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Thinque Prep
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel K.
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Joyee was instrumental in helping me edit and revise my personal statement for graduate school. With his assistance, I developed a strong personal statement that ultimately got me admission into my top choice. He is really the best!

  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel N.
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Mauri has been very effective in proofreading and editing my academic paper. So far Mauri has done a great job and her professional contribution to my work is excellent. I do hope I will be able to accomplish my project.

Meirav A.
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The work process with Dana was professional and pleasant from beginning to end. Dana understood exactly what we were looking for, and that can be seen in the excellent copy he provided us.

  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Brennan F.
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Karen is amazing! She encouraged me to think harder about what I was writing, and pushed me to create my best writing. Most importantly, Karen helped my voice shine through in my essays. She was wonderful to work with, and she always got edits back to me quickly. Her comments and suggestions were very intelligent and got me to really think about what message I was conveying in my writing. I wish I could go through the college application process again just to work with Karen a second time!!

Verbal Ninja Inc.
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Gaby G.
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My second time hiring Verbal Ninja for writing and editing services. I won't use anyone else. 100% satisfied.

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.

Joseph's Bodacious Tutoring
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Scot N.
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Joseph Descans helped me with the editing of several documents. His knowledge and editing skills were outstanding, and his patience with the process was the best part. It can be tremendously frustrating when you have "writer's block" and the words just don't come out right, but a patient tutor is such a great asset to have in your back pocket!

  • 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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Natasha D.
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She edited my essays for a job application and helped so much. She found errors and better ways of saying things. I am so grateful!

  • 25 years in business
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I have received numerous awards and recognitions for the newsletters I designed by the Far West Ski Association.

  • 14 years in business
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Writing and editing User Manuals,Books, magazines/articles, newsletters, was SOPs, policies and procedures, QA, manufacturing, product development AND more

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I am able to adapt to the learning styles of the people I work with. I work with you to make your work better. I can teach basic sentence structure, and I can help you find your style and your voice. I am quick but thorough.

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You don't need to be an English major to share your ideas or your life's journey with others--Just hire me instead!

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I genuinely care about my students and am passionate about helping them succeed.

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I have a Ph.D. from Caltech and offer expert editing, proofreading, and content consulting services.

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High energy professional with award winning background.

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I'm an award-winning SoCal writer and editor. Let me help communicate your solution(s) to the audience who needs to know in a timely, effective manner. I write SEO-based web copy, marketing collateral from emails to brochures, event collateral such as booths and banners, and magazine articles. I turn around everything from case studies to white papers quickly and usually beat deadlines. Please reach out so we can discuss your writing and editing goals!

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I am a seasoned editor with over 7 years of experience in both print and online media. I currently work as an editor for a small publishing company in San Diego, as well as doing freelance editing. I personally specialize in development, plot work, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading across a range of genres. I gladly offer samples of work I have done throughout the years and I am happy to answer any questions.

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I solid skills and an extensive background. I have worked for large corporations and small companies. I have a strong work ethic and consider confidentiality a must. I am positive, proactive and work well under pressure. My years as a contract employee have honed my adaptability skills. I am an excellent team member who works quite well on her own. I believe in continuous quality improvement and enjoy the learning process.

  • 6 years in business
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I do copy-editing and proofreading on technical, professional, and nonfiction manuscripts. I offer the following services: * Edit manuscripts for clarity, conciseness and consistency, and to be directed towards a target audience * Correct grammar, syntax, usage, punctuation, spelling, and formatting using MS Word track changes feature * Perform light, medium, or heavy edit on manuscripts and re-writing * Experience editing manuscripts, papers, brochures, and newsletters using either AP or Chicago style guides * Experience using Adobe creative cloud: Illustrator, Muse, InDesign, and Photoshop software * Communication with authors via queries, and maintain style sheets for corrections made to a document * Multitask on various writing projects

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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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