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Immortal Writing
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mekeisha B.
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Words cannot express how grateful I am for Immortal Writing. It was truly a privilege and a pleasure working with Guitta. She's professional, responsive, timely, and collaborative. As a doctoral student, I greatly appreciated her attention to details, investment throughout the process, and willingness to communicate by phone, text or email. I STRONGLY recommend her services, if you are looking for someone who is thoughtful, warm, and easy to work with. Thank you Guitta for all your support. I look forward to working with you again.

  • 22 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jaime D.
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Cindy and everyone at Rainbow tutoring are some of the kindest individuals I have met. The wisdom Cindy bestowed on me while helping me through my college application process will be with my forever and I am so grateful. Cindy helped me figure out what I wanted in my college experience and gave me the tools to get myself there. She introduced schools that I wouldn't have seen myself at and helped me get myself to Santa Clara University. She is beyond inspirational and such an empowering woman that is a role model to any and all of her clients. Cindy and her team are smart, dedicated, and reliable- they are always able to help and are great mentors to have before going off out of high school and into a college or real life environment. Cindy especially is very clear and really walks you through the steps to understanding in both Math, Writing, and the SAT Prep. I am so thankful to have met and able to work with you guys !

  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Bobby M.
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Working with Marissa (and Megan too, of course) was an excellent experience. Both of them are very intelligent and helpful in going through the college application process. They're also both relatable and friendly, unlike a number of tutors I've had in the past. I know they offer a variety of services, but I worked with Marissa and Megan primarily on college application essays. They know what colleges are looking for, so they helped me tailor my essays to fit the values and convictions of each institution I applied to. They also gave me a lot of tips for the writing process that I still use today. Just to make things clear... In no way did they write my essays for me. They really help by giving suggestions when it comes to the direction and message of the essays. Each essay I wrote began as my own product and ended as my own product--just more eloquent and finely tuned. Overall, my experience with Marissa and Megan was everything I (and especially my parents) hoped it would be. I definitely think that my one-on-one time spent working with them on my college essays really made a difference in the schools I was accepted to. I'd highly recommend them for anyone looking for help with college apps, tutoring, and much more.

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Celia Pool
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris V.
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Celia has been a pleasure to work with. She is responsive and accommodating. Thank you Celia!

Kandice Stroh
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn B.
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Kandice is excellent. She is extremely professional, highly talented and has the wonderful ability to teach in a manner that you "get" the material. More impressive are Kandice's writing abilities. Whether her work is for social media or scripts for production, I've found her writing to be very expressive, delivering the "message" in the manner we wanted.

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Imanuel L.
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Everything went so well I am so pleased with Justin's work! I have had Justin do a myriad of projects for me. Ranging from a PR campaign, web content writing and research writing. Everything he has done for me is top notch work. Looking forward to continue working with him! Thank you Justin!

Tim S.
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I've been a client of Linda for many years now. She has always given me great work and is very communicative. I highly recommend her.

Brett Candace—Writer
5.0
from 1 review
    Chelsea C.
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    Brett helped me to edit my first poetry book. With her insight I was able to create an actual structure to my series of poems, to create a path that I could use to actually tell a story and make my work more than just a collection of writing. Not only did it help me with that book, but it also opened my eye to how I might look at things so that, moving forward, I could expand my thinking with regards to poetry collections.

    SUPERB VETERAN TEACHER
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 28 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Francoise M.
    Verified review

    My 5th grader needed help with writing and reading comprehension. Mrs. Nemon impressed me with her ability to engage my daughter with her positive and encouraging attitude. She was also able to identify within the first meeting what aspects needed attention and which skills required more development. My daughter received an A+ on a writing assignment soon after starting her tutoring sessions. She couldn't wait to show her grade to Mrs. Nemon!

    Rand Consulting
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jean L.
    Verified review

    Rand was exceptionally helpful with my son's college application procedure and ultimate school selection. His expertise and guidance made my son's college search experience much less daunting than it could have been. Rand's approach is all encompassing. He is well versed in the entire process, utilizing lots of college app resources, his terrific writing skills and his funny, warm personality. During his junior year, my son (Scott) and Rand worked closely together to develop an entire strategy which included test prep, application paperwork, and a compelling personal story that would be relevant to each of his college choices. Rand's style also helped to increase Scott's confidence, allowing him to understand that he would be fine at any of the schools he chose. This helped make my life easier as well - that first senior semester is extra stressful for everyone (Scott ultimately was accepted at his first choice, but he really believed any of his choices would have been great too). I would highly recommend Rand, and believe his help could benefit other college bound juniors and seniors.

    Proof for Success
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Jackie Z.
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      Shaula is a professional and highly competent editor. I send everything I write to her, be it chapters of my novel, posts to my blog and even sometimes verbose emails. Her attention to detail is astounding and she not only proofreads exceptionally well, she also focuses on content and readability. She poses questions and comments on the things that work and the things that don't. Having a vast knowledge of literature and books, this makes her an excellent source to also bounce ideas of of, if one is worried about flow or plot problems. She can think it through and give her feedback. Shaula is more than just a proofreader, she's an editor. And she's the best one I've ever used!

      • 8 years in business
      About

      I provide customized writing and editing services as well as creating graphic content from photographs to illustrations.

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      With more than 7 years of freelance writing experience behind me, I am passionate about delivering excellent content to each client. I strive to make web content, e-books and other materials much more than ordinary.

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      Hello. Thank you for viewing my application. I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself. I am a skilled and accomplished web content writer and marketing copywriter with a diverse knowledge of writing and managing web content on a variety of platforms. My professional strengths include copy writing, web content creation, and management experience. I am currently the social media manager for Jewelrythis and am responsible for all of the company's Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Linkedin content. I've also made videos for youtube using Jing and Screencast software. In addition, I have extensive experience writing newsletters, email campaigns, surveys and press releases. My technical skills include knowledge of Wordpress, Hootsuite, Google Analytics, Libsync, blogger, benchmark, surveymonkey, Quickbase, Basecamp, Jing and Screencast software, Camtasia, youtube, Skype, Viber, Google keywords tool. I am also proficient in Word, Excel, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Adobe Acrobat, FrontPage, Word Perfect, Paint Shop Pro, Simscript II.5, Clipper 5.0. My management experience includes managing a team of 12 editors that edited academic papers as well as a online customer service support team. Furthermore, I have developed, produced, and published ebooks. One of these publications was a book on writing admissions essays and the other was a series of booklets on how to write. I reside in Israel but return home to the US regularly. Since I travel to and from the US frequently, I have chosen to work from home for the last 10 years and have been able to do so successfully because I am a very dedicated, hard-working, and conscientious professional. I am seeking a position where I can use my skills and proficiency to benefit the company that I work for. I hope that will be your company.

      About

      My vast experience and my meticulous attention to the wording and grammar contained in any writing, differentiate me from others who offer essay consulting and proofreading. My experience derives from years of drafting legal briefs, writing essays and opinion pieces for newspapers and magazines, authoring books and critiquing and editing the work of other writers.

      • 4 years in business
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      My work is unique I am able to carry out and follow through will the story line. I have a great imagination and it shows in my work.

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      I do thorough research on the subject matter and history. I'm experienced in creating technical/training manuals, SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), resumes, letters, and advertisements, in which I incorporate visuals -- pictures and clip art. I also do PowerPoint presentations with provided information, in-depth record keeping and reports, and short stories/poetry.

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      Will write, edit, proofread, correct, translate any documents that are in need of corrections or boosts of any sort to help create well written, professional documents.

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      I polish and perfect any written document. I do from editing what you have written to developing a document from scratch.

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      I am a professional writer, Story Analyst and Script ghostwriter. 15 plus years in the industry and counting. Great work, great rates.

      About

      I am an experienced attorney and former journalist. I have been published thousands of times in Billboard Magazine, Playboy, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, etc. I write my own attorney blog and e-newsletter. I plan to cut back my practice to 2-3 days a week and blog for others, the rest of the time. Why pay for high priced marketing services when I can deliver a similar or better contact at more affordable rates?

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