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  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Charles A.
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Annie just finished editing my book. During the process we became friends. My Book, entitled Father Brady-loved by many-hated by plenty is about my years as a priest in black parishes in the north. I had several attempts on my life because of my service to the black community. Annie's empathy was unparalleled.After she finished editing, I made change after change and she never complained. She always made sure that any changes she made did not change the meaning of the narrative or put words in my mouth that did not belong. Also her fees were fair and reasonable. I would highly recommend Annie to all authors.

  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Anosh V.
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Morgan has been the lead writer for our Desert Storage blog and has done an amazing job. She is responsive to feedback, has unique ideas and does the job well. Highly recommend.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lilly R.
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I have worked with Ashley on several creative writing projects, and she has been wonderful! She’s kind, friendly, and easy to work with. Her critiques have allowed me to expand my novels in a way that really brings them to life. Her editing skills are topnotch, and she is thorough. If I don’t understand a particular grammar or punctuation rule, she is more than happy to explain and provide examples. She makes me feel good about my writing even when I feel like I am struggling with it. I’m so privileged to have her on my team. My writing wouldn’t shine half as bright without her.

  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Geri H.
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Colleen is so easy to work with. She is very knowledgeable in what she does. I am a new writer and I found that her editing and advise really polishes up my work. She makes me feel like a real writer. She is very supportive of me and what I am writing. I always feel encourged to continue on. I am still working with her and I will continue to do so until I finish my book. Then I'm sure she will help me with my next one.I feel she is genuinely dedicated to her work of helping others become successful. I really enjoy working with her and you will too.

Clarisse R.
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I enrolled in Sara's blogging class which was very instructive. Her handouts were top notch and provided me with tools to construct informative blogs for my website. I hired Sara to assist with my website messaging and rewrite my home page, about page and services page. Sara provided in depth persuasive messaging that I have used on flyers and brochures in addition to my website. Sara is talented and provides timely and well written material. I interviewed two other writers for my website project and hired Sara. She was definitely the right choice for my project.

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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mark N.
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Nerdy Jen is an honest great writer, she brought my story to life with her excellent writing skills, imgination and professionalism. mark kado


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    Effective writing with promising results. Very successful in accomplishing objective. Get what you want the first time. Letters to judges, tax agencies, debt relief, speeches,etc.

    • 33 years in business

    Writing/Editing Still in the idea stage? Have a manuscript in hand? Ready for that final polish? We're ready to work with you and your message at any stage. You can submit manuscripts for an honest evaluation of strengths, weaknesses, and potential. You can work with one of our writers to put your ideas on paper. Or, you can come to us to make sure your book really "shines" and is ready for production. Take a look at what we offer: * Writing * Editing * Proofreading Writing You give us the concept for your book and as much research and reference materials as possible, and we will assign a writer who is the most knowledgeable in the books' subject matter and intended audience. Within six weeks, we will send you an outline for your approval. Once we have that, we will provide you with a draft of the completed manuscript within four to six months, depending upon the nature and complexity of the topic. You will be given an opportunity to revise this draft and we will incorporate your revisions within two weeks of the time we receive them. You will then receive a revised copy of your manuscript. Editing Every manuscript must be edited. If you already have a finished manuscript, we can provide you with expert editing assistance. This can range from "substantive editing" (in which there is some rewriting and reorganizing of the manuscript and, in some cases, fact checking) to "copyediting" (in which the manuscript is edited for syntax, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and consistency of style). Depending upon the length and complexity of the manuscript and the degree of editing required, we can provide you with an edited copy of your manuscript within six to ten weeks. Proofreading Perhaps an unglamorous component of book publishing, proofreading is one of the most important stages a manuscript goes through on the way to the bookstore. The finest prose and the most expertly researched and written text are both rendered suspect in the eyes of the readers if they contain errors, be they egregious or simply careless mistakes. Five Star Publications' proofreaders have the breadth of knowledge and experience to assist the authors of books ranging from read-to books for toddlers to adult fiction/non-fiction.

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    • Strong writing skills.
    • Strong math skills and demonstrated proficiency with budgeting.
    • Careful attention to detail — brilliant grant proposals may be rejected just for formatting errors, so you want someone who follows instructions explicitly.
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    Hiring a grant writer can give you a competitive edge when applying for financial grants for your business or nonprofit organization, or as an individual. The cost to hire a grant writer can vary depending on their academic background, areas of expertise, previous grant writing success and years of experience. According to the Grant Professionals Association, grant writers should be paid hourly or by flat fee. It is unethical for a grant writer to accept a commission or percentage compensation of grant monies received. They can, however, be awarded bonuses in line with the hiring company’s prevailing practices. Here are some examples of average grant writing fees:

    • Hourly rate for grant writers with less experience or fewer grants awarded: $25-$35 per hour.
    • Hourly rate for grant writers with some degree of success: $35-$75 per hour.
    • Hourly rate for grant writers with proven success winning large grants: $75-$150 or more per hour.
    • For a smaller grant, the writer may charge a flat fee of $200-$500 for preparation and submission.  

    Pricing may also vary based on the complexity of the grant application. A federal grant that requires pages of research, budgets and a business plan may take more than 30 hours to prepare. For a high-level grant writer who charges $100 per hour, this means $3,000 or more in grant writing fees.

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