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Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 78 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Artin K.
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Is this you’re first time on thumbtack? Need an excellent resume pronto? Look no further and hire maverick consulting. She gives your resume exactly what it needs! Professional, responsive and the best writer your money can buy! Thank you again maverick consulting!

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  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
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John K.
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Great writer, outstanding tutoring. I would highly recommend Mr. Schwaber. Great Job Mr. Schwaber Thank you

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FISV LLC.
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jaccazio M.
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Lois is a wonderful tutor. As soon as she heard me talking she knew exactly what was it that I needed to train my English in order to take it to the next level. Highly recommendable to those who have an advanced level of English, because she is really precise and you get to learn a lot of history on the language. It is very enjoyable and it makes sense. If you need ESL, she's the one! She is also a writer, producer and acting coach, therefore she's also super creative and helpful when it comes to having to work out some text.

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Immortal Writing
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jinlin Y.
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Guitta is the most amazing writer I have work with. She is extremely professional, approachable and has a great sense of responsibility on her client's project. I find it extremely enjoyable and easy to work with Guitta. She is the source of inspiration! I would recommend her without any hesitation. Additionally, Guitta treats her client with great respect and care. Her writing skill is extremely impressive and she use her writing skill to assist her client. You can feel about her love and passion about writing. I will definitely work again with Guitta on writing in the future. ​

The Press Gang
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Isaak U.
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Skip is an amazing person who is very helpful. He has been helping me get my screenwriting career off the ground and he has been so much help. He’s done things that most writers wouldn’t do. I appreciate everything he had done and I would recommend him to anyone.

  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
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Write-Minded was all of the above and more. Attention to detail was excellent. She was very knowledgeable, articulate and had a great sense of humor. So easy to talk with and a great listener. I was extremely satisfied with the work performed and they made my job effortless. Thank You!

The Write Girl
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica K.
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I had a major block with a script I had been trying to re-write on my own and hiring Cynthia was the best thing I could have done. Her vast knowledge about story (and comedic timing) helped me to clarify and define what this project is. Before meeting with Cynthia the story was vague and the pace was slow and now it is clear, cohesive and exciting! Truly invaluable, would recommend to any and everyone.

Writing & Content by Kate
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Franklin W.
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My company has used many copywriters and content creators in the past... Not by choice, but because we hadn't been able to find a reliable punctual source for content. Well, the search is over!! Kate is an amazing writer. Her style has just the right mix of wit and professionalism to make even the most mundane subject interesting. We highly recommend!!!

Crackerjack Scribe
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Russell G.
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Laura, President of Crackerjack, is a good it gets. I originally went through 4 marketing companies before I met her and I can't say she is anything less than fantastic. She is thorough, professional, an incredible writer and really listens to her clients. She has helped me grow my real estate business into something much bigger than I could have ever done without her. She has also become a good friend of mine and I really appreciate what our relationship has become.

Amy Punt
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Derricke C.
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In what way, or ways, did your screenplay writing improve after working with Amy? Amy helped me learn to delve deeper into my characters to form a more complex and more interesting protagonist or antagonist. She encouraged me to explore the character’s flaws that highlighted breaks in their strengths. What is the main thing Amy taught you about your writing? Amy has taught me that writing is fun work. She has shown me through rewrites of my work that I can find new ways to explore a character, describe a scene, make the whole project better from new insights What’s Amy’s strength as a writing instructor? Amy’s has a knack for making the writing process less complicated by breaking it in to small, actionable steps that leads to a final master piece.

Ghost Strategies
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne H.
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When working with a professional writer a business has to consider the writer's qualifications. Christopher from Ghost Strategies has a science background(Aeronautical Engineering), is an attorney and has written professionally for over 20 years. Because of this background he is very detailed oriented and is used to meeting deadlines. His science background means that he considers the substantive topic as well as good editing and writing practices in performing any project. He was an asset to my law firm and to my clients over a number of years.

  • 5 years in business
Sarah J.
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I have known Mr. Pestle for several years. He is extremely passionate about teaching, theater, acting, and writing—this shows in every aspect of his work, especially his theater productions and English classes. His encouragement, enthusiasm, and humor make him an excellent mentor. I have enjoyed learning from Mr. Pestle through discussion of literature and art! He is honest, and very easy to talk to. Mr. Pestle is awesome. I would absolutely recommend him.

Tutor Genius
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Phil M.
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Shelley has helped me with essay writing in such a way that I actually enjoyed the journey. She took me from being a less than ok writer to becoming a writer that could pass the upper division writing assignments in order to graduate college.

Jenna Lloyd
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Pamarie P.
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I had been working on a non-fiction book to grow my business for quite some time and really struggling. A good friend referred me to Jenna and after talking with her for about 10 minutes, it was clear that I needed her help. She worked with me first to get an outline for my book and helped me set the tone that credentialized me. She coached me through the first couple of chapters and when I realized I that I am just not a writer at heart, I hired her to ghost write the rest. I am so glad that I did. Her skill with words is outstanding. My book is going through a final proofread right now and in the next few weeks I am going to be a published author!

Deidre Scott
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kristen P.
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Deidre was an absolute gem! I have worked with her couple times. First, to write my cover letter and resume for my dream job. And then once I got the job she wrote my bio for the companies website! Deidre is not only quick and efficient. She also took the time to get to know me so it could sound authentic and fresh. I recommend Deidre to everyone I meet! Her skills as a writer are brilliant!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel P.
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Very personable, she would call and email asking specific questions. Completed within the day she was hired! Recommending her to all my friends needing assistance.

About

As a journalist, I hold deadlines sacred, and have never missed one in more than 25 years. I will never promise anything I can't deliver on time and in pristine condition. I also possess a journalist's ability to write on nearly any subject that interests me, from travel to fitness to language to architecture. I've written for business publications, sports websites, currency trading platforms, and general interest magazines.

  • 9 years in business
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I have been a writer since before I can remember!! I loved English class - even grammar! I hold an MA in English and worked as an instructor for college level courses. I have since created my own business in Creative Arts Therapies which includes silk art, counseling and writing and editing. Being an out of box thinker - you won't be let down by my commitment to both excellence accuracy and creativity when I edit or write for you.

About

Elisha Martinez, a networking communications specialist, and single mother of three, has been a writer for 16 years. She has experience in various forms of writing such as: -Technical - Poetry/Short Story - Speech - Resume - Journalism/Article -Copy-write And this is only to name a few. She has spent the last 10 years working in the Service and Marketing Industry. In the marketing industry its been found that her insightful business perspective and administrative services experience combined has helped businesses break some exciting new ground. Through her nonprofit and service industry career she has proven to be a woman of unique vision. She has done a great deal of difference in the educational and career development of the clients she has served independently in the last 4 years She recently started her own business, EnGage In A Million, its mission is to create opportunities and build relationships for all determined individuals and striving businesses through online social networking. Once acquainted with Ms. Martinez' work, you will find that she is not only insightful and unbiased, but honest about her unique perceptions and interpretations of many diverse subjects and situations. In this day many have come to label her a visionary entrepreneur with an executive presence and genuine determination to help rebuild a sense of community. Once introduced to her writing and public speaking its certain you will appreciate her open communication skills. Through her preferred and common choice of dialogue and subject matter, you will also find that she is not a role model who takes pride in informing others of the facts but in engaging with them much more to gain insight to the truths. So be prepared to engage in a million, there are a million ways this can be done. "A person who spends their entire life dreaming, is a person who refuses to open their eyes." ~ Elisha Martinez

About

I was a freelance editor and writer for a small magazine for about a year in Pennsylvania. I have recently moved to California. I have a BA in English. I graduated from university in 2008. I edit short and long stories, memos, term papers, manuals and letters. I am also a writer. I will help my clients express themselves in a clear and concise way.

About

As an experienced copy writer and editor, I take great satisfaction in bringing measurable results to my clients. My work has taught me efficiency, resourcefulness, flexibility of style, and the ability to meet tight deadlines without sacrificing quality. I specialize in SEO optimization, business to business, blog posts, website copy, and entertainment-related content. I'm also proud to have covered a wide range of topics. In the end, I'm willing to embrace any new subject as an opportunity to apply my research skills and learn something new. To view samples of my work, please visit my portfolio at the link provided.

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