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  • 20 years in business
  • 681 hires on Thumbtack
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Crystal V.
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Rebecca is amazing! She helped me finish my manuscript for submission to a journal which was a requirement for me to graduate. She provided excellent feedback on the manuscript and helped me to prepare to have crucial conversations with my chair if needed. I got it done and graduated. I expect the journal will request changes and I will again reach out to Rebecca for assistance.

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Textrous Editing
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy P.
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Textrous was responsive and even checking in with me more than I checked in with her. She gave great comments and formatting tips. I was very thankful to have Textrous editing my thesis (APA format) through my own stress.

Jeff Hoffman
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Ben B.
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I engaged Jeff Hoffman, who is a professional manuscript editor, not to edit an unpublished novel of mine, but to read it and give me his unbiased opinion - again, from a professional perspective - as to whether he felt it warranted me initiating the daunting process of trying to get it published. He did exactly that, squarely, forthrightly and honestly. And, to his great credit, he did not then try in any way to extend our engagement by offering to edit the piece. Instead he provided me with the url for the Editorial Freelancers Association and urged me to consider working with one of their registrants. I came away trusting Jeff thoroughly - and so pleased by him that I plan to engage him again in the near future to read and assess my second novel.

Bernell Editorial Services
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvia G.
Verified review

Laura Bernell edited what I wrote, creating a more flowing and concise article, adhering to the prescribed length.and respecting the content. I received this edited article within the time frame she promised. A following-up phone call, provided opportunity to re-visit the article and make any minor changes.

  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Kari L.
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Im helped me with editing my manuscript for a book. He was very detail oriented and did a great job! Could not have done it without him

Samantha Giles
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
David G.
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Samantha did a geat job for me. She intuitively understood exactly what I was trying to accomplish with my manuscript and how I was going about it. My work has been significantly improved with Samantha's input. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an editor, and would'[t hesitate to hire her again.

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Ben V.
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As a pre-med student, with the ultimate goal of attending medical school, I have taken several exams over the years with hopes of achieving grades that would make me a competitive applicant to medical school. The one thing that was missing from my application was a well written personal statement, which unfortunately science classes do not help prepare you for all that well. I have written lab reports and research articles but a story about my life and journey was beyond my writing abilities. Scott absolutely saved the day. His ability to explain the process of writing a story that captivates a reader was fantastic. He spent as much time with me as I needed and helped me write the perfect personal statement for medical school. Scott has helped me more than I could ever repay him and I am positive he will be able to help you with any of your writing needs as well.

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Burt T.
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Hello! I've known Rafael for 6 years as a friend first, & later as my assistant with my home-based businesses, which are: dishesdelmar.com and eNotecards.com. I also know Rafael as a diligent coach with regard to my hobby, writing. He edited my manuscript, my personal 33 year San Francisco story. I'll work on it this fall & then send it his way for further clean-up, if he has the time. If not, I'll be patient. Rafael has a brilliant mind coupled with a kind heart & a sea of sincerity. He's a mensch, a class act, & much more. I'm Burt Tessler burtsf@gmail.com

  • 19 years in business
  • 2 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.

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.

Steve Dulas
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Carla M.
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Due to my diminishing knowledge of English grammar, I searched the Internet for an editor to help navigate the murky byways of periods, commas, verb endings and sentence structure. Thankfully I came upon Steve Dulas, a former copy editor for a local county newspaper in the San Francisco Bay area. I couldn't be more pleased with Steve’s work. Not only does he have a lifetime career in editing and turning out “clean” copy, but I found he also carefully reads for content and offers creative and sometimes just common sense advice to look at vague or weak areas so that the narrative flows and is coherent. This advice is always given as a kind suggestion; Steve is never demeaning or heavy handed. Steve reviewed half of my book (45,000 words) in a timely two week period, sending me one copy with the changes and yet another copy with creative thoughts in specific places. It really was an outstanding job. I can happily give Steve a five star reference and am certain anyone would be as pleased as I was to find him. I plan to use him again.

SAT Tutoring
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Carl B.
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Ellie Schamber mentored me through my graduate prerequisite courses in Psychology as well as my Ph.D. dissertation. She also edited many of my papers and the dissertation. Ellie is a very good writer, and she did an excellent job of both guiding me and editing the manuscript. The dissertation was approved and praised by the academic dean for its writing as well as the content. We are now collaborating on a book, and I am very pleased with her ability to understand abstract ideas and articulate them clearly. Ellie always came on time, over the period of several years, and provided me with the highest quality work.

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Joshua T.
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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.

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Frank C.
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I have worked with Jeff for the last three years, and he is, without a doubt, one of the best people I have ever had the opportunity to work with. As his supervisor, I worked with him closely, and he consistently delivered products that were high quality. He is always open to feedback, and embodied the voice of our organization in person and via communications (digital, social, etc.). He is passionate about social justice, education, the arts, and was a champion and ally for our students. His playfulness and professionalism made him an invaluable asset to our organization.

Sally Douglas Arce
1.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Wendy P.
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Sally has done media relations work for us for many projects. She is remarkably good at connecting with the press and getting stories placed, and helping us to mobilize our grass roots through letter-to-the-editor campaigns.

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I'm a passionate songwriter and copy editor/proofreader, who NEVER tires of working with words. I'm a quick study when learning a writer's preferences, and I'm highly motivated to please. I catch sneaky imperfections that are easily missed, and will ensure that a writer's entire document reaches its full potential. My work ethic is super-strong, and I'm ready to get started!

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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!

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I have over 10 years of experience as a writer and editor for everything from articles, manuscripts, marketing collateral, website copy, advertising cop, scripts, training materials, and business documents. I have a knack for conveying complex subjects in a clear, engaging manner. I also understand how to grab and sustain interest on websites.

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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.

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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.

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