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Editing TLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jan K.
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I am a not-yet-published author. After writing my son's story, I didn't have a clue what to do next. And then there was Joyce! She efficiently, gently, professionally took me under her wing. She knows her stuff and applies her skills from the copy editing to the encouragement a new author needs. We're in the printing stage now, and I would highly recommend Joyce Gilmour!

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.

Joan C.
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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!

Nick Fuhrman
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mark G.
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Just had my first glimpse of Nick's edit and it is sharp! Mark Gery, author of Debacle: The Persian Gulf War Revealed

Matrix Editorial Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Mel L.
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    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.

    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

      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).

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      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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      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.

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      I currently hold credentials and am licensed as a substitute teacher. I also hold a state license in social work. I am an Alverno graduate who has been recognized in the top six colleges in the US. I began my career in nursing and worked in various settings ending up in geriatrics which gave me much wisdom and patience. I have also specialized in communications, "speaking on one's own feet." I am well-versed in all areas when discussing school curriculum. I am a mature woman with an abundance of life experience and am well-traveled, which I believe counts a lot. I am also spiritual and a Christian. While I truly enjoy helping others in all areas of life, I also enjoy making others happy by making jewelry and selling it inexpensively to the public. I believe that adding accessories to one's body enhances his/her daily routine and can remove depression and stress therefore, giving an individual a chance to live at his/her optimal best. Take a look at the sort of jewels I make, and I will add more professional pictures at a later date. Thank you have a great week.

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      I will copy edit anything or create any publication to pass along any message that anyone may have. That is what I do.

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      I review, edit, and check for grammar, spelling and clarity all written communications. I can also produce written copy for advertising.

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      At Sam's Transcription and Editing, we strive for 100% customer satisfaction. You can trust that someone will respond to you within 24 hours, and we love to hear your feedback. Transcription and editing is our specialty but we also write and caption.

      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.

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      I am an experienced legal and consulting professional with academic editing experience. Specialty in editing professional documents, academic articles, and legal documents.

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      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.

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      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.

      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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      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.

      • 9 years in business
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      My work is a direct reflection on me, so I put my blood, sweat, and tears into every project that comes across my desk. Hopefully not much blood or tears are shed.

      About

      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!

      About

      I am a Wisconsin based editor and writer with a BA in English. My passion for editing is an asset to you. I have a strong desire to help others improve their writing, and make it reach its fullest potential.

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