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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.

Marian Librarian
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Guy G.
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Marian is one of the most ambitious, proactive and provocative writers I've ever had the pleasure to work with. While writing for DBW, she did a great job of eliciting valuable insights from industry thought leaders, identifying worthwhile new media opportunities for authors, and walking the walk when it comes to social media. Don't be fooled by her age; she's smart beyond her years.

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 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.

  • 19 years in business
  • 5 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.

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!

Kevin R.
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As a parent we always are looking for that special instructor who makes a connection with our child and brings out his/her strengths. Coach Mariem is just that. She is always upbeat and enthusiastic when teaching my 12 year old son to box. If you are reading this review and thinking of hiring an instructor, stop looking.... and book a session. I promise, you will be sooo glad you did.

  • 8 years in business
Michael P.
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Fred Reiss is a brilliant writer,journalist and novelist!I know him best as a colleague of helping comedy! His insights on wellness,recovery from cancer and his joy of life inspire me and my family! I know of no one who could challenge people to get wiser,better and more compassionate.He is more than a role model he is an exceptional and rare human of substance and endurance of positivity and serenity of surfing life! A wave of goodness to all!

Noey Neumark
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Peter P.
    Verified review

    Noey helped my firm with a number of back-to-back projects, spanning from marketing strategy, to copywriting, to social media management. She did an incredible job on every front, bringing creative ideas to the table, while communicating quickly and clearly. She's an incredible writer, and I trust her writing and working with our largest clients. Always looking forward to our next project together!

    Frank C.
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    I have worked with Jeff for the last three years, and he is, without a doubt, one of the best people I have ever had the opportunity to work with. As his supervisor, I worked with him closely, and he consistently delivered products that were high quality. He is always open to feedback, and embodied the voice of our organization in person and via communications (digital, social, etc.). He is passionate about social justice, education, the arts, and was a champion and ally for our students. His playfulness and professionalism made him an invaluable asset to our organization.

    About

    Translating, effective written communications, and interpreting involve knowing the language and understanding the context in which the message will be delivered. It is not enough to just know the language, but also the customer, his or her cultural vantage point, and his or her specific needs. My job is to tailor a solution to your communication needs and add value for you.

    About

    I am a Masters in English, a published writer, competitive web/ technical editor. Enjoy dealing in the nuances of english language and have a gifted knack of teaching people.

    About

    We want to help you make your business the best it can be online. She's the strategist; he's the usability guy. Working together, our job is to ensure that your online presence -- from social media to websites and online products reflect the best of your business.

    About

    I have more than a decade of professional writing experience, specializing mainly in the Business-to-Business sector, with a special emphasis on the technology industry. I spent 8 years in public relations agency work in the US and UK, drafting bylined articles and case studies which have been published in B2B and trade magazines and journals in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, South Africa, and UAE. Translations of my work have been published in France, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, China, Singapore, and Japan. I also possess several years of experience in general marketing, preparing content for newsletters, email blasts, websites, brochures, catalogs, social media posts, and other marketing avenues. My clients have mostly been in the technology sector - from startups to multi-billion dollar enterprises - but I have also worked with industries ranging from legal services to cleaning and hygiene to adventure travel. The process I employ ensures that I have adequate information to complete the job before starting it, whether the client provides that or I conduct my own background research. I am also a very detail-oriented copy editor. Transparent pricing is offered, preferably by the word but hourly rates can also be negotiated.

    About

    I work with students to create and polish the educational resume, formally request letters of recommendation from teachers, as well as gather and complete all of the information needed for the common application. Not only that, but we will also brainstorm, write, polish, and rewrite your college application essays until they are ready to be sent off.

    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 an experienced writer who focuses on great customer service. Versatility is my middle name. Please do not hesitate to contact me, talking to me is free :)

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    Fast turnaround while being detail-oriented and thorough

    • 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 experience covering international events, consulting with policy makers, and developing in-depth stories based on a growing network of leaders in academia, government, and business. 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. Stories power all human endeavor. I love to tell stories. What’s your story?

    About

    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.

    • 21 years in business
    About

    I've managed my own website for 17 years and have traveled extensively. I am currently working as an IT project manager. The work I do in IT has included proposal writing, requirements, designs and training documentation. I have managed projects involving enterprise applications with a global user base. I am also a certified CPR instructor and have experience in disaster management.

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