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Thinque Prep
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel K.
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Joyee was instrumental in helping me edit and revise my personal statement for graduate school. With his assistance, I developed a strong personal statement that ultimately got me admission into my top choice. He is really the best!

Top Pro
from 22 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Lynne provided excellent support to my son on three college papers. She offered good suggestions and helped on the edits. I would highly recommend her.

  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Whitney K.
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Desiree has been outstanding to work with. She is dedicated, skilled and experienced in her craft of writing, editing and content creating. As a graphic designer and a freelancer myself, I have worked with all different types of writers. I always find myself saying, I wish I had Desiree around. The best thing about working with her has been has been the multitude of ideas she has—she always provided me with GREAT content to work with and pretty much was an all around go-getter. I think some of our best work came from social media and e-mail marketing. Whenever I had a layout that just didn’t work out—she was able to edit her content to make it work. We also had a huge jump in consumer engagement with how Desiree engaged with them and from the content she created. I definitely miss having her around!

  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Brennan F.
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Karen is amazing! She encouraged me to think harder about what I was writing, and pushed me to create my best writing. Most importantly, Karen helped my voice shine through in my essays. She was wonderful to work with, and she always got edits back to me quickly. Her comments and suggestions were very intelligent and got me to really think about what message I was conveying in my writing. I wish I could go through the college application process again just to work with Karen a second time!!

from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Hector A.
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Presently I am holding talks with Miss Glass, she will help me with my book editing. All is well, we are discussing fine points on my book's marks, wordings and the like. At the moment we are advancing properly. Thank You.H.Ancira

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alison G.
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I have collaborated with Katie on many writing and editing projects. Katie’s been an invaluable resource and collaborator in helping me put my best foot forward through the written word. Whether you need a second set of eyes for general email correspondence, to help with business presentations, to edits on your resume and LinkedIn profile (all things Katie has helped me with), Katie writes and edits with a keen sense of beginning, middle and end, getting to the core of what’s most important to convey all while keenly focusing on succinctness, and a sensitivity to the nuances of effective written communication. I highly recommend her.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Craig S.
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Gary is a superb editor. With over 30 years in newspaper editing, his attention to detail and understanding of the english language is excellent. In addition, his customer service and turn around time was fantastic. I felt like he worked with me and I would recommend him to anybody.

Joseph's Bodacious Tutoring
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Scot N.
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Joseph Descans helped me with the editing of several documents. His knowledge and editing skills were outstanding, and his patience with the process was the best part. It can be tremendously frustrating when you have "writer's block" and the words just don't come out right, but a patient tutor is such a great asset to have in your back pocket!

The Grammar Gnome
from 3 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick H.
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I have worked with Dorothy for over 5 years and have found her to be a great editor. Dorothy is very thorough, catching everything from spelling and grammatical errors to inconsistencies in usage and formatting. She ensures that your document and written thoughts are clear and easy to understand, even if what you provide her with is far from it. Dorothy is cheerful and easy to work with. I can’t recommend her work more strongly!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
April C.
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Joseph is informative, professional and a subject matter expert on writing and editing. I look forward to utilizing his services in the future.

Aviaro Editing Services
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Myla D.
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This company has done a variety of exceptional work projects for our household. Lloyd ensures that he fully understands what is wanted, writes a description of the project, and provides this description to you for your approval before starting the work. He does quality work, charges fair prices and is trustworthy. He is professional and has the knowledge and experience to handle many different projects - home repairs, painting, furniture assembly, computer repairs, and much more. He is truly a Handyman who is willing and able to tackle many different projects.

from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Patti H.
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Consummate professional are the first words that come to mind for Jan Eckland, when I reflect. She is creative, articulate, educated, and thorough in all she presents. Fact checking has been one of the hallmarks of her career. You can expect a new and stylish twist to any project in the written form, photographic or video presentation that you assign to Jan. She has an inquisitive nature that will weave it's way into her work that translates flawlessly to the reader or viewer. Her project timing is on point and she will become a valued resource to you as I am sure you will select her repeatedly for additional work. Jan is a quick learner to a new topic, and extremely focused on meeting each and every deadline to your satisfaction. Jan Eckland has my highest recommendation. Please feel free to contact me at any time regarding Jan Eckland's professional abilities. Patti Hosking, Director of Business Development for NMX Events; New Media Expo and TBEX, (Travel Blog Exchange) patti@nmxevents.com, 858.602.8541


I've been a professional writer since 1991, beginning my career as a photojournalist. My journey has taken me into writing for government think tanks, distributed managed services, marketing, and video game scripting. I've been working freelance for the same nonprofit since 2005 as either lead or support writer. My goal is to assist clients with completing their visions.

  • 6 years in business

I do copy-editing and proofreading on technical, professional, and nonfiction manuscripts. I offer the following services: * Edit manuscripts for clarity, conciseness and consistency, and to be directed towards a target audience * Correct grammar, syntax, usage, punctuation, spelling, and formatting using MS Word track changes feature * Perform light, medium, or heavy edit on manuscripts and re-writing * Experience editing manuscripts, papers, brochures, and newsletters using either AP or Chicago style guides * Experience using Adobe creative cloud: Illustrator, Muse, InDesign, and Photoshop software * Communication with authors via queries, and maintain style sheets for corrections made to a document * Multitask on various writing projects


I have years of experience helping people with their work, be it creative or analytical, an essay or a resume, brainstorming to proofreading. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Literature, and editing is my passion.


With a passion for catching mistakes in the written word, my career began nearly six ago as a copy editor/proofreader and transcriber. I love to learn and really enjoy taking on all types projects such as short stories, articles, novels and more. Being able to enhance your project is what I love about what I do.


I am a seasoned editor with over 7 years of experience in both print and online media. I currently work as an editor for a small publishing company in San Diego, as well as doing freelance editing. I personally specialize in development, plot work, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading across a range of genres. I gladly offer samples of work I have done throughout the years and I am happy to answer any questions.


I offer document editing which includes proofreading, grammar and sentence structure. I will suggest changes which improve readability without changing the author's intent. My goal is always to provide a reader-friendly document, free from errors of any kind.


I will review your manuscript and edit it as necessary . I am a excellent proof reader. I will make sure the flow is there as well as clarity in what you are trying to convey. I love writing and everything about it and I think I would be a great set of eyes for you!


A two-time NEAL award-winning journalist and web editor that drove site traffic up from 20 million to 40 million hits on FOX's site in NYC is here for your content needs. I have been trained by the best and am eager to turn around and use these skills to help you.


I have successfully written as well as edited magazine articles for publication. I started as a secretary, back in the day, which helped hone my talent for finding errors and inconsistencies.

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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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