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Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 679 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Terry H.
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Rebecca is a friendly, thorough and talented editor. I highly recommend her editing services!!!

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pavEDITa
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kathy B.
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Pavita edited an article I was working on for an on-line publication. Her work was quick, efficient and clear. She is knowledgeable on rules of grammar, as well as how to create writing that will capture readers' attention.

Crickedit
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Yolanda O.
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I had never used thumbtack before, and started the process somewhat trepidatiously. However, I put in a request for editors to look over my work and got a response immediately. Ann of Crickedit stood out to me due to her qualifications, speedy turnover, and excellent reviews. I contacted her and we quickly came to an agreement. I was not disappointed in my choice. She was very professional, edited my work quickly and efficiently and was reasonably priced. I would highly recommend her if you are looking for a good independent editor to look over your work. I hope to use her again for future projects.

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.

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Textrous
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy P.
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Textrous was responsive and even checking in with me more than I checked in with her. She gave great comments and formatting tips. I was very thankful to have Textrous editing my thesis (APA format) through my own stress.

Jeff Hoffman
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
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Jeff was fantastic. He is knowledgeable, and very easy to work with. He met a quick turnaround (10 days) deadline to edit my book for content, structure, and grammar. I would recommend him, and will definitely use him again for future projects! As an author, I was seeking an editor who would work with my voice to bring it out more - not change it. Jeff brought a great balance of clarity and direction, while balancing and polishing my voice - not inserting his. After interviewing two other editors and working with one in the past, this seems a rarer commodity than it sounds. His fees are also comparable to industry competitors, and reasonable. I will definitely use Jeff again for future editing and feedback about my writing!

Samantha Giles
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa M.
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Samantha Giles has worked on many projects for me including small grants, official documents and an in-process e book about food and nutrition that I use in my holistic health coaching practice. Samantha has quick response time and has helped me meet deadlines as well as reframed my words to say what I actually intend with more precision and finesse. I can highly recommend Samantha as an editor with a creative and collaborative approach.

  • 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

Black Dot Writing, LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick S.
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You can't get a better editor Reasonably priced, excellent quality, goes the extra mile to make your work powerful Pat Stull

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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!

North West Consulting
3.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Scott B.
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I really enjoyed working with Peter. He did a fantastic job helping write my business plan. I will hire him again for my next project.

  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lola W.
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Mary Rakow is a fabulous editor and is worth every penny! Her editing skills are of the highest quality and she makes every manuscript better. She's intelligent, careful, considerate, and I recommend her to anyone who has a manuscript that needs editing.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Patrick J.
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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.

Megan Rynott Editing
5.0
from 1 review
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Georgia M.
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Megan is speedy in her replies, considerate and empowering in her bedside manner, and efficient and skilled in her work. She is wonderful and I love having her as my editor!

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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.

Steve Dulas
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Carla M.
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Due to my diminishing knowledge of English grammar, I searched the Internet for an editor to help navigate the murky byways of periods, commas, verb endings and sentence structure. Thankfully I came upon Steve Dulas, a former copy editor for a local county newspaper in the San Francisco Bay area. I couldn't be more pleased with Steve’s work. Not only does he have a lifetime career in editing and turning out “clean” copy, but I found he also carefully reads for content and offers creative and sometimes just common sense advice to look at vague or weak areas so that the narrative flows and is coherent. This advice is always given as a kind suggestion; Steve is never demeaning or heavy handed. Steve reviewed half of my book (45,000 words) in a timely two week period, sending me one copy with the changes and yet another copy with creative thoughts in specific places. It really was an outstanding job. I can happily give Steve a five star reference and am certain anyone would be as pleased as I was to find him. I plan to use him again.

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Translating, effective written communications, and interpreting involve knowing the language and understanding the context in which the message will be delivered. It is not enough to just know the language, but also the customer, his or her cultural vantage point, and his or her specific needs. My job is to tailor a solution to your communication needs and add value for you.

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I am a meticulous professional editor with 25 plus years of experience in a variety of settings. I have an MA in English and am well acquainted with the ins and outs of the "Chicago Manual of Style." I provide editing, copyediting, and proofreading services. I advocate for the reader and seek to aid the writer in every way I can. I am accustomed to working with teams and individuals both locally and remotely. I work from home. Please feel free to contact me!

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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

Hi! I am an Ivy League educated attorney who has many years of writing and editing experience, both professionally and creatively. I have assisted in teaching creative writing and legal writing, and have proofread doctorate students' dissertations in a variety of fields. I am also available to help you prepare your resume, cover letter, and/or admissions essays, and I have helped many students get into the colleges and programs of their choice. I am happy to work with you on a sliding scale, depending on your needs. Please let me know if you have any questions. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Hayward, CA

  • Number of pages
    200+
  • Project type
    Book
  • Amount of work
    I'm not sure yet
  • Details
    Looking for someone who is able to edit Urban Fiction; while helping my art stay true to it's creation.
  • $251.67
    Average price
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