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Marti Dryk, Ph.D.
from 142 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 304 hires on Thumbtack
Mariusz K.
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Marti is a very special and experienced teacher. She works with your individual needs and customizes her teaching. My speech, spelling, grammar and comprehension improved tremendously as a result of studying with her. Working with Marti is a pleasure. She is entirely professional and easy to work with.

Dr. April Michaud Editing
from 61 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda S.
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I am so incredibly greatful for what Dr. April Michaud has done for me! She has given me not only a resume and cover letter that I'm super stoked about, but she taught me important things to know for future resume/cover letter writing which I thought was great! She was so quick, finished the resume in less than 24hrs. Not to mention very communicative through out the whole process. She's the real deal, highlyyy recommend her! Nothing but confidence taking the next step towards a new career path!

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Petrena Wilbur Enterprises
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 20 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

  • 35 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lilja M.
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Frank is an energetic and dedicated tutor who is passionate about helping his students. He takes his time with each student and really connects with them. He closely examines writing/English assignments and helps students become better writers by offering knowledge, thorough explanations, and a fresh perspective. My papers and writing assignments improved vastly after visiting with Frank. He was especially helpful when I was working on my UT application and essays and was even there when I got accepted!

  • 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.

Annie's Freelance
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ximena B.
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I have had the pleasure of working with Annie in the past and have seen from a first-hand experience the kind of material that she produces. She has an incredible mind and a talent with words. She writes with so much passion, creativity and her love for the English language transcends in her writing with every word that she chooses to fit in her stories. Through her writing, she is able to translate key messages and captivate the reader. She is also absolutely hilarious and poignant in her writing. Her attention to detail is impeccable. Additionally, she knows how to work and satisfy the client's needs because she is committed to working with the clients to understand what they want in writing.presenting the best m Last but not least, Annie also works fast and efficiently and has a fantastic sense of humor which makes working with her a great time.

The Offbeat Writer
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.

Andreina Byrne
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
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.

    Chase Erwin
    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.

      • 5 years in business

      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.



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


      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!


      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.


      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!


      A content savant, Carolina has over 6 years of digital marketing experience and specializes in content strategy. Mobile apps, websites, landing pages and blogs -- no avenue is too challenging or too insignificant. Her goal is to make you happy and deliver your intended message. Guess what? She works well with others (developers, other writers, project managers, etc.)! Her expertise runs the gamut. She has produced compelling content for international brands -- Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruise Line, as well as local Austin start-ups and nonprofits. Specialties are as follows: * Writing * Digital Content Production and Management * Search Engine Optimization * Social Media Strategy * Advertising

      • 2 hires on Thumbtack

      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.


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

      • 4 years in business

      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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