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Lynnet's Professional Touch
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lakeisha J.
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I've worked with Lynnet of Lynnet's Professional Touch on many occasions and her service has always exceeded my expectations. I reach out to her often for various editing and writing projects related to my own business and she is always timely and accommodating of my turnaround time. She's great to work with because she asks good questions and always overdelivers. It's clear that she loves what she does and I appreciate that as a repeat client. Her early learning resources are impressive. Her flash cards are premium quality and since they are laminated my daughter has spilled stuff and got them dirty but I just wipe the off and keep using them. I've purchase the ABC, colors, and number flash cards for my little one and will be back for more. When my school-aged kids needed a private tutor I reached out to her. She was patient, she listened to their struggles, helped them work through them, and was prompt and prepared each session. She researched anything she was unfamiliar with and helped my kids develop their research skills as well. She was great and well worth it. Lynnet's Professional Touch offers so many enriching services and delivers every single time. Her work is top notch and her rates are well within reason for the quality of her work. You will get more than what you pay for and you'll be glad that you hired her.

Nathan B.
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Julie Garisto, as Arts Editor for Creative Loafing in Tampa Bay, FL, has done an incredible job at turning the rambling musings of my artist statements and press releases into event listings and articles that generate both excitement for and insight into my work. Further, her guidance at Creative Loafing leaves a reader with the impression that Tampa Bay is a vital cultural hub. Julie Garisto, both as a person and because of her writing and editing skills, is an indispensible member of the Tampa Bay community.

Sonya Talene's Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephanie S.
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Sonya was very friendly and fun to be around. Her photo shoot props are creative and very beautiful! Her prices are ridiculously low for her product!!! I was very satisfied and purchased all photos she took! Highly recommended! I booked my next photo shoot with her the day I got her edited proofs!!! She is that good! See you in November Sonya! Those of you reading this better call now to make sure you can get a spot! She will fill up fast!!!

Words Matter
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Heidi M.
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Eric has reviewed multiple short stories of mine. His critiques all encompassed a range of feedback, from line edits suggesting word choice and word placement to the "big picture"--thematic intention and the overall impact of my work. He was thorough and knowledgeable and (yikes) honest. But most importantly, he gave practical suggestions to take my work to the next level.

Preston C.
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My name is Preston Copeland. Russil Tamsen has done a wonderful job at editing my middle grade novel "Saleena Sanchez & The Cursed Crown" and my short story "The Dock The Witch & The Schmuck." Russil is wonderful at helping the author to understand and develop their vision, while simultaneously helping to ensure that syntax is set precisely at a professional level. Russil is easy to work with, but firm in his edits, which from my experience have helped to elevate my fiction to another level. Even though he's not really a good tennis player, I never hold that against him. Instead, what he lacks in athletic ability, he makes up being a wonderful person and editor.

Wyvern Projects LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Sheila E.
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Mr. de Warren has been a collaborator for the International Iranian Dance Conferences. He has provided dance workshops, talks on the history of Iranian dance and dance research, and advised our organization through the process. He is one of our advisors (for Iranian Performing Arts Inc.) and he advises us on costumes/costume design, historical context of dances, understanding words and specific terms used in the original language for dance to better understand the cultural context (language coaching), and on editing and collaborating on written pieces that describe our work.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Roseann M.
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I am a doctoral candidate working on my literature review. I contacted Anne, who replied immediately, and was eager to learn how she could help. We had an introductory meeting and found Anne to be knowledgeable about the writing process and interested in the overall project. The second time we met we tacked my literature review for which she had great insight into how to change my outline. Anne has a natural grasp for writing and helping one to see how the flow works together. I will continue to use Anne and recommend her for editing and brainstorming. Rose M

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I drive results and am goal oriented. I want to see your business succeed. I am newly located to the Tampa Bay area, and I would love to connect!

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I am a journalist/writer/editor . I write news stories and columns for Internet news services on a wide variety of subjects. I also author of four blogs.

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I am a natural reader and writer who loves editing, revising, and improving content to get the author/originator's point across in a manner that is both effective and interesting for the reader. Writing is my passion and that is the number one ingredient to make both a successful writer and final product.

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My copy is very engaging, easy to read, and well researched. I enjoy the creative effort of taking a blank page and producing well-written copy.

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Greetings! I'm a personal trainer who recognizes that the body is as valuable physically as the mind is mentally, and even more so when the two are put into the light of motivation and determination. I'm always ready to help and am extremely experienced in nutrition so I can help in a magnitude of ways. Don't hesitate to hire!

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Over a decade of experience in: --academic, article, and business writing --copy-editing and proofreading --tutoring and advising

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I can help tell your story with precision and clarity and pull readers/clients/customers in with sound, compelling copy. Tone, style, and pacing conforms to the needs of your company or project. My skills have been honed through years as a writing teacher, newspaper reporter, writer and editor, and as a freelance marketing writer. I can assist with proposals, press releases, white papers, website content copy, speeches, and anything else requiring a powerful, carefully tailored use of words and do so with one-on-one attention to your own specific needs. I can also provide coaching to anyone who wishes to improve his or her own writing and editing skills.

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I have a BA in English with emphasis on technical writing and have written, edited and transcribed medical, technical and post graduate books and projects. I have also done information input for a diagnostics company, medical, and technical. I have taught grades two through eight for many years so my attention to detail, organizational skills and work ethic are extremely important to my work.

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* Strategic planning for small to medium sized companies * Develop and implement complete business plans for small to medium sized companies * Develop complete financial proformas for existing or new businesses * Copywriting * Management Consulting * Conceptualize marketing, communications and branding strategies that may include; training programs, sales communications (webinars, social media, conference calls, events), tangible and intangible bonding strategies, recognition Experience: Specialist in start-ups, turnarounds and international market growth. Having lived in Europe, South East Asia and Canada conducting expansion and development projects for numerous companies. I am considered an expert on domestic and international operations, software support, logistics, communications, regulatory and legal direct sales issues. I have opened over 25 markets globally in the direct sales industry. My experience spans over 20 years in over 25 countries with significant expertise improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the field organization through identifying strengths and weaknesses in the organization and developing a strategic plan for improvement. All are dependent upon the other and must be part of the entire development strategy for true efficiency.

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Your project is finally complete, but serious writers know that the completion of a manuscript is the beginning, not the end, of the process. The Write Touch Writing and Editing Services specializes primarily in Christian and nonfiction works; however, other types of projects are accepted as well. Our services include editing, proofreading, and critiquing services. Can't quite pull the manuscript together? We offer ghostwriting services as well. There is no job that is too small or too large. We cater to students, authors, and businesses alike. Contact us for all the help we can provide to turn your raw content into a finished product you can be proud of.

  • 4 years in business
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Copywriting, editing, medical transcription, newsletters, bulletins published. I have a masters in journalism & photography, with 6 years professional reporting, writing, & editing for daily newspapers.

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I provide expert consulting on all writing projects as well as editing, revising and marketing services for everything from brochures and resumes to short stories and novels.

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Will edit both novels, and technical textbooks that revolve around market research techniques and statistics

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You can count of me to provide an exceptional level of quality and creativity in all the projects undertaken. I enjoy the craft of making something, through the right words and visuals, clear, comprehensive, and if the job calls for it, creative.

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