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Downey Technical Writers

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Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 79 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
L. J.
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Lisa-Beth Harris provided great results. I was impressed by the extra research & effort she offered. She's an incredible writer and I will work with her again. I was especially impressed by, and appreciative of her ability to meet my tight deadline. She was actually early. yay! Great experience. Thank you very much.

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  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
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John K.
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Great writer, outstanding tutoring. I would highly recommend Mr. Schwaber. Great Job Mr. Schwaber Thank you

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Dr Ellie Edits/Simply Ellie
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joel S.
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When I have gotten into a jam with the technical aspects of writing a school essay, Ellie's expert help has been a life saver. She is really good as an editor.

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FISV LLC.
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jaccazio M.
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Lois is a wonderful tutor. As soon as she heard me talking she knew exactly what was it that I needed to train my English in order to take it to the next level. Highly recommendable to those who have an advanced level of English, because she is really precise and you get to learn a lot of history on the language. It is very enjoyable and it makes sense. If you need ESL, she's the one! She is also a writer, producer and acting coach, therefore she's also super creative and helpful when it comes to having to work out some text.

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Immortal Writing
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jinlin Y.
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Guitta is the most amazing writer I have work with. She is extremely professional, approachable and has a great sense of responsibility on her client's project. I find it extremely enjoyable and easy to work with Guitta. She is the source of inspiration! I would recommend her without any hesitation. Additionally, Guitta treats her client with great respect and care. Her writing skill is extremely impressive and she use her writing skill to assist her client. You can feel about her love and passion about writing. I will definitely work again with Guitta on writing in the future. ​

The Press Gang
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Isaak U.
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Skip is an amazing person who is very helpful. He has been helping me get my screenwriting career off the ground and he has been so much help. He’s done things that most writers wouldn’t do. I appreciate everything he had done and I would recommend him to anyone.

  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel N.
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Mauri has been very effective in proofreading and editing my academic paper. So far Mauri has done a great job and her professional contribution to my work is excellent. I do hope I will be able to accomplish my project.

  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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Resume Writing

Nancy P.
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First rate! Creative and gets it right away. I have worked with amazing writers for 25 years - Dana hit it out of the ball park first time!

Writing & Content by Kate
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Terry S.
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Kate is wonderful! She's an excellent writer, great communicator and an extremely intuitive teacher. Children are drawn to her and adore her. Her passion for teaching is infectious! She gets results. Thanks Kate!

  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Summaiya D.
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Daniel has been terrific with my third grade son, who is a resistant writer. During their lessons, I've been watching my boy cross over from writing the bare minimum to discovering the joy of creative writing. Such a treat!

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Celia Pool
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Soon H.
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As a first time writer I was very skeptical to whom I could trust with my six years of progress but Celia did an excellent job in editing, proof-reading and helping my dream become a reality.

PHANTOM POWER Marketing
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 19 years in business
John P.
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As a special writer journalist, I'm well acquainted with the term "checks all the boxes." Well, see above. That's exactly what I've done. As my website project manager, everything you could hope for is contained in those boxes above. And as someone who is a tad tech challenged, having Jen at PhantomPower on the job gave me the added benefit of getting a good night's sleep. Can't say enough good things...

Stephanie Harris-Byers
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dr Nicole B.
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As a VERY satisfied customer it is without ANY reservations that I highly recommend the quality services, professionalism and quick turnaround I received from Mrs. Harris-Byers in editing and consulting me as a writer and educational consultant-trainer for several research documents, education materials and presentations! Dr. Nicole Brodie, ED.D

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ardie H.
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Trish is a wonderful editor! Her editing of my memoir manuscript is impeccable. Her skills far exceeded my expectations. She's good at what she does, and is sensitive to my "baby." As a writer, that is important to me. Her suggestions for making changes are spot on. I highly recommend her for any and all editing and writing services!

Deidre Scott
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kristen P.
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Deidre was an absolute gem! I have worked with her couple times. First, to write my cover letter and resume for my dream job. And then once I got the job she wrote my bio for the companies website! Deidre is not only quick and efficient. She also took the time to get to know me so it could sound authentic and fresh. I recommend Deidre to everyone I meet! Her skills as a writer are brilliant!

  • 19 years in business
Richard S.
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Designed website for our company and has done important letters for us. Her knowledge of words and what they mean is fantastic. She teaches very well, too. Very competent in this area and I've seen her explain things to people that are very difficult to do.

About

I'm a professional writer who specialize in web related work. I have a passion for literature and writing and also have over 5 years of SEO, article writing, & content writing experience. I understand your necessity and then use that info along with my e-marketing experience to help with your business. I believe in quality over quantity. Here on thumbtack I'm offering some services to help you with your writing needs.

  • 6 years in business
About

Finding the right writer can be difficult. After all, quality content is king. Whether you're browsing my website with your iPad and searching for how to copy write or you landed here because this page came up first under your Google search after asking questions such as "what is a blog?"; the way that you present your message counts. My work is a source of great pride for me and I love what I do. I am Megan Reilly, a Southern California based writer with Marketing Director and SEO writing experience in my background. I am most notably known for writing an online column for Master Google, an SEO company. Please see my recent work for the company's website. In my portfolio section, my work as a copywriter will provide samples of my diverse experience, including copy for a recent client's Home Owner Association Newsletter, an SEO article, a feature about two environmentally focused business owners, a media kit touting the new book of an Irvine author, and my best headline to date (written as the food reviewer for an AOL-affiliated website).

About

I was a freelance editor and writer for a small magazine for about a year in Pennsylvania. I have recently moved to California. I have a BA in English. I graduated from university in 2008. I edit short and long stories, memos, term papers, manuals and letters. I am also a writer. I will help my clients express themselves in a clear and concise way.

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

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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.
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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.
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  • 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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