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The Writer
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
Tamer N.
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Todd is an outstanding professional. He did a great job editing my paper. He did finish the work before the deadline. I appreciate what he has done for me. I highly recommend him to everyone.

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Accurate Editing & Typing
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joi W.
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Todd was an amazing editor! He contacted me and was the perfect match for my manuscript. He completed the editing of my 90 page book in 6 days, one day earlier than predicted. His prices were very good and his contract was straight forward with no strings. He responds to emails quickly within the hour and he answered all questions I had about the writing process and formatting. I recommend him 100%.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cameron D.
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Melinda really makes a resume review & rewrite a painless process. She quickly understands what you are trying to do and is able to create a resume that speaks to your goals but is also flexible enough that it can be easily edited for a variety of jobs.

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Dave Wheeler
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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David has brought critical analysis to his editing. I really appreciate that.

Innovative Designs
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan S.
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Jaclyn is fun and easy to work with. We needed logos for web and hard copy materials as well as the sign for outside our brick and mortar. We had a million ideas, and she helped us narrow them down into a design that we were ultimately thrilled with. She was generous with her edits and made sure that we were happy every step of the way. Her pricing is fair, and she produces great work. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and we will definitely work with her again in the future.

Resume by Recruiter, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Alex C.
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Matt has a very good work around! He did a resume within 24 hours and I’m very happy about it. I just recently had him write and edit my resume. It was really good and I’m happy with the final outcome. I had no issues on the outcome of the work. He’s definitely commendable as a resume writer!

Precision Writing
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen K.
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From the first time I talked to Susan she was a great help to me . She is editing my book that I wrote and she was such a great help to me. She gave me encouragement to keep on going when at times I found it hard to write but I manage to get the manuscript done and I have to thank Susan for believing in me and how she encourage to keep on writing . Kathleen Kennedy Wood from Newport, R. I.

Awen Books and More
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Mike J.
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Chloe edited my non-fiction book. It was highly detailed, with lots of citations and my conclusions. She followed my arguments, found errors in the logic, and made suggestions towards a more professional presentation. Her response was timely and polite. She found several typos and suggested grammatical improvements. Bottom line, just what I needed and wanted.

Kristen Seery, M.D.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth G.
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It was an absolute pleasure working with Kristen. I can’t thank her enough for all the help I received from her assistance! I reached out to Kristen in search of assistance with writing and editing my thesis book. It was clear right away, that Kristen had superb editing skills, a keen eye to detail and strived at time management and organizational skills. But what truly made working with Kristen an exceptional experience, was her patience, genuine fascination and commitment to the content of my work and her overall kind spirit.

A Better Way To Write
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Columbine P.
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Bea met me at exactly the time she said she would, and my cat liked her immediately. She took good care of my cat while I was working out of town.

Christina Montana
5.0
from 1 review
    Adam T.
    Verified review

    I've used Christina's editing services for stories and scripts several times, and every time her work has been prompt, thorough, and full of constructive comments and advice. As an editor, Christina is easygoing and has a good sense of humor, and never calls a job done until she's double-checked the customer is happy. Would highly recommend.

    Words of a Writer
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 30 years in business
    Michelle K.
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    Michele Schachere is a smart, savvy professional. I am able to hand her projects with little to no direction and the product she delivers back is clean, tight, and on point. She has exceptional attention to detail and sharp wit. I highly recommend her.

    Travel the Write Way LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 30 years in business
    Sharon M.
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    Linda is an outstanding communicator who has demonstrated her writing skills in many domains including: Business communications--Linda has the ability to take even the most complex business topics and make them clear and understandable for any audience. Employee communications--If you are looking for a creative and business-savvy approach for reaching and engaging employees, Linda has the proven ability to deliver. Ghost writing--Want to say something important but aren't a writer yourself? Linda can help by becoming your voice. Writing services--Linda can edit your existing work or coach you through your own creation process. Teaching--Certified by Amherst Writers and Artists, Linda provides writing workshops for both creative and business writers.

    About

    What I do: I can copy-edit and polish your paper, manuscript or other content to clarify the ideas, while maintaining your voice. I can write or collaborate to produce prose for a range of purposes, from making technical issues transparent to drawing in readers with a fresh and distinctive style. See my site for all the details!

    About

    I am a bestselling author and former Editor of Robb Report Magazine. My marketing communications firm, Maxima Marketing Editorial/writing services Newsletters Publicity and PR Social Media Copywriting/Editing/Proofreading Signature Tag Lines I have more than 25 years of experience in media and writing, and my features on travel, shopping, beauty, cosmetics, and spas have been published in scores and scores of newspapers, magazines, and internet sites.

    About

    I have succeeded across a wide variety of assignments, long and short term. I have written editorial op/eds, letters from the CEO, corporate and non-profit communications, analysis, screenplays, ads, marketing collateral and have loved it all. It's always about telling a story in a beautiful or compelling way to connect with your readers. I am not patient, focused, skilled and intuitive.

    About

    It is our mission to provide professional, publishing-quality editing at rates that regular folks can afford. You are the expert -- and you can see us as your executive assistant: asking thoughtful questions, pointing out potential problems, and fixing all the little things you don't need to be bothered with. How it works: We provide expert editing using the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word (we thank you in advance for sending your document in MS Word format). When the editing is complete, we provide you with 2 documents: the edited draft showing all editing markings (so you can see what was changed), and, for your convenience, a "clean" draft in which all edits have been incorporated, with no markings except for direct questions to you in the margin. If we find something in your document that we're not sure about, we will leave it as-is, and post a question in the margin, or give you suggestions of ways to re-write that section, and let you choose which one is the best. We look forward to assisting you! Sincerely, The Editing Group team

    About

    I have been a professional editor for the last 20 years. I can help you with academic papers or business proposals. You will not be disappointed. Also, I will help client build a winning resume in a variety of styles and templates.

    About

    I give insightful personal attention to music and dance students seeking instruction. I work with carefully and kindly with those in need of remediation and updating of their math and English skills for school and/or work. I apply my knowledge of good grammar and my strong communicative skills to academic works seeking publication, in line with my own solid, ongoing publication record and that of my clients.

    About

    I’m a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. I was a reporter at Computerworld, an information technology magazine in Framingham, Mass., for nine years. I am the published author of five true crime books “Murder at Morses Pond,” “An Act of Murder,” “Ripper,” “Bone Crusher,” and “House of Lies” for Kensington Publishing Corp. (Pinnacle imprint). I have a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts and I’ve been a journalist since the late 1980s. I’ve written for, and done proofreading and copy editing/editing for a group of community newspapers in the Boston area, where I covered politics and was a high-profile investigative reporter. I’ve also freelanced for the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. I’ve edited a variety of manuscripts including fiction, memoirs and biographies and I’ve written investigative stories, eBooks, press releases, IT blogs, IT white papers, FAQs, IT case studies, Web site copy, health-related articles, “green” articles for an eco-friendly website devoted to luxury goods, and real estate/home improvement articles. I currently manage and edit a blog devoted to data analytics. I've written about cloud, data recovery, SaaS, security, etc. I’ve also done editing and proofreading for a group of high-end magazines in New Jersey. I’ve written for a high school textbook publisher and I’ve ghostwritten/edited business/technology e-books, self-help books, health/nutrition books, novels and several memoirs/biographies. I’ve also written a novel from a screenplay.

    About

    I can write and edit articles for you. I have a bachelor's in English, and I can help with any writing or editing task that you have. I can also do data entry.

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