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Modern Media Solutions
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Rebirth Chiropractic R.
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Modern media solutions has been great for out business. She's has really grown our online presence, especially our videos and photo editing. The business generated is well worth the cost!

Allison White
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Emmanuelle N.
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Allison helped me with my personal statement for medical residency applications. She did an awesome job editing and guiding me through a rewrite of the piece, and is a really careful reader who is obviously very used to working with people to improve their work. I think she struck a really good balance between giving specific feedback to improve the piece and maintaining a positive tone. I was really happy with the results and received many positive comments on my personal statement throughout the interview season. I would definitely have her edit my work again, and would recommend her to anyone else in the same situation.

Resume Writing & Editing
4.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brooks N.
Verified review

I had my entire resume and cover letter overhauled with this wonderful service and I have to say that it came out perfectly. I had all of the pertinent information on my previous documents, but this service demonstrated to me how vital it is to present all this sometimes overwhelming information in a succinct, effective, and well organized manner. Thank you so much for the help, there is no question it played the biggest role for me in my job search. No more bogging employers down with an ineffective resume and cover letter!!!

English Tutoring
5.0
from 1 review
    Katie G.
    Verified review

    Paige is super attentive and patient. She helped me with papers that I needed to edit and also made time for me when I needed. She is flexible with hours and locations and made me feel that my learning needs were important! She is the best!

    Micah Haley
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Daniel A.
      Verified review

      Excellent copy editing, will use Micah again!

      Donna Lee Hellmann
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Victor D.
        Verified review

        I got real results for my business with copy that provided a bona fide return on investment. Highly recommended!

        About

        I research, write, edit, and proofread copy. My credentials include a master's degree in English, a master's degree in Library and Information Science, and 15 years of professional writing for local and regional newspapers and magazines.

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        I specialize in editing articles, novels, and reports. If you need 100% great work, you will definitely need my expertise.

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        I am a freelance writer and editor with over a decade of experience turning drafts into gems. I can help with all phases of the writing process from idea conception to final completion. I work with you according to your needs and schedule for a reasonable hourly rate.

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        I have more than 25 years of experience writing and editing magazines, business communications, and websites. Put your best foot forward with clear, concise writing that tells that world what you want to say.

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        I am an experienced journalist and editor. I am an expert at news stories, AP style and investigative journalism. I have received numerous writing awards. I have edited one book and have more than 10 years of journalism experience. I am also experienced in MPA, APA, and Chicago writing styles.

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        I offer writing, editing and web content development. For music clients, I identify opportunities globally for performing, marketing, etc. For travel clients, I develop social media content and blog and work with local partners to grow the business and add value.

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        Have a BA degree from LSU. Graduated in top 10% of class. Majored in English with special concentration on screenplay writing, editing, film production, philosophy and Latin. I have a love for writing, especially argumentative and philosophical works. Interested in legal briefs and medical documents.

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        I am looking to proofread/edit college papers as well as edit and or write articles on various subjects for most mediums.

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        I write on assigned topics, currently research, write, and edit for a Wall Street research firm. Editing others' work, I can help a writer find her voice while touching up grammar, usage, and spelling. I have edited a vampire novel and a law firm's newsletter, and written and edited various press releases.

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        I graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in both English and Communication from Loyola University Chicago in 2013. I am proficient in AP Style, as well as creative and public relations writing. I am a very efficient and skilled editor and would love to take on some freelance work.

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        I do editing and resume writing. I also have writing experience in a lot of different areas, such as books, poems, songs, etc.

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        Award-winning editor/writer and career journalist, adept at developing copy that's comprehensive, pursuasive and ready for print and/or web placement. Media relations, public relations and marketing challenges welcome.

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        I have a bachelor's in English and a masters in Psychology. I worked at a University, student-led newspaper for 3 years, as a copy editor, managing editor, and layout editor. I've edited manuscripts written for publication as well as tutored students in writing. I've helped students pass classes by editing their essays (took a failing student to an A+). I can go above and beyond or do the bare minimum, depending on your budget. Either way, I guarantee I will do nothing but improve your writing.

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        I am a former English teacher, writer, and editor who has a love for people and the written word. One of my strengths is the ability to organize and structure ideas so that they might be presented in a coherent fashion. I enjoy working with creative people who have great ideas but struggle with how best to present them.

        • 3 years in business
        About

        I am a New Orleans based editor who provides editing services for authors at a reasonable rate. With over 20 years of document writing and editing experience in conjunction with my career as an attorney, I understand how important an expert pair of eyes can be in creating a flawless written product. My pricing is reasonable. You will not be disappointed with my services!

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