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Jeff Berger Communications
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
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Lori O.
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Jeff was very helpful and professional in editing my book.

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JFH careers and tutoring
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Qi B.
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Jennifer has done great editing work on my resume and cover letter. Thanks

Write Well Coaching
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Bert H.
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Great to work with and a fair price. Very responsive even with formatting questions. Definitely would recommend her to anyone looking to improve their resume and cover letter.

Tracy Eichelberger
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Syllen H.
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Tracy did an amazing job editing several chapters of my dissertation. She was thorough and had a quick turnaround.

Eluke Expressions, LLC.
4.5
from 49 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Meseret K.
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Mr. Kpalukwu was very professional in preparing and editing resume. He answered all questions and gave enough time to review his work. He made sure I liked what he had done before he accepted any money from me. I was not expecting that and surprised! He went beyond my expectations. I will definitely recommend Mr. Kpalukwu to anyone who wants his professional support delivery.

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Write Books Right
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Keith K.
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Write Books Right (WBR) was a great fit for me. The WBR quickly provided comprehensive editing for sentence structure, word choice, grammar, and style - just what I needed.

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EpiStat-E Consulting LLC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
McCay M.
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Dr. Popoola customer service is exceptional. He is very knowledgeable in academic writing and editing. The product of his work is collegiate worthy. I would consult him for any future academic journal writing within the public health research field.

LaurieMedia
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elan M.
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We worked together on branding, design, and copy for a website, and Laurie was a great partner. She had quick turnaround on project pieces and made the work an engaging and personable experience.

SharonM7
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jelika M.
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So far, Sharon has been great. She is quite responsive, easy to work with, and her skills are exactly what I'm looking for in editing my manuscript. The fact that she is familiar with my genre and is flexible to work with as well, has put me at ease. I look forward to seeing her complete work and as of now, I can say that I hope to work with her on other work as well. Will update upon completion!

STOBIZ Group
4.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
John G.
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The service provider was very professional and responsive. Demonstrated the capability to perform under ambitious timeline. The quality of work was good, particularly given the right suspense for completion. I would recommend to others in need of editing services.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brian A.
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Helped me edit my resume/cover letter when applying for a new job. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Provided me suggestions and responded to my questions in a timely manner. Finished editing and emailed me the resume/cover letter very quickly. Got the job! Thanks again for the help!

Blue Studios, LLC
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Bob C.
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These folks took a 20,000-word document by a spelling-challenged, comma-loving, complex-sentence-obsessive writer and whipped it into shape in an amazingly short amount of time. The edits were great, the suggestion were great, and the whole experience was, well, great!

  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Aubrey D.
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Working with Lori is a pleasure! Her extensive industry knowledge and thoughtful analysis of our organization's strategy have resulted in much improved marketing materials. Since I've started working with Lori, our direct mail channel has emerged as our most competitive cost per lead--beating other channels, like paid search 4x over. I highly recommend Lori for marketing strategy and copy writing needs.

Emily's Proof and Edit
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas D.
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Emily has provided me with editorial services numerous times. In support of my personal and professional writing. The work was done quickly, but without compromising quality. I appreciated her tone in discussing her edits, and found that my writing improved after reading her feedback. Thank you, Emily!

J Media Group LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Connor Y.
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Drew was able to film and edit over a hundred hours of footage with exceptional speed and quality. Was professional, punctual, able to meet a nearly impossible deadline, and had a great attitude the entire time.

Clarity Editors
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Angela P.
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    Helen has helped me with 4 essays in the last 18 months to help with my academic and career goals. She never rewrites what I have, rather helps me get more clear on what I am trying to say. She is fast about editing and helped me all the way up until I hit “submit” on all my applications and scholarships. I got into grad school and was awarded a substantial scholarship and I have no doubt that my flawless essays helped that process. I wouldn’t work with anyone else!

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Aimal A.
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    Sundas was very accommodating to my requests. She provided valuable advice for my career ambitions. More importantly, her assistance on the resume was outstanding.

    • 24 years in business
    Steve A.
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    Len reviewed my resume and offered excellent editing suggestions that made the resume more focused and impactful. His comments were especially helpful because I hadn't written a resume in several years.

    Jacolyn Bastasch
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Joshua S.
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    Jackie was my editor at WatchdogWire.com, a citizen journalism site run by the Franklin Center for Public Integrity for three years. I was a state editor, and Jackie was the managing editor for the site as a whole. She was a great pleasure to work with. Normally the jobs of editing for copy, clarity, and journalistic quality would be separated into three separate positions, but Jackie handled them all. In addition, as assignment editor, Jackie routinely suggested quality stories for state editors and reporters to follow up on .

    • 3 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Donna-M. F.
    Verified review

    I am so very pleased to post a review of Alyssa's support of our company, MetiStream (www.metistream.com), for copy writing and editing of our marketing and website materials. Her creativity and insight really helped us ensure our messaging was clear, captivating, and correct...something very important for a start-up just putting our first words out there! As an added bonus, she also was very helpful in helping us develop some of our consulting skills standards and best practices. I highly recommend her! - Donna, MetiStream VP of Operations & Services

    Write On Point, Inc.
    4.9
    from 18 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 36 hires on Thumbtack
    Halle V.
    Verified review

    I appreciated the editing and formatting that was perfomed, and was done on a few day turnaround.

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