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Caitlin Looby, PhD
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Candice G.
Verified review

Caitlin is awesome to work with. We were co-writers for the Loh Down on Science as well as Managing Editors (MEs) at different times. While she was an ME, she was a great leader and was super innovative and organized. During my term as ME, Caitlin was very professional and always got her work done on time. Although she had two internships and was in graduate school (a full-time job), she always turned in quality work. Furthermore, she was great at working in a team and was always a pleasure to work with.

  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley K.
Verified review

KMG. Man, these guys know what they are doing. Seriously. Music has been my passion my entire life and KMG is the only studio in Denver that has been able to take my music to the next level. And trust me, I've been around the block a few times when it comes to studios. I am so honored to be able to work with such a talented, dedicated, creative team. You will come for the music, and stay for the family atmosphere. No matter what you have in mind for your music goals, KMG can help you achieve them and so much more. The sky is the limit. I am a singer from Denver, CO and am working with them on my first original album. Whatever expectations I had going in to my project, I scratched all of them because KMG has given me the hope that I can achieve anything I could possibly want and more on my album. I have grown so much as an artist and as a person from working with these amazing people and I could not be more grateful for my experience at KMG.

Studio D Art & Design
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Stephen S.
    Verified review

    Dolly created a Wild Game Menu for our restaurant in Ohio. We were pleased with how quickly the job was completed ahead of her estimated time. The creativity was amazing as well as the professionalism. We still can't believe that she never designed a menu before , it was much more than we expected.I can't think of anything I would have improved upon the finished product. She cheerfully made all the revisions until we were completely satisfied with the final menu.

    • 14 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Janet D.
    Verified review

    Jody is a very accomplished reading/phonics teacher. She is creative and patient. She is on time and relates well with my son. Her expertise has helped my son to love phonics and reading. He enjoys being with Jody and is making progress.

    Michael Burns
    4.6
    from 5 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    Jerry W.
    Verified review

    Michael seems to have a real knack for solving tough problems, and I think of all the people I've worked with in recent memory, he's probably the most resourceful in terms of getting down to the nitty gritty of finding out what needs to be done in order to make creative projects work. He's also great with short, punchy copy and content strategy. I would recommend him for anything on the digital front, as well as traditional advertising and direct marketing.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Lexa G.
    Verified review

    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!

    April Afternoon
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Kathy S.
    Verified review

    Peter is so easy to work with, he's detail oriented and does a Great Job. We outsource Graphic design work to him and have used him over the last 2 years. He is very creative - I definately would recommend for pleasing results!

    Key Market Communications
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    Julie B.
    Verified review

    My experience working with Debra was excellent. She always aimed to please, listened very well to what my needs were and did whatever she could to fulfill them. She also brought new, innovative and creative ideas to me to drive business. She was always professional and always met her timelines. I would absolutely recommend her for your business.

    • 26 years in business
    Cathleen L.
    Verified review

    Lucy Clark is incredibly proffessional, creative and responsive. I have found it difficult to work with any other graphics partner in that she understands my requests and needs far better than anyone else. Much time and effort is saved as she is very intuitive and patient! I have worked with Lucy for 18 years and will continue to do so.

    About

    I am creative and detail-oriented. Plus, I am a good editor, too, so my copy is always clean. I am a hard worker and always put my best effort into each project I work on.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    What sets me apart from the competition is how I approach my client's needs. All of my designs are based off of comprehensive research, well thought out information architecture, precision crafted wireframes, and an intuitive design scheme. Additionally, I collaborate with my clients to come up with an effective long-term strategy for their business that will benefit them after the project is complete. So let's get started building you a better business!

    • 24 years in business
    About

    Writing and editing compelling newspaper, magazine, book, and website copy since 1994.

    About

    I do writing, editing and publishing concerning railroading during the days of steam transportation. I have published, "Last Train From Cleveland", the story of a rail yard engineer. Also, I write for RV and travel related publications about travel in the US and Europe. Currently, I am publishing a new book, "Denver To DC: Inside the Real AMTRAK." This is a travelogue and features photographs of AMTRAK coaches, inside and out. I have a recent feature to be published in Family Motor Coach Association magazine, complete with photographs. Currently, I am writing, editing and publishing/producing quarterly newsletter for Air Force Association, Palm Springs, CA.

    About

    How do we offer such low prices? We are commission based only; the outfitter pays the commission from his normal price he would charge any hunter. This saves him the time of receiving 15 phone calls for possibly making 1 booking. Also his possibilities of fully booking are slim. Instead we take all the calls and find a hunter/hunt match in our 800 hunts, on 200 locations in 15 states and Canada. This way you get the hunt you want at the price you want. Then the outfitter is also pleased because he will fill his hunts this year, along with building his return clientele base for next year.

    About

    Let me help take the stress out of writing. My name is Jared Gassen; my service is to help make the world better one word at a time. My top skills are synthesizing complex information and working with a wide range of people and subjects. My passion is learning and helping to take the stress out of writing for students and manuscript writers. I specialize in helping ESL students, unpublished writers, and small businesses, but I am happy to help anyone in the writing process at any skill level.

    About

    I have just finished an eight-year stint helping 14-year-olds understand how to write well. I am a certified Language Arts teacher and I have a Master's degree in Teaching English. I was a Technical Writer for international ecommerce software corporations for five years and have a Bachelor's degree in Technical and Business Writing. I appreciate the art of writing. I want to make a living doing what I love! Writing is just like any other service you'd rather pay a professional to do. If the idea of writing sounds undesirable, let me do it. It'll be my pleasure.

    About

    I am an enthusiastic creative professional with a passion for creating great work. I provide content creation, writing, and graphic design (brochures, logos, etc.) services.

    About

    Don't have time to market your business like you want to? Confused about where to start or why what you're doing isn't working? Let's chat! I love helping small businesses learn the ins and outs of marketing and guiding them to a successful marketing strategy. I specialize in writing web copy, email marketing, social media marketing, blogging and content marketing, and overall marketing strategy and branding.

    • 10 years in business
    About

    I am an award-winning marketing and advertising copywriter with more than 20 years of experience in New York and Denver, a web content writer, novelist, book-cover-copy writer, editor, and proofreader.

    About

    I have 7 years technical writing and editing experience. I mostly work from my home office; however, I have had on-site contracts in Fort Collins and Boulder, CO. I am professional and detail-oriented. References provided upon request.

    About

    I am a recent college graduate who loves to write and I just want to get my career off the ground. I am introverted and a little shy, which makes job hunting in today's competitive market all the more challenging. I just need to write, and I need to make my living this way.

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