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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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda M.
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Charles did an excellent job! He was caring, kind, considerate and an excellent listener. Charles not only edited my resume & coached me through the interview process, but he got me the job I've been aiming for!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

  • 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

Robert Averbeck
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
Michael S.
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"In addition to proofreading and editing services, Robert provides various fundraising, grant-application and promotional writing services for our hospital. I have worked with him for over 15 years on a variety of projects ranging in size from individual correspondence to multi-page promotional packets to lengthy grant applications. No matter the specific end product, he takes the diverse information and varying needs of each project and crafts them into a well-communicated, streamlined and impacting and effective final product."

Pygmalion Press
5.0
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!

    Katherine S.
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    Michelle helped me edit a few creative nonfiction pieces I was working for publication. Her thoughtful developmental editing helped me see flaws in he narrative arc, noticed details that were distracting to the story, and helped me see places that needed more complete explanation. Her copy editing caught many errors that my own dozen or so readings (and the proofreading of other people) missed. Because of her help, four of the eight essays she edited for me have been published in journals such as The Iowa Review and Epiphany Magazine. Her feedback is insightful and timely, and has made Michelle one of my go-to readers.

    Write from the Heart
    5.0
    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.”

      Joe Shepherd
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Samai J.
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      Edited my logo/image and uploaded to my website

      About

      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!

      About

      I am a graduate with a Bachelor's degree in English. I provide a low cost editing service for books, magazines and websites. I am also willing to meet quick deadlines.

      About

      I have years of experience writing, editing, interviewing, planning and researching as a beat reporter, followed by a return to college for criminal justice, followed by lobbying for special education at the state level, followed by running my own marketing/event planning company, all while public speaking and writing my novel! I am well rounded, energetic, I think out of the box and see no job too small or too big!!

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      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.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      I am an avid book reader. I average 3 books a week on my kindle. It amazes me at the errors in the copyrighted books I read. I have always wanted to do something like this, working from home. I travel two to three weekends per month judging cat shows all over the world. I read even at home on a daily basis. A good friend of mine has been editing from home for years. She has given me pointers and I feel I would be great at this job. I love reading, all genres. Sci-Fi to Paranormal to Romance and everything in between. Please consider me for your next project. My fees will be very reasonable and I would be willing to negotiate on multiple book projects!

      About

      Two degrees in English from the University of Cincinnati. Extensive experience in both academic and technical writing, as well as marketing and advertising.

      • 5 years in business
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      I stand out because I am have a gift for writing in multiple genres, experience, and education.

      About

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

      About

      I have several years' experience in the law field and publishing field. I can copy edit and draft legal documents etc.

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      I am a former English teacher who is highly skilled in writing and editing texts. I majored in Spanish in undergraduate school and am able to do some Spanish translation.

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      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.

      About

      I am able to provide editing services for those looking to publish manuscripts of different varieties, though my specialty is in creative writing.

      About

      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.

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