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Blue Square Writers Studio
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Dewunmi O.
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So professional! Chris did such an excellent job with editing my book. I will definitely be working with him again!

Elizabethan Editing
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
John C.
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We found Elizabeth to be knowledgeable and more than capable. Ours was a lengthy project, and she never failed to come through for us in a timely manner. Her work was impressive, and she was so pleasant to work with. I highly recommend Elizabethan Editing for your editorial needs.

  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
David W.
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Kim is an excellent project manager, and has a commanding digital skill set including content creation, editing, marketing and publishing. Combined with her talent in photography, there's no project that Kim can't deliver on time, on quality, and on cost. Kim recently composed a professional Bio for my participation as a technology panelist. I was struggling to capture the right mix of education, skill and relevant experience. Kim found the balance I needed and made me shine (again).

Sparrow Workplace
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jack M.
Verified review

I highly recommend Nancy Sparrow and Sparrow Solutions for all business and household support! I have used their Business Services and their Personal Concierge services since 2008. I have 100% trust in them. Nancy is a dynamic person and I trust her and her team to do whatever it takes to get things done. On the personal side...they manage my credit cards, finances, my son's schedule, my calendar, travel arrangements, household projects, errands, storage units, etc. As a note...she is also a very solid editor of copy. On the Business Services side, SS provides admin support, inventory, operational support, business development and research, marketing and sales, writing and editing as well as lots of projects we don't have specific staff for. It would be a mistake not to go with Sparrow Solutions.

A Second Set of Eyes
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Adriana F.
Verified review

Laura is amazing at what she does . I am an esthetician with a busy practice and don't have the time to pay attention to the details but wow that could have backfired had I not found Laura She went in and did a PHENOMENAL job of editing my website. THANK YOU!!!! Our words represent us and she'll make sure you are showing up your best.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Joyce N.
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I have worked with Charlotte on several projects and editing jobs. When I have an overflow of editing, without hesitation, I turn to Charlotte. She is fast, thorough and a joy to work with.

Tadpole Press
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jean Lowe C.
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Amber Byers at Tadpole Press is lovely to work with! Efficient, detail-oriented, and thorough, she does comprehensive copy editing that results in a well-polished final draft. Amber not only helped tremendously with my finer details, but also pointed out consistency issues in my story and characters, as well as places where the narrative was confusing and needed re-working. I loved her approach – reading with her careful editing eye but also from a reader’s perspective gave my finished manuscript an excellent flow!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lexa G.
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Incredibly informative and helpful. Margaret provided excellent feedback and was constructive in her editing. My essay was much more cohesive because of her editing, but still allowed my own voice to show through. I would highly recommend her for any writing or editing assistance!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Abby G.
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Working with Keren at Lightning Tree Creative Media has been nothing but fantastic! She has helped me with several design and editing projects and I could not be happier with her service, communication, creativity and professionalism. I would recommend her to anyone and will continue to use her services for years to come!

Alec Nesbitt
5.0
from 1 review
    Anne M.
    Verified review

    Alec edited my book for me as well as helped to create marketing materials for my new start up business. While editing the book he was able to articulate complex concepts in a beautiful way--very clearly and succinctly. He challenged me on areas that were inconsistent in the book which made the overall result SO much better...much higher quality and consistency. I could finally relax knowing that Alec had looked at my work and fixed what needed fixing! He is a treasure and I am so grateful for his work and his guidance.

    Dana Green
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Jesus V.
      Verified review

      I had the opportunity to ask Dana to edit and proofread a short review paper I sent for publication. She was always available for questions and also constructive with her comments on my writing. As a non-native speaker of English, it is always good to know why some combinations of words are less frequent than others but seem ungrammatical. Her training in Lingusitics definitely helps her making that kind of commentary. I am pleased with her job and would recommend her to anyone who needs a sharp eye to look at their writing.

      • 38 years in business
      About

      Much of my background has resulted from writing and editing for major newspapers, including the Wichita (KS) Eagle, the Denver (CO) Post and the Pacific Stars & Stripes, and also the Tokyo Bureau of Associated Press. I was co-publisher of three books for attorneys and judges, one of which was purchased by the Colorado Bar Assn. and now pays us occasional royalties. I have produced dozens of periodical newsletters for public and private sector organizations, as well as speeches, brochures and advertisements for political candidates and referendum sponsors. My university major was creative writing.

      About

      Freelance writing/editing. Research/analysis. Any type of product production. Vast experience in the field.

      About

      I edit, write, copyedit, proofread, and provide a full range of editorial, web design, graphic design, book design and technical services for Ellen Byerrum, author of the Crime of Fashion Mysteries, and for our independent publishing imprint, Lethal Black Dress Press. LBDP now has three titles in print (in both e-book and trade paperback formats), and a fourth title is in preparation. The Crime of Fashion series includes ten novels to date, with the eleventh projected to release in late 2015. The first nine books in the series are published by Penguin Group USA, and two have been filmed. Byerrum also writes nonfiction and non-series fiction. I've served as in-house editor for all of her work from the inception of the series, as well as for her plays, her other fiction, and her Web site (ellenbyerrum.com). Our publications to date is total more than one million words. I perform all book editing functions for Byerrum's published writing, and for all Lethal Black Dress Press publications. Specifically, that includes substantive editing; line editing; copyediting; editorial critique, commentary, and feedback; proofreading; document production; and preparation of the final publication-ready documents. I also create the cover art and jacket design, design the book interiors, and perform production editing for the author's independently published e-books and paperbacks. I design, create, and maintain the Web site promoting her work; write and/or edit site and blog content; provide photography, image editing, and graphic design; research story elements, factual questions, and editorial issues; serve as tech support for our IT system; and create Web and print promotional pieces, such as postcards, posters, bookmarks, handouts, and media releases. My work is part of the process for all of Byerrum's writing that reaches the public, and for every Lethal Black Dress Press publication.

      • 15 years in business
      About

      I have nine years of professional editing experience and am familiar with a variety of styles, including AMA and AP. I have a passion for reading, writing, and grammar. I would love to help you polish up your work.

      • 3 years in business
      About

      I don’t edit for writers, but with writers. Yes, I’ll make changes and comments and suggestions and omissions and give you my educated opinions, but writing is a communal activity. It exists in an interactive space, a place where a writer can explore all types of creativity. My job as your editor is to guide and shape your writing, to bolster what’s working and encourage it—and you—to keep going. You write. I observe, engage, and respond. Then together we comb out the tangles and add in some conditioner—because that’s what working with me as your editor will be like: we’ll smooth out the rough drafts, give it all a solid foundation so then the story can continue to grow. General edits and line edits. Private lessons: Tell Chelsey what you want to work on, and she'll choose a book that she thinks would be helpful in accordance to your wants/needs, and will read the book with you. She will assign weekly lessons and questions about different craft aspects in the book, as well as writing exercises. Each week, the writer emails Chelsey a piece of writing under 2000 words (either a single piece of writing or a selection of smaller pieces), and she'll do those hardcore edits. The amount of writing you send to Chelsey is up to you. Some people like to get comments on the writing exercises provided to them. Some like to submit the latest version of a piece she/he/ze is working on. Either of these options--or any other ones you might come up with--are fine. The focus here is on your writing. Chelsey will accommodate for and support all of the ways in which you want to learn and work.

      • 3 years in business
      About

      This type of work is my PASSION.

      About

      We write, edit and proofread. We assist writers with spelling, punctuation, grammar. Our goal is to ensure publish ability.

      About

      Lampas Ghostwriting & Editing is a full-service book production company. We handle everything from writing manuscripts for busy professionals to book production and packaging to literary representation. Ghostwriting Manuscript editing Book design Ebooks Query letters Synopses

      About

      Many other copyeditors advertise themselves as writers. While I am a capable writer, especially in the context of editing, I always wonder (and I'm sure many prospective clients do too) if these editors might rather be writing, or if the author's voice will get lost in the editing. I've seen that it sometimes does. Rest assured that I am here to edit for you, not make my own voice heard.

      • 1 year in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      I offer reading, writing, and test prep tutoring services to all ages. After graduating with honors from Lesley University with an M.Ed. in English Education, I worked for three years as an English teacher. During this time, I taught English 8, English 10, English 12, AP Language & Composition, Creative Writing, and SAT Reading & Writing. I also taught after school and weekend SAT Prep sessions. I am a licensed educator for English 8-12 in both Massachusetts and Texas. I also hold a supplementary license in special needs education in Texas. Additionally, I have experience working with both special needs students and English language learners. I left teaching when my husband's job moved us to Colorado and we decided to have a baby. I've been working as a freelance writer and editor for over a year. However, I miss working with students and am looking to expand my services into tutoring.

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