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The Writer
4.8
from 81 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
Yogi B.
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Todd Larson did an excellent job editing my book Rising Stars in Emerging Markets, published in 2013. He not only helped to cut the size of the text without changing the underlying message, but also did this under a very tight deadline. I wrote this book with the layperson reader in mind, which is always difficult to do, especially when writing about little-known names in emerging markets. But Todd helped to simplify the jargon to make the book easier to read, especially on my country-specific comments. I definitely recommend Todd for editing projects in business as well as non-business areas.

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Accurate Editing & Typing
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mrs. R.
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This experience has inspired me to further learn more how to improve my writing skills. This is a valuable tool having access to a highly qualified professional who can make you aware of your mistakes. I look forward to hiring Mr. Larson in the future. Thank you again.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nora F.
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I worked with Deb on overhauling my resume. She not only knew the ins and outs of resume writing; she also knew enough about my field to be able to help me figure out how to best position myself. She is a delight to work with and I highly recommend her!

Eagle Elite Tutoring
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn B.
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Ian was extremely helpful and very detailed in the process of writing my resume. I would highly recommend him.

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Dave Wheeler
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aram M.
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He assisted me with writing my personal statement for admission and the final draft awed whoever read it.

  • 21 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin White D.
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Kristin was very easy to work with. Very professional. Resume is fantastic.

Resume by Recruiter, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas V.
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After having Matt write my resume, I waited to see the results before writing this review. Now that I've received 2 job offers within just 2 months of applying, I can confidently say that Matt is great at what he does. We butted heads a couple of times at first, but that's just because I didn't trust him right away. Trust him. He knows what he's doing and will serve you well. Thanks Matt!

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jake L.
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Nadine is intelligent, honest, emphatic, kind and professional. Finding a job can be a mix of emotions whether you feel like you lack the experience, skill, the technical expertise, or even the personality to get the job you so desperately want. Nadine helps counteract these emotions by working as hard as she possibly can to make you feel confident through writing your resume, cover letter, and facilitating mock interviews. One thing that you can always expect from Nadine is she is always up to date on market trends, emerging fields, and connecting people to solutions. From being one of her clients, I can tell you with absolute certainty that she genuinely cares about the well-being of every client and is not just in it for money as her career services are quite affordable. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you for everything you have done for me.

  • 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.

Robynne's Writing
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca W.
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She did an amazing job reworking my resume. I would highly recommend her

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

ReWrite Editing
5.0
from 1 review
    Heather Y.
    Verified review

    BR has edited my CV on multiple occasions - each time taking care to improve the messaging and context of my experience. Could not recommend her more highly. Incredible attention to detail, extremely professional.

    DEW Writing Services
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    College Writing Teacher, Freelance Journalist, Master's Degree in Creative Writing, Licensed Teacher (English Language Arts) in Massachusetts will help you write or write it for you.

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    I have a Ph.D. in English literature and years of academic writing experience. I also taught academic writing for 8 years at the college level.

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    I offer writing and editorial services for business and individuals. From blogging and editing, to essay and creative writing help, I can help you craft a message that completely meets your needs.

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    I am a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience with print and online publications, as well as experience as a communication specialist with two government agencies. My goal is to produce clear and concise copy for clients that fits their budget and/or timeframe.

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    I will write your essay at $10/page for a maximum of 5 pages. Every page after that will be $13/page. This rate includes a $20 flat fee for research. I guarantee at least a B on your paper and I have a three-day turnaround time.

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    Freelance writer and resume/cover letter pro. Super reasonable rates. Can help with resumes, cover letters, linkedin profiles, job search advice and tactics.

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    Risk Management and mitigation...Editing; Research various documents info. Report writing; Investigative services with photos; Consulting on many different business and personal issues.

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    I have extensive experience writing professional and student resumes, as well as copy for multi-page small business websites. I can craft a unique, compelling voice for every client (individual or company) that best showcases your particular talents, skill set and services to set you apart from your competitors. Samples of my work are available upon request.

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