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Paper Dance Editing
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angela Z.
Verified review

Wendy was very helpful to me. She brought things to my attention which other writers with more experience would have known about, but I did not. It would have been unfortunate for me if I had continued to query agents without Wendy's help. Because of her guidance on my first two chapters alone, I was able to make significant and necessary edits on my YA manuscript.

MRF Business Communications
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Gayle W.
Verified review

We worked on several projects together -- Marcy is a talented writer/organizer/ editor etc -- if she says she can do it -- believe me -- she can!

Next Level Content
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
John S.
Verified review

Jessica came highly recommended as a content writer by a fellow entrepreneur. Beginning with a pre-writing question session, she listened to my story of how and why I wanted to create my website. She is very patient and answered all my questions. After talking with Jessica, I just knew she was going make my story come to life. In a very short time I had my well-developed content including SEO copywriting that I was able to review and discuss. With minimal changes needed the project was completed and uploaded. I felt as if a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I will continue to work with Jessica and highly recommend her for your blogging and content writing projects. John F Stevens, CPA, PLLC

JRW Imaging
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Amy A.
Verified review

Julie Mansman is one of the best people I know. Knowing her for over two years her love for all living creatures is amazing. She is very smart and has a terrific heart. I would trust her with my children's lives! I recommend her highly.

SCdigitalco
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Marc C.
    Verified review

    Very creative and responses to questions almost immediately. A pleasure to work with

    Good Digital
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Pastor B.
    Verified review

    Very creative and easy to work with on the project.

    Business Writing by Traci
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Kanisha H.
      Verified review

      Amazing!!!! Traci is very organized, dependable, and very professional. Traci gives her customers great ideas in addition to assisting with there project. Proud customer.

      Kevin Wesley
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 3 years in business
      Big Hype M.
      Verified review

      I have used Kevin for a handful of content writing projects. Kevin is reliable and writes great content. I often edit the projects that I receive from other writers that I use, but with Kevin I have very few changes. He understands my needs and creates the content I am looking for. I enjoy working with Kevin and find him reliable and easy to communicate with.

      Washington Street Writers
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Oskar K.
        Verified review

        I recommend very much David’s writing services. He is not only excellent writer but also very nice person to cooperate with!

        About

        I write. I edit. Anything (mostly). With over 40 years experience as a journalist, newsroom leader, opinion shaper, public relations and public affairs expert, I'm a language lover and an expert at refining jargon, gibberish and garble into readable, cogent communications. Need a plan? I do that, too, with an acute ability to peek just over the horizon to see what's coming at you. As a journalist, I've covered the mundane to catastrophes and edited much of the same. As communications counsel for a global ad agency, I've developed and planned communications strategies for Fortune 50 leaders. I've developed and led corporate media training programs. The single, outstanding trait marking my work is that I know how to identify what the story is and tell it in compelling fashion. Nearly as important, I'm affable, flexible and a good work partner.

        About

        I have worked with individuals of all ages and ability levels. I explain my editing choices to those who hire me if desired so they can become better writers themselves. I excel at essay technique and analysis and review. During student teaching, I taught my poetry module to Guns n Roses to help my students identify with the lesson. Interacting with the people I am helping. I especially enjoy working with teenagers. Schools are expecting so much of them but not giving the same level of attention in return.

        About

        I am part time writer. My main goal is to help customer's business grow, also I get little cash for doing this great job!

        • 4 years in business
        About

        I am willing to listen and eager to understand what my clients want. When all is said and done, what you buy belongs to you. Your input matters. To me words are beautiful and exciting. Even the most mundane presentation becomes a work of art when the right words are used. I love to create beauty through words.

        About

        I am a former creative VP looking for freelance or part-time work as a writer, editor, or marketing assistant. I have experience in writing advertising materials such as Web copy, blogs, print ads, etc. as well as editing an existing copy to make it "pop" and reach your targeted audience. I can handle any job, no matter the size. Whether it be coming up with a slogan and marketing materials for your new startup, writing articles about your business for publication in local/national media, or updating blogs for your business, I can handle it.

        About

        creative individual designs , both visual and verse. Owner of sales both at Sterling Renaisance Faire; creative writer; excellent listening and communication skills.

        • 12 years in business
        About

        Reinson Creative Consulting offers public relations counseling, including planning and writing. Like to do good work for good people. Like to be treated fairly.

        About

        Understanding what motivates people means that my work remains effective even as the communications environment undergoes radical change. I enjoy the challenge of solving problems for my clients, and that every day is different. I'm still excited to start work in the morning, even after several decades in the business.

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