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Maverick Consulting
4.4
from 72 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Rotimi A.
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Lisa-Beth proof-read a script for me. She is an amazing proofreader who went beyond the call of duty and got my script back to me a week earlier than expected. Thanks Lisa-Beth! You are awesome!

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Blue Square Writers' Studio
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alan S.
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Chris O’Toole took on the Sisyphean task of: 1) proofreading; 2) providing a general critique: and 3) giving insight on whether and how to move forward on my draft play and associated essay. Mr. O’Toole use the yellow highlighter feature in Word to show his proofreading suggestions. I am still finding grammatical and word choice errors. This may well be because—due to my limited eye-sight— I didn’t see all his yellow highlights in making my corrections. He provided a general, dip-lomatic, thoughtful critique of the play’s subject matter; use of metaphors, poetry, and language; and connection with a reader or an audience. In making and evaluating my decision to hire an editor in general and Mr. O’Toole specifically, I looked at five factors: 1) experience and expertise; 2) cost; 3) turn-around time; 4) interactions; and 5) quality of work. Regarding the first, while I do not know Mr. Toole’s experience with plays, his website clearly indicates significant experience in editing other forms of professional writing. I believe the quality of editors’ websites and offers of services is a good indicator of their knowledge of and skill in teaching clients like me how to connect with their readers and audiences. Regarding cost, other editors I consulted charged on an hourly or a per page basis while Mr. Toole, in this first editing interaction, offered a very reasonable flat fee. There are pluses and minuses with each ap-proach. A flat fee was best for me for the initial editing of a draft play. The third factor is crucial for most authors working on deadlines. Mr. O’Toole sent me his edits and critique within two weeks. A second editor I contacted told me she could not get to my draft until January. Fourth, ed-iting is a collaborative enterprise: an editor needs to know the writer’s audience, intent, focus, and voice to help that author create his or her best work. Mr. O’Toole gave me feedback and questions on the writing sample I originally sent him. He sent me a follow-up email—with a targeted ques-tion--while editing my manuscript. Overall, I am happy with the initial editing efforts Mr. O’Toole gave me: professional; cost-effective; timely; and interactive. I am still rolling around the four page, shiny, rock critique he also gave me: gold or dross; foundational, aspirational, or weighing down: moving the draft higher or back into an inky sea? Whatever it ultimately is, he initiated a thought provoking internal and external conversation for/with a novice playwright just as my response here illustrates the meta-phorical challenges Mr. O’Toole confronted in critiquing and advising me on my writing.

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Immortal Writing
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tinothy J.
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She did a wonderful job on Proofreading and Editing this 88 page letter to my daughter. She did this with no mistakes and the Editing was just right. If I ever need a Proofreader or Editor in the future, Guitta would be the first person I will call.

  • 9 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel B.
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Stephanie did an excellent job proofreading my script. Her understanding of grammar and syntax is impressive, and she has the eyes of a first-rate editor.

The Write Girl
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
DaLaura P.
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Great job! She proofread a script and found every mistake. She even added a couple of suggestions to spice up the script. I willdefinitely use her again.

Paul R.
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Heather has been fantastic and insightful - I'm so very happy I've hired Heather.

Leaps and Bounds Editing
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ix-Chel S.
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Roseanna is quick and trustworthy! I love that her confidence inspired the confidence within me to write! She played a huge role in my work and always met her deadlines! I would recommend Roseanna if you're looking for someone with great skills who loves what she does!

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I offer swift, accurate, and constructive script coverage; my services are available in a variety of formats, from one-sheet to extensive notes. I'm frequently honest, sometimes brutal, but always fair and aimed towards helping the writer. I'm also available for proofreading, transcription, and reformatting of scripted material.

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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All of my work in the world of words is informed by more than four decades as a professional journalist, covering some of our time's most-compelling people and issues for some of the world's greatest publications. My work has been published in a diverse array of periodicals that ranges from magazines such as Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Vibe and US to major newspapers like the Washington Post and LA Times. As this list suggests, il've covered sports, news, entertainment and issues of culture and society. Additionally, i have undertaken investigations and authored columns. Between 2011 and 2013. I was the host of a public affairs radio show --- Greater Long Beach -- named after the online magazine I founded in 2010. My career has taken me to two Olympic Games, three Super Bowls, 10 Rose Bowls, the World Series, the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys, the OJ Simpson and Snoop Dogg murder trials. Among literally thousands of interview, I've had memorable conversations with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Bob Hope, Tommy Lasorda, Gwen Stefani, Red Skelton and Gene Autry. It all adds up to a long and sucessful commitment to accuracy, understanding and clarity---a never-ending passion for communication.

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We do proofreading and editing for business people, faculty members, government departments, students and translators. We have a full description on our website.

  • 25 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I have received numerous awards and recognitions for the newsletters I designed by the Far West Ski Association.

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Over 15 years of experience in translation, essay writing and proofreading vouch for my life-long passion for this field and have earned me extensive knowledge and outstanding skills. Even so, professional translations take more than knowledge and skills; it’s a process of cultivating techniques and refining abilities to find culturally linguistic equivalence in the target language. My translations begin with the understanding that any material needs to be localized in order to successfully convey a message; current language use is taken into account, while keeping syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic integrity in the target language. My proofreading strategies are based on systematic layered-proofing techniques. My fields of interest have been general market, media and advertising, but my experience is extensive and all-inclusive.

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Hello. Do you have a school paper that needs some revision before submission? Are you a first time novelist and you need someone to look over your work? Whatever your editing needs may be I am here to help. I have an Associate of Arts Degree as well as experience teaching English to students in Thailand. English and writing are my passions. If you are interested in my services please send me an email explaining the job you need help with. We can then work out the details/rate together. I may charge per page for a lengthy work or per job for shorter pieces. All work can be done through email, but we can meet in person if you are in the Long Beach area. I will try to respond to all questions as quickly as possible. Thanks for considering me.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a student of literature and am passionate about what I do. Reading and writing for me are my life, not just a business.

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I have over 20 years of experience in corporate communications and public relations programs covering the production of publications and audio-visual productions, journalistic writing, copy editing, proofreading and graphic designing. I have printed and edited over 80 various publications, manuals, and academic and terminal reports. I also wrote and recorded scripts for over 15 and audio-visual presentations and documentaries that I produced for varied audiences.

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I do editing, proofreading and resume writing. I work independently with clients who are looking for writing service skills. I help prepare and documents in a cohesive, structured format.

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Will write, edit, proofread, correct, translate any documents that are in need of corrections or boosts of any sort to help create well written, professional documents.

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I've been a professional Copy Editor for 13 years. I have a great eye for finding mistakes and can help you put your best food forward. I offer verbatim and traditional proofreading, as well as technical editing and website editing. Here are more details of my services: Verbatim Proofreading: For court reporters, I will correct punctuation and sound-alikes and also flag inconsistencies and typographical errors. Whenever possible, I also verify names and places and have a proven track record of finding the correct name of that obscure reference you just couldn't put your finger on. Errata sheets available. Copy Editing / Proofreading: I will mark wording problems and correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and typographical errors. Technical Editing: In addition to editing the words in your technical document, I will verify consistent use of nomenclature, variables, tables, figures, and equations. I will also check for overuse of jargon and otherwise make sure that your document is technically precise. I will leave verifying derivations and analyses to you, the expert. Web Editing: I can proofread some or all of your Web site. Just tell me your URL. In addition to wording problems, I'll alert you to dated phrases. I will determine whether your site has any internal broken links, and if requested, check that other sites you link to are still active and correct.

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We offer translation, proofreading, and editing in the German and English language, as well as tutoring in both German and English.

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I have proofread & edited manuscripts, novels, plays and various types of paperwork. I have excellent communication skills. I treat your business needs as if they were my own.

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