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The Writer
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
Dani B.
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Todd was great and so speedy! He made great changes that didn't alter the tone of the writing but really improved the flow of the piece. He also made necessary grammatical changes, all of which were very consistent.

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Accurate Editing & Typing
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John L.
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first of all let me say that I was a little nervous in trusting someone with my work writing is everything to me but Tod is extremely professional walks you through everything explains everything I could not of asked for a better person to edit my workI have found a editor for life already working on book number 2 also he is very reasonable price for wise also if you have any questions or concerns is very quick to get back to you bottom line you can not go wrong with Todd you know what they say you get what you pay for good luck hope you make the smart choice

  • 11 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie W.
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Ken was excellent in his responsiveness. I believe that his knowledge and understanding of the non-profit organizational environment lends a unique perspective on wording, brevity, and the importance of key metrics specific to the non-profit environment. His writing is beyond parallel. I look forward to working with Ken again in the future.

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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.

Guillemets
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
James K.
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Lee Hershey, works with you to understand the nature of the assignment at hand; she then goes on to professionally develop a work schedule that fits in a series of your expectations. I was able to arrange a face to face meeting with her, and explain bits, about the nature of my work. We agreed on a delivery method, and she replied to all my questions. Overall, it was a great experience --- if you need a person that is dedicated, interactive, professional, and open minded, then Lee Hershey is the right person.

  • 21 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Rich B.
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Awesome to work with. Quick and efficient. Personalized - takes time and doesn't rush you. Will recommend her to friends.

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Personal Marketing Creative
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cliff O.
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Great timely communication. Speed and professionalism of service. Extremely well written resume!

  • 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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rich Z.
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Lee was great! She walked me through writing my resume. I had no clue where to start being out of the job search world for 30+ years.

  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Cecilia C.
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It was a pleasure working with Laurie throughout the college application process. Laurie provided my daughter with much-needed guidance in navigating the application process and valuable advice in terms of college selection decisions and how to approach essay writing. My daughter also benefited greatly from her feedback in writing her college application essays. Laurie was always responsive to our questions and punctual in returning my daughter's essays with helpful comments. Her guidance is much appreciated.

  • 26 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nick H.
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Excellent, clear, concise resume writing and has consistently helped to get me into the room with an interviewer. Marian worked with me over a few drafts to get it just right. No pressure to finish until I had what I needed.

  • 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!

Susan H.
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I highly recommend reading "I call myself Earth Girl. The story is compelling and not easy to put down. Ms. Greene has given us a beautifully written book that carries messages that are dear to my heart. Her method of bringing these subjects to light will reach many. It is a thought-provoking book that left me thinking long after the last sentence.

Andrew Green
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Geof H.
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    Andrew Green's writing sparkles, and immediately captured the messages our program sought to project. We were struck by his responsiveness to last-minute requests, and appreciated his good humor throughout production of our written materials.

    About

    I've taught and coached writing for over 20 years. I work with high school students on college application essays, undergraduate and graduate students on research papers, college faculty on articles for publication, etc. I ask lots of questions to help writers clarify their thinking and make suggestions for improvements.

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    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.

    • 4 years in business
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    In addition to being a prolific poet, I understand that my more practical and varied skill set is more applicable in today's market. Whether you are looking to elevate your level of writing, grammar, and appeal to your professor, supervisor or whomever, my technical writing, journalistic bent, copy editing and proofreading acumen will be of immense help to you. Please check Rate My Words "Advanced" and Click "Author" for a sample of my prose.

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    Content writing for web. Also assist the beginner on creating an online business by instruction and advise.

    About

    Because I love to write and review others' writing, I am well suited to work with you around writing. That can include overcoming blocks and getting essays ready for college submissions. Also, I revel in the wonders of the writing of others and find ways to making literature of all types accessible to readers. Finally, I can get people ready for standardized tests as well.

    About

    Having hard time on typing tons of paperworks? In need of a helper on your book reports? takes you a lot of time typing hard scribbled notes? You look on the right place. My service render, fast typing load work, knowledgeable in computer typing skills and understandable transaction with customers. Just give me full details of what work you want me to do in a reasonable price and reasonable span of time. Let's do the work smooth and easy!

    About

    A former Ivy League writing professor provides help with writing to high school and college students.

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