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Marti Dryk, Ph.D.
4.6
from 144 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 308 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine D.
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Marti is wonderful! My son was struggling with a 4000 word essay, and she helped him understand (what the school should have taught) how to do more extensive research, structure his paper and make it interesting. We have used several other tutors, and she is, by far, the best!

Dr. April Michaud Editing
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Lilian M.
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Dr. April Michaud is a very thorough and gifted editor and writer. After reviewing her profile on Thumbtack and working with her from start to finish on my resume, she is what she states. She honest, friendly, and gives helpful suggestions. I highly recommend her work and eye for details.

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Petrena Wilbur
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

  • 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.

  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Troy P.
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Dave Dix writes. He writes and he writes and he writes. He listens and he writes some more. When he is done you find yourself amazed at how he says the things you meant to say but clearer than you could have ever said them and more powerfully than you could imagine saying them. I used to think I was a writer until I hired Dave and he showed me what a true professional can do. I highly recommend Dave Dix he works hard and sweats value out of every pore.

The Offbeat Writer
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Harlan M.
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On time, every time. Brings a voice that resonates and draws the reader in.

Lewis Commercial Writing
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Page Schneider Vandiver
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Hiring creatives & writers can be like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. This team is very responsive. Provides quality writing & marketing copy. Loads of integrity. I rarely spend lots of time editing when I order for my clients, and I never have to chase them down for deadlines. Feel free to work with them, but if they take on your project, know just how lucky you are....

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.

Morgan Robinson
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Remy S.
    Verified review

    Morgan is a consummate professional! She's an excellent writer, editor and organizer, and has helped me work through a number of academic essays. Additionally, she's timely and very quick with responses. I'll be using her services again, and I'm happy to personally recommend her to any interested parties.

    Thomas White
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Trevor B.
    Verified review

    Thomas is awesome. He is an excellent writer, is professional, and is thoughtful about his work. I chose to work with him for his deep experience in education and storytelling, and his work was exactly what I hoped for.

    Anna Irving
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Jacob M.
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      Anna is a talented Actress and improve artist. She has had great training but is humble and willing to perform any part large or small with her full attention and no complaints. she has come out for me a few times to perform small to medium size rolls in Indie projects I've produced. She's also an amazing writer who just keeps getting better as she meticulously keeps putting out material.

      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.

        About

        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!

        About

        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!

        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        About

        Paul Sweeney is a veteran, award-winning journalist with special expertise in business, banking and financial services. A graduate of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Sweeney has written for top national publications, including The New York Times, Business Week, Institutional Investor, Inc. Magazine and The Boston Globe. Sweeney, moreover, has published articles on a wide range of subjects: consumer, labor, occupational safety and health and the environment; national and international politics; investigative journalism and white-collar crime; and in-depth personality profiles. Sweeney has also worked full-time at daily newspapers as a general assignment reporter and business writer in Texas and Florida.

        • 4 years in business
        About

        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. As an Artist, I have an opportunity to tune in to the personal creative needs of my clients.

        About

        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.

        • 26 years in business
        About

        My photos are first of all creative and professional photographs, whereas most photos one finds with online ads do a terrible to fair job of presenting the home to potential buyers in a way that will cause that potential client to want to schedule a tour of the home. I love to write, and I love to take photos that help others or give them enjoyment.

        About

        There's a lot of joy in finding the right words to use. I love that part about my job, as well as the creativity it requires.

        • 5 years in business
        About

        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.

        About

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

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