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from 10 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
A. Marina A.
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Laurel is an excellent writer and has a keen editor's eye. She knows how to shape material which can be quite overwhelming at the beginning of a project. Laurel worked with me to write a strong introduction, and create a map of where I was going. She was instrumental in helping me to launch the project. Very grateful! (The book currently being typeset for publication – 4/17: Alchemy of the Heart, The Sacred Marriage of Dionysos and Ariadne)

  • 26 years in business
Lori M.
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It was a real pleasure working with Daryle. He is fast, affordable, professional and great at communicating and guiding you through the process of web design. He did an outstanding job on my website and I am happy to give him a 5 star rating. If you need help Daryl is your guy!

Nada Sewidan
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  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan E.
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Nada is such an amazing writer. I've recently published a photography book wherein Nada wrote a review for and she went above and beyond. I couldn't be more happier with her work. She is now my official go-to writer. Highly recommend. You won't be disappointed.

Cory Writes
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    Christina S.
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    Cory is FANTASTIC to work with!! As a freelance Art Director/Designer I often need to partner with content writers and Cory is always by #1 go-to gal! She consistently generates engaging and original content that communicates authentically, with a tone that is entertaining, informative and that is convincing. Fun to work with, reliable and on point with each individual project, I would highly recommend her!!

    Michelle R.
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    Alex is the most imaginative writer I have ever read. If you want something unique--turn to Alex. He wrote the "back of the book blurb" for my book and I will have him write any others I need.

    Holly Tri
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      Kristen K.
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      Holly edited my story called "The Steamstress's Daughter" for The Rejected Writer. It was clean, there were no errors, and it read well. Holly is a professional: she doesn't rush an editing job, and she works at a pace that is timely and fair.

      Ann Ludington
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        Debra Dianne L.
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        Ann Ludington has provided service on a variety of projects. One being a profile writer and editor, the other as a fantastic photographer. I highly recommend Ann and will continue to use her services.


        Word beast eats rotting grammar for breakfast. I'm a writer and editor. Currently I write full-time for a school that trains licensees in the insurance and real estate industries. In the past for a living I've written and critiqued film and TV scripts, done case studies for a national insurance magazine, and researched and written for a popular travel guide.

        • 20 years in business

        Sensitive to geographic and ethnic differences having lived in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southwest and NW and worked closely with minorities. Tenacious spirit circumvents obstacles. Sense of levity reduces stress. My clients become friends as well. Diversity of people I meet and wide scope of challenges. I truly love to find ways to turn seeming impossibilities into can-do projects. Folks view me as a human equivalent of that "energizer bunny" because I'm eager to tackle a barrier and never surrender!


        I have excellent spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills and can write and produce a beautiful resume. Office work and organization is another specialty of mine.


        Small writing jobs, blogs, websites, advertising. I am a freelance writer entering back into workforce after being a stay at home mom.


        Experienced writer, researcher, fact-checker and editor can assist you with your business or personal publication needs, including social and traditional media. Every project is full of fun and surprises. I learn something new every day.


        Freelance writer with quick output and professional quality. Excelling at web content and creative writing.


        My website includes a bookstore full of how-to resources for writers. I am available to evaluate book proposals or articles prior to submitting to publishers. Also evaluate book contracts. I have put out the annual "Christian Writers' Market Guide" for the last 26 years, teach at writers' conferences nationwide, author of 37 books, and have been writing for over 40 years.


        Lesson plans or smart board content or thesis dissertation with regards to biology lesson plans in power point or smart board for primary, middle and high school

        • 7 years in business

        I have been writing freelance for almost 5 years. I write resumes, blogs, web content, academic writing, creative writing and more. My specialty is being flexible with what the client wants written. I enjoy the flexibility of working at home. I also enjoy getting to write about different subjects or in different styles.


        I'm very creative, with a great sense of humor, which definitely shows in the work I produce. I love helping people find exciting ways to express their ideas and will work tirelessly to help my clients find their unique voice. I love helping people express themselves and their ideas. I love being able to tackle new challenges every day, and interact with different people. It's never boring.

        • 4 years in business

        I am a writer, editor, and blogger who will go above and beyond to help people find the right words for any occasion!


        As a technical writer with over 15 years of experience with many major international corporations, I provide web content writing, software and hardware documentation, and support for all of your documentation needs.


        > Technical writing specializing in information mapping, procedures and generating graphics needed to clearly explain content to the reader/user. > Managing documentation projects by coming up with timelines/milestones and setting up review meetings with subject matter experts (remote or local). Track milestones on a regular basis to ensure documentation projects are delivered on time. > Experience with Arbortext and XML authoring, checkin and checkout from a document repository. > Experience using the following tools: FrameMaker (long doc projects), Word, Visio (charts), PowerPoint (presentation slides), Arbortext (authoring in XML), Paint and Coral Draw (drawing graphics), SnagIt (capturing content from the screen), Sharepoint (posting files), Acrobat Reader and Writer (can generate .pdf files and manipulate table of contents and security of these files). > Lots of experience working with remote subject matter experts (in state, other locations in the US as well as international locations (India, Panang, Russia, Peru, etc). > Personal philosophy: The writer should go through all the gyrations of getting the content right so the reader does not have to waste time understanding what they are reading.

        • 12 years in business

        I write: Crystal-clear copy for your website or newsletter A classically trained journalist to get you publicity in the trades and consumer pubs Content — you know, case studies, white papers, and the like — to help your evangelists connect and share your story with the people who don’t know how much they need you (yet) Ideas, strategies, and tactics to target your story to the people who need to hear it I am a freelance writer and editor with nearly 20 years education and experience. I offer business writing services to help you better connect with potential customers and ghostwriting to help you publicize your company/service.

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