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  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laura F.
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Working with Jennifer was easy and enjoyable from the first conversation onward! She brought valuable knowledge regarding blogging to my project, her editing was impeccable, and her timeliness made sure that I made our agreed timeline for outputs. I would highly recommend Jennifer for anyone timid about jumping into public writing or a seasoned writer looking for a fresh perspective.

  • 34 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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I am writing a book and needed help with line editing. Homegrown Communications responded quickly. We met and she turned around the first chapter quickly. I was very pleased with her work and will use her for additional editing.

Pierce-Hoffa Creative
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Katherine S.
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Susan is my go-to art director for all my design needs. When I work with clients who need both copy and graphic design, I immediately call Susan to check on her availability because she is the best designer/art director I have ever worked with. I recommend her without hesitation and will continue to tap into her creative genius and expertise as often as possible.

Almighty Bear
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Tammy S.
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Adam is an excellent writer with the ability to adapt to client needs quickly and seamlessly. He takes feedback very well, and always meets his deadlines. I definitely suggest you try working with Adam for your copy projects - I think you'll be pleased with the results!

Sophie Porath
5.0
from 1 review
    Shelby J.
    Verified review

    I am a beginning blogger, and Sophie provided feedback on my initial drafts and website layout. She was prompt in responding, friendly, and willing to provide lots of support! She gave me specific feedback on grammar/editing as well as advice on curating the blog for my specific message. Sophie's feedback was easy to implement and helped create a more focused and cohesive blog!

    Keaton W.
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    Moira is an immensely talented and driven writer. Her work is always top-quality and she goes above and beyond to deliver the best possible results. She dramatically improved, and continues to improve, the quality of our product. I cannot possibly recommend her enough.

    Translation Perfecti
    5.0
    from 1 review
      James L.
      Verified review

      Translation Perfecti was able to translate accurately very complex Legal and Medical terminology of our Clinical trial. TP provided professional services, in a timely fashion. TP was also available to answer our Cultural questions. I highly recommend TP Translation and Interpretation services.

      Erik Hare
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Dale S.
        Verified review

        Erik is smart & straight to the point. He got my consulting business set up on social media quickly and taught me what I needed to know to use it myself. That was what I needed.

        About

        I offer individualized, personal, confidential proofing and editing of blogs, novels and business documents.

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        I value clean, accurate, consistent work. When there are multiple documents involved, of whatever type, they are uniform. My background includes experience in branding and this is demonstrated in my adherence to whatever brand principles you set.

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        I have a Mass Comm degree in New Media. I have roughly 5 years of online journalism, working on college paper experience, and 2 years at my university writing center. I'm very thorough and patient. I am looking forward to jobs!

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        I have 8+ years of experience in writing and editing. My background includes magazine writing and editing topics ranging from fashion to local events. I'm currently a freelance Entertainment reporter for the ABC affiliate in Minneapolis covering local events: concerts, musicals, sporting events, travel & leisure. I would love to help you!

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        I have been writing, editing and publishing medical and business articles and books for 20 years. I will work my best to make your experience very easy with whatever you want to write (including resumes and school projects).

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        Retired 28 year newspaper veteran providing editing, proofreading, layout/design services and/or consultation.

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        I have a master's degree in English and Education and have taught college and high school English and Composition for the past twenty years. In addition, I have worked as a Common Core Assessment writer, edited textbook publications for Cengage Publishing, and have experience as an Editor and Writer with the University of St. Thomas. I offer writing and English grammar tutoring, high school English tutoring, college essay writing assistance, and English ACT and SAT tutoring. In addition, I offer writing and editing services for individuals and small businesses.

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        I'm a Minneapolis based writing, editing, and publishing professional with more than 20 years of experience in the book and magazine industries. I have done everything, from editing book-length manuscripts (many of them) to developing book projects from the ground up, writing manuscripts for children's books, and penning music and gear reviews for magazines.

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        I can write engaging and dynamic content that is ideal for the social media age we live in.

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        I am a pleasure to work with-- I have technical and people skills-- and I prefer a simple vocabulary to obscure words. No need to bring your dictionary or wonder at my Flesch-Kincaid rating at our first meeting!

        About

        I am an experienced freelance writer and editor who has worked with clients from all over the world (Liverpool University Press, Pencraft International Press, Arquos Publishing, The Kennedy Center, Wiley, Greenwood Press, Journal of African Literatures and Cultures, Global Woman Magazine, EuropeUpClose.com and others). I have edited dozens of articles and manuscripts from individual authors and prepared them for publication. I specialize in nonfiction and academic editing. I also have a background in French and English literature and have edited several literary manuscripts and short stories. I look forward to learning more about your project and developing an editorial plan to meet your specific needs. Here's what clients have said about my work: "I enlisted Jen's services in writing a speech, a business course and a book to accompany it. Jen collaborates well and she always kept me informed of her progress via phone, email, and face-to-face meetings. She was an excellent sounding board for my ideas, and knew how to take them, research them and execute them in vibrant and articulate ways. After this first project experience with Jen, I am happy to say I would hire her again for my next business projects." Mary Pat Blake, MBA, Founder and Chief Consultant, Blake Strategic Consulting "Jen has been a travel writer for EuropeUpClose.com for the past year and is considered to be one of our most effective, professional contributors. Jen's strong academic background in European history, art and culture, combined with her extensive European travel, provides her with insights and information that are enthusiastically conveyed to the reader. Her excellent writing skills and well-developed writing style leaves readers informed, inspired and satisfied." Terri Fogarty, Publisher, EuropeUpClose.com "Jen did a great job of editing my forthcoming book, The History of Greed. Her work was praised by both my agent and my publisher (Wiley). She was a pleasure to work with and I hope to use her services again soon." David E.Y. Sarna, Author and Managing Director, Hendon, Stamford, Hill and Co., Inc.

        • 4 years in business
        About

        Copy editing is more than removing errant apostrophes and ensuring subject-verb agreement. A good copy editor will find and correct all your technical mistakes. A great copy editor will find and correct mistakes and maybe offer some advice on cohesion or consistency. A copy editor who really loves what they do will correct mistakes, tighten up passages, ensure consistency in everything from folios to character development, make suggestions in the margins, and eagerly anticipate reading your final, published work. A passionate copy editor is a passionate reader, someone who recognizes the power of media, who wants to make sure your best work is what hits the market and makes your name.

        • 11 years in business
        About

        High level editing, writing, copy editing of any material or in any field. Creative professional. Researcher by trade.

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