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Naperville Technical Writers

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VerbWright Writing Services
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark A.
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Sandy has done a terrific job. She is an excellent writer, but, more than that, she takes the time to figure out exactly what your goals are, and then tailors her writing to be in line with those goals. She is also prompt, dependable, and charges extremely reasonable fees. I highly recommend Sandy for your writing needs!

Troemner Consulting
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Mark L.
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The resume Mr. Troemner provided is excellent and very professional. But, what really impressed me the most, was his in depth knowledge of the whole hiring/interviewing process. He coached me on exactly what types of questions I would be asked and how I should answer them. His face to face style of consulting worked very well for me. Certainly a top notch resume writer, but an even better job interview coach!

Yes! You Can!
4.4
from 39 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Rick S.
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Laura was great to work with. If your looking for some help this is the one for you. Great writer, on time and very nice to work with. Highly recommend her !

Notch
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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The articles you wrote for my website did the trick. Thank you for helping me connect with my audience. They probably I'm some kind of Shakespeare now, but that was all you. Thanks! :)

Nekia Thomas
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Carla R.
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Assisted with editing my doctoral work, which ultimately lead to approval of my final dissertation! Thank you for all your hard work, professionalism, and dedication to your craft! I wiouldll refer you for anyone to anyone looking for another day and /or writer! Thank you!

  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andy F.
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She listens to you and learns what you say you want and what you really need. And then she delivers. She's a fantastic writer and knows how to shape a message. She's awesome!

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DissertationChicago
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sakura R.
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The Service is Priceless. That is exactly what I felt from her. She is a excellent business writer.

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen S.
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My sincerest gratitude to Tammy for enriching me by guiding me to find my deepest talents; for inspiring me by quoting insights on how to be a great writer from a variety of astute sources; for encouraging me with her kindness and understanding of the big picture and my personal ones. If there was a letter grade better than an A++, I would give her that esteem.

Hilary Decent
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Michael F.
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I really like the lessons with Hilary. She is very knowledgeable, creative, always well prepared and fun to work with. I practice conversation and writing with her and have already learned a great deal since I started working with her. I can recommend her without any hesitation.

No Cliche Resumes
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Natalia S.
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Very professional and great turnaround time.

Sheilamary Koch
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Louis B.
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Sheilmary is a rare find, a talented writer who works efficiently and delivers on time. She is a joy to work with. My design firm wouldn't hesitate to hire her again for any writing project.

Arlene Miles
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony H.
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Great writer and easy to work with. Arlene also takes the worry away from me when it comes to providing content I have scheduled. It just 'magically' arrive on time. Highly recommended.

Metro Writing
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Phil K.
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Becky is a passionate and creative writer. She has the ability to craft your message in an appealing and sophisticated fashion. But equally important, she will help to take your idea from your brain to paper more articulately than you even intended. Her targeted questions that she will ask you in helping to extract your goal is the real payoff. Worth every last penny!

Wendy Lalli, Ltd.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan G.
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I have known Wendy Lalli for many years. She is the consumate professional in the Communications Business; not only a strong writer, but an inspiring speaker. Wendy has come to my marketing classes at Columbia College many times to share her insights, wisdom, and advice with my students. Her style is approachable. Her knowledge incredible. Her ability to change lives with her words, unmatchable. She tells her story beautifully, underscoring her humanity. She inspires each of my students to take leaps of faith, follow their own paths, and believe in themselves. I would hire her for any speaking engagement I could, she is that good. Susan Geffen

Marimark, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Devon G.
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I contracted Jack out to do copywriting for my website along with drafting business proposals for some of my prospective clients. He has a strong grasp of language and prose, which has helped me appear both knowledgable and professional in the eyes of clients. As far as creativity and insight, he is the best writer I’ve worked with on any such projects. I would highly recommend him for this sort of thing!

Kailen & Kyler Enterprises
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 24 years in business
Jacqueline W.
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I have known Ms. Winfrey for approximately 30+ years. She has extensive experience as a Media Producer, Director, Writer, PR Strategist, and Media Consultant. She has previously worked with CNN, Fox, The Weather Channel and ABC 7 in Chicago. She values her clients and caters to their needs delivering projects on time and within budget. I would highly recommend her to meet your needs.

scribegirl
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Tom D.
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Paula and I have been working together for about two years now with her taking responsibility for our site's blog and all other writing assignments. I can truly say that without her help we would have been down the tubes a long time ago.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sue T.
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Reese is very professional and good, and humorous writer. I truly enjoyed working with him because he was willing to compose what I wanted and valued my wish. He is great!!!!!

  • 2 years in business
LeJane C.
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I highly recommend Donna and Larkin Lake Strategic Communications. Donna is an excellent writer and has the ability to take difficult concepts and develop them into meaningful communication for a variety of audiences. She meets deadlines with ease and she is great to work with. You would not go wrong in hiring her for a communications assignment.

Allie Pleiter
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
Heidi J.
Verified review

Allie has unique strategies to coach writers on productivity and time management that get to the heart of the problem without passing blame or judgment. I value her insights and have increased my writing productivity as a result. As a columnist, she delivers extremely clean, engaging copy with sharp, clearly focused articles.

Christina Landgraf
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cory E.
Verified review

Amazing writer, in the processs of a project very satisfied

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