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Responsive Resumes
4.8
from 102 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
Karley S.
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This is the first time that I have had anyone write my resume for me. Needless to say I will never write one again. Nura, was very professional and fast with all of her responses. It was very delightful working with her! Thank you so much Nura!

Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 78 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
LINDSAY W.
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I had an amazing experience with Lisa-Beth. Not only did she take the time to sit down with me to get a better idea of who I was but she also assisted me with coming up with a game plan of how to get into my desired work field. I would definitely recommend anyone needing assistance with writing a resume or cover letter to seek help from Lisa-Beth!

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  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Geneza S.
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What impressed me about Carl is his teaching technique. He does his best to work around my schedule.He is reliable, easy to reach and on time. I'm confident that I'm going to improve my writing skills with his help.

Skidmore Business Solutions
4.7
from 47 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Danika K.
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Robert was on it from the time I requested help from Thumbtack. He is quick fast and efficient. I will hire Robert to assist me anytime I have editing or professional paper writing needs! Thanks again Robert.

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FISV LLC.
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rodolfo V.
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I learned more than writing. Also, I enjoy spending time with Lois because I learn so many things that I never came across before. She makes things understandable and easy to digest. I can see the things we talk about in everyday life and value the things I learn. I get to apply what I learn with Lois since it is very simple to use.

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The Page Mage
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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Chris was great. He was prompt in communicating and completing the work. He also provided valuable feedback to help improve the quality of my writing. I would definitely recommend him!

Elegant Editing
4.7
from 38 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew F.
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I have been pondering in my ❤ for over twenty years to take a chance with my writing of songs and pomes. When I finally decide to take a chance on my maniusripts, I found the right person for me. I finally decide to take a chance and spend some money. Not so much for speeding the money, it was my pride. If you want something done, then do it. Thankyou Melanie, we need you. Jesus Christ will never let us down.

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Immortal Writing
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Johnny K.
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Thank you for your superb writing ability that clarified my document to become straight to the point with unnecessary wordings. You are an amazing writer as if heaven had sent an angel to write me but where were you back in 2002? All my doors are wide open for you anytime into the future. Thank you again Guitta. From your friend aways. Johnny

The Press Gang
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey L.
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Skip took on a job that was pretty big and what made matters worse, a person that had just neglected the fundamentals of writing. It's not that I don't know them, I was just too lazy to apply them the way they should be. He reminded me of it. I asked him to be brutally honest and he was. The wonderful thing about him, he later pointed out the good things I was doing right and eventually made my confidence skyrocket. The job your asking me to describe is not only Skip helping me with the book I am working on, but him guiding me and restoring my confidence to get me back in the fight after being knocked down by life, people and dare I say editors and publishers. He made me realize putting forth my best effort in a world that is so competitive is just too important to forget. You ask what went well with Skip? Everything, but what stood out the most was his honesty and clarity of various situations and problems. The quality of his work and guidance is excellent and I couldn't ask for any better advisor. Nothing could improve my experience with him, that's how impressed I am with him. Thanks Skip and I look forward to continuing to work with you. Sincerely, Jeffrey L. Ivory

Kiran Chaggan
4.5
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Akshay P.
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Helped me with writing my resume and she did it in a timely manner. Def worth the price for what I was charged for

The Write Girl
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Annie C.
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I had Cynthia as a teacher at UCLA Extension, and decided to work with her 1x1 when I was preparing to submit spec scripts to a few different fellowships. Her teaching style is the perfect combination of smart and supportive, and I know that my writing (and confidence in my writing) has improved since working with her. The notes she gave were exactly what I needed to take my script to a more competitive level. I can't recommend her highly enough.

  • 26 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Stuart W.
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Brad prepared a quality resume & cover letter for me. We met at his office and spent close to an hour learning about my sales background and what I wanted to achieve in a job. I even referred a friend who hired him based on my suggestion. Upon my initial resume I never asked for a re-write till now. I wasn't receiving any responses on the positions I applied for. Brad went out of his way to work with me on some re-write adjustments and now I feel 100% more confident. I strongly recommend his services.

  • 22 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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Cindy is an absolute visionary. I am a senior in high school, and I met Cindy a few months before I began this school year. My strengths academically are mainly in reading, writing, social studies, and philosophy, but Cindy has enhanced my knowledge and appreciation for mathematics, science, and my capabilities in problem solving as a whole. When I first met Cindy, I was in desperate need of a math tutor, but what I received was more than I could have ever imagined. Aside from her outstanding mathematical capabilities, Cindy has served as my mentor, ultimate problem solver, entrepreneurial guru, and ultimate inspiration throughout my college prep and application process. As a fellow performer, and actress, Cindy also has helped me explore my passion for theatre, and expand it to become a flourishing intrigue with anthropology, psychology, and motivational speaking. She is literally the reason that I am now travelling as a motivational speaker/ Body Positive facilitator to youth, ranging from middle school to high school. In offering her invaluable time, ambitious mindset, and incredibly compassionate demeanor, she has allowed me to find my true passions, and encourage others to do the same. Furthermore, Cindy is beyond this world amazing. Whether to call her an angel, an oracle, a goddess, a reincarnated Albert Einstein, or any other form of awe, I am not worthy to concretely say. However, I can attest that Cindy has absolutely changed my vision for myself and the world around me, my societal views and aspirations, as well as having enhanced my mathematical and test taking capabilities. Truly, Cindy is the most wonderful, kind, creative, talented, and intelligent essence, one could ever hope to meet or aspire to become.

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Celia Pool
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert P.
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Celia is the best proof-reader and copy editor you will ever encounter. Her proof-reading skills are legendary. Even the tiniest of typos and punctuation errors will not escape her notice. She knows all the rules of grammar, knows verb tenses, and knows active voice, the key to dynamic writing. There is none better. And she is a pleasure to work with.

Kandice Stroh
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Stuart G.
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I have worked with Kandice for almost 12 years off and on and each time I look forward to the experience because I learn so much from her. Kandice is an excellent writer and editor, imaginative, creative, on point, is able to grasp even the most complicated narrative and massage it to be perfect. Her extremely wicked sense of humor is so refreshing. She can take the mundane and turn it into a brilliant work of character development and plot line mastery. As a public speaker, prepare to laugh and come away with much more knowledge than you went in there with. An actress, acting teacher, a powerful sense of character development that can bring out the best and worst in people. Dependable, creative, contributory, a leader, funny, team player, and a dear friend of the printed word.

KNDK Consulting
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Julia E.
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Kelly works professionally and thoroughly to ensure that you are happy with the result. I have worked with her multiple times and recommend her as a great source for anyone who needs help with their writing!

Paul R.
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Heather has been fantastic and insightful - I'm so very happy I've hired Heather.

Donegal Faire Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Christy L.
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I needed a bio for a website. Her writing is amazing. She went above and beyond my expectations.

  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Renee C.
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Lisa-Beth revised my resume and cover letter. She did an excellent job focusing my intent while my maintaining my own voice through the writing.

Ghost Strategies
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Patty A.
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Chris has edited my blogs, speeches, and writings for over two years. He also handles all of my social media. I couldn't have accomplished what I have without him. He is my eyes and ears for publications and social media. -- Patty Alper (www.teachtowork.com)

Rand Consulting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jean L.
Verified review

Rand was exceptionally helpful with my son's college application procedure and ultimate school selection. His expertise and guidance made my son's college search experience much less daunting than it could have been. Rand's approach is all encompassing. He is well versed in the entire process, utilizing lots of college app resources, his terrific writing skills and his funny, warm personality. During his junior year, my son (Scott) and Rand worked closely together to develop an entire strategy which included test prep, application paperwork, and a compelling personal story that would be relevant to each of his college choices. Rand's style also helped to increase Scott's confidence, allowing him to understand that he would be fine at any of the schools he chose. This helped make my life easier as well - that first senior semester is extra stressful for everyone (Scott ultimately was accepted at his first choice, but he really believed any of his choices would have been great too). I would highly recommend Rand, and believe his help could benefit other college bound juniors and seniors.

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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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