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Lake Forest Writers

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Responsive Resumes
4.8
from 101 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Howard K.
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Nura is so easy to work with. I recommend her in the highest regard!

Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 78 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua M.
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My time with Maverick Consulting was everything I could have hoped for and more. My name is Joshua Wolk and as someone who has severe dyslexia, resumes and cover letter writing is extremely difficult for me. My federal resume create by Maverick Consulting was well written and insightful. Additionally, I presented my resume to a member of the Rocky Mountain National Park human resources team for input and it was well received. As so someone who works in natural resources management (a scientific and jargon filled profession) I was worried this would be a problem. This was not the case and my time spent with Lisa-Beth ended in a out standing resume and cover letter! I would and will recommend this service to anyone interested in a tailored federal resume and cover letter!

Skidmore Business Solutions
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 96 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.

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FISV LLC.
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Giovanna S.
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Lois is the most helpful teacher/mentor I have ever had the opportunity to work with. She is flexible about times and has helped me with many different writing and speaking projects. Lois has vast experience in many areas and knows how to make projects and learning enjoyable. She is willing to share her knowledge and insight. I am so glad that I hired her and will continue to go to her for all my speaking, writing, acting, film and academic needs. You will get custom help for a reasonable price- she is an amazing tutor. Giovanna

Thinque Prep
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Patty B.
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Joyee worked with our son, under a strict time constraint and was still able to raise his grade 180 points. This program works!

Elegant Editing
4.7
from 38 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew F.
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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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Alexis N.
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Great math tutor, so good that my child's grades went up quickly! She no longer thinks she's 'bad at math,' which is the idea she had gotten from every math teacher she'd had. Chris dispelled that and now she feels much better. Writing review so Chris gets more work :)

Kiran Chaggan
4.5
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Akshay P.
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Helped me with writing my resume and she did it in a timely manner. Def worth the price for what I was charged for

  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Nattapon C.
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She is a great amazing teacher . I enjoy her writing lessons a lot. Never regret to take lessons with her. She taught me different writing styles and loads of grammar. The lessons are fun too. Thank you May Chaisakulchai

The Write Girl
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Annie C.
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I had Cynthia as a teacher at UCLA Extension, and decided to work with her 1x1 when I was preparing to submit spec scripts to a few different fellowships. Her teaching style is the perfect combination of smart and supportive, and I know that my writing (and confidence in my writing) has improved since working with her. The notes she gave were exactly what I needed to take my script to a more competitive level. I can't recommend her highly enough.

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!

SoCalResumes
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle H.
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I had never used a professional resume writing service but I am so glad I did. I love my new resume. Ashley did a fantastic job - exactly what was promised and worth every penny. I’m glad I’ll have a fresh resume when I officially kick off my search.

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Celia Pool
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leonard W.
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Celia Pool has edited a few of my novels, and done a fabulous job. Taking her time, she has not only corrected my grammar, but has also made invaluable suggestions on some of my wording. She has also been fair when objecting to writings that she felt were not up to par with my better material.

  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Robin C.
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Victor was amazing! I had an odd glitch in formatting my Word document to the CreateSpace parameters. To make a very long story short, the headers and footers and pagination were giving me fits. It brought me to tears and I was ready to throw my computer out the window. Victor methodically and diligently worked his way through the manuscript with patience, kindness, and tenacity and fixed all of the issues. Because it was such a problem, I was afraid at one point that he was going to fire me as a client. I could never have done it without him. NEVER. He was supportive through the process and fixed some things in my manuscript that I didn't know needed fixing. I am planning on hiring Victor again for a future writing project. I wish I had found him months ago! It would have saved me a lot of gray hairs, gnashed teeth, and I would have consumed way less wine. THANKS VICTOR! You are the best. I highly recommend his work. You won't be disappointed. Smart guy, calm, and methodical.

KNDK Consulting
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Julia E.
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Kelly works professionally and thoroughly to ensure that you are happy with the result. I have worked with her multiple times and recommend her as a great source for anyone who needs help with their writing!

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I appreciate the punctuality and work quality of the service. Works great with one-to-one conversation and very supportive in the field of writing.

Writing Technicians For You
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Paul W.
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Rudy has terrific technical writing skills. His writing skills are equally precise and accurate in English and Spanish. It was a pleasure to work with Rudy as he edited my work.

Vanessa's Tutoring
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Isaac D.
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She is great! I was in need of a SAT english tutor in order to compete for a spot at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She showed up on time and if needed would stay extra to make sure I actually improved. I was extremely confident heading into my test and was accepted into West Point. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of any help with english. In addition, she helped me with writing a letter to West Point on why I want to attend. She is great!!!

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

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

Cris Miller
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kiem T.
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He so patient to teach a student and also he has method for studies fast.

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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.
  • 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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