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Browse these editors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Los Angeles.

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Dr Ellie Edits/Simply Ellie
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aaron R.
Verified review

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.

  • 10 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Talia B.
Verified review

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.

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The Page Mage
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alan S.
Verified review

Chris O’Toole took on the Sisyphean task of: 1) proofreading; 2) providing a general critique: and 3) giving insight on whether and how to move forward on my draft play and associated essay. Mr. O’Toole use the yellow highlighter feature in Word to show his proofreading suggestions. I am still finding grammatical and word choice errors. This may well be because—due to my limited eye-sight— I didn’t see all his yellow highlights in making my corrections. He provided a general, dip-lomatic, thoughtful critique of the play’s subject matter; use of metaphors, poetry, and language; and connection with a reader or an audience. In making and evaluating my decision to hire an editor in general and Mr. O’Toole specifically, I looked at five factors: 1) experience and expertise; 2) cost; 3) turn-around time; 4) interactions; and 5) quality of work. Regarding the first, while I do not know Mr. Toole’s experience with plays, his website clearly indicates significant experience in editing other forms of professional writing. I believe the quality of editors’ websites and offers of services is a good indicator of their knowledge of and skill in teaching clients like me how to connect with their readers and audiences. Regarding cost, other editors I consulted charged on an hourly or a per page basis while Mr. Toole, in this first editing interaction, offered a very reasonable flat fee. There are pluses and minuses with each ap-proach. A flat fee was best for me for the initial editing of a draft play. The third factor is crucial for most authors working on deadlines. Mr. O’Toole sent me his edits and critique within two weeks. A second editor I contacted told me she could not get to my draft until January. Fourth, ed-iting is a collaborative enterprise: an editor needs to know the writer’s audience, intent, focus, and voice to help that author create his or her best work. Mr. O’Toole gave me feedback and questions on the writing sample I originally sent him. He sent me a follow-up email—with a targeted ques-tion--while editing my manuscript. Overall, I am happy with the initial editing efforts Mr. O’Toole gave me: professional; cost-effective; timely; and interactive. I am still rolling around the four page, shiny, rock critique he also gave me: gold or dross; foundational, aspirational, or weighing down: moving the draft higher or back into an inky sea? Whatever it ultimately is, he initiated a thought provoking internal and external conversation for/with a novice playwright just as my response here illustrates the meta-phorical challenges Mr. O’Toole confronted in critiquing and advising me on my writing.

Elegant Editing
4.7
from 38 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
George L.
Verified review

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 33 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dawn L.
Verified review

She is GREAT! She was completely available and responsive. I am a new writer and she helped keep me on task and even offered confidence building comments. Her work on my manuscript was excellent. She worked through a good deal of dialogue and narrative that was broken. We have created a comprehensive text. I am impressed and will continue to work with her going forward. I highly recommend her as an editor.

Red Pen Wench
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen P.
Verified review

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.

Top Pro
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Russell J.
Verified review

David is an exceptionally gifted artist of the written word whose talents have earned him the respect and praise of his peers. I have known David for 5 years and he has worked with me as an advisor, editor, and friend as I prepared to release my memoir and podcast series. David was the first to offer his assistance when I made my decision to turn my memoir into a podcast. As I built my production team, his opinion that I have a good story made a difference, and others took me seriously. He has the ability to take a complex story and break it down into a finely polished narrative. David’s years of experience as a story analyst bring a level of professionalism for any team fortunate enough to work with him. He is compassionate, caring, and someone I am honored to call my friend.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Diane C.
Verified review

Emily is a concienscious, professional, and extremely responsive editor. She is always available and even when she thought she was not going to be available for a while due to potential jury duty, she lined up a temporary substitute editor for us, just in case! I would not hestitate to recommend Emily to anyone for any editing project. She is very fast and efficient. Her work is exemplary. Excellent customer service!

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Celia Pool
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Soon H.
Verified review

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
Talia T.
Verified review

Kandice worked with me as my acting coach. She was brilliant. She knew how to break down the scene so easily and found things I never would have thought of. I went into my audition feeling confident and excited. I would recommend her to anyone. She is straightforward and clear. Loved working with her.

Patricia Rust
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Jamilette D.
Verified review

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!

Jaz Persing
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas S.
Verified review

Great to work with, she helped me with all of my book. Her proofreading is beyond any professional I have ever seen.

Vicki Mejia-Gewe
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Solongo J.
Verified review

Excellent editor of written papers, highly knowledgeable in various ways to improve the writing to make it more appealing to the readers. Hard worker, loyal and so gracious. Pleasure to have her work on my papers.

Jim Cornfield Productions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Katie T.
Verified review

Jim’s work and his work style are both super. He’s punctual, sharp and totally professional. More importantly he’s creative and original, and a dream to have behind the camera—persuasive and encouraging at the same time. He gave me great feedback as we shot, and the pictures are beautiful—exactly what I needed in my portfolio…with extra looks and changes to spare. I really get the advantage of using someone with his background--years of real world experience photographing every possible type of personality, including many celebrities, plus people off the street as well. I’m a model and actress and I've worked with lots of photographers. Jim is far and away my permanent choice for a great shooter. “

Writing Technicians For You
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Paul W.
Verified review

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.

Mineola Girl
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rex G.
Verified review

My first book, my first editor. I will say this, she is very dependable and excellent to work with. Anita is trustworthy and is an outstanding editor. What a good choice.

Alma Cook
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anjella S.
Verified review

Alma is a thorough and thoughtful editor with a quick turn-around time. She has helped me perfect various writing projects. From scripts to resume editing, Alma has demonstrated her ability to take any writing project to the next level!

Michelle Morley
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anastasia O.
Verified review

I have known Michelle for over three years. I hired Michelle for proofreading, English editing and tutoring. I was amazed by Michelle professionalism and English Language proficiency. Michelle helped me to improve my English skills and vocabulary. I was encouraged to continue improving my writing. When working as an English editor, Michelle was very detailed oriented and made sure to gather all the necessary information prior copy edits. Michelle is great with deadlines, is responsive and very professional. I cannot more highly recommend Michelle and am happy to speak on her behalf to potential clients.

Hudson Perigo Editorial
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 37 years in business
Ron N.
Verified review

Hudson was my acquisitions editor for many years. She is a wonderful person who also happens to be incredibly talented and efficient. I recommend her without reservation to anyone looking for an editor.

Little Wolf Productions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Janaé S.
Verified review

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.

Katie Campbell
5.0
from 1 review
    Janea W.
    Verified review

    She's a great editor and gives good feedback!

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