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  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alyssa F.
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Karen edited my Senior year DECA research paper. It was a 30 page publi relations campaign, and with the help of her editing my paper placed 1st at State level competition. Karen Ferguson is very professional and timely. She makes the customer feel like her number one priority.

Clarity Communications
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Haile, J.
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Georgene has out spoke her awesome ability as she has provided. She has such a moving way with her editing formats on which I was surprised. If you ever need a book done in a quick and timely manor, Georgene is best way to go. Thanks Georgene for such an outstanding work ethic for language and I just love it!

Dave Dunkak
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Jennifer D.
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    Dave is a wonderful copyeditor! He helped me with my resume as well as other business correspondence over a number of months. He is thoughtful, thorough and over-delivered every time. He made great recommendations for copy edits that consistently made my writing more succinct and grammatically correct. I'd recommend him wholeheartedly!

    Amanda Colyer
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 20 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Emma F.
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    I contacted Amanda to edit & update my resume. The finished product was exceptional. I highly recommend her to anyone needing professional assistance with any type of writing task.

    Julien M.
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    Best tutor around. He is creative, resourceful, and amazingly helpful. Thanks to Tristan, I am a college grad on my way to a great job.

    About

    At Worth Reading, we have a passion for the written word and an eye for detail. For our clients, that translates to differing things, depending upon the type of work submitted. Manuscripts: We offer our clients a sentence-by-sentence read-through to check for readability, flow, and proper writing mechanics. If the work is fiction, we offer opinion on character believability also. Moreover, for those whose work is edited by our firm, we offer a venue for promotion (if self-publishing) through our sister site, Literary Adventures. For those searching for resume writing, we can work with what you've already written, checking for grammar, punctuation, or spelling errors; or, we can help you build your resume from the ground up. In need of academic assistance? We can assist with formatting in APA or MLA, research to provide usable facts from reliable sources, checking for potential plagiarism, and, of course, work on writing mechanics.

    • 17 years in business
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    If you are looking for a COMMUNICATOR that you can count on . . . like a Michael Jordon, who, with the game hanging in the balance, looks up and sees that there are only two seconds left on the game clock, and makes his move. The crowd leaps to their feet standing in suspended slo-mo animation, every heart waiting to be told it can beat again. Jordan slips past a defender, fakes a pass and as smooth as ice cream melting on a hot summer day, slams the ball through the hoop - notifying life on the planet that it can breathe again. Immediately, like an array of daffodils on a warm spring day, life bursts forth in the arena. With Jordan gliding through the air, the sun arrested its westward progression, the birds stopped chirping and every lung in the arena put inhaling on hold. Through the eerie silence, the only noise heard, in all the world, was the swishing sound that ball and net make, just as the buzzer announces ‘game over’! . . . Then I am a great fit as your Communications Specialist!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I have more than 20 years writing and editing. Projects have included: Ghostwriting both fiction and non-fiction books Business writing, including white papers, manuals, newsletters, web content, brochures, and more Editing for both publishers and authors Book structure and development Preparing manuscript for submission to publishers Creative writing, including children and young adult as well as adult audiences Layout and design Writing coach I love collaboration and believe every project I undertake is a collaborative effort between the client and me. Because I believe it's vital for clients to find the right fit, I take the time to make sure clients know exactly what to expect from me and that I clearly understand their needs before even mentioning a contract. The wrong fit can spell disaster while the right one leads to success.

    About

    We are a professional consulting business in the areas of personal and professional image and growth, life coaching, editing, and reading and writing skills.

    About

    I am a professional freelance writer and editor, with a sharp eye for spelling and grammar. I have been writing and editing in a number of different settings for over 5 years. I am capable of providing support in a number of ways, whether you're in the market for in depth participation in your writing, or simple proofreading for proper grammar, sentence structure, and diction. Writing and editing are passions of mine, so it would be a pleasure to work with you in whatever capacity you may need.

    About

    I'm a writer and editor with 15 years in B2B marketing and advertising, producing digital and print content, from email campaigns to website copy to direct mail. My client list includes IBM, American Express and Windstream.

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    I am a retired teacher (M.A. in Education) with a B.A in English (Writing emphasis). Will work collaboratively on projects requiring organization, editing, proofreading, and written revision.

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    I have a master's degree in journalism and over 8 years of experience writing and editing. I have written creative material, technical content, and marketing copy. I am comfortable editing short and long content for voice, grammar, and clarity. I have experience editing all of the above styles of writing, as well as academic work.

    About

    I'm a semi-retired journalist/scholar/educator with decades of experience in writing, editing, and proofreading various products for publication: technical, public relations, press releases, grant proposals, ad copy, academic, web content, and creative. To make your best impression and get the best response, run it by me.

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    I was a copy editor as mid-size daily newspapers in Southern California for 15 years. I got my BA in English and economics at UC Berkeley and am smarter than the average bear. I'm attentive to detail and go the extra mile.

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    I am an author and a very prolific writer, proficient in English and translating from English to Russia, Spanish and German. Articles and editing are no problem at all. Web content and articles of magnifying pitch which keep your customers coming back.

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    Freelance web content and other editing and ghostwriting. I hold Magna cum Laude BA and MFA degrees in English and Creative Writing, respectively, with special emphasis on biographical profile.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I'm a former Los Angeles Times copy editor and an experienced journalist -- currently a freelance editor and writer. I can boil down a wordy document into clear and concise prose, conduct interviews and provide research on a wide range of subjects.

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    Basic Copy Editing, Developmental Copy Editing, Proofreading, Writing - no job is too big or small. I work with you to make your content the best it can be!

    • 6 years in business
    About

    From a young age, I fell in love with the power of words to shape and inform meaning. I studied primarily literature, writing, and cultural studies in both my undergraduate and graduate programs. In my freelance work, I edit primarily academic and business documents, as well as web and advertising copy, for a variety of high-profile editing and proofreading companies. In addition, I also edit for independent clients seeking my services to ensure that their writing is clear, concise, powerful, and communicative of their intended style and message. As a professional editor, my particular area of preference is book-length manuscripts that require editing prior to being submitted to a literary agent and/or (self-)publishing. I will work with you to determine your specific needs, providing extensive editing using the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word. Additionally, I utilize the Comments feature to provide detailed comments that are meant to strengthen your writing, point out discrepancies or areas in need of clarification, and offer suggestions. What distinguishes my services from other editors’ services is that I am available for Skype consultations to discuss any questions that you may have. In my editing work, I consider myself to be a true partner in helping to ensure that your writing is the most powerful, clear, and expressive that it can be, all while editing for grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization.

    About

    With over six years of service in the journalism industry, I have a very diverse writing background and top-notch editing skills. I really enjoy what I do. Although I offer a wide variety of services, I specialize in editorial, business & web content.

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