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  • 20 years in business
  • 692 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kenneth M.
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Rebecca assisted me in rewriting my resume and was amazing. Her prices were competitive and she works very quickly. In the time it took for her to send me my first draft the other resume writers were still trying to determine a quote. Rebecca did a great job completely overhauling my resume while still taking my comments/requests into account. She understood and implemented exactly what I was looking for. Her knowledge of job search and resume writing is unsurpassed.

Three Hats English
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Robbie B.
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As a developing novelist, Laurel is a crucial resource for me. She's punctual, thoughtful, and always there to help talk through ideas and bring out the best in writers.

Koppelman & Associates
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda K.
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Charles Koppelman knows how to use the art and language of film to tell a compelling story, and brings his intelligence and creativity to everything he does. He tailors his approach to the topic at hand and the audience, knows how to select and get the best out of actors and interview subjects, and assembles a crack team of highly professional editors, camera people, sound technicians and the like to produce a beautiful package. He brings a Hollywood sensibility to his corporate projects, and also has mastered the documentary medium. He offers a full-service firm whose expertise extends beyond film to include graphic design, marketing and more.

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jay T.
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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.

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Catalina T.
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I appreciate his attention to detail. He is informative and offers insight as to why he is making certain edits to aid in my growth and development as a writer. He provides constructive criticism when necessary while preserving my autonomy. He has been a valuable asset to my research writing. Noteworthy: Julian is not trained in scientific writing and has provided me with the most meaningful edits when compared to those who are trained in the field. The sign of a truly extraordinary editor. Highly recommend.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Richard L.
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Michael is an outstanding book editor. I've been working with him on my manuscript for the past two years. He excels in the intangibles, with terrific suggestions about improving a story's pace, character development and plot. So often when Michael suggests something, a lightbulb goes off in my head and I think: Of course! Why didn't I think of that? Beyond his uncanny ability to see where my story should be going, he also detects what's missing. This is a trait any writer wants to have in an editor--an ability to identify what needs to be added or expanded upon. Beyond his professional editing skills, Michael is consistently prompt and turns drafts around well within his promised timeframe. Michael is not only a great editor but he can, if needed, be a coach as well. He knows what his writers are going through, because he's a writer himself. He has been important to me in his coaching role, because he's helped me plow through the rough spots that are inevitable in completing something as complicated as a novel. He becomes a partner in getting the job done, and his words of encouragement and hope make all the difference.

Kyle R.
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Kaitlin was my writing tutor for my college essays. She was very helpful throughout the process. The thing I liked most about working with Kaitlin was she gave me the freedom to devise my own ideas and writing tactics for the essays while she refined and perfected them. Kaitlin not only aided me in constructing well written essays, but also helped me become a better creative writer and learn advanced grammar rules that I could apply to my writing and standardized testing such as the SAT and ACT. She was very helpful and easy to work with.

Kristen Cosby
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Paul L.
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Kristen edited my PhD dissertation in psychology superbly. She strengthened the quality of my writing significantly, taught me a number of techniques to improve further, and worked extremely quickly and professionally. I would recommend Kristen to anyone looking for a great teacher, writer or editor.

SpellCraft Editorial
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Jennifer S.
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    Amy has helped with various projects,including professional communications, resumes, and bios/profiles. Each time she was able to articulate my thoughts in ways I wasn't, whether she wrote the piece or edited my writing. I will go back to her with any and all projects. She's my go-to-writer and editor.

    John Hickey
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Pete W.
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      John Hickey is a wholly dependable reporter/writer with valuable insights into numerous areas of coverage. But even in areas where he has ample expertise, he approaches each assignment with fresh eyes, does ample research, asks good -- often, probing -- questions and distills it all into an easily understood story that informative, entertaining and enlightening. You'll come to appreciate John's writing style, too. He doesn't talk down to his readers. Rather, he's very much like your neighbor sitting on your porch telling you a story.

      Colleen J McCullough
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Jimmy H.
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        I have had Colleen's help in editing two very different projects: a business proposal and a website, so this is almost two reviews in one. Both were done VERY well - she is a strong technical writer with an eye for professional writing. The website, which was to promote an event I created, was completely different. I wanted it to be really fun and informative. Colleen is creative with an awesome sense of humor and she was perfect for the job. She took my dull content and turned it into something that was actually fun to read. Versatile, fast and smart. I strongly recommend her for your editing or writing needs.

        Thuy N.
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        Ms. Kerner is one of the best writers I know. She particularly edits extremely well. Trained in the traditional rules of writing which is a lost art these days, Ms Kerner has a fundamental knowledge of good writing: correct grammar, proper sentenc structure, outstanding word choice, and good logical flow. She was my assistant and I highly value her writing skills that is not often seen in today's workplac.

        About

        I am a WGA -west writer-editor-producer who has worked and taught professionally n fiction, non-fiction, and print. I have too many examples to list. But, if you are serious about desiring professionally quality work, I will forward my web site and samples.

        About

        Translating, effective written communications, and interpreting involve knowing the language and understanding the context in which the message will be delivered. It is not enough to just know the language, but also the customer, his or her cultural vantage point, and his or her specific needs. My job is to tailor a solution to your communication needs and add value for you.

        About

        I am a Masters in English, a published writer, competitive web/ technical editor. Enjoy dealing in the nuances of english language and have a gifted knack of teaching people.

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        Fast turnaround while being detail-oriented and thorough

        • 19 years in business
        About

        Writer and journalist: I am an experienced writer, blogger, editor, content marketer and web publisher. I help clients tell their stories through extensive research, empathy and the ability to distill complex topics into a compelling narrative that gets the results desired. International experience: I have traveled to Germany,Sweden and Denmark to cover international events and meet with foreign policymakers. Research and content creation: I have extensive experience conducting interviews, editing and formatting articles for publication, and marketing those articles through social and other online marketing channels. Web savvy: I am trained in basic HTML and CSS, and have a growing skillset in wordpress website development.

        About

        I have found that my enthusiasm for all types of writing, thorough research of topics, and meticulous attention to correct grammar and spelling sets me apart from many other writers one will find on the web. Whether article writing, providing web content, publishing with WordPress, MS Word, MS LiveWriter, or Adobe Acrobat, I am experienced and can fulfill your needs.

        About

        My motto: "Dry" topics don't have to be dull. My areas of expertise and interest: personal finance, small-biz management, urban planning and environmental issues. They're far from boring to cover -- I've tagged along with a Secret Service agent hunting identity theft gangs online, and got my "investing fortune" read by a palm reader/technology consultant. * I was a staff writer for Self, Money and Red Herring magazines. Now as a San Francisco-based freelancer, I write for print and Web publications including Bankrate, AdvisorMax, Edutopia, Harvard Management Update and MSNBC.com. * On the Internet side, I was editor of Quicken.com, covering finance and small-business topics for 2.5 million users. * All the knowledge I've gained has led me to regular corporate writing assignments. Recent clients include Intuit, Cisco Systems, and the University of California. I have worked as an editor for a custom publishing company, working with clients like Comcast and the Credit Union League of California to create magazines and newsletters for their customers. I also write marketing collateral and business strategies for nonprofit organizations. * I also write and edit for nonprofits, most recently The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ashoka and the University of California.

        About

        Tina Mulhall has loved everything about the creative process since she was young. She is an author in the science fiction/fantasy genre as well as non-fiction pagan work and poetry. She has been reading science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember, a passion she attributes to her father. Her collection of work on paganism is available online in several places and has been published in several different venues. She is available for articles on paganism, raising gifted children, gifted education, short stories in fantasy and science fiction, and poetry. Tina has one published novel and several in the works.

        About

        I've got a proven track record of messaging audiences numbering up to ten digits across all types of media platforms. Abundant examples of this appear in my online portfolio (see URL). Starting with a thorough assessment of your needs, I can develop a marketing communications plan for you, execute it and provide performance measurements. This isn't a cookie-cutter approach to content creation, publicity and social media, but rather a customized solution. Your goals are my command. I can offer you expertise in: • Publicity; • Social media; • Engagement marketing; • Influencer relations; • Reputation management; • Communications; • Investment commentary; • Project management; • Search engine optimization; • Online advertising; • Cross-platform strategy; and • Event planning. I do full-time onsite consulting contracts, along with taking on part-time retainers and one-time projects. I also love to trade services with small businesses offering things I could really use. I've been featured widely in the media, including the New York Times and CNN. I regularly speak at conferences, such as recent events hosted by MediaPost and the Online Marketing Institute. Don't hesitate to get in touch with me about opportunities, information requests and the like.

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