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WordsWorking
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Serelda H.
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Pat was awesome awesome awesome. In a very short amount of time, practically over a weekend, the woman did wonders for me! I was a frantic mess in trying to find an editor for my dissertation equivalent project for my doctorate degree. God knew what I needed. We communicated through text, emails, phone, etc. and she was available to talk corrections and edits from start to finish. Well worth the 575.00! I plan to use her for my non profit and when I start writing my book as well. Thanks so much Pat and God bless you!!!

CSinclaire Write-Design
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
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Charlotte is the Production Editor for a journal that I work on as one of several Editors, published twice a year. I compose articles for the journal, write book reviews, obituaries, and contribute photos and other illustrations that pass through the Managing Editor for the journal for initial editing, who then passes the material to Charlotte to arrange into a multi-page product, complete with color illustrations. That is where the real work starts, because she has to ensure that column-spacing is adhered to, marginal photos need to be enriched with color and accuracy of content, and eventually provide a draft galley for proofreading. Her experience with computers and the special features that programs involve is extraordinary, and is well paset the point that a beginner would attempt. At that point, the content is essentially printer-ready because there is little to change or correct, a factor of her ability to edit where necessary. The associated good news is that she is well organized and performs what is needed in record time with no delays. I am looking forward to working with her in abouit 5-6 months when the next issue of the journal is due for publication.

Gila Berryman
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Barri S.
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I've had Gila edit my writing for almost two years. Her copy editing is exceptional, however it's her creative help with plot development, character emphasis and story organization that make stories come alive. She's so encouraging as well!

  • 27 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Franne M.
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Dorothy Potter Snyder was the editor of my book "Significant! From Frustrated to Franne-tastic. Inspirational Stories for the entrepreneurial woman." Dorothy worked with me over a period of four months. a) Reviewed and edited my book b) Challenged me to consider the reader's perspective. c) Introduced effective ways of communicating my message. d) Shared resources to facilitate the final book production. Dorothy was personable, encouraging and professional, and with her impeccable standards, held me accountable for producing a book that was clearly written. i enjoyed working with Dorothy and would highly recommend her to writers who are looking for an editor with integrity.

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn W.
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Bill did a great job proofreading my manuscript. He gave suggestions on how to improve some areas and pointed out the strong points in the story. He also proof read my Query for no charge.

Kat Stephenson
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Charlie M.
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As a freelance writer, researcher and editor, Kat consistently and reliably turns in polished, professional grade work, on time, without fail. I recently hired her to do some research and copy writing for Carolina Partners in Mental Health Care; she finished every assignment well within the deadlines, taking painstaking care to craft well-written, exhaustively-researched pieces without typos or grammatical errors. I now consider her a go-to resource for our company. Kat is highly communicative - if she has questions, she will get in touch with you right away, to ensure that she goes into any assignment with all the requisite information. In short, Kat is a good writer, a hard worker, and a delightful person to work with. I cannot recommend her skills enough.

LGs Communications
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Joseph A.
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After years writing my first novel, I had covered most of the bases of logic and editing. I contracted Linda for copy edit just in case. She read and edited, giving praise where due and improvements with encouragement. My novel reads easier now, the story line is more consistent and the text is grammatically correct. I feel far more confident going to print. I have had editors in the past who took pride in taring into my writing, leaving me somewhat crestfallen. Not so with Linda, she combines an excellent talent of what I call "positive editing", i.e. correcting, suggesting and encouraging. I highly recommend her.

Sherri Orner
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Marc W.
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I have had the pleasure of working with Sherri Orner for since 2002. She is the consummate professional, always turning out work that is high quality and error-free. She is an outstanding writer and editor and has very good attention to detail. Virtually every important piece of communication I have shared in the past 15 years- be it a letter, PowerPoint presentation, documentation, etc. - has been reviewed and vetted by Sherri. I enthusiastically recommend her to any person, from entry level to executive, who needs help with communication and administrative tasks.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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I am a storyteller with experience writing and editing for business and consumer publications. Whether it's creative writing or more traditional business or academic writing, I can help you make your story more compelling!

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm not just a writer + editor, I'm a strategic thinker and creative problem-solver with a passion for marketing. My background in business + accounting sets me apart, enabling me to see the big picture, ask the tough questions, and drive the bottom line for my clients.

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I have extensive experience in editing papers and blogs. I have worked for a non profit ministry for 5 years editing letters and papers as well as website postings and blogs.

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I have 30 years of writing experience - websites, speeches, press releases, white papers, magazine articles, short stories, business plans, marketing communications plans, brand collateral, taglines, ad copy, biographies, boiler plates, brochures, Q&A's, roast, toasts and eulogies. You name it; I can write it! You write it; I can edit it!

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  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm an ESL teacher, cofounder of Films for World Peace, freelance translator, editor, ESL material developer and a writer. I have 21 years of experience in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to Pre-k to college level. I have been the Head of writing center at a reputable university overseas, taught English freshman writing, and edited/ composed/and wrote materials for different writing courses and skills. I am also a certified International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examiner.

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After working in several areas of the country, and wearing different hats in those jobs, I now carry around a bizarre amount of knowledge that even surprises me, sometimes.

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Elizabeth Delana Rosa Author Services offers a gamut of services including web design, creating book covers, editing, and promotion of books. Authors who wish to self-publish are taken step-by-step through the maze. Each book passes three times through the editor for punctuation, grammar, continuity, and clarity. All genres of writing, other than erotica, are accepted although the editor maintains the right to refuse any manuscript.

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I am a Ph.D. level plant scientist and molecular biologist who will edit your manuscripts to ensure that the document is well-written and logically sound for publication in the journal of your choice.

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General and scientific editing by a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts graduate, co-author of over 40 peer-reviewed publications in chemical, biochemical, and medical journals. First half hour free for each new client. Personal and confidential services with a turn-around time of 24 to 48 hours.

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I've been teaching high school English, SAT courses, and IB (college-level) English courses for over 20 years. I've taken many technology courses, and I'm extremely skilled in this area. Also, I'm very personable, and I possess excellent communication skills. I am willing to edit, write, train, etc.

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I am a 26-year-old journalism student at UNC-Chapel Hill with a passion for excellent, effective and beautiful writing. I've copy-edited and produced content for 10 years.

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Over 15 years' experience writing and editing professionally. Available for collegiate teaching and corporate training.

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