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Write On Point, Inc.
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis K.
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Yolanda was a a pleasure to work with. She has the ability to put your thoughts into proper grammatical form. Why pay outrageous prices when Yolanda can do the same for a fraction of the price? Plus your cpa can write it off as a tax related work expense.

Red Pen
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Marcus D.
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If you're looking for a sharp eye, Suzanne Supplee is by far the best editor for the job. Beginning in my sophomore year of high school, Suzanne served as my writing teacher at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, Maryland. A successful published author herself, Suzanne knows both the writing and editing side of the business. Over the course of my senior year, she single-handedly edited my novel along with the books of my thirteen classmates (that’s fourteen books to edit, folks!). Throughout my time in her classroom, she improved my writing tenfold and never ceased to inspire me. Whether you've known Suzanne for four years or four minutes, you can always expect genuine care and compassion. But don’t fooled; she will never beat around the bush with any issues in your work. A strong editor knows how to give honest and helpful criticism and Suzanne is no different. Leaving no stone unturned—no plot hole left unplugged—she fully explores your work. While attentive to both the small details and bigger picture of a work, Suzanne makes sure not to monopolize your submission with her own ideas. Instead, she uses her edits to help guide you toward a solution. There are rarely ever "easy answers" for writers, but Suzanne helps you find the answer that is wholeheartedly "you." Not only does she care about every piece of writing that crosses her desk, but she also sincerely wishes to help you grow as a writer. Whenever I met with Suzanne to discuss editing notes, her enthusiasm was contagious. You could tell that, while this is a job for her, it is so much more than that. She really does care about her writers and the work that they produce. I left every editing session, my head swimming with new ideas and hands dying to get back to the keyboard. The only criticism that I could possibly muster is that, under Suzanne's editing expertise, there are going to be a lot more strong writers that I'm going to have to compete with. I can say without a doubt in my mind that I wouldn't be the writer that I am today had I not had Suzanne Supplee as my editor.

The Learning Turtle
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Adam S.
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I've trusted Katie's keen eye and thoughtful critique with numerous professional and personal writing projects, including articles for publication, experimental poetry, and short fiction. In each circumstance, she was an enthusiastic and valuable guide, offering thoughtful criticism each step of the way. An accomplished and imaginative writer in her own right, I've always trusted Katie's unique insight when refining prose.

Joe T.
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Amanda worked with me as an intern while she pursued her teaching degree at Towson University. She became and remains my "go to" resource for all questions related to grammar and effective written communication. As a tutor, Amanda successfully guided my "math oriented" son through his AP English studies and exam, ultimately earning him college credit toward his English requirements. Moreover, Amanda's council was invaluable in the preparation of my son's college application essay which ultimately yielded admission to several prestigious universities.

Core Education, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Virginia P.
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Having worked closely with Kim Fleming for more than 15 years, I know her excellent work and her outstanding collaborative skills. She continues to be my consultant of choice, my go-to expert. Her quick intellect is often the most important asset in project planning. In recent consulting with my team, Kim immediately grasped our need for program redesign. When she reframed the issue conceptually, we – as group members – saw afresh the challenge as reshaped. We then engaged with much greater clarity and creativity toward an ideal solution. Kim is a great problem solver, critical thinker, collaborator, facilitator, writer, product developer, teacher, and colleague. In this and other situations, I can’t see how her service could have been improved. In my experience, all work is better – the journey and the destination – when Kim Fleming is involved. Dr. Virginia H. Pilato, Vice Dean of Education, University of Maryland University College

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