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Alexandria Copy Editors

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Jeff Berger Communications
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Lori O.
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Jeff was very helpful and professional in editing my book.

Bespoke Editorial
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
IK C.
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I had the distinct pleasure and fortune to connect with Sabrina and have her do the copy editing of my first book, ‘Chronicles: The Journey of a Legal American Immigrant’ and she simply blew me away. Her professionalism, response time and execution was second to none. She delivered the edits before the due date and her presentation was extraordinary. She made key edits that brought life to my story and made the words jump out of the pages. Sabrina was very assessable and even went as far as helping edit my bio at the back of my book which was not in the scope of our contract. This spoke volumes to me as it proved it was not just a job to her but her passion. You will not be disappointed if you solicit Sabrina’s editing services. She will be the first person I call on my next project for sure!

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EpiStat-E Consulting LLC
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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McCay M.
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Dr. Popoola customer service is exceptional. He is very knowledgeable in academic writing and editing. The product of his work is collegiate worthy. I would consult him for any future academic journal writing within the public health research field.

Eluke Expressions, LLC.
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Meseret K.
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Mr. Kpalukwu was very professional in preparing and editing resume. He answered all questions and gave enough time to review his work. He made sure I liked what he had done before he accepted any money from me. I was not expecting that and surprised! He went beyond my expectations. I will definitely recommend Mr. Kpalukwu to anyone who wants his professional support delivery.

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Ashshanae Chew
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Arlena T.
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Ashshanae did an awesome job editing my manuscript. Her work is of great quality and she had a super fast turn around time. Very professional. I will use her for future editing projects.

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JFH careers and tutoring
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Qi B.
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Jennifer has done great editing work on my resume and cover letter. Thanks

Write Well Coaching
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Bert H.
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Great to work with and a fair price. Very responsive even with formatting questions. Definitely would recommend her to anyone looking to improve their resume and cover letter.

Write4You
4.4
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Darius Y.
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Mr. Mullen's attention to detail, and professionalism are unmatched. Tom is very personable, and takes a keen interest in clearly understanding the client's skill sets. My abilities, and accomplishments were clearly highlighted. Tom consistently went above and beyond, ensuring I was aware of job alerts, interview techniques, and upcoming job fairs. He, and his wife are a great resume writing team, and I am confident my cover letter/resume will open many doors.

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KOHLER Communications
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Ray H.
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I had the opportunity of working with Kevin. I have found his reviews and remarks to be thought provoking. Often as we write, we do not place ourselves in the shoes of the readers. Kevin considers the tone and platform of the writer as well as the reader and makes his recommendations on how the writer can improve their work. I would call him the antibiotic of editing. He works his way through the literature and diagnose those issues and prescribe a remedy to correct the issues. I would highly recommend him. Thanks Dr. Raymond Holmes, GCDF

SharonM7
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jelika M.
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So far, Sharon has been great. She is quite responsive, easy to work with, and her skills are exactly what I'm looking for in editing my manuscript. The fact that she is familiar with my genre and is flexible to work with as well, has put me at ease. I look forward to seeing her complete work and as of now, I can say that I hope to work with her on other work as well. Will update upon completion!

  • 11 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Tina N.
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Brenda is an accomplished business writer, proposal writer, and marketing copy. She is professional, timely, and have a keen eye in proofreading her work. I recommend hiring Brenda for your writing needs.

James Moran Edits
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Alison S.
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The help I have received from James has been indispensable. He reads extremely carefully and takes the time to examine the work from different angles. He has the distinct ability to keep track of the text as a whole while also paying attention to small details, and often helps me to see my writing in new ways. He has helped me draw connections and see patterns that I was unaware of before, making the process of writing more enjoyable and focused. His help has saved me from wasting much time, and has made writing more fun.

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Need a dynamic, engaging writing voice? Look no further. I have extensive writing and editing experience at major publications and want to help you!

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Reach out to me for an impeccable editing experience! I have extensive writing, editing and proof reading experience. I meet deadlines consistently, no matter how hard the job.

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I have over twenty years of experience in professional editing, proofreading, and copy editing manuscripts and publications. My career started in London, UK where I worked for a magazine as a features editor. I was also privileged to interview celebrities of the day and do the write-ups, while at the same time, writing short stories which were also published. Since emigrating to the USA, I have worked as a free-lance editor for a number of clients from diverse organizations, including the World Bank Group, while at the same time holding a full-time job.

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A recent graduate from UW-Madison with an English degree and plenty of writing and editing experiences during my experience there, I am seeking positions in those domains to give myself more experience and to push myself further into that field.

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I'm a veteran of the job search scene who has taken many courses in resume development and am also an excellent writer/editor.

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I'm eager to work with you on realizing your editorial project from start to finish. My specialty is creating work for the general public, which takes many forms: websites, museum exhibitions, illustrated books, magazine articles, social media, podcasts, newsletters, brochures, rack cards, and more. During my years on staff at Time-Life Books, I gained experience in outlining, planning, and creating editorial projects. As a freelance writer and editor, I have applied those skills to projects for museums, art galleries, national parks, book publishers, magazines, libraries, and others. My clients have included Warner Bros. Digital, National Geographic, the National Park Service, the Naval Institute Press, the Folger Shakespeare Library, Sunset Books, The Phillips Collection, Virginia Sea Grant, and others.

  • 11 years in business
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OWT's author and publishing services provide editing, coaching, marketing and publishing help along with other writing services.

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Freelance writer Brittany Shawnte offers various writing and editing services! With 6 years in the communications field, Brittany has a great deal of experience to assist you with your business needs. From biographies and profiles for your professional website to editing and rewriting of business documents and articles, Brittany provides high-quality work for a diverse clientele, beyond just entertainment professionals.

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I am an experienced and versatile copy editor of business, scientific, and technical content. I established Van Beuren Publication Services in 2001 and through it provide redaction (all levels of complexity, digital and hard copy, graphics and text) and proofreading of professional books, peer-reviewed journal articles and dissertations as well as resumes and corporate marketing materials, ranging from brochures to email campaign content. My clients have included the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, The Geological Society of America, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Fisheries Society, Halliburton, George Mason University (contracted by a faculty to refine papers for Elsevier and Springer-Verlag journals), and CampusWorks Inc., a higher-education business-services company. I am very well-versed in the Chicago Manual of Style but also am familiar with other formal styles (e.g., MLA, APA and AP) and with following house (internal) styles.

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