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Marti Dryk, Ph.D.
4.7
from 142 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 305 hires on Thumbtack
Jessie P.
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Extremely professional, creative and passionate. Marti delivered all our requirements to an outstanding level. She is a delight to work with. Thank you Marti for everything and I would highly recommend her.

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Petrena Wilbur Enterprises
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jesse C.
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Highly recommend Petrena Wilbur as an editor. She makes clear comments and suggestions on my writing and then she gives the reasons that justify her comments and suggestions. It is obvious to me that her suggestions will improve my work and make me a better writer. I look forward to working with her again. Jesse Carrillo

Jon Ray Digital Marketing
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Charlotte H.
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Jon is charismatic, kind, patient, and easy to work with. He's gifted at connecting with others and bringing to life creative projects in a way that makes everyone shine and showcases what they want to bring to the world. His calm energy and hard work facilitate magic. --Charlotte Howard, Ph.D.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Didi L.
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Nick is a great teacher because he is a careful and enthusiastic reader. He found what worked in my stories and offered useful advice for what was lacking--something that my polite critique group could never do. The best thing I left with, however is less editorial. Nick gave me a technique that helped me trust my own voice by building on smaller elements of language and ideas. I now have a creative cistern that I can dip into and use in various narrative forms. He is whip-smart and insightful and knows how to find the levers that elevate ordinary writing, making it lighter and better. I highly recommend working with him. He is kind, he is funny and he can help.

  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer J.
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Dave Dix is one of the most creative, smart and innovative people I know in the public relations market. He’s creative, tenacious and an out-of-the-box thinker. His linguistic skills are off the chart.

The Offbeat Writer
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie A.
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Liv does has an eye to create an awesome looking website. She is passionate about getting it right. Also, she sets up organizations to be successful in operating their website after she has developed it. I would highly recommend her company to take care of your website needs.

Transparen
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dave S.
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Website development. He is knowledgeable, creative and very prompt. It was a perfect choice and I love the outcome.

Taproot Services LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jenn P.
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Michael has been a great addition to our writing staff. When I could not get topics to him, he came up with awesome applicable topics. He is professional, punctual, and creative without a lot of hand holding. I would highly recommend him for your blog and web content writing projects!

Hunter Tigert
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Jon Z.
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Hunter took two of my web design courses at Texas State University and worked on some websites for a full service digital agency I co-founded. Hunter was always a hard worker and spent the extra time necessary to get the job done (and exceeded expectations). For every project, he made sure his work was creative, functional, innovative and well coded. From HTML, CSS Javascript and Bootstrap, to content management systems such as Wordpress, I highly recommend Hunter for your web design needs!

Thomas White
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Kayla C.
Verified review

Thomas has written for my company for about a year. We contract Thomas to write website content, company blogs, personal blogs, and advertising content. His writing is creative and inventive. He knows how to write in a way that grabs the reader’s attention. His articles are a joy to read to the very last word.

Andreina Byrne
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Richard B.
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Andreina saved me from a last minute fire with a multiple part series we needed on our site. We had a writer back out but she came in and saved us. She wasn’t initially familiar with the content we sell, but she was fast and eager to figure it out. Looking forward to working together again soon.

Empresa Consulting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Reesa H.
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Very knowledgeable and efficient service. Creative ideas to address my business issues.

Chase Erwin
5.0
from 1 review
    Josh Y.
    Verified review

    Chase was a writer for two years on a game show production I produced. He couldn't have done a more fabulous job.

    • 4 years in business
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    I believe that my work will stand out differently from others who do what I do because I will take the time to interview and research my client and the topic; and regard their personal requests and will work diligently to serve them.

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    I offer resumes that are customized to your industry and goals, not a cookie-cutter format. If you are in IT, I have over twenty years of experience with IT resumes at all levels. Interview coaching is also available. Check out my website to see names of the top level companies that responded to resumes I crafted. LinkedIn also provides testimonials, and my blog, A Penny's Worth, offers more testimonials, FAQs, and tips, as well as service options to consider when planning your assault on the job market. In addition, I love to mentor writers, critique memoirs, write website, ad, and blog copy, as well as guide individuals and small businesses through the basics of branding and getting started on social media. I wrote the chapter about social media for writers in a book published recently. Editing, proofreading, and academic review services are also available. I am proud to say that I've accomplished a lot during my writing career. I'm an award-winning poet, published writer, and author, who also has a solid corporate background. Let me write it right!

    • 5 years in business
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    30 years experienced, retired English teacher, administrator,and adjunct English professor. I know how to help students become successful in reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary development.

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    Carter Creative Marketing provides quality inbound marketing services as well as paid channel advertising services.

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    I provide a wide range of creative content services, including writing for web, case studies, white papers, ebooks, blogs, videos, newsletters, and more. If you need me to handle the design, production, or execution of your project, I can also manage a team of outside designers or video professionals to take the project completely off your hands. I have a strong background in writing and management for marketing and PR. I'm self-sufficient and quick to learn new products and services. I'm here to make your life easier. Let me know how I can help!

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    Contract Technical Writer who has prepared legal documents, patent applications, and manuals in past. Looking for telecommute assignments.

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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.

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