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Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 78 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah L.
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This is the second time I hired Lisa-Beth as a writer. I am extremely pleased with the detailed, thorough and persuasive Business Plan that she wrote for my new venture. She was receptive, available and innovative!

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  • 101 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
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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

  • 9 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Miriam S.
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Stephanie did a fantastic job working with me. I've learned so much from her critiques, and it has helped be to become a better writer. She was extremely timely when answering questions and providing responses. I hope to use her services again.

The Press Gang
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Joe F.
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I've known Skip for almost ten years and in that time working with him, collaborating with him, he is a plethora of knowledge. He knows the ins and outs, his reach is far and wide and knows many folks in the industry. He is always willing to help a fellow writer in any way, he seems selfless in his acts. He has done work for me and I can tell you that he is a professional who is down to earth, and down-right honest.

  • 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!

The Write Girl
4.9
from 19 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.

Writing & Content by Kate
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Terry S.
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Kate is wonderful! She's an excellent writer, great communicator and an extremely intuitive teacher. Children are drawn to her and adore her. Her passion for teaching is infectious! She gets results. Thanks Kate!

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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.

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.

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.

Writing Technicians For You
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Paul W.
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Rudy has terrific technical writing skills. His writing skills are equally precise and accurate in English and Spanish. It was a pleasure to work with Rudy as he edited my work.

  • 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.

Lauren Nash
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Michael C.
    Verified review

    Ms. Nash has grammar-checked and given notes on five of my finished screenplays. I found her work to be concise and finished in a timely manner. Her grammar-check was always one hundred percent accurate, rivaling that of the local Cray Supercomputer. Ms. Nash's notes were always specific, well-informed and expressed with a certain panache. I found myself following her advice on many occasions, resulting in a streamlined and more interesting screenplay. I will not hesitate to seek out Ms. Nash's services regardless of the amount of Best Writer awards that roll in as the liver rolls out.

    Little Wolf Productions
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Janaé S.
    Verified review

    Kat Boyd is amazing and very easy to work with. She is a very passionate about her work and helps make clear to the writer what needs to be done to advance and better your story. She's brilliant and great to get along with. I recommend her to anyone and everyone.

    Naz G.
    Verified review

    Amy is an incredibly talented writer. I have worked with her on more than one occasion and I recommend her based on her writing skills, promptness and professionalism.

    Writing in the Light
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Gina T.
    Verified review

    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.

    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.

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      I am a fully credentialed teacher and published writer with several years of teaching and tutoring experience.

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