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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.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Lori M.
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Relieved, that's how I felt once I began working with Michael. I knew my story was solid, but needed help. From the beginning his feedback was invaluable. In written comments he helped me develop stronger three-dimensional characters, tighten the tone, pace, tension, and that all-important narrative voice. After his initial assessment I did the first of three rewrites. Each version was better. Michael was spot-on with suggestions of where I needed to restructure a scene or reflect a character's underlying motivation. He was so helpful with the big picture, offering specific examples and suggestions for how to improve. Honest but tactful, Michael was easy to work with, completely professional in reviewing the work and getting back to me in a reasonable period of time. I've worked with other editors and been less satisfied. Michael created a feeling of partnership on the project. I have no doubt my book is better because of our work, and I wouldn't hesitate to use him again

Editoro, LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Paul R.
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I wrote two books with Editoro, one fiction, one non-fiction, and what they gave to each project was invaluable. Both were complex works that required not only the standard line editing, but much more importantly (for me) was the extensive content editing that transformed both of the works from being good ideas into being exactly what I had hoped they would become. I freely admit I could never have it done on my own. Oh it was grueling! I highly doubt I could have done it with any ordinary editor. Worth every cent --easily-- but far more importantly it was worth every re-think, every re-write, and every gut-wrenching exercise to dig deeper. Far more than an editor, for me, they were an editorial team, plus coaches. I couldn't rate them higher. I'm working on book #3 and will be sending it to them once it's ready. Don't sign on however unless you intend to work! Paul Bryan Roach ("The End" and "Citizen Surgeon")

Black Dot Writing, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Doug R.
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Kate is an incredibly talented editor. She's fast, friendly and catches all those little annoying mistakes that otherwise would slip through the cracks. I highly recommend Kate and Black Dot Writing!

Amie Hill
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Kevin P.
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Amie is a superb writer and editor. She is also a delight to work with. We will continue to use her on projects ranging from advertising copy, to corporate manuals, to in-depth and playful company histories and bios. And working via email has been perfect. Get her involved in your project and it will improve!

  • New on Thumbtack
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.

Marian Librarian
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sasha C.
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If there's one thing I love about Marian, it's the clarity of her voice as a writer. Read anything she's written on her blog, and she basically leaps off the page. Marian helped me create copy and messaging for my own brand, and she helped me to find my own authentic voice as a business owner. On top of that, she's a pleasure to work with and an excellent editor. I can't recommend her highly enough!

  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lori Q.
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It has been an absolute pleasure working with Mary. She is a top-notch writer, editor, and person---so insightful, extremely professional, and profoundly helpful. She has done both line edits, and deeper edits on my manuscript, How Sweet the Bitter Soup, a memoir. Her insights and perspective have been invaluable to me. She has an eye, and the heart, to see angles and nuances as well as the essence of a piece of writing. Her edits have made me think and see my work in an even better light, and I come away from every conversation with her feeling excited and grateful. I'm so glad I met her, and I will most definitely continue to use her professional editing and mentoring services.

Kristen Cosby
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Paul L.
Verified review

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.

Metacognition Press
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn H.
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Don is a considerate, accurate and helpful editor. I couldn't ask for better in thems of helpful objectivity as regards his hand on my copy. Addtionally, his supplemental comments are always useful and thought-provoking. Any writer with access to his talents is fortunate indeed.

Julian Esteban Torres
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Patrick J.
Verified review

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.

Syncronym Pictures
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Julian B.
Verified review

Erik and I worked together on a commercial for my old employer, Asian Food Grocer. He and I planned the commercial from the beginning- writing, staging shots, recruiting actors. At every step he was professional, resourceful, and exceptionally creative. The filming of the commercial went smoothly, and what really blew me away were his skills as an editor. And even though it was my project that I came to him with, he put in more hours than I did, and worked far beyond what I ever expected or asked for. I am incredibly happy with his work, and I hope his future projects only get bigger and better

  • New on Thumbtack
Frank C.
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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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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.

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.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm a passionate songwriter and copy editor/proofreader, who NEVER tires of working with words. I'm a quick study when learning a writer's preferences, and I'm highly motivated to please. I catch sneaky imperfections that are easily missed, and will ensure that a writer's entire document reaches its full potential. My work ethic is super-strong, and I'm ready to get started!

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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.

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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.

About

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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I can ghostwrite a book for you. Edit a manuscript or perform any creative writing service you wish. I am a published author myself. I work for $25.00 an hour or on a project basis (negotiable).

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Oakland, CA

  • Number of pages
    200+
  • Project type
    Other (word and mathtype ebook 1500 pages)
  • Amount of work
    A single project
  • Details
    ms word and mathtype
  • $2400
    Average price
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