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Owyls
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan Y.
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Very happy with our new website, well designed, easy to edit and took care of everything for us. They were always easy to get in touch with and kept us in the loop with regular updates, would recommend

Brock Seng Writing Services
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rod P.
Verified review

Brock did an excellent job in editing my book. He caught a lot of mistakes even when it had been previously edited. He also gave a completion date of 7 to 10days, and he had the edit ready in that time frame. I was impressed with the simple mistakes he caught that myself and another editor missed. He also communicated well, which is very important to me. I am glad that I found him. I would highly recommend him.

Allison White
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Emmanuelle N.
Verified review

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.

Red Ink Editorial Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dr Bob S.
Verified review

Dion did great work at my art studio located in the Bywater. She was exceptional during Jazz Fest and her editing services were impressive. I highly recommend Dion to any future employer and wish her well in the future.

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!!!

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!

    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!

      KCS Writing Service
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 6 years in business
      John H.
      Verified review

      I recently hired Kathy to assist me with the business plan for my soon to open restaurant. She was prompt,thorough and very easy to work with. She brought to the table excellent ideas, researched demographics, and tweaked my plan to make it appealing to bankers and investors. She knows what it's like to open a business and openly shares her knowledge. I highly recommend Kathy for any writing,editing, or drafting projects you may have.

      About

      With an MBA and a degree in Economics, along with actual experience in the financial services industry as both a retail and institutional broker, I have developed a highly effective editing practice. Writing that is clean, concise, and easy to understand. I am passionate about taking the complex and making it easy and enjoyable to read.

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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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      I have a degree in English. I am a writer and editor. I love to read, and write of course. I would like to edit other writer's work.

      About

      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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      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 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 have 30 years of experience in print editing for news organizations, law groups and accounting firms in Houston and Washington, DC. I am now based in New Orleans.

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

      • 23 years in business
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      I offer book editing, technical editing for technology and copy writing. I can produce and edit screenplays for continuity and format. Provide web content, web production and website maintenance. I have years of experience as a published author, technical editor and acquisitions book proposal reviewer. I can also help you with your query letters and book proposal packages. I especially enjoy editing other people's material to create an exciting and marketable product. If you need help getting your book or screenplay into shape or in submitting a professional and effective book or article query package, you have come to right person. I am familiar with the mechanics of the book publishing and printing industry and can help anyone through the self-publishing process. I am here to help. My rates are reasonable and I have all the tools needed to assist anyone in working on a project online from any location. I have worked for Primedia, Morgan-Kauffman publishers and assisted many book authors in getting their books ready for publication.

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      I will edit transcripts and research papers. I can help develop a story idea and conduct research. I have assisted a New York Times best selling author.

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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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