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Salmon Bay
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.

a Fresh Copy
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
R. T.
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Kelsi is professional, responsive and great to work with.


I will write, edit, and proofread for you until you have the final product that you desire. With an M.A. in Creative Writing/ English, six years of experience as a creative writer, and three years of experience in teaching Composition and creative writing at the college level, my writing and editing skills can be either creative or academic or both.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Marketing strategy Product/Services messaging Copywriting for web, brochures, articles, white papers, direct mail Resume creation and editing Newsletters


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.


While copy-writes are respected, our need to understand technical books can exceed our ability to remain conscious, listening to them makes them instantly more accessible, and much easier to understand. With the right "Text-to-speech" utilities, the clarity of almost any subject matter can be made open to you.


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.


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


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!


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.


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.


Providing quality writing and editing services on a wide range of topics for diverse audiences, including professionals in science and law.


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.


With editing, advice and coaching helps my clients understand the purpose of their writing, their audience, and the method they'll use to deliver their message. Good writing starts with that clear focus on where we want to go.


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

  • 5 years in business

We focus on making visible the knowledge people can put immediately to work preventing chronic diseases. Prevention means avoiding the disability and dependence on devices (such as oxygen tanks and walkers) and daily taking a handful of medications due to these conditions.We emphasize personal action to sustain a high quality of life.


Make your work stand out from the crowd! Proofreading, editing for content, etc. I can assist with spelling, grammar, usage, content placement, and any other document assistance needed.


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.


We provide multiple services including tutoring, writing, editing, proofreading, housecleaning, and lawn maintenance.

  • 19 years in business

I have the experience, the imagination, and the verbal chops.

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