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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.

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!

    Jessica Allen
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Fazana B.
    Verified review

    Jessica is an incredibly skilled editor. In about 2 hours she was able to make more sense of my son's 3-page autobiography for his medical school application. Throughout the process she communicated frequently before making changes. Because of the quality of her work, I am using her to edit his personal statement and entries also. I highly recommend Jessica to anyone who needs editing services.

    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!

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      Experienced writing and editing services. Will write copy, press releases, speeches and more for a variety of industries.

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

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

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      I have 30 years experience writing and editing. I provide superior corporate communications and copywriting, including news articles, speeches, annual reports, Intranet and social media content, and promotional materials. I serve a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local businesses.

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      Graphic Design, Web Design, Logo Design, Video Production, Writing/Editing, Flash Banner Design, Flash Website Design, etc.

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      We can help you write letters, resumes and offer complete grammatical editing services for any web logs (Blogs) or letters, including legal "cease and desist" letters, etc.

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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!

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      Writing, Copy-editing, Transcribing, Coordinating, Project-Managing, Running Logistics, Busy Work, Admin

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      I do editing services and ill help you with revising your writings. and also it will help very much when finished

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      I provide basic copy editing, brainstorming, and revision strategies for creative and professional projects. I also tutor college writers looking to improve their essays.

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      I can help students prepare a Resume and Cover Letter and do other tasks as needed such as tutor ESL or French. I am flexible and experienced.

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      I provide writing and editing for customers in a plethora of fields, ranging from English literature to science. I hold a BA degree in English: literature and have exceptional written and verbal skills.

      About

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

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