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  • 9 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Mike L.
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Stephanie has been absolutely wonderful and a pleasure to work with. She is responsive, efficient, and provides very thorough and thoughtful feedback. Stephanie helped me with a project that I had a tight timeline for and in just over a few months time was able to help me edit over 100 pages of dense academic writing. I am grateful for several aspects of Stephanie's work, including: her patience and detail in explaining her process and helping me feel comfortable working with her, and her seamless, rapid communication throughout the process.

Ashley Stone
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Benjamin W.
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Ashley is a true whirlwind of creative writing. With a high level of professionalism, accuracy and speed content is delivered with excellence. I have worked on projects with her aid time and time again, and would recommend anyone to try her services, you will not be dissappointed!

Guy S.
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Tiersa worked consistanly for us (Viamed.au) over a period of 18 months approx'. Producing material on time to spec wasn't a problem for her. Tiersa has a style which is essily read and our blog's analytics revealed her work to be increasingly popular during her time writing for us.

Tara N. Trupp
from 1 review

    I am a passionate and dedicated business professional with over 10 years of Marketing, Sales and Business Consulting. I have an entrepreneurial mindset and I thrive on seeing small businesses succeed.


    Professional educators available to edit, review, and write articles for your business. Let us write for your company! We are award winning writers with an excellent grasp of the English language. Let us take your business to a professional level! We are also available for any type of English/Writing tutoring. We can help your student with that research paper or prepare for the SAT's. Let us make sure your student makes the grade!


    I am an editor with around 15 years of experience. My career has been in the news industry, where I have developed an attention to style, grammar and punctuation and an ability to collaborate with writers in cultivating their voice. My background is in using The Associate Press style, and I am pursuing an editing certificate in the Chicago Manual of Style. In addition, I have written feature stories. I enjoy working with writers and take pride in polishing their work.


    Need an article written or your own piece edited? I can produce for you professional level documents on a variety of topics, from rough copy ideas to polished final print.


    I am a freelance journalist. I am willing to write poems, short stories, blogs, sports, lives, weddings, etc.

    • 5 years in business

    I have been writing all my life, since early in grade school. I earned a Bachelor's degree from Penn State in English with the Writing Option, where I studied News Writing, Magazine Journalism, Fiction Writing, Non-Fiction Writing, Playwriting and Poetry. I have written several short stories and theatrical plays for both youth and adults, some of which have been produced at amateur and semi-professional theaters in both Pennsylvania and North Carolina. I have also performed in some of the children's plays (original adaptations of "Beauty and the Beast" and "Allidan and His Magic Lamp" -- both written and produced prior to the Disney movies or stage productions) and directed and co-produced an adult three-act play ("My Soul To Keep") at York Little Theatre, York, PA, the sequel to which ("Die Before We Wake") was adapted as a screenplay and submitted to Project Greenlight (executive producers Matt Damon and Ben Afleck) and scored high enough to make the Top 1,000 entries out of 7,000+ entries nation wide.


    Based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, I spent several years as a newspaper reporter. Writing and editing is my passion and I love to help others find just the words they're looking for to put their thoughts down on paper.


    I provide personal attention to each and every writing/editing/proofreading job that I take on. Through my lifetime learning experience, I have earned an A.A., a B.S. in English, and two Master's degree.


    We specialize in writing from short stories and novels to blogs, advertisements and adds, etc. We work with our customers' needs!


    I have 30 years of experience in teaching writing. I have extensive experience in copyediting for academic publications.


    I provide writing instruction, proofreading services and accountability for homeschool students in grades 7-12. Each student still expresses their individuality while striving to meet the diploma program guidelines in Pennsylvania.


    I have spent over 30 years writing technical, administrative and quasi-legal documents for an agency at the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Based on your expressed needs, I can provide a concise, accurate and clearly stated document in a timely manner.


    I am an experienced teacher with a Master's Degree plus60 credits in Education and an Administrator's degree. I've been editing work for approximately 25 years. Allow me to help you present your best work


    ~English tutoring ~Writing tutoring ~Releasing Writing Fears ~Tapping Into Your Creative Side as a Writer ~Proofreading resumes, research papers and other written documents ~Assisting with college entrance essays

    • 7 years in business

    For 20 years, Jennifer has written articles, blog posts, product descriptions, professional bios, and other web content for individuals, small business owners, national brands, and international clients. She is skilled in inserting keywords naturally, adding relevant hyperlinks, writing first, second and third person blogs, completing engaging business websites, AP Style, and matching the client's required tone. Jennifer's specialty topics include education, autism, business, finance, home living, kids and family, self help, spirituality and women, but she enjoys researching and writing about nearly any topic. In her free time, she loves a hot cup of coffee, good book and spending time with her family.


    I am a physician with inspiration for medical web content writing and blogging. I'm here to help with any project related to medical writing. I can also help you with preparing academic powerpoint presentation including research in relevent content materials.


    I have an Bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in writing. My passion in life is everything to do with English; reading, writing, proofreading, editing, etc. I can write anything from technical pieces (manuals, pamphlets, etc) to fiction to persuasive pieces. Further skills include proficiency in blogging, Facebook, and various word processors. I have writing samples available, and these are pieces that I have also edited myself. I also have a resume available.


    I've been writing for newspapers, the web and magazines for 5 years now, and my work appears in more than 16 publications to date. I've written about food, travel, events, music and more.

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