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Responsive Resumes
4.8
from 150 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 219 hires on Thumbtack
Karley S.
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This is the first time that I have had anyone write my resume for me. Needless to say I will never write one again. Nura, was very professional and fast with all of her responses. It was very delightful working with her! Thank you so much Nura!

Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 79 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Ramiro H.
Verified review

Lisa is very methodical and meticulous when it comes to preparing a technical resume. In my field of telecommunications that involves public safety Lisa was able to grasp my experience and convey it to paper. I am very pleased with Lisa's professionalism and experience with her resume writing skills.

Top Pro
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carrie F.
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Carl was hired to teach Hebrew to my daughter who is in Kindergarten as well as to teach my husband and I Hebrew. Carl is a very dedicated professional that has a true gift at teaching. He makes the lessons fun and teaches in a way that keeps the learner engaged the entire lesson and always excited about learning more. This would not normally be an easy task while teaching a 5 year old, however Carl makes it look easy. Our daughter looks forward to Carls's weekly visits, as do we. Carl even went out of his way to find a special Hebrew educational book for my husband (who already speaks pretty decent Hebrew- but wanted to learn more). I would highly recommend Carl for any tutoring, writing, or editing services you may need.

Skidmore Business Solutions
4.7
from 60 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Danika K.
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Robert was on it from the time I requested help from Thumbtack. He is quick fast and efficient. I will hire Robert to assist me anytime I have editing or professional paper writing needs! Thanks again Robert.

  • 10 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa N.
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I am writing as a PhD student, who two MA degrees and a fellow in the Writing Program at a Top 20 University. I have experience editing for an interdisciplinary journal, publishing, translated/edit for lawyers and business professionals and PBS, and teaching many courses at the college level. When it came time to find an editor for a project I am very dedicated to and which is theoretically and historically complex, I had a hard time finding someone whose capabilities I trusted, who could provide a quick turn around of my document, and maintain a friend yet professional level of communication. Temi is that person. No, she is not a friend of mine; No, I have not used thumbtack before; No, I dont tend to spend my time writing reviews. Simply put: her work compares to company's that quoted me at literally four times the cost, she has talent, is flexible, and responsible. She is comfortable receiving payment by Paypal or Venmo---amongst other official options. Overall, editing with Temi has been an ideal experience.

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FISV LLC.
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rodolfo V.
Verified review

I learned more than writing. Also, I enjoy spending time with Lois because I learn so many things that I never came across before. She makes things understandable and easy to digest. I can see the things we talk about in everyday life and value the things I learn. I get to apply what I learn with Lois since it is very simple to use.

Thinque Prep
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
J. F.
Verified review

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
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew F.
Verified review

I have been pondering in my ❤ for over twenty years to take a chance with my writing of songs and pomes. When I finally decide to take a chance on my maniusripts, I found the right person for me. I finally decide to take a chance and spend some money. Not so much for speeding the money, it was my pride. If you want something done, then do it. Thankyou Melanie, we need you. Jesus Christ will never let us down.

Good Catch Writing Services
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Elliotte B.
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Karryn provided exceptional home organizational work for me. She found a place for everything, and arranged it in a way that makes sense for the way I live and need to access my stuff. I highly recommend her. She's professional, trustworthy, thoughtful, respectful and efficient.

The Press Gang
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey L.
Verified review

Skip took on a job that was pretty big and what made matters worse, a person that had just neglected the fundamentals of writing. It's not that I don't know them, I was just too lazy to apply them the way they should be. He reminded me of it. I asked him to be brutally honest and he was. The wonderful thing about him, he later pointed out the good things I was doing right and eventually made my confidence skyrocket. The job your asking me to describe is not only Skip helping me with the book I am working on, but him guiding me and restoring my confidence to get me back in the fight after being knocked down by life, people and dare I say editors and publishers. He made me realize putting forth my best effort in a world that is so competitive is just too important to forget. You ask what went well with Skip? Everything, but what stood out the most was his honesty and clarity of various situations and problems. The quality of his work and guidance is excellent and I couldn't ask for any better advisor. Nothing could improve my experience with him, that's how impressed I am with him. Thanks Skip and I look forward to continuing to work with you. Sincerely, Jeffrey L. Ivory

Kiran Chaggan
4.5
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Akshay P.
Verified review

Helped me with writing my resume and she did it in a timely manner. Def worth the price for what I was charged for

Thumbtack Customer
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Dana is truly one of the best writers that I have ever worked with, and I have worked with quite a few. His writing skills are excellent and his style appeals to the masses. Dana is a real professional and he makes the process so easy. It’s an absolute pleasure working with Dana! Thank you, Dana for always working your magic! Dana is so talented! I will definitely work with Dana again and I look forward to it!

  • 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.

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Celia Pool
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris V.
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Celia has been a pleasure to work with. She is responsive and accommodating. Thank you Celia!

Sociotechtonics
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Rico Q.
Verified review

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.

Johnston's Editing
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle J.
Verified review

Extremely knowledgeable about the writing process. Was able to work through my graduate thesis for both MLA citations and grammatical errors. I am forever grateful. I will be hiring her again.

Vanessa's Tutoring
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kev K.
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I needed to find someone to help my roommate with writing a paper that could connect with her. Vanessa met with her and quickly developed a rapport and immediately explored ways to get her to "think" to write the paper on her own.

Michael Hunter
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Benjamin C.
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Michael is an absolute wizard at providing essay help. He makes the process effortless, and surprisingly really fun and motivating. He has a unique skill to understand his students quickly and convert their experiences to meaningful stories that showcase their personality and positive characteristics. Michael's true gift is his ability to create inciting stories. I can not describe how highly I would recommend Michael for essay help. Furthermore, he was extremely professional and respectful of my time. Michael helped me write an essay for business school. He helped me with every single step of the way. We first started with idea generation where we discussed things I could potentially write about. He then helped me pin point a story to tell, and worked to show me how concrete examples highlighted the major themes that I wanted to conveys to the reader. He then helped me build a very detailed outline that was perhaps the most valuable portion of our work together. I turned an initial draft along with pages on pages of ideas. Michael helped me re-write my ideas in exactly the way I wanted to get them across to the reader. Michael then continued to edit and condense my work while not sacrificing anything from my message. Michael found a way to help me turn my initial drafts, (that was in no shape to submit) into an a really great essay that I am very proud of. In the end I could not be more happy with Michael's work. Whether it is idea generation, building an outline, editing your writing, or making an essay read and simply sound better, this is the guy to go to.

  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Renee C.
Verified review

Lisa-Beth revised my resume and cover letter. She did an excellent job focusing my intent while my maintaining my own voice through the writing.

Paul R.
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Heather has been fantastic and insightful - I'm so very happy I've hired Heather.

  • 10 years in business
Rachael T.
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I was frantically searching online for some help in writing a Roast for my husband’s surprise 40th birthday and I found Adam. I'm so glad I did! He got back to me quickly and had a draft to me in a few short days. He was nice and very laid back. I could not believe how he managed to capture my husband personality with just a few short questions. He painted an exact picture of him. I wanted something funny and really wanted to give my husband a hard time. This roast was perfect! I was nervous about getting up in front of a crowd, but having this made it SO much easier. And on top of that it was HILARIOUS! I received so many compliments and the room was full of laughs throughout the entire roast. He even managed to get a few “digs” in there on some friends and family members. I can’t thank Adam enough! You did an amazing job! I’ll be calling you again for my sister’s wedding.

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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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