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  • 20 years in business
  • 687 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nora A.
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Rebecca did a fantastic job editing my essay. But, that's not the only reason behind my 5 star rating. She took time to build a rapport with me, kept my tight deadline in mind, and most importantly she managed to make me feel comfortable sharing a very personal story with her. I am glad I chose Rebecca for my editing needs and will definitely use her services in the future. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Nora

Midnight Writer Productions
4.6
from 72 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Mirela G.
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After several attempts to find a writer for my blog on content mills I decided to try Thumbtack, which I had previously used for home improvement projects. The search experience was pleasant and Mike delivered in a timely manner great quality copies. Looking forward to the next project.

Koppelman & Associates
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Albert B.
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Charles is a very talented writer and worked already on a few internationally acclaimed projects, for the BBC and more recently for a world class Cuban opera. Another important skill, he translates very well written ideas into video concepts, he understands well both worlds. I worked with him on a few projects and I will sure use his talents again.

Bernell Editorial Services
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Dena A.
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I recently needed to send a sensitive email to teachers and administrators at my college. It had to catch everyone's attention, explain a complicated issue, offend no one, and lead to action. After trying unsuccessfully to write it myself, I turned to Laura. She asked me some questions to clarify her understanding of the situation, and she quickly wrote exactly what I needed. Not only was it well-written, it was effective. The responses to the email were exactly what I had hoped for. Laura is personable, smart, and a good writer. She has been my go-to writer and editor for many years, and I recommend her highly.

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Michelle Wallace
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samuel S.
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Michelle Wallace is the Kid Rock of semicolons, the Nicki Minaj of umlauts, the Seal of subjunctive clauses, the Moby of paragraph breaks, the Pierce Brosnan of periods, the Ed Harris of ampersands." Joking. Here's the real one: "Michelle Wallace isn't just a great editor. She's a spirit guide for budding writers, someone capable of bringing ideas and sentences into focus via careful observation, strategy, and finesse.

Author Lori Armstrong
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Roberto R.
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I did business with Lori after losing my job of 15 years, I needed to update and revamp my Resume along with creating a professional catchy cover letter. I was stuck with writers block and needed a jump start. I reached out to several resume writers and Lori is the one that had caring in her style and truly wanted to help. She made the whole process easy for me and not only helped me with my resume and cover letter she also gave me a pep talk that helped me get my mojo back. Lori is one of those persons that still exists that care about how and what she does. With her help I am back in business and options are opening up for me. I would rehire her in a second and if you need help writing a document or reviewing documents she is your person.

Editor & Graphic Artist
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Daisy Rain M.
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I am so pleased to have Alexandra as a contributing writer for RAIN Magazine, an online publication dedicated to providing uplifting and inspiring stories. As Editor in Chief, I see many submissions, and Alexandra's work is impeccable. Additionally, her words of wisdom have helped so many of our readers overcome some of life's most challenging obstacles. I appreciate her commitment to excellence -- We're lucky to have such a great writer working with us. Daisy Rain Martin

English Language Institute
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Alyson J.
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Alen is a skilled writing coach and teacher. I hired Alen to help with basic grammar and punctuation skills. She is supportive and creative, indulging my need to relearn how to diagram sentences. She is professional in manner but is easy going. She adapts her coaching and tutoring skills to fit my needs, and uses a variety of exercises that have improved my writing. With Alen’s help, I am inspired to learn and grow as a writer. I highly recommend Alen as a tutor.

Peculiar Sightings
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Larissa W.
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Throughout the process of writing grad school admissions essays, Pan Pan helped me to refine my ideas about what I wanted to convey through my writing and guided me in the best ways to do so. She was encouraging and very well informed, but also a great writer/scholar. Definitely recommend.

Samantha Giles
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie Y.
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Samantha Giles is an excellent editor and writer. She's worked with me in a developmental capacity on several projects (grants, proposals). I especially appreciate her quick intelligence and collaborative approach. She's helped me frame my ideas with greater clarity and vision, and i highly recommend her.

Stacy Communications LLC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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As a non-fiction, academic writer looking to widen my audience beyond content specialists in my field, I turned to Stacy very early on in my book project for her expertise as a developmental editor. From the start of our experience working together, she impressed me by her ability to ask thoughtful questions and offer strategic feedback on content, structure and style. Her suggestions helped me to refine my ideas and writing in a way that made my historical topic come to life and spark an exciting conversation with a wider audience than expected. Stacy is herself a veteran writer, writing teacher and editor, and she has developed innovative methods for helping writers from all different backgrounds and disciplines to develop their own authentic voice, without taking over. I especially appreciated her recommendations of specific writers and podcasts to inspire my own approach to my topic. I recommend beginning your work with Stacy early in the writing process, as in my case, she was able to offer critical feedback on each chapter in a generative fashion. Our ongoing relationship helped me to deepen the impact of my writing as the manuscript progressed from start to finish. --Paula B.

Em Dash Communications
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
John G.
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I have worked with Carol on a book and numerous scientific documents over several years in Oregon and at Yale. Her abilities as as editor and writer are uniformly excellent. As an editor, she understands authors. As a writer she provides clear prose and interesting ideas and approaches. I recommend her to you without reservation.

Shery Scott
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carl M.
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Shery is a fantasic writer. In all the years I worked with her, she has excelled in every project assigned to her, even when working on several in parallel. Her writing is concise, accurate, and easy to read. Shery works well with other groups and is willing to go the extra mile for anyone. She would be a great asset to any company.

Holocene Web Solutions
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sam S.
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Stephanie was a joy to work with. She is an exceptional writer, and works quickly and effectively. She helped Sweetbnbs develop its landing page and web copy, and optimized SEO. We are already experiencing increased web traffic and better organic serach results through her work. She is also highly professional, friendly, and delivers quality work on time. We'd definitely recommend her.

  • 15 years in business
Marek B.
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Ralph Dranow is an excellent poet and prose writer and listener. Like Studs Terkel, his interviews and sensitivity to others' stories make him an ideal editor and ghost writer.

Adena Spingarn
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Leo B.
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I worked with Adena Spingarn to write a graduate college application essay. What I enjoyed most about working with her was that she was able to convey her professional opinion while encouraging me to develop my own ideas. I always felt she was genuinely engaged and committed to helping me. At the end of every session with Adena, I felt clear on my path forward and compelled to keep working. Adena set up a writing framework, which effectively helped me to methodically structure my many thoughts. The process of revising my essay was a great learning opportunity for me as well because I’ve never been advised on a project from start to finish. I really appreciate the attention and thoughtfulness I was given by Adena regarding this work. Further, I always felt I had adequate time with Adena to discuss challenges in the writing process. She was always open to speaking with me about my ideas and concerns. I am very happy with the final outcome of my time with Adena and recommend her highly as a tutor.

SAT Tutoring
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa I.
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Ellie tutored my daughter Jessica for several months for the writing and reading sections of the SAT. Jessica learned grammar and vocabulary that she had not been taught in high school and she learned speed reading with greater comprehension. As a bonus, Jessica felt her newly learned writing skills carried over to better grades in High School classes and improved her college application essays. Jessica really appreciated the opportunity to work with Ellie to gain the confidence to perform well on the SAT. As a result, Jessica earned a very high score on the SAT and was accepted to the University of California in San Diego. I highly recommend Ellie as a tutor for the SAT.

Meghan Ward—Editor
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jay B.
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Efficient and professional! Skilled editor who enhances the writer's work, with respect.

Toni Sicola
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Casey O.
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    Toni edited my blog posts for a wellness app. She was always timely and responsive when I had questions, and her input was very clear and to-the-point. Coming from a strong research background I had to significantly revamp my writing style and she was a big part of that. She is an excellent writer and great to work with!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Diana F.
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    Darya tutored and advised me throughout my senior year of high school and my first year at college. Having Darya by my side throughout the stress of a year and a half journey has had a significant impact in my life. Although Darya's main responsibility was to tutor me for my Advanced Placement (AP) Literature class, she went above and beyond to what I expected of an English tutor. She helped me find my inner voice as a writer through tutoring me about grammar, organization, and vocabulary. She also helped boost my confidence as an underprivileged Latina studying in the STEM field as a computer science major at the University of California: Santa Cruz. I passed both my AP Government and AP Literature classes and tests which is significant because both required a heavy amount of analytical writing; I graduated high school with honors and with the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA), 3.7, at any time of my academic career. One week before I was going to take my SAT for the third time, I mentioned to Darya that I was struggling understanding a large portion of the Math section of the test. To my surprise, she was thoroughly capable skilled in tutoring me in math, along with English. In less than seven days, Darya was able to successfully prepare me for my last SAT test; subsequently, my SAT score improved by more than 100 points. If we had more time to go through the preparation book, I could have further surpassed this amazing progress. Another aspect in which Darya supported me in my college application and preparation process was in guiding me to refine my college essays for both private and public universities: as a result, I was accepted to more than half of the colleges that I applied to. Finally, I am most grateful for Darya and her efforts towards my success because of the high number of scholarships that I received in the second semester of my senior year in high school. Through Darya’s excellent editing and writing abilities, I was able to accumulate more than $200,000 in scholarship rewards from four different organizations. I could never have imagined this much triumph before meeting Darya; without these scholarship awards, I would have been forced to work during my breaks and during school to afford a college education. Now, all that I have to worry about is learning as much as I can while I am at UCSC. On account of my strong achievements in less than a year with Darya, I still utilize the many tips and lessons that she has instilled in me. As a result of this, I excelled in my classes at UCSC with a cumulative GPA of 3.6. Because of my outstanding academic success in the first quarter of college, I was exclusively invited by the university to apply to the College Scholars Program; this two-year program selects 20 students out of about 200 students applying from each college at UCSC to help give them meaningful academic challenges. Not only do I recognize Darya as one of the most significant people in my life because of my solid academic accomplishments, but also due to the genuine passion she holds to be sure that her tutees succeed. As her tutee, she constantly reminded me of my own abilities to encourage my confidence. We are still in contact today which further demonstrates her enthusiasm for her tutees. She is evidently benevolent, motivated, and intelligent, and I highly recommend her tutoring and guidance talents to any student who is fortunate enough to be her tutee.

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I'm very experienced with helping people work through initial ideas (whether a book project, a college application, a graduate school statement of purpose, or a proposal) as well as helping them through each step of the process. I'm an excellent editor with years of experience in journal and book editing, as well as as professor who regularly assists students with writing projects.

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    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:

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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:

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    San Francisco, CA

    • Project type
      Ghostwriting
    • Number of pages
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    • Amount of work
      A variety of projects
    • Details
      .....Ivqm written a nonfiction book.....J need help......if are willing to help it will be highly appreciated.....

    Need writing services

    San Francisco, CA

    • Project type
      Resume
    • Number of pages
      1-2
    • Amount of work
      A single project
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      I'd like to work on a cover letter for data analysis intern
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    Oakland, CA

    • Project type
      Ghostwriting
    • Number of pages
      More than 10
    • Amount of work
      A variety of projects
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      I would like help in organizing a book. Im still brainstorming nonetheless I would like some ideas on how to build a project. Thank you
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