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Market Fit
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Helena L.
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Gregory is incredibly talented, professional and creative. I cannot recommend his marketing expertise and business methodology enough. Excellent.

Ella Wagner
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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Ella is an awesome writer and great to work with. She’s my “go to” for copy on websites, blogs, and emails. She is also an incredibly talented creative writer. I always look forward to working with her.

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Michele W.
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Kerry tutored my daughter, who was 8 and then turned 9 at the time, in math and other subjects. Kerry encouraged her to use her creativity and imagination to think outside the box and get the job done. Kerry was extremely reliable, trustworthy and dependable. Her communication with me was always appreciated and my daughter really enjoyed spending time with her.

from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa T.
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Working with Jessica was super easy and a great experience. She helped me with the writing of my ebook. We used an outline I had written to discuss my concepts and thoughts. She then wrote a draft, which began an iterative process. She used a writing style that matched what I needed and through a back and forth process we completed exactly the book I was hoping for! Jessica was reliable, patient, very easy to work with and finished this on the timeframe that I needed. I wholeheartedly recommend her and will use her again!

On Path to Success
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Guy M.
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Margi always does a great job with her business coaching. We have been in business for 8 years in two locations and Margi's improvisational style to coaching unique problems has always helped me see a perspective that I had no idea was even an option. I value her opinion and expertise in any business problem we have. She is also highly creative and will bring up solutions to potential road blocks that we did not even see. She is invaluable to me!

Dave White Multimedia
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John J.
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Dave is not only creative and professional at a high level, but he went the extra mile for me numerous times! After several on time and high quality website creations Dave not only earned my business but my trust and gratitude, as well! John Johnston

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!

DONH Consulting Services
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Linda G.
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Don did an absolutely fantastic job putting our website together, he is the most artistic, creative and professional person we have ever worked with. We have garnered many new clients as a result of his fabulous work

L Design & Development
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Ana C.
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John and I collaborated on artwork and web design for several websites. Every project came out amazingly well, in large part thanks to John's creativity and attention to detail. He is very responsive and takes pride in his work. John patiently taught me how to use a few tools in Adobe Photoshop I had not yet become familiar with as well. I highly recommend L Design and Development's work.

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), 858.602.8541

  • 5 years in business
Stephanie M.
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About 3 years ago I stumbled on a flyer advertising a cartooning class taught by Sean Michael Robinson. As I had been an amateur cartoonist since the 8th grade I was intrigued…a friend at the art supply store I go to encouraged me to sign up, stating Sean “has quite a following”. I must say that after the very first class I was more than pleasantly surprised! Sean is one of the best art instructors I’ve ever had. He is engaging, kind, and dynamic. His classes are challenging yet fun! Sean pushes you out of your boundaries to explore your creativity – in a way that is at once exciting and non-threatening. I learned sooo much from Sean about drawing, inking, perspective, color – he covers it all. My personal experience after a few of his classes was that I was very motivated to continue – because Sean’s instruction and encouragement had given me the confidence I needed. This weekend I will be exhibiting my comics, watercolors and linocuts at a local festival and as I told Sean ~ I couldn’t have done it without the little push I got from him! ~Stephanie Morgan


I undertake projects with unparalleled reliability, sense of urgency, and perfectionism. I even just now looked up the spelling of "unparalleled" though I know full well how it is spelled.


My expertise was earned through practice and passion. I love crafting fresh content and polishing my clients' work. To me, the crazy little details of grammar and the nuances of vocabulary are half the fun.

  • 7 years in business

I know the market and I strive to bring my clients unmatched service. I do not settle for second best why should you?


Founded in 2001, Koenig Creative is a creative agency that provides advertising, marketing communications, graphic design, and other services to a variety of companies, organizations, and institutions. The professional and institutional clients we currently serve cross several industries, including telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate, financial services, software, retail, transportation, education, fitness, fine arts, and non-profit organizations. Koenig Creative offers the following client services: - Promotional strategy and development - Branding / integrated marketing - Corporate identity - Advertising - Business communications - Electronic media Specific creative services: - Creative and art direction - Graphic design and production - Copywriting and technical writing - Printing and reproduction - Photography and illustration - AV and video production - Web design and development


Pierce is a boutique design agency based in the Gaslamp of sunny San Diego. We specialize in web, print, and social media services for small and large businesses for a variety of clientele around the country. Our focus is on businesses that need a team of marketing and design specialists to help give their image an edge online and off. We design every visual aspect of your business – your logo, website, brochure, print advertising, signage, sales proposals, etc. We also develop a marketing strategy to help you reach new clients. Because having the greatest business in the world doesn't do you any good if nobody's ever heard of it, we boost your online visibility through SEO, email marketing and social media marketing. Because we work on a per-project basis, you get top-shelf quality at a fraction of the cost of maintaining your own internal marketing staff. As a bonus, other businesses will start asking you, "Have you been working out?"


I have shown thousands of people how to write and publish a book plus use it as a "big business card." My goal is your success! After building a multimillion dollar business online, I also show others how to do the same.


I write a variety of genres, including humor, soul reflection, and legal. I recently published a book through Balboa Press/Hay House. I am also a licensed attorney in the state of California and New York.


Here to fulfill your writing and/or editing needs! Services: text (and photo) production, analysis and brainstorming. Innate knowledge of sports world, from working in the broadcast booth of the San Diego Padres for six years, to working for STATS LLC in Los Angeles. Anything from dry humor to serious pieces, the love for journalism is cosmic.


18 years best selling author, Annette Butler wrote Outcomes in Coding Practice. It is a college textbook, but I also have experience in the final editing process and have a good eye for a great story.


Editing services, from copyediting and proofreading to major editing, rewriting, restructuring, and reorganization. Experienced technical writer. Over 30 years experience editing and writing on a wide range of technical subjects for the United Nations, the Asian Development Bank, and private companies as a staff member and consultant.

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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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