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Ruby Blue Creative
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Susan H.
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I have worked with many copywriters over the years, and Katherine is exceptional. She has an uncanny ability to take information from multiple sources, find the key points, and tell the story with just the right voice for the project. She is extremely smart, wonderful to work with, and she gets the job done on time.

In Focus Editing
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Paula S.
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I have twice relied upon the superb editing and proofreading services of Heidi FitzGerald for pertinent, academic thesis work. In 2012 I sent her a major final piece with an extremely short time window of return expected. The final edits were sent back to me well ahead of the promised date and under the estimate cost quote given. It was impeccable work. In 2013 I again utilized her professional services to review, proofread, and do full editing on my final Graduate thesis submission. Her work was again, flawless. What impressed my most about her editing was her ability to comprehend, interpret, and flesh out the critical words and meanings necessary to the work. Her aptitude for phrasing and grammatics, and her keen eye for catching all necessary edits produced a thesis that was precise and of the highest academic standing. I fully accredit the use of Heidi's editing services as being the catalyst for my Dean's Honour List graduation status. I am now a professional city planner and rely upon her professional editing services for technical planning projects. Her work is impeccable; her rates are excellent, and her timelines of return, well ahead of expectation. I recommend the editing, copywriting, proofreading, and writing services of Heidi FitzGerald without hesitiation in the highest professional regard.

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I'm a freelance copywriter and marketer who crafts compelling and custom marketing content that persuades, ranks and sells. Although I do a little bit of everything, I consider myself skilled in a few particular areas. What I Do Best: * Website Content * Landing Pages * Content Development * Blogs * Brochures * Marketing Emails * Ad Copy * Taglines/Slogans * Manuals * Script Work * Articles/Reviews

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Addie is a Twin Cities-based freelance copywriter with several years of experience as a technical writer and a Master's degree in creative writing. Whether you need to step up your internet presence with a blog or with search-engine-friendly web pages, update your bio, streamline your manuals or online help, or reach new and existing customers, Addie can help. She knows how to combine the clear precision of business writing with the fresh, innovative nature of creative writing. It is this authenticity that she brings to all of her writing and editing projects. While a tentative hourly rate is listed below, Addie is much more interested in looking at your project as a whole in order to best serve your needs. Call or email to set up your free project consultation today!

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As a marketing communications professional, my highest priority is helping my clients to be searchable online through quality, keyword-enhanced content and backlinks to their site from external websites. Whether I provide the client with a website solution through my website team, help to enhance an existing website, or work with my client's chosen website developer, I bring the same commitment to quality content and online visibility each time.

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In several of my freelance projects my work has been chosen above other seasoned copywriters. I have been hired on numerous occasions to edit and improve the work of other writers, and my taglines and headlines are always chosen over any other submissions.

About

I am retired with 20 years of proofreading in a print shop. Also some editing and copywriting. Just email your copy to me. I will proof it, make suggestions and return it quickly. Also, I will do internet research for you if needed.

  • 10 years in business
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I spent 20 years as an agency account guy and client-side marketing communications manager. I understand the strategic foundation required to craft effective copy.

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