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Midnight Writer Productions
from 77 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
Jay P.
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Very happy with the copy editing of my book. Mike helped me better understand what my common pitfalls are and greatly improved the readability factor of the document. He was very communicative throughout the process and is well-versed in Scrivener. Looking forward to putting this out in the world!

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  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Juan A.
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I enjoyed working with Tara, she delivered value with her knowledge and expertise in content strategy as well as editing and writing. I felt like we were on the same team and every communication was pleasant and professional. I look forward to working with her again.

Amie Hill
from 4 reviews
    Lindajoy F.
    Verified review

    After seeing several books that Amie Hill has edited in our local bookstore, I asked her to review a memoir I'm working on. She provided excellent line editing and also provided some developmental ideas. While I'm still working on my book, I do recommend her services. She's both skillful and gentle and I believe other writers will find her editing enhances their work.

    • 13 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Goran B.
    Verified review

    Rick is very clear, precise, knowledgable and helpful. I highly recommend him for any type of technical writing that requires precision and clarity.

    Jonathan V.
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    Dave Wren has been a regular member of our communications team for over ten years. He is one of our lead copy writers and also provides public relations services to our diverse clients. Dave is a creative and versatile writer in both journalistic and marketing styles for Web, print, and video. He conveys client offerings with powerful impact by rigorous focus on their customers, using his extensive marketing communications expertise. Jonathan Villet, President OneWorld Communications, San Francisco

    Write to Excel
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Leah C.
    Verified review

    Ms. Halper edited a book-length historical manuscript for me, and was absolutely scrupulous in making sure we got everything right. She was also able to make minor editing suggestions that subtly clarified and improved my work, and she even read the works cited section for errors, which had to be tedious. She was prompt and cheerful and made excellent suggestions, but also asked when she was unsure about any historical fact. She was a pleasure to work with.

    • 10 years in business
    Jane C.
    Verified review

    We recently took over a small publishing company. Rebecca helped us edit and revise one of their books for reprinting. Her experience was invaluable - we learned a lot! She is very detail-oriented and meticulous, and was always on time. I very much enjoyed working with Rebecca and would definitely use her again.

    • 11 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Michelle C.
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    Chris worked with my daughter all of last school year on a weekly basis. She's gained confidence and improved reading fluency.


    I like to work closely with clients to develop theme as well as content. Non-fiction (memoirs, personal essays) is my specialty. Excellent line editing and basic research. I worked as researcher on two books by artist Connie Smith Siegel. She would verify that work. I have written 3 memoirs and have a critique group as back-up.


    I am a retired guidance counselor. My doctorate is published in (ERIC) Educational Research Instruction Center. I have always loved writing and I have helped many of my friends edit their papers. I provide a small network of students from a nearby college with editing services. I find that the topics are interesting and I enjoy helping them present their work in a correct format and interesting style. However, I must confess that I always learn something when I read, and that follows that I learn interesting things when I edit, as well.


    Assist client with writing: Academic, business, personal providing detailed feedback, collaboration and editing services


    I can write grants, business plans, and instructions, or edit existing documentation. I can also evaluate your documentation for readability.


    I am a published author. My original book was over 3000 pages so I had to cut it down to a series. I have two books out and working on the third one (all from the original book.) I find more content each time I edit so I suspect a long series. I have always had a passion for writing and can usually write 'out of nowhere' which means I can take an idea and run with it. I am best with long papers but that doesn't mean I can't help with short ones. I am fluent in Spanish so I can translate documents or make new ones from scratch. I have also edited other author's work for compensation. I am also well versed in Photoshop if you have graphic design needs for your documents. I have done many brochures, manuals, etc. in my career and I find art is just as fun as writing.

    • 4 years in business

    Writing Assessment, Tutoring, In-Servicing, and Editing for Business, High School, College, and University All the benefits of your own writing editor, tutor, or staff educator without any of the hassles: we design around you. All income and expectation levels served. We develop material and price our services based on each client's needs; our writing support can be provided by phone, in-home, in-person, on-site, or online. Past and current writing success with clients ranging in age from 14 to 79; no business is too large or too small for our writing support services.


    How would you like to have a resume and cover letter that gets results; namely the job interview. Would you enjoy reading over your resume and thinking to yourself, "This is really good. This stands out. I am proud of this." I have been writing resumes and reading thousands of resumes for over 15 years. Bottom line: my clients get results. The results are more invitations to more job interviews than the resume they were using before working with me. Interviews lead to job offers and job offers lead to work. I help you write and/or edit the best resume that fits you. My clients say I am professional, organized, results-oriented and easy to work with. As well, I provide editing services for all things in written form. I am also a performing artist who works with words everyday and how best to convey the written word. Please contact me for a free 10 minute consultation. Let's talk and discover how I can help you with your specific needs.

    • 3 years in business

    I am thorough, dedicated, and committed to doing the best job I can. I have been a teacher's assistant at the local junior college for almost 2 years. I graduated from Santa Clara University with a BA in English, and I got my MA in Special Education (Gifted Ed.) from California State University, Northridge. I have been a Mensa member for over 20 years. I love being able to read other people's ideas, having interactions online or by email, and I especially enjoy making the world a better place day by day.


    I specialize in writing and editing that transforms attitudes and changes behavior through storytelling. Impact communications. Of many types. A simple resume to a complete autobiography. A simple brochure to a full-blown website. You name it, I can write it. You've written it, I can edit and shape it till it sings success. I invite you to check out my work on my award-winning website, Green Traveler Guides, where I shares stories about the world's best eco-friendly travel.

    • 7 years in business

    I can do anything from critiquing to copyediting. I've been working as a editor for about two years now for a few upcoming authors. I'm flexible with schedules as long as the client is willing to work with me. I'm able to work mostly over the internet through emails and over the phone if needed.


    I'm a passionate songwriter and copy editor/proofreader, who NEVER tires of working with words. I'm a quick study when learning a writer's preferences, and I'm highly motivated to please. I catch sneaky imperfections that are easily missed, and will ensure that a writer's entire document reaches its full potential. My work ethic is super-strong, and I'm ready to get started!


    I really haven't checked out many of the works by others who do what I do. I believe all competent writers who train their skills on helping others, attempt their very best. Some are better than others and all have a different perspective on related experience, format and nuance. If a client has a question on my choice of words to descibe their experience, I work with that client to help the final version sing. The challenge of finding the most suitable expession for the image I'm trying to paint in words, whether I'm preparing a cover letter and resume for a drywall worker or English teacher or lawyer, an editorial for a newspaper or a newsletter for a nonprofit agency.


    Polished writing commands respect. Get your academic, literary, or business documents proofread by an experienced editor and writing teacher. Professional, precise editing and a personalized writing evaluation. Also available a Punctuation & Grammar Seminar which reviews all of those old middle-school writing rules that many of us have forgotten. ESL (English) conversation and grammar class on Thursday evenings in the East Bay (Berkeley). Postdocs & scholars welcome. Call Vitalee (weekdays).

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