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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.

Growth Marketing
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah F.
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Our firm has happily worked with John for many years from the overhaul of our website to web marketing strategies, web optimization, press releases, logo design, linked-in and the list goes on. He is a true professional, and he always delivers what we request within budget and on time. He also keeps up with the ever-changing world of technology in an impressive and insightful way. I would highly recommend him.

from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Annmarie E.
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Chelsea did a great job writing my Press release. I was surprised at the quality of her work and will Surly use her in the Future.

from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Caroline G.
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I had the pleasure of working with Mike Kersmarki in the Communications Department of the 2012 Republican National Convention. When Mike was hired, I remember our mutual supervisor, the Director of Communications for the Convention, telling me repeatedly how excited he was to have Mike on board, as he arrived with excellent recommendations from his many years writing at a reputable Tampa Bay newspaper. As the Press Assistant, I reviewed many of the pieces Mike composed for our website and other publications; his work was always conscientious and thorough, and when the context called for it, quite witty. I give my full endorsement of Mr. Kersmarki to anyone looking to hire a versatile writer who will perform above and beyond under pressure.

  • 3 years in business
Lindsey A.
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Patel/Hillel Concert April 21st - Brilliantly written and edited for Jewish Press. The lightly but thoroughly depicted experience she describes, made me feel as if I were there right next to her, jamming out with the lively and ambitious students. Wonderful job! This is one of the many pieces I have had the pleasure to read. Thais has worked and is still working earnestly and passionately in other writing/editorial environments as well. Creative Loafing with her witty and fun Grown Up Spelling Bee "Wordier than Thou" among many more - to her survey writing for Nielsen Company. Thais is expanding her appreciation for the diversity in the styles of writing and through this is on her way to the top. As a freelance writer, I feel Thais Leon Miller will learn and grow and fully expand her wings as a writer. I have no doubt.

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