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Mary Hoekstra, MA
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
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Richard B.
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Mary has been working as an editor for me , and putting together a manuscript for a 31 Chapter book that I have written. Her editing and grammar skills are top-of-the-line. She is a real thinker and offers helpful suggestions in areas where she thinks it is needed.She listens carefully to what your needs are , and is a fantastic communicator. I think a person like Mary in the field of editing is rare. She really cares about my work , and it shows on a consistent basis. Other editors that I have spoken to did not rise to the level that Mary is on. It's not just a matter of choosing somebody who is skilled and will robotically edit without much feeling, rather, it is in the writers best interest to find someone who has the skills and puts herself in the writers place, and looks at the work in the broader context of the writers audience and special needs. If you are looking for a great editing job , with the caring and personality to match , go with Mary Hoekstra , I'm glad I did.

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