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  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Maria R.
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Talk about a review that is a long time overdue! Desiree has been writing blogs for my startup for several months now and is just THE BEST! She really "gets" our target market persona and writes to "them" in a way that engages them and helps build brand awareness. Desiree comes up with really creative blog topics when given the freedom but also really listens when I give her a more concrete task. On top of writing all-star quality blogs in a quick timeframe, her pricing is incredibly competitive. If you've got enough on your plate with launching your startup, do yourself a favor, and let Desiree handle your blog content. She is worth every penny. And so much more.

Ella Wagner
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer F.
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Ella spent months with my aunt, writing her memoir. She collected all of her emails, photos, and documents, did the research and carried her voice through the whole manuscript. For now, we're keeping it in the family, but it will be a family heirloom for generations to come.

  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Niki M.
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When I think of Mrs. E, I think of a passionate, kind, and determined person. My high school career, just like those of my peers, often got very hectic. Between playing competitive tennis, managing a tough academic schedule, and creating time for extracurriculars, I often found it difficult to schedule the time necessary to write flawless and impactful college application essays. However, Mrs. E made the writing process painless, and her helpful and reassuring guidance gave me the confidence to succeed. She supported me from the very beginning of the process, when I needed help brainstorming topics and ideas, which can surprisingly be the most challenging part of applying, to making sure I dotted my i's and crossed my t's. Her dedication, wisdom, and expertise proved invaluable in securing my acceptance to Stanford University, and I recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone interested in perfecting their college application experience!

  • 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.

Jimisound Enterprises
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 29 years in business
Tesfay T.
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Gene Vann is a great guy. He helped me with my writing when I was attending university Phoneix. He was always on time and he brings great ideas to assignment. I highly recommended Gene Vann because he is very professional and he love to help others.

Big Dipper Marketing
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Geordan V.
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Kelsey is a wonderful creative thinker, and pure pleasure to be around. She approaches every task with an open mind and heart, and understands the important balance between creative excellence and real business results. I can't wait to work with her again!

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!!!

Write-Angels
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth G.
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I hired Jessica to help me with editing my previously self-published book, a true-life story about an amazing time in my life. She made the whole process very easy: she came to my home and we sat and talked, then she would go off and somehow perfectly translate my confused scribbles into what I was trying to say! Her writing is absolutely beautiful, and captured my deeper vision on paper. Jessica's company is called Write Angels, and what an angel she is! -Liz G.

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Maryn B.
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Marcia, is good tutor she will help you in any way. She had wonderful personality and she is always on time. She loves and cares her students. I really love her because she teaches like you were in classroom. Easy to understand. Awesome tutor never been late.

Joseph's Bodacious Tutoring
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nadine W.
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Great experience!! Very helpful on ways to improve my writing skills and to get a better outlook on what requirements teachers are looking for!!! It was very helpful to have someone be able to read over my work and show me ways to execute my essay.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
April C.
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Joseph is informative, professional and a subject matter expert on writing and editing. I look forward to utilizing his services in the future.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Linda T.
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Kim was great . She explained everything to me and gave simple directions that I can understand and she was very patient when it came to her payment . I had a hard time trying to do the pay pal or anything that involves the computer or my phone even . She was great to work with . ! She also sent me 2 resumes that I can choose from and they turned out great ! And it was done in the time frame that I needed .

Molotov Ink
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Alexander P.
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Knop-ed services are always top-notch. Attention to detail is a key priority and Knop-ed always finds something I have missed. Once you hire, you'll be a return customer for life.

Aviaro Editing Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Myla D.
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This company has done a variety of exceptional work projects for our household. Lloyd ensures that he fully understands what is wanted, writes a description of the project, and provides this description to you for your approval before starting the work. He does quality work, charges fair prices and is trustworthy. He is professional and has the knowledge and experience to handle many different projects - home repairs, painting, furniture assembly, computer repairs, and much more. He is truly a Handyman who is willing and able to tackle many different projects.

Tutor House
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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I was asked to remain at a local elementary school even after the teacher I was subbing for returned. With district H R approval, I was asked to take over that class while the teacher on extended leave was asked to do assessment testing for multiple grades upon her return..This was a huge compliment to me and my abilities to create "a sense of community" for the students who had multiple subs and loss of continuity and progress.

TravelRAVE
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Patti H.
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Consummate professional are the first words that come to mind for Jan Eckland, when I reflect. She is creative, articulate, educated, and thorough in all she presents. Fact checking has been one of the hallmarks of her career. You can expect a new and stylish twist to any project in the written form, photographic or video presentation that you assign to Jan. She has an inquisitive nature that will weave it's way into her work that translates flawlessly to the reader or viewer. Her project timing is on point and she will become a valued resource to you as I am sure you will select her repeatedly for additional work. Jan is a quick learner to a new topic, and extremely focused on meeting each and every deadline to your satisfaction. Jan Eckland has my highest recommendation. Please feel free to contact me at any time regarding Jan Eckland's professional abilities. Patti Hosking, Director of Business Development for NMX Events; New Media Expo and TBEX, (Travel Blog Exchange) patti@nmxevents.com, 858.602.8541

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My expertise was earned through practice and passion. I love crafting fresh content and polishing my clients' work. To me, the crazy little details of grammar and the nuances of vocabulary are half the fun.

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Offering creative copy, sales and technical writing services. From case studies to proposals to web and print content, I help clients communicate effectively with their customers to improve outcomes.

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Write Now assists with many types of writing and editing -- business collateral and annual reports, magazine articles, press releases, family histories and editing fiction and non-fiction books. Professional, efficient and affordable. My career has been amazing, working with all kinds of San Diego leaders – political, non-profit, and spiritual – to write their stories and publicize their efforts. My writing is exceptional and additional talents are collaborative management, communications organization and implementation, strategic messaging, and crisis communications. Personal career highlights include: Communications Officer for La Jolla Country Day School; Director of Communications for the American Heart Association; Director of Communications for the Alzheimer's Association; Managing Editor, Daily Californian; Media staff for Republican National Convention 1996; Special Reports Editor of the Daily Transcript; Legislative Aide for Councilmember Byron Wear; Helped establish nationwide Family Justice Centers; Wrote three books with Roger Hedgecock; Wrote the memoirs of Rev. George Walker Smith

About

I take your best work and ideas and do as I claim, "I proof and you prosper." I am highly skilled. I grew up in Ireland where writing and grammar are sacred skills. I take extraordinary pride in perfecting another's brilliance. My pricing is reasonable, and I can create custom packages to accommodate your budget.

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I have a variety of skills, writing, editing, type 60 KSPM , crafting accessories ( knit, crocheted, and jewelry, cleaning houses or businesses, caretaking/respite, job coaching for the disabled

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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