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Madison Professional Writing Editing Services

Browse these professional writing editing services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Madison.

Editing TLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Andreew R.
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I've used Joyce Gilmour's editing service on my award winning novels. she's professional, and stands behind her work. Having five star reviews, stating that my books have been perfectly edited is a tribute to her work.

Greven Photographics
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mike D.
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George did a great job with my professional portrait! Not only did he take his time to get the lighting perfect when in my agency but the editing he did was just a great. I am very happy with George and have been recommending him to my friends and networking partners since my experience with him.

  • 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!

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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You get way more than you pay for when you hire Tiffany. She really knows what she's doing when it comes to writing, researching.

Suzanne Vinmans
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rick R.
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I asked for a realistic poster depicting a scene from a novel I am writing. She nailed it with very little direction. Exactly what I wanted. Suzanne is very talented and easy to work with. I intend to send more work her way in the future.

AG Media
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Doug M.
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Ben has done an exceptional job of creating a very professional looking website for my company. It's also incredibly functional. When I need a special "bell or whistle" for the site Ben has the knowledge to configure it to my specifications. He's also very good at marketing, video editing, and Search Engine Optimization.

Write Results
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Brian M.
    Verified review

    Sue was hired to produce SEO content for a senior living blog. Her writing skills are exceptional. She has a pleasant voice and was able to relate important topics and issues to my brand. I would definitely use her again on future projects!

    Joan C.
    Verified review

    Alyssa has edited and proofread so many pieces of content for me, it's unbelievable. She is the best of the best. Always starts by learning about the intended outcome of each project/document and then does her research so she has a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. If you want to work with a true writing professional, I highly recommend Alyssa!

    Matrix Editorial Services
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Mel L.
      Verified review

      I worked closely with Georgia during the writing and editing stages of my dissertation. She was both a supportive mentor and professional editor. After a successful defense and landing my dream job, I have continued to work with Georgia on book chapters and articles as I move towards tenure. Georgia offers invaluable editing services; she is a great communicator and is responsible to deadlines. She is a problem solver with extensive experience in her field. I highly recommend Matrix Editorial, particularly for advanced graduate students and junior faculty in need of editorial services and project support.

      Nick Fuhrman
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 21 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Christina T.
      Verified review

      Nick Fuhrman is an amazing business consultant and a genuine person. I was not sure about which direction to take regarding how to begin my business. He took the time to give me some very valuable advice regarding what I need to start my business, I was impressed by how down to earth and approachable he is. He took the time to answer my questions and to make sure I felt reassured that I can accomplish my business goals. I believe that he is able to offer sound advice, and that his knowledge is invaluable for anyone who needs some direction regarding business development. I would encourage anyone who needs a knowledgeable and experienced business consultant to call Nick Fuhrman for his help in the area of business, entertainment, or product development endeavors, as Nick has real world experience in these areas, which makes him a true consulting asset to anyone looking for an experienced business consultant.

      Dean Communications
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Sarah W.
        Verified review

        I have hired Dale to help me translate online training material into book manuscripts for a client in the financial services sector. He asked the right questions to understand the scope; stayed in communication during the process; and brought the jobs in on time and budget. Thoroughly professional, experienced, and brings a sly midwestern wit that makes working with him a pleasure.

        About

        I'm just looking for some extra cash and figured I could do some article writing or editing for people

        About

        We're the writing help you've been looking for. I work intensively with job seekers, college applicants and companies to create powerfully written job search and marketing content. My clients achieve unprecedented success in moving their careers, education and businesses forward. My writing and editing specialties include: College Application Essays, Business School Application Essays, Resumes, Cover Letters, LinkedIn Profiles, Professional Bios, Web Copy, Brochures, and other Targeted Documents. I have over 10 years assisting professionals and students with their writing projects. I was an English major at Yale University and earned a J.D. from the NYU School of Law. After practicing law for ten years, I decided to start a writing and editing business. I spent one year as J.D. Career Advisor at the University of Wisconsin Law School's Career Services Office, and I have been a Law School Admissions Consultant for Kaplan for 12 years. I specialize in helping people and companies write about themselves. I have a knack for listening for who you are and what you want to say, and getting it out powerfully onto the page (or the web page).

        About

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

        About

        I provide professional editing services. A former English and writing teacher, my expertise is in all types of writing. My excellent language and grammar skills as well as my attention to detail provide me with a unique set of talents.

        About

        I am a perfectionist through and through. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA and began work as a copywriter, where I wrote hundreds of short pieces a week about individual products and copy edited the vendor-provided marketing data.

        About

        With years of writing experience, I can create what you are looking for. Whether you are interested in specific content or need ideas, I can help you. I also have experience with editing. Let me know what you need, and we can get started today.

        About

        I am a freelance writer and editor. My specialty is technical writing and editing, with emphasis on the biological and physical sciences. In addition, I have done market research, written business proposals and resumes.

        About

        I specialize in helping writers make their work clear, concise, and well-organized. The most effective and persuasive writing is that which allows the reader to spend mental energy on the content and ideas presented, not getting stuck on details and structure that obscures those ideas. This is what I focus on bringing out and helping my clients and students accomplish in the their writing. I have 6+ years of professional experience as a writer and editor of a wide variety of genres. I've worked as a content writer for a website receiving 250,000+ hits/month, a lead technical writer in the educational software industry, and a writing tutor to over 100 different students and writers. I've edited everything from short fiction and novels, to academic papers and theses, to web and marketing copy, to operations manuals and technical guides, to news articles and feature pieces.

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