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Children's Book Author
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Derrick B.
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Kelly is great she had my wife's resume done the same day. Great writer, very professional and courteous. I'm definitely going to use her again.

Shane
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Juanita H.
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Boundless creativity is at home to this natural born writer. I was struggling with writers block till I partnered with this easy going hard working champ. Give him a shot.

Editorial Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Paula P.
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    I have been working with Doris Troy since 2000. I am a writer. Doris has worked with me on feature stories, literary essays, short stories, and a novel. If I had my way, I wouldn't send an e-mail without her seeing it first. After all, Penguin chose her to edit Shakespeare -- and if you think you can do better than that, think again. She is not only on time, but early. She is brilliant. I see her as a writing partner, not just an editor. She is the kind of editor that isn't made anymore; she will make you look a hundred times smarter than you are.

    Wendy A.
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    Teresa is an efficient and accurate writer and editor. She has done several projects for me, and they've all been done in a timely fashion. Her writing style is unique but not a distraction. As an editor, she's helped me hone my own voice. I highly recommend her.

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Deb C.
    Verified review

    Great writers! I would not hesitate to recommend MyHelp, Inc. for marketing services. Very responsive and delivered on-time and on budget.

    Forward Motion 411
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 13 years in business
    Randolph S.
    Verified review

    Sherry Thompson helped considerably with my application process to law school. With her expertise in the graduate school application process, she was able to help me craft an individualized timeline, and gave excellent feedback on my application materials. I was lucky to find an outstanding consulting group in Forward Motion 411, and highly recommend it to others who are looking for help with post-secondary educational admissions consulting.

    Aplus writer
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Wilson M.
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      He is a professional. Excellent work and fair prices. Thanks!!

      S Griffin
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Lisa J.
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        Suzanne has done excellent writing for me as the Worship Arts Director at Valley Brook Community Church. She is a writer that brings characters to life in ways that are fresh and relevant without loosing the integrity of the message. She has taken passages of scripture and brought them to life on the stage. She has written original scenes to illustrate Biblical events such as Advent and Easter. Suzanne can write with passion, humor and intelligence to get her points across. I always enjoy her creative approach with storytelling. She is also delightful as a person which makes the writing experience that much better! I highly recommend Suzanne Griffin as a writer.

        George B.
        Verified review

        We used Wendy for copy-editing and voice-over work. Her quick response time, professionalism and expertise were exactly what we needed. As a small, start-up, we needed someone to guide us and deliver quick results. Wendy did just that! She was able to work with tight deadlines and provide constructive criticism for us to improve our marketing materials and strategy.

        About

        My area of specialization is health and nutrition for humans and animals. I write articles, essays and other documents for a variety of media including books, dictionaries, newsletters, newspapers, magazines, and web sites. I conduct literature searches and reviews for professional and lay people. I write book reviews. My clients have complete confidence in me to write clear, detailed prose on a wide variety of topics; always meeting deadlines. I have a background in both medical and nutrition research as well as in writing which aids in critically reviewing research reports. I am proficient in Microsoft Office and Dreamweaver.

        About

        Proton Writing Consultants Pty Ltd is the experienced and reliable choice for all your nonfiction projects: editing, proofreading, manuscript assessments, writing, ghostwriting, self-publishing, e-books, research and fact checking, and website content writing. Why choose Proton? Many writers and editors are not scientists, and many scientists are not writers. Countless writers and editors fear science, and countless scientists fear writing. This is unfortunate because good writing is essential to understanding and promoting science. Without clear, simple and logical writing—free of complexity and jargon—the scientist’s message is often ignored. By choosing Proton you receive professional structural editing, copy-editing, proofreading, manuscript assessments, ghostwriting, writing and copywriting services, combined with scientific expertise. This is a rare and beneficial combination for your scientific and technical writing needs. Your writing will be clear and appealing; your message will be read and understood.

        • 4 years in business
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        I work efficiently and quickly and am willing to take on a variety of projects, from resumes to web copy.

        About

        I take a more personal approach than is typical in an on-line world. Getting to know my clients on a personal level helps me gain a deeper appreciation of their needs. I do my best work under a spirit of collaboration.

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        Words to help your business grow; promotional writing, editing, cover letters, recommendations, press releases about products, people and events

        • 4 years in business
        About

        Wordsmith, writer, actor, playwright, singer--all working with the written and spoken word, all coming from a proposition of intent and objective. What do you what to do? Motive (What bothers)? Internal goal? External goal? Don't you know the conflict was there before the story began. What tone? What mood?

        About

        I write resumes and cover letters that generate responses which lead to interviews. My expertise is knowing how to take a client's unique skills and achievements and provide clear and concise strategies, material, and motivation - which make them stand out against the competition and attract the best organizations and opportunities. My previous positions in the recruiting side and then the Human Resources aspect, has led me to understand every side of the hiring process. I am happy to put my powerful knowledge, passion, and writing skills to great use by helping people in their job search. CORE COMPETENCIES Resume Writing Cover Letter Customization Career Consultation Interview Preparation Keyword Optimization Salary Negotiation Career Transitions Employee Relations Customer Service Human Resources Consulting Editing/Proofreading

        About

        I was a high school teacher for over 25 years and have taught all levels from 4th grade to college. I am experienced in both calculus and test prep, as well as more typical middle school through high school math courses. I am interested in helping you find solutions to your math writing and instructional needs.

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        Given material, I can produce excellent prose. I will write articles, descriptive copy, or resumes. I can read and critique what has already been written. I was an educator for over 30 years, much of that time a secondary English teacher and department head. As such, I have a long history of teaching and producing writing. I have published five books and numerous articles in the field of education. I write quickly and effectively.

        About

        I have 7 years of writing and editing experience, most of it being online. Experiences include covering local events, editing a self-help book, and managing the opinion section of a college newspaper. All deadlines given to me are met promptly.

        About

        A freelance writer with a dozen years of experience, I specialize in humor and rhyme, not only original work, but also taking something you already have and making it funny or making it rhyme, perfect for advertisements or special occasions.

        About

        I am an excellent writer/editor. I have worked with hundreds of college students and I have over 30 years of experience.

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