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Midnight Writer Productions
4.6
from 77 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
Louis P.
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Above and beyond, a perfect technical writer.

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.

Top Pro
  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David C.
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We hired Tara to help us create and refine the story for one of our new products. She is an immaculate writer and is a genius with words. Her style of writing and delivery was the perfect addition to our team. We are extremely satisfied with her work! We will be utilizing her talents for any and all writing in the future.

  • 19 years in business
  • 5 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.

Holocene Web Solutions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Robbie Y.
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Great writer.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Richard L.
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Michael is an outstanding book editor. I've been working with him on my manuscript for the past two years. He excels in the intangibles, with terrific suggestions about improving a story's pace, character development and plot. So often when Michael suggests something, a lightbulb goes off in my head and I think: Of course! Why didn't I think of that? Beyond his uncanny ability to see where my story should be going, he also detects what's missing. This is a trait any writer wants to have in an editor--an ability to identify what needs to be added or expanded upon. Beyond his professional editing skills, Michael is consistently prompt and turns drafts around well within his promised timeframe. Michael is not only a great editor but he can, if needed, be a coach as well. He knows what his writers are going through, because he's a writer himself. He has been important to me in his coaching role, because he's helped me plow through the rough spots that are inevitable in completing something as complicated as a novel. He becomes a partner in getting the job done, and his words of encouragement and hope make all the difference.

Kristen Cosby
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Paul L.
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Kristen edited my PhD dissertation in psychology superbly. She strengthened the quality of my writing significantly, taught me a number of techniques to improve further, and worked extremely quickly and professionally. I would recommend Kristen to anyone looking for a great teacher, writer or editor.

Metacognition Press
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn H.
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Don is a considerate, accurate and helpful editor. I couldn't ask for better in thems of helpful objectivity as regards his hand on my copy. Addtionally, his supplemental comments are always useful and thought-provoking. Any writer with access to his talents is fortunate indeed.

Sana M.
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She was Awesome!! Taught me all the basic punches and how to block myself as well. Would def book again

  • 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.

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.

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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.

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I have over 10 years of experience as a writer and editor for everything from articles, manuscripts, marketing collateral, website copy, advertising cop, scripts, training materials, and business documents. I have a knack for conveying complex subjects in a clear, engaging manner. I also understand how to grab and sustain interest on websites.

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Fast turnaround while being detail-oriented and thorough

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I can ghostwrite a book for you. Edit a manuscript or perform any creative writing service you wish. I am a published author myself. I work for $25.00 an hour or on a project basis (negotiable).

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Having trouble finding the right words? Words That Work provides writing and editing services for effective marketing, media, and more. With years of experience crafting everything from the tersest of T-shirt copy to lengthy white papers (and that's only on the marketing side), Words That Work can help you get your message across so that it's not only heard, but also truly listened to. Whatever the project, whether you're looking for a minor edit, start-to-finish writing services, or anything in-between, Words That Work can help. Experience includes work for Adobe and Apple, as well as the San Jose Mercury News and San Francisco Chronicle.

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I am a WGA -west writer-editor-producer who has worked and taught professionally n fiction, non-fiction, and print. I have too many examples to list. But, if you are serious about desiring professionally quality work, I will forward my web site and samples.

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We want to help you make your business the best it can be online. She's the strategist; he's the usability guy. Working together, our job is to ensure that your online presence -- from social media to websites and online products reflect the best of your business.

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I write stories. You may want to talk about your brand, a problem that you solve and/or about an idea that could make a difference to the world. I see all communication with the lens of a story worth telling. Share with me what you would like to say and I will help you find listeners/readers. The process of writing brings gratification. And when it's clubbed with someone else's requirement, it spreads and becomes valuable.

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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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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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