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Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 78 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
L. J.
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Lisa-Beth Harris provided great results. I was impressed by the extra research & effort she offered. She's an incredible writer and I will work with her again. I was especially impressed by, and appreciative of her ability to meet my tight deadline. She was actually early. yay! Great experience. Thank you very much.

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  • 102 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
  • 127 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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The Page Mage
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael A.
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Chris was very attentive and informative. He was able to edit and provide me with powerful reasons why I should reword various sentences. I would recommend him wholeheartedly. His work was on time, worth the cost, and his experience in writing is helpful in guiding and supporting anyone new or old in the process. Go with Blue Square Writers' Studio! 719-930-2545 Dr. Michael Amos of michaeldamos.com

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Immortal Writing
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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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
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Tamra W.
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Skip read three of my screenplays - His comments were accurate, concise and right on the money as to what I needed to do to improve my work. He understands writing and the creative mind extremely well. I would work with him again anytime!!

  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Raquel G.
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Mr. Morris-Lent helped me with my applications to get into NYU and The New School. I am pleased to say that with his help I got into both! He's a great writer and helps you put your thoughts onto paper. He has a pretty flexible schedule and makes time for you if you need it. All in all, he's a great tutor to hire. Thanks!

  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Lawrence G.
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Mauri was by far the easiest to talk to, friendly and above all, intelligent, organized and creative minds I have ever encountered. Always terrified writing my own resumes, with several bad and uncomfortable experiences with third party companies who never seemed to listen or convey the information I gave them, it was a true breath of fresh air to find Mauri. Not only did she actively listen to me go on and on with the patience of saint, but was kind enough to help me find the self esteem and for the first time in my life, have a resume I not only feel comfortable representing me, but proud to present to perspective employers. Too bad there aren't 100 more like her.

The Write Girl
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Amy S.
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Cynthia is my writing consultant and she is amazing. From the first session with her my writing jumped on track and began to flow. She not only inspired me creatively, she helped me focus on the mechanics of breaking down my story. Work with her - she will help you get the story you want to tell, out.

  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Summaiya D.
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Daniel has been terrific with my third grade son, who is a resistant writer. During their lessons, I've been watching my boy cross over from writing the bare minimum to discovering the joy of creative writing. Such a treat!

  • 22 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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Cindy is an absolute visionary. I am a senior in high school, and I met Cindy a few months before I began this school year. My strengths academically are mainly in reading, writing, social studies, and philosophy, but Cindy has enhanced my knowledge and appreciation for mathematics, science, and my capabilities in problem solving as a whole. When I first met Cindy, I was in desperate need of a math tutor, but what I received was more than I could have ever imagined. Aside from her outstanding mathematical capabilities, Cindy has served as my mentor, ultimate problem solver, entrepreneurial guru, and ultimate inspiration throughout my college prep and application process. As a fellow performer, and actress, Cindy also has helped me explore my passion for theatre, and expand it to become a flourishing intrigue with anthropology, psychology, and motivational speaking. She is literally the reason that I am now travelling as a motivational speaker/ Body Positive facilitator to youth, ranging from middle school to high school. In offering her invaluable time, ambitious mindset, and incredibly compassionate demeanor, she has allowed me to find my true passions, and encourage others to do the same. Furthermore, Cindy is beyond this world amazing. Whether to call her an angel, an oracle, a goddess, a reincarnated Albert Einstein, or any other form of awe, I am not worthy to concretely say. However, I can attest that Cindy has absolutely changed my vision for myself and the world around me, my societal views and aspirations, as well as having enhanced my mathematical and test taking capabilities. Truly, Cindy is the most wonderful, kind, creative, talented, and intelligent essence, one could ever hope to meet or aspire to become.

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Celia Pool
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Soon H.
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As a first time writer I was very skeptical to whom I could trust with my six years of progress but Celia did an excellent job in editing, proof-reading and helping my dream become a reality.

Kandice Stroh
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Stuart G.
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I have worked with Kandice for almost 12 years off and on and each time I look forward to the experience because I learn so much from her. Kandice is an excellent writer and editor, imaginative, creative, on point, is able to grasp even the most complicated narrative and massage it to be perfect. Her extremely wicked sense of humor is so refreshing. She can take the mundane and turn it into a brilliant work of character development and plot line mastery. As a public speaker, prepare to laugh and come away with much more knowledge than you went in there with. An actress, acting teacher, a powerful sense of character development that can bring out the best and worst in people. Dependable, creative, contributory, a leader, funny, team player, and a dear friend of the printed word.

  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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Victor is a genuine, intelligent, creative person, and an excellent tutor. I refer him with great confidence. Victor has an admirable ability to relate to different types of personalities and learning styles. He not only adapts his teaching to our daughters' unique situations, but seems excited by the challenge. Our children attend different high schools, and have their own unique talents and learning styles and challenges. One attends an academically rigorous private high school, while the other attends an academically challenging, local public school. Victor has tutored them both. Whether it's SAT tutoring or weekly math and bio, or a brush-up before finals, Victor is there. He is prompt, professional, highly competent and above all, energized by teaching. He asks questions. He does not spoon feed; rather, he takes the time to help our daughters discover the answers for themselves. My 17 year old earned a great SAT score, and a substantial 4-year scholarship to the university of her choice. She applied early-action to three schools, and gained admittance to them all. We credit Victor for helping her realize this dream. I now look forward to what my younger daughter will achieve, with his help, as he not only teaches her in the way she needs to be taught, but he cares. She knows this. He establishes a genuine relationship with his students; he helps them gain confidence, and trust themselves. I honestly cannot say enough about Victor, and the impact he has made on our family. He takes the worry and the (dare I say) struggle out of high school, creating space for my husband and I to be more supportive and less "annoying" to our children. It is a relief and a comfort to know such an intelligent, good person has our daughters' and therefore our own backs. Both of our girls' confidence and academic achievement have soared under Victor's tutelage.

KNDK Consulting
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sophia B.
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Kelli, is highly professional, intelligent, and detailed oriented. She is an excellent writer herself and provides high quality editing including proper citation and footnoting. I high recommend her services and am extremely satisfied with the work she has done for me and how timely it was performed.

All Star Promotions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
SL J.
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We were provided excellent service along with great creativity.

Danielle Center Online
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen D.
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Working with Danielle was a pleasure and a privilege. She is amazing at her craft,

Patrick Lee
5.0
from 1 review
    Nicole C.
    Verified review

    Patrick has worked both as my manager and mentor, as well as someone I have hired as a freelance copy editor. He is extremely reliable and always provides solid feedback on both writing, editing and any other questions that writers or editors might face.

    Words by Eleah

    New To Thumbtack

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I am a lifelong writer with excellent word processing/typing skills. I am proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

    Writer For Hire

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      About

      Experienced writer with national bylines in numerous magazines and newspapers. Extremely adept at all styles and types of writing, having worked in traditional journalism, corporate public releations and non-profit communications departments. My credits range from ghostwriting a weekly Huffington Post blog for a high-level executive to working for ten years as a staff reporter for USA TODAY.

      KEB Creative Consulting

      New To Thumbtack

      • 9 years in business
      About

      My expertise overlap into Art Direction, Brand Strategy, Social Media Marketing, Strategic Partnerships, and Custom Content Writing. My clients are 21st Century savvy eCommerce entrepreneurs looking for modern and creative business solutions. Collaborating with a network of industry-leading graphic designers, photographers, stylists, and makers, I develop and execute successful, innovative business ideas.

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