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Oakland Book Editors

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  • 20 years in business
  • 692 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Veronica D.
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Rebecca has been more than professional. The resume and cover letter she created has simply amazing. Her use of the industry language (field of Education) and application of my skills to my real-life application, more than exceeded my expectations. She's been easy to reach and promptly replied to my emails and phone calls. She took the time to get to me and my current career goals. She's went above and beyond to reply to me during her vacation, when I was in panic mode about a last minute interview!! I've so pleased with her work that I will refer her to anyone seeking resume/cover letter assistance and am planning to retain her services to help with writing my book. I look forward to our continued work together. Couldn't be happier! Veronica Joy Didelot, M.S.Ed.

Three Hats English
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Steven W.
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Trying to book one hour each day with Laurel, she's awesome! Book her before she raises price.

Koppelman & Associates
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda K.
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Charles Koppelman knows how to use the art and language of film to tell a compelling story, and brings his intelligence and creativity to everything he does. He tailors his approach to the topic at hand and the audience, knows how to select and get the best out of actors and interview subjects, and assembles a crack team of highly professional editors, camera people, sound technicians and the like to produce a beautiful package. He brings a Hollywood sensibility to his corporate projects, and also has mastered the documentary medium. He offers a full-service firm whose expertise extends beyond film to include graphic design, marketing and more.

Nando Language Consulting
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Jille N.
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Nando is a great teacher! We meet weekly and discuss different French books and movies. He is very knowledgable in many languages and easy to talk to and learn from.

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Textrous Editing
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

Jim Holtan Media
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
John D.
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I knew Jim was a pro camera man/editor right off the bat.Showed up early prepared during our rehearsal.Filmed our show and shot pictures while filming. 10 stars

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Jeff Hoffman
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

Marian Librarian
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Keisha G.
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I've hired Marian to be my editor. The sample edits and comments she did on my first few pages was exactly what I was looking for. I can't wait to start this project with her and see the finished product.

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires 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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire 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.

Kristen Cosby
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Paul L.
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Kristen edited my PhD dissertation in psychology superbly. She strengthened the quality of my writing significantly, taught me a number of techniques to improve further, and worked extremely quickly and professionally. I would recommend Kristen to anyone looking for a great teacher, writer or editor.

Jody Strait
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Travis R.
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Jody helped me edit the draft of my book before I submitted it to my publisher for final review. Her feedback gave me peace of mind throughout the writing process. She helped me feel confident that my ideas were communicated clearly with proper grammar and punctuation. Her contributions were a necessary asset to the success of my project.

SpellCraft Editorial
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Jennifer S.
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    Amy has helped with various projects,including professional communications, resumes, and bios/profiles. Each time she was able to articulate my thoughts in ways I wasn't, whether she wrote the piece or edited my writing. I will go back to her with any and all projects. She's my go-to-writer and editor.

    Bay Area Domains
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Lina L.
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      Kenyata is a founding member at Oakland Hot Plate. He has been a significant marketing force through website design, promotion, consultaion and development of OHP operating systems. This guy gets 5 stars in our book!!! Lina Luna Torio Founder Oakland Hot Plate

      Justin W.
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      Jackie was able to help me with the typos in my book. I am dyslexic, so I will never be able to catch every typos, but she did and she turned around 272 pages of work in about a week. It was amazing. I have always wanted to get my book on the market, and I couldn't do it without her. She was also able to walk me through the self-publishing, which was another valuable skill that she has. It was great to work with Jackie, and I am writing more and more, so I will use her in the future as well.

      Joshua T.
      Verified review

      I've worked with and for Mr. Costley for many years. He has always been professional with his work, done solid reporting, and created pieces that are both intriguing and informative. Additionally, as an editor, Mr. Costley has been able to regularly produce great story ideas and inspire his staff and colleagues with his passion.

      About

      I am a meticulous professional editor with 25 plus years of experience in a variety of settings. I have an MA in English and am well acquainted with the ins and outs of the "Chicago Manual of Style." I provide editing, copyediting, and proofreading services. I advocate for the reader and seek to aid the writer in every way I can. I am accustomed to working with teams and individuals both locally and remotely. I work from home. Please feel free to contact me!

      About

      I have found that my enthusiasm for all types of writing, thorough research of topics, and meticulous attention to correct grammar and spelling sets me apart from many other writers one will find on the web. Whether article writing, providing web content, publishing with WordPress, MS Word, MS LiveWriter, or Adobe Acrobat, I am experienced and can fulfill your needs.

      About

      Translating, effective written communications, and interpreting involve knowing the language and understanding the context in which the message will be delivered. It is not enough to just know the language, but also the customer, his or her cultural vantage point, and his or her specific needs. My job is to tailor a solution to your communication needs and add value for you.

      About

      I am a WGA -west writer-editor-producer who has worked and taught professionally n fiction, non-fiction, and print. I have too many examples to list. But, if you are serious about desiring professionally quality work, I will forward my web site and samples.

      About

      I've got a proven track record of messaging audiences numbering up to ten digits across all types of media platforms. Abundant examples of this appear in my online portfolio (see URL). Starting with a thorough assessment of your needs, I can develop a marketing communications plan for you, execute it and provide performance measurements. This isn't a cookie-cutter approach to content creation, publicity and social media, but rather a customized solution. Your goals are my command. I can offer you expertise in: • Publicity; • Social media; • Engagement marketing; • Influencer relations; • Reputation management; • Communications; • Investment commentary; • Project management; • Search engine optimization; • Online advertising; • Cross-platform strategy; and • Event planning. I do full-time onsite consulting contracts, along with taking on part-time retainers and one-time projects. I also love to trade services with small businesses offering things I could really use. I've been featured widely in the media, including the New York Times and CNN. I regularly speak at conferences, such as recent events hosted by MediaPost and the Online Marketing Institute. Don't hesitate to get in touch with me about opportunities, information requests and the like.

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