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  • 33 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Kim S.
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My family has used Karen for writing and editing for over eight years. She has also taught several of my now adult children in composition. She is very professional and at the same time patient and kind. We have witnessed her editing skills countless times, and always with great results. Highly recommend!

  • 32 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Manan P.
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If you are looking for fast and professional editing, Jay is the person for you! He is extremely prompt via phone or email. I had used his help for my medical school essays, and he made sure all my responses were grammatically correct and enjoyable to read. If you are utilizing your writing to further your career, I highly suggest hiring Jay to ensure perfectness on your application. Thank you Jay, and I hope your services help many more like me! Feedback: I would have liked it more if you could have given more suggestions to improve the essay by editing/rephrasing the sentences.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Shwetapadma A.
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Working with Melanie was wonderful! I came to her since I needed help in improving my SAT Reading and Writing scores (which they did!), and after a few sessions, I definitely felt ready for the test. The sessions took place in her home, which was nice and cozy. Melanie was great at giving feedback on my essays, and I'd recommend her to anyone looking for a good SAT English tutor.

Refined Writing Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Yana C.
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Alexandra helped me with my resume while I was looking to make a move into a different industry (from consulting to non-profit). She helped identify areas for me to focus on more prominently and her experience in multiple fields allowed her to give me targeted advice on how to edit each of those sections. Highly recommended and always extremely professional!

IC Proofing Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Shalanda N.
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Debbie is very professional, thorough, and great at what she does. From the very 1st day we met up to discuss my editing needs, Debbie listened carefully to exactly what I needed, and provided insightful advice and ideas!! She was timely and very knowledgeable of her craft. I enjoyed working with her and will certainly use her for more of my upcoming writing projects!!! That's a done deal*

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Fred E.
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Mary Ann prepared a prenuptial dinner speech poem for me about my bride-to-be. It meshed well with the one the bride-to-be wrote about me. I had a preview copy which I shared with Mary Ann. Mary Ann responded quickly, asked appropriate backgrounding questions, and captured the message I wanted to convey. Well done.

Elev8Social, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erin W.
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Jessica has been the 'Social Media Expert" for the fitness facility that I manage for almost 2 years now. She has been instrumental in several in-house promotions and marketing campaigns, and I have relied on her time and time again for advice and assistance with social media strategy, content editing, special event advertising materials, and general marketing advice! Jessica's work is high quality, and she treats each project as her own. I hope to always have Jessica 'on my team' in business ventures!

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I am a public relations professional with over 7 years of experience in writing and editing promotional materials for clients, both large and small. With quick turnaround and flexible schedule, I am able to provide the quality and response your project needs.

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N·Sight Brand Consulting understands the concepts and elements of SELLING. Rather personal or organizational, the ability to sell is very important in our culture. Our work stands out because of the efficiency and focus, catering to each client as an individual. Most services have a generic formula, we design by personal touch.

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Proofreading and editing of medical information, editing medical manuscripts for publication, proofreading and editing of research papers before publication

  • 8 years in business
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Our company is staffed with a team of professionals who all hold degrees in English, Literature, or languages. We do not field our work out to others, which is why we are able to offer such a high level of academic, business, and professional writing.

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Write, proof read, edit, develop business communication plans and assist with implementation and write speeches

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Documents translations and proofreading, revise and edit documents leading to publish by the customer.

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I provide editing, proofreading, and copywriting services, as well as content creation for Web sites. Thorough and meticulous editing skills and fresh, engaging writing skills.

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Passionate about the printed word, I am a copy editor who pays conscientious attention to the details of your business as if it were my own.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am a diligent and detail-oriented proofreader and editor. As someone highly intuitive to the nuances of the English language, I have spent the last 6 years of my life honing my craft through extensive English coursework and professional experience as an English educator. With my strong attention to detail and dedication to perfection, I guarantee you will be highly satisfied with my work.

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Having spent over a decade working on proposals, reports and other documents for large non-profits, I have recently begun to offer writing and editing services here in north Texas. Report writing and editing, proposal "cleanup" and coordination and writing, and research tasks are all a part of what I can help you with. Please feel free to get in touch!

  • 4 years in business
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I have a career oriented background in consulting and I have decided to share my inside knowledge with the world!

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I work with you to determine the goals of your content and how best to achieve the results you need. I primarily work with editing papers, technical documents, résumés, and fiction. Feel free to contact me with your writing and editing needs.

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My specialty is transforming complicated topics into easily understandable information, as follows: benefits materials, requests for proposals, etc., as well as interviewing people for features, blog posting, etc. I'm schooled in AP style and am a meticulous proofreader/editor. Be assured that Geyer Communications will give clients what they want to fit their needs.

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I have 20+ years writing, editing, proof reading, recording experience, a penchant for creative problem-solving.

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