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John Moorehouse Writing
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Brook A.
    Verified review

    John is a great writer and I have used him for articles across the many different subject areas. He researches the topics before writing and it shows. His pieces are written intelligently. I can call on him to write an article and never worry about quality.

    Vital Writer Services
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    Noah L.
    Verified review

    Betsy has taught me a multitude of writing strategies and has even cured me of Writer's Block. The more I communicate with her and ask questions, the better writer I become.

    Nelson Morais
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Bob F.
      Verified review

      Nelson is a seasoned author, journalist and speaker. As his mentor and coach, he is an extremely detailed writer, very funny and has much to share and relate to the public regarding his expertise pertaining to issues of homelessness and in helping people in similar situations move beyond the bondage they find themselves in. As a man who was once homeless, he has a heart for seeing those who have potential as he did to find their life path despite their hardship and loss. Nelson, a graduate of the University of Southern California, following a successful journalism career, never thought he'd find himself homeless, having to get back up after being knocked down many times. Because he has made a comeback, he is able through speaking and his books, help those in need as well as educate professionals in how to handle the problem of homelessness in their communities. He is a very gifted man who has helped many through his talks and acts of service move beyond the challenges they face as he still works through them as well. His education and combined experience is a plus.

      Crystal Peterson-Banks
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Robert D.
        Verified review

        I am happy to report my working experience with Crystal has been of the highest degree of excellence. She has consistently remained, prompt, courteous, friendly, and exceptionally professional. For many years I have written on a variety of complex topics and did not realize how poor of a writer I was until Crystal edited and added the necessary clarity and flair to the work. Clearly she has a rare ability to select and organize words and wording in a way that makes difficult topics an easy and enjoyable read for most anyone. I am always looking forward to Crystal's unique abilities should I need any editing assistance in the future and I highly recommend her skills and abilities to anyone seeking the same. Again, I am happy to be able to write this very pleasurable review. Best wishes and keep up the good work.

        Susan Kendrick Lauhoff

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          Free Lance Writer & Editor ~ Bi-Weekly Column; Short Stories; Historical, Celebration, & Praise Books in progress

          Twixal

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            I provide high-quality website content and blog content for a variety of clients across several different business types.

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            My experience as a journalist, editor, and researcher helps me to be thorough and communicate information in a concise and professional manner. I also have experience (as well as a B.S. degree) in Business Management and Marketing, which helps me to aim my writing at particular populations.

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