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Marti Dryk, Ph.D.
4.7
from 138 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 299 hires on Thumbtack
Dinesh B.
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I have worked with many editors and proofreaders and Dr. Marti clearly stands out as the best. If I could give more stars, I would have. She is thoroughly professional and competent. She made significant improvements in a manuscript that I just submitted to a journal. I have also examined her editing work on one of my student’s 140-page dissertation. The members of the dissertation committee observed and commented on the significant increase in the readability and grammatical correctness of the manuscript after she had edited the document. The quality of her work is outstanding.

Ion Beam Press
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Diana G.
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I hired Chuck to proofread a cookbook and he exceeded my expectations. I thought he was only going to fix any grammatical errors, but, instead, he made a lot more recommendations and fixed other little things that really made a difference in making the cookbook look professional.

Petrena Wilbur Enterprises
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Michael R.
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Petrena and I just started working together in 2016. So far so good. Her organization and approach will be a key asset to this adventure of writing a book. Her experience with previous publishing was a key facet in my decision. I am looking forward to the ride.

Inksnatcher
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Robert G.
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Sally of Inksnatcher was able to get to work editing my book quickly. Going through the self-publishing process is very intimidating the first time around, and I was overwhelmed. She did a nice job editing, but I needed a lot more than that. She was able to provide whatever I needed with her knowledge and experience about all aspects of writing and publishing a book. She also has people available to help with cover design, and anything you need really. She always provided a quick turnaround on the many questions I asked. She guided me through all aspects of publishing my first book, which was a big help, and she is easy to work with.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Miao Z.
Verified review

Vincent is the most professional writing editor I have ever seen. I went through quite a few writing editors before I met Vincent, and I have to say that the detailed service Vincent provides obviously tops. Vincent is also very fast, and always keep the work down before deadline. I highly recommend.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Francois P.
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Nick Courtright worked with me on several poems. He helped me in a way that so far no other editor / writing coach / fellow writer has been able to do, and I am quite grateful for his intervention. He basically helped me cut through the bull shit, and get straight to the meat of my writing. He saw what I could not because I was so personally involved with my work. Nick came to every single one of our meetings knowing the poems better than I did, and worked with me on every single line, every single word. I tend to write long poems, and one of the poem we worked on was over thirty pages long when we started working on it. It is now a good ten pages shorter, and a much better poem. Great big thank you to Nick Courtright. He is an excellent writing coach, editor, and poet. I hope to work with him again in the future.

  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Darren B.
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Lisa's work is outstanding. She is a careful editor, an excellent writer, and thoughtful in her revisions. I have not only read her independent work, but currently have her assisting me on a book and several articles.

Meaghan Kelly, Editress
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Orion O.
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We needed help updating and editing copy for our website redesign. Meaghan provided a great deal of insight, experience, professionalism and communication to help our project along.

Morgan Robinson
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Remy S.
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Morgan is excellent! She's helped me edit a number of essays, and has a great eye for organization and coherence. She also returned notes to me in a very timely manner. She's a pleasure to work with, and far more concise in her feedback than other editors I've encountered. Additionally, Morgan's social media abilities are exemplary, and something I plan to take advantage of in the nearby future.

Aroian Editorial
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Lawrence K.
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I have known Karen since her first days—literally—as an editorial assistant at Houghton Mifflin, and I have followed her career ever since. She is one of the most careful, honest, and dedicated editors I have ever known, and a terrific person to work with. If you're looking for a very high level of experience and quality, look no further. Trust Karen to give you her absolute best.

Write Right
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian M.
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I've been using Erin to edit my novels since early 2013. I've had two previous editors who were very capable, but Erin's skills are off the chart. She is easy to work with and handles each new job quickly. She has edited four of my novels and will edit many more...as long as I write them.

DKF Writing Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Chris S.
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I hired David to be the editor of my first book, Babies Can Smell Fear. I wanted someone to take my work and make it better without changing my vision. I wanted someone to tell me what did not work in a way to keep confidence high while making the project the best it could be. David accomplished all of that and more. Since I was working on my first book I will admit I did not know fully what to expect or what to do. David walked me through the process and went above and beyond what I asked him to do. He set me up with a design team, helped develop the title and sub title for the book, and answered all of my questions even if they did not fully correspond with his job description. I was very pleased with the final product and so were the Mom's Choice Award judges who awarded my book a Gold level award for Parenting Humor. I know that would not have been possible without David. I highly recommend working with David. He even came to the launch party to celebrate the release of the book.

Nichenista Media
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
About

I help you improve your communication and writing projects. I'm a stickler for ensuring the right message gets to your intended audience through the appropriate channel(s). Whether it be online, offline, or hand written, keeping up with the ever-changing world of communication has never been more important (or more overwhelming!). That's where my background can help you. I have more than 20 years of solid experience in writing, editing, journalism, and public relations. From blogs and social media campaigns to "old school" writing and email newsletters, my passion for clear and concise communication is unparalleled. Give me a call, or shoot me a message; I'd love to see how we can work together.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Content writer editor social media blogs email marketing newsletters biographies feature articles I am an outgoing, vibrant person with the desire and skills to make words make a difference. I have a natural knack for putting unexpected words in expected places. I write for the reader, keeping SEO in mind. Communication is key.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I provide help regarding writing, editing, resume writing, and transcription. I also provide services to translate to and from English and Hindi.

About

Clear, compelling writing. It’s as simple as that. Amanda Kimmerly of Polished Pear Creative Editing is dedicated to stirring up the possibilities in your manuscript to make it publisher-ready. Going beyond technical advice, she specializes in digging into the heart (and heat) of your story—how to stretch out tension, deepen the complexities of characters and their believability, how to march with purpose into the territory of necessary risks—and more. With a mixture of practical advice learned in her studies and career as a writer and editor, in harmony with an excellent use of intuition (and perhaps a dash of magic…), Amanda shapes up all types of writing: fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction, poetry, business proposals, and website content. She offers one-on-one coaching to those in need of personalized growth.

  • New on Thumbtack
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New York Publishing is a hands-on publisher that works directly with authors to assist them in the development of their work from manuscript to book. New York Publishing also offers non-publication editorial services for documents regardless of whether it is published. Not many publishing companies take the time to work with authors in this manner.

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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In my editing I am very adept at scanning a page of text and finding the things that don't fit (mistakes, typos, flow issues). I am also very passionate about working with writers to use the text they have created in order to achieve the best possible end result. As a writer, I use my love of language, my keen observational skills as an artist and art historian, and my wry sense of humor to convey my personality and get a message across.

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I have years of cross-sector experience -- private companies, nonprofits, government organizations.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a writer and editor who love to help my clients express content clearly and concisely. I have an eye for detail, correct grammar, and punctuation. I will help you rearrange awkward sentences and paragraphs to maximize coherence and flow of ideas. I am able to work on projects with tight deadlines and produce excellent work. Let me help you put your thoughts into words; let me help you improve your words. Let me help you produce writing projects that are a pleasure to read, and easily accessible and comprehensible to your audience.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am an independent copy editor and proofreader. I have edited school papers, website content, articles, white papers, and a book.

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