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Jonah Quiah Video Editing
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Kenny Q.
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Very communicative. Made sure to ask for and detail everything I wanted in the video. Very professional and timely as well. I'll definitely be returning for future editing work.

Write By Steph
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  • 16 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
David W.
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Stephanie was very good at identifying specific opportunities for condensing/editing my material, as well as overall proofreading. She has an opportunity to extend her value once she gets more into the production side of things, particularly eBook formatting.

  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander B.
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Julie helped me out with my debut novel and did so in a span of two weeks. I was pleased with the manner of editing including grammar checks, word usage/choice, and clarity needs/additions of the story line. I intend to have her edit future novels of mine, and would recommend her to others as well.

AllWrite Writing Consultants
from 11 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dave H.
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I hired Richard in the spring of 2012 to edit my first three chapters of a book project I was working on. I was so impressed with his skills and service I kept him on as my editor through the completion of my manuscript and self publishing process (three years). My book is "Don't Jump It's Only A Bump" published in 2015. You are welcome to view it and form your own opinion at www.dontjumpitsonlyabump.com. I value his editing suggestions, opinions and the friendship developed by this project. Dave Heyl

Christian CAshelle
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    Christian has always been my second eye and ear when it comes to my writing. She’s always there to not only professionally edit my blog posts, but she gives opinions that further my thinking and pushes me to the next level when writing. Also, she has prepared both resumes and cover letters for me short notice and still was able to give me great quality work. I would definitely recommend Christians writing and editorial skills.

    Rachel Berry
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      Rachel F.
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      Rachel Berry offered excellent suggestions for edits on various types of papers. I utilized her services for college papers, scholarship essays, and job cover letters. She works quickly and effectively as I've had good outcomes from the items she has assisted on. She's a pleasure to work with, and I definitely will be sticking with her whenever I need some writing help!


      Just as the eyes are the window to your soul, the written word is the image that conveys your message and your vision of who you are and what you do. My goal is to help you make the best impression possible with every document associated with you and the work you do. As a proposal specialist, I edited and did collaborative writing with engineers and merged text into proposals as well as developing related graphics. My editorial services have included attending and recording conference sessions and providing edited transcripts of the presentations and discussion sessions afterwards to the organizers for later publication in scientific journals. I have edited and formatted doctoral dissertations into APA-approved format for graduate degree candidates. I created The weekly newsletter published by a food industry trade association for distribution to its membership as well as developing databases on nutrition issues in Excel and Access for the Senior VP for Science.using the keywords contained in article synopses. I have also transcribed verbatim survey comments for marketing research and the human resource division of corporations. My clients have included McDonnell Douglas/Boeing Company, the American Beverage Association, the Alliance for Potato Research and Education, Maritz Marketing, and Opinions Inc.


      Think of me as a personal organizer for your words. I love editing. I love proofreading. Yes, it sounds weird. But fine-tuning a piece of written work gives me the satisfaction that I imagine personal organizers get. I do not enjoy organizing items, but I do enjoy organizing words!


      I provide excellent editing skills and awesome service to every customer. I try my best to give the most professional editing service I can.


      Experienced national and international news reporter and editor who can deliver clean engaging copy on a variety of topics. Narration and voiceover services.


      I have a BA in journalism from Webster University. I can provide editing services as well as any data entry or typing services.


      I have incredible attention to detail that will ensure your work moves forward in the publishing process error-free. Making stories even better than the author ever thought was possible!


      I am a 2011 graduate of Missouri State University with a BS in Public Relations. I worked as a Copywriter for a full-service ad agency for three years before becoming a Community Relations Manager and Marketing Director for the past year. Apart from my skills at creating and editing content, I also have freelance experience helping write SEO content for various websites, as well as helping small businesses in the area with their websites. I am happy to provide my resume and references upon request!


      I have a Bachelor's degree in Journalism with a focus on editing other people's writing. I am very good at what I do.


      The Hired Pen is a writing and editing business devoted to helping new/burgeoning businesses and writers get their messages into the world. Known as the "velvet glove editor."


      Along with step by step consultations & suggestive writing & comments this service provides accurate proofreading, rewriting, consistency & editing


      I am a freelance editor based in Wentzville, Missouri, and I want to help rescue your manuscript or document from such calamities as sneaky misspellings, awkward comma placements, and pesky inconsistencies, to make it the very best it can be.


      Development of new work. Literary or performance. Story, narrative, scripts, articles, one person shows, songs movies


      I am a creative writer and editor. I have been communicating in the business world for years and decided to put my abilities and creativity to good use.


      Writing and editing are my two most enduring passions. Through my time in college and in law school, I was lucky enough to have a unique exposure to a wide variety of writing styles for several contexts. Before graduating from college as a magna cum laude, I was selected to work as a writing consultant for the school, and there, I spent 3 years helping hundreds of students at different stages and levels of writing, whether it was a graduate student finalizing a thesis on mathematics education or an international student writing a personal statement in a beginner's English course. Providing such services allowed me to truly understand what it takes to create high-quality writing and helped me to enhance my scrupulous attention to detail. I took the invaluable skills I had developed working in the writing center, and I built upon them through every step of law school. I shined as a clerk for the federal district court, where I wrote memoranda regarding habeas corpus and social security disputes. Through my research assistant fellowship under a professor, I received direct and consistent feedback while writing publishable-quality articles. As an article editor for the school's Public Law Review, I improved my precision and thoroughness while meeting intensive deadlines. Finally, as an advocate on our school's international moot court team, I not only researched and wrote a memorandum on the complexities of international legal disputes, but I also enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to review and revise the memoranda written by my teammates. Each opportunity above has enhanced my skills as a writer and editor but more importantly, they have all reaffirmed what I am passionate about. I look forward to sharing my talents with you.


      My educational background in classical languages and academia provides me with extensive experience editing and reviewing book and article manuscripts and guiding students and others in writing coherent and logical prose. I also specialize in taking a look at manuscripts and providing a quick analysis to discover any special writing problems an author may have and providing solutions for him/her. I enjoy untangling difficult problems for writers and researching and writing reports of various types.

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