Pro Writer w/ 4 Emmys!
Pro Writer w/ 4 Emmys!

Pro Writer w/ 4 Emmys!

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Very good 4.6(9)
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Introduction: Hi. My name is Terry Irving, and If it involves words, I've done it before and done it well. I have a record of success as a published author, tv news professional, and freelance writer with decades of experience. I have written everything from novels and memoirs to business brochures and imaginative and compelling copy. I am an expert at explaining complex technical subjects. I'm straightforward and casual with clients and willing to change or rewrite material until you are satisfied. I also generally research everything I write to prevent errors. I prefer to work remotely, so I'm available anywhere in the U.S. I follow the Editorial Freelancers Association recommendations and charge $0.10 a finished word for editing and $0.20 a finished word for original writing. The first rewrite or second draft is half-price. I don't charge for an initial conversation except for the $25 fee that Thumbtack charges me. DISCOUNTS -An initial edit (up to 5 pages) for a fixed price of $50. -I'll copyedit any business document for errors and ESL issues (up to 20 pages-no developmental rewrites) for a fixed fee of $100.
Overview

Hired 17 times

Serves Bethesda, MD

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1 employee

12 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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    Video Production

Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, work quality, and professionalism.

Very good 4.6

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Hanif A.
4 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Terry did a terrific and fast-turn around edit on a doc I needed a second eye on. He took the time to understand my issue and responded same day with a great edit with high value for low cost. I really felt like Terry put his time and expertise to work on my work as if it was his own. Will def make use of his services again!

Details: Writing • Substantive or developmental editing • Non-fiction manuscripts • Ghostwriting • Fewer than 2,000 words • A single project • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Lyn W.
6 days ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I will refer you to all my friends and definitely use you for other ghost writing ventures I have. It was pleasurable working with you

Details: Writing • Editing • Copyediting • Web copy • Ghostwriting • 2,000 - 10,000 words • A variety of projects • Remotely (phone or internet)

Pro Writer w/ 4 Emmys!'s reply
Thanks. Much appreciated.
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Eric C.
Sep 1, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Terry is very easy to work with. He made me feel comfortable right away on some topics that were personal to me. He quickly adapted to my writing style and has helped me be more consistent in reaching my goals. Would definitely recommend Terry!

Details: Writing • Editing • Substantive or developmental editing • Proofreading • Formatting and fact checking • Non-fiction manuscripts • Ghostwriting • 50,000 - 100,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Latonya H.
Jun 16, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

I was researching a ghost writer and to learn about the process. Terry was very knowledgeable and friendly. He also provided me with a detailed analysis of the story I've created to help make my story cohesive.

Details: Writing • Editing • Copyediting • Proofreading • Fiction manuscripts • Ghostwriting • 50,000 - 100,000 words • A single project • Remotely (phone or internet)

Pro Writer w/ 4 Emmys!'s reply
Thank You!
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Nick W.
Nov 24, 2020
Excellent service, and work. Would highly recommend. I have used him as a ghostwriter for my company many times, and will continue to use him.
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Edward Irving

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    For long-term projects and repeat assignments, I am willing to discuss a discounted rate.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I want to hear from you about what you want to get out of the process. If it's a fiction or non-fiction book, I'd like to know your emotional ties to the material. If it's commercial copy, I'd like to discuss the nature of your audience. Then I'd like to write an initial draft of a short portion of your work so you can review it. If you already have material written, I'd like to read it, research it, and deliver an initial draft. The more I can read of your previous work or your corporate style, the better I can capture your "voice" so that the final work was written by you and not me. I also do quick turnaround editing for those whose native language is not English to make your work product indistinguishable from native English speakers.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a college degree from so long ago, it's a miracle the place still exists (Haverford College.) I worked 20 years at ABC News, 10 years at Nightline. I worked on several very early online startups and innovated many of the techniques you see as standard today. I've also worked for Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC where I did three years of hard time as the Executive Producer of the Don Imus program (He did NOT get into trouble on my watch!) I have been writing full-time for the past 25 years: original novels, news scripts, documentaries, and corporate promotion. I have three books on Amazon that I've put my name on (Courier, Warrior, and The Last American Wizard,) a large number of books under pseudonyms (Westerns and Business,) and I have edited or rewritten several complete books and am most proud of my latest, "On the Frontlines of the Television War" by Yasutsune "Tony" Hirashiki.

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