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Browse these freelance writing services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Citrus Heights.

Thinque Prep
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 76 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 38 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 49 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!

The Press Gang
from 25 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 36 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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Nattapon C.
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She is a great amazing teacher . I enjoy her writing lessons a lot. Never regret to take lessons with her. She taught me different writing styles and loads of grammar. The lessons are fun too. Thank you May Chaisakulchai

The Write Girl
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Amy S.
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Cynthia is my writing consultant and she is amazing. From the first session with her my writing jumped on track and began to flow. She not only inspired me creatively, she helped me focus on the mechanics of breaking down my story. Work with her - she will help you get the story you want to tell, out.

  • 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.

  • 12 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina N.
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Rowena is fantastic! From the moment I met her, she was so easy to talk to and work with. She is compassionate, knowledgeable, professional, thorough and more than affordable! She agreed to meet me in person because I didn't have a resume for her to edit. She also provides interviewing preparation and tutoring! I recommend her to anyone who is looking for this type of service.

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.

Cris Miller
from 4 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Michael J.
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I found Cris to be very professional and knowledgeable and a great help. I would definitely use him again

Ghost Strategies
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 (

Brian L.S.
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chhavi C.
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Working with Mr. Brian was a pleasure. We worked on a very important Personal Statement of mine and he led me through the whole process. He met above my expectation for my project and I truly loved the end result. He took the time to help me brainstorm ideas and topics I wanted to discuss and further develop those into writing. The end result expressed my ideas better than I imagined possible. I enjoyed his positive attitude and hard-working nature. He responded quickly to my concerns and was readily available, he takes it upon himself to meet strict deadlines, which I appreciated very much. He also took the time to do his own personal research to better assist me in my project. I believe he would be perfect for any kind of project.


After working as an editor for a transcription company for a couple of years, I've built up my skills in proofreading and editing while working with audio. Now, I'm looking to expand and work with other types of content, both tied to audio and not. To that end, I'm currently getting used to working with the Chicago Manual of Style.


High energy professional with award winning background.


I am a technical writer skilled in policy and procedure development, computer training, and QA testing.


I am a full-time lover of literature and adjective addict and feel lucky my hobbies and career are so intricately intertwined. As a character architect and story analyst, I spend my time happily obsessing over the subtle nuances in dialogue and musing over whether ellipses or exclamation points communicate a story's unique theme and tonal texture. With a background in academic writing, reporting, copyediting, features editing, screenwriting, and creative writing, I offer a wealth of experience to whatever writing or editing task you have at hand.


Writing has been my obsession since my days in school up to the present which has been greatly amplified by the training I got as a legal researcher, an accountant and a management consultant. As a small business owner engaged in trading, home health-care services, tax preparation, and you name it, I did some work on it, I believe I can help you in any field you are whenever you need some serious or light writing about the topic you want to expand or just to convey to your thoughts. So why not contact me?


Services include technical writing, fiction writing, screenwriting, ghostwriting, resume writing, proofreading, editing, web content development, and writing consulting/critiquing. Let an award winning, published writer who has 20+ years of experience help make your next project your best. Whether you need a resume that lands you that big job or a manuscript that needs a polish, you can trust that the job will be performed efficiently and professionally.


Hello, my name is Ryan Thomas Gilbert and I am 23 years of age. I am currently attending college as a philosophy major with a minor in psychology. I thoroughly enjoy writing and would love to help you out with whatever service you need, and you won't find anyone to do the work for cheaper. I also have been playing guitar since I was very young and have experience teaching young children how to play.


I'm able to do a wide array of temp work involving writing. I can write professionally for most subjects and styles. I'm more qualified for works on philosophy, art history/critique, and opinion pieces. I'm also an art student and can help illustrate anything, and I am available for any form of commission and lessons. Lessons: One on One three hour Still life session: 35 USD One on One four hour Landscaping session: 50 USD Materials included. Location can be discussed.


I am Southern California based and have written all types and styles of writing for over 25 years. From creative writing to sales letters to web content I have done it all. My focus is helping professionals build client/prospect trust one word at a time.

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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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