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Sarah Moore Studios
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  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ronald M.
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Copy editing Excellence Sarah Moore's copy editing was excellent. Sshe was smart supportive and fastShe was accurate smart supportive and fast.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chris C.
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Jason has been very helpful, and as a published author in the non fiction realm and an excellent writer himself, he could immediately see what needed to be worked on in my MS. He put considerable time into an excellent critique that has been more than I expected.

Michelle B.
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Greg was able to take on a wide range of topics from technical medical device guides to articles on lifestyle and wellbeing. He often asked follow up questions to clarify assignments and make sure he was on target. His projects were typically turned in ahead of schedule and needed little editing. He quickly grasped the brand and with that the voice of the organization. His work was always research-based and easy to digest. I would not hesitate to recommend him for content writing in the health field or any other.

  • 34 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I really listen to my customers and deliver the product they are looking for but am not afraid to offer ideas that might enhance the quality of the finished product. I love to create; however, I am most satisfied when my creations bring joy to the person who is seeking services.

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90% error free is my works. You can really rely to me. I really love typing and searching the net for info.

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I will edit for grammar, flow, tone, voice, style, accuracy, and structure to suit your needs and intentions. I will create fresh literature for public relations or advertising. I will write lyrics for original, musical compositions.

  • 18 years in business
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No one does what I do. Because there not Blind and I am Born that way. Writing about everything.

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I charge less than anybody else, I do my work with the pleasure of helping others and myself learn from each other, sometimes I don't charge anything at all. I understand what it is to be poor, low income and not have the ability to receive help from people in the same business I am in. Helping others and myself to learn more about how to live happily on this planet until we all move up to the next spiritual level, which level I believe to be the thousand years of peace on our planet that Jeshua spoke about.

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Professional writing, editing and content development services. Present complex ideas in terms relevant to the audience and in concise language that forms a lasting impression.

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I have a Master's degree in Education and have been an English teacher. I have experience in writing and editing educational materials, technical manuals, and website content. As an editor I clean up spelling and grammar as well as attending to the overall tone and style of your writing so that it is clear, concise and readable.

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Writer, editor, proofreader. B.A. in journalism, University of Maine. Great at noticing what spell check doesn't. Efficient werk dun cheep.

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As a writer, I strive for perfection and would love to spread my abilities in content creation, editing, marketing, and consultation to those who would love to benefit. Empathetic and willing to do provide only the best for my customers, I can guarantee satisfaction.

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Editing, web content writing and proofreading services available. I specialize in blog content, newsletter articles (online and print), social media, marketing collateral, and copy (for print or web).

  • 4 years in business
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I take care of the writing to make sure it is exactly what the client wants. I am proficient to meet all deadlines. I really love to write, so what I write shines above the rest. These are just some of the tests and the scores I got on these working sites that I belong to. Elance--People Per Hour--Thumbtack Email Etiquette Certification 4.00 out of 5. Office Skills Test 3.75 out of 5 Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version) 3.75 out of 5 Internet Marketing Test 3.60 out of 5 Social Media Marketing Test 3.50 out of 5. Copy-Writing 100% E-Mail Marketing 463 out of 699 Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 474 out of 699 This job lets me do what I love to do and that is to write on different topics. I love to write, I also like working with new people.

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I am a former reporter, features editor, city editor, and State House reporter for the Kennebec Journal and other Gannett newspapers. Spent four years as owner/operator of a successful little print shop. Joined MaineGeneral Medical Center (MaineGeneral Health) as a writer and retired 13 years later as Vice President of Communications and Community Relations. Writing and editing have always been a part of my career. I have won numerous awards for writing from the Maine Press Association, the Public Relations Society of America, and the Maine Healthcare Communications Association. I am especially good at and interested in human interest feature length articles. As a freelancer, I have written speeches, written and edited newsletters, and been involved in the production of various publications.

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Extensive experience as a reporter (newspapers), magazine writer and editor(Inc. magazine), author (two books about business management) and communications director (Maine Legislature). English/creative writing degree from a major university and M.A in International Relations (Boston University). Ample background in writing speeches (for legislators), press releases and editorial columns.

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Copyediting and proofreading services for professional services providers, publishers, authors, business websites, all types of business communication, and academic authors. My mission is to make your writing clear and powerful, to help you communicate with certainty with your audience, to boost your success. Thirty years of experience in editing, proofreading, writing, and publishing. Dennis Kouba, The Editing & Proofreading Guy.

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I offer proofreading, copywriting and editing, web content, research and citation/ bibliography writing services.

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I have extensive experience editing and writing resumes, college essays, blog posts, product descriptions, reviews, and CVs.

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