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from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy C.
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Shelly herself is an excellent writer, both technical and creative. She knows the rules of conventional English (says the survivor of eight years of Catholic school grammar, syntax, and sentence diagraming!) Even more important to me, as a veteran sixth grade teacher who has watched her as a parent-volunteer writing teacher, school librarian, play director, and copy editor, she can engage large or small groups of kids and inspire even the most reluctant writer to pick up a pencil and start writing! She has a wonderful sense of humor, which shows up in her own writing, and often in her students'. Additionally, she is professional, reliable, and intelligent enough to critically evaluate/edit college-level, business, and professional writing.

River City Writing
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara M.
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It's so easy to get stuck in the everyday weeds of running your own business and undermine your strategic thinking. I know. As a business writer with a mission to provide information that will benefit my readers, move them forward in their financial or work lives and reinforce the fact that knowledge is power, I've often fallen into that trap. That's when I turn to kb communications. Karen Bodenhorn and her staff provide the coaching to get me back on track. They help me compartmentalize, prioritize and develop the road map to move forward with new and improved ways of doing business. When I want to get smart myself, I turn to kb communications to streamline my business processes and create new and better opportunities for my writing business.

  • 33 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Deb R.
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Wow, is all I can say! From the first communication to the last dotted "i" Linda's knowledge of drafting a resume and cover letter, that showcases my talents, has blown me away. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I am looking for work after nearly 12 years at the same company. My resume hasn't been touched during that time, and Linda took my past history and compiled it into a succinct and "modern" presentation of skills. With this new resume, I am looking forward with eager expectations at the job market rather than with the fear or frustration of trying to create something on my own after so many years. Looking for work is difficult enough without the added stress of trying to find the proper buzz words used in the marketplace today. I would recommend Linda Hamilton's expertise to anyone in need of a creative writer.

David Lloyd Sutton
from 9 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Agnes H.
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This has been an excellent experience. David has been extremely thorough and understanding in walking a writer through the pitfalls of a first novel. Much help with clarity, structure, plotlines and potential downfalls. Also a thoroughly enjoyable guy!

Molly Fisk
from 5 reviews
  • 24 years in business
John P.
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My company has hired Molly for two distinctly different writing/editing projects over the past year. One was to fine-tune the narrative for a short inspiring video about our new gigabit fiber optic network. She took our draft and -- via her mastery of word rhythms (and some needed fact-checking) -- made the script sing. To top it off, she provided the voice-over. The end result was pitch-perfect. https://vimeo.com/111485428 The second project was much more comprehensive, requiring the expertise of a consummate editor and writer. Our company conducted a day-long visioning workshop in our community; resulting in a way too long document written by a cacophony of multiple voices. From paragraph to paragraph, the tense and tone changed. As well, many similar points appeared in different sections. Molly took the bull by its horns, bringing the disparate thought processes together; resulting in an unified document that was concise, poetic and easy to read. Molly is a pro; delivering on time and beyond expectation.

BadRedhead Media
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Stephanie N.
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Rachel Thompson is not only a gifted writer but also an outstanding business coach. She's well versed on everything from social media, branding to building an author platform. These are but a few of the services she offers. Rachel is a top-notch and ethical professional who shares her knowledge generously. I highly recommend getting in touch with her to see what she has to offer.

Sandra Davis
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Suzanne F.
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She is a great writer!

  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Rosalynn A.
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Meredith was seriously amazing! Some would say I'm a little high maintenance but Meredith listened and was able to understand my needs! I would assign something to her and she would be on top of it! I wish I lived near her so I could utilize her more! I highly recommend her to any one who is needing extra assistance!


I am a Technical Writer with more than 15 years of experience creating, editing, and maintaining user manuals, online help, job aids, training tools, and other forms of documentation for developers and/or end-users. I also have five years of experience in C++ programming, creating and updating graphical user interfaces (GUIs). When I am not programming or writing, I assist in the maintenance of the networks, servers, thin clients, and backups. I have been writing "how-to" articles for a couple of websites (Help Desk Geek and Online Tech Tips) for more than a year and a half.


I am a performing artist, writer and poet looking for some extra income. My English skills are almost as impeccable as my ability to spot errors. I am also available to perform or for readings.


Realize your potential; it starts with YOU. As a Project Management Office/Portfolio Strategist and thought leader; I've assisted organizations to realize business value through delivery of excellence in enterprise-wide projects, leadership, management and social media. Today, my primary focus is to help others develop their potential and transition into a new career, promotion or changing jobs. I contribute to the global community as a content manager, personal development coach and speaker.


I believe you wok best when it is something that is a passion of yours. I love writing, so enjoy what I do and I think it is reflected in my work.


I have been a journalist for 20+ years and have seen a lot of press releases. I know the ones that work, the ones that get published in newspapers or on TV and can help you do the same. I am also available for small freelance writing projects, editing and resume preparation.

  • 8 years in business

My leadership experience comes from leading one of the largest call center operations in the world. My keynote speeches are based in actual story telling of my experiences and learning's to make it interesting and real.


I am a credentialed teacher with many years of experience teaching all subjects at the elementary level, particularly 4th-6th grades. I am also a writer and editor, specializing in essay writing for college-bound bound students, editing graduate papers and resume writing. I am dedicated to helping writers of all ages improve their writing skills and excel in the language arts.

  • 6 years in business

I have been teaching and coaching public speaking, debate and persuasion for almost 20 years. I have worked with students with high speaking anxiety all the way to national award winning speakers. That experience provides me with a strong starting point for anyone, no matter what your skill or comfort level. I can work with you to from planning a presentation to writing the speech to delivering a speech successfully to evaluating each presentation for improvements in the future. Speaking is an individual process, different for each person, not a product for the masses. I believe I can help you develop a process that works for you!


I can edit, proofread, rewrite, and even do original writings of my own; for any and all occasions. I'm a skilled and talented; poet, lyricist, and creative writer. I can do short stories, poems, letters, and summaries. You name it. All I require is any and all details of what you want the piece to contain.


Hi there. I have years (decades) of experience in writing, editing, transcription and full-office administration. My writing and editing assignments have correlated to a wide breadth of subjects, needs, fields and events. Many have required an inordinate attention to details, compulsory demands and/or essential elements. I offer the following: - website design, creation and content - relevant and current resumes/cover letters - manuals - office correspondence and policies - business reports and reviews - real estate previews/ads - dissertations - articles - invitations, cards, and notices - legal documentation such as interrogatories, deposition summaries, etc. - I've transcribed innumerable trial and deposition transcripts as a licensed Ca court reporter In addition to composing written materials, I especially love editing. I'm flexible, exceptionally conscience, hard working and easily trainable. Thank you for considering the use of my skills.


We offer a full service business, legal and academic writing service. So what does that mean to you? Well, if you would like to create an LLC, partnership, corporation or non-profit in any state, you would contact us. If you are a college level student struggling with a final, personal statement, application, thesis or paper, you would contact us. Lets say you have an idea of a product but you need a patent, you contact us! No matter what you need, chances are we have a writer in our company that can accomplish the task. All writers offer approved credentials, minimum Masters level and above, and all pieces are edited by the owner of the company.


I have been in the business for more than 11 years. I was the city editor at a daily paper for six years and a beat reporter many years. I have written every type of story imaginable.


I have been a book editor, book author, and book ghostwriter. My 30+ years in marketing help me to develop books correctly.

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