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Marti Dryk, Ph.D.
4.6
from 144 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 308 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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Dr. Dryk is great to work with! Pure brilliance when it comes to editing and sedning feedback. Working with her has been a joy. After a phone call with her I knew she would be the perfect person to edit my book. She exceeded all my expectations. I recommend using Dr. Dryk. Professional and friendly!

Dr. April Michaud Editing
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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Very good experience working with Dr. Michaud. She was very quick and reasonable. There was not a whole lot of editing after the first draft -- she took into account everything I wanted. I highly recommend Dr. April MIchaud. Thank yoU!

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Ion Beam Press
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beverly B.
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I loved his feed back, and he stuck to the timeline. He was professional, and helpful. He is currently working on Editing my second book. Thanks you Chuck.

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Petrena Wilbur
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adlene M.
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My experience with Ms. Petrena Wilbur was always very professional, punctual and responsive. I value greatly the work that was done. Ms. Wilbur is very similar to a college English professor who gave me great support and leadership on how the write. I am trilled with the work provided to possibly one of the most important documents that have written in my life time. So grateful. Thank you so very much Ms. Wilbur for your precise work.

Carrie's Document Help
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda T.
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Excellent! Very fast and great to work with. Perfect.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
About

I provide the following professional services: Research Writing, including copy writing, ghostwriting, technical and grant writing Editing, including technical editing Graphic Design Transcription Translation in Spanish/English and Portuguese/English Tutoring in Spanish, English, Anthropology, Archeology, Art History, Writing, and other subjects

Taproot Services LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jason M.
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Had a great experience working with Michael. He provided some writing and editing services for us and I would happily suggest him to anyone!

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....

Morgan Robinson
5.0
from 2 reviews
    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.

    • 10 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    James K.
    Verified review

    Great service, talented, would use again!

    Morgan B.
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    I have used James in the past for many projects not just for myself but for my customers as well. I do not have any problem recommending him as I know the quality of his work and that the end product will not leave you disappointed. You will have the quality content you need to post on your website, blog, report or anything else that involves content writing/editing. Thanks, James!

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    I can help you edit any paper that you have written or write something for you. I have a love for the English language and writing and editing.

    About

    Writing papers, English related work Editing papers, English related work Editing a project for professionalism before its presented Pretty much anything that has to do with reading, writing, or listening to English language.

    About

    I enjoy writing and editing and would love to help others. I have a Masters degree in Counseling and many other life experiences that I can share.

    • 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.

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    I freelance write and edit, and also some transcribing. I will edit manuscripts, novels, children's books and any literary piece including blogs or online posts. I also write my own original articles and books.

    About

    Copywriting is best kept simple. It is not my job to show off a vocabulary, but to woo an audience with clear ideas and moving stories. Providing coherent writing services goes without saying, so I won't take up your time trying to find a new way to say, "I write well." Rather, what I believe follows closely in significance to providing a quality service, is being someone genuinely easy to work alongside. This being said, the pride I take in my work is fueled by my kind, personable character as it couples with a natural joy for showcasing the best in others. These attributes are always carried into the workplace and enable me reflect the best image of my clients while providing an easy process of working together that will keep our professional relationship alive for years to come.

    About

    I offer the following writing services: - Blog posts - Ghostwriting - Newsletters - Editing - Book proposals - Ebook writing Other services include the following: - Press kits - Marketing

    • 26 years in business
    About

    I strive to do a job as if doing it for myself. I have a reputation for doing quality work.

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    I have a bachelor’s degree in English/Creative Writing from the University of Washington. I'm also a graduate of the University of Washington’s Editing Certificate Program, through which I received comprehensive training in grammar and punctuation; editing and proofreading best practices; SEO concepts; basic HTML; and style guide creation, utilization, and maintenance. My editing experience covers a range of projects, from ESL writing to admissions essays to thesis papers to short stories. As an editor, my goal is perfection and punctuality. I pride myself in my attention to detail, my ability to catch both mechanical and content errors, and my ability to respect deadlines. I am passionate about working with the written word and ensuring that all documents that leave my hands are error-free.

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    I'm a published, hard working writer looking to help write and or edit. I'm experienced, with great reviews, and will help you write anything!

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