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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!

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.

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.

  • 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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Geoffery F.
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Professionally written and charged a reasonable rate. I could not be any more pleased with the end result.

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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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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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Professional copyediting and proofreading services performed by an expert. I'm here to help you become a better writer, polish your copy, and turn your content into what you intended it to be.

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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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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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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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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

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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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I specialize in writing that works -- real, down-to-earth and compelling words that your customers will love. I want you to be inspired and thrilled by the writing you receive. I listen to my client's needs carefully and craft a message accordingly. Having a Master's degree from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, I am well-positioned to craft your copy.

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We are passionate about fine writing and excellent punctuation. If you need a dose of well-crafted writing or careful editing to elevate your company, please contact us to discuss your project. Whether you need support on a one-time project or a weekly basis, Every Edit is fit for the job

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It's my love of the English language. I won't even let you split am infinitive. "To boldly go" has always bothered me.

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Accurate transcription services, editing of manuscripts, book drafts, brochures. Dynamic copywriting

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