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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.
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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.

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.

  • 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!

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

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I provide editing for all types of content and can also transcribe content. I'm happy to provide help with writing as well. I can also perform other types of administrative and office tasks.

  • 15 years in business
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I care and this shows in every thing I do. I am passionate about writing, reading and my family.

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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.

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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

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 15 years in business
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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.

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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.

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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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I am an experienced editor for up and coming authors, as well as previously published authors. Lengths of the books, whether short, long, or in a series that has to all be edited at once not does matter. I will edit any genre of books, however I am most experienced in romance, paranormal, and young adult novels.

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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.

  • 3 years in business
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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.

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

  • 5 years in business
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I am a creative and impactful storyteller who would like to assist you with your writing projects - large or small. I provide accurate, high-quality writing, editing and proofreading services to corporate and non-profit clients. Whether you're looking for creative promotional writing, web-based copy, technical writing or something in between, I have the skills to meet your needs.

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

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