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Maverick Consulting
4.3
from 71 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Rotimi A.
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Lisa-Beth proof-read a script for me. She is an amazing proofreader who went beyond the call of duty and got my script back to me a week earlier than expected. Thanks Lisa-Beth! You are awesome!

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Dr Ellie Edits/Simply Ellie
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Charles I.
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I asked Ellie to proofread my Ph.D. dissertation at the final stage prior to publication. It was 462 pages in length and she did the proof reading on very short notice over a weekend. I appreciated her promptness, attention to detail, and professionalism. She went above and beyond when I asked her to review some additional issues with the formatting of my references in the footnotes.

  • 14 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah J.
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Excellent service. We asked Temi to develop web contact for our national website, as well as proofread several government reports. Temi is highly intelligent, and delivered all our requirements to an outstanding level. She is a delight to work with. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

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Blue Square Writers' Studio
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alan S.
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Chris O’Toole took on the Sisyphean task of: 1) proofreading; 2) providing a general critique: and 3) giving insight on whether and how to move forward on my draft play and associated essay. Mr. O’Toole use the yellow highlighter feature in Word to show his proofreading suggestions. I am still finding grammatical and word choice errors. This may well be because—due to my limited eye-sight— I didn’t see all his yellow highlights in making my corrections. He provided a general, dip-lomatic, thoughtful critique of the play’s subject matter; use of metaphors, poetry, and language; and connection with a reader or an audience. In making and evaluating my decision to hire an editor in general and Mr. O’Toole specifically, I looked at five factors: 1) experience and expertise; 2) cost; 3) turn-around time; 4) interactions; and 5) quality of work. Regarding the first, while I do not know Mr. Toole’s experience with plays, his website clearly indicates significant experience in editing other forms of professional writing. I believe the quality of editors’ websites and offers of services is a good indicator of their knowledge of and skill in teaching clients like me how to connect with their readers and audiences. Regarding cost, other editors I consulted charged on an hourly or a per page basis while Mr. Toole, in this first editing interaction, offered a very reasonable flat fee. There are pluses and minuses with each ap-proach. A flat fee was best for me for the initial editing of a draft play. The third factor is crucial for most authors working on deadlines. Mr. O’Toole sent me his edits and critique within two weeks. A second editor I contacted told me she could not get to my draft until January. Fourth, ed-iting is a collaborative enterprise: an editor needs to know the writer’s audience, intent, focus, and voice to help that author create his or her best work. Mr. O’Toole gave me feedback and questions on the writing sample I originally sent him. He sent me a follow-up email—with a targeted ques-tion--while editing my manuscript. Overall, I am happy with the initial editing efforts Mr. O’Toole gave me: professional; cost-effective; timely; and interactive. I am still rolling around the four page, shiny, rock critique he also gave me: gold or dross; foundational, aspirational, or weighing down: moving the draft higher or back into an inky sea? Whatever it ultimately is, he initiated a thought provoking internal and external conversation for/with a novice playwright just as my response here illustrates the meta-phorical challenges Mr. O’Toole confronted in critiquing and advising me on my writing.

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Immortal Writing
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tinothy J.
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She did a wonderful job on Proofreading and Editing this 88 page letter to my daughter. She did this with no mistakes and the Editing was just right. If I ever need a Proofreader or Editor in the future, Guitta would be the first person I will call.

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Red Pen Wench
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jeremy F.
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Jillian was phenomenal to work with! She was very quick, thorough and did a good amount of research to match my resume and LinkedIn profile to my experience and objectives. I had been with the same company for a long period of time and didnt really understand that you need to stand out and be up to date when looking for a new career. Jillian was able to quickly help. I’m excited to get my name out there now!

  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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Paul R.
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Heather has been fantastic and insightful - I'm so very happy I've hired Heather.

Author/Educator
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Julie P.
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Linda was punctual and made learning fun for our daughter. My daughter told me she loves her new teacher! We look forward to many tutoring sessions from her.

WordMillionDollar
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Javier G.
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Working with Eve has been a pleasure. We worked together 2 years ago. i was working like personal assistant at the same time.It is was for 5 months. She is very polite, smart and a hardworker. i was very impressive because she was very attentive with everything all the time.

Kelly Covey
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ryan N.
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Kelly has been fantastic to work with! She proofread my script quickly and gave me incredibly helpful and clear notes. I’m working on a new draft now and will certainly continue to use Kelly for feedback. She is communicative, professional, pleasant, and, most importantly, good at what she does. I can’t recommend her enough for your story proofreading needs!

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I have varied work experience involving the skills of writing. I have proofreading for newspaper and advertising.

  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I perform editing, writing, revising, and proofreading services at a competitive rate. I am able to take mundane prose and turn it into engaging content that will help bring in customers, create lasting memories, and evoke empathy.

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Besides my own freelance writing, I do freelance editing, proofreading, indexing (creating indexes for books), and researching. Please check out my web site for examples of my work, prices, etc.

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So many articles, blogs, Web pages and websites have typo errors, improper grammar etc... Even when there is Spell Check, go figure! This is where I come in. These typo errors just jump out me, saying fix me!

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I am a college student (majoring in English) and spend the majority of my free time writing and reading. Yes, I am the person that my friends ask to look over their resume. Yes, I am the person who can tell you where the spelling errors are in quite a few famous books. No, I am not a total stickler for "the rules" all of the time, and understand that style is just as important as what you are actually trying to say. I have both a Mac and a PC so I can view pretty much any type of document. If you have a hardcopy of your draft, even better! Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have. I look forward to working with you.

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I've been a professional Copy Editor for 13 years. I have a great eye for finding mistakes and can help you put your best food forward. I offer verbatim and traditional proofreading, as well as technical editing and website editing. Here are more details of my services: Verbatim Proofreading: For court reporters, I will correct punctuation and sound-alikes and also flag inconsistencies and typographical errors. Whenever possible, I also verify names and places and have a proven track record of finding the correct name of that obscure reference you just couldn't put your finger on. Errata sheets available. Copy Editing / Proofreading: I will mark wording problems and correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and typographical errors. Technical Editing: In addition to editing the words in your technical document, I will verify consistent use of nomenclature, variables, tables, figures, and equations. I will also check for overuse of jargon and otherwise make sure that your document is technically precise. I will leave verifying derivations and analyses to you, the expert. Web Editing: I can proofread some or all of your Web site. Just tell me your URL. In addition to wording problems, I'll alert you to dated phrases. I will determine whether your site has any internal broken links, and if requested, check that other sites you link to are still active and correct.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I have decades of experience writing in a variety of formats. I am a published author and an experienced marketing professional. This blend means that my writing is both entertaining and effective.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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  • New on Thumbtack
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I provide fast, professional and accurate copywriting, editing, content marketing, social media services and proofreading services. I have 20 years of experience as a professional editor for magazines and newspapers and have published serveral books with major publishing houses.

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