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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!

    David H.
    Verified review

    I hired Mike to do some copy editing for an eBook I had written. Not only did he do an exceptional job with copy editing basics, he was able to recommend someways to restructure the content that would make the overall product better. On top of that, I asked if he could expedite the work and he was more than responsive. Overall, exceptional work. Very happy.

    Travis Hawkes
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 23 hires on Thumbtack
    Matt W.
    Verified review

    Travis brings a raw energy to any project he is involved with. If you need a videographer/editor who will add enthusiasm to your project... this is your guy! I would definitely recommend and hire Travis again!

    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!

    • 11 years in business
    Mary B.
    Verified review

    When I need solutions, I call Faith. I can not begin to express how great it has been to work with her. I met Faith while serving as Marketing Director of a University. She was contracted for numerous editing projects. Later, Faith assisted me in transitioning to my present entrepreneurial role. We collaborated in web content creation/editing. Faith has a strong background in business services, accounting, and compliance. Yet, she enjoys writing and editing - what a combination. Her business recommendations have been invaluable and her excitement is phenomenal. You should see for yourself. Faith has my recommendation!

    Edit Wizard 4 U
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
      Melody S.
      Verified review

      I've worked with Heidi over several months on jobs that required her writing, editing and videography skills. The writing and videos were for website pages, the editing was for books and also a website. Heidi's performance was terrific in all respects. Her technical skills are highly proficient, her work ethic is outstanding, and her cooperative talents make her the kind of person you want to work with. She can be counted on to take effective initiative and also to work very smoothly on a team. Some of my most productive project meetings were with Heidi! I also want to mention something important but more elusive. The text Heidi created and the text she edited were not cut-and-dried, counting-widgets sort of copy. They didn't need only the right punctuation and grammar, they needed to be done by someone who had the skill to understand what would communicate best with the audience, someone who would ask the right questions and incorporate the answers effectively into the project. Heidi is doing a great job, and I look forward to our continuing work together!

      • 1 year in business
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Vjera F.
      Verified review

      I just talked to Hope about the way how we will work on my manuscript. I met her briefly with the content, and enumerated my fears and expectations. I choose her by instinct, and I am sure she is right person for me. Vjera

      DKS Communications
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 7 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Carolyn S.
      Verified review

      Diane Spivak was paid to editor a book she expressed the length of time it would take and she worked within that time span. Although this is my first book I feel that she did a great job and I am well please with her and her work. Her communication skills really got my attention and I would recommend her to anyone.

      The PerkyTexan
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 20 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Susan S.
      Verified review

      Suzanne was the editor of my book, The Gyne's Guide for College Women (TheGynesGuide.com) and she did a fantastic job! I recommend her highly!

      Josh Rech Cinema
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 5 years in business
      Hannah K.
      Verified review

      Josh is a wonderful videographer. He has a creative way of telling your story that is warm and thoughtful. His keen and perceptive attention to capture your essence will leave your audience with a great first impression of you.

      • 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!

      Kenney Creative
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 26 years in business
      Nina H.
      Verified review

      Cindy is the best of the best! She is someone you just want to get to know. She handled everything so beautifully and led us through it each step of the way. Our wedding was better than we could have ever hoped for! She made the entire wedding so personal and even wrote the most incredible poem about our lives together. We are going to have it framed as a lifelong reminder! With Cindy performing our marriage, we always felt comfortable that everything was in control and would go well - and believe me, that's a great feeling! After all, your wedding is your most important day! Cindy doesn't only have a lot of experience marrying people, but she has been a speaker for years! So she is very used to talking to big crowds. This was so wonderful, because she came across so natural, she could be heard well, and really knew how to "present" the ceremony so that it all comes off without a problem. She is also great for those awkward "on the spot" moments where no one knows what to do or say. (We had one of those with my mother-in-law, but Cindy handled it beautifully!) Everyone was so pleased and very impressed. She led us through our rehearsal so we all knew what to do and what to expect. She helped us to write our vows without being intrusive or pushy. She was sooooo helpful! She organized our music for us, helped us to chose readings and just put together and overall ceremony that blew us away! Oh, and she also created our wedding bulletins! They were really awesome! I just loved them!!! I will recommend Cindy to everyone (and do). She is that on-in-a-million type of person you just hope will come into your life. We will always be grateful that she came into ours!!!!

      About

      I am a receptionist by day and a video editor any other time. What you need I can do. I have clerical duties such as: * Typing * Editing or Proofing Video Editing is done on Final Cut Pro and can be completed within 2 weeks. File must be uploaded to Dropbox or Google Drive.

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      I am a Chicago-based freelance editor with a master's in English. My passion for clean, clear and engaging copy is matched only by my love of traveling. I genuinely enjoy what I do and believe it manifests in my work.

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      Excellent copy editor/proofreader with many years of experience on both side of the Atlantic. I'm awesome!

      • 28 years in business
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      I presell and motivate clients and prospects. I do copywriting, editing and proofreading and provide creative marketing strategies. I'm a team player.

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      I am a Special Education and English Language Arts teacher, so I am able to offer services to people with special needs and those with more general needs. My Bachelor's degree is in English and I worked as a freelance writer for 5+ years, mainly with a company that assisted with resumes, cover letters, college applications, proofreading, web content, essays, and so on. I also have a certificate in editing and have edited two published books. I have a strong background in English, literacy, and writing. I use research-based educational programs to create a student's learning plan, while also integrating the latest educational technology to complement each student's learning program. I create individualized and differentiated programs for students of all ages, learning styles, skill levels, and needs.

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      Professional editing and writing by a published author and experienced marketing manager. We work on short and long term projects.

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      American expat living and working in Quito as a freelance editor and writer. I've worked on long and short term projects and am available for last minute jobs.

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      Former Newspaper Managing Editor will punch up your words. Let's create something beautiful together.

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      I have a degree in communications with a focus on public relations and event planning. I also have degrees in English and education. I currently teach reading and English part-time at an all boys high school, and part-time online for a leading English language learning program.

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