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  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy H.
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Darina worked with me on my project and I couldn’t have been any happier with the results. She was flexible to my schedule, and was readily available when I needed her. Her experience, creativity, and hard work made my project a resounding success. I would hire her again for any creative or professional writing project and will recommend her to my friends. Thanks Darina!

Erica Manfred
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Laurie H.
    Verified review

    I have collaborated with Erica on other author projects and I have worked with her on some of her own, over many books and years. Whether you want editing, ghostwriting, proposal writing, query help, or writing coaching - you will be glad for Erica's talent, knowledge, and experience.

    Donald MacLaren
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 25 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Sorie C.
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    Donald MacLaren has been very helpful to me as I set out to write a couple of novels about Africa and America. He helped me as a ghostwriter a few years ago with my first novel which about my home country of Sierra Leone entitled "The Diamonds." I used Mr. MacLaren again as a ghostwriter and editor to revise and edit another novel entitled "Journey to Dreamland." Also, he helped me to revise and edit another novel entitled "Kigba’s Fate." Over the years, I found Mr. MacLaren very helpful and his work has always been very professional. He has always been very fair to me with his prices and his suggestions. Mr. MacLaren’s Ph.D. book editor has also provided very expertise suggestions on these three novels. I would recommend Mr. MacLaren as a ghostwriter and editor. In fact, I did acknowledge Mr. MacLaren in the Acknowledgments of the three novels that I have listed

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      Will edit any kind of writing or help you with writing your own story. I am a former English professor of writing and literature as well as co-director of the University Writing Center at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. I semi-retired from college teaching in 2006 and am now part-time substitute teacher in the Martin County, Florida, School District. Please call me and I will gladly share my professional expertise!

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