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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.

Nando Language Consulting
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Jille N.
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Nando is a great teacher! We meet weekly and discuss different French books and movies. He is very knowledgable in many languages and easy to talk to and learn from.

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Textrous Editing
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bardia T.
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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
John D.
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I knew Jim was a pro camera man/editor right off the bat.Showed up early prepared during our rehearsal.Filmed our show and shot pictures while filming. 10 stars

Marian Librarian
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Keisha G.
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I've hired Marian to be my editor. The sample edits and comments she did on my first few pages was exactly what I was looking for. I can't wait to start this project with her and see the finished product.

  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires 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.

Jody Strait
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Travis R.
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Jody helped me edit the draft of my book before I submitted it to my publisher for final review. Her feedback gave me peace of mind throughout the writing process. She helped me feel confident that my ideas were communicated clearly with proper grammar and punctuation. Her contributions were a necessary asset to the success of my project.

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.

  • 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.

Kevin R.
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As a parent we always are looking for that special instructor who makes a connection with our child and brings out his/her strengths. Coach Mariem is just that. She is always upbeat and enthusiastic when teaching my 12 year old son to box. If you are reading this review and thinking of hiring an instructor, stop looking.... and book a session. I promise, you will be sooo glad you did.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Diana F.
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Darya tutored and advised me throughout my senior year of high school and my first year at college. Having Darya by my side throughout the stress of a year and a half journey has had a significant impact in my life. Although Darya's main responsibility was to tutor me for my Advanced Placement (AP) Literature class, she went above and beyond to what I expected of an English tutor. She helped me find my inner voice as a writer through tutoring me about grammar, organization, and vocabulary. She also helped boost my confidence as an underprivileged Latina studying in the STEM field as a computer science major at the University of California: Santa Cruz. I passed both my AP Government and AP Literature classes and tests which is significant because both required a heavy amount of analytical writing; I graduated high school with honors and with the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA), 3.7, at any time of my academic career. One week before I was going to take my SAT for the third time, I mentioned to Darya that I was struggling understanding a large portion of the Math section of the test. To my surprise, she was thoroughly capable skilled in tutoring me in math, along with English. In less than seven days, Darya was able to successfully prepare me for my last SAT test; subsequently, my SAT score improved by more than 100 points. If we had more time to go through the preparation book, I could have further surpassed this amazing progress. Another aspect in which Darya supported me in my college application and preparation process was in guiding me to refine my college essays for both private and public universities: as a result, I was accepted to more than half of the colleges that I applied to. Finally, I am most grateful for Darya and her efforts towards my success because of the high number of scholarships that I received in the second semester of my senior year in high school. Through Darya’s excellent editing and writing abilities, I was able to accumulate more than $200,000 in scholarship rewards from four different organizations. I could never have imagined this much triumph before meeting Darya; without these scholarship awards, I would have been forced to work during my breaks and during school to afford a college education. Now, all that I have to worry about is learning as much as I can while I am at UCSC. On account of my strong achievements in less than a year with Darya, I still utilize the many tips and lessons that she has instilled in me. As a result of this, I excelled in my classes at UCSC with a cumulative GPA of 3.6. Because of my outstanding academic success in the first quarter of college, I was exclusively invited by the university to apply to the College Scholars Program; this two-year program selects 20 students out of about 200 students applying from each college at UCSC to help give them meaningful academic challenges. Not only do I recognize Darya as one of the most significant people in my life because of my solid academic accomplishments, but also due to the genuine passion she holds to be sure that her tutees succeed. As her tutee, she constantly reminded me of my own abilities to encourage my confidence. We are still in contact today which further demonstrates her enthusiasm for her tutees. She is evidently benevolent, motivated, and intelligent, and I highly recommend her tutoring and guidance talents to any student who is fortunate enough to be her tutee.

Write to Excel
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leah C.
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Ms. Halper edited a book-length historical manuscript for me, and was absolutely scrupulous in making sure we got everything right. She was also able to make minor editing suggestions that subtly clarified and improved my work, and she even read the works cited section for errors, which had to be tedious. She was prompt and cheerful and made excellent suggestions, but also asked when she was unsure about any historical fact. She was a pleasure to work with.

JobSavvy
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Stephanie P.
    Verified review

    Jacquie is great. Having her available during my job search made the process so much less stressful. She helped edit my resume, condense and streamline my cover letter, connected me to people she knew in the industry, wrote referral letters and gathered useful feedback regarding my applications. She has a ton of insight and wisdom on how to beef up your resume, how to interpret interview feedback and how to stay grounded & motivated throughout your search. Working with her felt like having a cheerleader, editor, mentor and agent rolled into one awesome package, and I would absolutely recommend that anyone looking to switch jobs, enter the workforce or change careers utilize her services.

    Steve Dulas
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Susie B.
    Verified review

    I've been working on a book for 10 years. Steve helped me to finally finish my book.

    Bay Area Domains
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Lina L.
      Verified review

      Kenyata is a founding member at Oakland Hot Plate. He has been a significant marketing force through website design, promotion, consultaion and development of OHP operating systems. This guy gets 5 stars in our book!!! Lina Luna Torio Founder Oakland Hot Plate

      Frank C.
      Verified review

      I have worked with Jeff for the last three years, and he is, without a doubt, one of the best people I have ever had the opportunity to work with. As his supervisor, I worked with him closely, and he consistently delivered products that were high quality. He is always open to feedback, and embodied the voice of our organization in person and via communications (digital, social, etc.). He is passionate about social justice, education, the arts, and was a champion and ally for our students. His playfulness and professionalism made him an invaluable asset to our organization.

      About

      I will provide feedback on your writing, from essays to short stories to business writing. Learn how to be a better writer through one-on-one instruction that targets your specific needs. I prefer to work with adults. My clients primarily fall into two categories: professionals who are seeking to improve their writing in order to communicate more effectively on the job, and those who are interested in writing a book but don't know where to begin.

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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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      I have over 10 years of experience as a writer and editor for everything from articles, manuscripts, marketing collateral, website copy, advertising cop, scripts, training materials, and business documents. I have a knack for conveying complex subjects in a clear, engaging manner. I also understand how to grab and sustain interest on websites.

      About

      I am a meticulous professional editor with 25 plus years of experience in a variety of settings. I have an MA in English and am well acquainted with the ins and outs of the "Chicago Manual of Style." I provide editing, copyediting, and proofreading services. I advocate for the reader and seek to aid the writer in every way I can. I am accustomed to working with teams and individuals both locally and remotely. I work from home. Please feel free to contact me!

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      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.

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