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The Writer
4.8
from 81 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 150 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 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew A.
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Mr. Larson brought a high level of professionalism and expertise to my paper. Communication was very timely and the quality of work was superb. He delivered on the work ahead of schedule which was an added bonus. I'll definitely return when I require proofreading and editing services again!

Eagle Elite Tutoring
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine J.
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Ian did a great job tailoring my resume. He was able to bring to life what I was having a difficult time articulating myself. Ian is a great writer. If you're looking for help writing a professional resume you should call Ian.

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Dave Wheeler
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah C.
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David was a fantastic support with the opening chapter of my first novel. He provided excellent insights into my writing habits, great suggestions and ultimately focussed on where I could strengthen my story to keep the reader engaged. His editing was very valuable, and he responded almost immediately. I would work with him again and happily recommend others consider him also.

Somerville Editors
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Woonhyuk J.
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Her editing was very meticulous. My paper has 18 pages, but she was done around 10 days. She did correcting a vague sentence with taking it into whole context. She is perfect editer with philosophical analysis.

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.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy S.
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Working with Vicki immensely helped my writing. In our meetings I learned the importance of proper word choice and grammar. Now, my writing is clearer and my skills have improved. Thanks Vicki!

Tope Fadiran
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Joshua E.
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Tope has helped me edit several writing projects, both personal (cover letters) and professional (long articles). Her advice is always spot-on.

  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rathesh A.
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Thanks Lynda for your great knowledge and skills in teaching international students. You are an amazing instructor. I admire your confidence and professionalism in teaching me to write and speak English and also teaching me how to be a professional in the hospitality industry.

April J. Writing & Editing
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Steven F.
    Verified review

    April is an extraordinary writer, she is sharp witted, and she is exceptionally well educated. She is professional, and has an impeccable work ethic. I was very impressed with the quality and speed of her work. As a freelancer, I have built a steady backlog thanks to the resume that she helped me build.

    CMX Communications
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Matthew F.
    Verified review

    Janice was extremely helpful. I would hire her for any professional writing projects.

    Lisa Ingeme
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    George M.
    Verified review

    Lisa did great in writing Journal at our school of Architecture! She turned everything on time and it was perfect. I recommend her for any writing or editing tasks.

    Susan C.
    Verified review

    Julie was one of the best writers ive had the pleasure to work with. She is a competent, consummate professional who made the daunting task of setting up and writing our blog a breeze! I look forward to working with her again. -Suze Custer - Custer Creative

    About

    We offer a personalized service and encourage our customers to communicate with us about their expectations. Our editors are willing to continue working with you even after we e-mail your final draft if you have any concerns or further questions.

    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!

    • 25 years in business
    About

    I am a particularly effective coach because I went to the best law school and have had 10+ years of practical experience. My coaching style is effective, positive, and you will get constructive feedback from me. I like working with students and adults who strive for excellence. I also like working with academics and journalists because I can ask them critical questions.

    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

    Are you lost for words? Let LuckyDevilCat Designs lead the way for you to get your point across, whether that be through editing or writing. I provide a personal touch, and upon our first consultation you will experience an "aha" moment and see that working with me will help the true you shine through with any project! I am a masters plus educated Spanish and English teacher with previous experience in corporate recruiting with one of the "Big Three" consulting firms. My works of short stories and poetry have been published by Ezines online. My strength is finding your own inner voice and bringing it forward, as I have for numerous students and businessmen in the past through my career. Discover your own words today!

    About

    Writing/editing services, including technology, medical and health, financial and general reporting, also fashion, home, style, food, education. Tutoring and ESL available. I have a master's degree in journalism and worked for newspapers, magazines and book publishers, especially in technical and medical and SEO fields in many topics. Tutored ESL students of all abilities and all native language backgrounds. Proficient in French. Customers love that I am fast and accurate and that I have depth and breadth of knowledge.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    Hello there! My name is Jim, and I offer a wide range of services aside from just the writing you see here! I'm a passionate and compulsive writer, so on that front, I copy write, edit, transcribe, and tutor for writing and reading. I also offer voice-over solutions for people who need narration, acting, or directing services. I also edit audio using Adobe Audition, and I do some light video editing with Adobe Premiere, so you could say I also offer multimedia services too! Voice acting demo will be linked to customers upon request. I'm a one-man operation. That's what I relish about the work that I do. I love taking on challenges. I like meeting people. Message me with your needs, and I'll get you a quote ASAP!

    About

    I have two degrees: one in English and the other in Biology from UMass Dartmouth, and a Master's degree from Bridgewater State University. I can transcribe, edit, or write for both individuals and businesses. I have experience in medical and pharmacy terminology, as well. I am prompt, and depending on the amount of information, give a 48-72 hour turnaround period.

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