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  • 20 years in business
  • 681 hires on Thumbtack
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Rafay B.
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One of the best professional writers I have come across. Born wordsmith. Knows exactly how to handle the tricky and delicate circumstances. Ability to re-frame anything to fit the desired result. Whether it is spinning a negative into a positive or writing with emotion to evoke a desired result, she is a master of all. My experience has been wonderful.

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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.

John Hickey
5.0
from 2 reviews
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Pete W.
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John Hickey is a wholly dependable reporter/writer with valuable insights into numerous areas of coverage. But even in areas where he has ample expertise, he approaches each assignment with fresh eyes, does ample research, asks good -- often, probing -- questions and distills it all into an easily understood story that informative, entertaining and enlightening. You'll come to appreciate John's writing style, too. He doesn't talk down to his readers. Rather, he's very much like your neighbor sitting on your porch telling you a story.

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Fast turnaround while being detail-oriented and thorough

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The most important part of what I do is maintaining my client's voice and perspective. The deliverable is theirs and it should reflect that. I take great pride in the perfecting the details in a project so that there is no question that the end product is the very best version possible.

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I specialize in "Crisis Technical Writing," that is writing a manual when you have to get one out, either pdf or in print. I work well under pressure. I am not interested in full time work.

  • 19 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Writer and journalist: I am an experienced writer, blogger, editor, content marketer and web publisher. I help clients tell their stories through extensive research, empathy and the ability to distill complex topics into a compelling narrative that gets the results desired. International experience: I have traveled to Germany,Sweden and Denmark to cover international events and meet with foreign policymakers. Research and content creation: I have extensive experience conducting interviews, editing and formatting articles for publication, and marketing those articles through social and other online marketing channels. Web savvy: I am trained in basic HTML and CSS, and have a growing skillset in wordpress website development.

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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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Jonathan V.
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Dave Wren has been a regular member of our communications team for over ten years. He is one of our lead copy writers and also provides public relations services to our diverse clients. Dave is a creative and versatile writer in both journalistic and marketing styles for Web, print, and video. He conveys client offerings with powerful impact by rigorous focus on their customers, using his extensive marketing communications expertise. Jonathan Villet, President OneWorld Communications, San Francisco

Jeremy Dorn
5.0
from 1 review
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Sheldon L.
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Is the primary ghost writer for a new book on my successful migraine treatments. It is not quite done, but feedback from others is very positive.

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I am available for short-term or long-term public relations/marketing communications consulting. I have written about a broad range of subjects for both professional and general readers for 40 years, in such diverse forms as ghost-writing a nationally-syndicated medical advice column, to tech manuals for aircraft, to numerous marketing papers for a wide range of companies from Intel to Brio Toys. In addition, I am the author of two published books and a one-man play. I'm a quick study and self-starter and I get up to speed very quickly to meet clients' needs with utmost professionalism and effectiveness.

Holocene Web Solutions
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Robbie Y.
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Great writer.

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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.

  • 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.

Metacognition Press
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn H.
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Don is a considerate, accurate and helpful editor. I couldn't ask for better in thems of helpful objectivity as regards his hand on my copy. Addtionally, his supplemental comments are always useful and thought-provoking. Any writer with access to his talents is fortunate indeed.

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Need a Resume Writer

Oakland, CA

  • Career stage
    Mid career
  • Service needs
    Writing resume
  • Target industry
    Healthcare
  • Details
    Been a Cna for 14 yrs an have a medical asisstant diploma

Need Resume Writer

Oakland, CA

  • Career stage
    Mid career
  • Service needs
    Writing resume, Writing cover letter
  • Target industry
    Sales & marketing
  • Details
    I need someone who is patient and work with someone who knows what they wants, but needs guidance with their next step for their creative career.
  • $208
    Average price

Need Editor

Oakland, CA

  • Project type
    Proofreading
  • Details
    I would also like grammatical editing for about 40 pages of text
  • $145.25
    Average price
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