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Citrus Heights Freelance Writing Services

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Dr Ellie Edits/Simply Ellie
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
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Nikki H.
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Very quick turnaround for basic editing services - I had a 10,000 word paper and she had it done in a day! Enjoyed talking to her her as well - she's a really cool human being. Will likely be using her services again.

  • 10 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa A.
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I would like to thank Temi for her assistance with my project. She was always there whenever I was in doubt and had questions concerning my paper. Her expertise and advice has given me a better understanding about the dissertation process. I would definitely recommend her professional writing and editing services.

Thinque Prep
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
J. F.
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Joyee and David were there to help with a everything that I needed help on including test preparation and application writing. He always went above and beyond. At the end of it all Spencer got into Cornell Early Decision with their help! Thank you so much for everything!

Elegant Editing
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Steve J.
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As a first time author I was tentative about reaching out to a stranger to evaluate something so personal. Melanie made the experience incredible and exceeded all my expectations. Anyone who writes should appreciate the need to render the services of a professional to edit their work. Melanie is smart, punctual and very good at what she does. I would recommend her highly!

Good Catch Writing Services
from 27 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Jevin S.
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Karryn came to my company for a few days to help sort through boxes and boxes of electrical components that our team had totally neglected for years. Not only was she a fast learner (picking up electrical knowledge such as the difference between an inductor, capacitor, IC, and resistor) but a great organizer. She came up with a comprehensive plan to catalog, sort, and store all the components in our lab using some great storage bins she found online. She was a pleasure to work with and would definitely recommend her for future jobs.

The Press Gang
from 27 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Annie S.
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Skip Press displayed outstanding literary writing skills when he edited my romance novel. He turned it into an entertaining, compelling, fluent, and beautiful story that will be memorable to all its readers. Besides, Skip is personable, reliable, and gets the work finished on time without any hassle. As a result of my good experience working with Skip, I highly recommend him to other authors. Annie S. Barnes, Ph.D.

Tzahi L.
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I was searching for a professional to write the content of my website.I am very glad I met Dana. He did an excellent work, exactly what I needed. He gets A+ in professionalism and customer service. Highly recommended!

  • 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.

from 13 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Rico Q.
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I am a software developer looking to gain some knowledge in statistics for developing automated stock trading systems. JD and I corresponded many time through Thumbtack, but I did not use his services. He was honest enough to tell me that the likelihood of writing a profitable system is very low. He also has a background in IT, which makes me respect his opinion even more. I would recommend JD, and if I ever need statistics help he will be the first person I call.

Johnston's Editing
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle J.
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Extremely knowledgeable about the writing process. Was able to work through my graduate thesis for both MLA citations and grammatical errors. I am forever grateful. I will be hiring her again.

Ghost Strategies
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne H.
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When working with a professional writer a business has to consider the writer's qualifications. Christopher from Ghost Strategies has a science background(Aeronautical Engineering), is an attorney and has written professionally for over 20 years. Because of this background he is very detailed oriented and is used to meeting deadlines. His science background means that he considers the substantive topic as well as good editing and writing practices in performing any project. He was an asset to my law firm and to my clients over a number of years.

Donegal Faire Productions
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.

  • 10 years in business
Rachael T.
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I was frantically searching online for some help in writing a Roast for my husband’s surprise 40th birthday and I found Adam. I'm so glad I did! He got back to me quickly and had a draft to me in a few short days. He was nice and very laid back. I could not believe how he managed to capture my husband personality with just a few short questions. He painted an exact picture of him. I wanted something funny and really wanted to give my husband a hard time. This roast was perfect! I was nervous about getting up in front of a crowd, but having this made it SO much easier. And on top of that it was HILARIOUS! I received so many compliments and the room was full of laughs throughout the entire roast. He even managed to get a few “digs” in there on some friends and family members. I can’t thank Adam enough! You did an amazing job! I’ll be calling you again for my sister’s wedding.

Writer's Unite
from 1 review

    My brain functions at analytical level that suits my English and writing skills. I am very descriptive and discipline myself with notes learned in my English class. I have a natural talent AND dedicate myself to the writing world; I captivate my readers with several literary devices and excel in written communication.


    I am willing to work long hours, charge reasonable rates, meet deadlines, a dedicated professional and perfectionist. I also do extensive research. I also take on only what I can handle and will place 100% attention to the project at hand.


    With both an analytical and creative background, I enthusiastically bring over fifteen years of marketing, communications, new media/video, SEO/SEM, legal, writing, editing, and business consulting experience to every team and project I join. A natural leader who enjoys the camaraderie and effectiveness of synergistic teamwork, I thrive when facing a genuine challenge and tight deadlines. Beyond my versatile skill set, short learning curve, and reputation for meeting deadlines on time and under budget, I believe in creating a positive, mutually-beneficial (win-win) relationship with my clients.


    Being an independent, creative writer gives stories of imagination. Stories that mainly pertain to the everyday life of people that struggle because of health issues.


    We are a public affairs agency, and we do community engagement strategies, grant writing, and fund development management.


    I am freelance writer with experience in writing for financial, real estate and high-tech companies both online and in print. I am an excellent researcher and very detail oriented. I can write for a variety of audiences, from general consumers to expert users.

    • 10 years in business

    I've been ghostwriting and editing novels, short stories and more for over a decade, and I'm ready to bring that skill set to you! I look forward to working with you!!


    Hi! I will provide editing help, ghost writing or creative writing instruction. How can I be of service to you?

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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.
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    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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