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  • 20 years in business
  • 687 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Antony A.
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With the help of Rebecca's expertise, I was accepted to medical school and to be completely honest I could not have done it without her! I wanted to thank her so much for helping me throughout this long process (almost one year)! She truly made me the best applicant I could be from writing a new personal statement and editing my entire application along with CV, to writing and editing over 100 secondary application and even helping prepare a stellar personal statement for a prestige summer research position at Harvard! Words can not express how thankful I am to have had Rebecca as my personal professional writer. I really could not have done it without her. I wanted to thank her for being so patient with me and always ready to give me a pep talk and making me believe that this was all possible. I wanted to tell you all this over the phone, but I would have gotten too emotional and started crying because of how amazing she is and how she played such an integral role in helping me achieve my dream(s). So instead I am crying tears of appreciation and joy while I write this review. Thank you Rebecca! :)

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.

Bernell Editorial Services
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Pooja S.
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I am a non native English speaker. I was struggling with my comprehensive (thesis) paper. Laura helped me brain storm ideas for my paper, gave me constructive feedback, and helped me edit the paper. She spent a lot of one on one time with me and constantly stayed in touch with me. Laura is very caring and genuine and it shows in her work. She wasn't quite familiar with my topic (I am in healthcare), but she went above and beyond trying to understand what I was writing about so that she could help me best way possible. She is a great editor and a very sincere person. I am graduating this June and I may not need her help for academic papers, but I will always come to her for any writing and editing help. I will recommend her to everyone!

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Textrous Editing
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 45 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!

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Michelle Wallace
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve H.
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Michelle helped me by editing my manuscript for a non-fiction book. She impressed me from the start due to her professionalism, responsiveness, and overall quality of work. If you think your book doesn't need editing, or not sure, then work with a content editor like Michelle to understand what the process can offer. As the author of a "how-to" guide that could potentially reach thousands of readers, having an experienced editor like Michelle review your manuscript will give you added confidence in the direction you are going. Highly recommended and hope to work with her again!

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jenfranklin digital
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shelly R.
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I had been procrastinating for quite some time about hiring a web designer, but was so glad to be matched up with J-357 through thumbtack! From our first conversation, I knew that her great personality was going to be the perfect fit. She was extremely easy to work with, and provided exceptional communication. Being that we live on opposite coasts, I truly appreciated her quick communication and adaptability. She really went above and beyond to work with me across time zones, and was extremely flexible with my schedule. But it didn't stop there...the website that she designed for me is absolutely amazing; it is truly everything I envisioned and more! J-357 provided a training session once the website was complete. She is great to work with if you are not tech savvy, and explains the details in clear and simplified terms. She is extremely patient, takes into consideration your suggestions, and is extremely quick with the edits. Compared to other web designers that I researched, her pricing is extremely reasonable. J-357 provided an awesome service all around. I would recommend this web designer to anyone who is looking for a high quality, professional or personal website. Thanks J-357!

Author Lori Armstrong
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Roberto R.
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I did business with Lori after losing my job of 15 years, I needed to update and revamp my Resume along with creating a professional catchy cover letter. I was stuck with writers block and needed a jump start. I reached out to several resume writers and Lori is the one that had caring in her style and truly wanted to help. She made the whole process easy for me and not only helped me with my resume and cover letter she also gave me a pep talk that helped me get my mojo back. Lori is one of those persons that still exists that care about how and what she does. With her help I am back in business and options are opening up for me. I would rehire her in a second and if you need help writing a document or reviewing documents she is your person.

English Language Institute
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca K.
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Alen Nye and (sem)antics editing services did an amazing job! I received rapid responses to my inquiries and emails, and an incredible professional and thoughtful editing service. I couldn't have been more pleased. Highly recommended!

Top Pro
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Juan A.
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I enjoyed working with Tara, she delivered value with her knowledge and expertise in content strategy as well as editing and writing. I felt like we were on the same team and every communication was pleasant and professional. I look forward to working with her again.

Leslie Hartman
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren B.
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Leslie did a few different things for me; she transcribed some of my data, editing documents that others had transcribed, and helped me out with my resume. I've loved working with her! Super responsive and helpful. Good luck Leslie!

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Elizabeth Buck
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sydney S.
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She replies swiftly to her messages. She did a great work in editing my manual.

Em Dash Communications
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Maia S.
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I have hired Carol on numerous occassions for complex writing and editing projects that have reached a national audience. Working with her has been both a pleasure and highly productive. Her guidance and expertise has resulted in clear, precise and elegant communication. I look forward to our next collaboration!

Holocene Web Solutions
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Josh L.
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Stephanie designed and developed our law firm website. She was great to work with, going above and beyond every step of the way in the work she delivered and in her communications. We are so happy with our website - she was able to take some of our business goals and problems and turn in thoughtful, well-designed solutions through web design and the copy she wrote. We’ll definitely be going with Stephanie again for any upcoming web projects.

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.

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.

Toni Sicola
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Eliza B.
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    Toni was an amazing person to work with. She helped me by copy and content editing my blogposts at a Corporate Wellness Startup company. Her edits made my writing much more succinct and direct while never losing sight of the quality of the piece. Her passion for writing and copy editing truly inspired me to be a better writer and to pursue a job in content development. I owe a lot of my knowledge about content writing to Toni. Thank you!

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I'm very experienced with helping people work through initial ideas (whether a book project, a college application, a graduate school statement of purpose, or a proposal) as well as helping them through each step of the process. I'm an excellent editor with years of experience in journal and book editing, as well as as professor who regularly assists students with writing projects.

    Steve Dulas
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Carla M.
    Verified review

    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.

    Margaret Allen
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 11 years in business
    Ann P.
    Verified review

    I have used her editing services many times. She is professional, efficient, and knows her trade well. I would use her services again without hesitation.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Hsiang-Kai D.
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    Lily Brown is the best editor I’ve ever met. She always return the papers on time with high quality editing and constructive advice. I have been working with her for more than two years, and she never let me down. If you need a good editor, she is the one. I highly recommend Lily Brown.

    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.

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