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VerbWright Writing Services
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
NamSuk O.
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Ms. Sandy has been doing an awesome job at tutoring my 6 year-old son. Before he met her, my son was struggling with reading a book.(because we only speaks Korean at home) Now his reading skills are much improved and he is able to read! His grade get higher since Ms. Sandy starts to teach him. She is warm, patient and very sweet. We really want to have her to teach him more. We also recommended her to my Korean colleague, who has a 5 year-old daughter. - NamSuk Oh & KyongHwa Jung (in Chicago)

Cindy Alton Design
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
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My family and I gifted my parents with a book about their 50 years together designed by Cindy. This book has meant so much to them. They have read it over and over. They've taken it with them on trips and shared it with all their friends. This booked will be passed down to future generations. Documenting my parents story ensured that they wouldn't just be names on a family tree. Future generations will know the story behind their names.

Edifyin' Graphix
5.0
from 12 reviews
    Annece B.
    Verified review

    Thank you so much, edifyin'graphix, this was my first book and I was not really sure what I wanted or what to expect for my book cover, but your designed was perfect and captured the essense of my inner book, Thank You , look forward to workin with you again in the future

    WebRev Marketing & Design
    5.0
    from 10 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Dennis D.
    Verified review

    Going with Brian and WebRev was the best decision we could have made for our practice. We were starting a new dental practice in Los Angeles, which is a highly competitive market to break into. We wanted a site that would stand out, and they nailed it. They also got us going on social media in a big way – what they did for us resulted in an over 500% increase in activity on our social pages. Probably the thing that impressed me was how much they increased our visibility in web searches and the map section of Google. Our site comes up in the first results of people’s searches for dentists in Los Angeles, and the importance of that can’t be overstated. Being found at the top of Google is literally the reason our practice is a success today. I would (and have) recommended WebRev highly.

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    DissertationChicago
    4.8
    from 10 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    • Top Pro on Thumbtack
    Melissa S.
    Verified review

    I was frustrated with progress on my dissertation when I was gifted time with a dissertation coach. Stephanie Latkovski was responsive, attentive, insightful, and incredibly helpful. She got me past being stuck and feelings of inadequacy to focusing on the job to be done. Not only did I begin to feel better about myself as a writer, I became more productive. Three years after I graduated with my doctoral degree, my dissertation was published. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such a great writing coach!

    • 19 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Diane P.
    Verified review

    I can’t say enough about Tammy! What a gift! I have done two sessions with her and have learned so much. She has such great insight. She is kind and caring in her critique and pulls out the very best in my work. Looking forward to working with as my book progresses.

    ICTM Photography & Design
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    Linda G.
    Verified review

    Karen Goad is a very passionate caring person. When it comes to her photography she is very patient and she captures the most memorable pictures you could ever want. While being a caregiver for my dad and stepmother she took pictures of them throughout the last years of my dad's life and made us photo books that we will treasure forever. I know that any job you would have her do, she would do it to her best capability and you would not be disappointed. Her pictures are wonderful and they capture memorable expressions of love.

    Jessica Allen
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Brandon H.
    Verified review

    Jessie helped me edit and better the flow of the book that I had wrote. When I chose her it was initially because of her educational background and the energy she brought to my work but once we started to dive into the writing I was even more impressed! She lives for this, she did such an amazing job and I will be utilizing her serives for any future work as well as referring my friends and family to her. Some of the things I did not not know upon choosing her to edit my work is that she uses Google Docs to help create a collaborative environment that is also convenient, easy to navigate through and allows for the opportunity to compare the edits she has made to what was previously written. The best way to describe her work is that she took what I was trying to explain to the reader/audience and ACTUALLY made it into what I was trying to explain. Thank you Jessie!

    Gregory Sidelnik
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Aaron G.
    Verified review

    I hired Greg to design/create my book covers and am thrilled with how they turned out. I've received compliments on them at every book signing attended and it's all thanks to him! He's timely, collaborative, and his attention to detail is second to none. Greg and his work are fantastic!

    • 27 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Samantha E.
    Verified review

    Best value for your money!! The Tutors are qualified, the materials and the Test Prep books are top notch. And best of all the Director was with us every step of the way. Calling us and making sure that we were making progress as anticipated. I give them the best points for staying on top of everything to make sure that my child was successful in school.

    KOREcreative, International
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Steve R.
    Verified review

    KOREcreative has been an integral partner in the development and marketing of two books, two websites, and numerous other projects. All of my artistic and graphic design needs are met at a level that consistently exceeds my expectations. I continue to enthusiastically recommend Weykyoi Victor Kore to my colleagues.

    Instinct Incorporated
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 24 years in business
    Lisa T.
    Verified review

    I've worked with Jackie since I began my educational consulting practice in 2008. She designed my website, logo, and all my marketing materials to be visually cohesive and has also done an updating for me as well. My business brand identity is clean, concise and consistent. Colleagues and clients frequently complement me on my sophisticated business card! I really appreciated Jackie's excellent service. She's always responsive, timely and flexible. I'm confident Jackie can manage any project from website design to books and everything in between. I would highly recommend Jackie.

    RickyT247
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
      Matt W.
      Verified review

      Great artist for comic book style art. Rick does clean work and will accommodate customer special requests.

      Loraine V.
      Verified review

      Lucille helped me with editing papers for my Master's degree. I was so pleased with the results, and hired her to help my daughter with her High School creative writing assignments! When I learned that she also did tutoring for reading, I asked her to help my elementary school Granddaughter, with reading comprehension. She has a special way of teaching which made the work fun while achieving success. Her writing abilities are evident in her published books for children and adults. I have read and enjoyed all of them. I highly recommend her services.

      • 29 years in business
      Sharon S.
      Verified review

      I have worked with Patrick for over 8 years, for clients including Scholastic and Highlights for Children. He is an especially versatile illustrator whose clever depictions of kids and animals are always spot on for the assignment (often very tricky assignments, as with Hidden Pictures scenes) and usually add thoughtful and humorous touches to our original briefs. Some of his individual illustrations (my favorites include his anthropomorphized insects and fish) have inspired us to create actual series based on the characters, such as the Antics series of inside-back-cover puzzles for Highlights Let's Play Hidden Pictures. Always on time (and timeless — the Scholastic skills book series for which Patrick illustrated the whimsical covers in 2007 are still top sellers at B&N.) Always in the format I need — and always willing to make last minute adjustments or send me versions or elements when needed. Patrick is one of my favorite "go to" illustrators for a variety of clients and types of projects. Sharon Streger Sequel Creative http://www.sequelcreative.com/

      Beauty. Balance. Design.
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 12 years in business
      Mu Shemsu-t S.
      Verified review

      Monica has done amazing work in completing several projects for me over the past 10 years, including cover designs for books and CDs, business cards, website design and administration, posters, t-shirts, logos, banners, promotional materials, etc. She is thorough and diligent as well as gracious and patient when working with me during tight scheduling. I love her creativity and fresh approach to artistic expressions. I highly recommend her for any design project, whether interior home or graphic for business. Thank you!

      Gillett Editing
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Matthew W.
      Verified review

      I recently published a book, and Janet was an absolute DREAM to work with as the editor! Seriously. My greatest concern with this project was wanting to see and hear my voice come through on the pages. Janet made that happen! I could hear my voice come to life. Not only was the finished manuscript flawless, no errors, but there was also a TON of amazing feedback and respect of my vision for the book. Her feedback was honest and constructive, a passionate critique of my writing style, and there were even a few laughs for the both of us. What a joy to work with! AND, Janet even went above and beyond to create a unique and personalized video tutorial to guide me through the process of reviewing her edits in Word. Can't say enough to express how happy I am with the results of working with Janet!

      • 18 years in business
      Amaka Imani N.
      Verified review

      John D. Evans is a Wonderful, Poet, Author & Man of God. I Have Purchased One of His Poetry Books, J.D.'s Groove! He is a Fascinating Writer who shares Great Words of Wisdom. John D. continues to Inspire Others in Many Ways. I Recommend His Books & His Services! He is Dedicated to Serving All as the Founder of Musology! I Am so grateful for his Kindness and Inspiration! If you haven't purchased one of his many books, look for him on Amazon or his personal website and get your copy!

      Sharriah Muhammad
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Shahid M.
        Verified review

        Sharriah.m@gmail.com did graphical art design for my book cover. I was extremely impressed.

        DMW Publishing

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          *Write/Interpret Novel Worthy Ideas *Write biographies/autobiographies *Coordinate/Develop "DIY" websites *On-line publishing for self-published authors

          About

          I am a Published Author, and I am an Editor, Typist, Proofreader, Formatter for Books, Papers, Resumes, Proposals, Grants, Screenplays, Dissertations, Charts, Brochures, Media Kits, and Business Plans. I am also a Ghostwriter, Researcher and Graphic Artist. * BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR: “Election 2000 Enchantment” tells the whole story of the 2000 election crisis, now author Elaine North is writing the sequel: "Obama! 2008" that tells the entire story of the 2008 campaign, the Wall Street bailout and the New World Order (to be published 2010); “Time Travelers: Quantum Magic,” science fiction, “Adventures of Nebraska Wade,” a historical black cowboy novel. * Learn How to Write Like a Pro! I tutor writers and lecture to groups.

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