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Authentic Writing Provokes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Donald B.
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For two years Deb facilitated a weekly Writer’s Circle (now known as Tuesdays With Deborah - please Google it). Thanks to her gentle and encouraging persistence I went from non-blogger to blogger. We got to know each other and I shared my second book with her (Résumés That Resume Careers) and we decided to co-author a much-expanded second edition (Burn Your Résumé! You Need a Professional Profile. http://amzn.to/GDwKYo). What Deb brought to the second edition is significant: a. the subtitle and expanded focus of this edition (Winning the Inner and Outer Game of Finding Work or New Business), b. the elements of how to play an effective Inner Game, c. an additional focus on Solopreneurs, d. editing and layout of the book’s interior using EndDesign, e. sourcing and managing graphic artist for cover design, f. coordination with the printer, and g. website maintenance and update, and h. marketing and related workshops, which we are doing together. Thanks to Deb a number of authors now have books in print, and in the near future she and I will add a Kindle version of Burn Your Resume! to our offerings, and others will follow. She has my total, 100% endorsement.

The Social Stage
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn D.
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Lauren consulted with me on promoting my new blog's facebook page. I really appreciated your ability to explain things without making me feel dumb. She was punctual, professional and full of helpful hints.

Salmon Bay
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chaowen T.
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Duane proofread and copy edited an article on Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro for my journal submission. He was very nice, quick and responsive. Duane helped me with spelling and grammatical errors, provided feedback on rewording sentences, and commented on redundancy. I used Duane for this particular work as I am submitting the article to a Humanities conference (instead of Music) and wanted to see if my arguments would make sense to people outside of the musical field. The only thing I would say about the editing was that Duane didn't address issues with academic formatting and citation rules. (I use the Chicago Style). Overall it was a good experience.

The Write Stuff
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alex L.
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Fran did an outstanding job in creating my resume and cover letter. She is very professional to work with and is highly detail oriented. Fran took my so so resume and turned it into outstanding. I'm confident that my resume will produce interviews. I highly recommend Fran to anyone looking for a professional resume writer/editor.

Keverline's Designs
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Matt A.
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Ann was able to quickly and accurately understand my copy needs for my website. She interviewed me in a fun conversation format and expertly translated that to the bio I hired her to write. My work was delivered very fast and was exactly what I was looking for. She is punctual and had no problem with our virtual style work together. I would highly recommend Ann to anyone.

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I am extremely detail-oriented and I have no tolerance for cliches and poor writing. You let me know the level of involvement that you want through my editing, and I will deliver.

  • 8 years in business
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I'm not only competent, thorough, and meticulous, but I'm also easy to work with! I'm flexible and adaptive to my clients' needs. And it's not hard to get a hold of me--I respond quickly to inquiries. I'm constantly learning more to improve my skills.

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I'm the real thing. In the past 2 years, I've ghost-written 6 books, 3 thesis and 4 papers and read over 250 books.

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Looking for someone to edit or market your book? Feel free to peruse my website to get a clearer understanding of what I do and who I am.

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I'm a careful, conscientious, and gentle editor who will take your writing and make it shine.

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Tell customer's stories through clear and engaging content. We tease out the details that make you unique and share these with the world.

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I help you write, edit or create fabulous web content and copy to engage your audience and drive conversions of sales!

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I can help you create and/or edit engaging and error-free articles, press releases, web content or other communications for a wide variety of target audiences. I have a professional background dating back to 1999 in journalism, marketing and internal communications. I have experience not only creating content, but also project management experience for larger jobs.

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I handle various writing projects, including ghostwriting, article writing, blogging, social media writing, etc.

  • 19 years in business
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I have the experience, the imagination, and the verbal chops.

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Think of me as the blue-collar worker of the white-collar world. Just like you, I show up to work every day ready to work hard and to get things done. With over 19 years of copywriting and creative direction experience in everything from traditional advertising, direct marketing, and B2B, to online and guerrilla marketing, you can be confident that whatever the task, it’ll get done right the first time.

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I'm a Seattle-based editor and mentor who can make your writing project sing and help you become a better writer. Backed by more than two decades of deadline and creative experience, I provide everything from deep content editing, rewriting and coaching to copy editing and proofreading. Novice or pro, novelist or business professional, you're the rock star -- I'm the backup vocalist who helps you get there.

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Editoo Writing Services will polish and perfect your academic dissertation or thesis! Professional librarian with over 10 years of editing, proofreading, and formatting experience. Don't let grammatical errors and poor formatting distract readers from the content of your most important work ever!

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I will give clarity to your ideas and presentations. I can help edit and/or rewrite your papers, reports, essays, articles and theses. For first-time clients I offer an introductory rate of $15.00 an hour.

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I'm generous, quick, and thorough.

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I am a meticulous editor and writer who works hard to get the task accomplished. Furthermore, I have a huge vocabulary to use.

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