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Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 79 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Chris G.
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Hired Maverick Consulting for the edit of my non-fiction book. Very personable and even met with me in person. Edits and comments were easy to understand and helped improve the flow of the book. Edits were given in a timely manner. Communication was continuous even after the editing work was completed. Feedback was given as way to improve the overall flow and quality of the book. Very reasonable rates for the amount of work on manuscript. Definitely recommend Maverick Consulting for your literary work!

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Dr Ellie Edits/Simply Ellie
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aaron R.
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To start, I and terrible past experiences with editors. A friend convinced me to review Thumbtack for an editor, and I hired Ellie to edit my dissertation. At first, I was skeptical. I did not want to spend hard earned money on a writing critique from a stranger when I knew I could do it myself. I felt the if I hired someone that editor would merely find grammatical mistakes and email my project back to me. Ellie was different; she was amazing. She approached my project as a learning opportunity and not just a grammatical essay. Her comments were straight to the point, and she gave me insight from a veteran professor's point of view. Ellie even offered to prepare me for my Proposal Defense. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking help with a thesis, dissertation or other writing projects.

  • 10 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Chuck B.
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Temi did a great job of proofing our science fiction manuscript. Her prices were very reasonable for the time and quality of work she provided. She completed the work in a timely manner, answered all of my questions, and had great communication. She also kept us informed of her progress along the way. Chuck B.

Elegant Editing
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 50 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.

The Press Gang
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 37 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

Kevin E. Wood
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lawrence A.
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Kevin has produced several short videos for our company, both studio-based and live-event. He handles everything from on-location shoots through final delivery of edited material. We definitely plan to use him again in the future.

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Celia Pool
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
KR R.
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Celia copy-edited my manuscript as I was preparing to go on submission to literary agents. Her work was fast and extremely thorough, catching not only typos and grammatical mistakes, but also helping to maintain style consistency. I have since signed with a literary agent (with that same manuscript)! I would definitely recommend Celia to anyone looking for a key editorial eye to give your manuscript a boost of professionalism!

Jaz Persing
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 12 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.

Patricia Rust
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Jamilette D.
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I love,love,love working with Patricia she did an amazing job. she not only edited my manuscript but also rewrote some of my story. I will be using her again in the future. if you are looking for a great editor Patricia is your Woman!

Amy Punt
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael F.
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Amy is all about focus. That's what I gained from working with her on several different writing projects: a better understanding of how to focus my work. Amy cares about the unity and clarity of the final product, and she's passionate and thorough in her guidance toward those ends. With Amy, you're asked to consider what each sentence adds to the whole. She hates waste and has a keen eye for it. Through working with her, I've developed a better sense of writing as communication - how to get an idea across, how different readers will interpret different words and concepts, how editors and publishers will judge writing in ways the novice writer might not be prepared for. I think of myself as a more astute writer for Amy's guidance, with a clearer understanding of the place my writing can have in the world. But the best thing about working with Amy is getting to discuss writing with someone who cares about the craft in a more than superficial way. Amy isn't just a teacher; she's a scholar and a stylist, a creator and a critic. Her knowledge and interests cover a wide range of topics and disciplines, and she brings that rounded background to bear on each project she takes on. I'm lucky to have had her in my corner.

  • 10 years in business
Jill S.
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Adam Gropman has written extensively for LA Weekly on a big variety of news and cultural topics. As one of the editors who has worked with him most often, I can say that he's a wonderful guy, an excellent reporter and good writer, so easy to work with, and just a topnotch pro. I think his greatest talent is that he really grasps topics and issues quickly, even if he hasn't dealt with the topic before. He's lots of fun, too, but definitely a grownup.

Julia Bourbois
5.0
from 1 review
    Anne L.
    Verified review

    Working with Julia Bourbois has been a pleasure. She is very bright, responsive, professional, and an excellent writer/editor. I would recommend her to anyone.

    Proof for Success
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Jackie Z.
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      Shaula is a professional and highly competent editor. I send everything I write to her, be it chapters of my novel, posts to my blog and even sometimes verbose emails. Her attention to detail is astounding and she not only proofreads exceptionally well, she also focuses on content and readability. She poses questions and comments on the things that work and the things that don't. Having a vast knowledge of literature and books, this makes her an excellent source to also bounce ideas of of, if one is worried about flow or plot problems. She can think it through and give her feedback. Shaula is more than just a proofreader, she's an editor. And she's the best one I've ever used!

      • 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.

      About

      As an experienced copy writer and editor, I take great satisfaction in bringing measurable results to my clients. My work has taught me efficiency, resourcefulness, flexibility of style, and the ability to meet tight deadlines without sacrificing quality. I specialize in SEO optimization, business to business, blog posts, website copy, and entertainment-related content. I'm also proud to have covered a wide range of topics. In the end, I'm willing to embrace any new subject as an opportunity to apply my research skills and learn something new. To view samples of my work, please visit my portfolio at the link provided.

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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.

      About

      Independent writer and editor, have published two novels, SHADOWS OF THE PAST and STREET LADY. See my website.

      • 6 years in business
      About

      I am a full-time, highly professional medical writer who never misses a deadline. I obtained my BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, followed by my PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Cambridge, UK. Subsequently, I completed a post-doc and worked as an Assistant Professor at the Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA. While at UCLA I ran the monthly grand rounds clinical conference series, so am completely comfortable with a variety of medical fields and terminology. I have an unparalleled breadth of research experience, and have written and/or edited hundreds of medical and scientific manuscripts, grants, abstracts, posters, presentations, websites, books, and more, including (but not limited to) those related to hematology, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, oncology, cell biology, nutrition, aging, and molecular biology. This means that I bring a huge depth of knowledge and experience to my work as a medical writer and editor. No project is too large or too small. I can help you whether you require content for your new website, a conference abstract or presentation, a scientific manuscript, CME content, and much more. I also offer a variety of turnaround times and budgeting options to help us forge a mutually beneficial long-term relationship.

      About

      18 years best selling author, Annette Butler wrote Outcomes in Coding Practice. It is a college textbook, but I also have experience in the final editing process and have a good eye for a great story.

      • 18 years in business
      About

      i am very detailed oriented. I get things done and I don't stop until they are finished.

      • 9 years in business
      About

      I have been a writer since before I can remember!! I loved English class - even grammar! I hold an MA in English and worked as an instructor for college level courses. I have since created my own business in Creative Arts Therapies which includes silk art, counseling and writing and editing. Being an out of box thinker - you won't be let down by my commitment to both excellence accuracy and creativity when I edit or write for you.

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