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Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 78 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Chris G.
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Hired Maverick Consulting for the edit of my non-fiction book. Very personable and even met with me in person. Edits and comments were easy to understand and helped improve the flow of the book. Edits were given in a timely manner. Communication was continuous even after the editing work was completed. Feedback was given as way to improve the overall flow and quality of the book. Very reasonable rates for the amount of work on manuscript. Definitely recommend Maverick Consulting for your literary work!

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  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
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Solveig R.
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Carl is helping my daughter to read and write to perfection. He is extremely professional, he knows exactly how to make ur kid concentrate, he makes the class super fun BUT at the same time ur kid learn soooo much! My daughter really looks forward to his class!! Mind you she is Writting now a little story book for a competition and she in the top 3!!!!!! I'm so proud, and thankful for Carl's help. He is the best!!!!!!!

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The Page Mage
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Annelle J.
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All I can say is Chris is awesome with everything; from the first conversation through the finished assignment. Oh yes plus the price was Great! Job well done Chris; I will recommend you to anyone needing a Proofreader. Annelle Johnson Elder~author "Purple River" The Book~ Decatur, GA

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
Annabel T.
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I was in need of a copy editor for my manuscript, and Stephanie could not have been a better choice. She was thorough, but not at all heavy-handed, and completed the work when she said she would. I had asked her to keep an eye out for any inconsistencies and developmental issues in the story, and her comments and insight have proven invaluable to me. I would work with her again in a heartbeat.

The Press Gang
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey L.
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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

  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Marjorie O.
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Good for adult piano beginners, a bit intense and demanding but I don’t mind the extra motivation. Chris says that students rise to expectations, and I've found this to be true after slogging through a book in a week my old teacher would take three months to cover.

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Celia Pool
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Soon H.
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As a first time writer I was very skeptical to whom I could trust with my six years of progress but Celia did an excellent job in editing, proof-reading and helping my dream become a reality.

Kandice Stroh
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Stuart G.
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I have worked with Kandice for almost 12 years off and on and each time I look forward to the experience because I learn so much from her. Kandice is an excellent writer and editor, imaginative, creative, on point, is able to grasp even the most complicated narrative and massage it to be perfect. Her extremely wicked sense of humor is so refreshing. She can take the mundane and turn it into a brilliant work of character development and plot line mastery. As a public speaker, prepare to laugh and come away with much more knowledge than you went in there with. An actress, acting teacher, a powerful sense of character development that can bring out the best and worst in people. Dependable, creative, contributory, a leader, funny, team player, and a dear friend of the printed word.

Patricia Rust
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Howard C.
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I know Patricia is a great life coach, among her many other talents. She was editing a book for a family member and jumped right in and gave me so much perspective about my own life that it was almost eerie -- I had been seeing my therapist for a long time but Patricia jumped to the heart of things immediately and mapped out a course of action. It's plain and simple, Patricia is a genius!

KNDK Consulting
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis P.
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Greatest experience I had with a editor. She was the best editor I ever hired. Excellent professional and on time with everything.

Writing Technicians For You
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Paul W.
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Rudy has terrific technical writing skills. His writing skills are equally precise and accurate in English and Spanish. It was a pleasure to work with Rudy as he edited my work.

Jaz Persing
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas S.
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Great to work with, she helped me with all of my book. Her proofreading is beyond any professional I have ever seen.

WORDSMITHS
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Vondi F.
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Caroline created a succinct, detailed schedule of Bible verses, feast days, and services for an action packed church retreat weekend. Her scheduling ability enabled the weekend to be a complete success. She has also performed as an effective leader in conducting monthly guild meetings. She inspires others to "get out of the box" and take a learning opportunity risk to grow. She is an excellent facilitator, self starter, and leader.

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.

Johanna Sanchez
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
J. D.
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Johanna is the best! Great teacher - she works with you on a curriculum that fits your needs. She is a wonderful person as well - high energy and super positive so she is a pleasure to spend an hour with. Daniel and I are looking forward to moving towards our goal of speaking Spanish with fluency. Highest recommendations!!!

Little Wolf Productions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley W.
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It was my first time using Thumbtack and Kat made it an excellent, enjoyable process! She was able to help edit some long essays for me to help for grammar and clarity and was able to deliver them quickly with a very short turnaround. Kat went above and beyond what I expected and helped improve my writing much more than I could do alone. I would highly recommend her for any writing related job you need done!

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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Hello, my name is Ryan Thomas Gilbert and I am 23 years of age. I am currently attending college as a philosophy major with a minor in psychology. I thoroughly enjoy writing and would love to help you out with whatever service you need, and you won't find anyone to do the work for cheaper. I also have been playing guitar since I was very young and have experience teaching young children how to play.

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I've been a professional Copy Editor for 13 years. I have a great eye for finding mistakes and can help you put your best food forward. I offer verbatim and traditional proofreading, as well as technical editing and website editing. Here are more details of my services: Verbatim Proofreading: For court reporters, I will correct punctuation and sound-alikes and also flag inconsistencies and typographical errors. Whenever possible, I also verify names and places and have a proven track record of finding the correct name of that obscure reference you just couldn't put your finger on. Errata sheets available. Copy Editing / Proofreading: I will mark wording problems and correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and typographical errors. Technical Editing: In addition to editing the words in your technical document, I will verify consistent use of nomenclature, variables, tables, figures, and equations. I will also check for overuse of jargon and otherwise make sure that your document is technically precise. I will leave verifying derivations and analyses to you, the expert. Web Editing: I can proofread some or all of your Web site. Just tell me your URL. In addition to wording problems, I'll alert you to dated phrases. I will determine whether your site has any internal broken links, and if requested, check that other sites you link to are still active and correct.

  • 23 years in business
About

Writing and Storytelling is my passion. As a former TV News Anchor/Reporter/Producer I have researched and writing about a myriad of topics and had the pleasure of interviewing interesting people to tell their stories. As a Freelance Writer I am open to writing about a variety of topics, including health, fitness, personal development, bios, new products, etc., always with the goal of inspiring, informing and entertaining. My prices are reasonable and negotiable. I am happy to work with you to create content that suits all of your writing needs.

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