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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.

Obrianna C.
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Danielle Hines is a talented writer. As a professional myself, I value the writing advice and editing she has given me in the past. From helping me to write more distinctly, to finding my voice, to removing punctuation errors, I trust her judgement and ability. I have also had the opportunity to read some of her work and I have found it delightful and moving. I highly recommend her for any of your writing needs!

  • 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.

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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer T.
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Editor working on project. Aware will take time. Looking for completion in spring


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


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


I do editing - fast and inexpensive. I will do the first chapter for free. E-mail me and we can work out something

  • 34 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

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.


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.


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.

  • 4 years in business

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


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.


I have been editing since I was in first grade and correcting the teacher's errors. I want to edit; I want to help others. I do not charge outrageous prices-staring at under $500 for complete edits.


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.

  • 18 years in business

No one does what I do. Because there not Blind and I am Born that way.


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

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