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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.
    Verified review

    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.

    Anne McGee
    from 1 review
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Barbara H.
    Verified review

    It was truly a pleasure to find Melinda and have her to edit my fiancé first novel. She was a true professional with exceptional writing and proofreading abilities. She gave us options, that I’m positive will land this novel in the “Best Seller” category. My fiancé has decided to look no further Melinda is and will be the only editor for him. She is very easy to talk to and makes sure she communicates with you throughout the process. I highly recommend her service for anyone in need of superior work at a rate you can afford.

    Jen's Editing
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I am a writer and editor I have degrees in both English and Creative Writing, I am also certified in MOS, I can tutor as well.


    I stand by my work for its accuracy and attention to detail. Work is always submitted for your review in a timely manner. As a former teacher and professor, I enjoy helping others. I really appreciate helping others with their work or creating new texts of my own.


    We provide designing services, such as websites, logos, business cards, magazines, brochures, letterheads, packaging designs, etc. We also provide 3D solutions, such as 3D logos, 3D walk-throughs, animations and slideshows. We have just introduced sound editing, video editing and illustration works to our portfolio.


    Experienced in operating franchise business for 25+ years. Training,HR,Mergers & Acquisitions Home decorating Writing/editing. Journalism Degree

    • 6 years in business

    Diva2de Literary Services provides: editing for grammar/spelling, content and ghostwriting. MLA, APA formatting, ebook formatting. Over 30 years of experience in creative writing. If you want to add a creative flair that is just enough to make your writing come alive on the page, Diva2de can work it out.


    I will find any and all mistakes and provide corrections. I am a perfectionist and want your documents to be as well.


    I can help you write and edit or teach you how to write anything you need. I was a teacher, so I can help.


    I can prepare technical, fiction, and non-fiction articles of any size quickly and efficiently. Having written hundreds of articles and longer works, I can prepare documents for your needs. I can also edit and proofread your work quickly and professionally. I specialize in efficiency and productivity. I can travel to you (depending on your location) or do my work via the internet.

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