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Unhindered Arts
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from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brian M.
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Jacqueline has done a lot of manuscript editing and help with my website. She has a great eye and good sense for character and plot. I can't recommend her services highly enough!

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I offer editing and writing services. I will be graduating with my B.S. Professional Writing degree in May 2014.

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Hello I am a person that loves to write as well as read. It all started in college when all my teachers would tell me that I am a very creative writer. I can edit papers, help write papers and many other things.

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I have 20+ years of writing for several newsletters, a published essay in a published book called You Will Dream New Dreams. I have developed several newsletters for children and youth with disabilities. I also have done inspirational writings and published poems, research into information and articles for newsletters, blogging, essay, and article publishing. I enjoy being creative and thinking outside the box in my writing.

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Experienced editor, newspaper and magazine writer and Web content writer. Will travel at customer's expense or work from home. Fast turn-around, satisfaction guaranteed. More than 25 years of experience in writing and editing.

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As a technical editor and writer, I am able to help individuals transform their writing into professional, polished work. I edit for grammar, style, tone, and coherence. I have a gift for writing and enjoy using it to help others achieve their goals.

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EnglandEditing is here for you. Let us take your project to the next level. With our editing and design services to help you meet your needs and your budget, the possibilities are endless. There is no project too big or too small. We offer everything, from basic consulting to full copy editing services. Our design team is ready to make sure you stand out from the crowd.

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I am a freelance editor and transcriptionist. I am highly dependable and accurate. My fees are very reasonable and my turnaround time is 48 hours for most, unless it is a rush edit or transcription. I can also edit manuscripts with a 30 day turnaround.

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Communications expert with 35 years experience as a journalist, PR pro and business executive.

  • 8 years in business
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That's for you to decide, but from what I've been told, others perceive me as very easy to work with -- open-minded, upbeat and positive. I don't just want to do a job, I want to build a relationship.

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I have a background in proofing, creative writing, and editing. I am currently based in Springfield, Missouri where I attend Missouri State University.

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I am passionate about writing, reading, and editing. I have a Master's Degree in English with an emphasis in English as a Second Language. Because of my extensive training, I know the English language very well and enjoy assisting others with grammar, spelling, and improving ideas through writing regardless of the subject matter.

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Writing and editing services provided by a journalism professional with more than a decade of experience.

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I provide editing services and original web content. I have a strong background in health and wellness, but have am comfortable writing about a wide range of topics. I am currently a freelance editor for both a large marketing company and a content-creation platform.

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The Reserve Direct team consists of highly qualified individuals who have come together to build, service and sell its unique services to the world. From development of its online platform, product acquisition and in-market presence to marketing and servicing the traveler, Reserve Direct staff members are dedicated to the success of the company, its travel partners, and its customers. A privately held company, Reserve Direct is based in Missouri with office in both St. Louis and Branson.

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