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Chromatic Aberrations
from 4 reviews
    Nevada S.
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    Incredible photography, highly suggest booking!

    Prissy Prose Proofreading
    from 4 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Birute P.
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    Diana Matthews is a wonderful proofreader/editor. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. She not only corrected the punctuation and grammar in my book, she caught inconsistencies, repetitions and clumsy sentences, offering suggestions throughout to make it better. I look forward to using her brilliant skills and sage advice on my next project.

    Anne McGee
    from 2 reviews
      Tiffany B.
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      Parents, the best thing you can do for your child’s English grades, writing confidence, and SAT prep is to hire Anne McGee. I mean this sincerely. I had Ms. McGee in 11th grade, and her teaching completely changed my life. She had a reputation for being tough but fair, and the work paid off; in my class alone, five of us earned a perfect score on the verbal section of the SATs, thanks to her weekly vocabulary assignments. It is a big deal for a school to have one student earn a perfect score on a portion of the SATs, but Ms. McGee had FIVE in one year. She also helped me learn how to focus my writing and analyze literature in a deep and meaningful way—two skills that proved absolutely essential in college and beyond. The confidence Ms. McGee gave me led me to pursue graduate studies in English and become an English teacher myself. I currently work in publishing and I still look to her as one of the most important and influential mentors of my life. No matter what career field your child is interested in pursuing, written communication will always be one of the most important means by which he or she will make a first impression. If you wish to equip your child with the skills to stand out and communicate effectively and intelligently in the professional world, there is no teacher better than Anne McGee.

      Bethany Denton
      from 1 review
      • 12 years in business
      Matt O.
      Verified review

      I worked with multiple editors as I completed my book for publication. Bethany stood out for her quick turnaround time, attention to detail, and ability to identify subtle problem areas of my manuscript. A joy to work with and, without a doubt, a person I'd hire again!


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