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  • 20 years in business
  • 687 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kenneth M.
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Rebecca assisted me in rewriting my resume and was amazing. Her prices were competitive and she works very quickly. In the time it took for her to send me my first draft the other resume writers were still trying to determine a quote. Rebecca did a great job completely overhauling my resume while still taking my comments/requests into account. She understood and implemented exactly what I was looking for. Her knowledge of job search and resume writing is unsurpassed.

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Lisa Franklin, Career Coach
from 63 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather G.
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Great experience. I am very happy that I chose Lisa. She took a lot of time to get to know me before writing my resume. She did an excellent job on the resume, cover letter, and gave fantastic advice!

Bernell Editorial Services
from 22 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Fritzie N.
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Laura has written articles for the B'nai Israel Newsletter (I am the editor) and did an impressive job on each one. On one project, she interviewed the subject, did other research, and provided our publication with a most interesting and well-written feature article. I have also reviewed several of her published articles and have been impressed with both the quality of her writing and, her ability to tell a story effectively. She is creative in her approach to a project, combining a presentation of the information with a dramatic flair when it is appropriate.

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Textrous Editing
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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Working with Sangeeta was a dream come true! Throughout the entire week or so that we revised and edited my senior thesis, she was almost always available, present, committed, and encouraging. I had no idea how genuinely engaged she would be when she offered to assist me. Finishing the project was stressful. I am a perfectionist. But my worries were reduced because of her. I cannot say how many times she wrote and responded to my Thumbtack messages and emails, reviewing 30,000 words more than once. I highly recommend Sangeeta, and, if you have questions, write her. I am sure that her way of going above and beyond will show in her response. Good luck with your project! :)

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Jeff Hoffman
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen S.
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Jeff was fantastic. He is knowledgeable, and very easy to work with. He met a quick turnaround (10 days) deadline to edit my book for content, structure, and grammar. I would recommend him, and will definitely use him again for future projects! As an author, I was seeking an editor who would work with my voice to bring it out more - not change it. Jeff brought a great balance of clarity and direction, while balancing and polishing my voice - not inserting his. After interviewing two other editors and working with one in the past, this seems a rarer commodity than it sounds. His fees are also comparable to industry competitors, and reasonable. I will definitely use Jeff again for future editing and feedback about my writing!

  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I found Dr. Beth via Thumbtack and she has been an invaluable source of advice and writing support. She helped me revise my resume, as well as helped with interview coaching. Dr. Beth brings professionalism and a high level of experience to assist job seekers. I highly recommend her!

  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Adnan T.
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He is very experienced and knowledgeable. He keeps his lesson effective, engaging and fun. Our kids are able to stay focus and overcome their fear of writing. We definitely plan to keep working with Tim

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Debra H.
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Julian Esteban Torres Lopez responded to my query promptly and with professionalism. I'm an English teacher (secondary language arts), and wanted another set of eyes on a large project. His experience in the private sector and also his education made him a good fit for my editing needs.

Dilithium Consulting
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia S.
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Steve's rework of my resume, and the cover letters that he provided, are excellent. His turnaround was fast. He was helpful with additional tips on how to approach today's job market. Thank you Steve!

A. Morten
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Megan J.
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Worked with her on various administration support projects and research. She is trustworthy and does great work.

  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Wing P.
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Marc did a fantastic job writing the copy for our app. Very easy to work with. Shared useful insights as well. Highly recommended!

SpellCraft Editorial
from 4 reviews
    Stuart O.
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    Amy is an essential part of my communications team. I bring all writing projects to her including my first book proposal, website content, my professional bio, and client emails. She always makes sure that my voice is heard and that my style shines through. Amy is especially good at pulling out the important information by asking questions and diving in to what you’re really trying to say.

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    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Bianca V.
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    I needed some help writing a 10 page paper on Mass Media Theories for my Media class and he helped me a lot. He was proffesional, thoughtful, punctual and he wasnt afraid to speak up and correct me when I wasnt being clear or concise enough. He guided me into writing the best paper I could and thanks to him, I passed my class.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Karin R.
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    Joe Santos was very helpful. Polite and understanding. I would refer him highly.

    • 4 hires on Thumbtack

    With much teaching and tutoring experience with children, teenagers and adults, I'm well qualified to help people develop new skills and/or enhance the skills they already have in both written and oral communication. As a resume writer I help people to present themselves in the best light possible to prospective employers to get where they want and deserve to be. As a tutor I assist with reading, writing, homework, study and organizational skills. I believe that learning should be fun and as relevant to everyday life as possible. I'm knowledgeable, enthusiastic, articulate, a good listener, caring, understanding and able to create a safe environment for people to feel comfortable to express themselves and ask questions. I have a M.A. in Communication, a B.A. in Business Education and a California Community College Teaching Credential in Communication. I enjoy working with people and appreciate the opportunity to work one-to-one with a client so we can get to know each other and figure out how we can best work together along with how I can help that person to achieve goals plus gain both increased skills and more confidence.


    I'm an experienced writer with many specialties: essays, blog posts, help center material, reviews and more. To see examples of my writing, please peruse the examples on my website and see if they meet your writing or editing requirements.


    Assist client with writing: Academic, business, personal providing detailed feedback, collaboration and editing services


    Fast turnaround while being detail-oriented and thorough


    I am experienced in writing web content and independent articles. I am specializing in hotel and airline reviews, together with European and African destinations.


    Business Writing Correspondences, Resume Preparation, translation from Tagalog to English, Business Letter or Cover letter


    I type high school and college manuscripts. I transcribe it from your paper and make punctuation corrections and spelling corrections, and I also type Thesis's for college students. I am based in Vallejo, CA.

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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:

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    • 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.

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