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Monica Lamb // MerchMax
from 53 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeremy V.
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I was in need of major help with editing of my book. Monica stepped in and made sure everything was correct. From our first conversation to the end of the editing process she listened and made sure everything was to my specifications. She was even gracious enough to edit the back cover for me when I needed it. I will be using Monica for all my future projects.

Sound Words
from 12 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl G.
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Delores did the copy-editing for my book. She did a thorough job, making me aware of errors and giving me suggestions on how to make my book better. She is extremely professional and helpful. I learned so much from her as she is filled with amazing ideas for promoting and publishing. I would recommend Delores to anyone, she is a great editor!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Aileen D.
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Laura worked with me on an extensive book project on contemporary art for the University of Lüneburg, and her profound grasp of the subtleties of language was invaluable, particularly in editing such complex subject matter. As a translator it is extremely important to me to be able to work with a good editor, who is not only technically versed in grammar and punctuation, but also approaches each text with sensitivity and understanding, as Laura Freeburn certainly does.

Dorothy Writes
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shayla C.
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After my session with Dorothy I went back to an article I had written and was able to edit it in one shot! With all of the notes I took from our session I gained a better understanding of where my areas of opportunity were to improve. She is a phenomenal teacher & excellent writer! Dorothy you saved my blog!

  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Hilda M.
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Hope is challenging and very helpful as we edit my book. She has suggested materials and given me lots of good ideas for this process. I higly recommend her.

DS Transcription & Editing
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Diana D.
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Danya did a wonderful ljob reviewing my article on very short notice. The turnaround was fast and the manuscript was edited in a very professional manner. I will definitely use her services again. Diana Diana

from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carrie R.
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Great ideas and great person, not in that order! Looking forward to working together again soon.

Daniel Landisch
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick L.
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Daniel assisted me in preparing strong, competitive applications for graduate school. Before seeking his insight and advice, I felt that my written statements needed a breath of fresh air. Having been removed from any duty requiring formal writing for a year or so left me with little confidence in my writing ability. Thankfully Daniel was quick to read, review, and edit my statements of intent. His suggestions and advice elevated my writing to another level, and left me with a final product that I could feel confident in. Daniel's personality and friendly nature will make any work experience that much more enjoyable. If given the opportunity, I feel confident in saying that Daniel will rise to any occasion and provide the results you need to succeed. The last thing I will say is that Daniel has a way of getting along with everyone. Spend five minutes with him and you will quickly realize that his genuine personality, quick wit, and problem solving capabilities will only enhance your work experience with him.

Becker Productions
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Valerie W.
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6/8/17. I would highly recommend Becker Productions, I have had a really good experiance with their company, they are effeceint, and have brought a more professional image to my Manuscript, "The prince of Washington County" coming out in July 17. I am delighted with their work. and would enjoy working with them again.

Robert V.
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I have worked with Steve on a variety of projects, as a contributor to his anthologies (he's a fine editor) and as a collaborator on stories. He has always displayed a great attention to detail and produces excellent work (check out his "Blue Kingdoms" series where he has designed covers, edited others and contributed fiction. First rate work and a perfect trifecta of skills). When I developed the idea for a serial fiction series, Steve was one of two writers I asked first to contribute.


I write right. The way you want. I also tutor English and writing.


While I have experience in the creative writing world, I have also spent time working on my professional voice. Through working diligently to hone these two different styles, I have been able to more deeply develop a well-rounded writing voice.


I provide proofreading and editing for all types of writing. Flexibility is my strong suit. I can meet all reasonable deadlines.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack

I have been a writer, editor, proofreader and more for almost 50 years. Because I started in journalism, I have a great respect for meeting deadlines. I also had a home based data entry service for several years where I trained and employed people who worked from home. We did data entry, transcription and business-based telephone work. I have years of research and now research and social media experience.

  • 10 years in business

If you want superior editing for business proposals, technical docs, tech specs, books, resumes, college papers, etc., KJ-Infinity Enterprises, Inc is for you. I can work with you to get the job just as you need it. I am fast! I can edit anything. I am also a published author so, I know what it takes.


Former publishing professional who loves working with words. Services include: editing, writing, proofreading manuscripts, magazines and marketing copy for print and web. For a number of years I worked at a midsized publishing company as an editor and writer before striking out on my own. During that time I wrote and edited hundreds of magazine articles and marketing copy, co-wrote and edited two coffee table books, and edited one children's book and a number of medical publications. I'll treat you and your special project with the care and respect only a lover of words and good writing can do.


I have 30 years experience writing and editing. I provide superior corporate communications and copywriting, including news articles, speeches, annual reports, Intranet and social media content, and promotional materials. I serve a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local businesses.


Over 20 years of proofreading and editing for local and national businesses including advertising, insurance, real estate, and construction.


Get experienced help in a number of reading, writing, and English fields from an NCATE certified teacher who has several years of experience working with students on everything from writing resumes, to mastering the ACT, from Shakespeare analysis to film and literature comparisons, and even creative writing and manuscript editing. If you're looking for help in any area of reading or writing - you've come to the right place!


I am primarily a freelance songwriter and producer. I'm also an experienced video editor, videographer, and author, among other skills. My diverse multimedia background and strong passion for creativity make me an ideal person to do business with.


I have extensive writing and editing experience. In my decade's long career, I have written everything, from engaging press releases to a full-length, nationally released history book. In my tenure, I have also been the editor of a weekly newspaper and a middle school English grammar teacher.

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