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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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David is a renown storyteller, lecturer, magazine writer, photographer and filmmaker. He is available to help you tell your story, live, with pictures, video and words. He works in print, on websites, in film and all formats of HD video. His expertise is in concept, idea and content generation, with a special interest in expedition and high adventure storytelling. He presents inspiring lectures on art, photography and the creative process. David teaches workshops and courses in creativity, innovation and photography, film and video production. He writes about alternative education, philosophy and human potential. Over the last 34 years, David's lectures, writings and workshops have launched careers and changed the lives of tens of thousands of today media professionals. He is the founder, and for 34 years, the Director of the Maine Photographic Workshops, the International Film Workshops, and founding president of Rockport College.

  • 8 years in business
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Award winning videographer, professional video editor, writer/blogger. Using top of the line video, audio and editing software to create and customize a video that perfect for you! Will travel.

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Experience!!! I have more experience in the outdoors than most ever will. Having started in the wilds at a young age. I have been flytying and Flyfishing for 40 years. I have been hunting for 37 of those years. I love the woods and the rivers and feel more at home there than any where. Being able to write about life in the real world of the wild places, is a dream come true!

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I am a writer and editor of all things realistic and fanciful. I write and edit reams of academic work, web copy, business plan content, resumes/CVs, book chapters, etc. My clients include students of all levels, business owners, attorneys, physicians, web companies, publishers and rabbits. (Rabbits make great clients because of the steady stream of referrals.) I devote my heart, soul and femur to whatever project I accept. I am talented, precise and pleasantly neurotic. My clients generally sing my praises. As an English teacher, I feel diagramming is a lost art. But, life moves onward. In the meantime, I offer my students the following advice: 1. In all things, you get what you give. 2. Gym teachers shouldn't twerk.

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Published Poet and Journalist, with a Master's Degree from School of Communications at Uni Texas, Austin --- will write for right client and right price --- professional services at rock bottom prices. ---David Easton M.A.

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I am a freelance writer for your writing needs. The writing services are available for the following: * Website content * Blogging * Ghostwriting * eBooks * Short nonfiction * Copywriting * Proofreading * Editing * Music stories or lyrics * Poetry for all occasions, including rhyming poetry * Children's writing

  • 11 years in business
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Once, I was driven by the dark lure of the Electric Slide. Now, I'm satisfying people with my incendiary prose and persnickety editing. I am likely coming across as a try-hard, and for that, I'm sorry. I am actually an engaging writer with a unique voice, though I can emulate another's if you wish. I have a MA from Harvard, experience in most genres and an organic feel for tone, verbiage and organization. I am driven by the nuances of grammar. I'm quirky and talented and care about deliverin a great product and some levity, if desired.

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