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Monica Lamb // MerchMax
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeremy V.
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I was in need of major help with editing of my book. Monica stepped in and made sure everything was correct. From our first conversation to the end of the editing process she listened and made sure everything was to my specifications. She was even gracious enough to edit the back cover for me when I needed it. I will be using Monica for all my future projects.

Yes! You Can!
4.3
from 38 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Della W.
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It was a pleasure working with Laura. She is cordial and professional. She showed genuine understanding of the message I wanted to deliver in my speech. Laura makes every effort to accommodate your schedule. She knows how to work with you until you find the right “voice” for your message. She’s adept in editing and can hone a message down to its essence by helping you to find just the right word, concept, or sentence. I appreciated her commitment and dedication to helping me write the speech I felt confident in delivering.

Achieve Career Consulting
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer K.
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Excellent job on both the resume and cover sheet. Provided both hard copy and digital. Cover letter was written to easily adjust to different companies. Very pleased with the results and the overall experience.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Annie W.
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Our first meeting was great. He is a conscientious tutor. He prepared some practices for me to learn about my skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing. And then he will customize a plan for me, according to my performance in our first meeting.

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Katie O.
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I initially experienced Tammy's writing coaching as a participant in her "Crafting and Inspirational Blog" class. Her teaching style is dynamic and experiential, giving great examples for the concepts she teaches and then encouraging her students to try their hand at it. Her follow-up and suggestions are always beneficial. My experience with that class was so great that I hired Tammy. We meet over the phone weekly to edit my newsletter articles. When I am struggling to find the words for what I want to say, she asks exactly the right questions to enable me to find those words. And, when I'm having a hard time coming up with a topic, we brainstorm ideas. In addition, Tammy writes a weekly newsletter with writing tips that help solidify what I am learning. The process is always full of learning and fun. Tammy is absolutely fabulous in every way!

David H.
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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.

Remy Solomon
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Morgan R.
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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!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Aileen D.
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Laura worked with me on an extensive book project on contemporary art for the University of Lüneburg, and her profound grasp of the subtleties of language was invaluable, particularly in editing such complex subject matter. As a translator it is extremely important to me to be able to work with a good editor, who is not only technically versed in grammar and punctuation, but also approaches each text with sensitivity and understanding, as Laura Freeburn certainly does.

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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I will provide editing services for whatever project you are working on. I will write in a variety of styles to fit your needs.

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

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Mr. Millspaugh has over twenty-five years experience teaching composition and rhetoric. A published author in a nationally syndicated magazine, he has also delivered scholarly presentations of his work throughout the United States and Canada. It is this high standard that he will demonstrate for writing and editing needs.

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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.

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I offer writing tutorials for college students (over age 18) only, proofreading, editing, and resume/cover letter writing.

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I am able to provide quick turnarounds on any work projects you may need completed, whether it is writing or editing a cover letter or ghostwriting a novel or memoir.

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I perform strong proofreading and copy editing services using AP Style for general business, marketing and education. With a background that includes teaching and tutoring English, I edit for grammar, punctuation and spacing.

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I’m a published professional writer with a background in marketing and design, and I’d love to help with your project. With more than five years of advertising industry experience in writing and editing, I’m quick, accurate, and concise. I’m also experienced with improving the writing of others, and have edited everything from resumes and cover letters to long-form essays and narrative journalism. I received a B.A. in Journalism from Columbia College and studied graphic design in the continuing studies program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My services include the following: * Press releases * Blog posts * Web copy * E-mail campaigns * SEO strategy * Digital marketing * Resume writing * Career guidance * Business cards, marketing flyers, brochures, and newsletters logos * Corporate branding

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

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I provide resumé and content writing and editing services to help yourself to potential employers and customers.

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