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  • 18 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Gwendolyn F.

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She did her research about my technical field to know how to describe me in a resume. She explains well about the type of resume writing style is necessary and the language that is use to communicate my skills. I will recommend to others about her editing and composing a resume language after interviewing with me. She takes the time to personalize your resume. I was worry that my technical field will be difficult to comprehend in a resume, but I am glad I got a chance to work with her creatively through the process.

Meles A.

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Very professional editor. Learned a lot from her. She responds promptly.... I recommend her.....

Nouf A.

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The best editing, she did a good job

  • 6 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 23 min

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.

Chris F.

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She is very helpfull and easy to work with. I would recommend her. She not only reviewed my work, but added additional insight. I felt like she really understood what I am looking for in an editor. It seems like she really cares about my work and hers.

Joel S.

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When I have gotten into a jam with the technical aspects of writing a school essay, Ellie's expert help has been a life saver. She is really good as an editor.

  • 14 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Pam B.

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Temi remarkable. She has the ability to capture the progression of the story without the need for unnecessary grammatical review. Her intellect and ability to grasp conceptual progression of a story is truly amazing and so helpful. If I wander from my path she is there to nudged back. Temi is driven to find the areas of text that deter the logical flow of a story line. Her purpose is to make the story easy to read minus unnecessary distractions. I'm so very grateful for her clear thinking and artistic capabities. Thank you Pam brown

Talia B.

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I had a wonderful experience with Temi. I consulted with multiple high profile editors for my capstone project, and she stood out the most to me. It is vital to hire an editor that is both professional and empathetic because the process of attaining a doctoral degree is stressful enough on its own.

Jess S.

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Wonderful Editor, she is my go to for all my corporate and personal projects!

  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 min

William D.

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I was very impressed with Melanie G's services. She delivered the completed project way before my expectation. She was very responsive to my questions/concerns. I feel like I received a quality service from Elegant Editing. I will definitely be using her services for my future projects!!!!! Thanks again Melanie!

Thumbtack Customer

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The best thing I can say about my experience is, I will definitely use Elegant Editing for my next book. Easy to work with and always ahead of schedule. Top quality work and very reasonable.

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
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Ray E.

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Stephanie has been a joy to work with. I would definitely use her again. Her work is timely, through and she goes the extra mile. For example, I referred to some Webb sites which she verified and updated when needed. I have been in quest of a good/excellent editor and have finally found one...thank you!

Ashley N.

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After sending off two scripts, one to Steph and one to another editor, she finished first and did a great job! Speed and efficacy are what I'm looking for in my editors, she gave me both and charged less!

Daniel B.

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Stephanie did an excellent job proofreading my script. Her understanding of grammar and syntax is impressive, and she has the eyes of a first-rate editor.

  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 26 min

Kristen P.

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I went to Jillian when I needed help applying for Colleges. English was always my weakest subject, and I was incredibly anxious to begin writing my submission essays. A friend of mine had been bragging about a tutor he used, and told me that she was also an editor. As soon as I contacted Jillian, I knew I would like working with her. She is committed, efficient and incredibly smart. With Skype sessions and a few in person meetings, Jillian not only helped me get through my essays, but she has improved my all around English Proficiency. Jillian offers a personalised and professional service, and is profoundly knowledgable about English and Literature. To this day, I return to Red Pen Wench whenever I need help or advice on any of my work, and I continue to recommend her to my friends and family. I couldn't speak higher of her.

Danielle S.

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Jillian was amazing throughout this process. She provided high quality feedback and work in an incredibly quick time frame. Her turnaround time and quick replies were unbelievable and greatly appreciated as I was working with a tight deadline. I would absolutely recommend her to colleagues who are looking to fine tune their resume or get additional feedback on professional writings.

Laurel N.

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My expectations were exceeded with both my finished resume and the time for completion. She is a talented writer who listens to the needs of her customer.

  • 27 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

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

Annie S.

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Skip Press displayed outstanding literary writing skills when he edited my romance novel. He turned it into an entertaining, compelling, fluent, and beautiful story that will be memorable to all its readers. Besides, Skip is personable, reliable, and gets the work finished on time without any hassle. As a result of my good experience working with Skip, I highly recommend him to other authors. Annie S. Barnes, Ph.D.

Paul N.

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Skip was a pleasure to work with. He was friendly and insightful - a powerful combination for an editor. I know exactly who I'm coming to for my next project!

  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 hours
  • Irvine, CA

Tarek R.

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Professor Khan is magnificent. I really appreciate her outstanding effort in everything that she did to help me with my college work. Just when I thought my form of writing couldn't be organized any better, she triple exceeded those expectations. I can't express my gratitude enough. Thank You!~

Polina P.

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Mrs.Khan is awesome! She always has a lot of different books and stuff for each lesson. Because of her great experience and knowledge every lesson is interesting and informative. I'm very greatful to her!

Lee L.

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She is very knowledgeable, responsive and nice! We feel so lucky finding her on internet!

  • 24 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Angeles, CA

Nik S.

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I have used Patricia Rust to edit the last two projects that i am working on, and she did a fabulous job both times. Patricia is very professional,a tireless worker who pays great attention to detail, a mentor & friend. I have tried getting my editing done on the cheap before and ended up regretting that decision. I highly recommend Patricia.

Jamilette D.

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I love,love,love working with Patricia she did an amazing job. she not only edited my manuscript but also rewrote some of my story. I will be using her again in the future. if you are looking for a great editor Patricia is your Woman!

Sloane A.

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Patricia is a master editor. I wouldn't use anyone else. Her work is impeccable.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • La Habra, CA

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.

Kathi S.

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EDITOR CSI - If you are reading this review, chances are you are looking for a talented professional editor that won’t break your bank account. Look no further. Emily Kazmierski is the total package. Emily did everything from arranging the logic of the story flow, to formatting, grammar and spelling. She offers a simple process to accept or reject the suggested changes. She is lightning fast. After my manuscript was completed, the words still managed to have my signature. She is an artist. Brilliant.

Tracy F.

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Emily is an excellent editor. She is able to edit my writing to clearly and eloquently communicate exactly what I am intending to say, but in better writing. When she sends revisions, I appreciate that she allows me as the writer to take her suggestions or not. I will be using Emily as my editor in the future.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Thousand Oaks, CA

Carter J.

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Juleen helped me write and edit about 40 pages of compiled updates for an college alumni magazine. She adapted to the style quickly with only a need for minimal editing (for arcane points I had not explained thoroughly) and completed the work ahead of schedule. Thanks again!

Kirsten K.

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Juleen did a fantastic job in helping us develop a calendar of events throughout our city. She was very communicative and incredibly pleasant to work with. We look forward to working with her in the future.

Linda J.

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She handled the job in a very timely manner, and gave a realistic estimate of the cost. Very pleased.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Angeles, CA

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!

Janaé S.

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Kat Boyd is amazing and very easy to work with. She is a very passionate about her work and helps make clear to the writer what needs to be done to advance and better your story. She's brilliant and great to get along with. I recommend her to anyone and everyone.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Long Beach, CA

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.

Michele W.

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Caroline helped me edit a speech I gave to a group of eighty women at a church retreat. Her comments were insightful. Working with her helped to clarify my thoughts and tighten my presentation.

Lorin M.

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Caroline is a top professional with a superb understanding of the English language. She has saved me several times on grammar mistakes. I highly recommend her for writing services.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Studio City, CA

Clare C.

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My writing improved from being someone who had big ideas for tv and films to actually having a pragmatic plan writing those ideas into reality. From bi-weekly meetings we started with my premise line. Then as the months went by we worked on my beat sheet which was strengthened into a feature length screenplay I am working on right now. I was surprised at the independence and growth I gained from working with Amy. She would look at the beginning of the year with me via video conferencing and emails, listen to my goals (i.e. I want to build a screenwriting portfolio that consists of a tv spec, original pilot and a feature length screenplay) and she would break down the weeks with sizable writing exercises that would piece together my screenplay and tv script pieces. I feel great inspiration from watching movies and want to produce movies that move others as well..but sometimes you need a "coach" to help you get from Point A to Z. Starting a writing project can be daunting and it's difficult to "get your sneakers on, tie the laces and start running." I now feel empowered with the tools to produce my stories from conception to screen. I have already finished a tv spec, pilot, essays and working on a feature length screenplay. The main thing Amy has taught me as a writer is the balance between the artistic process as well as being successful in the industry. That honing the artistic process and building a strong body of work will attract the industry professionals that will want to work with me. She does a trustworthy job of moving both these processes simultaneously. Like most artists I juggle a lot. I have a day job, I am an actor who works on various shoots, takes classes and auditions for big opportunities all while working with Amy to realize my dream of becoming a show runner and director where screenwriting will be a vital tool. Amy has a gift for tailor making a program that fits the unique individual. Despite my very busy schedule, her efficient and tailor made syllabus has encouraged me to write regularly, little by little a day which has added up to a strong writing portfolio.

Mindy S.

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Recently,due to downsizing, I found myself without work. My company reduced their workforce by nearly half. I took that time to look at my skill set and I decided I needed to grow and retool. I really wanted to focus on my communication skills: writing, verbal and even public speaking. I was looking for a communication specialist who could jump in and put together a practical guide that would help me measure my progress. Amy did all that and more. She assembled a curriculum designed to fit my needs and set markers so that I could scale the learning curve quickly. One of the things Amy always says is that good communicators must be their own best editors. She helps her students identify their weaknesses and work through them quickly. Under her I learned how to write better, develop more succinct business proposals, communicate more effectively and clearly in interviews, meetings, and the like. Perhaps most impressively I’m growing into a better public speaker. And did I say this process has also improved my interview skills? I have a clear game plan when I go into the interview and I am much more confident. Additionally, Amy showed me how to manage my social media portfolio and how to grow an online following—something most employers want to see no matter what your background these days. Amy is worth her weight in gold. I will continue to utilize her and recommend her to anyone who will listen.

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.

  • Pasadena, CA

Nicole C.

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Patrick has worked both as my manager and mentor, as well as someone I have hired as a freelance copy editor. He is extremely reliable and always provides solid feedback on both writing, editing and any other questions that writers or editors might face.

  • Los Angeles, CA

Jackie Z.

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Shaula is a professional and highly competent editor. I send everything I write to her, be it chapters of my novel, posts to my blog and even sometimes verbose emails. Her attention to detail is astounding and she not only proofreads exceptionally well, she also focuses on content and readability. She poses questions and comments on the things that work and the things that don't. Having a vast knowledge of literature and books, this makes her an excellent source to also bounce ideas of of, if one is worried about flow or plot problems. She can think it through and give her feedback. Shaula is more than just a proofreader, she's an editor. And she's the best one I've ever used!

  • 19 years in business
  • Tujunga, CA

Richard S.

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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.


I am an experienced sports media professional and freelance writer. I'm looking to offer my skills in writing and production work for both television and digital platforms. I'm also available for editing, proofreading and transcription services.


I am freelance proof-reader, copyeditor, and webcontent writer. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Berkeley in Political Science. I have been writing and blogging for since 2004.


As an experienced copy writer and editor, I take great satisfaction in bringing measurable results to my clients. My work has taught me efficiency, resourcefulness, flexibility of style, and the ability to meet tight deadlines without sacrificing quality. I specialize in SEO optimization, business to business, blog posts, website copy, and entertainment-related content. I'm also proud to have covered a wide range of topics. In the end, I'm willing to embrace any new subject as an opportunity to apply my research skills and learn something new. To view samples of my work, please visit my portfolio at the link provided.

  • 9 years in business
  • Los Angeles, CA


I became an Expressive Therapist to help people initiate their own creativity to support their growth and evolution. I can facilitate groups for writing, journaling and sparking creativity at the work place. Also I have an MA in English and can edit, proofread or write for whatever print/text needs you have.

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