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  • 20 years in business
  • 681 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Antony A.
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With the help of Rebecca's expertise, I was accepted to medical school and to be completely honest I could not have done it without her! I wanted to thank her so much for helping me throughout this long process (almost one year)! She truly made me the best applicant I could be from writing a new personal statement and editing my entire application along with CV, to writing and editing over 100 secondary application and even helping prepare a stellar personal statement for a prestige summer research position at Harvard! Words can not express how thankful I am to have had Rebecca as my personal professional writer. I really could not have done it without her. I wanted to thank her for being so patient with me and always ready to give me a pep talk and making me believe that this was all possible. I wanted to tell you all this over the phone, but I would have gotten too emotional and started crying because of how amazing she is and how she played such an integral role in helping me achieve my dream(s). So instead I am crying tears of appreciation and joy while I write this review. Thank you Rebecca! :)

Jim Holtan Media
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 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.

Jeff Hoffman
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Lois W.
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Jeff is super helpful and strait forward advisor. He gave me both detailed editing and general directional suggestion for my Thesis paper. Highly recommended! =D

Bernell Editorial Services
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Judith M.
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Laura has written several letters, proposals and speeches for our Congregation, and we have received very positive responses. She is succinct, clear and creative in her writing and editing. I would rate her work Outstanding.

  • 4 years in business
  • 38 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

Brianna Tabler
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Thuy N.
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I started to build my own website with squarespace. It'd take so much time for me to figure things out to finish it...and also tons of frustrations. Thanks to Thumbtack and Brianna who came quickly and finish the job for me. She also edited, made suggestions and within the time frame, it was done!

  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Wing P.
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Marc did a fantastic job writing the copy for our app. Very easy to work with. Shared useful insights as well. Highly recommended!

  • 5 years in business
  • New 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.

jenfranklin digital
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 5 hires 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!

  • 38 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mimi V.
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Wyn was extremely conscientious in editing my 2000 word memoir piece. He was happy to explain the reason behind any edit, as well as be candid about the fact that some rewrite suggestions were just a matter of personal opinion (and okay for me to reject). I will incorporate many of his suggestions. He was also obliging in offering his overall opinion (which I asked for), and is very easy to communicate with.

  • 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.

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

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.

SAT Tutoring
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Carl B.
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Ellie Schamber mentored me through my graduate prerequisite courses in Psychology as well as my Ph.D. dissertation. She also edited many of my papers and the dissertation. Ellie is a very good writer, and she did an excellent job of both guiding me and editing the manuscript. The dissertation was approved and praised by the academic dean for its writing as well as the content. We are now collaborating on a book, and I am very pleased with her ability to understand abstract ideas and articulate them clearly. Ellie always came on time, over the period of several years, and provided me with the highest quality work.

Write to Excel
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John B.
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Ms. Halper scores highly in all five categories. Her editing encompasses logic, English usage, and general organization. She leaves an option for personal preference, as in, "You may prefer to say this this way, but I would prefer that way," and leaves the final decision to the author. She works diligently; I receive her edits in a timely manner. Her cost is reasonable. I feel lucky to have found such a competent resource.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I specialize in writing and editing that transforms attitudes and changes behavior through storytelling. Impact communications. Of many types. A simple resume to a complete autobiography. A simple brochure to a full-blown website. You name it, I can write it. You've written it, I can edit and shape it till it sings success. I invite you to check out my work on my award-winning website, Green Traveler Guides, where I shares stories about the world's best eco-friendly travel.

About

I operate the english language with surgical grammar and punctuation. I am extremely high efficiency so no dead line is to soon. I work all hours of the night to insure that students papers are returned before the start of classes.

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm an astute listener--good at following directions--and a perfectionist. Given an assignment, I follow through in a timely fashion and turn out high quality work.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Editing of all kinds, including fiction, non-fiction, marketing & Web material, proposals & grants. Years of diverse experience that will make even the muddiest writing shine with clarity, polish, and pizazz.

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I am a seasoned writer and editor with experience in a broad range of topics and formats. I'm also an experienced ESL teacher with a CELTA certificate. My background is newspaper journalism but for the last 9 years I've worked in business writing and medical editing/reporting. I'm also an accomplished screenwriter with 20+ scripts under my belt, 4 optioned scripts and numerous scripts set up at Los Angeles production companies. I have an MFA in fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and a BS in journalism from the University of Colorado. SPECIALTIES: ESL instruction (writing, reading, listening, speaking; all levels) Writing coaching Screenwriting consultation Fiction writing/editing Ghostwriting Medical writing/copy editing

About

I'm a one-woman operation. I handle everything personally and hold myself to a high professional standard. My goal is to polish your writing until it's even better than you thought it could be!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm a published author and a graduate of the English & Creative Writing MFA program at Mills College with over 20 years of writing experience. My first collection of short stories, "Concrete Candy," was published by Double Day when I was just 15 years old, and I have since written for HBO Films which optioned the movie rights to my novel, "The Fence" from 2000-2004. My latest novel, "Wings of Wax" is forthcoming from Booktrope Publishing. I offer copywriting, editing, proofreading, and other services.

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