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Lakewood Freelance Writing Services

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Blue Square Writers Studio
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Vince D.
Verified review

As this was my first experience dealing with an editor, I had only a slight idea about what to expect. I was hoping Christopher wouldn't pull any punches with my manuscript. As it turned out, he was brutal. It was exactly what I needed. He was extremely professional, very timely, and totally unforgiving. I could have counted the grammatical and spelling errors that he found but I'd probably still be counting them. Better than that though was his attention to the content and direction of my book (It's a 61,000 word fictional story). He had me questioning so much. Tense, repetition, logic, flow, etc. Did I use all of his suggestions? Almost. That's the other great thing I truly appreciated about Christopher. He understood the need for me to decide for myself whether or not to ignore him. He made sure I knew and accepted the fact that - yes - he is a professional editor, and at the same time he chose not to play the tyrant. Will I use him again? Most definitely. My only fear is that he'll read this review and call me with corrections. Vince Dowdle Jr.

Laura's Lessons
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Bethany H.
Verified review

I started taking lessons with Laura to resume my Spanish studies after a 6 year gap and to improve my Spanish conversation skills for travel purposes. I have benefited from her teaching style and learning approach greatly. Each lesson is focused on areas which I struggle and she incorporates reading, writing, and communication into each lesson. Nevertheless, success is still directly proportional to the time and effort I put into each lesson after class, however Laura has provided me with the resources and instruction necessary to learn the language. In the 6 or 7 classes I have had with her already my skills have improved, and I look forward to continue to study with her and advance my Spanish conversation skills over the coming year.

Cate Vermeer
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Kim C.
Verified review

Cate did a great job with my resume. Quick and effective especially since I am changing careers and did not have a lot of experience in my new degree. She has made me look much more professional then I could have done left to my own resume writing. Cate also really researched my new profession to see what I would require to look good for a prospective employer. I very much recommend her and will use her talents again.

Elizabethan Editing
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Sara B.
Verified review

The service was excellent. Elizabeth responds immediately to my questions and made effort in ensuring that the paper is good and I am satisfied with that. I will not hesitate to use this service again. If you are looking for an editor, I suggest Elizabeth.

Road to Success!
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie C.
Verified review

My son needed help in 5th writing. We got help from AR once weekly for a few months. AR was professional and realized quickly what my son needed and was efficient in helping the quality of his writing inprove. She provided incentives for him to be engaged in the tutoring process. My son is now in honors writing in middle school and AR is a huge part of his improvement and success!

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.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Joyce N.
Verified review

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.

Savan Associates
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Sheldon Z.
    Verified review

    When the time came for my daughter to apply to professional schools, we wanted an expert writer and editor to teach her how to polish the required essay she had written to accompany her application. We hired Savan Associates, and couldn't have been happier with the results. Savan Associates worked back-and-forth by email with my daughter, had her rewrite her essay three times to incorporate information missing from the prior drafts, and provided questions and comments on each draft to help her fill in any remaining blanks. Then Savan Associates coached her on how to condense that information into a final draft. Not only was her final essay concise, dynamic, and jammed with pertinent details, all within the maximum character count, but it precisely captured my daughter, her background and experience, her love of animals, and the reasons she should be accepted to vet school. Most valuable was how Savan Associates educated my daughter on writing and editing. This tutoring process not only enabled her to refine her essay into the product she desired for her veterinary school application, but also helped her improve her written communication skills for the long-term. Best of all, my daughter was accepted into five vet schools, including one of the top-ranked schools in the country. We know her excellent grades, GRE scores, and personal interviews had much to do with her acceptances, but we have no doubts her essay helped distinguish her from the competition. S. L. Z. Orange, CA

    Marcus Taylor
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    Michael N.
    Verified review

    Follows instructions extremely well with writing SEO content. Followed all our processes. Places a great amount of keywords in the content while running all our content through proofing software. I plan on working with Marcus again.

    China Awareness Institute
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 24 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Shannon F.
    Verified review

    Mr. Morse is an excellent tutor. I have an eleventh grader that struggles with reading comprehension and writing. Mr. Morse started tutoring for us with very short notice and even read the book my nephew is reading in class, almost completely, by the first session (with only hours to prep). He has definitely helped my nephew understand what he is reading by relating it to what he knows and loves, (football, current events, etc) and inspires him to write better. Apprehensive at first, my nephew now looks forward to meeting with Mr. Morse and has a new found respect for language arts. We are fortunate he came along and glad we made the call. Thank you Mr. Morse, it is always a pleasure.

    Susan Epstein
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Sasha N.
    Verified review

    Susan is able to transform even the most fearful into confident public speakers. Her speech writing has won awards and promotions for her clients.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I tend to the customer. What they need written is put on the paper. Though I will always offer the expression of my creative ability, what you need is what you get.

    About

    As a prolific public relations writer and branding agent for major consumer products since 1982, I've developed expertise in writing press releases, TV and Radio commercials, website copy and more. Expert at creating SEO enhanced internet marketing copy.

    About

    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.

    About

    We offer exceptional B2B content that never fails to satisfy our clients!

    • 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.

    • 15 years in business
    About

    I enjoy assisting others in expressing themselves through the written word. If you need assistance in writing books, screenplays, Theater plays, catchphrases, poems and other written expressions, I will be more than happy to assist you.

    About

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

    About

    Highest quality writing, editing, and artistic service on virtually any topic. I am at your service. Anything from an illustration to a full manuscript.

    About

    I am a freelance graphic designer with over 5 years of experience developing collateral for ski resorts, golf courses, restaurants, bike parks, chamber of commerce, festivals and corporations. I have access to a network of Colorado musicians and can book a festival or concert series and develop the artwork. I am currently employed full time at a ski area, so I am able to take freelance projects with a flexible deadline. You can visit my graphic design portfolio online in my Facebook album. Our services include: * Develop brochures and collateral * Basic web design (WordPress, GoDaddy, WebSite Tonight) * Copywriting * In-design * Photoshop * Social media * Poster art

    About

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

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