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Cory Martin
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Jamison C.
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Cory did an excellent job creating my resume and cover letter. He was thorough and very timely. I'll continue to work with him on editing!

Nancy B. Burrell, MSLS, MPH
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Seant'a C.
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I just want to tell you Thank you! Nancy, did a FANTASTIC job editing my manuscript. Her responsiveness was in a timely manner. She was very knowledgeable. Her quality of work is very professional & affordable. I will be writing a second book soon & I will definitely want Nancy to edit it. Again, Thank you so much! The time you took to edit my manuscript is Greatly & Truly appreciated!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jordan D.
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Arvin was a great tutor! His help in the subject of Statistics allowed me to be successful in the course.

Judi Can Proofread
from 2 reviews
  • 38 years in business
Bob G.
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Judi has done proofing jobs for me for decades. She is fast and very thorough. She knows vocabulary and grammar and is familiar with proofreading software. She is not afraid to suggest better sentence construction, but she knows when not to interfere.

Charles White
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    Kyle B.
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    Charles has assisted me on various projects for website development, social media efforts and writing/editing content for blog sites. Charles is very responsive and gives good attention to detail.


    I am a Bloomington, IN based PhD student in the Near Eastern Languages and Cultures department. I provide tutoring, writing, and editing services for clients working on projects involving English or Arabic. I've worked on large projects in both Arabic (editing the transcription of a 12th century author) and English (an ongoing project on Iraqi electoral violence) and am very familiar with the process and needs of academic writing. On the tutoring front, I've taught first year Arabic at Indiana University for more than two years and tutored students of varying abilities for two years prior to coming to Indiana.

    • 10 years in business

    Need help with resume's, editing or translations? Lynn the Paper Pal is the business for you. We assist with all things on paper that may be too tedious or meticulous for you to handle. We ensure the most professional services when it comes to your words on paper. We look forward to helping you!


    Retired Educator currently active as a Writer/content/research/resumes/copywriting, advertising, Editor, German Translator, Motivational Speaker and Consultant: leadership/school and community issues/parenting/retail sales


    I love being able to take something average and really make it SING with the right choice of words and structure. Almost everything can be improved upon!


    I am a blogger/writer. I proofread and edit others writings and roughdrafts. I am very personable. I want to provide the best services by learning the client so that I can meet the clients need.


    If you need help with any aspect of the written word, I'm your guy. I can write, edit, and format any type of document you need, or I can teach you to do it. Either way, I'm a pro at both!


    We do packaging, organizing, and presenting your unique set of talents and skills in a form that business professionals find attractive will land you the interview you seek. Of course, that simply opens the door to a great job opportunity. From that point on, you have to sell the paper they liked. We can help with both.


    I provide design work in personal branding, logo design, and blog design. I am also accustomed to copywriting, researching, and acting as a personal assistant.


    Specialize in medical transcription and Editing. Ability To transcribe and/or edit a variety of different materials if needed. As a nurse for greater than 15 Years this has become my expertise. Abilities range From assisting physicians prepare presentations to medical transcription and editing.


    I am a writer! I will make this description more detailed later. I'm just checking the site out for now.


    Professional Personal and Business Writing and Editing Website Content Resumes Reports Proposals Assessments


    I will edit print materials for you in a timely manner and with passionate enthusiasm for the written word. It can be a struggle to find the "right words" to make your writing flow in a clear, consistent, and coherent tone or style. That is where Write Words steps in and cleans up your copy. I have my master's degree in writing and book publishing from Portland State University and experience editing many topics, writing styles, and genres. I am an avid reader and yearn to make your writing polished so your work will be read, re-read, understood, and loved by your readers. Polishing your writing includes copyediting, proofreading, developmental edits, and substantive editing. You let me know what you need, and I'll jump right in and start polishing up your writing.


    I am a professional, technical, and creative writer, versed in content strategy, editing, and graphic design, among other things. I am also a master organizer. I enjoy working with people and applying new ideas. I am currently working as a part-time writer for the company Fresh Figs Marketing.


    Legal transcription, either from home or in office, court reporting on steno machine @ 225 WPM, edit, proofread, and bind transcripts.


    Helping people communicate and write well is a passion of mine. I'm here to help clients improve their writings (whether its academic, business, or personal). I apply my training as an English scholar to make texts clearer in communication and with a keen eye toward word choice to get just the right ideas across.


    I am a substantive editor with an analytic eye and a structured, methodical approach. As your editor, it is my job to make your work the best that it can be.

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