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

  • 11 years in business
Mary B.
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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!

Loraine V.
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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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie M.
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John did an excellent job restoring 2 photos for me that had been damaged due to being stuffed in a tight space. He was able to restore the photos to nearly perfect, and I will now be able to re-print the photos to save the memories. John worked very quickly, taking only 2 days to restore the photos. Furthermore, the job was fairly straightforward, so everything could be done through Thumbtack. However, he is willing to meet clients with larger projects and walk them through the process.

  • 18 years in business
Amaka Imani N.
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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!

Verre Consulting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
June P.
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Meg, was wonderful, she was engaging and very knowledgeable. I am confident that she will produce a great finished product.

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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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Sherry's Silly Services: walk a pet, edit a manuscript, I believe I can help you with your Life's work. I live in Maywood. I love and get along with people and pets. I am writing a book, I am a new Avon Representative.

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Provide expert writing and copy editing services. Based in Chicago area but can work remotely. No job too small!

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Quick and prompt. Love to read everything. I'm the geek who catches typos in published books.

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I am an educator that enjoys writing. I have helped people write resumes, edit books, as well as develop websites. I prefer emailing me your work and I will revise it for you or the information you would like me to write about for you.

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Before I could write words, I was concocting stories and scrawling them all over my coloring books. I haven't stopped the flow of ideas once since then. My top skills are editing and creative writing, including the development of print articles, web articles and blog posts, resumes, marketing documents, fiction/nonfiction, procedural documents, press releases and pitch letters, social media posts, style guides, editorial calendars, content curation and more. Let me know how I can help you. Thanks for considering me!

  • 6 years in business
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Simply because i work hard to achieve successful projects.

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Former publishing professional who loves working with words. Services include: editing, writing, proofreading manuscripts, magazines and marketing copy for print and web. For a number of years I worked at a midsized publishing company as an editor and writer before striking out on my own. During that time I wrote and edited hundreds of magazine articles and marketing copy, co-wrote and edited two coffee table books, and edited one children's book and a number of medical publications. I'll treat you and your special project with the care and respect only a lover of words and good writing can do.

  • 4 years in business
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I've been up, down and all around this crazy race human.

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

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I offer full-service graphic design for print and web. I also do writing/editing, promotion and marketing and illustration.

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Meticulous and thorough editing and proofreading within a reasonable time frame.Over six years experience in editing and writing. Currently working towards a sequence of copyediting courses to obtain certification in copyediting from UC, Berkeley.

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