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Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karan J.
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Annie has been an absolute pleasure to work with. She did a great job editing my first fiction novel. She brought a lot of patience and much needed perspective to the project. I've been highly impressed by her dedication and humility. More than an editor, she has become a pillar of support for me as writer. I can gladly count her as a friend after several months of association. If you are a new writer who is looking for an editor that is willing to walk the extra mile with you, look no further. I highly recommend Annie as an editor and a wonderful human being.

Working Purple Enterprises
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Timothy W.
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Met with Kim for help with both mine and my husbands resumes, we met at a nice coffee shop and talked over both of our situations. We received our first rough draft that evening and were sore put to find anything wrong, needless to say she jazzed up both of our resumes with impeccable ability. If you are thinking about getting a writer go for it you will be happy you did.

  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Xan L.
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Roberta took the time to get to know Mike and I and exactly how we envisioned our ceremony. Her execution was spot on. She also brought her own personality and humor to the event, as well as getting to know our guests. Great job!

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Write for Success
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen R.
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Charles was hired as a ghost writer for a book. He took direction from me, the publisher and from the author he was writing for. He was organized and submitted a written plan for the project. He was easy to work with as well as efficient. His writing skills are excellent. He is creative and has an excellent command of the English language. I will continue to use him on other projects.

  • 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.

Ken Can Write
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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I met Ken Jensen in June, 2014 after interviewing several other potential editors for my novel, "Enemy in the Heartland." I selected Ken because of his professional attitude, his technical knowledge of military hardware, and the fact that he was an author himself made him an easy choice to be my editor. During the editing process, Ken's ability to keep the story's timeline correct and his suggestions on content has made my novel the success it is today. If you are thinking of using Ken's services, but questions, I would happy to talk to you on Ken's ability as an editor. Stephen Schwertley

  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Matt P.
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I have worked with Tim Frystak on numerous occasions over the past four years and have found him to be an extraordinary writer and editor. He has a breadth of knowledge on a variety of subjects, ranging from popular culture and sports to history and the sciences. He is always able to find a new twist on old material, or present new information in exciting ways. His research skills are beyond reproach. Tim would benefit any project in which he's asked to participate.

The Grammar Doctors
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Justin B.
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I needed some content for a project I am doing and couldn't be happier with the level of support and the quality of Amanda's work. She makes me realize that no matter how hard I try or how long I take I do not hold a candle to what an expert writer can do. Amanda is that writer. Do yourself a favor save yourself the time and headache ... Hire her.

Carisa Frisby
4.5
from 2 reviews
    Mike E.
    Verified review

    Carissa Frisby worked as a freelance writer for me when I was editor of community magazines in Sun City, Arizona, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Carissa was a pleasure to work with. She is always willing to take an assignment, she turns in clean and well-written copy, and she meets deadlines. Carissa stands out as a professional freelance writer who gets things done in a timely manner, with no drama. She's a welcome member of any team, a positive contributor, and I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    David M.
    Verified review

    Sophia was a pleasure to work with. She was attentive and showed a genuine interest in assisting me in preparing the best resume possible. Sophia was quick to respond to my requests.

    About

    I love to create, write, edit and use words to paint a picture! I believe that you often only get one chance to make an impression and you should seize that opportunity with a well written document. Let me help you with your written content to ensure your first impression isn't your last impression.

    • 15 years in business
    About

    I am passionate about my work and experienced at the craft, plus I have developed many positive relationships over the years with professional colleagues. That shines through, especially when I write about people. Everyone has a story and I love to tell them using the written word. As a former English major, I am adept at editing copy, turning phrases and producing quality content for any subject matter, whether it's for a press release or company bio.

    About

    I am an experienced proofreader, editor and writer with a degree in English Literature from The University of St Andrews in Scotland. I provide tutoring in grammar and writing skills as well as a proofreading service for anyone who wishes to refine and/or structure their writing to optimize its efficacy.

    About

    few things about muah: Self proclaimed game changer, devoted professional, adoring wife, steadfast theologian, lover of style, ardent bibliophile , passionate writer, dilettante photographer, wholehearted distance runner, studier of Spanish, budding left-handed guitarist and always Googling how to get smarter. Oh yeah, and the glass is always half-full! I'm a proud wife and bonus-mom who's smitten with fashion and is an obsessive reader, abstract painter, creative writer and dilettante photographer. Her favorite Rolling Stone is Keith Richards and she's always Googling "how to get smarter." Day Job: Empress of Prose, Director of Cheryl's Sanity and Dilettante Photographer at CherylStyle.com I learned early on that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword. She discovered her passion for photography in the early 2000s, and has been searching for pixel perfection ever since.

    • 11 years in business
    About

    I am not a faceless company nor am I someone willing to take your work for granted for a quick cash in. I am a professional writer looking to make a name for myself in this world, and to do that I understand the sacrifices one must make in order to establish themselves as a professional.

    About

    I have more than 20 years of experience as a writer across various media platforms, including developing content for websites, video and radio scripts, blogs, speeches and news releases. For ten years I worked on a freelance and staff basis for PRfect Media as Senior Copywriter and also served as the in-house proofreader. In addition, I have 15 years of experience writing comedic content distributed nationally by Premiere Radio Networks and like to infuse a “light touch” to serious topics whenever appropriate.

    About

    I am a writer with a deep love for writing. I am more of an aspiring writer looking for that chance to get my work out there. I'm currently writing Urban Fiction Novels.

    About

    Women's fiction writer who also specialized in editing. I have worked with several writers in the editing process to get their work ready for publication. I am very detail oriented with a quick turn around time.

    About

    Hello! My name is Razan and I am an experienced writer who is willing to write, edit or paraphrase your paper. I will give you the content you need at ANY topic you want.

    About

    I am a writer looking to do what I do full time. I mostly write fiction but can do non-fiction as well. My current focus is on pre-recorded transcription. Allow me to help you with your writing needs!

    About

    Hi there! I'm an independent creative writer and poet with an undying passion for ideas, copy and design. Since 2005, I have worked on a gamut of sectors like Banking & Finance, Healthcare & Beauty, Fashion & Accessories, Home Appliances, Spirits, Technology, Automobile, Education, Travel & Tourism, Real Estate, FMCG, Entertainment, Sports, NGO etcetera. I currently extend my years of in-house ad agency experience and creative copywriting services to independent web designers/account executives with the leverage to work out of home with online/telephonic communication, not limiting to eight hours of service per day per project. KEY SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES: •Software knowledge in Microsoft Office: Ms-Word, Ms-PowerPoint, Ms-Excel; Outlook Express •Strong interpersonal skills and familiarity with content management systems •Ability to perform multi-platform: writing across digital and print media •Organized and detail-oriented web research on competitive brands in the industry •Excellent proofreading, fast-checking skills and typing speed of 50 WPM (Words per minute) •Understanding client’s brief and delivering creative solutions to achieve it through campaign-specific ideation and creative content for 360° Campaigns, Websites, Microsites, Innovative Banners, Mobile apps, Games, Quizzes, Contests, E-mailers, Print ads, Catchy Headlines, Text-Links for different portals and CD Presentations •Enthusiastic about crafting engaging copy tailor-made to the target audience •Able to work effectively, efficiently and collaboratively with teammates and guide them to meet client goals and deadlines

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How do you hire a good grant writer?

    Grants are available to nonprofit organizations, for-profit businesses that qualify for government grants, and individuals who qualify for foundation or government grants. Hiring a good grant writer can help you gain funding in your chosen field. According to the American Grant Writers’ Association, grant writers can help you research potential grant opportunities; write grant proposals, create budgets, and build budget narratives; review written materials before you submit; prepare a business plan; analyze your organization for grant competitive qualities; prepare research grants; help with 501(c)(3) applications for nonprofits; and more. Investing in the right grant writer could result in a financial win for your organization. Generally no licenses or certificates are required to be a good grant writer, but you may want to find a grant writer who has been certified (not just received a certificate of completion) by a reputable organization such as the Grant Professionals Certification Institute. Qualities to look for in a good grant writer include:

    • Proven success writing winning grants, especially in your target area.
    • 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.
    • Expertise in your target area.
    • Punctuality and good communication skills.

    How much does a grant writer cost?

    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.

    Most grant writers will provide you with a total cost estimate before agreeing to the work. You may be required to pay a deposit up front, or the grant writer may work from a retainer. Often, seasoned grant writers pay for themselves in the long run by writing successful grants.

    Actual Requests

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    Need Resume Writer

    Waddell, AZ

    • Career stage
      Mid career
    • Service needs
      Writing resume, Writing cover letter
    • Target industry
      Other (Construction)
    • Details
      I am from Denmark and moved to AZ 6 months ago.
    • $80
      Average price

    Need an Editor

    Surprise, AZ

    • Project type
      Proofreading
    • Details
      I am writing a book. Starting with a 10-page outline
    • $10
      Average price
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