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Responsive Resumes
4.8
from 103 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
Bethany T.
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Nura was great. Highly recommend. Professional, punctual and great product. Very fair price. Thank you. Nura!

Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 78 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Giorgia O.
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I hired Lisa as a special-guest writing-instructor for one of my classes. She is great! Good researcher, very available, and the perfect person to work with!

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  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paulina J.
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Carl is a dedicated and caring instructor. He knows the content well. His strength is in English vocabulary, usage, and syntax. Greatly helpful for the reading and writing portion of sat.

Skidmore Business Solutions
4.7
from 47 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 97 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
Rodolfo V.
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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.

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The Page Mage
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Toni M.
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Chris is professional, expert at what he does, helpful and encouraging. I feel that my writing will be rise to the highest level possible with his thorough and insightful editing.

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.

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Immortal Writing
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mekeisha B.
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Words cannot express how grateful I am for Immortal Writing. It was truly a privilege and a pleasure working with Guitta. She's professional, responsive, timely, and collaborative. As a doctoral student, I greatly appreciated her attention to details, investment throughout the process, and willingness to communicate by phone, text or email. I STRONGLY recommend her services, if you are looking for someone who is thoughtful, warm, and easy to work with. Thank you Guitta for all your support. I look forward to working with you again.

The Press Gang
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Tim C.
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Skip and I have worked together many times over the last ten or so years. At first I was a student and he mentored for a long time, he was always honest, never sugar coated criticism and at the same didn't make me feel bad or self conscious about my writing. We became partners in a few projects and when I began to teach at the University of Colorado, Skip was always willing to help my students. Skip is an honorable, generous to a fault man, and he has my complete trust.

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
  • 48 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
Tiffany Z.
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Writing is hard. Period. Always. Never not. But it so much easier with Cynthia on your side. She knows how words work and, more importantly, why scripts don't. If you're having a hard time writing something or anything or nothing, do what I do. Call Cynthia.

  • 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.

  • 22 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Nate S.
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Lizzy and Cindy were both an incredible help when it came to writing my Statement of Purpose for Graduate School. I'm now extremely confident with the product I was able to create with their help.

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Celia Pool
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David M.
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Celia did a great job. What she promised she delivered at a fair price. I highly recommend her and look forward to using her talents on future projects

  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Vivian P.
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My son who is a high school senior needed someone to review his personal statement for his UC college applications. I requested a writing tutor and Victor Solis of Initia Test Prep responded within the hour! I reviewed his profile and his website and it seemed good. I was impressed of how Victor reviewed my son's essays in a short amount of time and gave important recommendations. He also answered any questions that I had about UC schools, admissions, etc. I highly recommend Victor Solis and Initia Test Prep.

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

Donegal Faire Productions
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Christy L.
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I needed a bio for a website. Her writing is amazing. She went above and beyond my expectations.

  • 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.

Ghost Strategies
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Patty A.
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Chris has edited my blogs, speeches, and writings for over two years. He also handles all of my social media. I couldn't have accomplished what I have without him. He is my eyes and ears for publications and social media. -- Patty Alper (www.teachtowork.com)

Rand Consulting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jean L.
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Rand was exceptionally helpful with my son's college application procedure and ultimate school selection. His expertise and guidance made my son's college search experience much less daunting than it could have been. Rand's approach is all encompassing. He is well versed in the entire process, utilizing lots of college app resources, his terrific writing skills and his funny, warm personality. During his junior year, my son (Scott) and Rand worked closely together to develop an entire strategy which included test prep, application paperwork, and a compelling personal story that would be relevant to each of his college choices. Rand's style also helped to increase Scott's confidence, allowing him to understand that he would be fine at any of the schools he chose. This helped make my life easier as well - that first senior semester is extra stressful for everyone (Scott ultimately was accepted at his first choice, but he really believed any of his choices would have been great too). I would highly recommend Rand, and believe his help could benefit other college bound juniors and seniors.

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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.
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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.
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  • 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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