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Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 684 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lorelei S.
Verified review

Dr. Kovan has impressed me with her writing and editing skills! I wish I could rate my overall experience with additional stars because she did a phenomenal job! To trust someone to revamp my CV and Cover letters within a few days in order to meet a specific deadline was scary and stressful at first, but once she broke down the steps in a collaborative and encouraging manner, my anxiety decreased! Within 24 hours, she produced a jaw dropping, Beautiful CV that I could not have ever imagined would have my name attached at the top! Her overall performance and service is worth every penny, I can assure you! Furthermore, to receive a professional, articulate, creative, and strategic cover letter was beyond what I expected. I can't say enough POSITIVES about this entire experience working with Dr. Kovan! She truly is the EDIT GURU! The extra extra stars reflects the experience of working with such a delightful, Hilarious and encouraging person who listens well to feedback and acts on it to make the experience more collaborative. COHESIVE experience across the board! *****

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.

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Textrous Editing
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bardia T.
Verified review

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!

Jim Holtan Media
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Camila M.
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Jim was a pleasure to work with. He was extremely helpful and professional. He used multiple cameras to videotape our event, which was incredibly useful for our editing purposes.

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jenfranklin digital
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 5 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!

Tony Shavers III
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shelby W.
Verified review

I’ve always had a fear of stepping out on my creative journey due to the thought of failure; working with Tony helped me get over that. Now I’m in the beginning stages of writing my first poetry book and starting up a jewelry business. I would have never been able to do that without Tony’s support.

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jay T.
Verified review

Anish always arrived fully prepared for each lesson. He is super capable and has a way to make even mundane material somewhat interesting. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to increase their score, and fast. He is also an excellent writer, and really put these skills to work when brainstorming with me for my personal statement.

  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Michal E.
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Tim is an amazing teacher! I live in Palo Alto and needed specific help from him with social media posts, my ESL blog, editing, applications, etc. Tim has an amazing abilities to use English at its best. The fact that he's originally from Britain is definitely a major plus! He is gentle, kind, Intelligent and very broad minded and. Lastly, his services are fairly priced!

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Debra H.
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Julian Esteban Torres Lopez responded to my query promptly and with professionalism. I'm an English teacher (secondary language arts), and wanted another set of eyes on a large project. His experience in the private sector and also his education made him a good fit for my editing needs.

Dilithium Consulting
3.5
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Rick V.
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Steve is multi talented professional. This assignment ,my first time using his services,was completed ahead of schedule and below budget. He also is skilled at giving good marketing advice and is throughly knowledgeable about current business trends. I would not hesitate to use his services in the future.

Black Dot Writing, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Austin K.
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Kate is super smart, such a joy to work with, and very professional. She is creative, but dialed-in. Great balance.

A. Morten
4.4
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
CJ M.
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She is great at her experience and is very resourceful at the work she provides. Would use her service support again in the near future.

WriteStuff Ink
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mark G.
Verified review

Jim did developmental editing for our book, “Way of Zing”, continuing into line editing and copy editing as the project went forward. He did a final pass just before we went to press. We spent many hours in conversation about the work along the way. We believe he played a huge role in making us take pause, really think about our work, and produce a far superior manuscript. We did not always listen, but his critical eye and his experience were invaluable. Hell, Bill and I don’t even listen to each other a lot of the time. But I am proud of our, and I mean, our work. This was a team effort. I would hand it to anyone and feel very proud. Thank you, Jim. Mark Gregory Nelson-- Founder, Author & CZO

Christine Bearden
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin M.
Verified review

Christine has been extremely helpful in editing, revising, and workshopping with me. She is insightful and has a good eye for detail. She has always been responsive and it is clear that she takes her work seriously. If you need someone reliable and professional, go with Christine - I cannot recommend her enough!

Amie Hill
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Lindajoy F.
    Verified review

    After seeing several books that Amie Hill has edited in our local bookstore, I asked her to review a memoir I'm working on. She provided excellent line editing and also provided some developmental ideas. While I'm still working on my book, I do recommend her services. She's both skillful and gentle and I believe other writers will find her editing enhances their work.

    2WritefullyB
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    John V.
    Verified review

    She understood what I needed and then provided valuable and relevant editing.

    Videos With Wendy
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I create fun and engaging videos for you to advertise your business.

    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.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Karin R.
    Verified review

    Joe Santos was very helpful. Polite and understanding. I would refer him highly.

    Tara Michelle Phillips

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I am a meticulous editor with a polished ability to massage a piece of writing into an effective final draft. Whether it's an essay, article, story, or speech, I have an eye and an ear for good, solid writing, and I take pride in nurturing the true voice of each individual writer. My work has been published in an anthology of flash nonfiction called Two@SJSU and in 2012, I won a Catherine Urban Scholarship for writing as well as the Lois King Thore Short Story Award in 2013.

      Dr. B

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        I am a retired guidance counselor. My doctorate is published in (ERIC) Educational Research Instruction Center. I have always loved writing and I have helped many of my friends edit their papers. I provide a small network of students from a nearby college with editing services. I find that the topics are interesting and I enjoy helping them present their work in a correct format and interesting style. However, I must confess that I always learn something when I read, and that follows that I learn interesting things when I edit, as well.

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