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The Writer
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 146 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 74 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%.

Eagle Elite Tutoring
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Donna P.
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Did a great job re-formatting my resume, highlighting strongest skills/key words front and center. Ian was patient with my questions and edits. He "listened" with empathy and he was great at negotiating, with me, the best ways to communicate to a prospective employer, through my resume, and cover letter?

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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.

Guillemets
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin W.
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Lee was creative and insightful in helping our luxury shoe brand put our best foot forward with new marketing initiatives. Her intuition was on target; her copy was was imaginative and attention getting. We loved the collaborative working process and our end results!

  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel B.
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Diane is a phenomenal editor with an eye not only for the smallest detail but for the big picture as well. To begin with, she has done a wonderful job editing and proofreading my novels, not just catching typos or pointing out missing words, but finding inconsistencies in descriptions (people, places, things), timelines, etc. She has applied the same discerning attention to my non-fiction. Diane has also been editing and proofreading copy for my advertising business for more than two decades now. That copy has run the gamut from lengthy brochures to video scripts to print advertising to web content to sales presentations, and so on. Additionally, for my licensing business, she has done an equally superb job reviewing complex legal agreements. Bottom line: She has never failed to make my writing better in some way, whether it’s by flagging a phrase or sentence that could be clearer or by catching a typo. I always have a lot more confidence in the clarity and accuracy of my work after Diane has put her stamp on it.

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 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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Alexandra has been my go to girl for anything resume or portfolio related during my interview and job search process! She has been amazing for editing, advice, and suggestions to help me feel more confident with my work and creating something relevant for each application. I don't know what I would do without her!

Verbatim-Ink
5.0
from 1 review
  • 39 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John C.
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Kind and caring. Asked questions to get to know you and pulled talents out of you. Resume was outstanding and she helped with interviewing. Creativity in writing is her talent and gift. Felt like family . Would recommend to anyone.

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I truly enjoy taking the time to justify every word, every sentence and every thought so there is sparkle and wisdom and intelligence laced within the letters.

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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!

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I specialize in clarity, brevity and readability. I make things easy to understand.

  • 4 years in business
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I've edited the work of the instructors for the very best students in the world.

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I can usually understand my client's goals very quickly, and identify with them. Clients find it easy to communicate with me, and we can get on the "same page" right away and produce the best quality work.

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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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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.

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We Guarantee That “Will Exceed” Your Expectations – Let Us Prove It! We specialize in delivering custom websites, website enhancements or complete make-over’s to make you look your best as compared with your competition. Your website must reflect: You, your business, your capabilities, your value, your branding, and be equal to or better than your competitors. Each website we create has a unique design with search engine-friendly features. Forms, blogs, e-commerce, videos, and more can also be incorporated in your website. Our marketing efforts include consulting, SEO, directory listings, and maintenance. We can also assist you with logo design, branding efforts, copywriting services, photography and video production. As business professionals, we work with all our clients to educate, spend their resources wisely and deliver only an end product that you say is perfect.

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I provide copy writing, copy editing, and proofreading services for businesses. I've had my own freelance business since 1992, and before that I worked for ad agencies and corporate ad departments. I have worked for just about every industry and do work for Web, print, and broadcast media. I have a proven track record of success with regard to accuracy and generating sales for clients. Clients like me because they can depend on me for a job well done, that meets the deadline, for a reasonable rate. Collateral includes ads, catalogs, articles, blogs, websites, press releases, brochures, direct mail, and more. I am trained in SEO and offer that expertise to clients.

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I am a writer/editor in Worcester County. As an English major, I am well equipped to proofread documents - both fiction and non. I edit a serial novel on a weekly basis. My clients include college students, business managers, and more. Editing has always been a passion of mine; I am happy to put my knowledge to use!

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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

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I'm an independent contractor. I'm a recent graduate from the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in dance who is interested in writing, editing, publishing, and assisting.

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