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  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
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Mallory is my go-to for editing. I’ve trusted Mallory with the complexity of editing training documentation and the simplicity of proofing letters. Her ability to take a rough draft into a final professional document is unprecedented.

M. Young Creative
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  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elena C.
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I've worked with Meagan on multiple projects since we meet on Thumbtack and she has been nothing but amazing and professional! I call her first for every copy writing project! Meagan is the go to person for writing or SEO! Elena

  • 3 years in business

I am very quick at turnaround and am conscientious about my work

  • 9 years in business

I am a writer, editor, proofreader, and copy editor specializing in technical and educational content. I pride myself in my eye for detail, ability to manage projects to meet deadlines, and excellent communication skills. I bring publishing and editorial knowledge as well as project management skills to your team.


I am a professional educator with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Masters in Secondary Administration. I have been editing writing for nearly 8 years. I specialize in helping people with spelling, punctuation, grammar, word choice, story flow characterization and other skills that writers need. I am professional, I work quickly and am able to give detailed explanations as to why or how a particular change should be made.


The G stands for Georgann who copyedited and proofread copy for 36 years at the Kansas City Star. For 30 of those years she proofread copyedited material. The B stands for Bill, her husband copyedited, laid out pages, reported for the city desk, led an investigative team, won a national award for his Star Magazine writing, and edited both the Star's teen section and the religion section. Then, he taught journalistic writing and editing and college writing for four years at Bethel University in St. Paul. He's experienced most in MLA and APA. Currently writing a master's thesis.


I operate writing, editing, and research services under the name, DWS Narratives. I specialize in family and personal history, business history, and early American history. Within those categories, I have ghostwritten a growing number of business books and have coauthored two life memoirs. Since 2008, I have edited the national quarterly newsletter of the General Society, Sons of the Revolution, a major Revolutionary War lineage society. Additionally, I regularly volunteer at the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, MO. I have a degree in journalism, and my vocational background of thirty years includes writing nonfiction and fiction manuscripts, memoirs, newsletters, newspaper reporting, magazine journalism, and communication, advertising, and ESL language instruction. I currently maintain a blog on Revolutionary War history and am developing a historical novel on that era.


I read voraciously. I write sporadically. I obsess over grammar and syntax. I read with keen, critical eyes. I edit copy for fun. I do the dirty work so that my client makes a stellar (subconscious) first impression. This is my first attempt at writing and editing professionally. (I work as an attorney to pay the bills.) Thus, my rates will be flat and cheap at the outset. Thanks for your consideration. BL

  • 17 years in business

As a musician's service company, Ormesby Productions is committed to developing the total musician. I also offer literary editing, proofreading, translation and transcriptions services. Web design is also a cornerstone of O.P. For more information, please visit the Ormesby Productions website listed above.


I provide freelance writing, editing, and proofreading. I've been a professional writer for over seven years.


I have extensive editorial, creative writing and proof reading experience. I can edit your work for you, or create a written project, such as a newsletter, flyer, informational packet or presentation. If you have web content, I may assist in proof reading and editing, and though I have not yet learned to write code, I plan to offer web design and content writing in the near future. Whether a business, or personal correspondence, an educational document, or a simple introductory statement, I know that I have the ability to help you express yourself professionally and in proper form. There is an abundance of improper grammar and spelling in recent years. Do not allow your class grade, your job interview, or your business be represented by errors in language usage! I want to help. My background includes writing a human interest column for a regional newspaper, contributing to poetry and essay journals, providing proof reading for voter records, assistant to the editor of a national Olympic sporting organization magazine, author of hospitality training manuals for multi-city training implementation with a national tour company, lead newsletter creator for a public library, and go-to proofreader, editor and spelling/grammar consultant for numerous business colleagues, students and associates in nearly every aspect of my adult years. There is never a project so small that spelling, punctuation, grammar, and word choice should be left to chance. I'm ready and able to help you make your message shine!


We specialize in filming, photography, editing, social media, and event recordings. Feel free to give us a call.


We do editing and transcription. No job is too small, and no job is too large. We are dependable and always on time. Quality is guaranteed.

  • 27 years in business

I hold the credentials of doctor of higher education administration and policy with an emphasis in school and college law. My writing is technically perfect. It follows the strategic plan and mission of the institution I am working with. Or, the problem statement of the dissertation I am revising.


I have 7 years experience in writing and formatting resumes and CVs.


I write and edit articles for your use in publications, print, online, etc. Journalism major with over 30 years of active high school teaching in publications and journalism. I can write news, editorial, features, promotionals, previews, reviews, critiques, etc.


Professional published author/screenwriter/columnist/technical writer and editor with 25 years of experience in all phases of creative media, IT documentation, and editing is available to help you create and prepare your work for submission, publication, and/or production. I have consistently been recognized for providing excellent quality and content with mass appeal. My educational background includes a bachelor's degree in English as well as industry certifications in it. My services include (but are not limited to) the following: * resumes * technical documentation * copywriting * proofreading/editing * web content writing * ghostwriting * e-book/manuscript/screenplay editing, proofreading, and formatting * Plus many, many more types of writing. If it can be written, I can help! Just describe your project, and we can find a solution. I offer realistic, reasonable rates and fast results. If your project involves the written word, I can help you make it shine. Whether you need a resume updated for a job search, or are simply needing a quick polish of that report for the boss, I can improve your chances of landing that job or promotion. Perhaps you are heading to Hollywood and need a screenplay formatted to submit to the major studios, I can help. I've worked in the film industry as a screenwriter, and I can give your script the review it needs. Maybe you have written the great American novel and want to post it on kindle as an e-book; I can do that as well! Even if you are simply looking for a skilled copywriter to generate great sales copy or are in need of brilliant web content, look no further; I am available. Whether you need an experienced screenwriter, technical writer, creative writer, or editor, I can do it all and will provide excellent results, prompt delivery, and a fair price every time.

  • 4 years in business

I fluently speak and write English and French. I excellently write/edit in both languages, translate English to French and vice versa, orally and in writing. Since I work from home, I prefer working with my clients via telephone, email, and Skype. And if we have to meet in person, for let say a first meet and greet, I typically suggest meeting at a public place of your choice, and then go from there. With writing, editing and written translation, I charge per page, and it runs up to $5-$20, depending on how critical and demanding the project is. With oral translation, I charge $35/hour and $45/hour for algebra tutoring.

  • 3 years in business

I strive to create the best product possible, paying a great deal of attention to detail and I am extremely conscientious about making your publication the best it can be.


In addition to magazine publishing, I have created newsletters, annual reports, brochures, letterhead, business cards, logos, invitations, announcements, postcards, and other mailers. I have also edited five photo history books, so I can do both design and photo work.


I care about my customers and the quality of my work. I will go the extra mile for customer satisfaction. I have an excellent vocabulary and I know how to utilize the English language to great effect.

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