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MKDiehl Editing Services
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick B.
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In my first time using MKDiehl Editing Services, and my first time seeking help via ThumbTack, I was very pleased with her work. She proof-read our 48 page public policy report. When reviewing this and other editing services on Thumbtack, I didn't know whether to expect proof reading or full-on copy editing, but was very happy in the end. It was a huge boost to the quality of my writing, and a big step up from relying on just our internal staff proof reading. I'm looking forward to using this great service again, and found the price very reasonable.

Angels In Design, Inc.
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin P.
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I recently graduated with my masters degree in Management and Leadership, and I have embarked on the journey of finding a career in my field. Applying for jobs can be extremely competitive, and I felt the need to reach out for assistance with my resume and cover letter. Mrs. Brenda Pilson took time to answer my questions and give invaluable feedback that took my resume to the next level. I am not typically someone who writes reviews, but Mrs. Pilson went above and beyond. Of course, she helped me with my documents, but she also instilled a sense of confidence and a renewed sense of purpose in me. I loved our consultations because she helped to remind me why I entered my profession. If anything in this review resonates, please reach out to Mrs. Pilson. She takes care of her clients. Thanks Brenda Pilson!

Write for Life
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce K.
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David Tabatsky is one of those rare individuals in modern day publishing who consistently shines in all three of the industry's most fundamental criteria: writing, editing and administrative skills. He would be an asset to any organization seeking someone whose love of words is matched only by his proficiency at putting them together.

  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Brian G.
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Wendy Notarnicola did a great job proofreading and line editing my book manuscript. I have used her services for general business documents too and she is always accurate professsional and fast.

  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Eryca M.
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Iyanna was immensely helpful in aiding me to craft a sensitive document ...one where the tone of my messaging absolutely determined its reception. She not only reviewed my work, but took time to understand the point I was keen to make, and the emotional investment surrounding the circumstance. In editing my work, she was able to frame it in such a way that not only was my point well received, I walked away with the victory! I can't thank her enough.

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The Content Interpreter
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather G.
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JT wrote a 3 minute speech for me. The speech was on point, delivered as promised, and edited as requested.

GBW Creative Workplace
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Joan G.
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GBW Creative Workplace understood the editing I needed and was very professional. She and I will continue to work together. I found her to be a nice person and trusted her with my memoir which was very important to me. She is a capable women I can not write or say enough about her.

Danaya Esperanza Tutoring
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sonia S.
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For the past few years, Danaya has helped me structure and edit various versions of my resume, CV and many cover letters. She is very thorough and patient, always willing to take the time to explain her suggestions for changes. If she is working on something for me and we aren't able to meet, she types up her notes and explanations. She has also translated a variety of documents for me - personal and official (English to Spanish and Spanish to English). She's a great translator because she can adapt the language so if doesn't sound "translated," but like it was originally written in English/Spanish. I will definitely keep working with Danaya!

Josh K.
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Sophia is awesome! She helped me with my book, a memoir that I wrote. She read different drafts and made very useful editing suggestions and helped me cut some parts out. Definitely recommend her for any writing/editing needs!

EditwellWritewell
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay E.
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If you're looking for meticulous, precise, rule-based editing with masterful speed and efficiency, Richard's the man for the job. He dutifully followed the guidelines we provided and thoughtfully addressed the concerns we flagged beforehand. He completed the work before our deadlines - and our timeline was short! His responsiveness and professionalism are top-notch. He is a grammatical master of the English language; offering up feedback that is missed by many. I would not be surprised if he finds at least two errors in this rating.

Andigo New Media, Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Bob M.
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The whole process of redesigning our website went smoothly from conception to execution, tweaking, and final publication. There was no turf war over authorship, content, or layout. Since going live, Andigo has been available to answer our questions about editing and enhancements. The project was brought in on time and on budget. Our visibility increased through improved search results, social media integration, and use of analytics. It is a pleasure to work with a principal with a pleasant manner, one who listens to clients' needs and translates them into successful outcomes.

Triangle editing services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Marwa L.
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Amaaaazing writer!!! such quality work!! in short a man of his words very reliable, and punctual.

JCP Solutions
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leslie V.
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I just started with Jose today. He showed up early and I cannot begin to tell you what a wonderful teacher he is. I'm very pleased. He has a wonderful sense of humor, is knowledgeable and is very adamant about you learning the specifics of the language and pronunciation. And, yet, he makes it fun! I'm looking forward to his next lesson.

Jackie McCaffrey
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
Rebecca R.
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Jackie stepped in last minute to edit a complex 30 plus page note for our clients. Her key strengths were to elevate and simplify the language via sentence construction and grammar. Her word choice selections were also impactful and helped ensure the author avoided repetition. Every change was additive and in keeping with the voice of the author. I highly recommend her as a resource, particularly as she delivered on time and within budget without delays or back and forth. Plus, she was a joy to work with—highly professional, courteous, and responsive. We will be using her again.

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rodolfo R.
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Mr. Fleming copyedited a program evaluation report that was based on interviews and focus groups. He performed an outstanding job, promptly responded to my questions, offered insightful feedback and wording suggestions that made the final copy more readable. I will be using his services again.

  • 15 years in business
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I am a professional business entrepreneur and a published author. My studies include medicine, stem cell research, immunology, the human genome, creative writing, civil engineering, architecture, music production/engineering and studio recording.

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Since studying words and grammar were not enough, I thought it would be an excellent idea to make it a career. While working in the audiobooks department of a publishing house, one of my jobs consist of formatting the book content into readable manuscripts for actors to read from when they record.

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Available for all types of writing, editing and public relations services. I have over 8 years experience in public relations and internal/employee communications, particularly with technology and corporate clients, as well as a B.S. in Communication Studies from NYU and a graduate certificate in progress in Marketing for UC-Berkeley Online Extension.

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I am an experienced editor based in New York City. I've had years of experience working at a literary magazine and specialize in editing poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Besides basic copywriting for your work I also provide detailed feedback for how you can make your writing stronger. I put my heart into editing and really love helping writers improve their work.

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I am a published author of a book about commodities traders (HIGH COTTON WW Norton and St Martin's Press) and freelance writer for national and international publications, including the New York Times, More Magazine, and Car and Driver. I am a regular contributor and on the editorial board of two regionals.

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Getting started with online, content-driven marketing isn't an easy task. From blogging, social media management, white paper creation, and more, I'm here to help. I specialize in the following services: - WordPress websites - Blogging - Inbound marketing - Search engine optimization - Long form content creation (white paper, eBook) - Copy writing of all kinds Not sure if I can tackle it? Just ask.

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