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Caitlin Looby
from 53 reviews
  • 70 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!!!

MLC Associates LLC
from 15 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Vangie Z.
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I worked with Lisa to improve my communications skills. She also assisted me with editing my resume. She was very insightful as to my abilities and provided encouragement and guidance when I lacked self confidence in my skills and talents. Great coach with lots of passion for helping her clients. She is a caring professional and great cheerleader. I would highly recommend her as a coach and mentor.

Tadpole Press
from 7 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!

Michael Burns
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.

  • 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!

Dana Green
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.

    • 30 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Adam P.
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    Rick is awesome, not only does he get it but he is also easy to communicate with. That's always hard to find with writers, yet talking to rick is like talking to an old friend. I plan to use his services continuously.


    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.


    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.


    Red Point Consulting wins multi-million and multi-billion dollar federal government projects for clients in a variety of industries such as technology, maintenance and operations, and engineering. Our services include the following: * Strategic development * Management * Coordination from start to production and submission * Writing * Editing * Proofreading Below is a list of the services available to clients with private sector needs: * Website content writing * Editing * Proofreading * Report editing and proofreading * Grant writing We have over 16 years of experience in government communications, promotion, and campaign management; and proposal development. We travel to clients in Denver metro area available for meetings and reviews.


    I've been writing for over 20 years, first with a degree in Literature, and over time editing and writing screenplays, training manuals, and books. Presently I do editing work out of my home in Longmont, CO. I'm open to spontaneous creativity, interested in producing the finest product, and of course, available all the time for my clients via phone, e-mail, or meeting. My interest is sharing this experience with you, the writer, and delivering what it is that you want to be heard.


    I offer the following: * Editing * Proofreading * Development Book Mentoring * Coaching and Editing * Writing * Web Editing * Indexing


    Professional quality writing and editing services by a Ph.D. and former university professor with many published works. Very well versed in APA writing style.


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


    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.


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


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


    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.


    We provide the very best ghostwriting, substantive editing, copy editing and proofing for academic and creative writers. Birdsong focuses on social science and liberal arts topics, specializing in Eastern and Western psychology, philosophy, religion, self-help, memoirs and personal essays. We provide extremely quick turnaround without sacrificing quality. Services are offered globally online.


    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


    I am a seasoned communications professional, adept at editing and writing. I have edited books, articles and story packages as well as provided content for multiple platforms.

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