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Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 79 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 124 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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  • 111 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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Dr Ellie Edits/Simply Ellie
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
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Aaron R.
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To start, I and terrible past experiences with editors. A friend convinced me to review Thumbtack for an editor, and I hired Ellie to edit my dissertation. At first, I was skeptical. I did not want to spend hard earned money on a writing critique from a stranger when I knew I could do it myself. I felt the if I hired someone that editor would merely find grammatical mistakes and email my project back to me. Ellie was different; she was amazing. She approached my project as a learning opportunity and not just a grammatical essay. Her comments were straight to the point, and she gave me insight from a veteran professor's point of view. Ellie even offered to prepare me for my Proposal Defense. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking help with a thesis, dissertation or other writing projects.

Elegant Editing
4.7
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 54 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.

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Immortal Writing
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Karimah M.
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I had a wonderful experience working with Guitta. She was kind and easy to work with. She gave great critique that made my book 100 times better. I would definitely love to work with her again.

The Press Gang
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 37 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

Kevin E. Wood
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Omar T.
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Great editor. Listens to requests. Lots of creativity. Very happy with my video

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Celia Pool
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Ana G.
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Celia was awesome with communication and just touching base with me. She did a great job copy editing my manuscript and giving me information. She's reasonably priced and good at what she does. I would use her again.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephanie P.
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I worked with Emily Kazmierski for 3 years. We have both grown in the field of editing. She is an accomplished editor and writer. In fact, she trained me and was very patient and knowledgeable. She possesses all the techniques and skills for editing and writing, and her turnaround time is outstanding. Her attention to detail (especially comma splices) is exceptional, and her ability to stay organized is excellent. Emily is a true talent in the field of editing and writing, and anyone who has worked with her knows of her gifts. She brings a great deal to the table, and I believe that she is the finest editor and writer around.

Amy Punt
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael F.
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Amy is all about focus. That's what I gained from working with her on several different writing projects: a better understanding of how to focus my work. Amy cares about the unity and clarity of the final product, and she's passionate and thorough in her guidance toward those ends. With Amy, you're asked to consider what each sentence adds to the whole. She hates waste and has a keen eye for it. Through working with her, I've developed a better sense of writing as communication - how to get an idea across, how different readers will interpret different words and concepts, how editors and publishers will judge writing in ways the novice writer might not be prepared for. I think of myself as a more astute writer for Amy's guidance, with a clearer understanding of the place my writing can have in the world. But the best thing about working with Amy is getting to discuss writing with someone who cares about the craft in a more than superficial way. Amy isn't just a teacher; she's a scholar and a stylist, a creator and a critic. Her knowledge and interests cover a wide range of topics and disciplines, and she brings that rounded background to bear on each project she takes on. I'm lucky to have had her in my corner.

Remy Solomon
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Very good editor !

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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ardie H.
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Trish is a wonderful editor! Her editing of my memoir manuscript is impeccable. Her skills far exceeded my expectations. She's good at what she does, and is sensitive to my "baby." As a writer, that is important to me. Her suggestions for making changes are spot on. I highly recommend her for any and all editing and writing services!

Colin Writing and Editing
5.0
from 1 review
    Jake S.
    Verified review

    Colin is an incredibly gifted writer and editor. He knows how to identify his audience and write accordingly in a way that's genuinely engaging. He has written and edited web copy, blogs advertising and more for us with fantastic results.

    Julia Bourbois
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Anne L.
      Verified review

      Working with Julia Bourbois has been a pleasure. She is very bright, responsive, professional, and an excellent writer/editor. I would recommend her to anyone.

      Brett Candace—Writer
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Chelsea C.
        Verified review

        Brett helped me to edit my first poetry book. With her insight I was able to create an actual structure to my series of poems, to create a path that I could use to actually tell a story and make my work more than just a collection of writing. Not only did it help me with that book, but it also opened my eye to how I might look at things so that, moving forward, I could expand my thinking with regards to poetry collections.

        • 19 years in business
        Richard S.
        Verified review

        Designed website for our company and has done important letters for us. Her knowledge of words and what they mean is fantastic. She teaches very well, too. Very competent in this area and I've seen her explain things to people that are very difficult to do.

        About

        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.

        • 18 years in business
        About

        i am very detailed oriented. I get things done and I don't stop until they are finished.

        About

        Independent writer and editor, have published two novels, SHADOWS OF THE PAST and STREET LADY. See my website.

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