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Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 692 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Antony A.
Verified review

With the help of Rebecca's expertise, I was accepted to medical school and to be completely honest I could not have done it without her! I wanted to thank her so much for helping me throughout this long process (almost one year)! She truly made me the best applicant I could be from writing a new personal statement and editing my entire application along with CV, to writing and editing over 100 secondary application and even helping prepare a stellar personal statement for a prestige summer research position at Harvard! Words can not express how thankful I am to have had Rebecca as my personal professional writer. I really could not have done it without her. I wanted to thank her for being so patient with me and always ready to give me a pep talk and making me believe that this was all possible. I wanted to tell you all this over the phone, but I would have gotten too emotional and started crying because of how amazing she is and how she played such an integral role in helping me achieve my dream(s). So instead I am crying tears of appreciation and joy while I write this review. Thank you Rebecca! :)

Midnight Writer Productions
4.5
from 74 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
Stetson M.
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I like the fact that he really is into you and what you are writing

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Strategic Transformations
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John M.
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Rita was so easy to work with! Her help and insight made this experience worth it. She transformed my resume, helped with writing cover letters, and coached me a long the way. I also liked how accessible she was if I needed anything. I loved working with her. Would definitely use her again the in future.

Three Hats English
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey M.
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As a writing coach, Laurie has been a lifesaver and inspiration. She has improved my writing so much in the 6 years I've worked with her. She's an avid reader and has such deep knowledge of the art of writing that I always look forward to getting her feedback because she manages to inject life into my projects and motivate me. Highly recommended.

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Textrous Editing
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
MG B.
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Working with Sangeeta was a dream come true! Throughout the entire week or so that we revised and edited my senior thesis, she was almost always available, present, committed, and encouraging. I had no idea how genuinely engaged she would be when she offered to assist me. Finishing the project was stressful. I am a perfectionist. But my worries were reduced because of her. I cannot say how many times she wrote and responded to my Thumbtack messages and emails, reviewing 30,000 words more than once. I highly recommend Sangeeta, and, if you have questions, write her. I am sure that her way of going above and beyond will show in her response. Good luck with your project! :)

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Jeff Hoffman
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen S.
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Jeff was fantastic. He is knowledgeable, and very easy to work with. He met a quick turnaround (10 days) deadline to edit my book for content, structure, and grammar. I would recommend him, and will definitely use him again for future projects! As an author, I was seeking an editor who would work with my voice to bring it out more - not change it. Jeff brought a great balance of clarity and direction, while balancing and polishing my voice - not inserting his. After interviewing two other editors and working with one in the past, this seems a rarer commodity than it sounds. His fees are also comparable to industry competitors, and reasonable. I will definitely use Jeff again for future editing and feedback about my writing!

  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I found Dr. Beth via Thumbtack and she has been an invaluable source of advice and writing support. She helped me revise my resume, as well as helped with interview coaching. Dr. Beth brings professionalism and a high level of experience to assist job seekers. I highly recommend her!

Marian Librarian
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alexis G.
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We hired Marian to write for one of the blogs we manage, and she was awesome. Her voice truly comes across in her writing, which makes her posts engaging and fun to read. I'd highly recommend her!

Top Pro
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie H.
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Tara is a perfectionist who drives her work to the highest levels of quality. She is passionate about what she does, dedicated beyond measure and focused. Tara works hard and works smart. In addition to being an excellent communicator (both in writing and verbally), she has a wide open mind, a keen sense of humor and a keen ability to connect with people. EQ and IQ show through her projects, which is a rare skill. Tara is a huge asset to any company or project. She is reliable, trustworthy and tireless when it comes to delivering quality. Tara is creative and technical; she can adapt to any environment and multi-task beyond compare. In short: A must hire!

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sici H.
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Anish is an excellent GRE tutor. He offered to tutor me one-on-one in order to accommodate for my busy school schedule. He is very good at explaining challenging reading comprehension questions in simple yet clear ways and always stop to make sure I understand everything. Also, he asks what I would like to focus on before each session to make sure he covers all aspects that I want to improve upon. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs help with GRE.

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick J.
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Julian is a thorough editor with a keen eye for detail. He has edited everything from essays to manuscripts for me and has taken my work from good to great. He is proficient at syntactical and grammatical feedback, but he has offered developmental and global insights on my work that ultimately made it publishable. I am always recommending Julian and his writing services to my friends, and I will continue to use Julian for all my writing projects in the future.

A. Morten
4.4
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Megan J.
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Worked with her on various administration support projects and research. She is trustworthy and does great work.

  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Wing P.
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Marc did a fantastic job writing the copy for our app. Very easy to work with. Shared useful insights as well. Highly recommended!

Jody Strait
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ms J.
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This is my first time using Thumbtack so I didn't know what to expect. I received many offers but I was more captivated with Judy's bio. Like me, she just starting out. As entrepreneurs, we're all looking to be given a shot. Jody is a LIFE SAVER! I had no idea where to begin with my project. She's educated, an attentive listener and will do an amazing job articulating your vision. I highly recommend her.

SpellCraft Editorial
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Stuart O.
    Verified review

    Amy is an essential part of my communications team. I bring all writing projects to her including my first book proposal, website content, my professional bio, and client emails. She always makes sure that my voice is heard and that my style shines through. Amy is especially good at pulling out the important information by asking questions and diving in to what you’re really trying to say.

    Ottimo International
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Roberta E.
    Verified review

    Les is a great teacher, and he came to our first meeting with great training materials that we could use as a guide. I've enjoyed working with him and am confident my French will improve rapidly!

    Pyefinch Communications
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Because my skill set is unique. I am both creative and analytical. Only 15% of the world's population have similar traits.

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    With much teaching and tutoring experience with children, teenagers and adults, I'm well qualified to help people develop new skills and/or enhance the skills they already have in both written and oral communication. As a resume writer I help people to present themselves in the best light possible to prospective employers to get where they want and deserve to be. As a tutor I assist with reading, writing, homework, study and organizational skills. I believe that learning should be fun and as relevant to everyday life as possible. I'm knowledgeable, enthusiastic, articulate, a good listener, caring, understanding and able to create a safe environment for people to feel comfortable to express themselves and ask questions. I have a M.A. in Communication, a B.A. in Business Education and a California Community College Teaching Credential in Communication. I enjoy working with people and appreciate the opportunity to work one-to-one with a client so we can get to know each other and figure out how we can best work together along with how I can help that person to achieve goals plus gain both increased skills and more confidence.

    Vafaei

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I am a professional proofreader, a journalist, an editor, a writer and also a Farsi-to-English translator. You can send your text to my email address, or call me for coordination. I believe in accuracy, punctuality and high-quality work.

      Jesse's Writting Service

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        I believe that my writting skills can help others who need help with their writting projects. I have a great deal of writting exprience from my days in the Army, and during the pursuit of my Bachelor and Master degree. I also write part time as a hobby, and I am currently in a position were I perform a great deal of writting.

        Jane's Writing Service

        New To Thumbtack

        • 8 years in business
        About

        I take pride in my work. I am almost a perfectionist in formatting and making sure an article or any document looks professional when I am finished. I do proofreading and writing/copy writing projects. I am dependable and trustworthy I am experienced in working on the many different projects. Articles Memoirs/Biographies (ghostwrite) Editing, Proofreading, Rewriting, Business/Sales letters, Brochures/Flyers, Personalized Greeting Cards, Newsletters, Resumes, Blogs, and Transcription

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        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.

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