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  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alyssa F.
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Karen edited my Senior year DECA research paper. It was a 30 page publi relations campaign, and with the help of her editing my paper placed 1st at State level competition. Karen Ferguson is very professional and timely. She makes the customer feel like her number one priority.

Clarity Communications
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Haile, J.
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Georgene has out spoke her awesome ability as she has provided. She has such a moving way with her editing formats on which I was surprised. If you ever need a book done in a quick and timely manor, Georgene is best way to go. Thanks Georgene for such an outstanding work ethic for language and I just love it!

Dave Dunkak
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Jennifer D.
    Verified review

    Dave is a wonderful copyeditor! He helped me with my resume as well as other business correspondence over a number of months. He is thoughtful, thorough and over-delivered every time. He made great recommendations for copy edits that consistently made my writing more succinct and grammatically correct. I'd recommend him wholeheartedly!

    Munkvold Inc.
    4.5
    from 4 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Shirley B.
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    Michael did an excellent job with copy edits, grammar fixes and paragraph structure. He provided very helpful and useful suggestions with regards to sentence and paragraph structure. I'm very pleased with his work and will request him on my next editing job.

    Square Core Media LLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Scott K.
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    I had Square Core and Christian help me with my last book. They did a great job of editing and giving me advice as to framing some of the content. I would highly recommend them to parter on a book project!

    Schmeltzer Design
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 year in business
    Georgina G.
    Verified review

    I highly recommend Allina if you need design or editing services. She has fresh ideas, listens and is great to work with. You won’t be disappointed if you hire her.

    Sheila Gibbons
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 12 years in business
    Berlyn S.
    Verified review

    Sheila did the first edits on an article I was publishing in an academic journal. Aside from grammatical and spelling errors and inconsistencies, she caught a "bug" in my research that helped shore up my conclusion. Very happy I found her and I look forward to working with Sheila again.

    • 38 years in business
    David T.
    Verified review

    John has written content for our clients (RightNow Inc) for over 5 years and is an excellent wordsmith. His cost is fair and his work delivery always on time. I would highly recommend John for your copywriting, editing or ghostwriting project. David

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I have more than 20 years writing and editing. Projects have included: Ghostwriting both fiction and non-fiction books Business writing, including white papers, manuals, newsletters, web content, brochures, and more Editing for both publishers and authors Book structure and development Preparing manuscript for submission to publishers Creative writing, including children and young adult as well as adult audiences Layout and design Writing coach I love collaboration and believe every project I undertake is a collaborative effort between the client and me. Because I believe it's vital for clients to find the right fit, I take the time to make sure clients know exactly what to expect from me and that I clearly understand their needs before even mentioning a contract. The wrong fit can spell disaster while the right one leads to success.

    About

    I was a copy editor as mid-size daily newspapers in Southern California for 15 years. I got my BA in English and economics at UC Berkeley and am smarter than the average bear. I'm attentive to detail and go the extra mile.

    About

    I am a professional freelance writer and editor, with a sharp eye for spelling and grammar. I have been writing and editing in a number of different settings for over 5 years. I am capable of providing support in a number of ways, whether you're in the market for in depth participation in your writing, or simple proofreading for proper grammar, sentence structure, and diction. Writing and editing are passions of mine, so it would be a pleasure to work with you in whatever capacity you may need.

    • 11 years in business
    About

    I am a writer and editor with an BA in English and an MA in US History. I've been writing for exhibits and visitor centers for the past 15 years, and I'm currently editing novels, as well. I research, plan, write, and act as editor and proofreader for exhibits in museums, visitor centers, interpretive trails, and the like. I've completed over 70 projects for public and private clients. Since 2012, I have also been employed by Barking Rain Publishing as a fiction editor. Editing begins with development and content, followed by at least three refining passes at the work--ending with line-by-line proofreading. I hope my experience matches your needs.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I'm a former Los Angeles Times copy editor and an experienced journalist -- currently a freelance editor and writer. I can boil down a wordy document into clear and concise prose, conduct interviews and provide research on a wide range of subjects.

    About

    I'm a writer and editor with 15 years in B2B marketing and advertising, producing digital and print content, from email campaigns to website copy to direct mail. My client list includes IBM, American Express and Windstream.

    About

    I am a retired teacher (M.A. in Education) with a B.A in English (Writing emphasis). Will work collaboratively on projects requiring organization, editing, proofreading, and written revision.

    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    1. I have academic, working and personal experience in the counseling services I offer. This has taught me empathy. 2. I continually update my knowledge with continuing education. 3. I have worked with all populations in mental health. 4. Counseling and therapy is a job about LISTENING. I have good ears. 5. I spent 13 years as a newspaper reporter before I became mental health therapist. As a journalist, I had to deal with a huge variety of people. 6. I cherish my work.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    I am a Portland-based editor with a background in Chinese medicine and the healing arts. The convergence of these two careers was born out of a passion for helping individuals, communities and businesses express their voice and follow their dreams through massage of the written word. If you are struggling to find the time to fine-tune your writing, I would love to help.

    About

    I am personable, thoughtful and have experience in a wide range of editorial environments. Chances are that I have worked in the area in which you need writing or editing help!

    About

    Freelance web content and other editing and ghostwriting. I hold Magna cum Laude BA and MFA degrees in English and Creative Writing, respectively, with special emphasis on biographical profile.

    About

    With over six years of service in the journalism industry, I have a very diverse writing background and top-notch editing skills. I really enjoy what I do. Although I offer a wide variety of services, I specialize in editorial, business & web content.

    About

    At Worth Reading, we have a passion for the written word and an eye for detail. For our clients, that translates to differing things, depending upon the type of work submitted. Manuscripts: We offer our clients a sentence-by-sentence read-through to check for readability, flow, and proper writing mechanics. If the work is fiction, we offer opinion on character believability also. Moreover, for those whose work is edited by our firm, we offer a venue for promotion (if self-publishing) through our sister site, Literary Adventures. For those searching for resume writing, we can work with what you've already written, checking for grammar, punctuation, or spelling errors; or, we can help you build your resume from the ground up. In need of academic assistance? We can assist with formatting in APA or MLA, research to provide usable facts from reliable sources, checking for potential plagiarism, and, of course, work on writing mechanics.

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