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Karen M. Wieland, Ph.D
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tanya C.
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Dr. Wieland has edited and provided suggestions for revision for several of my education research publications. I am grateful for her expertise, which really helped me through the publication process. I would highly recommend her services!

Jonathan Bechtel
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rosbin R.
Verified review

One of the best decision I made was to take help from Jonathan for my editing work. He is someone who never fails in providing constructive feedback at all time and I had an amazing time working with me. I knew that I have to find someone to help me with my writing and my work and Jonathan helped me sail through the project.

Nikki Winsor
from 4 reviews
    Erin R.
    Verified review

    Nikki has proof read, edited, and made grammar corrections for several of my papers. she has also done the same for 2 of My sons. Nikki does a wonderful job and after she makes her corrections she explains what was wrong and why. If you need a paper proof read or are looking for someone to check for grammar errors - Nikki Winsor is the one you are looking for. You will not be disappointed.

    BAB Edits

    New To Thumbtack


      I am an editor/writer/project manager with 20 years experience in corporate and higher education communications, newspaper and magazine. With abiding respect for your voice and messaging goals, I can help you apply the finishing touches of grammar and style.

      • 4 years in business

      I bring a creative unique approach to my writing styles.

      Rhodes Communications

      New To Thumbtack


        I can provide a number of media relations/proofreading/editing/communications needs you may have. I have more than 10 years of experience in communications and am interested in doing more PR/Editing work on a freelance basis.

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