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Shelbyville Copy Editors

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  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff L.
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I highly recommend Panthera Leo Writing and Editing! Tony was instrumental in getting me on track and focused during a job transition. He skillfully helped me with my resume, as well as initiating an overall job search plan. He even offered encouragement along the way.

Paul D. Nixon
from 10 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Toni C.
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Paul responded quickly when I needed help editing my cover letter and resume. The edits he made elevated the professionalism and readability of my documents. I got the job I was applying to and I believe that's due, in part, to Paul's services.

  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nyeisha P.
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Jacqueline was my son's tutor for Advance Placement Psycology. After working with her for six weeks, his grade point average in that class went from a C to a A-. She also assisted with my son's college admissions essays. She was wonderful to work with, reliable, and very knowledgeable.

Sara Wood
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angela F.
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Sara is very detail oriented and punctual. I was very pleased with the editing and proofreading services she provided my manuscript. She's also a delightful person. Highly recommend.

Wiley Creative Studio
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    Arlene R.
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    Fabulous experience using Mary Carlisle as my content editor! From her timely feedback, to thourough editing, and availability through email and phone, the experience was fantastic. Mary was very honest with me in her feedback with suggestions as well as informing me concerning correct trademarking and resourcing. she offered other suggestions for the title of my book and her pricing fee was very reasonable.

    Treanor B.
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    Marilyn is one of the best editors and writers I've ever worked with. She has edited my work and co-edited books with me for 4 years. I highly recommend her! You will be very happy with her expertise, abilities, and kindness!

    RJD Enterprises, Inc.
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Nat Z.
    Verified review

    I had the pleasure of working a very nice Mr Davenport. He is professional & delivered my manuscript as he promised in a timely manner. Only suggestion is please use red a more visible color ink on feedback :). Thank you.


    I pay attention to the structure of the words I choose in a sentence, such as "that" or "which", ensuring the word picture and the ease of reading and comprehension are equally addressed.


    Thirty-three years of teaching middle and high school English combined with an almost OCD obsession with correct writing make me an elite proofreader and editor.

    • 4 years in business

    I have happily provided administrative services to top management and C-level executives for the last six years of my 15+ year career as an admin. I have a degree in English Education from Boston University.


    Hello there! I’m Diana, a self-proclaimed life enthusiast and communication connoisseur with good posture, an affinity for creme brûlée, and the belief that there’s nothing better than a well-constructed sentence. I currently live in Nashville, TN and earned my B.A. at Boston College and my M.Ed. at Vanderbilt University. By day I’m a student affairs professional and by night (and during my free time) I help people like you translate their thoughts to paper (and computer screen). Whether it be enhancing your résumé and cover letter, proofreading and editing your paper, helping you figure out exactly what it is you want to say, or providing a general evaluation and critique of your work, I’ve got your back. Contact me for more information and let's get started.


    I will edit and rewrite resumes. Let's get the winning one-page wonder! Editing of other works will be considered at a very reasonable fee. Poetry booklets are available for purchase at various costs ($5 to $20). Some of my work is in the Library of Congress.


    I perform copy editing services, translation (Spanish to English or English to Spanish) services, interpretation services, and tutoring services. I have twenty years experience.


    I do editing of any type, as well as writing, and I pay strict attention to detail. In fact, I have been known among my colleagues and fellow students as The Grammar Nazi. Editing and writing are two of my life's greatest passions, and I am serious and devoted. I have an excellent eye for grammar and sentence structure, and this has paid off in my academic successes, as well as those I have assisted in writing college papers or other documents. My editing work recently earned a client an A on a college paper. I also write resumes, cover letters, business letters, and anything else that can be written. If you hire me, you won't be sorry!


    I am, by training and education, a Special Ed and Early Childhood Ed. teacher. I also do editing on the side and have edited several books for friends/artists. I am willing to do book editing, formal paper editing, magazine article editing, etc. I read with a quick and keen eye and am very detail oriented.

    • 4 years in business

    In addition to writing and editing, I also have knowledge of various search engines and social media/blogging platforms. If you are planning to have content published online, I can not only help you write and polish the piece, but also format it to a specific platform, promote it, interact with your audience, and drive traffic to your site.


    Hello! Got a paper deadline coming up and you just can't get your words to flow right? Get a paper back that needs edited but you're sick of looking at it? Not sure how to cite your sources? E-mail you research paper, term paper, opinion paper, article, etc. to me and let me see how I can help! I am a recent graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication (Journalism) and minors in English and Philosophy. Most papers will be edited and turned back into you within 24 hours. If you need a sooner deadline (paper due tomorrow?), include that in your message! In most cases I will be able to work with you. Prices depend on paper length and content and whether or not you need me to do any research to add content. I'm extremely flexible about helping you with your papers. E-mail me for a quote!


    School papers, college admissions essays, professional writing, whatever you need... I love helping others with writing endeavors of any kind. It's a thorough source of satisfaction to see someone realize their potential by helping them create what they imagined and put it on the page. If you would like writing samples please request by email! I can send you samples of a variety of writing styles (business, academic, personal, creative, etc.).


    I'm an internationally recognized media journalist/contributor and small business owner, amid employment (in various roles) with Fortune 500 organizations. Have edited statements of work, client proposals, composed project management documents and templates, and marketing materials, et al.

    • 14 years in business

    I work with PC products as well as apple products. Adobe premiere and Final Cut Pro.


    We offer consulting services designed to improve employee writing skills. We do proofreading and editing services for manuscripts and papers/blogs, etc. We also present training sessions for professional development on topics related to communication, including professional dress, digital etiquette, dining etiquette, etc.

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