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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.

SaveTheComma
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Maren M.
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Shelly Henley has helped me with a variety of writing/editing projects: resumes, proof-reading, essay editing, cover letters. She is particularly gifted with writing persuasive letters and proposals, I think because she listens carefully, and asks the right questions. She is thorough, fanatical about spelling and grammar, and always completes the assigment in record time. She is a very effective writer/editor! Maren MacAdam Attorney Sacramento, CA

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.

  • 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.

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.

Natalya S.
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Kaitlin is an exceptional, professional, and amazing teacher, who possesses the unique combination of total dedication, experience, and a very soft and delicate manner of interacting with students. She has an elegant writing style and masterly helps to shape and structure your essays in argumentative way. In a short period of time she can pull out the thoughts and enthusiasm you may never have expected from yourself. She always loves to hear what students have to say and explains any questions with as much detail as possible. Besides, Kaitlin is a very nice and awesome person, who always brightens your day. She is the right teacher to lead you into the world of great essay writing in the shortest, challenging and most exciting way.

Metacognition Press
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jane F.
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Don has edited several chapters of a novel I am writing. He is meticulous, accurate, insightful, and open-minded.

Kevin R.
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As a parent we always are looking for that special instructor who makes a connection with our child and brings out his/her strengths. Coach Mariem is just that. She is always upbeat and enthusiastic when teaching my 12 year old son to box. If you are reading this review and thinking of hiring an instructor, stop looking.... and book a session. I promise, you will be sooo glad you did.

SpellCraft Editorial
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Jennifer S.
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    Amy has helped with various projects,including professional communications, resumes, and bios/profiles. Each time she was able to articulate my thoughts in ways I wasn't, whether she wrote the piece or edited my writing. I will go back to her with any and all projects. She's my go-to-writer and editor.

    John Hickey
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Pete W.
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      John Hickey is a wholly dependable reporter/writer with valuable insights into numerous areas of coverage. But even in areas where he has ample expertise, he approaches each assignment with fresh eyes, does ample research, asks good -- often, probing -- questions and distills it all into an easily understood story that informative, entertaining and enlightening. You'll come to appreciate John's writing style, too. He doesn't talk down to his readers. Rather, he's very much like your neighbor sitting on your porch telling you a story.

      Thuy N.
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      Ms. Kerner is one of the best writers I know. She particularly edits extremely well. Trained in the traditional rules of writing which is a lost art these days, Ms Kerner has a fundamental knowledge of good writing: correct grammar, proper sentenc structure, outstanding word choice, and good logical flow. She was my assistant and I highly value her writing skills that is not often seen in today's workplac.

      About

      I am a WGA -west writer-editor-producer who has worked and taught professionally n fiction, non-fiction, and print. I have too many examples to list. But, if you are serious about desiring professionally quality work, I will forward my web site and samples.

      • 19 years in business
      About

      Writer and journalist: I am an experienced writer, blogger, editor, content marketer and web publisher. I help clients tell their stories through extensive research, empathy and the ability to distill complex topics into a compelling narrative that gets the results desired. International experience: I have traveled to Germany,Sweden and Denmark to cover international events and meet with foreign policymakers. Research and content creation: I have extensive experience conducting interviews, editing and formatting articles for publication, and marketing those articles through social and other online marketing channels. Web savvy: I am trained in basic HTML and CSS, and have a growing skillset in wordpress website development.

      About

      I write stories. You may want to talk about your brand, a problem that you solve and/or about an idea that could make a difference to the world. I see all communication with the lens of a story worth telling. Share with me what you would like to say and I will help you find listeners/readers.

      About

      My motto: "Dry" topics don't have to be dull. My areas of expertise and interest: personal finance, small-biz management, urban planning and environmental issues. They're far from boring to cover -- I've tagged along with a Secret Service agent hunting identity theft gangs online, and got my "investing fortune" read by a palm reader/technology consultant. * I was a staff writer for Self, Money and Red Herring magazines. Now as a San Francisco-based freelancer, I write for print and Web publications including Bankrate, AdvisorMax, Edutopia, Harvard Management Update and MSNBC.com. * On the Internet side, I was editor of Quicken.com, covering finance and small-business topics for 2.5 million users. * All the knowledge I've gained has led me to regular corporate writing assignments. Recent clients include Intuit, Cisco Systems, and the University of California. I have worked as an editor for a custom publishing company, working with clients like Comcast and the Credit Union League of California to create magazines and newsletters for their customers. I also write marketing collateral and business strategies for nonprofit organizations. * I also write and edit for nonprofits, most recently The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ashoka and the University of California.

      About

      I am a Masters in English, a published writer, competitive web/ technical editor. Enjoy dealing in the nuances of english language and have a gifted knack of teaching people.

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      Fast turnaround while being detail-oriented and thorough

      About

      I am an experienced writer who focuses on great customer service. Versatility is my middle name. Please do not hesitate to contact me, talking to me is free :)

      About

      I have found that my enthusiasm for all types of writing, thorough research of topics, and meticulous attention to correct grammar and spelling sets me apart from many other writers one will find on the web. Whether article writing, providing web content, publishing with WordPress, MS Word, MS LiveWriter, or Adobe Acrobat, I am experienced and can fulfill your needs.

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      We want to help you make your business the best it can be online. She's the strategist; he's the usability guy. Working together, our job is to ensure that your online presence -- from social media to websites and online products reflect the best of your business.

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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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