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Maverick Consulting
4.5
from 78 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
L. J.
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Lisa-Beth Harris provided great results. I was impressed by the extra research & effort she offered. She's an incredible writer and I will work with her again. I was especially impressed by, and appreciative of her ability to meet my tight deadline. She was actually early. yay! Great experience. Thank you very much.

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  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John K.
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Great writer, outstanding tutoring. I would highly recommend Mr. Schwaber. Great Job Mr. Schwaber Thank you

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FISV LLC.
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jaccazio M.
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Lois is a wonderful tutor. As soon as she heard me talking she knew exactly what was it that I needed to train my English in order to take it to the next level. Highly recommendable to those who have an advanced level of English, because she is really precise and you get to learn a lot of history on the language. It is very enjoyable and it makes sense. If you need ESL, she's the one! She is also a writer, producer and acting coach, therefore she's also super creative and helpful when it comes to having to work out some text.

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Immortal Writing
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Johnny K.
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Thank you for your superb writing ability that clarified my document to become straight to the point with unnecessary wordings. You are an amazing writer as if heaven had sent an angel to write me but where were you back in 2002? All my doors are wide open for you anytime into the future. Thank you again Guitta. From your friend aways. Johnny

The Press Gang
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Isaak U.
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Skip is an amazing person who is very helpful. He has been helping me get my screenwriting career off the ground and he has been so much help. He’s done things that most writers wouldn’t do. I appreciate everything he had done and I would recommend him to anyone.

  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Nattapon C.
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She is a great amazing teacher . I enjoy her writing lessons a lot. Never regret to take lessons with her. She taught me different writing styles and loads of grammar. The lessons are fun too. Thank you May Chaisakulchai

The Write Girl
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca C.
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Cynthia is incredibly insightful, supportive and always professional. Throughout the time she coached me creatively she always stayed focused, reminding me every session what my goal is. She helped me take small steps every day to do the work spiritually, creatively and she also has an excellent grasp on the practical and the necessary small steps that make the big strides possible. When I'm not working with Cynthia I now have a structure and a routine to my day, and resources that she turned me onto to keep me going in the right direction. I referred another working writer to Cynthia and will continue to bring her clients because she has been an amazing resource and an invaluable inspiration to me.

Patricia Rust
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Hunter D.
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Patricia's editing is outstanding! She assisted me in writing my Trilogy, helping to picture it exactly how I envisioned! I definitely recommend! :)

Crackerjack Scribe
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Russell G.
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Laura, President of Crackerjack, is a good it gets. I originally went through 4 marketing companies before I met her and I can't say she is anything less than fantastic. She is thorough, professional, an incredible writer and really listens to her clients. She has helped me grow my real estate business into something much bigger than I could have ever done without her. She has also become a good friend of mine and I really appreciate what our relationship has become.

Nina Gass Copywriting
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathon S.
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Nina is extraordinary. Not only an excellent, versatile, and witty-when-necessary writer, she is quick, quick, quick and as dependable as it comes. She is communicative, and takes extra measures to ensure that what she delivers is exactly what you need. In my experience, these traits do not actually simultaneously exist in nature when it comes to writers. Snatch this one up! (So long as it doesn't interfere with her working for us...) Cannot recommend more highly. Consider your search over.

Ghost Strategies
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne H.
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When working with a professional writer a business has to consider the writer's qualifications. Christopher from Ghost Strategies has a science background(Aeronautical Engineering), is an attorney and has written professionally for over 20 years. Because of this background he is very detailed oriented and is used to meeting deadlines. His science background means that he considers the substantive topic as well as good editing and writing practices in performing any project. He was an asset to my law firm and to my clients over a number of years.

Lauren Nash
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Michael C.
    Verified review

    Ms. Nash has grammar-checked and given notes on five of my finished screenplays. I found her work to be concise and finished in a timely manner. Her grammar-check was always one hundred percent accurate, rivaling that of the local Cray Supercomputer. Ms. Nash's notes were always specific, well-informed and expressed with a certain panache. I found myself following her advice on many occasions, resulting in a streamlined and more interesting screenplay. I will not hesitate to seek out Ms. Nash's services regardless of the amount of Best Writer awards that roll in as the liver rolls out.

    Tutor Genius
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    Phil M.
    Verified review

    Shelley has helped me with essay writing in such a way that I actually enjoyed the journey. She took me from being a less than ok writer to becoming a writer that could pass the upper division writing assignments in order to graduate college.

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Daniel P.
    Verified review

    Very personable, she would call and email asking specific questions. Completed within the day she was hired! Recommending her to all my friends needing assistance.

    About

    Elisha Martinez, a networking communications specialist, and single mother of three, has been a writer for 16 years. She has experience in various forms of writing such as: -Technical - Poetry/Short Story - Speech - Resume - Journalism/Article -Copy-write And this is only to name a few. She has spent the last 10 years working in the Service and Marketing Industry. In the marketing industry its been found that her insightful business perspective and administrative services experience combined has helped businesses break some exciting new ground. Through her nonprofit and service industry career she has proven to be a woman of unique vision. She has done a great deal of difference in the educational and career development of the clients she has served independently in the last 4 years She recently started her own business, EnGage In A Million, its mission is to create opportunities and build relationships for all determined individuals and striving businesses through online social networking. Once acquainted with Ms. Martinez' work, you will find that she is not only insightful and unbiased, but honest about her unique perceptions and interpretations of many diverse subjects and situations. In this day many have come to label her a visionary entrepreneur with an executive presence and genuine determination to help rebuild a sense of community. Once introduced to her writing and public speaking its certain you will appreciate her open communication skills. Through her preferred and common choice of dialogue and subject matter, you will also find that she is not a role model who takes pride in informing others of the facts but in engaging with them much more to gain insight to the truths. So be prepared to engage in a million, there are a million ways this can be done. "A person who spends their entire life dreaming, is a person who refuses to open their eyes." ~ Elisha Martinez

    • 6 years in business
    About

    I am a full-time, highly professional medical writer who never misses a deadline. I obtained my BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, followed by my PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Cambridge, UK. Subsequently, I completed a post-doc and worked as an Assistant Professor at the Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA. While at UCLA I ran the monthly grand rounds clinical conference series, so am completely comfortable with a variety of medical fields and terminology. I have an unparalleled breadth of research experience, and have written and/or edited hundreds of medical and scientific manuscripts, grants, abstracts, posters, presentations, websites, books, and more, including (but not limited to) those related to hematology, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, oncology, cell biology, nutrition, aging, and molecular biology. This means that I bring a huge depth of knowledge and experience to my work as a medical writer and editor. No project is too large or too small. I can help you whether you require content for your new website, a conference abstract or presentation, a scientific manuscript, CME content, and much more. I also offer a variety of turnaround times and budgeting options to help us forge a mutually beneficial long-term relationship.

    About

    Available for articles, bios, press releases. Written for several newspapers in the Los Angeles area.

    About

    Independent writer and editor, have published two novels, SHADOWS OF THE PAST and STREET LADY. See my website.

    About

    I am a fully credentialed teacher and published writer with several years of teaching and tutoring experience.

    About

    Experienced writer with national bylines in numerous magazines and newspapers. Extremely adept at all styles and types of writing, having worked in traditional journalism, corporate public releations and non-profit communications departments. My credits range from ghostwriting a weekly Huffington Post blog for a high-level executive to working for ten years as a staff reporter for USA TODAY.

    About

    I understand the challenges businesses face and I myself worked around building a webpage so I know how much of a challenge the little details can be. I always aspire to be an innovator. I am an action-oriented, motivated and solution generator with excellent analytical skills. I am organized with excellent written skills. I am currently running a management consulting firm and a social enterprise with a vision to help businesses achieve goals and create a faster and better learning organizations. In my role as a Project Accountant, I handled 30+ commercial and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) transportation project billing. I made sure our budget comply government requirements such as GAAP, General Services Administration (GSA)

    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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    Need Resume Writer

    Santa Monica, CA

    • Career stage
      Late career
    • Service needs
      Writing resume, Writing cover letter
    • Target industry
      Other (Dental)
    • Details
      I need some adding in and some editing.
    • $61.67
      Average price

    Need writing services

    Santa Monica, CA

    • Project type
      Other (Technical script writing )
    • Number of pages
      More than 10
    • Amount of work
      A variety of projects
    • Details
      I already have Final Draft-looking for someone to walk me through how to use it and the process (technical and non) of writing a pilot and a feature.

    Need editing

    Santa Monica, CA

    • Project type
      Proofreading
    • Details
      The work is psychotherapy related so either a general interest or understanding might be necessary to work on our project.
    • $150
      Average price
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