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Linaee Creative
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  • 26 years in business
Mitzi M.
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Heather, at Linaee Creative provided copy editing for my manuscript before publication. She was thorough and helpful with ideas and ask questions to provide clarity which was beyond the service that I hired her to do. I had someone else do the content editing, but had I known about Heather prior, I would have asked her to do that as well. Great service, great value!

  • 4 years in business
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Creative, technical, and professional writing, editing, and transcription. Words are my craft and I am a master. Have a website that needs words? I can provide them. Need to make a good impression in a professional email? I can help you do that. Have an important term paper due soon? I won't write it for you, but I'll comb through it for grammar mistakes and help you polish it. If it needs to be written, and written well, I'm the one you want.

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I have written professionally for newspapers, including hard news, feature stories and reviews. I have also written resumes. As a hobby, I also restore and transfer audio. I can bring new life to mono recordings, even on mass-market CDs.

  • 3 years in business
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Owner Jeffrey Alfred Ruth is a published author with a variety of publishing experiences. From anthology contributor, to featured columnist with a major media outlet, to his most recent published book with a major academic publisher, the Ossi Agency has the opportunity to guide your project to success.

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We publish your manuscript and sell it through the Internet distributors like Amazon, Books-a-Million, Borders, Ingram (Barnes & Noble chains), and all the online distributors. We register your copyright in the Library of Congress, and after publication we arrange for six signings dates in your area. We publish in English, Spanish and now in Portuguese. Once the book is approved for printing, there will be seven business days for delivery of books to your place from the printing site. Other services available are editing of the manuscript, Spanish / Portuguese translations into English or vice-versa, hard covers. Our publishing fee is $599 - full price. We have some optional costs, please check with us directly.

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Freelance editing, proofreading, writing critique, BA in English, minor in Communications, professional teaching certificate, Master in Education

  • 11 years in business
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I have been a passionate reader and student of the English language for most of my life. I now use this passion, along with a Bachelor's in English and Professional Editor's certification, to help writer's of all types produce their absolute best writing. Whether you are working on business documents, a book, a paper, etc., I will use my knowledge, skills, and personal touch to make you shine.

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I am a Michigan high school English teacher, and my passion is really helping my students turn out good writing. I think it is imperative that written communication is exceptional in order to present both an individual and a corporation in the most professional light possible. I lend my services to editing written expression of all kinds, including college papers, books, journal articles, correspondence, and anything else that needs a practiced eye to ensure it is the most complete and professional it can possibly be.

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I proofread, tutor, write, type, and create resumes, as well as many other possible duties, also secretarial jobs.

  • 5 years in business
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Customization and the personal attention received throughout the order process.

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I have lots of experience editing school papers for school as for my kids. I also have OCD so mistakes catch my eye easily

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I am a Proofreader and Copy Editor with 11 years of professional experience. I will help you polish your writing for professional and academic presentation. I am willing to take the time to work with you to help you become a better writer. I will proofread/copy edit anything from papers only a few pages long to book length manuscripts. My fee is negotiable with an absolute minimum of $10/hr.

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I can proofread and edit and am able to translate from German to English and from English to German.

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Writing and editing services for books, ebooks, magazine articles and website content. I specialize in how-to material such as directions, do-it-yourself descriptions and craft and hobby instructions.

  • 13 years in business
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I have years of experience teaching advanced ESL for academic and business purposes. I'm happy to help you improve your written English by editing and proofreading your work. Send me your paper or copy by email, and I'll make sure it's ready to make a great impression. I have an MA in TESOL and have taught at major universities.

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I have a degree in English Secondary Education. I love writing, whether it is formal essays, reviews, or editing! I also have unique handwriting and put it to good use through my calligraphy and personalization services.

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I am extremely thorough and meticulous. I strive to provide the best possible product for my clients.

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I edit your literary works of art, whether it be as simple as a one page document or as large as a novel, If you have a story but feel that its not quite up to par, I will show you where and how to take your story to the next level.If you have further questions feel free to contact me.

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Copy and content editing of fiction and nonfiction NOTE: I am currently working part-time as a substitute teacher in public school system, which required background check and fingerprinting. I completed that in August, 2016,

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I am a 1998 graduate of Saginaw Valley State University, majoring in Psychology and Youth Services. Writing and editing are of special interest to me; I find them enjoyable and sometimes challenging.

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I am currently a sophomore at Michigan State University. I am an editing/publishing student with a minor in American sign language. I'm looking to edit and proof all types of work.

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