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  • 20 years in business
  • 678 hires on Thumbtack
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Crystal V.
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Rebecca is amazing! She helped me finish my manuscript for submission to a journal which was a requirement for me to graduate. She provided excellent feedback on the manuscript and helped me to prepare to have crucial conversations with my chair if needed. I got it done and graduated. I expect the journal will request changes and I will again reach out to Rebecca for assistance.

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pavEDITa
4.9
from 87 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
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C. J. W.
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Frankly speaking, you need Pavita. Your search for an editor can stop today and your writing project will be in impeccable hands. With this being my first book, I had heard horror stories about the editing process, so I researched my options carefully. I desired an editor that would be not only skillful, but be passionate and willing to be seen as a partner during my editing process. Enter PavEDITa. Not only did she create a safe space to make mistakes, but she comprehensively edited my manuscript within a reasonable timeline and budget. My positive experience with her has resulted in me being fueled to finish my writing goals sooner that I anticipated. She exudes a love for her craft and provides excellent customer service to content creators. I am grateful that I chose Pavita and I'm proud to have her on my team. You will be too. Soothe your mind and hire her...today.

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.

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Textrous
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy P.
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Textrous was responsive and even checking in with me more than I checked in with her. She gave great comments and formatting tips. I was very thankful to have Textrous editing my thesis (APA format) through my own stress.

Jeff Hoffman
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Ben B.
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I engaged Jeff Hoffman, who is a professional manuscript editor, not to edit an unpublished novel of mine, but to read it and give me his unbiased opinion - again, from a professional perspective - as to whether he felt it warranted me initiating the daunting process of trying to get it published. He did exactly that, squarely, forthrightly and honestly. And, to his great credit, he did not then try in any way to extend our engagement by offering to edit the piece. Instead he provided me with the url for the Editorial Freelancers Association and urged me to consider working with one of their registrants. I came away trusting Jeff thoroughly - and so pleased by him that I plan to engage him again in the near future to read and assess my second novel.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Christian P.
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Michael was amazing. He helped me get my manuscript to a place where I was able to get an agent and a book deal with a major. He was a great copy editor and editor and I will work with him every new book I write. Great guy!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Kari L.
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Im helped me with editing my manuscript for a book. He was very detail oriented and did a great job! Could not have done it without him

Samantha Giles
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
David G.
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Samantha did a geat job for me. She intuitively understood exactly what I was trying to accomplish with my manuscript and how I was going about it. My work has been significantly improved with Samantha's input. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an editor, and would'[t hesitate to hire her again.

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Ben V.
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As a pre-med student, with the ultimate goal of attending medical school, I have taken several exams over the years with hopes of achieving grades that would make me a competitive applicant to medical school. The one thing that was missing from my application was a well written personal statement, which unfortunately science classes do not help prepare you for all that well. I have written lab reports and research articles but a story about my life and journey was beyond my writing abilities. Scott absolutely saved the day. His ability to explain the process of writing a story that captivates a reader was fantastic. He spent as much time with me as I needed and helped me write the perfect personal statement for medical school. Scott has helped me more than I could ever repay him and I am positive he will be able to help you with any of your writing needs as well.

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Burt T.
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Hello! I've known Rafael for 6 years as a friend first, & later as my assistant with my home-based businesses, which are: dishesdelmar.com and eNotecards.com. I also know Rafael as a diligent coach with regard to my hobby, writing. He edited my manuscript, my personal 33 year San Francisco story. I'll work on it this fall & then send it his way for further clean-up, if he has the time. If not, I'll be patient. Rafael has a brilliant mind coupled with a kind heart & a sea of sincerity. He's a mensch, a class act, & much more. I'm Burt Tessler burtsf@gmail.com

North West Consulting
3.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Scott B.
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I really enjoyed working with Peter. He did a fantastic job helping write my business plan. I will hire him again for my next project.

  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Clara W.
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Mary Rakow is my cup of tea. Her editing of my manuscript was encouraging and practical. Working with her has helped my ideas flow, and I'm excited and engaged after a long period of being stuck. Mary 'sees' where a work needs to go and is supportive of both me and my writing.

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.

Julian Esteban Torres
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Patrick J.
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Julian is a thorough editor with a keen eye for detail. He has edited everything from essays to manuscripts for me and has taken my work from good to great. He is proficient at syntactical and grammatical feedback, but he has offered developmental and global insights on my work that ultimately made it publishable. I am always recommending Julian and his writing services to my friends, and I will continue to use Julian for all my writing projects in the future.

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Joshua T.
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I've worked with and for Mr. Costley for many years. He has always been professional with his work, done solid reporting, and created pieces that are both intriguing and informative. Additionally, as an editor, Mr. Costley has been able to regularly produce great story ideas and inspire his staff and colleagues with his passion.

Steve Dulas
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Carla M.
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Due to my diminishing knowledge of English grammar, I searched the Internet for an editor to help navigate the murky byways of periods, commas, verb endings and sentence structure. Thankfully I came upon Steve Dulas, a former copy editor for a local county newspaper in the San Francisco Bay area. I couldn't be more pleased with Steve’s work. Not only does he have a lifetime career in editing and turning out “clean” copy, but I found he also carefully reads for content and offers creative and sometimes just common sense advice to look at vague or weak areas so that the narrative flows and is coherent. This advice is always given as a kind suggestion; Steve is never demeaning or heavy handed. Steve reviewed half of my book (45,000 words) in a timely two week period, sending me one copy with the changes and yet another copy with creative thoughts in specific places. It really was an outstanding job. I can happily give Steve a five star reference and am certain anyone would be as pleased as I was to find him. I plan to use him again.

Sally Douglas Arce
1.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Wendy P.
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Sally has done media relations work for us for many projects. She is remarkably good at connecting with the press and getting stories placed, and helping us to mobilize our grass roots through letter-to-the-editor campaigns.

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Having trouble finding the right words? Words That Work provides writing and editing services for effective marketing, media, and more. With years of experience crafting everything from the tersest of T-shirt copy to lengthy white papers (and that's only on the marketing side), Words That Work can help you get your message across so that it's not only heard, but also truly listened to. Whatever the project, whether you're looking for a minor edit, start-to-finish writing services, or anything in-between, Words That Work can help. Experience includes work for Adobe and Apple, as well as the San Jose Mercury News and San Francisco Chronicle.

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Writing, editing, critical thinking and content analysis. I also have excellent web content/web writing skills, as well as web-management, CMS and design skills.

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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.

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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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