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Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 78 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Meles A.
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Very professional editor. Learned a lot from her. She responds promptly.... I recommend her.....

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Blue Square Writers' Studio
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Alan S.
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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 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 48 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 30 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tinothy J.
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She did a wonderful job on Proofreading and Editing this 88 page letter to my daughter. She did this with no mistakes and the Editing was just right. If I ever need a Proofreader or Editor in the future, Guitta would be the first person I will call.

  • 9 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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!

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

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Aaron G.
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Emily far exceeded my expectations as an editor. She was easy to work with, quick to respond, and had great feedback. I would work with Emily again!

Celia Pool
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
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Celia did a great job. What she promised she delivered at a fair price. I highly recommend her and look forward to using her talents on future projects

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.

Sixto M.
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Frederik, officiated our wedding on Sept 6th of this year in Santa Paula and he was simply wonderful. He not only helped us to create and organize the ceremony but he also brought a lot of his own ideas based on our theme that fit just perfectly. He was organized, prompt and timely, extremely professional yet still fun and charming. I hope I never require his marriage officiating services again for obvious reasons but it was delight working with him and I would recommend him to anyone. Try as I might to come up with a constructive criticism, I honestly cannot think of how it could have been better, we were simply that pleased with him.

  • 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!

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

Little Wolf Productions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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.

  • 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.

Duke Thompson
5.0
from 1 review
    Jerry S.
    Verified review

    Duke edited my epic fantasy series of over 1 million words. My publisher had me cut down the word count because it was to much to publish and Duke helped me with the process. I couldn't have completed my series without him. He worked exclusively with me for six months to help me get my series how I wanted it. A master editor and ghostwrite (hell, the parts he helped me write were better than my own stuff!) and I wouldn't work with anybody but Duke. Thanks, man.

    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.

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      I interpret your work the way you want it. I make your voice comes out in your natural voice. I encourage you to write and re-write.

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      Do you need to punch up your copy? I have more than 20 years of editing experience at a leading trade magazine. Do you have a message to deliver but you're not sure how to word it? Aside from being a columnist, reporter and editor, I have handled virtually every sort of business writing imaginable in the course of my career: press releases, business presentations, proposals, biographies, and ghost writer for speeches and commentaries. Do you need to navigate the ever-changing music industry? Aside from decades of experience, insights and perspective, I command a wide reaching sprawl of contacts from all corners of the music business: labels, distributors, digital and physical retailers, streaming services, publishers, film/TV music specialists, and publicists. If you need to find your way in the music business, I can be your guide. Please contact me for further details. Thank you.

      • 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.

      • 18 years in business
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      i am very detailed oriented. I get things done and I don't stop until they are finished.

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      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.

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