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Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 78 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Albert F.
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I recruited Lisa-Beth's talent in helping me write a graduate school personal statement. The process went, for the most part, smoothly. There was plenty of communication between Lisa and I in regards to what needed to be addressed in the statement and how it would be perceived. I also really appreciate Lisa-Beth being able to work within my budget. Being an unemployed full-time student it can be difficult to find services willing to work with a student budget. Overall, I would recommend Lisa-Beth's services. She's efficient, writing is concise and delivers on the deadline. She took my essay from good to more effective.

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Dr Ellie Edits/Simply Ellie
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joel S.
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When I have gotten into a jam with the technical aspects of writing a school essay, Ellie's expert help has been a life saver. She is really good as an editor.

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  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
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Solveig R.
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Carl is helping my daughter to read and write to perfection. He is extremely professional, he knows exactly how to make ur kid concentrate, he makes the class super fun BUT at the same time ur kid learn soooo much! My daughter really looks forward to his class!! Mind you she is Writting now a little story book for a competition and she in the top 3!!!!!! I'm so proud, and thankful for Carl's help. He is the best!!!!!!!

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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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Jeffrey Michael Test Prep
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James P.
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Jeff(rey) was really great as a tutor. He taught me a lot of tricks for the SAT like how to break down vocabulary words and how to write an essay that will get a high score. I took the SAT once already and after working with Jeff my total score went up 300 points. He gave a lot of homework, but now that I have my higher scores back, I'm glad he did!

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Immortal Writing
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Dan P.
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I'm a working professional with 5 years of exp, now applying to grad school. I had GK proofread my essay prompts for grammar and "does this make sense?" GK did a great job. Very prompt and actively made revisions, even when I was away from the computer, I could count on her to get it done.

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.

The Write Girl
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca C.
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Cynthia is incredibly insightful, supportive and always professional. Throughout the time she coached me creatively she always stayed focused, reminding me every session what my goal is. She helped me take small steps every day to do the work spiritually, creatively and she also has an excellent grasp on the practical and the necessary small steps that make the big strides possible. When I'm not working with Cynthia I now have a structure and a routine to my day, and resources that she turned me onto to keep me going in the right direction. I referred another working writer to Cynthia and will continue to bring her clients because she has been an amazing resource and an invaluable inspiration to me.

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.

Michael Hunter
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Benjamin C.
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Michael is an absolute wizard at providing essay help. He makes the process effortless, and surprisingly really fun and motivating. He has a unique skill to understand his students quickly and convert their experiences to meaningful stories that showcase their personality and positive characteristics. Michael's true gift is his ability to create inciting stories. I can not describe how highly I would recommend Michael for essay help. Furthermore, he was extremely professional and respectful of my time. Michael helped me write an essay for business school. He helped me with every single step of the way. We first started with idea generation where we discussed things I could potentially write about. He then helped me pin point a story to tell, and worked to show me how concrete examples highlighted the major themes that I wanted to conveys to the reader. He then helped me build a very detailed outline that was perhaps the most valuable portion of our work together. I turned an initial draft along with pages on pages of ideas. Michael helped me re-write my ideas in exactly the way I wanted to get them across to the reader. Michael then continued to edit and condense my work while not sacrificing anything from my message. Michael found a way to help me turn my initial drafts, (that was in no shape to submit) into an a really great essay that I am very proud of. In the end I could not be more happy with Michael's work. Whether it is idea generation, building an outline, editing your writing, or making an essay read and simply sound better, this is the guy to go to.

Ghost Strategies
5.0
from 4 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.

Johnston's Editing
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Felicia E.
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Mary was absolutely fabulous. She took her time and gave me constructive and positive feedback. I now feel confident that my personal statement essay for my graduate program application will make me standout during the review process. Mary was friendly and extremely helpful!

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.

The Write Stuff by Mira
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tracy M.
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Mira is talented, detail-oriented and reliable. I've worked with her for years and have found her to be an excellent writer and quality journalist, who always meets her deadlines. Highly recommended!! Thanks Mira!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Paul S.
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Paula gave me more time attention then I asked for or expected. I could tell she was genuine and meticulous regarding her very helpful feedback. I would highly recommend her services.

David F. Lugowski
5.0
from 1 review
    Jack A.
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    David was a pleasure to work with. He is an extremely talented writer and would definitely recommend working with him. His creative screenwriting is some of the best I've read, and I got everything I was looking for in a writer!

    Writing in the Light
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Gina T.
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    When I first met Rachelle, I knew nothing about writing, but she made a published writer of me, helping me find my voice and teaching me the writing craft in a supportive, nurturing environment with constructive, positive feedback. Rachelle is an excellent teacher and her editing skills are unmatched.

    • 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.

    • 23 years in business
    About

    Writing and Storytelling is my passion. As a former TV News Anchor/Reporter/Producer I have researched and writing about a myriad of topics and had the pleasure of interviewing interesting people to tell their stories. As a Freelance Writer I am open to writing about a variety of topics, including health, fitness, personal development, bios, new products, etc., always with the goal of inspiring, informing and entertaining. My prices are reasonable and negotiable. I am happy to work with you to create content that suits all of your writing needs.

    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

    I am a writer, journalist, and blogger who works on and edits articles, blog posts, school papers (various subjects), college essays, business material, and other documents. Also, I am LGBT-friendly.

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