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Happy Creek Communications
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie W.
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I have worked with Eden for more than 15 years. It's hard to find a writer that offers both style and substance, but that is her specialty. Eden produces business and editorial content that is smart; tightly edited; humorous when appropriate; professional and strategic; and tailored to her target audience. She also has great project management skills and the ability to work well with a wide range of stakeholders. While her marketing savvy leads to great business results, I most enjoy her wit and observational style on editorial pieces. On a recent series of blogs she produced while traveling across the country, her many readers looked forward to daily posts (and the comments they elicited). Eden is a pleasure to work with and one of those people you can count on to “get it” quickly and deliver consistently great work.

  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Tina N.
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Brenda is an accomplished business writer, proposal writer, and marketing copy. She is professional, timely, and have a keen eye in proofreading her work. I recommend hiring Brenda for your writing needs.

LaurieMedia
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sue D.
Verified review

Laurie is a writer who can infuse copy with deep meaning, humor and pathos. She makes it look effortless. She's also a fantastic editor. Very pleasant to work with. She knows social media top to bottom and can manage multiple projects at once.

Carlos
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Grace M.
    Verified review

    A very great academic writer, I will recommend him in all your academic papers over and over

    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Heather B.
    Verified review

    I recently emailed K&F Fuhrman Enterprises, LLC asking for a quote for her services for our bi-monthly newsletters. I felt that her pricing was very reasonable. The content that was provided was just what I was looking for. I know it is difficult to find the write content writer and with K&F Fuhrman Enterprises, LLC I felt that it was a match. I have used other content writing services and have not been so lucky with the end results. She knew of the topics and you could tell of that in her writing. When she did not know of the topics, she researched the topic in order to provide the piece requested. With K&F Fuhrman Enterprises, LLC , I was more then pleased and look forward to working with her in the near future!

    The Semantic Stylist™
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    David D.
    Verified review

    The Semantic Stylist is among the most talented writers we have worked with. His ability to write in many different voices, be it buttoned-up professional or more friendly consumer-oriented is impressive. Always on time and spot on.

    Writer on the Block
    3.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Janice S.
    Verified review

    Laura is amazing. When she first started helping me with my old website, she found pages that, when linked on went to nothing. It was bad. She corrected so many mistakes and helped rewrite content that we were immediately having good responses from patients. She rewrote content for our site and we are getting many patients from our website. We then transitioned to a new and better website. She was so knowledgeable, that I was able to know with certainty that this was a reputable company. She has continued to write ads for us and content for our site. I would have never taken the plunge without her and we are getting so many new patients thanks to her efforts. Why, because they are finding us on the web, thank-you Laura for your expertise. You are professional, smart and a much better writer than I (she is great at correcting grammar, etc). She is the best and I would never hesitate to recommend Laura, her professional skills are outstanding.

    About

    Through almost thirty years of writing for clients, I've developed a style well suited for straightforward business and government communication. Just as important, I am deeply familiar with the DC regional community and culture and understand the audiences my clients want to reach.

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    I am a freelance writer or editor for hire. I am a writer with good editing skills that can help you polish up your projects. I have a degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland and do freelance writing as well. I have many samples to show you and I take each project seriously.

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    I am a freelance journalist, columnist, editor, blogger and writer. I have worked in the publishing industry - consumer and business-to-business -- for 20+ years. I am passionate about thoroughly researching a topic and presenting it to readers in interesting and actionable prose.

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    I am an experienced listener, motivator, and dream advocate!

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    I’m a freelance writer with strong administrative tendencies and experience and an extraordinary knack for organizing, research, editing and making my client or company look good. I have an inherent need to be proud of the work I produce and take pride in leaving projects better than I found them. My creative nature makes attention to detail my modus operandi and unique challenges my muse. I have experience in creative writing, academic research and non-fiction, professional writing, blogging, and journalism. I also pursue photography and dabble in web design - I can fulfill so many of your communications needs.

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    I am an experienced writer and editor for newspapers, magazines, journals, radio scripts, book reviews, and reports. Thank you for your interest. Contact me now to know more about my services.

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    Freelance editing and writing, with a specialty in health, science, and medicine. 40 year career in Federal government communications.

    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Education needs? Look no further! I am a retired teacher offering tutoring services for all ages. I am Wilson language certified and adult literacy certified. I have taught in three states. I volunteer with adult literacy and citizenship naturalization. I write for an online publication, blog, write poetry, and am a novelist. I love seeing people find joy in learning. Let me help you.

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    I am a writer based out of the nation's capital. I have six years of professional writing, blogging, and editing experience, and my articles have appeared in major outlets like Forbes, The Blaze, Red State, and a plethora of other outlets both online and in print. I capture my clients' ideas and energy and translate them into beautiful copy for any outlet.

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    I can help you grow your business by providing quality, relevant content that will build your customers confidence and trust. I create web content, newsletter content, blog posts and more that will help potential customers find you and stick with you.

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    If you are looking for a great editor/writer you found the best. I pay great attention to detail, I am organized, and have over 10 years experience editing resumes, essays, and any type of correspondence. I have excellent writing and editing skills. My mother is a college English teacher, so I learned from the best!

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    Reach out to me for an impeccable editing experience! I have extensive writing, editing and proof reading experience. I meet deadlines consistently, no matter how hard the job.

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    I have the patience to attempt to make each word appropriate and correct.

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    I have always excelled in English Grammar, reading and writing since I was a child. In advanced classes in school, I was introduced to 1st year college English Literature and Grammar while in 8th grade with an A+ grade average. It's been said that I have a way with words. I have written poetry and freelance articles for small newspapers and magazines. And have edited, proofread and written books and official letters for authors and business leaders. My multicultural background of friends and business associates has enabled me to assist people of foreign languages,familiar with English, to be able to write and complete letters and books with grammatically correct English for publishing. I have a very good general understanding of written media, marketing and advertising as well as graphic design. Very detail oriented, I am gifted that corrections seem to jump off the page at me for proofreading. When writing, I try to articulate a book or article to sound and read the way the client would speak. I am familiar with working with a publisher to produce the best written materials possible. I prefer working via email or phone, but will consider travel. In consideration of my clients' confidentiality, please contact me for references and to discuss your next project.

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