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  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Larry F.
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I am pleased to write this review for Janie. I needed a piece I wrote edited and proofread but was concerned to be turning it over to a "stranger". I took the chance with Janie and she was a perfect choice. She was quick, responsible, knowledgable and sensitive to the piece. She cleaned it up, making it presentable and making me look like I knew shat I was doing. She can be sure that with the next thing I need to submit to publishers I will call her and no longer Ghost Busters.

Chandi Gilbert Freelancing
from 5 reviews
    Cory L.
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    Amazingly helpful at writing copy, content and simply proofing current content. Very talented writer in both fiction and non-fiction. Easy to work with, helpful and fully engaged.

    • 11 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Mia T.
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    I hired Kathleen to write sales copy and news releases for a new telecourse program that we were offering. Kathleen did an outstanding job. She asked the right questions, was very detailed, made adjustments as necessary and I was thrilled with the final copy. She was a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to working with her again. I highly recommend Kathleen for any sales copy and news releases that you might need! Mia Turpel Founder Performance Support Partners, LLC

    The Write Words
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Meagan W.
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    "The Write Words" is an excellent editor. She finds every grammar and punctuation mistake in her review. She also excels at chasing the stream of thought that you write, looking for missing information, and trimming out all the extraneous fluff! She can do this even for writings in a niche field, like mine (astronomy) by following the logic that I set out. I would definitely recommend her for all of your editing and review needs!

    Pygmalion Press
    from 3 reviews
      Devon D.
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      Jill edited many of my pieces at The Ohio State University and offers insightful and thorough feedback. She takes her time and definitely adds lot of value. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for editing services!

      Jessica Crawford
      from 3 reviews
        Angela L.
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        Mrs. Crawford proofread my 75,000 word manuscript for grammar and plot inconsistencies. Her feedback is professional, honest, encouraging, and amazingly quick. Her method of commenting back is clear and accurate. I look forward to working with Jessica again and would recommend her proofreading/editing skills to other writers!

        Write from the Heart
        from 1 review
          Dee D.
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          “Judy is an excellent professional, with the requisite skills and experience. She has been a valuable resource to me in terms of her ability to assist me in my business preparation, and I'm certain that her talents would be valued for any company or as a personal consultant. Cordial and caring as well as highly knowledgeable, Judy is someone whom I hold in high regard. In short, I recommend her highly.”


          I am superb at both writing and editing. It takes the perfect words to sell your product, increase your traffic or write a blog post that will catch someone's eye. It also takes a great editor to make sure that your book is perfect and ready to be published. I can do that and help you succeed in your latest projects


          English teacher who will meticulously edit any written material. Also skilled at any type of technical or creative writing you may need.


          I write freelance articles as well as provide editorial services. I am also interested in ghostwriting.


          At present time, I supply criteria-specific material and resources to international clients. I presently have clients from Ohio to Texas. I offer a unique blend of research and insight that comes from four academic degrees, years of reading The Wall Street Journal had having written hundreds (yes hundreds) of research papers.


          I'm a dedicated professional with 9 years' experience as a freelance writer and editor. Whether you need a blog post, snappy hooks for your website and social platforms or copy that sells, I can provide it. My happy clients include Eversave, Apartment Finder, The Dayton Daily News, Solid Blend Technologies, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and many more. My editing services range from in-depth analysis to simple proofreading. I have a working knowledge of all major stylebooks, including AP Style and Chicago Manual of Style. I am also available for data entry projects on a limited basis. Please inquire if you'd like to learn more.


          If you've written a book manuscript - any length, any genre, any topic, any age group - and are looking for a creative, experienced, professional, personable, and quick second set of eyes to proof and edit it before you submit to that publisher or literary agent, I can help! With over twenty years of experience in writing and editing and nearly 150 books under my belt, I can help you correct and polish your work so that you can present the best possible manuscript for publication or consideration. My rates are a low $1.25 per 300 words (about $1.25 per DS page), with discounts available for prepaid projects. I work best in Microsoft Word Track Changes and can finish many book manuscripts in as little as one to two weeks. I love to work with new authors as well as established authors and publishing companies, and I have a long list of references. Let me know if I can be your second set of eyes, and let's make your book shine!


          I have experience in performing a variety of administrative and staff support duties for a specified department, executive and or project which required a range of knowledge and skills of organizational procedures and policies, directing and assisting visitors, resolving administrative problems and inquiries, composing, editing, and proofreading correspondence and reports, and preparing a range of administrative documents. I have experience in the following operating systems: Expedition, Yardi, Primavera, PayScan, Office 365 and Contract Manager. I have excellent proficiency in PowerPoint presentations. My qualifications are as follows: * More than 8 years of extensive experience * State of Ohio notary * Strategic thinker * Autonomous * Effective communication * Assisted with publishing a monthly newsletter * Profound ability to transcribe and record meeting minutes * Strong ability to lead and train staff and students * Database management skills * Proactive * Establishes priorities * Exceptional record-maintenance skills * Ethical decision making * Ability to compose and edit already-written materials * Experience in creating correspondence from information given * Upholds company mission, vision, and values * Excellent time management * Motivational * Sets expectations and goals * Personal accountability


          My name is James Lampe and I have just recently graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor's Degree in English. Since graduation, I have had articles published for Substream Music Press (a magazine carried by Barnes and Noble and Borders) and I have worked as a freelance copy editor for several companies. I am trained in professional writing and journalism, and I am very competent with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Adobe InDesign. I am available for any freelance writing or editing. I charge $7 a page for editing work, and my price for writing will vary depending on the project. My contact information is listed below.


          I can write, edit, revise, proof, and finalize any content needed. With a writing certification from University of Dayton I am trained in all forms and formats.


          Able to create simple, easy to follow work steps from complicated material. Editing existing written material to improve quality.


          I have more than 10 years of technical writing experience with R&D, materials, consumer goods and high-tech solutions. I produce quick, accurate and useful text for various media. I listen and learn the audience, translate the information and work to concisely deliver the message to customers. My copy fits the brand and supports the call to action. I also offer book and article editing services.


          I am a freelance writer and editor based in Dayton, Ohio, and I've been working with words for as long as I can remember. I'm dedicated to ensuring my clients have the best final document possible.


          Writing and/or editing of custom content, electronic or print. Professional, academic, and creative writing.


          I can edit written works as well as transcribe audio to written word. I am conversational in Spanish and fluent in English.

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