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Astre Web Developing
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Sergio B.
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I enjoyed very much your work, the expectations were met in a comprehensive manner in time and cost that I found very suitable. I was really impressed with the customer services. Our website is simple, easy to navigate and fast. They always look at your needs before writing you a proposal. They are really easy to work with, I will always recommend Astre Web Design

  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanie A.
Verified review

I contacted Gina to help my daughter with the process of applying to colleges to transfer to from SBCC. I'm so glad I did! There's so much to know, everything seems different for every institution, and it can be overwhelming. Gina met with my daughter on several occasions. She's a great researcher, extremely thorough, and very personable. She also helped her write her personal statement. It was a great experience, and my daughter is very happy with the result, which was an acceptance into the school of her choice! Thanks, Gina.

Amy's Edits
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Martin B.
    Verified review

    I used Amy a while back to review some of my writing for a professional publication. I had many other people in my field review it. Amy's brought an invaluable outside perspective to help me shore up my writing and make it more understandable to a wider audience.

    Jim Sweas Creative Services
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 21 years in business
    Priscilla Dianne T.
    Verified review

    Jim Sweas Creative Services – Creative being the operative word! Service is also a great word to describe his ability to provide a client with even more than what they thought they wanted. I’ve worked with Jim on a number of projects and he always delivers first class concepts and first class results. He is so knowledgeable and intuitive that he’s never boxed in, in fact, there is not even a “box for him to think out of” –––– he skipped that part!!!! Being bright and intuitive is great plus being so graphically talented adds the extra visual translation a client is seeking. Try Jim Sweas Creative Services – YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY! Dianne T.

    • 5 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Consuelo A.
    Verified review

    Stacy did an excellent job copyediting my dissertation chapter. She was incredibly competent, communicative, punctual, and a pleasure to work with! I highly recommend her!

    • 17 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Patricia H.
    Verified review

    JFC was amazing to work with. On time, efficient, thorough and a pleasure to work with. Can't recommend highly enough!

    The Constantine Report
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kathryn N.
    Verified review

    Alex is an exceptional writer with whom I've had the pleasure of working several times. I highly recommend him as he is the consummate professional and produces highly-detailed work with a quick turn-around time.

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    I achieve proven results based on my students' test scores in my last several years of teaching.

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    I can research, write and/or edit on any historical topic. I can proof and/or edit any English expository text.

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    I write web content, case studies, whitepapers and more for the technology and real estate industries. Content management and editing services are also available.

    • 13 years in business
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    I am a full-service editor with more than 25 years of experience in a wide range of subjects. I pay close attention to detail and edit for spelling, grammar, and style.

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    We provide writing, copy editing, inventing, intuitive, and business services. We do the following: - typing (32-35 w.p.m.) - transcription (audio, video, and light musical) - personal assistance for business (all inclusive)

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    I have had over a decade of experience working as a feature journalist, copywriter and editor. One of my favorite quotes by Mark Twain sums up the importance of choosing the "right" words. “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” No matter what the project, whether it's merely a concept or a manuscript that needs editing, I am dedicated to make it shine

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    Seems like people love to write or they hate the process. I love it! I am creative, intelligent, and talented and can help you portray the same professional image.

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    Freelance copyediting, copywriting, proofreading, transcription, consulting. Experience in academic, museum, non-profit, marketing, and education fields. Fast, efficient work on demand.

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    I'm a versatile writer and editor with two decades of experience in print and digital media, web content and strategy. I can help you create a content strategy, edit existing work and write anything from articles, email newsletters, corporate bios, blog posts, case studies and white papers.

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    We specialize in design services, we also offer publication layout, illustration, photography, writing/editing/research, and Web services.

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    • Strong writing skills.
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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.  

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