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Yes! You Can!
4.4
from 38 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Della W.
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It was a pleasure working with Laura. She is cordial and professional. She showed genuine understanding of the message I wanted to deliver in my speech. Laura makes every effort to accommodate your schedule. She knows how to work with you until you find the right “voice” for your message. She’s adept in editing and can hone a message down to its essence by helping you to find just the right word, concept, or sentence. I appreciated her commitment and dedication to helping me write the speech I felt confident in delivering.

  • 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.

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!

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

    Susie collaborates well with her clients and seeks to meet the standards of what’s being asked. I was pleased with her thoroughness and ability to return copy write in a timely manner with attention to detail. I would highly recommend her services to any seeking business.

    Heidi Cardenas
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
    • 15 hires on Thumbtack
    Pamela M.
    Verified review

    Heidi did a wonderful job writing for us! She provided us with a topic schedule that we could edit as necessary and she was very knowledgeable in those topics.

    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!

    Speak Easy
    4.6
    from 5 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Thumbtack Customer
    Verified review

    Ani was a great tutor. She helped me write and edit my website. She was very professional and supportive .

    • 3 years in business
    Nicole W.
    Verified review

    Working with Kay was fantastic! Her feedback was thoughtful and thorough! She is a fantastic writer which was definitely reflected in her proposed edits. Would definitely recommend!

    About

    Writing, editing, proofreading, content editing, revisions, transcription, resumes, surveys, speeches

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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.

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    I am excellent in editing resumes. I will continue to perfect writing until the customer is completely satisfied.

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    I provide resumé and content writing and editing services to help yourself to potential employers and customers.

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    I'm an experienced teacher/professor, having taught writing and mentored students through their dissertation processes. I've taught writing at undergraduate and doctoral levels and am familiar with the common problems people encounter when they write. I have published myself and have been a reviewer and editor of peer reviewed journals for several years. I read and write English, French and Chinese.

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    I do editing services and ill help you with revising your writings. and also it will help very much when finished

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    I have 30 years of experience writing, editing, and teaching. I have two masters degrees and I am currently working on my PhD.

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    I will provide editing services for whatever project you are working on. I will write in a variety of styles to fit your needs.

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    I have experience in digital and print outlets, working as a staff writer and creative guru; as well as in broadcasting, for FM and Internet radio stations. I possess a strong eye for detail, making my editing skills infallible. I do have experience in teaching/tutoring children and adults in the subjects of literature, English, and mass communications classes.

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    I specialize in writing that works -- real, down-to-earth and compelling words that your customers will love. I want you to be inspired and thrilled by the writing you receive. I listen to my client's needs carefully and craft a message accordingly. Having a Master's degree from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, I am well-positioned to craft your copy.

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    You can expect high-quality editing on an efficient timeline with budget-friendly prices, as well as friendly customer interactions.

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    I offer the following services: * Translate English to Chinese * Translate Chinese to English * Proofread * Editing * Keen attention to detail

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    Writing, Copy-editing, Transcribing, Coordinating, Project-Managing, Running Logistics, Busy Work, Admin

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