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Maverick Consulting
4.3
from 71 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 114 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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Dr Ellie Edits/Simply Ellie
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Charles I.
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I asked Ellie to proofread my Ph.D. dissertation at the final stage prior to publication. It was 462 pages in length and she did the proof reading on very short notice over a weekend. I appreciated her promptness, attention to detail, and professionalism. She went above and beyond when I asked her to review some additional issues with the formatting of my references in the footnotes.

  • 14 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Richard T.
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Temi is the best writer I've ever hired. Period. Thank you very much!

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Blue Square Writers' Studio
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 40 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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Red Pen Wench
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Laura H.
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I sent Jillian five of my college application essays for the various schools I am applying to. She edited all of them and e-mailed them back within two days. She fully proofread them for grammar mistakes and also helped me brainstorm some more creative ways to approach some of the questions. I feel much less stressed about my applications after working with her. I was a little leery to hire Jillian because she is so new to Thumbtack, but decided to take a chance on Red Pen Wench and I'm so glad that I did. She was great to work with and I will definitely be telling my friends to use her services too.

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

Author/Educator
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Julie P.
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Linda was punctual and made learning fun for our daughter. My daughter told me she loves her new teacher! We look forward to many tutoring sessions from her.

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!

WordMillionDollar
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Javier G.
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Working with Eve has been a pleasure. We worked together 2 years ago. i was working like personal assistant at the same time.It is was for 5 months. She is very polite, smart and a hardworker. i was very impressive because she was very attentive with everything all the time.

Kelly Covey
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ryan N.
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Kelly has been fantastic to work with! She proofread my script quickly and gave me incredibly helpful and clear notes. I’m working on a new draft now and will certainly continue to use Kelly for feedback. She is communicative, professional, pleasant, and, most importantly, good at what she does. I can’t recommend her enough for your story proofreading needs!

Organization by Josie
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Nancy C.
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Josie is one of the best organizers I know. She has helped me with many tasks that I would not have been able to complete.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I write, edit, and proofread. I have many years of experience and three degrees in English. I am also a published writer.

  • 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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I provide fast, professional and accurate copywriting, editing, content marketing, social media services and proofreading services. I have 20 years of experience as a professional editor for magazines and newspapers and have published serveral books with major publishing houses.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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  • 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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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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Besides my own freelance writing, I do freelance editing, proofreading, indexing (creating indexes for books), and researching. Please check out my web site for examples of my work, prices, etc.

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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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I have proofread and edited documents written by ESL students and adults with other languages. Retaining the message the writer expresses is necessary, while converting the text into appropriate English usage. I also have typed and proofed dissertations and theses and keeping the same standards.

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