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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!!!

CrossTraining Productions
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
James A.
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Jim Gromer was an absolute pleasure to work with on our clients medical interview spotlights. He worked as our producer in a very efficient and organized, three camera production. Jim led the video crews in four days of intense interviews of International oncologists, overseeing everything including the editing and immediate posting to the web... Jim has an excellent can-do attitude and he gives 110%...

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.

  • 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!

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.

Jennifer H.
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Alejandra is wonderful to work with! She provided high quality written translation for my organization, allowing us to reach a Spanish-speaking audience with our marketing materials. The turnaround time was fast and prices were reasonable.

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.

  • 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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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.

  • 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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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.

  • 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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With a BA in English, Creative Writing and experience in publishing, public relations and marketing, I will assist you in clearly communicating your thoughts and message through my writing. I am efficient and detail oriented with a desire to provide each of my clients with the individualized attention that they, and their projects, deserve.

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

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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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Booth Writing & Editing has over a decade of experience providing quality technical editing and writing services.

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

  • 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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