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Muscatine Writers

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  • 10 years in business
Mallory G.
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Kim has edited my papers in the past and provides amazing feedback. She helped me with MLA citations and how to form paragraphs that make sense and get my ideas across. She is patient, knowledgable and concise. I highly recommend her services.

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If you're looking for high quality, professional and accurate writing and editing that conveys your message, reaches your target audience and leaves a lasting impression, I'm the writer for you! I'm highly skilled at interviewing people and doing research to get the information I need to write pieces that help people understand a job, process, project or situation. I've written speeches, articles, newspaper columns, Web copy, media releases, a TV show script, greeting cards and more. I offer professional editing services -- copyediting (for grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, etc.), content editing and manuscript evaluation. I edit PhD dissertations, novels, memoirs, children's books, Web copy and more. My goal is to use words as effectively as possible to help people convey their messages. I'd love to help YOU!

  • 18 years in business
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I write the way people think. I believe you shouldn't notice the words...only the story or message being delivered.

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Write wonderful articles, thoughts, ideas, stories....anything! My imagination is a vast land of opportunity just waiting to be explored!

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My writing and research abilities stand out from the others because I am open, honest, 100% original and guarantee that to every client I serve. I will personally answer my cell phone and you are not "farmed out" to an overseas writing service that only services online customers. I have many face-to-face client meetings and will not take a project that I cannot handle. I will not overcharge you. In fact, I have rates that are flexible, customized, and approximately 60% more affordable that those of my competitors. I also have payment plans. Give me a chance, you will see.

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I'm a current student at the University of Iowa. I am studying English. Let me be a fresh set of eyes to review your writing and assist you in creating your best writing yet!

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Artist, Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Copy Writer, Author, Illustrator, Muralist, Airbrush Artist, Fabricator, Sculptor, Idea Guru, Interior Designer...

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Our team of professionals have decades of hiring and recruiting experience. Client satisfaction with job placement is how we measure our success.

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Award-winning Quad-City (located in Northeast Davenport) logo designer, graphic designer, writer and creative director.

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I'm a Technical Writer, and I love helping others make their written works better. I edit, proofread, write web cod, and design graphics.

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