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  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Whitney K.
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Desiree has been outstanding to work with. She is dedicated, skilled and experienced in her craft of writing, editing and content creating. As a graphic designer and a freelancer myself, I have worked with all different types of writers. I always find myself saying, I wish I had Desiree around. The best thing about working with her has been has been the multitude of ideas she has—she always provided me with GREAT content to work with and pretty much was an all around go-getter. I think some of our best work came from social media and e-mail marketing. Whenever I had a layout that just didn’t work out—she was able to edit her content to make it work. We also had a huge jump in consumer engagement with how Desiree engaged with them and from the content she created. I definitely miss having her around!

  • 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!

Ella Wagner
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Janice M.
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Ella's editing is quick and efficient. Thanks Ella!

WritersWay
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Hector A.
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Presently I am holding talks with Miss Glass, she will help me with my book editing. All is well, we are discussing fine points on my book's marks, wordings and the like. At the moment we are advancing properly. Thank You.H.Ancira

Write-Angels
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Marilyn A.
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I would highly recommend Jessica with your writing project. I found her to be organized, knowledgeable and very skillful at the job. Working with her was a delight. I wrote my memories of 125 pages including photos. Jessica was very instrumental in the organization, editing and physical publishing of the book.

Jimisound Enterprises
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 29 years in business
David A.
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Gene has been more than good, he has been great! He listens carefully and then just seems to know exactly what to do. He's done several editing jobs for me and re-writes. I've recommended him to friends and they love the results they got too. I would highly recommend Mr. Vann for any kind of writing project, he's professional and he's very good. Sincerely, David Asmerom

Big Dipper Marketing
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Heather D.
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I am a first grade teacher and I don't have a lot of time to do what I need for my classroom every year. I hired Big Dipper marketing to help me redesign my room to help me manage and organize the things I have collected over the years. Kelsey created professional print design materials and objects to use with the children that I will be keeping for many years to come! Big Dipper marketing helped rejuvenate me and now I'm excited to teach every year! Kelsey is a professional that went the extra mile to make sure that everything was top notch!

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Shiva A.
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I was extremely happy with Marcie's job. She is very friendly and professional. She helped me with my master's project. She is so experienced and knowledgeable tutor.

Sean Michael Robinson
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Elizabeth G.
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Sean Michael Robinson is a multitalented wonderful professional & amazing artist! We are filmmakers who needed a portrait sketch that plays a key element in our indie feature film. Sean made himself available to us immediately and worked around our schedules. We didn't have an actual photo, so he literally had to recreate something from scratch and he had the patience to work with us! He worked closely with the director of the film and wouldn't leave until it was exactly how he wanted it to look. Sean Michael is wonderful to work with and we would recommend him to all!!! Sean B. ~ Director/Writer/Editor Elizabeth G. ~ Executive Producer

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Diane M.
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Couldn't be happier with my experience with Katie! She helped me with graduate school application essays that were very short. I wanted to get a lot of information across and she helped me navigate it, so my ideas were concise, genuine and eloquent. I highly suggest meeting with her in person as after just one meeting, we were able to construct an outline for an essay that before had been a mess of a free write. She enjoys doing this work and cares about each project, to the point she researched the specific program I was applying to, so as to more properly gear my personal statement for them. Without a doubt my go to for professional proofreading and editing.

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!

The Grammar Gnome
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joel B.
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The Grammar Gnome is a lifesaver! Dorothy did a fantastic job on my research papers, turning them around very quickly, catching errors I never would’ve spotted on my own, and offering invaluable suggestions to improve and tighten up my writing. I can’t recommend her services highly enough! Joel Bakker, Senior at San Diego State University

  • 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.

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

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.

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A two-time NEAL award-winning journalist and web editor that drove site traffic up from 20 million to 40 million hits on FOX's site in NYC is here for your content needs. I have been trained by the best and am eager to turn around and use these skills to help you.

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Avid writer with a keen interest in physiology, nutrition, healthcare, science, and nature. Education: B.S. in Physiology and a certificate in Technical Writing and Editing from the University of Washington. Past career experience includes: biological research, web coding, technical writing, content marketing, copywriting, and project/team management. Currently day jobbing as a Director of Business Integration in the EHR technology field.

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I provide high-quality assistance for all academic writing projects such as paper outline, editing, and proofreading services.

  • 10 years in business
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I have a background in music and dance, so my writing and videos have an organic flow, and artfully structured content.

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Specializing in creative writing, creative copy, creative editing and proofreading. I am available to create original copy for your websites, ads, and listings or fine-tune your articles and novels to give it some sparkle. Craigslist ads to novels, proofreading to character development and plot structure, I'll work with you and your budget to amp up your brand.

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I undertake projects with unparalleled reliability, sense of urgency, and perfectionism. I even just now looked up the spelling of "unparalleled" though I know full well how it is spelled.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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  • Proven success writing winning grants, especially in your target area.
  • Strong writing skills.
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  • 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:

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  • 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.

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