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Write Well Coaching
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Elena A.
Verified review

I had been in contact with a few different writers, but no one was able to offer the same quality that Amenah provided. She was friendly and helpful in every sense. I received my resume in a timely fashion and could not be happier. Thank you!

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JFH careers and tutoring
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tori E.
Verified review

I called Dr. Helgeson after receiving her initial quote on Thumbtack. She answered all of my questions thoroughly and was always patient with me whenever I asked questions because I wanted to ensure I had the best writer to rewrite my resume. Dr. Helgeson was prompt with my resume and the quality is a huge difference of what I had before. I look forward to applying this resume for my new career and I thank Dr. Helgeson for all of her help!

Write4You
4.3
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Priscilla L.
Verified review

I recommend Tom as being an excellent resume writer. I was hesitant, at first, to use Thumbtack. I now have a brand new resume and cover letter I like.

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KOHLER Communications
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ray H.
Verified review

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

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Verho Communications, LLC
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yongyi X.
Verified review

I had a one on one session with Tom and it was fantastic. At first I thought I was pretty ok with my speech outline before I talked to him. It wasn't until we talked about the structure of my speech that I realized my speech lacked focus. Long story short, we completely restructured my speech together and Tom gave me extremely great insights on how to plan out my speech before I even begin writing it. This is knowledge something that I will take it to the heart and will never forget.

SharonM7
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Andy D.
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Sharon- was exactly what I needed. She met my need of finding a talented writer with creativity. Her work was excellent and she was very responsive and professional.

  • 11 years in business
  • 26 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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Asha T.
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Stacia did a superb job for me, crafting a letter regarding a very delicate situation. I'm a writer - a professional writer, but I knew that my emotions would negatively impact any attempt to communicate to the said party. I hired IHTMFYW. In 24 hours, I had a well-crafted, honest and insightfully-written letter that captured the key elements I wanted to highlight while maintaining a compassionate undertone. I highly recommend this service to anyone who is seeking "just the right words" for situations that need it most.

The Semantic Stylist™
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
David D.
Verified review

The Semantic Stylist is among the most talented writers we have worked with. His ability to write in many different voices, be it buttoned-up professional or more friendly consumer-oriented is impressive. Always on time and spot on.

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Vijay G.
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I have worked with Maria to review and assist me in updating my engineering resume and cover letter. She has provided me excellent feedback and updated the resume substantially to focus as per the demand of current job market. I strongly recommend Maia as a resume writer and consultant expert. VG

Imagine Communications
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Paul R.
Verified review

Laura Boyle is an attuned consultant with expertise as a wordsmith and graphic artist. Her writing and editing support and technical skill and familiarity with IT was very helpful in tightening up my website and strengthening my online presence. We are currently working on developing presentations and workshops and I find her solution focused approach and ability to define a task and develop implementation strategies that break large projects into smaller and doable parts very helpful. Laura is a very good listener which when blended with her responsive professional service style results in the production of quality work. As you can gather I am very pleased with the services I have and continue to receive from Laura Boyle and Imagine Communications and highly recommend them. Paul Ruffer, LICSW & LCSW-C Advanced Certified Imago Therapist

Andrew Weber
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Coach Lynn J.
Verified review

Andrew is a very gifted and skilled writer. He is able to make powerful edits that make a difference. I found him to be very professional, positive and cognizant of timelines. I have utilized his skills on several projects and will again. I am always bery satisfied with his work and work ethic.

Pen for Hire
5.0
from 1 review
    Jennifer R.
    Verified review

    As a new writer, I was looking for a friendly editor that could walk me through the process, and Jason delivered. He is easy to communicate with via email, and has provided helpful edits and comments on my writing that I believe have improved my writing in general. I am looking forward to working with him in the future.

    Writing with Willona
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Laura B.
      Verified review

      I contract talented writers, editors, and graphic designers to best meet my non-profit and association clients’ content strategy and development plans. Willona Sloan is at the top of my must-have contractor team. Over the last two years, I’ve contracted with Willona on several editing and writing projects for a major client, and she has never disappointed me. I count on Willona for comprehensive and creative editing services as well as committed professionalism in tight turnaround deadlines. She possesses a high-level of attention-to-detail and an overall sense of creative craft that make her a fantastic team member and an asset for any writing project or publication!

      Senior Editor-Writer
      5.0
      from 1 review
        About

        Writing and editing for all written work products. Experience in government, business, academia, reports, professional journal articles, magazine features, newspaper features. Experiece with all types of audiences: plain language for laymen, converting technical details, sophisticated subject matter experts. Rigrous education in technology and science as well as public affairs, politics, congressional and agency clients.

        Research writer
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 11 years in business
        Daniel M.
        Verified review

        Yared was a great communicator and just went over and beyond what we asked of him. He genuinely enjoys his work and is more than happy to take his time and make sure things are done right. His attention to detail is very relieving for people who are too busy or careless. He is also a great explainer and teacher in many ways.

        About

        Well, there are several reasons: 1) Technically, I know various writing styles real well (AP, GPO, Chicago, APA). 2) Through my years of journalism and other writing experience, I've developed a knack for clear, accurate, succinct expression and finding just the right words for a certain thought. 3) I was trained in Biochemistry in college. This developed my strong analytical ability, which helps me produce clear, logical, and error-free copy. 4) I write poetry, so I bring an aesthetic sensibility to the written word, helping me produce writing that's tasteful, sensitive, and moving. 5) I have a broad general knowledge, in everything from world history to science, art to gastronomy, which strengthens my fact-checking and editing in many ways.

        About

        Independent medical writing and editing by a award-winning medical writer with 20 years of experience. Her writing or editing has landed her articles into prestigious journals such as JAMA, Science, Pain, Neurology, Nature Drug Reviews, Nature Scientific Reports and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, among others. She has written reports for the US Surgeon General and the US President. She holds an MS and PhD in neuroscience from Princeton University.

        About

        Technical Writer with 15 years experience in creating User Manuals, Help Systems and editing. Experienced with govt. and private industries.

        About

        I can help you grow your business by providing quality, relevant content that will build your customers confidence and trust. I create web content, newsletter content, blog posts and more that will help potential customers find you and stick with you. I have great research skills and pride myself on maintaining a timely work schedule and hitting deadlines so my clients get what they need every time.

        About

        I am a freelance writer who lends out my services for articles, novels, and many more writing jobs. I do it because there are some people that can't write or have poor grammar skills, but that's no reason to not advertise your business or stop you from sharing your ideas. That's why I am here to do the work for you, and we both get rewarded in the end.

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