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JRT Productions
from 14 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas M.
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What can I say except superb quality work, great writing and editing, kept me on my toes. Highly recommend. Very highly detailed, flexible and professional, polite always. Thanks.

Ms. Dickinson
from 10 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Emily E.
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I have been Ms. Dickinson's co-teacher for two years. I would highly recommend her for any tutoring position. She works great with students one-on-one no matter their level or specific needs. She always makes sure our students are engaged and having fun while they are learning. She makes learning very student-based. She also excels at writing instruction as well as helping students with the editing process!

Freelance Writer
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lorraine S.
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I have worked with Linda Lowen for many years and have had nothing but good experiences. She is an excellent writer who has the ability to adapt her writing to whatever the situation calls for. She has the uncanny ability to listen to what I am trying to express and moments later come up with a beautifully written piece that perfectly communicates what I want to say--only much better than I ever could! Linda has collaborated with me on a professional level but has also crafted letters and short pieces that I have used in other settings. The finished product was always above and beyond what I could have hoped for. The quality of work is always excellent. Hiring a writer involves collaboration so it is important that you feel comfortable with the person you are working with. Linda is very good at taking feedback. She wants you to be happy with the final result. Linda also has a lot of experience with social media and has given me good advice over the years on best ways to present information most effectively online. Linda is a valuable resource. I highly recommend her.

Emily Beston
from 2 reviews
    Richelle A.
    Verified review

    I had to write a letter to a judge requesting my unrestricted use of a pistol permit. I wanted it to sound professional so I had Emily proof read and fix any errors that I had made. The letter sounded much better than anything I could ever write. She did an amazing job!

    Write From the Beginning
    from 1 review
      Lana L.
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      Michelle has produced OUTSTANDING work for me as a freelancer. Whether she assisted me as a virtual assistant, helped prepare presentations, reports or solution manuals, she always managed to do a great job and follows deadlines. She is very detailed, and over-delivers on the expected output. In comparison to other researchers we've hired for similar projects, hers was BY FAR the best. If you want a professional to handle your task, I cannot recommend someone more highly. Very happy with the fast turnaround, excellent communication and we'll definitely be working with her in the future! I am more than pleased with the depth of her work - she strives for excellence!

      • 4 years in business

      I have a lot of real world experience. I work in a professional setting where reputation is everything. The ads I create and the social media sites I maintain have to be tailored to fit the company's feel while maintaining a professional look. I have done everything from photo editing to resume writing. I am working on my Master's degree in Humanities which is very writing and research intensive. I am also working toward a Graduate Certificate in Organizational Management which gives me in depth understanding of how businesses work. This, coupled with my professional role, allows me to have a unique perspective and a wide range of skills that have all been tested academically and professionally.


      I have been a writer for many years and also run a classic charter yacht. Have extensive medical experience and write articles, speeches, productive letters and resumes. A former editor, I know how to edit and condense even technical writing. Am also proficient with content marketing and business strategies.


      Passionate about quality; intuitive, enthusiastic, and creative


      I am a writer. I can take your story from the Danby, West Danby, Newfield and South Hill neighborhood and prepare it for sharing in our local. I am also good at handwriting and can help you address envelopes, write up menus, complete diplomas, etc.


      Although I am skilled with SEO, internet marketing, social media, and website development and management, others are struggling to keep up with the ever-changing demands and guidelines. However, I am also aware of the value in various mediums for marketing and advertising to a targeted audience, and will always recommend the campaign offering the best ROI. More importantly, I offer a valuable 3rd-party insight into assignments of all shapes and sizes.

      • 25 years in business

      I have been writing résumés for all experience levels since 1993. As one of 54 Résumé Writers to earn the prestigious Nationally Certified Résumé Writer designation, my experience and education provide you with custom, targeted résumés, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles that contain the latest applicant tracking system strategies and visual layout techniques. I write all documents myself. I do not subcontract my work.

      • 6 years in business

      I have a fast turnaround and the results are terrific. I have a number of rave reviews from happy customers on my website. Don't be afraid to ask for references for any of your projects!


      Resume writing, proposal writing customer assistance and other services in multiple languages: English, Dutch, Flemish, French: France and Canada. My customer love the immediate return, whether it be by phone or delivering documents on all levels for business as well as academia. My customers appreciate my considerate organization, f.e. calling people in Europe before office closing time and rapid follow-up. This means to be reachable at 6 am EST. In addition: simplifying technical language and instructions as well as condensing wordy writings. Work is my game and teamwork my fame.


      I enjoy writing.... and would love to be able to help others out that needs things to be done. And questions please feel free to ask.

      • 7 years in business

      We want to help you get your career off to a great start. Our job is to help make your resume the best sales tool you have, so that potential employers see how you shine. We don't just help you create a resume. Nor do we simply format your existing resume using a template. We design and develop a personal marketing strategy, and complement that strategy with a tailored resume that will get you in the doors you want. We deliver professional experience and expertise to help you achieve your goals. This is what we offer: * A high impact(high-impact) resume * Identify career themes and accomplishments * Tips for great interviews * Write cover letters and thank you notes * Present your background in a clear, concise, and engaging way.


      I do transcription for doctors and hospitals per diem. I also offer resume services with a cover letter and reference letter. I am a former owner and operator of Transcriptions by Lisa and a full resume service.


      We provide services in writing, thesis/dissertation review and editing, transcription and converting important documents into electronic format for easy storage in the digital age. Negotiable rates. The most professional service. Here For A Reason Consulting "We are all here for a reason"


      20+ professional writing experience, former newspaper and magazine reporter and editor

      • 4 years in business

      I provide professional writing and editing services, including ghostwriting, newsletters, press releases, resumes, term paper assistance, performance rights affiliation and copyright management, blogging, research and news gathering. I also do voice-overs.


      I have been blessed with a unique gift, a talent for writing prose and poetry. For a number of years, I have been composing personalized poetry for special people. My poetry is written in several forms—Acrostic, Free Verse, and Haiku to name a few. I will post samples of each to show the broad spectrum of writing that I do.


      I call myself an alchemist, as I love to concoct, whether it be herbal tinctures or oil blends of magical aromatherapy. However, writing takes the cake for me. Nothing settles my mind, fills my soul and brings me closer to my true self. I am a single mother of four wild souls. They are what keep my passions ignited and drive strong. I promise satisfactory that will work be completed in a very timely manner. I am available for any and all of your writing needs. My motto is "From essays to erotica I'm yours!"

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