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  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Evanston, IL 60202


Cynthia provided outstanding services in my editing needs. She was the consummate professional, able to listen carefully and thoughtfully to glean the message I wanted to convey. She was able to take the information I provided to organize it in the most logical and appealing manner while maintaining my perspective throughout. She was competent and timely in her work. You will be very pleased if you hire Cynthia for your writing/editing/resume work.

  • 28 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Tehachapi, CA 93561

Stephanie L.

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I enjoyed working with Kathleen. I put in my request at Thumbtack and she reponded to me within a few hours. I was a little skeptical of her price at first because it was almost too good to be true especially because the quotes I was getting from other folks which were ridiculously high. I sent her my manuscript and within 24 hours she returned it with her edits. She did a really good job, she colored coding everything and everything was easy to understand and I did not have to guess at what she meant. With her edits, I see my paper differently and she was able to catch somethings that I did not even think about. Overall, I am very pleased with her work and because of her very, very, affordable price I will recommend her as well as use her again! Thanks-Dr. SL

  • Chicago, IL 60622


When writing my college admittance essays for my dream school, I ran into some trouble. I was so passionate (and scared) when writing, I felt my essays portrayed a sense of confusion, and not the sense of confidence and strength I was striving for. They didn't feel genuine to me, nor a good reflection of who I am. I went to Ms. Rachel Conrad for help in restructuring and editing my essays. She is one of the most positively influential people to be around and has the ability to help bring out the best in other people, which, in turn, helps them mirror that in their writing. I was on a tight deadline to get them turned in, and even though it was during a very busy time in her own life, she still gave me as much time as I needed. And this story has an awesome ending because I got admitted and am currently attending my dream school in Washington D.C.! This is no doubt in part because of the positive influence, support and knowledge I receieved from Ms. Conrad and how she has helped grow my editing and writing skills

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Clifton, NJ 07013

Juliette M.

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So grateful to Alicia Byers! An immediate response back to my request for an Editor ASAP. Not only did she go to work on the one article I needed to be perfected right away but she patiently got me set up on my Google account and walked me though so together we could collaborate on the document together. I will be able to now send other writings for her edits and begin to put together my next project with her help. Working with her was magical and my writing transformed into a flow of precise understanding, clear and exactly the articulation needed to project to the reader the understanding. This writing was asked to be sent immediately as my Quote was chosen to be shared with thousands and an expanded version of the story of the quote was required. Thank you so mugh Alicia with your help many souls are going to receive a message of profound inspiration to know like you, they have a Shine On Hero inside!!!! Love Always, Juliette Miles, Becoming Beautifully Scarred to Shine On". I would be honored for you to join the world ambassadors at Looking forward to working with you on other projects soon!! Thank You so much for your immediate help needed for this work requested ASAP. Sometimes the time is now and you get it done with the help of a caring soul. Shine On Angel!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Elmhurst, IL 60126


I tutor high school students, and my specialty is helping students with college application essays. I have successfully guided students writing essays for Yale, Boston College, and the University of Chicago. I also help students prepare for the reading and writing sections of the ACT and SAT. I taught high school English for several years, and also spent ten years as a book publisher. I am also an experienced editor available immediately to edit your manuscript, whether fiction or non-fiction, long or short. I can do both copy editing and general editing for content and effectiveness. I can also write copy. In addition, I can scan and restore your old photographs. In my years at Arcadia Publishing ( worked on most of the books published in the Midwest from 2002 through 2011), I scanned and corrected tens of thousands of photographs and edited as many words of text. I have also digitized thousands of photographs in my family's archives. I am in the process of getting a website up and running, as I am just starting my business.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60657


This copy editor performed in stellar fashion, and that is an understatement. Her winning attitude and positive approach to my project has me looking for more opportunities to hire her. She did the work in a timely manner as well and even double checked it after I added a few paragraphs. I could not be happier with her editing style. You cannot lose by hiring Sara.

  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Elgin, IL 60123

Fadel S.

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I found Bruce L. Cook's editing invaluable for the release of my second edition of my book. His fastidious attention to detail, plus his awareness of my content, was superb. My subject matter was complex and his revisions helped make it understandable and interesting for a broad spectrum of readers. I plan to write a new book about the unity of religions and he will be the editor and a writer of a chapter about christianity. Fadel S. Sabry

  • Chicago, IL 60606


I can help with a range of business ops, but specialize in writing, copy editing, database design, and data implementation/optimization.

  • Chicago, IL 60618


Professional copyediting and proofreading services performed by an expert. I'm here to help you become a better writer, polish your copy, and turn your content into what you intended it to be.

  • 6 years in business
  • Chicago, IL 60641


I am a published author and professional writer and copy-editor with over ten years of writing training and experience and two Masters degrees in Media and Business. I currently ghostwrite with a number of publishing houses, marketing companies, and individual clients in the field of Business, Strategic Innovation, Marketing, and Media. I also write on a number of other fields including Technology, Health, and Relationships. I not only provide stellar writing and editing services, but I'm more than happy to act as consultant using my knowledge of business, media, and marketing. I'm always happy and interested in taking on new and challenging projects, and I'd love to hear from you. Please see my website for more about me and my portfolio. We can also connect via LinkedIn. I create quotes on a project basis, so please send me details about your project and I'll send you a competitive quote for my services. I typically work telecommute and am very accessible via calls and emails, so feel free to contact me anytime within my work hours. I can also schedule an in-person meeting in Chicago, if you'd like.

  • 11 years in business
  • Chicago, IL 60640


In my writing, editing and web design, I strive to make a clear, uncluttered statement. I cannot promise to make your life simpler, but my goal is to make you, the client, look good and sound good. Logic, order and structure are the divining principles that I use to mold clear understanding out of chaos.

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