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LJMichaels Illustrations
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff B.
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I hired Lisa to illustrate a children's manuscript I wrote and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. From the moment I first started communicating with Lisa I was immediately impressed and knew that my book was going to be in good hands. She utilized her amazing personality, years of expertise and gift of creativity to make my manuscript into a book that children will be able to relate to and value for many years. I can't possibly recommend Lisa's talents and skills highly enough and would give my 5 star recommendation to anyone that could benefit from her services.

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.

Merry Carroll
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ceela L.
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I spent hours with my grandmother compiling her heritage recipes from the 1960's and what she remembered of her mother's recipes from the 1940's. I wanted to preserve my family's food traditions for my own children. The recipes we were selecting reminded Nonna of stories from her teenage years which she told me in detail as we poured through ingredients. When our project was complete I realized that I had more than recipes, I had an oral history of our family and the makings of a book. I hired Merry to give my book a professional look. I was amazed at the layout she produced for me. The book looks as beautiful as anything you'd find in the cooking section at Barnes and Noble. Merry trimmed my "wordy" manuscript into a work that was wonderfully concise and descriptive. She combined the stories and recipes in a flow that was beyond anything I would have thought of. When it was done my family and the community loved it. Nonna was even asked to do a segment on our local morning TV. I was hoping the experience of working with an editor wouldn't make me feel like I was in sixth grade again getting graded on my mistakes. It wasn't like that at all. Merry made me feel proud of my effort to accomplish a manuscript. She said everyone says they have a book to write but few sit down to do it. Merry definitely knows how to dot her i's and cross her t's among her many other editorial tricks. Thanks to Merry I did it! I published my book!

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.

IsabelleMedia
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Bruce P.
    Verified review

    Isabelle has been the copy-editor for my weekly blog since August 2015. Additionally she has, and continues to be, my writing & brand coach. She has helped advance my writing ability and content creation and solidify my brand identity and vision.

    Anette R.
    Verified review

    To all potential Thumbtack clients of Patricia Riesenkampff, Patricia has worked together with me throughout the last years on several occasions offering her high skills of translations and proof reading as well as editing regarding my museum manuscripts. These papers had to be written and submitted in English and Patricia's ability to clearly understand the anthropological/cultural content matter in German was most helpful. She also kept all the deadlines. Patricia also helped me with my presentation skills while reading these English papers aloud. Her corrections regarding my pronunciation and clarity of word meaning was also most helpful. I highly recommend Patricia's services and wish her all the best with her new life in America.

    • 6 years in business
    Sharon S.
    Verified review

    Sharon Tubbs of Move Forward Communications is the editor of a second book I am publishing. She has proven to be an outstanding editor who is a great communicator, proficient in writing, thorough in her review of my material, and timely in her responses to my questions. When she gives you a date and time to finish her editing, she does not miss that deadline! I have other books to write, and I definitely plan to use Move Forward Communications to edit for me in the future. Sharon has gone far above and beyond my expectations.

    Erik Reece
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Dan W.
      Verified review

      I have worked with Erik on several film and video projects. Erik is very passionate about the work he does. He is a perfectionist when it comes to the writing on a project and will work to ensure a script is as tight as possible. As a director he runs a very efficient set and works well with actors to get their performances down pat. As an editor, Erik can produce a cut of a film very quickly and then work collaboratively with the production team to produce a quality finished product.

      Writing & Editing
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Jim D.
      Verified review

      Mike did an excellent editing job! He polished up a 300 page, 75,000 word yarn into an actual novel. He'll be on top of my list of editors that I plan to work with on future projects.

      • 29 years in business
      Jerry Pat B.
      Verified review

      Ellen Haas has edited two of my novels. The novels were “Unholy Pursuit,” 99,545 words, and “Ouroboros: Terror in Thibodaux,” 76,870 words. I have nothing but the utmost admiration for her expertise. She is meticulous, with an uncanny eye for rearranging sentences so they will give the reader more awareness of what the author wants to convey. Her knowledge of grammar is second to none, and she is a pit bull when it comes to punctuation. She never allows a comma to thrive in a sentence when a period or a semi-colon would work better. I gladly, and wholeheartedly, recommend Ellen Haas to anyone who is in need of an editor for their books. Sincerely, Jerry Pat Bolton

      Felice G.
      Verified review

      Mandy's turnaround time is phenomenal! She is accurate and so pleasant to work with - I highly recommend her as an editor.

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      Write and edit press releases, biographies, articles, blogs, books. Create social media and publicity campaigns.

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      I love working with writers, especially when I see that they are proud of what they have accomplished. It is also gratifying to me to work with words and hone them into tight, readable passages.

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      I review things until I happy with them. I tend to have four reviews of something to make sure I am happy to put my name on it. Well, I am a recovering perfectionist, but I love being able to harness that constructively, so I do it through my work.

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      Dr. Visedo offers the following services for presentations, papers, articles, book chapters, thesis, and dissertation: Editing and writing: Format, academic language, APA 6th edition, ProQuest, proof-reading, table of contents, references, slide design in PowerPoint or Articulate, figures, graphs, and tables. Research: Qualitative and quantitative research, questions, null hypothesis, design, sampling methods, participant selection, informed consent, IRB submissions, data collection procedures, focal-group coordination, coding, data analysis, Atlas.ti, SAS, SPSS, ethics, and training for raters and interviewers. Education consultancy: Professional development, instructional design, e-learning, e-teaching, plan of studies, tech tools, and resources. Dr. V commits to your dissertation and publications as if they were her own. You will get outstanding results even if you are on a budget.

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      Penny Fletcher is a freelance writer with an extensive background in newspapers, magazines, web writing and books. Her proven creativity as a fiction writer and accuracy as a photojournalist and news reporter are evidenced by the many testimonials and awards on her website, Linked-In, and the sites for which she currently writes. Her books are proudly represented by agent Terrie Wolf, a.k.a Literary LLC, and she currently writes for The Observer News and Riverview Current, both of which have print and online editions. As a writer, editor and Bureau Chief, her background includes Amazon Books, Media General Communications, Inc., Sunbelt Newspapers and The Tampa Tribune. Now working exclusively with authors in every genre, she can help in any phase of your project from basic editing to manuscript development, scene setting, point-of-view, and writing natural dialogue. She explains each suggested change in detail; red-line edits full-length manuscripts with up-front fees beginning at $2 per page; and also prepares professional book proposals and writes press releases and jacket copy that can draw buyers' eyes to your book. She never charges authors for edits by the hour because authors - especially new ones - need to know exactly what they are spending before they begin a project and how much they must budget for it. Custom quotes for all services are done by contract before the work begins.

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      A wordsmith with an eye for design, I live to create, connect and inspire. I am currently the Director of Social Media and PR at Oxford Exchange in Tampa, Florida. I am also the lead editor for the Oxford Exchange Blog, West and Grand. I offer editing, copywriting, blogging, social marketing, branding and graphic design services.

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      I have been a writer/editor/proofreader for nearly 30 years. As a senior copywriter at the St. Petersburg Times newspaper, I won more than 20 awards for the Times Publishing Company for in-paper advertising campaigns, media kits, flyers, brochures, TV and radio spots, and much more. Since leaving the Times, I've worked at writing/editing and proofreading jobs on a freelance/contract basis. A book I edited recently was published in early 2015.

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      We will edit your papers properly and no on can ever beat The Editors! Our Head Editor is a News article writer so you know that you have the best of the best.

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      I am an author, editor, blogger, public relations, marketing, designer, and website content producer for wellness industry.

      • 3 years in business
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      Call me when you need a talented freelance writer, editor, or proofreader. Says one client, "I'm more than pleased, I'm elated at what you've done." Why? Toss me into a deadline-driven atmosphere and I'll write content people want to read, and polish dull copy till it shines. Need a business writer? I spent three years as a columnist and editor for a top financial news website, and another three years as marketing communications director for an Inc. 500 tech company. Award-winning writer/editor with experience across a variety of media and subject matter--including website copy, journalism, marketing, public relations, and documentation--ready to deliver the five-star results you need. Testimonials: "Beth, you nailed it!! This is exactly what we need!" -- PR client "Sweet mercy these are great!" -- Tagline client "I'm more than pleased, I'm elated at what you've done." -- Travel-writing client "Beth was perfect. She understood the job from the get go." -- Editing client "Beth, simply put: this article rules." -- SEO article client "Incredible is all I have to say!" -- Press release client "Thank you! Appreciate your urgency to complete the project." -- Editing client Expertise: - Top-notch editing and proofreading - Compelling articles - Slogans/taglines - Press releases - SEO content - Ghostwriting - Marketing communications - Brochures - Annual reports - Business plans - Naming - Competitive analysis - Product descriptions - Market research Education: - Georgetown University, Washington, DC - BA in English, cum laude; MA coursework in Writing Call me when you need a talented freelance writer, editor, or proofreader. Says one client, "I'm more than pleased, I'm elated at what you've done." Why? Toss me into a deadline-driven atmosphere and I'll write content people want to read, and polish dull copy till it shines. Need a business writer? I spent three years as a columnist and editor for a top financial news website, and another three years as marketing communications director for an Inc. 500 tech company. Award-winning writer/editor with experience across a variety of media and subject matter--including website copy, journalism, marketing, public relations, and documentation--ready to deliver the five-star results you need. Testimonials: "Beth, you nailed it!! This is exactly what we need!" -- PR client "Sweet mercy these are great!" -- Tagline client "I'm more than pleased, I'm elated at what you've done." -- Travel-writing client "Beth was perfect. She understood the job from the get go." -- Editing client "Beth, simply put: this article rules." -- SEO article client "Incredible is all I have to say!" -- Press release client "Thank you! Appreciate your urgency to complete the project." -- Editing client Expertise: - Top-notch editing and proofreading - Compelling articles - Slogans/taglines - Press releases - SEO content - Ghostwriting - Marketing communications - Brochures - Annual reports - Business plans - Naming - Competitive analysis - Product descriptions - Market research Education: - Georgetown University, Washington, DC - BA in English, cum laude; MA coursework in Writing

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