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Editing TLC
from 10 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen R.
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I highly recommend Joyce M. Gilmour of Editing TLC. Joyce showed complete professionalism and grace in fixing some issues in the 2011 Kindle edition of my novel, "The Final Salute." The novel was originally published by a small traditional press in 2008, and some minor errors slipped through the cracks. Joyce went through my novel with a fine-toothed comb and corrected every single issue. I will be hiring Joyce Gilmour to copyedit my next novel before I start shopping it around to agents and editors. Knowing she will have a hand on my novel once it's completed frees me up to do the creative part and bring it to the finish line.

Greven Photographics
from 8 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dan D.
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This organization actually takes the time to fully understand your business and does the due diligence that leads to a trusted partner relationship. For our firm, it's al about value and deliverables and Argus Creative Works has hit it out of the park for us.

  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Geoffrey K.
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I had a special writing project for an online profile and was looking for a writer with a creative and unique approach - Mandy delivered! At every point throughout the project, Mandy was always prompt in her responses, very professional and provided sincere and effective feedback. I would highly recommend Mandy, whether it is for creative writing or her other services; you can rest assured you're working with a professional that will exceed your expectations! Thank you Mandy!

Suzanne Vinmans
from 6 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cary B.
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Suzanne is a gifted artist with a knack for creative, innovative design and craftsmanship. I found her to be highly professional, with reasonable rates and a delightful personality. I recommend her without reservation.

  • 23 years in business
Michael R. K.
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I have used Linda for over a year for both my website work as well as my printed material, ( ads, mailers, pamphlets etc). She has quickly become my "go to" person. She is prompt, responsive, and creative. I am also impressed that she regularly attends workshops to stay on top of this ever changing landscape of digital design and advertising. She is flexible as we have met in Cafe's, offices and community centers - whatever it takes to get the job done. I intend to stick with her and I strongly feel you, the reader, will not be disappointed with her or her work.

Ricca D.
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Could not be more satisfied! Alyssa went above and beyond to help me set up a successful website through VRBO. We had immediate response through her creative description of our fabulous home. I couldn't have done it without her. By the way, thanks to Alyssa, we are now completely booked for this year. She just has a way with words......

from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Diek B.
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Lee3z's creativity was instrumental in helping us reaching our end goal. They produced quality work efficiently and at an affordable price. I highly recommend their services.

Julie Underwood, LLC
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Terry M.
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Julie is one of the most talented, creative individuals I have worked with. Very good listener, gets on track quickly. Always has attractive and unique solutions. As a bonus she is vibrant, happy and positive at all times.

YamLike LLC
from 1 review
    Carrie C.
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    I’m writing this letter to recommend Sarah Dorfman for your current employment opportunities. When I was the Marketing Manager at The Wharf Marketplace in Monterey, California, I hired Sarah to write for the website, menus, and marketing materials. She is an excellent writer and detailed editor; a combination I was having trouble finding. After working with Sarah on those projects I realized her skills in other areas that I was becoming too busy to handle. She set our social media in motion and was not only successful at growing our likes and followers, but she was great at starting conversations and getting people to interact with our brand. At the time The Wharf Marketplace was a new business and Sarah had a major role in helping us stay on brand, gain loyal customers, earn the respect of fellow business partners. Sarah was very valuable to me, and I’m confident you would have the same results. Sincerely, Carrie Crook Former Marketing Manager for The Wharf Marketplace, Monterey, California. 2013-2015

    Tucker Rowan
    from 1 review
      Robyn C.
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      Excellent Communication Skills. Efficient, pleasure to work with; very creative and knowledgeable.

      Teri Parris Ford
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      I am a high school art teacher who teaches photography, art metals and glass. I am an artist, specializing in watercolor and portrait photography. I am a blog writer. I have a daily blog on my website, and I have had feature posts at (Madison, WI) on mothering. I also travel often.


      My intuitive attention to my clients needs enable me to take their visions and make them reality. When I take on a clients project, I treat it like my own. I take it to the next level above and beyond expectations every time.


      I provide general editing and writing services. I am looking for entry level work editing and writing articles.



      Corporate communicator: I write books, articles, and advertising copy of all kinds. My specialties include marketing, management, and consumer awareness. Publishers find me the kind of author they return to time and again. Book developer: I help other people fulfill their writing ambitions. I have worked with acquisition editors to locate authors, develop manuscripts, and produce books. I’ve worked with authors to find publishers, then helped them turn book ideas into books in stores. Personal historian: I help individuals, families, businesses and communities capture and share their stories in books, interviews, workshops, and intergenerational programs.


      My slogan, "Giving Life and Color to Your Thoughts and Dreams" is no exaggeration. I try my very hardest to create unique work that turns your thoughts and dreams into a reality.


      I am a Madison, WI based social media expert and writer. I have marketed everything from musicians to small businesses, foundations and sports teams. I can build and grow your business's online presence, strengthen your brand, and increase customer interaction.


      I am an author of 50 novels (listed on, and elsewhere.) I have also written scores of nonfiction articles, fiction and nonfiction educational texts. Most recently I ghostwrote a book-length autobiography/history, WE WERE BERLINERS (The History Press, 2012.) I have worked extensively as a collaborative writer, and specialize in transcribing other people's ideas and rough drafts into smooth and compelling prose.


      Can handle all forms of writing, editing, proofreading and rewriting. Experience comes from more than three decades of managing newspapers and magazines.

      • 10 years in business

      The difference between Peak Creative and other Marketing Companies is customer service. We come to you. You deserve personal attention for all of your marketing. From Digital to television commercials...knowing that we are there every step of the way to make sure you have the best possible marketing in your industry makes a big difference. Our creative team is made up of 25 year olds up to 55 year olds...we have a team that can speak to any age and demographic.


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