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  • 20 years in business
  • 678 hires on Thumbtack
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Luyang L.
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Rebecca is very nice, detail-oriented and patient. She keeps frequent communication with me throughout the editing procedure (there is no solid deadline for my work. Nice to be notified of the progress). She is very responsive. Her editing style is more than grammar check and proofreading , it's reorganizing and rewriting (at least to my essays). She did an excellent work editing my three JD application essays. She would also ask you for feedback for her work so that she can absorb your ideas before the final proofread. Very satisfied!! Strongly recommend her!

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pavEDITa
4.9
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  • 2 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
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Terry S.
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It is so fast and clear proofreading you have done for me. Thank you/ I am about to mail the charge to you/ By terry. ts748601@gmail.com

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  • 16 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Victoria C.
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I highly recommend Sharon Turnoy to do work that is fast, that is accurate, and that goes beyond your expectations .I hired Sharon to help me with something I thought would be only a little proofreading assignment. I was working on a research project about Classical Music of the 20th Century and hired her to proofread it. At the last minute, I realized I wasn't going to be able to meet my very tight deadline on the research itself, so I didn't have everything done yet for her to proofread. I asked her if she could possibly help me with some of the research because I was in a bind. Even though she had something else planned during that time, she canceled her plans and said yes. Her help was invaluable. First, she figured out a faster way to do the research than I had come up with so that I could meet my short deadline. Then, not only did she supply that new research, but she also went beyond just proofreading the research I had done (spelling, grammar, etc.) and checked it for accuracy, too. It's a good thing she did. She found and corrected numerous errors. With the errors she corrected and the new research she supplied, she easily raised my grade on this project from a "D" or an "F" to an "A." And all of this was done well within my deadline. In fact, she put in extra time over and above what she had originally committed to, foregoing her own plans, so I would have an excellent project to submit. I recommend her without reservation and would welcome the opportunity to work with her again.

Winston L.
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Kaitlin has been my writing/English tutor for several years. With her help, she taught me to organize and simplify my writing. It is her advice that allowed me to score perfectly on the ACT English and Reading sections; in total, I scored a 33 out of 36! In my experience, I have had no other tutor that is as dedicated and committed to helping me succeed. She put my time before her own to help proofread and edit my essays, work on test prep, and improve on English language arts in general. Very hardworking and compassionate!

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Trace H.
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Olga helped edit my resume, which helped me get a teaching job in Japan!

Ruth Fisher
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Paul B.
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Ruth was an invaluable resource proofreading and editing my latest writing project. She is smart, listens well, and patient. The quality of her work is excellent, she is professional, responsive, and turned things around for me when promised (ahead of schedule, actually). She was a calming influence and an excellent sounding board as I discussed ideas with her. I would, without reservation, recommend her to others.

Gifted Geek
5.0
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephen L.
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Excellent! Gifted Geek has full command of the English language. I am a university student and used ESL and Editing services at Gifted Geek. First, I used the service of editing for a 3000 word thesis. I focused the thesis on children's advocacy in shelters. Gifted Geek, charged the best price on the market. There are three packages to choose from which are all the best prices. I decided to get the most out of the service because I wanted the job done with an extra set of eyes on everything including proofreading, copyediting, and content editing. I got exceptional results. My final result is an "A" on the thesis. To better my English, I decided to take ESL on line with Gifted Geek. I am excited to move to the next stage in life. I recommend Gifted Geek, they can get the job done!

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Is your writing desperate for descriptions, anxious for adjectives, and craving commas? We can help! Are you learning English as a second language and want some help in proofreading? We can help! Do you have some other linguistic needs? Get in touch! Our hardworking writers are waiting with their pencils poised.

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English and Business Major experienced in spreadsheet design and analysis including templates, macros, functions and formulas, and, of course, data entry. Custom database design for your business, hobby or personal records using cross-platform database engine for use with Mac or Windows OS. Custom databases can be with or in addition to your unique spreadsheets for better, more detailed data, such as including pictures of your inventory, customers, contacts or employees. Word processing including thesis or report writing, research, proof reading, form letter templates or secretarial service. References provided upon request.

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I'm a one-woman operation. I handle everything personally and hold myself to a high professional standard. My goal is to polish your writing until it's even better than you thought it could be!

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I am a meticulous professional editor with 25 plus years of experience in a variety of settings. I have an MA in English and am well acquainted with the ins and outs of the "Chicago Manual of Style." I provide editing, copyediting, and proofreading services. I advocate for the reader and seek to aid the writer in every way I can. I am accustomed to working with teams and individuals both locally and remotely. I work from home. Please feel free to contact me!

  • 5 years in business
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Polished writing commands respect. Get your academic, literary, or business documents proofread by an experienced editor and writing teacher. Professional, precise editing and a personalized writing evaluation. Also available a Punctuation & Grammar Seminar which reviews all of those old middle-school writing rules that many of us have forgotten. ESL (English) conversation and grammar class on Thursday evenings in the East Bay (Berkeley). Postdocs & scholars welcome. Call Vitalee (weekdays).

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Hi! I am an Ivy League educated attorney who has many years of writing and editing experience, both professionally and creatively. I have assisted in teaching creative writing and legal writing, and have proofread doctorate students' dissertations in a variety of fields. I am also available to help you prepare your resume, cover letter, and/or admissions essays, and I have helped many students get into the colleges and programs of their choice. I am happy to work with you on a sliding scale, depending on your needs. Please let me know if you have any questions. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Write, edit and proofread marketing, sales and PR materials for wineries and other businesses, and consult on brand positioning and messaging issues.

  • 5 years in business
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As an urban writer on the younger side of the professional spectrum, I feel like I have a fresh take on the times and an optimistic outlook on literary functions.

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I do editing, proofreading, transcription and resume writing. I have extensive experience in academic and scientific writing, and have taught reading and language skills to all ages. I'm happy to walk people through editing whether it's for work, school, or to bridge an ESL gap.

  • 12 years in business
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We work with our clients, big and small, on a project-by-project basis. We have a team of professionals not just an individual. Not everyone can do graphic design, branding, copy editing, writing, proofreading, website design and more. It takes a team! We are your team.

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First of all you get to talk to a real human being! At H2O we believe attention to detail makes the difference for both us and you. Writing is a form of communication, whatever your type of business, the words need to be clear and precise. Errors and mistakes distract the reader and your message can be lost which could result in a lost contract, lawsuit or passing grade.

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Freelance writing/editing. 25+ years experience working in and around the K-12 school market. Freelance services provided include proof reading, catalog copy, copy editing, lesson/activities development for text book and supplemental book publishers. Experience with both print and Web-based materials. Self starter, quick turn around, enthusiastic, fast learner. Well connected in the education publishing and edtech communities. Partial list of past/current clients includes Macmillan Education, Red Wings Learning, Harcourt, Holt, National Geographic, Educational Software Institute. References and resume available upon request.

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Provide proofreading for your written materials (books, papers and reports) for cosemetic and spelling errors.

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