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Arlington Heights Freelance Writing Services

Browse these freelance writing services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Arlington Heights.

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VerbWright Writing Services
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal R.
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Fantastic job! I would highly recommend VerbWright Writing Services!

Yes! You Can!
4.4
from 38 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Brian M.
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I definitely recommend Laura for assistance with writing/delivering a speech. She tailored the experience to meet my vision and was able to quickly deliver quality results. Regardless if you know exactly what you want or have no idea-she will guide you through the process from start to finish! Her qualifications are not easily found and combined with her genuine attitude of wanting you to be successful makes all the difference.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Annie W.
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Our first meeting was great. He is a conscientious tutor. He prepared some practices for me to learn about my skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing. And then he will customize a plan for me, according to my performance in our first meeting.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ravi C.
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Chhavi: has excellent teaching skills, developed rapport with students and very creative with teaching methods. Her classes does influence students thinking in a positive manner. I strongly recommend her.

Michael Epifani
4.9
from 10 reviews
    Andrew K.
    Verified review

    Mike worked for me for approx a year(??) as a freelance writer for many mobile app projects. Mike has an ability to produce quality writing quickly and effectively....and almost always hilarious. The work I had Mike working on dried up but.....he would be the first person I'd contact if I ever needed copy writing again!!! I'd give 8 stars if there was room!

    Emily Writes
    5.0
    from 9 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    James R.
    Verified review

    Emily does outstanding work, is very client focused, knowledgeable about current trends in resumes, and knows how to take a clients jumbled, overly complex and confusing resume and turn it into an effective, efficient recruiter, job poster phone contact magnet. WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND AND USE AGAIN. Thank you Emily! Steve Riley

    Susie Writes
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Kate C.
    Verified review

    Susie did some content writing for my blog. Her writing has the perfect mix of technicality and creativity! She is effective and efficient in her work. I would highy recommend her!

    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Aileen D.
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    Laura worked with me on an extensive book project on contemporary art for the University of Lüneburg, and her profound grasp of the subtleties of language was invaluable, particularly in editing such complex subject matter. As a translator it is extremely important to me to be able to work with a good editor, who is not only technically versed in grammar and punctuation, but also approaches each text with sensitivity and understanding, as Laura Freeburn certainly does.

    Remy Solomon
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Morgan R.
    Verified review

    Remy was indispensably helpful in editing my papers. Her knowledge of good writing techniques and command of language helped transform my work to new levels. She provides great tips for how to strengthen your argument and how to add the strongest types of evidence and analysis to your work. I've never received such useful, personalized advice in or out of school. I will reach out in a heartbeat to her for my next project, and I would definitely recommend her!

    Arlene Miles
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 30 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Chris R.
    Verified review

    Arlene has been creating content and writing blogs for my website. She is fantastic. Exactly what our site needed. She's creative, professional and very nice to work with. Highly recommend.

    Speak Easy
    4.6
    from 5 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Thumbtack Customer
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    Ani was a great tutor. She helped me write and edit my website. She was very professional and supportive .

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Lin L.
    Verified review

    This was his first writing job, & he was very good about working with what I wanted, and making changes where necessary.

    Delchamps Consulting
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Brian T.
    Verified review

    Steve worked with my daughter on her writing as she prepares to go away to college. He was very friendly and attentive in his work with her. We will definitely be working with him again!

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    With my years of experience as an editor and writer in the creative and journalistic realms, you're write when you get me to write.

    • 24 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I'm fun to work with and enjoy the creative process. I deliver what my clients want and need. And my fees are reasonable.

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    Graphic Design, Web Design, Logo Design, Video Production, Writing/Editing, Flash Banner Design, Flash Website Design, etc.

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    Experienced writing and editing services. Will write copy, press releases, speeches and more for a variety of industries.

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    I am a graduate of Columbia College with a bachelor's in arts, entertainment, media, and management. I specialize in writing biography pages and website content such as About Us sections. I also research demographic information and write proposals. My latest client was The Rio Chicago, a multimillion dollar mega entertainment complex, restaurant, and lounge. I wrote all of their web content and the concept they turned in to the city for review.

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    We do writing of technical manuals, web content, and creating of word templates related to any industry. I have many years of writing expertise and can provide consulting services.

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    We can help you write letters, resumes and offer complete grammatical editing services for any web logs (Blogs) or letters, including legal "cease and desist" letters, etc.

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    I offer writing tutorials for college students (over age 18) only, proofreading, editing, and resume/cover letter writing.

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