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  • 20 years in business
  • 678 hires on Thumbtack
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Gena M.
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I hired Rebecca to help with the editing of my thesis in Psychology. She did an amazing job and made life so much easier for me. I then hired her to redo my resume and cover letter and my son's resume and cover letter. The documents were brilliant! My son was hired within a week of submitting (he actually had to choose between positions) and I used mine to obtain a pay raise. She is worth every penny.

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pavEDITa
4.9
from 87 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
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C. J. W.
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Frankly speaking, you need Pavita. Your search for an editor can stop today and your writing project will be in impeccable hands. With this being my first book, I had heard horror stories about the editing process, so I researched my options carefully. I desired an editor that would be not only skillful, but be passionate and willing to be seen as a partner during my editing process. Enter PavEDITa. Not only did she create a safe space to make mistakes, but she comprehensively edited my manuscript within a reasonable timeline and budget. My positive experience with her has resulted in me being fueled to finish my writing goals sooner that I anticipated. She exudes a love for her craft and provides excellent customer service to content creators. I am grateful that I chose Pavita and I'm proud to have her on my team. You will be too. Soothe your mind and hire her...today.

Koppelman & Associates
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Izumi M.
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My company hired Koppelman & Associates for a corporate event video. We were looking for professionalism and reliability, and Koppelman & Associates did not dissapoint. Our event took more time than anticipated, and the final video required detailed editing. Koppelman & Associates’s service throughout the process was thorough, and resulted in a great video at a very reasonable price. We will definitely use his service again.

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Textrous
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Bardia T.
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Undoubtedly the best experience with an editor I've had. I look forward to working with her more as I embark on my journey through grad school. If I could give more stars, I would! You will have nothing to regret by selecting Textrous for your editing needs!

Jeff Hoffman
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
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Jeff was fantastic. He is knowledgeable, and very easy to work with. He met a quick turnaround (10 days) deadline to edit my book for content, structure, and grammar. I would recommend him, and will definitely use him again for future projects! As an author, I was seeking an editor who would work with my voice to bring it out more - not change it. Jeff brought a great balance of clarity and direction, while balancing and polishing my voice - not inserting his. After interviewing two other editors and working with one in the past, this seems a rarer commodity than it sounds. His fees are also comparable to industry competitors, and reasonable. I will definitely use Jeff again for future editing and feedback about my writing!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joanne L.
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Sharon took the stories Linda and I wrote and added a whole new dimension and depth, making them more compelling and engaging for the reader. We have total confidence in Sharon’s editing abilities and would highly recommend her.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Richard L.
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Michael is an outstanding book editor. I've been working with him on my manuscript for the past two years. He excels in the intangibles, with terrific suggestions about improving a story's pace, character development and plot. So often when Michael suggests something, a lightbulb goes off in my head and I think: Of course! Why didn't I think of that? Beyond his uncanny ability to see where my story should be going, he also detects what's missing. This is a trait any writer wants to have in an editor--an ability to identify what needs to be added or expanded upon. Beyond his professional editing skills, Michael is consistently prompt and turns drafts around well within his promised timeframe. Michael is not only a great editor but he can, if needed, be a coach as well. He knows what his writers are going through, because he's a writer himself. He has been important to me in his coaching role, because he's helped me plow through the rough spots that are inevitable in completing something as complicated as a novel. He becomes a partner in getting the job done, and his words of encouragement and hope make all the difference.

  • 4 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Michal E.
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Tim is an amazing teacher! I live in Palo Alto and needed specific help from him with social media posts, my ESL blog, editing, applications, etc. Tim has an amazing abilities to use English at its best. The fact that he's originally from Britain is definitely a major plus! He is gentle, kind, Intelligent and very broad minded and. Lastly, his services are fairly priced!

Samantha Giles
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon S.
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I have been working on my book for almost five years. Finally I have it at a place ready for editing. Samantha is currently working on my drafts. She is nice person who actually wants to help. She is not in the project just because its a job. I feel like she actually is interested in my work. I did not just want to hire a mechanical editor who plops out my work without caring. Samantha is someone that I feel cares and wants to actually help. She is a good pick.

  • 38 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mimi V.
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Wyn was extremely conscientious in editing my 2000 word memoir piece. He was happy to explain the reason behind any edit, as well as be candid about the fact that some rewrite suggestions were just a matter of personal opinion (and okay for me to reject). I will incorporate many of his suggestions. He was also obliging in offering his overall opinion (which I asked for), and is very easy to communicate with.

2WritefullyB
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
John V.
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She understood what I needed and then provided valuable and relevant editing.

Marian Librarian
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen F.
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From the first session she helped me get organized and see my plan. I needed her before "Editing". She was helpful in asking great questions, making me think bigger than my plan which is why she will continue with our team! Her honesty and ability to give that to me was the first I had and it was what got me "unstuck". Breaking free with Marian was the missing link. Now it is onto Editing with Marian. Thankfully she had these other talents about how to get who we are to the audience we want to reach. Marian teaches and trains you if you don't know something. When I asked random questions about anything, it seemed like she knew how to get the answer or knew the process herself. Wow! I am richer because I found her on Thumbtack. Now it is onto Editing. She prepared me, I am ready. Thank you Marian. I will be hiring you again. You helped me trust me.

  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth A.
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I can't even begin to tell you how grateful I am to have found the editing professionals at "Let's Write!" The whole process has been very smooth, beginning with a kind of "get to know you" part and culminating in a thorough, efficient turnaround of my manuscript. I am in the process of writing a book and feel strongly that "Let's Write" is the perfect fit for me. I'm encouraged, mentored and supported, as well as challenged to make the writing the best it can be.

Kristen Cosby
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
MARGARET O.
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Kristen was excellent in every way. Her editing suggestions were all very helpful. By the way, this block of your form was almost invisible to me. I didn't even know it was here, until "Submit Review" wouldn't work for me, and I searched for the reason why. This part of the form appeared very faintly, the text in it was illegible because it was so faint.

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.

Julian Esteban Torres
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Patrick J.
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Julian is a thorough editor with a keen eye for detail. He has edited everything from essays to manuscripts for me and has taken my work from good to great. He is proficient at syntactical and grammatical feedback, but he has offered developmental and global insights on my work that ultimately made it publishable. I am always recommending Julian and his writing services to my friends, and I will continue to use Julian for all my writing projects in the future.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karin R.
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Joe Santos was very helpful. Polite and understanding. I would refer him highly.

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Do you need an audio file transcribed? Do you need editing assistance or an article that needs writing? I'm the girl for you!

About

I am a seasoned writer and editor with experience in a broad range of topics and formats. I'm also an experienced ESL teacher with a CELTA certificate. My background is newspaper journalism but for the last 9 years I've worked in business writing and medical editing/reporting. I'm also an accomplished screenwriter with 20+ scripts under my belt, 4 optioned scripts and numerous scripts set up at Los Angeles production companies. I have an MFA in fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and a BS in journalism from the University of Colorado. SPECIALTIES: ESL instruction (writing, reading, listening, speaking; all levels) Writing coaching Screenwriting consultation Fiction writing/editing Ghostwriting Medical writing/copy editing

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I'm a published author and a graduate of the English & Creative Writing MFA program at Mills College with over 20 years of writing experience. My first collection of short stories, "Concrete Candy," was published by Double Day when I was just 15 years old, and I have since written for HBO Films which optioned the movie rights to my novel, "The Fence" from 2000-2004. My latest novel, "Wings of Wax" is forthcoming from Booktrope Publishing. I offer copywriting, editing, proofreading, and other services.

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I specialize in writing and editing that transforms attitudes and changes behavior through storytelling. Impact communications. Of many types. A simple resume to a complete autobiography. A simple brochure to a full-blown website. You name it, I can write it. You've written it, I can edit and shape it till it sings success. I invite you to check out my work on my award-winning website, Green Traveler Guides, where I shares stories about the world's best eco-friendly travel.

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