the results desired. International experience: I have traveled to Germany,Sweden and Denmark to cover international events and meet with foreign policymakers. Research and content creation: I have extensive experience conducting interviews, editing and formatting articles for publication, and marketing those articles through social and other online marketing channels. Web savvy: I am trained in basic HTML and CSS, and have a growing skillset in wordpress website development.

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