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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!

Caitlin Looby, PhD
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Jen F.
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I had an amazing experience with Dr. Looby. She was thorough and expedited any edits in just a few days. All of her corrections were spot on and recommendations for wording and clarity were much appreciated. I couldn't have gotten through the editing process of my dissertation without her. I would highly recommend!!!

  • 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).

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

Michael Burns
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Wendy M.
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Michael is currently editing my lastest book in preparation for its release, as well as planning a detailed strategy to maximize its visibility and success. I cannot be more delighted by his professionalism, his insightfulness and pleasant attitude. He is a true marketing expert. The content of the book is mine but its success will belong to Michael. I hope this is the first of many, many collaborations in the future.

Michelle B.
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Ana was very professional and easy to work with. She brings a unique perspective to my writing needs. Her voice is illuminated through her word choice and storytelling. In addition, she has exceptional editing skills and I will be going back to her for any of my future writing or editing needs.

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.

    Nicole Mangione
    2.0
    from 1 review
    • 12 years in business
    About

    I pride myself on getting to know my customer and providing a personalized product that meets their specific needs - not just churning out form material that a template could help you make.

    About

    I have degrees in Classics (Greek and Latin) and Education (emphasis on secondary English). I also have experience in medical research. I can help you improve the grammar, spelling, and overall readability of your document; act as a ghostwriter if you wish, and take care of the research you need to make sure your book or article is accurate. Reasonable rates.

    About

    I am a teacher in the Denver area who also has experience editing. In the late 1990s, I did some copy editing for Community Health Center Management magazine. After I started teaching in 2000, I continued to edit publications for the Colorado Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education department. I also have helped several graduate students polish their papers. I have a bachelor's degree from CU in Linguistics and have always had an interest in and talent for grammar and spelling. I would be happy to look over your writing and offer suggestions if you feel it needs a little tweaking.

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    I am a published author and freelance editor willing to do editing or proofreading for reasonable rates (.002/word). Fast, thorough, and tactful!

    About

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

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    Copy written with eloquence and purpose, for prospect conversion and brand distinction. Specializing in customer acquisition through emails and web content.

    • 38 years in business
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    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.

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    All aspects of medical transcription, editing, certified, 10+ years experience. Experience in hospital medical records, home, medical office setting.

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    Professional Ghostwriting and Editing by critically acclaimed author Mark Graham. We can help you bring that Novel, Biography, Business Book, Self-Help Book, or Screenplay that you have always dreamed of writing to life. We can also assist in the publishing process.

    About

    I have a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature and have taught English Composition, Literature, and Irish Studies at the college level for 14 years. As an experienced writing teacher and published academic writer, I am able to help people proofread, edit, and improve their written documents.

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    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.

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    I am a writer and publisher with novels and short stories now available as ebooks and in print. I have previously worked as a copy editor for The Creightonian newspaper and as a feature writer for several others. I am happy to assist clients with their editing and writing needs.

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    A PhD scientist with a background in biomedical science who has always been noted for excellent writing skills. I have experience writing reports, grant applications, and published research papers. I have also peer-reviewed manuscripts for publications by top journals in translational medicine. In addition to biomedical writing, I can write within the subject areas of business and social sciences, as well as creatively, a hobby of mine, and always strive to bring across a clear message while maintaining the attention and enthusiasm of the reading audience.

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