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PK Consulting
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Mauricio P.
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I started working with Fernando and PK Consulting last month. They are fast, professional, creative and have always exceeded my expectations on the several projects we have worked together. We started working on few logos, then t-shirts and now on my new e-commerce website. I recommend using them.

  • 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!

Steven Doctor
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rosy A.
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Steven is an amazing and professional worker. He is a very talented and such a creative person. He created our website and all I can say, is that he created such an amazement. He's very organized and created everything on our website. Our website turned out so easily and efficient for people to understand and navigate. He has helped our company be more efficient online. We appreciate all his hardworking skills, being responsible and his great personality.

Ella Wagner
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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Ella is an awesome writer and great to work with. She’s my “go to” for copy on websites, blogs, and emails. She is also an incredibly talented creative writer. I always look forward to working with her.

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Michele W.
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Kerry tutored my daughter, who was 8 and then turned 9 at the time, in math and other subjects. Kerry encouraged her to use her creativity and imagination to think outside the box and get the job done. Kerry was extremely reliable, trustworthy and dependable. Her communication with me was always appreciated and my daughter really enjoyed spending time with her.

On Path to Success
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Guy M.
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Margi always does a great job with her business coaching. We have been in business for 8 years in two locations and Margi's improvisational style to coaching unique problems has always helped me see a perspective that I had no idea was even an option. I value her opinion and expertise in any business problem we have. She is also highly creative and will bring up solutions to potential road blocks that we did not even see. She is invaluable to me!

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!

Write-Angels
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa T.
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Working with Jessica was super easy and a great experience. She helped me with the writing of my ebook. We used an outline I had written to discuss my concepts and thoughts. She then wrote a draft, which began an iterative process. She used a writing style that matched what I needed and through a back and forth process we completed exactly the book I was hoping for! Jessica was reliable, patient, very easy to work with and finished this on the timeframe that I needed. I wholeheartedly recommend her and will use her again!

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!

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I have a good writing skills. I can write a fine resume in the hospitality industries. Thanks and regards, Prerana

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Founded in 2001, Koenig Creative is a creative agency that provides advertising, marketing communications, graphic design, and other services to a variety of companies, organizations, and institutions. The professional and institutional clients we currently serve cross several industries, including telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate, financial services, software, retail, transportation, education, fitness, fine arts, and non-profit organizations. Koenig Creative offers the following client services: - Promotional strategy and development - Branding / integrated marketing - Corporate identity - Advertising - Business communications - Electronic media Specific creative services: - Creative and art direction - Graphic design and production - Copywriting and technical writing - Printing and reproduction - Photography and illustration - AV and video production - Web design and development

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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.

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I am a San Diego based creative agency to assist you with your creative vision. I've been a graphic designer for 15 years along with being a creative director for several brands. I create clean graphics that are eye catching and eye keeping to help your business grow. Together, let's create the next best logo, ad, or sign for your company.

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Pierce is a boutique design agency based in the Gaslamp of sunny San Diego. We specialize in web, print, and social media services for small and large businesses for a variety of clientele around the country. Our focus is on businesses that need a team of marketing and design specialists to help give their image an edge online and off. We design every visual aspect of your business – your logo, website, brochure, print advertising, signage, sales proposals, etc. We also develop a marketing strategy to help you reach new clients. Because having the greatest business in the world doesn't do you any good if nobody's ever heard of it, we boost your online visibility through SEO, email marketing and social media marketing. Because we work on a per-project basis, you get top-shelf quality at a fraction of the cost of maintaining your own internal marketing staff. As a bonus, other businesses will start asking you, "Have you been working out?"

  • 5 years in business
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My work stands out from others because of my passion & positivity. I make sure that I enjoy what I do so my work comes out amazing & effortless.

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Our services include: * graphic design * web development * branding and identity * offset and large format printing * marketing * media planning * public relations * copywriting * SEO and PPC

  • 5 years in business
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My resumes are written with the five key elements that hiring managers respond positively to: clear, concise, meaningful, quantifiable and targeted. And, I make sure they are visually beautiful to look at so what you end up with is a highly polished written piece that wholly flatters you and your abilities.

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18 years best selling author, Annette Butler wrote Outcomes in Coding Practice. It is a college textbook, but I also have experience in the final editing process and have a good eye for a great story.

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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

  • 9 years in business
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I am delivering web design, print design, social media design, SEO/SEM services, and email campaigns. I service a variety of clients worldwide, with the integrity and customer service they deserve.

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I've been a professional writer since 1991, beginning my career as a photojournalist. My journey has taken me into writing for government think tanks, distributed managed services, marketing, and video game scripting. I've been working freelance for the same nonprofit since 2005 as either lead or support writer. My goal is to assist clients with completing their visions.

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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