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Ian Richardson Co
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  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kylie L.
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Ian Richardson was incredible. Not only did he get my computer up and running correctly again, he did for a really good price. He was very thorough telling me what the problem was quickly and was happy to help. Definitely will come back to him for any future troubles!!


My work is professional, reasonably priced, and guaranteed to be completed on time. I most appreciate taking a manuscript and refine and proof it so that the end product is perfect and pleases my client.


It's like spotting a blue lobster or...a yellow diamond in a case full of traditional engagement rings. Different attracts attention, draws you in, makes a lasting impression you'll carry away. My writing draws you in past the perfunctory copy you find in most marketing applications. Whether it's website copy, a brochure, press release, radio or TV spot, I write relevant things for people who want better. I love leading people through their own history and pointing out the wonder of things they've been taking for granted. It's so common for business owners to get lost in their own perception of their business that they loose sight of what causes the 'ooh and ahh' moments in the minds of their customers. Uncovering those hidden gems, blowing away the dust and revealing the scintillation: that's something that never bores me. Listening to business owners express their passion for what they do, what they want to's a constant reminder of the power that comes with pride.


I provide authoring, editing documentation; tech support; training clients to learn software; tutoring; photography and editing.


I do technical writing/editing for the following: IT, manufacturing, laboratories, business policies and procedures, and presentations.


Writing, editing experience for 25 years, primarily in electronics. Product description, operating and service manuals.


I can edit your work or do your writing for you. Helpful and capable, professional and prompt, I will provide the polish you have been looking for or create the document you need. With nearly thirty years of experience as a public school teacher, I am ready to be the person you can rely on for prompt and excellent service.


Proofreading and editing of a variety of document types and styles, from academic to marketing with emphasis on technical areas, such as math and science.

  • 7 years in business

As a wordsmith, a language and composition instructor, a learning tutor, an editor, a proofreader, a teacher/student, and a poet, I walk with you to find the right word in its right place for its right purpose.


I provide quality editing, proofreading, and copy writing services with an eye for detail and a standard of excellence. I complete projects in a timely manner for an affordable price. I love words. This job gives me the opportunity to continue learning and help others tell their story or share their message with clarity and excellence. I also love that this job enables me to stay home and care for my infant son!


I've been a professional writer and editor for over twenty years. My skills have been used by major clients (Citibank, BMW, Wolverine Boots) to niche market companies (Paul Prudhomme, Town and Country Homes). From B2B and social media to websites, novels and screenplays, I can handle any editing or writing job you have.


I provide professional writing, editing, book formatting, articles, blogs, and general copywriting services for authors and businesses. Over 10 years' experience. Proven, reliable, guaranteed. I love writing to create interest and entice the reader! I have worked successfully with authors and small businesses all over the world.

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