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San Mateo Technical Writers

Browse these technical writers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Mateo.

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  • 20 years in business
  • 692 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rafay B.
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One of the best professional writers I have come across. Born wordsmith. Knows exactly how to handle the tricky and delicate circumstances. Ability to re-frame anything to fit the desired result. Whether it is spinning a negative into a positive or writing with emotion to evoke a desired result, she is a master of all. My experience has been wonderful.

Three Hats English
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Robbie B.
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As a developing novelist, Laurel is a crucial resource for me. She's punctual, thoughtful, and always there to help talk through ideas and bring out the best in writers.

Koppelman & Associates
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Albert B.
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Charles is a very talented writer and worked already on a few internationally acclaimed projects, for the BBC and more recently for a world class Cuban opera. Another important skill, he translates very well written ideas into video concepts, he understands well both worlds. I worked with him on a few projects and I will sure use his talents again.

Marian Librarian
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Guy G.
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Marian is one of the most ambitious, proactive and provocative writers I've ever had the pleasure to work with. While writing for DBW, she did a great job of eliciting valuable insights from industry thought leaders, identifying worthwhile new media opportunities for authors, and walking the walk when it comes to social media. Don't be fooled by her age; she's smart beyond her years.

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jenfranklin digital
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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John W.
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I went to Jen Franklin to create a website that needed to fulfill multiple functions. Her thoroughness, ability to listen, and skill in translating what I wanted into a clear path of action was superb. She's an excellent combination of sharp, smart design and in depth technical know how.

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jay T.
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Anish always arrived fully prepared for each lesson. He is super capable and has a way to make even mundane material somewhat interesting. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to increase their score, and fast. He is also an excellent writer, and really put these skills to work when brainstorming with me for my personal statement.

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Catalina T.
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I appreciate his attention to detail. He is informative and offers insight as to why he is making certain edits to aid in my growth and development as a writer. He provides constructive criticism when necessary while preserving my autonomy. He has been a valuable asset to my research writing. Noteworthy: Julian is not trained in scientific writing and has provided me with the most meaningful edits when compared to those who are trained in the field. The sign of a truly extraordinary editor. Highly recommend.

Zen Den Web Design
5.0
from 8 reviews
    James R.
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    I am a physician and plastic surgeon in San Francisco that has shopped nationwide and used many different services and companies over the years for my website. I used Chad Bell and Zen Den for complete overhaul of my website and am delighted beyond words. Their creative and design and technical departments all work toghether well and provide the best service I have ever experienced. Please contact me for any questions www.jromano.com.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Elizabeth P.
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    Cynthia is one of the best, most empowering, most nurturing coaches I have ever had the honor of working with. Her wisdom runs as deep as her compassion, and I have felt heard, understood, and supported by her from the very first moment we talked. To me, she is a sort of Creative Midwife and Human Angel, helping me to break through years of paralyzing fear and self-doubt in order to manifest one of my oldest and dearest of dreams. Again and again, she has listened to me, encouraged me, and advocated for me in a way that gives me hope, more hope than I have ever felt before. If you're ready to change your life in a real way, contact Cynthia. Particularly for writers like myself, I can't imagine a more perfect and intuitive coach.

    SpellCraft Editorial
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
      Jennifer S.
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      Amy has helped with various projects,including professional communications, resumes, and bios/profiles. Each time she was able to articulate my thoughts in ways I wasn't, whether she wrote the piece or edited my writing. I will go back to her with any and all projects. She's my go-to-writer and editor.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Diana F.
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      Darya tutored and advised me throughout my senior year of high school and my first year at college. Having Darya by my side throughout the stress of a year and a half journey has had a significant impact in my life. Although Darya's main responsibility was to tutor me for my Advanced Placement (AP) Literature class, she went above and beyond to what I expected of an English tutor. She helped me find my inner voice as a writer through tutoring me about grammar, organization, and vocabulary. She also helped boost my confidence as an underprivileged Latina studying in the STEM field as a computer science major at the University of California: Santa Cruz. I passed both my AP Government and AP Literature classes and tests which is significant because both required a heavy amount of analytical writing; I graduated high school with honors and with the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA), 3.7, at any time of my academic career. One week before I was going to take my SAT for the third time, I mentioned to Darya that I was struggling understanding a large portion of the Math section of the test. To my surprise, she was thoroughly capable skilled in tutoring me in math, along with English. In less than seven days, Darya was able to successfully prepare me for my last SAT test; subsequently, my SAT score improved by more than 100 points. If we had more time to go through the preparation book, I could have further surpassed this amazing progress. Another aspect in which Darya supported me in my college application and preparation process was in guiding me to refine my college essays for both private and public universities: as a result, I was accepted to more than half of the colleges that I applied to. Finally, I am most grateful for Darya and her efforts towards my success because of the high number of scholarships that I received in the second semester of my senior year in high school. Through Darya’s excellent editing and writing abilities, I was able to accumulate more than $200,000 in scholarship rewards from four different organizations. I could never have imagined this much triumph before meeting Darya; without these scholarship awards, I would have been forced to work during my breaks and during school to afford a college education. Now, all that I have to worry about is learning as much as I can while I am at UCSC. On account of my strong achievements in less than a year with Darya, I still utilize the many tips and lessons that she has instilled in me. As a result of this, I excelled in my classes at UCSC with a cumulative GPA of 3.6. Because of my outstanding academic success in the first quarter of college, I was exclusively invited by the university to apply to the College Scholars Program; this two-year program selects 20 students out of about 200 students applying from each college at UCSC to help give them meaningful academic challenges. Not only do I recognize Darya as one of the most significant people in my life because of my solid academic accomplishments, but also due to the genuine passion she holds to be sure that her tutees succeed. As her tutee, she constantly reminded me of my own abilities to encourage my confidence. We are still in contact today which further demonstrates her enthusiasm for her tutees. She is evidently benevolent, motivated, and intelligent, and I highly recommend her tutoring and guidance talents to any student who is fortunate enough to be her tutee.

      Jonathan V.
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      Dave Wren has been a regular member of our communications team for over ten years. He is one of our lead copy writers and also provides public relations services to our diverse clients. Dave is a creative and versatile writer in both journalistic and marketing styles for Web, print, and video. He conveys client offerings with powerful impact by rigorous focus on their customers, using his extensive marketing communications expertise. Jonathan Villet, President OneWorld Communications, San Francisco

      Frank C.
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      I have worked with Jeff for the last three years, and he is, without a doubt, one of the best people I have ever had the opportunity to work with. As his supervisor, I worked with him closely, and he consistently delivered products that were high quality. He is always open to feedback, and embodied the voice of our organization in person and via communications (digital, social, etc.). He is passionate about social justice, education, the arts, and was a champion and ally for our students. His playfulness and professionalism made him an invaluable asset to our organization.

      Colleen J McCullough
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Jimmy H.
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        I have had Colleen's help in editing two very different projects: a business proposal and a website, so this is almost two reviews in one. Both were done VERY well - she is a strong technical writer with an eye for professional writing. The website, which was to promote an event I created, was completely different. I wanted it to be really fun and informative. Colleen is creative with an awesome sense of humor and she was perfect for the job. She took my dull content and turned it into something that was actually fun to read. Versatile, fast and smart. I strongly recommend her for your editing or writing needs.

        About

        My motto: "Dry" topics don't have to be dull. My areas of expertise and interest: personal finance, small-biz management, urban planning and environmental issues. They're far from boring to cover -- I've tagged along with a Secret Service agent hunting identity theft gangs online, and got my "investing fortune" read by a palm reader/technology consultant. * I was a staff writer for Self, Money and Red Herring magazines. Now as a San Francisco-based freelancer, I write for print and Web publications including Bankrate, AdvisorMax, Edutopia, Harvard Management Update and MSNBC.com. * On the Internet side, I was editor of Quicken.com, covering finance and small-business topics for 2.5 million users. * All the knowledge I've gained has led me to regular corporate writing assignments. Recent clients include Intuit, Cisco Systems, and the University of California. I have worked as an editor for a custom publishing company, working with clients like Comcast and the Credit Union League of California to create magazines and newsletters for their customers. I also write marketing collateral and business strategies for nonprofit organizations. * I also write and edit for nonprofits, most recently The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ashoka and the University of California.

        About

        Senior technical writer skilled in Arbortext XML, FrameMaker, Webworks, Adobe Acrobat & Photoshop. Expert at working with subject matter experts to obtain accurate information quickly. Able to write in a varietyof voices, from business casual to formal, based on audience.

        About

        I am an experienced writer who focuses on great customer service. Versatility is my middle name. Please do not hesitate to contact me, talking to me is free :)

        About

        Bulletproof Documentation, Inc. specializes in providing high-quality GMP documentation for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device industries. With over 15 years of experience, we can fulfill your documentation needs on any project, large or small. We offer a wide range of services, including the following: * Technical writing and editing with in-depth industry knowledge for batch records, SOPs, data forms, protocols and reports, and regulatory agency submissions * Project management with ability to manage aggressive timelines * Systems improvement and efficiency for long-term benefit * Manufacturing and GMPs to address gaps, mitigate risks and provide quality assurance * Instructional design and training

        About

        Writing, editing, critical thinking and content analysis. I also have excellent web content/web writing skills, as well as web-management, CMS and design skills.

        About

        Translating, effective written communications, and interpreting involve knowing the language and understanding the context in which the message will be delivered. It is not enough to just know the language, but also the customer, his or her cultural vantage point, and his or her specific needs. My job is to tailor a solution to your communication needs and add value for you.

        About

        I've got a proven track record of messaging audiences numbering up to ten digits across all types of media platforms. Abundant examples of this appear in my online portfolio (see URL). Starting with a thorough assessment of your needs, I can develop a marketing communications plan for you, execute it and provide performance measurements. This isn't a cookie-cutter approach to content creation, publicity and social media, but rather a customized solution. Your goals are my command. I can offer you expertise in: • Publicity; • Social media; • Engagement marketing; • Influencer relations; • Reputation management; • Communications; • Investment commentary; • Project management; • Search engine optimization; • Online advertising; • Cross-platform strategy; and • Event planning. I do full-time onsite consulting contracts, along with taking on part-time retainers and one-time projects. I also love to trade services with small businesses offering things I could really use. I've been featured widely in the media, including the New York Times and CNN. I regularly speak at conferences, such as recent events hosted by MediaPost and the Online Marketing Institute. Don't hesitate to get in touch with me about opportunities, information requests and the like.

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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:

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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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        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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